Monday, January 15, 2007

January 14 - Rhode Island

Took a big trip to Newport, RI for the two Pink-Footed Geese, and we saw them right-away at the Golf Course. They were chased by the caretaker, and then we saw them again near Fort Adams State Park. A very nice life bird to get.

Mixed in were some Cackling Geese, and this was only the second time that I have ever seen these birds.

We did some sea-watching and had lots of Common eider, Red-Necked Grebe, Horned Grebe, all 3 Scoters, but no alcids were seen.

Finally, we went to nearby Portsmouth, RI and I saw another life bird in the Barnacle Goose.

And we also saw a Greater White Fronted Goose there as well.