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?
I posted a photograph of a paddleboarder with her dog a while back at Rock Harbor. It was such a great sight to see the dog enjoying the ride out through the channel markers and along the shore.
A few days ago I saw the same paddleboarder with her dog at Boat Meadow Beach. This time she had a wet suit on! Both were seemingly enjoying their ride again. So much fun even this time of year!
I was so surprised to see so many Semipalmated Plovers at Boat Meadow Beach the other day. I thought they had migrated weeks ago. There were quite a few of them looking for food on the flats at low tide. (Click on blog link or additional photo.)
When doing a little research, I learned that Semipalmated Plovers are abundant here on the Cape until well into November!
I took a ride over to Boat Meadow beach to see if there might a pretty sunset and this is what I saw. It was fiery red and just gorgeous! Low tide makes it even more interesting with all of the sandbars.
What do you think?