As magical as it was to see hundreds of puffins (more here), they were not alone on Matinicus Rock. No, there were sea birds galore frolicking on the rocks.
Gulls paraded and comorants spread their wings and basked in the sun.
Ducks swam or warmed themselves on the rocks.
My favorite? The auks which look like little penguins and another bird of which I’d only seen pictures.
I’m sure they must fly, but this day they only paraded among the rocks.
I was so fascinated by the birds that I almost missed this sight. Look closely. These are not rocks but seals.
A few dove into the icy cold water,
but on a beautiful warm day, most were content to lay on the sun warmed rocks.
It’s moments like these that make me realize why I love Maine!
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