|Date: ||Sun, 19 Oct 2008 20:24:12 +0000|
|Reply-To: ||Liz Horsey <erhorsey@COMCAST.NET>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Liz Horsey <erhorsey@COMCAST.NET>|
|Subject: ||Sunday morning Crestlawn Cemetery, NW Atlanta|
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Gail Russell and I went to look for winter sparrows, and we were not disappointed. The first field we checked was bubbling up with mostly chipping sparrows, a few field sparrows and song sparrows. We also saw a sharp-shinned hawk and a couple of red-tails. One red-tailed hawk was sitting still in a tree for a long time. A second hawk flew over it and dropped a stick onto the first hawk. This is the first time we had witnessed such a bombing attack. We also got our bonus mammal for the day: a skinny fox who took a look at us and then moved on with little or no apparent concern, trotting along the road in the area. At about our third sparrow area there were mostly song sparrows, a few chippies and a single swamp sparrow. No dang lincolns. We saw what we thought were three or four pine warblers working the bark in an oak tree, a handful of phoebes scattered throughout, a couple of golden-crowned kinglets, and surprisingly few bluebirds or red-headed woodpeckers. A beautiful day to be outdoors, lots of pretty trees in fall plumage.
NW Atlanta, Fulton Co.
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