Date: 9/13/17 10:31 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Hudsonian godwits @ Lake Wheeler, Wake NC appear to be gone
Jaime Adams just suggested to me that if a rare bird, it needs to be
approved (checkmark) before it can show up on the hotspot list. There is
no checkmark yet for the phalarope, but there is for the Hudsonian Godwit.
So, that should clear up my question.

Harry LeGrand

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 1:23 PM, Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...> wrote:

> The Wilson's Phalarope also appears to have disappeared overnight, as
> Kevin worked the mudflats in back. I only scoped from the overlook, and
> saw the 4+ Stilt Sandpipers, but little else of note.
> Odd "glitch" with eBird. I see the eBird and the editors got this as a
> rare sighting, as it shows on the CBC Sightings list for Sept. 12 -- with
> Stacy Barbour's excellent and definitive photos (yes, it is a Wilson's and
> not the more hurricane-expected Red-necked). But, even though "Lake
> Wheeler marshes" shows as the hotspot, when I enter this as the hotspot,
> and look at View Details, there is no listing for Wilson's Phalarope for 12
> Sep 2017. How can that be? The last sighting of the species on the list
> says 20 Aug 2017. As with so many other computer glitches, I suspect it
> has to do with the dreaded apostrophe -- Wilson's. Any way an editor can
> fix this to show Wilson's Phalarope on the Lake Wheeler marshes species
> list as last seen on 12 Sep 2017?
> Harry LeGrand
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Kevin Hudson <carolinabirds...>
> wrote:
>> I hiked around SW side of lake to check out slough - handful of stilt
>> sandpipers & lesser yellowlegs, but no godwits.
>> Kevin Hudson
>> Raleigh NC

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