I spent five days on Martha's Vineyard and to my surprise took many photos despite the mostly dull and rainy weather. I was lucky enough to be able to get close to a pair of Common Terns that were perched on the end of a dock on West Chop beach, and have a close encounter with a group of Willets. Other birds that I came across were much more elusive, such as the Oystercatchers and the Black-bellied Plovers. The beaches offered many interesting textures to photograph and seemed to be littered with the shells of Spider Crabs.
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Wilson's Snipe in Boston
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" I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn."
- Henry David Thoreau
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I am a 20 year old birder and photographer. I'm interested in all things avian (and many things not), and I strongly believe that there is no such thing as an ugly species (Vultures in particular... they get discriminated upon way too often.. the phrase "a face only a mother could love" is getting a bit old.)
Weird things I've seen squirrels eating in my backyard:
• whole donut
• whole bagel
• snickers bar out of the wrapper
• whole potato
• Mass Audubon
• Friends of the Blue Hills
• Massachusetts Birding Listserv
• Maine Birding Listserv
• Rhode Island Birding Listserv
• Audubon Society of Rhode Island
• Massachusetts Young Birders Club