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6 hours ago, Tony Leukering said:

Ah, you're assuming that smittyone didn't see an Ovenbird previously, but didn't recognize it as such.

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That could be the case, but it's appearance is unique enough to say that's unlikely.  If it were warbler or vireo or shorebird, which all look the same to me, I'd wholeheartedly agree.  Also, a bird does not make it onto my personal LIfer list unless I capture a good enough photo to verify what it is.  Just "sightings" alone, don't count. 

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5 hours ago, smittyone@cox.net said:

Also, a bird does not make it onto my personal LIfer list unless I capture a good enough photo to verify what it is.  Just "sightings" alone, don't count. 

If I can identify it in the field or a photo, I mark it.  If I can't, I don't, regardless of whether someone else I'm with can ID it.  I've been out with people who point to a bird or show me one in a scope, and tell me it's Spotted SnorkelWhacker.  If I can't discern any features for myself, or if I have no clue what I'm looking for in the first place, the sighting doesn't meet my personal standards.  Then it's time for the good ol' 'species' entry.

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