220!

Can’t believe I didn’t wait for better sun this morning, but they didn’t go anywhere thankfully.

Laughing Gulls

Also res #175 (surprisingly not on my expected list in hindsight), commute #226.

Hudsonian!

Phone dinged while I was on a checkin call this morning. Cliff: “if you’re out birding, hudsonian godwit at lower mill st pond at beaver brook”. “!!!” Realized I had a couple hours before anything urgent, so I sent a quick message saying I’ll be back in an hour and ran out.

Twenty five minutes later:

GodwitYes, on the heavily vegetated side and not the drained pond.

 

County 302, patch 180!

Modern Birding

Rough timeline from Saturday:

11:14 Pull into the tennis court lot at Dunback.

11:20: Reach the first boardwalk and hear interesting finches, decide to check by the gardens instead of heading to the Bowman end.

11:33: Find some crossbills.

11:38: Pull out phone at get a recording.

11:46 They’ve quieted down, text recording to Tim.

11:48: Tim says type 1 and 10 by ear, sonogram check proceeding.

11:49: OMGOSH 1, 3, and 10!!!!!

11:55 Tim sends edited clip with sonogram.

So, 20 minutes in the field from discovery to expert analysis to full documentation.