Just another post about yet another dreary, cloudy, cold day on March 10, 2013 at the bay. There were some new visitors though which made the day worthwhile.
Some of the new visitors were a Black-bellied Plover in it’s winter plumage and some Boat-tailed Grackles. The Plover had it’s right foot missing and I couldn’t tell if it was born that way or if it was caught in something and had lost it bt it had a little stump where the foot should have been. It seemed to get around pretty well though. The Boat-tailed Grackles are similar to the Common Grackle but a bit larger and are just as colorful with the iridescent colors. The Grackles were dining on crab legs left behind by the gulls.
The usual suspects were there as well such as the Herring Gulls, Red-breasted Mergansers, Harlequins, Common Loons, Red-throated Loons, Oldsquaws, Ipswich Sparrows, Brants and Dunlins.
The USCG were doing maneuvers that day and made for some interesting photos of them training.
Here are the photos.