Category Archives: Chase

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

Townsend's Solitaire (Photo by Nathan Goldberg)

New York Townsend’s Solitaire Plus More

This past Wednesday, Garrett MacDonald, Andrew Dreelin, and I birded in Madison County, New York. Specifically, we decided to chase some Evening Grosbeaks tending to a feeder near the town of…

Immature Northern Gannet (Photo by Nathan Goldberg)

An Upstate Northern Gannet

Today was just another Friday: wake up late and go to my 11:15 class, relax the rest of the afternoon, read some emails, etc. But at around 3:20 PM, Tim…

Common Ground-Dove  (Photo by Nathan Goldberg)
Andy McGann - Couch's Kingbird

Video! Couch’s Kingbird – Allegany County, Maryland

With CBC season on the horizon, this reminds me of an old saying by one of my favorite compilers. “Any yellow birds?? Anything yellow on a Christmas Bird Count is…

Vermilion Flycatcher - immature male at the Rea Farm (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Vermilion Flycatcher! – Cape May, NJ

Cape May is having a great run of rarities this fall, and yesterday morning Richard Crossley (of the Crossley ID guides) added to the madness by discovering a beautiful young male…

Time Machine