Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, October 5, 2021
The following sightings were reported September 29–October 5, 2021.
The Northern Wheatear in East Sandwich continued until at least September 29, and 2 Caspian Terns were also reported in the area.
Two Atlantic Puffins were seen on Stellwagen Bank on October 3, along with a Red Phalarope, 2 Cory’s Shearwaters, a Great Shearwater, and a Manx Shearwater.
Sightings at Fort Hill in Eastham included 58 Great Blue Herons, 38 Great Egrets, 16 Snowy Egrets, 3 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, 2 American Golden-Plovers, a Lincoln’s Sparrow, a Mourning Warbler, a Yellow-breasted Chat, and 2 Gray-cheeked Thrushes recorded migrating overhead.
On South Monomoy, birds this week included 95 Gadwall, 4 American Wigeon, 22 Ruddy Ducks, 22 Red Knots, 4 Long-billed Dowitchers, a Common Gallinule, 8 American Coots, and 19 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
Birds at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary this week included a Black-headed Gull, 300 Forster’s Terns, a Red Knot, an Alder Flycatcher, 2 Gray-cheeked Thrushes, a Dark-eyed Junco, a Hooded Warbler, an Orange-crowned Warbler, a Canada Warbler, and a Yellow-breasted Chat.
Other sightings around the Cape this week included a Lark Sparrow at Peterson Farm in Falmouth, a Black Vulture in Yarmouth, Connecticut Warblers in Mashpee and West Barnstable, a Horned Grebe in Dennis, and 2 Black Skimmers and 3 Hudsonian Godwits at Forest Beach in Chatham.