[Tweeters] Mega sighting on eBird

Rick Tyler rhtyler at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 15:30:53 PST 2018


I thought it might have been a longitude issue, but I don't think so.
Taipei is 121.6 degrees east latitude, and Seattle is 122.3 west, which is
close, but the latitudes aren't. Like Matt suggests, probably just a
dropped pin in the wrong spot.

Rick Tyler

On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 3:25 PM Matt Bartels <mattxyz at earthlink.net> wrote:


>

> The text in Chinese gives a clue:

> Location is Xinhu Elementary [which google maps conveniently places in

> Taibei on Taiwan]

> Comments say 'I often see them'

>

> Together with the list coming through the Taiwan portal for eBird, I'd say

> someone had an unfortunate location plotting episode

>

> Matt Bartels

> Seattle, Wa

>

> -----Original Message-----

> >From: Mark Robinson <blobbybirdman at gmail.com>

> >Sent: Dec 4, 2018 1:26 PM

> >To: Rick Tyler <rhtyler at gmail.com>

> >Cc: Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> >Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Mega sighting on eBird

> >

> >I couldn't decide if the sighting was wrong or the location was wrong

> >

> >On Tue, 4 Dec 2018 at 13:18, Rick Tyler <rhtyler at gmail.com> wrote:

> >

> >> Taiwan Blue-Magpie in central Seattle? I wonder if a visitor saw a scrub

> >> jay?

> >>

> >> Rick

> >>

> >> ---------- Forwarded message ---------

> >> From: <ebird-alert at cornell.edu>

> >> Date: Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 11:59 AM

> >> Subject: [eBird Alert] Year Needs Alert for King County <daily>

> >> (...)

> >> - Taiwan Blue-Magpie (1 report)

> >>

> >> (...)

> >>

> >> Taiwan Blue-Magpie (Urocissa caerulea) (5)

> >> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:40 by ximentin chuang

> >> - 新湖國小, King, Washington

> >> - Map:

> >>

> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=47.610201,-122.323325&ll=47.610201,-122.323325

> >> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50411506

> >> - Comments: "經常會看到。"

> >>

> >> (...)

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