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Yellow-Headed Piling Sitter
Yellow-Headed Piling Sitter

“Yellow-Headed Piling Sitter”
Photo of the Week #40, selected in February, 2020

In Florida, we camped in Brooksville and decided to take a drive to Cedar Key, a quaint little town on the Gulf coast about 90-minutes northwest of the resort. I have seen many pelicans on the coastline around the country, but this was the first time I had seen the brown pelican in large numbers, easily identified by its bright yellow coiffure. In this pic, the sun was about an hour from setting, backlighting the yellow feathers to a shine.

​My fascination with birds led me to look the species up and I found that the oldest known living brown pelican is 43 years old, their wingspan can exceed six feet and that their yellow heads indicate that they are breeding adults. They are found on the Atlantic Coast from New Jersey to the mouth of the Amazon River, and along the Pacific Coast from British Columbia to northern Chile. If you are on either U.S. coast or the Gulf of Mexico, you can watch for them, too!

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
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View Weeks 1-52 of my Photos of the Week as a slideshow:
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A Rugged Coastline
A Rugged Coastline

“A Rugged Coastline”
Photo of the Week #32, selected in December, 2019

There are sections of the Northern California coast that are just as awe inspiring as its Oregon neighbor. This shot of the coastline at Bodega Head, north of San Francisco and west of Santa Rosa, is one such section. Even high up on the cliff overlooking the bay the waves were roaring. From here to Astoria is the most spectacular stretch of thunderous, rocky bays and crashing waves in the country, and you can see most of it from the highway.

By the way, most of this coastline is open to the public- no fences, no “Keep Out” signs, no closed parking lots. Pull over off the road where the beach is easily accessible and, well, access it!

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-a-rugged-coastlinedsc_art?IMID=49fea9ae-aae7-427c-8968-1ba7cc39ba31


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The White Cliffs of Martha's Vineyard
The White Cliffs of Martha’s Vineyard

“The White Cliffs of Martha’s Vineyard”
Photo of the Week #26, selected in November, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod that is known for being a summer community for the affluent. We were very pleased to tour it by bus, after a misty ferry ride, during one memorable visit to the area, though it was the usual dreary Massachusetts day at the time. The far eastern point of the island provided this viewpoint.

When we visited England several years ago, we never made it to the famous White Cliffs of Dover, but the Vineyard provided similar scenery. However, the actual name of this New England landmark is the Gay Head Cliffs. Within the white and colorful layers of clay, fossil bones of whales, camels and wild horses have been found, if the tourist rumors are true.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-the-white-cliffs-of-marthas-vineyard_art?IMID=c9f26e95-04b6-48d2-bd01-7e07531bc92c


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On Lookout Over the Pacific
On Lookout Over the Pacific

“On Lookout Over the Pacific”
Photo of the Week #21, selected in October, 2019

This photo was taken near Klamath, California, overlooking the mouth of the Klamath River at the Pacific Ocean. The cliffs overlooking the river and ocean are dramatic, hundreds of feet above the waters. The Klamath is known for its beautiful scenery, high-class rapids and wildlife, including a wide variety of rapters.

Far from being a bird of prey, this wren, surveying its domain, seemed to pose for me, even waiting for me to set up my camera until I could snap the pic. You gotta love birds…

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-on-lookout-over-the-pacificdsca_art?IMID=5c66c055-6a68-47f7-bc03-d446e6f68631


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Pacific Fog Washes Ashore
Pacific Fog Washes Ashore

This photo was taken in Humbolt County on the far northern coastline of California. Coastal fog on the west coast seems to act differently than on the eastern seaboard, especially New England, and I certainly have plenty of it to see when visiting Maine and Massachusetts in the fall.

Around the seashores of Northern California, Oregon and Washington State, a marine layer usually creeps in during the wee hours, especially during the summer. The fog often burns off by mid-afternoon, leaving a few hours of golden sunshine before dusk. In the east, you can have continuous fog for days. These peculiarities can create opportunities for some very different photos on each coast.

Oh, and just try to get a shot of open beach in New England… Another thing I really like about the west coast is its nearly complete public access along the ocean.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-pacific-fog-washes-ashoredsc_art?IMID=fd0791c1-8dd7-4e3e-b7a7-a1150bb0a245


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