Sunday, February 20, 2011

A day of birding

It is Saturday, February 19, most of this week I have been working on my pictures and writing blogs of my trip to the Baja. I posted day eight yesterday and will work the next few days to try to complete all 12 days.

This morning my friend Doug and I finally got to go to go out birding. The sun is shining, however the wind is blowing with gusts up to 40 to 50 mi./h. We decided we would bird Plymouth County, and on our way down to Plymouth, we even ran into a snow squall. We first went to Duxbury Beach where the wind was blowing so hard. It was hot to stand up straight and you have to hold onto the car door to keep it from blowing hard on you off from blowing open. Birding wise just a few ducks and gulls were present.

After we left Duxbury we went and did Plymouth, we were able to see a good number of different species of ducks, but most of them were too far away to photograph well.

At Schussed at beach, the wind was still blowing heavily and the tide was coming in and leaving leaking through the breakwater onto the beach. I did obtain a picture of the breakwater and the Massachusetts Marine Academy ship in the background.

On the way home we did a tour around the outskirts of Cumberland's fields and did see a light phase, rough legged hawk.

Although we were blown about by the wind and enjoyable day was at by being out with a friend.