Rare Flycathers


John Shortis
 

Hi birders all,

Talking of rare flycatchers, not in Idaho this time, Amy Bechtel & I returned from a road trip to Chicago & Pittsburgh earlier this week, whilst there at the Indian Dunes National Park Great Marsh Trail, near Beverly Shores, we & several other birders were treated to very cooperative views of an adult Fork-tailed Flycatcher, a first ever record for the southern lakeshore area. This bird does not ordinarily breed anywhere in the lower 48, its stronghold in S America. 


John Shortis


Diann Stone
 

Excellent sighting! Thanks for sharing your photos. Good birding as you continue. 


On Sat, Nov 5, 2022, 10:53 AM John Shortis via groups.io <john_shortis=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi birders all,

Talking of rare flycatchers, not in Idaho this time, Amy Bechtel & I returned from a road trip to Chicago & Pittsburgh earlier this week, whilst there at the Indian Dunes National Park Great Marsh Trail, near Beverly Shores, we & several other birders were treated to very cooperative views of an adult Fork-tailed Flycatcher, a first ever record for the southern lakeshore area. This bird does not ordinarily breed anywhere in the lower 48, its stronghold in S America. 


John Shortis