In a similar vein I saw a Black-throated Gray Warbler from the parking lot of Riccardo's Restaurant in Lake Oswego yesterday. Fairly late date, worthy of documentation. But I was too lazy to docu ment the composition of the flock it was in (Mostly CBCH). Seemed like a spurious effort to just report the rarity and ignore the community, Guess it's not too late. There was a Downy Woodpecker in the flock with dusky belly. Why not enter some SWAG numbers, and be thorough with the species?
On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 1:18 PM Thomas Love <tlove...> wrote:
> Hi folks: I think the main thing holding me back from posting on ebird > more regularly is that my birding is almost always checking in on this or > that spot or chasing this or that unusual bird reported by someone. I > virtually never take or have the time (for better or worse) to > systematically canvass an area. (I know that ebird asks if you are > submitting a complete or partial list.) > > So, on Friday 4 October, I reported here on obol that I observed a > HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER in our neighborhood mixed species flock. Since I > didn't take time to count the number of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES or BROWN > CREEPERS, etc., I would think that my report is of little value...except > for the rather if not unusually late Hammond's. > > So, I'd file a woefully incomplete (essentially worthless) report just to > get the Hammond's record into the database? It seems sideways somehow... > > Tom >