The Return of the Piping Plovers – Day 88 (Pt. II)

Well GUESS who’s back in Town!


Someone reminded me that the Piping Plovers were due in any day now, so I headed to Red River Beach for an early peek.

Sure enough, there they were; apparently coming in on the same flight as this adorable Sanderling.  😉


It was glorious to see them again, scootling along the sandy shoreline.


I missed them all winter, thinking so often of those adorable little faces, and what amazing parents they are.

And now, we settle in as they settle, hoping for another good year as they raise a new family.

But there’s plenty of time for all that later.

For right now… ‘Night, night, weary ones.


Welcome home.  ❤ ❤

The Return of the Laughing Gulls – Day 86

I saw my very first Laughing Gull of the season yesterday at Wychmere Harbor.


We hung out together for a while; me in my car, him on a piling, waiting and hoping to see an Osprey return to one of the harbor nests.


I LOVE the black masks of these gulls, the red bills, and those white markings above and below the eye that make them look even more expressive than they already do.


And like I said, we were waiting for a glimpse of our first Osprey of the season.

We waited…

And we waited.

Until…

Someone got tired. 😉


Then again, being a new arrival himself, he deserves some rest!  😉

Spring Glory, Ospreys Return- Day 85

At long last…

O-S-P-R-E-Y!!!!


And to think I almost didn’t even go looking for them today; it had turned so gray and raw, no fun to be outside.

Am I ever glad, I did!  😉

More images to come…  ❤

Eider Dive – Day 84

One of the most fascinating things to me about the diving ducks…

Is the different ways they dive; each one so different.

This, is an Eider Dive.


So powerful, so elegant, they barely make a sound.

I could watch them for hours.  ❤