If I thought I was going to miss out on the cold temperatures and snow by taking a two week trip to Florida I was sadly mistaken. While it rained like crazy here yesterday, overnight the temperatures dropped and the rain turned to snow. I awoke this morning to cloudy skies, high winds and increasing snowfall. Currently it is 16 degrees outside, a drop from the 17f it was when I first got up! The world outside my windows is all white and gray with just the hint of yellow on the brightly painted cape-style house down the hill from me looking towards the bay.
I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I live this close to the ocean. Since my return to Maine I have walked over to the boat launch twice. Two nights ago I went in the evening at sunset to count birds. While I did not see much, I did find my FOTY (First of the Year) Surf Scoter.
As I was watching it float on a sea as still as glass suddenly it took off in frantic flight. As I scanned the water with my bins I spotted a pair of nostrils attached to a smooth pewter head. A seal of some sort had just popped up right where the scoter was paddling! Seals. I could have seals as daily mammals. That’s just crazy!
This is my first time logging onto the computer since moving here. My husband and son got it all connected and running for me while I was in Florida. I am going to attempt to offload my photos and get some posted before I get back to unpacking boxes. You will know if I am successful since you will soon see them posted here! Until then, enjoy these cell phone pictures!
I’m ready to bird and blog!