Tag Archives: Ocean Shore

Accommodating Sanderling

Skittish and fast, except for this one.

Accommodating Sanderling - click to enlarge
Accommodating Sanderling – click to enlarge

I was being careful to keep a safe distance when I walked by. He was feeding alone and of course a sudden move would be an instant disappearing act.

Accommodating Sanderling - click to enlarge
Accommodating Sanderling – click to enlarge

Instead he walked along side, tapping feet to scare up any sand worms in the surf.

Accommodating Sanderling - click to enlarge
Accommodating Sanderling – click to enlarge

I stopped for another shot, and surprise so did he.

Accommodating Sanderling - click to enlarge
Accommodating Sanderling – click to enlarge

I moved on, he came along too.

Accommodating Sanderling - click to enlarge
Accommodating Sanderling – click to enlarge

It makes life easier when the little guys do all the work for you.

 

Beach People

I stepped outside my comfort zone here. Way out. On a public beach, with people.

Beach People - click to enlarge
Beach People – click to enlarge

People from out of town rent their comfort and watch the shrimpers work. An occasional Pelican or Dolphin will send ‘ohhhs and ahhhs’ from the audience.

Beach People - click to enlarge
Beach People – click to enlarge

Above, and below, getting their vacation sun so  they can look good back home.

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Beach People – click to enlarge

For people who have never seen Rockaway Beach or Jones Beach in NYC this place is empty.

Dolphins And Pelicans On Shore

Pelicans were trying to steal a few of the fish pushed by some Dolphins here. There are many spits  along the ocean here, I was on one, the action down a little further on another.

Dolphins And Pelicans On Shore - click to enlarge
Dolphins And Pelicans On Shore – click to enlarge

Sometimes it’s better, for perspective, to be a little distance away.

Dolphins And Pelicans On Shore - click to enlarge
Dolphins And Pelicans On Shore – click to enlarge
Dolphins And Pelicans On Shore - click to enlarge
Dolphins And Pelicans On Shore – click to enlarge

No free fish for the Pelicans this time.

Marsh Pier

This is something I never knew existed before moving here. Don’t know why, it makes perfect sense. A very, very, long pier into a marsh from your backyard.

Marsh Pier - click to enlarge
Marsh Pier – click to enlarge

Of course you need a hoist of some type to raise and lower a boat and other stuff. If the tide is right, just drop down and move on out into the ocean.