Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Almost Summer

DSC_0417 Canoe and Common Tern-kab

Yellow Canoe and Common Tern at Wharton Point 6-3-14

It’s almost summer here in Maine with the scent of honeysuckle thick in the air enhanced by the perfume of the salty sea. I find myself drawn to the various points and boat ramps in the area where I can finally see the ocean and the mudflats devoid of ice floes and snow. Here in downeast Maine we get 9 foot tides, but I had yet to see their affect on Wharton Point which I  had only visited during the winter or at high tide, so I was quite surprised to find myself there at low tide and see all the mud! Far out on the flats people were clamming but I was confined to the shore where I was entranced by the sight of a pair of Common Terns using a yellow canoe as a roost. I had previously seen the yellow canoe floating on the bay, but now it rested serenely on the mud with a little channel of water running past it. When I processed this photo today it looked like a painting to me, and…it looked like summer. For those of you who are anxiously waiting for it, we only have 10 days to go!

For those of you who are interested, Wharton Point is an eBird Hotspot. Just click on the links to explore!


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.