On our way to Monk's Cove I asked my dad to stop at Monument Beach so I could take pictures of the osprey fledglings in the nest there. The nest is located to the left of the bridge out to Tobey Island.
I always enjoy watching the osprey family at Monument Beach. Last summer I got a picture of the mother in flight, after being alerted by the cries of the babies. She flew right over Shore Rd. and the beach itself but the babies were off on the other side of the street near the safety of the trees.
Look at the size of that fish she's carrying!
Mom and hungry baby clash:
On my way back to the car I saw this juvenile herring gull doing something weird- it was standing on just one foot at the top of this pole.
And of course I have to include a picture of my dad quahoging!
Where we went quahoging (Monk's Cove) is just on the other side of the bay, so while we were digging for quahogs we got to see the mother osprey continuing to hunt for fish during low tide.
It was a great time. We got off to a slow start but then during the last 20 minutes or so we hit the jackpot and got a bunch of quahogs. I made my first batch of stuffed quahogs and seafood chowder- they turned out not bad for my first time! Can't wait to go back and get more.