Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 18:45:23 -0500
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From: Larry Russell <larry.russell@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: GA RBA, April 1, 2005: reformatted again
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* Georgia statewide
* April 1, 2005
- Birds Reported
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Krider's Red-tailed Hawk
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
date: April 01, 2005
to report: 770-493-8862 or lambertsewell AT mindspring.com
compiled: April 02, 2005 (13:45)
compiler: Jeff Sewell
transcriber: Larry Russell
The following is a summary of the Georgia Rare Bire Report (RBA) Friday
evening telephone report, April 01, 2005. The RBA is a service of the
Georgia Ornithological Society. Jeff Sewell is the voice of the RBA.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen by Jim Flynn on March 29th at Tidwell
Park on Lake Lanier in Forsyth County. This is a second winter sub-adult
more information. To get to Tidwell Park, from the intersection of I-285
and GA400, drive north on GA400 to exit 16, Pilgrim Mill Rd. Turn right on
Pilgrim Mill Rd. and follow it until it dead-ends into Tidwell Park.
Brandon Noel reported a ROSEATE SPOONBILL, 20 BLACK-NECKED STILTS, and one
COMMON TERN, among others, from Little St. Simons Island.
Ken Blankenship reported two BROAD-WINGED HAWKS at Kennesaw Mountain on
March 29th. These are the first reported Broad-winged Hawks in the Atlanta
area of the season.
Ken also reported 11 WHOOPING CRANES from the Florida flock left Claxton in
Evans County March 29th on a northwesterly course through Georgia. This is
the first-winter flock that was trained to move along the Eastern Flyway to
wintering grounds in Florida. If you do happen to see the birds, please do
not approach them as it can cause them to panic. Several reports have come
in where birders have approached the flock too closely and birds have been
injured as a result.
Tom Striker reports good numbers of Pine Siskins from Blue Ridge in Fannin
County on March 30th.
Walt Chambers reported four GLOSSY IBIS and a KRIDER'S RED-TAILED HAWK fro
the Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center in Columbus. The Glossy
Ibis is rare inland and the Krider's Red-tailed Hawk, a color morph of the
Red-tailed Hawk, is rare in the East.
Sandy Pangle reported on March 29th from Lake Acworth 15 CLIFF SWALLOWS and
2 BANK SWALLOWS.
Tim Rose reported 5 PURPLE SANDPIPERS from Tybee Island on March 27th. The
birds were on the jetty by the lighthouse.
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.
- End transcript
Larry Russell, Roswell GA, USA
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