Sunday, May 10, 2009

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Arlington, VT

After Barbara Powers' and Roy Pilcher's posts on VTbird, I thought that I would take a shot at trying to finding the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. I left early this morning and got there about 6:45 am and Nancy A. Brown and Brendan Collins were already there looking for the bird. They said that they hadn't seen it so I headed south along Miller's Pond looking with no luck. As I returned and parked the car, Nancy was waving to me. My heart raced; they had found the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher! I was able to grab a few photos before the bird started to work its way south. Everyone moved down Old Depot Rd as the bird did. I must say that it was quite a sight seeing that long tail waving in the wind (no photos) and like Branden said, it was last seen heading north out of sight. Hopefully, the bird will be relocated so others may see it too!
Here are some photos from today : I would like to thank Barbara Powers who found the bird yesterday and got the word out quickly to VTbird so that Vermont birders could try for this very special visitor to Vermont.
This last image is just to show the salmon pink color under the wings.
Good Birding

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1 comment:

Don and Sher said...

Nice job Peter, I have never seen one. In todays Post Star there is a story about a a Great Horned owl and two of her offspring nesting in a silo somewhere in Ft. Edward. They wouldn't give the location and the Hudson Mohawl bird sight has nothing but I think I know where it is though.