|Date: ||Sat, 10 Oct 1998 16:47:04 -0700|
|Reply-To: ||Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Joel Hitt <joel@HITT.COM>|
|Subject: ||GA RBA, 10/10/98|
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* Georgia statewide
* October 10, 1998
- Birds mentioned
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
date: October 10, 1998
to report: 770-493-8862, or email@example.com
compiled: October 10, 1998
transcriber: Joel Hitt
This is the Georgia Rare Bird Alert for Sunday afternoon, October 10, 1998.
A winter-plumage Northern Wheatear was seen and photographed at the
intersection of Macy Lane and the western end of Beachview Drive on Jekyll
Island about noon today. The bird was seen by about a dozen birders
working at the nearby Jekyll Island Banding Station.
The wheatear was on the lawn at 736 Macy Lane from a distance of about 40',
and perched on the lamppost at that address. It was also observed perching
on the power line at the intersection described above. Darrell Lee, Lydia
Thompson, Jan Pittman, and Charles Ratliff were among the observers.
If approved by the state checklist committee of GOS (formalities,
formalities), this would be the first state record for this species. The
bird will be searched for again later today, and we'll report back to you
on that as soon as possible thereafter.
This concludes this edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. If you wish any
information about GOS, email inquiries are accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you
wish to join GOS, send a check for $16 to GOS, PO Box 1684, Cartersville GA