Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 22:57:56 -0500
Reply-To: bob zaremba <bobzarem@PRODIGY.NET>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: bob zaremba <bobzarem@PRODIGY.NET>
Subject: Pacific Loon still present
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The Pacific Loon was relocated this morning at the Elrod Ferry Recreation Area. After scanning from the point for a couple of hours, we found the bird with a group of about 10 Common Loons and 6 Bonaparte's Gulls 50 yards from the gate. The group of birds was in the cove on the right hand side of the entrance road as you proceed past the gate. We last saw the bird about 10:30AM moving quickly back towards the point. Along with these species we also had two Eared Grebes, about 10 Horned Grebes and a single BARN SWALLOW (early).
We also stopped by the Merry Brothers Brickyard but the waterfowl numbers seemed way down and the hoped for Tundra Swans were not seen. High winds and rain whipped through about 1PM so it cut the visit short.
Our last stop was at a pond just north of Magruder. Had a nice assortment of waterfowl including 500+ Ring-necked Ducks, 30 Redhead, 20 Gadwall, 15 American Wigeon, 10 Ruddy Duck, and the highlight of four WHITE-FRONTED GEESE in with a large group of Canada Geese. Just wanted to pass some thanks along to Earl and Jim for getting the word out on the loon.
Bob &Deb Zaremba
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