My visit to PTown about a week ago reaped amazing gifts from the sea.
Among them were several Horned Grebes I met as I walked the docks at MacMillan Wharf.
Some were busy diving for fish…
Others mingling, maybe comparing notes about whose last catch was bigger??
Still others seemed absorbed in a major preening fest, oblivious to the world around them as they bobbed along.
And THIS one even had more than just a few things to say to me as I passed by her by.
How she made me giggle! 😉
I was struck by how soft and fluffy their feathers looked, even from a distance; water beads covering their backs after each deep dive.
But it’s their eyes that got to me most.
Bright red jewel beads against a canvas of gray and white feathers, a stunning contrast against the blue, blue sea!