Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | July 13, 2011

“Trainspotting Birdwatching”

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Granted, I won’t be IDing any warblers any time soon.. but its still a fun way to sharpen your skills.

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I travel frequently for work and occasionally have the opportunity for “incidental” birding. One such occasion is my monthly visit to Boston … I like to “trainspot birdwatch,” that is the term I coined for birding from the train.
I particularly love watching the Osprey return, mate and then seeing the babies grow up (all up and down the coast (and Amtrak route) in CT and RI.

In addition to some pretty sizable Osprey chicks, this morning’s highlights included a flock of Glossy Ibis taking off from a pool of water.

Here is the eBird report for NY and CT.. just to prove… if you are passionate enough, there is always ample opportunity to bird. 😉

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Amtrak Birding (Acela Boston Route), US-NY
Jul 13, 2011 Protocol: Incidental

4 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose X
gull sp. X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
European Starling X
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Amtrak Birding (Acela Boston Route), US-CT
Jul 13, 2011 Protocol: Incidental

14 species (+2 other taxa)
Canada Goose X
Mute Swan X
Double-crested Cormorant X

Great Blue Heron X
Great Egret X
Snowy Egret X
Glossy Ibis X
Osprey X
Herring Gull X
Great Black-backed Gull X
gull sp. X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
crow sp. X
American Robin X
European Starling X
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These reports were generated automatically by eBird v2

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