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Gorgeous Long-Tailed Duck At Rock Harbor On Cape Cod.

We were having a picnic lunch at Rock Harbor when I spotted this beautiful Long-tailed Duck diving for food in the harbor.

Did you know that “The long-tailed duck, formerly known as the oldsquaw, is a medium-sized sea duck that breeds in the tundra and taiga regions of the arctic and winters along the northern coastlines of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.” That sure is a long way to come!

Beautiful bird, don’t you think?

Major Work At Rock Harbor On Cape Cod

When we first drove by Rock Harbor yesterday morning, I could see the huge crane and I  thought they were dredging the channel. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

When we went back around lunchtime, I could see that they were pulling out the pilings on the Eastham side of the harbor. You can see the huge piling dangling in the air by the crane. In the 2nd photograph, you can see where the dock and all of the pilings have been already pulled out on the Eastham side.

Does anyone have any idea why? Is it because of the work they will be doing on the Orleans side?