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Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday The 13th

There were an awful lot of boats out on the water today even though it was friday the 13th. I guess most guys are not superstitious. There were a ton of boats out east today. I counted 17 in one small area. Most of them came over from the Cape to fish here. If you look closely at the first picture, you will notice a large flock of gulls feeding on the bait at the surface-

I motored my old girl over to the east jetty to do a little birding as the fishing wasn't very good this afternoon. I was treated to several large Egrets and a few Oyster Catchers and a Black-Crowned Night Heron thrown into the mix-

A couple of elderly gents were trying their luck at the cormorant rookery in a 24 Nauset named Swan Song-

I spotted this 42 Osmond in the mooring field. She looks like a tuna boat. I wonder what that reel apparatus is on her stern -

Monday, June 9, 2008

Sunset Down On The Point

Nice night at the point tonite. Funny how we go from winter to summer in just one day here on Nantucket. No spring.

Fishermen trying their luck. I saw one guy catch a black sea bass-

The Robin B headed out-


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Video of the Cormorant Rookery

Went out to check on the cormorant rookery at the end of the east jetty. The birds are doing well. I did not see any babies yet. I counted at least thirty nests. Here's a video clip I shot while I was out there-

I was glad to see personnel from the Marine Department adding a light to the Polpis Harbor entrance buoy #2 today. Folks navigating at night without radar or GPS will find the lighted buoy a nice feature.