Category Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Persistent Semipalmated Plover At Boat Meadow Beach On Cape Cod.

I took a walk at Boat Meadow Beach the other day and saw so many gorgeous sea birds! They were loving the low tides with lots of flats to find their food. (Click on blog link for other photos.)

This little Semipalmated Plover was pulling something out of the mud.

He was very persistent. I wonder what he found… any ideas? It looks like some kind of worm…

Four Rare Whimbrels At Boat Meadow Beach On Cape Cod.

Yesterday was one of those days where, if you want to get out and take a walk, you do it between raindrops. Well, the rain had stopped and the sky didn’t look too dark so I thought I’d walk over to Boat Meadow Beach. Was I in for a big surprise! (Click on blog link for other photos.)

As I walked out the door, I turned around to get my camera and a plastic bag in case it started raining. I was so glad that I grabbed my camera as I saw 4 Whimbrels feeding by the water’s edge. They were just beautiful.

I’ve only see them once before here on Cape Cod at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary a few years ago, so this was a big treat! It is rare to see them on the Cape, ¬†especially four of them together.

They are easily identified by their black and white-striped crown and long “decurved” bill.¬†Have you ever seen a Whimbrel? It certainly made my day!
#birding #eastham #boatmeadowbeach

Huge Egret Convention At Nauset Marsh On Cape Cod.

I have never seen so many Egrets all in one place before. There were Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets all hanging out together on Nauset Marsh. They must be getting ready to migrate down south. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

There were over 45 of them by the little tidal pond. Have you ever seen so many Egrets all together? #capecod #birding #nausetmarsh #forthill