A Boston commuter boat cuts through the arctic fog as it passes Long Island as seen from Quincy shoreline a couple days ago. The red checkered water tower on Long Island is used by the FAA to help planes navigate into Logan Airport.
The polar vortex swooped down from the Arctic and rolled out this sea
smoke (fog) in Quincy Bay. This early morning shot was captured off Nut
Island in Houghs Neck with air temperature around 10 below and water
temperature around 40F degrees.
This young Great Blue Heron silently passed by me on my walk along the Neponset River. The light wasn't ideal but I couldn't resist grabbing a quick shot. I like the tip of the heron's wing skimming the surface of the water.
This raft of common eiders were spotted in the flooded marshes near Squantum causeway. The males are white and black; the females are mottled brown. I hope they hang around for a while and molt - my eider down quilt could use a few more downy feathers. Have a ducky weekend!
The next few posts were captured on the Squantum peninsula. The Causeway seen here is one of the main access roads to this part of Quincy. It most likely got inundated on Saturday from the storm and astronomical high tides. It is unusual to see the water this high in the estuary.