Thursday, February 22, 2007
I headed for the Mechanicsburg area in Cumberland County where a Scott's Oriole, a new state bird, was being seen. I was happy to get to see it and get a photo of it at a backyard feeder.
Scott's Oriole near Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County on February 21, 2007. This adult male was originally seen visiting a feeder on Kent Drive on February 19th. Note the black hood and back, lemon yellow underparts, bold white wingbars, and yellowish edges on the black tail. This bird represents the 1st record for Pennsylvania and also the only one for the entire northeastern U.S.!