|Date: ||Fri, 1 Jun 2001 07:49:12 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Wil Griffin <wilg@MINDSPRING.COM>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Wil Griffin <wilg@MINDSPRING.COM>|
|Subject: ||great crested flycatchers & woodstorks|
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Vicki & Harry, it does seem like we get a lot of pretty neat birds coming thru or over our yard. We figure there are two reasons: beginers luck and location. We are really close to the Savannah River. Our lot is about 1/2 acre in the suburbs of Rincon, around 1/3 of it is tall pines with lots of wax myrtle undergrowth. The land all on that side is also undeveloped wet and bottomland, mixed growth.
I only saw the swallow tailed kite once, if it wasn't such an unmistakable bird I would have put it down as an unknown. It just buzzed over treetop level once.
The woodstorks pass back and forth every few days. I guess we are just in their fly-path between feeding and rookery or something. They are impressive to watch, moving so easy and graceful like.
The painted bunting used to come to our platform feeder almost daily. He hasn't been back the last few days.
I saw one of the Ms kites again while I was having my morning coffee on the front porch.
Wil & Mary, No Effingham Co