Despite long hours of observation today, the spoonbill was only reported by two observers in flight at 5:44am while coming from roost, and at 10am from a location on the York bank of the Susquehanna, looking at the river side of the flats from a good distance. At least one birder covered the flats for 4 hours by kayak, and coverage from shore at either the Blue Rock Rd boat launch or Washington Boro Park was constant all day. It was seen 5-6 times in flight from shore throughout the day yesterday, but only the one time today before 6am. Numerous non-birders in kayaks were told to report back if a large, pink bird was seen. I personally believe the bird is no longer present at this location, but I would love to be proven wrong!
On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Dave Kerr <Dsktc...> wrote:
> Andy and I saw it on the roost NW of Washington Boro Park. > After stretching its wings a few times, it flew off at 0544. > > We have not seen it since. I am currently at the Blue Rock Boat Launch. > > > Dave Kerr > Carlisle >