Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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

THE BRAVEST of bird lovers joined in on this bird walk!  What a group of troopers!  What am I talking about?  It was hot, humid and BUGGY!  It literally felt as though we'd accidentally marched through Mosquito City and they were dive bombing us in retaliation!  Of course, they were just doing their job - but it was ridiculous.  Thanks to those who ventured across the marsh, into the woods, and across the desert-like beach this morning!  The bird sightings were incredible, which I believe is what kept us going!   One of the bird lovers on the marsh noticed 2 osprey perched in the distance, and we were headed in that direction on the Wing Island trail.  Basically, we were within 40 feet of these magnificent young osprey - don't miss the photos below!  We also got to see them take off.   I did hesitate to get closer to them, but they flew over to this perfect perch... and they flew again.   I don't think we caused them undue stress.  It was the whipped cream on the sundae to be so near them.  We saw so many species, I feel as though I may have missed one or two on our list below.  Tuesday Tweets seemed full of surprises - buggy as some of them were.  (double click photos to enlarge)

Our List: 
Green Heron
American Goldfinch
Gray Catbird
Song Sparrow
Barn Swallow
European Starling
Northern Cardinal
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
American Crow
Tern (common?)
Eastern Phoebe
Laughing Gull
Great Black-backed Gull

American Goldfinch - male (photo credit RICK)


Gray Catbird

Song Sparrow (photo credit RICK)
Rick also noted, this bird is banded... look closely

Black-capped Chickadee 

Gray Catbird (photo credit RICK)

Osprey - juveniles!!!

Photo credit RICK

American Robin - juvenile

American Robin - male (photo credit RICK)

What a view!

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe (photo credit RICK)

Skate egg cases, AKA 
Photo credit RICK

American Goldfinch - female

Gray Catbird

Next opportunity for Tuesday Tweets: 8.18.15 9:30am $2Members/$4Non-members
Happy Birding!

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