|Date: ||Wed, 7 May 2008 11:54:39 +0000|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Leslie Curran <tlcurran@COMCAST.NET>|
|Subject: ||The Rascals Big Day|
Saturday dawned early for us, Karen Osborne, Jackie Heyda and myself, in north GA with the treat of rain in the air. We were keeping our fingers crossed that it would hold off and not interfere too much with the birds. Well, it did have and impact. We only got 18 warblers. They just weren't singing much, but we had so many other fabulous birds to look at.
We were all very amazed by the number of Bobolinks we saw in several different locations. Altamaha was truly incredible. The number of Glossy Ibis, egrets and herons was wonderful. So many waders were nesting at Harris Neck, wow! The Purple Gallinule's gorgeous blues sparkling in the sunlight was stunning.
We were a little disappointed with the tides, but what are you going to do. These are the times I wish I lived on the coast to try to understand them better. We were surprised at how high they were. None of us had ever seen them this high.
We had a great time and only saw the Wily Willets the whole day! We hope everyone else had a good a time as we did. We finallly went to dinner at 8:30PM to finish the day with our totals being 154.
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