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Northern Wheatear

Posted by newportbird on October 19, 2013 at 9:03 pm
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This bird was found today 10/19/2013 at Peckham Farm at the University of Rhode Island, after seeing a posting on local rare bird alert, my friend Matt Grimes picked me up, and we headed over the bridge to URI. Upon arriving we spotted 4-5 other birders with scopes set up. When we got out of the car we spotted the bird not 100 feet away sitting on top of a tractor.

This bird according to most recent records has been seen in R.I. 8-12 times previously, so a great bird for a quiet birding day, and a life bird
for my friend Matt.