Date: 3/4/23 7:14 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Crested Caracara in NC Sandhills

Is any of this material online somewhere, as yet? There is no eBird
report, and I think only you and Steve (Shultz) have seen his photo(s).
Can you, Steve, or Jeff post a photo to the CBC Photo Gallery, or some
other place where we can see it? I know Jeff, and am sure he is correct,
but we do want the information (photo and associated text) available to the
birding community -- not necessarily today, but soon, like on a Facebook
group, eBird report, etc.


Harry LeGrand

PS -- On a different level, someone submitted a CBC Rare Bird Report for 2
birds seen around Archers Lodge in NC in late February 2023:

Common name: Oh God bird
Scientific name: Ivory bill woodpeckers

(Of course, these were Pileated Woodpeckers, but .... the reporter was
serious about the sighting.)

On Sat, Mar 4, 2023 at 9:45 AM Susan Campbell <susan...> wrote:

> All,
> Yesterday Jeff Marcus (Nature Conservancy Sandhills Field Office Director)
> found a Crested Caracara on a roadkilled deer along NC 20 between Raeford
> and St. Paul's. This would be around the Hoke and Robeson County line. He
> said it was about a mile west of the Lumber Bridge intersection.
> When he stopped, it flushed into a nearby tree. He was able to get photos
> and video confirming it with his phone.
> Anyone down that way should keep an eye out. It may well still be in the
> area.
> Although not on the order of the Red-footed Booby yesterday in Wake
> County, this is a very rare find for North Carolina!
> Susan Campbell
> Apex, NC
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