Date: 2/11/17 12:53 pm From: Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Great Kiskadee
I'm very glad others are finding the bird today.
Big thanks to Kelley Luikey for originally finding and photographing the kiskadee on Thursday, to Buddy Campbell for guiding the way to the right location, and to Terry Mitchell for having quicker eyes than mine when the bird chose to do its cameo yesterday.
Thanks to all for being a helpful, supportive community of birders.
Steve Patterson Camden, SC
-----Original Message----- From: \Lewis Burke\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> To: carolinabirds <carolinabirds...> Sent: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 3:19 pm Subject: Great Kiskadee
Thanks to Carl Miller and Roger Smith and their ears I was fortunate enough to see the Bear Is, (SC) WMA Kiskadee this morning. It is hanging out in the vicinity of where Steve Patterson found the bird.
I know there has already been some suggestion that the bird is an escapee. If you check ebird you will find that Kiskadees wonder pretty widely. They have been seen as far north as South Dakota and as far east as Slidell, La. I bird in Louisiana every year and there have been increasing reports of Kiskadees across the state especially moving east. Slidell is very close to the Mississippi line so the bird has crossed the Miss. River.