Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod Was Spectacular Yesterday!


It was a glorious day to take a walk on Coast Guard Beach, part of the National Seashore. After all of the frigid weather we’ve had and a forecast of snow tomorrow, we headed out for a walk on the beach. It was chilly enough to need a winter parka and mittens, but you really didn’t need a hat. ¬†Amazing for January!

Gorgeous, don’t you think?

Tufted Titmouse At Our Bird Bath On Cape Cod


This little Tufted Titmouse has been a regular at our feeders and bird bath this winter. It’s been so much much getting some great photographs as they sit there. We have had our share of bird species in our yard. Maybe the cold weather and warm bird bath has enticed them to visit and stay. They love to sit by the bath and relax or get ¬†a drink. Once in a while we might even see a Dove or a Robin dip infor a little bath! Brrrr….

Beautiful bird, don’t you think?

Some Erosion At Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod


Coast Guard Beach, part of the National Seashore, experienced some erosion to its dunes and beach during the last storm. When you walk down the path, there is a 1-2 foot drop-off at the end. The dunes right next to the trail look like they got hammered.

I took this photograph looking back up from the beach. You can see the Coast Guard Station in the background.

Seven Northern Flickers In Our Yard On Cape Cod


A few days ago when the temps were hovering around 7 degrees, we had seven Northern Flickers in our yard. Two were on feeding the suet, three were on the ground scrounging around for some seed and two were pecking at the tree. It was quite a beautiful sight! I’ve never seen that many in any one place before so it was such a treat that they were in our yard!

This was one of the Flickers who was trying to get warm in the sun. I love how you can see the spectacular coloring on his body. Gorgeous bird, don’t you think?

Cape Cod Bay Beaches Are Still Full Of Huge Ice Chunks


Cape Cod Bay beaches are still filled with huge ice chunks from the storm last week. We couldn’t believe how many chunks there were when we drove to First Encounter Beach in Eastham. You cannot even walk on the beach; there are way too many icebergs. And, as you look out to the bay, all you see is white… no water, just snow. It is truly amazing.

The second photograph is from the Goose Pond Trail at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. You can see the huge chunks that washed up from the marsh over the boardwalk from the storm last week.

People who have lived here for decades have never seen anything like it. Unbelievable!



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