Tag Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Cute Little Sanderlings Flitting About On Nauset Light Beach On Cape Cod.

It was a gorgeous day to take a walk on Nauset Light Beach and so windy! I walked down the beach toward Marconi and then just decided to sit in the sand and just enjoy the moment… or two…or three… (Click on blog link for other photographs.)

And then I saw these little Sanderlings scurrying along the beach right in front of me. I got my camera out and clicked away. I have not seen any Sanderlings all summer, so this was a big treat.

Such a cute little bird, don’t you think? Keep a lookout on the beaches as they often with spend the winter here.

Great Crested Flycatcher In Our Yard On Cape Cod.

Because of its distinct call, you  can always hear the Great Crested  Flycatcher before you can see it. It sounds like “Wheeep!” Once you start taking your walks or hikes, you will be amazed at how many you hear.

This Great Crested Flycatcher kept flitting from tree to tree in our yard before I finally got a photograph of it  way up in the tree.

Have you ever seen, or heard, a Great Crested Flycatcher?

Great Blue Heron Looking For Breakfast On Cape Cod!

I took a walk to the beach on the bay side yesterday morning about 6:00am. The sky was gorgeous with pink hues and soft colors. The sailboat moored in the inlet was so pretty with the light shining on it. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

I got my camera out to take some photographs and when I zoomed in I saw something move. Hmmmm… what was that? It was a Great Blue Heron strutting around the deck peering into the water looking for breakfast. Haha!

 

Western Sandpipers On Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod.

Phil and I were taking a walk on Coast Guard Beach the other day when I saw three birds scurrying along the water’s edge. At first I thought they must be Piping Plovers, but the color was off. I took a few photographs and did a little research when I got home. (Click on blog link for other photo.)

They were Western Sandpipers which are pretty cool to see around here. They breed in northern  Alaska and then migrate south through the mid-western states and along the coast of the eastern states.

Have you ever seen a Western Sandpiper? This was my 2nd  time as we saw some on Cape Cod Bay early  last summer.