Date: 4/5/17 12:49 pm
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
We had one in juniata county in 2014, that I know several people
including myself got to see it in the 2-3 day wonder it lasted.

here is the map for ebird.

http://ebird.org/ebird/pa/map/sctfly?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2017


On 4/5/2017 3:23 PM, Bob Fowles wrote:
> It has been in PA before. According to my email archives:
> 2003 next to the Williamsport Regional Airport
> 2005 near Ligonier, Westmoreland county
>
> Bob Fowles
>
>> On Apr 5, 2017, at 2:03 PM, Jason Hill <hill.jason.michael...>
>> <mailto:<hill.jason.michael...>> wrote:
>>
>> Jen,
>> 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.
>> Cheers,
>> 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
>>
>> Shari Edelson
>> Director of Horticulture & Curator
>> The Arboretum at Penn State
>> 320 Forest Resources Bldg.
>> University Park, PA 16802
>> (814) 865-8080 <tel:%28814%29%20865-8080> Office
>> (443) 418-8731 <tel:%28443%29%20418-8731> Cell
>> <ske13...> <mailto:<ske13...>
>> arboretum.psu.edu <http://arboretum.psu.edu/>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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