take notice. They then put the eBird report location into their TomTom nav
unit, and take off right after work... or take the day off altogether.
In the last year I've had the privilege of seeing a Harris's Sparrow in Norwich
VT, an American Avocet who was blown into Seabrook NH, a Cape May Warbler who
over-wintered in Portsmouth NH, and a Northern Gannet who was dropped 100 miles
inland by Tropical Storm Irene.
This week, I was fortunate enough to
observe the Glossy Ibis down in Weathersfield VT. It's a somewhat timid bird,
but periodically takes flight and swoops around the marsh. For neighbors it has
a Great Blue Heron and 1 or 2 Green Herons. This ibis is a surprisingly fast
flier... I had considerable trouble tracking it and getting a worthwhile photo;
in the end, only this silhouette was worth keeping. I'll try again on our next
sunny day, as Weathersfield is only an hour away.