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MISSING: ONE BEAUTIFUL BLUE-EYED MR. SWAN

Friends, If you have seen a solitary swan in your neighborhood, please write and let us know in either the comments or at kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com. We haven’t seen him in his usual places since Easter. 39 more words

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FOG SHROUDED GOOD HARBOR BEACH


From this morning’s Good Harbor Beach Piping Plover check – beautiful reflections and a glimmer of sunlight before the beach dissolved into fog.

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A THREE SPECIES MOMENT – GREAT EGRET, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON AND BLACKBIRD IN THE CATTAILS!

Beautiful but fleeting surprise spring sighting at Bass Rocks this weekend- a male Red-winged Blackbird collecting cattail fluff for nest building, and two species of herons foraging, a Great Egret and Black-crowned Night Heron. Oh Joyous Spring!

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OUR GOOD HARBOR BEACH PIPING PLOVERS ARE MISSING

All three Piping Plovers were last seen early Saturday morning. We were only been able to locate one by day’s end on Saturday, only one all day Sunday, and none today, Monday. 143 more words

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WHERE DO BEAVERS GO IN WINTER? AND WHY DOES A BEAVER'S BUTT SMELL GOOD?

Puttering through a cut in the marsh, a moving brown shape appeared. Much too big to be a muskrat, and too small to be an otter, it was a very large and pleasantly plump Beaver! 432 more words

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BEAUTIFUL RED-TAILED HAWK - HUNTRESS OF MARSH AND MEADOW (AND BACKYARDS)

This juvenile Red-tailed hawk was perched in a tree on the roadside running along the Great Salt Marsh. She was hunting a squirrel that was half hidden in the leaf litter below. 179 more words

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THREE GRACES – BEAUTIFUL YOUNG SWANS AT NILES POND!

A beautiful trio of young Mute Swans spent the day at Niles Pond foraging on pond vegetation and enjoying fresh water. When the fresh water ponds thaw, we see our local swans take a break from their salty harbor refuges. 95 more words

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