Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Monday, Nov. 8 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
A dramatic scene unfolded at Race Point in Provincetown on Nov. 2, when an injured Atlantic Puffin that had hauled out on the beach was seized by a Peregrine Falcon. A Great-Blacked Backed Gull then tried to steal the puffin as the Falcon flew off with it.
Also at Race Point, noted on Oct. 28 were a Sabine’s Gull, a Little Gull, 350 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 450 Sanderlings, 2 Purple Sandpipers, 3 Parasitic Jaegers, 3 Common Murres, 11 Razorbills, 270 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, and 60 Snow Buntings.
There was an American Golden-Plover in Truro.
White-Eyed Vireos were seen at the Wellfleet Bay sanctuary.
The Bell’s Vireo continued at Fort Hill in Eastham this week, while other birds in the area included a late Red-Eyed Vireo, a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, and a Yellow-Breasted Chat.
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].