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Date:         Sun, 18 Oct 2009 22:08:36 -0400
Reply-To:     Wayne Schaffner <wschaffner@LIVE.COM>
Sender:       Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Wayne Schaffner <wschaffner@LIVE.COM>
Subject:      eBird Report - Paradise Public Fishing Area/IBA
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I went to Paradise mainly to check some lakes for ducks. The cormorants have arrived.

The Sedge Wren was a highlight for me today. I was even able to get a diagnostic photo.

Other highlighs were: 250 Tree Swallow (about half at Lake Patrick and about half at Lake Paradise) FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Yellow-rumped Warbler Eastern Meadowlarks Common Ground Dove Merlin (snatching pray on the wing) Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are always a highlight for me. Saw 6 today. 3 immature Bald Eagle flying together and jousting a bit

Location name: Paradise Public Fishing Area Date, Effort, & Habitat Observation type: Traveling Count Observation date: 10/18/09 Distance covered: 5.0 mile(s) Start time: 10:30 AM Area covered: N/A Duration: 4 hour(s) 30 minute(s) Elevation: 280.0 feet Number of people in party: 1 Comments: All three Bald Eagle were immature.

16 Canada Goose 29 Wood Duck 19 Pied-billed Grebe 65 Double-crested Cormorant 9 Anhinga 12 Great Blue Heron 51 Great Egret 13 White Ibis 3 Bald Eagle 3 Red-shouldered Hawk 2 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Merlin 1 American Coot 6 Killdeer 2 Spotted Sandpiper 23 Least Sandpiper 42 Mourning Dove 1 Common Ground-Dove 3 Chimney Swift 4 Belted Kingfisher 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 Downy Woodpecker 7 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 6 Eastern Phoebe 3 White-eyed Vireo 5 Blue Jay 2 American Crow 19 Fish Crow 250 Tree Swallow 9 Carolina Chickadee 6 Tufted Titmouse 17 Brown-headed Nuthatch 3 Carolina Wren 7 House Wren 1 Sedge Wren 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 Gray Catbird 3 Northern Mockingbird 5 Yellow-rumped Warbler 29 Pine Warbler 6 Palm Warbler 1 Black-and-white Warbler 3 Common Yellowthroat 6 Eastern Towhee 9 Northern Cardinal 56 Red-winged Blackbird 2 Eastern Meadowlark

Total species reported: 48

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

Wayne Schaffner Tifton, Georgia _________________________________________________________________ Your E-mail and More On-the-Go. Get Windows Live Hotmail Free. http://clk.atdmt.com/GBL/go/171222985/direct/01/

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