~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #36: Around The Neighborhood ~ Traces ~

Tina has challenged us to present a photographic sketch of a neighborhood. After considering a summary of major tourist destinations on the Long Beach peninsula (some of which I have featured in previous posts), I decided to keep it closer to my beaten path!

Traces of unseen life are everywhere! These appear to be the tracks of North American deer mice (Peromyscus manipulates) a nocturnal mammal that nests during the daylight hours in trees or burrows.

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Humans hands have shaped this little nest. These sites often pop up along the beach only to be blown away by storms and later reconstructed in new forms.

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A month ago, I would see two or three crows at a time, here and there. Looks like flocks are migrating in for the summer!

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The same is true for this handsome group of Western Seagulls who greeted me one morning.

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Though not every day, I did see Bald Eagles flying over the beach and this one perched at the edge of the dune berm. 

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On my last morning beach walk I was happy to see 20 +/- migrating Black-bellied Plover (the bigger one) with about 50 to 75 Spotted Sandpipers (the smaller one above) along with a few Snowy Plovers (below). In mating feather, the Black-bellied Plover lives up to its name!

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To finish off this visit to my beach neighborhood, two Columbia Black-tail Mule Deer grazed through the meadow in front of our condominium

Thank you to Lens-Artists for another fun challenge!

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5 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #36: Around The Neighborhood ~ Traces ~

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Wonderfully scenic neighborhood Lindy – don’t you just love it when the deer visit the beach!!

  2. Amy says:

    Beautiful photos of your neighborhood. Love these bird captures. Bald Eagles, wow…!

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