Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 20:07:34 -0500
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From: Julie and Walt <jules7@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Re: Site questions
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For Eran and others on the WF Geese--
Right now the water level in the river is very high and basically all the
sand bars are covered.
The best place to get these birds in GA is to find them loafing on the
sandbars-- when the river is much lower -- out in the middle of the river
out from the Houston Unit (AL side). You may also find them in the grain
fields in the refuge on your way out to the Houston Unit or at the beach
near Lakepoint Marina just south of the refuge.
I have only seen them from the Bradley Unit twice, including the six
Saturday (which I just happened to notice flying into an island).
In other words, it's tough to get 'em in GA right now with the water this
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eran Tomer" <etomer@EMORY.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 4:19 PM
Subject: [GABO-L] Site questions
> Hello all
> I am planning a number of trips in the near future and will be deeply
> grateful for information on any of the following points:
> - Has Victory Lake in Rome been productive recently ? The latest report
> came in on Nov. 30th.
> - Another Rome lake, Berry College Resevoir, appears only twice in GABO
> archives and the reports do not mention waterfowl. Do ducks frequent this
> lake or is it typically empty ?
> - For some odd reason I did not manage to get a straight answer from them
> on the phone... Would anyone know whether the ponds at Arrowhead Wildlife
> Education Center are open on weekends ? If so, at what times ?
> - The Birding Georgia update website mentions the closure of several lake
> dams following 9/11. Several have since been re-opened but, to be on the
> safe side, would anyone know whether the dam on Lake Oconee is open ? I
> refer to the one mentioned in BG, p. 111.
> - A heretical question, but I don't keep a state-specific list. From the
> GABO archives I seem to gather that the Alabama side of Eufaula NWR is a
> better bet than Georgia's for Greater White-fronted Geese and other
> waterfowl. Is this an accurate perception, or is the Bradley unit equally
> good ?
> Many thanks in advance and best regards,
> - Eran Tomer
> Atlanta, GA
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