The Baltimore Orioles Are Gathering The Sisal Twine To Weave Their Nests On Cape Cod.

It is so much fun to watch the Baltimore Orioles gather the pieces of sisal twine from our yard and bring it back to weave their intricate nests high in the trees. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

When we first moved here 9 years ago, Mike from The Bird Watcher’s General Store, told us that the Baltimore Orioles love to build their nests with horsehair because it is so long and fine. We had no horsehair, so we got some sisal twine and started to separate the strands. The Baltimore Orioles love it!

Every few days I cut a multitude of 5″-10″pieces of the twine, separate the strands and scatter it about the yard. Within a couple of days, it is almost gone, and it’s not just the Baltimore Orioles who gather it! Now to find out where they are building their nests…

 

Funny-Looking Guy On The Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail In Wellfleet On Cape Cod.

Every time we hike the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail in Wellfleet, I have to smile whenever I see this guy. He looks like a pre-historic animal who greets everyone along the trail. You can see his mouth and his eye and his very long snout. He even had a few pieces of hair poking out!

Have you ever seen him? Too funny, don’t you think?

Beautiful Greater Yellowlegs At Boat Meadow Beach On Cape Cod.

This Greater Yellowlegs keeps hanging around the little ponds along the shore at Boat Meadow Beach at low tide. He scurries about while I click away. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

“A Greater Yellowlegs is a slender, long-necked  and small-headed shorebird with bright yellow legs.  The Greater Yellowlegs strides purposefully across mudflats and marshes with a distinctive high-stepping gait, occasionally breaking into a run to chase aquatic prey.”

Have you ever seen a Greater Yellowlegs?

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