Date: Sun, 16 May 1999 14:27:50 -0400
Reply-To: Billy Dunbar <woodpecker@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Billy Dunbar <woodpecker@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: Re: Rome creek
Stephen P. Stewart wrote:
> Today I floated about 4 hours of Armuchee Creek north of Rome. No
> spectacular finds. I checked out four large bridges, no cliff swallows
> but many barns.
> What's the deal on North GA. bank swallows? Have they ever been found
> nesting in GA? I saw a pair of brown swallows, very similar to
> rough-wings, flying over a section of very rural creek today. They
> repeated flew toward a particular steep bank and when I arrived there,
> there was a small hole in the bank, towards the top, smaller than a
> kingfisher's. I did not have a book for ID, and was leading a group of
> school kids and could not slow down. It was very interesting. If it
> sounds particularly intriguing to anyone I may go back and check it out.
> --About 5-6 Kingfisher holes
> --many, many white-eyed vireos
> --heard one Kentucky War.
> --many wood ducks
That would be a great find if they were bank, but I've seen several
nests of rough-wings in bank holes around rivers and lakes and beside
the road. Let us know if you find out more.
^V^ Watkinsville, Ga. U.S.A. ^V^
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