Wow, this is really amazing. The tight date range really looks like a discrete flight of some sort. If these were Summer Tanagers hitting those sites in mid April, we'd call it a slingshot. Is there any reason to think that southern populations of Purple Gallinule are undertaking long distance flights to the north in mid January?
Shai Mitra Bay Shore ________________________________________ From: bounce-122283698-11143...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-122283698-11143...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Paul R Sweet [sw...@amnh.org] Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 3:27 PM To: NYSBIRDS-L Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Long Island Purple Gallinule (not chaseable) A routine trip to collect salvaged birds from a Long Island rehabber yielded Long Island’s 3rd Purple Gallinule of the winter. This new specimen was picked up on 14 January in Rockville Centre and died 2 days later As a reminder the other birds were 13 January Manorville, 16 January Southampton. Details will be submitted to NYSARC Paul Sweet Collection Manager Department of Ornithology American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024 Tel: 212 769 5780 Cell: 718 757 5941 -- NYSbirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://email@example.com/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L> ABA<http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --