To add to Alec Humann's message below, the Western Kingbird has a strong preference for one isolated tree/bush in the goldenrod field on the north side of the road. Josh Ketry found it yesterday in this tree and it was seen there again today. Look for two mailboxes on the north side of the road with the number 8765 on one of them. The tree/bush was directly north of that, 50 yards or so. The bird may wander widely and disappear for a time but it seems to like this tree and often returns to it. Yesterday afternoon we had not seen it in over an hour of searching when it finally showed up in that tree. It then sat in that tree for a half hour, making only two or three brief short forays down into the goldenrod and then back to the tree. We left it there. One can see this tree from their car but, as Alec noted, be careful! Lots of fast moving traffic!
Good birding! Willie -----Original Message----- From: geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu [mailto:geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu] On Behalf Of Bird observations from western New York Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:57 PM To: geneseebird...@geneseo.edu Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Western Kingbird - Erie County - Alec Humann Joshua Ketry found a Western Kingbird in southern Erie County at 8765 Genesee Road, Springville, NY yesterday morning. The bird continued through the day today. It has been actively feeding in the goldenrod meadow across the street from this address. The road has a narrow shoulder and traffic travels at a fast speed...please make sure you are all the way over onto the shoulder and be very wary of traffic. Don’t linger with your car door open as the hilly terrain doesn’t always give you enough time to see oncoming traffic! Sent from my iPhone _______________________________________________ GeneseeBirds-L mailing list - geneseebird...@geneseo.edu https://mail.geneseo.edu/mailman/listinfo/geneseebirds-l -- 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/ --