Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 18:33:24 EST
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Stephen Stewart <Bikesnbirds@CS.COM>
Subject: John's Mtn birds
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Like Marion Dobbs, me and my mother looked for crossbills in the John's Mtn
WMA during the crossbill celebration about a month ago. We found nothing on
the high ridges of Horn and John's mtns. The entire area is quiet void of
life, not even squirrels, areas of interest are the many food plots along
forest service roads and jeep trails. Most of these plots have nice areas of
brush along the sides and hold a lot of sparrows. Those who like the walk
can hike up to Keown Falls. Here the rhodadendren (sp?) is thick enough to
hold some cardinals and towhees. Also, there is a large multi-acre stand of
5 yr old pines on the dirt road to Keown Falls less than a 1/4 mile from the
gate. There are great maps outside at the ranger station at the intersection
of Lake Marvin and Everett Sprg. with all the food plots and trails shown.