Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 22:58:17 -0500
Reply-To: Mike Ivie <iviem@MINDSPRING.COM>
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From: Mike Ivie <iviem@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Yellow-billed Loon 1-30-04
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I saw the Yellow-billed Loon today. I missed the eagles. It was with it's Common Loon companion near the spillway of the Lake Horton dam. That's where they usually go in the late afternoon.
If you're planning a trip to Lake Horton, try to have plenty of time to get a good look. During the middle of the day the loons usually move toward Antioch Road.
As the RBA has mentioned, besides the north end of Antioch Road and the paved path, you can check the upper Antioch Creek section of Lake Horton where it crosses Brooks-Woolsey Road. Pull onto the shoulder when you see the guardrails and walk along the guardrails. There have been Redheads there this week and there are often Hooded Mergansers there. This is the spot where a Ross's Goose was seen last weekend.
There is now a spot for viewing Lake Horton from the southwest corner, near the dam's spillway. Take Brooks-Woolsey Road left from Antioch Road to Grant Road. Turn left onto Grant Road and drive to the curve in the road. At the brick house at 426 Grant Road, birders may now walk into the back yard to bird provided you:
1. Call first to tell Ms. Lane you'd like to bird in her back yard. Her number is: 770-719-7544.
2. Do not block either driveway [the paved one or the one which goes toward the dam].
You can also reach Grant Road from the south end of Antioch Road. Go back toward GA 92. Turn right onto Lowery Road and continue straight [right] when Lowery Road splits. Turn right onto Grant Road below the dam.
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