The best kind of invasion–an usual bird invasion! The flock of male and female Black Scoters was fairly far offshore at daybreak. Later in the day I checked back on the scoters and they were continuing their southerly directed swim along the shoreline, but a little closer to the rocky coastline. Oh how I wish we could see them really close-up!

Male Black Scoters sport a distinctive orange-knobbed bill

I call them little because they are the smallest of the three scoters we would see in our area, the other two being Surf Scoters and White-winged Scoters. Even from far off shore I could hear their soft whistling calls.

The little Black Scoter breeds in the northern tundra, wintering along both the East and West coasts, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. This beautiful little duck is a species thought to be in decline, namely because of its susceptibility to oil spills and pollution.

Jazz Brunch at Feather & Wedge This Sunday


Feather & Wedge is open for its weekly Jazz Brunch this Sunday. New York City-based jazz guitarist, Steve Lacey, will be performing. Steve will be playing songs from the American Songbook along with some originals. If you’ve missed Steve’s performances at Feather & Wedge previously, make sure you catch him this time around. Reservations recommended. Call 978-999-5917 to book.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

10:30 – 2:30 PM

Steve Lacey

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Holiday Sales and Pop Up Shop at Treetop Yoga

Cape Ann Wellness

Treetop Yoga invites you into the studio for classes this weekend and to #shoplocal. We are so grateful for the downtown businesses in Gloucester and Rockport, and we encourage our community to support local shops on both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. At Treetop, we will offer great deals this weekend on class passes, gift certificates, and retail items (clothing, yoga mats, jewelry, Herb and Stone skin and body products, etc.).

Our regular class schedule will run all weekend, and we will have extended hours with desk staff on hand for shopping throughout the day. The studio will be open Friday 9:00-6:30 and Saturday 7:00-4:00. We are excited to offer 15% off both Friday and Saturday (some exclusions apply).

In addition, we will host a Holiday Pop Up Shop for Small Business Saturday as we open our doors to local artisans. Join us in the Moon Studio as it is…

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