Date: 2/4/18 10:00 am From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Tufted Duck on Bulls not seen today
Question to you South Carolina folks: Why has the record of Tufted Duck, with 10 excellent and confirming photographs on the eBird report, not yet been accepted by eBird -- yet all of the other Bulls Island rare birds for the same day (Feb. 2) and yesterday have been accepted? This has been done intentionally, but why? If I were the observers/photographers .....
Harry LeGrand Raleigh
On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 8:59 PM, David McLean <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> Sat 3 Feb 2018 > > All, > > I was back on Bulls Island today on a field trip with the Charleston > Natural History Society. Along with a few other birders chasing the Tufted > Duck reported from Jack's Creek yesterday, we had numerous scopes looking > for the one Tufted Duck among a raft of 1600 Lesser Scaup and Ruddy Ducks > but came up empty. I feel that we had a better than even chance of seeing > the Tufted Duck had it been there in that large raft. > > When we were watching the Tufted Duck yesterday, Friday, it behaved as > though it was right at home. It was resting among many other ducks, was > interacting with those others as though it was just another Lesser Scaup, > and appeared well settled. Jack's is a big impoundment with many large open > areas that the LESC seem to favor, and we were unable to look into most of > those other areas today. The Tufted Duck could have easily been in another > area of Jack's. Hopefully if will be re-sighted by others in the next few > days. > > Regards, > > David McLean > Charleston, SC > > -- > David C. McLean, Jr. > DCMcLean AT gmail DOT com >