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    There is a brown booby in Greenville county, SC on the campus of Furman University today. I went there this morning to chase it, and I found it. Here's a short video: https://www.facebook.com/wuapinmon/v...type=3&theater

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    That bird is a tropical, pelagic bird that shouldn't be within 600 miles of where it is. It was a very cool thing to see that far inland. It's my first US record, and my 248th bird in South Carolina.

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    Apparently down the road from me had become a birding hotspot. I didn't know that.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/califor...425-story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    There is a brown booby in Greenville county, SC on the campus of Furman University today. I went there this morning to chase it, and I found it. Here's a short video: https://www.facebook.com/wuapinmon/v...type=3&theater

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    That bird is a tropical, pelagic bird that shouldn't be within 600 miles of where it is. It was a very cool thing to see that far inland. It's my first US record, and my 248th bird in South Carolina.

    Sounds like a National Lampoon movie premise - a professor looking for boobys on a college campus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    Apparently down the road from me had become a birding hotspot. I didn't know that.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/califor...425-story.html
    I didn't know that either. When Tim and I were roommates he told me all about Owens Lake when we watched Chinatown, and how it could be awesome if LA didn't suck it dry. I'm glad to see that there are birds-a-plenty there now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    I didn't know that either. When Tim and I were roommates he told me all about Owens Lake when we watched Chinatown, and how it could be awesome if LA didn't suck it dry. I'm glad to see that there are birds-a-plenty there now.
    It really is crazy to see the change that has been made in the last 15 years. It was a godforsaken place before and when the wind picked up the dust would blot out the sun. We had a huge wind event just last week and there was little to no dust coming off the lake.

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    3,558 chimney swifts tonight in downtown Hartsville, roosting in the Center Theater. That's my best guess, counting as fast as I could as they flew into the chimney. I need a low light camera so I can shoot some video of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    3,558 chimney swifts tonight in downtown Hartsville, roosting in the Center Theater. That's my best guess, counting as fast as I could as they flew into the chimney. I need a low light camera so I can shoot some video of it.
    This is what popped into my head as I read the beginning of your post:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    This is what popped into my head as I read the beginning of your post:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    There is a brown booby in Greenville county, SC on the campus of Furman University today. I went there this morning to chase it, and I found it. Here's a short video: https://www.facebook.com/wuapinmon/v...type=3&theater

    That bird is a tropical, pelagic bird that shouldn't be within 600 miles of where it is. It was a very cool thing to see that far inland. It's my first US record, and my 248th bird in South Carolina.
    Is it possible that the bird got caught up in Florence and got a free ride to the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    Is it possible that the bird got caught up in Florence and got a free ride to the US?
    While I've seen some boobies since Florence, the brown booby was back in April.
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