Cape Cod Weekly Wildlife Sightings is sponsored by the Bird Watchers General Store in Orleans and Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The following sightings were reported between February 8 and February 14, 2023.
A Varied Thrush was photographed in a backyard in Sandwich on the 8th.
The Western Grebe continued on Mashpee Pond this week, two Western Willets continued at Forest Beach in Chatham, and a Eurasian Green-winged Teal continued in North Truro.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, 2 Dovekies, 5 Common Murres, 4 Thick-billed Murres, 861 Razorbills, 25 Iceland Gulls, a Glaucous Gull, and 2 Northern Harriers.
Birds at nearby Provincetown Harbor included 7 Purple Sandpipers, a Thick-billed Murre, a Lesser black-backed Gull, and a Peregrine Falcon.
Other sightings around the Cape include a continuing Black-headed Gull in Hyannis, 2 Rusty Blackbirds in Sandwich, a Great Egret in Yarmouth, a Clay-colored Sparrow in Dennis, 2 Short-eared Owls and 2 American Bitterns at Nauset Beach in Orleans, a continuing Painted Bunting at a feeder in Orleans, 2 Marsh Wrens in Eastham, 5 Red Crossbills each in Dennis and Truro, 2 White-crowned Sparrows in North Truro, and 2 Common Redpolls and an Evening Grosbeak in Provincetown.