A pair of mallards cruise along the Connecticut shoreline along Fishers Island Sound today. The extent of frozen-over fresh water ponds in the area is such that the birds are opting for the open water of the sea.
Another view of the typical afternoon in late summer along the Kennebec river in Augusta, Maine. The gulls hang around this inland waterway as if they were hanging around the ocean, which is twenty-to-thirty miles away. To make them feel at home, the river actually raises and falls from the tidal affects from the Gulf of Maine (the effect isn’t great and is negligible from this point north).
From a couple months ago during a walk along Mill Park on the Kennebec river in Augusta, Maine.