With everything else going on around here, we sometimes take the birds for granted. We have our resident "murder" of crows who keep us company all winter as long as we feed them after a blizzard. The gulls, too, are resident and it is wonderful waking up to their cries. The cormorants are fair weather friends but at least when they arrive you know the cold temperatures are finished.
This morning as I went down to make coffee for "She Who MUST Be Obeyed" I noticed that things were a little different. Usually the gulls and cormorants are duking it out for the best spot on what's left of the pier but not today!
The Big Kahuna was in town!
Couldn't get a very good shot of this guy but trust me, it's a bald eagle and it gets to perch wherever it wants.
In the marsh next door, I counted four Great Blue Herons catching their breakfast in the morning fog.
This guy had caught his limit and took off shortly after the picture was taken but the other three were there for some time.
We also have several species of hawks, songbirds and a family of ring necked pheasants who take great delight in scaring the crap out of you when you don't know they are there!
Digby Neck is truly a special place and I hope you get a chance to visit soon.