Tuesday, March 18, 2014

3.18.14 - Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History - Tuesday Tweets
John Wing Trail - Brewster, MA
In the hopes of getting our own view of an Osprey...one was briefly seen landing on the nest on the marsh over the weekend, and then perching on the nest camera...and then soaring off.  We did not catch sight of any Osprey on this FREEZING morning...but we did have a few brief moments of birds near enough to see and hear.
Our List:
Black-capped Chickadee
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal (female & male)
American Crow
Common Eider (female & male)
Great Black-backed Gull
Canada Geese
We heard:
Tufted Titmouse
(double click on images to enlarge)

Black-capped Chickadee

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow 

Northern Cardinal (male) singing with a Song Sparrow, SO CLOSE!!!

Ice crystals on a pitch pine needle bunch

American Crow
Song Sparrow - do you notice anything different about this bird?

Song Sparrow - her/his right leg is banded! (double click on image to enlarge)

Icy salt panne in the marsh
I'm guessing the song sparrow that has the band is "one of Sue's".  Sue Finnegan the Master Bird Bander at the Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History starts her day with incredible findings!  If you ever get the opportunity to go to one of her bird banding demonstrations - I cannot recommend it highly enough to any bird lover and it is WONDERFUL for children!  She's so gentle with everyone who is interested!  I will be sure to list here when her next demonstration is going to be on Wing Island.  It's worth getting up with the early birds for!
Next opportunity for a bird walk will be 4.8.14 at the Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History 9:30-10:30am.
Happy Birding 'til then!



  1. Thanks for the pics Gretchen. You and your camera capture some good photos. How can I send a couple of shots to you since your email says "no-reply"?

  2. Thank You Warren! Keep your photos coming too! Looking forward to seeing you for another Tuesday Tweets!