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April 5 – April 11, 2023

A survey of birds at Stellwagen Bank marine sanctuary on Monday recorded 6 Atlantic Puffins, 28 Common Murres, 33 Razorbills, 190 Northern Gannets, and a Sooty Shearwater, along with a migrating Golden-Crowned Kinglet, our smallest songbird, flying along 15 miles out to sea.

A Summer Tanager was at Santuit Pond in Mashpee along with 8 Wood Ducks, 2 Northern Pintail, 2 Blue-winged Teal, 50 Ring-necked Ducks, a Cliff Swallow, and 2 Barn Swallows.

Birds at Bell’s Neck conservation area in West Harwich included an American Bittern, a Clapper Rail, a Virginia Rail, 19 Lesser Scaup, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, a Lesser Yellowlegs, 18 Greater Yellowlegs, 5 Snowy Egrets, 46 Black-crowned Night-Herons, 10 Ospreys, a Bald Eagle, a Marsh Wren, and a Baltimore Oriole.

Other sightings around the Cape included an Orange-crowned Warbler in Falmouth and another in Brewster, 7 Black Vultures in Chatham, an early Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in Harwich, 2 Short-eared Owls at Nauset Beach, 14 Red Crossbills in South Wellfleet, a Clapper Rail on the Herring River in Wellfleet, 2 White-crowned Sparrows continuing in North Truro, and a Common Redpoll at a feeder in Provincetown.