Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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

These winter bird walks are worth bundling up for because it's good to get out there, as long as the air temperature is not too ridiculously low, or the wind-chill too extreme.  We did deal with some chilly winds, but the sun helped us to enjoy our time outside with the birds we did see and hear.  Those song sparrows provided a lovely soundtrack to our leisurely pace behind the museum.  As much as Wing Island pulls for me to 'come hither', the full moon was the night before and we'd have been walking back through inches of brackish water...not a great plan for a February morning!  So we did a bit of back tracking after a quick glance at some ducks flying into the marsh to land.  I'm wondering if the birds were sensing a storm or if it was merely too windy for us to see a long list of species.  The company is always pleasant and bird stories and questions keep us chatting, until we're interrupted by a bird song or call, or a sudden "Did you see that?".  Most of the photos are of house sparrows, and the fact that they allow us the proximity they do, I feel is their gift to us.  I know there are invasive species dislikers (haters) out there and I can see both sides.  I can't deny, all birds have their beauty.  (double click photos to enlarge)

Our List:
Tufted Titmouse
Song Sparrow
Black-capped Chickadee
Northern Cardinal
House Sparrow
American Crow
Ducks (Mallards? American Black Ducks?  Too far away)
Herring Gull
Mourning Dove (Thanks Marion & DAVID!)

Red Squirrel

Song Sparrow - not a great photo, but I wanted
to post it because of the camouflage.  This guy
blends right in.

Song Sparrow

House Sparrows - male & female

House Sparrows - male & female

Red Squirrel 

House Sparrow - male

Next opportunity for Tuesday Tweets: 3.8.16 at 9:30am $2Members/$4Non-members
Happy Birding!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2.18.16  Bird Nerd Moment - Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Brewster, MA

If/when you get a chance to visit the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, something I fear you might miss, is the Naturescape Gallery, which is located on one of the walls of the auditorium, but you have to walk INTO the auditorium to actually see all of this beautiful work.  Yes, I'm obsessed with birds, no doubt.  I am equally obsessed with artwork created by youngsters. The artwork displayed this month & through March is from students at the Lighthouse Charter School in Harwich - a wonderful place!  I thoroughly can sense their innocence and purity reflected in their creations and honestly, I could look at them all day.  I really think they should have art museums dedicated to CHILDREN's ART!  It's AMAZING!  So - yes, I did focus on the bird art in this fine collection, but see it for yourself if you're able!  The museum is open these days from 11-3, Thurs-Sun, check the website for more details: www.ccmnh.org.  Please check out the photos of their stunning work below! (double click photos to enlarge) ENJOY!


Monday, February 8, 2016


Hope you are warm, safe & sound where you are... and I hope the birds are too!

Next opportunity for Tuesday Tweets: 2.23.16 $2Members/$4Non-members
Happy Birding!