Hurricane Irene is tracking it's way up the east coast, I hope all people, animals and birds are safe. What's exciting though is the chance of storm-blown birds. Sooty Tern and Brown Noddy have both been reported in South Carolina from this storm and an Arctic Tern is at Cape Charles Virginia. I'd love to chase the noddy and sooty but a bit out of reach from Virginia..
I'm keeping my eyes on the listservs to see if anything good shows up closer to home...I'm also regularly checking a local pond for unusual birds.