Date: 11/8/20 5:33 pm From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Mt. Bluebird at Swan Harbor Farm Park
Jane Kostenko and I arrived at Swan Harbor just in time to watch a bunch of birders scanning the skies as the MOBL flew away and kept going. Driving 2.5 hours to miss a bird by 5 minutes is the pits. Thankfully, Josh Emm relocated it about 15 minutes later in about the same location whence it disappeared earlier. A bunch of us had walked down the lane to check out a bunch of Eastern Bluebirds when the call came. Never been a runner but joined the group jogging back up the lane with cameras and bins bouncing the whole way. The MOBL put on a nice show preening in a tree then dropping to the ground to catch prey. Watching it showing off the sky blue feathers while on the grass briefly was a joy.
Kudos to Austin Jennings for this awesome find and mega thanks to Josh Emm for pulling us back from the abyss by relocating it!
On Sunday, November 8, 2020, 2:20:28 PM EST, Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> wrote:
Found this morning, being seen along main road in. Sometimes harassed by Eastern Bluebirds.
(This is just conveying an earlier report, unfortunately have not gotten up to see it myself.)