Date: 3/23/18 6:44 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: Fwd: [Maine-birds] Eastern Rd., Scarborough today: FOY Snowy Egret & Savannah Sparrows


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> From: Sean S <therefromhere168...>
> Date: March 23, 2018 at 8:20:02 PM EDT
> To: Maine Birding List <maine-birds...>
> Subject: [Maine-birds] Eastern Rd., Scarborough today: FOY Snowy Egret & Savannah Sparrows
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> Today there were a SNOWY EGRET, 3 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, a pair of Gadwall and at least 25 Northern Pintails seen by myself and Jeff Webb along Eastern Road in Scarborough, all FOY's. Since I had my camera with me and took some photos I thought I'd attempt the eBird experience again. Here is the list, hopefully with the Snowy included:
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> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43896993
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> I've had mega frustrations with eBird in the past, as usually when I felt inspired to start using the site regularly and in earnest, it was because of seeing something I wanted to report that they deemed too out of the ordinary to take my word on (for example a spring migratory fallout of 8 Blackpoll Warblers one morning at Essex St. Woods in Bangor). Never extreme rarities, but eBird's gatekeepers always sternly wanted DETAILS beyond what I was able to provide, and though Louis Bevier was extremely helpful in trying to get me set up, I gave up after a couple of futile attempts.
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> eBird is a worthy site whose bar charts I find especially helpful, and I understand why they're picky about unusual sightings, hopefully the photos help this time!
>
> Sean Smith
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