When in Chatham we took a boat shuttle from Stage Harbor to South beach.
The shuttle cost is 15 dollars round trip per person.
We left at 8am
Our main goal was to see the Red-necked Stint…
a rare bird that was seen a few days ago …A foggy morning
We have walked to this area in the past via Lighthouse beach.
12 mile RT
Does this lobster claw look big or small? HUge! i think he is clamming….. This Black-backed gull is munching on a large Horseshoe crab. Looking for the StintIs it here amongst the Dowitchers?Not here not here….Nope….not here Two men clamming.. Piping Plover..we saw many plover families…
they nest in this area… Fog burning off over this shallow pond.Bright Green algae… We walked the long shallow inlet..mucky and smelly… A few Oyster catchers and families… Dunes thousands of horseshoe crab shells… Its low tide…still no sign of the stint…. We head back to catch the 2pm shuttle..It has been a beautiful calm,cool morning on South beach…
We never did see the Stint..
Some of the birds seen that morning
Black backed gull
Short billed dowitcher