Category Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Pretty Little White-Throated Sparrow In Our Yard On Cape Cod.

This little White-throated Sparrow has been hanging around our yard for a while now. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

The White-throated Sparrow has a bold head pattern of black and white crown stripes, bright yellow lores, and a black-edged white throat.

Such a beautiful little bird… have you ever seen one? Love that face!

The Willets Are Plentiful And Noisy At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

There are so many Willets chattering and flying about at Fort Hill. I’ve never seen so many there.
I loved this photograph of this Willet standing on top of the bush with the sun shining on it, just yakking away! The colors and shadows were so pretty. What do you think?

Love The Piping Plovers At Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod.

It seems like we spend the last part of the winter waiting patiently for our favorite birds to return  for the new season. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

We saw a few Piping Plovers scurrying about the beach the other day. They were down by the water and up high on the beach running in and out of the seaweed. We didn’t see any babies… maybe it’s still a bit early. We didn’t see any nests either, but they are usually  well hidden.

Have you seen any Piping Plovers this season?



The Baltimore Orioles Are Gathering The Sisal Twine To Weave Their Nests On Cape Cod.

It is so much fun to watch the Baltimore Orioles gather the pieces of sisal twine from our yard and bring it back to weave their intricate nests high in the trees. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

When we first moved here 9 years ago, Mike from The Bird Watcher’s General Store, told us that the Baltimore Orioles love to build their nests with horsehair because it is so long and fine. We had no horsehair, so we got some sisal twine and started to separate the strands. The Baltimore Orioles love it!

Every few days I cut a multitude of 5″-10″pieces of the twine, separate the strands and scatter it about the yard. Within a couple of days, it is almost gone, and it’s not just the Baltimore Orioles who gather it! Now to find out where they are building their nests…