Tuesday, December 1, 2015

12.1.15 Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - Tuesday Tweets - John Wing Trail

Another sunny day, another bird walk...though we didn't get too many long looks at too many birds on this pretty walk.  Sometimes a bird walk transforms into a nature walk, and the birds' songs and calls provide a natural sound track.  We were able to get some brief and flighty views of Yellow-rumped Warblers, though I'm afraid not every caught much more of a "flying across the trail" glimpse.  Sneaking up on them proved to be challenging on this particular day.  I felt like staying on the woodsy trail as well.  An hour can certainly be a tease particularly when you felt pulled in 2 different directions, Cape Cod Bay and the loop of the John Wing Trail.  We did have some quickie peeks at a Red-tailed Hawk and even a Great Blue Heron (tough to beat that!).  The American Goldfinches were singing to us as they foraged, though mostly out of sight. At the very end of the walk as I was about to say goodbye & 'til next Tweets, we did get to see and hear, a Downy Woodpecker, American Robin & a White-breasted Nuthatch, though I have no decent photos to prove ANY of this!  My arms, eyes and lens were NOT quick enough on the draw, though the whole walk, we seemed to have limited views!  Guess you had to be there!   (double click photos to enlarge)

Our List:
House Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Black-capped Chickadee
American Crow
Red-tailed Hawk
Great Blue Heron
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Goldfinch
Northern Flicker
House Finch
Northern Cardinal
Downy Woodpecker
American Robin
White-breasted Nuthatch

Found feather

I couldn't even get a decent photo of a House Sparrow today!  

Next opportunity for Tuesday Tweets: 12.8.15 9:30am $2Members/$4Non-members
Happy Birding!

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