Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 00:27:52 -0400
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Patrick Brisse <birdman350@EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject: Huie 3-24-2007 & South Atlanta 3-25-2007
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I went to Huie Saturday morning and the following were at the ponds: 2 Wood
Ducks, 21 Green-winged Teals, 19 Northern Shovelers, 3 Gadwalls, 1 female
Bufflehead, 7 Hooded Mergansers and 2 Ruddy Ducks.
Other birds of interest were one American Pipit, 22 Least Sandpipers and 1
Brewer's Blackbird among a few Red-winged Blackbirds feeding in the
At the Atlanta Motor Speedway I saw 4 American Pipits and 1 Horned Lark in
breeding plumage. Some of the parking lots are now fenced in.
Hugh Garrett and I birded Douglas, South Fulton, Fayette and Clayton County.
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Douglas County - a small raft of ducks was
slightly different from the ducks reported by Jim Flynn the day before: 1
Green-winged Teal, 1 male Blue-winged Teal, 1 male American Wigeon, 1 Lesser
Scaup, 34 Buffleheads, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers and 1 Ruddy Duck. Four
Double-crested Cormorants and 1 Ring-billed Gull were also around the raft.
One Lesser Yellowlegs and 4 Wild Turkeys were at the Patterson Farm off GA
166 (Douglas County)
Peachtree City Lake - Fayette County - 3 Horned Grebes.
Lake Horton - Fayette County - 5 Blue-winged Teals, 8 Lesser Scaups, 6
Buffleheads, 125+ Ruddy Ducks, and 18 Bonaparte's Gulls.
Huie - Clayton County - same ducks as the day before but in lesser numbers
. Only 3 Least Sandpipers and no other shorebirds except for a few
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