One of the reasons to go birding, and there are many, is you never know what bird you’re going to see next. November is always the month when most of the out of area birds show up. This November is no different. From the Common Ground-Dove and Western Kingbird of the last post to a Lark Sparrow (medium rare) to Fork-tailed Flycatcher (rare) the hits keep coming. Lark Sparrow is seen most years in late Fall but Fork-tailed Flycatcher is a completely different story. In 25+ years of birding this is only the second one I’ve seen in the US. The first one was in Cape May, NJ 16 years ago. That bird had lost its tail so this one was really special to see. It is still in a small park in Stamford, CT. Click on photo for larger view.
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