Late this afternoon I got a call from Reuben Stoltzfus saying that another Amish birder named Adam Troyer reported a WESTERN KINGBIRD on his family’s farm in Candor. Reuben was in the area and said he wanted to double check before having me publicize it, and indeed he visited the site, saw the bird, agreed with the ID, and called me back, at which time I posted a text rare bird alert. Reuben has traveled out west and I suspect is familiar with the species. Adam grew up in Ohio before his family moved to Candor a couple years ago, and although he is an accomplished birder, I don’t know whether he had encountered any Western Kingbirds before. Perhaps some of you met Adam this past January when I believe he and a couple of his cousins biked from Candor to join the Ithaca Christmas Bird Count. The address is 51 Tomak Rd, a dairy farm at the end of a short road off of Candor Hill Rd northeast of “downtown” Candor. I don’t know any more details of where the bird was or what it was doing. I hope to hear tomorrow if it is refound.
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