look. It was at least ten minutes before I even saw the movement. Catherine was truly enthralled with this little bird and thought it might be her target American Pipit. We continued to move closer and closer until I finally got a look. Then I couldn't find it in my view finder and the hunt continued. Time was flying and darkness was moving in. Finally, the pipit flew across the beach and landed on this rock where it provided a clear silhouette against the haze behind it. Got it! The pictures were taken and we were sure to get an accurate ID. It took over 30 minutes to really call this bird a "life list" bird for Catherine but with her eagle-eye and persistence, it turned out to be a great find. It is especially thrilling when you work so hard to get close enough to a bird to get a clear ID. I included the last picture to better illustrate the conditions of the evening.
I guess we had all better get used to looking for birds under these weather conditions because this seems to be all that there is this winter.