N0te to committee – bird was not accepted Class IV-A. We should probably vote again to accept as frigatebird species. Need to check records.

Magnificent Frigatebird — Militia Hill Hawkwatch at Fort Washington State Park, Montgomery County; September 20, 2008. Photos by George Layne. This adult male was seen passing by the hawkwatch at Fort Washington State Park two weeks after the passage of Tropical Storm Hanna. Note the distinctive wing and tail shape and the light-colored bill. What was most likely the same bird was seen passing by the State Hill Hawk Watch in Berks County earlier that morning. If accepted, this bird represents the 1st documented record for Pennsylvania!

Here are three more photos of this adult male. Again, note the distinctive wing and tail shape.