Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Birds, Waves, and Blood (dedicated to Steven Tucker)

Here is a photo of the 60th island record of Baltimore Oriole, found this morning by one James Tietz, master bird-finder.  Today was slow, bird-wise, and northwest winds forecast for the next week promise more of the same.  But a slow trickle of interesting birds has kept us entertained--and shark watch starts on September 1st!

This Lazuli Bunting popped into a net today and is displayed here by Dan Maxwell, whose finger is co-portraited.  Notice the faint peppering of blue feathers on the face.

The south swell from hurricane Marie has reached us--the swell is supposed to build to 8 feet by Friday.  Blood=me chopping my thumb open while cutting bell peppers.  Life is pain.