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Pacific-slope Flycatcher - November 23, 2012

Pacific-slope Flycatcher at SGL 230 near Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA
 
This mega eastern U.S. rarity, representing just the second record for Pennsylvania, was initially discovered by Ramsay Koury on 18 November and identified as a "Western" flycatcher, but it was not until 23 November, when the bird was refound by Ramsay and Tom Johnson that its identity was determined (by its call) and its location finally pinned down. I was there just four hours later, part of the initial front of the wave of birders that would follow throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. It was my seventh state bird of 2012 -- all since October 6! -- at a time in my birding career when a year when just two or three state birds is a good year. 2012 has been a lot of fun.

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Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 1.4x TC III, 1/500 sec. at f/5.6 (manual), ISO 1250, tripod

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Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 1.4x TC III, 1/500 sec. at f/5.6 (manual), ISO 1250, tripod

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