Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:51:04 -0700
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From: cssaleeby <cssaleeby@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: Acworth Area
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Several sightings of note include Pine Siskins everywhere. I am hearing them noisily buzzing away at several sites in Cobb Co. including my home as well as in extreme south Fulton Co. near the Coweta Co. line. I also has 1 adult male Purple Finch in the yard over the weekend. There continue to be good numbers of swallows over Lake Acworth including Purple Martins, Tree Swallows and a few Northern Rough-Winged Swallows. I checked the marsh area off Old Stilesboro Rd. in NW Cobb Co. today to see how many Great Blue Herons were nesting. I found at least 7 active nest and a few more with no birds. There were no young-uns showing, only adults. The farthest nest from the road had 2 decent sized Great Horned Owl chicks with an adult sitting in the next pine over. Another successful hostile take-over I suspect as this was a heron nest last year. All the nests are on the opposite side of the road from the parking area. Walk down the path to the left of
the marsh until it turns to the right and then heads into the woods to the left. Soon after turn to the right off the trail to another marsh opening. The heron nests are out and slightly off to the right and the owl nest is out and slightly off to the left but easily visible. All are in live pine trees. Please go quietly and do not disturb by staying in the woods.
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