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Friday, July 30, 2010

Birding N Truro and Wellfleet - Cape Cod

Feeding a Black-capped Chickadee in Beech Forest Trail.
I spent a few days in N Truro on Cape Cod with a friend last week. It was great fun and we saw a variety of birds. These are just a few for now.

Tufted Titmouse (juvinile I believe)
Chipping Sparrrow
Orchard Oriole
Saltmarsh Sharp-Tailed Sparrow
Eastern Phoebe
Male Northern Cardinal without head feathers - the naturalist who lead our walk said it probably had head mites. Can you see the ear?

Green Heron- This was the first green heron for me, but before the walk was finished we stopped in at the pond again and there were 4 of them!

The birds I saw on the Cape before and not including South Beach - * the ones with the asterick after it were life birds for me:
Wild Turkey with 3 chicks
Carolina Wren *
Green Heron*
Short Billed Dowitcher *
Field Sparrow *'Saltmarsh Sharpe-Tailed Sparrow *
Lesser Yellowlegs
Great Blue Heron
American Goldfinch (male and female)
Blue Jay
Red -breasted Nuthatch
House Finch
Northern Cardinal
Ruddy Turnstone *
Red-winged Blackbird (male and female)
Cedar Waxwing
Chipping Sparrow
Orchard Oriole * (male and female)
Eastern Towhee
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Least sandpiper
Semi-palmated Sandpiper
Piping Plover
Semi-palmated Plover
Bank Swallow *

I'll post about birding on South Beach in a couple of days. Actually didn't get as many good photos but saw some great migrating shore birds.


dAwN said...

O My..poor little cardinal..
Looks like you saw some great birdies.
I love that area of the cape!

I am planning a BwBTC get together end of august..not sure of that date, or the place.Let me know if you are interested.
Hope you can make it.

Andrea said...

I'm so glad to see the pictures! Great memories!

Cindy said...

Dawn, I know the poor cardinal looked so strange felt like he was saying, "What are you gawking at lady?"

Andrea, Great memories and I have some more to post in a day or so. I think it will take 3 posts.

Anthony Miners said...

Very nice images enjoyed looking at the photos on your site. Added to your follow list.

Larry said...

Nice variety of birds and photos!I never had a titmouse land on my hand-only a chickadee on a couple of occasions.

The Early Birder said...

A very nice sighting list Cindy. Congrats on the lifers. FAB.

Cindy said...

Anthony, welcome-glad you enjoyed the pictures. Thank you for following.

Larry, The titmouse was unexpected a reckless teenager, I guess ;). Are you going to be able to make it to the BwBTC outing?

Frank, Thanks for the kind comments.