From the woods we headed for the beach. Both of us love the ocean, and with the winds really whipping out of the East/Southeast, we both hoped to catch a glimpse of a few seabirds. We weren't disappointed. There were squadrons of Northern Gannets everywhere, numbering in at least the hundreds. There was never a point during our watch that we couldn't see multiple Gannets in the air. Interesting to both of us was the fact that they were nearly all adults.
|Northern Gannets against a rolling surf|
|The Nature Mobile Hot Rod|
Coz this is how we roll!
It was hard to tear ourselves away from an awesome sea watch, but we had to head for Providence to give a presentation for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island tonight.
It was a packed house and the audience was wonderful. We signed lots and lots of books afterward, too! Conservation giant, Drew Wheelen, came to hear our talk and Kenn and I were both honored to meet him. Drew did remarkable work during the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and his bold and courageous work in revealing the real story of the spill's catastrophic impact on wildlife was nothing short of heroic.
We enjoyed the evening immensely, and now we're back in our hotel room in Providence tallying our species list. As of last night we were at 114, but with today's success we surpassed the 175 mark!
200, here we come!