Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Feb. 15) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
The lazuli bunting continues at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. A yellow-bellied sapsucker, 4 Northern bobwhites, a swamp sparrow, 7 field sparrows, and a winter wren were also seen at the sanctuary.
Other rare birds that are wintering locally include a blue-winged teal and Northern shoveler on Mill Pond in Marstons Mills, long- and short-billed dowitchers plus 8 greater yellowlegs at West Harwich Conservation Area, a painted bunting and orange-crowned warbler on Shore Road in Eastham, a great egret on the Pamet River in Truro, and a Pacific loon present off the old Horizon’s restaurant in Sandwich.
A bald eagle was seen catching fish and hunting coots on Herring Pond in Eastham. Other sightings around the Cape included 2 Iceland gulls and a Barrow’s goldeneye at the outlet to Great Pond in Falmouth, a redhead on Little Pond in Falmouth, 2 wood ducks at Mystic Lake in Marstons Mills, a great egret in Hyannisport, a ruby-crowned kinglet in Sandwich, a black-and-white warbler on Airline Road in Dennis, a marsh wren in Harwich, and 3 harlequin ducks, an Iceland gull, and a lesser black-backed gull in Provincetown Harbor.
For more information about bird sightings or to report sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to www.massaudubon.org.