There have been quite a few Greater Yellowlegs hanging out at Boat Meadow Beach, scurrying about on the flats looking for food. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
“During winter and migration, small fish, crustaceans, snails, and other aquatic animals round out their diet.”
Did you know that the Greater Yellowlegs, which is named for their long, bright yellow legs, bobs the front half of its body up and down?
This was the perfect morning to take a walk on Coast Guard Beach. It was chilly but there was no wind and absolutely gorgeous!
The clouds were spectacular and the shore birds and seals were plentiful as we walked along the shore.
It was one of those “pinch me” days!
I was out on MacMillan Pier the other morning taking some photographs of the fishing boats docked at the pier when this seagull flew in and landed on the rigging of one of the boats.
I thought it was pretty cool… what do you think?
This lone seagull was braving the winds and waves at Coast Guard Beach, part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. I really liked the composition of this photograph with the wind and the waves and the little piece of driftwood sticking out of the sand. What do you think?
Yesterday we were having our picnic lunch at Boat Meadow when I looked at my side window and there was a little Egret that had just landed between the cars. He was just adorable.
I quickly got my camera but only got one click. This is it!
I’ve never had an Egret so close to me. He was no farther than 4 feet away. He looked up at me for a few seconds and probably realized where he was and flew away.
What a fun experience!