Date: 4/5/17 12:24 pm From: Bob Fowles <rbf...> Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
It has been in PA before. According to my email archives:
2003 next to the Williamsport Regional Airport
2005 near Ligonier, Westmoreland county
> On Apr 5, 2017, at 2:03 PM, Jason Hill <hill.jason.michael...> wrote:
> 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...> <mailto:<jal21...>> wrote:
> It would be very rare ! Checking eBird there was one reported & photographed in Ocean City NJ on March 1-13 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35626603 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35626603> >
> Perhaps it has made its way here !
> Jen Lee
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shari Edelson" <ske13...> <mailto:<ske13...>> > To: "BIRD CLUB" <SCBIRDCL...> <mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>> > 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 Edelson
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