Tag Archives: Cape Cod

Gorgeous Hooded Merganser Family At Great Pond On Cape Cod.

It’s been so much fun going out each day with our binoculars and cameras trying to see which birds have migrated back to the Cape for the winter. There seems to be a new one every couple of days!

We took a drive by Great Pond in Eastham where I could see some white on what looked like a few ducks in the distance. When I got my binoculars out, I could see that they were Hooded Mergansers. What a treat! This was a first for us  this season.

As you can see by the photograph, it looks like two males and a female. I love how you can see their bright yellow eyes. Have you seen a Hooded Merganser yet this year?

 

Old Water Tower At Nickerson State Park On Cape Cod.

It’s really cool to see this really old water tower on one of trails in Nickerson State Park. There is a fence around it, so you cannot go near it. It is near the back part of Little Cliff Pond and Higgins Pond.

I looked online for some information about it, but couldn’t find any. Does anyone know anything about the water tower? It would be interesting to know its history.

I thought I’d re-post this blog with a new photograph, hoping that someone might know some of its history. Any historians?

John’s Foot Long In Provincetown On Cape Cod.

John’s Foot Long Restaurant is an iconic establishment in Provincetown. Even though it has an extensive menu, it is know for its foot long hot dogs, which are delicious. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

If you want to hear a fun song about John’s Foot Long, go online to www.7522radio.com and click on the Grab Brothers Band from Provincetown. Their song, “Where’s the Relish?” about the “foot longs” is just hysterical and the lyrics will stay with you forever!

(They are closed now for the winter, but put it on your list for next time you’re in Provincetown!)

Is This A Beaver On Cape Cod?

When we saw this animal swimming in Little Cliff Pond, we definitely thought it was a beaver. And when it put its tail up in the air while it swam, we knew it must be a beaver. Wow! How cool was that?! (Click on blog link for other photos.)

To verify the animal’s identity I asked our good friend, who is also the director of Wild Care Cape Cod, if this was truly a beaver swimming at Nickerson State Park. I’m sure she got quite a good chuckle when she saw our photos.

She replied, “That’s a muskrat! There are no beavers on Cape Cod!” And we thought we had scooped her. She certainly got the last laugh!