Great Blue Heron And Osprey At Boat Meadow On Cape Cod

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Early yesterday morning we drove by Boat Meadow Marsh and my favorite bird, the Great Blue Heron, was standing among the reeds in the marsh. Perfect photo op. So when I got home I got my camera and walked back.

Blue (as I call him) was still there. Great! But only for a minute and then he flew away. Oh no! I missed him.

A couple of minutes later I saw 2 large birds flying in the sky. I thought they were courting. They seemed to be in sync.

It wasn’t until I went back and looked at my photographs closely that I realized that an Osprey was chasing the Great Blue Heron.

The Goldfinches Have Found Our New Bird Feeder In Eastham On Cape Cod!

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One of our favorite pastimes here on Cape Cod is to go birding. There are so many different species of birds. So, one of the first things we bought for our new home is a bird feeder.

We put it up about 10 days ago, thinking the birds would flock to it. Well, we didn’t see any birds for the first 8 days. Did we put it in the wrong place? Then…there were birds everywhere! They had to wait their turn on the nearby branches to get to the food. It’s been so much fun to watch.

So here is one of my first photographs of 1 male and 2 female Goldfinches on our new feeder. Do you have a bird feeder? They are so much fun!

 

The Bearberry Are Blooming In Wellfleet On Cape Cod

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Bearberry shrubs are starting to bloom here on Cape Cod. Bearberry is a trailing, evergreen shrub. Its flowers are tiny white or pink bells, clustered at the branch ends. Its leaves are glossy,  leathery and paddle-shaped. In the fall these little flowers will turn into little red berries.

Have you ever seen Bearberry? When we lived in Colorado, Bearberry were known as Kinnikinick. Pretty little plants…love the bell-shaped flower. What do you think?

 

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