We’re getting the band back together.  Doug and I picked up Ken Petersen at Logan Airport at 3:25 PM this afternoon.  We raced to Newberryport and there was just enough light to find the Barnacle Goose at Artichoke Farms in Newberryport which was an ABA lifer for Ken.  We then grabbed Bland Liz Southworth and headed to Burlington, VT where we will stay tonight. Chris “The Hitman” Hitt is flying directly to Burlington and arrives at midnight.  Tomorrow morning the five of us hit the road at 5:00 AM with the plan to arrive at the Chambly Basin, just south of Montreal, by 7:30 AM.  The Graylag Goose is of course our target.

A note on the last two days is as follows.  The Saturday Rhode Island Pelagic Trip made it out , but we had no Great Skua.  Today’s trip out of Hyannis, MA was again cancelled because of high winds.  There is still one possibility for Great Skua, but I need to coordinate it.  Here are a couple of photos from the Rhode Island Pelagic Trip.

Iceland Gull (First Cycle) (Photo by John Vanderpoel)

Northern Gannet (Photo by John Vanderpoel)

Great Shearwater (Photo by John Vanderpoel)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (First Cycle) - A Birder's Bird (Photo by John Vanderpoel)

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3 Responses to Roadtrip

  1. Hi john it’s Brendan, one of the Young birders on the saturday Pelagic. Nice LBBG photo, and an accurate description of it as a birder’s bird. One we commonly overlook but really should try not to. Good Luck with the greylag and hope you get the Great Skua.


  2. Steve Bobonick says:

    Golden-crowned Warbler reported in LRGV (but go for the Redwing first!):
    At the National Butterfly Center, two observers had brief looks at a
    GOLDEN-CROWNED WARBLER on 11/20. Once checked in at the site, drive through the
    field to the parking area and proceed through the plantings to the wooded trail
    on the east end of the site. The bird was seen briefly to the north of the
    access trails. Look for it near butterfly bait stations A-H. This is an elusive

  3. John Vanderpoel says:

    Hi Brendan,

    Thanks, it was good to see you again.


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