Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021

The following sightings were reported between March 10–16, 2021.

Newly arriving local nesting birds included an American Oystercatcher seen in Orleans, a Piping Plover in Falmouth, 3 Tree Swallows in Hyannis, and Ospreys in a few places.

A Tufted Duck continues in Great Pond in Eastham this week.

Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown this week included 2 Pacific Loons, 14 Red-necked Grebes, 19 Common Murres, 2 Thick-billed Murres, 240 Razorbills, 2 Black Guillemots, 26 Iceland Gulls, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, a Short-eared Owl, a Snowy Owl, 2 Common Ravens, and a Northern Shrike.

Other sightings around the Cape this week included 8 Black Vultures and an Eastern Phoebe in Mashpee, an Ovenbird continuing in Woods Hole, flocks of up to 14 Red Crossbills several places, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglets at the old fish hatchery in Sandwich, a Baltimore Oriole continuing at a feeder in Dennis, an Orange-crowned Warbler in Chatham, 37 Common Redpolls at Lieutenant Island in Wellfleet, 24 Evening Grosbeaks continuing at a feeder elsewhere in Wellfleet, and, amazingly a Rufous Hummingbird continues to successfully overwinter at a private feeder in an Outer Cape town.

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