We brought a little picnic lunch to Harkness and it was so nice and cool in the shade. A woodpecker came and pecked at the tree above us. We took a little walk on the marsh trail to the bird blind .. saw the ospreys hunting, a great blue heron, a piping plover (!), egrets, cormorants, goldfinches, song sparrows .. and a pair of oystercatchers .. I was kicking myself for not bringing my zoom lens. Then we took a walk on the beach and talked to one of the park rangers .. unfortunately dogs got to some of the plover nests this year but they were waiting on another nest of eggs so .. fingers crossed. We watched the common terns fishing right along the beach in front of us. Beautiful day.