The Great Cape Escape: Creatures

Touch the earth, love the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places. For the gifts of life are the earth’s and they are given to all, and they are the songs of birds at daybreak, Orion and the Bear, and the dawn seen over the ocean from the beach.

— Henry Beston, The Outermost House

Herring Gull, third winter

Herring Gull, breeding adults

Black-headed Gull

Sandpipers

Sandpipers and Brants

Herring Gull in flight

Black-headed Gull

Sanderings, my favorite

Sandering at the shore

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Shorebird IDs are based on website images and a copy of the Audubon Water Bird Guide. If you have additional details, please comment below!

Photos ©2012, Jen Payne

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