Curious what determines a chaseable bird.   Never heard of this before.
Thanks for sharing

Lynn Bergmeyer, Greece NY                 585-576-0422

On Thu, Jul 11, 2019, 10:36 PM Pat Martin <emartin...@earthlink.net> wrote:

> The summer birding doldrums came to a spectacular end today with the
> finding of two large and showy rarities. A Cattle Egret was found by Candy
> Giles at LaSalle's Landing Park feeding on the lawn. This was not entirely
> a surprise as there had been a report of one a week or two ago seen on the
> roof of a car(!) in the airport parking lot. Not exactly a chaseable bird,
> although at today's sighting there were stories of people who had tried.
> Then Mike Tetlow, who had spent this SW-windy afternoon at the Braddock Bay
> hawkwatch counting Bald Eagles, young Broadwings and young Redtails,spied a
> black-and-white shorebird on the breakwall and drove to the East Spit to
> check it out. Sure enough, it was an American Avocet. Score another good
> bird for the new breakwall across the mouth of Braddock Bay.
>
> The Cattle Egret was still being seen through early evening. The Avocet
> was not visible but had not flown, having tucked itself in behind a
> barrier. It had been flushed once by a young eagle but had returned so
> might still be present tomorrow morning.
>
> ebird hotspot names are LaSalle's Landing Park and Braddock Bay--East Spit.
>
> Pat Martin
>
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