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Red-Tailed Hawk Finding Prey At The Salt Marsh On Cape Cod


As we were driving along the salt marsh the other day, I noticed this Red-Tailed Hawk in the grass. I usually see the Red-tailed Hawk sitting  in a  tree or flying, but rarely on the ground. We pulled over to see what he was doing.

He was obviously enjoying his fresh-caught meal, of what I do not know. There were a lot of seabirds nearby in the river. Maybe a little rodent nearby?

I liked the 2nd photograph as he looks like he is taking a little break from “lunch.” He was pretty far out on the marsh, so no other predators were nearby.

Windy Winter Day At Coast Guard Beach, Part Of The National Seashore, On Cape Cod


I love windy days at the beach here on Cape Cod, especially on Coast Guard Beach, part of the National Seashore. You can see the spume blowing from the waves in the wind, and the lone log washed up on  the shore.

So pretty, don’t you thinK?

Gorgeous Skies Over Rock Harbor On Cape Cod Bay


One of my favorite things to do is to take a walk to the beach at low tide, especially to a beach on Cape Cod Bay. It is always so gorgeous and you can walk out on the flats for miles.

It was low tide about 3:00 pm the other day and a perfect day for a walk. When I got to Boat Meadow Beach the clouds were just beautiful. And then I could see the huge rock by Rock Harbor with the sun shining through the clouds above it.

Pretty spectacular, don’t you think? I love how the sun and clouds are reflected in the tidal pool with the rippled sand from the flats in the foreground.

Happy Valentine’s Day To You All From The Shores Of Cape Cod!


I had so much fun trying to make this Valentine in the sand, as the waves rolled in and out and I ran back and forth, dodging them! Ha!

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day from Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod, voted one of the Top Ten Beaches in the USA by National Geographic!


Cute Little Bluebird In Our Birdbath On Cape Cod


I always love to see the Bluebirds when they come to our yard. They all seem to love to sit by the birdbath, They move as a group, whether they are looking for food, getting a drink or taking a bath. And when one leaves, they all fly away.

This little guy was so cute sitting on the birdbath. I love his coloring. What do you think?


The Trees At Fort Hill On Cape Cod Got Hammered!


The trees at Fort Hill, on the Cape Cod National Seashore, got hammered in the storm last week. Phil and I were taking a hike on Red Maple Swamp Trail on Saturday and we couldn’t believe how many downed trees we saw. It was mind-boggling to see that many trees down in such a short space. It must have been some sort of microburst.