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

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

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

Let Her Rip

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Yesterday’s rip currents flood by.
With cold temps causing refraction; neighboring islands and Plum Gut appear “right there”

* atop bunker, Race point.

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 5, 2018

Black-bellied Plover by Justine Kibbe

Plover Stop Over

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A lone Black-bellied Plover
briskly forages along these winter grounds within Sanctuary of Sands today.

*juvenile plumage

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 4, 2018

Coyote Trek

Early Morning’s Coyote Trek

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*single tracking westward

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 4, 2018

Widgeon Class ducks Hay Harbor

Widgeon Class

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It’s sturdy sailing this morning
with these beautiful dabbling ducks.
Just north side of Big Stony, Hay Harbor;
I was very happy to document!

From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, December 3, 2018