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Utah Bird Records Committee

  
Rec. # 2008-08
Mississippi Kite

Date first observed:  5 May 2008
Location:
 Logan River Golf Course, Logan, Cache Co.

Sightings:

  • 5 May 2008 -   Ryan O'Donnell  [Record #2008-08], Craig Fosdick  [Record #2008-08b]

Sight Records:

Records Committee Review:

  Date

   Results

1st round: 8 May 2008 4 acc, 3 not
2nd round: 30 Oct 2008 4 acc, 3 not
3rd round: 1 May 2009 3 acc, 4 not
Completed: 27 Aug 2009 Not accepted

     
      
    
        

  
Summary:
Although observer competence and experience were more than adequate, the Committee was concerned with the lighting under which the observation was made and the brief period for which it was observed (roughly one minute). As this would have been a first state record for the species, it was felt that a higher degree of certainty was needed to accept this record.
  
  


 


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