Not exactly in my backyard, but just a few miles away.
Eighty degrees inland and 70 right along the water today, with sunny skies, low humidity, and big waves rolling in for the surfers. It was impossible to resist the coast.
The Wall, North Beach in Hampton, N.H.
A few miles north, a surfer at Bass Beach.
A lone cormorant was fishing nearby.
These sleek, black seabirds look like they are wearing wetsuits.
From All About Birds:
The gangly Double-crested Cormorant is a prehistoric-looking, matte-black fishing bird with yellow-orange facial skin. Though they look like a combination of a goose and a loon, they are relatives of frigatebirds and boobies and are a common sight around fresh and salt water across North America—perhaps attracting the most attention when they stand on docks, rocky islands, and channel markers, their wings spread out to dry. These solid, heavy-boned birds are experts at diving to catch small fish.