Category Archives: Cape Cod Birding

The Least Terns Are Nesting At Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod


The Least Terns were quite noisy as we walked by their roped off area on Coast Guard Beach. The nesting area is off limits to people and pets as the Least Terns and the Piping Plovers lay their eggs and raise their young.

This Least Tern looked so regal as he posed for his photograph!

Lots Of Birding In Our Backyard On Cape Cod


We frequently have 15-20 or more different species of birds frequent our birdfeeders during the day. It is so much fun to watch and see if any new species stop by… and if they stay.

I loved this photograph of the Baltimore Oriole and the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak  feeding at our bird feeders. I was able to get them both in the same frame.

It doesn’t get much better!

Red-Winged Blackbird At Fort Hill On Cape Cod


You can always hear the distinct “Cu-ca-ree” call of the Red-Winged Blackbird as you hike around Fort Hill. They are everywhere and so pretty.

This guy was high in the Eastern Cedar tree along Nauset Marsh just singing away. Love his coloring… so bright and vibrant!

Great Crested Flycatcher In Our Backyard On Cape Cod


It was very cool when I got my binoculars and saw this Great Crested Flycatcher sitting on a branch in our backyard. I kept hearing this very distinct bird call for a couple of days but didn’t know what it was and knew I hadn’t heard it before.

I ran in and got my camera while Phil watched it in the tree. When I looked it up in my bird book it said that it is often heard more often than it is seen and that it stays fairly high in the trees.

I loved the little crest of fluff on top of its head. Have you ever seen a Great Crested Flycatcher?

Stunning Rose-Breasted Grosbeak At Our Bird Bath On Cape Cod


It was just about this time last year when we had a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak hang out in our yard for a few days. We named her “Rosie.” We had never seen one here before. ¬†I was commenting about this to Phil the other day when, not even 10 minutes later, a male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak flew up to the jelly feeder. It was amazing!

He’s been hanging about for a few days now and loves the grape jelly and the bird bath. We ‘re hoping that he is making a nest nearby. We have yet to see Rosie… maybe she’s sitting on her nest? We hope!

Gorgeous bird, don’t you think? Have you ever seen one?