Category Archives: Cape Cod Blog

Semipalmated Plovers On Cape Cod Bay

I had never seen a  Semipalmated Plover on the beaches of Cape Cod Bay, so it was a big treat to see so many of them dashing about the beach looking for food this past week.


They are a small Plover that usually migrates to coastal areas of south United States during the winter months. Maybe they were heading down that way and stopped for a bite to eat on the way?

It gots its name because it only has partly webbed feet, thus the “semi” meaning half.

Have you ever seen a Semipalmated Plover?

Eastern Bluebirds At Our Bird Feeders Here On Cape Cod

We haven’t seen an Eastern Bluebird since we moved to Cape Cod over a year ago. And there, on our bird feeders were three of them! What a treat!

We were sitting at our nook getting ready for lunch when Phil asked what bird was sitting high up on the branch. I said, “It looks like a Bluebird, but I’m not sure what it is.” We have not seen one here before.

An then, 2 seconds later, they all flew down to the bird feeders. Wow! They are so beautiful! Have you ever seen a Bluebird?

Beautiful Flowers On Salt Pond Trail In Eastham On Cape Cod

The flowers, which have gone by, are still so pretty on the Salt Pond Trail in Eastham on Cape Cod. It is a beautiful little hike which starts at the Visitor’s Center and goes along the Salt Pond, Nauset Marsh and then back through the woods. There are other trails leading off of that one if you feel like  a longer hike.

The views are just spectacular. What do you think?


Hike To Coast Guard Beach From Doane Rock In Eastham On Cape Cod


The hike from Doane Rock to Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cape is one of my favorites! You walk through the woods, along the bike trail for a bit, over a bridge on Nauset Marsh where you can see the Coast Guard Station over the trees, through the woods again and then up to a spectacular overlook of Nauset Marsh and Coast Guard Beach.

It was a perfect day with temperatures in the high 50s and a slight breeze with the sun shining brightly. It doesn’t get much prettier!