If you're interested in using any of these photographs in any way, please contact me. Send an e-mail to naturalhistoryphotos(at)gmail.com. Thanks!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A day at the beach

Just a few photo highlights from a walk on South Beach in Chatham, Massachusetts, on 25 September 2013.  In order of appearance:

 Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)

Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)

Tiger beetle, possibly a Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sp., possibly Cicindela hirticollis).  [I don't have access to a field guide at the moment!  I'll correct this if I learn otherwise.]

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) with avian prey (and trailing a dried eelgrass blade).

Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus)

Very large unidentified ray actively feeding in shallow water near shore.  This ray was at least 4-5 feet across!  That's one tip of a pectoral fin raised above the surface.  The white coloration below the water is the ventral surface exposed whenever the ray pivoted.

Horned Larks (Eremophila alpestris)

It was a beautiful day at the beach!

No comments: