Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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

"Off to the bay!" was our motivation today.  What a treat to have the earth so calm without any wind.  The peaceful weather has a calming affect on hikers I feel because I did NOT want to wrap up this walk.  It helped to not have the wind biting us, or the birds!  My photos are less than fantastic, and slightly blurry due to distance - which is why I didn't even attempt to get the Common Eider - he was too far out, and hmmm... solitary.  We got a nice in-flight glimpse of a Red-breasted Merganser female as she flapped madly out of Quivett Creek and onto the bay.  The colors that surrounded us, muted as they were, made me feel as though we were surrounded by a simple serene canvas.  Tuesday Tweets lifts my mood no matter how the day begins.  Photo credits to Rick as listed. (double click photos to enlarge)

Our List:
American Crow
American Robin
Northern Cardinal
Dark-eyed Junco
Blue Jay
Northern Flicker
Black-capped Chickadee
Downy Woodpecker
White-breasted Nuthatch
Song Sparrow
American Black Duck
Herring Gull
Common Eider
Canada Goose
Red-breasted Merganser (female)


American Black Ducks

Herring Gull

Canada Geese on Cape Cod Bay


Herring Gull - blurry but looks like a painting to me

Another view of Cape Cod Bay from the John Wing Trail

House Sparrow (male)

Next opportunity for Tuesday Tweets: 1.13.15 $2Members/$4Non-members
Happy Holidays and Happy Birding!

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