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