This is the first Cardinal that I have photographed in years so it was such a treat! I will have to get a better one without the branch in the way.
But Red (as we call a male Cardinal, the female is Birdie) was just so regal looking in the tree, I had to click away!
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.
Anadromous fish runs occur in rivers and streams that drain out of coastal ponds. These systems are used by migratory fish to feed and reproduce. These fish runs provide open and unblocked paths of travel for herring to reach their spawning habitat.
Herring spawn in these fresh water ponds and then live most of their lives in salt water, which is why it is essential to maintain these runs.
We stopped at one of the herring run rivers the other day and were surprised at the number of herring who were swimming upstream to get to the pond to spawn. You can see 4 herring that have just jumped up the little dam to get to the next resting place before they move on upstream again.
It was really fascinating to watch. Have you ever seen a herring run?
It’s official! We have moved in to our new home here in Eastham on Cape Cod. It is so exciting!
After many, many hours of unpacking boxes that were packed last June and putting things away, I decided to see how far it was to walk to Boat Meadows…. 9 1/2 minutes! Wow! I can do that any time. And not a bad view, huh?
Plus, there are benches to sit on to relax and just take in the gorgeous scenery.
I will post some photographs of our new home when we get it looking a little bit better. Lots of clutter everywhere, so a walk to the beach was the perfect medicine.
There are a lot of paddle surfers here on Cape Cod. It looks like so much fun. We were talking with a surfer who said it is a wonderful way for the older surfer to stay surfing longer. They can stand up and catch a wave instead of lying down and then jumping up.’
Makes sense, huh? I think it would be so much fun to try!