Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 19:09:42 -0400
Reply-To: Carol Lambert or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell@MINDSPRING.COM>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Carol Lambert or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Upland Sandpipers- what a difference a few hours make ,
Miss Kite et al
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
Bill Lotz, Patrick Brisse and I visited the Marshallville Super Sod Farm yesterday earlier in the day than Bob Zaremba and did not see the Upland Sandpipers. We did see a few Pectoral Sandpipers, a Solitary Sandpiper, 4-5 Least Sandpipers and a Spotted Sandpiper. Also had the Horned Larks. At another part of the sod farm saw 6 Pectoral Sandpipers with Killdeer- the section off Vegetable Plant Road northeast of Marshallville and a Solitary Sandpiper. By the way, this sod farm is the best place to see Upland Sandpiper in the state. They should be there off and on for the next two months. Please be respectful of this private property. Dan Vickers reports seeing 3 Upland Sandpipers today at this sod Farm. One appeared while he was there. Fall migration is underway!
Dan also saw 2 American Kestrels today between Marshallville and Perry on GA Highway 127. Could they be a breeding pair or early migrants? Seems early for migrants, so I hope they are a local breeding pair. There is much concern for this species as numbers have declined steadily over the last several years for reasons unknown.
Other highlights yesterday: a Mississipi Kite in west Bibb County and a pair of Broad-winged Hawks in north Crawford County.
GA Rare Bird Alert
GA Ornithological Society
To search GABO-L archives or manage your subscription, go to
To contact a listowner, send message to
To view GABO-L information/guidelines, go to