I love the Red-Bellied Woodpecker that hangs around our yard and eats our suet. He is just gorgeous! You can always tell where he is by distinctive call. It sounds like a double “chiv chiv.” You would know if you heard it!
Beautiful bird, don’t you think?
There were a flock of Brants swimming along the shore on Cape Cod Bay. They are very distinctive with their black head, neck and chest and a patch of white lines on their upper neck.
They love the saltwater bays from November to May.
Have you ever seen a Brant?
This little Eastern Blue was so cute taking a bath in our bird bath here on Cape Cod. He wasn’t even afraid to bathe while the Mourning Dove stood by watching him. He then shook off on the side of the bird bath.
The last photograph shows him high on a branch in the tree drying off and warming up in the sun.
It must be almost spring. I’ve seen a lot of birds at our bird bath this winter getting a drink of water, but not too many having a bath! Too cute!
I’ve been looking for a good photograph of a Red-Breasted Merganser all winter here on Cape Cod. And then yesterday when I was hiking at Wiley Park I saw something swimming in the kettle pond near the shore. I quickly got my camera out and got ready. I quietly walked down the little trail to the shore and stood behind a tree. As soon as I saw him get closer, I clicked away. And, as soon as he heard the click, he flew away!
But I think I got a pretty good photograph. What do you think?
Phil and I always said that this diving duck was having a “bad hair day!” Cute little guy, don’t you think?
I saw this seagull hovering above the rocks on the National Seashore on Cape Cod as it let the bundle of mussels fall and crack open. How ingenious!
Of course, another Seagull was waiting nearby to share in the delicacy. But no, this one was not to be shared! Ha!