Date: 2/8/18 6:27 am From: Jamie Adams (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Dovekie at Wrightsville Beach, NC
I had a Dovekie fishing and moving north from Johhny Mercer’s pier this morning at first light. Small alcid with stubby bill. A Razorbill nearby for comparison.
It did not stay long but I bet there are more around. Could be a good winter for Alcids based on the numbers we had on the Hatteras pelagic last weekend. Keep your eyes peeled. Maybe something really rare will show up. I see Maryland has a Black Guillemot and last year an Ancient Murrelet was found off Virginia I think.