What is happening here? A hungry swim of cormorants have pushed a stream of bait fish towards the shallow shore waters. The minnows are met by equally as hungry Snowy Egrets and Great Egrets waiting on the rocks. I’ve watched many egrets eat prey and they often toss it about in the air for half a minute before swallowing whole, I think to line it up so the fish or frog goes straight down its gullet. At that very moment when the egrets are adjusting their catch, the gulls swoop in and try to snatch the minnows from the egrets. This scene was filmed at Niles Beach. My friend Nancy shares that she has observed the egret and cormorant symbiotic feeding partnership many mornings over by where she lives on the Annisquam River.
Monthly Archives: October 2017
- Sotheby’s slide show announcing the sale of the Berkshire Museum collection
- *Berkshire Eagle complete list and images of the 40 works headed to auction
PITTSFIELD — Three sons of artist Norman Rockwell went to court Friday to stop the auction of 40 works owned by the Berkshire Museum, including two donated by their father. Their action represents the clearest challenge to date of the museum’s plan, announced in July, to sell art to improve its balance sheet and to renovate its South Street facility. – By Larry Parnass
map of Massachusetts museums-
So beautiful out there at anytime, but on Thursday was able to get out before it gets too dark and so the sun going down.
Looking east from the Chasm, the color was forming
Facing west where the sun was going down very quickly
Join Christina as she discusses cravings, weight imbalances, fatigue, heartburn, and the body’s many cries for help, and what they mean. This event is open to the public, so you do not need to be a CFCA member to attend. Since it is being held at a gym, please feel free to bring a beach chair as seating may be a bit limited/creative.
Gitanjali Rao, 11 year old from Colorado and huge fan of MIT, was inspired to invent a better way to test water for lead. Her idea won the 2017 3M America’s Top Young Scientist competition. Here’s an excerpt from Laura Wamsley story on NPR: “I went, ‘Well, this is not a reliable process and I’ve got to do something to change this,’ ” the seventh-grader told Business Insider. Rao tells ABC that while she was doing her weekly perusal of MIT’s Materials Science and Engineering website to see “if there’s anything new,” she read about new technologies that could detect hazardous substances and decided to see whether they could be adapted to test for lead.
Some of the divers we saw on Loblolly Cove today. I heard them report visibility was expected to be great! Good for them. I’m more of a landlubber and prefer my visibility to be mostly dry.
USS CONSTITUTION was launched on this day in 1797 and remains in active service today at the Charlestown Navy Yard.
One of my great memories will always be riding into Marblehead Harbor during the 200th celebration in July 1997. Happy Birthday USS Constitution!!!
Last week-end’s international event at Stage Fort Page …..just a few photos.
We’ve been curious about what’s been going on at the corner of Herrick and Main, near the Crow’s Nest. So GMG Jimmy set about to find out!
Artist Susan Waller has been working on this project for about a week and expects it to take another 10 days or so. It is her way of asking smokers and other litter-ers to think twice about creating pollution. Susan says “I’m a smoker too and I say, if you are going to smoke, clean up after yourself.” Yes, please. Clean up after yourself just like Mom taught. Thanks GMG Jimmy for helping out here.
Attached is a photo I took from the foot bridge of Good Harbor Beach as the sun was rising on the horizon. The title of it is simply “Good Morning Gloucester”. My favorite place to watch the sunrise is from the footbridge of Good Harbor Beach. Many people will be either walking the beach or parked in their cars waiting for those magical moments. It is an awesome way to start the day!!.
Have a great day!
SeniorCare Inc. will hold its annual autumn fundraising breakfast at Lobsta Land Restaurant, located on Causeway Street in Gloucester (Route 128, exit 12) on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $12 per person and include your choice of pancakes, French toast, eggs, or a fruit plate with yogurt. Tickets are available in advance online, by calling 978-281-1750, or may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the full spectrum of programs offered by SeniorCare.