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Flag Of Honor At Hemenway Landing On Cape Cod.

There is a new “Flag of Honor”  flying over the bench and memorial statue at Hemenway Landing honoring a man from Eastham who died on 9/11.

“The ‘Flag Of Honor’ has been created with the sincerest intentions of honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. This flag includes the names of everyone who perished on 9/11: on all of the planes, at Shanksville, PA, the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.”

May you find peace and love and a few minutes today to honor all those who died on 9/11 and their families.

Gorgeous Northern Bobwhite At Fort Hill On Cape Cod!

It’s amazing how, so often, you just happen to be at the right place at the right time. I was hiking at Fort Hill on Friday and decided to hang out a bit at Hemenway Landing taking some photographs of the horseshoe crabs mating near the shore. It was pretty cool. (Click on blog link for other photos.)

And then, as I walked up the trail, I heard a distinct call of “Bob-white! Bob-white!” I knew there was a Bobwhite nearby. But where? I quietly looked about the brush and trees and then found him on a branch overlooking Nauset Marsh. He was only about 15-20 feet from me and he hadn’t seen me yet. I quietly clicked away and got some amazing photos.

I’ve only seen the Bobwhite 3 times since we moved here 6 years ago, so it was a big treat. If I hadn’t stopped to check out those horseshoe crabs, I might have missed this elusive bird.

Just happy that… I was at the right place at the right time! Gorgeous bird, don’t you think?

The American Oystercatchers Are Back On Cape Cod!

It was such a  treat to see two American Oystercatchers at Hemenway Landing yesterday afternoon. We had never seen them there before and these were the first ones we’ve seen this season. They are such a distinctive bird with their black hood, yellow eyes  and long, bright orange, needle-shaped bill. (Click on blog link for other photos.)

We watched for a while as they dug around in the sand for “oysters” and other mollusks. They used their bill as a little jackhammer to dig up the sand and then open the mollusks, which you can see in the 2nd and 3rd photographs. They were pretty far away but it was really fun to watch!

Have you ever seen an Oystercatcher? Such a cool shorebird!

New Kayak And Canoe Racks At Hemenway Landing On Cape Cod.

With so many people kayaking Nauset Marsh in the summer, a place was needed a place to store their kayaks. In years past, people would tie their kayaks or canoes up on the shore in the grass. This year they will be able to store them on these new racks that have been put in for their use.

You can see that already a few people havetaken advantage of the racks. I’m sure in the next few weeks we will see them full as we’ve already seen many kayakers out on the marsh already.