|Date: ||Sun, 20 Aug 2000 10:54:58 -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, 08/19/00 (2nd Report)|
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* Georgia statewide
* August 19, 2000 (2nd Report)
- Birds mentioned
American Golden Plover
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
date: August 19, 2000
to report: 770-493-8862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
compiled: August 19, 2000
compiler: Jeff Sewell
transcriber: Joel Hitt
This is the Georgia Rare Bird Alert for Saturday evening, August 19, 2000,
Jeff Sewell reporting. This is a expansion of the report preceding this one
on Saturday morning, adding some sightings that came in during the day.
Jerry Brunner had an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER at the South Peachtree Creek
Nature Preserve on Saturday morning in Decatur (DeKalb County). He was
birding there at 9:00 AM. From Lawrenceville Highway and North Druid Hills
Road proceed west toward Atlanta, pass North DeKalb Mall immediately on
your right, and cross South Peachtree Creek. Go through the traffic signal
at the QuikTrip, and take the next right onto Harrington Drive. Go about
3/4 mile and turn right onto Wood Trail Lane. As Wood Trail Lane curves to
the left, park and walk out into the preserve on the path which leads to
the boardwalk. Be careful in parking that you do not impede traffic flow on
the street. Walk out the boardwalk and look for the bird in the hardwoods.
The exact location of Jerry's sighting is not provided, but there was a
late summer 1999 Olive-sided at this spot, and that area likely was the
location of today's bird.
Bob Zaremba was able to check the Preserve later on Saturday but didn't
turn up the Olive-sided. He did report 8 warbler species, however,
including a CERULEAN WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, and a CONNECTICUT WARBLER.
Alan Ashby (sp?) today called in a report of a ROSEATE SPOONBILL on the
airport pond on Newport Road in Albany.
At the E. L. Huie Land Application Facility south of Jonesboro (Clayton
County) today, the ponds yielded a 2 imm. WOOD STORKS and a WHITE IBIS in
the big pond in the early afternoon. Shorebird conditions are excellent on
these ponds right now.
Brad Winn reports on GABO that he had 3 immature REDDISH EGRETS and
WHIMBREL at Gould's Inlet, St. Simon's Island, either Thursday or Friday.
Also from GABO, Dan Hall reports an Oconee County gathering of kites of
both species. At about 1:30 PM today, he and his wife observed 3
SWALLOW-TAILED and 3 MISSISSIPPI KITES, with perhaps more than that
present. The location in Oconee is at the intersection of GA 53 and Moore's
Ford Road, about 2 miles east of US 78.
Bruce Dralle found an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER in southwest Bartow County on
Saturday. This location is in Taylorsville (Delorme 19 E-7). From
Cartersville take GA 113 southwest to Taylorsville and turn right on
Euharlee Street. Proceed 0.6 mile and turn right at the sign for Sod
Atlanta. Turn right and locate the main road going through the sod farm,
and drive to an intersection where you will see 2 pillars. Turn right and
proceed to the shed or small barn. The plover was seen at this location to
the left of the shed.
Thus concludes this edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. For information
about GOS visit our website at http://www.gos.org, or email us at
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Valdosta GA 31603-5825.