Tag Archives: Cape Cod Bay

Lots Of Birders At the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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If you want to go birding with an expert, sign up at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. They schedule many birding hikes throughout the day and you will be surprised at how much you learn. They are amazing!

We were out at the outer beach past the boardwalk when we saw these birders in the distance. We went over to see what they were watching and were pleasantly surprised. There were quite a few different shore birds that we couldn’t see where we had been standing. The expert was educating them on all of the birds they could see from Black-bellied Plovers to Semi-palmated Plovers to a Whimbrel by the tall grass. He was so informative on everything around them.

It was a gorgeous day to be on the beach and such a treat to see so many shore birds! A perfect day to go birding!

Juvenile Black-Bellied Plover In Wellfleet On Cape Cod

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These little Black-Bellied Plovers were flitting all around the mud flats by the beach at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary  the other day. Phil and I clicked away and got a few good photographs.

And then I started to do research and am not sure what they are. I think they are juvenile Black-Bellied Plovers. Can anyone verify what they are?

Their coloring is so different from adult Black-Bellied Plovers, but they were right near each other on the mud flats. Any help would be much appreciated!

 

Low Tide At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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There is a wonderful hike at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary where you can go out to the outer beaches, over a boardwalk. But only go at low tide or near low tide or you could get stuck!

It was a glorious day last week with a blue sky and beautiful puffy clouds. We hiked the Silver Spring Trail and then out to the outer beach where we saw a lot of shore birds.

I took a photograph of the boardwalk from 2 different perspectives… straight on and at an angle. I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. What do you think?

The Shadows Are Getting Longer On Cape Cod

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I rode my bike down to First Encounter Beach in Eastham  so I could get a photograph of the beautiful beach early in the morning.

I loved this photograph. I laughed when I saw that I got my long shadow and those of the signs and beach fence as I photographed the beautiful beach. Funny, don’t you think?

It makes me think that summer is almost over as the shadows are getting so much longer this time of year.