I had just photographed a Piping Plover wading in the water at Rock Harbor when I saw this other bird nearby. At first, I thought it was another Willet, as they have been very abundant everywhere this summer.
It wasn’t until I got home and was looking on the computer when Phil said, “Look at those yellow legs!” Hmmmm. I quickly looked up on my iBird Pro if Willets have yellow legs. No, they don’t. And there on the iBird Willet page, it described the Greater Yellowlegs as similar but “smaller and slimmer with a more slender bill and yellow legs, and lacking the black and white wing pattern.”
Thank you, IBird Pro for making it so easy to research the Greater Yellowlegs. Beautiful bird, don’t you think?
I thought this was a cool photograph of the very unique channel markers at Rock Harbor. They look like trees guiding the boats into the harbor or out to Cape Cod Bay.
Such a tranquil, simple photograph. What do you think?
Biking on Cape Cod is one of my all-time favorite things to do! I love to get up early and be on my bike by 6:00… then I have the road and all the wildlife and birds to myself! It doesn’t get much better!
So glad that the warmer weather is here, hopefully to stay! I took this photograph at Rock Harbor which is along my favorite route!
Have you gotten your bike out yet?
Any day is a perfect day for a picnic on Cape Cod! Just find that perfect bench or picnic table and you’re all set! There certainly are enough to choose from… and the views are spectacular!
This was such a pretty day at Rock Harbor in Orleans on Cape Cod. I love the sand blown up again the beach grass with the beautiful blue sky in the background.
What do you think?
Rock Harbor has two launch areas where you can put your boats in, one on the Orleans side and one on the Eastham side. This photograph is looking across the harbor from Orleans to the Harbor Master’s house and launch ramp in Eastham. Pretty soon the place will be busy!
So pretty, don’t you think?