Saturday, September 10, 2011

Birding and Steamers ~

Howdee all,

Jeff and I were told to go to Tern Island for birding..

It is also a place where people go to dig Steamers at low tide.

Steamers for dinner_003Tern Island is a short five minute Kayak the mud flats.

Steamers for dinner_001Jeff sister and hubby dug for steamers~they have a yearly license to dig.

Steamers for dinner_005While they were busy digging for steamers

Steamers for dinner_010Jeff and I went birding

There were lots of Semipalmated Sandpipers and Plovers, a few Piping Plovers, Yellowlegs, and Gulls and other shorebirds.

Steamers for dinner_004When we were done birding

Steamers for dinner_009They had collected enough for dinner…


Steamers for dinner_008


  1. Birding and clams, a great combination.

    I once stole a Huge clam from a seagull after it dropped it on the beach at Pismo. Yum!

  2. I didn't know clams were called steamers.. :)

  3. That's why I am heading up that way next summer... I am dying for steamers & LOBSTA'... we use to go clamming all the time when we went to Buzzards Bay for the summer. (my Aunt's place then my parents)
    Wish I had bought that house way back when...I'd be there now! lol
    Have fun & Travel safe

  4. Dawn, sounds like everyone had a great time. Digging for the steamers and birding. Dinner must have been delicious.

  5. Howdee you all~
    Sorry it has taken me so long to respond to your comments..busy summer and all.

    Gaelyn ~so you ate the clam raw i presume..lots of people like them that way...I like mine cooked.

    Angad Achappa
    These particular clams are soft shells..they are great steamed.

    If you come up this way next summer give me a holler..we should be around..would love to meet up and say hello

    It really was tons of fun..and of course the dinner was supreme


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