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Posing Seagull At Nauset Marsh On The National Seashore On Cape Cod

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I was just finishing a little hike at Fort Hill which overlooks Nauset Marsh when I saw this seagull posing on the fence post with Nauset Marsh and the Coast Guard Station in the background. He stayed there for quite a while, changing his pose periodically.

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I couldn’t decide which one I liked better… the one where he is looking straight at me (which is the first one I took) or the one that shows his silhouette.

Which one do you like better?

Laughing Gull At Nauset Marsh On Cape Cod

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There is this one rock that emerges out of the water on Nauset Marsh when it is low tide and is usually occupied by a Seagull. This particular Laughing Gull was loving it as he stood there for a long time looking for lunch in the water below.

Laughing gulls are very distinctive with their black “hooded” heads and bright orange beaks. They got their name because when they call, they sound just like they are laughing!

You can see this one is starting to get his “winter plumage” of a black beak. His black hood will turn white during the winter months.

Have you ever seen a Laughing gull?

Beautiful Flowers On Salt Pond Trail In Eastham On Cape Cod

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The flowers, which have gone by, are still so pretty on the Salt Pond Trail in Eastham on Cape Cod. It is a beautiful little hike which starts at the Visitor’s Center and goes along the Salt Pond, Nauset Marsh and then back through the woods. There are other trails leading off of that one if you feel like  a longer hike.

The views are just spectacular. What do you think?

 

The Orange And Yellow Bittersweet Is Abundant At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

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You can see the orange and yellow Bittersweet berries on so many of the trails at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. It’s a vine that grows on the bushes and has such a pretty berry in the fall. It reminds me of my Mom who used to pick it each fall and make wreaths for our doors. They were so pretty.

I loved how you can see Nauset marsh and the Coast Guard Station in the background.