I went out to feed the birds around dinnertime last night and there were no birds out there. That was strange. So I filled the 2 bird baths and was getting ready to fill the meal worm feeder. Still no birds. (Click on blog link for other photo.) But I heard a lot of chatter from above. I could hear a very persistent Downy Woodpecker and a Robin that wouldn’t be quiet. He was chirping away!
I looked up and, right above me, was this gorgeous Red-tailed Hawk sitting in the tree, waiting for the birds to come back. But with all of the alarm calls from the other birds, no one was to be found.
I quietly tapped on the window and Phil handed me my camera and I clicked away. I couldn’t decide which pose I like better. What do you think?
It was a beautiful day, so I ran up the trail to get a photo of Nauset Beach. I knew it would be spectacular. But, on the way up the path, I noticed that the handrails and the fence were only about 12″ off of the ground. Had that much sand blown in over the winter? Or maybe they trucked in sand to build up the dunes because of erosion and that had blown onto the trail?
We’ve had some beautiful days here on Cape Cod the past couple of weeks, so we got our binoculars and headed to Boat Meadow Beach to see if there were any shore birds around. From the car we couldn’t see much so we thought it would be fun to walk over to Rock Harbor via the flats. Were we in for a treat!
There were shore birds everywhere on the flats searching for food. We got our cameras out and clicked away, hoping for that special photo op. It wasn’t until we got home and looked on the computer that we saw some birds that we had never seen before. In this frame you can see a White-rumped Sandpiper, a Semipalmated Plover and a Western Sandpiper. We had never seen the White-rumped Sandpiper or the Western Sandpiper before.
How cool is that?
It was a beautiful day for a walk on any Cape Cod Beach. We took advantage of the warm weather, sunny skies and low tides and headed out to Nauset Light Beach for an early morning walk. (Click on blog link for full photo.)
It doesn’t get much prettier…
I love the Money Plants growing all over Caper Cod. They are one of my favorite springtime plants with their vibrant pink flowers. They seem to grow everywhere… on the sides of the roads, in the woods, in people’s yards… except at my home. I’ve planted seeds and scattered seeds but can’t seem to get them to grow. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
Is there a secret to when or how to plant Money Plant seeds? I would love any suggestions!
Phil and I were taking an early morning walk on the Nauset Marsh Trail when we heard this Gray Catbird singing away. It was like he was serenading us as we walked along the trail.
So we got our cameras out and clicked away, hoping to get a good photograph of him singing, as he posed high on the branch in the sun.
Beautiful, don’t you think?