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Red-Tailed Hawk Finding Prey At The Salt Marsh On Cape Cod

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As we were driving along the salt marsh the other day, I noticed this Red-Tailed Hawk in the grass. I usually see the Red-tailed Hawk sitting  in a  tree or flying, but rarely on the ground. We pulled over to see what he was doing.

He was obviously enjoying his fresh-caught meal, of what I do not know. There were a lot of seabirds nearby in the river. Maybe a little rodent nearby?

I liked the 2nd photograph as he looks like he is taking a little break from “lunch.” He was pretty far out on the marsh, so no other predators were nearby.

Gorgeous Skies Over Rock Harbor On Cape Cod Bay

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One of my favorite things to do is to take a walk to the beach at low tide, especially to a beach on Cape Cod Bay. It is always so gorgeous and you can walk out on the flats for miles.

It was low tide about 3:00 pm the other day and a perfect day for a walk. When I got to Boat Meadow Beach the clouds were just beautiful. And then I could see the huge rock by Rock Harbor with the sun shining through the clouds above it.

Pretty spectacular, don’t you think? I love how the sun and clouds are reflected in the tidal pool with the rippled sand from the flats in the foreground.

Still Lots Of Ice On Cape Cod Bay

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After the rains last weekend, I could finally take a walk to Boat Meadow Beach on Cape Cod Bay and walk a little bit, between the ice chunks, on the beach.

As I looked out on the water, I saw these Seagulls all on top of the ice on Cape Cod Bay. They must have been looking for a place to rest so they picked this big iceberg! It just struck me as  a photo that should have  polar bears, not seagulls!

Boat Meadow Beach In Eastham On Cape Cod Is Full Of Huge Ice Chunks!

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We were so surprised when we took a drive to Boat Meadow Beach yesterday and saw the huge icebergs all along the shore. They dwarf the benches on the beach.

In the 2nd photograph you can see the huge ice chunks along the side of the road. The salt marsh had flooded over the entire road into people’s driveways and the plows had to come break up the ice in the road.

I’ve never seen ice like this around here before.

Bridge Road Salt Marsh In Eastham On Cape Cod Is Flooded

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While everyone else in New England got heavy snow yesterday, we got rain and lots of it, with heavy, heavy winds. With the ground frozen from the frigid temps the past couple of weeks, the water has no place to go, so the puddles on the streets were easily 12″ deep and more.

Bridge Road, near our home, was flooded. The salt marsh was washing right over the road from Cape Cod Bay inland. I have never seen it like this. Bridge Road was closed and the red cones were up so no one would try to venture across and get swept out to sea!