Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, September 21, 2021
The following sightings were reported September 15–21, 2021.
An American White Pelican, perhaps the bird seen elsewhere in Orleans last week, was seen off Sipson Island on September 14, and also reported from Chatham a few days later.
A Lark Sparrow was found at Race Point Beach in Provincetown on Saturday, where other sightings included a Baird’s Sandpiper and a Leach’s Storm-Petrel.
Another Lark Sparrow was banded on South Monomoy, where other sightings this week included 4 American Wigeon, 2 Northern Pintail, a Northern Shoveler, 14 Blue-winged Teal, 16 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 Ruddy Ducks, 7 Common Gallinule, 10 American Coots, an American Bittern, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and 3 Cape May Warblers.
Other birds noted around Chatham included 5 Glossy Ibis and 2 Little Blue Herons at Forest Beach, a Razorbill at Morris Island, 235 Red Knots and 24 Lesser lack-backed Gulls near North Monomoy, and a Barn Owl in a remote part of the wildlife refuge.
Birds at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham included an American Golden-Plover, 2 Western Sandpipers, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Pomarine Jaeger, 6 Parasitic Jaegers, a Long-tailed Jaeger, a Leach’s Storm-Petrel, and a Glossy Ibis.
Other sightings around the Cape this week included a Connecticut Warbler at Peterson Farm in Falmouth, a Clay-colored Sparrow at Crane WMA in Falmouth, a Hooded Warbler in Centerville, and a Black Skimmer reported from North Truro.