In Georgia, a young Snail Kite in Charlton is the state’s long-anticipated 1st record. This is a particularly nice find in the light of the spate of vagrant Snail Kite records in the east at the end of last year, including a small handful in the Carolinas to the north.
Somewhat surprisingly, Delaware had its 1st living record of Western Tanager at Bombay Hook this week. The species is a fairly regular vagrant throughout the east, but no live bird had ever zeroed in on the tiny state until just recently.
In New Jersey, a noteworthy congregation of Ash-throated Flycatchers was seen at Sandy Hook, with at least five individuals present at one time.
In New York, a Townsend’s Warbler was spotted on a CBC in Nassau, the first on Long Island in some time.
Virginia had a Gray Kingbird in Chesapeake this week.
Notable for Florida was a single Purple Sandpiper that turned up near Jacksonville
Ontario also had a Purple Sandpiper this week, at Presqu’ile.
Always nice for the Lower 48, a Yellow-billed Loon was photographed in Arapahoe, Colorado.
And still fairly notable in the interior west of the continent, Nevada had a young Lesser Black-backed Gull in Washoe.