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February 8 – February 14, 2023

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.