Hi Mike and Kent (and anyone else who is interested),
When you submitted your checklist earlier today, the filter was set to flag any Indigo Bunting after September 25th. This was originally automatically set by ebird based on observer submissions for the area. Yet, for this species in particular, there have been many reports in late September this year (and the past few years)...thus when I saw Mike's report of several today, I moved the filters into October.
Trust me, I am not always nearly this fast!
On Sep 30, 2013, at 8:56 PM, Kent McFarland wrote:
> Thanks for entering your data into Vermont eBird. We have the filter for that county set to 10 until second week of October for indigo bunting. So, four INBU should not have been auto-flagged on today's date. I will look into that.
> Here's the chart for the Piedmont if anyone is interested for bunting. You can see that by mid October, they are mostly gone.
> Kent McFarland
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> On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 8:30 PM, Mike Resch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Spent much of the day birding in Brattleboro and Vernon, VT birding at the Brattleboro treatment plant, the east side of Brattleboro retreat, the fields by the nuke plant substation, the stump dump on Stebbins Road, and Fort Dummer State Park. Best bird was a Dickcissel at the water tratment plant. Also had 5 warbler species - 1 Nashville and 1 Tennessee along with numerous Palms, Yellow-rumps and Yellowthroats; and 1 Blue-headed Vireo. Eight species of sparrows including good numbers of Lincoln's Sparrows was nice. I just put all the sightings in e-bird - surprisingly e-bird thinks the 4 Indigo Buntings I had are rare.
> Mike Resch
> Pepperell, MA