|Date: ||Fri, 12 Sep 2008 20:43:56 -0400|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Walt Chambers <Walter.Frank.Chambers@STUDENT.MERCER.EDU>|
|Subject: ||Blackjack Crossing (Talbot Co.) - 9/12|
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This area is an 800-acre tract owned by the Nature Conservancy a few miles
east of Geneva in Talbot Co. The future of this property is uncertain, so
Julie and I decided to collect bird and plant data to possibly determine the
future use of this area. When you first view this property, it doesn't look
like much - 75% of it is half-grown pines and scrub - seems fit perhaps only
for Gopher Tortoises! However, there are some neat areas in the power line
cut that contain bogs full of neat plants such as pitcher plants and sundews.
I checked some of the creek corridors for passerine migrants today while Julie
checked the flora. I had to work for the warblers today - then again, it's
been slow everywhere down here this week with this hot, humid air - but
managed a few noteables...
Tennessee Warbler - 1
Northern Parula - 1
Pine Warbler - 40
Cerulean Warbler - 1 male
Black-and-white Warbler - 3
Ovenbird - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 9
Hooded Warbler - 5
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1
Also seen were one each of American Kestrel, Baltimore Oriole, and an
early-end Sedge Wren.
We surveyed this area back in late May and had Wild Turkey, Common Nighthawk,
and Bachman's Sparrow.
Hopefully we'll have more reports soon as we've still haven't covered all the
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