Sunday, March 25, 2012


We are going to Alaska to bird the Kenai Peninsula! We will be there April 1 and stay for at least a few days depending on lodging costs. We have decided its still too cold to camp.
Any advice you may have is welcome.
We can't wait!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Name that band

American Woodcock #276

Woodcock at night
Woodcock at night
whoa oh
whoa oh
whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh ooohhhhhh

The Fixx - "Red Skies At Night"

American Woodcock
stay away from me
American Woodcock
stayaway from me


Sunday, March 18, 2012

No goose. Duck!

Had no luck finding any rare geese in the Dunkin Donuts capital of the world. Do you really need 2 Dunkin Donuts on every block. Even Starbucks would be shocked at the concentration.
We are very low on cash so we headed to the coast of Massachusetts instead of Montauk, NY which would have cost another day. Not many sea birds around but we did get to see Harlequin Duck! After slipping and sliding nearly breaking my neck on the slimy slippery rocks we got a great close look for as long as we pleased at a pair!

Photos from New England

VENOM! These birds are so cool!!

Pair of Harlequin Ducks at Halibut Point State Park in MA. I would kill for a bigger camera lens!

Common Eider!

Learning about Navigation Bouys in Gloucester, MA

Liam at the spot where the Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded in 1623!

Awesome mermaid art on a side yard gate in Gloucester, MA

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Going on a Wild Goose Chase

Friday morning Liam and I are flying to Windsor, CT to try for a couple of Geese. There has been a Pink-footed Goose in Windsor and just North in VT a Barnacle Goose . After searching for these two birds we will head down to Montauk, Long Island and see what we can see. Wish us luck and if you are or no of any local birders who can help locate these geese let us know.
Jerry, you want to go?!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ashtabula again *UPDATED*

Trying a 3rd time for Black-tailed Gull in Ashtabula, OH.

Well this time we had some help from some great new birding friends Suzanne and Jerry. Jerry has seen the gull at least 20 times in the months it has been in Ashtabula! There were other birders as well with scopes to add to Jerry's experience so we were feeling confident. We spent all day and checked everywhere we could.
To make a long story short; we didn't see it. Again.
Birds have wings and they could care less if we see them. If it was easy all the time it probably wouldn't be quite as fun!

Big Year Hotel