Beach Battling Snowy Owls

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I was out on the beach yesterday (Sunday, 11 March) morning, hoping to see some interesting ducks or alcids or, really, anything interesting. The owl on the beach held its ground and the attacking owl continued down the beach where it landed and initiated a staring contest.

Tough Love on the Beach

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In June, I go to Nickerson Beach, a place of nesting Common Terns , American Oystercatchers , Piping Plovers , and, later in the summer, Black Skimmers. That kind of behavior could get you starved on Nickerson Beach! There are other kinds of tough love on Nickerson Beach.

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Hiding in beach debris at high tide

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We are often walking the northern area of Cable Beach and it is always interesting watching how the birds react on a very high tide. The beach debris is also used by the Pied Oystercatchers when they nest. The post Hiding in beach debris at high tide appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

The Parrots of Howard Beach

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North of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens is a middle class neighborhood, predominantly Italian-American, known as Howard Beach. Perhaps most known throughout New York City for mafia ties and a couple of hate crimes against African-Americans, Howard Beach was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. But it wasn’t the history of Howard Beach that led Donna and I to Howard Beach a week ago: no, it was the parrots. Monk Parakeets at their very large nest in Howard Beach.

Gulls at Daytona Beach

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Back when I was trying to figure out what I should do during my time at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival I was advised by Doug Gochfeld to check out “the Gull spectacle on the beach at Daytona Beach Shores.” Trips Daytona Beach florida gulls larids

Birding Barra’s Beach-bars

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This week’s trip was blighted by my inability to say “do it yourself” and more rigorous adventures had to be postponed while I recouperated in a beach-side bar. How lucky then, that aforementioned bar was on the beach in Rio de Janiero.

Birds at Rockaway Beach

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I spent the early morning hours the last two days on the beach in the eastern Rockaways, taking advantage of slanted light and cooperative birds. This Piping Plover was the only one left on the beach and I saw it both mornings. Semipalmated Plovers , like this young bird, were all over the beach. And I saw two on Sunday on Rockaway Beach. By the time this post goes live on Monday morning I will be back out on the beach seeing what else there is to see.

Hawaii’s Plastic Beach

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Hawaii’s Plastic Beach. Kamilo Beach. What’s special about Kamilo Beach? A lot of this waste ends up on the sands of Kamilo Beach, a strip of once-white sand situated on the southern tip of Hawaii’s Big Island.

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Cleaverville Beach

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Cleaverville Beach is 20 minutes north-west of Karratha and a popular place for caravans in the tourist season. The information on the facilities at Cleaverville Beach includes the fact that there is no potable water at all and you need to be self-sufficient. There were plenty of shorebirds along the coast at Cleaverville Beach and terns feeding out at sea and thankfully a substantial sea breeze when we arrived!

Northern Wheatear at Plum Beach, Brooklyn

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And what I read got me moving off of the pond fast: I just got off the phone with Shane Blodgett, he is looking at a Northern Wheatear here at Plum Beach in Brooklyn. Off at Knapp Street where I turned around and headed east on the Belt Parkway until I reached the Plum Beach parking area, grabbed my gear, and headed out onto the beach. He had no time to talk but let me know the bird was still there, down the beach, and that Shane was still with it.

Birding by bicycle along the beach

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We are very fortunate here in Broome to have such great beaches for cycling. Ideally I will not go along the beach on a 10 metre tide day unless I know I can get back before the tide reaches it’s peak-or I will be sitting watching the tide go out and then return!

Birdlife on Amazonian River Beaches

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A walk along an ocean beach is likely to result in sighting of terns, gulls and sandpipers with various bill lengths, and plovers. Some terns use the ocean at different depths, sandpipers use the surfline, and plovers other sections of the beach further inland. Aerial view of an Amazonian River showing exposed sandy beaches. Beaches formed along Amazonian rivers are not much different. Most birds use these ephemeral beaches as breeding grounds.

Penguins on the Beach

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There are actually more species like this than popular culture would suggest, but even knowing this doesn’t detract from the shock of seeing them on a beach that wouldn’t look out of place in the Seychelles. Boulders Beach, a popular spot in Cape Town, is the place to see the species, and if the mood takes, swim with them. Boulders Beach. The beach isn’t just a roost, it’s a breeding site. Well, I’m finally back from Africa.

Northern Cable Beach birding

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One of the most secluded beaches around Broome is the northern end of Cable Beach. Cable Beach runs for 23 kilometres from Gantheaume Point to Willie Creek and the length of the beach can be traversed by foot or bicycle, but you do need to take note of the tides. Our tides in Broome are very large and the beach can almost disappear at high tide and huge areas of sand are exposed once the tide retreats. The more secluded the beach the better of course!

Birding Port Melbourne Beach

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I am afraid I can’t give you any tips on public transport from the city centre to Port Melbourne Beach, but it is readily available. This trail is narrow and green and follows a tram route and brought me out right on the coast of Port Phillip Bay at Port Melbourne Beach. I was soon onto the beach and there were several Pacific Gulls in varying plumage and they really are a magnificent gull.

Back to the beach!

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It is good to go down the beach and have it all to yourself apart from a lot of shorebirds this time of year! There are other visitors to the beach this time of year and every visit brings surprises! The photo above is the normally crowded nudist section of Cable Beach to the north of the rocks, but it is November and the nudists have gone back south and there are now no four-wheel drives on the beach on big tides. Cable Beach going north-just my footprints!

Wilson’s Plovers in Folly Beach, Charleston

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hardly early by birding standards but early enough to beat the crowds of beach goers to my destination: Folly Beach County Park. Located at the end of a long public beach, the park features the beach but also a protected marsh – some areas of which are used by Least Terns and Wilson’s Plovers as nesting sites. A view of the beach. Eventually I tore myself away, and walked until the beach eventually gave way to marsh.

Half Moon Bay, Calif.: a green Beach House and beyond

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| Bay Area Eco-Getaway | We’re overlooking a perfect crescent of sandy beach, watching the clam diggers harvest a chowder. a green Beach House and beyond is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Beach economics

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Why do my kids look at me like I''m stupid when I tell this joke? The central bank must have increased the money supply. These sand dollars are worthless. I can''t even get a cup of coffee with these stupid things

The Beach Falcon

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An afternoon is already growing old while I am driving downhill to the Livadi marsh at the island of Kefallonia, Greece. Behind the marsh is a quarry, in front of it the Gulf of Argostoli, a small pine wood to the right and some eucalyptus trees to the left. I am watching from the main coastal road and do not see much – several Little Egrets and Grey Herons , one Common Kingfisher … is he going to be my best bird here?

Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches

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What Season Is It? An Odd Walk at Rockaway Beach

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I got out of the car early Sunday morning, walked to the boardwalk, and down a path to the beach. A scan to my west with the dawn light behind me revealed a Snowy Owl sitting behind some beach vegetation, way down the beach.

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Beaches ‘Round the World

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So sit back with a cold, fruity blended drink (complete with tiny umbrella), maybe put on some shades (unless you can’t see the computer screen with them on) and prepare to take a visual journey through Beaches, ‘Round the World.

Dead Fish Beach.

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green California climate change dead fish beach eco environment farming fresh salton sea water water shortageI walked to edge of the lake and tasted the lukewarm water. It was meant to be fresh. I imagine if someone were to taste.

Migration and Cable Beach

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Over the last few weeks the number of people using Cable Beach in Broome has fallen and the number of shorebirds using Cable Beach has increased. It is particularly apparent at high tide each day and they also use the beach in larger numbers at night. We were looking for individually marked shorebirds recently on Cable Beach and discovered we had not just individually marked birds, but an individual shorebird! Little Curlew on Cable Beach.

What Kicking a Ball on the Beach in Peru Taught me about Letting Life Unfold.

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After I got some work done, I set off to the beach. Adventure Family Health & Wellness Travel beach in peru freedom how to kick a ball letting life unfold life-lessons Peru seize the moment south america travel story traveling writer woman travelingLast week, I arrived in Peru.

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Birds at the Bacolet Beach Club Hotel

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While we were in Tobago for the first couple of days of the trip we stayed at the Bacolet Beach Club Hotel , a gorgeous boutique hotel right on Bacolet Bay. Whether it was the dirt common Spectacled Thrush (which are a pretty cool bird even if they are everywhere in Trinidad and Tobago) or the spectacular Trinidad Motmot , there was always at least one bird in view or in earshot at the Bacolet Beach Club Hotel. Trips Bacolet Beach Club Trinidad and Tobago

Asian Dowitcher on Cable Beach

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They are roosting around Roebuck Bay and Cable Beach at high tide during both the day and night. During the day Cable Beach is used by the smaller species, but at night the larger species also join them. In Roebuck Bay the Great Knot and Red Knot roost at high tide for a considerable amount of time and wait for the mud flats to be exposed, but on Cable Beach there is no mud and they feed almost immediately after the tide drops on small bivalves.

5 great green Maui beach resorts

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But sometimes only a truly great beach will do … and then what? They’re hard to beat for their luau of family fun, business and wedding catering, and simply because they do have the best beaches, restaurants and spas. Westin on the beach: Kaanapali's golden sands.

Winter Birding (By Car) at Jones Beach State Park

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Jones Beach State Park in Nassau County, New York, is a great place to bird at all seasons. I was reminded of this one morning last week when I had to work out on Long Island so thought that I would do some before work birding at Jones Beach. Trips Car birding Jones Beach Nassau County winter In winter, especially with the kind of winter we have had this year, it can be brutal.

Beach Day. {Poem}

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green a day out beach fun lake Lake Michigan Lighthouse nature poem sunny day sunshineCar parked on hot gooey asphalt. As we step out, the sun beats down in musical rays. Once the concrete meets the sand we release our feet from the chains of our shoes. The beauty of Lake Michigan is immense. Look ahead! Wild as children the waves twirl and somersault to create cotton white foam. […].

In Search of the White Wagtail at Cabrillo Beach

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When a White Wagtail was found on 10 December at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, just south of Los Angeles, I was pretty stoked. Driving freeways in southern California is fun, provided the traffic isn’t heavy, and it wasn’t on my quick cruise to Cabrillo Beach.

Beach Stone-curlew

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The Beach Stone-curlew Esacus magnirostris is the largest shorebird that we find along the coast around Broome. They were previously known as Beach Thick-knees, which was a good name!

Common Tern Chick Getting Fed at Nickerson Beach

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Nickerson Beach is an amazing place to visit when the breeding birds are back. Though it is an active beach at which people fish, swim, and otherwise recreate, it also hosts an impressive array of beach-nesting birds that are readily accessible though protected. Common Terns , Black Skimmers , Piping Plovers , Least Terns and American Oystercatchers all nest along the beach and occasionally other terns like Roseate Tern , Arctic Tern , and Gull-billed Tern show up too.*

Kalya Picks: PerSauna in Redondo Beach, CA

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Picks cedar detox infrared sauna persauna redondo beach relax sauna sweatBikram yoga-lovers and cardio junkies rejoice, PerSauna is the perfect place to sweat on your day off.

Crowd Rescues Beached Manatee

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There’s nothing more inspiring than people going out of their way to save the life of an innocent animal, and Florida beachgoers did just that when they rescued a beached Read More The post Crowd Rescues Beached Manatee appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Why Are There Palm Trees At Jones Beach?

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Yes this is a bird blog and this query is somewhat parochial but sometime this summer a bunch of big palm trees showed up at one of Long Island, New York’s premiere birding destinations, the west end of Jones Beach, and an explanation is seriously lacking. Plants Jones Beach

Kalya Picks: Everyday Zen Relaxation Studio in Long Beach, CA

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This place is a hidden gem in Long Beach’s Bixby Knolls area. Picks Everyday Zen facial long beach massage reflexology reiki relax rishi tea spiritual therapeutic waxingEveryday Zen Relaxation Studio is everything I love in this world.

Great News! Feral Cats to be Removed from Plumb Beach, Brooklyn!

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The National Park Service is finally going to remove the feral cat colony from Plumb Beach, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. Seeing as Plumb Beach is a known stopover area for large numbers of shorebirds, a known breeding area for a variety of saltmarsh species, including Clapper Rails , and habitat for a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, insects, and other bird species, this is a long overdue move. … Conservation Brooklyn cats Plum Beach

How to Love a Beach Girl.

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Adventure Inspiring (Wow) Literary Journal Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Sexy beach girl great depths how to love mermaid ocean piscean gypsy pisces seaIt’s closing your eyes and feeling the way the tides of her lips roll across your face and lips.

Kalya Picks: Purple Yoga Studio in Long Beach, CA

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Then i found Purple Yoga Studio in Long Beach, CA. Purple Yoga Studio in Long Beach, CA has definitely earned the Kalya Stamp of Approval. Picks bikram long beach purple yoga studio vinyasaYoga studio…ughhhhh there are maybe a bazillion.

Common Sandpiper on Cable Beach

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Everyone that visits Broome heads for Cable Beach at some stage of their visit. The most common bird along the stretch of beach that the camels walk is the Silver Gull and easily observed and ignored by the majority!

Half Moon Bay, Calif.: a green Beach House and beyond

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| Bay Area Eco-Getaway | We’re overlooking a perfect crescent of sandy beach, watching the clam diggers harvest a chowder. a green Beach House and beyond is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.