Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 06:51:32 -0400
Reply-To: Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>
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From: Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>
Subject: GA RBA, 07/24/00
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* Georgia statewide
* July 24, 2000
- Birds mentioned
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
date: July 24, 2000
to report: 770-493-8862 or email@example.com
compiled: July 24, 2000
compiler: Jeff Sewell
transcriber: Joel Hitt
This is the Georgia Rare Bird Alert for Monday evening, July 24, 2000, Jeff
Eric Beam saw a female SHINY COWBIRD on Friday, July 21, at the Altamaha
State Waterfowl Management Area just south of Darien on Butler Island. This
is the best place in the state to see this species to date. This particular
bird was seen with a flock of Brown-headed Cowbirds right at US 17 at the
check station, between the check station and the big white house on the
right of the highway as you proceed south out of Darien. Eric also counted
44 GULL-BILLED TERNS, 2 LEAST BITTERNS and 2 PURPLE GALLINULES, on the road
proceeding from this area west to I-16. At Crooked River State Park (St.
Mary's) on the same day, he reports 1 ROSEATE SPOONBILL and 1 REDDISH
EGRET. There were also 20 ROSEATE SPOONBILLS on US 17 at the usual roost
spot south of the Jekyll Island Causeway in the hammock of trees on the right.
A most unusual sighting is that of 2 SANDHILL CRANES in southwest Douglas
County (Delorme 25-D8) on Monday. This is just prior to Hannah Road on GA
166, in a field on the south side of the road. Some locals indicate the
birds have just arrived. This report comes from Denny and Pam McClure.
From GABO-L comes the information that a small flock of immature AMERICAN
WHITE PELICANS remain in the water between St. Mary's and Cumberland, seen
from the Cumberland Island Ferry. Usual known as an overwintering
population, a few specimens of White Pelicans have remained over the summer
in the past several years. It will be interesting to watch this flock and
see if it remains. Thanks to Scott Summershoe (sp?) for this report.
Repeating a report from the previous RBA, Marianna Wilson called Saturday
from DeKalb County near Northlake Mall to report a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE
flyover seen from her yard. The bird was at tree-top level. This was about
1:00 PM, with the bird headed south.
Thus concludes this edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. For information
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