Thursday, May 14, 2009


The summer is just around the corner. Most of the winter birds have left except for a few Greater Cormorants and Loons. The summer residents, turtles, dolphins and a whole array of birds are arriving every day. The water temperature is 72 degrees F, and still very clear.
The photo is a hundred, or so, Northern Gannets feeding off of Atlantic Beach in late April. You will have to increase the size of the photo to actually see the large numbers of birds. The Gannets spend the winter along the south east coast and then fly to Newfoundland for the summer. They never break a sweat.