Category Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Baby Red-Bellied Woodpecker In Our Yard On Cape Cod


We have a Red-Bellied Woodpecker that hangs around our yard all of the time. He loves to eat at the feeder, at the suet and just picking seed off the ground. He is so amusing to watch as he “bobs” around.

A couple of weeks ago he came by with a little baby and this guy is adorable. He looks just like Dad (or Mom) but  smaller and without the red on his head or his belly. I guess that will come in time.

He was so cute here. We had just put the suet in a different suet holder but he kept going to the old one looking for suet. He eventually caught on!

Cute little guy, don’t you think? I had never seen a little baby Red- Bellied Woodpecker before.

Beautiful Bluebirds On Cape Cod

There are lots of Bluebirds here on Cape Cod and usually you don’t have to travel far to see them. This little Bluebird loves to perch on the tree in our yard.

We put up 3 new birdhouses in April hoping that someone might occupy them this summer. We had 3 families of Chickadees move in for the first month or so.  And then some Sparrows moved into 2 of the vacated houses and a Bluebird moved into the remaining house. It has always been my dream to have a Bluebird use a birdhouse in my yard. What  treat! It’s been so much fun watching them come and go and bring food to their young.

Whenever I go near the house a Bluebird flies out so I know that they are still in there. This beautiful Bluebird loves to perch on the branch nearby.



Eastern Kingbird At Our Bird Bath On Cape Cod

What a treat it was to see this Eastern Kingbird at our bird bath her on Cape Cod. We saw our first eastern Kingbird about a month ago at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. We had never seen one before.

So now to see one in our own backyard is really cool!

The Eastern Kingbird is often seen perched on a treetop waiting to catch an insect in mid-air.  They also pick food items off the ground, especially in cooler weather when many insects don’t fly.