The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is one of our favorite places to hike. It was especially pretty this day with the Forsythia blooming along the trail. It feels like spring is just about here!
Have you ever hike at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary? With so much to see in the visitor’s center and along the trails, it is great for the whole family!
We got up and out early so we could go birding yesterday morning at low tide, knowing it was supposed to rain all weekend. Our first stop was Boat Meadow Beach and it ended up being our last stop. There was so much to see!
Besides the skies being spectacular, the shore birds kept flying in. We saw a flock of Brants in the distance. Along the far shore were 2 Oystercatchers rummaging around in the sand and grass. They were the first Oystercatchers that we’ve seen this year, and never at Boat Meadow. I love their black heads and their bright orange bills.
While we were checking out all of the 12-15 Greater Yellowlegs scurrying along the shore, a flock of about 20 Sanderlings flew in and landed on the shore. All the while the 6 black and white Buffleheads dove in and out of the water looking for food.
I’d say it was a pretty awesome morning. What do you think?
I kept seeing glimpses of yellow feeding at the Mealworm feeder that is usually only used by the Bluebirds. Hmmm… It looked very much like a American Goldfinch but they don’t eat at that feeder and the coloring was a bit off.
Phil and I had downloaded the IBird Pro app on our phones a while back which we love. A few weeks ago we discovered that it has a new feature called Sleith Photo Recognizer. You open the app, take a photo of the bird and it will recognize it for you. Many times I will have a photo on my camera or my computer, so I take a photo of that. It is awesome! And it has identified all of the birds that I did not know.
So, I went to the Sleuth Photo Recognizer and it identified it as a Pine Warbler. Amazing! I had never seen one here on Cape Cod before, so I added it to my iBird Pro Backyard List.
Very cool, don’t you think?
I am always surprised to see a little glimpse of yellow in the woods behind our house at this time of year. (2nd photo is of the Daffodil in the woods.) It is the one Daffodil that faithfully grows there each year and lets us know that spring is surely coming.
Can you see it? So pretty, don’t you think?
This Black-capped Chickadee was enjoying a drink at the little birdbath which we put in our yard last summer, thinking the little chipmunks and squirrels would like it to get a drink. Little did we know that birds of all sizes from the little Chickadees to the Northern Flickers love it too!
It only lasted a minute when there wasn’t a ripple in the water and you could see the reflections of these three boats all lined up on Nauset Marsh. And then the wind kicked up… I couldn’t decide if I like black and white or color better.
What do you think?