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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Rare Bird Sighting in Baltimore

We took a walk along the harbor in Baltimore on Saturday morning courtesy of our friend, Lois.  


Despite the morning fog the day cleared off and it was quite nice to walk from Canton to Fells Point and back.






Along the way we saw several people training long lenses at something across the harbor.  Our curiosity was piqued and we asked.  Brown boobies had been sighted by a birder.  Well, the story shared was that first an unknown bird was sighted, then the captain of one of these ships, sent a message (maybe a tweet?) that brown boobies, a bird of the tropics, were hanging around the lines between the ships.

Not having a telephoto lens here are my photos.




Here's one courtesy of the Baltimore Sun.
(Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)

What a funny spot to take up residence far from their usual haunts.  Wonder what's next in store for them?


8 comments:

mick said...

Great photos of the ships and the harbor and what a strange place for the Boobies to turn up. I live in SE Queensland Aust. and I have seen them just a little north from where I live.

Karen said...

Maybe they travelled aboard a ship!

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes tht could be it,travellingaboard the ship. Lovely find and that last shot is superb.

Lea said...

Great photos of the Harbor. The first one is my favorite.

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting for you and the birder in the Baltimore area. Wonderful photos and post, thanks for sharing.

Tom said...

brown boobies, that's a new one for me.

June Caedmon said...

Wonderful shots of the harbor, Marcia! I hope those birds find their way home, safely!

June Caedmon said...

Wonderful shots of the harbor, Marcia! I hope those birds find their way home, safely!

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