Why do all the rare birds show up while I'm trying to get ready for my vacation? A Band-tailed Pigeon has been hanging out at a feeder in Cape May the last few days. I can't fit in a 5 hour round trip before I leave! Also, a Black Guillemot (that is being entertained as a possible Pigeon Guillemot) just showed up at Sandy Hook. If I didn't have a meeting this afternoon, I know where I'd be! If that meeting ends early, my work day might end early too!
UPDATE: Holy rarity Batman! The guillemot is now "officially" a Long-billed Murrelet. Wow. I'm going to make an attempt to see it tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!