Category Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Gorgeous Baltimore Oriole In Our Yard On Cape Cod.

We have so many Baltimore Orioles that come to feed on our jelly feeder that sometimes it’s hard to get a photograph of them not on a feeder.

This guy obliged by flying up to a branch in the tree when he was finished. Gorgeous, don’t you think?

And… I found a Baltimore Oriole’s nest in our yard. I’ll keep you posted!

How Much Jelly Can A Robin Eat On Cape Cod?

We always put our jelly feeder with grape jelly out for the Baltimore Orioles and Catbirds this time of the year. But the past few days we have had this one Robin who has been eating nonstop, and the other birds were having a hard time getting their share. (Click on blog link for  other photos. )

So Phil decided that we were going to declare “War on the Robins” and only put out a little bit of jelly in our smaller feeder. Then maybe everyone would get their fair share and the Robin wouldn’t be so piggy. I never knew that Robins would even eat jelly.

And then he looked up in the tree and there was this little baby Robin looking down at him waiting for mom to bring him some jelly. Well, that was the end of that war and the big feeder full of jelly is back out and they can eat what they want.

Such a cute little thing!

Chatty Willets At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

You can hear the call of the Willets all over Cape Cod this time of the year. It’s as if they’re saying, “We’re back!” (Click on blog link for other photo.)

The Willets love to stand on fence railings, posts, signs and anything they can find to stand on. This guy was walking down the fence at Fort Hill. You can see how different their coloring is when they open up their wings.


Gorgeous Rose-Breasted Grosbeak In Our Yard On Cape Cod.

It was such a treat to see this gorgeous Rose-breasted Grosbeak in our yard. I have not seen one in our yard in years.

This guy has been hanging around for a couple of days now and loves the  jelly feeder. How funny! I hope he stays… maybe his wife will join him and have little ones? Beautiful bird, don’t you think?