Monday, September 29, 2008

Western Kingbird

On this day in 1894, A. H. Phillips found a Western Kingbird (in that day, an Arkansas Kingbird) in Princeton, Mercer County, and took it as a specimen. This was just the first recorded instance of what has become an expected fall vagrant in NJ: so expected, in fact, that it has never been a Review List species.

2 comments:

Rick said...

Still a major rarity in Mercer County, though!
rick

Jennifer Hanson said...

This is true, though it's not the only report. There was another in Princeton in 1924.