Sunday, January 2, 2011

Dipping, Deja Vu

If you scroll down and read my post Anatomy of a Chase, and replace "Connecticut's first Lapwing" with "Pennsylvania's first Anna's Hummingbird," "missed it by 5 minutes" with "missed it by 15 minutes," and cross out any mention of consolation birds, you have today's birding almost exactly. No need for me to write another painful post.

*side note- dipping, for those of you who may not know, is birder slang for looking for a previously reported rare bird ("twitching") and not finding it. It is not usually very fun.


  1. Hey Dude,
    Sorry you missed the Anna's. I havent chased it cause I saw so many in Nevada. FYI, Not too far from there is the PA Prairie Falcon that shows up every winter!
    -Vin (theGrine)

  2. Thanks for the comment.

    Yeah, it was too bad not to see the Anna's. I'll catch up with one eventually though.

    The Prarie Falcon is interesting. Where exactly is it? I might try for it if I get a chance.

  3. Along mud level road in Shippensburg, PA. Search the PA list for more info. The bird is easiest to locate just before sunset.