Category Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Cute Little Downy Woodpecker In Our Bird House.

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This little Downy Woodpecker has been hanging out in the bird house outside of our bedroom window. We see him each morning as it starts to get light. I wonder if he’s been spending the night in there.

He is so cute when he puts his little head out the door and looks around. I love the feathers on his chin… it looks almost like a little goatee.

How cute is he?!

 

Semipalmated Plovers At Skaket Beach In Orleans On Cape Cod.

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There were a few Semipalmated Plovers scurrying around on the flats at Skaket Beach the other day. They sure do move fast! Love the distinctive black ring around their necks.

Semipalmated Plovers usually migrate right around now, so you’re lucky if you see one!

 

Adorable Catbird Singing Away On Cape Cod

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This little Catbird was singing away on the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill on Cape Cod. We could see him through the bushes in the distance, perched on the branch.

He looks like a young one with his fluffy feathers, don’t you think? So cute!

Early Morning Birds At Boat Meadow Beach On Cape Cod

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I took a walk to Boat Meadow Beach the other morning and was surprised at ¬†how many birds there were on the beach. It was mid-tide …so not too high and not too low. I had my phone but had forgotten my camera. Thankfully, I don’t do that very often.

You can see the larger Seagulls with about 50 little Semipalmated Plovers scurrying about. When I got home and looked on my computer I could see two birds flying above. I thought it was so pretty.

I kind of like the grainy way it looks from zooming in on my iPhone. What do you think?

Double-Crested Cormorant At Rock Harbor On Cape Cod

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It was fun to watch the Double-crested Cormorants diving for food at Rock Harbor. There were quite a few of them and they were quite busy. They’d swim around bit and then dive way under. You never knew where they would surface, so you never knew where to focus your camera.

This guy was right next to the pier before he went looking for lunch. They should be around at least for another month before they head south and are really fun to watch.