Wiley Park is one of my favorite places to hike. The trails meander through the woods and along the shore of Great Pond. There are several places that look out onto Great Pond or a smaller adjacent pond. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
I really like the colors in this photograph where you can still see the ice on Great Pond, even though it’s been so warm. I couldn’t decide if I like it better as a horizontal or a vertical. What do you think?
I had seen a post about a Juvenile Bald Eagle on Wednesday, so I thought I might try to see if I could find it. I went out early on Thursday morning and was I was in for a big surprise! There, high on the tree in the distance overlooking the water, was an adult Bald Eagle. Oh my!
This was another first for me on Cape Cod as I saw my first Snowy Owl about a month ago. So cool!!
Have you ever seen a Bald Eagle on Cape Cod?
This Great Blue Heron likes to hang out by the little creek that feeds the two ponds at Wiley Park. I see him there frequently as I hike over the bridge. He doesn’t seem spooked by me as many Great Blue Herons are when they just fly away. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
As you can see in the photos, he is pretty well disguised in the trees and brush. What a beautiful bird!
It’s always a surprise to hike the trails at Wiley Park this time of the year. Someone puts little Christmas ornaments on some of the trees along the trails. It always brings a smile to my face. (Click on blog link to see other photos.)
Fun idea, don’t you think?
If you want a truly beautiful hike through the woods and by a kettle pond on Cape Cod, try Wiley Park in Eastham. You never know what you might see!
I love hiking Wiley Park. There are so many different trails to take and I never get bored… there is always something new to see.
The other day we were walking over the bridge and I happened to look down and saw a Great Blue Heron fishing in the pond. I certainly was in the right place at the right time. He was so patient… just look at his eyes.
Have you ever hiked Wiley Park?