Date: 11/2/20 10:52 am From: Scott Young <wsyacy...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: One time MEGA alert: Common Cuckoo in Rhode Island
Thank you - interesting!
On Monday, November 2, 2020 at 1:01:43 PM UTC-5 katahdinss wrote:
> No, and they *are* long-distance migrants. Could also, of course, be
> ship-assisted. Although as an insectivore not sure if it would survive a
> long voyage. Always a possibility with (some) birds. On a cruise from Japan
> to Alaska my nephew had white wagtails on board into US waters, and they
> (birds and people) disembarked at Kodak. He saw a couple of the Wagtails
> later on shore, along a small stream. On the same route a year earlier, we
> found a freshly dead Wood Sandpiper on an upper deck.
> Gail Mackiernan
> Sent from my iPad
> On Nov 2, 2020, at 12:11 PM, Scott Young <wsy......> wrote:
> What are the odds that this is an escapee. Do people have these as pets?
> Scott Young
> On Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:57:57 AM UTC-5 katahdinss wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Well if 2020 couldn’t get more weird, there is a Common Cuckoo in Rhode
>> Island, found yesterday. This is probably one of the least expected
>> species I can think of, although they are long-distance migrants (to
>> Africa). I am sure it is wishing it was in Africa now rather than snowy RI,
>> but US birders are thrilled to make its acquaintance. (Check eBird for the
>> details, this is just the one-time “mega” alert post allowed by listserv
>> Gail Mackiernan
>> Sent from my iPad
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