Saturday, February 25, 2012

Red Breasted Mergansers

Today, we took a road trip to Rockport, Massachusetts, with stops for birdwatching from the end of Bearskin Neck, the town beach, Granite Pier and Halibut Point State Park.  The wind was whipping with up to 50 mph gusts, so we weren't really expecting much.  I was happy to see my first red-breasted mergansers!

Male Red-Breasted Merganser

Trying to impress the girls

Snoozing in the wind

 Getting ready to dive

Fresh from a dive

Motif #1 (you can't go to Rockport without taking this photo)

 One of the side streets just off Bearskin Neck

detail on Rockport house

View of downtown Rockport from Granite Pier

The quarry at Halibut Point State Park

Afternoon clouds

Evening clouds

We watched the sun go down across Spot Pond in Stoneham, MA.  Another lovely February day in Massachusetts!

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