Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 18:12:41 -0400
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From: feralman <feralman@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Delayed report - Phinizy Swamp
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Sunday 9/21, DeeAnne Meliopoulos and I visited Phinizy Swamp in Augusta. It was my first time there, but not hers. The numbers of wading birds were thrilling. Apologies for not delivering more precise counts; we were there on a specific mission and not concentrating on counting.
Wood Stork - Maybe two dozen, almost all juveniles.
White Ibis - many
Great Blue Heron - 2
Little Blue Heron - many, including one striking half-blue half-white subadult
Tricolored Heron - many
Great Egret - a few
Snowy Egret - a few
Cattle Egret - at least a dozen
American Bittern - 1
American Coot - a few
Anhinga - 1
Double-Crested Cormorant - 3
Mallard - one small group
Blue-Winged Teal - two small groups
Common Moorhen - a few, heard only
Bald Eagle (adult) - 1
Osprey - 1
Red-Shouldered Hawk - 1
Barn Swallow - lots
Palm Warbler - about a dozen
Paralyzed snake, prob. Northern Water Snake, a visible stab wound from a wader no doubt.
Green Tree Frogs climbing up the cattails.
Tracks: small Heron, White-Tailed Deer, Raccoon, Fox sp., prob. Swamp Rabbit, Crow... maybe more.
DeeAnne, feel free to comment if I've left anything out or made anything up. :)
Lilburn, Gwinnett County
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