Searching for a Barrow’s Goldeneye

Common Goldeneyes

Sometime in the next few weeks, Ingrid and I will see our first Red-winged Blackbird or Turkey Vulture of the year . . . our first sign of spring in Maine.   But while winter continues to linger, we’ll start to look for the few winter birds we haven’t seen this year.

Barrow’s goldeneye

Yesterday, I headed to Ocean Point in East Boothbay to try and spot a Barrow’s Goldeneye . . . a bird we haven’t seen in a couple years.

I failed . . . but that’s what makes birding fun . . . failure makes the successes even sweeter.  And I saw some nice birds.

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