Apparently the early morning was quiet at this site, but Dave had his first Razorbill not long after arriving just before 11am. I pulled in at 11:30 and they had a few RAZO on the water.
The rain picked up, and we retreated to our respective cars for cover. At 12:37 I looked up from my phone to see a DOVEKIE flying right at me, eye level, at the tip of the point. I got the bird in my bins for a second or two before it dropped out of sight down towards the water's edge. The others had not seen it, so I motioned to them, and we crept towards the tip. The Dovekie flew up and out towards the west and disappeared into the fog.
Record photos below.
Dovekie is a rare bird in Connecticut. A storm is required to "wreck" one (or more) into Long Island Sound. This was my first for the state. Before this, I had seen a dead one being eaten by Great Black-backed Gulls at Stonington Point, and Frank Gallo and I had what I'm sure were two Dovekies as specks in the heat shimmer following Superstorm Sandy. So it was nice to officially add this one to my state list.
The final Razorbill tally was estimated at about 15 birds, a great number for the state.