Cape Cod Bird Sightings — Tuesday, September 7, 2021
The following sightings were reported between September 1–7, 2021.
A Brown Booby and 4 Leach’s Storm-Petrels were reported from Sandy Neck in Barnstable on the 2nd.
Five Sandhill Cranes were reported from Wellfleet this week.
Birds at South Monomoy included 4 Common Gallinule, 2 Pied-billed Grebe, 2 Wood Ducks, 63 Blue-winged Teal, 6 Northern Shoveler, 142 Gadwall, a Eurasian Wigeon, 28 American Wigeon, 5 Northern Pintail, 67 Green-winged Teal, 17 Ring-necked Ducks, 14 Ruddy Ducks, 5 American Coot, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 Northern Harriers, 1000 Tree Swallows, and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown this week included 2 Whimbrel, a Buff-breasted Sandpiper, a Red Knot, a Black Tern, 600 Roseate Terns, 3000 Common Terns, 2 Red-necked Phalaropes, 7 Parasitic Jaegers, a Long-tailed Jaeger, a Black-legged Kittiwake, 7 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, 6 Cory’s Shearwaters, 11 Great Shearwaters, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 5 Manx Shearwaters, and a Great Cormorant.
An American Avocet was still present at High Head in Truro this week, and other sightings around the Cape this week included a Worm-eating Warbler at Santuit Pond in Mashpee, a Blue Grosbeak at Cape Cod Organic Farm in Barnstable, 9 Yellow-rowned Night-Herons in West Barnstable, a Buff-breasted Sandpiper at West Dennis Beach, a Least Bittern in West Harwich, Philadelphia Vireos several places, and a Barn Owl in Chatham.