First off, please check out the comments below last week’s Dead Bird Quiz answers; not only did John Stanton decline my challenge to a duel, Mary Wright offered a much better explication of the differences between Greater and Lesser Scaups than I could have done. Thank you Mary!
Now, I have a hard time even writing these words, but at this very moment, yet another storm is hunkering down over the Northeast and most people I know up here are becoming mildly or moderately psychotic. I am still trying to cling to the positives, and wish to share with you a couple more photos of beaches up here in SEANET’s northern terrain. The first is a picture of what Seanetters Jerry and Diane Hequembourg faced when they attempted to walk their Cape Cod beach this month. Resembling an Arctic ice field, WB_09 was entirely impassable.
Despite the inclement weather, both the beautiful and the grotesque still turn up on the snowbound beaches. Our eider intern, Ashley Gorr, found quite a few interesting carcasses this month. A dolphin, a seal and a bird (whose identity I challenge you to discover) were all in various stages of dismemberment by local gulls (incriminating webbed footprints abound at the crime scene.)