Wednesday, May 7, 2014

5.6.14 - Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History - Tuesday Tweets
Lee Baldwin Trail - Brewster, MA
Somehow I had a positive feeling about our bird walk this brilliantly sunny spring morning.  Just as we were about to begin our walk, two new comers, Linda & Greg asked me, "Have you seen the owl...?"
"What owl?" I asked...
"The Great Horned Owl...and its baby."
"WHAT?  Well, let's go THAT way!"  And so we did.  The magical bird nerd moments seem to occur when I'm least expecting them!  Not so many words in this entry, because even though my camera has its limitations, the images steal the show.  There was NOTHING that could get my mood to change after seeing what we saw.  I shared the moment with as many folks as would listen to me.   As Stephen King would say (I'm pretty sure he uses this term), gooseflesh.  I had gooseflesh all day...or owlflesh.  It was incredible.
Our List:
Great-horned Owl
Black-capped Chickadee
Northern Cardinal
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Blue Jay
Great Black-backed Gull
Herring Gull
Tufted Titmouse
American Crow
Downy Woodpecker
White-breasted Nuthatch
We heard:
Northern Flicker
(click on photos to enlarge)

Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl - juvenile 
I really couldn't get enough of this baby...well...
I've NEVER seen one in person before!  I'm STILL smiling about it!

Beech forest 
Downy Woodpecker (female)

Can you spot the Osprey soaring?

Downy Woodpecker (female)

Mr.& Mrs. Downy Woodpecker

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Robert Taft Olmstead plaque
Beech branches stretching into the sunshine
Tufted Titmouse 
Natural staircase

Blue Jays

Great Black-backed Gull (juveniles)

Gulls hunting for herring over Stony Brook

Song Sparrow
Gulls searching for an easy meal...
 ...and I can't resist one last look, at this ADORABLE little face!!!  Whooooo could?!?!

Next Tuesday Tweets - 5.20.14 - 9:30-10:30am - Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History
Brewster, MA ( $2Member/$4Non-member)
Happy Birding!


  1. These are great photos...the owl...mama & baby are incredible!!

    ;-) ~ Teresa

    1. Thanks Teresa! Is this the T-Bird I THINK it is...? : )