The Red-tailed Hawk is the most commonly seen local breeding hawk on Cape Cod. They are most frequently seen perched and waiting to pounce on prey. Du [...]
About Craig GibsonAfter a number of birding walks on Cape Cod, Craig became fascinated with the local Ospreys. They became easier to identify and he found many Osprey nest locations nearby. The nests were easy to access for viewing and provided ample opportunity for behavioral study. The Osprey activities fueled his passion for watching and photographing Ospreys as well as other birds in flight. Craig was part of an organizing group at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary that recently launched the Osprey Network of Cape Cod. Click here to see a growing collection of his Osprey images. Click here to learn more about Rob Bierregaard’s Osprey banding efforts on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Click here for Craig’s blog entries for Wellfleet Bay Natural History Notes. Thanks to Simon Perkins at Mass Audubon, Craig was invited to be part of a boat trip to Stellwagen Bank for the final release of a very rare Yellow-nosed Albatross in June of 2007. The trip provided a unique setting for many photographs of this rare species. As a result of this excursion, Craig was invited to share his Albatross images for two informative articles. These photos have appeared in Birding World, published in the U.K. and one of Europe's premier monthly birding magazines as well as Bird Observer, a bi-monthly birding journal published in the Boston area. Craig is most interested in bird flight and action photography. Working with other experienced bird photographers, Craig is constantly improving his techniques using hand held intermediate and large telephoto lenses. Craig is a member of many local and national birding groups. He is a contributing photographer for the Mass Audubon Society, the 300 Committee Land Trust, Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Oyster Pond Environmental Trust, and Birds of North America, an online project for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Craig also serves as a current trustee and past president of the Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust in Falmouth, MA. where his photos appear weekly in the region section of the Falmouth Enterprise newspaper.
The last of the shorebirds are coming through and closing out the fall migration for this group of birds. Young Black-bellied Plovers appear along Cap [...]
The Semipalmated Sandpiper breeds in the lower Arctic regions and migrates along the Atlantic coast. During fall migration they are typically found al [...]
As the shorebird migration tapers off, it is still possible to observe smaller numbers of lingering migrants on their way south. The Least Sandpiper i [...]
This young Laughing Gull is a medium sized gull with a gray back, white underparts and neck, a grayish hood and dark bill with red highlights. The you [...]
Among the sparrows still being seen in the shrubby fields at Crane Wildlife Management Area on Rt. 151 is the Field Sparrow. They are common breeding [...]