Date: 4/9/18 1:53 pm
From: Sean Williams <seanbirder...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Race Point activity?
Hi Karen,

Race Point has been variably amazing and slow. For the last couple weeks,
the activity has been spectacular, with thousands of alcids, gulls, and
ducks. This past weekend, however, was quiet. It really does change
significantly day to day. I encourage you to check the eBird hotspot page
for Race Point for recent checklists that have been submitted-

Alan Kneidel and I discovered a massive raft of ~3,000 Red-throated Loons
foraging off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. We counted them with a
clicker and got 2,958. There were Red-throated Loons literally as far as
the eye could see. I recommend anyone passing through to stop to witness
this spectacle-

The Sandwich Marina at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal is currently
hosting a splendid male "Northern" Common Eider. It was present and easily
viewed on April 5th and 7th. Photos can be seen here-

Good birding,

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 4:25 PM, Karen Idoine <kidoine...> wrote:

> I'm going to the Cape for a long weekend 4/13 - 4/16 and I'm curious if
> anyone has been tracking bird activity out on Race Point or hawk-watching
> at High Head, in Truro? Will be looking for good birding spots on the
> outer Cape!
> Thank you,
> Karen Idoine
> Wendell, MA

Sean M. Williams
Westborough, Massachusetts

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