Date: 11/28/18 5:57 am
From: Corey, Ed <ed.corey...>
Subject: RE: [External] Re: eBird Report - Mayo Lake--High Plains Rd., Dec 3, 2014

Just to clarify, does the BRC often vote on eBird records, or do they tend to restrict votes to those submitted via Rare Bird Reports? Seems like a slippery slope, but I welcome any information on this.


Ed Corey
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NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources
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Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:31 PM
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Subject: [External] Re: eBird Report - Mayo Lake--High Plains Rd., Dec 3, 2014

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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...><mailto:<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...><mailto:<pennebakerdavid51...>> wrote:

On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 8:19 AM <ebird-checklist...><mailto:<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

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