August Mirabella was birding with a fairly new birder, Jessica Huff, at Peace Valley Park in Bucks County when she pointed out a bird that looked different from the group of American Robins that it was with. August called Devich Farbotnik, who helped confirm the bird's identification. Word was spread. I picked up Arlene Koch and we called a few other people along the way. Although the bird was originally found in a field, when we got there it was in an adjacent backyard, just east of the park property. It tossed leaves around in the open patches of grass in the yard with the Robins. After flying up to the top of one of the trees at the back edge of the yard, it dropped down into a more brushy area. Eventually, it was relocated in the brush along the edge of the field. I struggled to get a few barely-identifiable photos of it.
It was a shock to see an extremely rare record within an hour from home. As if the sighting wasn't amazing enough, it was also my 700th ABA Area bird!