The tip of Cape Cod And Provincetown, probably the most enjoyable destination on the trip and where many of the pictures are taken.
Rugged fishing for lobster in winter!
American Tree Sparrow, small, daintily elegant, but extremely well adapted to the cold, cold north!
Male Longtailed Duck, Aptly named.
Female Long-tailed Duck (with a short tail of course!)
Pileated Woodpecker, One of five species of woodpecker in my friend’s backyard
Uncommonly Elegant Common Eider.
Female Common Eider, very different from the male but also sublimely beautiful.
Young male Eider
Maniacal Herring Gull
You lookin’ at ME?
Not used to this…
Grounded gulls in parking lot
Harlequin Ducks love the roughest water
Race Point dunes
One of only 400 North Atlantic Right Whales in existence
Top of her head and a bit of baleen
Ate well-here, Indian in New Hampshire
Portuguese influence in Provincetown, “flippers” for breakfast
Brant- a sea goose
One of the most exciting lifers of the trip –Thick-billed Murres
Not polite to stare!
Not usually this approachable
Spots on underside indicate that this Snowy Owl is a female
Never got my fill of “Common” Eiders
Merganser in flight
Sunset at MacMillan wharf in Provincetown
Another take on sunset at Race Point
Cape Cod mood
Memorable sunset. Tally: 1st trip in years. Postponed twice (Covid and Nor’easter). Stayed with most awesome BBB (best bird buddy) and renewed friendship with another pal not seen in 40 years. 4 Life Birds: Purple Sandpiper, Northern Gannet, Razorbill, and Thick-billed Murre. Not to mention first RIGHT WHALE! What a trip!