Five Harbor Seals by Justine Kibbe

High Five

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Rode up east for a quick count:
Harbor seals hunker on clump off Hungry Point.
*Snow flurries as I headed west.

– From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 13, 2018

Geminids by skyandtelescope.com

Meeting Meteors Tonight

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Geminids by skyandtelescope.com

Bundle up and head out to Big Club Golf Course!
This should be a good year for the Geminids. There’s not too much light from the Moon during the evening, and then the Moon sets around 10 or 11 p.m., leaving the sky dark for the peak hours until dawn.*
*skyandtelescope.com

Kick up the dust

Kick up the dust

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Kick up the dust

From House sparrow to Pheasant, birds of a feather maintain their plumage.
*Public bath, east end, Fishers Island.

– from The Field by Justine Kibbe December 12, 2018.

East Harbor Seals

Mirror, Mirror

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On days like this, East Harbor is perhaps fairest of them all.
Hungry Point’s rock “clumps” are typically the Harbor seals
favorite haul-out.
*so still you can just barely hear the bell bouy….

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 11, 2018

Black-bellied plovers by Justine Kibbe

And then there were two

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Happy to see last weeks lone
Black-bellied plover now has a traveling companion…

*foraging within Sanctuary of Sands, southwestern tip, Fishers Island

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 10, 2018

Venus by Justine Kibbe

Expectancy

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Eastern Bluebird by Justine Kibbe

Eastern Bluebirds Stay West

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Blue Sea Blue Sky at Isabella

Blue Sea, Blue Sky, Bluebirds

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Just back from checking for any whale spout activity off Isabella; It’s calm enough.
I did see 6-8 brilliant bluebirds flit around me as I rode the path thru the Pickett Landfill-magical!
You can believe your eyes…

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 7, 2018

“Oh Canada!”

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Canada Geese Flotilla within Hay Harbor. “Oh Henry Ferguson Museum!” Gratitude for stewarding unique Big Stony habitat-all year round*.

*Loving our “Native land”….

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 6, 2018

Fish Crow by Justine Kibbe

Fish Crow

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Member of the Parade Ground “gang”
Between their warming up on the Elizabeth Field runway and eyeing freight off load the Munnatawket;
South beach tidal pools are their forage mainstay.

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 6, 2018