The Baby Red-Tailed Hawk Has Fledged In Our Yard On Cape Cod!

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When I walked outside on Saturday there was such a racket I had to go in the backyard and see what all of the birds were squawking about! The Baltimore Orioles, Robins, Chickadees, Catbirds and Blue Jays were yelling and screaming and dive-bombing something. When I looked up I saw that it was the baby Red-Tailed Hawk! Wow! He was out of his nest!

He was oblivious to it all as he sat on the branch for at least an hour. I clicked away. And then he made this gesture like he was going to go out for some prey… thus my first photograph.

He flew across the yard and went crashing to the ground. I thought he was hurt, but no, I think he was practicing. He got up and went skulking around the trees like there was a rabbit or chipmunk under it. Too funny.

He did this for a bit and then flew back up into another tree. I wonder if his mother praised him for his good practicing? Sometimes there is just too much drama in our backyard. 🙂 Love it!!

High Tide At Boat Meadow On Cape Cod

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The high tides have been extremely high the past few days with warnings for coastal flooding. I was walking by the salt marsh by Boat Meadow this past weekend at high tide. It was just spectacular!

The tides were so high you couldn’t even see the salt marsh, just the blue boxes submerged in water.

Pretty, don’t you think? What a gorgeous sky!

Pretty White Mouse-Ear Chickweed Wildflower At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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I saw this tiny, little white Mouse-Ear Chickweed wildflower along the trail while hiking at at Fort Hill in Eastham on Cape Cod. It looks the same as the Mouse-Ear Chickweed in Colorado.

The plant grows to about 6-12″ with 1/2 inch flowers from May to September. I especially like the little white ring of pistils in the center. So pretty and delicate.

Have you ever seen a Mouse-Ear Chickweed wildflower?

 

Hairy Woodpecker On Our Suet Here On Cape Cod

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We have four different woodpeckers that have been enjoying our suet here on Cape Cod. This photograph is one a Hairy Woodpecker, very similar to the Downy Woodpecker but much larger. We also have Red-Bellied Woodpeckers and Northern Flickers.

I love how they grab on to the bottom of the suet and can peck away. This is perfect so the other birds, such as the Starlings, cannot eat it all!