I led a group of Carolina Bird Club folks to Altamaha WMA on Saturday
morning. We saw 52 species including Glossy Ibis (1), Bald Eagle (1),
Northern Harrier, King Rail, Sora (they were everywhere), one dead
Common Snipe (roadkill), the following warblers: Magnolia, Yellow,
Black-and-White, Common Yellowthroat, A. Redstart, & Palm, Indigo
Bunting, Blue Grosbeak & Savannah Sparrow. The obvious highlight was
the sighting of 2 Clay-colored Sparrows. Thirteen folks were able to
clearly see these birds in short grass on a dike for 2-3 minutes.
Location of the Clay-coloreds: Butler Island, east side of Hwy 17 just
south of the DNR maintenance shed. Walk in to the tower, then take a
left on the intersecting dike just as you get to the tower. Go right at
the first perpendicular dike. The birds were feeding along the edge of
the dike about 150 feet to the east.
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