Love these cuties hanging out at Brace’s Cove
While filming the tiny Dovekie as he was blithely bopping along in the inner Harbor, dip diving for breakfast and seeming to find plenty to eat, suddenly from directly beneath the Dovekie, two ginromous chocolate brown heads popped up. Almost sea serpent-like and so completely unexpected! I leapt up and totally ruined the shot, and … Continue reading GIANT SEALS SCARED THE BEEJEEZUS OUT OF ME!
Brace Cove seals enjoying the sun. This one appears a little embarrassed by the attention.
Yesterday’s posting of Christmas Seals – They didn’t migrate from Brace Cove to Niles Beach; was enjoying Christmas Eve with family and festivities!
Twelve Christmas Eve Seals at Niles Beach
At low tide you can see the cutest seals just hanging out on the rocks at Brace Cove.
Although frigid, the well-insulated Harbor Seals were lolling on the rocks well before the sun rose.
The past week Eastern Point has seen a wonderful influx of wildlife, in addition to the beautiful creatures already wintering over and migrating through. On Tuesday before Thanksgiving, a great raft of Ring-necked Ducks joined the flock of Buffleheads and Mallards at Niles Pond. Five chunky American Coots have been there for over a week, … Continue reading BEAUTIFUL WILDLIFE CURRENTLY AT EASTERN POINT, BRACE COVE, AND NILES POND – GREAT BLUE HERON, HARBOR SEALS, AMERICAN COOTS, BONAPARTE’S GULLS, RUDDY DUCKS, RING-NECKED DUCKS, LARK SPARROW AND WILL THE RECENTLY DEPARTED SWANS RETURN?
After October 31, Salisbury Beach State Reservation charges no parking fee so we look forward to when we can return there to take a look around. On our first trip in the off season, we were rewarded with frolicking seals. Apparently a number of them had been hauled out on the rocks during low tide, … Continue reading Seals Frolicking at Salisbury Beach
Thirteen Harbor Seals warming on the rocks, plus a few bobbing heads spotted around the harbor. This charming duo was the most photogenic of the bunch 🙂
With their big brown winsome eyes, we tend to think seals are sweet and adorable. But just as there are abnormal behaviors in people, so too do other species of mammals possess aberrant traits. Yesterday morning while heading down to take a walk on the beach I was wondering if anything interesting had washed ashore with … Continue reading A GHOULISH SCENE AND CANNIBALISM IN SEALS
These seals are so much fun to watch! From a respectful distance of course…….
Juno, mom Mary Ellen, and friend Julie were out on the Niles Pond berm Sunday, admiring the Harbor Seals basking. We counted thirteen seals that afternoon. I didn’t realize one seal had its mouth wide open until looking at the photos the following day. Seal’s use their strong teeth and powerful jaws to rip apart … Continue reading HARBOR SEALS BASKING AT BRACE COVE – DON’T MESS WITH THESE BAD BOYS!
As was everyone else, the Harbor Seals were enjoying Tuesday’s 50 degree weather. Much jockeying, grunting, and gnarling over prime rock-real estate was taking place. Paintings of nudes by Renoir and Botero, along with the made-up word tubylette, come to mind whenever I see these bathing beauties basking on the rocks at Brace Cove. By the … Continue reading TUBYLETTES (HARBOR SEALS) BASKING
While photographing the beautiful young Harbor Seal at Brace Cove this week I noticed a large protuberance centered between the seal’s hind flippers. It’s soft fur looked buffy gold in the morning light and it was much easier to see the seal’s anatomical parts than when photographing a darker, more mature seal. I at first thought the … Continue reading DO SEALS HAVE TAILS?
The last morning of 2018 began with a gorgeously hued sunrise, and then, as so often happens on the wild and wonderful shores of Cape Ann, there were several chance and up close encounters with our local creatures. Nearly everyday I am reminded of the astonishing beauty that surrounds, from my East Gloucester neighborhood, to … Continue reading SUNRISE SPECTACULAR ON THIS LAST DAY OF 2018 (HARBOR SEALS AND AMERICAN WIGEONS, TOO)!
Dozens of seals were hanging out at Salisbury State Reservation recently. They are so entertaining and I couldn’t stop taking pictures! One seemed especially joyful frolicking and leaping around the others.
Brace Cove Sunrise