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!

Tyler Bell
California, Maryland

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.)

Gail Mackiernan

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