Nicole Hirchart holds her son Antonio Gonzalez, 4, to peer through the coin-operated siteseeing binoculars at the end of the Custom House Pier in New London Monday, July 8, 2019 as daughter Yazmarissa Jimenez, 2, naps in her stroller.
Hirchart says the pier is among her son's favorite spots, even in winter, and today he delighted in spotting an egret wading in the shallows.
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