Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 20 15:12:36 EDT 2009

And there has been in the last few days a Fork-tailed Flycatcher and a Gyrfalcon on Grand Manan Is., New Brunswick, Canada.  The former at least will have to head south at some point.

Frank Mantlik

From: Julian Hough <jrhough1 at snet.net>
To: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo at gmail.com>
Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:53:42 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Extralimitals and POSSIBLE CT VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW

A LeConte's Sparrow in Mass and Sage Thrasher at Sandy Hook (see details below) point to good birds arriving in the North-east.
With Bill Banks reporting a probable VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW at Lighthouse at 8:40-8:41am (perched on wires with Tree Swallows) we need to keep looking hard. Only last week did I post a "heads-up" to hawkwatchers to keep an eye out for this overdue vagrant....

NJ Birds,
> A Sage Thrasher is currently being viewed at Sandy Hook (20 Oct).   The bird is at Plum Island (accessed via B-lot) and is feeding in  Poison Ivy thickets at the southwest corner of the northern cove.   In other words, take the crosswalk across the road to Plum Island  and head straight (west) until you hit the edge of the large scrub  thicket.  The bird is being seen here.
> Thanks very much to the Trailside Birding group for finding this  rarity and letting us know so quickly!
> Good Birding,
> Scott Barnes
> Senior Naturalist
> Sandy Hook Bird Observatory
> New Jersey Audubon

Julian Hough,
jrhough1 at snet.net


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