Today I was guiding Manitoba birder Liis Veelma. Out primary focus was the Trepassey Redwing. It took some time before the bird made itself visible,but after about an hour we enjoyed great views of this Eurasian stray and North American mega rarity. This represents the third day in a row that I have seen this bird, pretty awesome!. After bagging the Redwing,this freed up some time for general birding. Our second most wanted bird was King Eider. We drove out to the Drook at Cape Race and found only 12 Eiders,where there had been 300+ yesterday. Amazingly,within a minute I had an adult male King Eider in the scope. I got Liis on the bird and boom,lifer number two. At this point we decided to make our way back north and check harbours for Black Guillemot and Dovekie. Well,not surprisingly, we never had any Dovekies,but we did score great looks at Black Guillemot at several locations. In the coming days we will be on the look out for Eurasian Ducks, Yellow-legged and Slaty-backed Gulls,more Eurasian strays and the now elusive Dovekie. I'll post an update ina couple of days.
Poor quality photo of the Trepassey Redwing. This bird has been very difficult to view and is often visible for only a couple of seconds before dissappearing.
- ► 2011 (36)
- Iceland Gull- A Tale of Two Extremes
- Hornemann's Redpoll
- A Lazy Day
- Slaty-backed Gull!!
- Redwing Bagged Again- 3rd Day Running
- January 11-13 Avalon Peninsula Trip List
- REDWING TODAY!!
- Yellow-legged Gull Bagged
- Mystery Gull
- Ever Hopeful,Ever Optimistic
- No New Rarities Today
- Big Year Hits and Misses
- The Excitement is Building
- Year Birds and a Lapwing Report!!
- January 4th- Bad Day and No Birding= Short Blog
- St.John's Sewer Outlet- What Will We Do Without it?
- ▼ January (16)
**Note This blog is posted in an effort to illicit responses from people with experience identifying silent Wood Pewees in the field. A g...
The purpose of this blog is purely to provide a large collection of photos of American Herring Gull wing tips. All photos are of adult birds...
Over the last few years I've been spending an inordinate amount of time studying weather maps and radars and then comparing those maps a...
This is a story about an encounter I had with a Yellow-legged Gull many years ago ( 8 years ago to be exact). For the unfamiliar, Yellow-leg...
This is just a short article in response to a recent discussion on the North American Gulls facebook group regarding ageing Glaucous Gulls a...