The clouds here on Cape Cod have been spectacular the past few weeks. Look at those clouds over Cape Cod Bay at Boat Meadow.
Breathtaking! Wouldn’t you agree?
I kept driving over the bridge on Bridge Road and seeing this black and white bird in the water. It would swim along with its head under water and occasionally dive under. (Click on blog link to see other photos.) I wasn’t sure what it was until I stopped the car and realized it was a Common Eider. It’s the first Common Eider that I’ve seen this winter. What a treat!
So many people think that there is nothing to see in the winter on the Cape, but that’s when all of the winter birds come back. It is so much fun looking for them and seeing which ones do come back. Maybe we’ll see a few new ones this year.
Have you ever seen a Common Eider? Maybe this one will hang around a bit by the bridge on Bridge Road. He really is beautiful! I loved the photograph with his bill open. Funny, don’t you think?
It was so cool to see this Black-bellied Plover at Boat Meadow Beach the other day. I took quite a few photographs as I couldn’t identify it then and there. When I got home I put it on my iBird PRO app and realized that it was a Black-bellied Plover in its winter coloring.
I did some research and learned that many of them winter here on Cape Cod and are also seen during migration. I had never seen one there before so that was a first for me! Very cool, don’t you think?
I love to walk along the beaches of Cape Cod Bay at low tide. You can walk out for miles and… the sand ripples are so fascinating. (Click on blog link to see other photos.)
I was walking along the beach toward Rock Harbor from Boat Meadow the other day when I stopped to look at the sand ripples left by the waters at high tide. They were really interesting. In a couple of hours, they would be all covered over again.
I used the 3 photo settings on my new iPhone 11 Pro Max and thought the photos were pretty cool. What do you think?
I was just commenting to Phil a few days ago that I hadn’t gotten a good photograph of the Double-Crested Cormorant this past summer. I was just never in the right place at the right time. (Click on blog link to see other photo.)
And then as I was walking over the bridge on Boat Meadow Creek the other day, I saw three Double-Crested Cormorants. How cool!
This 2nd Cormorant was just standing on the river bank looking around. I loved his big, webbed feet!
Cute little guy, don’t you think?