Category Archives: Cape Cod Birding

The Red-Winged Blackbirds Are Back At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

The Red-winged Blackbirds are back and noisy at Fort Hill. You can always hear their distinct “Cu-ca-ree” calls to each other as you hike the trails. They are so pretty and a sign that spring is almost here!

This guy was sitting on a fence post just singing away. Love his coloring… so bright and vibrant!

Juvenile Bald Eagle On This Osprey Platform In Cape Cod.

This Juvenile Bald Eagle was enjoying a fresh fish meal on this vacant Osprey platform overlooking the salt marsh.

I took a “double take” when we drove by this “nesting” platform and saw such a large bird on top. We turned the car around, got the cameras out and clicked away. It was pretty far out in the middle of the salt marsh, so it was hard to get a great photo.

I haven’t seen many Bald Eagles on the Cape and Phil had never seen one so this was a big treat!

Hooded Mergansers At Herring Pond On Cape cod.

There are so many different kinds of winter birds at Herring Pond, you never know what you will see. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

“The Hooded Merganser is a small duck with a slender bill and a flamboyant oversized head. The hood can be raised or lowered, changing the shape of the head and the white patch.”

Have you ever seen a Hooded Merganser? Beautiful bird, don’t you think?

Beautiful Ring-Necked Ducks At Herring Pond In Eastham On Cape Cod.

It’s so much fun to go birding here on Cape Cod in the winter. You never know what you will see or where you will see it. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

There were quite a few birds swimming around at Herring Pond the other day. I always love the Ring-necked Ducks. They look like they should be called “Ring-billed Ducks” instead as their ring is around their bill and not their neck.

The Ring-necked Ducks  are not like dabbling ducks… they dive to eat submerged plants and aquatic invertebrates.