Tuesday, June 9, 2015

6.9.15 - Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History - Tuesday Tweets - John Wing Trail
Brewster, MA

We had a windy Tuesday to contend with, but we were insistent upon getting as close to Cape Cod Bay within our hour long walk as we could.  I had to leave around 10:30 so I never made it to the bay myself, but I know others did and I'm sure the views didn't disappoint.  It was nice to see both familiar faces and some newcomers to Tuesday Tweets! Our walk began with a nearly immediate sighting of a Great-crested Flycatcher - a summer migrant.  I realize I start saying, "...one of my FAVORITES!" on almost every bird walk.  I'm more enthusiastic about certain species, mostly because I have a personal story that I associate with that particular species.  One thing thing, I'm sure I've mentioned before, is that even if you're not obsessed with birds, you usually have a memory, a story or a question about birds.  It's that same old story, they're everywhere...  how lucky we are that is the case.  What fun they are to share.  Don't miss Rick's incredible photography - credited per photo as you'll see if you take a peek.  Thank You Rick! (double click photos to enlarge)

Our List:
Great-crested Flycatcher
Tree Swallow
American Goldfinch
Song Sparrow
Barn Swallow
Northern Flicker
American Crow
Gray Catbird
Pine Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Black-capped Chickadee
Turkey Vulture
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Mockingbird

Great-crested Flycatcher

Great-crested Flycatcher
Silhouettes are an important tool when identifying birds.
With skies like this - we got some great silhouettes.

Great-crested Flycatcher (photo credit: RICK) 

Barn Swallow (photo credit: RICK)

Song Sparrow (photo credit: RICK)

Barn Swallow (photo credit: RICK)

Osprey bringing fish back to the nest

Momma Osprey

Turkey Vulture

Can't beat this Cape Cod Bay View

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing (photo credit: RICK)

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird FEEDING BABY!  (photo credit: RICK)

Song Sparrow

Opsrey pair taking a small parental break

Next opportunity for Tuesday Tweets: 7.14.15 9:30am $2Members/$4Non-members
Happy Birding!

1 comment:

  1. Great pics! So wonderful to have a record of what we saw!