Hope you all are having a nice September.
We have been out of our Homey for one and a half weeks while it is in the repair shop for a minor fender bender..Jeff ran over a big rock a few months ago. We have been staying in Jeff's sisters home on the Cape during the repair. We are hoping our Homey will be finished today and we will then head just a bit north to Lexington, MA for a few weeks.
Last week Jeff and I went birding South Beach, Chatham again..
This was the second time in a few weeks and it wasn’t our last.
We invited Kathie Brown of Kathie's Birds to join us. We took the 7am water taxi. We met Matt Malin on the water taxi~he joined us for the day.. and shared his birding knowledge.
We decided to leave the bay side and go for do some ocean birding as the tide wasn’t quite right for birding on the bay.
We had great views of Parasitic Jaegers and distant views of Wilson's Storm-Petrel and Northern Gannet
Kathie, hasn’t birded that much on the shore…she started racking up Lifers.
We were being watched by Gray and Harbor Seals
You never know what you might find on the beach….
Nothing we could do to help this naked gal…and..we were rather afraid to touch her.
After great fun birding the ocean side of South Beach we headed to the bay side.
Kathie counting more life birds…Oh lookie here…I love finding hearts. Least Sandpiper
Two Shell fishers~Human and Bird
Kathie was pleased~ 15 life birds for her this day!
We started seeing piles of birds..
We couldn’t stop to give them proper notice..
We had a shuttle to catch and water to wade thru..
Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs
To catch our shuttle home…
Such is birding, on a schedule..I need a boat.
Birds of the Day~via Ebirder Kathie Brown
1 western, 2 eastern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Thanks Kathie for your wonderful record keeping!
Thanks Matt for your helpful Birding skills!
It was a super day!
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