Our first day in Boston

The view from our hotel room.The harbor was on the backside of the hotel. After checking in and leaving our luggage, we headed out to walk along the water.

A quick walk over the bridge to south Boston. Our hotel was close to the Boston Tea Party Museum.

We spent the afternoon walking along the harbor.

Walking around after dinner.

Of course I spotted some birds. The first is a great black backed gull. A first for me. I’ve only seen a lesser black backed gull in the Tampa bay area. The greater has pink legs and the lesser had yellow legs.

A Foggy Morning at Fort Desoto – Skywatch Friday


“Don’t bother me. I’m eating breakfast.”




“Maybe it needs ketchup.”


“Or maybe I should just leave and not eat it.” said the Great Black Backed Gull.


The above ring billed gull always seems big until I see it next to the great black back gull.


My 2nd Great black backed gull sighting and I just stumbled upon him. He didn’t even notice me. He was busy picking at a fish. He’s the largest gull in the world and fairly rare in central Florida. There’s been one hanging out on a beach not to far away and last spring I made the trip there to find him. It was a foggy morning on the beach in early March. Before stopping to check on the baby owls, I had stopped by the beach to see if anything was there. This was a weird foggy morning. You could barely see when I first got there. When I got to the owl’s nest the fog was starting to lift and the sun was peeking out. Right before lunch, this creepy thick sea fog rolled in and it felt like I was in a shower. It hung around for a while and then cleared up after lunch. You just never know around here. 

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