Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, July 20, 2021
The following sightings were reported between July 14–20, 2021.
A Black-bellied Whistling Duck was seen by many birders at Salt Pond in Falmouth as recently as June 15.
Sightings from a quieter Race Point in Provincetown this week included a Parasitic Jaeger, 150 Least Terns, 800 Common Terns, 20 Roseate Terns, 35 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 6 Cory’s Shearwaters, 125 Great Shearwaters, 35 Sooty Shearwaters, and 4 Manx Shearwaters.
Birds in and around Nauset Marsh in Eastham included a Northern Bobwhite, 3 Clapper Rails, a Whimbrel, 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, a Glossy Ibis, 2 Willow Flycatchers, 2 Seaside Sparrows, and 11 Saltmarsh Sparrows.
Other sightings around the Cape this week included a Blue Grosbeak at Crane WMA in Falmouth, a Hooded Merganser elsewhere in Falmouth, a White-eyed Vireo in Woods Hole, a Leach’s Storm-Petrel in Sandwich, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Barnstable, 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at Hallet’s Mill Pond in Yarmouthport, a Least Bittern and a Little Blue Heron at Bell’s Neck Conservation Area in West Harwich, a Brant at Forest Beach in Chatham, a Common Gallinule in North Truro, and a Royal Tern at Stellwagen Bank.