No, not a new year bird, but amazing to have 2 in a weekend and it was a year bird on Saturday. While at the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch yesterday afternoon another N. Goshawk flew by! Perhaps I'll end up with more goshawks in VA than I would have at Waggoner's..they had none yesterday!
Also, while at the RGHW, Allen Larner was there and he's co-leading the Chincoteague field trip which I'll participate in the weekend before Thanksgiving. I knew I could pick up Purple Sandpiper, and Great Cormorant but others I wasn't too sure about. Allen assured me that I'd get Marbled and perhaps Hudsonian Godwit and a shot at Common Eider, and a very remote shot at King Eider. He said there was at least a 50/50 chance at Nelson's Sparrow and since I seem to have good luck with sparrows I'm hopeful. Looking good!