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.
Some folks like to take a break from the Northeast winter . . . cruising with 1000+ would not be my choice. (Though it is nice to think about warmer places on a cold stormy day like today.) I like the blue monochrome of this image.
The exterior granite of Quincy's Old City Hall (1844) has been cleaned and fitted with energy efficient windows and doors. Workers inside are adding the finishing touches to this project that was started in 2013 and will open to the general public soon.