Date: 2/14/17 7:05 am
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Wood Thrush - Santee Coastal Reserve, SC AND KISKADEE
A quick check of the CBC photo gallery at shows that photos of the Wood
Thrush have been posted; also that the finder of the Great Kiskadee has
posted her photos (although of course more would be welcome).

I might also note that a Veery has been eBirded in Raleigh. I'm dubious
but if anyone is in the area it might be desirable to check it out.

Kent Fiala

On 2/14/2017 9:41 AM, Christopher Hill wrote:
> As a member of the SC Bird Records Committee, I’ll just chime in with
> agreement with Harry about the desirability of having documentation
> for the Wood Thrush. Wintering spotted thrushes other than Hermit are
> so often mis-reported (that is, so many “Swainson’s” in winter are
> actually misidentified Hermits) that it is very difficult to know the
> true winter status of those birds. Irvin Pitts submitted a report,
> with photographs, of an actual wintering Swainson’s in South Carolina
> a couple years back (Thanks, Irvin!), and it is really valuable to
> have that solid documentation on the books.
> BRC reporting form here if you want to go that route:
> <>
> While I’m at it, the SC BRC has received one report on the Kiskadee
> (thank you Steve!) but NOT yet one that includes photographs, since
> that observer did not get any. The finder had some initial difficulty
> filing a report, and did not ever come back to do it. So if you have
> photographs and would file a report at that link above, the SCBRC
> would appreciate it. I’ve filed away some of the photos from the
> original observer, but we would rather have observer-submitted photos
> accompanying a report, with details laid down for posterity. (Note
> that if you put any photos on the CBC gallery it’s easy to just
> mention that in the report and we’ll go get them).
> Thanks to Paul Serridge, who inquired about whether the committee
> desired a Wood Thrush report and prompted me to address this.
> Chris Hill
> Conway, SC
>> On Feb 13, 2017, at 9:47 AM, Harry LeGrand <carolinabirds...>
>> <mailto:<carolinabirds...>> wrote:
>> I don't yet see a photo on the CBC Photo Gallery or on the 3 eBird
>> reports of Wood Thrush on the Sightings on the CBC web pages. Are
>> photos online somewhere else? Editors would want or need photos of
>> any "spotted" thrushes (other than Hermit) during the winter months
>> for acceptance.
>> Jeff --can you or others upload one or more photos to the CBC Photo
>> Gallery (or attach them to an eBird report) to document this highly
>> unusual report?
>> Harry LeGrand
>> Raleigh; former Chat Briefs editor
>> On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 11:30 PM, "Jeff Click"
>> <carolinabirds...> <mailto:<carolinabirds...>> wrote:
>> Several birders with the Greenville County Bird Club saw and
>> photographed a very off-season Wood Thrush at Santee Coastal
>> Reserve Wildlife Management Area in Charleston County, SC. The
>> bird wasbehind the office, at the end of Santee Gun Club Road,
>> before the gate that leads to the Cape Trail.
>> It’s no Kiskadee, but a very unexpected sighting for winter.
>> Jeff Click
>> Easley, SC

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