This evening I went in search of Beauty.
And thankfully, found it.
My re-entry today at Forest Beach, from start to finish, was nothing short of magical.
A Ring-billed-gull, snatching his dinner from the sea.
Soaring above me and out over the water, calling to one another as they flew.
Follow me, follow me!
Sometimes I wonder if I share too many posts about birds.
So here’s my attempt at a “nonbird photo session” from a recent visit to the Chatham Fish pier.
Looking out from the Pier, the water was smooth like glass.
I love buoys, and lucky for me the harbor is full of them in Chatham, all different sizes and colors!
I also noticed that a truck was in from Red’s Best, a fish market/restaurant from Boston – it looks like someone has good taste when it comes to fresh fish! 😉
There’s quite a bit of construction going on right now at the pier, with the brand spanking new observation deck due by June.
Sometimes I think I’d like to take a stroll up the beach from the pier sometime, although I am guessing that sign up ahead probably says something about “CBI Guests Only”.
Myohmy, it sure was beautiful looking out toward Tern Island, where we’ll be seeing a lot of Oystercatcher families coming along again this year.
This Lady Eider was clearly not impressed with their schemes.
As you can see, this gull could not for the life of him figure out why anyone would want to photograph anything but bird, birds, BIRDS!!!
Isn’t it somethin’… Just when you think there’s nothin’ going on in a particular moment.
It’s frigid cold outside, the harbor’s all iced in, so no major sea bird activity.
And then, out of nowhere, these tiny House Sparrows show up!
All dewy-eyed wonder for one another.
Suddenly, it just didn’t feel so cold anymore…
I met my very first immature male Red-breasted Merganser today, with its feathers just starting to morph into the adult color palette.
When I asked someone about him, they used the words “messy” to describe the feather coloring.
I, personally, found him to be BEAUTIFUL, just as he is!