|this is where we go tidepooling|
|this is there when we go tidepooling|
|daisy brittle star|
|i c u isopod!|
|gunnel "eels" are always a hit|
|Gillie had a good laugh |
about this little lobster
State Beach – (10/25) We love state beach, and we love loons so we (the royal we) were stoked this day. Loon basics – in the winter vinalhaven and the surrounding waters are full of 2 kinds of loons – common and red-throated (with the slight chance of a Pacific Loon – only mentioned here to limit confusion). Anyway, the vast majority of loons seen are Commons. If the loon you find is big with a big bill, dark on the back and back of head and is the state bird of Minnesota then it’s a common loon. Like the one in this video right below. The loon in this particular scene was not very happy with the Eider duck that floats into screen the last few seconds and had just finished chasing him around.
And then there are red-throated loons. If your loon is sleeker (looking), light grey on back, with a smaller bill and a smaller body (compared to a Common Loon), often seen leaning its head back (giving the bird the impression that its bill is curved slightly up) with no red on the throat! Then you have a Red-throated Loon. Here a quicky video of one of these from State Beach - same day as the common loon above!.
|"why are the trees hanging upside down?"- leif|
thats the log where the eagle took a bath in the last blog