Date: 10/24/19 8:28 am
From: Pat Martin <emartin139...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White-faced Ibis in Monroe County, etc.
Yesterday a White-faced Ibis was re-found in Monroe County (ebird hotspot
LaSalle's Landing Park) after being missing since early Sunday
morning. It had been found originally on Friday the 18th by a birder
who doesn't use ebird, but who mentioned it to someone who does, then
re-found by Mike Gullo and seen by many on Saturday the 19th. It is a
major MEGA for Monroe County. To give down-staters a perspective, most
of us who saw the bird have yet to see even a Glossy Ibis in Monroe
County.

Meanwhile, two other rarities have shown up here in Western New York.
An adult male Cinnamon Teal (albeit sporting a leg band and a clipped
toe) showed up on Sunday the 20th at Batavia Wastewater Treatment
Plant (Genesee County) and lingered through Monday the 21st. And a
Bar-headed Goose (yes, I know, probably of domestic origin) was
associating with a flock of hundreds of Canada Geese, also on the
21st, in Livingston County, ebird hotspot Twin Cedars Environmental
Area (DEC pond), Avon. The next day the Canada Geese were gone and so
was the Bar-headed Goose.
Despite the probable domestic origins of two of these three birds, it
is tempting to think that they all got blown our way because of last
week's huge coastal storm, which struck a glancing blow here. It is,
after all, impossible to know for how long the teal and goose have
been making due out in the wild. Thoughts welcome.
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