April 30, 2003

Oil spill update

The stories in the paper this morning indicate that the oil spill in Buzzards bay, while bad, is not likely to be the disaster feared. At the same time, it is having far reaching effects. One report that surprised me...
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April 29, 2003

Oil spill and a white ibis

The white ibis is in the center and the two insets. All are stills taken from video taken at Allens Pond April 29, 2003. I thought the white heron made an interesting size comparison, as did the two gulls....
Posted by Greg Stone at 06:31 PM
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April 28, 2003

Owl time at Horseneck Beach

Don Douglas and I were standing near the northern most spot on Cherry and Webb Point, Horseneck Beach, looking in the general direction of Tripp’s Boat Yard when a raptor came into view that was new to both of us....
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April 26, 2003

Rolling fire - near the birth place of the stars!

Sky and Telescope magazine says it looks like “the roiling ocean in a Winslow Homer seascape.” It isn’t, of course. The light is coming from young, massive stars which are out of the picture to the left. This warms,...
Posted by Greg Stone at 11:28 AM
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April 25, 2003

Breakfast at Horseneck

Gorgeous morning for our beach walk - temperature just above freezing, but no wind and as Bren notes, that makes all the difference. The bright sunshine helped. I mentioned the spider crab and the gull the other day. At this...
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April 23, 2003

Brant, spider crabs, and sand

Walking Horseneck today we saw a dozen or more brant. At first glance these guys look like Canada geese, but they're smaller and their heads and necks and are mostly black. We saw a large flock - about 150 -...
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April 17, 2003

What's happening in the fence post?

I'm not sure. The post has been there about 30 years. It's made of locust so it will never rot. Some lilac has grown up around it and in the hole meant for the top rail I have seen two...
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April 15, 2003

Allen's Neck meandering Don and

Allen's Neck meandering Don and I took a hike out to the Vernal pool at Allen's Neck but saw no sign of activity there. We did get good look at a marsh hawk and field sparrow and were able to...
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