|Date: ||Sun, 26 Aug 2001 21:23:08 -0400|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||modius <modius@EARTHLINK.NET>|
|Organization: ||Admin Kit Investigator|
|Subject: ||coastal chatham 8/26/01|
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a good weekend to observe migration
and returning winter residents to the area.
large flocks moving through coastal chatham
in various states of plumage.
of interest today were marbled godwit, reddish egret,
and a nice "flock" of 27 piping plover.
in addition, still lots of black, common,
as well as increasing numbers of caspian tern.
sandpipers & plovers are moving through in mass.
today black bellied plovers out numbered the
dowitchers & whimbrils on the mudflats,
while many semipalmated plover & sanderling flocks
rested in the dry sand at the toe of the dunes on little tybee.
in the upland hammocks,
american redstart, blue-gray gnatcatcher and black & white warblers
were active in the canopy,
while painted bunting, northern parula and prairie warblers worked
on the home front,
the ruby-throated hummingbirds have been very active,
along with a suspicious looking sub adult.
butterfly numbers are also increasing.
in case it sounds like heaven,
i should probably mention the green-headed deerflies
and the mosquitos...