There were a few Semipalmated Plovers scurrying around on the flats at Skaket Beach the other day. They sure do move fast! Love the distinctive black ring around their necks.
Semipalmated Plovers usually migrate right around now, so you’re lucky if you see one!
The boats are still there… at Rock Harbor in Orleans. The weather has been so warm that I’m sure they are still going out.
Pretty soon all of these slips will be empty and all you’ll see are the posts. Enjoy the fall and the beautiful weather while you can!
Rock Harbor is one of my stops along my bike route in the early morning. I love the peace and serenity of Cape Cod Bay that greet me at the end of the dock.
Just beautiful, don’t you think?
I took a walk to Boat Meadow Beach the other morning and was surprised at how many birds there were on the beach. It was mid-tide …so not too high and not too low. I had my phone but had forgotten my camera. Thankfully, I don’t do that very often.
You can see the larger Seagulls with about 50 little Semipalmated Plovers scurrying about. When I got home and looked on my computer I could see two birds flying above. I thought it was so pretty.
I kind of like the grainy way it looks from zooming in on my iPhone. What do you think?
It was fun to watch the Double-crested Cormorants diving for food at Rock Harbor. There were quite a few of them and they were quite busy. They’d swim around bit and then dive way under. You never knew where they would surface, so you never knew where to focus your camera.
This guy was right next to the pier before he went looking for lunch. They should be around at least for another month before they head south and are really fun to watch.
I loved this photograph of Boat Meadow Beach early in the morning. Such peace, tranquility and serenity…
It doesn’t get much better!