Recent sightings (through June 7) as reported to Mass Audubon.
A swallow-tailed kite was photographed over Sandwich.
Two gull-billed terns were photographed at Dowse’s Beach in Osterville.
Once again a sandhill crane visited a school ballfield, this time Eldredge Field in Orleans.
Interesting breeding or late lingering waterfowl reported included a green-winged teal at Monomoy, a common merganser in Brewster, a bufflehead in Harwich, and 2 blue-winged teal at Beech Forest in Provincetown.
Other sightings around the Cape included a clay-colored sparrow at Crane WMA in Falmouth, the annual chuck-will’s-widows and blue grosbeaks continuing in Falmouth, a rose-breasted grosbeak at Greenbrier Nature Center in Sandwich, an olive-sided flycatcher and 2 continuing Acadian flycatchers in South Sandwich, a seaside sparrow at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, a yellow-crowned night-heron in Brewster, and little blue herons in Chatham and Harwich.
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 e-mail to email@example.com.