Mornings at Fort Hill are just beautiful, whether it is sunny or cloudy or rainy or foggy. The sky was just gorgeous this morning looking out over Nauset Marsh with the pretty pink and yellow hues along the horizon over Nauset Beach. Look at those clouds! Wow!
Yesterday Phil was out blowing the leaves off of our road when he came across this beautiful Box Turtle in a pile of leaves right in the middle of the road. He didn’t even see it until the leaves were just about blown to the side. And there he was. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
Thank goodness Phil was there at “just the right time”as a car might have driven right over it. This little guy was definitely saved by the leaf-blower. He was such a beautiful Box Turtle who blended right in with the leaves.
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?