Stunning Rose-Breasted Grosbeak At Our Bird Bath On Cape Cod


It was just about this time last year when we had a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak hang out in our yard for a few days. We named her “Rosie.” We had never seen one here before.  I was commenting about this to Phil the other day when, not even 10 minutes later, a male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak flew up to the jelly feeder. It was amazing!

He’s been hanging about for a few days now and loves the grape jelly and the bird bath. We ‘re hoping that he is making a nest nearby. We have yet to see Rosie… maybe she’s sitting on her nest? We hope!

Gorgeous bird, don’t you think? Have you ever seen one?

Repairing The Boardwalk On Red Maple Swamp Trail At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


The National Seashore workers have started Phase II of repairing the boardwalk on the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill. After years of constant use and stormy winters, many of the boards need to be replaced.

You can still hike the trail from beginning to end as they are working on the offshoot of the trail. It is one of our favorite trails as it has so much to see. You hike in the woods, across a long boardwalk, along the marsh, through the fields and back up to the overlook, which doesn’t get much prettier.

Thank you, National Seashore, for all that you do to make the trails so beautiful for all of us to enjoy.

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