One day last week I took a walk in Maine -- on the nearly mile long breakwater to the lighthouse in Rockland Harbor.
|The Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light.|
|The breakwater that leads to the lighthouse is made of large stone blocks with cracks between them. You have to watch your footing!|
|Looking back along the breakwater to the land. Phew!|
|On both sides of the breakwater, double-crested cormorants, Phalacrocorax auritus, were diving for fish.|
|Herring gulls, Larus argentatus, were swimming among the lobster buoys. This is an adult in winter plumage.|
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|Chipmunks were running around in the little park where the breakwater begins. This is the eastern chipmunk, Tamias striatus.|