Just back from an awesome long weekend van trip with New Jersey Audubon to New England.
Our leaders Scott and Linda were AWESOME (as always!!!) Great birds (despite a little stormy weather (which is great for gulling)…
- A very cooperative LeConte’s Sparrow was present in Concord, MA, and gave great looks, and did its “mouse” impression!
- A flock of 17 Pine Grosbeaks continue on Opportunity Way in Newburyport, MA, and were also very cooperative.
- Great looks at Alcids such as Black Guillemot and Razorbills.
- A beautiful Male King Eider was present off the Elks Club in Gloucester.
- Multiple Common Eiders gave close looks.
- Multiple Red-Necked and Horned Grebes were seen by the group.
- Who can beat the “gulling?” Multiple Glaucous Gulls (including an adult seen two days in a row in New Hampshire)
- Multiple Iceland Gulls in Gloucester.
- A flock of about 50 White-Winged Crossbills entertained the group in Salisbury, MA.
- Common Redpolls remain a nemesis bird! :(
A great time, beautiful scenery and great friends … can’t beat it.
To view the New Jersey Audubon Eco-Travel schedule, visit: http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionEcoTravel/Tours.aspx
Good Winter Birding, all!