Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 16:38:01 -0500
Reply-To: "Eugene P. Keferl" <epkeferl@GATE.NET>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "Eugene P. Keferl" <epkeferl@GATE.NET>
Subject: Iceland Gull
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The Iceland Gull reported by Lydia was found this morning on the south
beach of Jekyll Is. It was pretty active walking around among the other
gulls. It finally left with numerous other gulls to feed behind the
several shrimp boats trawling in the area. One Bonaparte's Gull and one
Greater Black-backed Gull were also in the area.
I check out the Andrews Island causeway on the way home and found many
sharp-tails and Seaside Sparrows. I only checked the blackrush (Juncus)
patches on the east side near the north end of the causeway. I flushed at
least 25 sharp-tails and a dozen seasides. I did identify two Nelson's
Sparrows and three Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrows. The tide was high and
they were fairly easily to locate. I did have to wade about 18". The time
was 11:30-12:00, so it was not prime birding time.
Brad, you should have been here.
Eugene and Charlsie Keferl