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    Black Skimmers return to nest.
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    A fearless male Piping Plover posed for a few closeups in afternoon light.
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    Creatures from the ocean!

    Ran into this young seal while birding. Just sunning by the bay.
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    Birds are starting to reappear in my area ! - Here is an American Oystercatcher too busy eating lunch to see me at first. Once he notices me, it gave me the death stare.
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    Seashore, Beaches and Harbours

    Here are a few from Oak Bluffs upper harbor and steamship dock. The pano was for fun - original is 20,000 pixels.
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    American Oystercatcher ( 7D, 150-600mm Sigma C ). Summer birds just starting to show up !
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    Sanderling on a rock. Had good light and an ocean background.
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    Great cover ! I think it is time to start a Kickstarter campaign. Get that baby into production ! ( I can't sew and none of my fellow birders can.)
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    In one earlier post someone was asking for an id . Thought it might be a Dunlin. I shot a small flock Dunlin about a week ago.
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    American Black Duck. Usually very shy as they are hunted around here.Took a minute to figure why she was so preoccupied. She was drinking from a wide fan of fresh water from a spring that empties into a brackish tidal pond.
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    Eastern Bluebird. Stumbled onto a small flock of Bluebirds in the woods- followed them around for quite a bit. Finally got the shot I was looking for
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    Have not visited "Rumors" in a while. Spent some marveling at the quality of the pictures and the diversity of birds. Quite a treat ! My area is an avian dead zone at the moment. Everyone around here is saying - what happened to all the birds ? Apparently they are visiting you all. I will post...
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    The Turkey Vulture gets no love. Here are two shots of this amazing species. Evolution has perfectly adapted them for their crucial role in the wild.
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    Closeups of a Goldeneye munching on a crab. Shows some interesting anatomical details.