Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 11:53:07 -0500
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Sheila Willis <swillis@WAYXCABLE.COM>
Subject: Snow Goose report for Okefenokee Swamp in late Nov
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Hope you are fine.
I've received an e-mail from some friends that own Okefenokee Pastimes
south of Folkston (Charlton Co.) on GA Hwy #121 opposite the entrance road
for the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge's Eastern Entrance. They also
take people out on private tours of the swamp and St. Marys River besides
running their campground, cabins, & art gallery.
Jo Knight relayed that on 11/28 her husband Steve had seen a blue morph of
the SNOW GOOSE (aka BLUE GOOSE) in Chesser Prairie which is south of the
Suwannee Canal. It was "hanging out" with a bunch of SANDHILL CRANES. It
flew away but then was seen again in about an hour. Unfortunately, he has
not seen it again since then. This was said to be the first one he had seen
in his many years of guiding in the Okefenokee Swamp.
We do get both Blues & Whites occasionally but they seem to be noticed more
in the last decades.
Native American-Naturalist Talks & Tours
Waycross, Ware Co., GA
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