My buddy, Dan Galimidi observed and photographed a yellow-billed magpie sitting on a telephone wire in Great Neck today between 3 and 4 PM. A link to the photo posted to Facebook is here.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156079055974401&set=gm.281339845836710&type=3 It would be extremely out of range if it was in fact a wild bird. The species seems to only be found in a small area in California. Reporting it here to see is anyone else has seen it or has any ideas how it would have gotten here. Thanks! Matt ... to be continued. -- 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/ --