|Date: ||Sun, 30 Apr 2000 17:13:35 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||E R Horsey <lhorsey@MINDSPRING.COM>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||E R Horsey <lhorsey@MINDSPRING.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: Berry College-long|
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In Newnan today, slightly west of Highway 70, a couple of Cape May warblers
and about a dozen male and female rose-breasted grosbeaks at the feeders.
Also a parula, 3-4 palm warblers, and the usual chippies. House wrens all
over the place singing loudly.
From: Stephen Stewart <Bikesnbirds@CS.COM>
To: GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2000 4:27 PM
Subject: [GABO-L] Berry College-long
>An excellent day on Lavender Mtn. at Berry College in Rome with 70 species.
>Highlights: bobolinks, yellow-throated vireo, least flycatcher, 13
>I encourage anyone coming to Berry to park at the waterwheel and take the
>trail which parallels the creek behind the waterwheel. It is very
>with several small waterfalls and pools, many remnant plant species like
>mountain laurel are found here. This trail will lead up the mountain to
>road bisecting the mountain, take a left on the road and walk to a pass at
>little over 1000 ft (about 1.5 miles from car). All our warblers and
>flycatcher were found on the trail not the road.
>Warblers: Tennessee (many), chestnut, magnolia, B-T blue, B-T green, pine,
>palm, blackpoll (many), worm-eating, n. waterthrush, kentucky, canada. Not
>lot of activity. No ovenbirds, very disappointing.
>The numbers of both tanagers were outstanding often obnoxious.
>were also incredible, millions and millions. Because of this the birds
>remain relatively still, they did not have to travel far. Most of our
>were found at lower elevations, many trees at the top are bare due to the
>caterpillars. Chestnut oaks are their favorite. Also on the mountain:
>B grosbeaks (many), yellow-throated vireo along the mtn. road, kingbirds at
>the top. Wear a hat due to caterpillar dung. At times it sounds like rain
>falling on the leaves!
>On opossum trot we had a flock of about 25 bobolinks, our first here. Ann
>Stewart had her first American Bittern yesterday and her first Canada
>Also, a new colony of cliff swallows (90 nests), on Veterans Memorial Hwy
>(loop 1) over the Oostanaula. Some nests as close as 15 feet with mama
>inside looking out!