Date: Sat, 7 Nov 1998 00:51:43 -0800
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, 11/06/98
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* Georgia statewide
* November 6, 1998
- Birds mentioned
Calliope Hummingbird (not a positive ID)
South Polar Skua
hotline: Georgia Rare Bird Alert
date: November 6, 1998
to report: 770-493-8862, or firstname.lastname@example.org
compiled: November 6, 1998
transcriber: Joel Hitt
This is the Georgia Rare Bird Alert for Friday evening, November 6, 1998.
A hummingbird that may be a CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD is present at a feeder in
Lilburn, northeast of Atlanta. The bird has not been banded yet, so
positive identification has not been determined. It was first thought to be
a Rufous, but several good birders are feeling confident it is a Calliope.
On Saturday morning birders are invited to come unannounced, but in the
afternoon please call the owner at 770-923-5872 before going out.
From Atlanta proceed north on I-85 several exits north of I-285 to Beaver
Ruin Road. Turn right and proceed to US 29 (4-5 miles). The road will
change to Arcado Road and in about 1.25 miles turn left at the intersection
of North River Drive. Go a short distance past Newport Lane, Jeweler's
Ridge, and then the owner lives in the 2nd house on the left past Jeweler's
Ridge. This is 271 North River Drive, with a large brick mailbox.
The SOUTH POLAR SKUA was last seen by 2 separate observers on the South
Beach of Jekyll Island this Thursday, November 5. The high tides have been
extreme lately, so it's better to go at lower tides.
35-40 TURKEY VULTURES were seen over Atlanta today, migrating south. 8 TREE
SWALLOWS were seen at Sweetwater Creek State Park (Douglasville), west of
Now is the time to watch and listen for Sandhill Cranes on their southerly
trek that carries them through the state. Please note numbers, direction of
flight, and time of day, and email or call these reports in.
This concludes this edition of the Georgia Rare Bird Alert. If you wish any
information about GOS, email us at email@example.com, or visit our Web Site at
http://www.gos.org. To join GOS, send a check for $16 to GOS, PO Box 1684,
Cartersville GA 30120.