GOOD HARBOR BEACH MAGICAL MORNING SUNRISE, FOGBOW, LAUGHING GULL, AND HOW VOLUNTEER PAUL SAVED LITTLE CHICK’S LIFE

Captivatingly beautiful was this morning’s ever-changing light as the rising sun was greeted by waves of fog.  

A fogbow mysteriously appeared and lasted for a good while.

Our Little Chick was nearly impossible to spot on his twenty-seventh day during the early shift and I was super happy to see the sun reappearing when Paul arrived at 8am.

Yesterday morning Little Chick had an extremely close encounter with the beach rake. He’s learned how to crouch and flatten low into the sand when people or predators are approaching. The thing is, yesterday he hunkered down in the path of the oncoming beach rake. Paul had to stop the driver to allow our chick to escape. I think this is an excellent example of why, for the time being, we still need monitors for a bit longer. Thank you Paul for being so attentive.Camouflaged!

A Laughing Gull arrived briefly on the scene and stayed just long enough to catch a crustacean. Laughing Gulls eat baby birds too, so we’ll be keeping a watchful eye on this fellow.

Blue Shutters Inn with Fogbow

3 comments

  • I look forward to all the posts on this site. Especially about the local creatures.

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  • Amazing photos! Especially the rising sun, spectacular sky, mysterious fog. . . little chick.
    I have not witnessed a fog bow. . . totally new phenomenon for me.
    Thx for capturing these events Kim!

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  • What a day indeed and the human watchers are making a difference I wonder how adjusted they are to the fog horns? The red lead in wow and it has been hot here! :-O Dave & Kim 🙂

    Across the big pond!

    A friend just sent me this email too: I just did a heat stress look up. It is 88.7 degrees F with approx. 79% humidity. Heat Stress equals 108 Degrees outside. Be careful when you step out

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