I went on my first legitimate wild goose chase today... I headed to Astoria in search of the recently reported Ross's Goose. I succeeded, which makes it seem like less of a wild goose chase, but I really was chasing a wild goose. Hmm. Anyhoo, here's what I found:
Pretty cool- a new bird for me, but definitely farther away than I had hoped. These geese and thousands of others took flight after I'd been watching them for about fifteen minutes and flew off out of sight.
I didn't do much birding the rest of the day because of the rain but did manage to take the dogs for a long walk on the beach.