Winter Visitor – Horned Grebe

Horned Grebes are another winter visitor that breeds in northern inland areas but inhabits our shores during the winter season. In the summer they live in interior Alaska, Yukon and Northwest Territories, as well as eastern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and western Manitoba. They migrate to the coasts in the winter and are found onContinue reading “Winter Visitor – Horned Grebe”

Winter Visitor – Surf Scoter

Three varieties of sea ducks called scoters winter along our coast. The Surf Scoter is the most colorful of the three. These are photos taken of a raft of about 3 dozen Surf Scoters feeding just off the shore. They were appropriately riding the surf and regularly dove to look for shellfish and crabs. TheContinue reading “Winter Visitor – Surf Scoter”

Winter Visitor – Horned Lark

Horned Larks are not exactly a winter visitor since they are permanent residents in much of the US, including parts of southwestern New England. But we typically do not see them until the winter in eastern Massachusetts. These were photographed among the grasses at the base of the dunes along the Atlantic shore. There isContinue reading “Winter Visitor – Horned Lark”