Cape Cod: Long Meadow and Wellfleet Bay

Grackle on the way to feed its young.

Grackle, Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary

Just fledged Grackle

In June I found myself on the Cape. I explored Mass Audobon's Long Pasture and Wellfleet Bay Sanctuaries. I was in search of the Terapin but did not see any. Perhaps next year. The beaches provided great opportunities to explore tidal pools. I must have seen a thousand hermit crabs and perhaps thousands more fiddler crabs. And I saw my very first Willet in Wellfleet. I also stumbled upon a group of newly fledged grackles. That was pretty amazing. They must have emerged from the nest that very morning.

Hermit crabs

Hermit crabs

Hermit crabs

What a hermit crab looks like with no shell. It soon found a new home.

Fiddler crab

Fiddler crab

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Fiddler crab defending its burrow in the tidal flats, Wellfleet Bay.

Green heron hunting, Wellfleet Bay

Cabbage white, Wellfleet Bay

Sheep, Long Pasture

Lambs, Long Pasture

Beach, Brewster, MA

Beach, Brewster, MA. Click for larger view.

Ring-billed gulls

Ring-billed gulls


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