Tag Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Beautiful Eastern Bluebird At Fort Hill On Cape Cod.

My mantra is always, “Don’t ever leave home without your camera!”

I was so glad that I had my camera on my shoulder at Fort Hill the other day. I looked out into the field and saw a flash of blue. I quickly got my camera out and clicked. I only got one photograph and this is it.


Beautiful Red-Bellied Woodpecker At Our Bird Bath On Cape Cod.

This little Red-bellied Woodpecker was taking a drink at our backyard bird bath during a recent cold spell. Its black-and-white striped back and flashing red cap and nape make it easy to identify.

Many times they will call out before coming into the yard… almost like “Watch out! Here I come!” What a beauty! Have you seen any Red-Bellied woodpeckers this winter?

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

I’ve seen this little guy swimming around in Provincetown Harbor a few times but he was never close enough to get a photograph. So when I saw him a couple of days ago I thought I would try again. He still was a bit far away…

He is a Long-Tailed Duck, non-breeding with winter plumage. His colors are gorgeous. Stephanie Ellis, the Executive Director of Wild Care Cape Cod helped me with identification. She is so knowledgeable and helpful. Thank you, Stephanie!

He was just so adorable. One of my friends said he looked like a cartoon duck. I think it looks like someone glued cotton balls all over his head! Very distinctive!