Date: 2/14/17 7:26 am
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Wood Thrush - Santee Coastal Reserve, SC AND KISKADEE
Yes, I'm aware. I was the one who straightened them out on the
"Yellow-throated Vireo". Their description of Veery sounds good, but I
just don't believe it.

Kent Fiala

On 2/14/2017 10:23 AM, Josh Southern wrote:
> Kent et al.,
> The folks that reported the Veery are from England and surely
> misidentified a Hermit Thrush. They also reported a Yellow-throated
> Vireo at Prairie Ridge Ecostation a few days ago and have since
> retracted it.
> Josh
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:05 AM, Kent Fiala <carolinabirds...>
> <mailto:<carolinabirds...>> wrote:
> 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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