From Herring Cove we proceeded through the Province Lands to Race's Point. This is always a great place to find alcids......and this time we weren't disappointed.
After leaving Race Point we headed down the Rt. 6 and made a stop at High Head. This area is part of our section of the Truro Christmas Bird Count that we do. Unfortunately, it was cancelled for 2013 due to a blizzard. So today gave us a chance to see what might have over-wintered.
So we headed off to our next stop......Head of the Meadow beach further down Rt. 6 in Truro. Mark spent some time counting unidentified alcids flying very far out....and we had our one and only Northern Gannet of the day from this point.
Since we were in the area we made a quick stop at Wellfleet Harbor and found some Brant. They usually love this area since it one of the best places for eel-grass which is their favorite food. We probably had close to 200 birds in the area.
Now it's always hard to pass the rotary without making a slight detour and stopping at the Bird Watcher's General Store in Orleans. Owner, Mike O'Connor is a great guy and he and Mark have a similar (weird) sense of humor. And they have the best selection of bird books around. In fact we picked up a new guide to birding in Maine, along with a cute little pair of hummingbird earrings for our granddaughter Molly who has a birthday coming up.
All in all, it was a wonderful day....the temperature hit 58 on our way home....and it was great to be out of the snow zone and at the ocean!