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Date:         Sun, 7 Nov 2004 00:41:41 -0500
Reply-To:     bob zaremba <bobzarem@PRODIGY.NET>
Sender:       Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         bob zaremba <bobzarem@PRODIGY.NET>
Subject:      Georgia RBA - Statewide - November 6, 2004
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Georgia Georgia statewide November 6, 2004 GAGA0411.06

Birds Reported

American White Pelican Snow Goose Greater Scaup Surf Scoter White-winged Scoter Black Scoter Merlin Long-billed Curlew Purple Sandpiper Lesser Black-backed Gull Greater Black-backed Gull Gull-billed Tern Sandwich Tern White-winged Dove LONG-EARED OWL (Not Seen) CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Western Kingbird CAVE SWALLOW Red-breasted Nuthatch Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow Seaside Sparrow Lincoln's Sparrow Purple Finch Pine Siskin


hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert date: November 6, 2004 number: 770-493-8862 to report: 770-493-8862 or coverage: Statewide compiled: November 6, 2004 (7:59 PM) compiler: Jeff Sewell ( ) transcriber: Bob Zaremba ( )

The following is the transcription of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert (RBA) Saturday evening telephone report, November 6, 2004. The RBA is a service of the Georgia Ornithological Society. Jeff Sewell is the voice of the RBA.

The last report was on Friday, November 5, 2004.

The Long-eared Owl seen and photographed by Steve Wagner on Tybee Island

yesterday was not seen today.

Jim Flynn and Earl Horn did find a White-winged Dove while searching for the owl near the large water tower after the big turn on Tybee Island. Steve Wagner reported seeing two White-winged Doves on 2nd St, between 7th Street and 8th Street earlier last week. Bob and Deb Zaremba reported finding two birds later in the day near the intersection of Butler Ave and 18th Street behind the Wisteria Apartments.

Debbie Grimes reported from Brooks County a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen yesterday. Directions are: take 333 (Madison Hwy) south from Hwy 84 in Quitman, proceed approx. 5 mi, turn west at Pineview Station (convenience store) onto Old Madison Hwy. The Flycatcher was about 0 .6 mi. from the intersection of Old and New Madison Hwys.

A Snow Goose was found in northeast Cobb County in a sub-division pond by Judy Yost.

Walt Chambers reported seeing 50 White Pelican over Sandy Creek Park on Lake Walter F. George. Walt also had a Merlin and a Lincoln Sparrow in the Bradley Unit of Eufala National Wildlife Refuge in Stewart County.

Another White Pelican was reported by Lois Stacey from Merry Brothers Brickyards in Augusta. One bird was seen in the big pond just before you get to the Bobby Jones Expressway. Please be sure to check in with Bill Gibson at the Fishing shack and thank him for allowing birders access to the ponds.

Sterling Blanchard reported that he found a White-winged Scoter and a Surf Scoter among the large raft of Black Scoter at the north end of Jekyll Island. The best viewing area is the pull-off just past Villas by the Sea on the right side of the road.

Brandon Noel reported finding a Long-billed Curlew and Gull-billed Tern along with a large number of other shorebirds at Little St. Simon Island. Brandon also reported seeing scoters moving south along the coast.

Jim Flynn and Earl Horn also reported two Purple Sandpipers at the rock jetty on the north end of Tybee near the lighthouse, as well as a Red-breasted Nuthatch coming to Steve Wagner's house on 2nd Avenue between 7th and 8th streets. They also had Greater Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Sandwich Tern, and Greater Scaup. They also reported from Fort Pulaski finding Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow and Seaside Sparrow. Jim and Earl also found a CAVE SWALLOW and a Western Kingbird at the large field as you enter Lake Pamona at the corner of Camp Viking Road and Lakeside Drive. From I-95, take exit 76 and follow GA 38 east towards the coast. Turn left on Camp Viking Road towards Lake Pamona. (DeLorme page 55 Grid F-9)

Patricia White reported that the Calliope Hummingbird has returned to her feeder in Decatur.

Red-breasted Nuthatches, Purple Finches and Pine Siskins are being reported from many locations around the state.

This concludes the current edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. For information about the Georgia Ornithological Society, see, or email us at information AT To join GOS, send a check for $20 to GOS, P.O. Box 181, High Shoals, GA 30645.

-End transcript

Bob Zaremba, Marietta, GA, USA

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