North American Birds

VOLUME 68 NO2 2015

A Quarterly Journal of Ornithological Record Published by the American Birding Association. The mission of the journal is to provide a complete overview of the changing panorama of our continent’s birdlife.

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P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 • The male Merlin of the prairie subspecies richardsonii, an expected winter visitor to Iowa, was nicely photographed 1 February 2014 in Hamilton County. Photograph by Stephen J. Dinsmore. 2 • Seen regularly at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Lake County, Illinois 14-23 February 2014, this Slaty-backed Gull saw ft to travel 26 kilometers on 15 February (here) to Winthrop Harbor's North Point Marina to join the Illinois Ornithological Society at their thirteenth annual "Gull Frolic," where this photograph was taken. Amar Ayyash, who along with Maarten van Kleinwee originally found the bird, was also the organizer of this year's Gull Frolic. Photograph by Geofrey A. Williamson. 3 • Among at least eight Northern Shrikes in northeastern Indiana in winter 2013-2014, this juvenile struck a window at a residence northeast of Fort Wayne 24 December. The bird was able to fy away after about ten minutes. Photograph by Ivan R. Beyeler. 4 • A male Bullock's Oriole returned to Dennis Kirkwood's yard in Harford County 26 November 2013 through 5 February (here 13 January) 2014. It made the fourth record for Maryland. Photograph by Joe Turner. 5 • Virginia's frst record of Bermuda Petrel was established by this well-photographed individual 180 kilometers due east of the Virginia Beach Aquarium 12 August 2013. Photograph by Tom Johnson. 6 • A stunning fnd, and frst for the New World, this adult European Bee-eater was photographed at Cas en Bas, St. Lucia in early February 2014! Photograph by Michael Bryan. 7 • These two Pink-footed Geese stayed obligingly at Pikesville, Baltimore County, Maryland from 31 January through 4 (here 2) February 2014, found by John Dennehy and identifed by Benjamin DeHaven. Maryland has just one prior record, from the previous winter, and there are no records south of Maryland as yet. Photograph by Bill Hubick. 5 3 1 2 4 6 7

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