Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Sept. 7) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society. What is likely the same immature brown booby discovered in Dennis two weeks ago was seen feeding among terns off Herring Cove in Provincetown.
A Eurasian wigeon was seen at the Mill Pond in Marstons Mills along with a wood duck, 5 American wigeon, and 3 blue-winged teal.
Black skimmers continue to turn up at various locations on the Cape, but mainly in Chatham. Seven were seen at Ridgevale Beach and 3 more were at South Beach. Also seen in Chatham, from the Morris Island overlook, were 12 Cory’s shearwaters, 400 great shearwaters, 150 sooty shearwaters, 2 Manx shearwaters, 1,500 Wilson’s storm-petrels, a buff-breasted sandpiper, 10 black terns, a Forster’s tern, and a remarkable 55 jaegers including 40 parasitic jaegers.
A Baird’s sandpiper, a western sandpiper, a white-rumped sandpiper, a solitary sandpiper, a merlin, 3 hooded mergansers, a few Forster’s terns, 11 northern bobwhites, and several whimbrels were all seen at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary this week.
Other birds noted around the peninsula included 3 wood ducks at Bank Street Bog in Harwich, 3 pomarine jaegers at South Cape Beach in Mashpee, and 4 American oystercatchers and a northern harrier at Ridgevale Beach in Chatham.
For more information about bird sightings or to report bird sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to www.massaudubon.org.