We left Sachuest for Third Beach. Jane immediately lost interest in birding cause she found some shell thing. She called it a tiddly wink or a smeddleebop...who knows. She left the beach with pockets full before remembering she had a bag so after filling her pockets, she filled a bag too. I hope her enthusiasm for all things nature never changes.
Meanwhile I wandered down the beach to check out a small flock of sanderlings. I also found dunlins and purple sandpipers skulking around the rocks. Farther off shore there were brants, and a surf scoter or two. I parked my butt on a snow bank for some close-up photos.
We moved on from Third Beach to Fort Getty in Jamestown and I got a fairly decent shot of a white-winged scoter. A photograph lifer for me. I've never had one that close to shore
We left Jamestown and stopped at her house to look for a Yellow-bellied sap sucker that had been poking at the trees, but unfortunately no go. I did get a nice shot of an Eastern Towhee.
Eastern Towhee (or whatever they are calling it this week)
We moved on to Trustum Pond and Charlestown Breachway, but with no good opportunities for birding photography. The beach was amazing though. Waves were huge and the current in the breachway was something else. A quiet day for the birds. Not alot of action, but some good photos nonetheless.
Still looking for the snow bunting, redpoll, hoary redpoll, and a pine siskin.