Total ABA Species Recorded During 2010 - 731

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Day on Prince Edward Island

Denny and I spent the entire day with Dwaine Oakley, the premier birder on PEI.  He tried his darndest to get us the crossbill and partridge, but it was not to be.  We did, however, witness my first Dovekie crash, a total of ten birds in over land, or on small bodies of water, or trying to evade the swooping pursuit by a Common Raven.  We did have some Common Redpolls and Pine Siskins, and a flock of well over a hundred Bohemian Waxwings (photo).  We had a fine day with Dwaine and did pass Green Gables, the literary location for which the island is famous.  We drove west reaching Calais ME before stopping for the night.  These posts are late because I'm waiting to reach the US where my wireless connection yields cheaper data transfer rates.
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  1. Hope you had some mussels! Renee

  2. Wow - a wreck of Dovekie! Never seen such a legendary event. A few winters ago, one "wrecked" right into a lady walking her dog in New Brunswick (I think), knocking her down. Bird and lady recovered, as I recall. Best of luck in Florida and California!

  3. Bob are you going on any more pelegic trips? If so do you need any of the patch's We have three left over from our trip and you can have them if you need them. Terry Jenkins