[CT Birds] No Scissor-tailed or Fork-tailed
nbonomo at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 16:11:59 EDT 2009
Although I've never birded the spot (so I don't have any feel for the
property whatsoever), I'd encourage folks to keep looking if they're on the
fence (pun intended) about trying for the bird given the negative reports. I
just have a hunch it may still be around, for whatever it's worth:)
Thanks for checking and reporting back guys/gals.
PS - For those who enjoy looking for rarities, there are currently a few
Roseate Spoonbills north of their usual range (Indiana, Virginia, even
Ontario), and there is a Neotropic Cormorant in Maryland. The NECO is a bird
that's certainly possible (increasing as a vagrant to the north and east),
but one that few people have on their 'rarity radar.'
On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 3:52 PM, <Chasbarnard at aol.com> wrote:
> Tina Green, Penny Solum , Luke Tiller and I searched that portion of the
> orchard/farmland/grassland at Trout Brook in Easton which is publicly
> accessible. We spent more than an hour up there and scoped over every
> inch of
> wire fence, fence post, tall shrub and/or tree which we could see with no
> luck in spotting the possible Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
> Even if the bird had been on that portion of the area which is NOT publicly
> accessible, I think that we would have caught a glimpse of it at some
> point. The bird could still be around somewhere in the area though.
> Below is a link to a photo of the area, shown on some maps as "Flirt Hill."
> This photo can be rotated 360'.
> Charlie Barnard
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