After comparing Jim Mead's images and mine from sunday I think that the
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher found in the West Rutland Marsh is in fact a second
bird and not the same one from Arlington this past weekend. Here's way, after
looking over Jim's photos from the Tuesday I think the West Rutland Marsh
bird is clearly a Juvenile. In the images from Jim , you can make out the
shorter tail, the pale yellowish/tan color on the side and under the wing like a
juvenile would have. The West Rutland Marsh bird does not have the pinkish
coloration , nor the long tail of the adult bird that was seen in Arlington, there
is a very noticeable difference when you look at the photos together. I agree
with Jim's opinion that there is in fact a second Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. It's
safe to say it now appears that we have 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher sightings
within 3 days of each other here in Vermont and that is amazing. Thanks to
Jim for the heads up birding and images. Many thanks to John and Kathleen
Houghton visiting birders from Seattle Wa for showing me where they had
seen the flycatcher in the first place, without that we may never have known.
I birded with these folks for a few hours and had a fun time with them. And
lastly thanks to the Rutland County Audubon for relying the troupes to help
relocate the bird so other could have a chance to see a Scissor-tailed
Flycatcher right here in Vermont.
Thank Again to all !!!