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many of you who frequent the nature/wildlife board know i am a HUGE north american bird lister. yesterday, a wood sandpiper was found in rhode island. this is only the third record of this bird in the lower 48 states EVER. it is a eurasian species that occasionally gets lost and wanders onto the aleutians in alaska, but outside of that it is near impossible to see it in north american. so, as soon as word got out that the bird had been spotted, folks from all over new england descended, today, sunday, to try to refind the bird which we were able to do. needless to say all of us had telescopes and cameras and whatnot. i was able to pull myself away from the bird for few seconds to snap a shot of the crowd - here it is!
photos of the bird will be in the nature/wildlife forum in the next day or so for those who care.
a satisfied crowd with great views of the rare wood sandpiper!