Well, that's clearly a Yellow-billed Magpie. I'd say the chance of it being a wild vagrant is about zero. A nonmigratory species, separated by mountains and thousands of miles, turning up here is extremely unlikely.
JMHO Kevin Kevin J. McGowan, Ph.D. Project Manager Distance Learning in Bird Biology Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 k...@cornell.edu 607-254-2452 ________________________________ From: bounce-122962335-3714...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-122962335-3714...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of matt klein <matt.kl...@hotmail.com> Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 8:57 PM To: NYSBIRDS-L Cc: danielmgalim...@gmail.com Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-Billed Magpie in Great Neck today 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: 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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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://email@example.com/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/ --