Each spring, before the marshes, fields, and woods return to green, I spend more of my active shooting time on wildlife, especially birds. One of my favorite locations is Bell’s Neck in Harwich. Ducks, geese, and other waterfowl can be seen, and then the osprey show up with the arrival of herring in the run. Eagles, herons, and egrets join the action. As the leaves begin to pop out, song birds return.
On Saturday, we had a big storm. With high winds and above average tides due to an approaching full moon the east facing beaches were really stirred up . On Monday evening I went to Nauset Beach to photograph full moon rise at sunset, one of my favorite themes. Upon arrival, I noticed large areas of sand were covered in gull tracks. Then I realized why there was so much bird traffic. The storm had washed up a huge number of sea clams, and the gulls were having a feast!