Scallop Season — pat morss

Scallop season opened April 1st, and there has been a steady parade of boats in and out of the harbor. Our wildlife, however, doesn’t have an off-season.

At the railway on Rocky Neck, ferries and research vessels get spruced up.
The yard is also home base for many of the scallopers.
With their outrigger arms standing at attention.
The boats are continually coming and going off Eastern Point light.
Headed to and from the fishing grounds.
Reflected late sun on the way in.
Black-backed Gulls escort us over to Niles Pond to check on our friends.
This Lesser Scaup couple, and the other water foul, have been pairing up.
Painted Turtles soak up the sun to raise their blood temperature.
I knew this crafty squirrel couldn’t open the suet feeder.
Until I looked again a few minutes later – we’ll see if he can conquer a snap hook.
We can rely on being greeted every morning with the calls of cardinals.

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