Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March 6, 2018

The following sightings were reported between February 27–March 6, 2018.

The strong Nor’easter of this past week brought some nice seabirds to area beaches, including 2 Atlantic puffins, 2 dovekies, 3 thick-billed murres, a black guillemot, 92 northern fulmars, 2 Iceland gulls, and 620 black-legged kittiwakes seen from Skaket Beach in Orleans.

Reports from Race Point in Provincetown this week included 2 Pacific loons, 9 northern fulmars, a bald eagle, an Atlantic puffin, 47 dovekies, 52 common murres, 3 thick-billed murres, 450 razorbills, 3 black guillemots, 475 black-legged kittiwakes, 62 Iceland gulls, 3 snowy owls, a peregrine falcon, a merlin, and 4 common ravens.

Birds at Mill Pond in Barnstable this week included 3 blue-winged teal, a northern pintail, 5 American wigeon, 18 ring-necked ducks, and a bald eagle.

Other sightings around the Cape included a harlequin duck at Sagamore Beach in Sandwich, a Barrow’s goldeneye at Mashpee Pond, 18 green-winged teal and an American bittern at Bell’s Neck Conservation Area in West Harwich, a Baltimore oriole continuing at a feeder in Brewster, and 3 eastern meadowlarks at Fort Hill in Eastham.