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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rare Visitor to Bartrams Gardens

The birding listserve has been alive this week with emails about a Scissor Tailed Flycatcher at Bartram's Gardens just outside of Philadelphia.  You probably think I'm a broken record when I talk about keeping your eyes to the sky, but during migration season there are so many birds who end up where they are not expected to be.  This Scissor Tailed Flycatcher is a bird that is normally seen in the summers in the central part of the United States.  They then migrate to Mexico and Central America.  This wayward bird found its way to our neck of the woods and has been thrilling birders with its fairly social behavior all week.  

Here are some great shots from a birder who was able to view it earlier this week:

There's still time to view birds migrating at Bucktoe Creek Preserves by stopping in during Hawk Watch from 9am until 3pm on November 23, November 24th or for the finale party on Saturday, November 3oth.  Click on the programs link at for more information

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