Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 04:13:37 GMT
Reply-To: Ann Stewart <ajsophie@NETZERO.NET>
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From: Ann Stewart <ajsophie@NETZERO.NET>
Subject: GOS Meeting- WILSON'S WARBLER & WILLOW FLYCATCHER
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After a wonderful weekend with some of the Women With Altitude and the Babe-Breasted Warblers from Atlanta I had the rest of the weekend birding with my two favorite men - my husband and son along with the rest of the GOS members.
Sunday we had the pleasure of going on the field trip with Kirk and netting and banding a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER. Plans were to stay there a couple hours and stop by Brass Town Bald to add the Canada Warbler and Veery to mine and Stephen's yearly list as we headed home to Rome. We found this side trip not needed - the Coweeta Area with Kirk was full of CANADA WARBLERS, VEERY, BLACK-THROATED BLUES.Although this was one of the most strenuous hikes I have done in a while(i'm out of shape and very old). We did however stop off in Blairsville's Ingles for Stephen to see the Willow Flycatcher but to no avail for some reason- it was very windy and we were very tired and low on patience. We did however go on to the Subway and located the WILLOW FLYCATCHER and most exciting of all - the WILSON'S WARBLER (second time Stephen and I had ever seen one). The Women with Altititude and the Babes had located the WILLOW FLYCATCHER before the GOS meeting but not the WILSON'S WARBLER. I also do not recall it being listed on our "countdown" on Sat. night. I also do not know if anyone located it on Sunday AM field trip. However it was the at the Subway at 3:15PM on Sunday afternoon along with the WILLOW FLYCATCHER, CATBIRD, ROBIN, GOLDFINCH, and other common birds. The Flycatcher and Warbler are directly behind the buildings to the right side of a small "utility type building" at back curb of lot =stand among the large (Bradford Pear type trees and look out into the blackberries and willows.Look carefully because of the Goldfinch.
Thanks GOS for another great meeting.
Ann Stewart(Stephen & John)
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