After the shopping, we headed down to South County, where is was cooler. We spent an hour or so at Moonstone, sitting on the sand watching least terns (Sternula antillarum) flitting above the waters and diving for fish. We've only been to Moonstone twice this summer. Indeed, we've only been to the shore twice this summer. Anyway, there are a few photos (the first photos I've posted since July 12th):
There were beach roses by the thousands.
The sea was red brown with some seaweed. Not terribly inviting.
Spooky caught one of the terns just as it emerged from the sea, fish in beak.
Off to feed the young'uns.
This enormous elderly male black-backed gull (Larus marinus) stalked about. We nicknamed him Clamcake.
And here Clamcake is joined by a young ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis) .
We found these enormous blooms (rose mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos) all along the edge of Card Pond.
Did I mention how much I love Steven Soderbergh's The Knick? The fact that Cliff Martinez is responsible for the score only makes it that much more wonderful.