Roadrunners are eminently chase-able! 


> On Jul 12, 2019, at 12:01 AM, Lynn Bergmeyer <lynnbergme...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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