It was very cool when I got my binoculars and saw this Great Crested Flycatcher sitting on a branch in our backyard. I kept hearing this very distinct bird call for a couple of days but didn’t know what it was and knew I hadn’t heard it before.
I ran in and got my camera while Phil watched it in the tree. When I looked it up in my bird book it said that it is often heard more often than it is seen and that it stays fairly high in the trees.
I loved the little crest of fluff on top of its head. Have you ever seen a Great Crested Flycatcher?
I saw this beautiful white wildflower along one of the trails here on Cape Cod and did some research to find out that it is a Pheasant Eye Narcissus. I had never seen one before. Have you?
I thought the yellow and red center was just exquisite; what do you think?
Even with all of the rain that we’ve been having lately, we’ve had some incredibly colorful sunsets. This sunset over the salt marsh at Boat Meadow Creek was so pretty. The colors changed so rapidly. I love the reflection on the water.
Vibrant, don’t you think?
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?
Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod is always gorgeous, no matter the time of year or the time of day or the weather… if it is sunny or if it is cloudy. It always take your breath away!
Gorgeous, don’t you think?
This white Egret didn’t budge as we hiked by him on the Salt Pond Trail the other day. He was pretty intent on finding that next meal.
The lighting was so pretty. What do you think?