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Subject: Georgia RBA - Statewide - November 6, 2004
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November 6, 2004
American White Pelican
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Greater Black-backed Gull
LONG-EARED OWL (Not Seen)
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
date: November 6, 2004
to report: 770-493-8862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
compiled: November 6, 2004 (7:59 PM)
compiler: Jeff Sewell ( email@example.com )
transcriber: Bob Zaremba ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
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
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
www.gos.org, or email us at information AT gos.org. To join GOS, send
a check for $20 to GOS, P.O. Box 181, High Shoals, GA 30645.
Bob Zaremba, Marietta, GA, USA
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