Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Plum Island Beach


When the birding/blogging/tweeting/chirping group went to Plum Island, MA on Saturday we never actually made it to the beautiful stretch of beach at the end of the island. Due to a childrens fishing derby the parking lot was full and they won't anyone to park on the sides of the road. Here are a few shots I took back in March while visiting the beach with a friend.



Looking out across the water, south towards the main land, is a stark contrast to the vast openess of the island itself. There are houses lining the shore 4 and 5 deep for a long distance.





No trespassing signs dot the islands landscape in order to protect natural habitat and nesting areas. If you ever have the chance to go to Plum Island, don't miss out. No ferry is necessary to get there and the admission fee is only $5 per car after Memorial Day.





Plum Island - Newburyport, MA website

27 comments:

forestal said...

Nice Shots. I plan on taking the family back up there this summer and hopefully get there early enough to park on far side.
cheers

dan

dAwN said...

So...thats what we missed! We have been there several times before...too bad we missed it, next time...
I love your photos...
so now...whos going to ID these gulls?
Come back doc forestal!

A New England Life said...

Yes, someone ID them for me.

You've been there before Dawn? That's good to know since you didn't get to see the beach this time.

Finally, a day of gorgeous sunshine! If only it would last.

Tutta la Storia said...

I love that the gulls are all ruffley in the wind.

A New England Life said...

Me too Allison. They look fluffy!

Nancy and the fatties said...

Ahhhhh!! Oooooo!!! Love these images Sharon. I am gonna have to tweet this one. Get it? seagulls? tweet? hee hee
xxxooo

Laura said...

Have you taken Lily to this beach?

The Retired One said...

I love any beach pictures...
I can just hear the gulls in your photos.

Andrea said...

It is always a thrill to visit your site and see the great shots you've shared of this great area we live in.
Thank you! A~

Jay Albert said...

You nailed it Sharon! Clear blue skies give it that pastel look. It's been years since I was at Plum Is. last.

Cindy said...

Great photos. I love those type of fences and the last two photos are gorgeous. Very pretty birds.

Cindy

Chatelaine said...

Can you believe I've never been to Plum Island? Must put on my Summer to do list!

Bernie said...

I was so pleased when my Reader showed you had a new post tonight so I rushed over and wasn't disappointed. Love the pictures of the beach and gulls. Again I thank you for sharing....:-) Hugs

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It is always nice to get down to the beach for the day. I miss it.

erin said...

a good thursday morning sharon. lovely shots, each and every one. i just returned from california where i enjoyed the lovely beaches of my home state :)

Cedar ... said...

that first shot is so inviting,.. I just want to walk down that path to the water!

Carolynn said...

Looks like a great day! I really like the close up shots of the seagulls. I know they don't get a lot of respect, but I think seagulls are kind of pretty.

BTW, thanks for the info on your blog format. My photos won't enlarge when I do a trial run...not sure why not. I'll have to fiddle with it a bit more when I'm not racing out the door to go to work. ;o) Maybe I'll be able to figure it out.

Shellmo said...

So many nice shots - I love the wide views that you capture! And I want to dig my toes into that white sandy beach!!

Patti Cakes said...

Come see my heron photo.

Angela said...

Love the photos - I am a local (NH) and just found your blog- so I will have to keep checking back!

Brenda Leyland said...

I'm captivated by your photos. I've never been to your part of the world, but always wanted to visit. You live in a beautiful place! I've got to come some day.

Eve said...

Beautiful Sharon!

Kerri said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful time!
LOVE LOVE LOVE that last shot!!

Kallen305 said...

Gorgeous shots Sharon. You captured Plum Isand so well.

birdsonthebrain said...

Sharon- I love the shot of the two Great Black-Backs! And it's always nice to see Ring-Billed Gulls actually ON the beach instead of in a parking lot :-P

Glad I got to meet you last Saturday!

matthew houskeeper said...

My sister lives in Topsfield, and we try to make a visit to Plum Island whenever I visit.

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