On my way home from work several days ago. I stopped to take a photo of the fast and furious oncoming storm. To my utter delight I spotted a pair of whimbrels feeding alongside the mallards at the water’s edge however, to my dismay, I only had my still camera. They didn’t allow for close-up photography and flew off in the direction of Brace Rock as soon as this human was noticed. Returning with movie camera after the storm to see if they were still in the neighborhood, they were not, and have not been spotted since.
The only other time I have seen a pair of whimbrels, or any whimbrels for that matter, was at Good Harbor Beach several years ago, in mid-September. Whimbrels breed in the Arctic, departing in July for parts further south. It seems early in the season for them to have begun their southward migration, or perhaps they have been here all along. I wonder if any of our readers have spotted whimbrels?
The Ipswich Bay view tonight. (click the photo for larger image)
The iPhone camera can’t even recreate the amazing colors that happened!
What a color change in 2 minutes! I bet you’ll see a few shots of this here on GMG.
Yesterday afternoon as the sun was setting I stopped down the Jodrey State Fish Pier to see if there was any ice left in the harbor. There was some, but it seemed mostly along the edges. Snapping photos of the Captain Joe fishing boat, I met the captain of the Captain Joe and, no surprise, his name is Captain Joe! He was super personable to talk with and asked whether I was speaking American English or was from Great Britain. I asked him from where was his accent and he said a combination of Sicilian and Italian. One of the crew joked and demanded a $100.00 per shot as he assumed I was working for an international magazine. Funny! I told them all about Good Morning Gloucester. If you read this Captain Joe, thanks for the photos of your beautiful boat in the setting sun!
I think the photos would be prettier if it were high tide, and will try again one afternoon.
Clouds over the Essex River at high tide
Last Sunday’s strange and beautiful effects of light at sunset.
Yesterday’s late afternoon sun breaking through the clouds was a joy to see, even if only for a bit.
Just curious–in the above photo, does anyone know what that box-shaped thing is at the end of the dock, below the seagull?
Smith’s Cove, Gloucester
Last night was my first dinner out at a person’s home. Sharon and Chuck King served Southern chicken with rice, and dessert was the view of Gloucester from their deck. Delicious!
Check out this gorgeous photo taken by the one and only Rebecca Borden!
“The sunset snuck in over the horizon just as the storm/squall passed.
Weather + Sunset + Gloucester Harbor = Never Gets Old”
Now that’s an end of the day view that I could get used to!
If you need to be reminded of how lucky we are.
The reverse off the causeway at the cove.
The Schooner Lannon, Sunset, Buck Moon, Fireworks, and Dessert, you could not ask for anything more!
Dessert was supplied by Sticky Fingers Pastry located at Browns Mall.