Monday, February 17, 2014

2.10.14 - Green Briar Nature Center - Monday Morning Bird Walk
Cape Cod Canal - Sagamore, MA
Sandwich Boardwalk - Sandwich, MA
 
 
This winter has been very cold and snowy, but bird nerds can still be found toting binoculars and cameras to the chilliest of locations - the Cape Cod Canal included.  Even though we had to take some time in the van to warm our bones, we had quite a successful showing of birds - mostly floating in those frigid waters.  It's hard to imagine how they thrive and survive in these temperatures, but for a lot of these birds - this is a warmer climate than their nesting grounds in Canada.
 
 
Our List:

American Robin
Song Sparrow
Common Loon
American Black Duck (female & male)
Red-breasted Merganser (female & male)
Common Eider (female & male)
American Crow
Cormorant
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
White-winged Scoter (female & male)
Common Goldeneye (female & male)
Mallard (female & male)
 

American Black Ducks (female & male)

Common Loon (nonbreeding plumage)

Common Eider (female)

Common Eider (female)

Common Loon in foreground
Cormorants in background

Cormorants

Common Eiders on the wing

Red-breasted Merganser (female)
Red-breasted Merganser (male) 
Great Black-backed Gull

American Robin 
Common Eiders (female & male) 
White-winged Scoter (female & juvenile) 
White-winged Scoter (male & juvenile)
 

American Robins 
American Robins 
American Robin 
 
Then we headed to the Sandwich Boardwalk for a look-see over there...

Common Goldeneye (female & male)

Common Goldeneye 

Mallards (female & male)

Common Goldeneyes in distance & Mallards closer
 
Next opportunity for a bird walk will be on Tuesday 2/25 for Tuesday Tweets at 9:30am at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History - Brewster MA
Happy Birding 'til then!

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