I, along with others I talked to, determined from the deafening silence that the report was bogus.
On Mar 11, 2018, at 5:47 PM, Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDSfirstname.lastname@example.org > wrote:
I am assuming that since a bird representing a fourth California record, and the first record in over 26 years (which is greater than the birding lifetime of most current California birders) has not merited even a single posting to this statewide list serve or to the local (NWCalbirds) list serve,either (1) the sighting is well-known to be bogus and has been summarily dismissed by Humboldt birders), or (2) list serves have now officially and completely outlived any function in disseminating news of rare birds. Could somebody closer to the scene please enlighten the rest of us birders on the status of the reported female Steller's Eider at the mouth of Redwood Creek, Humboldt Co.on 10 March
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