Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 19:46:12 -0500
Reply-To: Kristi Avera <kravera@DATASYS.NET>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Kristi Avera <kravera@DATASYS.NET>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Cranes
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I saw three rather large groups of Sandhill Cranes in the Lake Park area on
2/19/01. The first group of 110+ flew over at about 1:00 PM going NNW. The
second group of 80+ appeared about five minutes later and consisted of
three subgroups that kept circling. After they joined (with the exception
of two stragglers that eventually followed), they headed NNW. The third
group of 120 or so also had smaller groups that circled around while
gaining altitude. Once the groups united, they also headed off in the same
direction. The movement was observed in a 20 minute time period. I saw no
others the remainder of the afternoon. Perhaps these could be the 2/20
Henry County cranes (?).
As Barbara mentioned Interstate 75 in her post, I had also noticed that the
300+ Sandhill Cranes that I saw appeared to be following I75. This location
is about 5 miles from the Florida line in Lowndes County.
This afternoon (2/21/02) at 5:35, I saw two Wood Storks flying NW in
Valdosta over Hwy 41S.
Lake Park, GA 31636
At 06:48 AM 2/21/01 -0500, you wrote:
>The flocks of cranes I saw on 2/20/01 were in Henry Co. I had 3 large groups
>and a few stragglers in the area of McDonough Rd, Dutchtown Rd. and Mt.
>Carmel Rd., probably about 400 birds total. It was between 1-2 pm. They were
>headed for Clayton Co, but I didn't see them there.