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Date:         Thu, 22 Jun 2006 13:40:30 -0400
Reply-To:     CLambert@CCWA1.COM
Sender:       Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Carol Lambert <CLambert@CCWA1.COM>
Subject:      Pied-billed Grebe nesting, Clayton Co.
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I was pretty excited to find a Pied-billed Grebe with 6 babies (1 riding on the adult's back) on a Clayton Co. Water Authority wetland today. The site is not far from the Wetlands Center, although not public (if it was public, the grebe probably wouldn't have used it). Nesting in the Piedmont is unusual for this species. I've also seen Common Moorhens mating and carrying nest material in the same area in recent weeks.

Yesterday, the south pond at Huie was drained and had good mud, so worth keeping an eye on. Nothing of much interest there except a Snowy Egret (fots) and 1 Great Egret that's been there awhile.

Carol Lambert Senior Conservationist Newman Wetlands Center, Clayton County Water Authority 2755 Freeman Road, Hampton, GA 30228 770-603-5603 office 770-603-5602 fax

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