I'd be using the scope and Alan the binoculars when I came across a gull that sparked my interest as it looked like a Great Black-backed Gull. I'd look at it more and then think what I was actually seeing was a Ring-billed with a stump behind it making it look like it was dark so asked Alan to look at it as I laughed at my bad call, but sure enough the bird would spread its wing to see it wasn't a stump but in fact a Great Black-backed.
Funny seeing them this far south this early in the year as it's more common in Northern Worcester County in October.
We'd make our way back toward the train tracks and come across our 2nd skeleton of the day (the 1st being a Snapping Turtle) and this is what we'd see. Large bones and white feathers so wondering if it's a Mute Swan considering there are so many of them on the Westborough Reservoir (one can only hope!)
Our last stop would be Little Chauncey to try again for the Sora but once again it would be a "no go". Sigh, I'm starting to resign myself to the fact I won't see this bird this year but am not giving up hope just yet!
One last note is today's weather which was perfect. I really wish it would stay like this but know cold fronts brings birds and tomorrow is supposed to be mighty chilly so hoping it brings us some sparrows for Rodney's trip!
Take care all.