Scouting for rare birds

Carl Nilson, of Northford, center, looks through a book as his friend Tim Chaucer, of Milford, right, takes a look through a telescope as a group of birders gather along Pequot Avenue in New London on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.  A crowd of over 15 people at points gathered to look for rare winter birds such as the King eider and the razorbill.  The rare birds, and other species, which are not common to the area, have been spotted in the area recently, said birder Phil Cahill of Rhode Island. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Carl Nilson, of Northford, center, looks through a book as his friend Tim Chaucer, of Milford, right, takes a look through a telescope as a group of birders gather along Pequot Avenue in New London on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. A crowd of over 15 people at points gathered to look for rare winter birds such as the King eider and the razorbill. The rare birds, and other species, which are not common to the area, have been spotted in the area recently, said birder Phil Cahill of Rhode Island. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Carl Nilson, of Northford, center, looks through a book as his friend Tim Chaucer, of Milford, right, takes a look through a telescope as a group of birders gather along Pequot Avenue in New London on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.  A crowd of over 15 people at points gathered to look for rare winter birds such as the King eider and the razorbill.  The rare birds, and other species, which are not common to the area, have been spotted in the area recently, said birder Phil Cahill of Rhode Island.

Phil Cahill, left, of South Kingston, R.I., takes a look through binoculars as his friend Tim Chaucer, of Milford, takes a break as a group of birders gather along Pequot Avenue in New London on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.  A crowd of over 15 people at points gathered to look for rare winter birds such as the King eider and the razorbill.  The rare birds, and other species, which are not common to the area, have been spotted in the area recently, said Cahill. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Phil Cahill, left, of South Kingston, R.I., takes a look through binoculars as his friend Tim Chaucer, of Milford, takes a break as a group of birders gather along Pequot Avenue in New London on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. A crowd of over 15 people at points gathered to look for rare winter birds such as the King eider and the razorbill. The rare birds, and other species, which are not common to the area, have been spotted in the area recently, said Cahill. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
A group of birders gather along Pequot Avenue in New London on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.  A crowd of over 15 people at points gathered to look for rare winter birds such as the King eider and the razorbill.  The rare birds, and other species, which are not common to the area, have been spotted in the area recently, said birder Phil Cahill of Rhode Island. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
A group of birders gather along Pequot Avenue in New London on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. A crowd of over 15 people at points gathered to look for rare winter birds such as the King eider and the razorbill. The rare birds, and other species, which are not common to the area, have been spotted in the area recently, said birder Phil Cahill of Rhode Island. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

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