Category Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Baltimore Orioles Building Their Intricate Nests On Cape Cod


It has been so much fun watching the colorful Baltimore Orioles building their nests here on Cape Cod. Their nests are a woven, hanging nest so they need materials which they can weave.

We bought a roll of Sisal Packing Twine and cut it into little pieces, anywhere from 4″ to 8″ long. This is the kind of twine that you can unravel and it makes lots of smaller pieces of twine which the birds love.

This is a photograph of one of the Baltimore Orioles with his beak full of Sisal Twine, ready to fly to his nest. We saw one little Chickadee with his beak so full that he had a hard time getting off of the ground! So cute! And so much fun to watch. We put a new stash of twine out on the ground each morning just in case…

We bought 3 new bird houses about 3 weeks ago which are all now inhabited by little Chickadees. Boy, they didn’t take long! And a pair of Robins have built a nest in one of the Evergreen trees that we just planted about 2 weeks ago.

Never a dull moment in our backyard! Lots of little baby chicks to look forward to!

(We can already hear the baby Red-Tailed Hawk crying high up in the pine tree behind our house. )

Eclectic Bird House At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod


I have walked by this structure  at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary so many times in the past and never really paid any attention to it. Until the other day…

It is a condo of different types of bird houses! How fun! It will be fun to see what kinds of birds “rent” their space here.

Very cool, don’t you think?


Rare Cattle Egret In Eastham On Cape Cod


Phil and I were driving home last week when I saw this Egret-like bird in one of the little ponds along the side of the road. It has rained so much lately that there are little ponds all over the place, where there were never any little ponds.

I got out of the car and clicked away, thinking it was a Great Egret. It wasn’t until I got home and looked on my computer that I saw it was a Cattle Egret. They are not very common around here so it was a big treat to see one. I had never seen one before!

Love that orangish plumage on his breast, head and tail!