I've been looking for Rupert when on the water for years, I've always enjoyed my Rupert sightings. I felt bad for him when Pearl died. He was kind of like the Walter Matthau of birds, crabby as heck but we all liked him.
My kids and I fish the harbor most every weekend in our 12ft skiff.
We would see him nearly every time, cruising through the moorings. He will be missed, like many of the other things that are quickly disappearing in Newport.(Fun Zone)