Date: 6/25/17 4:41 pm From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...> Subject: [obol] Carolina Wren seems to be a (w)red herring
Not sure if this has been posted by others since the OBOL archives sometimes lag behind postings, and the ABA page seems to be down.
So at the risk of repeating someone else's posting, here is the comment that I found in the eBird list that caused this uproar, when I took a peek:
"Nels Nelson left a text message for me today. I called him back to find out I have caused quite a stir in the Oregon birding world. I did see Bewick's Wrens yesterday at Sundial Road hotspot. I accidentally used a picture on my camera for the wren that was taken last week in Wichita, KS. Yes, it was a Carolina Wren. No, it wasn't in Oregon. My deepest apologies to all who have gone to see something that wasn't there. I worked with my pictures late last night and was careless. Ouch!"
So everyone who was on alert can "stand down." But hey, we still have a lot of cool native birds doing cool things right now! Who needs vagrants?