Brilliant Scarlet Tanager In Our Yard On Cape Cod!

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It was such a treat to see this beautiful Scarlet Tanager at our bird feeder the other morning. We’ve only seen one in our yard a couple of years ago and it then only stayed for a few minutes. This Scarlet Tanager stayed for three days.

I wonder where he goes for the rest of the summer? Gorgeous bird, don’t you think?

Trail Through The Dunes At Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod.

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There are a couple of trails through the dunes at Coast Guard Beach where you can walk to the salt marsh and follow it out to Nauset Spit and then to the ocean. It is a really pretty walk. We frequently do it in reverse… we will walk down the beach to Nauset Spit and then pick up the trail by the salt marsh on the way back. There is always something new to see.

I loved the clouds in this photograph. What do you think?

Great Blue Heron Waiting For Lunch On Cape Cod.

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This Great Blue Heron was patiently standing on the log at Goose Pond at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, waiting for his next meal. (Click on Blog link if you can’t get the entire photograph.)

I loved the reflections of  the Great Blue Heron, the driftwood, and the reeds on the water. The water looks almost mystical…

What do you think?

 

 

Yellow Charlock Mustard Wildflowers Growing On The Roadsides On Cape Cod.

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It’s been such a  treat to see so many wildflowers growing by the side of the roads here on Cape Cod. I took a  walk to Boat Meadow Beach the other day and saw 2 different yellow wildflowers. They looked very similar, until you got up close.

This Charlock Mustard Wildflower is a delicate wildflower with 4 yellow petals. It grows 1-3 feet high from May to September.

Pretty, don’t you think?




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