|Date: ||Mon, 13 Sep 1999 17:07:20 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Dot and Wayne Freeman <dotandwaynefreeman@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Dot and Wayne Freeman <dotandwaynefreeman@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>|
|Subject: ||Perry Super Sod Farm - Sep., 11, 1999`|
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Thanks to those of you who sent me directions to and info about Perry
Super Sod Farm. What a great place to take a bird break while driving
I-75! We scoped the first area for 45 mins between 4:30 and 5:15 pm on
The grassy area nearest the highway had just been sprinkled with the
monster machines leaving some nice puddles where we saw 6 Pectorals and
4 Western Sandpipers, approximately 100 Killdeer which were dispersed
throughout the field (No Golden Plovers) and starlings too numerous to
count. A gaggle of Canada Geese flew to this area from the nearby pond
to the west.
Three Leasts Sandpipers were seen from the east/west dirt road. A
Northern Harrier alit in the far distant dry south field. In the same
area as the harrier were 2 Upland Sandpipers but they were so far
distant that seeing them through the scope was less that a C-minus view.
One gave a full body silhouette but thereafter they were only big heads
on longs necks protruding from distant vegetation. Twenty-five Horned
Larks were flying and landing in the dry south field near the roadside.
We plan to check this area out on our return trip to Orlando and
thereafter while travelling up and down I-75.
Thanks for the great info.
Dot Freeman, Blairsville, GA and Orlando, FL