We took a ride to Boat Meadow Beach the other morning to have a picnic breakfast and do a little bird-watching. Boy, were we in for a treat! There were 34 Egrets on the far shore on the flats.
Pretty cool, don’t you think? I’ve never seen that many Egrets in one place before!
There’s nothing like a 6 am bike ride here on Cape Cod! There is no one around and it is just gorgeous!
It was almost low tide this morning at Boat Meadow Beach. It doesn’t get much prettier!
It was a stormy morning at Boat Meadow Beach. You could see the dark clouds rolling in, making it almost ominous.
I loved this photograph in black and white. What do you think?
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?
Boat Meadow Beach had a few new gullies after the storm the other day with the rain pummelling the beach and parking lot. You can see how rough Cape Cod Bay is with all those whitecaps. (Click on blog link to see full photo.)
But the benches are still intact, so all is still ok.
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?