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Two gulls on an H-bitt, a tern on a rudder quadrant below the highlands of the Isle of Staten,

a gull and two night herons  (see the second one directly below the first, near waterline) on disintegrating wooden scow,

a loon in the north woods waters of Opeongo,

a solitary heron over the skylines of Bayonne and Manhattan,   (about to change?)

a hovering osprey over some potential lunch,

FEDEX coming to a corner of Jamaica Bay to roost,

and my all-time favorite roller bladista reaches to harness the zephyr on the Strand of Coney;

…  all these have enriched my summer.  I’m off to catch the winds myself.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Farley Mowat talks about the “throng” in People of the Deer, a memoir of his time among the Cree, the throng being the brown river of caribou stopping his train as he journeyed toward Hudson Bay. Gravesend Bay has an avian throng I eavesdropped on yesterday. Btw, that’s Coney Island beyond the buffleheads and brent’s geese.


Brent geese (Genus branta and species “gearheadus“) expressed raucous admiration of ATB in background. “Wonder what the ATB is called?” they said before setting out to investigate.


“Oh, it’s Pati Moran, conjoined with barge Charleston,” said the fastest goose.


“I noticed Pati , 5100 hp, in KVK a week or so ago,” said another.


Yeah, and with her twin, Barney Turecamo, nestled up here to Tintomara, a Croatia-built tanker,” said yet another.


See this link for Pati Moran in pristine? Boothbay Harbor.

Odds and ends: Check out this blog I’ve just discovered. It has the perfect title: The cure for anything is salt water. Even without the salt, I’d agree. Also, John Seabrook’s “American Scrap,” in the 1/14/08 New Yorker takes you inside the biggest export moving out of the sixth boro. What happens to that wrecked car or non-functioning air conditioner you put out for trash collection?

Finally, more follow-up to the Newark Bay collision [collusion?:)] of juice tanker and dredge vessel here.

And check out this blog “el mar es el cami” = the sea is the path) from Spain for references to judgments on culpability in the 1999 sinking of Erika and some powerful! French music via YouTube.

Photos, WVD.

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