Before searching for Razorbill ..
make sure you wash the graffiti off your windows.
Its also a great way to make it rain.
Before searching for Razorbill..
Walk 2 miles stopping whenever you see a bird…
of the cute little Sanderlings romping around at the edge of the ocean..
Make sure you stop and say hello to the Ring-billed Gull
and take its photo as well..
Stop and watch the Ruddy Turnstone search for breakfast..
Walk down the jetty to the end..…
and sigh because you can not get any closer..
Check out the sides of the jetty for Bonaparte Gulls feasting..
take another photo of a Bonaparte's Gull
Begin searching for Razorbill.
Scan the area between both jettys..
We found 13
When we first spotted them they were straight out from the opposite jetty..
'just floating and resting..
North beach Jetty, Huntington Beach State Park, SC
They began feeding along the end of the jetty..
They sure could stay under water a long time..
With my little point and shoot..I was lucky to grab a photo before they would go under water again..
Do the Razorbill life bird shuffle..
(No photos included)
Then head back to the campground….
There have been many Razorbill sightings this winter..well south of what has been normal for them.
Read more by clicking on the links below..
Razorbill is an alcid of cold North Atlantic waters and rarely strays south of Cape Hatteras, NC, in the United States. The state of Florida previously had 14 records of this species, so last week when multiple Razorbills started appearing in Florida—including flocks of more than 20 birds—it was clear that something very odd was going on. This invasion has continued to strengthen, with some Razorbills turning up as far south as Miami and the Florida Keys, via ebird
Great photos here~~Stokes Birding Blog~ Razorbills, Gulf Coast of FL on Sanibel & Captiva
Birds of the day
Feb 18, 2013
Huntington Beach SP--North Beach
All birds reported? Yes
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.2
2 White-winged Scoter
2 Red-breasted Merganser
6 Red-throated Loon
12 Common Loon
50 Horned Grebe
4 Northern Gannet
32 Double-crested Cormorant
10 Brown Pelican
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
6 Semipalmated Plover
12 Ruddy Turnstone
1 Purple Sandpiper
45 Bonaparte's Gull
5 Ring-billed Gull
4 Herring Gull
1 Forster's Tern
35 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
3 Northern Cardinal