Tuesday, 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.