Saturday, May 8, 2010

Camera-Critters #109: Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

One my way back from Washington, DC to Cape Cod, I stopped by at Hyannis Transportation Center waiting for Sealine bus to take me to Mashpee.  In the station, I picked up The Guidebook Cape Cod.  As I read on, I found each Friday in May, the Mass Audubon Society run a Birding Cape Cod out from the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.  I enthusiastically called them and made a reservation for yesterday, May 8th.  

I arrived on time at 9 a.m. with a group of senior citizens, all of them were seasoned birders and have known each other well.  The guide took us in a van to several well known birding spots including the Pilgrim Hights at Truro and Race Point near Province Town.  These are bird watchers, thus they were happy with just spotted the birds with their binocular, unlike me trying hard to photograph the birds with my 80-400mm lens mounted on D700.  After the tour, I  walked around the Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary, which I have visited last year.  Overall it was a very successful trip.  Following are the birds that I saw and photographed.

Male House Flinch (I think this one actually should be Male Purple Finch, 5/12/2010)

Greater Yellow Leg

Blue-winged Teal

Green Heron

Male Northern Cardinal

American Goldfinch

Canada Goose

Black-capped Chickadee

Turkey Vulture

Blue Jay

Male Eastern Bluebird

Female Eastern Bluebird

Male Red-winged Blackbird

Female Red-winged Blackbird

Female Scarlet Tanager (This one should be Female Baltimore Oriel, notice the white strait on the wing, 5/12/2010)

Common Grackle

Red-tailed Hawk

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6 comments:

Kerri said...

WOW ~ These are wonderful captures of such LOVELY birds!!! Love them all!

Snap said...

Wow ... wonderful series ... you timed that just right!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous bird photos, you did well! My favorite is of the female Scarlet Tanager.

EG Wow said...

I'm very impressed with the variety of birds you captured! Nice shots indeed!

Denise said...

I think I would be doing the happy dance after seeing so many different birds in one walk. Lovely photos!

Greyscale Territory said...

An amazing range of birds! And some have quite extraordinary colour tones too! Beautiful!

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