Thursday, August 30, 2012

Female Common Eider and other Cape Ann Birds

These Eiders are great to have round. They have pleasant dispositions and the never cause a ruckus. 

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Here she’s doing a power swim to get away from a kayak.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

An unusual, but not rare bird here in Gloucester is the Laughing Gull. I spied this second cycle Laughing Gull on Smiths Cove last Saturday. It took me a bit to find a reference that noted the red legs as being one of the features of a not quite fully mature bird, but that hood and beak are undeniably Laughing Gull.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Semipalmated Plover

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

In other news, the Common Terns have arrived in Gloucester Harbor. This is the time of year that I get caught up in the folly of shooting flying terns.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

This year, they are staying over towards the center of the area between Cripple Cove and Smiths Cove, making the shots that much more difficult.

1 comment:

Roy said...

You took some great shots Steve, the first one of the Plover is superb. The Laughing Gull is very much like our Black-headed Gull.

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