This little Downy Woodpecker has been hanging out in the bird house outside of our bedroom window. We see him each morning as it starts to get light. I wonder if he’s been spending the night in there.
He is so cute when he puts his little head out the door and looks around. I love the feathers on his chin… it looks almost like a little goatee.
How cute is he?!
The leaves are starting to turn here on Cape Cod. I loved the colors in this photograph on the John Kenrick Woods Trail in Orleans. Part of the trail goes through the White Pine woods and the other part goes down this trail to Arey’s Pond.
I couldn’t decide if I liked the horizontal one or the vertical one better. What do you think?
There were so many seals 2 days ago in the shallow waters along the shores of Coast Guard Beach, part of the National Seashore. They were hanging out in pods of 5-10 seals, either swimming around or relaxing together.
This guy made his “seal sound” just as we clicked away. Phil got the best photograph!
Funny, don’t you think?
We found some wonderful new hikes in Orleans on Cape Cod from the Orleans Walking Trails brochure that you can pick up at the Town Hall. They are all close-by and very different.
The John Kenrick Woods Trail was a pleasant surprise with trails through the White Pine forest. This tall, straight lumber was coveted for flagpoles, as well as spars and planks for sailing vessels in the 1800s. There are also more than 75 Chestnut trees on the site. It is the only location in Massachusetts where chestnuts are reproducing.
It was a wonderful hike, especially on a nice fall day. I love hiking on pine needles… so soft and quiet.
I was taking a walk on the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill the other day and was down on the boardwalk when I saw this fungus growing on a log. The lighting was perfect. I took a close-up photograph and then one a bit farther away.
What do you think?
There were a few Semipalmated Plovers scurrying around on the flats at Skaket Beach the other day. They sure do move fast! Love the distinctive black ring around their necks.
Semipalmated Plovers usually migrate right around now, so you’re lucky if you see one!