Monday, September 28, 2015

Day 271 - 28th September 2015 - Seaweed, Shorebirds and Wild Roses

Here we are back to Monday, temperature is +7 and a work day. Going with positive thoughts that is is a good week and not a repeat of last week! Lots to do, I'll be off by the middle of October so want to clean up a lot of loose ends and finish off some research. Exercise class tonight, hoping to get back into that schedule again.
After a chilly morning, the day did warm up. We spent the morning making spaghetti sauce (25 lbs of tomatoes) and tried the canning method as the freezer is quite full. Not keen on that - seemed like a lot more work. After doing a few things around the house and getting the sauce done, we decided to go birding in the afternoon. Surprise, Surprise! When we got to the highway we figured a quick run to Hemeon's Head would be the place. Lots of Gulls around, including a number of Ring Billed ones, a Harrier was in the area hunting, but I never did get good shots of him. Song Sparrows and Savannah Sparrows popped in and out of the bushes. We walked way down the beach and a couple of little Sanderlings ran ahead of us. A few Semi-palmated plovers flew in as well. Checked out the lake and there were 6 Shorebirds together - my good luck 3 lifers in that group. Nothing can perk you up like seeing new birds! Back home, got supper and I thought about the Blood Moon but I knew I'd never make that.

I love taking shots of the kelp and seaweed that washes in on the beach.

Yellow-Rumped Warbler in the hood.

Pectoral Sandpiper, Dunlin, Short-billed Dowitcher, Long-billed Dowitcher and Stilt Sandpiper. It was a good find!

Wild Roses are still in bloom along the shore.

 Time for take off!

The Ring-Billed Gulls

Enjoy your day!

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