Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cape Cod - 10/05/2013

Eastern Phoebe (tame)
Highlights only for the Outer Cape trip.
I thought at the end of the trip we were less than 100, but more than 80; maybe 88. We ended with at least 109! I need to see other's lists to see if any other species were seen by the group and not known to me. Nothing rare, just a good cross section of what's normally around at this time of year. The Eastham Stump dump area has drastically changed in a year, especially the back area with almost all the thickets removed. Still the most productive area. Most surprising miss was Tree Swallow-first time since doing this trip; should have hundreds if not thousand(s).
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wood Duck (2 flyovers in Eastham, 1 in the ocean at Coast Guard Beach!)
Green-winged Teal (Herring Pond-Eastham)
skeins of scoters and eiders at First Encounter
Red-throated Loon (Herring Cove)
Osprey (Pilgrim Lake)
Northern Harrier (1 male at Fort Hill/Nauset Marsh, total of 3)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Fort Hill)
Virginia Rail ( 2 at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary {WBWS})
American Coot (Herring Pond-Eastham)
Solitary Sandpiper (2 WBWS, 1 Beech Forest)

WILLET (late, Nauset Marsh, not seen well enough to determine if Western)
Lesser Yellowlegs (3 WBWS)
Pectoral Sandpiper 1 (Truro-High Head Road)
White-rumped Sandpiper (3 First Encounter)
dowitcher, sp. (2 flybys in bad light at Herring Cove; probably Short-billed)
Parasitic Jaeger 9 (3 at Herring Cove, 6 at Coast Guard Beach)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (2 at WBWS-we never seem to miss it at this location on this trip)
Hairy Woodpecker (7; 6 at the stump dump-were they moving?)
Merlin (flyover along Rt 6 in Eastham)
Peregrine Falcon (1 at Nauset Beach)
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE (at the headquarters to Marconi area-late)

Eastern Phoebe (a very obliging bird on the springs trail at WBWS, landed on a couple of people; images taken; probably the same individual someone reported from there recently)
Fish Crow (4 at WBWS)
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3 (2 at stump dump, 1 at WBWS)
Brown Creeper 1 at stump dump
House Wren 2 at stump dump
MARSH WREN 1 at Fort Hill marsh-not normal here, but have had it on this trip in the past at this location
Eastern Bluebird (7 at stump dump, 1 at WBWS)
Brown Thrasher 2 (1 at WBWS, 1 at High Head Road, Truro)
Nashville Warbler 2 (1 at stump dump, 1 at WBWS)
Common Yellowthroat 9 (8 at stump dump, 1 at WBWS)
American Redstart 2 at WBWS
Pine Warbler 15 at Marconi headquarters

Saltmarsh Sparrow 1 at Fort Hill marsh
White-crowned Sparrow 1 imm (This might have been the coolest bird of the day-a leucistic bird at the WBWS feeders-the back and underparts are paler than normal with white feathers in primaries(?), rump and tail.)

Scarlet Tanager 1 flyover at Stump dump
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 at Stump dump

Indigo Bunting 4 at Stump dump
Bobolink 2 at Stump dump

*Photos courtesy of Liam Waters.

Glenn d'Entremont

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