Category Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Red-Tailed Hawk Making Its Nest On Cape Cod

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This Red-tailed Hawk landed in my yard the other morning. I was sure it was looking for breakfast, but I was mistaken.

It walked around looking at all of the little branches that had fallen off the trees this winter and found that perfect one to build its nest, picked it up and off it flew.

That was really cool to see so “up close and personal!”

Love The Little Sanderlings Along The Shores Of Cape Cod

I just loved this photograph of these four little Sanderlings on the shores of Cape Cod as they braved the heavy winds by the ocean. All of the birds were facing right into the wind so they looked like they were all in perfect formation!

Cute little guys, huh?

Portrait Of A Seagull At Nauset Beach On Cape Cod

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It was one of those days when you walk on Nauset Beach and the seagulls just stare at you and don’t move. The wind is blowing, the sun is shining and it’s a glorious day!

This guy just stood in the water and watched as I clicked away. Cute little guy, don’t you think?

Diving Harlequin Ducks Off Of Nauset Beach On Cape Cod

I saw my first Harlequin Duck off of Nauset Beach on Cape Cod this week. I had never seen one before!

I was taking a walk along the beach¬†when I saw these three diving ducks a little bit offshore. I wasn’t sure what kind of ducks they were so I took a few photographs. They looked pretty dark with two white spots on their heads.

As I looked them up in my Sibley Guide to Birds, I learned that an adult breeding Harlequin Duck is very colorful, where an adult non breeding Harlequin Duck looks just like this from November to May.

Have you ever seen a Harlequin Duck?

 

Hanging Out With The Big Guys At Nauset Beach On Cape Cod

It was a beautiful day to take a walk¬† on Nauset Beach in Orleans on Cape Cod. It was warm and the sun was out and there wasn’t too much wind.

I saw this little Sanderling hanging out with the big Seagulls running back and forth between the waves as they came to shore.

I just loved the photograph. What do you think?