It was Ladies’ Day in the Sun – Day 79

I know everyone always gets totally bedazzled when they see the male Red-breasted Mergansers.

And they are, indeed, handsome devils.


But.

The other day at the Chatham Fish Pier, it was all about the LADIES!


Sailing along on the choppy sea, they were coiffed to perfection.


And dive after dive, their feathers held up, beautifully.


I think they appreciated my oooh’s and my aahhhh’s, as they so often feel overshadowed by their handsome male counterparts.

And as I walked away I couldn’t help wondering what kind of gel they used, the hold in all that wind and chop — was simply AMAZING!  😉


You GO girls! 

The Slender Red-throated Loon, New Life Bird – Day 77

Excited to share my first Red-throated Loon with you, spotted at Wychmere Harbor.


Now that I know what it looks like, I believe I have seen them from a distance as I’ve walked the shoreline in winter; their graceful, slender gray and white bodies and slightly curved bill tips.


So different from the Common Loons, whom I ADORE…


Yet I could tell, even from a distance, that I was seeing something very different when I spotted the Red-throated.


A bit o’Red, instead of GREEN, for St. Patty’s Day!  😉

Longing for Ospreys – Day 75

For some reason this year I am pining for the return of the ospreys, more than ever before.

I cannot WAIT to hear their cries fill our salty skies once again, watch them as they raise their families against all odds.

It won’t be long now, and THIS little guy…


Will be getting an eviction notice on his winter rental…


From the summer osprey occupants, upon their return back to the Wychmere South nest!  😉