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Gull and Crab

A Few Photos from Cape Cod

Since I need to go through all of the photos I took in Colorado and I know I’ll be taking 1000 more photos at the end of the month, so I decided to edit some photos I took the last weekend in July when I was down on Cape Cod.  This was a short trip to the cottage, so not tons of photos, but a couple of pretty good ones.  Or at least I like them ;)

Not a great photo, but I thought it was cool to see a bunch of seal off of Chapin Beach (in the full photo there are about a dozen others stretched out in a line). Continue reading

Cape Cod Late June 2017

Osprey

I was on Cape Cod for a week in late June of this year.  As usual, I took a ton of photos.  I finally got a chance to dig through them.  There were just too many ;)  The hard part was weeding them out and picking my favorites.  Not always the best.  For instance,  I like this Osprey with a stick:

Osprey with stick

Not as good as the photo at the top of the page, but I like the stick.  I actually took a few photos of osprey with sticks, and some with fish, but most didn’t come out very well. Continue reading

Immature Loon

Immature Loon

The other day I went down to one of my favorite little walks, Bells Neck in Harwich.  I got out of the car and walked towards the herring ladder.  There is a pool of water above the flume, a little smooth inlet away from the main pond.  I saw a bird between the parking lot and the water, a largish bird.  Not eagle big, or Great Blue Heron big, but something with the body the size of a Canadian Goose but a much shorter neck.

I walked pretty close, and it only half watched me.  But then I got Fiyero out of the car and it lifted it’s head and kept a sharp, red eye on the dog.

I wasn’t sure what it was, but it looked familiar.  I thought “Loon”, but it was the wrong color.  Besides, I had never seen a Loon on the Cape.  In Canada and northern Maine, sure, but Cape Cod?  Nope. Continue reading

A Few Photos From the Weekend

swan-pond-sunset-5-2017

Something new and Different, some photos from Cape Cod!  The weather wasn’t great so I didn’t make it out a lot, but i do like some of these.  Also still getting used to the new camera.  We’ll get there with it.

One I point to point out because the photo itself isn’t great, but I love the subject.  Look at the size of that fish this osprey has!  And look at the crow.  Soon a couple of other crows joined it.  They came closer and closer to the osprey.  I think the osprey finally ate the fish. but I didn’t see it happen. Continue reading

Photos of Cape Cod, Mid May

 

Swan grooming itselfI always post a lot of photos from Cape Cod, and have done a late April post every year.  I wasn’t 100% happy with my late April photos this year, but I am a bit happier with the ones I took in mid May.

Last Monday I put up a post of waterfalls and mentioned a new camera.  These shots are the first shots I took on Cape Cod with the new camera. Continue reading

Some Photos from Cape Cod, Late April 2017

 

OspreyEvery year I do a short “Spring Break” on Cape Cod and every year I do a photo post when I get back.  I feel a little bad this year, because I took so few good photos, but I’m going to post some anyway.

From my Weekly Smile last week:
I took a short vacation at the end of last week.  yes, I only visited my cottage on Cape Cod, which I typically do a couple of times a month, but I took time off of work. Continue reading

Weekly Smile 65 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

As those of you who read my Coffee Share may be aware, I was down at my cottage on Cape Cod over the weekend.  I was eating breakfast on Sunday morning, going over what I needed to do before I left when I noticed movement outside.

A quick note here before I continue.  Our cottage is the second cottage down the road.  There is a street just past the first cottage.  Across that street is a public landing out onto Swan Pond, a small brackish water body of water.  This is where I usually kayak.  Next to our kitchen table/dining area there is a glass sliding door that looks across our neighbor’s yard to the landing and onto the pond.

Seeing the movement in my peripheral vision, I turn and look out of the window.  There was a deer just right there.  It moseyed deeper into my neighbor’s yard.  I grabbed my camera, but the telephoto lens wasn’t on.  Oh well, I stuck my head out of the front door.  The deer was then in my neighbor’s parking area.  I took a couple of quick photos and then slipped back in to put on the telephoto lens.  I knew I didn’t have much time because I could hear voices coming up the street, and I could tell that the deer was listening to those same voices. Continue reading

Weekly Smile 60! #weklysmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

Weekly Smile #WeeklySmile

My smile is going to be a bit different today.  Why not? :)

I got up relatively early on Saturday (18th) morning.  The sun was just making an appearance and lighting my bedroom.  I went into the kitchen for my boring breakfast routine.  As I ate, I watched out the window, actually a sliding glass door.  From my kitchen table I can see Swan Pond just at the end of the road.  There is a landing, so the view of the water is unobstructed.

The day looked good.  There was barely a ripple on the pond, meaning there was little wind.  I hoped this was true all over the Cape (what we call Cape Cod).  Sometimes I will see little wind, but then going out it will be very strong where I want to walk.

I was out the door by 7:45 and headed to Chapin Beach. Continue reading

Grey and Windy

chapin-storm

It’s grey and windy.  A storm sits off the Atlantic coast churning up the water.  A band of passing showers and then just grey again.  It’s going to be like this for days.  Time for a book and for some music.  Perhaps a warm snack and more coffee.  Not a time for sunbathing or swimming.

It is grey and windy.  What a day to start my vacation ;)

Cape Cod July 2016

sunset on Swan Pond

I didn’t take quite as many photos in July as I have previous years, but I think one or two of these are pretty good.

A few things – I took a lot of pictures of egrets, both snowy and great, but had zero come out.  Bummer.  The swans are more standoffish this year so I have fewer pictures of them.

On the plus side is the osprey.  I saw the oddest thing – an adult osprey sitting on the back of a newly fledged young osprey.  They were both making a racket.  When I got pretty close the adult flew away, but as I was passing it came back again.  Just after I passed by they both flew away.  I have no clue what was going on.  OK, a clue – every year I see adults beating up on newly fledged young birds.  I can only guess they are trying to get the young ones to fend for themselves.  usually it is a young one sitting in a tree or on a pole and the adult attacks making it fly away.   (Young = gold eyes, adult = yellow eyes)

Ospreys

Oh, my guess is these are the same osprey I photographed earlier since it was close to the nest (Photo below from June 25, 2016).

Osprey

Osprey

I hope you enjoy the photos!  As always, click on a photo to bring up more detail.  When you bring one up you can scroll through them all.  Enjoy! (All photos on or around Swan Pond/Swan River in Dennis and Dennis Post MA on Cape Cod.)