Thank you to Rocky Neck resident Anne Malvaux for sharing her photo of Mr. Swan, spotted last night sitting on the beach at Wonson Cove. When I checked on him at Niles early this morning, he was sleeping peacefully in the middle of the pond.
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If you are fortunate enough to have a flock of robins visiting your neighborhood, take a closer look and you may notice other species of birds mixed with the flock, most notably European Starlings. The starling’s winter plumage is shiny black, bespeckled with white dots and some iridescence to their feathers. During breeding season they gain an even greater degree of iridescence.
Native to Europe, the starling was introduced to the United States in the 1890s. They often join flocks with American Robins. Starlings eat many of the same fruits and berries (crabapples, sumac, holly, and winterberries) as do robins and they are very competitive. Starlings also compete with birds such as Eastern Bluebirds for nesting sites. In a recent mixed flock of robins and starlings I also noticed one gorgeous waxwing!
Several years back we posted this short video. I wish I still had the footage because I am a much better editor today however, at approximately 30 seconds, the starlings make their entrance.
Anne Malvaux inspired today’s post. This morning she very sweetly sent along photos of the flock of robins and starlings that were in her neighborhood on Rocky Neck. She writes,
“Hi Kim, thinking about you because I have at least 50 robin red breasts in my tree in front of my window. I hope all is well. – Anne Malvaux”
Thank you Anne!!!
Original post from 2012: Round Robin Redbreast Snowy Day
With below average temperature and wicked wind, the 2015 Rocky Neck Polar Plunge Open Door Food Pantry Fundraiser was a plunge to remember. Dru, pictured above and below, reports that it wasn’t too bad running towards, or even diving in. The worst was running back to the beach against the bitter biting blast that had picked up during the event, and the fact that he couldn’t feel his feet!
Hats Off and Congratulations to All You Brave Polar-Plunging Souls!
Dru and Anne Malvaux
Reminder Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District
The 2nd Annual Meeting and celebration
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
At the HIVE 5-7pm
Meet the new partners. Surprises, special performance, and…
2014 Windows Gallery at the HIVE
Featuring Harbortown Cultural District Partner group exhibit
On exhibit November 5, 2014
David Cox, Harbortown Cultural District *Founding Partner, photograph
Fred Bodin, Harbortown Cultural District *Founding Partner, photograph
Joey Ciaramitaro, Harbortown Cultural District *Founding Partner, photograph
Loren Doucette, Harbortown Cultural District *Founding Partner, painting
John Sarkin, represented by Ken Riaf’s Law and Water Gallery, Harbortown Cultural District Partner, drawing
Juni Van Dyke, Harbortown Cultural District Partner, painting
Ken Riaf, Harbortown Cultural District Partner, box constructions, mixed media assemblage sculpture
Beth Williams, Harbortown Cultural District new Partner, artist & downtown proprietor, handmade glass beads and jewelry
goodlinens, Harbortown Cultural District new Partner, artist and entrepreneur JoAnne
Chirico downtown textile business
Belle + Me, Harbortown Cultural District new Partner, designers Anne Malvaux and Lisa LeVasseur, French inspired custom scarves with jewelry
Ten Pound Studio, Harbortown Cultural District Partner, artist and a Ten Pound founder, Susan Quateman, silk painting; artist Muriel Lee Steele, silk painting scarf
BEYOND THE WINDOW! Art Haven is a Harbortown *Founding Partner
Check out HIVE, TAG, and other artists including Jason Burroughs currently on exhibit within all Art Haven’s amazing artistic community spaces. Sign up for classes! Use TAG services: printing and design, graphics, digital printing, screen printing, and more!
Fun, French, and Flirty is belle + me’s tagline and their vibrant Spring/Summer collection was all that and more! Photos from Friday’s opening ~
EJ writes, “Created by Anne Malvaux and Lisa LeVasseur, belle + me is a French-inspired line of cool scarves and cooler jewelry. Their hand-made pendants are one of a kind and they use “repurposed” metal, beads, and fabric when possible. These pendants are designed to be worn on their unique line of scarves, in a multitude of colors and designs.”
Anne and her family are so photogenic and it was lots of fun taking snapshots. Best of luck with belle + me Lisa and Anne!