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Wild Cape Cod Notebook: Winter-Barrier Beaches #3


This is the third post highlighting our walks on the barrier beaches on the Cape in the month of January. Still in search of up close and impressive images of the Snowy Owl visitors we venture onto Harding's Beach in Chatham in the late afternoon to investigate. As those who follow this blog know even if your prime objective is elusive there is always something interesting to observe....always. Cutting to the chase - we did not find the owl this day but other visitors caught our attention.

Sanderlings are among the few shorebirds that winter over on Cape beaches.

Dusk at the entrance to Stage Harbor looking south to South Monomoy Point

Sadly, a short finned pilot whale has stranded and died over night mysteriously.

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