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THE BEAUTIFUL MARKET RESTAURANT IN ANNISQUAM CLOSES ITS DOORS FOR GOOD

Wishing Amelia and Nico all the best in their next adventure. Thank you for a decade of wonderful nights out at your magical cove-side restaurant.

Amelia and Nico write,

“After a decade, we decided to close our beloved Market Restaurant. Although this coincides with the closing of many restaurants due to the pandemic, this was a decision we made some time ago. Our priority right nw is to create a lifestyle more conducive to raising a family.

…We want to thank our Annisquam and Gloucester communities for welcoming us to the neighborhood and embracing us. Thank you for believing in us and letting us take over the The Market. Thank you for the vases of flowers from your garden, bundles of herbs, plots of land to plant vegetable, paintings, letters of support and of course your patronage over the years.

And to all our customers, we couldn’t have returned year after year without your willingness to visit us on a tiny peninsula on a small (almost ) island in a rickety building hanging over the ocean. We are humbled by your support and love.

Thank you all.

Love,

Ameilia and Nico”

Note – Amelia and Nico are cooking at Sort and Main for the time being and working out details to launch Market Catering. Gift certificates to the Market will be honored at Short and Main

Images Market Restaurant website

Good Morning! Brought to You by Lobster Cove

Glorious autumn color–everywhere you turn, Cape Ann foliage is beginning to peak! Snapshots from a morning walk along Lobster Cove.

great-blue-heron-lobster-cove-copyright-kim-smithGreat Blue Heron feeding in the flats

fall-foliage-maple-leaves-2-copyright-kim-smithBrilliantly colored maple leaves, although looking a bit dog-eared from Winter Moth damage.fall-foliage-maple-leaves-copyright-kim-smithfall-foliage-lobster-cove-copyright-kim-smithgreat-blue-heron-in-the-marsh-copyright-kim-smith

Birds of New England: How to Tell the Difference Between the Snowy Egret and the Great Egret

Great egret Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Great Egret in flight

A quick and easy reference on how tell the difference between the Snowy and Great Egrets, both white and both often times found feeding in the marsh and tide pools together: The Great Egret is greater in size and has a bright yellow bill, with black legs and black feet. The smaller Snowy Egret has the opposite markings, with unmistakeable cadmium yellow feet and a black bill.

Great Egret Snowwy Egret how to tell the difference ©Kim Smith 2014Snowy Egret and Great Egret

In the above photo taken this morning, the egrets were too far away for my camera’s lens to get a really clear picture however, when cropped, you can see a side-by-side comparison. The Snowy Egret, with black bill and bright yellow feet, is flying in the background and the Great Egret, with black feet and yellow bill, is perched in the foreground.

Great Egret lobster Cove Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Great Egret Lobster Cove

More posts about Great Egret and Snowy Egrets: BIRDS OF CAPE ANN: GREAT EGRET VS. GREAT EGRET BEAUTIFUL GOOD HARBOR FOGGY MORNING SUNRISE, SNOWY EGRET, AND WHIMBRELS