Bethlehem Records

666-01-2019 Varied Thrush Northampton

Species: Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)

Number of Individuals observed:  1

Date of Sighting:  2/26/2019, 3/3/2019

County :   Northampton

Location :  Industrial Park near Compassionate Care Hospice, Bethlehem

GPS Coordinates:  40.670867, -75.382713

Observer(s):  Bert Filemyr, Mike Rosengarten, Jane Henderson, Ann Scott, Jeff Hopkins, Rick Wiltraut, Dave DeReamus, Linda Friedman, Barbara Malt, Adrian Binns, Debbie Beer, Ian Gardner

Date of Submission:  3/6/2019, 3/3/2019, 3/5/2019

Submitted by:  Bert Filemyr, Jeff Hopkins, Ian Gardner

Written Description:      Yes           Photo:            Yes     Specimen:     no  Recording:  no

eBird Checklist:https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53168393,https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53340105,https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53352405

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Posted in first round, Pending Reports

535-02-2000 Hammond’s Flycatcher

Hammond’s Flycatcher — Monocacy Nature Center, Bethlehem, Northampton County; November 28, 2000. Photos by Dave DeReamus. This bird was originally found by Joe Zajacek and Linda Freedman on November 18th, but could not be positively identified at that time. Ten days later, on November 28th, Linda Freedman refound the bird and sent word out to other birders whom extensively photographed it and recorded its call. Note the ‘teardrop’ behind the eye on the grayish head, the tiny bill, and the olive-colored back. This very cooperative bird was seen by many birders from several states. It was last seen on December 21st. This bird represents the 1st record for Northampton County and only the 2nd documented record for Pennsylvania!

This rear view shows the primary projection, which extends about a third of the way down the notched tail.

Here, the bird is stretching its wing, exposing the primaries.

Note the yellowish wash on the belly in addition to the ‘teardrop’ behind the eye and the tiny bill.


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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed
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