Thursday, June 28, 2018

doing Wednesday instead of Friday for a change (delayed post)

May 9, 2018
Coffee of the Day: Sumatra Mandehling
Bird of the Day: common tern
Weird Wrack Item of the Week: largish, tight ball of fishing line
Invisi-bird Status: Refuge: 41 pairs, 13 nests. Sandy Point: 10 pairs, 7 nests. Town Beach: 4 pairs, 2 nests. Number actually seen by me: 2.
Ball of Fishing Line
It was a gorgeous day on the beach. The common terns are back, but I haven't seen any least terns yet. There weren't many visitors on a Wednesday. Fridays are always busier.

Looking South
There seems to be more beach -- sand is definitely coming back in. There are still lots of horseshoe crab shells and lots of pine cones in the wrack. The piping plover pair I spotted last week are still hanging around the north boundary and being very active. I still didn't see any behaviors like the parallel run or test scrapes, but I'm guessing they are about to settle on a nest soon.
Hey Look, a Piping Plover

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