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  1. Bird sightings in MassachusettsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday |

    In addition to the increasing numbers of a wide variety of shorebirds along the coast, other outstanding sightings last week included an Audubon shearwater off Gooseberry Neck in Westport, a brown pelican seen in flight off Halibut Point in Rockport, a bar-tailed godwit observed between Nauset Beach in Eastham and Tern Island in Chatham, a south polar skua several miles east of Cape Ann, and a Franklin's gull at Crane Beach in Ipswich. Plum Island : Reports from Parker River Refuge include 80 black scoters, two or three least bitterns, at least 3,500 peep sandpipers, a Baird's sandpiper, 20 lesser yellowlegs, 120 short-billed dowitchers, a black tern, a yellow-billed cuckoo, and several saltmarsh and seaside sparrows.


  2. Great white shark - hooked and released' near RockportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 5 |

    Selling for as high as $2,600 a pound, baby eels have changed fortunes for Maine's fishermen - and brought trouble A previously tagged great white shark was "hooked and released" on Tuesday near Rockport, according to , a blog that covers the North Shore fishing town. The website reported that a lobsterman by the name of Gil Mitchell snagged a great white dubbed " Cisco " near Thacher Island, located roughly a mile from the small seacoast community .


  3. How popular is the Massachusetts coast with Great Whites? Very, it seemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 |

    Researchers have been watching as a young Great White shark travels along the New England coast over the past few days, including observing a visit to Cape Cod and the area near Wellfleet Harbor Wednesday. The non-profit research group OCEARCH tweeted Wednesday afternoon that the shark, nicknamed "Cisco," was near North Eastham, where a transmitter on the animal "pings tight to beach."


  4. Visa shortage leaves Cape tourist businesses scramblingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2017 |

    On Nantucket last weekend, an innkeeper cleaned the pool while his sales director drove the shuttle bus. Restaurant co-owners in Provincetown filled in as cook, hostess, and cashier.


  5. Boater rescued from Great Pond in EasthamRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 |

    A boater was pulled from Great Pond in Eastham after their boat overturned and rushed by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital, Eastham fire officials said in a statement. Another person attempted to rescue the boater before Eastham police and fire arrived.


  6. Margo Tabb Travel2 New England beaches among best in US for familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 |

    Here's a warm thought to get you thinking ahead on this raw day: Two New England beaches - Coast Guard Beach in Eastham and Weirs Beach on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee - have made Family Vacation Critic's annual list of the top 10 US beaches for families , released Tuesday. "Beach vacations are at the top of so many families' must-do lists throughout the year," said Lissa Poirot, editor in chief of Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor's family travel site.


  7. Bird sightings on Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 |

    A male king eider was seen by many birders at the herring run on the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne. Birds at Race Point in Provincetown included a very early Manx shearwater, 2 Pacific loons, a king eider, 250 red-throated loons, a red-necked grebe, 14 common murres, 3 thick-billed murres, 850 razorbills, 48 Iceland gulls, a lesser black-backed gull, and 2 snow buntings.


  8. Two loons shot, killed on Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 |

    When she learned that the first black-and-white bird had pellets lodged in its head, Stephanie Ellis was troubled by the discovery. But when a second common loon died a few weeks later from similar wounds inflicted by what's believed to be a shotgun, she was completely stunned.


  9. Tiny arctic birds battered by storm rescued on Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 |

    Someone had located one of the black-and-white critters wandering aimlessly in the parking lot of a Shaws grocery store, in Orleans. A second Dovekie - a waterborne bird and relative of the Puffin - was found nearby, at the Barley Neck Inn.


  10. Bird sightings on Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 |

    The sedge wren and lark sparrow continued into the new year at Fort Hill in Eastham, where an American bittern was also seen. Highlights from the 20th Truro Christmas Bird Count included a Northern waterthush, a long-eared owl, a black-headed gull, a common murre, 2 common ravens, 14,000 black scoters, and a very late Osprey, all in Wellfleet, plus 27 Northern saw-whet owls from Wellfleet to South Truro, a greater yellowlegs in Pamet Harbor in Truro, and a Northern shrike, a palm warbler, and 3 common redpolls in North Truro.


  11. Bird sightings on Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2016 |

    Highlights from the Buzzards Bay Christmas Bird Count included a sedge wren in Sandwich, a king eider in Falmouth, and a rufous hummingbird continuing at a private feeder in Falmouth. The 85th annual Cape Cod Christmas Bird Count, which extends from Harwich to Eastham, tallied 115 species, with highlights including the continuing lark sparrow from Fort Hill in Eastham, a Northern goshawk and a red knot in Orleans, a late Baltimore oriole in Harwich, 4 yellow-breasted chats in Chatham, and a black-headed gull and a snowy owl at Nauset Beach.


  12. Bird sightings on Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 |

    A yellow-throated warbler was by Cedar Pond in Orleans. A yellow rail and at least one sedge wren continue at Fort Hill in Eastham, where an immature snow goose has also been hanging out.


  13. Bird sightings on Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2016 |

    An elegant tern was photographed off the outer beaches of Wellfleet. There are only two previous Massachusetts records for this species, which breeds on the Pacific coast and winters off South America.


  14. 15 cold-stunned turtles rescued from Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 |

    "These are all young Kemp's Ridley turtles that were up here in the summer," said Jenette Kerr, a spokeswoman for the Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. "Generally, they stay down in the Gulf of Mexico, but some of the young ones get swept up in the Gulf Stream and end up here."


  15. Bird sightings on Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 |

    At least one sedge wren was reported again at Fort Hill in Eastham, along with a yellow-breasted chat, a clay-colored sparrow, a Nelson's sparrow, a seaside sparrow, a dickcissel, 11 eastern meadowlarks, and a bobolink.


  16. Bird sightings on Cape CodRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 |

    A gray kingbird was reported near Keyes Beach in Hyannisport. This large flycatcher is typical of the Caribbean and Southeastern US and is a rare visitor to the area.


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