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Photos of Cape Cod May – July, 2020

Yesterday I took a couple of hours and zipped through the hundreds of photos I have taken in the last few months.  I didn’t look at every photo – I barely even glanced at the photos of flying osprey, of which there were hundreds, but grabbed one from this weekend: Continue reading

Cape Cod in Late April, 2016


I spent most of the last week of April down on Cape Cod.  Although on the cool side, the weather was gorgeous.  It clouded over a few times, but most of the time it was sunny.  Of course I had my camera and documented a bit of the sunshine.

In the spring some of the beaches are closed to dogs and wheeled traffic.  Why?  Because the Piping Plovers are nesting.  Piping Plovers, a  bird no bigger than a single fist, is an endangered species.  If they get upset at all they leave their nests.  Usually they keep trying and will build a new nest, but if they are disturbed enough times they won’t have any chicks before the season is over.  There are something like 6500 in the world, which is double what they were only a decade ago.  Of that 6500, at least a dozen are on Chapin Beach in Dennis.  If you follow my blog  you’ve seen  that name.

Piping Plover

So I saw quite a few Piping Plovers. Continue reading

A Few Photos from Cape Cod, Middle of May

Last weekend i was on Cape Cod and took a few pictures.  Not many this time.  The big story was the one about the turkeys.  I looked out the window as three turkey walked by.  I wasn’t able to get any great shots, but there are a few.  I originally had a narrative for them, but I forget what I was going to say.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy these! Continue reading

Early Spring on Cape Cod – Return of the Osprey!

I spent the weekend on Cape Cod, known around here as just “The Cape”.  I say that because I know I sometimes confuse my African readers with “The Cape”:)  This has been a very harsh winter and yet, at last, Spring has arrived.

As always I took quite a few photos, even though many were in the rain.  We did have some sunshine.  In fact, the second it stopped raining on Saturday I was on my way to Chapin Beach.  This beach has tidal flats that stretch out well over a kilometer, but I got there at high tide.  I’m not sure if it was the full moon, the north-west wind or what, but I don’t think I’ve seen the tide as high. Continue reading

On, In, Under & Over the Water – Cape Cod

Here are quite a few shots from Cape Cod that I took over two trips in the last three weeks.  They were all taken from the kayak, on a beach, or standing by a salt water pond.   All pictures taken in Dennis MA. Continue reading