Tuesday, October 10, 2017

10.10.17  Tuesday Tweets - John Wing Trail - Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Brewster, MA

We had the perfect-sized group today for a bird walk, though the birds were doing a great job dodging my camera.  It didn't help that I'd dropped it right before our walk though... woopsie.  Most of the photos I have from our morning are from the various landscapes we  experienced in just 90 minutes, which is part of our time together.  We're so spoiled with the different habitats we walk through on Tuesday Tweets, and when these locations are combined with the various bird sounds and sights... we get to share a unique natural morning.  It helps when nice people show up to share it as well, which is what just happens!

Blue Jays seemed to rule the skies this day, and we heard them everywhere we were.  We did spot a Northern Harrier gliding across Quivett Creek.  We've been so lucky with harrier sightings the past few Tuesday Tweets, so clearly there's hawk food around.  I would say that's good news for the ecosystem.  A raptor sighting is always a bonus, especially when the Ospreys have already migrated.  What a warm fall we've had so far and TONS of foggy conditions lately.  It was clear this morning though, and the bird nerds spotted a pair of Great Blue Herons on the marsh.  It's so very often we get a surprise finale bird or two... I feel it's our reward for our interest in the birds.  (double click photos to enlarge)

Our List:
Gray Catbird
American Goldfinch
Tufted Titmouse
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Cardinal
American Robin
Northern Flicker
Black-capped Chickadee
Eastern Towhee
Great Blue Heron
Belted Kingfisher
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Black-backed Gull
Herring Gull
Northern Harrier
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Downy Woodpecker
Beautiful blue skies ahead

Poison Ivy sure looks pretty this time of year

Looking south on Paine's Creek
We heard a kingfisher, but s/he flew out of sight, across the creek




Horseshoe crab shell marking the head of the trail 



Ring-billed Gull


Great Blue Herons on the salt marsh

Northern Flicker
Next opportunity for Tuesday Tweets: 10.24.17 at 9am $4Members/$6Non-members
Happy Birding!

1 comment:

  1. vashikaran specialist Many thanks for sharing this very informative post. Have a super nice day!!

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