Of interest from today's ABA rare bird roundup (https://www.aba.org/rare-bird-alert-june-24-2022/). TWO state first Limpkins! Plus one in Amarillo Texas, the farthest west the species has gone (so far).
The Limpkin summer continues to be absolutely ridiculous, as both Nebraska and Iowa picked up their state 1st records on exactly the same day. The Nebraska Limpkin is near Omaha, and the Iowa Limpkin in is Lucas.
In Utah, a well-documented Alder Flycatcher was photographed, and most crucially, recorded, in Salt Lake, representing that state’s 1st record.
Up to Yukon, where a sharp male Thick-billed Longspur at Watson Lake is a territorial 1st.