|Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, MA|
I came to Halibut Point to see the harlequin ducks. And I wasn't disappointed.
And how nice to see great cormorants again (a steady fly-by presence).
And look at the bill on that surf scoter
But back to the harlequin ducks. They were grouped on the bay side to the left of the lookout.
As I was watching the harlequins, the fog lifted and I could see huge rafts of small ducks in the distance dotting the water (scoters maybe). And the true highlight of the day: a peregrine falcon, which flew up and back along the rocky coast twice while I was there. (I sacrificed getting a blurry photo for letting it fill up my binoculars with its magnificence.)