Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of April 9) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
Two sandhill cranes were seen flying over Harwich Port.
A black-headed gull continued in Hyannis Port and 2 were also seen at nearby Craigville Beach.
Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a mew gull, a Pacific loon, 160 red-throated loons, a black guillemot, 28 Iceland gulls, and a lesser black-backed gull.
Sightings at Bell’s Neck conservation area in Harwich included 2 clapper rails, an American bittern, 45 green-winged teal, 2 blue-winged teal, a wood duck, 2 lesser yellowlegs, 2 great egrets, and 20 black-crowned night-herons.
Other sightings around the Cape included 2 ruffed grouse and 2 barred owls in Mashpee, an evening grosbeak in West Barnstable, an orange-crowned warbler and chipping sparrow in Brewster, yellow-bellied sapsuckers in Chatham and Mashpee, and 4 American kestrels and a Peregrine falcon on Nauset Beach in Orleans and Chatham.