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58 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)

- Reported Jan 25, 2024 10:37 by Steve Patterson

- Outlet Pointe Wastewater Treatment Facility (Limited Access), Lexington, South Carolina

 

Folks have been reporting this one for the last three days.  Picked it up myself this morning.

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For your enjoyment.  Grains of salt available on request. 

Ibisbill (Ibidorhyncha struthersii) (5)
- Reported Feb 16, 2024 11:20 by Judith Smith
- ORP ROSEBURY CT, Brunswick, North Carolina

- Checklist: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS161677733&data=05%7C02%7C%7C0e24dc989615489ce11e08dc2f2baeb7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C638437111855874929%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=5vw4lwm%2BK6UBRh5pQU%2FQPmR3r2Kef%2Bquq%2FZA4ylHshc%3D&reserved=0

More likely immature White Ibis, like I saw many of a few miles away Wednesday. 

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12 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

For your enjoyment.  Grains of salt available on request. 

Ibisbill (Ibidorhyncha struthersii) (5)
- Reported Feb 16, 2024 11:20 by Judith Smith
- ORP ROSEBURY CT, Brunswick, North Carolina

- Checklist: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS161677733&data=05%7C02%7C%7C0e24dc989615489ce11e08dc2f2baeb7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C638437111855874929%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=5vw4lwm%2BK6UBRh5pQU%2FQPmR3r2Kef%2Bquq%2FZA4ylHshc%3D&reserved=0

More likely immature White Ibis, like I saw many of a few miles away Wednesday. 

Well, are you going to chase it? I'd go just for a chance to get glass on such a fine specimen of our guild. If you make a squawk or two you just might make it onto the RBA as something really interesting thanks to her trusty ID sidekick. 

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49 minutes ago, SirVive said:

Well, are you going to chase it? I'd go just for a chance to get glass on such a fine specimen of our guild. If you make a squawk or two you just might make it onto the RBA as something really interesting thanks to her trusty ID sidekick. 

Nah, there's an Emperor Penguin in Charleston harbor that's much closer.

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7 hours ago, PaulK said:

It's the hybrid goldfinch that does it for me

I love that the goldfinch hybird was confirmed by Songsleuth.  How is there even an recording for the app to confirm against?  And I'll give long odds that nuthatch was Brown-headed.  Judith may place a bit too much trust in birding apps. 

Wednesday morning I drove within a few hundred yards of where she reported those wayward central Asians.  The location is a pond in the middle of a golf course development, right behind a house.  She hasn't filled out her eBird profile so there's no link to any details about her as a birder.  I suspect she's completely new to birding, or just retired to the southeast so isn't familiar with White Ibis, or both.  I can't figure how she even got eBird to display Ibisbill so she could check it.

5 hours ago, DLecy said:

Someone needs to help my girl Judith out.

If I was in the area full-time, I'd try to contact her.  But there doesn't appear to be a way to do so, short of parking in the driveway of the house on the checklist (muy creepy!).  Maybe get the address, off Google maps and send snail mail with info about the regional Audubon groups?

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18 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:
On 2/16/2024 at 7:23 PM, PaulK said:

It's the hybrid goldfinch that does it for me

I love that the goldfinch hybird was confirmed by Songsleuth.  How is there even an recording for the app to confirm against?

I feel badly for her. The goldfinch isn't on the rba, but the ibisbills are, which must mean her presumably first interactions with the birding crew are emails from a reviewer. I just hope they're nice. 

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3 hours ago, PaulK said:

I feel badly for her. The goldfinch isn't on the rba, but the ibisbills are, which must mean her presumably first interactions with the birding crew are emails from a reviewer. I just hope they're nice. 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S161746252

Along the same lines I just had this come across the local alerts for what originally said 10 HOWR - even 1 of which would be a bit unusual as they are not our most common wren locally and as most of us know getting 10 wrens of any sp on a stationary residential checklist would be pretty odd in most settings (#barfight). Obviously just a case of a complete greenhorn at least to both the area, and judging by the multitude of other zero listings, etc to ebird as well. The oven bird is almost certainly just a case of mistaken identity with a Hermit Thrush. This would be me if I got dropped on the far side of the globe and opened ebird for the first time on the same day. Hope they stick with it and find a mentor or a good community like this. 

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I have to work faster on moving to Brunswick County.   I'm missing all these great birds!

Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2024 09:00 by Paul Munger
- 3553 Medinah Avenue East, Brunswick, North Carolina
- Checklist: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS162269173&data=05%7C02%7C%7Cddf4daf62feb4901ab4008dc31d1c5d4%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C638440024239642727%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=mlIa4hY9ptswT8XD8M3Ox%2FyF2O%2FD7je1ASYlR9UN7rM%3D&reserved=0
- Comments: "This hummingbird seemed most like a Bahama Woodstar.  Has been around our house and the marsh woods behind for a couple weeks after a big storm."

 

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4 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I have to work faster on moving to Brunswick County.   I'm missing all these great birds!

Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2024 09:00 by Paul Munger
- 3553 Medinah Avenue East, Brunswick, North Carolina
- Checklist: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS162269173&data=05%7C02%7C%7Cddf4daf62feb4901ab4008dc31d1c5d4%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C638440024239642727%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=mlIa4hY9ptswT8XD8M3Ox%2FyF2O%2FD7je1ASYlR9UN7rM%3D&reserved=0
- Comments: "This hummingbird seemed most like a Bahama Woodstar.  Has been around our house and the marsh woods behind for a couple weeks after a big storm."

 

Jfyi, there is a high chance this report is completely incorrect or fake. Nobody is gonna accept that big of a record with those comments.

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1 hour ago, IKLland said:

Jfyi, there is a high chance this report is completely incorrect or fake.

Gee, ya think?  :classic_sad: :classic_laugh:

It's GBBC weekend.  The location is in the middle of a development noted for the high presence of retirees and others moving in from outside the southeast.  Odds are this is a newbie misidentifying a wintering Rufous, although there aren't any reported in the area this year.  Just based on size, it could also be a kinglet.

Oh, and the referenced 'big storm' a couple of weeks ago came in from the southwest, from the Gulf side of FL.

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