Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:09:27 -0500
Reply-To: Steve Mitchell <mitc4110@BELLSOUTH.NET>
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From: Steve Mitchell <mitc4110@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: Sandhill Crane Sightings, Do We Need Them?
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I would like to see the level of reports continue. Having the reports gives
one a sense of the migration's scope and distribution which is different
each year. This also encourages us to be alert for the sight and sounds
depending on where we are. The occurrences over Athens this year are an
example of this.
I have been to Nebraska's Platte river area where many thousands congregate;
we go to Hiwassee, TN, and the WMA NE of Valdosta where thousands gather at
times as well as other locations into Florida. Some years there are many on
the shallow areas of Lake Horton, other years little or none. I never tire
of the sounds and sight of Sandhill Cranes or of introducing them to folks
who are not familiar with them.
Glad to see others do not find the level of reporting a problem. In
addition, I AM VERY GRATEFUL to some of the much more experienced and
involved GABO members for their ideas, aid and tools that are provided
through GABO (curmudgeons included).
Have a great migration...
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