Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 22:54:59 -0400
Reply-To: Steve Mitchell <mitc4110@BELLSOUTH.NET>
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From: Steve Mitchell <mitc4110@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: Yellowlegs at EL Huie ponds, CCWA, Clayton Cty Sunday pm
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Only new birds noted today in the newly filled A, Northwest, and C, middle
west, ponds were two Lesser Yellowlegs in C. They ran back and forth on the
shore just below our car. There could be even more Killdeers than before and
some added ducks, but it was still raining; the wind was strong also. We
arrived during the deluge at midday and waited while the rain letup so a
window could be opened on the down-rain side of the car. The deluge put a
foot or two of water in A and C. Many of the usual Mallards, Shovelers,
Teal, Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Crows, Great Blue herons, Grebes, etc.
were present in all but the A pond. The A pond seemed to have Killdeers and
possible Pectoral Sandpipers (too far in rain). A few small unidentified
peeps noted in C pond also. A and C ponds sure look better with the water in
them. Ducks and Geese seemed to be enjoying the newly submerged vegetation.
The dead fish smell has abated significantly.
A Red-Shouldered Hawk was sitting on a pipe rail at A pond and leaning into
the wind and rain with his wings at least 2/3 spread out??? He flew to a
tree on the island in E, south, pond and did the same thing. He then flew to
one of the metal poles on the south side of D, pumphouse, pond and again
faced into the wind with wings extended. A cheap shower? He flew fine.
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