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