Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Cape Cod Weekly Wildlife Sightings
Cape Cod Weekly Wildlife Sightings is sponsored by the Bird Watchers General Store in Orleans and Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The following sightings were reported between March 8 and March 14, 2023.
The first Ospreys and Piping Plover were reported this week, including an Osprey trying to reclaim its nest from a pair of Bald Eagles at Cedar Pond in Orleans.
Single, very early Common Terns were reported in Chatham and Mashpee this week, and the first American Oystercatcher was reported from North Falmouth.
Two Black-headed Gulls continued at Craigville Beach in Barnstable along with a Glaucous Gull. Another, or perhaps the same Glaucous Gull was at Dowse’s Beach in Osterville again this week.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included 3 Pacific Loons, 15 Common Murres, 450 Razorbills, 35 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 60 Iceland Gulls, a Glaucous Gull, and 2 Common Redpolls.
Other sightings around the Cape include a Ruby-crowned Kinglet in Sandwich, a Semipalmated Plover and a Great Egret in Hyannis, 7 Red Crossbills in Dennis, a Willet and an early Tree Swallow in Harwich, 6 Black Vultures in Orleans, and a Pine Siskin in Wellfleet.
If you have questions about these sightings, or want to report a sighting, call the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary at 508-349-2615 or send e-mail to [email protected].