Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 18:40:08 -0400
Reply-To: Carol Lambert or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell@MINDSPRING.COM>
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From: Carol Lambert or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Limpkin @ Blalock update 7/7, pm
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As I reported earlier, the Limpkin disappeared from sight this morning, as it flew to the other side of the Blalock parking lot/lake area. I also could not find it early afternoon during lunch. However, it was back in the original creek area at 5:20 tonight when I got there. It was actively feeding on those clams again, which I think I managed to get on video.
After only 1-1/2 days of observation, it's hard to comment on a pattern, although, it has been back in the creek area both days at 5:30. The marshy area behind the creek is where the Great Blues and Egrets are roosting, and that may hold for the Limpkin. It was in the creek area early this morning--7:30ish until about 9am; then not seen during a couple checks until late afternoon. Yesterday, when I first found it, it was in the creek in early afternoon, but in pouring rain, so who knows.
I'm not planning to be back in Clayton Co. until next Friday, so please post sightings of this bird and also let us know if you look but don't find it in the area.
Tucker, DeKalb Co.
There's also a peacock hanging out in the middle of Shamrock Rd., despite the local dogs that chase me almost daily down there. Must be a tough bird.
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