Saturday, November 8, 2008


The day started out overcast, and never really brightened up. We joined Bill Drummond for a BBC trip to Gloucester and Rockport. The 'best' bird of the day had to be a White-eyed Vireo.
I particularly enjoyed the Northern Gannet show, as hundreds of birds of various ages flew south past us in Rockport. A few even came kinda close for some photo ops. As I said it way pretty overcast so shutter-speeds were not at all what I would have liked for birds in flight.

Other highlights on the day included birds that herald the coming of winter birding in New England: Black Guillemots, Long-tailed Ducks, and Harlequin Ducks all are regulars on the ocean throughout the winter birding season.