Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cape Cod June 19-21

Least Tern with Sand lance, Ridgevale Beach, Chatham, MA, June 19, 2011
Piping Plover,Ridgevale Beach, Chatham, MA, June 20, 2011

Piping Plover, Ridgevale Beach, Chatham, MA June 20, 2011

I returned a few days ago from a three day trip down to Cape Cod. Some beautiful weather and some nice breeding birds present. Arrived on Sunday the 19th and left on Tuesday the 21st. We stayed in Chatham and managed visits to a few beaches at the Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet Bay refuge, Ridgevale Beach, South Beach, Monomoy NWR and Fort Hill. No real migrants present but some great looks at Piping Plovers, Least Terns and Willets breeding along the beaches. A few plovers had recently hatched chicks.

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