It was a gorgeous day at the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Cape Cod. We were ready for a nice walk and maybe a few bird photographs. We were treated to an array of many different wildlife photographs. We couldn’t believe what we were seeing.
This is one of our favorite’s! The mighty Kingfisher landed on the log out in the middle of Goose Pond and then something scared all of the birds nearby. They flew just as Phil was clicking away.
Pretty cool, don’t you think?
The Wild Saltspray Rose is one of my favorite wildflowers. It reminds that it is summer and a ‘somewhat” carefree time of the year. We had a lot of Wild Roses on the beach where I grew up in Connecticut too.
After the Wild Rose blooms, the flower will turn into a huge reddish-orange berry known as a Rosehip. Many people will pick these berries and make jelly out of them.
Have you ever had Rosehip Jelly?
I have seen this Red-tailed Hawk sitting on the No Parking on Bridge Sign in Eastham on Cape Cod many times. He must see a lot of little critters that would be wonderful prey from this perch.
I see him there so much that sometimes I even forget to look for him there. It is someone else taking a photograph that reminds me that he loves to sit there.
I was clicking away when this man walked up with a huge camera, wanting to know what kind of bird it was. He didn’t even get to take one photograph as he got too close and the hawk flew away.
Have you ever seen this Red-tailed Hawk on the No parking Sign?
It was a spectacular day for a hike at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod. I loved this photograph of the trees along the trail. There are so many places to walk or hike at Fort Hill, which is a part of the National Seashore.
Pretty, don’t you think?
When I saw this pretty blue Creeping Bellflower at Fort Hill on Cape Cod, it reminded me of a Parry’s Harebell wildflower out in Colorado. They look so similar, although this one is a bit larger.
The Creeping Bellflower has 5-petaled 1 to 1 1/2″ bell-shaped flowers that hang on one side of a tall stiff stalk. They spread by creeping or rooting. The plant grows from 1-3 feet tall from July to September on fields and roadsides, so you should be able to find one.
Have you ever seen a Creeping Bellflower?