Tag Archives: Cape Cod Bay

Great Blue Heron Searching For Food At Rock Harbor On Cape Cod

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I have seen so many Great Blue Herons lately in the salt marshes here on Cape Cod. This Great Blue was stalking something in the water along in the high grass, searching for his next meal.

And then he darted down toward the water and caught lunch, as you can see him with his beak wide open.

 

Rock Harbor In Orleans On Cape Cod

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Rock Harbor in Orleans on Cape Cod is a unique little harbor which is ruled by the tides. The boats go in and out closer to high tide so they don’t get stuck in all of the Cape Cod Bay sandbars. The channel into Rock Harbor is also unique as it is marked by “trees,” or what look like trees. It really is a beautiful place to visit.

I was walking down the beach the other day when I took these two photographs. I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. What do you think?

Lots Of Birders At the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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If you want to go birding with an expert, sign up at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. They schedule many birding hikes throughout the day and you will be surprised at how much you learn. They are amazing!

We were out at the outer beach past the boardwalk when we saw these birders in the distance. We went over to see what they were watching and were pleasantly surprised. There were quite a few different shore birds that we couldn’t see where we had been standing. The expert was educating them on all of the birds they could see from Black-bellied Plovers to Semi-palmated Plovers to a Whimbrel by the tall grass. He was so informative on everything around them.

It was a gorgeous day to be on the beach and such a treat to see so many shore birds! A perfect day to go birding!

Juvenile Black-Bellied Plover In Wellfleet On Cape Cod

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These little Black-Bellied Plovers were flitting all around the mud flats by the beach at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary  the other day. Phil and I clicked away and got a few good photographs.

And then I started to do research and am not sure what they are. I think they are juvenile Black-Bellied Plovers. Can anyone verify what they are?

Their coloring is so different from adult Black-Bellied Plovers, but they were right near each other on the mud flats. Any help would be much appreciated!