Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Dec. 15, included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
Birds at Race Point in Provincetown this week included a Pomarine Jaeger, 34 Dovekies, 2 Thick-Billed Murres, 21 Common Murres, 450 Razorbills, 235 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 6 Iceland Gulls, 7 Great Shearwaters, a Snowy Owl, 45 Common Redpolls, and several dozen Red Crossbills.
There were 5 Tree Swallows in Truro.
Flocks of Common Redpolls were seen at beaches and marshes from Sandy Neck to Provincetown this week, including 50 at Lieutenant Island in Wellfleet. Also in Wellfleet at least 20 Evening Grosbeaks continue to hang around.
A Painted Bunting was found at a feeder in Eastham this week. (Yeah, the Pink-Footed Goose that went to Orleans is still there.)
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].