Knowing the kind of birders you two are, I would correct your sighting to
Red. Make sure you add all the details you observed on the bird. If either
of you took a photo be sure to include it.
Just because someone says it 'couldn't be' doesn't mean it isn't...
Expect the unexpected!
On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 5:52 PM, Barbara Powers <[log in to unmask]>
> On September 22 Martha Pfeiffer and I reported sighting a red phalarope on
> a strip of vegetation on Lake Champlain looking out from McCuen Slang. We
> were questioned about it even though we had observed the bird for over 40
> minutes and felt it definitely was a red phalarope. We were told it
> probably couldn't be a red Phalarope. Because of all the recent sighting we
> feel this maybe the same bird. What should we do about the ebird data we
> entered? We were told to just add a generic Phalarope sighting. Since there
> have been other confirmed sightings I think we should be able to clarify
> our data to reflect we saw a red phalarope. Thanks for the input.
> Barbara Powers
> Manchester Center
> > Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2015 15:24:24 -0400
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Red phalarope at shelburne bay. In close
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Confirmed as a red. Many folks currently viewing it.
> > Sent from my iPhone
> > > On Oct 17, 2015, at 2:56 PM, Taj Schottland <[log in to unmask]>
> > >
> > > Just found it. Haven't ruled out red-necked yet. Likely red.
> > >
> > > Found 60 seconds ago. Likely twitchable. On close.
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPhone