A Hammond’s Flycatcher, the Cape’s first record of this western species, has been at Peterson’s Farm in Falmouth since Saturday. An equally rare for the late date Olive-sided Flycatcher was also present there, along with late individual Red-eyed and Blue-headed Vireos.
A Lark Sparrow was at the Provincetown Airport on Saturday, where other sightings included 14 Sharp-shinned Hawks, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 7 Pine Siskins, a Rusty Blackbird, and Orange-crowned Warbler, and 167 Yellow-rumped Warblers.
At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included 2 Little Gulls, 2 Red-necked Grebes, 30 Razorbills, a Pomarine Jaeger, a Parasitic Jaeger, 400 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 1000 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 60 Cory’s Shearwaters, 12 Great Shearwaters, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 3500 Northern Gannets, a Lapland Longspur, 8 American Pipits, and 29 Snow Buntings.
Other sightings around the Cape included 5 Marbled Godwits and 4 Western Willets in Chatham, an influx of late Barn Swallows including 17 at Nauset Beach in Orleans, a Prairie Warbler at Fort Hill in Eastham, and a Bohemian Waxwing at the Beech Forest in Provincetown.