Tuesday, November 17, 2015

11.17.15 - Cape Cod Museum Of Natural History - Tuesday Tweets - John Wing Trail

Brewster, MA

Here comes the chill!  We had a sea breeze to contend with, but nothing too terrible.  Sunny skies were above and we had our share of sightings and sounds this morning!  I can't remember the last time we spotted a House Finch during Tuesday Tweets, so that was a nice find this morning.  Turns out American Goldfinch seemingly cannot get enough of those juniper berries!  As we were walked the rocky, root laden meadow trail toward the beach, something surprising and spectacular caught my eye... a White-tailed Deer - all alone.  She seemed equally curious of us and we had a nice long 400feet apart stare down, then she hopped down into the safety of a salt panne in the marsh.  It was a moment of peace and beauty - and how can you beat starting a chillly November morning?  I really couldn't say.  Thanks for joining me Bird Nerds!  It's a treat having you along for the walk (double click photos to enlarge. Photo credits to Rick as noted)

Our List:
Black-capped Chickadee
House Sparrow
Blue Jay
American Crow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Hawk (Red-tailed juvenile?)
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Ring-billed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
American Robin

Bonus Mammal
White-tailed Deer (!!!)

House Sparrow - male

Blue Jay (photo credit: RICK)

Does it call to you too?

Deciduous Holly (I believe)

American Goldfinch - male

American Goldfinch - male

American Goldfinch - male (photo credit - RICK)

Bird Nerds checking out the House Finch and the American Goldfinch

Black-capped Chickadee... chickadeeing on a pitch pine branch

Cape Cod Bay in November

Nest box on the marsh - inhabited typically by Tree Swallows in the summer,
and occasionally by Eastern Bluebirds

There she is...

I know it's blurry, but it looks like a painting to me

(photo credit - RICK)

The mud puddle, looking peaceful & pretty

So many Cape Cod Bay colors

Crow tracks

Natural artistry, beach grass ballet I call it, the 
circular patterns the grass, wind & sand make together

Camouflage... can you see him?

Northern Cardinal - male (photo credit - RICK)

American Robin - juvenile

American Robin - juvenile

John Wing Trail heading southward, back towards the marsh

Next opportunity for Tuesday Tweets: 12.1.15 9:30am $2Members/$4Non-members
Happy Birding!

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