Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, July 28, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Someone’s escaped pet Budgerigar was the strangest sighting at Race Point in Provincetown.
More usual sightings at Race Point included a Sabine’s Gull, a Little Gull, a Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a Glaucous Gull, 7 Parasitic Jaegers, 1,000 Common Terns, 220 Roseate Terns, 400 Cory’s Shearwaters, 350 Great Shearwaters, 700 Sooty Shearwaters, and 90 Manx Shearwaters.
There were three Yellow-crowned Night Herons at Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary this week.
In Eastham, a Franklin’s Gull was found among 375 Laughing Gulls at Coast Guard Beach on July 26 and a Black-headed Gull was found in the nearby marsh. A Harlequin Duck continues near the inlet. A Cliff Swallow and a Seaside Sparrow were also seen in Eastham.
If you have questions about these sightings, or want to report a sighting, call the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary at 508-349-2615 or send an email to [email protected].