Summer’s over, I go to the beach

Once summer’s over, we head to the beach more frequently. It’s the best place there is. I pored through a bunch of photos I’ve taken there lately. Some came out better than I thought at the time.

Low tide is the best for walking. A bunch of gulls just hanging around.

Higher tides are best for bird-watching. Semi-palmated plovers (Charadrius semipalmatus) coming in for a landing.

Sanderling (Calidris alba) on the run.

And in flight.

This was last month, one of the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) making a last-minute appearance before migration.

More sanderlings, with a dunlin (Calidris alpina) mixed in

and no, I don’t know all these Latin/scientific names – I look them up on Cornell’s site –

2 thoughts on “Summer’s over, I go to the beach

  1. You are so right. I live in NJ and I can’t get near the beach until the summer is over. tourism here is NUTS! That looks like a similar spot on our coast across from NYC its call Sandy Hook its 1800 acres state park on beach. It is where the Hudson River comes and meets the Atlantic The birds fish and insects all love it up there I do too, It is one of my favorite spots.

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