After the 14th CMBO text Alert, I too bolted right out of the house in chase of the Nummy Island Gyr.
Besides what Sandra have reported, my second high-light of the Gyr day was I was standing within arm's length of two Cape May based author's of Shorebird Guide. I could not help eavesdropping on their conversation due to birders standing side-by-side. They were just as stoked about Justin Welch's outstanding Gyr find and all birders present while I was there. They discussed about the plumage details of this Nummy Gyr compared to other GYR's they have encountered during their birding travels. It was priceless.
This must be a huge find. Why is that ? Besides the two author's of Shorebird Guide being there during live action, I also chased it and I survived the panic attack.
Forsythe was mainly frozen and the grass has been mowed around most of the dike area. I managed 1 ipswich. Different spot than Jan.
Left for Nummy's. No more Alpha treks for me! Unless I decide for a Dec. Gyr try! WOW! What looks. It's not going to be on ebird rba's, so if anyone tries Monday - the main spot today seems to have been a visible, wide strip of white sand on the NW side of Nummy's Island. We were fortunate to see it in flight. And saw a Harrier harassing it. It did come back to the osprey platform - I presume the same one that Dustin had it on originally. Then flew back to the white sand strip.