After finishing up at the dentist by 1530, I decided to try for the River Otters found at Arshamomaque Preserve in Greenport a month or two back, and which have been spotted a few times since. I saw a Red-tail in Jamesport and a Peregrine in Cutchouge on the way out, and my FOY Yellow Warbler right at the entrance to the preserve ! These 3 sightings juiced my expectations up for at least one of the otters, and, therefore, walked fairly fast to the back ponds, and their observation tower. While seeing some of the common bird species that breed there, I dipped on the mammals. The 1 & 1/4 hours I spent up on the tower were pleasing to the eye, restful for the "bod", but a tad frustrating on the soul ! The 7 Osprey, about the same # of swallows, as well as blackbirds, helped to pass the time, but having to have ( similar to crewing on a whale watch) "eyes on stations" most of the time, did make me a bit wishful...like, why didn't I pack a picnic basket !
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