Rare, Thick-Billed Murre At Boat Meadow Beach On Cape Cod

Phil and I were enjoying a glorious day at Boat Meadow after the snowstorm last week when I saw this duck out of the corner of my eye. It was swimming close to shore and didn’t look very familiar. I had my camera so I clicked away.

I checked my Sibley when I got home but all I came up with was a Thick -Billed Murre which is rare around here, especially on the bayside.

I waited until our friend, who is an astute birder,  returned from his vacation and showed him my photograph. Yes, it was a Thick-Billed Murre and he was most jealous! He has never seen one .

How cool is that?!

2 thoughts on “Rare, Thick-Billed Murre At Boat Meadow Beach On Cape Cod”

  1. Thanks for sharing! I’ve not only never seen one before, but I’ve never even heard of this kind of duck! Very cool!

    I wonder what it’s doing at the Cape! Good call!

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