I’ve seen many coyotes hunting for prey at Fort Hill but they were always pretty far away out in the fields. This coyote was so intent on finding lunch that he wasn’t paying attention to anyone walking by.
Beautiful animal, don’t you think?
We had to wait for the snow to melt this year before we could see the delicate, white Snowdrop wildflowers blooming on the hillside under the trees. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
1. “Snowdrops were named after earrings not drops of snow.
2. There are more than 2,500 varieties of snowdrop wildflowers.
3. They are symbolic of spring, purity and religion.
4. Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to appear in the new year. In the northern hemisphere snowdrops can be seen appearing as early as January, weather permitting. They usually flower between the months of January and April.”
The Red-winged Blackbirds are back and noisy at Fort Hill. You can always hear their distinct “Cu-ca-ree” calls to each other as you hike the trails. They are so pretty and a sign that spring is almost here!
This guy was sitting on a fence post just singing away. Love his coloring… so bright and vibrant!
This Juvenile Bald Eagle was enjoying a fresh fish meal on this vacant Osprey platform overlooking the salt marsh.
I took a “double take” when we drove by this “nesting” platform and saw such a large bird on top. We turned the car around, got the cameras out and clicked away. It was pretty far out in the middle of the salt marsh, so it was hard to get a great photo.
I haven’t seen many Bald Eagles on the Cape and Phil had never seen one so this was a big treat!