The Winter Of 2018 In Nickerson State Park On Cape Cod.

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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.

Love The Buffleheads At Rock Harbor On Cape Cod!

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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!

 

Kayaking Fisherman At Nickerson State Park On Cape Cod.

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We watched this fisherman launch his kayak at Cliff Pond the other day. I thought, perhaps, it might be an interesting photograph. (Click on blog link for full photo.)

I waited until he was a ways from shore and took some photographs. I loved this one with the beautiful puffy clouds in the background.

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