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 January 11 and January 17, 2023.
A Western Tanager continued along the bike path at Scusset Beach State Park and the Western Grebe continues in Mashpee.
Storm blown seabirds noted from First Encounter Beach in Eastham included 13 Pomarine Jaegers, an Atlantic Puffin, 4 Dovekies, 5 Thick-billed Murres, 89 Black-legged Kittiwakes, and a Northern Fulmar.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a Pacific Loon, a late Sooty Shearwater, 10 Dovekies, 62 Common Murres, 3 Thick-billed Murres, 915 Razorbills, 120 Black-legged Kittiwakes, a Common Raven, a late Tree Swallow, 47 Snow Buntings, and 75 Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Other sightings around the Cape included single Baltimore Orioles in Harwich and Falmouth, 2 Chipping Sparrows in Falmouth, 3 Killdeer continuing in Centerville, a Semipalmated Plover and a Black-headed Gull continuing in Hyannis, a Ring-necked Duck x scaup hybrid in Dennis, single Great Egrets two places in Chatham, 2 Western Willets continuing elsewhere in Chatham, a Common Yellowthroat in Eastham, and flocks of up to 11 Red Crossbills several locations.