Date: 10/2/18 8:59 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Fwd: [WYOBIRDS] Fork-tailed Flycatcher
I wouldn't think there would be more than one Fork-tailed Flycatcher this
far north in the Colorado and Wyoming area, and since one was found north
of Fort Collins, and the bird was likely moving north, I'm not surprised
one showed up in Wyoming (I think several people thought it was heading to
Wyoming, after it was briefly seen in northern Colorado a few weeks ago).
This is a rare southern species, I doubt there would be two of them in the
Colorado/Wyoming area in the last few weeks, though I guess there could be
an invasion going on, of two of them, though unless the photos show it is
completely different looking, I'd bet on it being the same bird.

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 9:51 PM Jason Beason <aeronautes.saxatalis...>

> How can you assume this is the same bird? That seems like a pretty crazy
> assumption given distances between observation locations! Obviously, this
> is a rare bird this far north (for either state) but I think it would be
> nuts for the same bird to be found given the total amount of area and
> number of birders in the total amount of area. I may be way off here but
> just pointing out that we birders don't really cover a high percentage of
> the total landscape.
> I chased this bird this evening and didn't find it. I live only about 15
> miles from observation so had to try! Also, I just spoke with person who
> found bird and it was last seen at 5:30 pm today.
> Jason Beason
> Casper - Natrona County, WY
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 8:34 PM Brandon <flammowl17...> wrote:
>> Looks like the Fort Collins area Fork-tailed Flycatcher has appeared near
>> Casper, Wyoming. This almost certainly the same bird I would think.
>> Brandon K Percival
>> Pueblo West, CO
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Wyoming's Birder List [mailto:<WYOBIRDS...>] On
>> Behalf Of Hustace Scott
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 2:01 PM
>> To: <WYOBIRDS...>
>> Subject: (EXT)[WYOBIRDS] Fork-tailed Flycatcher
>> I just saw a Fork-tailed Flycatcher in my fields SW of Casper. Zack has
>> excellent photos and will post them to EBIRD. The flycatcher is at the very
>> end of Shinn Rd, which is the road that heads east from 12 mile at the old
>> tree farm. The road heads due south about a mile east of 12 Mile. He spent
>> time on various posts and fence wires right around the cattle guard just
>> north of the huge brick house, and right where it says No Trespassing. Any
>> birder is welcome on Eagle Ridge Ranch land, and from that corner you can
>> see most of the spots where the bird was seen. I am working near that area
>> for the rest of the week, so I will know if he stays around. My phone
>> number is 262-0055.
>> Stacey Scott
>> SW of Casper
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> Jason Beason
> Environmental Resources/Specialist I
> SWCA Environmental Consulting
> Casper, Wyoming
> Phone: 307-377-0303
> (~};)

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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