Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, December 22, 2020
The following sightings were reported between December 15–21, 2020.
Painted Buntings were visiting feeders in Eastham, Orleans, and Falmouth this week.
The Pink-footed Goose continues at Eldredge Field and Boland Pond in Orleans.
A Western Tanager continues to visit a feeder in Brewster while another was found near Nauset Beach in Orleans.
The Buzzard's Bay Christmas Bird Count was held on Saturday with highlights including multiple Redheads, a Blue-headed Vireo, a Lincoln's Sparrow, 2 Black Vultures, 2 Barred Owls, a Northern Shrike, and both Red and White-winged Crossbills.
Highlights from the Lower Cape Cod Christmas Bird count on Sunday, covering from Harwich to Eastham, included an Ash-throated Flycatcher, a Rufous Hummingbird, the Western Tanager, multiple Painted Buntings, a Snow Goose, several Northern Saw-whet Owls, 3 Red Knots, several Yellow-breasted Chats, and a Common Yellowthroat.
Sightings from Race Point in Provincetown included 2 Pacific Loons, 11 Red-necked Grebes, 2 Pomarine Jaegers, a Dovekie, 34 Common Murres, 425 Razorbills, a Black Guillemot, 2 Great Shearwaters, 145 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 3 Iceland Gulls, and a Snowy Owl.
Other sightings around the Cape this week included a Sabine’s Gull at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, a Cape May Warbler in a yard in Yarmouth, up to 65 Evening Grosbeaks continuing in Wellfleet, and 4 Tree Swallows in Truro.