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30 minutes ago, Peromyscus said:

Connecticut is on 🔥. That's almost a day trip for me. Hopefully it will be on eBird pretty soon

It's at Cummings Beach, someone on Facebook said the hotspot is listed as Cummings Park.

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26 minutes ago, meghann said:

It's at Cummings Beach, someone on Facebook said the hotspot is listed as Cummings Park.

Thanks for that info! I did say "almost a day trip" though. It needs to be on my side (south) of New York City for me to begin to consider traipsing.

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Heerman's Gull in Wrightsville Beach, NORTH CAROLINA (probably the same one that's been wandering the east coast for the past year, but first time it's been spotted in NC. State first record! Someone jokingly asked on FB what the record is for state firsts from a single bird. 😂)

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38 minutes ago, meghann said:

Heerman's Gull in Wrightsville Beach, NORTH CAROLINA (probably the same one that's been wandering the east coast for the past year, but first time it's been spotted in NC. State first record! Someone jokingly asked on FB what the record is for state firsts from a single bird. 😂)

That's the adult that had been in Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Virginia among other places. The immature bird is still near Hopewell, Virginia, and was photographed today. That is a day trip for me, for sure. Too bad it's going to be snowing tomorrow.

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4 minutes ago, Peromyscus said:

That's the adult that had been in Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Virginia among other places. The immature bird is still near Hopewell, Virginia, and was photographed today. That is a day trip for me, for sure. Too bad it's going to be snowing tomorrow.

Yep, and it was here in Georgia, and also Florida, South Carolina, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. State firsts for all, I believe.

It's interesting the adult has been that widely traveled, and the immature one has stayed put. Maybe they'll meet up at some point.

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1 minute ago, meghann said:

Yep, and it was here in Georgia, and also Florida, South Carolina, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. State firsts for all, I believe.

It's interesting the adult has been that widely traveled, and the immature one has stayed put. Maybe they'll meet up at some point.

Were you able to see it when it was in Georgia?

There should be a t-shirt for this wandering adult Heerman's Gull, just like the one that Code 5 Design has made for the Steller's Sea-Eagle, listing all the states & provinces that it has visited.

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6 minutes ago, Peromyscus said:

Were you able to see it when it was in Georgia?

There should be a t-shirt for this wandering adult Heerman's Gull, just like the one that Code 5 Design has made for the Steller's Sea-Eagle, listing all the states & provinces that it has visited.

Took me several tries, but finally in October:

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The shirt idea is a great one, although might want to wait and see if more states are hit, like Delaware or New York.

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And not to clutter this thread too much more, there is a Black-headed Gull at the Heerman's location, the Mountain Bluebird in the same town that meghann reported earlier, and a Pacific Loon nearby. All those are rare in the state. I wonder what else will be found there.

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