We were driving home the other night when I saw this beautiful Great Blue Heron out of the corner of my eye. He was standing on the banks of the salt marsh looking for dinner. I quickly drove home and got my camera. Luckily, he was still there a few minutes later.
The Great Blue Heron is my favorite bird…. so beautiful and elegant and regal. It always “makes my day” when I see “Blue” flying up in the sky…or sitting by the creek waiting for dinner.
The benches are still empty but the weather is getting warmer and it’s almost time for summer on Cape Cod! I took this early morning photograph at Boat Meadow beach on Cape Cod Bay. Pretty soon someone will be enjoying that gorgeous view from those benches.
Inviting, don’t you think?
Memorial Day weekend has been just spectacular with sunny skies and warm temperatures! We took a long walk on Coast Guard Beach yesterday morning. It was warm enough for shorts and a t-shirt. And then walked on the bayside in the afternoon. It doesn’t get much better!
Boat Meadow Beach on Cape Cod Bay looks like a summer day with people even swimming!
The sky was just spectacular this morning at Boat Meadow Beach. It doesn’t get much prettier!
What do you think?
We got up and out early so we could go birding yesterday morning at low tide, knowing it was supposed to rain all weekend. Our first stop was Boat Meadow Beach and it ended up being our last stop. There was so much to see!
Besides the skies being spectacular, the shore birds kept flying in. We saw a flock of Brants in the distance. Along the far shore were 2 Oystercatchers rummaging around in the sand and grass. They were the first Oystercatchers that we’ve seen this year, and never at Boat Meadow. I love their black heads and their bright orange bills.
While we were checking out all of the 12-15 Greater Yellowlegs scurrying along the shore, a flock of about 20 Sanderlings flew in and landed on the shore. All the while the 6 black and white Buffleheads dove in and out of the water looking for food.
I’d say it was a pretty awesome morning. What do you think?
I’ve seen many Common Eiders in this area on Cape Cod in the wintertime. This Common Eider was swimming about on Boat Meadow Creek by the bridge in Eastham. I’ve seen it several times and always alone. I wonder how long he will stay in the area…
Have you ever seen a Common Eider?