I also took Joey up on his invitation today to meet the Calico Lobster at Capt Joe & Sons. Joey personally introduced me to a very active and handsome crustacean. He/she may look already steamed, but definitely wasn’t.
We made some normalcy of an unusual 4th of July, which started with evidence of a growing turkey population.
A weekend beginning with a rainbow, followed by a welcoming party of 42 Canada Geese at our mooring, more Mallards on Niles Pond, and a Great White Egret fishing on our rocks.
A sail, a dinner out, and seeing the Mallards growing up. Great weekend.
Our weekend included a peaceful and excellent dinner out with friends on the deck of Oliver’s Harbor Restaurant, and a first sail of the season. And then there’s the local wildlife that continues to flourish.
I took photos of some gulls a couple of days ago from the causeway at Brace Cove and consulted our daughter and husband who are experts in the field. They are fairly certain the first is of a Black-headed Gull, which is a rarity in our area. One was sighted in Newburyport in the early spring. Also attaching photos of some other gulls at the same location, including a Laughing Gull with a black head, and an ominous sky from home.
Last evening we were treated to a 10-minute show of deer tearing around the Audubon land between us and the Eastern Point Lighthouse, having so much fun. If you can, view the last 7 photos in a quick “slide show” format.
We rarely see the fleet as close to Eastern Point as it was this morning.
Here are some of the many Mallards at Niles Pond.
We have seen some new young residents, while walking Eastern Point the last couple of days.
Still sheltering at home and looking out from the living room. Some photos from the last week or so (plus the tree at Niles Pond with its coronavirus PPE). Today is the Seventeenth of May, Norway’s national holiday, with no parades this year. But Anne-Lise and I are celebrating – skaal!
And also a Humpback whale end of the day through the mist.
We’re staying close to home with the pandemic, but there was no shortage of wildlife and other goings on around Eastern Point this weekend.
Once in a while surfing conditions are good at Brace Cove, Gloucester. The word got out Sunday afternoon.
It seems as if the waves have been coming in on Cape Ann for weeks. Here is a sunny day on Eastern Point last week; the other photos are from this Saturday morning, including USCG training out by the whistle buoy.
Staying home doesn’t mean there isn’t entertainment out the window. We have lots of bunnies eating grass, and numerous crows collecting nesting materials. Here is one of their encounters. In Act II (the last photo), this crow took the short cut over the bush to intercept a different bunny on the other side. We found a video online indicating the crows are eating bunny pellets.
Four turkeys climbing on our cars, and a new roof ornament.
A wild and beautiful Saturday afternoon with a surfer contemplating the waves at Brace Cove, and the Boston skyline at sunset with windblown crests passing Eastern Point.
This is a link to an article written by James Behnke titled “The Coyotes of Cape Ann.” It is appearing in the current issue of Manchester’s newspaper, THE CRICKET. This online version has the advantage of additional photographs, including by our daughter Jeannette Lovitch, myself and others.
Our coyotes have a regular routine each morning around our house.