Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 21:44:35 -0400
Reply-To: Grant McCreary <jedigrant@EXCITE.COM>
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From: Grant McCreary <jedigrant@EXCITE.COM>
Subject: Forsyth County neighborhood birds
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The last week and a half at the neighborhood preserve has been *relatively* busy. Some highlights:
Empidonax species - several, I'm fairly sure at least one was an Acadian
Black and white Warbler
But perhaps the highlight was last week. A rabbit was feeding on the path (not a surprise), and jumped into the undergrowth as I approached. But as soon as it did, a bird fluttered out and landed on the path where the rabbit had been. I was very surprised to find that it was an American Woodcock. It just stood there for 20 seconds or so, then slowly walked off. I'm pretty sure they're year-round residents here, but this is only the second time I've seen one for sure when it wasn't displaying.
Hopefully, if the trend continues, some Philadelphia Vireos will be here the last week of the month. But they're already being reported at Carter's Lake, so they might show up at any time now.
Cumming, GA (Forsyth County)
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