You can hear them before you see them…
Redwings, in the marshes!
Just 2 more days ’til Spring.
And little by little here on the Cape, along the marshes and channels, you can see it creeping in…
It creeps in slowly. Looking for everything like autumn.
Its rewards of subtle beauty…
Thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!
I spotted my first REDWING yesterday.
And like always I heard him, long before I saw him.
I was approaching one of my favorite spots in the marsh. The light was fading, yet there he was. Gleaming black with red shoulder patches and yellow wingbars against a dried out, wintry landscape. Spring really is coming after all!!
“Uh—-OHhhhhh…. She’s back. It’s almost Spring, and she’s back. With that black box, with the funny green light. <sigh> Maybe if I strike a pose or two. Maybe then she’ll go away.”
And pose, he did!
“I wonder if that will do it for her. Heck, maybe she can’t even see me anymore.”
Yet somehow… I think my little friend knew, deep down inside… that I’d be back again. And SOON!! 😉
Thanks for coming with me as we all await the unfolding stages of spring here on Cape Cod!
If you had to choose, which one of these Cape Cod birds would you pick for the very BEST, Sunday Best?
And please remember, this is not a vote about the photography, it’s a vote about which of our contestants displays the very best Sunday attire.
Are you ready?
Contestant #1, the mute swan…
Contestant #2, the cardinal…
Contestant #3, the eider…
Contestant #4… The redwing blackbird…
And finally Contestant #5, the osprey…
Please cast your vote, the winner will be announced later on today!
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