|Date: ||Sat, 12 Dec 1998 18:09:36 -0500|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||artworksbylydia <artworksbylydia@THEBEST.NET>|
|Organization: ||TheBest.Net, St. Simons Island, GA 31522, USA|
|Subject: ||No Eider|
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Mike Chapman and I looked for the Eider this morning and it was not
there. There were good views of Black Scoter and Lesser Scaup. The
Oldsquaw was there and a few Surf Scoters.
On the way back from Folkston in the afternoon the tide was high, so
I stopped at the mitigation sight on US 17.
There were: 2 Whimbrels, 2 Killdeers, 14 Greater Yellowlegs, 30
white Ibis, 10 Willets, 100+ Short-billed Dowitchers, 50 Dunlins.
Further along US 17 there was another large flock of shorebirds but
they flushed when I stopped and would not settle back down. That had
Black-bellied Plovers, Dunlins, Western Sandpipers and Least Sandpipers.
Lydia C. Thompson
St. Simons Is. Ga. 31522