[CT Birds] Extralimital rare birds
James P. Smith
keenbirder at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 8 22:26:24 EST 2016
Frank and all,
Thanks very much for the responses. I'd missed the report but having looked at the images of the subject bird on ebird I can also see why it may not have generated broader interest, though it's an interesting looking bird for sure.
Best to all,
James James P. Smith Gill, MA http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/
On Friday, January 8, 2016 9:40 PM, "kmueller at ntplx.net" <kmueller at ntplx.net> wrote:
Hi Everyone, Could this possibly be the report you saw Frank?
Quoting Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>:
> Hi James,
> As I recall, I set a set of photos of a 2nd-winter bird on the eBird
> website - rarity photos. I think it was on one of the first few days
> of the new year.
> I just did a search of eBird lists of Thayer's Gull in MA this year,
> and nothing came up.
> So I don't know what to tell you.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jan 8, 2016, at 5:26 PM, James P. Smith <keenbirder at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hi Frank,
>> Just curious about the Thayer's Gull you listed for Massachusetts?
>> I may have overlooked this but I don't know of any seen in the
>> state recently. Where was it and how did you find out about it. I
>> was in the UK over Christmas so may have overlooked it.
>> Best Wishes,
>> James P. Smith Gill, MA http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/
>> On Thursday, January 7, 2016 2:27 PM, Ryan Maclean via CTBirds
>> <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>> Another additional note, a WESTERN GREBE was found this morning at Piermont
>> Pier in Rockland County NY. This is located on Ferry Road in the town of
>> Piermont on the Hudson River and has housed many rarities in years past
>> (Ivory Gull etc). Unfortunately it hasn't been reported since 11 AM today.
>> On Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 10:15 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <
>> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>> > In addition to the numerous rare birds in CT, I thought folks might want
>> > to know about other rare birds in the region.
>> > Varied Thrush - Quebec
>> > Black-throated Sparrow (Winter Harbor), Yellow-throated Warbler - Maine
>> > Tufted Duck, Thayer's Gull, Mountain Bluebird - MA
>> > Dovekie (73!), Common Murre (44) - Rhode Is. (cod boat 1/6)
>> > Pink-footed Goose, Am. White Pelican, Black Guillemot, Painted
>> Bunting - NY
>> > Crested Caracara - NJ
>> > Mountain Bluebird - PA
>> > Vermillion Flycatcher - MD
>> > Brambling - Ohio
>> > Lewis's Woodpecker - WI
>> > Ivory Gull - MN and (formerly) WI; the latter found dead and partly eaten
>> > 1/5
>> > Good birding!
>> > Frank MantlikStratford
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