From the bridge, I immediately saw some ocean-going ducks.
Surf Scoter (female)
The direction I walked....can you stand that view? So beautiful.
the flock in motion - most are Dunlins, I believe
Sanderling (this one was colored differently than the rest though, more white)
I have come to Duxbury Beach looking for shorebirds several times in winter months, and this was the first time I really saw such a good number of them.
This beach has a lot of stones. Maybe better to bring a chair than a blanket during summer....
Dunlins (I think)
And finally.....a Snowy Owl!
Squinty eyes = relaxed.
Depending on where you were standing in the road, this particular owl could completely disappear into the grasses. When I first spotted it, 5 people were walking towards me from the other direction, and none of them saw it.
view off bridge looking towards Marshfield
Isn't that tree gorgeous?
Brants (seen from the car just before leaving)
You can't beat a winter day off from work with temps in the 40s, windy or not. A day at the beach, a Snowy Owl, beautiful scenery. Life is good!