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    Bird sightings on Cape Cod

    Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Oct. 30) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

    A Western kingbird was found at the Provincetown Airport. Other birds at the airport included 42 pectoral sandpipers, an American bittern, 30 horned larks, 80 snow buntings, 4 Eastern meadowlarks, a Baltimore oriole, and a common raven.

    Storms produced some seabirds, including 41 pomarine jaegers, 3 parasitic jaegers, 2 common murres, 32 dovekies, 180 black-legged kittiwakes, 200 Cory’s shearwaters, and 2,000 Northern gannets at First Encounter Beach in Eastham.

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    Little gulls were seen at Sandy Neck in Barnstable and at Corporation Beach in Dennis, where other sightings included a harlequin duck, a red-necked grebe, 16 razorbills, 75 Forster’s terns, 65 red-throated loons, and 2 great, 1 Manx, and 4 sooty shearwaters.

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    Sightings at Fort Hill in Eastham included 12 Northern bobwhites, 4 pectoral sandpipers, 2 American bitterns, 4 marsh wrens, a yellow-breasted chat, a Cape May warbler, an orange-crowned warbler, a prairie warbler, a Lincoln’s sparrow, 2 seaside sparrows, and 2 saltmarsh sparrows.

    Mill Pond in Marstons Mills hosted a redhead, 12 wood ducks, 87 American wigeon, 6 gadwall, and 8 green-winged teal.

    Other sightings around the Cape included a Tennessee warbler at Salt Pond in Falmouth, a late orchard oriole at Scusset Beach reservation in Sandwich, a common gallinule on South Monomoy, and a black-billed cuckoo and a mourning warbler at Wellfleet Bay sanctuary.

    For more information about bird sightings or to report sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to www.massaudubon.org.