I caught this guy red-handed down at the Mill the other day.
It can be the simplest thing that catches my eye for a photo when I am out late shooting at Mill Landing.
One last photo for the day as the sun sets lower and lower.
It might be a brown duck, paddling along in the creek.
Gliding quickly back and forth, back and forth over the shallows, he was clearly in a hurry.
A big fat crab, hurray! And he was up and away with his prize!
And thanks to him, it was mine, too! 😉
Shellfishing season has arrived at Mill Creek here on Cape Cod, and yesterday afternoon the Landing was a-buzz with activity when I arrived!
Almost as soon as I started down the hill…
I spotted the first fisherman, armed with a long handled rake, waders, and a big black tub.
From the looks of his technique, it appeared that he’d done a few times before.
A lone seagull, circling back and forth overhead told me that he wasn’t the only shellfisherman hoping for a good haul that night!
Further out, I spotted a second fisherman trying his luck on the muddy flats.
He, too, had a buddy who was watching his every move, perhaps hoping to be the recipient of a kindhearted scrap or two!
A third fisherman was slowly hauling his catch to shore…
Stopping now and again to check a spot he might have missed…
Ahhh… sweet success!
Finally, as the light started to wane, the beach walkers were turning for home…
And the fishermen were calling it a day, too.
And as I turned to make my own way home, I had a hunch there might be more than a few fishermen who would sleep very well – and full – that night. 😉
Thanks for visiting me here again at Images of Cape Cod.
‘Til next time!