Date: 4/5/17 11:14 am
From: Jason Hill <hill.jason.michael...>
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
I chased after a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in New Hampshire last fall. The
bird was widely seen and photographed throughout the afternoon and evening
of the day it was discovered, but it disappeared overnight. I had the exact
same experience in Iowa a decade ago. I would strongly encourage anyone
thinking of going after this bird to do it today.
Jason Hill

On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Jen Lee <jal21...> wrote:

> It would be very rare ! Checking eBird there was one reported &
> photographed in Ocean City NJ on March 1-13
> checklist/S35626603
> Perhaps it has made its way here !
> Jen Lee
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shari Edelson" <ske13...>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:55:09 PM
> Subject: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
> This is the first time I've ever posted to this listserve, but I've been a
> subscriber for a few years now.
> The reason I'm writing is that I am almost positive that I saw a
> scissor-tailed flycatcher on the Penn State campus this morning!
> Location was Big Hollow Rd., between the intersections with Tower Rd. and
> Services Rd. Time was about 9am - I'm just getting back to my computer now,
> or I would have written earlier.
> The extremely long tail feathers, dark band of coloration near the beak
> and eye, overall size, and fluffed-up crest of feathers on the forehead are
> a dead-on match.
> I am an amateur/hobbyist as far as bird ID goes, but I am almost
> completely positive that this is what I saw - which would be extremely
> rare, right?
> I hope someone else can get out to look for this bird and maybe even get
> another peek!
> All the best,
> Shari
> Shari Edelson
> Director of Horticulture & Curator
> The Arboretum at Penn State
> 320 Forest Resources Bldg.
> University Park, PA 16802
> (814) 865-8080 Office
> (443) 418-8731 Cell
> <ske13...>

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