We saw a this beautiful Green Heron on the mud banks of Goose Pond at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary looking for its next meal. I love how they crouch down before they pounce. Such a striking bird with its bright yellow eyes, don’t you think?
We have seen so many Baltimore Orioles at our jelly feeder the past couple of weeks, I keep thinking that they must be filling up for their migration. I’ve never seen so many… sometimes there’s a line of 7 or 8 waiting for the feeder. And it is quite amazing that they patiently wait for their turn.
We look forward to their return each spring. They are such a beautiful bird and so chatty and colorful. We will miss them when they finally leave in the next couple of weeks.
I went for a walk on the bay side last evening and there were so many shore birds, I had to run home to get my camera. I haven’t seen that many shorebirds in months!
The Semipalmated Plovers were everywhere, dashing around trying to find their food in the mud flats. Semipalmated plovers are small, plump shorebirds with a short bill, long orangish legs, and a single black “necklace” of feathers.
An interesting fact: The name “semipalmated” refers to the partial webbing between the bird’s toes.