Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The following sightings were reported between April 14–20, 2021.
A Prothonotary Warbler that has been present on and off for almost a month returned to a yard in Harwich this week.
New spring arrivals this week include a Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Woods Hole, a Chimney Swift in Eastham, a Green Heron in West Falmouth, a Northern Parula in Harwich, a Northern Waterthrush in Sandwich, and 2 Black-and-white Warblers in Provincetown.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown this week included 4 Red Phalaropes, a Thick-billed Murre, 76 Common Murres, a Black Guillemot, a Pacific Loon, 160 Red-throated Loons, 16 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 14 Iceland Gulls, a Glaucous Gull, 2 Northern Fulmar, 2 Manx Shearwaters, and 1520 Northern Gannets. A Northern Shrike was nearby at Snake Hill.
Other sightings around the Cape this week included a Northern Shrike in Falmouth, a Short-eared Owl at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, 2 Leach’s Storm-Petrels at First Encounter Beach in Eastham, an American Tree Sparrow in Wellfleet, and flocks of Red Crossbills many places including 30 in Falmouth and 39 in Provincetown.