Cape Cod Beaches (Part 2)

Let's skip right ahead to my favorite bird of my trip: the Purple Sandpiper.  A bird I had tried for on all of my previous Cape Cod trips.  Finally!  Life bird #1 for 2014:

This fellow was foraging along the shoreline and jetty at Dowses Beach with lots of buddies- more Purples, Sanderlings, Ruddy Turnstones, and Dunlin.  It was pretty awesome.

Yes.  That was a good time.  That afternoon I visited West Dennis Beach with my parents to fulfill my promise to my mom that she would see a Snowy Owl during my visit.  Thankfully a small gathering of people already had one in their scope when we arrived.

Rad.  The next morning my dad and I ventured out to Fort Hill in Eastham.  The best birds for me were a couple of American Tree Sparrows and an American Bittern. 

On the way home we stopped by the Chatham Lighthouse beach for some trudging in the sand.

We came across a large flock of Snow Buntings who of course took off...

And that was about it from the beaches of Cape Cod.  Still more to come from my trip.  Good times!!!