Tag Archives: Cape Cod Birding

Least Terns Are Back At Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod.

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Coast Guard Beach has not been too quiet lately with all of the Least Terns returning to nest. They are quite a noisy bird calling back and forth to each other.

This guy was just yacking away… Beautiful bird, don’t you think?

 

Gorgeous Red-Tailed Hawk In Our Yard On Cape Cod.

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I went out to feed the birds around dinnertime last night and there were no birds out there. That was strange. So I filled the 2 bird baths and was getting ready to fill the meal worm feeder. Still no birds. (Click on blog link for other photo.) But I heard a lot of chatter from above. I could hear a very persistent Downy Woodpecker and a Robin that wouldn’t be quiet. He was chirping away!

I looked up and, right above me, was this gorgeous Red-tailed Hawk sitting in the tree, waiting for the birds to come back. But with all of the alarm calls from the other birds, no one was to be found.

I quietly tapped on the window and Phil handed me my camera and I clicked away. I couldn’t decide which pose I like better. What do you think?

Lots Of Uncommon Shore Birds On Cape Cod Bay!

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We’ve had some beautiful days here on Cape Cod the past couple of weeks, so we got our binoculars and headed to Boat Meadow Beach to see if there were any shore birds around. From the car we couldn’t see much so we thought it would be fun to walk over to Rock Harbor via the flats. Were we in for a treat!

There were shore birds everywhere on the flats searching for food. We got our cameras out and clicked away, hoping for that special photo op. It wasn’t until we got home and looked on the computer that we saw some birds that we had never seen before. In this frame you can see a White-rumped Sandpiper, a Semipalmated Plover and a Western Sandpiper. We had never seen the White-rumped Sandpiper or the Western Sandpiper before.

How cool is that?

Melodious Gray Catbird Serenading Us On The Trail On Cape Cod.

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Phil and I were taking an early morning walk on the Nauset Marsh Trail when we heard this Gray Catbird singing away. It was like he was serenading us as we walked along the trail.

So we got our cameras out and clicked away, hoping to get  a good photograph of him singing, as he posed high on the branch in the sun.

Beautiful, don’t you think?

 

 

Beautiful Greater Yellowlegs At Low Tide On Cape Cod Bay.

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We saw our first Great Yellowlegs on the flats at Boat Meadow Beach the other day. Summer must be somewhere around the corner. It’s such a treat to see the shorebirds migrating back up north.

As you can see the Greater Yellowlegs is known for its distinctively long, bright yellow legs and yellow feet. Have you ever seen a Greater Yellowlegs?