Today was a very good start to my Newfoundland trip.  Birded with Dave Brown, one of the local experts.  We found this Common Snipe in Ferryland. My picture isn’t that good, but it’s been very well documented already. In fact it’s one of at least three individuals wintering in Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula right now.

Common Snipe at Ferryland, NF (Photo by John Vanderpoel)

After standing out in the rain for an hour trying for the Common Chaffinch, we returned to St. John’s and worked Quidi Vidi Lake for gulls.  We easily located the adult Black-tailed Gull that’s become so tame it was run over by a car last week.

Adult Black-tailed Gull with Black-headed Gull (Photo by John Vanderpoel)

The 3rd mega rarity of the day was an adult Slaty-backed Gull.  More on the gull scene with tomorrow’s post.

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3 Responses to Newfoundland

  1. Fred Urie says:

    This is great. Thanks for posting. Will you be going into the mountains for salamanders?

  2. John Vanderpoel says:

    Hello Fred. I don’t have much experience looking for salamanders in mountains. Any tips?

  3. Fred Urie says:

    No tips John. If I had a million dollars I wouldn’t invest it in the market, I would do exacly what
    you are doing. Thanks again for posting your quest for one thousand.

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