Continuing rare birds in the ABA Area include the La Sagra’s Flycatcher (ABA Code 4) in Florida and a female Garganey (4) in California.
Florida’s 3rd record of Hammond’s Flycatcher had been masquerading as a Least Flycatcher in Collier for several weeks before someone noticed that the wings were a little too long.
And that wasn’t the only Hammond’s seen in the eastern part of the US this week, as in Massachusetts a Hammond’s Flycatcher was seen on Martha’s Vineyard.
Tis the season for Euro thrushes in the northeast part of the ABA Area and Newfoundland had a Redwing (4) in Lumsden this week.
Noteworthy for California, a Slaty-backed Gull was seen by many in San Mateo.
Texas adds to its already impressive run of Fork-tailed Flycatcher (3) this fall/winter with a bird seen recently in Hidalgo. The state also boasted a Red-necked Grebe near Breckenridge and a young Mew Gull at Port Aransas.
In Pennsylvania, individual Pink-footed Geese (4) were seen in Lehigh and Montgomery.
Connecticut also had a Pink-footed Goose, in Orange.
And in South Carolina, a nice male Bullock’s Oriole was visiting a feeder in Pineville.