Surprise! This post comes from Ingrid, not Ethan.
School vacation week brings exciting opportunities for birding on WEEKDAYS at ANYTIME.
Thus when a rare Bullock’s Oriole was reported visiting a Westbrook, Maine feeder during my school’s February vacation, I had the glorious freedom to go see it rather than pining for it from my 4th grade classroom.
I was a bit dubious that I would actually see though it as Ethan and I had tried to see the same bird a few days earlier with no luck. However, after a long delay on Forest Ave. due to a train crossing and well, it is Forest Ave., I made it to the location and there it was. I didn’t even have to wait.
What a treat!