Date: 11/27/18 9:31 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: eBird Report - Mayo Lake--High Plains Rd., Dec 3, 2014
Well, it looks like the North Carolina Bird Records Committee is going to
get a Barrow's Goldeneye report to vote on after all. As 2 of them -- a
pair -- were reported on eBird way back in December 2014, on an NC lake, I
see no other option than taking a vote on the information presented in the
eBird report, unless the observer provides more details (4 years after the
fact). I am on the NC BRC, but am not a voting member; and thus I feel
like this is a matter than needs to have some conclusion.

Note that the recent Fort Fisher "Barrow's" Goldeneye was not rejected by
the Birding Police. It has been rejected by the Avian Supreme Court (which
is, of course, a euphemism for the first term).

Also note that this species is not on either the North Carolina or the
South Carolina bird lists, and thus the bar is set quite high for
acceptance of any reports -- especially sight reports.

Harry LeGrand

On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 8:27 AM g57462 <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> i believe i saw a pair on this report and believe its possiible, i know
> what i saw and have too say if i was more familiar with barrows and wing
> pattern i could haave confirmed as i was so close but as i told jamie i had
> seen many goldeneyes on mayo and haardly took a 2nd look when i noticed
> purple head and large crescent eyespot on male
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 8:20 AM g57462 <pennebakerdavid51...>
> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 8:19 AM <ebird-checklist...> wrote:
>>> Mayo Lake--High Plains Rd., Person, North Carolina, US
>>> Dec 3, 2014 1:10 PM - 1:45 PM
>>> Protocol: Stationary
>>> Comments: wslking along rd checking both sides
>>> 9 species (+1 other taxa)
>>> Redhead 25
>>> Ring-necked Duck 5
>>> Barrow's Goldeneye 2 recognized as goldenye,1 pair but what threw
>>> me off was purple head on male, also noticedcrescent eyespot and i thought
>>> goldenye had round eyespot, these birds were quite close 35 yds and let me
>>> walk by them until they had enough and flushed, 2 things i saw were 1
>>> purple head and 2 crescent eyespot
>>> Ruddy Duck 100
>>> duck sp. 100 1 large raft out 2 far, flew up and down again, also
>>> other flocks of 10 and 15 flying
>>> Pied-billed Grebe 2
>>> Ring-billed Gull 400 large raft and a cloud flying also
>>> Red-tailed Hawk 1
>>> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
>>> Pileated Woodpecker 1
>>> View this checklist online at
>>> <>
>>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (
>>> <>
>>> )

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