Category Archives: Chase

Posts about chasing a rare bird, sometimes getting to see it, other times missing.

Kirtland's Warbler- Digiscoped with Leica APO Televid 65mm scope using iPhone 5s and a Phone Skope adapter.

Life Looks – Kirtland’s Warbler

I once had a run in with a Kirtland’s Warbler, a debacle which is described in this post. My first visit to the famed migration hotspot, Magee Marsh, and I…

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Photo by Mark Bowman)

One day wonder: Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Illinois!

On Monday, May 12, an email went out to the Illinois birding community that the Bowman brothers (Chris and Mark) had found a Fork-tailed Flycatcher at¬†Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve in…

Willow Ptarmigan - Jefferson County, New York (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Willow Ptarmigan – 1st for New York!

Today myself and 8¬†fellow PA birders embarked on a weekend-long PSO field trip to the southern Lake Ontario shoreline, however our plans took a very unexpected turn when I noticed…

Pink-footed Geese among Canada Geese (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Pink-footed Geese – Centre County, PA

This past Friday morning, Matt Sabatine discovered not one, but two Pink-footed Geese mixed with a large flock of Canadas at Bald Eagle SP in Centre County, PA. This is…

Adult male White-winged Scoter (Photo by Nathan Goldberg)

Winter Waterfowl in Illinois

Last Saturday (the 15th), Michael Retter and Matt Hale drove up from West Lafayette to stay at my house for the weekend (specifically for the Gull Frolic, more on that…