Carolinabirds
Received From Subject
12/7/19 11:20 am Karen Lebing (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Ash-Throated Flycatcher
12/7/19 11:08 am Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Ross's Goose in Little Washington (Beaufort County, NC)
12/7/19 9:14 am Sam Flake (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: BRANT at Lake Lynn, Raleigh, Wake County, NC
12/6/19 6:58 pm Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> eBird Trip Summary -- Today
12/6/19 7:13 am Lynn Erla Beegle (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> BRANT at Lake Lynn, Raleigh, Wake County, NC
12/6/19 6:30 am Helen Kalevas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> first purple finch
12/5/19 2:04 pm whoffman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Mystery eagle seen in Durham, NC yesterday
12/5/19 9:55 am Will Cook <cwcook...> Chapel Hill NC CBC - Sunday 12/22/19
12/5/19 8:26 am Helen Kalevas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Mystery eagle seen in Durham, NC yesterday
12/5/19 8:13 am dorothypugh (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Mystery eagle seen in Durham, NC yesterday
12/5/19 8:11 am Judi Sawyer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Mystery eagle seen in Durham, NC yesterday
12/5/19 8:08 am dorothypugh (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mystery eagle seen in Durham, NC yesterday
12/5/19 7:28 am scompton1251 <scompton1251...> Re: Snail Kite? in Dare County, NC
12/5/19 7:19 am Will Cook <cwcook...> Re: Snail Kite? in Dare County, NC
12/4/19 3:49 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Snail Kite?
12/4/19 2:39 pm <chhines...> Snail Kite?
12/4/19 12:32 pm Josh Southern (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Call for Fall 2019 reports for the "Briefs for the Files"
12/4/19 8:35 am JOHN ECKSTINE (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> New Baltimore Oriole arrivals
12/4/19 6:51 am neilowens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Great Blue Heron at Rankin Lake
12/4/19 3:38 am Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: E Bird
12/4/19 3:34 am Dennis Forsythe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: E Bird
12/4/19 1:24 am FRANK LAWKINS (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> E Bird
12/3/19 5:58 pm Bill Hilton Jr. <hilton...> Hilton Pond 11/13/19 (Keep Things Warm for Winter Birds)
12/3/19 5:08 pm Mike Turner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Richland Co., SC-Anhinga-November 29 2019
12/3/19 3:19 pm Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> two Christmas Bird Counts, upstate SC
12/3/19 10:31 am Nathan Gatto (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Winston-Salem, NC CBC- January 4th, 2020
12/3/19 10:03 am Aaron Given (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Sea Islands CBC - January 3, 2020
12/3/19 5:55 am EASTMAN, CAROLINE <EASTMAN...> Columbia SC CBC
12/3/19 5:03 am \Jordan, Nancy\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Carolina Sandhills NWR CBC needs people for December 15th!
12/2/19 8:11 am <badgerboy...> Northwest NC CBC's
12/2/19 7:41 am Corey, Ed <ed.corey...> Pettigrew CBC - December 27th
12/2/19 6:14 am Corey, Ed <ed.corey...> RE: [External] What is the snow goose situation at Pungo?
12/2/19 1:24 am nicholas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> continuing Eared Grebe, Pea Island NWR, 12/1/19
12/1/19 7:57 pm Clyde Sorenson <sorenson...> What is the snow goose situation at Pungo?
12/1/19 3:04 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Sandhill Cranes in n. Edgecombe County
12/1/19 2:04 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Sandhill Cranes in n. Edgecombe County
12/1/19 1:19 pm Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Sandhill Cranes in n. Edgecombe County
12/1/19 1:13 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Sandhill Cranes in n. Edgecombe County
12/1/19 12:54 pm Ricky Davis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Sandhill Cranes in n. Edgecombe County
12/1/19 9:05 am Steven Howell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: 39 Sandhill Cranes on HWY 33 near Whitaker’s north of Rocky Mt.
12/1/19 8:51 am Ann Brice (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> 39 Sandhill Cranes on HWY 33 near Whitaker’s north of Rocky Mt.
12/1/19 8:37 am Marc Ribaudo (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Lake Wheeler Rd rarities
12/1/19 8:36 am Ann Brice (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Shared Location
11/30/19 5:40 pm Peter Vankevich (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Ocracoke & Portsmouth CBCs dates
11/30/19 1:24 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: G. White-fronted Goose
11/30/19 10:40 am Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: G. White-fronted Goose
11/30/19 10:34 am John Connors (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Common Raven, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in Raleigh
11/30/19 9:58 am Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: G. White-fronted Goose
11/30/19 8:12 am Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> G. White-fronted Goose
11/30/19 8:08 am Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Sandhill Cranes, Rockingham County, NC
11/29/19 1:43 pm Gary Harbour (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> I want to go to Ecuador on a birding trip....
11/29/19 10:19 am Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Iceland Gull back at Harris Lake, NC
11/29/19 8:27 am Marc Ribaudo (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> vesper sparrow, Mid Pines Rd.
11/29/19 7:13 am John Fussell <jofuss...> road-kill Barn Owl?
11/28/19 12:28 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Excellent waterfowl diversity at Umstead SP, NC
11/28/19 12:01 pm Linda Ward (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Blue-gray gnatcatcher: Duck Boardwalk, NC
11/27/19 11:28 am John Fussell <jofuss...> Beaufort cranes are back
11/27/19 7:19 am Lynn Erla Beegle (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> 2 items: Christmas Count Circle App --and -- CANVASBACK on Lake Lynn, Wake, NC
11/25/19 6:07 pm Kevin Metcalf (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Late Swainson's Thrush - Meck. Co. NC
11/25/19 2:58 pm Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Durham Co 11-25-2019
11/24/19 3:47 pm Craig Watson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Limpkin in Hanahan, SC
11/24/19 3:05 pm Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Great Cormorant at Lake Thurmond Dam
11/24/19 2:30 pm Anne Olsen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
11/24/19 1:03 pm M Howell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Wayne Co CBC December 14
11/24/19 11:46 am Taylor Piephoff (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Southern Lake Norman CBC
11/24/19 11:35 am Scott Hartley (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Short eared owl Huntington Beach SP
11/24/19 9:54 am Dennis Forsythe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Goldeneye at Pitts St
11/23/19 1:26 pm Anne Olsen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fox Sparrow
11/23/19 9:53 am Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Check of some Triangle area lakes (NC) this morning
11/23/19 8:50 am Cherrie Sneed (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> FairfaxSC_DebrisPile_Loaded
11/22/19 12:35 pm M Howell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Deceased Cormorant Franklin Co. NC
11/22/19 12:26 pm M Howell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Deceased Cormorant Franklin Co. NC
11/22/19 6:59 am ann maddock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> FYI from WOW hummingbirds
11/21/19 2:05 pm Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Guilford & Durham Cos 11-21-2019
11/21/19 6:01 am jim.capel (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Chapel Hill Bird Club–Mon 11/25 -Tom Driscoll - Birds of New Guinea and New Caledonia
11/21/19 5:37 am Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> RN Grebe at Townsend Lake Guilford co
11/21/19 4:38 am Dennis Forsythe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Ash-throated Flycatcher
11/20/19 3:57 pm Fischer David (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Red-throated Loon continues at Jordan Lake
11/20/19 9:46 am Peter Stangel <peter...> Bird Strikes and Windows
11/20/19 9:05 am Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> eagles...
11/20/19 8:34 am Jerry <bogey...> Ash-throated Flycatcher
11/20/19 7:33 am Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Cackling Geese Wilkesboro, NC
11/19/19 4:44 pm Dennis Forsythe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> RFI on Ash-throated Flycatcher
11/19/19 3:44 pm Christopher Hill (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Window strike hawk
11/19/19 3:42 pm Christopher Hill (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Window strike hawk
11/19/19 3:17 pm Ken Bennett (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Window strike hawk
11/19/19 2:53 pm Evangelyn Buckland (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Window strike hawk
11/19/19 2:01 pm Cindy Pirson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Window strike hawk
11/19/19 1:34 pm Terri Buckner <tbuckner...> Re: Window strike hawk
11/19/19 1:13 pm Ken Bennett (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Window strike hawk
11/18/19 2:33 pm Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Birding Durham NC - Nov 18, 2019
11/18/19 1:49 pm FRANK LAWKINS (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Ash throated Flycatcher
11/18/19 1:25 pm Jerry <bogey...> Re: Ash-throated flycatcher
11/18/19 1:06 pm whoffman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fort Fisher birds
11/18/19 11:24 am jcox3222 (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Ash-throated flycatcher
11/18/19 9:40 am Cynthia Fox (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Feeder bird, chapel Hill NC
11/18/19 8:11 am Marc Ribaudo (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Lake Benson
11/17/19 7:04 pm Steve McInnis <steve.mcinnis...> David Sibley on CBS Sunday Morning
11/17/19 3:02 pm whoffman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fort Fisher Oystercatchers followup
11/17/19 2:18 pm whoffman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher birds
11/17/19 12:37 pm Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Bruce Young
11/17/19 6:59 am <sshultz...> Red-throated Loon, Vista Point, Chatham, NC
11/16/19 2:33 pm Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Coastal Christmas Counts
11/16/19 1:16 pm Sally Robertson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> albino pine warbler?
11/16/19 12:46 pm Patrick Coin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> waterfowl Durham NC 11/16/19
11/15/19 1:38 pm Anne Olsen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Winter Wren
11/15/19 5:26 am EASTMAN, CAROLINE <EASTMAN...> Re: 2019 Lower Saluda CBC, Columbia SC Dec. 28
11/14/19 5:16 pm Matt Curran <mcurran1...> Anyone going to Wings over Water Encore Edition?
11/14/19 10:19 am \James.poling\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Bears
11/14/19 8:11 am Gary Harbour <gharbour...> Re: Bears
11/14/19 7:12 am Stewart Gibeau <sgibeau...> Bears
11/14/19 3:14 am Bill Hilton Jr. <hilton...> Hilton Pond 11/01/19 (Audubon's Chipping Squirrel)
11/13/19 4:36 pm whoffman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Airlie Garden migrants
11/13/19 2:19 pm Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> eBird Trip Summary -- Today
11/13/19 4:40 am Linda Ward (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fox sparrow, Coinjock, NC
11/12/19 12:39 pm Kent (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> 2019 Lower Saluda CBC, Columbia SC Dec. 28
11/11/19 11:20 pm Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Location of LaConte’s Sparrow
11/10/19 6:14 am Bill Hilton Jr. <hilton...> 29th York-Rock Hill (SC) Christmas Bird Count
11/10/19 5:17 am \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Common Raven near Ringwood, Halifax County, NC
11/9/19 7:46 pm Wendy Allen <wballen...> Good birds continue to show at Santee Coastal Reserve
11/8/19 6:59 am \Herbert, Teri Lynn\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Climbing Aster
11/7/19 6:50 pm thegahobbs6 (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fwd: eBird is Back
11/7/19 6:31 pm Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> eBird is Back
11/7/19 3:49 pm Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Orange-crowned yard bird in a Climbing Aster
11/7/19 3:21 pm Corey, Ed <ed.corey...> Re: [External] Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
11/7/19 2:52 pm Wayne Forsythe <wforsythe...> Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
11/7/19 2:39 pm \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
11/7/19 2:31 pm Matt Janson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
11/7/19 2:22 pm Nate Swick <nswick...> Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
11/7/19 2:18 pm Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
11/7/19 2:17 pm Karen Lebing (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
11/7/19 2:15 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
11/7/19 2:09 pm Tom Walencik <walencit...> Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
11/7/19 1:11 pm Matt Spangler (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
11/7/19 12:57 pm Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> eBird data input down -- all day?
 
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Date: 12/7/19 11:20 am
From: Karen Lebing (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Ash-Throated Flycatcher
During the Wings over Water Encore birdwalk at the old Coast Guard Station
and the south jetty,
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_jonathan.cooley.148-3Ffref-3Dgs-26-5F-5Ftn-5F-5F-3D-252CdK-2DR-2DR-26eid-3DARBFg-5FsvXkCUsOJITF-2DYaDOMxr0VkFaTZer9-5F7iwSjvZYDNEcf-2Di8cAItvhQlEcsEP2gdWwbohnwNBsD-26dti-3D476311062574917-26hc-5Flocation-3Dgroup&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=NVvIk_uB27-EhdpMMNTMp-kfOYSPgDYtS9CqMiMB5LA&s=r0mPvrHS0l3xOTcSamejc4ZduvdN5IL4V9ojsJa_Ll0&e= >Jonathan
Cooley, my co-lead, spotted what we think is an ash-throated flycatcher.
Four of us got photos--mine were the worst! My photos were taken from the
back through the phragmites! You can see our bird report at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_checklist_S62109902&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=NVvIk_uB27-EhdpMMNTMp-kfOYSPgDYtS9CqMiMB5LA&s=OhWP1XRa7yMuyIgXwLCDwlXAMHItowPfyDVSEhWPOFI&e= The bird had a pale-yellowish
belly, a pale gray throat and wing-bars. Oregon Inlet south jetty parking
lot, Outer Banks, NC, December 7, 2019.

Also, there's a snow bunting at the Coquina Beach parking lot, just north
of Oregon Inlet and across the street from the Bodie Lighthouse.

Karen Lebing

 

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Date: 12/7/19 11:08 am
From: Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Ross's Goose in Little Washington (Beaufort County, NC)
Yesterday morning I observed the Ross's Goose here in Little Washington,
continuing since Dec. 2 and initially located by Kevin O'Kane on that date.


It's been foraging throughout the week with a small flock of Canada geese
and 3 Greylag (euro-domestic) geese, on a grassy bank behind the flood
control pumps, where 3rd St crosses Jacks Creek.

Look for the CAGOs and the three huge white domestic geese, then find the
very small white Ross's Goose with them.

Not to be confused with the white Pekin ducks that hang out down there!

Betsy Kane
Washington, N.C.

 

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Date: 12/7/19 9:14 am
From: Sam Flake (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: BRANT at Lake Lynn, Raleigh, Wake County, NC
I'm on the brant right now, its foraging in an apartment complex parking
lot on the west side of the lake with some canada geese. Off of Lake Front
Dr. The complex might be private but the bird is visible from the public
greenway. Coordinates are 35.875759,-78.699784. They seem to be staying
put and foraging for now.

Sam

On Fri, Dec 6, 2019, 10:13 AM Lynn Erla Beegle <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

> BRANT at Lake Lynn, Raleigh, Wake County, NC
> We found a single BRANT at Lake Lynn in Raleigh Wake County NC on
> December 6, 2019 at 8:45 EST.
> Small goose with black head and neck, thin white horizontal band on
> neck, brown back with some white slashes, white tail with black line.
> Smaller than Canada Goose. The Brant was resting on the bank near
> bridge 9, and then it followed a Canada Goose around in the north end
> of the lake.
> Seen well from bridge 13 by five birders (scope) with more photographs
> coming soon (see ebird checklist link below). The goose has not flown
> as of 9:30. A scope is recommended but not required.
> There is also a male CANVASBACK and four RING-NECKED DUCKS, plus a
> BLACK-AND-WHITE-WARBLER, all along the north side.
> Three choices to park: Park at Lake Lynn Community Center (center is
> closed) on 7921 Ray Rd and walk trail to lake and go to west side to
> look for BRANT on east side.
> Or, park at dam on Lynn Rd (between Ray and Leesville) and walk along
> west side a mile to the north side.
> Or park near 7605 Glenharden Drive to get to lake from northwest side.
> Checklist:
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_checklist_S62086150&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=90Us-2Lmz5H1LXo4JlYeyhXl6-822b6UmUgNUj1pT48&s=OsYkUPHRQk-nMiJigc4PMc3frI0-TCS2DwWQUYziC6Y&e=
> Lynn Erla Beegle, Raleigh NC
> Join us at Wake Audubon Meetup!
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.meetup.com_Wake-2DAudubon-2DMeetup_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=90Us-2Lmz5H1LXo4JlYeyhXl6-822b6UmUgNUj1pT48&s=Rw84yuVWpTNdWT0zwHEEgbqRZknnC8cJmazRCm3V6jM&e=
>

 

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Date: 12/6/19 6:58 pm
From: Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: eBird Trip Summary -- Today
Greetings all

Today was a very long day birding. I got up this morning at 0115 hrs and left the house at 0235 hrs for the over 3 hr drive down to MacKay Island Wildlife Refuge because it was an open road weekend thus you are able to drive the loop road on the refuge.

My main goal today was to get some species that I needed for my NC Life List. Although I did add two species both the Virginia Rail and Sora, I struck out on some sparrows and Sedge Wren.

It was a beautiful day and I saw 57 species from the largest Tundra Swans to the smallest RC Kinglets.

I also saw an Orange Crowned Warbler, 3 Common Yellowthroat and 2 Palm along with several YR Warblers.

The bird of the day to me was a Northern Harrier well seen as it was hunting.

Also seen was a River Otter who was scolding at me for bothering him while he was hunting. I was in my car.

Didn’t get home until 2030 hrs and just a little tired.

jeffblalock
eBird Checklist Summary for: Dec 6, 2019

Number of Checklists: 7
Number of Taxa: 57

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): Mackay Island NWR--Charles Kuralt Overlook
Date: Dec 6, 2019 at 6:00 AM
(2): Knott's Island Causeway
Date: Dec 6, 2019 at 7:00 AM
(3): Mackay Island NWR--Great Marsh Trail
Date: Dec 6, 2019 at 7:15 AM
(4): Mackay Island NWR
Date: Dec 6, 2019 at 8:30 AM
(5): Brumley Road Boating Access Area, Knotts Island US-NC
Date: Dec 6, 2019 at 2:15 PM
(6): Mackay Island Visitor Center
Date: Dec 6, 2019 at 2:50 PM
(7): 108–130 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach US-VA
Date: Dec 6, 2019 at 3:40 PM

320 Snow Goose -- (1),(4)
50 Canada Goose -- (2),(6)
320 Tundra Swan -- (1),(4)
7 Northern Shoveler -- (4)
50 Gadwall -- (2),(4)
3 American Wigeon -- (4)
100 Mallard -- (4)
96 American Black Duck -- (1),(2),(4)
10 Northern Pintail -- (4)
200 Ring-necked Duck -- (4)
2 Hooded Merganser -- (3)
325 Ruddy Duck -- (1),(2),(4)
10 Pied-billed Grebe -- (2),(4)
1 Mourning Dove -- (5)
2 King Rail -- (3)
2 Virginia Rail -- (1),(3)
2 Sora -- (4)
120 American Coot -- (4)
6 Ring-billed Gull -- (4),(5)
34 Double-crested Cormorant -- (1),(2),(4),(5),(6)
7 Great Blue Heron (Blue form) -- (1),(3),(4)
67 Great Egret -- (1),(3),(4)
34 White Ibis -- (4),(7)
7 Turkey Vulture -- (5),(6)
2 Northern Harrier -- (1),(4)
6 Bald Eagle -- (3),(4)
1 Red-shouldered Hawk -- (4)
4 Belted Kingfisher -- (3),(4),(6)
6 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- (3),(4),(5)
1 Downy Woodpecker -- (4)
6 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) -- (3),(4)
1 American Kestrel -- (6)
1 Blue Jay -- (5)
21 American Crow -- (2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
3 Carolina Chickadee -- (3),(4),(6)
2 Tufted Titmouse -- (4),(6)
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- (4)
4 Brown-headed Nuthatch -- (3),(4)
4 Marsh Wren -- (4)
5 Carolina Wren -- (1),(3),(5)
24 European Starling -- (1),(3),(5)
1 Gray Catbird -- (4)
1 Brown Thrasher -- (4)
13 Eastern Bluebird -- (4),(6)
155 American Robin -- (1),(3),(4),(5),(6)
2 White-throated Sparrow -- (3),(3)
5 Song Sparrow -- (1),(4)
6 Swamp Sparrow -- (3),(4)
2 sparrow sp. -- (1)
10 Eastern Meadowlark -- (6)
341 Red-winged Blackbird -- (1),(3),(4)
1 Common Grackle -- (2)
1 Orange-crowned Warbler -- (3)
3 Common Yellowthroat -- (3),(4)
2 Palm Warbler -- (4)
14 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) -- (3),(4),(6)
5 Northern Cardinal -- (3)

This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
See eBird for more information.


From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-470-4352 Cell
<jcbabirder...>


 

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Date: 12/6/19 7:13 am
From: Lynn Erla Beegle (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: BRANT at Lake Lynn, Raleigh, Wake County, NC
BRANT at Lake Lynn, Raleigh, Wake County, NC
We found a single BRANT at Lake Lynn in Raleigh Wake County NC on
December 6, 2019 at 8:45 EST.
Small goose with black head and neck, thin white horizontal band on
neck, brown back with some white slashes, white tail with black line.
Smaller than Canada Goose. The Brant was resting on the bank near
bridge 9, and then it followed a Canada Goose around in the north end
of the lake.
Seen well from bridge 13 by five birders (scope) with more photographs
coming soon (see ebird checklist link below). The goose has not flown
as of 9:30. A scope is recommended but not required.
There is also a male CANVASBACK and four RING-NECKED DUCKS, plus a
BLACK-AND-WHITE-WARBLER, all along the north side.
Three choices to park: Park at Lake Lynn Community Center (center is
closed) on 7921 Ray Rd and walk trail to lake and go to west side to
look for BRANT on east side.
Or, park at dam on Lynn Rd (between Ray and Leesville) and walk along
west side a mile to the north side.
Or park near 7605 Glenharden Drive to get to lake from northwest side.
Checklist: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_checklist_S62086150&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=90Us-2Lmz5H1LXo4JlYeyhXl6-822b6UmUgNUj1pT48&s=OsYkUPHRQk-nMiJigc4PMc3frI0-TCS2DwWQUYziC6Y&e=
Lynn Erla Beegle, Raleigh NC
Join us at Wake Audubon Meetup! https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.meetup.com_Wake-2DAudubon-2DMeetup_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=90Us-2Lmz5H1LXo4JlYeyhXl6-822b6UmUgNUj1pT48&s=Rw84yuVWpTNdWT0zwHEEgbqRZknnC8cJmazRCm3V6jM&e=
 

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Date: 12/6/19 6:30 am
From: Helen Kalevas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: first purple finch
Had my first purple finch at the feeder today. On the Little River near
Hillsborough, NC.
Helen

 

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Date: 12/5/19 2:04 pm
From: whoffman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mystery eagle seen in Durham, NC yesterday
Hi -

I agree - Red-tailed Hawk. Although Red-tails are permanent residents in NC, we seem to be having an influx of migrants this week. I have seen more in the New Hanover/ Pender/Onslow area in the past three days than I have seen in the past month.

Wayne Hoffman


From: "carolinabirds" <carolinabirds...>
To: <dorothypugh...>
Cc: "carolinabirds" <carolinabirds...>
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:10:56 AM
Subject: Re: Mystery eagle seen in Durham, NC yesterday

Good morning, Dorothy,

The belly band and dark patagials say Red Tailed Hawk to me.

Nice bird, regardless!

Judi

On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 11:08 AM dorothypugh < [ mailto:<carolinabirds...> | <carolinabirds...> ] > wrote:



Yesterday shortly before sunset I saw and photographed what appeared to an eagle, which flew across a southwest Durham, NC soccer field. The light from the setting sun probably had misleading effects; I think the wings were very dark but seemed to be much lighter in the flight photos. I guess it was a juvie bald eagle, but I'd like some ID help.

[ https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.dpughphoto.com_critters-5Fdecember-5F2019&d=DwQCaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=ZNKenNoXHAuc4T22SJJF72zbpjC5QtfYSjKrwakqMIg&s=ZC_uCJB5riSTUG2OPRHYjCcWdKDToCjMnzX6VvJ1uN4&e= | https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.dpughphoto.com_critters-5Fdecember-5F2019&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=6UJ9pchDq7hHe078kKqiTJHN0a0OvbN0P_aw2Qml6Aw&s=sQPs-igmuRZhJLgHo7Ez-8M7yYNLb93Up6PtaZShMsQ&e= ]

Dorothy Pugh
Durham, NC





 

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Date: 12/5/19 9:55 am
From: Will Cook <cwcook...>
Subject: Chapel Hill NC CBC - Sunday 12/22/19
Birders,

To add to the chorus of counts needing a little help this year, the
Chapel Hill NC Christmas Bird Count is set for Sunday 12/22/19. Please
let me know if you're interested in giving it a try -- plenty of good
areas are still open. If you're a new counter, I'll try to assign you
to count with an established group. Yard counters are also welcome.
For full details on the count, including the count circle map, tips,
assignments, and count forms following the latest AOU order (Northern
Cardinal at the very end!), see http://chbc.carolinanature.com/

Thanks,

Will

--
Will Cook - Durham, NC www.carolinanature.com
 

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Date: 12/5/19 8:26 am
From: Helen Kalevas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mystery eagle seen in Durham, NC yesterday
I agree with red-tailed hawk

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 5, 2019, at 11:10 AM, Judi Sawyer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Good morning, Dorothy,
>
> The belly band and dark patagials say Red Tailed Hawk to me.
>
> Nice bird, regardless!
>
> Judi
>
>> On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 11:08 AM dorothypugh <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>> Yesterday shortly before sunset I saw and photographed what appeared to an eagle, which flew across a southwest Durham, NC soccer field. The light from the setting sun probably had misleading effects; I think the wings were very dark but seemed to be much lighter in the flight photos. I guess it was a juvie bald eagle, but I'd like some ID help.
>>
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.dpughphoto.com_critters-5Fdecember-5F2019&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=WaJ6RBduBPtkQfMW_VUVfB-D2WqTS_WKw0OftJWufbI&s=W2OczAEjORUkEZcNOxju6vmW65xNAKRxK7UBezl6Jmk&e=
>>
>> Dorothy Pugh
>> Durham, NC

 

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Date: 12/5/19 8:13 am
From: dorothypugh (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mystery eagle seen in Durham, NC yesterday
Thank you, Judi!
Yes, I thought it might be that, but the shape and size  of the beak and the large body suggested otherwise.
Dorothy


-----Original Message-----
From: Judi Sawyer <jsawyer105...>
To: dorothypugh <dorothypugh...>
Cc: Carolinabirds Listserve <carolinabirds...>
Sent: Thu, Dec 5, 2019 11:11 am
Subject: Re: Mystery eagle seen in Durham, NC yesterday

Good morning, Dorothy,
The belly band and dark patagials say Red Tailed Hawk to me.
Nice bird, regardless!
Judi
On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 11:08 AM dorothypugh <carolinabirds...> wrote:

Yesterday shortly before sunset I saw and photographed what appeared to an eagle, which flew across a southwest Durham, NC soccer field.  The light from the setting sun probably had misleading effects; I think the wings were very dark but seemed to be much lighter in the flight photos.  I guess it was a juvie bald eagle, but I'd like some ID help.
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.dpughphoto.com_critters-5Fdecember-5F2019&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=Jy1ZLDL7A-ugmb-yWdJnz_V9rbvRck80-_nsp9rOouA&s=UZTRWB7UCytWAcnWEWP7UnzFjdy1u_jZkVHtS88yX2U&e=

Dorothy PughDurham, NC


 

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Date: 12/5/19 8:11 am
From: Judi Sawyer (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Mystery eagle seen in Durham, NC yesterday
Good morning, Dorothy,

The belly band and dark patagials say Red Tailed Hawk to me.

Nice bird, regardless!

Judi

On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 11:08 AM dorothypugh <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Yesterday shortly before sunset I saw and photographed what appeared to an
> eagle, which flew across a southwest Durham, NC soccer field. The light
> from the setting sun probably had misleading effects; I think the wings
> were very dark but seemed to be much lighter in the flight photos. I guess
> it was a juvie bald eagle, but I'd like some ID help.
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.dpughphoto.com_critters-5Fdecember-5F2019&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=hcIkxA_E4i9zsOWZByd0nLgbbKIJ_fodCJnHwLnaCAc&s=VW033aDTu2lMkDEWrSPmU2W8au2GbPg6fd0hJ8sdaos&e=
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.dpughphoto.com_critters-5Fdecember-5F2019&d=DwQCaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=ZNKenNoXHAuc4T22SJJF72zbpjC5QtfYSjKrwakqMIg&s=ZC_uCJB5riSTUG2OPRHYjCcWdKDToCjMnzX6VvJ1uN4&e=>
>
> Dorothy Pugh
> Durham, NC
>

 

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Date: 12/5/19 8:08 am
From: dorothypugh (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mystery eagle seen in Durham, NC yesterday
Yesterday shortly before sunset I saw and photographed what appeared to an eagle, which flew across a southwest Durham, NC soccer field.  The light from the setting sun probably had misleading effects; I think the wings were very dark but seemed to be much lighter in the flight photos.  I guess it was a juvie bald eagle, but I'd like some ID help.
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.dpughphoto.com_critters-5Fdecember-5F2019&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=ZNKenNoXHAuc4T22SJJF72zbpjC5QtfYSjKrwakqMIg&s=ZC_uCJB5riSTUG2OPRHYjCcWdKDToCjMnzX6VvJ1uN4&e=

Dorothy PughDurham, NC

 

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Date: 12/5/19 7:28 am
From: scompton1251 <scompton1251...>
Subject: Re: Snail Kite? in Dare County, NC
I agree on Snail Kite. The wing shape is consistent with that species.Steve ComptonGreenville, SC.Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone------ Original message------From: Will CookDate: Thu, Dec 5, 2019 10:19 AMTo: carolinabirds listserve;Cc: Harry LeGrand;<chhines...>;Subject:Re: Snail Kite? in Dare County, NC
Wow indeed - looks like a good candidate for Snail Kite to me,
too!

As a reminder, please remember to include location information in
your emails, especially important for extreme rarities. This is
likely the first live Snail Kite observed in North Carolina. Some
readers (such as myself) assumed this message was about the Snail
Kite recently seen in coastal South Carolina.
Thanks,
Will Cook - Durham, NC



On 12/4/2019 6:48 PM, Harry LeGrand
(via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:




Woo.  It DOES look like an immature Snail Kite
to me as well.  The notched tail is
good for the species, the
large white wing patches are right, as is some white in the
tail base.  Very few ID contenders have a notched tail like
that when it is reasonably folded.


Northern Caracara has a long neck, sticking out nearly as
much in front as the tail in back, somewhat like a Bald
Eagle.  I don't recall them having a notched tail either. The
bird in the photo has a short neck/small head look, barely
extending beyond the wings at least when tucked.  The first
photo is the only one I consider good enough to be of use to
me.


I've seen plenty of both species in the tropics, though of
course in this case I did review photos on Google to refresh
things. 


Harry LeGrand
Raleigh




On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 5:39 PM
<chhines...>

wrote:

Hi
all, saw this bird around noon. Tried to post on here but my
phone ran out
of battery. I initially thought caracara but then after
discussing with a
friend realized it was likely a snail kite; almost 100% after
looking at plate
in sibley. One thing that makes me doubt slightly is that the
tail does not
appear square in one of the photos. Another is how dark the
breast appears.
The best photo  does appear to show a square tail, matching
snail kite. The
light colored chin area matches for a juvenile snail kite.
There also appears
to be some barring in the white portion of the primaries also
matching
juvenile snail kite.

You will have to zoom in on the photos. Let me know what you
think.

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This was about 3 km north of oregon inlet and it was hanging
out with 3 turkey
vultures headed south. The bird was a little bit smaller than
the turkey
vulteres.

Chance



--
Will Cook - Durham, NC
www.carolinanature.com

 

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Date: 12/5/19 7:19 am
From: Will Cook <cwcook...>
Subject: Re: Snail Kite? in Dare County, NC
Wow indeed - looks like a good candidate for Snail Kite to me, too!

As a reminder, please remember to include location information in your
emails, especially important for extreme rarities. This is likely the
first live Snail Kite observed in North Carolina. Some readers (such
as myself) assumed this message was about the Snail Kite recently seen
in coastal South Carolina.

Thanks,

Will Cook - Durham, NC


On 12/4/2019 6:48 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List)
wrote:

Woo. It DOES look like an immature Snail Kite to me as well. The
notched tail is good for the species, the large white wing patches are
right, as is some white in the tail base. Very few ID contenders
have a notched tail like that when it is reasonably folded.
Northern Caracara has a long neck, sticking out nearly as much in
front as the tail in back, somewhat like a Bald Eagle. I don't
recall them having a notched tail either. The bird in the photo has a
short neck/small head look, barely extending beyond the wings at least
when tucked. The first photo is the only one I consider good enough
to be of use to me.
I've seen plenty of both species in the tropics, though of course in
this case I did review photos on Google to refresh things.
Harry LeGrandRaleigh

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 5:39 PM <chhines...> wrote:

Hi all, saw this bird around noon. Tried to post on here but my
phone ran out
of battery. I initially thought caracara but then after discussing
with a
friend realized it was likely a snail kite; almost 100% after
looking at plate
in sibley. One thing that makes me doubt slightly is that the tail
does not
appear square in one of the photos. Another is how dark the breast
appears.
The best photo does appear to show a square tail, matching snail
kite. The
light colored chin area matches for a juvenile snail kite. There
also appears
to be some barring in the white portion of the primaries also
matching
juvenile snail kite.

You will have to zoom in on the photos. Let me know what you
think.

Photo links
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https://flic.kr/p/2hUZeFY
https://flic.kr/p/2hV3SyJ

This was about 3 km north of oregon inlet and it was hanging out
with 3 turkey
vultures headed south. The bird was a little bit smaller than the
turkey
vulteres.

Chance

--

Will Cook - Durham, NC
www.carolinanature.com
 

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Date: 12/4/19 3:49 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Snail Kite?
Woo. It DOES look like an immature *Snail Kite* to me as well. The
notched tail is good for the species, the large white wing patches are
right, as is some white in the tail base. Very few ID contenders have a
notched tail like that when it is reasonably folded.

Northern Caracara has a long neck, sticking out nearly as much in front as
the tail in back, somewhat like a Bald Eagle. I don't recall them having a
notched tail either. The bird in the photo has a short neck/small head
look, barely extending beyond the wings at least when tucked. The first
photo is the only one I consider good enough to be of use to me.

I've seen plenty of both species in the tropics, though of course in this
case I did review photos on Google to refresh things.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 5:39 PM <chhines...> wrote:

> Hi all, saw this bird around noon. Tried to post on here but my phone ran
> out
> of battery. I initially thought caracara but then after discussing with a
> friend realized it was likely a snail kite; almost 100% after looking at
> plate
> in sibley. One thing that makes me doubt slightly is that the tail does not
> appear square in one of the photos. Another is how dark the breast appears.
> The best photo does appear to show a square tail, matching snail kite. The
> light colored chin area matches for a juvenile snail kite. There also
> appears
> to be some barring in the white portion of the primaries also matching
> juvenile snail kite.
>
> You will have to zoom in on the photos. Let me know what you think.
>
> Photo links
> <a data-flickr-embed="true"
> href="
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_95228519-40N03_49170735442_in_dateposted-2Dpublic_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=dVf17NTvkR6Ic4rxvV9aMpX6mfPkKpvLs-5sV0DDGZY&s=6xw2DZaThS7CJv2LTLrCdXthX8jgcio1qMpaVyTHCwk&e=
> "
> title="IMG_9147"><img
> src="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__live.staticflickr.com_65535_49170735442-5Fb1bdb427e1-5Fk.jpg&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=dVf17NTvkR6Ic4rxvV9aMpX6mfPkKpvLs-5sV0DDGZY&s=bOd3pGZHJwivEotvMHrSyRpB7-PFZqODG6QMZ7uY3bU&e= "
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> title="IMG_9148"><img
> src="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__live.staticflickr.com_65535_49170026058-5Fed1a4f12b7-5Fk.jpg&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=dVf17NTvkR6Ic4rxvV9aMpX6mfPkKpvLs-5sV0DDGZY&s=pnibAvvI_2CJsRk3W_LYoFGcICzpVf1iPk32MUyrRU8&e= "
> width="2048" height="1536" alt="IMG_9148"></a><script async src="//
> embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
>
> In case embedding did not work (have not posted photos before):
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_2hV3SuL&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=dVf17NTvkR6Ic4rxvV9aMpX6mfPkKpvLs-5sV0DDGZY&s=_D_4P4RqkzfRQqtz0V2bury6OXfYEcmx0M3G7BsmatU&e=
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_2hUZeFY&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=dVf17NTvkR6Ic4rxvV9aMpX6mfPkKpvLs-5sV0DDGZY&s=dgdHgj4TqaT5snUn4tLzGKuyMpPTw0cxkPOBFvFa90w&e=
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__flic.kr_p_2hV3SyJ&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=dVf17NTvkR6Ic4rxvV9aMpX6mfPkKpvLs-5sV0DDGZY&s=bt-dHbddMGnY4Pe6cTw5hCo0SXzofFB8bQ6C__IkoJo&e=
>
> This was about 3 km north of oregon inlet and it was hanging out with 3
> turkey
> vultures headed south. The bird was a little bit smaller than the turkey
> vulteres.
>
> Chance
>

 

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Date: 12/4/19 2:39 pm
From: <chhines...>
Subject: Snail Kite?
Hi all, saw this bird around noon. Tried to post on here but my phone ran out
of battery. I initially thought caracara but then after discussing with a
friend realized it was likely a snail kite; almost 100% after looking at plate
in sibley. One thing that makes me doubt slightly is that the tail does not
appear square in one of the photos. Another is how dark the breast appears.
The best photo does appear to show a square tail, matching snail kite. The
light colored chin area matches for a juvenile snail kite. There also appears
to be some barring in the white portion of the primaries also matching
juvenile snail kite.

You will have to zoom in on the photos. Let me know what you think.

Photo links
<a data-flickr-embed="true"
href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/95228519@N03/49170735442/in/dateposted-public/"
title="IMG_9147"><img
src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49170735442_b1bdb427e1_k.jpg"
width="2048" height="1536" alt="IMG_9147"></a><script async src="//
embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<a data-flickr-embed="true"
href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/95228519@N03/49170735212/in/dateposted-public/"
title="IMG_9149"><img
src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49170735212_d0da1d9894_k.jpg"
width="2048" height="1536" alt="IMG_9149"></a><script async src="//
embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<a data-flickr-embed="true"
href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/95228519@N03/49170026058/in/dateposted-public/"
title="IMG_9148"><img
src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49170026058_ed1a4f12b7_k.jpg"
width="2048" height="1536" alt="IMG_9148"></a><script async src="//
embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

In case embedding did not work (have not posted photos before):
https://flic.kr/p/2hV3SuL
https://flic.kr/p/2hUZeFY
https://flic.kr/p/2hV3SyJ

This was about 3 km north of oregon inlet and it was hanging out with 3 turkey
vultures headed south. The bird was a little bit smaller than the turkey
vulteres.

Chance
 

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Date: 12/4/19 12:32 pm
From: Josh Southern (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Call for Fall 2019 reports for the "Briefs for the Files"
Dear Carolinabirders,

It's now time to submit your Fall 2019 (August 1st through November 30th)
reports of noteworthy NC/SC bird sightings for the "Briefs for the Files"
section of "The Chat."

If you already posted your sighting to the carolinabirds listserv or
submitted a checklist through ebird, then it's not necessary to send me a
separate report, though all reports are welcome.

I'm most interested in reports of rare species, regionally rare species,
very late or very early migrants, extremely high counts, and breeding well
outside of typical range. For all reports, please include the bird's full
common name (no abbreviations), the name of the observer(s), the date of
the sighting, the location of the sighting, and an attached photograph if
available. For very rare or hard-to-identify species, please include a
written description if not attaching a photograph. For the most unusual
sightings, I may ask you to fill out a Rare Bird Report Form for submission
to the state's Bird Records Committee.

Please email your report to me at <joshsouthern79...> by the end of
December. If attaching a word document, please also "copy and paste" the
contents into the body of the email.

Thanks and Good Birding,
Josh Southern
Holly Springs, NC

 

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Date: 12/4/19 8:35 am
From: JOHN ECKSTINE (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: New Baltimore Oriole arrivals
Good Morning!

This morning we were inundated with at least 10 to 12 Baltimore Orioles, maybe even a few more. They flitted all about so it was hard to keep track and count. They hung on in groups of 2 or 3 on the three jelly feeders we have out as well as on a bowl of meal worms. They also were dissecting camellia flowers in a group of 3 or 4. They were all over the place. They returned in a large gathering again about 45 minutes later cleaning out all the jelly and worms. We have never had that many.

A half dozen orioles have been here since mid to late October. We had an earlier half dozen orioles right after Dorian, but they left within a few weeks. Our 1st wintering crew arrived on Christmas Day, 2017. Last year, a flock arrived around Thanksgiving and stayed at our winter resort. We are wondering if today's arrival may be the regular flock of the past two years. If they stay, they will eat us out of house and home. At this rate we would be going through a 2lb jar of jelly a day. I found a 4lb. jar at a restaurant supply food store for less than $5.

Happy Birding!
Jack and Pat Eckstine
On Goose Creek Reservoir
Hanahan, SC


 

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Date: 12/4/19 6:51 am
From: neilowens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Great Blue Heron at Rankin Lake
I stopped by Rakin Lake in Gastonia, NC for the first time yesterday afternoon.  I was specifically looking for waterfowl and the Bald Eagle.  Found the eagle at the nest site.  Not much waterfowl except for quite a few ruddies, 4 pie-billed grebes and four mallards.  
While walking around the lake, I encountered a Great Blue Heron on the back side near the eagle nest that has fishing line wrapped around it's leg/foot. Not sure what the impact is to the bird, but I was able to get very close to it without it flying away. Is there an organization is the area that might be able to capture and help this bird?
Thanks,Neil OwensGreer, SC 


 

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Date: 12/4/19 3:38 am
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: E Bird
I started seeing this intermittently last night. I think I have discovered what is happening. It appears that eBird is moving toward using separate subdomains for different areas of the site. It seems that some eBird links sometimes, but not always, get redirected from ebird.org to content.ebird.org, and access to the content.ebird.org subdomain is forbidden. If you get FORBIDDEN, you can try editing the URL to remove the "content." and then you should (may) be able to get in.

Kent Fiala

On 12/4/2019 4:23 AM, FRANK LAWKINS (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:
> Is anyone else not able to get on E Bird. All I get is the word forbidden in the left corner.
>
> Grank
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__overview.mail.yahoo.com_-3F.src-3DiOS&d=DwMCaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=HdFJ481uCdc1S7nWeCqHPyiCu1FEsOD19uX2Uv4Ri6s&s=Kdd0i9PUFoMgDfkA0P65avjuK5bdBlygtECmkrCjuN4&e=>

 

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Date: 12/4/19 3:34 am
From: Dennis Forsythe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: E Bird
Me too with all my browsers except Chrome

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 4:24 AM FRANK LAWKINS <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Is anyone else not able to get on E Bird. All I get is the word forbidden
> in the left corner.
>
> Grank
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__overview.mail.yahoo.com_-3F.src-3DiOS&d=DwMCaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=HdFJ481uCdc1S7nWeCqHPyiCu1FEsOD19uX2Uv4Ri6s&s=Kdd0i9PUFoMgDfkA0P65avjuK5bdBlygtECmkrCjuN4&e=>
>


--
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
<dennis.forsythe...>

 

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Date: 12/4/19 1:24 am
From: FRANK LAWKINS (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: E Bird
Is anyone else not able to get on E Bird.  All I get is the word forbidden in the left corner. 
Grank


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

 

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Date: 12/3/19 5:58 pm
From: Bill Hilton Jr. <hilton...>
Subject: Hilton Pond 11/13/19 (Keep Things Warm for Winter Birds)
Winter has arrived with a vengeance across much of the continental U.S., but even in the Carolina Piedmont temperatures have been dropping below freezing at night. In this kind of weather it's important to offer unfrozen water for birds and other wildlife; despite the cold they still need to bathe and drink. Our "This Week at Hilton Pond" photo essay for 13-30 Nov 2019 offers hints on how to keep your birdbath warm from now 'til spring.

As always we provide tallies of all birds banded or recaptured locally during the period and include a note about the upcoming York/Rock Hill (SC) Christmas Bird Count on 21 Dec.

The current "This Week" installment is at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hiltonpond.org_ThisWeek191113.html&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=5Bia_RnNafqgkZjveBHg6MbnipHcspdpu2df86zlEMk&s=uaDAjB4UPrUKfWcnAGiJExNrRAT9Yw97kLKCN9zlvn4&e=

Happy Nature Watching!

BILL

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office & cell (803) 684-5852

The mission of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is "to conserve plants, animals, habitats, and other natural components of the Piedmont Region of the eastern United States through observation, scientific study, and education for students of all ages.

"Never trust a person too lazy to get up for sunrise or too busy to watch the sunset." BHjr.

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Date: 12/3/19 5:08 pm
From: Mike Turner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Richland Co., SC-Anhinga-November 29 2019
So sorry for the late report, but last Friday, 11/29, I saw an Anhinga
sunning itself in the wetland/beaver pond complex on South Beltline Blvd.
~1000' W of NC 48 (Bluff Road). Good birding.

Mike Turner
Winston-Salem, NC

 

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Date: 12/3/19 3:19 pm
From: Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: two Christmas Bird Counts, upstate SC
Hi, folks.
Here is some information as you plan your Christmas Bird Count activity.
Long Cane will take place Monday, December 16.Meet at 7:30 at the Little River boat landing by the SC 81 bridge, just west of De la Howe School.McCormick County, Abbeville County, and Greenwood CountyCompiler Joyce Foster.  
Rocky River will take place Saturday, December 21.Meet at 7:00 at Crawford's Store in Antreville, on Hwy. 28.Anderson County and Abbeville CountyCompiler Andy Norris.  

For more detailed information about either of these counts, please contact me.  Enjoy the good stuff out there.



Steve PattersonAnderson, <SCSCBirder...>
 

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Date: 12/3/19 10:31 am
From: Nathan Gatto (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Winston-Salem, NC CBC- January 4th, 2020
The Winston-Salem CBC is on Saturday, January 4th, 2020. This count is
located in Forsyth County, NC, and covers all of the local hotspots within
our circle. We currently have eleven teams covering our territory. Like
always, we welcome all levels of experience. If you are interested in
helping with the count, please let me know.


Good Birding,


--
Nathan Gatto
Winston-Salem, NC

 

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Date: 12/3/19 10:03 am
From: Aaron Given (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Sea Islands CBC - January 3, 2020
Carolina Birders,

The Sea Islands CBC will be held on Friday January 3, 2020 this year. This count is located in Charleston County, SC and covers Kiawah, Seabrook, Wadmalaw, and John's Island. If you are interested in helping with the count please let me know.

Like in years past we will meet after the count at the Kiawah Island Town Hall for a count-down dinner (either chili or pizza).

Thanks,

Aaron Given
Charleston, SC


 

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Date: 12/3/19 5:55 am
From: EASTMAN, CAROLINE <EASTMAN...>
Subject: Columbia SC CBC
The Columbia SC Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, December 14. This year we plan to have a combination of preassigned territories and one or two organized groups that cover some of our better birding spots. We'll have more details later.

Please let me know if you would like to participate and how.

Caroline Eastman
Columbia SC

 

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Date: 12/3/19 5:03 am
From: \Jordan, Nancy\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Carolina Sandhills NWR CBC needs people for December 15th!
Carolina Sandhills NWR will be having their Christmas Bird Count on Sunday,
December 15th this year. The count consists of six routes, 3 are on the
refuge, one is on the adjacent Sandhills State Forest, one covers the Lake
Robinson area, and one covers the town of McBee. As of right now, we have
enough people to cover 4 routes so need volunteers for the other two.
Previous counts have included 15 species of waterfowl, 9 birds of prey,
horned larks, Lincoln's sparrows, and the endangered red-cockaded
woodpecker.

Homemade turkey chili and cornbread will be available in the refuge office
conference room at the end of the count. Please contact me, Nancy Jordan,
if you would like to help us out!

Thanks and take care, Nancy
--
Nancy Jordan
Wildlife Biologist
Carolina Sandhills NWR
23734 U.S. Hwy 1
McBee, SC 29101
Office: 843-335-6026
Cell: 843-307-2387
Fax: 843-335-8406

This email correspondence and any attachments to and from this sender is
subject to the Freedom of Information Act and may be disclosed to third
parties.

 

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Date: 12/2/19 8:11 am
From: <badgerboy...>
Subject: Northwest NC CBC's
The following 3 CBC's can use participants:

Mt. Jefferson      12/15/2019, Sunday

Stone Mtn.         12/22/2019, Sunday

Upper Yadkin      01/05/2020, Sunday

Eric H. has moved out of the area, so I'm (at least temporarily)
compiling these 3 counts. If you can join us please contact me.

More info on the counts, including maps, field forms, lunch
arrangements, and historical data can be found at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__highcountryaudubon.org_get-2Doutdoors-2D2_christmas-2Dbird-2Dcount_&d=DwIDaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=N6_ZcY4yV-MAO71-qBJej-YH1Jyd-5snM4zM_Cw67Yk&s=5GCZgRw98Lob8QYNSELrbR_62Iib2uucKWHa6AFFvho&e= .

Guy McGrane


 

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Date: 12/2/19 7:41 am
From: Corey, Ed <ed.corey...>
Subject: Pettigrew CBC - December 27th
Folks,

Charlotte Davis and I are looking forward to hosting the Pettigrew CBC (Lake Phelps, Pungo NWR, etc) on Friday, December 27th this year. We are always looking for volunteers, so if you are interested in participating, please let us know. Hoping for good numbers and great birds!

Ed

Ed Corey
Inventory Biologist, NC Division of Parks and Recreation
NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources
919 841 4037 Office
919 208 7864 Mobile
<Ed.Corey...><mailto:<Ed.Corey...>

12700 Bayleaf Church Road | Raleigh, North Carolina 27614

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Date: 12/2/19 6:14 am
From: Corey, Ed <ed.corey...>
Subject: RE: [External] What is the snow goose situation at Pungo?
Clyde,

I talked to Ricky Davis, who was out there on Saturday, and he mentioned that the geese were still coming in. When I was there on the 22nd, there were a couple of thousand flying around, but not quite to the huge numbers we all look forward to seeing. I'll be helping to lead a group out there on Saturday, and can hopefully report back afterwards.

Ed

Ed Corey
Inventory Biologist, NC Division of Parks and Recreation
NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources
919 841 4037 Office
919 208 7864 Mobile
<Ed.Corey...><mailto:<Ed.Corey...>

12700 Bayleaf Church Road | Raleigh, North Carolina 27614

Email correspondence to and from this address is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

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I'm leading a trip down there in a couple weeks (there and Mattamuskeet) - anyone have any intel on where the Pungo snows are as sunset approaches?

CE

 

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Date: 12/2/19 1:24 am
From: nicholas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: continuing Eared Grebe, Pea Island NWR, 12/1/19
Hey all, Elisa & I saw the continuing Eared Grebe off the observation blind in the n.e. corner of North Pond at Pea Island NWR yesterday (12/1/19) AM. Best,

Nick Flanders
Portsmouth, VA

 

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Date: 12/1/19 7:57 pm
From: Clyde Sorenson <sorenson...>
Subject: What is the snow goose situation at Pungo?
I'm leading a trip down there in a couple weeks (there and Mattamuskeet) -
anyone have any intel on where the Pungo snows are as sunset approaches?

CE

 

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Date: 12/1/19 3:04 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Cranes in n. Edgecombe County
Dwayne just told me it was a Facebook report, but he doesn't remember
details, other than it was way more than 12. *Does anyone out there have
access to this report in Facebook? Fall 2018 in the Lenoir, NC, area.* We
want to get this into the Birds of NC website, as well as in Chat Briefs
(as an addendum report), but we -- Josh Southern [Chat Briefs editor] and
I -- need the who, where, when, how many, etc., for this report to get into
the official literature. Thanks for any assistance.

Harry LeGrand

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 5:02 PM Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...> wrote:

> Dwayne:
>
> You know something that the rest of us don't. It never got into Chat
> Briefs, where I glean records to be added to the website. I just checked
> eBird for Sandhill Crane, zoomed in to the purple boxes close to Lenoir,
> and I see a record of 12, photographed on 28-11-2018, by Bates Hatley.
> That must be the record you are referring to. Again, the report says 12
> birds, not 45.
>
> Can you clarify things for us? Thanks.
>
> Harry LeGrand
>
> On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 4:19 PM Dwayne Martin <redxbill...> wrote:
>
>> There was a report with video of about 45 in Lenoir last year, which is
>> technically east of the mountains.
>>
>> On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 4:13 PM Harry LeGrand <carolinabirds...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Correct. Previous high count east of the mountains is just 17 birds.
>>> State high is 100 in the mountains. Still a far cry from what they see not
>>> that far northeast of Chattanooga in the Tennessee River area, where
>>> thousands winter. And groups of hundreds migrate SSE from the Great Lakes
>>> to FL, on a flight path just west of NC.
>>>
>>> Surprised that larger flocks higher than 17 had never been reported east
>>> of the mountains in NC.
>>>
>>> Harry LeGrand
>>> Editor, Birds of NC website
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> > On Dec 1, 2019, at 3:54 PM, Ricky Davis (via carolinabirds Mailing
>>> List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Hi folks,
>>> >
>>> > The 39 Sandhill Cranes found in a field along NC 33 a few miles east
>>> of Whitakers this morning, remained until about 1:45 when a vehicle drove
>>> by that part of the field. The birds flew to the southwest and out of
>>> sight. Thanks to Ann Brice for finding these birds! A most amazing sight
>>> to see this flock, which may represent the largest number ever found in
>>> eastern NC!
>>> >
>>> > Ricky
>>> >
>>> > Ricky Davis
>>> > Rocky Mount, NC
>>> >
>>> > Sent from my iPad
>>>
>> --
>> Dwayne
>> *************
>> Dwayne Martin
>> Hickory, NC
>> <redxbill...>
>>
>

 

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Date: 12/1/19 2:04 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Cranes in n. Edgecombe County
Dwayne:

You know something that the rest of us don't. It never got into Chat
Briefs, where I glean records to be added to the website. I just checked
eBird for Sandhill Crane, zoomed in to the purple boxes close to Lenoir,
and I see a record of 12, photographed on 28-11-2018, by Bates Hatley.
That must be the record you are referring to. Again, the report says 12
birds, not 45.

Can you clarify things for us? Thanks.

Harry LeGrand

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 4:19 PM Dwayne Martin <redxbill...> wrote:

> There was a report with video of about 45 in Lenoir last year, which is
> technically east of the mountains.
>
> On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 4:13 PM Harry LeGrand <carolinabirds...>
> wrote:
>
>> Correct. Previous high count east of the mountains is just 17 birds.
>> State high is 100 in the mountains. Still a far cry from what they see not
>> that far northeast of Chattanooga in the Tennessee River area, where
>> thousands winter. And groups of hundreds migrate SSE from the Great Lakes
>> to FL, on a flight path just west of NC.
>>
>> Surprised that larger flocks higher than 17 had never been reported east
>> of the mountains in NC.
>>
>> Harry LeGrand
>> Editor, Birds of NC website
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On Dec 1, 2019, at 3:54 PM, Ricky Davis (via carolinabirds Mailing
>> List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi folks,
>> >
>> > The 39 Sandhill Cranes found in a field along NC 33 a few miles east of
>> Whitakers this morning, remained until about 1:45 when a vehicle drove by
>> that part of the field. The birds flew to the southwest and out of sight.
>> Thanks to Ann Brice for finding these birds! A most amazing sight to see
>> this flock, which may represent the largest number ever found in eastern
>> NC!
>> >
>> > Ricky
>> >
>> > Ricky Davis
>> > Rocky Mount, NC
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPad
>>
> --
> Dwayne
> *************
> Dwayne Martin
> Hickory, NC
> <redxbill...>
>

 

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Date: 12/1/19 1:19 pm
From: Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Cranes in n. Edgecombe County
There was a report with video of about 45 in Lenoir last year, which is
technically east of the mountains.

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 4:13 PM Harry LeGrand <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Correct. Previous high count east of the mountains is just 17 birds. State
> high is 100 in the mountains. Still a far cry from what they see not that
> far northeast of Chattanooga in the Tennessee River area, where thousands
> winter. And groups of hundreds migrate SSE from the Great Lakes to FL, on a
> flight path just west of NC.
>
> Surprised that larger flocks higher than 17 had never been reported east
> of the mountains in NC.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Editor, Birds of NC website
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Dec 1, 2019, at 3:54 PM, Ricky Davis (via carolinabirds Mailing List)
> <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > The 39 Sandhill Cranes found in a field along NC 33 a few miles east of
> Whitakers this morning, remained until about 1:45 when a vehicle drove by
> that part of the field. The birds flew to the southwest and out of sight.
> Thanks to Ann Brice for finding these birds! A most amazing sight to see
> this flock, which may represent the largest number ever found in eastern
> NC!
> >
> > Ricky
> >
> > Ricky Davis
> > Rocky Mount, NC
> >
> > Sent from my iPad
>
--
Dwayne
*************
Dwayne Martin
Hickory, NC
<redxbill...>

 

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Date: 12/1/19 1:13 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Cranes in n. Edgecombe County
Correct. Previous high count east of the mountains is just 17 birds. State high is 100 in the mountains. Still a far cry from what they see not that far northeast of Chattanooga in the Tennessee River area, where thousands winter. And groups of hundreds migrate SSE from the Great Lakes to FL, on a flight path just west of NC.

Surprised that larger flocks higher than 17 had never been reported east of the mountains in NC.

Harry LeGrand
Editor, Birds of NC website

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 1, 2019, at 3:54 PM, Ricky Davis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Hi folks,
>
> The 39 Sandhill Cranes found in a field along NC 33 a few miles east of Whitakers this morning, remained until about 1:45 when a vehicle drove by that part of the field. The birds flew to the southwest and out of sight. Thanks to Ann Brice for finding these birds! A most amazing sight to see this flock, which may represent the largest number ever found in eastern NC!
>
> Ricky
>
> Ricky Davis
> Rocky Mount, NC
>
> Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 12/1/19 12:54 pm
From: Ricky Davis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Sandhill Cranes in n. Edgecombe County
Hi folks,

The 39 Sandhill Cranes found in a field along NC 33 a few miles east of Whitakers this morning, remained until about 1:45 when a vehicle drove by that part of the field. The birds flew to the southwest and out of sight. Thanks to Ann Brice for finding these birds! A most amazing sight to see this flock, which may represent the largest number ever found in eastern NC!

Ricky

Ricky Davis
Rocky Mount, NC

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 12/1/19 9:05 am
From: Steven Howell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: 39 Sandhill Cranes on HWY 33 near Whitaker’s north of Rocky Mt.
That is an amazing find! Same location that I spotted 14 cranes a few
years back. I was lucky too that when I first found them they were about
forty feet away from me. This must be ground zero before they spread out
to other locations. Once again congratulations on a wonderful find!

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 11:51 AM Ann Brice <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> I sent a previous message that hopefully had the coordinates of the
> cranes. The are moving around some and are closer to the road now. Across
> from two story historic White House with pecan lined driveway. DO NOT DRIVE
> UP farm paths. It is way too wet and you will damage the paths. Right now
> cranes can be easily seen from paved road
>
> Ann Brice
> Near Whitaker’s NC.
>
> Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 12/1/19 8:51 am
From: Ann Brice (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: 39 Sandhill Cranes on HWY 33 near Whitaker’s north of Rocky Mt.
I sent a previous message that hopefully had the coordinates of the cranes. The are moving around some and are closer to the road now. Across from two story historic White House with pecan lined driveway. DO NOT DRIVE UP farm paths. It is way too wet and you will damage the paths. Right now cranes can be easily seen from paved road

Ann Brice
Near Whitaker’s NC.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 12/1/19 8:37 am
From: Marc Ribaudo (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Lake Wheeler Rd rarities

I just saw the greater white-fronted goose in a field on Inwood Rd. about 200 yards from Wheeler, on the right side.  While watching, a peregrine flushed a large flock of pigeons from the roof of a building beyond the goose field  Previously, I saw the red-throated loon on Lake Wheeler, from the boat ramp.

Marc Ribaudo

 

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Date: 12/1/19 8:36 am
From: Ann Brice (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Shared Location
Shared Location




35 plus sandhill cranes oh HWY 33. In farm field back off road. Opposite pretty historic white two story house with pecan lined driveway. PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE up farm paths. You can see them from hwy 33 with binoculars but scope would be better. It is too wet To drive on the paths—you will damage the path. If anyone causes a problem it will be the last time I share birding locations.
Ann Brice
Near Whitaker’s NC
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/30/19 5:40 pm
From: Peter Vankevich (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Ocracoke & Portsmouth CBCs dates
The Christmas Bird Counts are:
Ocracoke: Monday, Dec. 30
Portsmouth: Tuesday, Dec. 31 followed by tally-rally at my place, 6 p.m.
(There is a $25 boat fee for Portsmouth)
The island is scheduled to open on Dec. 2 and barring any big storms, the
Hatteras/Ocracoke ferries will be running on their normal winter schedule
by then.
If you know anyone interested in participating in either count, please have
them get in touch with me.
Last year's results:
Ocracoke: 82 species
Portsmouth: 69
Hope to see you,
/Peter Vankevich cell/text 202-468-2871

 

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Date: 11/30/19 1:24 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: G. White-fronted Goose
The Lake Wheeler marsh and mudflats had 4 shorebird species -- Killdeers, 2
Wilson's Snipe, a lingering Greater Yellowlegs, and a nice count of 10
Least Sandpipers. Phil Doerr had found 8 Leasts here 2 days ago, so not a
new bird here recently. Also had a pair of Wood Ducks with the Mallards,
and a Mute Swan was there. That's the first such swan I've seen there in a
few years, but hard to get excited about. From the Penny Road bridge, I
relocated the Common Loon and Horned Grebe, and added an immature Herring
Gull.

I returned back to the NC State farm fields and drove most roads, though
left Chi/Coefficient alone -- a Wake County sheriff car sitting along
Inwood at Coefficient does make you cautious! I did see about 20 American
Pipits along Inwood, and heard a Common Raven at the same spot -- east side
of Inwood coming from the woods. Could not find the Peregrine Falcon.

So -- not a bad afternoon -- re-finding the Greater White-fronted Goose,
finding a Red-throated Loon, and a few other nice birds that are often
missed on the Christmas counts (only two weeks away).

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 1:39 PM Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...> wrote:

> Added a RED-THROATED LOON just now at the Lake Wheeler boat ramp. One
> Common Loon and one Horned Grebe nearby. On to check the marsh and mudflats
> now at the upper end of the lake.
>
> Harry LeGrand
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Nov 30, 2019, at 11:12 AM, Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds
> Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Inwood Road at the dairy farm in Wake County. Looking at it now with 75
> or more Canada Geese in on the left from Lake Wheeler Road about 300 yards
> and n your left in a field against a stand of trees.
> > THANK YOU Steve and Susan!
> >
> > Brian Pendergraft
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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Date: 11/30/19 10:40 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: G. White-fronted Goose
Added a RED-THROATED LOON just now at the Lake Wheeler boat ramp. One Common Loon and one Horned Grebe nearby. On to check the marsh and mudflats now at the upper end of the lake.

Harry LeGrand

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 30, 2019, at 11:12 AM, Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Inwood Road at the dairy farm in Wake County. Looking at it now with 75 or more Canada Geese in on the left from Lake Wheeler Road about 300 yards and n your left in a field against a stand of trees.
> THANK YOU Steve and Susan!
>
> Brian Pendergraft
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/30/19 10:34 am
From: John Connors (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Common Raven, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in Raleigh
Hi All.
I saw a Common Raven and Blue-gray Gnatcher along the Buckeye Trail
(Crabtree Creek greenway) just north of downtown Raleigh this morning. The
Raven was circling and calling above the swamp margin just west of the
Boardwalk along Crabtree Creek (southwest corner of the lake near the RR).
The Gnatcatcher was foraging with a large mixed flock in the bottomland
hardwoods along Crabtree Blvd opposite the greenway parking lot.
John Connors
Raleigh, NC

 

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Date: 11/30/19 9:58 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: G. White-fronted Goose
Bird will be tricky now —1255 pm. Flock flew behind a rectangular fence area on Chi down a slope not visible from Chi. Ed Corey and I saw the WFG with the Canada’s where Brian had them, on the ground for one minute.

Harry LeGrand

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 30, 2019, at 11:12 AM, Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Inwood Road at the dairy farm in Wake County. Looking at it now with 75 or more Canada Geese in on the left from Lake Wheeler Road about 300 yards and n your left in a field against a stand of trees.
> THANK YOU Steve and Susan!
>
> Brian Pendergraft
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/30/19 8:12 am
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: G. White-fronted Goose
Inwood Road at the dairy farm in Wake County. Looking at it now with 75 or more Canada Geese in on the left from Lake Wheeler Road about 300 yards and n your left in a field against a stand of trees.
THANK YOU Steve and Susan!

Brian Pendergraft

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/30/19 8:08 am
From: Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Sandhill Cranes, Rockingham County, NC
Hi All,

There were at least three, but possibly four, Sandhill Cranes along Beville
Road and Benaja Road in southern Rockingham County this morning. I walked
Beville Road before dawn listening for American Woodcock and Wilson's
Snipe. As I walked past a small retention pond at the bottom of a corn
stubble field I saw a shape in the pond I thought must be a Great Blue
Heron. It was a little lighter when I returned and I could see that the
bird standing in water up to its belly was an immature Sandhill Crane. I
walked back to my car to get my camera and returned. The bird had walked
into the field, and in a few minutes flew northwest across the road to an
area not visible from the road. I walked down and back looking for a view
without success. As I was walking back to my car, three Sandhill Cranes
flew in from the southwest, circled the field, and headed southeast over
Benaja Road. I later drove up and down Benaja Road looking for them
without success. I do not know if the first bird was among the three
flyovers birds or not. Could the adults with one offspring have been
looking for a lost offspring when they flew over the field? It seems like a
big coincidence if the birds were not originally together. Perhaps they
will be relocated and there will be four. A fun morning out...before the
rain!

Marty Wall
Eden, NC

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_checklist_S61862263&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=twfgObRpDCCm3bcKRZT1lPlTnqD2mlljmmSE5YTwVrs&s=xJTN9ijpMJtWpBuy56g2rkcAI25m2ph8p65XIua_Mgo&e=

 

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Date: 11/29/19 1:43 pm
From: Gary Harbour (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: I want to go to Ecuador on a birding trip....
All,

For those of you who have been to there, does anyone have a recommendation on a bird tour operator or guide for Ecuador? What time or year is the peak birding season? Please email me directly @ <gharbour...> Thanks for your recommendations.

Good Birding,
Gary Harbour
 

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Date: 11/29/19 10:19 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Iceland Gull back at Harris Lake, NC
Eddie Owens again found the first-winter Iceland Gull this morning, on the NE side of the New Hill -Holleman Crossroads bridge over the lake in SW Wake County. Four others of us saw the bird as late as 1130. With a flock of about 1800 gulls on the water, with maybe about 20 Herring Gulls and a few fly-by Bonaparte’s among the huge Ring-billed flock. Best viewing is from a trail from the east side of the bridge.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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Date: 11/29/19 8:27 am
From: Marc Ribaudo (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: vesper sparrow, Mid Pines Rd.
I found and photographed a vesper sparrow along Mid Pines Road in Wake Co. this morning.  It was in the field on the right side of the road just past the pecan grove.  It was associating with a flock of savannah sparrows.  Lots of birds in the fields on both sides of the road, including horned lark, pipit, chipping sparrows, bluebirds, and palm warbler.  I did not see the recently reported peregrine.
Marc Ribaudo
 

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Date: 11/29/19 7:13 am
From: John Fussell <jofuss...>
Subject: road-kill Barn Owl?
I believe I saw a road-killed Barn Owl yesterday, next to the new bypass on
the W side of Greenville. It was on the road shoulder next to the nortbound
lanes toward the S end of the bypass (toward Ayden). It was definitely a
raptor, but am not 100% certain it was a Barn Owl, although the color looked
right.

Because of the distances involved (in going down to points where you can
turn around) and because of adamantly opposed (to going back) passengers in
my car, I didn't make an effort to go back and check on the specimen.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC

 

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Date: 11/28/19 12:28 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Excellent waterfowl diversity at Umstead SP, NC
Today four of us covered Big Lake at Umstead State Park near Raleigh. We have had as many as 12 duck species at one time there this fall, but today we had 13 duck species plus Pied-billed Grebe — 14 waterfowl species and yet missed Canada Goose, normally there!

We had:
Mallard
Am. Black Duck
Gadwall
Blue-winged Teal - same male as before
Green-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
REDHEAD 2 males and 2 females
CANVASBACK 1 female
Lesser Scaup 1 female, also scarce here
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe

Our list was compiled by Erla Beegle and the eBird list is in her name. Overall numbers are down from a week ago as the water level has risen and covered up the hydrilla, but hard to complain when you can see this many species from the overlook at the lake!

Happy Thanksgiving🐥

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

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Date: 11/28/19 12:01 pm
From: Linda Ward (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Blue-gray gnatcatcher: Duck Boardwalk, NC
Today we found two blue-gray gnatcatchers hunting insects beside Duck
Boardwalk. Also, an orange-crowned warbler.

Linda Ward
Coinjock, NC

 

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Date: 11/27/19 11:28 am
From: John Fussell <jofuss...>
Subject: Beaufort cranes are back
The Beaufort (NC) Sandhill Cranes are back again. Suzanne Wheatcraft was
the first to see them (today, about 10 am). I drove over there and saw them
a little bit later.

They are in the fields adjacent to the Beaufort Bypass (US 70).

A nearby borrow pond visible from the bypass had a Common Gallinule and
several ducks this morning.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC

 

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Date: 11/27/19 7:19 am
From: Lynn Erla Beegle (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: 2 items: Christmas Count Circle App --and -- CANVASBACK on Lake Lynn, Wake, NC
2 items:
(1) I found a male CANVASBACK on Lake Lynn at 8:30 am Wednesday
11-27-2019. Lake Lynn is in Wake County, North Carolina and has
several entrances. The drake was about 200 yards south of the
Glenharden Drive entrance (the place where we saw so many warblers
this past fall migration). ebird checklist:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_checklist_S61789703&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=7MdZj7gmAdCzzYY9zo3eQSp2CooHSwttQlCLd7Yk9qI&s=A0KOgDe8ulEg3QcUsZBBsIEd1oTu-DRRTA3hA2_4VR8&e=

(2) BEST Christmas Count App EVER! If you are helping with a Christmas
Bird Count this winter, I recommend you install the "Count Circle" app
on your phone.
"Count Circle" displays the boundary circle of whichever count you
choose: just pick the state, pick the four-letter code for your
circle, and it loads up. It shows you the boundaries and your
location.
I found out about this app when helping at a Florida CB count last December.
"Count Circle" includes the complete National Audubon database of
CBCs, with a total of 2883 different count circles in 93 different
states, provinces and territories.
Anyone participating in a CBC should have this app installed on their
phone. Use the technology!

I find this app to be very useful year-round, for it shows my and
location the terrain -- helpful when I bird in unfamiliar areas (and
it works better than Google-maps in a web browser).
"Count Circle is by Stevens Creek Software.

The link for the Android "Count Circle" is
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__play.google.com_store_apps_details-3Fid-3Dcom.stevenscreek.countcircle&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=7MdZj7gmAdCzzYY9zo3eQSp2CooHSwttQlCLd7Yk9qI&s=zUmzTbwPM0ZUDhaNp4oXIbkdCqQLdhHKYzVSOFgUn5A&e=

The link for the iphone "Count Circle" app can be found by visiting:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.stevenscreek.com_countcircle.htm&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=7MdZj7gmAdCzzYY9zo3eQSp2CooHSwttQlCLd7Yk9qI&s=HxIDrecvxPaHAeYGG_JaXD445NHR7dr3ydWAmeI9yR0&e=

It costs a few dollars, but it's worth the tiny expense (it was $3
when I bought it last year).

For information on various Christmas Counts:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.carolinabirdclub.org_christmas_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=7MdZj7gmAdCzzYY9zo3eQSp2CooHSwttQlCLd7Yk9qI&s=-P0kY5LUPsBcXYIB0m9sR77Q_Es8DBbyf5FI8gyk4fI&e=

Good birding to you, and a Happy Thanksgiving, too!
(Reminder: NC state parks are OPEN, but many other parks are CLOSED on
the holiday).
Lynn Erla Beegle,
Raleigh NC
Find us on Wake Audubon Meetup!
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.meetup.com_Wake-2DAudubon-2DMeetup_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=7MdZj7gmAdCzzYY9zo3eQSp2CooHSwttQlCLd7Yk9qI&s=6I_UJAQvUbdShx6fTDdn8sg4LQMuvd0kumRrNM9L18Y&e=
 

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Date: 11/25/19 6:07 pm
From: Kevin Metcalf (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Late Swainson's Thrush - Meck. Co. NC
Today and yesterday there has been a late-season Swainson's Thrush at
Cowan's Ford Wildlife Refuge in Mecklenburg Co., NC. It has been about
half way down the rows of Eastern Red-cedars that line the road
between the entrance sign to the refuge and the light blue house.
There are also Hermit Thrushes and American Robins hanging out in the
area feeding on the Red-cedar fruits.
There is at least one other later, photographed, record from the
general Charlotte region (December 11, 2013 in Lexington, SC) and a
few other records from December into the winter months in the
Carolinas. All odd, for this migrant whose typical winter range is
from Mexico (the western "Russe t-backed" subspecies), down the South
America (the more widespread "Olive-backed" form). Seems like there
are increasing records of this species showing up into winter in the
United States. Reasons at this point, as far as I know, would be
speculative.
Kevin MetcalfHuntersville, NC
 

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Date: 11/25/19 2:58 pm
From: Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Durham Co 11-25-2019
Greetings all.

I spent the day in Durham Co with adding 3 species to my county list making it now 168.
I added American Pipits, American Black Duck and a group of 11 RB Mergansers.

It’s odd that today I didn’t see or hear a single Canada Goose.

I started the day at Ellerbe Creek RR trying to find the Dunlin reported there by Jim Capel but no luck. However I did see 6 W Snipes and 27 Least Sandpipers and the American Black Duck and Pipits.

The best place for ducks for the day was Rolling View with seeing 7 species there.

It was a great day to be out and enjoying the nice weather while one can as it’s going down hill from today.

Good Birding Always

Jeff

Number of Checklists: 4
Number of Taxa: 53

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): Falls Lake--Ellerbe Creek RR Grade
Date: Nov 25, 2019 at 7:20 AM
(2): Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp
Date: Nov 25, 2019 at 11:15 AM
(3): Falls Lake - - Redwood Rd Bridge
Date: Nov 25, 2019 at 10:30 AM
(4): Falls Lake--Rolling View
Date: Nov 25, 2019 at 12:50 PM

20 Gadwall -- (4)
4 Mallard -- (4)
1 American Black Duck -- (1)
5 Greater/Lesser Scaup -- (4)
3 Bufflehead -- (2)
1 Hooded Merganser -- (3)
11 Red-breasted Merganser -- (4)
23 Ruddy Duck -- (4)
2 duck sp. -- (4)
16 Pied-billed Grebe -- (1),(4)
14 Horned Grebe -- (4)
15 American Coot -- (4)
60 Killdeer -- (1),(3)
25 Least Sandpiper -- (1)
6 Wilson's Snipe -- (1)
25 Bonaparte's Gull -- (2),(3),(4)
415 Ring-billed Gull -- (1),(2),(3),(4)
4 Herring Gull -- (2),(3),(4)
3 Common Loon -- (4)
751 Double-crested Cormorant -- (1),(2),(3),(4)
21 Great Blue Heron (Blue form) -- (1),(2),(3),(4)
5 Black Vulture -- (1),(2)
9 Turkey Vulture -- (1),(2)
1 Bald Eagle -- (2)
1 Red-shouldered Hawk -- (1)
1 Red-tailed Hawk -- (1)
2 Belted Kingfisher -- (1),(3)
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- (1),(3),(4)
2 Downy Woodpecker -- (1)
3 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) -- (2),(4)
1 Pileated Woodpecker -- (1)
3 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) -- (1)
1 Eastern Phoebe -- (1)
6 Blue Jay -- (1)
19 American Crow -- (1),(2),(3),(4)
5 Carolina Chickadee -- (2),(3),(4)
3 Tufted Titmouse -- (2),(3)
9 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- (1),(4)
3 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) -- (2),(4)
4 Brown-headed Nuthatch -- (3),(4)
5 Carolina Wren -- (1),(3),(4)
25 European Starling -- (1)
17 Eastern Bluebird -- (1),(2),(4)
7 Hermit Thrush -- (1),(2)
1 American Robin -- (1)
30 American Pipit -- (1)
3 American Goldfinch -- (1)
10 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) -- (1),(4)
4 White-throated Sparrow -- (1)
6 Song Sparrow -- (1),(3)
8 Pine Warbler -- (4)
5 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) -- (1)
1 Northern Cardinal -- (1)

This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
See eBird for more information.


From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-470-4352 Cell
<jcbabirder...>


 

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Date: 11/24/19 3:47 pm
From: Craig Watson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Limpkin in Hanahan, SC
At least one Limpkin is still present in Hanahan, SC. The homeowner sent
me a photo today so the bird did stay after the passage of the cold front.
It was also seen on Nov. 3 and 10 at the same location. I have photos for
each date and trying to get these documented through eBIrd. I contacted
researchers in FL about the presence of Limpkins here and the northward
movement of Snail Kites, and the invasive Apple Snail has now moved
throughout much of the southeast and scientists think Limpkins are
following the range expansion of this snail. There are now documented cases
on Limpkins nesting in GA and LA, and a few weeks ago there were probably
5-8 being reported from South Carolina.

Snail Kites are also moving northward in the breeding range with high
densities of nesting now occurring in Payne's Prairie, just outside of
Gainesville, much further north than in previous decades, and related to
the expansion of the exotic Apple Snail.

*“I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or
watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them the best way I could.”*
J.J. Audubon

Craig Watson
Mount Pleasant, SC

 

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Date: 11/24/19 3:05 pm
From: Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Great Cormorant at Lake Thurmond Dam
Birders,
Debra and I went to Lake Thurmond after church today to search for the Great Cormorant that has been spending time below the dam.  We found the Great Cormorant with about 19 Double-crested Cormorants, sitting on a concrete step or slab at the bottom of the spillway.  
When I got home, I checked computer map tools to determine whether the Great Cormorant was in South Carolina or Georgia, knowing that it was pretty close to the line.  It turns out that we never saw it in SC waters or concrete.  The bird -- in fact all the Douible-crested Cormorants, too -- was sitting on the concrete at the bottom of the eleventh overflow channel, counting from the right side of the dam when looking upstream.  The state line actually runs down the right side of the eighth overflow channel, counting from the right.  
So, we got a really great bird for Columbia County, Georgia, but missed it for McCormick County.  It would be very easy for this cormorant to move around a little bit and be found in both counties and states, but it didn't move while we were there. 
Good luck to all who go searching for it.


Steve PattersonAnderson, SC
 

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Date: 11/24/19 2:30 pm
From: Anne Olsen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
On a late afternoon walk Blayne and I saw a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher foraging in a weedy area at the 2 mile marker of the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway. It was about 3:40pm. I had an excellent look since the bird was only about 20 feet away. The weeds were mostly Goldenrod which had gone to seed. It was very cooperative. We watched it for several minutes. We then walked to the end (at highway 115), turned around and it was still there.

Anne Olsen
Cornelius, NC


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Date: 11/24/19 1:03 pm
From: M Howell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Wayne Co CBC December 14

The Wayne County (Goldsboro) NC Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday December 14. Anyone interested is welcome and invited to participate.

All experience levels of birding are welcome. Please contact me if you wish to participate.

Mae Howell
Goldsboro, NC
919-580-8330<tel:919-580-8330>
<hareboro...><mailto:<hareboro...>

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Date: 11/24/19 11:46 am
From: Taylor Piephoff (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Southern Lake Norman CBC
The Southern Lake Norman CBC will be held on Sunday December 15. Anyone interested is welcome and encouraged to participate.
The day concludes with a gathering for supper and a suspenseful tally-up at Marsha Wright’s home on Lake Norman.
All experience levels of birding are welcome. If you can see, you can contribute.
Let me know if you want to participate. I will place you with a group led by expert birders.

Taylor Piephoff
Matthews, NC
 

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Date: 11/24/19 11:35 am
From: Scott Hartley (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Short eared owl Huntington Beach SP
Hi,

I flushed a Short eared owl on my way back from the west end of the jetty.
I was walking back on the dirt road that comes back onto the beach. After
flushing it I watched it until it landed in the distance and was able to
find it. If you try this afternoon. Head north towards the jetty. About 100
to 200 yards before you get to the dirt path on left that cut towards the
marsh I left a post on the beach on your left with a sign with the number
24 on it pointing to where the owl was sitting at the base of a small
dune.

Ill post some pics later.

Good luck.

PS Didn't see the ash throated fly catcher.

Scott Myrtle Beach
SC

 

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Date: 11/24/19 9:54 am
From: Dennis Forsythe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Goldeneye at Pitts St
All

Donna and I had the Common Goldeneye at Pitts St this morning

Dennis
--
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
<dennis.forsythe...>

 

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Date: 11/23/19 1:26 pm
From: Anne Olsen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fox Sparrow
The rain has brought a steady stream of birds to my feeders. The highlight was a very nice Fox Sparrow, the first of the season.

Anne Olsen
Cornelius, NC


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Date: 11/23/19 9:53 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Check of some Triangle area lakes (NC) this morning
This morning I hit Harris Lake, Jordan Lake at Ebenezer Point, and Lake
Crabtree before the rains ended things at 11 AM. I wanted to look for some
of the rare birds reported at these places in the past few days -- Iceland
Gull at Harris, Red-throated Loon at Jordan, and a reported Surf Scoter
this morning at Lake Crabtree.

What gives?? I can explain the first two -- the large flock of large gulls
that feed at the Wake County landfill near Holly Springs, and roosts at
night at Harris Lake and Jordan Lake, are mostly off the water by about 30
minutes after dawn. Eddie Owens got very, very lucky to get lots of them
on the water around 930 yesterday, as boats and just luck has this flock
normally absent from Harris for most of the day. I did see the birds below
-- first # (from the New Hill bridge and the boat ramp)
:
I then went over to Ebenezer Point. at Jordan Lake Yes, there were loons,
but all were Commons, The Red-throated is probably gone. Lots of birds on
the lake, including an immature LAUGHING GULL -- second ## below

Lastly, I got a note about a Surf Scoter seen around 745 this morning at
Lake Crabtree, from the Southport side. I got there by 1030, checked that
and then went to the tower at the county park. No scoter on the lake,
Period. Lots of other things, better than usual. Third # below.

Note that I had some numbers of Common Loons and Horned Grebes on all 3
lakes, tons of Bonaparte's, Ring-billed, and DC Corm, and a decent variety
of other non-puddle ducks.

Harris, Jordan, Crabtree -- Nov. 23:

Gadwall -, -, 1
Ring-necked Duck 10, -, 2
Lesser Scaup -, 4, 4
Bufflehead 3, 10, 8
Hooded Merganser -, 2, -
Red-breasted Merganser -, 5, 4 all females
Pied-billed Grebe 25, 20, 18
Horned Grebe 6, 30, 15
American Coot -, 25, 15
Killdeer -, -, 8
Wilson's Snipe -, -, 8 island at Southport side
Greater Yellowlegs -, -, 1 ditto
Bonaparte's Gull 100, 125, 100
LAUGHING GULL -. 1. -
Ring-billed Gull 50, 400, 125
Herring Gull -. 4, -
Common Loon 4, 6, 3
D-c Cormorant 50, 800, 250

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

 

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Date: 11/23/19 8:50 am
From: Cherrie Sneed (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: FairfaxSC_DebrisPile_Loaded
If anyone is in the Allendale area there is a debris pile next to our Farm 3/4 mile from the end of Bostick Road towards Revolutionary Trail. It is loaded with birds and is close to road but scope does define things.

Sill looking but here is what I’ve found:

7 Ground Doves

Lots of Sparrows: Field, White-crowned, Savannah, Song, White-throated, Chipping

Painted Bunting
E. Phoebe
Palm Warbler
N. Mockingbird

Email me if you want more definite directions. I will come over if you want. We are the only yellow house on the road and there are two fields between us and a brick house. The pile is near the brick house beside 2 big cedars.

Cherrie



Cherrie Sneed
2 Stockman Road
Prosperity, SC
Newberry Co.
 

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Date: 11/22/19 12:35 pm
From: M Howell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Deceased Cormorant Franklin Co. NC
A friend was alerted by her dogs to something out of the ordinary in the yard. It was a freshly deceased Cormorant in Louisburg, NC (Franklin County). She found a small amount of blood near the back of the bird. She found no punctures or obvious injuries. No damages from the 2 dogs. The bird was still warm. It was not near glass (windows, etc), not near a highway, and not near water. It was not banded. She didn't want it in her freezer and didn't take time to locate a museum or college that might want it for a collection. It is buried. This email is just an FYI that a Cormorant was found 160 miles inland in NC.

Mae Howell
Goldsboro NC

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Date: 11/22/19 12:26 pm
From: M Howell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Deceased Cormorant Franklin Co. NC
My apologies. Date found: November 21, 2019. Mae

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Date: Fri, Nov 22, 2019 3:23 PM
To: <carolinabirds...>;
Cc:
Subject:Deceased Cormorant Franklin Co. NC

A friend was alerted by her dogs to something out of the ordinary in the yard. It was a freshly deceased Cormorant in Louisburg, NC (Franklin County). She found a small amount of blood near the back of the bird. She found no punctures or obvious injuries. No damages from the 2 dogs. The bird was still warm. It was not near glass (windows, etc), not near a highway, and not near water. It was not banded. She didn't want it in her freezer and didn't take time to locate a museum or college that might want it for a collection. It is buried. This email is just an FYI that a Cormorant was found 160 miles inland in NC.

Mae Howell
Goldsboro NC

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Date: 11/22/19 6:59 am
From: ann maddock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: FYI from WOW hummingbirds
Both adult male Ruby-throated hummingbirds which Susan banded during WOW
are still here, with just little tiny specs of paint remaining on their
heads

Busy fighting for their feeders with females and hatch year males. This
will be the last update for awhile until I can get pics of their bands in
late winter to identify them as individuals as the paint will probably be
all gone soon.
--
Ask me about my upcoming book - a photo essay of North American and
Caribbean Hummingbirds!


Inline image

Ann Maddock
<am.hummingbird.photos...>
Hatteras Island, NC

 

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Date: 11/21/19 2:05 pm
From: Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Guilford & Durham Cos 11-21-2019
Greetings all.

Today I went back to Townsend Lake in Guilford Co to try my luck in seeing the Red-necked Grebe that I missed on Monday. Within an hour I finally found it. A new NC Life Bird #288.

After that I drove 1.25 hrs to Durham Co to go back to the NCSU Duck Pond and Fields to looks for some species that I needed for Durham Co that I didn’t have a chance to look for on Tuesday due to the rain.

Today I was able to find 4 Savannah Sparrows but no America Pipits but the sparrow now brings my Durham Co total to 165

Number of Checklists: 3
Number of Taxa: 40

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): Lake Townsend--Doggett Rd. Causeway (East)
Date: Nov 21, 2019 at 7:25 AM
(2): Lake Townsend--Yanceyville Rd. Bridge
Date: Nov 21, 2019 at 7:35 AM
(3): NCSU dairy pond and fields (Durham)
Date: Nov 21, 2019 at 11:20 AM

3 Canada Goose -- (2)
16 Ring-necked Duck -- (3)
30 Hooded Merganser -- (1)
1 Ruddy Duck -- (2)
10 Pied-billed Grebe -- (2)
8 Horned Grebe -- (2)
1 Red-necked Grebe -- (2)
10 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- (3)
16 Killdeer -- (3)
20 Bonaparte's Gull -- (2)
25 Ring-billed Gull -- (2),(3)
1 Herring Gull -- (2)
3 Common Loon -- (2)
90 Double-crested Cormorant -- (2),(3)
4 Great Blue Heron (Blue form) -- (1),(2)
1 Great Egret -- (1)
5 Black Vulture -- (3)
20 Turkey Vulture -- (3)
3 Bald Eagle -- (3)
4 Red-tailed Hawk -- (2),(3)
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- (2),(3)
1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) -- (3)
1 Eastern Phoebe -- (3)
5 Blue Jay -- (2),(3)
10 American Crow -- (2),(3)
1 Fish Crow -- (2)
2 Carolina Chickadee -- (2)
1 Tufted Titmouse -- (2)
2 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) -- (3)
2 Carolina Wren -- (3)
3 Northern Mockingbird -- (2),(3)
11 Eastern Bluebird -- (2),(3)
95 American Robin -- (3)
3 American Goldfinch -- (2)
10 White-throated Sparrow -- (2)
4 Savannah Sparrow -- (3)
2 Song Sparrow -- (3)
3 Eastern Towhee -- (2)
12 Eastern Meadowlark -- (3)
3 Northern Cardinal -- (2)

This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
See eBird for more information.

Good Birding Akways

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-470-4352 Cell
<jcbabirder...>


 

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Date: 11/21/19 6:01 am
From: jim.capel (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Chapel Hill Bird Club–Mon 11/25 -Tom Driscoll - Birds of New Guinea and New Caledonia
Chapel Hill Bird Club Meeting, Monday November 25. Tom Driscoll. Birds of New Guinea and New Caledonia

In July 2019, Tom traveled to New Guinea with Simon Thompson of Ventures Tours of Asheville, NC. On the way, they spent time in Brisbane, Australia and New Britain (an island off the coast of northern New Guinea). After visiting New Guinea they flew back to Brisbane for a day of birding before heading off for a week in New Caledonia. They saw nearly 350 bird species in those three countries.

The Chapel Hill Bird Club will meet at 7:30 pm at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill.
 

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Date: 11/21/19 5:37 am
From: Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: RN Grebe at Townsend Lake Guilford co

The RN Grebe is still seen from Yanceyville Rd Bridge eBird Hotspot in Guilford Co.
From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-470-4352 Cell
<jcbabirder...>

 

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Date: 11/21/19 4:38 am
From: Dennis Forsythe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher
All,

Many thanks to all for the information about the Ash-throated Flycatcher at
Huntington Beach SP. We had great looks at the bird. This was a state
bird for Donna and only my second sighting. Again many thanks to all.

Best regards,

Dennis

--
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
<dennis.forsythe...>

 

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Date: 11/20/19 3:57 pm
From: Fischer David (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Red-throated Loon continues at Jordan Lake
Saw a red-throated loon about 1 pm today from Ebenezer Point (just across from Vista Point) on Jordan Lake.  I assume it is the same bird previously reported by Steve Shultz.  Not much else on the water.  1 horned grebe, a dozen or so Bonaparte's gulls, and a couple ring-billed gulls.  

Dave Fischer
Cary, NC


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To: carolinabirds <carolinabirds...>
Sent: Sun, Nov 17, 2019 9:59 am
Subject: Red-throated Loon, Vista Point, Chatham, NC

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Not much floating on the rough waters of Jordan Lake this morning.  A distant raft of fowl from yesterday seems to have relocated.  But one bird made me enter additional info on eBird, so figured it worth a note.  A Red-throated Loon was bobbing along just south of Vista Point.  Usually we see Common Loons on the lake in winter, with Red-throated being somewhat unusual, though annual.  Otherwise, just the regular gulls, cormies, and grebes.

 

Steve Shultz

Apex NC

 

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Date: 11/20/19 9:46 am
From: Peter Stangel <peter...>
Subject: Bird Strikes and Windows
I suspect most of us have had the unfortunate experience of discovering an injured or dead bird under a window. Ornithologists estimate that collisions with windows and other structures take a staggering toll on birds, particularly during migration. Fortunately, mortality at residential windows can be easily, effectively, and inexpensively avoided. And, technology has come a long way from taping falcon silhouettes to windows.

The American Bird Conservancy has a great feature on products that can eliminate bird mortality from window collisions. Some of these window films provide other benefits, such as privacy and energy savings. They are inexpensive and easy to use.

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__abcbirds.org_get-2Dinvolved_bird-2Dsmart-2Dglass_&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=3qbhF7_dxmgHp0-W6TEd4yd2XTLSQ09LixSBXnoYsgo&s=1_PVdXlDwUh-4Pq6itA4irRdsnrFTQDyD884AehRloI&e=

www.collidescape.org<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.collidescape.org&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=3qbhF7_dxmgHp0-W6TEd4yd2XTLSQ09LixSBXnoYsgo&s=NuAOx_yyyA7DgagJUvJGNogTbUSWli_ZO-nbBeHY8xY&e= > is another great resource with cutting-edge products to reduce mortality. They produce some of the products offered by American Bird Conservancy

One simple step we can all take to help reduce bird mortality is to reduce collisions with windows-I hope you will consider doing so!

Peter Stangel
Aiken, SC 29802



 

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Date: 11/20/19 9:05 am
From: Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: eagles...
Driving home from pickleball this morning had great (surprising) view of 2 adult bald eagles lazily circling one another right above Eastgate Shopping Center (Chapel Hill).

on side-note, yesterday had one pied-billed grebe on large holding pond behind Patterson Place Shopping Ctr. (off 15-501, Durham)... the pond, which was drained for most of summer/fall (don't know why?) finally has water again, and oughta get at least a few winter waterfowl.

-- Rob Gluck... Carrboro, NC.....



 

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Date: 11/20/19 8:34 am
From: Jerry <bogey...>
Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher
The Ash-throated Flycatcher at Huntington Beach SP was located at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday near the
gift shop in the three cedar trees at the entry to the (old) RV camp sites.

Jerry Kerschner
Pawleys Island, SC
 

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Date: 11/20/19 7:33 am
From: Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Cackling Geese Wilkesboro, NC
There are 6 Cackling Geese with the Canada Geese on the pond at Wilkes
Community College in Wilkesboro. The ponds around Wilkesboro normally have
a few rare geese every winter.
--
Dwayne
*************
Dwayne Martin
Hickory, NC
<redxbill...>

 

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Date: 11/19/19 4:44 pm
From: Dennis Forsythe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: RFI on Ash-throated Flycatcher
All,

Is the location for theAsh-throated Flycatcher the park office across from
Atalyla ?

Dennis
--
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
<dennis.forsythe...>

 

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Date: 11/19/19 3:44 pm
From: Christopher Hill (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Window strike hawk
> If it is, I’ll eat crow my hat.

Obviously my attempt at strikethrough formatting failed…

CH
Conway, SC
 

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Date: 11/19/19 3:42 pm
From: Christopher Hill (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Window strike hawk
Sorry that the hawk died, and I hope you find a good “home” for it. I almost never say no to adding an Accipiter specimen to the teaching collection at my university, but I am far away from Winston-Salem and my bird freezer is already full.

I’m going to be “that guy” and nitpick one detail. The hawk almost certainly died from concussion, from bleeding on the brain, and does not have a broken neck. I have skinned and prepared a hundred or more window-killed birds and the neck is never broken - they always have brain injuries due to the impact. Bird necks are astoundingly flexible and so a freshly dead (and therefore completely relaxed) bird will have an amazingly floppy neck. But it’s not broken. If it is, I’ll eat crow my hat.

Chris Hill
Conway, SC

> On Nov 19, 2019, at 6:16 PM, Ken Bennett <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Thanks, everybody. The hawk is a Cooper's -- it's 17+ inches long nose to tail. It's also most sincerely dead, with a clearly broken neck. Sigh.
>
> I emailed one of the ornithologists I know at Wake Forest, and if I don't hear from them I will call the bio department in the morning. The hawk is in excellent condition otherwise.
>
> Ken Bennett
> Winston-Salem

 

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Date: 11/19/19 3:17 pm
From: Ken Bennett (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Window strike hawk
Thanks, everybody. The hawk is a Cooper's -- it's 17+ inches long nose to
tail. It's also most sincerely dead, with a clearly broken neck. Sigh.

I emailed one of the ornithologists I know at Wake Forest, and if I don't
hear from them I will call the bio department in the morning. The hawk is
in excellent condition otherwise.

Ken Bennett
Winston-Salem

 

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Date: 11/19/19 2:53 pm
From: Evangelyn Buckland (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Window strike hawk
Hello!

If this hawk is dead, please contact your closest university or natural
sciences museum. They may like it as a specimen.

Best,
E. Buckland

On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 5:01 PM Cindy Pirson <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Good advice to keep warm and see if it is alive. If it revives, pls call
> 336-785-0912. This is wildlife Rehab inc and is volunteer organization
> based in your city. Hotline is manned 9 am-9pm seven days a week. You leave
> a msg but Someone WILL get back to you with plan of action. We have
> licensed bird rehabbers who could evaluate and rehab bird (person needs
> federal license for this type of bird). Hope it comes to.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Nov 19, 2019, at 4:34 PM, Terri Buckner <tbuckner...> wrote:
>
> 
> Place the box on a heating pad set to low and place it in a dark room
> while you look for a qualified wildlife rehabber in case it is still living.
>
> Terri
>
> On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 4:13 PM Ken Bennett <carolinabirds...>
> wrote:
>
>> I just had a window strike and found a small hawk (sharpie? Coopers?) on
>> the ground outside. I think it’s dead, though still warm. Neck appears
>> broken.
>>
>> Suggestions on what to do with it? I have it sitting next to me in a box
>> hoping it’ll regain consciousness. But I think not.
>>
>> I live in Winston-Salem.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Ken Bennett
>>
>>
>> Sent from my mobile
>
>

 

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Date: 11/19/19 2:01 pm
From: Cindy Pirson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Window strike hawk
Good advice to keep warm and see if it is alive. If it revives, pls call 336-785-0912. This is wildlife Rehab inc and is volunteer organization based in your city. Hotline is manned 9 am-9pm seven days a week. You leave a msg but Someone WILL get back to you with plan of action. We have licensed bird rehabbers who could evaluate and rehab bird (person needs federal license for this type of bird). Hope it comes to.

Sent from my iPhone

>> On Nov 19, 2019, at 4:34 PM, Terri Buckner <tbuckner...> wrote:
> 
> Place the box on a heating pad set to low and place it in a dark room while you look for a qualified wildlife rehabber in case it is still living.
>
> Terri
>
>> On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 4:13 PM Ken Bennett <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>> I just had a window strike and found a small hawk (sharpie? Coopers?) on the ground outside. I think it’s dead, though still warm. Neck appears broken.
>>
>> Suggestions on what to do with it? I have it sitting next to me in a box hoping it’ll regain consciousness. But I think not.
>>
>> I live in Winston-Salem.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Ken Bennett
>>
>>
>> Sent from my mobile

 

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Date: 11/19/19 1:34 pm
From: Terri Buckner <tbuckner...>
Subject: Re: Window strike hawk
Place the box on a heating pad set to low and place it in a dark room while
you look for a qualified wildlife rehabber in case it is still living.

Terri

On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 4:13 PM Ken Bennett <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> I just had a window strike and found a small hawk (sharpie? Coopers?) on
> the ground outside. I think it’s dead, though still warm. Neck appears
> broken.
>
> Suggestions on what to do with it? I have it sitting next to me in a box
> hoping it’ll regain consciousness. But I think not.
>
> I live in Winston-Salem.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Ken Bennett
>
>
> Sent from my mobile

 

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Date: 11/19/19 1:13 pm
From: Ken Bennett (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Window strike hawk
I just had a window strike and found a small hawk (sharpie? Coopers?) on the ground outside. I think it’s dead, though still warm. Neck appears broken.

Suggestions on what to do with it? I have it sitting next to me in a box hoping it’ll regain consciousness. But I think not.

I live in Winston-Salem.

Thanks!

Ken Bennett


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Date: 11/18/19 2:33 pm
From: Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Birding Durham NC - Nov 18, 2019
Greetings all

I decided late last night to spend the day birding in Durham Co NC to chase after a Lincoln’s Sparrow for my NC Life List. It was a species that I tried for 3 days in Guilford Co NC with no luck. So this morning I was hoping that my luck would be better.

On the way down for the Lincoln’s, I made a trip first to try for a GH Owl for Durham Co. it too was a species that I had tried for on several other occasions.

However this morning I would not be denied the owl. Within in a minute at my first stop for the owl I hade an ES Owl calling back and within 3 minutes I had a GH Owl.

Target bird #1 check.

So one to Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment Area for the Lincoln’s Sparrow. After reaching the location of where it was hanging out at, I tried for 1.5 hrs and no luck, oh crap not again.

I started to walk down the road to look for other birds and was blessed to see a Peregrine Falcon shoot across an impoundment. Bonus Bird #1

I walked all the way out to the pump station beside to Flat River looking for birds as I went along.

Turning around and headed back to look for the Lincoln’s again and I was able to find a Fox Sparrow in the ditch beside the road. Target #2

Upon reaching the location of the Lincoln’s I started looking once again and looked through many WT, Song, Swamp and Field when I notice one sparrow that looked like my target species and sure enough it was the Lincoln’s and I was able to get some good pictures as well. Target #3

My next stop was to be the NCSU Dairy Pond and Fields in Durham Co to look for a Savannah Sparrow which I didn’t find due to the White-Winged Scoter on the large pond Bonus Bird #2.

After finding the scoter I stayed to help Jim Capel find it and it only took a few minutes upon his arrival that he did and by then the rain was coming down pretty steady.

Not a bad day added the Lincoln’s for my state list and my Durham Co list

Also added the GH Owl, Peregrine, Fox and WW Scoter all for Durham Co.


eBird Checklist Summary for: Nov 18, 2019

Number of Checklists: 4
Number of Taxa: 50

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): Wilkins & Hampton Rds, Rougemont US-NC
Date: Nov 18, 2019 at 5:25 AM
(2): Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment
Date: Nov 18, 2019 at 6:50 AM
(3): Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment
Date: Nov 18, 2019 at 6:05 AM
(4): NCSU dairy pond and fields (Durham)
Date: Nov 18, 2019 at 11:55 AM

21 Canada Goose -- (4)
11 Wood Duck -- (2),(3)
1 White-winged Scoter -- (4)
13 Bufflehead -- (4)
1 Hooded Merganser -- (4)
2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- (4)
4 Mourning Dove -- (2),(4)
6 Double-crested Cormorant -- (4)
1 Great Blue Heron (Blue form) -- (4)
2 Black Vulture -- (2)
2 Turkey Vulture -- (2)
1 Bald Eagle -- (4)
3 Red-shouldered Hawk -- (2),(4)
1 Eastern Screech-Owl -- (1)
1 Great Horned Owl -- (1)
4 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -- (2),(3)
5 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- (2),(4)
4 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) -- (2),(4)
2 Pileated Woodpecker -- (2),(4)
6 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) -- (2)
1 American Kestrel -- (4)
1 Peregrine Falcon -- (2)
3 Eastern Phoebe -- (2)
15 Blue Jay -- (2),(4)
9 American Crow -- (2),(3),(4)
1 Common Raven -- (4)
3 Carolina Chickadee -- (2),(4)
6 Tufted Titmouse -- (2)
9 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- (2)
11 Carolina Wren -- (2),(3),(4)
9 Brown Thrasher -- (2),(3),(4)
13 Eastern Bluebird -- (2),(4)
8 Hermit Thrush -- (2)
97 American Robin -- (2),(3),(4)
2 House Finch -- (4)
7 American Goldfinch -- (2)
6 Chipping Sparrow -- (2)
12 Field Sparrow -- (2)
1 Fox Sparrow -- (2)
41 White-throated Sparrow -- (2),(3)
24 Song Sparrow -- (2),(3),(4)
1 Lincoln's Sparrow -- (2)
12 Swamp Sparrow -- (2)
10 Eastern Towhee -- (2),(3)
13 Rusty Blackbird -- (2)
2 Common Grackle -- (2)
1 Palm Warbler -- (4)
3 Pine Warbler -- (4)
7 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) -- (2)
6 Northern Cardinal -- (2)

This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
See eBird for more information.

Good Birding Always

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-470-4352 Cell
<jcbabirder...>


 

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Date: 11/18/19 1:49 pm
From: FRANK LAWKINS (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Ash throated Flycatcher

Ritch Lilly and I could not find it this afternoon at HBSP.  Will look again in the morning .

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

 

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Date: 11/18/19 1:25 pm
From: Jerry <bogey...>
Subject: Re: Ash-throated flycatcher
Present at 3pm being chased away by a Mockingbird.

Jerry Kerschner
Pawleys Island, SC

From: jcox3222 (via carolinabirds Mailing List)
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 2:23 PM
To: <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Ash-throated flycatcher

Still present at Huntington Beach SP. Observed by several in juniper trees in front visitor center. Last seen by me at approximately 1100.

Sent from XFINITY Connect Mobile App

 

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Date: 11/18/19 1:06 pm
From: whoffman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fort Fisher birds
Hi -

Went back to Fort Fisher today.

First, thanks to all who gave me the website link to report my oystercatcher bands. I sent them in last night.

Today was overcast with no wind, but again a very high tide.

About 35 Oystercatchers were present again, along with 15+ Marbled Godwits but I could not see any bands.

Highlights:

A flock of at least 300 Tree Swallows was present and moving around the area. Some worked low over the flooded marsh (6-18" off the water) so maybe there were gnats present?

Sparrows were very much in evidence.

Song Sparrows 15+ photographed several - much variation in underparts streaking.
Swamp Sparrow 1-2
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Saltmarsh Sparrow 2
Seaside Sparrow 1

Prairie Warbler 1


Wayne Hoffman
Wilmington





 

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Date: 11/18/19 11:24 am
From: jcox3222 (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Ash-throated flycatcher
Still present at Huntington Beach SP. Observed by several in juniper trees in front visitor center. Last seen by me at approximately 1100.

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Date: 11/18/19 9:40 am
From: Cynthia Fox (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Feeder bird, chapel Hill NC
I was surprised to see a Rusty Blackbird gleaning seed pieces under my feeders today. Even more surprising was the fact there was only one! But then it only takes one to make your day. 😊

Cynthia Fox, rural Orange County NC


 

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Date: 11/18/19 8:11 am
From: Marc Ribaudo (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Lake Benson

Lake Benson park in Garner was pretty birdy this morning.  I tallied 50 species.  Notables were a flock of about 40 rusty blackbirds along the entrance road, horned grebe, pied-billed grebe, shoveler, ruddy duck, bufflehead, mute swan, and an adult bald eagle catching a fish.  Several days ago there was a common loon on the lake.

Marc Ribaudo

 

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Date: 11/17/19 7:04 pm
From: Steve McInnis <steve.mcinnis...>
Subject: David Sibley on CBS Sunday Morning
Birders,
David Sibley was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning, today.  You can access the 6 minute interview via YouTube and search for David Sibley.

I found it a real treat to see his father and his wife.
Enjoy!


Steve McInnisColumbia, S.C.
 

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Date: 11/17/19 3:02 pm
From: whoffman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fort Fisher Oystercatchers followup
Hi -

While examining my photos from Fort Fisher this morning I was able to read codes on green leg bands on 4 of the American Oystercatchers.

Does anyone know who is doing the banding?

I have not bothered to report banded Oystercatchers in the breeding season (e.g. at Wrightsville Beach) because I assumed the breeding birds were well-monitored at that time.

I have reported other color-banded shorebirds (Red Knots and a Piping Plover) to the US Bird Banding Lab and have had long delays and other difficulties, suggesting they may be currently overwhelmed, so would like to report directly to the researchers if possible.

The bands were all green with white symbols placed above the tarsal joint (USFWS bands were below, just above the toes).

The combinations all had a single symbol above 2 symbols, this triplet repeated around the band.

The combinations were C over 3Y, C over TM, C over WR, and E over A5.

Thanks,

Wayne Hoffman
Wilmington


 

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Date: 11/17/19 2:18 pm
From: whoffman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Carolina Beach and Fort Fisher birds
Hi -

I birded in the wind at the Carolina Beach Lake and at Fort Fisher today (Nov. 17).

At the lake, highlights were 2 female/immature White-winged Scoters, 3 Redheads (1 drake), one Ring-necked Duck, one Lesser Scaup, and 3 Buffleheads

At Fort Fisher boat ramp the gulls were joined by 8 Forster's Terns and 1 Sandwich Tern (seems late?). The water level was very high.

On "the Rocks" about 19 AM a large group of shorebirds was roosting on the walkway and the adjacent sand of the last patch of marsh grass on the river side. The flock built to 35+ American Oystercatchers, 20+ Marbled Godwits, and 20+ Willets, with a few dowitchers hiding among them. Just beyond them the river waves were continuously washing over the walkway.

A flock of 30+ dowitchers and 50+ smaller shorebirds whipped past on the wind.

A Seaside Sparrow was briefly visible in the cordgrass.

I returned about 12:30 and the shorebirds were all gone, and the water was several inches deep over their roost site. The marsh between The Rocks and the boat ramp was mostly under water, and was being shredded by a parasail surfer. The walkway at the boat ramp and its low guardrail were under water, and the terns were gone. The gulls were either on the water or on the paved turnaround.

Back at the overlook north of the aquarium numerous Northern Gannets were visible over the waves.

Wayne Hoffman
Wilmington



 

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Date: 11/17/19 12:37 pm
From: Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Bruce Young
Bruce

Can you email me details of where you saw the Lincoln’s Sparrow at in Flat River. I tried 3 times for one in Guilford Co

Thank you.

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-470-4352 Cell
<jcbabirder...>

 

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Date: 11/17/19 6:59 am
From: <sshultz...>
Subject: Red-throated Loon, Vista Point, Chatham, NC
Not much floating on the rough waters of Jordan Lake this morning. A
distant raft of fowl from yesterday seems to have relocated. But one bird
made me enter additional info on eBird, so figured it worth a note. A
Red-throated Loon was bobbing along just south of Vista Point. Usually we
see Common Loons on the lake in winter, with Red-throated being somewhat
unusual, though annual. Otherwise, just the regular gulls, cormies, and
grebes.



Steve Shultz

Apex NC


 

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Date: 11/16/19 2:33 pm
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Coastal Christmas Counts
If any of you folks would like to help with any of the following 3 counts,
please let me know. All three could use more participants.

Kitty Hawk, Dec 14
Bodie/Pea, Dec 28
Alligator, Dec 30

Thanks,

Jeff Lewis
Southern Shores, NC

 

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Date: 11/16/19 1:16 pm
From: Sally Robertson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: albino pine warbler?
Lately I've had a bird at my feeders that looks more or less like a pine
warbler but has very pale bill and legs (slightly pink in some lights).
Could this be some kind of albinism? Or is there some other possible
species I'm not thinking of?

Sorry, photo unlikely due to quality of equipment and speed of bird.

Sally Robertson
Carrboro, NC

 

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Date: 11/16/19 12:46 pm
From: Patrick Coin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: waterfowl Durham NC 11/16/19
At Parkwood Lake, southern Durham County, NC, on 11/16/19, I was pleased to
see a good collection of migrant/wintering waterfowl and other water birds.
It was a rather gray, blustery day.
Ruddy Duck: 6 (these arrived about 10 days ago and have been hanging around)
Hooded Merganser: 8 or more
Green-winged Teal: 6 at least--not a species I have seen at this site
previously
Pied-billed Grebe: 2 or more (also arrived about 10 days ago)
In land birds:
I've not seen any juncos in this area yet, but did observe some last week
in east/central Durham, FOS for me.
I've enjoyed a number of White-throated Sparrows singing at various Durham
locations lately.
--
Patrick Coin
Durham, NC
<patrickcoin1...>

 

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Date: 11/15/19 1:38 pm
From: Anne Olsen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Winter Wren
I saw a Winter Wren this morning in Caldwell Station Creek Greenway, Cornelius. This is the first for the season.

Anne Olsen
Cornelius, NC

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Date: 11/15/19 5:26 am
From: EASTMAN, CAROLINE <EASTMAN...>
Subject: Re: 2019 Lower Saluda CBC, Columbia SC Dec. 28
Kent,

I should be able to help with this. I'm having cataract surgery December 16 and have now had a chance to discuss the recovery process. I should be able to drive and bird well before the 28th. I'll be glad to help with the canal trail again or elsewhere as needed. Saluda Shoals probably has enough coverage without me.

Caroline
________________________________
From: Kent <rkbbirder...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:39 PM
To: CarolinaBirds <carolinabirds...>
Subject: 2019 Lower Saluda CBC, Columbia SC Dec. 28

The Lower Saluda CBC in Columbia SC will be held on December 28th. The main groups will be meeting at Saluda Shoals Park for walks leaving the Education Center at 7am and 8am. If you are interested in participating please let me know as Saluda Shoals Park area and other areas are welcoming past and new participants. There is also other areas available as well as feeder watchers are encouraged. The count circle can be found at the Carolina Bird Club site. There is an admission charge for entry into Saluda Shoals Park.
If you have any questions, please email me.

Kent Bedenbaugh
<Rkbbirder...>

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Date: 11/14/19 5:16 pm
From: Matt Curran <mcurran1...>
Subject: Anyone going to Wings over Water Encore Edition?
Please email me.



Wanted to see if people might want to gather for dinner, breakfast etc.



Thanks,

Matt Curran




 

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Date: 11/14/19 10:19 am
From: \James.poling\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Bears
I put feeders out and all is quiet so far.

James Poling, Black Mountain, NC

> On Nov 14, 2019, at 10:12 AM, Stewart Gibeau <sgibeau...> wrote:
>
> Anyone know if it’s safe to put out seed feeders in Western NC yet? Haven’t seen any bears for a couple weeks
>
> Stu Gibeau
>
>
 

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Date: 11/14/19 8:11 am
From: Gary Harbour <gharbour...>
Subject: Re: Bears
Hi Stewart.

I live on the SC/NC boarder just south of Hendersonville. We have bears year round. I’ve personally had three sighting in the last 10 days. They come out in the dead of winter, usually during nice weather. I would say there is never a safe time for bird feeders in the mountains here.

However there are feeders that are safe from bears. I bought mine at Wild Birds Unlimited in Hendersonville a couple of years ago. It’s a heavy steel tube that bears can’t damage. When I first got it a bear took it and carried it down the mountain to a den area. I found the tube there and then had to spend a long time looking for the top and then the little pin that holds the top to the tube, but I finally found it. Now, I have a steel cable that hooks to the feeder and goes around a near by tree. I also have a pole that a bear can easily knock down so I can just sit it back up after a knock down. The bears have learned it’s not worth their time and they leave it alone now. I do bring it back in every night. Before I had this feeder I had another bear proof approach. I just broadcast the seed on the ground each morning. The birds actually loved this and the bears didn’t care to lick the widely broadcast seed from the ground. I have been told that bears don’t like the HOT (pepper extract) seed, but that’s expensive and you still need a feeder they can’t tear up. I use the HOT bark butter and I’ve never seen a bear go after it.

Best,
Gary

> On Nov 14, 2019, at 10:11 AM, Stewart Gibeau <sgibeau...> wrote:
>
> Anyone know if it’s safe to put out seed feeders in Western NC yet? Haven’t seen any bears for a couple weeks
>
> Stu Gibeau
>
>

 

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Date: 11/14/19 7:12 am
From: Stewart Gibeau <sgibeau...>
Subject: Bears
Anyone know if it’s safe to put out seed feeders in Western NC yet? Haven’t seen any bears for a couple weeks

Stu Gibeau


 

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Date: 11/14/19 3:14 am
From: Bill Hilton Jr. <hilton...>
Subject: Hilton Pond 11/01/19 (Audubon's Chipping Squirrel)
As frigid weather from the Arctic recently took aim at the Carolina Piedmont, we noted a lot of bird activity at our sunflower feeders. And, on the ground below those feeding stations, numerous "Audubon's Chipping Squirrels" (aka Eastern Chipmunks) were stuffing their cheeks with seeds that dropped to the ground.

"This Week at Hilton Pond" we devote our 704th photo essay to these energetic little rodents that weren't observed locally until the mid-1980s.

As always we provide a list of birds banded and recaptured--including several that are getting rather old--and recognize some folks who have been helping the Center in a big way for quite a while.

To read all about our chipmunks--none of which are named Alvin, Simon, or Theodore--please check out (and pass along!) our latest installment at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hiltonpond.org_ThisWeek191101.html&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=lvXyrNJUV2cexScgm9jz2HSbIzNRXNdC2GBen23mHD8&s=9w0AX9S1tAGHdexrRSqMB1xSsbat2z2LFrQPd95xdVw&e=

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Date: 11/13/19 4:36 pm
From: whoffman (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Airlie Garden migrants
Hi -

Following last night's stormy weather I visited Airlie Garden (Wilmington, New Hanover Co.) to see what migrants might have dropped in.

The following species seemed new, or of note:

American Black Duck 1 upper pond
Gadwall 1 upper pond
Bufflehead 4 upper pond, all female-plumage
Hooded Merganser 6 upper pond
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 seems late
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10+ appeared to be big influx
Black-and-White Warbler 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
White-throated Sparrow 6+ mostly immatures

I then visited Fort Fisher. The one bird of note was a Common Tern (with Forster's), which seems a bit late.

Wayne Hoffman
Wilmington

 

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Date: 11/13/19 2:19 pm
From: Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: eBird Trip Summary -- Today
Greetings all.

Got up at 0300 hrs this morning to meet up with Dale Lambert to spend the day in what felt at times sub-freezing temperatures looking for ducks starting at Hickory Hill Boat Ramp in Durham Co and then going to Rolling View in Durham Co.

After leaving Durham Co we went to Lake Rogers in Creedmoor, then to Granville Athletic Parks and then to Lake Devin.

The best bird of the day was the 12 Tundra Swans that Dale spotted as the flew right over my head will I was looking for song birds in some tall pines.

We only found 7 species of ducks but it’s still early.

All and all we had a great time it the brr cold.

Good Birding Always

jeffblalock
eBird Checklist Summary for: Nov 13, 2019

Number of Checklists: 6
Number of Taxa: 48

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp
Date: Nov 13, 2019 at 5:35 AM
(2): Falls Lake--Hickory Hill Boat Ramp
Date: Nov 13, 2019 at 6:10 AM
(3): Falls Lake--Rolling View
Date: Nov 13, 2019 at 8:35 AM
(4): Lake Rogers Park, Creedmoor US-NC (36.1299,-78.7042)
Date: Nov 13, 2019 at 12:10 PM
(5): Granville Athletic Park and Jonesland Environmental Preserve
Date: Nov 13, 2019 at 1:30 PM
(6): Lake Devin--Lake Devin Rd. Park Area
Date: Nov 13, 2019 at 3:05 PM

50 Canada Goose -- (2),(4),(6)
12 Tundra Swan -- (2)
1 Wood Duck -- (4)
2 Redhead -- (2)
30 Lesser Scaup -- (3)
12 Bufflehead -- (2),(3),(4)
27 Hooded Merganser -- (4)
16 Ruddy Duck -- (2),(6)
5 Pied-billed Grebe -- (3),(4),(6)
10 Horned Grebe -- (3)
30 American Coot -- (3)
2 Killdeer -- (6)
50 Bonaparte's Gull -- (3)
381 Ring-billed Gull -- (2),(3),(6)
1 Common Loon -- (3)
864 Double-crested Cormorant -- (2),(3),(4)
9 Great Blue Heron (Blue form) -- (2),(3),(4)
7 Black Vulture -- (3),(4),(5)
21 Turkey Vulture -- (3),(4),(5),(6)
1 Cooper's Hawk -- (2)
2 Bald Eagle -- (3)
1 Red-shouldered Hawk -- (3)
3 Red-tailed Hawk -- (4),(5)
6 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- (2),(3),(4),(5)
1 Downy Woodpecker -- (2)
1 Hairy Woodpecker -- (3)
1 Pileated Woodpecker -- (2)
1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) -- (6)
14 American Crow -- (2),(3),(4),(5)
9 Carolina Chickadee -- (2),(3),(5)
5 Tufted Titmouse -- (2),(3),(5)
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet -- (5)
17 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- (2),(3),(5)
3 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) -- (2),(3)
8 Brown-headed Nuthatch -- (3),(5)
1 Northern Mockingbird -- (5)
5 Eastern Bluebird -- (2),(3),(5)
3 Hermit Thrush -- (3),(5)
25 American Robin -- (3)
9 Chipping Sparrow -- (2),(5)
1 Field Sparrow -- (5)
19 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) -- (3),(5)
1 White-throated Sparrow -- (2)
1 Song Sparrow -- (5)
1 Eastern Towhee -- (5)
1 Eastern Meadowlark -- (6)
13 Pine Warbler -- (3),(5)
1 Northern Cardinal -- (5)

This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
See eBird for more information.


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Date: 11/13/19 4:40 am
From: Linda Ward (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fox sparrow, Coinjock, NC
Our FOS fox sparrow showed up yesterday, Nov 12. Last year we had our
first one on Nov. 11. A few white-throated sparrows showed up about a week
ago.

Linda Ward
Skip Hancock
Coinjock, NC

 

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Date: 11/12/19 12:39 pm
From: Kent (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: 2019 Lower Saluda CBC, Columbia SC Dec. 28
The Lower Saluda CBC in Columbia SC will be held on December 28th. The main groups will be meeting at Saluda Shoals Park for walks leaving the Education Center at 7am and 8am. If you are interested in participating please let me know as Saluda Shoals Park area and other areas are welcoming past and new participants. There is also other areas available as well as feeder watchers are encouraged. The count circle can be found at the Carolina Bird Club site. There is an admission charge for entry into Saluda Shoals Park.
If you have any questions, please email me.

Kent Bedenbaugh
<Rkbbirder...>

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Date: 11/11/19 11:20 pm
From: Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Location of LaConte’s Sparrow
Brian S.

Can you please provide some details of where you saw the LeConte’s Sparrow inside the park

Thank you.

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Date: 11/10/19 6:14 am
From: Bill Hilton Jr. <hilton...>
Subject: 29th York-Rock Hill (SC) Christmas Bird Count
The 29th annual York-Rock Hill (SC) Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, 21 December 2019.

We’d be delighted for you to join us. Details are at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hiltonpond.org_ChristmasCountMain.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=N30XKovTo3v2mggvTxh3LPiLEzRPlWhWu7ZWJF_Bufk&s=cW1mXYzvHOGjxc1hv_IBufdhUwA8KgtzF3S0fW1ESr0&e=

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BILL


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The mission of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is "to conserve plants, animals, habitats, and other natural components of the Piedmont Region of the eastern United States through observation, scientific study, and education for students of all ages.

"Never trust a person too lazy to get up for sunrise or too busy to watch the sunset." BHjr.

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Date: 11/10/19 5:17 am
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Common Raven near Ringwood, Halifax County, NC
Birders, just had a Common Raven fly over my cabin located in southwestern Halifax County on the western edge of the Coastal Plain. Same place I saw birds on several occasions in 2018. Wonder if they are local breeders or dispersing from areas further west in the Piedmont.

Merrill Lynch
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
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Date: 11/9/19 7:46 pm
From: Wendy Allen <wballen...>
Subject: Good birds continue to show at Santee Coastal Reserve
The Big Well Trail at Santee Coastal Reserve in Charleston County continues to hold a nice assortment of shorebirds, waders and ducks. Of note is a male Cinnamon Teal that my husband and I observed today in the first impoundment with a small flock of green-winged teal. E-bird list has been posted and includes some distant shots of this individual. Avocets, Spoonbills, Wilson’s Snipe, Dowitchers - long and short-billed, Dunlin and other shorebirds continue in good numbers. Happy birding.
 

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Date: 11/8/19 6:59 am
From: \Herbert, Teri Lynn\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Climbing Aster
The SC Native Plant Society sells this in their sales at Charles Towne Landing Park, $8/gallon pot – watch for the dates and plant lists at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__scnps.org_&d=DwIGaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=x-lY1dQJQL0k_7DQlzGOLekqQSi3iyjxx_fvXp3Q2Oo&s=O4wGnhgoxko_hcXaYmcYWFB1PyF5PguNY1usicCy7-M&e=
Other Native Plant Societies will probably also have it at their sales…

TeriLynn

From: <carolinabirds-request...> on behalf of Nate Dias <carolinabirds...>
Reply-To: Nate Dias <offshorebirder...>
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:49 PM
To: CarolinaBirds <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Orange-crowned yard bird in a Climbing Aster


CAUTION: External
I enjoyed watching an Orange-crowned Warbler out my mother’s den window this afternoon in her suburban Charleston yard. It was foraging and getting good business in a large Climbing Aster growing up a tall wide trellis.

I highly recommend Aster carolinianus to improve one’s habitat. Not only is it gorgeous in flower, but they are great for pollinators, provide good cover (Baltimore Orioles and sparrows hang out in my mother’s each winter) and they provide seeds for sparrows and other birds. Last weekend an Eastern Phoebe was hawking skipper butterflies at the aster and Empids have graced it in previous years during fall migration.

In terms of sources, I think Woodlander’s in Aiken sells them and Roots and Shoots in Charleston does off and on.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC



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Date: 11/7/19 6:50 pm
From: thegahobbs6 (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird is Back
Do y'all know Jeffrey Blalock from South Boston? Kelvin probably knows where Elizabeth Court is.-MiltonSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: "Jeffrey Blalock(via carolinabirds Mailing List)" <carolinabirds...> Date: 11/7/19 9:31 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Carolina Birds <carolinabirds...> Subject: eBird is Back eBird is back up and working. From my iPhoneMay God Bless and Keep YouJeff Blalock103 Elizabeth CourtSouth Boston VA 24592434-470-4352 <Celljcbabirder...>
 

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Date: 11/7/19 6:31 pm
From: Jeffrey Blalock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: eBird is Back
eBird is back up and working.

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-470-4352 Cell
<jcbabirder...>

 

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Date: 11/7/19 3:49 pm
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Orange-crowned yard bird in a Climbing Aster
I enjoyed watching an Orange-crowned Warbler out my mother’s den window
this afternoon in her suburban Charleston yard. It was foraging and
getting good business in a large Climbing Aster growing up a tall wide
trellis.

I highly recommend Aster carolinianus to improve one’s habitat. Not only
is it gorgeous in flower, but they are great for pollinators, provide good
cover (Baltimore Orioles and sparrows hang out in my mother’s each winter)
and they provide seeds for sparrows and other birds. Last weekend an
Eastern Phoebe was hawking skipper butterflies at the aster and Empids have
graced it in previous years during fall migration.

In terms of sources, I think Woodlander’s in Aiken sells them and Roots and
Shoots in Charleston does off and on.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC



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Date: 11/7/19 3:21 pm
From: Corey, Ed <ed.corey...>
Subject: Re: [External] Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
After working with a committee that wound up spending millions of dollars to try to eradicate it in a natural lake in southeastern NC, I'll remain on the side of opposition of monoecious hydrilla. Especially when ducks and other waterfowl can dine just fine on native species of submerged aquatic vegetation. If it would only remain in man-made waterbodies, I'd probably like it a bit more.

Ed Corey
Raleigh, NC

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From: "J. Merrill Lynch" <carolinabirds...>
Date: 11/7/19 5:41 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Harry LeGrand <hlegrandjr...>
Cc: carolinabirds listserve <carolinabirds...>
Subject: [External] Re: eBird data input down -- all day?

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I’ll get on the soapbox then. Hydrilla is not native but neither is the reservoirs and man made ponds where it often occurs. As you say great for waterfowl. But reservoir anglers and boaters hate it. I’m with the ducks...

Merrill Lynch
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 7, 2019, at 3:57 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> 
> I know that eBird goes down for brief periods for maintenance or glitches, but I've been trying to submit an eBird list over a 5-hour period today, and it is down. I see that the CBC Sightings website also shows the error, over this same period.
>
> If anyone saw a really rare bird today, please let folks know on this listserve! I had a nice morning at Big Lake at Umstead State Park here near Raleigh, with 12 species of waterfowl in this small lake:
>
> Pied-billed Grebe 2
> Canada Goose 30
> Mallard 25
> Am. Black Duck 2
> Gadwall 50
> Blue-winged Teal 2
> Green-winged Teal 25
> Northern Shoveler 10
> Wood Duck 1 male
> Ring-necked Duck 10
> Bufflehead 1 male
> Hooded Merganser 8
>
> Sadly, Ruddy Duck, a winter staple here, isn't quite yet here, though I 've seen it elsewhere in the area. And, with the abundance of Hydrilla now in the upper end of the lake, the ducks are very happy. The diving ducks do not have to dive for their food now -- the Ring-necked and Hoodeds were nibbling away at the surface. Coots love Hydrilla, but this lake seems to be missed by them, but if and when any do find the lake soon, they may stay. I associate Coots with Hydrilla more than with any other waterbird. Yes, Hydrilla is an exotic weed, but waterfowl love it. I could get on my soapbox here, but I won't, unless provoked to do so.
>
> At some point, I'll get this list and my landbirds into eBird. Wonder how many others of you went birding today and still have your lists in your head, like me … With very cold weather coming starting tomorrow, I'm hoping for tons of waterfowl all winter at Big Lake. There's enough food for many times more waterfowl.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>
 

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Date: 11/7/19 2:52 pm
From: Wayne Forsythe <wforsythe...>
Subject: Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
The world is not coming to an end, we will survive without e-bird for a day or so!
Wayne

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 7, 2019, at 5:38 PM, J. Merrill Lynch (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> I’ll get on the soapbox then. Hydrilla is not native but neither is the reservoirs and man made ponds where it often occurs. As you say great for waterfowl. But reservoir anglers and boaters hate it. I’m with the ducks...
>
> Merrill Lynch
> Echo Valley Farm
> Watauga County, NC
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Nov 7, 2019, at 3:57 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>>
>> 
>> I know that eBird goes down for brief periods for maintenance or glitches, but I've been trying to submit an eBird list over a 5-hour period today, and it is down. I see that the CBC Sightings website also shows the error, over this same period.
>>
>> If anyone saw a really rare bird today, please let folks know on this listserve! I had a nice morning at Big Lake at Umstead State Park here near Raleigh, with 12 species of waterfowl in this small lake:
>>
>> Pied-billed Grebe 2
>> Canada Goose 30
>> Mallard 25
>> Am. Black Duck 2
>> Gadwall 50
>> Blue-winged Teal 2
>> Green-winged Teal 25
>> Northern Shoveler 10
>> Wood Duck 1 male
>> Ring-necked Duck 10
>> Bufflehead 1 male
>> Hooded Merganser 8
>>
>> Sadly, Ruddy Duck, a winter staple here, isn't quite yet here, though I 've seen it elsewhere in the area. And, with the abundance of Hydrilla now in the upper end of the lake, the ducks are very happy. The diving ducks do not have to dive for their food now -- the Ring-necked and Hoodeds were nibbling away at the surface. Coots love Hydrilla, but this lake seems to be missed by them, but if and when any do find the lake soon, they may stay. I associate Coots with Hydrilla more than with any other waterbird. Yes, Hydrilla is an exotic weed, but waterfowl love it. I could get on my soapbox here, but I won't, unless provoked to do so.
>>
>> At some point, I'll get this list and my landbirds into eBird. Wonder how many others of you went birding today and still have your lists in your head, like me … With very cold weather coming starting tomorrow, I'm hoping for tons of waterfowl all winter at Big Lake. There's enough food for many times more waterfowl.
>>
>> Harry LeGrand
>> Raleigh
>>

 

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Date: 11/7/19 2:39 pm
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
I’ll get on the soapbox then. Hydrilla is not native but neither is the reservoirs and man made ponds where it often occurs. As you say great for waterfowl. But reservoir anglers and boaters hate it. I’m with the ducks...

Merrill Lynch
Echo Valley Farm
Watauga County, NC
Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 7, 2019, at 3:57 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> 
> I know that eBird goes down for brief periods for maintenance or glitches, but I've been trying to submit an eBird list over a 5-hour period today, and it is down. I see that the CBC Sightings website also shows the error, over this same period.
>
> If anyone saw a really rare bird today, please let folks know on this listserve! I had a nice morning at Big Lake at Umstead State Park here near Raleigh, with 12 species of waterfowl in this small lake:
>
> Pied-billed Grebe 2
> Canada Goose 30
> Mallard 25
> Am. Black Duck 2
> Gadwall 50
> Blue-winged Teal 2
> Green-winged Teal 25
> Northern Shoveler 10
> Wood Duck 1 male
> Ring-necked Duck 10
> Bufflehead 1 male
> Hooded Merganser 8
>
> Sadly, Ruddy Duck, a winter staple here, isn't quite yet here, though I 've seen it elsewhere in the area. And, with the abundance of Hydrilla now in the upper end of the lake, the ducks are very happy. The diving ducks do not have to dive for their food now -- the Ring-necked and Hoodeds were nibbling away at the surface. Coots love Hydrilla, but this lake seems to be missed by them, but if and when any do find the lake soon, they may stay. I associate Coots with Hydrilla more than with any other waterbird. Yes, Hydrilla is an exotic weed, but waterfowl love it. I could get on my soapbox here, but I won't, unless provoked to do so.
>
> At some point, I'll get this list and my landbirds into eBird. Wonder how many others of you went birding today and still have your lists in your head, like me … With very cold weather coming starting tomorrow, I'm hoping for tons of waterfowl all winter at Big Lake. There's enough food for many times more waterfowl.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>
 

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Date: 11/7/19 2:31 pm
From: Matt Janson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
Hello most of the Cornell internet services have been down all day; it is the middle of course enroll for next semester here so perhaps that is overloading this system again as it has in past years...
Hopefully it will be up and running soon!
Best,
Matt Janson
Cornell University student
Ithaca, NY



> On Nov 7, 2019, at 5:21 PM, Nate Swick <nswick...> wrote:
>
> eBird is experiencing a network outage. They've been down most of the day. They are working to resolve it. That's all they have said and all anyone knows.
>
> Nate Swick
> GSO, NC
>
>
>
>> On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 4:17 PM Karen Lebing <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>> I have had the same problem and message from the eBird app. Can some of our eBird folks update us as to what is going on?
>>
>>> On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 5:09 PM Tom Walencik <walencit...> wrote:
>>> I had same problem today from the iPhone. “Data in incorrect format” or something similar.
>>>
>>>
>>> Tom W.
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> > On Nov 7, 2019, at 3:57 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > 
>>> > I know that eBird goes down for brief periods for maintenance or glitches, but I've been trying to submit an eBird list over a 5-hour period today, and it is down. I see that the CBC Sightings website also shows the error, over this same period.
>>> >
>>> > If anyone saw a really rare bird today, please let folks know on this listserve! I had a nice morning at Big Lake at Umstead State Park here near Raleigh, with 12 species of waterfowl in this small lake:
>>> >
>>> > Pied-billed Grebe 2
>>> > Canada Goose 30
>>> > Mallard 25
>>> > Am. Black Duck 2
>>> > Gadwall 50
>>> > Blue-winged Teal 2
>>> > Green-winged Teal 25
>>> > Northern Shoveler 10
>>> > Wood Duck 1 male
>>> > Ring-necked Duck 10
>>> > Bufflehead 1 male
>>> > Hooded Merganser 8
>>> >
>>> > Sadly, Ruddy Duck, a winter staple here, isn't quite yet here, though I 've seen it elsewhere in the area. And, with the abundance of Hydrilla now in the upper end of the lake, the ducks are very happy. The diving ducks do not have to dive for their food now -- the Ring-necked and Hoodeds were nibbling away at the surface. Coots love Hydrilla, but this lake seems to be missed by them, but if and when any do find the lake soon, they may stay. I associate Coots with Hydrilla more than with any other waterbird. Yes, Hydrilla is an exotic weed, but waterfowl love it. I could get on my soapbox here, but I won't, unless provoked to do so.
>>> >
>>> > At some point, I'll get this list and my landbirds into eBird. Wonder how many others of you went birding today and still have your lists in your head, like me … With very cold weather coming starting tomorrow, I'm hoping for tons of waterfowl all winter at Big Lake. There's enough food for many times more waterfowl.
>>> >
>>> > Harry LeGrand
>>> > Raleigh
>>> >
>>>

 

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Date: 11/7/19 2:22 pm
From: Nate Swick <nswick...>
Subject: Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
eBird is experiencing a network outage. They've been down most of the day.
They are working to resolve it. That's all they have said and all anyone
knows.

Nate Swick
GSO, NC




On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 4:17 PM Karen Lebing <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> I have had the same problem and message from the eBird app. Can some of
> our eBird folks update us as to what is going on?
>
> On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 5:09 PM Tom Walencik <walencit...>
> wrote:
>
>> I had same problem today from the iPhone. “Data in incorrect format” or
>> something similar.
>>
>>
>> Tom W.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On Nov 7, 2019, at 3:57 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing
>> List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>> >
>> > 
>> > I know that eBird goes down for brief periods for maintenance or
>> glitches, but I've been trying to submit an eBird list over a 5-hour period
>> today, and it is down. I see that the CBC Sightings website also shows the
>> error, over this same period.
>> >
>> > If anyone saw a really rare bird today, please let folks know on this
>> listserve! I had a nice morning at Big Lake at Umstead State Park here
>> near Raleigh, with 12 species of waterfowl in this small lake:
>> >
>> > Pied-billed Grebe 2
>> > Canada Goose 30
>> > Mallard 25
>> > Am. Black Duck 2
>> > Gadwall 50
>> > Blue-winged Teal 2
>> > Green-winged Teal 25
>> > Northern Shoveler 10
>> > Wood Duck 1 male
>> > Ring-necked Duck 10
>> > Bufflehead 1 male
>> > Hooded Merganser 8
>> >
>> > Sadly, Ruddy Duck, a winter staple here, isn't quite yet here, though I
>> 've seen it elsewhere in the area. And, with the abundance of Hydrilla now
>> in the upper end of the lake, the ducks are very happy. The diving ducks
>> do not have to dive for their food now -- the Ring-necked and Hoodeds were
>> nibbling away at the surface. Coots love Hydrilla, but this lake seems to
>> be missed by them, but if and when any do find the lake soon, they may
>> stay. I associate Coots with Hydrilla more than with any other waterbird.
>> Yes, Hydrilla is an exotic weed, but waterfowl love it. I could get on my
>> soapbox here, but I won't, unless provoked to do so.
>> >
>> > At some point, I'll get this list and my landbirds into eBird. Wonder
>> how many others of you went birding today and still have your lists in your
>> head, like me … With very cold weather coming starting tomorrow, I'm
>> hoping for tons of waterfowl all winter at Big Lake. There's enough food
>> for many times more waterfowl.
>> >
>> > Harry LeGrand
>> > Raleigh
>> >
>>
>>

 

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Date: 11/7/19 2:18 pm
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
Here is the status: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__itservicealerts.hosting.cornell.edu_view_5870&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=cTipWlwanXCZcqXxzKMMI-7SibFK_dS9dlPXAdRZeHw&s=yuw9SkIJUmA83HSyDPCrlATuy80YnDuy9iZVFx79sWw&e=

Kent Fiala

On 11/7/2019 5:14 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:
> I just got sent this from a reader:
>
> "I have tried all afternoon to access a Cornell course I'm taking..absolutely cannot get on to Cornell."
>
> Yikes!  So, it isn't just Cornell's eBird database, but a much bigger Cornell U. issue.   That sounds "scary".
>
> Harry LeGrand
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 5:08 PM Tom Walencik <walencit...> <mailto:<walencit...>> wrote:
>
> I had same problem today from the iPhone. “Data in incorrect format” or something similar.
>
>
> Tom W.
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Nov 7, 2019, at 3:57 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> <mailto:<carolinabirds...>> wrote:
> >
> > 
> > I know that eBird goes down for brief periods for maintenance or glitches, but I've been trying to submit an eBird list over a 5-hour period today, and it is down.  I see that the CBC Sightings website also shows the error, over this same period.
> >
> > If anyone saw a really rare bird today, please let folks know on this listserve!  I had a nice morning at Big Lake at Umstead State Park here near Raleigh, with 12 species of waterfowl in this small lake:
> >
> > Pied-billed Grebe 2
> > Canada Goose  30
> > Mallard  25
> > Am. Black Duck  2
> > Gadwall   50
> > Blue-winged Teal  2
> > Green-winged Teal  25
> > Northern Shoveler  10
> > Wood Duck 1  male
> > Ring-necked Duck  10
> > Bufflehead   1 male
> > Hooded Merganser  8
> >
> > Sadly, Ruddy Duck, a winter staple here, isn't quite yet here, though I 've seen it elsewhere in the area. And, with the abundance of Hydrilla now in the upper end of the lake, the ducks are very happy.  The diving ducks do not have to dive for their food now -- the Ring-necked and Hoodeds were nibbling away at the surface.  Coots love Hydrilla, but this lake seems to be missed by them, but if and when any do find the lake soon, they may stay.  I associate Coots with Hydrilla more than with any other waterbird.  Yes, Hydrilla is an exotic weed, but waterfowl love it.   I could get on my soapbox here, but I won't, unless provoked to do so.
> >
> > At some point, I'll get this list and my landbirds into eBird.  Wonder how many others of you went birding today and still have your lists in your head, like me … With very cold weather coming starting tomorrow, I'm hoping for tons of waterfowl all winter at Big Lake. There's enough food for many times more waterfowl.
> >
> > Harry LeGrand
> > Raleigh
> >
>

 

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Date: 11/7/19 2:17 pm
From: Karen Lebing (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
I have had the same problem and message from the eBird app. Can some of
our eBird folks update us as to what is going on?

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 5:09 PM Tom Walencik <walencit...> wrote:

> I had same problem today from the iPhone. “Data in incorrect format” or
> something similar.
>
>
> Tom W.
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Nov 7, 2019, at 3:57 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing
> List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> >
> > 
> > I know that eBird goes down for brief periods for maintenance or
> glitches, but I've been trying to submit an eBird list over a 5-hour period
> today, and it is down. I see that the CBC Sightings website also shows the
> error, over this same period.
> >
> > If anyone saw a really rare bird today, please let folks know on this
> listserve! I had a nice morning at Big Lake at Umstead State Park here
> near Raleigh, with 12 species of waterfowl in this small lake:
> >
> > Pied-billed Grebe 2
> > Canada Goose 30
> > Mallard 25
> > Am. Black Duck 2
> > Gadwall 50
> > Blue-winged Teal 2
> > Green-winged Teal 25
> > Northern Shoveler 10
> > Wood Duck 1 male
> > Ring-necked Duck 10
> > Bufflehead 1 male
> > Hooded Merganser 8
> >
> > Sadly, Ruddy Duck, a winter staple here, isn't quite yet here, though I
> 've seen it elsewhere in the area. And, with the abundance of Hydrilla now
> in the upper end of the lake, the ducks are very happy. The diving ducks
> do not have to dive for their food now -- the Ring-necked and Hoodeds were
> nibbling away at the surface. Coots love Hydrilla, but this lake seems to
> be missed by them, but if and when any do find the lake soon, they may
> stay. I associate Coots with Hydrilla more than with any other waterbird.
> Yes, Hydrilla is an exotic weed, but waterfowl love it. I could get on my
> soapbox here, but I won't, unless provoked to do so.
> >
> > At some point, I'll get this list and my landbirds into eBird. Wonder
> how many others of you went birding today and still have your lists in your
> head, like me … With very cold weather coming starting tomorrow, I'm
> hoping for tons of waterfowl all winter at Big Lake. There's enough food
> for many times more waterfowl.
> >
> > Harry LeGrand
> > Raleigh
> >
>
>

 

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Date: 11/7/19 2:15 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
I just got sent this from a reader:

"I have tried all afternoon to access a Cornell course I'm
taking..absolutely cannot get on to Cornell."

Yikes! So, it isn't just Cornell's eBird database, but a much bigger
Cornell U. issue. That sounds "scary".

Harry LeGrand


On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 5:08 PM Tom Walencik <walencit...> wrote:

> I had same problem today from the iPhone. “Data in incorrect format” or
> something similar.
>
>
> Tom W.
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Nov 7, 2019, at 3:57 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing
> List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> >
> > 
> > I know that eBird goes down for brief periods for maintenance or
> glitches, but I've been trying to submit an eBird list over a 5-hour period
> today, and it is down. I see that the CBC Sightings website also shows the
> error, over this same period.
> >
> > If anyone saw a really rare bird today, please let folks know on this
> listserve! I had a nice morning at Big Lake at Umstead State Park here
> near Raleigh, with 12 species of waterfowl in this small lake:
> >
> > Pied-billed Grebe 2
> > Canada Goose 30
> > Mallard 25
> > Am. Black Duck 2
> > Gadwall 50
> > Blue-winged Teal 2
> > Green-winged Teal 25
> > Northern Shoveler 10
> > Wood Duck 1 male
> > Ring-necked Duck 10
> > Bufflehead 1 male
> > Hooded Merganser 8
> >
> > Sadly, Ruddy Duck, a winter staple here, isn't quite yet here, though I
> 've seen it elsewhere in the area. And, with the abundance of Hydrilla now
> in the upper end of the lake, the ducks are very happy. The diving ducks
> do not have to dive for their food now -- the Ring-necked and Hoodeds were
> nibbling away at the surface. Coots love Hydrilla, but this lake seems to
> be missed by them, but if and when any do find the lake soon, they may
> stay. I associate Coots with Hydrilla more than with any other waterbird.
> Yes, Hydrilla is an exotic weed, but waterfowl love it. I could get on my
> soapbox here, but I won't, unless provoked to do so.
> >
> > At some point, I'll get this list and my landbirds into eBird. Wonder
> how many others of you went birding today and still have your lists in your
> head, like me … With very cold weather coming starting tomorrow, I'm
> hoping for tons of waterfowl all winter at Big Lake. There's enough food
> for many times more waterfowl.
> >
> > Harry LeGrand
> > Raleigh
> >
>
>

 

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Date: 11/7/19 2:09 pm
From: Tom Walencik <walencit...>
Subject: Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
I had same problem today from the iPhone. “Data in incorrect format” or something similar.


Tom W.
Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 7, 2019, at 3:57 PM, Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> 
> I know that eBird goes down for brief periods for maintenance or glitches, but I've been trying to submit an eBird list over a 5-hour period today, and it is down. I see that the CBC Sightings website also shows the error, over this same period.
>
> If anyone saw a really rare bird today, please let folks know on this listserve! I had a nice morning at Big Lake at Umstead State Park here near Raleigh, with 12 species of waterfowl in this small lake:
>
> Pied-billed Grebe 2
> Canada Goose 30
> Mallard 25
> Am. Black Duck 2
> Gadwall 50
> Blue-winged Teal 2
> Green-winged Teal 25
> Northern Shoveler 10
> Wood Duck 1 male
> Ring-necked Duck 10
> Bufflehead 1 male
> Hooded Merganser 8
>
> Sadly, Ruddy Duck, a winter staple here, isn't quite yet here, though I 've seen it elsewhere in the area. And, with the abundance of Hydrilla now in the upper end of the lake, the ducks are very happy. The diving ducks do not have to dive for their food now -- the Ring-necked and Hoodeds were nibbling away at the surface. Coots love Hydrilla, but this lake seems to be missed by them, but if and when any do find the lake soon, they may stay. I associate Coots with Hydrilla more than with any other waterbird. Yes, Hydrilla is an exotic weed, but waterfowl love it. I could get on my soapbox here, but I won't, unless provoked to do so.
>
> At some point, I'll get this list and my landbirds into eBird. Wonder how many others of you went birding today and still have your lists in your head, like me … With very cold weather coming starting tomorrow, I'm hoping for tons of waterfowl all winter at Big Lake. There's enough food for many times more waterfowl.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>

 

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Date: 11/7/19 1:11 pm
From: Matt Spangler (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: eBird data input down -- all day?
Per Harry’s request, there’s a common goldeneye at discovery lake (EPA/NIH campus) in RTP currently. Unfortunately, there is no general public access and armed security guards are stationed at all entrances to the campus. Sorry!

Matt Spangler
at work in RTP NC

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 7, 2019, at 3:57 PM, Harry LeGrand <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> I know that eBird goes down for brief periods for maintenance or glitches, but I've been trying to submit an eBird list over a 5-hour period today, and it is down. I see that the CBC Sightings website also shows the error, over this same period.
>
> If anyone saw a really rare bird today, please let folks know on this listserve! I had a nice morning at Big Lake at Umstead State Park here near Raleigh, with 12 species of waterfowl in this small lake:
>
> Pied-billed Grebe 2
> Canada Goose 30
> Mallard 25
> Am. Black Duck 2
> Gadwall 50
> Blue-winged Teal 2
> Green-winged Teal 25
> Northern Shoveler 10
> Wood Duck 1 male
> Ring-necked Duck 10
> Bufflehead 1 male
> Hooded Merganser 8
>
> Sadly, Ruddy Duck, a winter staple here, isn't quite yet here, though I 've seen it elsewhere in the area. And, with the abundance of Hydrilla now in the upper end of the lake, the ducks are very happy. The diving ducks do not have to dive for their food now -- the Ring-necked and Hoodeds were nibbling away at the surface. Coots love Hydrilla, but this lake seems to be missed by them, but if and when any do find the lake soon, they may stay. I associate Coots with Hydrilla more than with any other waterbird. Yes, Hydrilla is an exotic weed, but waterfowl love it. I could get on my soapbox here, but I won't, unless provoked to do so.
>
> At some point, I'll get this list and my landbirds into eBird. Wonder how many others of you went birding today and still have your lists in your head, like me … With very cold weather coming starting tomorrow, I'm hoping for tons of waterfowl all winter at Big Lake. There's enough food for many times more waterfowl.
>
> Harry LeGrand
> Raleigh
>
 

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Date: 11/7/19 12:57 pm
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: eBird data input down -- all day?
I know that eBird goes down for brief periods for maintenance or glitches,
but I've been trying to submit an eBird list over a 5-hour period today,
and it is down. I see that the CBC Sightings website also shows the error,
over this same period.

If anyone saw a really rare bird today, please let folks know on this
listserve! I had a nice morning at Big Lake at Umstead State Park here
near Raleigh, with 12 species of waterfowl in this small lake:

Pied-billed Grebe 2
Canada Goose 30
Mallard 25
Am. Black Duck 2
Gadwall 50
Blue-winged Teal 2
Green-winged Teal 25
Northern Shoveler 10
Wood Duck 1 male
Ring-necked Duck 10
Bufflehead 1 male
Hooded Merganser 8

Sadly, Ruddy Duck, a winter staple here, isn't quite yet here, though I 've
seen it elsewhere in the area. And, with the abundance of Hydrilla now in
the upper end of the lake, the ducks are very happy. The diving ducks do
not have to dive for their food now -- the Ring-necked and Hoodeds were
nibbling away at the surface. Coots love Hydrilla, but this lake seems to
be missed by them, but if and when any do find the lake soon, they may
stay. I associate Coots with Hydrilla more than with any other waterbird.
Yes, Hydrilla is an exotic weed, but waterfowl love it. I could get on my
soapbox here, but I won't, unless provoked to do so.

At some point, I'll get this list and my landbirds into eBird. Wonder how
many others of you went birding today and still have your lists in your
head, like me … With very cold weather coming starting tomorrow, I'm
hoping for tons of waterfowl all winter at Big Lake. There's enough food
for many times more waterfowl.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

 

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