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Salt Pond Trail In Eastham On Cape Cod Is A Wonderful Hike For The Whole Family


If you haven’t hiked the Salt Pond Trail in Eastham on Cape Cod, put it on your list. It’s part of the National Seashore and takes you through many diverse habitats, even though it is not a long hike.

I loved this photograph of going over the bridge with Nauset Marsh in the background. Aren’t the clouds gorgeous?

Such a  pretty day!

Wild Turkeys At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

There were wild turkeys everywhere at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellfleet on Cape Cod. It was fun to watch them peck away looking for food.

I thought this was  the perfect Blog for Thanksgiving so… Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. May you find a few minutes to go outside and see something special in nature.

Hundreds Of Birds At Nauset Break On Cape Cod

We were taking a short hike at Fort Hill on the National Seashore  the other day when I saw a lot of commotion out at Nauset Break. I didn’t have my binoculars with me so I zoomed in with my camera and took a few photographs.

When I got home I could see that there were hundreds of birds flying about out there as well as resting on the beaches. I wonder if there was an abundance of fish out there that they were feeding on or why they were there?

Any ideas?

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?