Date: 10/3/18 2:39 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Fwd: [WYOBIRDS] Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Hey, all. Here's some interesting perspective from David Sibley:

http://www.sibleyguides.com/2008/11/so-how-many-do-we-find/

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County


On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 9:59:28 PM UTC-6, Brandon wrote:
>
> 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......>
> <javascript:>> wrote:
>
>> 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 <flamm......> <javascript:>>
>> 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:<WYOB......>
>>> <javascript:>] On Behalf Of Hustace Scott
>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 2:01 PM
>>> To: <WYOB......> <javascript:>
>>> 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
>>> __._,_.___
>>>
>>>
>>> •
>>> • l
>>> .
>>>
>>> __,_._,___
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Jason Beason
>> Environmental Resources/Specialist I
>> SWCA Environmental Consulting
>> Casper, Wyoming
>> Phone: 307-377-0303
>>
>> (~};)
>>
>
>
> --
> Brandon Percival
> Pueblo West, CO
>

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