Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10.28.14 - Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - Tuesday Tweets
John Wing Trail - Brewster, MA
It's always nice when there are new-comers to Tuesday Tweets!  So nice to meet you Alice! It also gives me a great feeling when folks return for the hour long bird walk, so thanks so much Rick & Marty!  When it is low tide on the marsh, I don't have to worry about our feet getting too wet, but we were not treated to any waterfowl that we might have been able to view had Quivett Creek been full.  Still, it was a lovely morning and there are a few photos to share.   Two photo credits to Rick, a repeat Tuesday Tweeter with a fancy schmancy camera & lens (THANK YOU RICK!!!)  A new species for Tuesday Tweets as well - see list and photos below.  Periodically we're also treated to Mammal watch on our walks - how lucky for us - THREE White-tailed Deer went bounding through the marsh in the distance.  SPECTACULAR!  
Also, thanks to museum staff &/or volunteers who recently installed a mini-boardwalk next to the mud puddle near the beach at one end of the John Wing Trail.  It is a HUGE help! (double click photos to enlarge)

Our List:
Blue Jay
Northern Cardinal
Tufted Titmouse
Great Blue Heron (only heard it though!)
House Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow (!!! a first for Tuesday Tweets!)
Northern Flicker
American Goldfinch
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Sparrow (female)
White-crowned Sparrow (juvenile)

White-crowned Sparrow (juvenile)

House Sparrow (males)
House Sparrow (males) PHOTO CREDIT: Rick
White-tailed Deer
White-tailed Deer PHOTO CREDIT: Rick

Red Admiral Butterfly

John Wing Trail - looking south

Butterfly shadow
Next Opportunity for Tuesday Tweets: 11.4.14 at 9:30am $2/Member $4/Non-member
Binoculars & shoes that can get muddy recommended! 
Happy Birding!

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