Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, November 8, 2021

November 8, 2021

The following sightings were reported November 3–8, 2021.

The Bell’s Vireo continued at Fort Hill in Eastham this week. Other birds in the area included a late Red-eyed Vireo, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and a Yellow-breasted Chat.

A dramatic scene unfolded at Race Point in Provincetown on the 2nd, when an injured Atlantic Puffin hauled out on the beach was seized by a Peregrine Falcon, who then flew off with it as a Great-blacked Backed Gull tried to steal the puffin.

Other birds noted at Race Point in Provincetown on the 28th included a Sabine’s Gull, a Little Gull, 350 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 450 Sanderlings, 2 Purple Sandpipers, 3 Parasitic Jaegers, 3 Common Murres, 11 Razorbills, 270 Black-legged Kittiwakes, and 60 Snow Buntings.

Birds at Forest Beach in Chatham this week included 2 Whimbrels, 2 Marbled Godwits, 4 Western Willets, 40 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Ruddy Turnstones, and 2 Horned Grebes.

Other sightings around the Cape this week included a Cattle Egret and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Peterson Farm in Falmouth, another Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Scusset Beach reservation in Sandwich, 2 Barn Swallows in Mashpee, White-eyed Vireos in Barnstable and at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, 2 Short-billed Dowitchers in Yarmouthport, a Grasshopper Sparrow at Harwich Community Gardens, and a American Golden-Plover in Truro.

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