The Piping Plovers are nesting between Good Harbor Beach entrance #3 and the footbridge area. They have been here for eight days, since last Tuesday, and courtship is fully underway.
Greenbelt has not yet put up the posts and roping that the PiPl so desperately need to keep safe. In the mean time, would it be possible for dog owners to spread the word and let fellow dog owners know that on off-leash days it would be so very helpful to the Plovers if folks allowed their dogs to play from #3 entrance to the Good Harbor Beach Inn? That encompasses most of the beach. This would create a safe nesting zone for the PiPl.
Please share if you would. Thank you so very much for your kind help.
Foggy Morning Plovers Courting
Papa creates a variety of nest scrapes by digging shallow miniature teacup-size craters in the sand.
He pipes his love call to Mama, inviting her to come inspect the potential nest site.
And adds some dried bits of seaweed to the nest to make it extra appealing to her.
With a flourish of her wings she says NO.
Nest inspecting is very tiring and Mama takes a nap in between inspections (even though Papa is doing all the work!)
Waiting patiently for kayaking season.
Hope all are well and trying to keep warm. On Saturday I will be at the DPW for helping out with Hazardous Waste Day. The Rocky Neck Clean Up could use our help.
When: Saturday, April 14
Time: 10:00 – 1:00
Where: Rocky Neck Parking Lot
Please bring gloves, rakes, etc.
Thank you all
Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, April 11th – 7pm
My Musical Guest: LIZ FRAME!
One of the great ones, people. Bold, sassy lyrics. Exciting,
soulful music. Liz Frame is an honest and true artist… and
I can only hope the locals get what it is that happens all
around them, all the time in this amazing, one-of-a-kind
kinda place! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
4/18 – Strungout Playboys
4/25 – Lynn Taylor
5/2 – Tony Frontiero
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂
I love when the horizon looks like this early in the morning. This was Pigeon Cove Harbor at about 7:30 this morning….a fine line. In contrast, he next photo shows Mill River just 10 minutes later….all fogged in.
In my small collection of family pictures, I have some from “back-in-the-day” Gloucester that I thought might be interesting to some of you. This first one is a bit of a mystery to me and I was hoping someone could help me identify the location. My notes say it is from 1936. I’m wondering where is was taken. I was guessing train station perhaps? I’m assuming it’s Gloucester. That’s my dad and his mother in the darker coat. Not sure of the identity of the other woman.
Here’s one labeled Long Beach 1930, again with my dad and his mother. The buildings in the background are interesting, as well as the fact that my grandmother was apparently wearing a necklace to the beach!
The date of this is unknown but in the general time frame of the late 30s – early 40s perhaps.
And, just for fun, here’s yours truly in Gloucester in 1966 on Traverse St. I’m the one in the glasses……. stylin’ as usual……..