Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Dec. 1, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Wellfleet was a hot spot for birds this week, so let’s start there this time: Cape Cod’s fourth record of a Pink-Footed Goose was found in Wellfleet on Thanksgiving Day.
The winter finch irruption continued this week with a Bohemian Waxwing found among 150 Cedar Waxwings in Wellfleet; small flocks of Evening Grosbeaks were also seen in various places, especially Wellfleet.
Sightings of late songbirds for the date included, again, in Wellfleet: a House Wren, a Wilson’s Warbler, and a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown this week included a Little Gull, 16 Pomarine Jaegers, 3 Parasitic Jaegers, 3 Forster’s Terns, 14 Dovekies, 4 Thick-Billed Murres, 23 Common Murres, 1,175 Razorbills, 2 Black Guillemots, 2 Purple Sandpipers, late shearwaters including 3 Sooty, a Manx, and 24 Great, and 145 Black-Legged Kittiwakes,
Truro had a Tree Swallow.
Nothing special in Eastham this week, bird-wise.
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 e-mail to [email protected]