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    Bird Sightings

    Bird sightings on Cape Cod

    Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of
    Feb. 27) as reported to the Massachusetts
    Audubon Society.

    Up to 5 dovekies continue to be seen at MacMillan Pier in Provincetown Harbor.

    In a true sign of eventual spring, the first male red-winged blackbirds are beginning to sing on territory.


    Among the birds reported from Hyannis were the continuing black-headed gull at Ocean Street Beach, plus a purple sandpiper, 2 horned larks, 2 Ipswich savannah sparrows, a ruddy turnstone, and a merlin around Kalmus Beach.

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    Sightings from Race Point in Provincetown included 3 glaucous gulls, 22 Iceland gulls, 15 black-legged kittiwakes, and 3 razorbills.

    Red crossbills were reported from multiple locations in Mashpee, and other sightings around the Cape included a killdeer and 4 brown-headed cowbirds in Falmouth, 5 common redpolls in Sandwich, 2 northern shovelers in Marstons Mills, another northern shoveler and 40 ruddy ducks in Town Cove in Orleans, a northern pintail in East Dennis, 800 brant at First Encounter Beach in Eastham, and a yellow-bellied sapsucker in Truro.

    For more information about bird sightings or
    to report sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to