Category Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Red-Bellied Woodpecker At Our Bird Feeder On Cape Cod


We have a Red-Bellied Woodpecker that lives near our home on Cape Cod and comes by several times a day to feed from the suet at our bird feeder. I can always tell when he is nearby by his distinct call. It’s almost that he is announcing his arrival at the feeder.

He is such a handsome bird with the bright red on his head. It is ironic that there is virtually no red on his belly.

Last night as I was sitting on our deck, the Red-Bellied Woodpecker came to our feeder filled with grape jelly (for the Baltimore Orioles) several times. And then he flew back up to the tree and there were 2 babies up there waiting for him! What an awesome sight!!

Laughing Gulls At Boat Meadow Beach On Cape Cod

I was taking a walk on the beach at Boat Meadow when I heard these laughing Gulls squawking at each other. It sounded as though they were laughing at each other back and forth. I watched (and listened) to them for a bit until a Crow flew in and started squawking along with them It was hilarious!

The Laughing Gulls flew away!

The Double-Crested Cormorants Are Back On Cape Cod!

The Double-Crested Cormorants are back on Cape Cod! I saw this flock on the rock that sits out in the bay at Rock Harbor.

Double-Crested Cormorants are black birds with a greenish cast and are about 33″. You can frequently see them along the beach on the rocks or buoys as they spread their wings to dry them while resting.

Baltimore Oriole’s Nest Way Up In A Tree In Our Yard On Cape Cod

There is a Baltimore Oriole’s nest way up in the tree in our yard here on Cape Cod. Baltimore Orioles build their hanging nests by weaving things togethe, like horse hair.


You can see the nest up close in the first photograph. In the second photograph you can see how high up the nest is. It is right in the middle of the picture above the dead branches.

Can you see it?

Beautiful Snowy Egrets On Pond By Cape Cod Bay

There were 2 Snowy Egrets in the little pond near Boat Meadow on Cape Cod Bay. They were meandering about, looking for food.

I hadn’t seen a Snowy Egret in years and I was so surprised to see his bright yellow feet. I had forgotten how spectacular his feet were!


Snowy Egrets are tall birds of about 24″ and belong to the Heron family. They are all white with long black legs and yellow feet. They have a slender black bill with lores that are yellow.

Have you ever seen a Snowy Egret? Such a beautiful bird!