Razorbill, 1st winter plumage
Razorbill, winter plumage, off Sanibel Island, FL, today. There's a Razorbill invasion of Florida going on with potentially thousands there.
One of the Razorbills, off Captiva Island, FL, today.
Here's a video of the Razorbill
Here's a Razorbill in summer plumage, for comparison, I photographed at Machias Seal Island, ME.
Here's another photo of the Sanibel Razorbill.
It mostly just sat on the water, but did stretch its wings.
We immediately posted our sighting of the Razorbill at Gulfside City Park, on the SWFLBirdline listserve, and several other birders came right out to see it. Don showed them the Razorbill through our scope.
The Razorbill on Sanibel was rather far off shore but viewable with binos, and nice views through a scope. This is the view through the camera I was while standing on shore. Orange arrow points to bird. I zoomed way, way out, 140x to take the photos with the Canon SX 40, so excuse the quality of the photos.
Make sure and send your record to the Florida Ornithological Society by filling out their FOS Bird Records Species Documentation form located here.