We had just been commenting that we have gotten very little snow here on Cape Cod this winter. There were a couple of inches in the beginning of December, and that’s it. But yesterday morning, with a forecast for sun, we had a few surprise snow squalls!
We took a ride to Rock Harbor and the snowy views were so pretty. What do you think? You can even see the snow clouds on the horizon.
We have so many woodpeckers in our yard here on Cape Cod… Hairy Woodpeckers, Downy Woodpeckers and Northern Flickers. They all just love the suet at our feeders.
This Hairy Woodpecker was basking in the sun on the side of the tree on a cold morning. Such a beautiful bird, don’t you think?
The winter of 2018 was quite harsh for Cape Cod… from eroding beaches and dunes to heavy winds and microbursts that downed many trees in the area. We lost 5 huge trees in our yard alone.
You can still see some of the the 200+ trees that were felled by the many nor’easters from January through March of 2018 as you hike along some of the trails in Nickerson State Park in Brewster.
The volunteers at Nickerson do an exceptional job keeping the trails clean and hikeable and bikeable all year long. Thank you at Nickerson State Park, it certainly is an enjoyable place to hike.
The clouds over Nauset Marsh from Coast Guard Beach were just spectacular! Amazing clouds on Cape Cod this winter!
I love this photograph that Phil took of this old fishing boat in Wellfleet Harbor. It looks so retro, don’t you think?
I love watching the black and white Buffleheads as they swim about and dive for food at Rock Harbor during the winter months. They get pretty spooked when you get near them and tend to fly away. (Click on blog link to see other photos.) But if you stand up on the dock at Rock Harbor, you are far enough away so they don’t even notice you.
Buffleheads are small diving ducks, mostly white with a glossy black head and back. Its head has a large white patch behind its eye. The female has a dark brown head with an white oval patch on its ear.
Buffleheads are fascinating to watch as they continuously dive for food. You can see them getting ready to dive in the 2nd photo. Just as you think you can get a decent photo of them, they are under water again!