|Date: ||Sat, 24 Jun 2000 12:48:49 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Nell Paulk <npaulk@MINDSPRING.COM>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Nell Paulk <npaulk@MINDSPRING.COM>|
|Subject: ||Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers|
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Chad Skaggs <email@example.com>, who is temporarily off the
list, reports that he and Dana Buckelew saw the Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers
at McDonough today. They watched for an hour late this morning as the adult
male fed two fledged young.
The young were near the top of a low, dead bush, or small tree, in the
rough about 100 yards to the north of the tower which holds the nest. (With
binoculars, a few twigs from the nest can be seen at the left end of the
tower's bottom crossarm.) The two sat side by side for about 30 minutes.
Then one left, and the other remained another half hour. Occasionally the
adult sat with them, but most of the time it was out on forays from which it
returned with food for the young. They saw only the male adult.