Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First chase of the Big Year

Thanks to text-message from Dr. Veit alerting me of a razorbill off Wolfe's Pond beach, I was able to run down and get my first 'Staten Island Lifer' of the year in addition to two other new species for the year.   A life bird is a species that a birder has never seen before.  In the case of a razorbills, I've seen them before but never on Staten Island, therefor it's a Staten Island Lifer.  The other two species I added to the year list were long-tailed duck and sanderling.  Despite scanning the gulls, I couldn't find any thing different....

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