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Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:47 pm
by RussCannings
Blue Duck observer has recanted (Admits to being quite unsure of the ID)--the stitchbird certainly seems doubtful but will look into that too.

Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:02 pm
by zarkov
RussCannings wrote:Blue Duck observer has recanted (Admits to being quite unsure of the ID)--the stitchbird certainly seems doubtful but will look into that too.


Recanted eh?

The Inquisition is alive and well.

Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:09 pm
by RussCannings
Hehe, generally a bit more casual than that at ebird but using over-formal language has been known to occur ;)

Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:20 pm
by SomesBirder
This weirdly-formatted report https://ebird.org/checklist/S55248597 should not include the Brown Quail.

Recent Mynas in Wellington City

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:48 pm
by SomesBirder
If all of these sightings are genuine, then I'm very surprised that they aren't better-known.
An unspecified number of mynas at Zealandia: https://ebird.org/checklist/S50433379
A fledgling myna at Truby King Park!: https://ebird.org/checklist/S50434839
One myna in Miramar: https://ebird.org/checklist/S49038338
One myna seen at two different locations by the same person in Lower Hutt: https://ebird.org/checklist/S42993815
https://ebird.org/checklist/S45261599

Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:46 am
by Michael Szabo
Hudson Dean reported a Pacific Swift in Wellington yesterday. I found a way to contact him and after I asked a couple of basic questions he said it was a Welcome Swallow.

Somes Island Robins

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:13 pm
by SomesBirder
How likely is it that a person encountered not one, but three robins on Somes Island earlier this year?
To my recollection, the situation back in early 2013 was that very few robins were left on the island and that they would surely die out soon.
Prior to this sighting, the most recent reported sighting of a robin on Somes Island was of one in 2016.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S53960988

Re: Obviously incorrect reports on eBird

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:14 pm
by andrewcrossland
Here's an odd one showing on Canterbury region ebird .......

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