Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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

So, it's starting to get CHILLY around these parts!  Saw my first Dark-eyed Junco on the walk with my dog this morning!  No photo... sorry.  As sweet and as cute as I find them, it breaks my heart a lil' bit when I see them for the first time in the fall... I'm a summer time girl. Cold weather on the way for months...
OH well - it also means there are some fall colors that we only get this time of year and it's like a natural bouquet!  We had a sweet morning, with smells of autumn and NO wind - so YAY!  We didn't travel very far, but what a wonderful group of folks to begin a day with.  Please see photos below.  I got a great group shot!  We also got to see a rarity - one of Sue Finnegan's nets out for banding - way cool!  I did walk up to it and managed to have 2 birds become ensnared because I walked up to the net... no worries.  Susan is out there for the morning and of course will take care of our feathery friends.  She does it for them after all - a wonderful motive.  Please visit her blog, capecodbander.  The photography is so GOOD!  The birds are literally photographed in her hands, or her volunteers' hands so they are SO UP CLOSE and you can so appreciate their individual field marks from a true inches away perspective.  That's just rare and oh so special.  By the way Bird Nerds... I mentioned the wrong "next Tuesday Tweets" date:  It's 11.10.15.

Our List:
European Starling
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Downy Woodpecker
White-breasted Nuthatch
Mourning Dove
House Sparrow
American Goldfinch
Northern Flicker
American Crow
American Robin
Song Sparrow

European Starlings

Mourning Doves marching through the cracked shells, foraging for food

Downy Woodpecker

House Sparrow 

House Sparrows - Mr.&Mrs.?

American Goldfinch 

House Sparrow - female

House Sparrows

One of Sue Finnegan's nets on the marsh

How cute are THESE bird nerds?!

One of Sue Finnegan's nets

House Sparrow - male (all puffed up)

Forest floor bouquet - SO many different types of leaves!

We didn't have a lot of bird sightings during the end 
of our walk - but this view...


The fall colors of Glasswort (sea pickle)

Poison Ivy, looking so alluring in the fall

Poison Ivy berries

Hard to see, but I couldn't help noticing the 
brilliant red of this shrub's branches.

Cedars on what I call the "secret trail"

More brilliant yellows

I LOVE being outside

Virginia Creeper, creeping up this Pitch Pine trunk

Next opportunity for Tuesday Tweets: 11.10.15 at 9:30am $2Members/$4Non-members
Happy Birding!

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