Date: 12/27/20 8:13 pm
From: joy Lanier (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: My Bad
Jeffery, applaud yourself for sharing your bird sightings. Not everyone takes the time to do that. Applaud yourself that you may have helped someone else find add a Baltimore Oriole to their life list, even if it wasn't a Bullock's. Applaud yourself that you discovered your error quickly and corrected it. Not everyone admits their mistakes.


From: <carolinabirds-request...> <carolinabirds-request...> on behalf of Jeffrey Blalock <carolinabirds...>
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 5:10 AM
To: Carolina Birds <carolinabirds...>
Subject: My Bad

Greetings all

Boy did I make a bobo

Yesterday after a 4 hr drive down to Manteo to find and with in an hour of walking up and down Hwy 64 near North End Park I found the Black-Throated Gray Warbler thanks to Jeff Lewis who told me were to look and that it most likely would be by itself and it was.

After that is was a 3 hr drive to Morehead City to look for the Bullockís Oriole. Upon arrival within a few minutes I had an Oriole and the another which looked like a female Bullockís and then there was a total of 5 of them that I reported on GROUPME Text Alert as Bullockís but they turned out to be Baltimore Orioles.

Thatís what happens when youíre tired from driving and by the time I arrived it ways already 1600 hrs and the sunlight was getting poor but my biggest mistake was I was using the Sibley app comparing the Bullockís and Baltimore Oriole and I was looking at the Baltimore females and not the Bullockís.

Lesson learn donít be a dumb butt and report the wrong species

With egg on face

From my iPhone

Go Birding be Safe

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-470-4352 Cell

Join us on Facebook!