Date: 11/10/18 4:13 pm From: George W Gove <gwgove...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Some Cape Cod birds
We went to the Lower Cape this week and, altho we didn't see anything spectacular, we did see some large numbers of some birds. For example, there were a large number of Kittiwakes at Race Point Beach along with Bonapertes Gulls. Incidentally, we first went to Herring Cove Beach but it was closed due to parking lot and road construction and the Provincelands Road from Herring Cove to Race Point was closed so we have to go back and take Race Point Road from US 6.
We saw Gannets and Red-throated Loons all along the Atlantic Coast from Race Point to Nauset Beach in Orleans and I estimated a minimum of 100 Red-throated Loons at Nauset Beach where there was a huge flock of Black Scoters, mostly males, plus many Common Eider. Scoters and Eider were also common along the coast.
We also saw one Red-throated Loon in Wellfleet Harbor that had a red throat as seen here (just click on the first image and then click next).