At The Cape Final Week


Clouds over Cape Cod Bay close to Mayflower Seaside, 11 July 2023 (picture by Kate St. John)

15 July 2023

Final week at Cape Cod I got here away with many impressions and some pictures of things-that-stand-still. The clouds above Cape Cod Bay and the shallow waves at low tide made a fairly image on 11 July.

Chook pictures are past my cellphone’s functionality so I’ve borrowed from Wikimedia Commons for instance. The Finest Birds certainly have been piping plovers and their chicks at Sea Gull Seaside. So cute!

Piping plover chick, Rachel Carson NWR, Maine (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

The commonest songbird on the Cape is the grey catbird — as frequent as robins are in Pittsburgh.

Gray catbird in Massachusetts (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Ospreys have been at all times overhead. Most of them had nestlings on the brink of fledge.

Osprey bringing food to its nest, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Finest Insect was an ebony damselfly seen at Stony Brook Mill Website with Bob Kroeger who took this picture.

Ebony damselfly, Stony Brook Mill Website, 8 July 2023 (picture by Bob Kroeger)

Cape Cod has *tons* of rabbits all over the place. I didn’t suppose to take a photograph when a rabbit was close by. Are you able to see it in dappled shade in the midst of this picture?

One of many many rabbits on Cape Cod: on the path at Lengthy Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 July 2023 (picture by Kate St. John)

The flowers on this noticed wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata) had not but opened on 6 July.

Noticed wintergreen, South Dennis, MA, 6 July 2023 (picture by Kate St. John)

A Life Flower: American cow-wheat (Melampyrum lineare) within the dry upland pine forest at Wellfleet Bay. Amazingly it’s semi-parasitic with leaves for photosynthesis and roots for pulling nutrients from pines, poplars, sugar maples, red oaks and low-bush blueberries.

American cow-wheat, Wellfleet Bay Audubon Sanctuary, 8 July 2023 (picture by Kate St. John)

Greenery we by no means see in Pittsburgh –> seaweed.

Seaweed at Sea Gull Seaside, Yarmouth, MA, 7 July 2023 (picture by Kate St. John)

Our household prefers the seashores on Cape Code Bay the place there’s numerous area to unfold out at low tide. At excessive tide all however the far edge is underwater.

Overcast morning at Company Seaside, Dennis, MA, 9 July 2023 (picture by Richard St. John)

And the waves are shallow like these at Lake Erie.

Sunny afternoon close to Mayflower Seaside, Dennis, MA, 11 July 2023 (picture by Kate St. John)

On the finish of our keep it was 90 levels for a few days. Not a lot enjoyable within the solar. Although it’s good to journey I’m glad to be dwelling.

(pictures by Kate St. John, Bob Kroeger and from Wikimedia Commons)

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