There were quite a few bricks on Boat Meadow Beach when I went for a walk there the other day. I wondered how they got on the beach. Had they been buried under the sand and been uncovered from the series of storms that we’ve had over the winter?
The interesting part was that there two squares of bricks and they looked like they were stuck together with cement.
It would be fun to write a story on where they came from… a home that used to be there? I thought of Billingsgate Island on Cape Cod Bay that used to have many houses and a lighthouse on it, only to be covered with water years ago. You can only see it at low tide now.
I love Cape Cod Bay at low tide! It is so much fun to walk way out on the flats when you know that, in another few hours, they will be covered by water. Sometimes I even plan my walks so I can get there at low tide.
I thought this was a really pretty photograph where you can see the flats and where the water recedes at low tide.
What do you think?
It was such a treat to see this family of Swans at Boat Meadow on Cape Cod Bay the other day. At first I thought they were white buoys that had washed in during the storm, but, as they got closer to shore, I realized they were Swans. I have never seen Swans swimming there before.
Pretty, don’t you think? The juvenile was just following along behind mom and dad. So cute!
The sunset last night here on Cape Cod was spectacular! I saw the sky start changing color so I jumped in my car and headed over toward Boat Meadow Beach. But I stopped on side of the road over the salt marsh thinking this was just gorgeous.
Maybe the calm before the storm? We ‘re supposed to get our 3rd Nor’easter in 2 weeks on Tuesday night into Wednesday… ugh!
We are so ready for spring! What do you think?
I saw my first Red-Breasted Mergansers the other day at Boat Meadow Beach, before the big storm. What a gorgeous bird! They were feeding in the little pond that comes out at high tide on the salt marsh. I had never seen one before.
Red-Breasted Mergansers are a medium-sized diving ducks with black upper parts, gray sides, rust-brown breast, white belly, green head, double crests and a white neck ring. Their long thin bill, legs and feet are bright orange. The female has much duller colors.
The Red-Breasted Mergansers were so interesting to watch as they feed. They would swim along with their heads in the water, almost like a shovel, as you can see in the 3rd photograph. Or they would dive under water for food. It was very cool to watch!
Have you ever seen a Red-Breasted Merganser? Gorgeous bird, don’t you think?
There were about 30 Brants at Boat Meadow on Cape Cod Bay the other day. It’s the most I’ve ever seen together. I stopped and took some photographs, but couldn’t get more than 2 in each frame.
Brants have a black head and neck with a white collar, grey underparts and white on their tails. They are about the same size as a Canada Goose. They are common in this area in the winter.
On my way back from my walk to Rock Harbor about 1/2 hour later, they were all gone. Wonder where they went?