July 9th AM HT @ Gilgo

Walked the beach on the incoming am tide which was 8:10am. Ocean calm with light off shore wind and a little 2′ wave. Looks like a little more sand came back, but can still see the high tide erosion on many of the dunes between the public Gilgo Beach and Hemlock Cove, about a 3 […]

Beach Update 6/26 – Looks can be Deceiving

Walked today at low tide, looks like some sand came back, but not enough to add to the high tide beach, but look better than the 6/17 low tide pictures. Better later than never, think this is the first plus sign of sand to occur this year. Even with the positive development, more erosion to […]

Not Good – High Tide Dune Lapping at Gilgo Beach

Babylon Barrier Beach erosion is reaching a critical point. Started walking and documenting the condition of the south shore beach in the Gilgo Beach area on June 18th. This post documents the same walk as low tide on June 18th. These photo’s taken during the afternoon high tide on June 20th, 2017, just 2 days […]

Order of Chaeadriiformes

Gulls are from the order Chaeadriiformes and the family Laridae, as are terns. Gulls, unlike terns, comprise the subfamily Larinae. All gulls are sturdy looking with long pointed wings and an almost square tail. Their feet are webbed and their bills are hooked. When landing in the water to grab food, they alight almost gently […]

Fishing Machine

This flexible-necked, goose-sized bird is a very efficient fishing machine. From the surface, it dives under water and uses its large webbed feet to paddle furiously while it uses its stiff broad tail as a rudder. It snags fish in its long slender hooked bill equipped with sharp serrated mandibles for a hold-fast grip. Because […]