This past Monday Jeff and I joined a Wellfleet Audubon trip to South Beach led by Ellison Orcutt.
A short boat ride is the only way to access this area.
Just last year we were able to hike here from Lighthouse Beach.
A long six mile walk one way..
This year its much different..a few storms have made a cut about half way thru the long sandy peninsula..making it impossible to walk the distance.
We scanned the area where we first arrived..
Lots of terns and peeps.
Mostly Semipalmated Plover
A bit blurry..
Life Bird for us!
It was a beautiful day..
A few clouds and a nice breeze blowing..
Plovers..Hiding Piping Plovers
can you count them all?
see them now?
Stopping to scan thru more terns and gulls..
We find Godwit and Whimbrel and other goodies..
Here they are..
Down here somewhere..and too far for my tiny lens..
Scopes are needed..
During the next month, they hope to capture 20 white sharks and attach technology that will make it possible for anyone to track the surface activity of each fish on the team’s publicly accessible website.
click on the link below to read more..
Four hours go by quickly when birding..
low and behold
Ellisons count on the tern we saw
1 Black Tern
450 Roseate Tern
2400 Common Tern (Common)
1 Forster's Tern
But not until we pish out a Saltmarsh Sparrow..
The boat awaits..
Birds of the Day~
South Beach, Chatham, Barnstable, US-MA
Aug 19, 2013 9:33 AM - 1:33 PM
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36 species (+2 other taxa)
American Black Duck
Short-billed Dowitcher (Atlantic)
Great Black-backed Gull