Category Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Great Blue Heron And Osprey At Boat Meadow On Cape Cod

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Early yesterday morning we drove by Boat Meadow Marsh and my favorite bird, the Great Blue Heron, was standing among the reeds in the marsh. Perfect photo op. So when I got home I got my camera and walked back.

Blue (as I call him) was still there. Great! But only for a minute and then he flew away. Oh no! I missed him.

A couple of minutes later I saw 2 large birds flying in the sky. I thought they were courting. They seemed to be in sync.

It wasn’t until I went back and looked at my photographs closely that I realized that an Osprey was chasing the Great Blue Heron.

The Goldfinches Have Found Our New Bird Feeder In Eastham On Cape Cod!

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One of our favorite pastimes here on Cape Cod is to go birding. There are so many different species of birds. So, one of the first things we bought for our new home is a bird feeder.

We put it up about 10 days ago, thinking the birds would flock to it. Well, we didn’t see any birds for the first 8 days. Did we put it in the wrong place? Then…there were birds everywhere! They had to wait their turn on the nearby branches to get to the food. It’s been so much fun to watch.

So here is one of my first photographs of 1 male and 2 female Goldfinches on our new feeder. Do you have a bird feeder? They are so much fun!

 

Greater Yellowlegs Courting At Boat Meadows Pond On Cape Cod

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There is a little pond at Boat Meadows in Eastham on Cape Cod that seems to have a lot of activity on it. Every time I walk by there, something is going on.

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These two Greater Yellowlegs were courting the other evening. The male would chase the female around and around the pond, and then she would fly across the pond and he would follow her. It was pretty exciting to watch!

 

Boat Meadows Pond In Eastham On Cape Cod

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There is a little pond at Boat Meadows Beach which is so pretty. As I was walking by the other day a little bird walking along the edge caught my eye. It was pretty far away, but it looked like a Greater Yellowlegs.

Pretty view, don’t you think? With Cape Cod Bay in the background and the pretty clouds in the sunny sky.