Although all of that is exciting, our favorite spot to watch is just under our window. Its a small portion of the last saltwater marsh in Boston and is frequented by several cranes, ducks, and the occasional heron. Today when I woke up, I looked out the window to see a very flooded marsh, it was obviously high tide. It was cool to see, because the water almost reached the road.
Since we've moved in, we have never seen the water this high!
So things settled down throughout the day and I was able to get this shot of the marsh during low tide.
A much more normal view...