Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 08:56:54 -0500
Reply-To: Carol Lambert or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell@MINDSPRING.COM>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Carol Lambert or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Okefenokee - Ani search
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Nine birders ventured out into the Okefenokee yesterday to try and relocate the Ani reported last week. Although we were not able to find the bird, that was not a surprise given the magnitude of the habitat and it was a glorious day in the continent's largest swamp. We were on a comfortable boat with Chip Campbell (who originally found the bird) and Sheila Willis as guides, very few insects, even drinks & snacks--a walk in the park for this group. The best birds of the day were American Bitterns, Roseate Spoonbills and Sandhill Cranes. The plant life was spectacular, with shimmering reflections everywhere of globeflowers, cassena berries and cypress in the dark water. Although I have a definite preference for such environments, it's something that would appeal to anyone with an ounce of naturalist in them. I think we all agreed that it was among the best "unsuccessful" bird-chases that we've had.
Carol Lambert & Jeff Sewell
DeKalb Co., GA
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