Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 23:14:33 -0400
Reply-To: Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>
Subject: GA RBA, 04/02/00
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* Georgia statewide
* April 2, 2000
- Birds mentioned
Warbler (7 species)
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
ate: April 2, 2000
to report: 770-493-8862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
compiled: April 2, 2000
compiler: Jeff Sewell
transcriber: Joel Hitt
This is the Georgia Rare Bird Alert for Sunday evening, April 2, 2000, Jeff
The Tallahassee FL-area RUFF was seen again today, April 2. The bird is
located at the Springfield Road Sewage Treatment Facility, also known as
the Thomas P. Smith Water Reclamation Facility, and can be accessed from
Georgia as follows.
Approaching Tallahassee on US 319 out of Thomasville, remain on 319 as it
becomes Capital Circle north of Tallahassee. Continue in a southerly and
then a westerly direction as you travel the perimeter of the city in a
clockwise direction. As you turn to the west, US 319 will turn to the
south. Remain on Capital Circle until you come to Springhill Road (FL 373)
southwest of the city near the airport, at about 7 o'clock on a city map.
Turn left and proceed a short distance to the Smith Facility on the left.
Turn left and bear right past the gate to the parking lot. Enter the
headquarters building and use the house phone to call extension 1025. A
voice on the other end will grant permission to enter the ponds.
Return to the parking lot and travel on foot to the right around the
buildings in front of the parking lot. Travel on foot along the south edge
of the ponds using the wide paved road. Avoid unnecessary approach to the
buildings both coming and going. Do not drive out onto the dikes, but you
may walk among the ponds as long as you do not flush the nesting geese. The
RUFF is found in the second pond. A spotting scope is very helpful here.
On Saturday Rusty Trump reported 3 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS and an early
NASHVILLE WARBLER from Baker County, as well as a LINCOLN'S SPARROW from
Brad Winn reports (on GABO-L) a POMARINE JAEGER from Jekyll Island on
Friday. The bird was seen from South Beach looking across Cumberland Sound
toward Little Cumberland Island.
Please report any records of CLIFF SWALLOW you may have for this spring and
summer in Georgia. (E.g. Walt Chambers recently had 8 under the 14th Street
bridge in Columbus.) These will be forwarded to Giff Beaton, who is
documenting their spread across the state as they nest in more and more
Giff called in 7 species of warblers at Kennesaw Mountain on Saturday
morning, so early spring migration seems well underway at that site.
Jim Flynn led an Atlanta Audubon field trip on Sunday, and reported the
following from the E. L. Huie Land Application Facility (Clayton County): 1
SOLITARY SANDPIPER, several lingering COMMON SNIPE. From a nearby pond he
also reports 3 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, and another SNIPE.
2 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were also seen nearby. 2 OSPREY are rebuilding a
nest on Lake Blalock down the road from the Huie ponds, after losing their
nest in a recent storm.
This concludes this edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. For information
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