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Friday, August 13, 2010

The Caretaker's Concern for 8/12/2010

TCC for 8/12/10

Photos from this morning's dawn:

Come 4:30 this afternoon and still no sign of the telephone repairman the Caretaker called the phone company again, he was told that they won't be able to make it out until this coming Monday the 16th. Thanks Verizon.

In other news, while out taking photos of this morning's dawn the Caretaker noticed something over on the pile of rocks between the Island and Sloop island, this something on the pile of rocks was a new addition to the pile but wasn't a rock. It was a bird, what breed of bird the Caretaker could not discern from his vantage point on the Island.

At first he thought maybe it was an owl, however, it was a very odd place for an owl to perch itself for the night.

He then thought perhaps it was a small eagle or some other bird of prey, however that too would be rather unlikely given the location. Eventually the Caretaker decided he would get in the water with his camera and try to get up very close without waking the slumbering bird. Once he got around to the front of the bird he noticed...

...webbed feet. It was just a water fowl. Eventually the bird woke up.

Due to the movement of the bird and the wave action pressing upon the Caretaker he was not able to keep a steady shot. Whatever this bird is the Caretaker knows not, should anyone happen to know please feel free to let him know. Either way, these last few shots are sort of interesting, the last two are of the bird in the water before it swam away.

Before there was the blog the Caretaker sent out posts via e-mail, the following is from the Caretaker's second winter on the Island:

No Island Ice Report for 4/11/07, just a photo:

--The Caretaker

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