|typical guys in hot pursuit. Oldtailed Ducks some call these|
|January can be a great time to get on the |
Highlights – Rough-legged Hawk, Iceland Gull, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Ducks, Grebes, Great Cormorants, and Crow stuff, vernal pools, jelly fungus….kicking a dog story
|on Feb 10 we will turn this....|
|snow, rain and melting equals a lot of water in the woods|
|male Common Eider looking sharp|
Huber (1/4) – Chickadee, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ravens, Bald Eagle, 33 Common Goldeneye, 31 Bufflehead, 6 Oldtailed Ducks, 4 Common Eider
…the story this trip was the impressive amount of birds highlighted by the hefty amount of Old-taileds and the nice Iceland Gull! 10 Great Cormorants on the ledges outside Lairey’s (most I have seen from a single ferry trip I think!), and the crows heading to the mainland (more on that later). Probably the best ride I have been on this winter.
|great cormorants have been making their presence felt|
from the ferry these days.
Common loon, 2 bald eagles (1 juvenile), 10 oldsquaw (I know, I know), 5 black duck, 7 common eider (3 male), 5 great cormorants
Thanks for the report Pete!
|Hurricane Sound surf scoter taking a wave for the team|
(1/13) 7am to Vinalhaven – 30 Oldtailed Ducks, 18 Common Loons, 10 Common Eider, 12 Black Guillemot, 13 Razorbill, 14 Black-legged Kittiwake, 1 Bonaparte’s Gull, 6 Great Cormorants, 6 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Bald Eagle, 5 Surf Scoter, 7 American crows
|those are 6 purple sandpipers flying beyond the seal|
|tree ears are out in January with the warmer rainy days|
|everyone loves seeing orange jelly in the winter|
|a little black jelly roll|
|and water flowing down the platform trail|
|water in the basin|
|The Huber vernal pool has been overflowing|
|skunk cabbage loves this time of the year...|
so much promis
|my favorite vernal pool on the mainland, solid|
in three months there will be 1000s of wood frog and
spotted salamander eggs
|abandoned beaver lodge.|
probably warmer than my fingers were
|here's where the Coyotes made their way onto|
the ice. note the broken through ice in the
cattails towards the top of the photo where
they broke through, and the slipping they did
once they made it to the ice.
|the coyotes also spent some time around this tire|
that stuck out thru the ice. Marked it maybe?
|frozen beaver dam, with flowage coming over|
|oh my these are cute|
|little bounders - just sweet|