Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 03:25:04 +0000
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "Eugene P. Keferl" <epkeferl@COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Longspur, Phoebe and Limpkin
I got up today at 4 am and went west to look for the longspur, phoebe and Limpkin.
The Smith's Longspur was located near the second pivot sprinkler along Felton Road. It seemed to prefer the company of the Horned Larks rather than the American Pipits. This bird spent most of its time feeding and skulking low to the ground, it could easily be missed. Thanks to John Henderson, David Chaffin and Dan Jacobson from Tennessee for locating it.
John, David and Dan easily found the Say's Phoebe sitting on the chain-linked fencing near the stop sign on Cobb Cheek Road. It flew to the parked trucks, then past the old mobile homes and on to the north border to the cut field. All on the east side of Cobb Cheek Road. It seemed to want to keep its distance from us. We did not leave the road.
The Tennessee group and I heard the LImpkin, but we never saw it.
Congratulations to Bob for a great birding year and for reaching #700. What a great bird for #700.
I hope these birds stick around for awhile so that we can boost the economy of the SW GA.
Eugene P. Keferl
5280 East Glynn Ave
Brunswick, GA 31523
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