Tag Archives: MacMillan Pier

Beautiful Long-Tailed Duck In Provincetown Harbor On Cape Cod.

This beautiful Long-tailed Duck was swimming around off of MacMillan Pier the other day. He was gorgeous and he even posed for a few photos. (Click on blog link for other photos.)

“The stunning males have two mirror-image plumages: in summer mostly black with a white face patch; in winter mostly white with rich brown, black, and gray on the face. In all plumages they have extravagantly long, slender tail feathers. Females and immatures are smudgy brown and white, without the long tail. These prodigious divers can feed as deep as 200 feet, swimming with their wings, catching invertebrates and small fish.”

So many different sea birds in Provincetown Harbor this year. Wow! Isn’t he just beautiful?

Beautiful Harlequin Duck In Provincetown On Cape Cod.

I’ve seen some pretty spectacular birds off of MacMillan Pier lately. This female Harlequin duck really caught my eye. (Click on blog link for other photo.) Look at that cute face…

When doing some research, I learned that Harlequin ducks are an endangered species and fewer than 1,000 are found today in eastern North America. Wow! That was very cool!