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Rock Harbor At Low Tide On Cape Cod

Rock Harbor in Orleans is always spectacular whether it is high tide or low tide. I loved this photograph of low tide where you can see the flats go out for miles and the beautiful clouds in the sky. You can see the channel and the channel markers that look like trees in the water.

I took the first photograph about 3-4 weeks ago. I took the second photograph just a few days ago. It was low tide and you can still walk way out. But you don’t see the channel markers. I wonder if they got destroyed with all of the ice that we had. It’s also hard to see where the channel is… I bet it will have to be dredged out again this spring and new channel markers put in.

Snowy Red Maple Swamp Trail At Fort Hill On Cape Cod

Yesterday was a gorgeous day for a hike on the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill after the snowstorm on Tuesday. We got about 6″ of snow. Yesterday was chilly enough that the snow had not turned to ice so the boardwalk was just perfect for a walk!

So pretty, don’t you think?

Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk In Our Yard On Cape Cod

I heard the Crows squawking the other day and went outside to see what all the ruckus was about. There, high in the tree in our front yard was this Red-Tailed Hawk perched, apparently looking for lunch. We’ve had one chick hatch in our yard the past two summers, so I wondered if this was the latest one.

He doesn’t look quite mature yet… maybe he’s a juvenile?

I have to add a little more to this story… last weekend I saw some movement way high up in one of the trees in our back yard. I looked up and there was a Red-Tailed Hawk with a branch in its beak. He spread his wings and brought the branch to the nest above. What a treat! It looks like we’ll have nesting hawks in our yard again.

And then we started wondering… is it the original parent or one of his offspring that keeps using the same nest each year? So much fun to watch!