The rest of Cape Cod.

There's more to Cape Cod than the beaches.  Wandering around my parents' house and neighborhood can produce awesome birds just as easily.  Here are some of the goodies I found close to their home...

Ok, that one's not real, but it was amazingly carved by my dad!  And now for outside birds...

Mallards on ice

 Worst photo of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ever


 White-throated Sparrow

 Northern Cardinal

Pine Warbler & goldfinches (through window screen)

It turns out that some life birds are so good that you get to lifer with them twice.  In this case, I found my second lifer Winter Wren in the neighborhood...

Another highlight of my visit was a Baltimore Oriole that has spent the winter at my parents' house.  She seemed to always be around somewhere- pulling up grubs in the backyard, relaxing on the feeder, perching on branches in the front yard.  Pretty cool.

And lastly, some non-birds swimming around and chomping fish in the nearby lake: river otters!

I am quite lucky to have parents that are willing to take me birding when I'm visiting, and I think we all had a lot of fun on this trip.  Good times!!!


  1. Your dad is so talented! Looks like a great trip.

  2. IT is great when you bird as a family, I enjoyed that when My son was young and into his teen yrs but its been a while since we birded together. Some very good birds there Jen and what a bonus with the river otters. Im enjoying the new layout and header of your blog, it looks so good!!

  3. Cool post, love the birds and the river otters. You Dad is talented, the carving is beautiful. Happy Birding!

  4. Cool! Will you ask your dad what type of wood he used?

  5. Looks like've got a couple birds on me from over there. I need to go back! Sweet turkey shots.


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