Jeff and I managed to squeeze in a few hours of Early morning birding while here at the cape. We went to Lighthouse beach hung a left past the pond and went to the mudflats on the bay side.
Its been pretty foggy most mornings.
And this morning was no exception..Black-backed Gulls in the fog at first pond.
Noticed many small horseshow crabs in the mud flats..
I am curious as to why there were so many dead young horseshoe crabs.
check out the video…to get a sense of what this area is like.
I loved how the little lines come out from the back of each bird..
The bird on the right is getting better reception…more bars! :)
Still beautiful despite the morning fog..this is the mud flat area we birded.
Colorful Crab..a dinner for seabirds.
What we believe to be a White-winged Scoter in the bay area..Anyone care to confirm this? If this is the scooter..why is it in the bay, just floating around?
Osprey, Ringed-billed,Herring, Greater black-backed, and laughing Gulls.
Least and Common Terns, Black-bellied, piping ,semi-palmated Plovers,
Least, Semi-palmated, Pectoral, Sandpipers Sanderlings, Short-billed Dowitchers, Ruddy turnstones, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, Horned lark,White winged scoter? Double-crested Cormorant, American Oystercatcher, Black skimmer, Willet, Barn swallow,Song sparrow.
We have left the cape and are now headed to Ct. for a few days before going west.
We are excited…but it is always bittersweet…having to leave our Wonderful Family behind.