It’s been a quiet day for me today.
Just one image to share, for now, of a statuesque Great Egret that I saw down at Mill Landing.
I love mornings at Ridgevale Beach.
For the light.
For the birds I find there.
Some flying low over the tidal flats…
Complete with twinkling stars on shimmering blue.
Looking out across the marsh last evening you’d never know it was the first day of summer – the sea look gray-blue and mighty stormy.
We’ve had an unusually gray, wet spring thus far on the Cape, worst in a decade they say.
But the clammy clime hasn’t stopped Cape Cod summer fever for those who have come for the clambakes and the water sports.
Nor has it slowed down the ospreys who’ve come for the breeding season…
Which appears to be flying along smoothly thus far with fish aplenty!
Gardeners who’ve been wringing their hands over the damp, sunshine-less spring are starting to see some real signs of hope.
Check out this stunning purple bellflower…
On my way home last evening, I heard sounds from deep inside this hollowed out tree; a young flicker calling wildly to its Mum.
They’re all out there, just waiting for you! 😉
Mill Landing this weekend seemed like it was going to be all about the great egrets.
Each time I visited it seemed like any which way I turned, to the pond or to the flats, there they were.
Fishing in the shallows…
To join in on the fun.
‘Seems they’d heard there was a party going on, and they wanted IN!
And it looked like someone had blabbed to the black crowned night herons, as well, for they showed up and said the Snowies had been spreading the word.
And then the OSPREYS began to appear too, their cries filling the skies as they dipped and glided their way into the mix.
When all was said and done, I’m not sure who had the best time.
But I do know that if it’s the weekend, you can be sure there’s always a party goin’ on down at the Mill! 😉