Friday, November 26, 2010

CT - FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER - 11/26





Finally found a decent window of time to try for this long staying beauty, present for its ninth day at Cove Island Park Wildlife Sanctuary in Stamford, CT. A long day out from Western Mass but more than worth it. Originally found by Tina Green on November 17th, and consistently present in the same relatively small area of habitat within the sanctuary. This is a bird that I'd love to find in Western Mass someday!

Gracious thanks to Jim Dugan and all in the CT birding community for keeping us informed on a day to day basis.


More pics to follow. This is the first batch - taken with my old Canon Powershot A560 hand held with a Swarovski HD spotting scope.


A brief summary of the migration and distribution of this species can be found at the ABA Peeps page here


JPS.

4 comments:

dAwN said...

Glad you were able to see this great bird.. I sure hope it finds its way home soon!

JRandSue said...

Great tick,fab captures.
John.

James P. Smith said...

Thanks very much guys! This wasn't a life bird for me but one that I've wanted to see in our area (New England) for some time. The next stage is to try and find one closer to home but with snow currently falling outside this will probably have to wait until next year!

Cheers,

James

Hilke Breder said...

Lovely bird and great pictures! I was considering driving down there but it just seemed too far. Now that I am seeing your photos I am sorry I didn't.