Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, February 9, 2021
The following sightings were reported between February 3–9, 2021.
An Eared Grebe was discovered in Provincetown Harbor last week, where other sightings included a Purple Sandpiper, 4 Thick-billed Murres, and a Peregrine Falcon watching them all from the Provincetown Monument.
A King Eider has been near the railroad bridge on the Cape Cod Canal.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included at least 2 Pacific Loons, an Atlantic Puffin, 3 Dovekies, 17 Common Murre, 548 Razorbills, a Black Guillemot, 102 Black-legged Kittiwakes, a Northern Shrike, and at least two North Atlantic Right Whales.
Birds at the old fish hatchery in Sandwich included 11 Redheads, a Merlin, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a Gray Catbird, 4 Red Crossbills a Fox Sparrow, an Eastern Towhee, and an Orange-crowned Warbler.
Other sightings around the Cape this week included an out-of-season Ovenbird in a Woods Hole yard, 5 Black Vultures in Bourne, 11 Redheads in Sandwich, a Yellow Rail found dead in Chatham, 12 Chipping Sparrows and an Eastern Phoebe in Harwich, Baltimore Orioles in Eastham and Dennis, 50 Common Redpolls at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and 2 Rusty Blackbirds and 26 Evening Grosbeaks in Wellfleet.