Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 20:00:41 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane <eagleeyed@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Mark McShane <eagleeyed@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: NW Georgia Tundra Swans 3/23/09
As reported earlier Max Medley came over from Dalton this afternoon and
relocated the two young Tundra Swans reported in Jim Flynn's post today,
he first saw the birds at about 3pm. After about 30 minutes the swans put
their heads down and snoozed and Max left, he stopped back by at about
4:10pm and could not find the birds. He doesn't think that the pond banks
could have hidden the birds adequately but maybe they did float under some
of the banks while in their slumber.
Max thought it a little unlikely for the birds to start migrating late in
the afternoon, so maybe they are moving around feeding at different ponds
and spending the night at a different location, only to reappear at their
favorite Hwy 157 pond first thing in the morning (hope so), or, maybe they
are, gone for good.
This area is about 5 miles from Alabama, as the swan flies, and is between
Lookout and Cloudland, on DeLorme page 12, F2 (southern half).
Coming from the south the pond is just north of Valley View Ranch Road
(.16 miles) off to the right from Hwy 157.
Coming from the north it is 1 mile south of Hwy 157 and Daughtery Gap Road
on the left.
N 34 35.604
W 85 26.547
Good Birding All!
Lawrenceville (Gwinnett County), Georgia
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