There were about 50 seals relaxing in the shallow waters off of Coast Guard Beach the other morning. Phil took this photo of me looking at them. It looks like they are only a few feet away. Pretty cool, huh?
Look at that guy right in front! Too funny! He looks like he’s laughing!
We had a wonderful paddle in our kayaks around Nauset Marsh from Goose Hummock the other day. It was a gorgeous day, with blue skies and a nice breeze. A nice respite from the hot and humid weather that we have been having lately. (Click on blog link to see other photo.)
We saw several seals swimming in the waters near Nauset Spit, which we have seen for the past couple of years. It wasn’t until we started to paddle back via another route that we heard this very loud cacophony which sounded just like seals. As we got closer we could see a sandbar that had hundreds of seals lazing about. Wow! We were shocked… that there were so many seals there so far from the spit and not very far from Town Cove. When did that happen?
Has anyone else seen all of these seals on the marsh side of Nauset Spit?
I was taking a late afternoon walk to the beach when I noticed that all of the wire protecting the terrapins along the salt marsh was removed. Hmmm… The females must have already laid their eggs and were back at the salt marsh. (Click on blog link to see more photos.)
I looked out over the bridge and was I in for a big treat! There were Diamondback Terrapins everywhere. They were floating and swimming and diving. It was spectacular to watch.
The first 2 photographs are of them swimming about. The 3rd photograph is of 2 of them diving down under water. In the last photograph, I could only fit 4 terrapins in one frame, although there were 7 in the water at that time.
Just beautiful, don’t you think? I love that first guy looking up at me!
My granddaughter counted 55 seals in the video I sent her of the seals at Coast Guard Beach. That sure seems like a lot! (Click on blog link for other photo.)
I loved this guy, taking a nap with everyone else around him. Too funny, don’t you think?
These two little baby raccoons keep coming around our yard for a drink of water. They start at the little bird bath, but drink it dry, as you can see in the 2nd photo. They then make it over to the tall bird bath and climb up for a long drink. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
These photos were just too cute not to post! Loved this little guy walking across the yard!
We originally bought our little bird bath, which sits on the ground, for the little animals that needed a drink but couldn’t reach the taller bird bath. We realized that all the animals and the birds liked to drink from it and the birds loved taking a bath in the little one. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
I looked out the window yesterday evening after dinner and there were these two little baby raccoons taking a drink. They were just adorable. They stayed around the yard for a bit. They must be the little ones from the mom that was coming around a couple of weeks ago looking for food.
So cute, don’t you think? Just maybe a little too big for that bird bath! Ha!