Carolinabirds
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11/21/17 5:42 pm James Watson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> New Hotspots in Charleston County, SC
11/21/17 1:01 pm Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: a word about eBird
11/21/17 11:36 am Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: a word about eBird
11/21/17 9:24 am Wayne Forsythe <wforsythe...> Henderson Cty, NC follow up report
11/21/17 8:54 am Wayne Forsythe <wforsythe...> Henderson Cty. N C
11/21/17 4:25 am Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> a word about eBird
11/20/17 6:36 pm Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: NC King Eider - 3rd hand report
11/20/17 6:01 pm Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: NC King Eider - 3rd hand report
11/20/17 4:20 pm Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Long-billed Curlews, White Pelicans, Whimbrel - Cape Romain NWR
11/20/17 1:34 pm Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: NC King Eider - 3rd hand report
11/20/17 1:30 pm Steve <sshultz...> NC King Eider - 3rd hand report
11/20/17 1:29 pm Steve <sshultz...> Outer Banks NC Birding 11/18-11/19
11/20/17 6:24 am Linda Ward (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Binocular use post cataract surgery?
11/19/17 7:22 pm Loren Hintz <ldhintz...> Outer Banks Broad-billed Hummer yes; King Eider no
11/19/17 3:21 pm <scompton1251...> RE: "Audubon's" Warbler in Lexington County, SC
11/19/17 3:10 pm Irvin Pitts <pittsjam...> "Audubon's" Warbler in Lexington County, SC
11/19/17 12:48 pm Aaron Given (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Sea Islands CBC
11/19/17 12:30 pm Monroe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Ash Throated FC at Randolph Middle Mecklenburg Co. NC
11/19/17 8:59 am Jim G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Costa Rica recos. - Big Thanks
11/19/17 8:00 am Steve <sshultz...> Oregon Inlet
11/19/17 7:23 am Bruce Smithson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fort Fisher flycatchers.....last time, if this doesn't work, I give up
11/19/17 7:06 am Bruce Smithson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fort Fisher Scissor-tailed and Great Crested Flycatchers on Sat. 11/18/17
11/19/17 4:24 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad-billed present today
11/18/17 8:42 pm Bruce Smithson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, late Great Crested Flycatcher at Fort Fisher Museum this p.m.
11/18/17 5:07 pm Bruce Smithson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, late Great Crested Flycatcher at Fort Fisher Museum this p.m.
11/18/17 2:22 pm Steve <sshultz...> Snow Bunting NC
11/18/17 2:04 pm Robert Rybczynski (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Pines Siskins at Mason Farm
11/18/17 7:50 am David Weesner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Juv. Scissor-t. Flycatcher on power line
11/18/17 6:20 am Sam Cooper <dmcooper2...> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - New Hanover Co, NC
11/18/17 4:24 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> King Eider present
11/17/17 4:15 pm Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Common Eiders, Carteret County, NC
11/17/17 1:28 pm Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad-billed Hummingbird still present
11/17/17 11:27 am Beth Garver (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Snowy Owl in Forsyth Co. NC Last Night
11/17/17 10:52 am \alhooks13 .\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> King Eider female at Oregon Inlet
11/17/17 10:43 am Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Black-legged Kittiwake -- Lake Hickory
11/17/17 10:32 am Nathan Gatto (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Snowy Owl in Forsyth Co. NC Last Night
11/17/17 10:07 am Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Black-legged Kittiwake -- Lake Hickory
11/17/17 8:02 am hed567 (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Bird Walk This Saturday Nov. 18 8:30 Silver Bluff Audubon Center
11/17/17 7:52 am hed567 (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Bird Walk This Saturday Nov. 18 8:30 Silver Bluff Audubon Center
11/17/17 7:21 am Harold Donnelly (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
11/17/17 5:50 am <badgerboy...> Re: Pond mountain RL Hawk and Short-eared Owl
11/16/17 4:13 pm piephofft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Southern Lake Norman CBC
11/16/17 12:01 pm Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Jonathan Steere…
11/16/17 11:12 am <wforsythe...> Bell's Vireo/Warren Wilson College, NC
11/16/17 10:03 am David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Western Kingbird continuing @ St. Christopher, Seabrook Is, SC
11/16/17 9:40 am Keith E. Camburn <kcamburn...> Bell's Vireo, NC
11/16/17 7:42 am Lester Coble (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Cattle egret in craven county
11/16/17 7:04 am james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fwd: Location of Bells Vireo
11/16/17 5:01 am james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Probable Bells Vireo at Warren Wilson College Swannanoa Nc
11/15/17 4:40 pm Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad-billed Hummingbird update
11/15/17 4:24 pm Clifton Avery (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Rough-legged Hawk and Short-eared Owl - Pond Mountain Game Land
11/15/17 11:50 am james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Probable Bell's Vireo
11/15/17 11:42 am james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Fwd: Probable Bell's Vireo
11/15/17 9:46 am Steve Compton <scompton1251...> Re: Patriots Point this morning
11/15/17 9:44 am Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Patriots Point this morning
11/15/17 9:28 am Tracee Clapper (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Patriots Point this morning
11/15/17 7:25 am jcox3222 (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Patriots Point this morning
11/14/17 1:20 pm Rbakelaar (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Ross’s Goose—Orange Co, NC
11/14/17 9:47 am David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Western Kingbird still seen this am, Seabrook Island, SC
11/14/17 7:01 am Harold Donnelly (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Bird Walk
11/14/17 6:43 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Alligator River CBC Dec 30
11/14/17 6:41 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Kitty Hawk CBC Dec 16
11/14/17 5:57 am andrew thornton (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Red-throated Loon, Oak Hollow Lake
11/14/17 5:46 am Christine Stoughton-Root (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Say’s phoebe
11/13/17 5:15 pm David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Western Kingbird @ Seabrook Island, SC
11/13/17 12:06 pm Christopher Hill <Chill...> Litchfield-Pawleys Island CBC
11/13/17 8:44 am Tracee Clapper (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Christmas Bird Counts around Charleston and Greenville, SC
11/13/17 8:29 am Lex Glover <GloverL...> SC CBC Dates for Winyah Bay and Lake Wateree
11/13/17 7:38 am WALTER KENT (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> woodpeckers
11/12/17 4:51 pm Ricky Davis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Pungo Unit, Pocosin Lakes NWR today
11/11/17 4:39 pm David Weesner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Yesterday Snow Goose & White-w. Scoter
11/11/17 3:20 pm Wayne K. Forsythe <wforsythe...> Henderson Cty. Water Treatment Plant
11/11/17 11:37 am Derb Carter <derbc...> Mattamuskeet causeway
11/10/17 10:26 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad-billed Hummer still present in Southern Shores
11/10/17 8:45 am Marion Clark <mclark66...> Re: Ruffed Grouse Birding Locations?
11/9/17 12:38 pm Parkin Hunter (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Migratory Bird Treaty Act
11/9/17 12:37 pm Nathan Langwald (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Ruffed Grouse Birding Locations?
11/9/17 10:52 am Lena Gallitano <lbg...> Baltimore Orioles & Migratory Bird Treaty Act
11/8/17 6:48 pm Peter Quadarella (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Horned Grebes
11/8/17 10:07 am Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Caspian Tern at Lake Crabtree, NC
11/8/17 9:40 am Tracee Clapper (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> I've heard White-crowned Sparrows are uncommon in the Lowcountry
11/8/17 9:10 am Kyle Kittelberger (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Black-throated Blue Warbler, Raleigh
11/8/17 8:33 am Christine Stoughton-Root (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Say's Phoebe
11/8/17 8:23 am Peter Quadarella (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Horned Grebes
11/8/17 6:51 am Marion Clark <mclark66...> Re: South Carolina eBird, a Message From the Reviewers
11/8/17 5:59 am Christine Stoughton-Root (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Says Phoebe
11/7/17 9:23 pm Ron <waxwing...> South Texas trip - Carolina Bird Club
11/7/17 6:12 pm Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: South Carolina eBird, a Message From the Reviewers
11/7/17 4:50 pm Aaron Given (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> South Carolina eBird, a Message From the Reviewers
11/7/17 3:22 pm David Schroder (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Say’s Phoebe still present at VOA site
11/7/17 2:43 pm Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...> FOS Brown-headed Cowbirds
11/7/17 10:43 am John Fussell <jfuss...> Long-billed Curlew at Rachel Carson Reserve, NC
11/7/17 6:50 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad-billed Hummingbird still present
11/6/17 8:33 am Jan Hansen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Say’s Phoebe still present at VOA site
11/6/17 5:52 am Ron <waxwing...> Southern Texas birding trip
11/6/17 4:57 am Anne Olsen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Brown Creeper - Front Yard
11/6/17 3:50 am Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Brown Creeper - Front Yard
11/5/17 5:36 pm <susan...> RE: GaryPhillips_Musings
11/5/17 4:53 pm KC Foggin <KCFoggin...> Re: GaryPhillips_Musings
11/5/17 4:49 pm Cherrie Sneed (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> GaryPhillips_Musings
11/5/17 2:01 pm Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Dare County birds from today
11/5/17 1:51 pm Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad-billed Hummingbird update
11/5/17 7:09 am \\\\<trnealon...>\\\\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Southern Shores Broad-billed Hummingbird Continues
11/5/17 7:03 am ann maddock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Sharp Shinned Hawk caught ruby throated hummer
11/4/17 6:32 pm Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Grasshopper Sparrows, Lincoln's Sparrow, Sedge Wrens, King Rail, OC Warbler - Santee NWR Pine Island Unit
11/4/17 4:50 pm Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Southern Shores Broad-billed Hummingbird Continues
11/4/17 10:56 am Sherry Lane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Southern Shores Broad-billed Hummingbird Continues
11/4/17 5:58 am Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Tennessee Warblers in SC
11/3/17 3:18 pm David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Purple Sandpiper - Seabrook Island, SC
11/3/17 2:50 pm Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad-billed Hummingbird still here
11/3/17 2:19 pm Caroline Harvey (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Conestee - Late Black-throated Green Warbler
11/3/17 4:33 am nicholas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> North River Game Land/Coinjock waterfront, 11/2/17
11/2/17 3:59 pm M Howell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Odd Mallard Pair
11/2/17 2:24 pm amaspirit (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Christmas Bird Counts in the Carolinas
11/2/17 9:40 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad-billed Hummingbird still present
11/2/17 9:39 am Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Christmas Bird Counts in the Carolinas
11/2/17 9:23 am Carson Wood <cdwood...> Holly Shelter/lea-Hutaff CBC Dec 17th 2017
11/2/17 7:33 am Edith Tatum (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> FOS Junco
11/2/17 5:29 am <badgerboy...> Brookshire Park Walk this Saturday 8AM
11/2/17 4:57 am \Adams, Jamie\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> RE: Cave Swallows and Am Golden Plovers, Wrightsville Beach, NC
11/1/17 10:11 am Lynn Erla Beegle (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> (1) Male NORTHERN PINTAIL at Umstead State Park's Big Lake, Wake County, NC on November 1, 2017 and (2) MARATHON NOV 5
11/1/17 9:27 am Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> An 8-sparrow morning south of Raleigh
11/1/17 8:45 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad-billed being seen today
11/1/17 8:36 am Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Cackling Goose, Lenoir, Caldwell Co, NC
11/1/17 5:08 am Nathan (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: Broad-billed Update
10/31/17 5:17 pm Clyde Sorenson <sorenson...> Yard bird number 136!
10/31/17 4:10 pm Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad-billed Update
10/31/17 3:33 pm \Adams, Jamie\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Cave Swallows and Am Golden Plovers, Wrightsville Beach, NC
10/31/17 4:30 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad-billed still here
10/31/17 3:44 am <susan...> RE: More on Broad-billed Hummer
10/30/17 12:53 pm Robert Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Ipswich Sparrow project
10/30/17 6:46 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> More on Broad-billed Hummer
10/30/17 6:17 am Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Broad-billed Hummingbird
10/30/17 4:56 am \Adams, Jamie\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> RE: Cave Swallow, White Pelicans, Am Golden-Plover at Wrightsville Beach, NC
10/29/17 6:41 pm Sam Cooper <dmcooper2...> Cave Swallow, White Pelicans, Am Golden-Plover at Wrightsville Beach, NC
10/29/17 5:08 am Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Late BT Green Warbler
10/29/17 3:08 am Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Grasshopper Sparrow Re: Sparrow Bonanza, Santee Delta East, and other Highlights
10/28/17 8:19 pm steve stevens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> ID help, west coast
10/28/17 8:14 pm James Watson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Sparrow Bonanza, Santee Delta East, and other Highlights
10/28/17 12:55 pm Elisa Enders (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Say's Phoebe, VOA Gamelands, Beaufort County, NC
10/27/17 2:14 pm <badgerboy...> Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird Ashe county
10/27/17 10:21 am Lynn Erla Beegle (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Good Phone for Birders and AMERICAN WIGEON and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW (Wake County, NC)
10/27/17 4:54 am Gretchen Schramm (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> White-Throated Sparrow
10/26/17 5:13 pm David Weesner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Say's Phoebe at VOA site
10/26/17 4:33 pm Janet & Richard Paulette (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> High Country Audubon newsletter
10/26/17 12:57 pm Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Mystery shorebird
10/26/17 12:26 pm \gilbert grant\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Cave Swallow at North Topsail Beach, NC
10/26/17 12:22 pm \gilbert grant\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
10/25/17 9:53 am Anne Olsen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> FOS birds
10/25/17 6:40 am <badgerboy...> Grant program for attending CBC meetings for young people from Mtns
10/24/17 6:06 pm <reb_...> Say's Phoebe At VOA Site
10/24/17 4:00 pm John Fussell <jfuss...> Re: DOVEKIE at Cape Hatteras this afternoon
10/24/17 2:24 pm Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> FOS Dark-eyed Junco
10/24/17 9:17 am Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...> Baltimore oriole
10/23/17 2:52 pm Brian Patteson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> DOVEKIE at Cape Hatteras this afternoon
10/23/17 8:31 am \Jeff Lemons\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: VOA Say's Phoebe
10/22/17 5:41 pm John Fussell <jofuss...> Long-billed Curlew at east Shackleford Banks, NC
10/22/17 12:59 pm Corey, Ed <ed.corey...> Re: [External] VOA Say's Phoebe Trapped
10/22/17 12:32 pm John Scavetto (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: VOA Say's Phoebe Trapped
10/22/17 12:19 pm Stacy and Natalie Barbour (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: VOA Say's Phoebe Trapped
10/22/17 10:50 am \Jeff Lemons\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> VOA Say's Phoebe Trapped
10/22/17 9:24 am WALTER KENT (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Sparrows
10/22/17 5:31 am Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Re: WT Sparrow
 
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Date: 11/21/17 5:42 pm
From: James Watson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: New Hotspots in Charleston County, SC
There are three new hotspots in Charleston County, SC: Charles Pinckney
National Historic Site, Marsh View Trail, and Dorothy Kearns Park Trail.
Charles Pinckney is on Long Point Rd. in Mount Pleasant, Dorothy Kearns is
a small park on the Wando River under the Wando Bridge which is accessed
off Long Point Rd. in Mount Pleasant, and the last is Marsh View Trail, a
small park owned and maintained by the East Cooper Land Trust off Rifle
Range Rd. in Mount Pleasant. I bird these areas and will be changing my
location from the former spots to the new hotspot to more accurately
reflect data in eBird. These are some underbirded places and offer a
variety of habitats to observe species throughout all the seasons.

--

“I cannot help but think a curious event is this life of mine”
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-- John James Audubon
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Craig Watson

Mount Pleasant, SC

 

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Date: 11/21/17 1:01 pm
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: a word about eBird
It's been brought to my attention that I should have added one qualification to my discussion. If you are absolutely certain that you or others have already documented a specific bird, and that the reviewer's memory is good enough to recall that, it is acceptable simply to note something along the lines of "Continuing bird" for subsequent sightings. Just be careful about overdoing it. Last year I was researching places to look for Eurasian Tree Sparrow around St. Louis and my attention focused into one particular park that had many reports. One particular regular eBirder at this park had checklist after checklist after checklist going back years with the Eurasian Tree Sparrow comment "See previous notes". I did not find that this helped me locate Eurasian Tree Sparrows, although it was understandable that there really wasn't a need for documentation at this well-known location. You might think about refreshing your comments occasionally, though.

Kent Fiala

On 11/21/2017 2:36 PM, Kent Fiala wrote:
>
> Well said, Steve. I would like to elaborate further on one aspect of this.
>
> As a reviewer, I find that people often don't have the same idea as I do about what is expected in details or comments. "Seen clearly at 20 feet" is not what eBird is asking for. Neither is "No doubt about the identification", nor "At the feeder in my back yard", nor "Not rare". It is fine to write these things in the comments, but more is needed. An example of the desired kind of details would be "All-gray sparrow-sized bird with white belly and white outer tail feathers". You can write more if you like but this is perfectly adequate, and most of all, it is not difficult. It doesn't have to be a long essay, just write what you saw that establishes the identification. You want information that stands on its own as validating the identification, and can be evaluated by someone who does not know you nor anything about your birding abilities; even someone who might be researching old records many years from now when the abundance of the species is much different than at present.
>
> I recently came across this web page: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cowyebird.blogspot.com_2017_08_ebird-2Dbasics-2Dspecies-2Dcomments-2Dbox.html-3Fm-3D1&d=DwIF-g&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=fwV9eVCIOpYYz2sEkucHFeI2IlaceAqLwVrZuKo3xs4&s=UkjTq2wSOeQFY2-vN3mCuIO2Bzen3yTkgyMft5tw-3Q&e= that does a good job of expanding even more on this. I recommend reading it.
>
> Kent Fiala
> On 11/21/2017 7:25 AM, Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:
>> Hello, birders.
>> If you use eBird, you have probably had the experience of loading a list of birds you thought were perfectly normal, and a box pops up indicating you need to supply details. Dutifully you comply, perhaps confused why a usual and expected bird needs to be described. (For example, that happened recently here in Kershaw County with Dark-eyed Juncos). Part of the reason this happens is because the protocols or filters set by eBird are done on a regional basis, not county-by-county, or site-by-site. What is not unusual in your county can be rare in another part of the region (or collection of associated counties), and the result is that sometimes eBird will ask for details on what you consider pretty common stuff. The reviewers have done a good job helping us realize this.
>> But there is an opposite reality I have noticed, and I want to make a point about that.
>> Because the protocols are set regionally, you will sometimes find a rare bird, and eBird does not ask for any details, documentation, justification, etc. You are getting ready to do the tedious work of thumbing-in the minute details of perhaps a first county record, and guess what...eBird doesn't want details! Free bird!!
>> As tempting as that is, don't let yourself get away with that. If you know a bird is unusual where you are (or just suspect it is a "good" bird), supply details anyway. If you're unclear, it's worth asking someone if details should be included. When the filters are changed, or when the eBird regions are split into smaller regions or individual counties, your undocumented rarity could come under stricter scrutiny. If you have confidence in the bird you are reporting, show it with details; if not, it's not ready to be reported.
>> _Just because eBird doesn't flag it as rare doesn't mean it is an expected bird where you are_. We should not use the eBird filters to convince ourselves that we are seeing/hearing what we think we're seeing/hearing. EBird, just like range maps in a field guide, cannot decide for us what we did or didn't find. This is not meant to criticize those who didn't realize it, but to inform and invite toward better practice. A little extra attention and effort to describe what might be questioned makes all our lists a little stronger.
>> Bird well, and thank you for reading.
>> Steve Patterson
>> Camden, SC
>


 

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Date: 11/21/17 11:36 am
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: a word about eBird
Well said, Steve. I would like to elaborate further on one aspect of this.

As a reviewer, I find that people often don't have the same idea as I do about what is expected in details or comments. "Seen clearly at 20 feet" is not what eBird is asking for. Neither is "No doubt about the identification", nor "At the feeder in my back yard", nor "Not rare". It is fine to write these things in the comments, but more is needed. An example of the desired kind of details would be "All-gray sparrow-sized bird with white belly and white outer tail feathers". You can write more if you like but this is perfectly adequate, and most of all, it is not difficult. It doesn't have to be a long essay, just write what you saw that establishes the identification. You want information that stands on its own as validating the identification, and can be evaluated by someone who does not know you nor anything about your birding abilities; even someone who might be researching old records many years from now when the abundance of the species is much different than at present.

I recently came across this web page: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cowyebird.blogspot.com_2017_08_ebird-2Dbasics-2Dspecies-2Dcomments-2Dbox.html-3Fm-3D1&d=DwIF-g&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=up-YJepr9TBxqzphVaJwxj9IezkRsrg72G-aTB-0DSw&s=sQQxQtDImfLQ2Fh88BzhIzsBJmCeEQfaWGRWeu_k1VM&e= that does a good job of expanding even more on this. I recommend reading it.

Kent Fiala

On 11/21/2017 7:25 AM, Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:
> Hello, birders.
> If you use eBird, you have probably had the experience of loading a list of birds you thought were perfectly normal, and a box pops up indicating you need to supply details. Dutifully you comply, perhaps confused why a usual and expected bird needs to be described. (For example, that happened recently here in Kershaw County with Dark-eyed Juncos). Part of the reason this happens is because the protocols or filters set by eBird are done on a regional basis, not county-by-county, or site-by-site. What is not unusual in your county can be rare in another part of the region (or collection of associated counties), and the result is that sometimes eBird will ask for details on what you consider pretty common stuff. The reviewers have done a good job helping us realize this.
> But there is an opposite reality I have noticed, and I want to make a point about that.
> Because the protocols are set regionally, you will sometimes find a rare bird, and eBird does not ask for any details, documentation, justification, etc. You are getting ready to do the tedious work of thumbing-in the minute details of perhaps a first county record, and guess what...eBird doesn't want details! Free bird!!
> As tempting as that is, don't let yourself get away with that. If you know a bird is unusual where you are (or just suspect it is a "good" bird), supply details anyway. If you're unclear, it's worth asking someone if details should be included. When the filters are changed, or when the eBird regions are split into smaller regions or individual counties, your undocumented rarity could come under stricter scrutiny. If you have confidence in the bird you are reporting, show it with details; if not, it's not ready to be reported.
> _Just because eBird doesn't flag it as rare doesn't mean it is an expected bird where you are_. We should not use the eBird filters to convince ourselves that we are seeing/hearing what we think we're seeing/hearing. EBird, just like range maps in a field guide, cannot decide for us what we did or didn't find. This is not meant to criticize those who didn't realize it, but to inform and invite toward better practice. A little extra attention and effort to describe what might be questioned makes all our lists a little stronger.
> Bird well, and thank you for reading.
> Steve Patterson
> Camden, SC


 

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Date: 11/21/17 9:24 am
From: Wayne Forsythe <wforsythe...>
Subject: Henderson Cty, NC follow up report
There is a total of 4 Ross’s Geese currently in Henderson Cty. The 4th bird has been feeding for several hours on Hooper Ln. So, 2 of these birds have been hanging out at the pond on Bryson Rd. (not there now) and 2 new arrivals. There is also 1 Bufflehead at the Treatment plant and 4 Hooded Mergs at the pond on Bryson Rd.
Wayne

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Date: 11/21/17 8:54 am
From: Wayne Forsythe <wforsythe...>
Subject: Henderson Cty. N C
Presently, there are 3 ROSS’S GEESE at the water treatment plant in the Mills River area of Henderson Cty. Also present are 3 Ruddy Ducks, and 1 Pied-Bill Grebe!
Wayne

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Date: 11/21/17 4:25 am
From: Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: a word about eBird


Hello, birders.



If you use eBird, you have probably had the experience of loading a list of birds you thought were perfectly normal, and a box pops up indicating you need to supply details. Dutifully you comply, perhaps confused why a usual and expected bird needs to be described. (For example, that happened recently here in Kershaw County with Dark-eyed Juncos). Part of the reason this happens is because the protocols or filters set by eBird are done on a regional basis, not county-by-county, or site-by-site. What is not unusual in your county can be rare in another part of the region (or collection of associated counties), and the result is that sometimes eBird will ask for details on what you consider pretty common stuff. The reviewers have done a good job helping us realize this.



But there is an opposite reality I have noticed, and I want to make a point about that.



Because the protocols are set regionally, you will sometimes find a rare bird, and eBird does not ask for any details, documentation, justification, etc. You are getting ready to do the tedious work of thumbing-in the minute details of perhaps a first county record, and guess what...eBird doesn't want details! Free bird!!



As tempting as that is, don't let yourself get away with that. If you know a bird is unusual where you are (or just suspect it is a "good" bird), supply details anyway. If you're unclear, it's worth asking someone if details should be included. When the filters are changed, or when the eBird regions are split into smaller regions or individual counties, your undocumented rarity could come under stricter scrutiny. If you have confidence in the bird you are reporting, show it with details; if not, it's not ready to be reported.



Just because eBird doesn't flag it as rare doesn't mean it is an expected bird where you are. We should not use the eBird filters to convince ourselves that we are seeing/hearing what we think we're seeing/hearing. EBird, just like range maps in a field guide, cannot decide for us what we did or didn't find. This is not meant to criticize those who didn't realize it, but to inform and invite toward better practice. A little extra attention and effort to describe what might be questioned makes all our lists a little stronger.



Bird well, and thank you for reading.





Steve Patterson

Camden, SC


 

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Date: 11/20/17 6:36 pm
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: NC King Eider - 3rd hand report
Speaking of possible Snowy Owls, I received a Pea Island report today of a
Barn Owl seen (in flight) at 1:00pm today about 1/2 mile south of the new
Split Pea bridge. This report was by an inexperienced or even non-birder
who has never seen Barn nor Snowy Owl in the wild. I tried to get more
information but he insisted that it was not a snowy.
Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 4:30 PM, Steve <sshultz...> wrote:

>
>
>
> Following up on my earlier note about the Oregon Inlet King Eider not
> being seen at the Bonner Bridge most of the weekend, I offer a report from
> someone who heard from someone that the bird has been in the SW corner of
> North Pond, PINWR. Apparently photos were obtained. Maybe this is where
> she goes when not at the bridge? Might want to keep a look out should you
> be in the area.
>
>
>
> Also noted on the clipboard of sightings at PINWR (Pea Island NWR) the
> tantalizing suggestion of a Snowy Owl. Report of one seen in the general
> PINWR area on, I believe Friday. So might want to keep a look out for that
> as well, should the notation be accurate and repeatable.
>
>
>
> Steve Shultz
>
> Apex, NC
>
>

 

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Date: 11/20/17 6:01 pm
From: Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: NC King Eider - 3rd hand report
I went looking for the King Eider today without success. I tried the south
end of the Bonner Bridge three times and the Wildlife Trail at Pea Island
once. It was still a very good day to be out, I just wish I had more time!

Marty Wall
Beaufort, NC

On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 4:33 PM, Dwayne Martin <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

> Here is that eBird report. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=Flkb7rCSp6H2xvaeL8SBJ-RZddA2dkzk9PB83ey6rsI&s=dmFvpVua-5AEpp3wUdYHqKN5QeUbARrIQR6p6RWNP9c&e=
> checklist/S40620192
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S40620192&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=iqw8uaQjMC3sdGc-2fSa3b6aAunqjFG2PFAtJ2FlLR4&s=n_qym9g2eYz_64Nd8_MzNYmSsLjvSgLGRVZ7plfkwJY&e=>
>
> On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 4:31 PM Steve <sshultz...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>>
>> Following up on my earlier note about the Oregon Inlet King Eider not
>> being seen at the Bonner Bridge most of the weekend, I offer a report from
>> someone who heard from someone that the bird has been in the SW corner of
>> North Pond, PINWR. Apparently photos were obtained. Maybe this is where
>> she goes when not at the bridge? Might want to keep a look out should you
>> be in the area.
>>
>>
>>
>> Also noted on the clipboard of sightings at PINWR (Pea Island NWR) the
>> tantalizing suggestion of a Snowy Owl. Report of one seen in the general
>> PINWR area on, I believe Friday. So might want to keep a look out for that
>> as well, should the notation be accurate and repeatable.
>>
>>
>>
>> Steve Shultz
>>
>> Apex, NC
>>
>> --
> Dwayne
> *************
> Dwayne Martin
> Hickory, NC
> <redxbill...>
>

 

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Date: 11/20/17 4:20 pm
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Long-billed Curlews, White Pelicans, Whimbrel - Cape Romain NWR
Yesterday Roger Smith and I were privileged to bird around the middle
section of Cape Romain NWR by boat with Captain John Cox. Birding was
a bit slow compared to normal this time of year but it was still good
fun.

Highlights were two Long-billed Curlews in the traditional spot. A
few photos are on my Flickr page:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.flickr.com_photos_offshorebirder2_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=jmLSPMSh7GYr5fImeL9daHY9zzbuEsUoPKEISruX6bc&s=8WDoCje3-46gXNamaQCX50VZsXiCCqOCvYFV6ez0SPU&e=

flickr.com/photos/offshorebirder2

There was also a Whimbrel in loose association with the Curlews and a
few dozen American Oystercatchers at a high tide roost. I hope the
Whimbrel sticks around for the CBC. Across the inlet was a small
group of American White Pelicans.

It was a windy day so we did not do well with rails or marsh sparrows.

On the way to Marsh Island (in the middle of Bulls Bay), we stopped at
a half-destroyed dock on the Intracoastal Waterway near Graham Creek.
There were several dozen Marbled Godwits and Short-billed Dowitchers
roosting on the dock, packed like sardines. No unusual Godwits we
could see though.

Marsh Island was tricky to access as always and a lot of spartina
marsh has emerged to the north/northwest. It was nice to see Marsh
Island weathered Hurricane Irma - sadly the same cannot be said of all
SC's seabird nesting islands. I have heard that Deveaux Bank is in
pitiful shape.

There were surprisingly few shorebirds roosting at high tide -
highlights were a Piping Plover, a few hundred mixed peeps (Western +
Least Sandpipers) and Dunlin, a handful of Sanderlings and lots of
Ruddy Turnstones. No early Short-eared Owls were roosting in the
grasses of Marsh Island. No Ipswich Sparrows yet either.

Back on the ICW we saw shorebirds roosting on several docks waiting
for the tide to drop. One dock had lots of peeps and Dunlin, another
had Semipalmated Sanpdipers and we missed getting down to Moore's
Landing in time to catch the big high tide godwit roost.

After checking things down south, we ran back up and across Muddy Bay
to seek the Curlews. There were not many Buffleheads, Mergansers,
Grebes, etc. - just a few Buffleheads, two Common Loons and zero
mergansers and grebes.

The most surprising thing about the day was the complete lack of
Peregrine Falcon sightings.


Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
 

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Date: 11/20/17 1:34 pm
From: Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: NC King Eider - 3rd hand report
Here is that eBird report. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S40620192&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=iqw8uaQjMC3sdGc-2fSa3b6aAunqjFG2PFAtJ2FlLR4&s=n_qym9g2eYz_64Nd8_MzNYmSsLjvSgLGRVZ7plfkwJY&e=

On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 4:31 PM Steve <sshultz...> wrote:

>
>
>
> Following up on my earlier note about the Oregon Inlet King Eider not
> being seen at the Bonner Bridge most of the weekend, I offer a report from
> someone who heard from someone that the bird has been in the SW corner of
> North Pond, PINWR. Apparently photos were obtained. Maybe this is where
> she goes when not at the bridge? Might want to keep a look out should you
> be in the area.
>
>
>
> Also noted on the clipboard of sightings at PINWR (Pea Island NWR) the
> tantalizing suggestion of a Snowy Owl. Report of one seen in the general
> PINWR area on, I believe Friday. So might want to keep a look out for that
> as well, should the notation be accurate and repeatable.
>
>
>
> Steve Shultz
>
> Apex, NC
>
> --
Dwayne
*************
Dwayne Martin
Hickory, NC
<redxbill...>

 

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Date: 11/20/17 1:30 pm
From: Steve <sshultz...>
Subject: NC King Eider - 3rd hand report

>
>
> Following up on my earlier note about the Oregon Inlet King Eider not being seen at the Bonner Bridge most of the weekend, I offer a report from someone who heard from someone that the bird has been in the SW corner of North Pond, PINWR. Apparently photos were obtained. Maybe this is where she goes when not at the bridge? Might want to keep a look out should you be in the area.
>
> Also noted on the clipboard of sightings at PINWR (Pea Island NWR) the tantalizing suggestion of a Snowy Owl. Report of one seen in the general PINWR area on, I believe Friday. So might want to keep a look out for that as well, should the notation be accurate and repeatable.
>
> Steve Shultz
> Apex, NC

 

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Date: 11/20/17 1:29 pm
From: Steve <sshultz...>
Subject: Outer Banks NC Birding 11/18-11/19

>
>
> Susan Campbell and I birded along the northern Outer Banks (Dare County, NC) this weekend. The weather was much nicer than had been forecast, with the predicted gale force winds reduced to more of a southerly zephyr. The passing cold front brought only about 30 minutes of rain, the time passed quite easily in the relative dryness of the photo blind at Pea Island.
>
> On the way east Friday, we stopped at the Beasley Rd goose confab, spotting about two dozen SNOW GEESE and 3 ROSS’S GEESE in with the clearly migratory (read: overly skittish) Canada Geese. No white-fronts or cacklers in sight. Nice numbers of TUNDRA SWAN at this location, which is not always chock full of the white birds like it was Friday.
>
> Saturday morning’s calm conditions made spotting a VIRGINIA RAIL at Bodie Lighthouse Pond fairly easy. A SORA called from dense marsh grass.
>
> We made the first of six failed attempted to see the King Eider at Bonner Bridge, apparently arriving about a half hour after the last sighting. I think I mentioned the poor fellow who drove quite a long distance in order to twitch the bird, sitting for about 10 hours in which he was at least entertained by the accommodating SNOW BUNTING that frequently foraged at arm’s length.
>
> Moving to the dunes across from the PINWR visitor center, we spotted several PARASITIC JAEGERS and numbers of southbound ducks, with lots and lots of scaup and puddle ducks mixed in with the (mainly) BLACK SCOTERS. One of the skeins included an eider sp. trailing along, and we laughed that we hoped that was not the King. Hmmm…. Looking across the dune at North Pond produced a male EURASIAN WIGEON. Further ocean watching resulting in the addition of the other two scoters. Interesting was the group of about 8 WOOD DUCK migrating with scoters.
>
> At the previously described Southern Shores location, we set up the trap for the BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD. The bird was super accommodating and in the trap more or less immediately. This made for a quick handling and measuring experience, and in just a short while, she (the bird, not Susan) was back on a favored perch clicking away at those annoying chickadees. Photos of the bird are at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.carolinabirdclub.org_gallery_Shultz_bblh-5F2.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=lTLPEVtggtOuS7JES4E3jCc6iUtOX5ZmOCVk0R237k4&s=ylaetleWDePOZWFO3qcSG-P34LDLoxbgLasr1D5igrU&e=
>
> Since Bonner Bridge did not produce the King Eider later in the day Saturday, we tried again (5th and 6th tries) Sunday morning. No eider. But did have 6 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS floating between the bridge and the spoil island where the seals haul out, and a PURPLE SANDPIPER on the seaward tip of the groin with PIPING PLOVER nearby. The ocean was alive with gulls, with hundreds of LAUGHING GULLS apparently wafting south (it will be interesting to see if this front takes most of them south). All the gulls made rich hunting ground for jaegers, and every few minutes a PARASTIC JAEGER would drift by.
>
> On the way home, the stop at Beasley Rd was much less interesting. Only a few bored-looking Canada Goose stood about, the light was terrible, as is often the case here, and nothing out of the ordinary could be plucked from the intense glare of the late afternoon sun.
>
> Hope to see you on the Banks at Wings Over Water – Encore Weekend (in three weeks). Info at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.wingsoverwater.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=lTLPEVtggtOuS7JES4E3jCc6iUtOX5ZmOCVk0R237k4&s=ovSsFzSf74QW5TPXEc05mfJCYVE7LMq-9y9pp1zZkqk&e= Or maybe you would prefer to enjoy the spectacle of swans at Lake Mattamuskeet? Swan Days runs the same weekend as WOW-E. Information on Swan Days can be found at the same weblink, just scroll to the bottom.
>
> Happy T-day!
>
> Steve Shultz
> Apex, NC
>
>

 

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Date: 11/20/17 6:24 am
From: Linda Ward (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Binocular use post cataract surgery?
Hi Birders,

Please contact me off list (prefer <tankapoet...>) if you can offer
any advice/comments regarding binocular use following cataract surgery. I'm
trying to decide when to schedule the surgery so as to not interfere too
much with over-the-winter birding. I've found a few posts by birders on
this, but none have really clarified how long it is before vision is good
using binoculars following the surgery....One post said the results were
good, and that birding was even better, but "it took a few weeks to
settle." Wondering how long a "few weeks" is? I've read it can take up to
eight weeks for full results....but other sources have said vision is
pretty good after a few days. I'd like some birders' direct experience, if
I can. Meanwhile, I had a contact lens specially fitted that is working Ok,
but can only wear it about 5 hrs per day....

Thanks,
Linda Ward,
Coinjock, NC

 

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Date: 11/19/17 7:22 pm
From: Loren Hintz <ldhintz...>
Subject: Outer Banks Broad-billed Hummer yes; King Eider no
Sunday 11/19/17  I arrived at the Southern Shores hummingbird stake out at 2 and just missed  the Broad-billed Hummingbird at the feeder and water bath just seen by others. I waited for an hour and at 3PM I had a nice 15 second view of it at the upper level feeder on the right side of the house. While I was waiting a Cooper's Hawk flew in, landed and then left. Thanks again to the hosts for letting us look at it. Afterwards I drove to Bonner's Bridge but did not see the King Eider. (I only saw two Oyster Catchers and a few gulls and killdeer.) It was windy but nice blue skies.  From Loren Hintz Chapel Hill, NC
 

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Date: 11/19/17 3:21 pm
From: <scompton1251...>
Subject: RE: "Audubon's" Warbler in Lexington County, SC


Irvin,

This is, as you know, a "file-away" bird for your state list or ABA
list, as it is quite likely it will be split back into full species
status in a future review. Everyone should check all the very very
common Yellow-Rumped Warblers for a bright yellow throat.

Steve Compton

Greenville, SC

-----------------------------------------From: "Irvin Pitts"

To:
Cc:
Sent: 19-Nov-2017 23:10:35 +0000
Subject: "Audubon's" Warbler in Lexington County, SC

Hello,
This afternoon I saw an "Audubon's" Warbler in my front yard near
Lexington, SC. I submitted a few photos with my e-bird report. This is
the first time I can recall seeing this race of the Yellow-rumped
Warbler in SC. A great yard bird!

Irvin Pitts


 

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Date: 11/19/17 3:10 pm
From: Irvin Pitts <pittsjam...>
Subject: "Audubon's" Warbler in Lexington County, SC
Hello,
This afternoon I saw an "Audubon's" Warbler in my front yard near Lexington, SC. I submitted a few photos with my e-bird report. This is the first time I can recall seeing this race of the Yellow-rumped Warbler in SC. A great yard bird!

Irvin Pitts
 

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Date: 11/19/17 12:48 pm
From: Aaron Given (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Sea Islands CBC
Carolina Birders,

The Sea Islands Christmas Bird Count will be on January 4, 2018. This count include Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Wadmalaw Island, and much of Johns Island in Charleston County, SC.

Please contact me if you are interested in participating.

Thanks,

Aaron Given
Charleston,SC


 

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Date: 11/19/17 12:30 pm
From: Monroe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Ash Throated FC at Randolph Middle Mecklenburg Co. NC
I tried for this bird about 2 hours beginning at 115. No luck. I know Ken and others tried this morning. I’m sure that if any one checks for this bird over the Thanksgiving holiday they will post any success. By the way a phoebe posed nicely so it wasn’t as if no flycatchers out today.

Monroe Pannell
Conover
Catawba County NC
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/19/17 8:59 am
From: Jim G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Costa Rica recos. - Big Thanks
Good Morning Everyone,

My wife and I just returned from a magical trip to Costa Rica. We visited
areas around Arenal Volcano, Playa Tamarindo, Rio Tarcoles and the
highlands of San Gerardo De Dota. Aside from seeing both three toed and
two toed sloths (one with a baby), monkeys and crocodiles, we managed to
see tons of birds. So much of this was possible because of suggestions made
by members of this listserve! Overall I racked up more than 100 LIFERS!

Bird highlights included:

Golden-headed Tanagers
Long-tailed Silky Flycatchers
Spotted Wood-Quails
Keel-billed and Yellow-Throated Toucans
Scarlet Macaws
Bare Throated Tiger Herons
Fiery-throated Hummingbirds
A Mourning Warbler
Gartered Trogans
And 8 RESPLENDENT QUETZALS !!!

Thanks so much!!

Jim Gould
Southern Shores, NC

Sent from my mobile device.

 

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Date: 11/19/17 8:00 am
From: Steve <sshultz...>
Subject: Oregon Inlet
Snow Bunting, Purple Sandpiper, 6 White winged Scoters... but not a Queen Eider in sight. One poor guy drove overnight yesterday and then watched for 10 hours. No eiders. We tried 6 times over the weekend. Zippy.

Steve Shultz
Oregon Inlet NC
 

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Date: 11/19/17 7:23 am
From: Bruce Smithson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fort Fisher flycatchers.....last time, if this doesn't work, I give up

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__photos.app.goo.gl_hkESWu4Jdq4BvZLk2&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=kT1qLRVsxPLmDJ_jr5CYB0zPaZ0I-Wa79wCfxXZq-hQ&s=azM0pjOnaDknBmcOgYSD96AfCL0OtteDs0zvjbztAKA&e=

Bruce Smithson
Wilmington, NC

 

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Date: 11/19/17 7:06 am
From: Bruce Smithson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fort Fisher Scissor-tailed and Great Crested Flycatchers on Sat. 11/18/17

I posted yesterday with a link to photos of the above birds. The link didn't work, so here's one that should get you to the pictures......

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__photos.app.goo.gl_hkESWu4Jdq4BvZLk2&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=LF3apvxUViFbzx1QpE4O0V1az-laCH6J95FnRSGNn2Q&s=qdO2TCYr1hI8AvJwrhqjNjcN838itFx3zJEvXqE3HLI&e=

Bruce Smithson
Wilmington, NC

 

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Date: 11/19/17 4:24 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad-billed present today
Broad-billed still in Southern Shores this morning, Sunday Nov 19

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/18/17 8:42 pm
From: Bruce Smithson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, late Great Crested Flycatcher at Fort Fisher Museum this p.m.


See if this works:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__plus.google.com_photos_108682023475248921354_albums_6489920882152116497&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=YFmSSHJuBGKVLmTOvqa3fwkumwCh78EZaBJ5UfwtH9I&s=TcOU2HxqUCcxaFzlbl0D4F2CDzjzx1fatK0CVI2yIeg&e=

Bruce Smithson
Wilmington, NC


-----Original Message-----
From: andrew thornton <andrew.k.thornton...>
To: Bruce Smithson <brucesmithson...>
Sent: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 8:17 pm
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, late Great Crested Flycatcher at Fort Fisher Museum this p.m.



Hi Bruce,


Can't seem to access your photos, it says access forbidden. Great crested is probably even more rare than Ash-throated for this time of year! So good find either way.


Andrew Thornton
Julian, NC



On Nov 18, 2017 20:06, "Bruce Smithson" <carolinabirds...> wrote:

Went to southern New Hanover County, NC this p.m. to look for the Scissor-tailed reported earlier by Mark Jones. Found the bird at 1:30 p.m. where it was reported earlier.

Hiked around the museum grounds looking for anything unusual that might be around, thinking a Western Kingbird would be a nice find but no luck. But I did stumble on what I first thought might be an Ash-throated Flycatcher...After getting home and looking at my pics, I've decided it is a Great Crested Flycatcher. Still an unusual find for this time of year.

Try this link to see some of my photos:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__get.google.com_albumarchive_108682023475248921354_album_AF1QipNpTeSgvCVW6EwVV2szC46a9utQ2QSDBa1QJ-5FjZ&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=YFmSSHJuBGKVLmTOvqa3fwkumwCh78EZaBJ5UfwtH9I&s=KF-Lik50CrZ0mrEoGIDRovtnyuR4DBkfjfFDfycDIRo&e=

Bruce Smithson
Wilmington, NC





 

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Date: 11/18/17 5:07 pm
From: Bruce Smithson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, late Great Crested Flycatcher at Fort Fisher Museum this p.m.

Went to southern New Hanover County, NC this p.m. to look for the Scissor-tailed reported earlier by Mark Jones. Found the bird at 1:30 p.m. where it was reported earlier.

Hiked around the museum grounds looking for anything unusual that might be around, thinking a Western Kingbird would be a nice find but no luck. But I did stumble on what I first thought might be an Ash-throated Flycatcher...After getting home and looking at my pics, I've decided it is a Great Crested Flycatcher. Still an unusual find for this time of year.

Try this link to see some of my photos: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__plus.google.com_photos_108682023475248921354_albums_6489920882152116497&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=1Dc5wJXQV9bXxNrodanzgDOepeyZlxJrkKygTmtWUbo&s=pnnKif3rLLI2lrXss0wrpNagnaliHKlwUP9LZ3pfE94&e=

Bruce Smithson
Wilmington, NC

 

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Date: 11/18/17 2:22 pm
From: Steve <sshultz...>
Subject: Snow Bunting NC
Single Snow Bunting at the foot of the Bonner Bridge catwalk, south end of bridge, ocean side. Dare County. Flushed by the amazing Susan Campbell.

Steve Shultz
OBX
 

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Date: 11/18/17 2:04 pm
From: Robert Rybczynski (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Pines Siskins at Mason Farm
On this mornings Chapel Hill Bird Club trip to Mason Farm, we heard Pine Siskins at two spots (before the beginning and near the ending of the boardwalk). At the latter spot, were a group of goldfinches very actively feeding on sweet gum and an ash tree seeds and I was able to see one siskin very briefly among them before it flew off. By sound, at least 2 more siskins had flown off before we got a clear view of the feeding group.

Good birding!
Bob Rybczynski
Cary, NC
 

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Date: 11/18/17 7:50 am
From: David Weesner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Juv. Scissor-t. Flycatcher on power line
At Fort Fisher area where Mark saw it.I passed Jamie Adams on the road. I saw the bird about 15 minutes after he did.
Dave WessnerWilmington, NC
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 11/18/17 6:20 am
From: Sam Cooper <dmcooper2...>
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - New Hanover Co, NC
Just got a call from Mark Jones who is currently watching a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher flycatching from the power line just north of the intersection of Loggerhead Road and 421 at Ft. Fisher, near 3358'6.36"N, 7755'14.85"W.

Sam Cooper
Wilmington, NC
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Date: 11/18/17 4:24 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: King Eider present
King Eider present this morning in the little cove st the north end of Pea
Jeff Lewis
Manteo nc

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/17/17 4:15 pm
From: Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Common Eiders, Carteret County, NC
Hi All,

While birding Fort Macon State Park with Ben Murphy from Illinois this
morning we had two Common Eiders fly up the beach, land in a gull flock for
a minute, then continue up the beach towards the inlet. After that, Ben
went to the pier while I went to fill feeders at Fort Macon. Ben called me
shortly thereafter to tell me he had three Common Eiders at the pier. By
the time I arrived, only one was still in sight, and after a minute or two,
it flew 100 yards or more off the end of the pier and just rested on the
water. So, there were between three and five Common Eiders in the area
this morning.

Marty Wall
Beaufort, NC

 

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Date: 11/17/17 1:28 pm
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad-billed Hummingbird still present
The Broad-billed Hummingbird in Southern Shores is still present, today, November 17
Jeff Lewis
Manteo nc

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/17/17 11:27 am
From: Beth Garver (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Snowy Owl in Forsyth Co. NC Last Night
What part of Stratford Road?
South Stratford Road?


On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 1:32 PM Nathan Gatto <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Carolina Birders,
>
> We received a call at our store this afternoon about a Snowy Owl that was
> seen, and photographed off of Stratford Rd. in Winston-Salem, NC. He
> brought the photos by to show us, and we confirmed it is a Snowy Owl. He is
> emailing me the photos, and I will send those out as soon as I get them. I
> am out here now trying to relocate it, but if anyone is in the area, be on
> the lookout.
>
> Best Regards,
> Nathan Gatto
> Wright's Birding Center
> Winston-Salem, NC
> (336) 416-3182
>
--
The Heavens declare the Glory of God!
Beth Garver
Guilford County, NC

 

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Date: 11/17/17 10:52 am
From: \alhooks13 .\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: King Eider female at Oregon Inlet
Yesterday, two birders reported and photographed a female KING EIDER at
Oregon Inlet. She was located at the south end of Bonner Bridge in the cove
and old docking station for the old vacated Coast Guard station.

This morning, Peggy Eubank and I located the Eider in the same location at
approximately 7:30am. I obtained some relatively poor but I believe
diagnostic photos. Karen Lebing saw the Eider roughly an hour later and has
much better photos posted on Facebook and e-bird. Karen reported flew west
to the other side of the bridge.

Al Hooks
OBX

 

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Date: 11/17/17 10:43 am
From: Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Black-legged Kittiwake -- Lake Hickory
Here are some photos of the Black-legged Kittiwake.
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.carolinabirdclub.org_gallery_Owenby_blki.html&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=UDUgWDyspxUMXG8vjHNIyoLemTYS-wrOVLehRJdOhtE&s=6bmBA7T7IvWJNd2hH8kublIJOaCq5WeS5OGJMQzxpBo&e=

Dwayne
*************
J. Dwayne Martin
Hickory, NC
<redxbill...>


Catawba County Park Ranger
Riverbend Park - Conover, NC
<jdmartin...>
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.catawbacountync.gov_depts_parks_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=UDUgWDyspxUMXG8vjHNIyoLemTYS-wrOVLehRJdOhtE&s=Ie2lvz3IaxO-Q3n8NAJ0lr_2djgpPVT-VdX08EcAeKk&e=
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.weatherlink.com_user_riverbendpark&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=UDUgWDyspxUMXG8vjHNIyoLemTYS-wrOVLehRJdOhtE&s=Uo7uxszjFa8Ir68FgnVrSfg65_owAWTTNw86QY_1_84&e=


On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 1:06 PM, Dwayne Martin <redxbill...> wrote:

> Lori Owenby and I found a first year Black-legged Kittiwake with a group
> of Bonaparte's and Ring-billed Gulls around 11:30 this morning from the
> Oxford Access area behind Oxford Dam on Lake Hickory in northern Catawba
> Co. We were able to get a few photos before it lifted off and headed back
> up the lake to the west. It has not shown back up since. I suspect it is
> still on Lake Hickory somewhere and it may return to the Dam area since the
> Bonaparte's Gulls are still there. We will post photo to the CBC website
> later.
>
>
> Dwayne
> *************
> J. Dwayne Martin
> Hickory, NC
> <redxbill...>
>
>
> Catawba County Park Ranger
> Riverbend Park - Conover, NC
> <jdmartin...>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.catawbacountync.gov_depts_parks_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=UDUgWDyspxUMXG8vjHNIyoLemTYS-wrOVLehRJdOhtE&s=Ie2lvz3IaxO-Q3n8NAJ0lr_2djgpPVT-VdX08EcAeKk&e=
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.weatherlink.com_user_riverbendpark&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=UDUgWDyspxUMXG8vjHNIyoLemTYS-wrOVLehRJdOhtE&s=Uo7uxszjFa8Ir68FgnVrSfg65_owAWTTNw86QY_1_84&e=
>
>

 

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Date: 11/17/17 10:32 am
From: Nathan Gatto (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Snowy Owl in Forsyth Co. NC Last Night
Carolina Birders,

We received a call at our store this afternoon about a Snowy Owl that was
seen, and photographed off of Stratford Rd. in Winston-Salem, NC. He
brought the photos by to show us, and we confirmed it is a Snowy Owl. He is
emailing me the photos, and I will send those out as soon as I get them. I
am out here now trying to relocate it, but if anyone is in the area, be on
the lookout.

Best Regards,
Nathan Gatto
Wright's Birding Center
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 416-3182

 

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Date: 11/17/17 10:07 am
From: Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Black-legged Kittiwake -- Lake Hickory
Lori Owenby and I found a first year Black-legged Kittiwake with a group of
Bonaparte's and Ring-billed Gulls around 11:30 this morning from the Oxford
Access area behind Oxford Dam on Lake Hickory in northern Catawba Co. We
were able to get a few photos before it lifted off and headed back up the
lake to the west. It has not shown back up since. I suspect it is still
on Lake Hickory somewhere and it may return to the Dam area since the
Bonaparte's Gulls are still there. We will post photo to the CBC website
later.


Dwayne
*************
J. Dwayne Martin
Hickory, NC
<redxbill...>


Catawba County Park Ranger
Riverbend Park - Conover, NC
<jdmartin...>
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.catawbacountync.gov_depts_parks_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JKzwBSFbw75bDuIty_3Cau6EtVj6JyJA00ctE5w0yJY&s=v88j_P-bSVLNIVwk0paxrW_vCb1HlyCs_iRVrSxczMs&e=
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.weatherlink.com_user_riverbendpark&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JKzwBSFbw75bDuIty_3Cau6EtVj6JyJA00ctE5w0yJY&s=cBEGR-GUrj9K1WINsu8p88ZG5LIeKuxIh9s0Itci4IY&e=

 

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Date: 11/17/17 8:02 am
From: hed567 (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Bird Walk This Saturday Nov. 18 8:30 Silver Bluff Audubon Center
Guide: Matt Johnson Audubon SC, Sponsored by Garden Club of South
Carolina. (free) all welcome. Silver Bluff Audubon Centre 4542 Silver
Bluff Rd. Aiken County SC. for more information contact Harold
Donnelly <hed567...> 803-378-1911 hope to see you there. Harold
 

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Date: 11/17/17 7:52 am
From: hed567 (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Bird Walk This Saturday Nov. 18 8:30 Silver Bluff Audubon Center
Guide: Matt Johnson Audubon SC, Sponsored by Garden Club of South Carolina.
(free) all welcome. Silver Bluff Audubon Centre 4542 Silver Bluff Rd. Aiken
County SC. for more information contact Harold Donnelly <hed567...> 803-
378-1911 hope to see you there. Harold
 

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Date: 11/17/17 7:21 am
From: Harold Donnelly (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject:
Bird Walk this Saturday Nov.18, 8:30 Silver Bluff Audubon 4542 Silver Bluff Rd. Aiken County 29831. Guide : Matt Johnson Audubon SC, Sponsored by Garden Club of South Carolina {free}. All welcome for more information contact Harold Donnelly <hed567...> <mailto:<hed567...> 803-378-1911 hope to see you there. Harold
 

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Date: 11/17/17 5:50 am
From: <badgerboy...>
Subject: Re: Pond mountain RL Hawk and Short-eared Owl
First many thanks to Clifton Avery and the nongame arm of the NC WRC for
leading this series of bird walks at Pond Mountain. Its an incredible
place and not just for birding, located just across the valley from
Mount Rogers, the Grayson highlands and Whitetop Mountain across the VA
border.

The special things about the Rough-legged Hawks Wednesday were 1. that
there were two hawks seen together, which apparently is unprecedented in
the high country, and 2. that one was a dark morph, which also is
apparently the first around here. I can't emphasize enough how awesome
and close, and longterm views we had of these two birds interacting with
each other at close range, in very good lighting, doing their
characteristic "vertical hover" maneuver.

Also the Short-eared Owl sighting was very unexpected and therefore
exciting, coming in this very remote and rarely birded area. There is
only one report of this species in the northern mountains of NC before,
and that was about 40 years ago and had no firm date. Could this bird
and maybe others be overwintering here at Pond Mtn? It boggles the
imagination.

If anyone goes up to find these birds, the hawks were hanging around
mostly near the mountaintop by the old hangar/equipment shed, though
they moved around all over the low growth areas, and the owl was flushed
about a quarter mile before that just left of the main road near a
plowed/short grass area. Just a note of caution--this is hunting season
and there are usually active hunters there.

Guy McGrane, Deep Gap, NC


 

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Date: 11/16/17 4:13 pm
From: piephofft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Southern Lake Norman CBC

Good evening,
The Southern Lake Norman Christmas Bird Count will be held Sunday December 17, 2017. The count circle includes portions of five counties and many county greenways and nature preserves. It looks like all areas will receive coverage this year from traditional leaders but they will need help with spotting and tallying.
The tally-up meal at the end of the day is a highlight to the Charlotte area birding year.
If you are interested in participating please let me know soon so I can get the final groups set. If you have never participated in a Christmas Bird Count before this would be a good one to check out.
If you have taken part before I hope you will re-up this year.
Let me know.

Taylor Piephoff
Matthews, NC
<PiephoffT...>

 

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Date: 11/16/17 12:01 pm
From: Rob G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Jonathan Steere…

Just a quick note, for those here who might remember him, reporting that Jonathan Steere of Durham, NC. died peacefully this morning at age ~70. He birded actively in the 1970s/80s/90s, before the effects of post-polio began curtailing his health and mobility.

If anyone remembering him wishes to send condolences, email me privately and Ill send along the family email and mailing address.


Rob Gluck. Chapel Hill, NC


 

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Date: 11/16/17 11:12 am
From: <wforsythe...>
Subject: Bell's Vireo/Warren Wilson College, NC
Folks,

Ron Selvey and I arrived at Warren Wilson College at about 9:10 AM,
this morning. In the rear of garden, near the small, outhouse looking
shed, we talked to Tom Bush and Kirk. They had seen the bird at this
location a short time earlier and gave us the best information they had.
Shortly after they left, I got brief, but diagnostic views of this very
lovely bird. The vireo was flying from behind the shed to the ground in
the small, hillside garden. During this time, it made 4 trips from the
rear of the shed area, to the ground in the garden and then disappeared!
We stayed at this location for about an hour or so without seeing the
bird again.

Ron and I then walked back towards the main road, working the
hillside. Just as we got to the fence line along Warren Wilson Road, I
picked up the bird as it flew off the hillside and into the vegetation
along the fence line. We then watched this little guy for about 20
minutes, low to the ground, always staying in cover, while working his
way towards the bridge. During this period, 5 of us got very adequate
views of this bird. I was trying to keep it in sight, as Keith Camburn
was coming up from Gastonia. During the wait, we lost sight of this bird
for about 30 minutes.

Upon Keith's arrival, Keith immediately picked up the bird as it
flew from the fence line, back to the hillside, in the direction of the
shed, located in the back of the garden, where we first saw the bird.
Five of us watched this bird forage, in very good light for about 20
minutes. Unfortunately, the folks with the cameras departed earlier,
missing some wonderful photo opportunities.

I have no doubt in my mind, that this bird is definitely a Bell's
Vireo of the Eastern bellii subspecies. I do believe the photos being
circulated are indeed diagnostic as well. Thanks to Jim Polling for
another fantastic find and to Steve Ritt for getting the word out, as
well as to the folks who shared their information enabling many folks to
see this very special, bird.

Wayne
 

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Date: 11/16/17 10:03 am
From: David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Western Kingbird continuing @ St. Christopher, Seabrook Is, SC
Regularly seen perched in full view. Best time to see appears to be mid to late afternoon.
Call if you are wanting to see...
843-737-2729
David

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/16/17 9:40 am
From: Keith E. Camburn <kcamburn...>
Subject: Bell's Vireo, NC
Bell's Vireo is showing well at Warren Wilson College, NC.  Seen at noon, Thursday.  Thanks to Wayne Forsythe and Ron Selvey for keeping on the bird for hours until I could arrive.  
Keith Camburn

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Date: 11/16/17 7:42 am
From: Lester Coble (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Cattle egret in craven county
1 to 2 dozen cattle egret have been feeding daily in our pastures for the last month. Those interested in adding this species to their craven county list can see all pastures from the road. The pasture road frontage has white vinyl fencing, Easily visible since it is over 1000 feet. Site address is 4271 Aurora Rd., Ernul.

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Date: 11/16/17 7:04 am
From: james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fwd: Location of Bells Vireo
Warren Wilson College, SwannanoaNC. Park along Warren Wilson Road and walk across the road into the garden. Careful of the crops growing there.
>
> I-40 to exit 55; turn north, then right on Rt 70. Travel about 2 Miles to Warren Wilson Road. Park along the road at the Swannanoa River.
>
>
> James Poling, Black Mountain, NC
 

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Date: 11/16/17 5:01 am
From: james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Probable Bells Vireo at Warren Wilson College Swannanoa Nc
Vireo Found again with Doug Johnston at 7:30am today

James Poling, Black Mountain, NC
 

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Date: 11/15/17 4:40 pm
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad-billed Hummingbird update
The Broad-billed Hummingbird continues to please in Southern Shores. Had a
lot of visitors today. Hopefully she will spend the winter. She is about 6
blocks outside my Kitty Hawk CBC circle!

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

 

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Date: 11/15/17 4:24 pm
From: Clifton Avery (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Rough-legged Hawk and Short-eared Owl - Pond Mountain Game Land
Pond Mountain Game Land, Ashe County, NC - November 15, 2017

*1 Short-eared Owl*
3:45 pm. Flushed out of early successional habitat from less than 20 feet
away by Guy McGrane. Awkward, floppy wing beats. Very different flight
style than Harrier. Tawny belly with streaking on breast. Black marking on
under wing wrist. Black patch on upper wing wrist. Buffy patch on upper
wing primaries with dark tips. Rather large head and facial disc. No white
rump patch. Great looks at owl by both of us from above and below with
perfect lighting.

*2 Rough-legged Hawks*
Juvenile dark morph. Large buteo with long wings and tail. Hovering and
flying low over fields and early successional habitat. Dark from belly
along upper under wing to wrist patch with whitish flight feathers
underneath. Pale upper wing patch. White tail with grayish band. Second
bird light morph adult. White underneath with dark wrist patch, dark tips
of primaries and dark tail band. Initially saw birds separately. Later on
in the day we saw both birds soaring together.


Clifton Avery
Asheville, NC

 

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Date: 11/15/17 11:50 am
From: james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Probable Bell's Vireo
>> I photographed this bird yesterday in the gardens just off of Warren Wilson Road, Warren Wilson College, Buncombe Co, Swannanoa, NC. Several experts are saying this could be a Bell’s Vireo. I hope others can get a picture to supplement mine. Jim Poling
>>
>>
>
>>
>
> James Poling
> 624 Azalea Avenue
> Black Mountain, NC 28711 USA
> <james.poling...> <mailto:<james.poling...>
> www.jamesnewtonpoling.com <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jamesnewtonpoling.com_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=xBV1KrZzhAQMcaoSyFKDgITwdjPu3ukpr8x_WHrHuKU&s=3wSwwJa4E-jNizDSrKCY7mAMAtC3SIkZQTrBrchQ2qg&e= >
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> 828-707-7413
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Date: 11/15/17 11:42 am
From: james poling (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Fwd: Probable Bell's Vireo

> I photographed this bird yesterday in the gardens just off of Warren Wilson Road, Warren Wilson College, Buncombe Co, Swannanoa, NC. Several experts are saying this could be a Bell’s Vireo. I hope others can get a picture to supplement mine. Jim Poling
>
>

James Poling
624 Azalea Avenue
Black Mountain, NC 28711 USA
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Date: 11/15/17 9:46 am
From: Steve Compton <scompton1251...>
Subject: Re: Patriots Point this morning
The brush pile is at the far end of the driving range on the golf course.
Steve Compton
Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE DroidOn Nov 15, 2017 12:27 PM, Tracee
Clapper <carolinabirds...> wrote:

Where is this brush pile?
On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:25 AM jcox3222 <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

I did a quick visit to Patriots Point brush pile this morning.
Best birds were a Baltimore oriole, yellow-breasted chat, a
male kestrel and a vesper sparrow.
John Cox
My. Pleasant, SC

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Date: 11/15/17 9:44 am
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Patriots Point this morning
Tracee,

See this web page for more info:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.crbo.net_Charleston.html&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=8-D20bevakQUmP62XUost9BAZq4mfiSOpiiG2u7LfT8&s=Oli6H8zLrieYOcYcpi5GVHCiCwOJ7z250O6xjkm95CE&e=

Zoom in on the map in the Patriots Point area (near the east end of
the US-17 bridge over Charleston Harbor) and click the blue car icon.
That has parking info and directions on how to reach the brush pile.

* Be sure not to wander on the driving range or otherwise annoy the golfers.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 12:27 PM, Tracee Clapper <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> Where is this brush pile?
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:25 AM jcox3222 <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>>
>> I did a quick visit to Patriots Point brush pile this morning. Best birds
>> were a Baltimore oriole, yellow-breasted chat, a male kestrel and a vesper
>> sparrow.
>> John Cox
>> My. Pleasant, SC
>>
>> Sent from XFINITY Connect Mobile App
>
> --
> ~Tracee 843/425-7630
 

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Date: 11/15/17 9:28 am
From: Tracee Clapper (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Patriots Point this morning
Where is this brush pile?
On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:25 AM jcox3222 <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> I did a quick visit to Patriots Point brush pile this morning. Best birds
> were a Baltimore oriole, yellow-breasted chat, a male kestrel and a vesper
> sparrow.
> John Cox
> My. Pleasant, SC
>
> Sent from XFINITY Connect Mobile App
>
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~Tracee 843/425-7630

 

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Date: 11/15/17 7:25 am
From: jcox3222 (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Patriots Point this morning
 

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Date: 11/14/17 1:20 pm
From: Rbakelaar (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Ross’s Goose—Orange Co, NC
All,

I just had a lone Ross’s Goose in the fields north of St Mary’s Rd. East of Hillsborough. 4 horses got curious at what I was looking at and ran after the bird which flushed and landed in the far back of the fields slightly to the west of the coordinates below. Small white goose with black in wing with no gape patch and short bill.

Ryan Bakelaar.
Durham, NC
>
> Latitude: 36.114626
> Longitude: -79.008491
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__maps.google.com_maps-3Fll-3D36.114626-2C-2D79.008491&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=ks4tNF5QAsM77N4yMniAz4qE4FhAvY7duSEOuPrzk6Y&s=5kUdGGdU2EHDFmyQKqjAB3tqTh9vezfOMueJ3nil5Yc&e=
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Date: 11/14/17 9:47 am
From: David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Western Kingbird still seen this am, Seabrook Island, SC
Nuff said. Call if you want a gate pass to visit.
843-737-2729
David
St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center

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Date: 11/14/17 7:01 am
From: Harold Donnelly (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Bird Walk
This Saturday November 18, a Bird Walk is scheduled at:
Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary
4542 Silver Bluff Rd., Jackson, SC, Aiken County.
We will meet at 8:30 am.
GUIDE: Matt Johnson, Audubon.SC .
Sponsored by Garden Club Of South Carolina
All are welcome.
For more information contact Harold Donnelly <hed567...> <mailto:<hed567...> or call 803-378-1911.
SEE YOU THERE
 

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Date: 11/14/17 6:43 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Alligator River CBC Dec 30
The Alligator River CBC will be held on Saturday, December 30. Please let me know if you plan to participate.

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

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Date: 11/14/17 6:41 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Kitty Hawk CBC Dec 16
The Kitty Hawk CBC will be held on Saturday, December 16. Please contact me if you would like to participate.

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

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Date: 11/14/17 5:57 am
From: andrew thornton (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Red-throated Loon, Oak Hollow Lake
Good morning,

There is a young Red-throated Loon on Oak Hollow Lake this morning in High
Point. Easiest viewing right now is from the North Lake Overlook, up the
main body of the lake. It is hanging out near a flock of Bonaparte's at
the moment.

Photos will be added to the ebird list later.

Andrew Thornton
Julian, NC

 

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Date: 11/14/17 5:46 am
From: Christine Stoughton-Root (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Say’s phoebe
Say’s Phoebe is on the east side of the VOA fence by the single loading dock next to the air-conditioner on the right side sitting on two short white post feeding at the present moment.
Christine Stoughton Root

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Date: 11/13/17 5:15 pm
From: David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Western Kingbird @ Seabrook Island, SC
Hi Folks,
The title says it all. Justin called me right at 5pm having seen a WEKI near his house on St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center property. I ran over and got some poor but confirming photos.
This bird was found right near the Recreation Hall. St. Christopher is private and in a gated community. I am open to calling in gate passes for folks if you want to chase it down tomorrow. I cannot meet anyone in the morning, but anytime in the afternoon up until 5pm will be fine.
The last two times a WEKI has shown up, it has stayed a couple of days or longer.
Please call me - 843-737-2729 - if you are interested.
Happy Birding,
David


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Date: 11/13/17 12:06 pm
From: Christopher Hill <Chill...>
Subject: Litchfield-Pawleys Island CBC
The Litchfield-Pawleys Island Christmas Bird Count will be Friday December 29 this year. If you are interested in participating please let me know.

Chris Hill, compiler
Conway, SC
 

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Date: 11/13/17 8:44 am
From: Tracee Clapper (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Christmas Bird Counts around Charleston and Greenville, SC
How does one go about participating in a Christmas Bird Count?

I'll be off work and in the Greenville, SC area the weeks of Thanksgiving
and Christmas and would love to be part of this again.

--
Peace & Light,

Tracee Clapper
843-425-7630

 

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Date: 11/13/17 8:29 am
From: Lex Glover <GloverL...>
Subject: SC CBC Dates for Winyah Bay and Lake Wateree
Carolina Birders,

The Winyah Bay CBC will be held on Thursday, 14 December 2017 and the Lake Wateree CBC will be held on Friday, 5 January 2018.

The Winyah Bay CBC is located along the coast, in Georgetown County. Areas in the count circle include Yawkey Wildlfe Center, Baruch Institute, several Santee River plantations, Cedar Island and Maryville, as well as Winyah Bay and jetties, and offshore waters. A large portion of the count circle is on private lands, with limited access.

The Lake Wateree CBC is located just northwest of Camden, in Kershaw and Fairfield Counties. It includes a large portion of the lake, Lake Wateree State Park, portions of Liberty Hill WMA, as well as rural areas around the lake, especially on the western side.

For both of these counts, groups are organized prior to the count, so participants will go directly to their areas on count day. For more information on these CBCs, please contact me directly (off list).


Good Birding,

Lex Glover
Lugoff, SC
<gloverl...><mailto:<gloverl...>


 

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Date: 11/13/17 7:38 am
From: WALTER KENT (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: woodpeckers
A new record for me. I had FIVE species of woodpecker at my feeders this week. Flicker, Pileated, Downy, Red-bellied, and Yellow-bellied.
Walt Kent
Lenoir N.C.

 

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Date: 11/12/17 4:51 pm
From: Ricky Davis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Pungo Unit, Pocosin Lakes NWR today
Hi folks,

Went to Pungo this morning and had some nice birds. Spent most of the time on the southwest side of the lake at the impoundment along the Wildlife Drive and all along Canal D road. Heard Sandhill Crane and watched two fly into the impoundment. Always nice to see this species. Also in the impoundment were some shorebirds including Dunlin, Least Sandpipers, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers (somewhat late), both yellowlegs, and one Long-billed Dowitcher. In the adjacent field I watched a small group of Horned Larks flying around and with them was a Lapland Longspur! I heard it’s rattle call several times, but unfortunately never saw it on the ground. Also checking for sparrows along Canal D road produced 4 Lincoln’s and one Clay-colored. These were mostly at the northern end of the road, where the trail along the north side of the lake comes in. By the way, the Tundra Swans have really arrived for the season with thousands already present!


Later, Ricky


Ricky Davis
Rocky Mount, NC

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Date: 11/11/17 4:39 pm
From: David Weesner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Yesterday Snow Goose & White-w. Scoter
With Wild Bird &Garden semester class at the north end of Wrightsville Beach close to Mason Inlet. Also lots of Dunlin, Semipalmated Plover and roughly 350 Black Skimmers. The skimmers were on Figure 8 Island.Dave WessnerWilmington, NC

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Date: 11/11/17 3:20 pm
From: Wayne K. Forsythe <wforsythe...>
Subject: Henderson Cty. Water Treatment Plant
Folks,
I got a text from Ben & Carol Ringer about 4:56 PM reporting 1, maybe 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS at the water treatment plant on Rt.#191 in the Mills River area of Henderson County. I arrived at about 5:20 PM and first observed an adult, BALD EAGLE, dive bombing the water treatment pond. I guess Long-tailed Duck were on it's menu for today. Fortunately, the Long-tailed Ducks stayed put and I got some decent photos for documentation as I believe this is a first record for Henderson County. Thanks to the Ringer's and George Ivy for finding these birds and getting the word out. I'll try to post my photos on Carolinabirds in a timely fashion!
Wayne

Wayne K. Forsythe
16 Colonial Way
Hendersonville, N. C. 28791
wforsytheATmorrisbb.net
 

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Date: 11/11/17 11:37 am
From: Derb Carter <derbc...>
Subject: Mattamuskeet causeway
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Date: 11/10/17 10:26 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad-billed Hummer still present in Southern Shores
Still here this morning
Jeff Lewis
Manteo

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Date: 11/10/17 8:45 am
From: Marion Clark <mclark66...>
Subject: Re: Ruffed Grouse Birding Locations?
Hi, Nathan!

Welcome to Upcountry SC! I lived there for 50 years, but now I'm retired
but still only 1.75 hours from the mountains (small state - 40th in size,
6th in biodiversity). I'm in my 30th year as a volunteer ranger-
naturalist on the 13,000-acre Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area (Caesar's
Head & Jones Gap State Parks) in northern Greenville County adjacent to
the Jocassee Gorges Natural Area of 33,000. I'll be at my volunteer job
tomorrow at the Caesar's Head Visitors Center, 32 miles northwest of
downtown Greenville on US 276. If you want to come by, I'll be happy to
direct you to the trails where seen Ruffed Grouse.

But let me give you some perspective. I can think of only FIVE grouse
in SC - ever! And my experience in GA, NC, TN, VA and WV is no better.
Not only are they elusive, they have to be almost stepped on before they
will flush. In other words, it is sheer luck to find one! On the bright-
er side, this is shaping up to be a spectacular weekend to be outdoors!
We had a cold frontal passage yesterday, and Saturday's temps on the
mountain will be in the 20s to 40s range with bright sunshine. With fall
foliage color being late this year, it is peak week in the mountains! I
can almost guarantee you resident Peregrine Falcons and Common Ravens and
bigger raptors which migrate in November. (Caesar's Head is the southern
most hawk watch site in the Appalachians.)

Hope this is helpful; be in touch if you need anything else!

Marion Clark, Lexington, SC
Cell phone 803.920.5731 (not reliable in the mountains)
Visitors Center phone 864.836.6115








> I'm going to be visiting the Greenville, SC area next weekend and was wondering if any of you know of any decent places where I can find Ruffed Grouse? I know they are rather allusive creatures, but am willing to try anyway. I don't mind driving an hour or two out of the Greenville, SC area to search for them. I've already tried eBird, but recent sightings seemed scant (perhaps there's a good reason for that!). Any info would be greatly appreciated!
>
> Nathan Langwald
> Lakeland, FL

Marion Clark

 

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Date: 11/9/17 12:38 pm
From: Parkin Hunter (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Please heed Ms. Gallitano’s warning. We have more to worry about than Ms. Cheney. The below quote is from SC’s own Rep. Jeff Duncan’s website - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__jeffduncan.house.gov_press-2Drelease_duncan-2Dissues-2Dstatement-2Denergy-2Dcommerce-2Dcommittee-2Dassignment&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=stJoWYTGZZiCFBJrDEaI_mRluGcZlB5v01nE90YxQFY&s=7TF83b5KCCI__CHU1ydjX64qZHfj1zCnJDvhus8qSDs&e=

“Authored H.R. 4797, the CLEAN-Energy Producers Act, to create an incidental takings permit under BGEPA and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act”

It is eye opening to see what else Mr. Duncan supports.

A list of protected birds is here:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.fws.gov_birds_management_managed-2Dspecies_migratory-2Dbird-2Dtreaty-2Dact-2Dprotected-2Dspecies.php&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=stJoWYTGZZiCFBJrDEaI_mRluGcZlB5v01nE90YxQFY&s=nzhNN-F050VkNEEOTjk-1ijVMzU6_NguxPpy0y-QQm4&e=

They range from Pomerania jaegers, to purple martins to carolina chickadees. I don’t think people realize how many SC birds are at risk.

Parkin Hunter
Columbia and Garden City Beach,SC

> On Nov 9, 2017, at 1:51 PM, Lena Gallitano <lbg...> wrote:
>
> Good afternoon Carolinabirders,
>
> The first Baltimore Oriole I saw in my yard here in Raleigh was on November 17, 2002 - the first day I started Project Feeder Watch as encouragement to take time and do more birding at home. It was eating from a ground feeder (a behavior never to be seen again) but then flew up to a saucer nectar feeder I had failed to take in where it got a taste of some sour nectar. I raced out and cleaned the nectar feeder and for the last 15 years I've had Baltimore Orioles spend the winter with me. Now they get grape jelly and nectar! The numbers have ranged from 2 - 13 throughout most of the winter months and I saw 18 one day during migration.
>
> This winter I've seen seven at one time and I'm pretty sure I can document the decline due to habitat destruction from the in-fill homes here in my neighborhood where the builders remove all the trees.
>
> Baltimore Orioles are one of our migrating birds and I remember seeing one along with a Rose-breasted Grosbeak sitting in a treetop in Panama. Maybe a couple of others on this Carolinabirds will remember them too. I have no doubt the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act has offered Baltimore Orioles and hundreds of other species protection along their migratory routes over the last 99 years. While Baltimore Orioles are not as widespread or iconic as other birds that have been protected by the MBTA, they certainly do bring color and joy to my winter days.
>
> The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is now under threat from a bill, HR 4239, in the House of Representatives. It was reported out of committee and needs to be stopped. I hope every birder and birdwatcher will call and/or email their representative to speak up for bird protection. Here is a link to a National Audubon Society with more information and on the right side of the page an Action Alert.
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.audubon.org_news_congresswoman-2Dliz-2Dcheney-2Dintroduces-2Dbird-2Dkiller-2Damendment&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=stJoWYTGZZiCFBJrDEaI_mRluGcZlB5v01nE90YxQFY&s=9uX3f7pBNtPEDxVs9g_pFLJ0iEyphi_EKnYKtlifl2A&e=
>
> Please help me spread the word about this attack on our birds. Contact me personally if you want to discuss further.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Lena Gallitano
> Raleigh, NC
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Date: 11/9/17 12:37 pm
From: Nathan Langwald (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Ruffed Grouse Birding Locations?
Hello!

I'm going to be visiting the Greenville, SC area next weekend and was wondering if any of you know of any decent places where I can find Ruffed Grouse? I know they are rather allusive creatures, but am willing to try anyway. I don't mind driving an hour or two out of the Greenville, SC area to search for them. I've already tried eBird, but recent sightings seemed scant (perhaps there's a good reason for that!). Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Nathan Langwald
Lakeland, FL

 

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Date: 11/9/17 10:52 am
From: Lena Gallitano <lbg...>
Subject: Baltimore Orioles & Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Good afternoon Carolinabirders,

The first Baltimore Oriole I saw in my yard here in Raleigh was on November
17, 2002 - the first day I started Project Feeder Watch as encouragement to
take time and do more birding at home. It was eating from a ground feeder
(a behavior never to be seen again) but then flew up to a saucer nectar
feeder I had failed to take in where it got a taste of some sour nectar. I
raced out and cleaned the nectar feeder and for the last 15 years I've had
Baltimore Orioles spend the winter with me. Now they get grape jelly and
nectar! The numbers have ranged from 2 - 13 throughout most of the winter
months and I saw 18 one day during migration.

This winter I've seen seven at one time and I'm pretty sure I can document
the decline due to habitat destruction from the in-fill homes here in my
neighborhood where the builders remove all the trees.

Baltimore Orioles are one of our migrating birds and I remember seeing one
along with a Rose-breasted Grosbeak sitting in a treetop in Panama. Maybe
a couple of others on this Carolinabirds will remember them too. I have no
doubt the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act has offered Baltimore Orioles and
hundreds of other species protection along their migratory routes over the
last 99 years. While Baltimore Orioles are not as widespread or iconic as
other birds that have been protected by the MBTA, they certainly do bring
color and joy to my winter days.

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is now under threat from a bill, HR 4239, in
the House of Representatives. It was reported out of committee and needs
to be stopped. I hope every birder and birdwatcher will call and/or email
their representative to speak up for bird protection. Here is a link to a
National Audubon Society with more information and on the right side of the
page an Action Alert.
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.audubon.org_news_congresswoman-2Dliz-2Dcheney-2Dintroduces-2Dbird-2Dkiller-2Damendment&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=cjg8w6Ac5L4EAdWb3ubiwbOlzhswz8JBkWe0U29rwhs&s=f9ui4on0r5itWOiFPVgVUkzOLkOxXAhAJMIeNuSUZiw&e=

Please help me spread the word about this attack on our birds. Contact me
personally if you want to discuss further.

Good birding,

Lena Gallitano
Raleigh, NC

 

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Date: 11/8/17 6:48 pm
From: Peter Quadarella (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Horned Grebes
My mistake, after reviewing the photos, at least some of those (distant)
grebes were Common Loons! This is what I get for not carrying my scope.

Peter Quadarella
Weddington, NC


On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 11:21 AM, Peter Quadarella <pvquad...> wrote:

> I'm watching a half dozen Horned Grebes off of Kings Mountain point on
> Badin Lake right now.
>
> Peter Quadarella
> Weddington, NC
>

 

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Date: 11/8/17 10:07 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Caspian Tern at Lake Crabtree, NC
It is quite unusual to see a CASPIAN TERN in inland NC in November, but one
was present this morning at Lake Crabtree west of Raleigh. I didn't realize
that Eddie Owens had been by the island, visible from the Southport
entrance, and already seen it two hours before I did (darn!). Also on the
island was my first Bonaparte's Gull of the fall. They can be quite common
in winter; we shall see this winter. A few Ring-billed Gulls were also
around. Sadly, no shorebirds other than Killdeers were on the island.

Waterbirds seen on the lake today, either by Eddie or me, were: Canada
Goose, American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked
Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, and Ruddy Duck; as well as DC Cormorants,
Pied-billed Grebe, and American Coot. Additional species on the lake found
yesterday, by Eddie only, were: Mallard, Hooded Merganser, and Common Loon.

So, even though the lake isn't covered by birds yet, and no rare waterfowl
have been reported there yet this fall, at least it is worth a stop by.

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

 

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Date: 11/8/17 9:40 am
From: Tracee Clapper (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: I've heard White-crowned Sparrows are uncommon in the Lowcountry
Hi fellow birders:

I haven't noticed much sharing of information from SC, so I thought I'd
throw in my most recent birding story. I work in North Charleston, near a
railroad track. Lots of fence line with scrubby brush that's perfect for
sparrows. I've been waiting for them to start showing up. Yesterday, I
caught glimpses of one as I was heading out for a meeting and made notes.
After work, I headed to the other side of the fence, where the tracks run.
On Monday, I'd seen several Yellow-rumped Warblers hanging out there and in
some other trees further away. Yesterday, I thought I was watching Chipping
Sparrows. I made notes, thinking I would never get a picture. I don't have
a camera, just my iPhone se. I've been practicing taking shots of birds
with the phone held over the binocular lenses. It's truly an act of
patience and determination, and luck of the draw on whether or not the
birds will cooperate. :)

I actually got a pretty good shot of the sparrow and studied it with my
notes. I determined it was a Chipping Sparrow, but posted on What's this
Bird on Facebook for id confirmation. My mistake seems to be that the crown
is not solid, but has rufous on either side of a buffy crown. I sent the
picture to several local birders and we've decided it is indeed an immature
White-crowned Sparrow.

I'm
​including a link to my dropbox if anyone would like to view
the picture. Please chime in if you disagree. I have no problem with it
actually being a Chipping. :)


https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.dropbox.com_s_hw8rrdebvv6z02a_White-2DcrownedSparrowTAc.jpg-3Fdl-3D0&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=N8mVCyycojpam1ohzBGJR4ckehRB-TVr6D7ViCpptzQ&s=igzHtajsZLr7tRlJOWaLtdjvA790LTCQYFAGMwXGUCM&e=




Peace & Light,

Tracee Clapper
Charleston, SC

843-425-7630 <(843)%20425-7630>

--
~Tracee 843/425-7630

 

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Date: 11/8/17 9:10 am
From: Kyle Kittelberger (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Black-throated Blue Warbler, Raleigh
Hi everyone, 
To my great surprise, I just had a male Black-throated Blue Warbler foraging in the trees outside my window here in Raleigh. 
Cheers,
Kyle KittelbergerRaleigh, NC
 

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Date: 11/8/17 8:33 am
From: Christine Stoughton-Root (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Say's Phoebe
Thank you all that replied to my request. We have the location.
Christine
 

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Date: 11/8/17 8:23 am
From: Peter Quadarella (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Horned Grebes
I'm watching a half dozen Horned Grebes off of Kings Mountain point on
Badin Lake right now.

Peter Quadarella
Weddington, NC

 

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Date: 11/8/17 6:51 am
From: Marion Clark <mclark66...>
Subject: Re: South Carolina eBird, a Message From the Reviewers
Ditto! Marion Clark, Lexington, SC





---- "\"Steve Patterson\" (via carolinabirds Mailing List)" <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> Useful reminders. Thank you.
>
>
>
>
> Steve Patterson
> Camden, SC
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: \Aaron Given\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
> To: carolinabirds <carolinabirds...>
> Sent: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 7:50 pm
> Subject: South Carolina eBird, a Message From the Reviewers
>
>
>
>
> Dear South Carolina Birders,
>
> Historically, eBird records for the entire state of SC were managed by a single volunteer – a very big job. In February 2017, following the resignation of the previous reviewer, eBird Central, following the example of many states, assigned responsibilities to 4 volunteer reviewers: Aaron Given and Keith McCullough for the coast and inland coastal plain (28 counties), Irvin Pitts for the Piedmont (14 counties), and Paul Serridge for the Mountains (4 counties).
>
> As eBird reviewers we have three main objectives:
>
>
> To ensure the accuracy of data submissions.
> To manage the eBird filters (dates and number of individuals) to better reflect the status and distribution of birds in SC.
> To develop a positive relationship with SC birders through eBird.
>
>
> To accomplish these goals we would appreciate your help. Your checklists are contributing to the increased knowledge of bird distribution and abundance in South Carolina. Each checklist that is submitted passes automatically through the eBird filters. Those records which fall outside the filters (“rare” or “high counts”) are transferred automatically to the regional eBird reviewer. We are working on revising and updating the filters to improve the submission and review process. But this will take some time and should be viewed as a work in progress.
>
> Here are some ways you can help:
>
> If a record is flagged as “rare”, please provide a detailed description of what you observed. Your descriptions and comments are stored permanently in the database and will help solidify your record for eBird users, now and in the future. A good description includes bird field marks and behavior, how other species were eliminated, and viewing circumstances such as distance, lighting, and optics. An often-used description that we see a lot is “clearly seen/heard” or some version of that. This is not helpful in the review process as it does not say anything about the bird. Oftentimes, this will lead to an email to you requesting more information. Please set an example for fellow birders by entering good descriptions. Doing so will also improve your birding.
> For “high counts”, it is still often useful to describe the bird, but counting method and circumstances are needed.
> If you can add a photo/video/audio to your checklist, please do. A photo is sometimes worth a thousand words.
> If we contact you for more information, please respond. As volunteers, we do not have the time to send the same request multiple times. If we do not get a response after one or two attempts, the record will be invalidated. We also do not receive notification when a checklist has been amended, so please inform us after you have added information to your checklist. If you are contacted to verify one of your sightings, look at it as an opportunity to learn the status, distribution, and ID of local birds. Be open to suggestions, ask questions, and become part of the process.
>
>
> Please remember:
>
> Validation of records can often take some time. Some species require careful consideration, review by the SC Bird Records Committee, even delayed release due to sensitivity of the site or species.
> Reviewing happens more quickly when thorough descriptions are provided.
> The following is a good link describing the eBird review and data quality process: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__help.ebird.org_customer_portal_articles_1055676-2Dunderstanding-2Dthe-2Debird-2Dreview-2Dand-2Ddata-2Dquality-2Dprocess&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JyhNGbdgNWP_ZBH5M1m-cZuA-rx8zn8xIhKfN67Xb84&s=VMmTPmxkOOp731MrhBkmazB_KCIKN1wPWHXw4zRXIMQ&e=
> If you have questions, concerns, or comments regarding eBird in general, a submitted checklist, or a rare bird record, please contact us directly. We will be able to provide you with the most accurate information.
>
>
> Aaron Given: <amgiven...>
> Keith McCullough:<flatpickit...>
> Irvin Pitts: <pittsjam...>
> Paul Serridge: <paulserridge...>
>
> Additional tips:
>
> Sign up to receive eBird Rare Bird Alert emails. Species may not yet be “confirmed” in this email, but it does keep you informed of rare bird sightings (some correct, some incorrect) until reviewers can properly review the record and release it into the data output.
> Please fill out a South Carolina Bird Records Committee rare bird report for significant rarities. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.carolinabirdclub.org_brc_rare-5Fbird_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JyhNGbdgNWP_ZBH5M1m-cZuA-rx8zn8xIhKfN67Xb84&s=I2beqaNQd-Ri1PHdHYV6C3yR1qZGXg9wuhphnDlbYps&e=
> eBird has a series of helpful articles on their “Help” page. We would encourage you to use this valuable resource to find answers to some of your more general and technical questions. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__help.ebird.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JyhNGbdgNWP_ZBH5M1m-cZuA-rx8zn8xIhKfN67Xb84&s=ev8D_GVk2vosP5rJciM9PANd6PeAFKzr7cNyRrgEcLA&e=
>
>
>
> For those already using eBird – Thank You! For those who are not, please consider joining the team of thousands of birders across the world. Your participation is valued, and the observations you submit are an important part of helping us better understand the birds in South Carolina.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> The SC eBird Team (Aaron Given, Keith McCullough, Irvin Pitts, Paul Serridge)
>
>
>

Marion Clark, Lexington, SC

 

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Date: 11/8/17 5:59 am
From: Christine Stoughton-Root (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Says Phoebe
Hi Everyone
We will be taking the local club over for the Say's Phoebe I understand someone had a Lat and Lon would you please provide that again.
Christine
 

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Date: 11/7/17 9:23 pm
From: Ron <waxwing...>
Subject: South Texas trip - Carolina Bird Club
The Texas Gulf Coast/Rio Grande Valley trip has two spots open, not one as posted earlier. February 3-10. 194 species last time. Contact me for registration info, itinerary and species list.

Ron Clark
Kings Mtn. NC
 

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Date: 11/7/17 6:12 pm
From: Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: South Carolina eBird, a Message From the Reviewers
Useful reminders. Thank you.




Steve Patterson
Camden, SC



-----Original Message-----
From: \Aaron Given\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
To: carolinabirds <carolinabirds...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 7:50 pm
Subject: South Carolina eBird, a Message From the Reviewers




Dear South Carolina Birders,

Historically, eBird records for the entire state of SC were managed by a single volunteer – a very big job. In February 2017, following the resignation of the previous reviewer, eBird Central, following the example of many states, assigned responsibilities to 4 volunteer reviewers: Aaron Given and Keith McCullough for the coast and inland coastal plain (28 counties), Irvin Pitts for the Piedmont (14 counties), and Paul Serridge for the Mountains (4 counties).

As eBird reviewers we have three main objectives:


To ensure the accuracy of data submissions.
To manage the eBird filters (dates and number of individuals) to better reflect the status and distribution of birds in SC.
To develop a positive relationship with SC birders through eBird.


To accomplish these goals we would appreciate your help. Your checklists are contributing to the increased knowledge of bird distribution and abundance in South Carolina. Each checklist that is submitted passes automatically through the eBird filters. Those records which fall outside the filters (“rare” or “high counts”) are transferred automatically to the regional eBird reviewer. We are working on revising and updating the filters to improve the submission and review process. But this will take some time and should be viewed as a work in progress.

Here are some ways you can help:

If a record is flagged as “rare”, please provide a detailed description of what you observed. Your descriptions and comments are stored permanently in the database and will help solidify your record for eBird users, now and in the future. A good description includes bird field marks and behavior, how other species were eliminated, and viewing circumstances such as distance, lighting, and optics. An often-used description that we see a lot is “clearly seen/heard” or some version of that. This is not helpful in the review process as it does not say anything about the bird. Oftentimes, this will lead to an email to you requesting more information. Please set an example for fellow birders by entering good descriptions. Doing so will also improve your birding.
For “high counts”, it is still often useful to describe the bird, but counting method and circumstances are needed.
If you can add a photo/video/audio to your checklist, please do. A photo is sometimes worth a thousand words.
If we contact you for more information, please respond. As volunteers, we do not have the time to send the same request multiple times. If we do not get a response after one or two attempts, the record will be invalidated. We also do not receive notification when a checklist has been amended, so please inform us after you have added information to your checklist. If you are contacted to verify one of your sightings, look at it as an opportunity to learn the status, distribution, and ID of local birds. Be open to suggestions, ask questions, and become part of the process.


Please remember:

Validation of records can often take some time. Some species require careful consideration, review by the SC Bird Records Committee, even delayed release due to sensitivity of the site or species.
Reviewing happens more quickly when thorough descriptions are provided.
The following is a good link describing the eBird review and data quality process: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__help.ebird.org_customer_portal_articles_1055676-2Dunderstanding-2Dthe-2Debird-2Dreview-2Dand-2Ddata-2Dquality-2Dprocess&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JyhNGbdgNWP_ZBH5M1m-cZuA-rx8zn8xIhKfN67Xb84&s=VMmTPmxkOOp731MrhBkmazB_KCIKN1wPWHXw4zRXIMQ&e=
If you have questions, concerns, or comments regarding eBird in general, a submitted checklist, or a rare bird record, please contact us directly. We will be able to provide you with the most accurate information.


Aaron Given: <amgiven...>
Keith McCullough:<flatpickit...>
Irvin Pitts: <pittsjam...>
Paul Serridge: <paulserridge...>

Additional tips:

Sign up to receive eBird Rare Bird Alert emails. Species may not yet be “confirmed” in this email, but it does keep you informed of rare bird sightings (some correct, some incorrect) until reviewers can properly review the record and release it into the data output.
Please fill out a South Carolina Bird Records Committee rare bird report for significant rarities. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.carolinabirdclub.org_brc_rare-5Fbird_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JyhNGbdgNWP_ZBH5M1m-cZuA-rx8zn8xIhKfN67Xb84&s=I2beqaNQd-Ri1PHdHYV6C3yR1qZGXg9wuhphnDlbYps&e=
eBird has a series of helpful articles on their “Help” page. We would encourage you to use this valuable resource to find answers to some of your more general and technical questions. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__help.ebird.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JyhNGbdgNWP_ZBH5M1m-cZuA-rx8zn8xIhKfN67Xb84&s=ev8D_GVk2vosP5rJciM9PANd6PeAFKzr7cNyRrgEcLA&e=



For those already using eBird – Thank You! For those who are not, please consider joining the team of thousands of birders across the world. Your participation is valued, and the observations you submit are an important part of helping us better understand the birds in South Carolina.

Sincerely,

The SC eBird Team (Aaron Given, Keith McCullough, Irvin Pitts, Paul Serridge)




 

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Date: 11/7/17 4:50 pm
From: Aaron Given (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: South Carolina eBird, a Message From the Reviewers


Dear South Carolina Birders,



Historically, eBird records for the entire state of SC were managed by a single volunteer a very big job. In February 2017, following the resignation of the previous reviewer, eBird Central, following the example of many states, assigned responsibilities to 4 volunteer reviewers: Aaron Given and Keith McCullough for the coast and inland coastal plain (28 counties), Irvin Pitts for the Piedmont (14 counties), and Paul Serridge for the Mountains (4 counties).



As eBird reviewers we have three main objectives:



1. To ensure the accuracy of data submissions.
2. To manage the eBird filters (dates and number of individuals) to better reflect the status and distribution of birds in SC.
3. To develop a positive relationship with SC birders through eBird.



To accomplish these goals we would appreciate your help. Your checklists are contributing to the increased knowledge of bird distribution and abundance in South Carolina. Each checklist that is submitted passes automatically through the eBird filters. Those records which fall outside the filters (rare or high counts) are transferred automatically to the regional eBird reviewer. We are working on revising and updating the filters to improve the submission and review process. But this will take some time and should be viewed as a work in progress.



Here are some ways you can help:

1. If a record is flagged as rare, please provide a detailed description of what you observed. Your descriptions and comments are stored permanently in the database and will help solidify your record for eBird users, now and in the future. A good description includes bird field marks and behavior, how other species were eliminated, and viewing circumstances such as distance, lighting, and optics. An often-used description that we see a lot is clearly seen/heard or some version of that. This is not helpful in the review process as it does not say anything about the bird. Oftentimes, this will lead to an email to you requesting more information. Please set an example for fellow birders by entering good descriptions. Doing so will also improve your birding.
2. For high counts, it is still often useful to describe the bird, but counting method and circumstances are needed.
3. If you can add a photo/video/audio to your checklist, please do. A photo is sometimes worth a thousand words.
4. If we contact you for more information, please respond. As volunteers, we do not have the time to send the same request multiple times. If we do not get a response after one or two attempts, the record will be invalidated. We also do not receive notification when a checklist has been amended, so please inform us after you have added information to your checklist. If you are contacted to verify one of your sightings, look at it as an opportunity to learn the status, distribution, and ID of local birds. Be open to suggestions, ask questions, and become part of the process.



Please remember:

1. Validation of records can often take some time. Some species require careful consideration, review by the SC Bird Records Committee, even delayed release due to sensitivity of the site or species.
2. Reviewing happens more quickly when thorough descriptions are provided.
3. The following is a good link describing the eBird review and data quality process: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__help.ebird.org_customer_portal_articles_1055676-2Dunderstanding-2Dthe-2Debird-2Dreview-2Dand-2Ddata-2Dquality-2Dprocess&d=DwIF-g&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=uzWa_N7ZF1FqIc3eVXftKFzss2JmSeQxhHYuWE8hA2Y&s=NJK7J2gYQOxRzIbbl85MxpaOlO_5rQ-58D6rv5SgOrM&e=
4. If you have questions, concerns, or comments regarding eBird in general, a submitted checklist, or a rare bird record, please contact us directly. We will be able to provide you with the most accurate information.



Aaron Given: <amgiven...><mailto:<amgiven...>

Keith McCullough: <flatpickit...><mailto:<flatpickit...>

Irvin Pitts: <pittsjam...><mailto:<pittsjam...>

Paul Serridge: <paulserridge...><mailto:<paulserridge...>



Additional tips:

1. Sign up to receive eBird Rare Bird Alert emails. Species may not yet be confirmed in this email, but it does keep you informed of rare bird sightings (some correct, some incorrect) until reviewers can properly review the record and release it into the data output.
2. Please fill out a South Carolina Bird Records Committee rare bird report for significant rarities. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.carolinabirdclub.org_brc_rare-5Fbird_&d=DwIF-g&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=uzWa_N7ZF1FqIc3eVXftKFzss2JmSeQxhHYuWE8hA2Y&s=Qyrts6whdXqbO3waB9s7KuiN8NS66M47PGFEhwUk16k&e=
3. eBird has a series of helpful articles on their Help page. We would encourage you to use this valuable resource to find answers to some of your more general and technical questions. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__help.ebird.org_&d=DwIF-g&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=uzWa_N7ZF1FqIc3eVXftKFzss2JmSeQxhHYuWE8hA2Y&s=5-CjYDQlMjH6PFroW9iYpA5C1ErY2Zh6ZaolR7blwC0&e=



For those already using eBird Thank You! For those who are not, please consider joining the team of thousands of birders across the world. Your participation is valued, and the observations you submit are an important part of helping us better understand the birds in South Carolina.



Sincerely,


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Date: 11/7/17 3:22 pm
From: David Schroder (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Say’s Phoebe still present at VOA site
Say's Phoebe was found easily again today. Seen first on the east side
beyond the storage building with very good looks. 30min later briefly seen
north of that eastern storage building back in the short trees; also heard
calling. Seen a third time south of the main building within 20ft of the
building, and then followed around the main building to the far northwest
corner of the fenced area.

On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 10:33 AM, Jan Hansen <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> The previously reported Say’s Phoebe was showing nicely this morning at
> the VOA site near Bear Grass. It was originally in the interior of the
> fenced area near the buildings but later was also foraging in the field on
> the the south side of the compound and sitting on the fence near the guard
> shack.
>
> Jan Hansen
> Chapel Hill NC
> 919-259-9423
> www.otusasiotours.com
>
> Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 11/7/17 2:43 pm
From: Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...>
Subject: FOS Brown-headed Cowbirds
These nuisance birds showed up at my millet feeder last Sunday, the fifth.  They are a nuisance because they come in large numbers and crowd-out Chipping Sparrows, Cardinals and Mourning Doves from my
millet feeders.  I have to place cages on some feeders to give the sparrows a chance.
 Frank HamiltonCharleston, SC

 

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Date: 11/7/17 10:43 am
From: John Fussell <jfuss...>
Subject: Long-billed Curlew at Rachel Carson Reserve, NC
Jeannie Kraus and I led a Road Scholar field trip to Bird Shoal in the
Rachel Carson Reserve (Beaufort Inlet) this morning.

Jeannie spotted the Long-billed Curlew and it eventually flew in to land
right in front of us.

We also had 2 Wilson's Plovers, 8 Piping Plovers, and a Peregrine Falcon.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC

 

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Date: 11/7/17 6:50 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad-billed Hummingbird still present
Broad-billed Hummingbird was chattering in the vines this morning when I left the house.
Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/6/17 8:33 am
From: Jan Hansen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Say’s Phoebe still present at VOA site
The previously reported Say’s Phoebe was showing nicely this morning at the VOA site near Bear Grass. It was originally in the interior of the fenced area near the buildings but later was also foraging in the field on the the south side of the compound and sitting on the fence near the guard shack.

Jan Hansen
Chapel Hill NC
919-259-9423
www.otusasiotours.com

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/6/17 5:52 am
From: Ron <waxwing...>
Subject: Southern Texas birding trip
There is one spot left on a Carolina Bird Club trip to the Texas Gulf Coast
and Rio Grande Valley from February 3rd-10th. The last trip had 194 species.
Contact me for registration information, plus itinerary and species list
from last trip. One male participant wishes to share lodging, so a male
would be preferred.

Ron Clark
Kings Mtn. NC

 

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Date: 11/6/17 4:57 am
From: Anne Olsen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Brown Creeper - Front Yard
I also just saw a Brown Creeper in my yard. I have not seen one for several years. Yes, it is a great way to start the week.

Anne Olsen
Monroe, NC

Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 6, 2017, at 6:49 AM, Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Pretty good way to start the work week. In my poplar by the driveway.
> There are enough leaves gone now to spot them easier.
>
> Brian Pendergraft
> Falls Lake NC
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/6/17 3:50 am
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Brown Creeper - Front Yard
Pretty good way to start the work week. In my poplar by the driveway.
There are enough leaves gone now to spot them easier.

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/5/17 5:36 pm
From: <susan...>
Subject: RE: GaryPhillips_Musings
Dear Cherrie and All,

Gary definitely had a unique but very effective way of communicating!

I am sure I will always remember him most at this time of year-- as the
winter hummer season (the most exciting time that we shared over the
years) begins...

Looking forward to plenty of "Woo hoo!" moments in his memory----

Susan Campbell
Southern Pines, NC

 

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Date: 11/5/17 4:53 pm
From: KC Foggin <KCFoggin...>
Subject: Re: GaryPhillips_Musings
I was just thinking about Gary today. He’s still missed much.

K.C.

Take nothing but pictures,
Leave nothing but footprints
Kill nothing but time

.K.C. Foggin
Socastee,Myrtle Beach SC

www.birdforum.net

www.pbase.com/kcfoggin/nikon_d50_pages&page=20




From: Cherrie Sneed (via carolinabirds Mailing List)
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2017 7:48 PM
To: Carolinabirds listserve
Cc: Ann Shahid
Subject: GaryPhillips_Musings

Hi Birders,


Gary Phillips of Conway, SC passed away recently. He had been a frequent contributor to this list serve. I was always amused by his postings and the low-caps in his typing. I just came across this text that I saved from one of his emails. I was interested in his plants that attracted hummingbirds, other birds and butterflies. I hope you enjoy this informative reflection. I saved it on Oct. 4, 2010. You will notice that he "capped" what was most important.


Cherrie




hi y'all,



still a few Ruby-throateds about the confines here, including an adult male who i suspect is my winter friend from the past 3 yrs. in addition to the little man, a juv. male and female are frequenting the flowers, rarley visiting the feeders. have Cuphea, few Salvia sp., Cypress Vine, Scarlet Morning Glory, cpl. varieties of Lantana, Coral Porterweed, Butterfly Bush and Mexican petunia in bloom. Firespike is just starting to bloom, Winter Shrimp Plant hasn't begun yet. hopefully, a female Rufous that wintered for the past 2 yrs will show up soon; she's first been detected in Oct. in previous years.




we find Ruby-throated and Rufous hummers annually in the northern SC coastal plain. numerous folks have Ruby-throateds, often multiple birds, to overwinter here and for the past 3 winters, a male Black-chinned has wintered in the area. i hope to renew our acquaintance this year. the winter oriole population in the area also appears to be increasing, at least in part to the number of folks leaving hummer feeders up in winter (along with more folks offering grape jelly to their avian visitors.)



other southbound visitors to the confines here last week include several Red-eyed and one Blue-headed Vireo, Common Yellowthroat, several Am. Redstart and a Black-throated Blue, all feeding on pokeberries and Am. beautyberries. since the first Am. beautyberry bore fruit here several years ago, we see Black-throated Blues annually during Oct. in the confines.



a few honorary birds last week included Monarch (male,) E. Tiger (male,) and Palamedes swallowtails, Clouded Sulphur, Gulf Fritillary, Red-spotted Purple, Whirlabout, Ocola, Silver-spotted, and Long-tailed skippers.



good birding,



gary phillips

Conway, SC


--

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Cherrie & Dan Sneed
Meggett, SC
St. Paul's Parish
Southern Coastal Charleston County
&
Robbinsville, NC
Snowbird Mountains
Graham County
 

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Date: 11/5/17 4:49 pm
From: Cherrie Sneed (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: GaryPhillips_Musings
Hi Birders,

Gary Phillips of Conway, SC passed away recently. He had been a frequent
contributor to this list serve. I was always amused by his postings and
the low-caps in his typing. I just came across this text that I saved from
one of his emails. I was interested in his plants that attracted
hummingbirds, other birds and butterflies. I hope you enjoy this
informative reflection. I saved it on Oct. 4, 2010. You will notice that he
"capped" what was most important.

Cherrie


*hi y'all,*




*still a few Ruby-throateds about the confines here, including an adult
male who i suspect is my winter friend from the past 3 yrs. in addition to
the little man, a juv. male and female are frequenting the flowers, rarley
visiting the feeders. have Cuphea, few Salvia sp., Cypress Vine, Scarlet
Morning Glory, cpl. varieties of Lantana, Coral Porterweed, Butterfly Bush
and Mexican petunia in bloom. Firespike is just starting to bloom, Winter
Shrimp Plant hasn't begun yet. hopefully, a female Rufous that wintered for
the past 2 yrs will show up soon; she's first been detected in Oct. in
previous years. *



*we find Ruby-throated and Rufous hummers annually in the northern SC
coastal plain. numerous folks have Ruby-throateds, often multiple birds, to
overwinter here and for the past 3 winters, a male Black-chinned has
wintered in the area. i hope to renew our acquaintance this year. the
winter oriole population in the area also appears to be increasing, at
least in part to the number of folks leaving hummer feeders up in winter
(along with more folks offering grape jelly to their avian visitors.)*



*other southbound visitors to the confines here last week include several
Red-eyed and one Blue-headed Vireo, Common Yellowthroat, several Am.
Redstart and a Black-throated Blue, all feeding on pokeberries and Am.
beautyberries. since the first Am. beautyberry bore fruit here several
years ago, we see Black-throated Blues annually during Oct. in the
confines.*



*a few honorary birds last week included Monarch (male,) E. Tiger (male,)
and Palamedes swallowtails, Clouded Sulphur, Gulf Fritillary, Red-spotted
Purple, Whirlabout, Ocola, Silver-spotted, and Long-tailed skippers.*



*good birding,*



*gary phillips*

Conway, SC

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
*Cherrie & Dan Sneed*
Meggett, SC
St. Paul's Parish
Southern Coastal Charleston County
&
Robbinsville, NC
Snowbird Mountains
Graham County

 

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Date: 11/5/17 2:01 pm
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Dare County birds from today
Birded briefly at the north end of north pond on Pea Island this morning.
Had 4 Common Gallinules, a first-of-season Hooded Merganser and 5
Ring-necked Ducks. Lots of other ducks, coots and several species of
shorebirds were seen. The two Golden-Plovers are still present on the flats
north of the photo blind, as were 3 American Pipits. Found a Saltmarsh
Sparrow just north of the viewing platform. An American Bittern and
Eurasian Wigeon were seen just before I arrived.

An hour or so on Jennette's Pier afterwards rewarded us with lots of Black
Scoters, a few Surf Scoters and a female Common Eider. Also a Parasitic
Jaeger.

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

 

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Date: 11/5/17 1:51 pm
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad-billed Hummingbird update
The Southern Shores Broad-billed Hummingbird is still around, never leaves
the yard, but when the weather is warm it doesn't come to the feeder often
at all. I've seen it searching for insects up in the oak trees two
afternoons in a row. It harassed a Ruby-crowned Kinglet today - wonder if
the kinglet's "ji-dit" lured the hummer in!
Add a Black-and-white Warbler to the weekend's yard list.

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

 

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Date: 11/5/17 7:09 am
From: \\\\<trnealon...>\\\\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Southern Shores Broad-billed Hummingbird Continues
Has the broad-billed hummer been seen today?We’re from Arlington, VA and are in Greenville planning to head to Williamsburg today and we’re thinking of stopping through to see it.Thanks!

Trista Nealon

Sent from XFINITY Connect App



------ Original Message ------

From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List)
To: Sherry Lane
Cc: carolinabirds listserve
Sent: November 4, 2017 at 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: Southern Shores Broad-billed Hummingbird Continues

Also seen in Joan's yard today was an Orange-crowned Warbler and an Ovenbird and two ruby-throats.

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC


On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Sherry Lane<carolinabirds...>(mailto:<carolinabirds...>)>wrote:
>
> Broad-billed Hummingbird was coming frequently to the feeders this afternoon.. Thank you Joan for allowing birders to come to your home and thank you Jeff for finding this awesome bird!
>
> Sherry Lane
> Wilmington, NC
>
>


 

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Date: 11/5/17 7:03 am
From: ann maddock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Sharp Shinned Hawk caught ruby throated hummer
Hi Birders

For the second time in 8 years I witnessed a sharp shinned hawk pin a hatch
year male rubythroated hummingbird and kill it. The previous time was years
ago in very cold winter but the weather here has been really warm.

Around 5pm yesterday, there were seven hummers all bickering right
outside on the back deck, fight over three feeders and some great plants. A
sharpie swooped in at a very steep angle and with wings outstretched, flew
across the top of one feeder and used the holly tree behind the feeder (
about 6feet) to restrict the hummer's flight. It all happened in a split
second.

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

 

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Date: 11/4/17 6:32 pm
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Grasshopper Sparrows, Lincoln's Sparrow, Sedge Wrens, King Rail, OC Warbler - Santee NWR Pine Island Unit
Two leaders and 15 participants enjoyed a nice bird walk today at the
Pine Island Unit of Santee National Wildlife Refuge (limited winter
access).

We were treated to long scope looks at a cooperative Grasshopper
Sparrow. It was an immature bird that looked orange-faced in the
morning light and made us think LeConte's until we got a better look
at it. Then it was kind enough to shimmy up a stalk of grass and sun
itself for a few minutes. Not far from there was another Grasshopper
Sparrow and not far from there a Loggerhead Shrike. Then not far from
there we had a backlit Lincoln's Sparrow sitting up in a dead Wax
Myrtle.

Not far from there, a King Rail flew from one side of the grassy dike
to the other. We later heard one vocalizing insistently from the same
area. And we had another Loggerhead Shrike as well.

A little while before all that, a male Northern Harrier swept by and
flushed some Wilson's Snipe.

Sedge Wrens were regular sights and sounds in the grassy fields and
marsh edges. We had incredible close looks at a few and probably saw
and heard 18 for the morning.

We saw and heard hundreds of Swamp Sparrows and about as many Song
Sparrows. Myrtle Warblers were abundant and almost a nuisance at
times. We had a couple of dozen Savannah Sparrows, slightly fewer
White-throated Sparrows, a Field Sparrow and some Chipping Sparrows to
make 8 Sparrow species.

Other highlights included a skulky Yellow-breasted Chat, a fairly
cooperative Orange-crowned Warbler, Brown-headed and White-breasted
Nuthatches, good looks at a Pilated Woodpecker flying across the large
field in front of us, and a large White-tailed Deer buck that skirted
us along the lake shore.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
 

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Date: 11/4/17 4:50 pm
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Southern Shores Broad-billed Hummingbird Continues
Also seen in Joan's yard today was an Orange-crowned Warbler and an
Ovenbird and two ruby-throats.

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Sherry Lane <carolinabirds...> wrote:

>
> Broad-billed Hummingbird was coming frequently to the feeders this
> afternoon.. Thank you Joan for allowing birders to come to your home and
> thank you Jeff for finding this awesome bird!
>
> Sherry Lane
> Wilmington, NC
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/4/17 10:56 am
From: Sherry Lane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Southern Shores Broad-billed Hummingbird Continues

Broad-billed Hummingbird was coming frequently to the feeders this afternoon.. Thank you Joan for allowing birders to come to your home and thank you Jeff for finding this awesome bird!

Sherry Lane
Wilmington, NC


 

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Date: 11/4/17 5:58 am
From: Steve Patterson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Tennessee Warblers in SC
After some business in the upstate, I stopped by Lake Conestee (Greenville County) yesterday (Nov. 3), to try for the Marsh Wren. It vocalized but did not emerge for viewing.


On the way back to the car, I found 2 Tennessee Warblers on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. I identified 3, actually, but I'm not certain one of them wasn't a repeat. I made a point to check this specific spot because Simon Harvey had called to alert me to his Black-throated Green Warbler. I missed his warbler but picked up these late migrants


After lunch, I stopped by Musgrove Mill State Historic Site in Laurens County and found another Tennessee Warbler.







Steve Patterson
Camden, SC

 

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Date: 11/3/17 3:18 pm
From: David Gardner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Purple Sandpiper - Seabrook Island, SC
Hi Folks,
I was walking North Beach of Seabrook Island at around 4:30pm and saw a Purple Sandpiper loosely associating with a small group of Sanderlings. I know - what is a PUSA doing hanging out on a sandy beach with no rocks?
It had a two tone bill, orange legs, and was stocky like a sanderling, but slightly larger. It had streaking on the side below the wings, a white belly and grey chest. The head was slightly darker grey.
I got incredibly poor photos.
Anyway, keep an eye out on those beaches.
Happy birding,
David

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/3/17 2:50 pm
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad-billed Hummingbird still here
As of this afternoon, the Broad-billed Hummingbird in Southern Shores, is
still being seen.

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

 

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Date: 11/3/17 2:19 pm
From: Caroline Harvey (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Conestee - Late Black-throated Green Warbler
Had good looks at a late BT Green Warbler (adult male) at Lake Conestee
this morning from the paved trail as it goes from South Bay to Crescent
Slough.
Also heard the previously reported Marsh Wren.

Simon C. Harvey
Simpsonville, SC
--
Caroline and Simon Harvey
Simpsonville, SC

 

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Date: 11/3/17 4:33 am
From: nicholas (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: North River Game Land/Coinjock waterfront, 11/2/17
Hey all, worked in North River Game Land off the north end of Taylor Bay yesterday, launching at the boat ramp off Waterlily Rd. Some fly-overs of note while traveling through Coinjock via the ICW: 4 Common Loons + 2 Caspian Terns. A lot of activity at this portion of the Game Land around 9:30 AM, with 1 King Rail, 2 Virginia Rails, and 1 Marsh Wren calling in the marsh plus a fly-over flock of 45 Snow Geese and 1 fly-over Rusty Blackbird. Only migratory waterfowl on the water in the area: 1 Ruddy Duck.



Nick Flanders

Portsmouth, VA

 

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Date: 11/2/17 3:59 pm
From: M Howell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Odd Mallard Pair
About 2:45 pm today, I was leaving the Selma NC WalMart on Hwy 301. The pond at the front is often frequented by Canada Geese. Other waterfowl can be found there on occasion. What did I find today? Midget hen and Monster drake? The hen had blue wing bar with medium white stripes on front and rear border of the bar and she looked normal to me. The drake had the same blue and white in the wings but was close to the size of the Canada Geese. It also had a brown neck and head. They seemed to be a bonded pair. But they were a very odd looking pair! Pictures available.


Mae Howell
Goldsboro, NC


 

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Date: 11/2/17 2:24 pm
From: amaspirit (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Christmas Bird Counts in the Carolinas
Tried the link and kept getting a clock is wrong message although my computer clock showed correct time.


Anyway, my Saluda Shoals Park December walk is Saturday, Dec. 30th so shall we make that the Christmas Bird Count date too?



Patricia Voelker
Lexington, SC





-----Original Message-----
From: \Kent Fiala\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
To: carolinabirds <carolinabirds...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 12:39 pm
Subject: Christmas Bird Counts in the Carolinas

Christmas Bird Counts begin six weeks from today. As always, I am collecting dates of counts in the Carolinas on the Carolina Bird Club website. You can find the list under "Birding Resources" on the website's main menu, or directly at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.carolinabirdclub.org_christmas_&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=T7gP6-kaebgF_kkBXSqSdCvYQ30NXcMu68RrpsHk7Vc&s=K-7BSqFnEy7wGcZ7lk2-VFBoJkvT3Z1E7xfnHrrpryQ&e=

If you are a count organizer, whenever you have set your count's date let me know and I will post it, or if you are a CBC member, you can post the date yourself.

This list does not have any official connection with National Audubon's administration of the count, it's just a collection of information that people provide.

--
Kent Fiala




 

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Date: 11/2/17 9:40 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad-billed Hummingbird still present
Broad-billed Hummer still present in Southern Shores, NC
Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/2/17 9:39 am
From: Kent Fiala (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Christmas Bird Counts in the Carolinas
Christmas Bird Counts begin six weeks from today. As always, I am collecting dates of counts in the Carolinas on the Carolina Bird Club website. You can find the list under "Birding Resources" on the website's main menu, or directly at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.carolinabirdclub.org_christmas_&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=T7gP6-kaebgF_kkBXSqSdCvYQ30NXcMu68RrpsHk7Vc&s=K-7BSqFnEy7wGcZ7lk2-VFBoJkvT3Z1E7xfnHrrpryQ&e=

If you are a count organizer, whenever you have set your count's date let me know and I will post it, or if you are a CBC member, you can post the date yourself.

This list does not have any official connection with National Audubon's administration of the count, it's just a collection of information that people provide.

--
Kent Fiala

 

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Date: 11/2/17 9:23 am
From: Carson Wood <cdwood...>
Subject: Holly Shelter/lea-Hutaff CBC Dec 17th 2017
Hi Folks,

The Holly Shelter/Lea-Hutaff CBC will be held on Sunday December 17th,
2017. This year I've made a website for the count where you can directly
sign up for the count through the website and I have all necessary data
forms on the documents page ready to be printed. Additionally you can find
the link to the National Audubon Societies Christmas Bird Count Page on the
website's home page.

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_coastalplaincg.org_christmas-2Dbird-2Dcount_home&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=oAyz65Daq4FbVCS_wsiSSshvzwiZOgqScLyTd53UsuM&s=numWywmixS0ddE7l3p-FzAKTGhi9KgLOBIjKckfXw2w&e=

Please feel free to still contact me directly with any questions or
comments you may have.

Cheers,

Carson

Carson Wood
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Advisor
Coastal Plain Conservation Group
PO Box 1008
Hampstead, NC 28443
910-859-9425
<cdwood...>
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If you have received this email in error please notify the sender
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Date: 11/2/17 7:33 am
From: Edith Tatum (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: FOS Junco
While at work I saw two Juncos in Northeast Durham County.
Edith Tatum
Durham, NC

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/2/17 5:29 am
From: <badgerboy...>
Subject: Brookshire Park Walk this Saturday 8AM
HCAS' monthly Brookshire Park walk in Boone, NC will be this Saturday at
8 AM at Brookshire Park on the New River a couple miles east of Boone,
near the 421 bridge over the New River. All are welcome to this free and
fun walk where we explore the flora and fauna of an urban floodplain in
the northern mountains of NC. We meet in the main parking lot by the
picnic shelter as usual.

Guy McGrane, Deep Gap, NC


 

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Date: 11/2/17 4:57 am
From: \Adams, Jamie\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: RE: Cave Swallows and Am Golden Plovers, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Hello all,

I took many pictures of Cave Swallows on Tuesday and I was curious, could we get birds from both the Mexican and Caribbean races? There was much variation in richness of color on the throats of these birds. I don't think any of them were Cliffs.

Pictures: Photographicbirdlistomania.blogspot.com



Jamie Adams
Wilmington, NC

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From: <carolinabirds-request...> [mailto:<carolinabirds-request...>] On Behalf Of "Adams, Jamie"
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 6:33 PM
To: <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Cave Swallows and Am Golden Plovers, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Hello all, about 12 cave swallows and 2 American golden plovers were seen on the north end of Wrightsville Beach just next to Shell Island resort this evening. I obtained some more good photos of the swallows that were hawking around the tall building. I suspect now is as good as time as any for someone to chase. I wager they will be around at least another day. Wonder if they are roosting on the roof overnight.

The plovers were by the inlet. Also saw about 200 tree swallows fly by the inlet.

Jamie Adams
Wilmington, NC

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Date: 11/1/17 10:11 am
From: Lynn Erla Beegle (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: (1) Male NORTHERN PINTAIL at Umstead State Park's Big Lake, Wake County, NC on November 1, 2017 and (2) MARATHON NOV 5
(1) Male NORTHERN PINTAIL at Umstead State Park's Big Lake, Wake
County, NC on November 1, 2017
Our Wake Audubon Meetup group of 12 birders found the Northern Pintail
during our 10 am birdwalk. The drake was dull-colored so we did not
notice it until just before we were getting ready to leave, about
11:30 (there were about 100 ducks to sort through). The white swipe up
the long neck was clearly seen in the scope by three of the birders
before the Pintail swam out of sight behind vegetation. This is a new
bird for the ebird hotspot! Not marked rare on ebird, but it is an
uncommon waterfowl to see in this area, even in the fall and winter.
Enter Umstead State Park from the US 70-Glenwood side and drive to the
last parking lot. Walk down the trail to Big Lake, turn right, then
follow the powerline right-of-way to three gray powerline poles marked
with the number 420. Turn left on a narrow trail just after these
poles and walk to the overlook of the marsh. This is where most of the
waterfowl are found on Big Lake. We also spotted WOOD DUCK, GADWALL,
GREEN-WINGED TEAL, PIED-BILL GREBE, AMERICAN COOT, WINTER WREN, and 27
other bird species. The terrain is uneven and a scope is strongly
recommended.
Checklist on ebird: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S40246551&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=P88xsBL2Q1oLOU1F-IOsDNwJ539JjXy2Low7iUf9SnY&s=eooCjMZpH-cMzXQypLLr5pyfUB-n1pVP5AfKnUSXyuY&e=

(2) REMINDER: City of Oaks MARATHON is NOV 5 IN RALEIGH - expect some
road closures and traffic issues early in the morning, which could
affect downtown Raleigh, NC State, up to Shelley Lake, lots of
greenways, etc. -- See the routes on their website:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__cityofoaksmarathon.com_re_course-2Dmaps_&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=P88xsBL2Q1oLOU1F-IOsDNwJ539JjXy2Low7iUf9SnY&s=zix1X-skkF3TGUOLkD_z-T0TDU8RpLCUaeuPuui-hWI&e=

Add the TIME CHANGE (move clocks BACK Saturday night, Daylight Saving
Time ENDS) and expect lots of confusion!

Good birding to you,
L Erla Beegle
Raleigh NC
Join us on Wake Audubon Meetup!
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Date: 11/1/17 9:27 am
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: An 8-sparrow morning south of Raleigh
I had a nice 60 minutes birding the NC State U. farm fields today (Nov. 1),
which must be "National Traffic Day". I don't know if there is such a
thing, but for whatever reason, traffic was everywhere between my house and
Lake Wheeler, including a logging truck full of pine trees on Mid-Pines
Road!

Except for missing Loggerhead Shrike, easy to do these days (though seen by
Phil Doerr a few days ago), I got all of the targets, including the
PEREGRINE FALCON on its perch, HORNED LARKS, AMERICAN PIPITS, the
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and a VESPER SPARROW in the same small tree as the
White-crowned. I also saw 9 NORTHERN SHOVELERS on one of the two small
ponds along Inwood Road. In addition to these two sparrow species, I had
the more expected Savannah, Chipping, Field (just one), White-throated,
Song, and Swamp. I tried hard for Lincoln's along Mid-Pines at Yates Pond,
even playing tapes, but could not get any to respond, though I bet one or
two are lurking now.

Some ducks are slowly moving in: about 20 RUDDY DUCKS and 17 RING-NECKED
DUCKS on Yates Pond; and 3 WOOD DUCKS and two male AMERICAN WIGEONS along
with the many semi-wild Mallards and Canada Geese at Lake Wheeler.

Here is my eBird list for the Mid-Pines Road area:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S40246186&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=z3pvjrqv6SUCNKRw_Eq3UWlX1uThkQjNU5riWYS8bLU&s=aam_VhF0M239NT-ebHx72o724p1XnIflVJ-8-FN9vw8&e=

Harry LeGrand
Raleigh

 

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Date: 11/1/17 8:45 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad-billed being seen today
Broad-billed Hummingbird is still pleasing birders today in Southern Shores.
Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

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Date: 11/1/17 8:36 am
From: Dwayne Martin (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Cackling Goose, Lenoir, Caldwell Co, NC
There is a Cackling Goose with a flock of Canada Geese at the Mulligan’s
pond on the east side of Lenoir off Hwy 18. I will post photos on the CBC
website later.
--
Dwayne
*************
Dwayne Martin
Hickory, NC
<redxbill...>

 

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Date: 11/1/17 5:08 am
From: Nathan (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Broad-billed Update
Carolina Birders,
The Broad-billed Hummingbird was activity feeding this morning. Thanks Joan and Jeff for allowing visitors!

Best Regards,

Nathan Gatto
(336) 416-3182
Wright's Backyard Birding Center
wrightsbirdingcenter.com

> On Oct 31, 2017, at 7:10 PM, Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Broad-billed Hummingbird was seen all day until about 5:06 pm.
>
> Jeff Lewis
> Manteo, NC
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/31/17 5:17 pm
From: Clyde Sorenson <sorenson...>
Subject: Yard bird number 136!
American coot, yesterday on my pond north of Clayton, in Johnston Co. NC.
136 species in 21.5 years.

Clyde Sorenson
Clayton and Raleigh, NC

 

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Date: 10/31/17 4:10 pm
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad-billed Update
Broad-billed Hummingbird was seen all day until about 5:06 pm.

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

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Date: 10/31/17 3:33 pm
From: \Adams, Jamie\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Cave Swallows and Am Golden Plovers, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Hello all, about 12 cave swallows and 2 American golden plovers were seen on the north end of Wrightsville Beach just next to Shell Island resort this evening. I obtained some more good photos of the swallows that were hawking around the tall building. I suspect now is as good as time as any for someone to chase. I wager they will be around at least another day. Wonder if they are roosting on the roof overnight.

The plovers were by the inlet. Also saw about 200 tree swallows fly by the inlet.

Jamie Adams
Wilmington, NC

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Date: 10/31/17 4:30 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad-billed still here
Broad-billed Hummingbird in Southern Shores just woke up at 7:27

Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

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Date: 10/31/17 3:44 am
From: <susan...>
Subject: RE: More on Broad-billed Hummer
Dear Jeff and All,

The limited amount of red on the upper mandible coupled with the fact
that she is showing molt limits in the wing has me suspicious that this
bird is an adult female. Only one way to know! Hope to head east for a
banding visit in the very near future!

Congrats to you and Joan for attracting such a neat little bird!!

Susan Campbell
Southern Pines, NC

 

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Date: 10/30/17 12:53 pm
From: Robert Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Ipswich Sparrow project
The notice below has been sent to other birding listservs on the East coast.
Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY

Researchers at Dalhousie and Acadia Universities in Eastern Canada are
conducting a long-term research study of Ipswich Sparrows and are
seeking birders' help. They have banded 263 sparrows with color bands as
part of this study, and are now asking birders on the eastern US coast
to keep their eyes peeled for the banded birds, and to report sightings
of them over the "winter" (Oct-May).
The banded Ipswich Sparrows have three colored bands on the left leg and one colored band on the right leg (over an aluminum band). The researchers are seeking reports of the banded birds. Tell them where you saw the sparrow, its band colors (top to bottom on each leg), and the date. Please include photos if you have them. Reports of banded Ipswich Sparrows, can be made by email to
<mailto:<ipswichsparrows...> <ipswichsparrows...>, on the
Project's Facebook page (The Ipswich Sparrow Project) or by including
the Ipswich Sparrow in an ebird report and describing the colored bands
in the comments.
Thank you in advance for your assistance in this project.
 

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Date: 10/30/17 6:46 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: More on Broad-billed Hummer
The bird has a bright red bill, so I guess it's a male.
Jeff Lewis

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Date: 10/30/17 6:17 am
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Broad-billed Hummingbird
I heard first and then located an immature or female Broad-billed Hummingbird a short while ago in Joan's yard, coming to a feeder. Photos were taken. I was alerted by the ruby-crowned kinglet-like chipping. This is at 299 Duck Road in Southern Shores, NC, but gps usually labels that address as Kitty Hawk. 299 is on the west side of Duck Road, between 4th and 5th avenues. Parking is limited and you will not be able to tell until you have entered the driveway. Go to the right corner of the house where I have a couple of chairs set out. There is a feeder on the upstairs window that you can see through the spaces in the stairs. This is the feeder the bird is using, although I put out another one this morning on the four-way feeder nearby. If the bird sticks around, you'll probably hear the chattering first. There are also ruby throats.
Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

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Date: 10/30/17 4:56 am
From: \Adams, Jamie\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: RE: Cave Swallow, White Pelicans, Am Golden-Plover at Wrightsville Beach, NC
Photos at Photographicbirdlistomania.blogspot.com

Also, scroll down to see photos from Day 1 on my recent Lower Rio Grande Valley trip.


Jamie Adams
Wilmington, NC


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From: <carolinabirds-request...> [mailto:<carolinabirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Sam Cooper
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:40 PM
To: <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Cave Swallow, White Pelicans, Am Golden-Plover at Wrightsville Beach, NC

All present this afternoon at the northeast end of Wrightsville Beach as observed by Jamie Adams and myself. Jamie found a nice flock of swallows at the north end parking lot prior to leaving and was able to photo one or two Cave Swallows. Jamie also found seven golden-plovers on the "spit" at Ft. Fisher this morning, and we were able to find a solo bird this afternoon at Mason Inlet. Ten White Pelicans flying south along the waterway were a nice ending to the afternoon.

Sam Cooper
Wilmington, NC
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Date: 10/29/17 6:41 pm
From: Sam Cooper <dmcooper2...>
Subject: Cave Swallow, White Pelicans, Am Golden-Plover at Wrightsville Beach, NC
All present this afternoon at the northeast end of Wrightsville Beach as observed by Jamie Adams and myself. Jamie found a nice flock of swallows at the north end parking lot prior to leaving and was able to photo one or two Cave Swallows. Jamie also found seven golden-plovers on the "spit" at Ft. Fisher this morning, and we were able to find a solo bird this afternoon at Mason Inlet. Ten White Pelicans flying south along the waterway were a nice ending to the afternoon.

Sam Cooper
Wilmington, NC
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Date: 10/29/17 5:08 am
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Late BT Green Warbler
Looking at one in one of the dogwoods right by the driveway. Lots of color on this guy! A bit late for my yard.

Brian Pendergraft
Foggy Falls Lake NC

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Date: 10/29/17 3:08 am
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Grasshopper Sparrow Re: Sparrow Bonanza, Santee Delta East, and other Highlights
Craig,

Nice birds y'all had.

However the Ammodramus sparrow looks like an immature Grasshopper Sparrow
to me. The breast streaks are too broad and smudged and not bold and crisp
like a LeConte's should be. The brighter, complete eye ring also matches
Grasshopper better as do other features like the bill that seems too stout
for LeConte's.

Access reminder: people want to visit Santee Delta WMA they have until
Tuesday - after that it is closed to the public until February 8.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, James Watson <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Pam Ford and I visited Santee Delta East today and there were very large
> numbers of passerinres at the beginning at of walk. We had 30+ species
> within the first 30 minutes and first 100m of the parking lot. We walked
> along the river dike to past No Man’s Land’s impoundment and south to the
> creek. We had six species of sparrow; Song, Swamp, LeConte’s, Savannnah,
> Field, and Clay-colored and a Dickcissel. We also had 3 American Bitterns,
> Sora, Virginia and Clapper Rail. There was also a large number of Indigo
> Buntings in the area. It is the most number of birds I have seen in a while
> during migration in a long time in this under-birded *eBird hotspot*.
>
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Date: 10/28/17 8:19 pm
From: steve stevens (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: ID help, west coast
hi birders

sorry if this is off topic, but i wasnt able to find the resource i needed
online.
im wanting to contact a birding listserv or similar around the monterey bay
area and wondering if anyone has an email address for a list or group
around there. i have some pictures of a bird i saw offshore that i cant
figure out and would like assistance.

thanks. again sorry for the not-nc post.

or if you'd like to take a crack at it, it was seen on a ship about 20nm
offshore from monterey bay, along with a group of pine siskens:
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-steve

 

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Date: 10/28/17 8:14 pm
From: James Watson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Sparrow Bonanza, Santee Delta East, and other Highlights
Pam Ford and I visited Santee Delta East today and there were very large numbers of passerinres at the beginning at of walk. We had 30+ species within the first 30 minutes and first 100m of the parking lot. We walked along the river dike to past No Man’s Land’s impoundment and south to the creek. We had six species of sparrow; Song, Swamp, LeConte’s, Savannnah, Field, and Clay-colored and a Dickcissel. We also had 3 American Bitterns, Sora, Virginia and Clapper Rail. There was also a large number of Indigo Buntings in the area. It is the most number of birds I have seen in a while during migration in a long time in this under-birded eBird hotspot.

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Mount Pleasant, SC

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Date: 10/28/17 12:55 pm
From: Elisa Enders (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Say's Phoebe, VOA Gamelands, Beaufort County, NC
The Say's Phoebe was seen today at around 12:30pm or 1pm at the gamelands. It was preening and generally looking well. It was seen on the south side of the large building, surrounded by fencing. The phoebe was perched on the east roof edge of a single-story extension, of the building, that juts south. This is near where a paved road passes southward out of the fenced area.

Seeing this species and the area was well worth the spontaneous 2.5 hour one-way trip.

There were lots of meadowlarks and fire ants too. A Loggerhead Shrike was seen, perched, near the paved road, to the south of the fenced-in building.

In Bear Grass, there was a Chicken Mull Festival. Sadly, I didn't know what this was until I looked it up on the internet. It is a chicken dish and sounded good, so we thought we would try some. We stopped by the festival area in the town, but could not find anyone selling this dish. Oh well. I'll have to look up a detailed recipe and cook some.

Elisa (and Nick) Flanders
Portsmouth, VA

 

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Date: 10/27/17 2:14 pm
From: <badgerboy...>
Subject: Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird Ashe county
An adult female Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird has again shown up in the
same yard as last fall in Ashe county. Last fall we were unable to get
it banded to pin down the species but we hope to do that this year. For
details and a couple pictures see the ebird checklist at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S40156364&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=bEH6NGBQfbHuV9rLdhyolGHnldhNjnQZQNsqn5U96bM&s=OThL5-3sQn8kphib3vCU_0SHutJMxygZi8x0Vq4YwGY&e=

Guy McGrane, Deep Gap, NC


 

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Date: 10/27/17 10:21 am
From: Lynn Erla Beegle (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Good Phone for Birders and AMERICAN WIGEON and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW (Wake County, NC)
Good Birder Phone, and AMERICAN WIGEON and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW (Wake
County, NC)
(1) I am still recovering from minor leg surgeries, so no long walks
allowed. So I used a chair and a scope at Lake Wheeler Marshes on
Penny Road (Wake, NC), Friday morning, 10/27. Best Birds: 2 male
AMERICAN WIGEON, also MERLIN, WILSON'S SNIPE, and GADWALL
See Checklist https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S40145621&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=TWf9Fhdps-OfU25CGMyvY-gSVjBHk1hyiZaj7A8_lU8&s=UxqbsNOADl9wR5sDLdsIDAeJ4Qeqlkzc6H7YeSf6_ig&e=

(2) I then drove to Mid Pines Rd from the Penny Rd pull off for the
Lake Wheeler marshes and drove and stopped along that gravel road .
Best Birds: immature WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, 6 AMERICAN PIPIT at 9:30,
6 HORNED LARK at 10:30, and an OSPREY. Alas, no (peregrine falcon).
See Checklist https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S40145835&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=TWf9Fhdps-OfU25CGMyvY-gSVjBHk1hyiZaj7A8_lU8&s=qQQFPTk1c5OGD-dQLxw_7W8HYbUfZA2gRE2_8gT4iFk&e=

(3) I am very happy with my new Android-based smartphone -- I
recommend it as a very good phone for birders. It is waterproof,
military-grade strong with VERY loud sound/speakers. And it won't fly
out of your hand like those sleek glassy phones. The brand is Kyocera
DuraForce Pro. Maybe it will last six years (like my previous
smartphone).

(4) Come join our birdwalk group at Wake Audubon.org or see our
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=TWf9Fhdps-OfU25CGMyvY-gSVjBHk1hyiZaj7A8_lU8&s=22ShsXjLXmIYU_Ss3MfbTx74DNBwbCbsjc_x_BSvsDA&e=
We bird at Joyner in Wake Forest Sat 10/28 at 8 am. Birders of all
levels are welcome.
L. Erla Beegle, Raleigh, NC
 

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Date: 10/27/17 4:54 am
From: Gretchen Schramm (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: White-Throated Sparrow
FOS in my garden this morning.

Gretchen
Wilmington, NC

 

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Date: 10/26/17 5:13 pm
From: David Weesner (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Say's Phoebe at VOA site
I had the Say's Phoebe around 1:00 today.  When I first got there it was on the fence on the south side and then moved towards the building.It flew over the building on the north side. I looked for the bird, but could not relocate it.
Dave WessnerWilmington, NC
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Date: 10/26/17 4:33 pm
From: Janet & Richard Paulette (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: High Country Audubon newsletter
Please click on this link for the Nov.-Dec. 2017/Jan. 2018 newsletter of
High Country Audubon Society.

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.highcountryaudubon.org_images_HCHoots-5FNov-2DDec-2DJan-5F2017-2D18-5F.pdf&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=nktSVewF7UCw9FYulXNJhooIL9EsxXJdtHls8Ei3Eg4&s=TiFHHU_Zjtts5txxMiNd2LuW7UR9ziqZTiONeTFoFic&e=

Janet Paulette
Deep Gap, NC

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Date: 10/26/17 12:57 pm
From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mystery shorebird
Yesterday afternoon I had a brief look at a flyover bird. No binocs, a few seconds overhead before a building blocked my view. It appeared to be a shorebird and built like a large plover. I did not see much, but I didn't see either a long bill or long trailing legs. I would have forgotten about it altogether except for the flight call. Twice it gave a loud "krick-krick", taking about 1.5 seconds for each two note call. The call was low pitched and harsh, non-musical. Very distinctive, but of what?
This was at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, where we have lots of open ground, including dry fields and salt marsh on the sound.
Jeff Lewis
Manteo, NC

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Date: 10/26/17 12:26 pm
From: \gilbert grant\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Cave Swallow at North Topsail Beach, NC
This morning there was a Cave Swallow flying in loose company with a group of
Tree Swallows at North Topsail Beach near New River Inlet, Onslow County, NC.
I could see clearly its orangish rump. First one I have seen here in a few
years.

Gilbert S. Grant
Sneads Ferry, NC

 

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Date: 10/26/17 12:22 pm
From: \gilbert grant\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject:

 

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Date: 10/25/17 9:53 am
From: Anne Olsen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: FOS birds
This morning I saw two Golden-crowned Kinglets and one White-throated Sparrow. Yesterday I had a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I hope these stay around for the winter.

Anne
Monroe, NC


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Date: 10/25/17 6:40 am
From: <badgerboy...>
Subject: Grant program for attending CBC meetings for young people from Mtns
High Country Audubon is offering a grant for young people who live or
study in the northern mountains, to attend a Carolina Bird Club meeting.
Please see the HCAS web page at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.highcountryaudubon.org_grantsandscholarships_hcasbirdingscholarship.html&d=DwICaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=4JnDhbyOd6tnxy82hTMpqvOsvEW8cZ4yMSf_I_GfAkc&s=od-kfzS3H9q09w08W13Qto2pJFTZLIZKNYekZ63X35w&e=
for application materials.

Only currently-enrolled students or people who have graduated within one
year of the CBC meeting may apply. Applicants must be 25-years-old or
younger at the time of the meeting and live in or attend school in one
of the five counties covered by HCAS (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga
and Wilkes counties).

Guy McGrane, Deep Gap, NC



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Scholarship on Carolina Birds
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:54:48 -0400
From: Bob Cherry <pingaree...>
Reply-To: <bcherry001...>
To: Bob Cherry <bcherry001...>, Richard Gray
<grayro...>, Janet Paulette <janetpaulette...>, Martha
Cutler <cutford...>, Guy McGrane <guymcgrane...>, Tyler
Pyle <pylet...>, Debbie Shetterly <dshett37...>, Cindy
Darling <darling.cac...>, Judi Sawyer <jsawyer105...>,
Sheryl McNair <sammcnair...>, Pat Geiger <patgeiger52...>



Can someone put a note on Carolina Birds about our young birder's
scholarship? I'm signed up with my work account and shouldn't use that
to post HCAS messages.

If someone does this, please make it clear that the recipient needs to
meet these criteria

Only currently-enrolled students or people who have graduated within
one year of the CBC meeting may apply. Applicants must be
25-years-old or younger at the time of the meeting and live in or
attend school in one of the five counties covered by HCAS
(Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga and Wilkes counties).

When we've posted this in the past people didn't notice the restricted
area part and I got inquiries from people in other areas.

I've attached the information file and the application or you can just
refer them to the website.

Thanks,
Bob


 

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Date: 10/24/17 6:06 pm
From: <reb_...>
Subject: Say's Phoebe At VOA Site
We saw the Say's Phoebe today at 12:30 on the fence on the east side of the
VOA building. We were fortunate that a utility crew was working at the site,
the gate was open and we simply drove around inside the fenced area. The bird
did not seem at all concerned with a vehicle within 75 yards of it. We also
saw our FOS Loggerhead Shrike driving back out on VOA Road just outside of the
fenced area.

Richard Barmore / Elizabeth White
Arapahoe, NC
 

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Date: 10/24/17 4:00 pm
From: John Fussell <jfuss...>
Subject: Re: DOVEKIE at Cape Hatteras this afternoon
Excepting an injured Dovekie on the shore next to a menhaden plant in
Morehead City (had probably been caught in a net), the first live Dovekies I
ever saw were on what seemed like a very unlikely day. Although it was late
November (27 Nov 1966, I think), it was a totally bluebird day--clear and
warm, with light winds. A friend and I were surfing on Bogue Banks (near
the old Iron Steamer Pier), when the friend pointed out that several little
birds were swimming around us. They were Dovekies. I quickly caught one of
them--it was seemingly exhausted. The rest of the afternoon we noticed
numerous small flocks of Dovekies flying by.

When I got home that evening, my parents had an injured Dovekie that they
had picked up on a highway somewhere in the vicinity.

For many days thereafter, there were many dead Dovekies along the drift line
of the island, at least in the Atlantic Beach-Pine Knoll Shores area.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC


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From: "Brian Patteson (via carolinabirds Mailing List)"
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To: "Carolina Birds Listserve" <carolinabirds...>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2017 5:51 PM
Subject: DOVEKIE at Cape Hatteras this afternoon


I made a quick trip to Cape Point this morning to see if any seabirds were
moving on the light SE wind and within about two minutes I saw a Great
Shearwater come sailing by in the surf zone. I also saw several gannets, a
couple of distant Cory’s Shearwaters, and two Parasitic Jaegers over the
next 30 or 40 minutes. This was from the south beach where the tide comes in
and separates “Shelly Island” from the point for a few hours until it goes
out again. The tide was rising.

This afternoon I returned on the falling tide and I was able to drive onto
the island. I arrived shortly after 3:00 PM and immediately noticed a few
Cory’s Shearwaters moving while offshore scanning with my binocular. Most
were pretty distant. A few minutes later I noticed something small bobbing
in the surf right in front of the truck. I was shocked to find it was a
Dovekie, which was the last bird I expected to see on a warm day in late
October. It was about 80 degrees out with a 20 knot SE wind. I quickly got
out of truck with my camera to document the sighting but the bird flushed
and all I got were a couple of unfocused flight shots. Anyhow, i’ve seen
thousands of Dovekies over the years, but this is my first fall sighting.

I drove out toward the eastern end of the island and watched the south beach
for over an hour and saw close to 100 Cory’s Shearwaters, a few gannets, and
two Parasitic Jaegers. Close to 4:30 the shearwater flight appeared to be
over and I suppose they moved out with the tide, making me wish I gotten
there sooner.

Brian Patteson
Hatteras, NC
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Date: 10/24/17 2:24 pm
From: Brian Pendergraft (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: FOS Dark-eyed Junco
Looking at a crisp dark adult bird. My FOS for the yard.

Brian Pendergraft
Falls Lake NC


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Date: 10/24/17 9:17 am
From: Frank Hamilton <fhamil06...>
Subject: Baltimore oriole
Orioles have been seen locally since last month.  I sighted the first one, a female, at my feeder this morning.  First sighting last year was 30 October. Frank HamiltonCharleston, SC

 

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Date: 10/23/17 2:52 pm
From: Brian Patteson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: DOVEKIE at Cape Hatteras this afternoon
I made a quick trip to Cape Point this morning to see if any seabirds were moving on the light SE wind and within about two minutes I saw a Great Shearwater come sailing by in the surf zone. I also saw several gannets, a couple of distant Cory’s Shearwaters, and two Parasitic Jaegers over the next 30 or 40 minutes. This was from the south beach where the tide comes in and separates “Shelly Island” from the point for a few hours until it goes out again. The tide was rising.

This afternoon I returned on the falling tide and I was able to drive onto the island. I arrived shortly after 3:00 PM and immediately noticed a few Cory’s Shearwaters moving while offshore scanning with my binocular. Most were pretty distant. A few minutes later I noticed something small bobbing in the surf right in front of the truck. I was shocked to find it was a Dovekie, which was the last bird I expected to see on a warm day in late October. It was about 80 degrees out with a 20 knot SE wind. I quickly got out of truck with my camera to document the sighting but the bird flushed and all I got were a couple of unfocused flight shots. Anyhow, i’ve seen thousands of Dovekies over the years, but this is my first fall sighting.

I drove out toward the eastern end of the island and watched the south beach for over an hour and saw close to 100 Cory’s Shearwaters, a few gannets, and two Parasitic Jaegers. Close to 4:30 the shearwater flight appeared to be over and I suppose they moved out with the tide, making me wish I gotten there sooner.

Brian Patteson
Hatteras, NC
 

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Date: 10/23/17 8:31 am
From: \Jeff Lemons\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: VOA Say's Phoebe

NCWRC opened the windows to the building this morning and the Say's Phoebe is out of the building.

Thanks to those that replied and that helped contact the appropriate parties who could access the building.

Jeff Lemons
Charlotte, NC

-----Original Message-----
From: "Corey, Ed" <ed.corey...>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:58:47
To: Carolina Birds Listserve<carolinabirds...>; Jeff Lemons<birdsalot...>
Subject: Re: [External] VOA Say's Phoebe Trapped

I notified a biologist with WRC, who's trying to get up with a gameland employee. If I hear further, I'll notify folks.

Guessing the bird was interested in the '70s decor of the old building.

Ed Corey
Raleigh, NC (usually)

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This afternoon we found the Say's Phoebe at the VOA site. Unfortunately, it is trapped inside the front building. There were three windows along the north side of the building that were cracked open, but the Say's Phoebe was flying back and forth along the west windows. There appeared to be a wall between the north and west windows and the bird wasn't finding it's way around the wall to the open windows.

Does anyone have a good contact that might be able to access the building?

Jeff Lemons
Charlotte, NC



 

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Date: 10/22/17 5:41 pm
From: John Fussell <jofuss...>
Subject: Long-billed Curlew at east Shackleford Banks, NC
Today, we (Chandra Biggerstaff and I) saw the Long-billed Curlew that was
reported by Sheryl McNair on Friday. It was on the outer (ocean) side of
the island at high tide. Chandra got some good photos of the bird.

(I assume this is not the same Long-billed Curlew recently seen at the
Rachel Carson Reserve at Beaufort--that site is about 9 miles to the NW.)

Although today's high tide was higher than average, conditions were not the
best for putting big shorebirds (godwits, Willets) on the outer beach (i.e.
no brisk NE wind), and we did not see the large godwit-Willet flock. Thus
conditions were not the best for finding the Bar-tailed Godwit, which I
assume is still in the area.

We also did not find any Reddish Egrets. Perhaps they have headed south by
now.

The Ipomoea pes-caprae vine has not grown much in two weeks.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC


 

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Date: 10/22/17 12:59 pm
From: Corey, Ed <ed.corey...>
Subject: Re: [External] VOA Say's Phoebe Trapped
I notified a biologist with WRC, who's trying to get up with a gameland employee. If I hear further, I'll notify folks.

Guessing the bird was interested in the '70s decor of the old building.

Ed Corey
Raleigh, NC (usually)

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This afternoon we found the Say's Phoebe at the VOA site. Unfortunately, it is trapped inside the front building. There were three windows along the north side of the building that were cracked open, but the Say's Phoebe was flying back and forth along the west windows. There appeared to be a wall between the north and west windows and the bird wasn't finding it's way around the wall to the open windows.

Does anyone have a good contact that might be able to access the building?

Jeff Lemons
Charlotte, NC



 

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Date: 10/22/17 12:32 pm
From: John Scavetto (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: VOA Say's Phoebe Trapped
So can you count a captive bird? If so wouldn’t it be easier to just drive to aviaries? lol

John Scavetto
Charlotte, NC
704-989-6763-C
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> On Oct 22, 2017, at 3:19 PM, Stacy and Natalie Barbour (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> Unfortunately the bird is still inside the building at this moment- 3:17pm along the west-facing wall.
>
> WS ‘Stacy’ Barbour
> Natalie Barbour
>
> Raleigh
>
>> On Oct 22, 2017, at 1:50 PM, Jeff Lemons (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>>
>> This afternoon we found the Say's Phoebe at the VOA site. Unfortunately, it is trapped inside the front building. There were three windows along the north side of the building that were cracked open, but the Say's Phoebe was flying back and forth along the west windows. There appeared to be a wall between the north and west windows and the bird wasn't finding it's way around the wall to the open windows.
>>
>> Does anyone have a good contact that might be able to access the building?
>>
>> Jeff Lemons
>> Charlotte, NC
>>
>>
>>

 

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Date: 10/22/17 12:19 pm
From: Stacy and Natalie Barbour (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: VOA Say's Phoebe Trapped
Unfortunately the bird is still inside the building at this moment- 3:17pm along the west-facing wall.

WS ‘Stacy’ Barbour
Natalie Barbour

Raleigh

> On Oct 22, 2017, at 1:50 PM, Jeff Lemons (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
>
> This afternoon we found the Say's Phoebe at the VOA site. Unfortunately, it is trapped inside the front building. There were three windows along the north side of the building that were cracked open, but the Say's Phoebe was flying back and forth along the west windows. There appeared to be a wall between the north and west windows and the bird wasn't finding it's way around the wall to the open windows.
>
> Does anyone have a good contact that might be able to access the building?
>
> Jeff Lemons
> Charlotte, NC
>
>
>
 

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Date: 10/22/17 10:50 am
From: \Jeff Lemons\ (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: VOA Say's Phoebe Trapped
This afternoon we found the Say's Phoebe at the VOA site. Unfortunately, it is trapped inside the front building. There were three windows along the north side of the building that were cracked open, but the Say's Phoebe was flying back and forth along the west windows. There appeared to be a wall between the north and west windows and the bird wasn't finding it's way around the wall to the open windows.

Does anyone have a good contact that might be able to access the building?

Jeff Lemons
Charlotte, NC



 

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Date: 10/22/17 9:24 am
From: WALTER KENT (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Sparrows
Both White-crowned and White-throated Sparrows are now regulars on my feeders.
Walt Kent
Lenoir N.C.

 

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Date: 10/22/17 5:31 am
From: Betsy Kane (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: WT Sparrow
I heard them on Wednesday (10/18) in Raleigh. It seemed surprising. The
kinglets are back too.

Betsy Kane

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, Edith Tatum <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> While getting my bird pool ready for winter I heard the most wonderful
> song! The White-throated Sparrows have arrived in my yard. Without
> checking my list I think this may be The earliest date so far. I don't
> think I hear them until November.
> Edith Tatum
> Durham, NC
>
> Sent from my iPhone

 

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