First reported on August 16, a first-year Brown Booby has been seen at Corporation Beach in Dennis, Massachusetts for a few days now. I unfortunately had to leave for an overnight in Boston the day the bird was found and upon returning only received negative reports. However, after a two-day period of only negative reports, the bird is again being seen at Corporation Beach.
It seems likely that the bird is roosting in separate locations and foraging over a wide area, thus the “disappearance.” Incredibly, this is one of three Brown Boobies reported in the Northeast during the week with adults being seen in Maine and Cape May, New Jersey.
We were able to obtain some fantastic scope looks and even a few photos of the bird in the fading light: