Tuesday, August 19, 2014

8.19.14 -  Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - Tuesday Tweets
John Wing Trail - Brewster, MA 

If I could choose the weather, I would always choose the weather we've had on our Tuesday Tweets this summer.  With the tide in our favor, a nice sized bunch of us headed out on our bird walk...and after a brief sighting of a small flock of House Sparrows...we were treated to a young Red Fox hunting in the marsh.  Suddenly our walk transformed into Mammal Watch!  It didn't seem to bother any of the bird lovers this sunny morning!  Please see photos below... admittedly, there are too many of the fox, but we had so many gifts this fine morning.  It's difficult to choose any particular moment over another.  Nature will reward you, if you give it time and patience.  We had many a poser, so I was able to get a few good shots without holding up the crowd today.  Enjoy!
(double click photos below to enlarge)

Our List:
Northern Cardinal
Carolina Wren
House Sparrow
American Crow
Blue Jay
Tree Swallow
Green Heron
Song Sparrow
Barn Swallow
Mourning Dove
Eastern Kingbird
Gray Catbird
Black-capped Chickadee
American Goldfinch
Laughing Gull
Common Yellowthroat
Coopers Hawk

I do believe the single shorebird who flew over our heads was a Greater Yellowlegs...but s/he flew by so fast... I cannot confirm.

House Sparrows

House Sparrows

Red Fox (juvenile) hunting


Osprey - SO CLOSE!!! 

Osprey ...preening

Mourning Dove
Grey Catbird

I had to put one more of the Red Fox because s/he was so much fun to watch...
what a gift on our bird walk!
Next opportunity for Tuesday Tweets, 8.26.14 at 9:30am $2Members/$4Non-members
Happy Birding 'til then!

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