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September 27 – October 3, 2023

A Common Gallinule was at Pogorelc Sanctuary in West Barnstable, along with 56 Great Egrets, 65 Snowy Egrets, and 5 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.
A Common Murre, one of several early reports of this species, has been in Sesuit Harbor in Dennis this week.
Waterfowl on South Monomoy included 6 Northern Shovelers, 31 Green-winged Teal, 75 Ring-necked Ducks, 27 Ruddy Ducks, 3 Pied-billed Grebes, 7 American Coots, and a Glossy Ibis.
Birds at Race Point in Provincetown included an American Golden-Plover, a Baird’s Sandpiper, a Western Sandpiper, a Purple Sandpiper, 60 White-rumped Sandpipers, a Black Guillemot, 31 Parasitic Jaegers, 29 Black-legged Kittiwakes, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1330 Common Terns, 2 Cory’s Shearwaters, 4 Great Shearwaters, 11 Sooty Shearwaters, 96 Manx Shearwaters, and 2500 Tree Swallows.
A Golden-winged Warbler was banded at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary, where other sightings included an early Purple Sandpiper, an American Golden-Plover, a Marbled Godwit, a Pectoral Sandpiper, a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, 100 Forster’s Terns, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a Yellow-breasted Chat, and a Pine Siskin.
Other sightings around the Cape included a Black Vulture in Bourne, a Connecticut Warbler at Santuit Pond in Mashpee, an Alder Flycatcher in Harwich, and 14 Northern Pintail at First Encounter Beach in Eastham.