SCENES FROM AROUND CAPE ANN’S BEAUTIFUL MARSHES

Cape Ann marshes are coming to life, in spite of the snowy days and unseasonably cold temperatures. Choristers make themselves readily known with their mating songs and with still bare tree limbs, they are fairly easy to spot.

Red-winged Blackbird male Rockport MA Kim Smith 2016

Sing, sing, sing!

Cardinal Female Kim Smith 2016Mrs. Cardinal

Mouring Dove pair Kim Smith 2016Camouflaged! No eggs yet at the Mouring Dove nest.

Swan male rockport MA Kim SmithMr. Swan looking good.

cat in nine tails Kim SmithDissipating cattail seed heads make for terrific songbird nesting material.

Turn up your volume and listen for the male Red-winged Blackbird song in the instagram below, just audible enough through the noisy Mallards quacking.

 

5 thoughts on “SCENES FROM AROUND CAPE ANN’S BEAUTIFUL MARSHES

  1. Excellent shots Kim…The mourning doves this way are nesting and there was a nest up above an outside light on installation one of the grounds keeper’s must have pulled it down – well the doves were not discouraged came right back and started a rebuild I told the manager it would be best to just leave them alone will see…Watched the from golf course dinning room for breakfast with friends the back and for the MR of the family was getting a workout(no don’t play golf but good breakfast there. 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

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