Category Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Beautiful Yellow-Rumped Warbler Enjoying A Drink At Our Bird Bath On Cape Cod.

We’ve had quite a few Yellow-rumped Warblers in our yard this winter. It is always such a treat to see them at the bird bath or feeding at the feeders. This little guy was enjoying a drink on a cold, winter day.

Yellow-rumped Warblers are best identified by the yellow patch on their rump which can easily be seen when it flies. They also have yellow patches under their wings. Beautiful little bird, don’t you think?


We Have A New Tenant In Our Bird House: An Eastern Screech Owl!

We were so excited to check on our Owl House and see an Eastern Screech Owl had moved in. What a treat! (Click on blog link for other photo.)

We put it up a couple of years ago hoping that an owl would live in it, so we were very excited when we saw this little head sticking out of the hole. Maybe  we’ll even see some  little ones this season? How cool would that be!

Fun Facts:
1. Eastern screech-owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees. They have 14 vertebrae in their necks (humans have only 7).
2. They have asymmetrical ear openings. One ear is higher than the other to help them pinpoint sound.




The Red-Winged Blackbirds Are Back At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

The Red-winged Blackbirds are back and noisy at Fort Hill. You can always hear their distinct “Cu-ca-ree” calls to each other as you hike the trails. They are so pretty and a sign that spring is almost here!

This guy was sitting on a fence post just singing away. Love his coloring… so bright and vibrant!

Juvenile Bald Eagle On This Osprey Platform In Cape Cod.

This Juvenile Bald Eagle was enjoying a fresh fish meal on this vacant Osprey platform overlooking the salt marsh.

I took a “double take” when we drove by this “nesting” platform and saw such a large bird on top. We turned the car around, got the cameras out and clicked away. It was pretty far out in the middle of the salt marsh, so it was hard to get a great photo.

I haven’t seen many Bald Eagles on the Cape and Phil had never seen one so this was a big treat!