PAT MORS SHARES PHOTOS OF RAZORBILLS AND KITTIWAKES FROM THEIR NORWEGIAN BREEDING GOUNDS

Pat Morss writes,

In response to Mike’s sighting of Razorbills at the Dog Breakwater – exciting, Anne-Lise and I and family were in Norway last June to celebrate my mother-in-law’s 100th birthday and our 50th wedding anniversary.  We took a side trip north of the Arctic Circle to the Lofoten Islands.  On the island of Ross, we took a zodiak trip out to the “bird mountain” rookeries including Razorbills and Black-legged Kitttiwakes.

Best, Pat

Thanks so very much to Pat Morss for sharing the baby Harp Seal photos and story, and now the Razorbill photos. I think it wonderful for us to see the connection between these beautiful creatures visiting the shores of Cape Ann and their Arctic breeding grounds.

WOW AND QUADRUPLE WOW! GLOUCESTER’S PAT MORSS SHARES PHOTOS OF NEWBORN BABY HARP SEAL!!! FROM THE ARCTIC!

Pat writes:

Joey:

We read with interest Kim Smith’s posting of the visiting Harp Seal on Good Morning Gloucester, Saturday evening. Anne-Lise and I had the good fortune of visiting the southernmost breeding area on her map, the pack ice in the outer Gulf of St. Lawrence. The birthing to weaning period is just 3 weeks annually at the end of February and beginning of March. We flew out by helicopter from Les Iles de la Madeleine, and – yes – we followed the strict instructions of our naturalist. We topped off the experience with some dogsledding to wind down.

Best, Pat Morss

What a magnificent gift to see and to share. Thank you so much Pat!

Christmas in Tjome, South of Oslo From Pat Morss

Joey:

A bit late, but a few photos from our trip to my Norwegian wife’s sister and family for Christmas in Tjome, south of Oslo.  The food and drink are familiar to us here and go on for three days starting Christmas eve.  I’ll skip the family photos except for 3 generations of women, my wife, our daughter, and her grandmother 94.  The “lighthouse” is national historic re-creation of the original many centuries old “fire in a basket” at Verden’s Ende (World’s end) – I got a hazy sun instead.

Best, “Pat” Morss

It’s Gloucester Engineering’s Turn- Turbine Install Photos From Pat Morss- Varian and Gloucester Engineering

Joey:  I wanted to contribute a few photos to the extensive documentation of the installation of the Varian and Gloucester Engineering wind turbines.  Best, Pat Morss