Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Rarities: Reddish Egret, plus ???

Quick post: Some great rarities have shown up over the past few days, including a Reddish Egret at the Botanic Gardens in the Chicago suburbs. Hopefully we will be able to see that bird later this week.

In the meantime, we are soliciting opinions on the flycatcher that was seen at Lincoln Park's South Pond earlier today. Photos are on Surfbirds N.A. Stop Press:

http://surfbirds.com/cgi-bin/gallery/display.cgi?gallery=gallery10

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

where ?

Birding is NOT a crime!!!! said...

They took the photos down. The bird was initially identified as an Ash-throated Flycatcher, which seemed incorrect to us, and apparently to everyone else who looked at the photo as well, and the original observer/photographer eventually withdrew his id and agreed that it was merely a Great Crested Flycatcher.

birdchick said...

I'm protesting the BINAC girl of the week--where's Scarlett Johansson??

Those other girls don't hold a candle to her.

Rob said...

But was it really pale?