When we used to hike Beech Forest Trail about 15-20 years ago, people would bring seed to feed the birds. They became friendly and would land on your hand anytime looking for food. The last time we hiked there, feeding the birds and wildlife was illegal as they realized the birds and animals would get dependent on the food and not fend for themselves in the winter.
We haven’t hiked there in about 15 years, so it was such a treat to walk the trail again. I put my hand out for old time’s sake (I did not have any food) and a little Black-capped Chickadee landed on my finger. Phil happened to have his camera ready.
Pretty cool, don’t you think?
We could see a lot of birds out in the water at Coast Guard Beach, but it wasn’t until we got home and saw them on the computer that we realized they were White-winged Scoters. What a treat!
White-winged Scoters have a black body with a white eye patch and a white patch on the underside of its wings that you can see better when it flies. They can be seen on Cape Cod and along the eastern coast during the winter. This is the first “winter” seabird that we’ve seen this season.
Have you ever seen a White-winged Scoter?
If you take a walk around the harbor in Wellfleet, you can see this old anchor right by the launch ramp. I wonder how old it is. It looks ancient!
Have you ever seen this anchor? Very cool, don’t you think? And then your imagination takes over… What kind of boat was it on? How long ago?
There are still a few wildflowers blooming on the trails on Cape Cod. I saw this delicate pink wildflower while hiking on the Bayview Trail at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
I’ve looked and looked in my books and on the internet but can’t seem to identify it. Does anyone know what kind of wildflower this is?
So pretty and delicate, don’t you think?
Wishing you all a very Happy Halloween!
I read recently that a mom said to her daughter, “I gave you life. In return, on Halloween I would like all of your Almond Joys and Baby Ruths.”
Too funny! Have a fun day and I hope you get lots of your favorite candy!
We took a hike from Doane Rock to Coast Guard Beach the other day and the views from the bridge overlooking Nauset Marsh were just spectacular.
What do you think?