Friday, May 3, 2013

What a Wrack!

Nothing about today shouted it would be a great day to head to the beach. None the less, that is where we ended up. We even deviated from our usual stomping ground, Jetty Park, but only by a mile. The tot and I stopped off at a small park, loaded the wagon, and headed up the beach. While my son searched for buried treasures, I searched for birds. The weather has been poor the last few days, so I was hoping something unexpected might show up.

As we entered the beach, it was kind of hard miss the massive wrack line that spanned as far as we could see. We headed north, toward Jetty Park, which was a possible destination, so long as the threat of rain remained low.

Semipalmated Plover

I was happy to see that the abundance of sea debris attracted an abundance of shorebirds.

nonbreeding Sanderling

breeding Sanderling

Least Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper?

breeding Ruddy Turnstone

It was a good idea to watch your step today...

Luckily we avoided any painful steps...

Coming into to the port...

 Have a relaxing weekend!

(This little fellow fell out of an oak tree in my yard and landed a few feet from me...thankfully not on me)


  1. cool frog! almost eerie looking! nice shore birds. was not familiar with the term 'wrack line' before now. :)

  2. Lovely shots as usual Tammy. I love #3.

  3. Even with rain in the forecast, the shore is fun! Wonderful post and lots of great birds. I agree with you that it's likely a Semipalmated Sandpiper - subject to change when someone who knows chimes in! :)

  4. Love that frog! Great shots.

  5. Amazing shot of the Semipalmated Plover with its reflection! I am no good with the other Semipalm ID's though, so I will keep my trap shut. Those blue jellyfish are pure evil, while that frog is just the opposite!

  6. Semipalmated Sandpiper it is! Great array of pics.

  7. Lovely post Tammy, I love these shore birds!
    We have them too on the Atlantic coast.
    Great little gecko too, they have such cute faces!
    A lovely and lively post!

  8. Great photos Tammy.
    Photo 4 is my favorite.
    I wish you a great weekend.
    Best wishes, Irma

  9. Hi Tammy .. Beautiful captures.. Great place.. Congratulations ..

  10. Wow, these are awesome shots. Love the cute birds and the jellyfish are cool creatures. The last shot of the frog is adorable! Have a happy weekend!

  11. Tammy, I don't know how you do it, those pics are absolutely gorgeous, they are so clear and sharp. you must tell us your camera and setting sometime.
    All the best Gordon.

  12. Hola Tammy unas fotografias de impacto parecen que esten andando en nubes.Un abrazo

  13. Excellent pics Tammy, nice wader selection :-)

  14. Love the ending. What a cutie. Nice selection of shorebirds, I hope to get as good identifing them as you are someday. Great job.

  15. Preciosas Tammy. Como siempre todo un lujo para la vista. Saludos desde Extremadura

  16. Preciosas fotos de las limícolas Tammy.
    Me gusta también la última de la rana.

  17. What a wonderful array of this beach and stone runners Tammy. This is really really enjoy. Beautiful bright and sharp detail. The nonbreeding Sanderling on photo 4 I find really beautiful! Jellyfish which I find less brrrr ..... but very nice set. Your little clicker on the last picture is really a topfoto!

  18. Gosh you got some terrific shots Tammy! Those jellyfish ~ I've never seen anything like that!
    Wishing you a most wonderful week!
    xo Catherine

  19. Love the high step these birds are taking, so cute! The jelly fish look so beautiful. like watercolours and the last shot is priceless (glad it's okay.)

  20. Love the birds, especially the Turnstone, superb.

  21. Ordinary for you is something special for the rest of us:) Truly love that Jellyfish along with the semipalmated plover. The others are difficult for me to ID but hopefully I'll get there at some point:)

  22. Wonderful photos....Amazing...Like it !!

    Greetings from Germany


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