I cannot remember the last time we had icky weather on Mother's Day...today, weather-wise, it was gross out there. Oh well! I am known for dragging my family on a hike that typically involves birds somehow... In years past, we've hiked the Beech Forest Trail in Provincetown & took a nice drive up to Race Point. We've also visited Fort Hill in Eastham, which I believe was last year. I also recommend the White Cedar Swamp trail in Wellfleet at Marconi Beach on the National Seashore. I really wanted to hike Morris Island in Chatham today. Well, both the weather and the timing of the tides with our schedule took that away, but I still had a nice Mother's Day. If you're a momma, I sure hope you did too. We did stop at a few beautiful spots, even though we didn't stay outside long & our kids never got out of the car...but I had to pose with this strong & brave lone Herring Gull. S/he was absolutely determined to perch, as best a gull can do, atop this sign... S/he was tenacious enough to stay put for a pose. I felt accepted. Maybe she was a momma bird whose youngsters were off looking for fish for a gift? I love when wild birds let me get this close!
|Herring Gull at Chatham Light Beach|