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19 Apr Americus Sumter [Jo Childers ]
19 Apr fots Rose-breasted Grosbeak [Linda and Dan ]
19 Apr Floyd County Birds and Ducks at home [Ann Stewart ]
18 Apr FEBRUARY S. GA Pt. 4: BACHMAN'S SPARROWs; WESTERN TANAGER; BALTIMORE ORIOLE groups [SHEILA WILLIS ]
18 Apr FEBRUARY S. GA Pt. 3: assorted rarities; PURPLE MARTIN arrivals; courtship behavior [SHEILA WILLIS ]
18 Apr FEBRUARY S. GA Pt. 2: interior shorebird movement; AM. WOODCOCK [SHEILA WILLIS ]
18 Apr FEBRUARY S. GA Pt. 1: cooperative feeders, SANDHILL CRANE movement [SHEILA WILLIS ]
18 Apr JANUARY S. GA Pt. 4: LAPLAND LONGSPUR, wintering breeders, interior BOAT-TAILED GRACKLEs [SHEILA WILLIS ]
18 Apr JANUARY S. GA Pt. 3: rare owls; wintering hummingbirds, breeding behavior [SHEILA WILLIS ]
18 Apr JANUARY S. GA Pt. 2: coastal species in interior; SANDHILL CRANE non-Okefenokee NWR [SHEILA WILLIS ]
18 Apr JANUARY S. GA Pt. 1: CACKLING GOOSE, wintering breeders, etc. [SHEILA WILLIS ]
18 Apr Cerulean Warblers in Cobb and Bartow Counties - 18 April 2014 [Nathan Farnau ]
18 Apr Falcon (Cherokee) and Veery (Cobb) [Ginny Wood ]
18 Apr Pelagic May 31 Details [Trey Mccuen ]
18 Apr FOTS Rose-Breated Grosbeak, Canton, Ga [Sandra Eileen Garber ]
18 Apr FOTY Blue Grosbeak, Wash. Co. [mocking bird ]
18 Apr FOTS female ruby-throated hummingbird - Bartow Co [Pam Potter ]
18 Apr colorful feeder visitors in McIntosh Co. [Doris Cohrs ]
18 Apr Blue Grosbeak [Gary Cottrell ]
17 Apr Rose Breasted Grosbeaks in Canton [Frank Mills ]
17 Apr Male Indigo Buntings [gail farley ]
17 Apr Henderson Park, DeKalb County, more from, today, 4/17/14 [Carol Lambert or Jeff Sewell ]
17 Apr Spring migrants at Henderson Park [Troy Wilson ]
17 Apr AAS job opportunity and BHNP birds [Nikki Belmonte ]
17 Apr Atlanta Audubon Society job opportunity & BHNP birds [Nikki Belmonte ]
16 Apr GEORGIA RUFF WATCH 2014 - Near Georgia Field Trip - 4/13/2014 - Video Post [Mark McShane ]
16 Apr Broad-winged Hawk (Fulton Co.) [Peter Followill ]
16 Apr Pelagic 5/31/14 Info [Trey Mccuen ]
15 Apr Snowy Owl Northern Migration [Laura Smith ]
16 Apr Injured Canada Goose at Murphy Candler Park [Patty McLean ]
16 Apr Re: Regarding Tim Keyes's earlier message..Conserving Georgia's NONGAME WILDLIFE ["Keyes, Tim" ]
16 Apr Regarding Tim Keyes's earlier message..Conserving Georgia's NONGAME WILDLIFE [Linda FreedomBird ]
16 Apr Lavender Moutain (Floyd County) Migrants [Daniel Roper ]
16 Apr FOTS PABU [Trish McMillan ]
16 Apr Yahoo Subscriber Issue [Steve Holzman ]
16 Apr Stone Mountain GC, Lakemont Back Nine [Donald Ware ]
15 Apr Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings, Wash. Co. [mocking bird ]
15 Apr Wildlife Plate bill ["Keyes, Tim" ]
15 Apr Testing an issue [Steve Holzman ]
15 Apr Testing Yahoo Acct posting issues [Steve Holzman ]
15 Apr Kirtland's Warblers, Stone Mountain Golf Club, Lakemont 14, at 8 AM [Donald Ware ]
15 Apr Re: Eastern Whip-poor-will - Centennial Olympic Park (Fulton County) 13 April 2014 [Nathan Farnau ]
15 Apr birds in Burke [Cox Home ]
15 Apr Caspian Tern -Lake Acworth Cobb County [Bruce Dralle ]
15 Apr AAS Field Trips this week [Mary Kimberly ]
15 Apr Floyd County Birds [Ann Stewart ]
14 Apr Southwest GA, 4/12/2014 ["James F. Flynn Jr." ]
14 Apr An amazing weekend! [William McLean ]
14 Apr 10 species of warblers at Kennesaw this morning [Giff Beaton ]
14 Apr Garbage Birds in Marietta [bob zaremba ]
14 Apr Male Indigo Buntings [JoAnn King CLTC ]
14 Apr Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in Ellijay, GA (Gilmer County) [Bill Schmid ]
14 Apr AAS Walk at Murphey Candler Park, DeKalb County [ldtp ]
14 Apr Chuck-will's-widow, Valdosta [Karen Seward ]
14 Apr Chuck-will's-widow, Valdosta [Karen Seward ]
13 Apr Re: Eastern Whip-poor-will - Centennial Olympic Park (Fulton County) 13 April 2014 [Marcia Bansley ]
14 Apr Sosebee Cove, AMERICAN REDSTART [Vinod Babu ]
13 Apr Eastern Whip-poor-will - Centennial Olympic Park (Fulton County) 13 April 2014 [Nathan Farnau ]
13 Apr Sam Smith Park-Bartow co [Ann Stewart ]
13 Apr Pine Log WMA today [Ginny Wood ]
13 Apr 10 sp. warbler at Sweetwater creek S.P. [Dassem Ultor ]
13 Apr AAS Field Trip Report to Noonday Creek / Cobb Co. [Angelia Jenkins ]
13 Apr Big Hammock WMA along Altamaha R flooded [SHEILA WILLIS ]
13 Apr ee-oh-lay! return of the wood thrush to Hall County [Linda Finn ]
13 Apr American Bittern @ Buford Hatchery Wetland Area Saturday 4/12, Forsyth Co. [Pat Markey ]
13 Apr Sandhills over Buckhead [Bill Everitt ]
12 Apr Couple of FOTY, Wash. Co. [mocking bird ]
12 Apr AAS field trip to Dawson Forest [Georgannschmalz ]
12 Apr Upland Sandpiper - Brandon Farm Road, Bartow County Loop - 4/12/2014 [Mark McShane ]
12 Apr Bartow County Loop - Greater White-fronted Goose, Dowitcher, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers - 4/12/2014 [Mark McShane ]
12 Apr Shorebirds From Bartow County [Bruce Dralle ]
12 Apr Boat Ramp Rd (Chattahoochee) 10 warbler Sp. [Ted Theus ]
12 Apr Oxbow Meadows [Don L Williams ]
12 Apr Kennesaw Mountain highlights, CERULEAN WARBLER [bob zaremba ]
12 Apr Greater White-fronted Goose on Taff Road in Bartow County, 4/12/14 [Bruce Dralle ]
12 Apr Broad-winged Hawk Fulton Co.; Last week Piedmont NWR [charles saleeby ]

Subject: Americus Sumter
From: Jo Childers <mainjo1 AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:47:47 -0400
My front yard and feeders have been a riot of yellows,
blues. reds and oranges.
 3 male indigo buntings- one looks like it is molting. This Is the first year 
they have stayed for more than a fleeting visit 


Dozens of American goldfinches -males almost all bright yellow now. At least 
One pair stayed all last summer. 

towhee pair,
Gray catbird,
2 maleHouse finches
2 Carolina chickadees
1 female Baltimore oriole eating jelly.  She been here since January.

White and also tan white-throated sparrows
6 ruby throated hummers
Lots ofCardinals and tufted titmice


Would love some advice on sites to bird along hwy 280 to savannah and around 
savannah 

Thanks.   Jo.  Americus Sumter co
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Subject: fots Rose-breasted Grosbeak
From: Linda and Dan <dlthoman AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:54:47 -0400
We saw our fots Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the feeder yestreday
afternoon.  He stayed about five minutes and left.  I hope he returns
today, I have my camera ready and waiting.

Dan Thoman
Morgan County

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Subject: Floyd County Birds and Ducks at home
From: Ann Stewart <annhstewart AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:06:57 +0000
Went out today to check on the duck boxes and bird houses before the rain 
started.  I didn't get a chance to check 

all my bird houses.  You can never tell about them.. They might have a 
favorite box they have nested in for years and 

then all of a sudden they don't use it this year.   I have put up several 
news ones also.  My all time favorite bluebirdbox on a post at the end of 
the pond is always used several times each season. This year nothing. Although 
bluebirds are nesting in another box close by with 4 eggs. Another box closer 
up to the house also has bluebird eggs. I had first of the season TREE SWALLOWS 
today . I always get so excited. There were 4-5 checking out the gourds etc. 
Hopefully they will be back tomorrow.  Also on this telephone post with the 
gourds I have a nest box. Great Creasted Flycatchers and Bluebirds both have 
used it before.  I checked today since I saw a squirrel messing around the 
box and as I lifted the lid a TUFTED TITMOUSE flew up in my face!! Don't know 
who was more scared- me or her??? Titmice are notorious for sitting in boxes 
and looking up at you when you check in on them. Sometimes they never leave - 
sometimes - like today - they do leave right in your face!!  

She was sitting on 5 eggs. I have a chickadee on 4 eggs at another site. 
  
I'm still having WOOD DUCKS coming everyday - sometime 2 pair. Checked boxes 
today and the box at the 

shallow end Box #1 has 16 eggs! Great news!! Something strange about this 
clutch though. I egg is very small - about half the regular size of a standard 
wood duck egg and then there is another egg a little bigger than it but still 
not quite as large as the regular size.  I'm thinking that these might be 
first year eggs laid by a female but this two smalled eggs were on "top" of the 
cluth instead of them bottom. I also have given thought to something else 
laying in the box.  I have had a small egg like this before serveral years ago 
but it did not hatch. Curious to see what happens to these also.  I think they 
are still laying in this box - eggs were uncovered but down is in box.. Will 
be going on vacation next week for couple weeks so will have to check on them 
when I return and see what has happened. 

Talked with Stephen briefly this afternoon - he checked his Wood Duck box 
beside creek that had 25 eggs in it. 

He said eggs were still in box but it didn't look like there were 25 eggs and 
it looked like something had gotten some of them. Will talk with him more in 
the morning and get full details. 

  
Stephen did say he saw  a Great Crested Flycatcher, Indigo Bunting, and Blue 
Grosbeak on the property today. 

  
Looking forward to seeing some Western Birds next couple weeks!! 
  
Ann Stewart 
Rome, Georgia 
Floyd County 
  
  
  
  
     

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Subject: FEBRUARY S. GA Pt. 4: BACHMAN'S SPARROWs; WESTERN TANAGER; BALTIMORE ORIOLE groups
From: SHEILA WILLIS <swillis AT MEDIASTREAMUS.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:13:38 -0400
Hey folks,

See Pt. 1 for background & here's Pt. 4 the last for February.

Okefenokee Bird Club associations records are marked w/ *; Ebird with "E",
& GABO w/ "G". WTF: Wastewater Treatment Facility; WMA: Wildlife Management
Area; NWR: National Wildlife Refuge; PFA: Public Fishing Area; NM: National
Monument; SCRA: Suwannee Canal Recreation Area; IBA: Important Bird Area;
PL: Public Library

BACHMAN'S SPARROW: 2/7 (2) at TA F-16; 2/14 (1) at TA E-19; Ft Stewart Army
Base (LIBERTY); Larry Carlile E; 2/20 (1) at D-16; 2/21 (2) at D-16; 2/26
(2) at TA D-15; 2/27 (1) at TA D-15; Ft. Stewart Army Base (LONG); Larry
Carlile E; 2/14 (1) at TA E-19; Ft. Stewart Army Base (TATTNALL); Larry
Carlile E; 2/10; Rio Piedra (MITCHELL); 1; Harold Brewer E; 2/22;
Chickasawhatchee WMA (DOUGHERTY); 2; Larry Gridley E



GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: 2/1; Swamp of Toa IBA--Albany Nursery WMA (DOUGHERTY);
5; Wayne Schaffner*E; 2/16; Cedar Creek Farm, s. of Quitman (BROOKS); 1;
Karen Seward*E...2/10; Rio Piedra (MITCHELL); 2; Harold Brewer E; 2/10; North
Tract powerline; s. of Miller Lake Rd, Townsend WMA (MCINTOSH); 1; Gene
Keferl E; 2/16; Quitman Farm, s. of Quitman, e. of Old Madison Rd (BROOKS);
2 morning, 1 afternoon; Deborah Grimes E; 2/27; Townsend WMA (LONG); 1;
Charlie Muise E



HENSLOW'S SPARROW: 2/16; Quitman Farm, s. of Quitman, e. of Old Madison Rd
(BROOKS); 2; Deborah Grimes w/ Karen Seward* (life bird; pic) E; 2/22;
powerline; Paulk's Pasture WMA (GLYNN); 2; Krista Gridley* E...2/10 (2), 2/20
(21; 9 recaptures, banded 12); Paulk's Pasture WMA (GLYNN); Bob Sattelmeyer
G; 2/17 (4), 2/21 (4; banded 1); Paulk's Pasture WMA (GLYNN); Gene Keferl
E; 2/10 (3; banded 2); 2/11 (2; banded 1); North Tract, North End, Townsend
WMA (MCINTOSH); Gene Keferl E; 2/27; North Tract, North End, Townsend WMA
(MCINTOSH); 10; banded 8; Charlie Muise E




LE CONTE'S SPARROW: 2/20; Paulk's Pasture WMA (GLYNN); 1; caught during
banding program; Bob Sattelmeyer E



FOX SPARROW: 2/9; Swamp of Toa IBA--Albany Nursery WMA (DOUGHERTY); 1 (red
type); WayneSchaffner*E... also (CAMDEN, JOHNSON, MUSCOGEE, RICHMOND, SCHLEY,
WASHINGTON)



LINCOLN'S SPARROW: 2/1; near double concrete culvert; cypress pond/prairie
w. side of road; Flowing Well Rd (DOUGHERTY); 1 w/ SWAMP SPARROWs; pic;
Wayne Schaffner*E; 2/28; Carter Place Rd Pond; ne. Leesburg (LEE); 1; pic;
Wayne Schaffner*E...2/22; clear cut area off Chickasawhatchee Rd;
Chickasawhatchee WMA (DOUGHERTY); 1; pic; Larry Gridley E



WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW: 2/18 (1), 2/20 (1); Folsom Farms (TATTNALL); 1;
Caleb Folsom*E; 2/21 (1), 2/25 (1), 2/27 (1); Folsom yard; Folsom Rd; s. of
Glennville (TATTNALL); Caleb Folsom*E; 2/15; Carter Place Rd Pond, ne. of
Leesburg (LEE); 1; Wayne Schaffner*E; 2/23; Laramore Rd junct. New York Rd
(LEE); 2; Wayne Schaffner*E...also (MITCHELL, RICHMOND)



DARK-EYED JUNCO: 2/9; Swamp of Toa IBA--Albany Nursery WMA (DOUGHERTY); 5;
Wayne Schaffner* E....2/25 & 28; Volunteer Village w. of Maintenance Bldgs;
SCRA, Okefenokee NWR (CHARLTON); 1; Marilyn Kircus E; also 2/14--16
(APPLING, CHATHAM, DOUGHERTY, MCINTOSH); 1; var. obs.



WESTERN TANAGER: 2/12; Brad Bergstrom's yard, Valdosta (LOWNDES); 1 adult
fem., pics; Karen Seward*E...2/15 & 17; Bergstom yard, Valdosta (LOWNDES), 1
ad. fem.; visits to jelly feeders w/ BALTIMORE ORIOLE flock; Brad Bergstrom
E



PAINTED BUNTING: 2/1; Farley home, St. Marys (CAMDEN); 1 fem.; Gail Farley*
G; 2/21; Wilkinson home, Baker St (TATTNALL); 1 male; Caleb Folsom*E; 2/27;
Jekyll Island Campground Sanctuary (GLYNN); 1 adult fem/imm. male; here all
winter; Lydia Thompson*E...2/2; Perkins at Glynn; Jekyll Is.; 3 fem./juv; all
winter w/ 3 at same time on Glynn Co. CBC; Laura Smith G; 2/2; 8
Breckenridge Ln, Savannah (CHATHAM); 2 fem.; all winter; Ruth McMullin G;
2/15; Vaughn home, Blackshear (PIERCE); 1 male; "has been coming to feeders
for over a week"; Bernadette Vaughn E; 2/17; Preston home, se. of Adel
(COOK); 1 adult male, feeder w/ only white milo seed; Donalee Preston E



RUSTY BLACKBIRD: 2/19, Folsom yard, Folsom Rd, (TATTNALL); 2; Caleb
Folsom*E; 2/20; Folsom Farms (TATTNALL); 2; Caleb Folsom*E... 2/15 (3) & 2/27
(2); Chesser Is. Bdwk, SCRA, Okefenokee NWR (CHARLTON); Marilyn Kircus E;
2/22; Harris Neck NWR (MCINTOSH); 22; both sexes; "becoming regular here",
"most rusty fringes have worn off the males"; Nathan Farnau E



BREWER'S BLACKBIRD: 2/23 (3) & 2/28 (8 males); Laramore Rd junct. New York
Rd (LEE); mixed flocks; Wayne Schaffner*E



BALTIMORE ORIOLE: 2/11 (2) & 2/12 (1); Folsom home, Folsom Rd, s. of
Glennville (TATTNALL); 2; Caleb Folsom*E; 2/12; Brad Bergstrom's yard,
Valdosta (LOWNDES); 16 (adults, 8 males, 8 fem./young males); many
returning every year; "it was ridiculous!"; Karen Seward*E;  2/12; Folsom
Farms (TATTNALL); 1; Caleb Folsom*E; 2/13; Kramer home, grape jelly/orange
feeders; Folkston (CHARLTON); 2 (male, fem.); life bird; Barb Kramer* E;
2/23 (1); 2/24 (1); 2/26 (1); 2/27 (2); 4 Prince Charles Ct, Savannah
(CHATHAM); Sandra Beasley*E...2/15; Bergstrom home, Valdosta (LOWNDES); 20+;
Brad Bergstrom G; also (BULLOCH, BURKE, CAMDEN, CANDLER, DOUGHERTY,
EFFINGHAM, GRADY, LAURENS, MUSCOGEE, RICHMOND, WAYNE); larger numbers: 2/1;
602 Dyches Dr, Savannah (CHATHAM); 20; Steve Calver E; 2/14 (11) & 2/17
(23) Keena home, Savannah (CHATHAM); Katherine Keena E; 2/14 (15) & 2/15
(18); Warner Robins (HOUSTON); William Etheridege E



HOUSE FINCH: 2/13; Bittaker neighborhood; s. of Douglas (COFFEE); 1 male;
using Purple Martin house; neighbor fide Annette Bittaker*; 2/14; Kramer
home, Folkston (CHARLTON), 1; Barb Kramer*E; 2/24; Ussery home;  s. of
Hazlehurst (JEFF DAVIS), diseased w/ "both eyes closed"; Wayne
Ussery*...2/14; Vaughn home, Blackshear (PIERCE); 2; Bernadette Vaughn E;
2/15 (2) & 2/17 (6); Dickerson home, Folkston (CHARLTON); Vivian Dickerson E



PURPLE FINCH: 2/2--21; (BIBB, IRWIN, JOHNSON, MUSCOGEE, THOMAS, WASHINGTON);
1--8 (most 1 or 2); var. obs. E



RED CROSSBILL: 2/22-23; Shook home, Augusta (RICHMOND); 1 male; Johsua
Shook fide Willie Malpass G



PINE SISKIN: 2/14 (8); 2/15 (10); 2/16 (8); 2/17 (18); 8935 Moore Rd, n. of
Columbus (MUSCOGEE); Elsa Huxley-Bennett E; 2/15; Jackson/Rhodes feeders,
Dublin (LARENS); 1; Laurie Jackson E; 2/17; Mayday (ECHOLS); 4; Janice
Hinkley E



AMERICAN GOLDFINCH: 2/14 (270), 2/15 (300), & 2/17 (240); Vaughn home,
Blackshear (PIERCE); Bernadette Vaughn E; 2/25; Bond home; Elizabeth St.;
Waycross (WARE); 1 partial albino w/ wings pale brown; Noyes Bond



Corrections: 2/15 Great Backyard Bird Count, 3 WINTER WRENs at Glennville
Wastewater Treatment Facility (TATTNALL) were CAROLINA WRENs; ebird/GBBC
report has been corrected by him; fide Gene Wilkinson*

Take care.

Sheila Willis
Native American-Naturalist Talks & Tours
Okefenokee Bird Club
Waycross, Ware Co., GA

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Subject: FEBRUARY S. GA Pt. 3: assorted rarities; PURPLE MARTIN arrivals; courtship behavior
From: SHEILA WILLIS <swillis AT MEDIASTREAMUS.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:14 -0400
Hey folks,

See Pt. 1 for background & here's Pt. 3.

Okefenokee Bird Club associations records are marked w/ *; Ebird with "E",
& GABO w/ "G". WTF: Wastewater Treatment Facility; WMA: Wildlife Management
Area; NWR: National Wildlife Refuge; PFA: Public Fishing Area; NM: National
Monument; SCRA: Suwannee Canal Recreation Area; IBA: Important Bird Area;
PL: Public Library

SHORT-EARED OWL: 2/14 (1), 2/15 (2), & 2/22 (1); Laramore Rd, 1/3 mi. n. of
junct. New York Rd; ne. of Leesburg (LEE); usually seen around sunset; fly
low; Wayne Schaffner*E



CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD (prob.): 2/1; Ryan home, 210 Oakleaf Dr; Broadleaf
subdivision; n. Macon (BIBB); 1; Jerry Amerson G



 RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD: 2/6; Bittaker home, s. of Douglas (COFFEE); 1 male,
"getting color on the throat"; Annette Bittaker*; 2/11 & regularly through
Feb.; Seward home, Valdosta (LOWNDES); 3 (adults, 1 male/2 fem),
continuing; Karen Seward*EG; 2/16 Bittaker home; s. of Douglas (COFFEE); 1
male; wintering, Annette Bittaker*; 2/21, Seward home, Valdosta (LOWNDES);
2 adult fems banded, 1 adult male checked (banded 9/13/2013 at John & Kate
Swiderski's home nearby); Karen Seward*EG



HAIRY WOODPECKER: 2/22; Laurel Is., St. Marys (CAMDEN); 1 male; pic; Barb
Kramer*



MONK PARAKEET: 2/12--17; Jones home; Rentz, (LAURENS); 1; at feeders; Lance
Jones G



WESTERN KINGBIRD: 2/4 & 27 (1); 2/23 (2); Hutchinson Is., Savannah
(CHATHAM); Sandra Beasley* E...also 2/2--23; Hutchinson Is., Savannah
(CHATHAM); 1--4; var. obs.; E



EASTERN KINGBIRD: 2/12; Bailey home, Fitzgerald (IRWIN); 1; Barbara Bailey E



SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER: 2/8; e. of Bowen home at harvested cotton field
near opposite white fence; Holmesville Rd; sw of Jesup (WAYNE); 1; Phyllis
Bowen*



HORNED LARK: 2/8; Traveler's Rest/Church Rd (BAKER); 2; Wayne Schaffner*E;
2/15; Laramore Rd, e. of Leesburg (LEE); 2; Wayne Schaffner*E...also (EMANUEL)



PURPLE MARTIN: 2/11; L. Loretta (DOUGHTERY); 5; Wayne Schaffner*E; 2/23;
Milton "Buddy" Hopkins Nature Preserve, Fitzgerald (BEN HILL); 3; Wayne
Schaffner*E...also 2/13--29; (BEN HILL, BIBB, BLECKLEY, BROOKS, CAMDEN,
CHARLTON, CHATHAM, DECATUR, DOUGHERTY, EARLY, ECHOLS, EMANUEL, EVANS,
GLYNN, GRADY, LIBERTY, LONG, LOWNDES, MCINTOSH, MONTGOMERY, TATTNALL,
TELFAIR, THOMAS, WASHINGTON, WHEELER, WILCOX); 1--20 (most singles or less
than 5); var. obs. E



WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH: 2/1--8; (BAKER, DOUGHERTY) 1--3; Wayne Schaffner*E;
2/9; Swamp of Toa IBA--Albany Nursery WMA (DOUGHERTY); 6 as 3 pair ; Wayne
Schaffner*E; 2/21; Wilkinson home, Baker St, Glennville (TATTNALL); 1;
Caleb Folsom*E...2/15; Raccoon Key, sw of Jekyll Is. (GLYNN, ebird error as
CAMDEN); 1; Sherry Egger E...2/15, 17, 24, 25, & 27; Hoboken (BRANTLEY), 1;
Barbara Strickland*E; also (BIBB, BRYAN, CHATHAM, DECATUR, GLYNN,
JEFFERSON, LEE, LIBERTY, LONG, MCINTOSH, MUSCOGEE, RICHMOND, THOMAS,
WASHINGTON)



BROWN CREEPER: 2/1; Ft. Pulaski NM (CHATHAM); 1; Sandra Beasley*E...also
(BIBB)



WINTER WREN: 2/17; Savannah-Ogeechee Canal [ebird marker in wrong location]
(CHATHAM); 1; Sandy Beasley*E; 2/22; third swamp crossing, Paulk's Pasture
WMA (GLYNN); 2; (1 seen & 2 heard calling back & forth); Krista Gridley*
fide Bob Sattelmeyer, Gene Keferl E...2/1--28; var. dates; (BULLOCH, CHATHAM,
DOUGHERTY, GLASCOCK, MUSCOGEE, RICHMOND, TWIGGS); 1--2; var. obs. E; Noted
Sites: Butler Is., Altamaha WMA (MCINTOSH); Harris Neck NWR (MCINTOSH)



MARSH WREN: 2/2; Monkey Lake Tr waterway (SW Note: ebird marker in WARE;
error as CHARLTON; route has both counties; unknown which had bird); 1; &
2/10; Cane Pole Tr, (CHARLTON); 1; & 2/27; Chesser Island Bdwk, (CHARLTON);
1 (SCRA, Okefenokee NWR); Marilyn Kircus E



BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER: 2/2--28; (BROOKS, CAMDEN, CHATHAM, GLYNN, MCINTOSH);
1--3; (w/ birds at 4 sites, SCRA, Okefenokee NWR) var. obs. E



EASTERN BLUEBIRD: 2/2; Ussery home, s. of Hazlehurst (JEFF DAVIS); moved
into bird house in his garden; Wayne Ussery*; 2/25; Seward home, Valdosta
(LOWNDES); 2 (adult male, fem); courtship behavior & defending the nest box
against 2 NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDs who were harassing them; Karen Seward*E



HERMIT THRUSH: 2/25; Volunteer Village; w. of Maintenance Bldgs; SCRA,
Okefenokee NWR (CHARLTON); 1 singing; Marilyn Kircus E



AMERICAN PIPIT: 2/2--28; (BAKER, DOUGHERTY, LEE); 1--30; Wayne Schaffner*E
...also (MITCHELL, BIBB, BROOKS, BULLOCH, CANDLER, CHATHAM, EMANUEL, HOUSTON,
LIBERTY, MCINTOSH, RICHMOND)



LAPLAND LONGSPUR: wk of 2/16; Marshallville Sod Farm (MACON); 1 heard; Walt
Chambers G



NASHVILLE WARBLER: wk of 2/9; South Dunes Park, Jekyll Is (GLYNN); 1; Don
Thompson G



NORTHERN PARULA: 2/22; SolomonTract; Savannah NWR (CHATHAM); 1 adult male;
"very early...usually arrive... 1st week of March"; Nathan Farnau G


YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER: 2/22; Harris Neck NWR (MCINTOSH); 14; singing;
Nathan Farnau E; also (APPLING, BRANTLEY*, BRYAN, CAMDEN, CHATHAM*,
DECATUR, GLYNN*; JEFF DAVIS*, LIBERTY, LONG, LOWNDES, MCINTOSH, RICHMOND,
SCREVEN, THOMAS)

Take care.

Sincerely,
Sheila Willis
Native American-Naturalist Talks & Tours
Okefenokee Bird Club
Waycross, Ware Co., GA

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Subject: FEBRUARY S. GA Pt. 2: interior shorebird movement; AM. WOODCOCK
From: SHEILA WILLIS <swillis AT MEDIASTREAMUS.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:09:31 -0400
Hey folks,

See Pt. 1 for background & here's Pt. 2.

Okefenokee Bird Club associations records are marked w/ *; Ebird with "E",
& GABO w/ "G". WTF: Wastewater Treatment Facility; WMA: Wildlife Management
Area; NWR: National Wildlife Refuge; PFA: Public Fishing Area; NM: National
Monument; SCRA: Suwannee Canal Recreation Area; IBA: Important Bird Area;
PL: Public Library

AMERICAN AVOCET: 2/14; group feeding at mudflats; Andrews Is. Causeway,
Brunswick (GLYNN); Phyllis Bowen*; 2/27; Jekyll Island Marina & Wharf
(GLYNN); 30; Lydia Thompson*E



WILSON'S PLOVER: 2/27; Jekyll Island, South Bch (GLYNN); 2; Lydia
Thompson*E...also (CHATHAM)



PIPING PLOVER: 2/27; Jekyll Island, South Bch (GLYNN); 1; Lydia
Thompson*E...also (CHATHAM)



SPOTTED SANDPIPER: 2/2; Paradise Lake PFA (BERRIEN); 1; Wayne Schaffner*E;
2/23; Harris Neck NWA (MCINTOSH); 1; Krista Gridley*E...also (CAMDEN,
CHATHAM, GLYNN)





GREATER YELLOWLEGS: 2/1--28; (BAKER, DOUGHERTY, LEE); 1--18; Wayne
Schaffner*E; Glennville WTF (TATTNALL); 6; Gene Wilkinson*E; 2/20; Welcome
Center, Jekyll Is. Causeway (GLYNN); 1; Lydia Thompson*E; 2/17; Grove Pt
Plantation (CHATHAM); 7; Sandra Beasley*E; 2/22; Laramore Rd, n. of New
York Rd junct. (LEE); 42; Wayne Schaffner*E; 2/23; Harris Neck NWR
(MCINTOSH); 12; Krista Gridley*E; 2/23; Milton "Buddy" Hopkins Nature
Preserve (BEN HILL); 16; Wayne Schaffner*E...2/2; Monkey Lake Tr waterway;
SCRA, Okefenokee NWR (SW Note: ebird marker in WARE; error as CHARLTON;
route in both counties; unknown which had bird); 2; Marilyn Kircus E...also
(BIBB, LOWNDES, RICHMOND)



LESSER YELLOWLEGS: 2/1--28; (DOUGHERTY, LEE); 1--15; Wayne Schaffner*E;  2/22;
 grassy ephemeral pool; Laramore Rd 1/3 mi. n. junction New York Rd (LEE);
23; Wayne Schaffner*E; 2/23; Harris Neck NWR (MCINTOSH); 6; Krista
Gridley*E...also (BIBB, CAMDEN, CHATHAM, GLYNN, LOWNDES)



Yellowlegs sp.: 2/22 grassy ephemeral pool; Laramore Rd 1/3 mi. n. junction
New York Rd (LEE); 78; most in late after sunset; Wayne Schaffner*E; 2/23;
emphemeral pools in rye pasture; Laramore Rd junct New York Rd (LEE); 14;
Wayne Schaffner*E



DUNLIN (interior): 2/8; GAHwy#200 at CoRd#15 (BAKER); 7; Wayne Schaffner*E;
2/8; Lester Rd-CoRd#128 (BAKER); 1; Wayne Schaffner*E; 2/15 & 16;
Traveler's Rest/Church Rd (BAKER); 2; Wayne Schaffner*E; 2/22 Laramore Rd,
1/3mi. n. of junction New York Rd, ne. of Leesburg (LEE); 4 continuing;
Wayne Schaffner*E



PURPLE SANDPIPER: 2/2--25; var. dates; North Bch, Tybee Is. (CHATHAM); 2--13;
var. obs. E



LEAST SANDPIPER (interior): 2/2--22; (BAKER, BERRIEN, DOUGHERTY, LEE); 4--18;
Wayne Schaffner*E;  2/15; Glennville WTF (TATTNALL); 25; Gene Wilkinson*E &
Caleb Folsom*E; 2/22; Laramore Rd, 1/3 mi. n. of junction New York Rd, ne.
of Leesburg (LEE); 39; Wayne Schaffner*E...also (LOWNDES, RICHMOND)



Dowitcher sp. (interior): 2/28; Carter Place Rd Pond; w. of Laramore Rd,
ne. of Leesburg (LEE); 2; Wayne Schaffner*E



WILSON'S SNIPE: 2/4; 1 flew at dusk from damp ditch across hwy; U.S.Hwy#1
near Ft. Mudge, s. of Waycross (WARE); not unusual to see this at this time
of day & route; Sheila Willis*; 2/28; Carter Place Rd Pond; w. of Laramore
Rd, ne. of Leesburg (LEE); 86; shallow ephemeral pool in fallow corn field;
Wayne Schaffner*E



AMERICAN WOODCOCK: 2/7; Ft. Stewart Army Base, TA-F16, w. of GAHwy#119, w.
of Elarbee Cem. & n. of unnamed ebird map road, sw of Pembroke (LIBERTY);
3; "peenting" & twittering display; before sunup; Larry Carlile E; 2/15;
Hunter Army Air Field; s. of Savannah (CHATHAM); 3; 6:27 a.m.; Larry
Carlile E



PARASITIC JAEGER 2/23;  a few feet offshore,  s. tip, Jekyll Is. (GLYNN);
2; flying south; 1 attacked FORSTER'S TERN & stole food; poss. 3 more over
ocean attaching other birds; strong storms in area; Sam Murray G; 2/24; s.
end, Jekyll Is (GLYNN); 1; Don Thompson G



BONAPARTE'S GULL (interior): 2/2; Paradise Lake PFA (BERRIEN); 8; Wayne
Schaffner*E



RING-BILLED GULL (interior): 2/2; Paradise Lake PFA (BERRIEN); 9; Wayne
Schaffner*E; 2/11; Lake Loretta, Albany, (DOUGHERTY); 3; Wayne Schaffner*E;
2/23 (8) & 2/28 (3); Laramore Rd junct. New York Rd (LEE); Wayne
Schaffner*E; 2/23; GAHwy#32 at Toole Ln (LEE); 1; Wayne Schaffner*E...also
(LOWNDES, RICHMOND)



Gull sp. (either RING-BILLED or LAUGHING) (interior): 2/4; ~200 seen from
traveling car w/o binocs flying as group over GAHwy#121 s. of Folkston
(CHARLTON); going e. from Chesser Island Rd Landfill towards nearby St.
Marys R. at 4:51 p.m.; guess they knew it was about quitting time for the
trucks delivering more garbage from Jacksonville!!; the birds are often
seen coming from the river (coast origin) just after dawn & then going back
in late afternoon; Sheila Willis*, Robert Willis*



LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL: 2/27; South Bch, Jekyll Island (GLYNN); 1 adult;
Lydia Thompson*E



COMMON GROUND-DOVE: 2/8; Traveler's Rest Rd/Church Rd (BAKER), 10, Wayne
Schaffner*E...also (BAKER*, BERRIEN*, BULLOCH*, CANDLER, CHARLTON, CHATHAM,
DOUGHERTY*, ECHOLS, EFFINGHAM, GLYNN, JOHNSON, LAURENS, LEE, MITCHELL,
TATTNALL*, WASHINGTON)




BARRED OWL: 2/1; Swamp of Toa IBA--Albany Nursery WMA (DOUGHERTY); 2; Wayne
Schaffner*E; around Willis home, 324 Pineview Dr., Waycross (WARE).
Resident bird hoots regularly day & night w/ calls ranging from "who-ah" to
phrase "who-cooks-for-you, who-cooks-for-you-all". Sometimes its mate joins
it in either these calls or the "monkey calls" of weird, fast-repeated
sounds. Monkey-calls 2 birds: 2/1, 13, 20, 22; all during late afternoon or
night except mid-afternoon on the 20th; Sheila Willis*; Repeated "cooks"
phrase by 2 birds together: 2/28; Sheila Willis*; 2/22 Clayhole Swamp WMA
(GLYNN); 1; Krista Gridley*E

Take care.

Sincerely,
Sheila Willis
Native American-Naturalist Talks & Tours
Okefenokee Bird Club
Waycross, Ware Co., GA

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Subject: FEBRUARY S. GA Pt. 1: cooperative feeders, SANDHILL CRANE movement
From: SHEILA WILLIS <swillis AT MEDIASTREAMUS.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:08:22 -0400
Hey folks,

Still raining here. Here's an intro repeat & then the new stuff. February
is also in 4 parts.

While composing monthly accounts for our Okefenokee Bird Club with an eye
to the members/friends & counties, I wanted to share this info, the
majority of which has not been on GABO, or in some cases, anywhere else.
South GA has been abuzz with lots of good species & behaviors. I will send
each month as several parts. These exclude our club's monthly trips & most
of our Great Backyard Bird Count birds since they've been posted. These are
the highlights of each record.

Okefenokee Bird Club associations records are marked w/ *; Ebird with "E",
& GABO w/ "G". WTF: Wastewater Treatment Facility; WMA: Wildlife Management
Area; NWR: National Wildlife Refuge; PFA: Public Fishing Area; NM: National
Monument; SCRA: Suwannee Canal Recreation Area; IBA: Important Bird Area;
PL: Public Library

BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK: 2/22 (4) & 2/23 (2); Altamaha WMA (MCINTOSH);
Krista Gridley*E



AFRICAN GOOSE [EXOTIC]: ~2/5; Plains, (SUMTER); "some"; fide Dan Roper G;
SW Note: from SWAN GOOSE [EXOTIC]; see related CHINESE GOOSE (also from
SWAN GOOSE) in CAMDEN 1/2014



SNOW GOOSE: 2/14; Skeens farm, e. of Glennville (LONG); 2 (White), flying
w/ 4 CANADA GEESE; Gene Wilkinson*E



NORTHERN PINTAIL: 2/1; Eight Mile Rd Pond (DOUGHERTY); 1; Wayne Schaffner*E



CANVASBACK: 2/14; Skeens farm; e. of Glennville (Long Co.); 2; Gene
Wilkinson*E; 2/15; Deryle Dasher Rd; e. of Glennville (TATTNALL); 2; Gene
Wilkinson*E; 2/22; Altamaha WMA Butler Is. (MCINTOSH); 2; Krista
Gridley*E...also (BIBB, GLYNN, LIBERTY, LOWNDES, MCINTOSH, SEMINOLE)



REDHEAD: 2/8 (13), 2/11 (6), 2/13 (29), & 2/27 (38); L. Loretta
(DOUGHERTY); Wayne Schaffner*E; 2/15; Laramore Rd (LEE); 18; Wayne
Schaffner*E; 2/22; 3 (2 male, 1 fem); Laurel Is. residential area pond; w.
side St. Marys (CAMDEN); Barb Kramer*...2/16; Hoboken (BRANTLEY), 1, Barbara
Strickland E; also (BULLOCH, CANDLER, CLAY, LOWNDES, MCINTOSH)



GREATER SCAUP (interior): 2/2; Paradise Lake PFA (BERRIEN); 3; Wayne
Schaffner*E; 2/8--27; L. Loretta , Albany (DOUGHERTY); 6--38; Wayne
Schaffner*E; 2/15; Laramore Rd (LEE); 18; Wayne Schaffner*E...2/16; Hoboken
(BRANTLEY); 1; Barbara Strickland E; 2/19; Green Trail, Okefenokee NWR
(CHARLTON); 1; Marilyn Kircus E; also (CANDLER, LOWNDES)



RED-BREASTED MERGANSER (interior): 2/11; Lake Loretta (DOUGHERTY), 1; Wayne
Schaffner*E



HORNED GREBE: 2/14; 12 in cooperative feeding assemblage w/ 7 SNOWY EGRET,
30+ HOODED MERGANSER, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL; Andrews Is. Causeway, edge of
Academy Cr., Brunswick (GLYNN); the mergs would herd the minnows up into
Spartina, then thrash about feeding on them; grebes joined in while egrets
stood on edge & fed; gull floated above catching what it could grab; w/in
6X4 sq ft area; flotilla moved upstream & repeated behavior about every 20
feet; Phyllis Bowen*



AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (interior): 2/8; Cherokee Brickyards, Macon (BIBB),
11, Jerry Amerson E; 2/8 (9) & 2/17 (14), Walter F. George Dam (CLAY); John
Trent E; 2/11 (6 Lisa); 2/15 (5); 2/19 (Mark); L. Seminole (DECATUR); Lisa
& Mark Hughes E; also (CAMDEN, CHATHAM, GLYNN*, MCINTOSH)



AMERICAN BITTERN: *SCRA, Okefenokee NWR:* 2/2; Monkey Lake Tr waterway; (SW
Note: ebird marker in WARE but route also has CHARLTON; unknown which had
bird as birds are in both); 1; Marilyn Kircus E; 2/15; Chesser Is. Bdwk Tr
(CHARLTON); 1; Marilyn Kircus E; 2/17; Cane Pole Tr, (CHARLTON); 1; Andrew
Boutwell E...also (CHATHAM, MCINTOSH, RICHMOND)



LITTLE BLUE HERON: 2/10; Cane Pole Tr, SCRA, Okefenokee NWR (CHARLTON); 14;
"20-30 birds...roost across from...trail"; Marilyn Kircus E



CATTLE EGRET: 2/14--22; var. sites (DECATUR, CLAY, COOK, LEE); 1--6; var.
obs. E



GLOSSY IBIS: 2/23; Harris Neck NWR (MCINTOSH); 1; Krista Gridley*E; 2/23;
Butler Is., Altamaha WMA (MCINTOSH); 8; Krista Gridley*E...also (CAMDEN,
GLYNN)



ROSEATE SPOONBILL: 2/15; Laurel Is. Links Golf Course, St. Marys (CAMDEN);
2; Mibi Astron E; 2/16; Pine Is., n. of Brunswick (GLYNN); 1; William Laws E



Vulture sp.: 2/28; near Wilkinson home at roost, Glennville (TATTNALL);
mixed group of 250+; Gene Wilkinson*E



BALD EAGLE: 2/8; Holmesville Rd, sw of Jesup; (WAYNE); 1 adult; resting in
field; Gene Wilkinson*; Dane Bazemore*...2/17; Chesser Is. Bdwk, SCRA,
Okefenokee NWR (CHARLTON); 2; Marilyn Kircus E



KING RAIL: 2/15; Glennville WTF (TATTNALL); 1; year round resident, Gene
Wilkinson*E; 2/23; Butler Is., Altamaha WMA (MCINTOSH), 1 Krista
Gridley*E...2/15; Coastal GA Greenway, Woodbine (CAMDEN); 3; Gene Keferl E;
also (CHATHAM, LIBERTY, RICHMOND)



SORA: (BIBB, CHATHAM, GLYNN, MCINTOSH, RICHMOND)



SANDHILL CRANE (non Okefenokee NWR): 2/2; Paradise PFA (BERRIEN); 450;
headed north; Wayne Schaffner*E; 2/11; Seward yard, Valdosta (LOWNDES);
2065 w/ 1 group 400 at 2:15 p.m., rest by 3:45 p.m.; headed north; Karen
Seward*EG; 2/14 (1000 "surrounded by them on the ground"), 2/22 (1000),
2/23 (1000), & 2/28 (53); marker at junct. Laramore Rd & New York Rd, ne.
of Leesburg (LEE); Wayne Schaffner*E...2/2--20; var. dates; var. sites (BEN
HILL, BERRIEN, BIBB, BROOKS, COFFEE, COOK, ECHOLS, EMANUEL, HOUSTON,
LANIER, LOWNDES, MITCHELL, THOMAS, TIFT, TURNER); 7--1500; many mention
calls; var. obs. E; Noted Spots: 2/15; Enon Rd; Pavo (THOMAS); 1000; heard
sound over that of vacuuming; Coolidge Public Library E; 2/17; Cumbee home,
Fitzgerald (BEN HILL); 1500; Joe Cumbee E

Take care.

Sincerely,
Sheila Willis
Native American-Naturalist Talks & Tours
Okefenokee Bird Club
Waycross, Ware Co., GA

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Subject: JANUARY S. GA Pt. 4: LAPLAND LONGSPUR, wintering breeders, interior BOAT-TAILED GRACKLEs
From: SHEILA WILLIS <swillis AT MEDIASTREAMUS.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:46:35 -0400
Hey folks,

See JANUARY S. GA Pt. 1 for background. This is Pt. 4 & the last for Jan.

Okefenokee Bird Club associations records are marked w/ *; Ebird with "E",
& GABO w/ "G". WTF: Wastewater Treatment Facility; WMA: Wildlife Management
Area; NWR: National Wildlife Refuge; PFA: Public Fishing Area; NM: National
Monument; SCRA: Suwannee Canal Recreation Area

LAPLAND LONGSPUR: For LEE Co., many exact ebird sites in conflict w/
checklist notes, site named locations, & markers. Most correct reports for
Laramore Rd (ne. of Leesburg) & n. of SHORT-EARED OWL main site. 1/17; 3;
"including a bright male"; Krista Gridley*E...1/4; 2; w/ HORNED LARK &
AMERICAN PIPIT; James White E; 1/5; 3; Trey McCuen E; 1/12; Andrew Coquerel
E; 1/20; 3; w/ 1 very bright; Larry Gridley E; 1/23; 11; w/ 9 flying in w/
HORNED LARK; Larry Gridley E



NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH: 1/12; Laramore Rd (LEE); 1; bobbing tail, some yellow
lower belly; Andrew Coquerel E



ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER: 1/27; Folsom home, Folsom Rd.; s. of Glennville
(TATTNALL); 1; Caleb Folsom*E



YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER: 1/14, 21, 24, 28; Ussery home, 1320 Alma Hwy, s.
of Hazlehurst, (JEFF DAVIS), Wayne Ussery*...also (BRYAN, CAMDEN, CHATHAM,
DECATUR, GLYNN, LOWNDES, MCINTOSH, RICHMOND)



PRAIRIE WARBLER: 1/1; Milton "Buddy" Hopkins Nature Preserve (BEN HILL); 1
(1st winter male or fem.); pic; Wayne Schaffner*E



BACHMAN'S SPARROW: 1/4; Swamp of Toa IBA--Chickasawhatchee WMA (DOUGHERTY);
3; Melvin Dees E; 1/27; powerline cut, Townsend WMA, North Old Barrington
Rd (LONG); 1; Gene Keferl E; 1/30; Ft. Stewart Army Base; TA E-10
(LIBERTY); 1; Larry Carlile E



LARK SPARROW: 1/26; Larson Rd, DeSoto (LEE); 1; Patty McLean G



GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: 1/12; Connors Church Rd, Cobbtown (TATTNALL); 1; Mary
Pfaffko E



HENSLOW'S SPARROW: 1/3--31; powerline cut; Paulks Pasture WMA (GLYNN); 1--4;
banding project; var. obs. E; 1/27; Townsend WMA, (LONG); 19; banding
project; var. obs. E



FOX SPARROW: 1/24 (1) & 1/28 (3); Schlup home, Oconee (WASHINGTON); 1; Lynn
Schlup G




LINCOLN'S SPARROW: 1/31; Folsom home; Folsom Rd s. of Glennville
(TATTNALL); 1; life bird; Caleb Folsom*E...1/30; county pond at I-95 & GA
#204 (CHATHAM); 1; Steve Calver E



WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW: 1/17; Laramore Rd; ne. of Leesburg (LEE); 2;
(Eastern); Krista Gridley* E



DARK-EYED JUNCO: 1/1--30; var. dates & areas (BLECKLEY, CHATHAM, CLAY,
DOUGHERTY, HOUSTON, JENKINS, PEACH; RICHMOND, SUMTER, THOMAS, WASHINGTON);
1--34; var. obs. E; NOTED SPOT: Albany area (DOUGHERTY)



SUMMER TANAGER: wk of 1/15; Sandersville (WASHINGTON); 1 fem; fide Lynn
Schlup G



WESTERN TANAGER: 1/6 fide Karen Cox; 1/16 & 1/17 ; Strite home, Hepzibah
(RICHMOND, error as BURKE); 1; Karen Cox G; 1/21; Strite home, Hepzibah
(RICHMOND); 1; Patty McLean G



INDIGO BUNTING: 1/17--24 (at last report); Kramer home; Folkston
(CHARLTON); 1 fem. at feeder; Barb Kramer*



PAINTED BUNTING: 1/8 (1 male), 1/15 (2 males), & 1/19 (2 males); Wilkinson
home, Baker St, Glennville (TATTNALL); 1 here since 12/3/2013; 12th year
for species here; eating white millet; Gene Wilkinson*E...1/1; Waynesboro
(BURKE); 1 male; Karen Cox G; 1/20; Altamaha WMA (MCINTOSH); 1; Patty
McLean E; 1/21; Crooked River SP, St. Marys (CAMDEN); at feeder; 1 fem;
Jennifer Piercy E



RUSTY BLACKBIRD: 1/1--30; var. dates; var. areas (BULLOCH, DECATUR,
DOUGHERTY, LIBERTY, MCINTOSH, MUSCOGEE, RICHMOND, STEWART); NOTED SPOTS:
Woody Pond, Harris Neck NWR (MCINTOSH); Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, Augusta,
(RICHMOND); Oxbow Meadows, Columbus, (MUSCOGEE); var. obs. E



BREWER'S BLACKBIRD: 1/5 (65) & 1/17 (50); agricultural field, Laramore Rd,
ne. of Leesburg (LEE); associating w/ cattle; Krista Gridley*E; 1/12 (3) &
1/25 (1); GA Hwy#200 at Co. Rd#15; (BAKER); Wayne Schaffner*E...1/1--26;
cattle feed lot; Laramore Rd, ne. of Leesburg (LEE); 1--350; often w/
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD & COMMON GRACKLE; here since fall 2013; var. obs.
E...also (TERRELL)



BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE (interior): 1/2; Ocilla (IRWIN); 34 male & fem.; very
vocal; Wayne Schaffner*E; 1/12, 1/17, & 1/20; Grassy Pond Spray Field, s.
of Valdosta (LOWNDES); "x"; common here all year, males & fems; Karen
Seward*E; 1/17; Traveler's Rest/Church Rd w. of Newton (BAKER); 1 male seen
& heard; Wayne Schaffner*E...1/19; Silver Lake (DECATUR); 9 singing; known
location; Bob Sattelmeyer E



BALTIMORE ORIOLE: 1/2; Folsom Farms (TATTNALL); 1; Caleb Folsom*E; 1/21 &
25 (2); 1/24 & 1/26 (1); Folsom home, Folsom Rd, s. of Glennville
(TATTNALL); 2; Caleb Folsom*E; 1/12; Brad Bergstrom's home, Valdosta
(LOWNDES), 6 (2 male adults, 4 adult fems/young males); at least 12 are
staying here this winter; Karen Seward*E...also (BURKE, CAMDEN, LAURENS,
WASHINGTON, MUSCOGEE)



PINE SISKIN: January; 1; Wilkinson home; Glennville (TATTNALL); w/ AMERICAN
GOLDFINCH; Gene Wilkinson*



HOUSE FINCH: 1/15, 16, & 19, Wilkinson home; Baker St., Glennville
(TATTNALL), 1 leucistic; Gene Wilkinson*E; 1/19; Folkston (CHARLTON); 2;
Barb Kramer*E

PURPLE FINCH: 1/19 (x) & 1/28 (12+); Schlup home, Oconee (WASHINGTON); Lynn
Schlup G

AMERICAN GOLDFINCH: 1/30; his backyard; Folsom Rd, s. of Glennville
(TATTNALL); 200; Caleb Folsom*E...w/ high 1/28 (600+); Schlup home, Oconee
(WASHINGTON); Lynn Schlup G
Take care,

Sincerely,
Sheila Willis
Native American-Naturalist Talks & Tours
Okefenokee Bird Club
Waycross, Ware Co., GA

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Subject: JANUARY S. GA Pt. 3: rare owls; wintering hummingbirds, breeding behavior
From: SHEILA WILLIS <swillis AT MEDIASTREAMUS.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:44:42 -0400
Hey folks,

See JANUARY S. GA Pt. 1 for background. This is Pt. 3.

Okefenokee Bird Club associations records are marked w/ *; Ebird with "E",
& GABO w/ "G". WTF: Wastewater Treatment Facility; WMA: Wildlife Management
Area; NWR: National Wildlife Refuge; PFA: Public Fishing Area; NM: National
Monument; SCRA: Suwannee Canal Recreation Area

SNOWY OWL: 1/18; near Bull R. marina; U.S. Hwy#80, milepost 28 near Ft.
Pulaski NM; (CHATHAM); 1 juv male; 10 a.m.; pic; Gilbert Grant EG; 1/23; e.
of Bull River Bridge, near construction on Rails to Trails parking area
(CHATHAM); 1; 9:30 a.m.; fide Diana Churchill G...Cornell Univ. video on SNOW
& wintering habits: *http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufkcx-UqljM
*



BARRED OWL: Willis neighborhood (edge of my yard to neighbor's just to
south), n. Waycross (WARE). Resident bird continues to hoot regularly
throughout month day & night w/ calls ranging from "who-ah" to phrase
"who-cooks-for-you, who-cooks-for-you-all". Sometimes its mate joins it in
either these calls or the "monkey calls" of weird, fast-repeated sounds.
Monkey-calls 2 birds: 1/3; 1/27; all during late afternoon or night; Sheila
Willis*; Ussery home, s. of Hazlehurst (JEFF DAVIS), 1 bird calling: 1/2,
4, 9, 10, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 23; 2 birds calling: 1/6; 29 [E]; Wayne
Ussery*



SHORT-EARED OWL: For LEE Co., many exact ebird sites in conflict w/
checklist notes, site named locations, & markers. [since 11/22/2013 at
Laramore Rd, 1/3 mi. n. of junction w/ New York Rd; ne. of Leesburg];
1/3--22 Laramore Rd; Wayne Schaffner*E; 1/5 Laramore Rd; 3; Krista
Gridley*E...1/1--12; Laramore Rd; usually flying low or sitting in pastures,
rye & cotton stubble fields & near feedlot; often w/ NORTHERN HARRIERs;
these sightings around dusk; seen & heard; var. obs. E;  highest # 6 in
12/2013; 4 in Jan & Feb 2014



Hummingbird sp.: (poss. BLACK-CHINNED): 1/12; Bergstrom home, Valdosta
(LOWNDES); 1; Karen Seward*E; (prob. RUFOUS) ~1/28 +; Ashburn (TURNER); 1
im. fem; Jim Yarbrough G; (Unknown) 1/19; Ristroph home, Augusta
(RICHMOND); 1; since early Jan; Elizabeth Ristroph; fide Sam Murray G



RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD: 1/10; The Landings, Skidaway Is. (CHATAM); 1
adult fem.; Sandra Beasley* E...1/1, 7, 11, 17; Skidaway Is (CHATHAM); 1 fem;
var. obs. E; 1/5; Betty Dr. Savannah (CHATHAM); 1 fem/imm; Steve Calver E;
1/6--11; Carlile home, Savannah (CHATHAM); 1--2; fem/imm; continuing; Larry
Carlile E; 1/11 (1), 29 (2), 30 (2); 909 Betz Creek Rd, Wilmington Is
(CHATHAM); adult male, fem & unknowns; Mary Sweeney-Reeves E



BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD: 1/5; Betty Dr. Savannah (CHATHAM); 1 fem/imm;
Steve Calver E; 1/7--22; Ferrari home; Macon (BIBB) 1 female; Jim Ferrari
EG; 1/8--26; Sattelmeyer home, St. Simons Is. (GLYNN); 1 imm. male; Bob
Sattelmeyer plus EG



RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD: 1/1--30; Seward home, Valdosta (LOWNDES); 3 adults (1
male 11/22/2013 after banded 9/13/2013 at Swiderski's, 1 fem 12/10/2013;
1fem 1/7/2014); w/ 2 fems scuffle 1/13; pics 1/9; Karen Seward*EG; 1/10;
The Landings, Skidaway Is. (CHATHAM); 1 adult male; Sandra Beasley* E...1/6;
Metz home; Fair Hope Dr NE; w. of Harris Neck NWR (MCINTOSH); 1 ad male;
Pat Metz E; 1/11; The Landings, Skidaway Is. (CHATHAM); 1 adult male; Larry
Carlile E; 1/25; Carlile home; Savannah (CHATHAM); 1 imm. fem.; Larry
Carlile E



WESTERN KINGBIRD: 1/5, 1/17, 1/18 (pic) & 1/19; GAHwy#32; w. of Maxwell Rd,
e. of Leesburg (LEE); 1; since 12/30/2013; Wayne Schaffner*E; 1/10;
Hutchinson Is, Savannah (CHATHAM) 2; Sandra Beasley*E... 1/9--31 var. dates;
Hutchinson Is., Savannah (CHATHAM); 1--4; var. obs. E; 1/19; Tybee Is.
(CHATHAM); Dave Spangenburg E



EASTERN KINGBIRD: 1/21; Ussery home, s. of Hazlehurst (JEFF DAVIS); 1;
terminal white tail band; also EASTERN PHOEBE; Wayne Ussery*



HORNED LARK: 1/5--25; (BAKER, LEE); 2--5; Wayne Schaffner*E; Krista Gridley*E
(LEE)...also (BULLOCH, BURKE, WILCOX, WORTH)



PURPLE MARTIN: [FIRST & only] 1/27; Swainsboro (EMANUEL); x; Linda Parrish
E



BARN SWALLOW: 1/20; Altamaha WMA (MCINTOSH); 1; Patty McLean E



BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH: 1/4; Seward home, Valdosta (LOWNDES); a pair
checking out the bluebird box; Karen Seward*E



WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH: 1/3, 1/14, 1/15, 1/30; 4 Prince Charles Ct.
(CHATHAM), singles each; Sandra Beasley*E; 1/31; 1; Wilkinson home, Baker
St, Glennville (TATTNALL); "first time ever in his yard"; Gene
Wilkinson*...also (BIBB, BRYAN, DECATUR, DOUGHERTY, EVANS, GRADY, HOUSTON,
JENKINS, LEE, LIBERTY, MUSCOGEE, RICHMOND, STEWART, SUMTER, THOMAS,
WASHINGTON)



BROWN CREEPER: 1/27; picnic area, Ft. Pulaski NM (CHATHAM), 2; Sandra
Beasley*E...1/4; Nannygoat Bch, Sapelo Is. (MCINTOSH); 1; Richard Hall E;
also (BIBB, DOUGHERTY, RICHMOND)



WINTER WREN: 1/1--28; var. sites (CHATHAM, CRISP, DOUGHERTY, JENKINS,
JOHNSON, LIBERTY, MCINTOSH, RICHMOND, WILCOX); 1--2; var. obs. E; 1/21;
NOTED SPOT: first swamp crossing, Paulk's Pasture WMA (GLYNN); 1; Gene
Keferl E



MARSH WREN (interior selected): 1/20; Folsom Farms (TATTNALL); 1; Caleb
Folsom*E...1/17; ebird marker at Chesser Island Bdwk Tower area SCRA,
Okefenokee NWR, (CHARLTON); 2; Mary Backus E



CAROLINA WREN: 1/31; Ussery home, s. of Hazlehurst (JEFF DAVIS); 1 seen
building nest under carport; Wayne Ussery*



BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER: as singles & multiples (BAKER*, CAMDEN, CHARLTON,
CHATHAM, CLAY, DECATUR, DOUGHERTY, EVANS, GLYNN, IRWIN*, JEFF DAVIS*,
LANIER, MCINTOSH, RICHMOND, SEMINOLE, WHEELER)




GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET: 1/29; Ussery home, s. of Hazlehurst (JEFF DAVIS);
3; Wayne Ussery*E



AMERICAN PIPIT: BAKER*, BULLOCH, CANDLER, COLQUITT, CRISP, EMANUEL, GLYNN,
HOUSTON, IRWIN*, JEFFERSON, LEE*, LIBERTY, MUSCOGEE, RICHMOND, SUMTER,
TATTNALL*, TOOMBS, WORTH*); NOTED SPOT: Laramore Rd, e. of Leesburg (LEE)




CEDAR WAXWING: 1/1; Milton "Buddy" Hopkins Nature Preserve (BEN HILL); 200;
Wayne Schaffner*E

Take care,

Sincerely,
Sheila Willis
Native American-Naturalist Talks & Tours
Okefenokee Bird Club
Waycross, Ware Co., GA

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Subject: JANUARY S. GA Pt. 2: coastal species in interior; SANDHILL CRANE non-Okefenokee NWR
From: SHEILA WILLIS <swillis AT MEDIASTREAMUS.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:43:25 -0400
Hey folks,

See January S. GA Pt. 1 for background. This is Pt. 2.

Okefenokee Bird Club associations records are marked w/ *; Ebird with "E",
& GABO w/ "G". WTF: Wastewater Treatment Facility; WMA: Wildlife Management
Area; NWR: National Wildlife Refuge; PFA: Public Fishing Area; NM: National
Monument; SCRA: Suwannee Canal Recreation Area

VIRGINIA RAIL: 1/20; Altamaha WMA (MCINTOSH); 3; Patty McLean E; also
(CHATHAM, GLYNN, RICHMOND)



SORA: 1/11; Glennville WTF (TATTNALL); 1; Gene Wilkinson*E; 1/19; Folkston
(CHARLTON); 4; Barb Kramer*E...also (CHATHAM, GLYNN, MCINTOSH, RICHMOND)



SANDHILL CRANE: 1/2--1/4; (IRWIN, BERRIEN, LEE, WORTH); 1--400; Wayne
Schaffner*E; 1/5 (400) & 1/17 (250); Laramore Rd (LEE); Krista Gridley*E;
1/12; Braun Farm; USHwy#41/S. Church St; s. of Hahira (LOWNDES); 15; Karen
Seward*E ...1/1--20; also (BAKER; DECATUR; DOUGHERTY; LANIER; LEE); 1--332; E;
Hot Spot: Laramore Rd; e. of Leesburg (LEE)



AMERICAN AVOCET: 1/31; Homer Wilson Way; Brunswick (GLYNN); flock; John
Sink G



AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER: 1/27; n. tip of Tybee Is. (CHATHAM); 85; group
resting; Sandra Beasly*E



PIPING PLOVER: 1/24; Middle Bch n. of McQueen Inlet, St. Catherines Is.
(LIBERTY); 3; no bands; Krista Gridley*E...also (CAMDEN, CHATHAM, MCINTOSH,
GLYNN--not Jekyll Is.)



SPOTTED SANDPIPER: 1/26; Paradise PFA (BERRIEN); 2; quick motions that
appeared to be snatching insects from the air; Theresa Hartz G



GREATER YELLOWLEGS: 1/22--31 (BAKER, BEN HILL, DOUGHERTY); 1--16; Wayne
Schaffner*E; Lydia Thompson*E (GLYNN); Krista Gridley*E (LEE, LIBERTY);
Karen Seward*E (LOWNDES); Gene Wilkinson*E (TATTNALL)...1/10, Chesser Is.
Bdwk, Okefenokee NWR (CHARLTON); 1; Marilyn Kircus E; also (CHATHAM,
COLQUITT, JEFFERSON, MCINTOSH, MITCHELL)



LESSER YELLOWLEGS: 1/22--31; (BAKER many, DOUGHERTY, LEE); 1; Wayne
Schaffner*E... also (CHATHAM, COLQUITT, GLYNN, MCINTOSH)



LONG-BILLED CURLEW: 1/14; Little St. Simons Is. (GLYNN); 1; Lauren
Gingerella E



MARBLED GODWIT: 1/23; Jekyll Is. Causeway (GLYNN); 1; Lydia Thompson*E;
1/24; Middle Bch n. of McQueen Inlet, St. Catherines Is. (LIBERTY); 38;
Krista Gridley*E...also (CHATHAM, MCINTOSH)



RED KNOT: 1/4; East Bch, St. Simons Is. (GLYNN); 10; Lydia Thompson*E;
1/21; Tybee Is. (CHATHAM); 20; Sandra Beasley*E; 1/24; Middle Bch n. of
McQueen Inlet, St. Catherines Is. (LIBERTY); 3; Krista Gridley*E...also
(CAMDEN, MCINTOSH)



DUNLIN (interior): 1/5--31; 3 areas (BAKER); 1--26; Wayne Schaffner*E



PURPLE SANDPIPER: 1/27; n. tip Tybee Is. (CHATHAM); 11 (2 on jetty rocks; 9
on North Point; both w/ RUDDY TURNSTONE); Sandra Beasly*E ...1/9; Cumberland
Is. (CAMDEN); Mike Curtis E



LEAST SANDPIPER (interior): 1/5--31; (BAKER many; LEE); 3--50; Wayne
Schaffner*E; Krista Gridley*E (LEE); Caleb Folsom*E (TATTNALL); Gene
Wilkinson*E (TATTNALL)



Dowitcher sp. (interior): 1/5; GAHwy#200 at CoRd#15 (BAKER); 2; Wayne
Schaffner*E



AMERICAN WOODCOCK: 1/5; Laramore Rd, ne. of Leesburg (LEE); 1; Krista
Gridley* E...also (RICHMOND)



RAZORBILL: 1/26; off St. Catherines Is (LIBERTY), 8; "don't seem to be very
many around this year"; Clay George & whale watching team; fide Tim Keyes
G; 1/26; off Blackbeard Is. (MCINTOSH); 6; Clay George & whale watching
team; fide Tim Keyes G; 1/27; off  St. Catherines & Blackbeard Is.
(LIBERTY-MCINTOSH); 1; Clay George & whale watching team; fide Tim Keyes G



BONAPARTE'S GULL (interior): 1/3; Paradise Lake PFA (BERRIEN); 5; Wayne
Schaffner*E; 1/12, 1/17, & 1/20; Grassy Pond Spray Field, s. of Valdosta
(LOWNDES); "x"; Karen Seward*E...also (CLAY, COLQUITT, MUSCOGEE, RICHMOND)



RING-BILLED GULL (interior): 1/3; Paradise Lake PFA (BERRIEN); 18; Wayne
Schaffner*E; 1/3; New York Rd btwn Laramore Rd & Gus Martin Rd (LEE); 200;
Wayne Schaffner*E; 1/12, 1/17, & 1/20; Grassy Pond Spray Field, s. of
Valdosta (LOWNDES); "x"; Karen Seward*E; 1/5 (20) & 1/17 (40); Laramore Rd,
ne. of Leesburg (LEE); Krista Gridley*E; 1/5; dam, L. Walter F. George
(CLAY); 150; Krista Gridley*E ... 1/20; Laramore Rd, ne. of Leesburg (LEE);
500; following tractor harrowing distant field); Bill Lotz  E...also
(CANDLER, CHARLTON, CRISP, DECATUR, DOUGHERTY, EARLY, MUSCOGEE, QUITMAN,
RICHMOND, STUART)



HERRING GULL (interior): 1/5; dam, L. Walter F. George (CLAY), 8 (1adult, 7
imm); Krista Gridley*E




GLAUCOUS GULL: 1/27; n. tip Tybee Is. (CHATHAM); 1; 1st winter; Sandy
Beasley*E



FORSTER'S TERN (interior): 1/12 (2), 1/17 (1); Grassy Pond Spray Field, s.
of Valdosta (LOWNDES); pic; Karen Seward*E...also (COLQUITT, MUSCOGEE)



COMMON GROUND-DOVE: (BAKER*, BROOKS, BULLOCH, CAMDEN, CHATHAM, COLQUITT,
CRISP, DOUGHERTY, GRADY, GLYNN, IRWIN*, JOHNSON, LAURENS, LEE, MUSCOGEE,
PEACH, STEWART, TATTNALL*, TAYLOR, WASHINGTON, WILCOX, WORTH)

Take care.

Sincerely,
Sheila Willis
Native American-Naturalist Talks & Tours
Okefenokee Bird Club
Waycross, Ware Co., GA

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Subject: JANUARY S. GA Pt. 1: CACKLING GOOSE, wintering breeders, etc.
From: SHEILA WILLIS <swillis AT MEDIASTREAMUS.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:42:13 -0400
Hey folks,

Hope you are fine. Pardon the lateness of this post, but it has been a
challenging last few months.

While composing monthly accounts for our Okefenokee Bird Club with an eye
to the members/friends & counties, I wanted to share this info, the
majority of which has not been on GABO, or in some cases, anywhere else.
South GA has been abuzz with lots of good species & behaviors. I will send
each month as several parts with January having 4. These exclude our club's
monthly trips & are the highlights of each record.

Okefenokee Bird Club associations records are marked w/ *; Ebird with "E",
& GABO w/ "G". WTF: Wastewater Treatment Facility; WMA: Wildlife Management
Area; NWR: National Wildlife Refuge; PFA: Public Fishing Area; NM: National
Monument; SCRA: Suwannee Canal Recreation Area

BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK: 1/5 (41 adult & imm.), 1/10 (22), 1/19 (17),
& 1/25 (8: adult pair, 6 imm.); GA Hwy#200 at Co. Rd #15, w. of Newton
(BAKER); pic; fly btwn pond & feed lots; Wayne Schaffner*E...also (MCINTOSH)



SNOW GOOSE: 1/20; Glennville pond (TATTNALL); 1 (Greater); Gene
Wilkinson*E...also (COLQUITT, DOUGHERTY, QUITMAN)



CACKLING GOOSE: 1/11; Lowe's store pond w. of U.S.Hwy#1 in s. Waycross
(WARE); 1 seen w/ CANADA GOOSE; very small, more than half the size smaller
of the regular-sized Canada Goose it was swimming along side; small bill;
not relocated; Sheila Willis*



CHINESE GOOSE [Exotic]: 1/13; St. Marys area (CAMDEN); pair; likely
escapes; [SW Note: from SWAN GOOSE]; Trish McMillan*



CANVASBACK: 1/15; Walter F. George Dam (CLAY); 6; Krista Gridley*E; 1/20;
Grassy Pond Spray Field, s. of Valdosta (LOWNDES); 1 adult fem., pic; since
1/6; county first; Karen Seward*E...also (CHATHAM, MCINTOSH, MUSCOGEE,
RICHMOND); Noted Spot: 1/19; Dam area, Lake Seminole (DECATUR); 138; Bob
Sattelmeyer E



REDHEAD: 1/3; Paradise PFA (BERRIEN); 3; Wayne Schaffner*E; 1/6; Lake
Loretta (DOUGHERTY); 18; Wayne Schaffner*E; 1/12 (1) & 1/17 (x); Grassy
Pond Spray Field, s. of Valdosta (LOWNDES); Karen Seward*E; 1/15; Walter F.
George Dam (CLAY); 10; Krista Gridley*E; 1/25; GAHwy#200 At CoRd#15
(BAKER); 6; Wayne Schaffner*E...also (BULLOCH, CANDLER, CHARLTON, CHATHAM,
CLAY, COLQUITT, GLYNN, MCINTOSH, MUSCOGEE, RICHMOND, TAYLOR)



RING-NECKED DUCK: 1/11 (13) & 1/12 (17); Lowe's store pond w. of U.S. Hwy#1
in s. Waycross (WARE); Sheila Willis*



SURF SCOTER: 1/24; Middle Bch n. of McQueen Inlet, St. Catherines Is.
(LIBERTY); 8; Krista Gridley*E...also (CHATHAM)



WHITE-WINGED SCOTER: 1/16 (20), 1/21 (1) & 1/31 (30); bridge, s. entrance,
Ft. Pulaski NM (CHATHAM); Sandra Beasley*E; 1/24; Middle Bch n. of McQueen
Inlet, St. Catherines Is. (LIBERTY); 3; Krista Gridley*E...also (GLYNN,
MCINTOSH)



LONG-TAILED DUCK: 1/21; bridge s. entrance, Ft. Pulaski NM (CHATHAM), 1
adult male; 1st 1/13; Sandra Beasley*E...also (CANDLER)



COMMON GOLDENEYE: 1/8; Golf Course Pond, GA Southern Univ., s. of
Statesboro (BULLOCH); 1; 1st winter male; since 12/30/2013; Sandra
Beasley*E; 1/17; Grassy Pond Spray Field, s. of Valdosta (LOWNDES); 1; pic;
county first; Karen Seward*E...also (BAKER, CLAY, DECATUR, GLYNN, MCINTOSH,
MUSCOGEE)



HOODED MERGANSER: 1/14; Folkston WTF, Gowan Dr, s. of Folkston (CHARLTON);
48 (26 male, 22 fem); Barb Kramer*; 1/17; Ussery home, s. of Hazlehurst
(JEFF DAVIS); Wayne Ussery*



BROWN BOOBY: 1/31; parking lot, Telfair Women's Imaging Hospital,
Eisenhower Dr., Savannah (CHATHAM); 1 juv; blown off course by recent
weather; fide Jim Fleullan G



AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (interior): 1/5; below dam, Walter F. George (CLAY);
3; Krista Gridley*E...1/17; Grassy Pond Spray Fields, 2 mi. w. of Lake
Park, s. of Valdosta (LOWNDES); 43; flock flew in; "first noted [species] 2
winters ago but this is a record number"; Brad Bergstrom G; also (CAMDEN,
CHATHAM, GLYNN*, LIBERTY*, MCINTOSH)



AMERICAN BITTERN: 1/18; Okefenokee NWR, Chesser Island Bdwk (CHARLTON); 1;
Charlotte Lackey E; 1/26; Okefenokee NWR, ebird marker in n. Chesser
Prairie waterway (SW Note: ebird marker in WARE, error as CHARLTON; route
in both counties; unknown which had bird); Carlton Groff E; also (CHATHAM,
MCINTOSH, RICHMOND)



GREAT BLUE HERON: 1/23; Sharp Luke--Lower Rebecca Rd (BEN HILL); 6 nest
building & on nest w/ 3 nests; Wayne Schaffner*E



CATTLE EGRET: 1/2; Ocilla (IRWIN); 16; Wayne Schaffner*E; 1/5; Laramore Rd,
ne. of Leesburg (LEE); 12; Krista Gridley*E...also (BEN HILL; CAMDEN;
CHATHAM; DECATUR; DOUGHERTY; EARLY; GLYNN; LEE; MCINTOSH; TERRELL)



ROSEATE SPOONBILL: 1/23 Jekyll Is. Amphitheater Pond (GLYNN) (3) Lydia
Thompson*E...1/4; Jekyll Is. South End & Beachview sector, Glynn Co. CBC
(GLYNN); 1; Marie Amerson E; 1/3--1/27; Jekyll Is. Amphitheater Pond
(GLYNN); 2--6; var. obs. E; 1/11; Harris Neck NWR (MCINTOSH); 1; William
Laws E; 1/14 (2) & 1/29 (1); Little St. Simons Is (GLYNN); Lauren
Gingerella E



TURKEY VULTURE: 1/12; Old Swamp Rd n. of Boggy Bay Fire Station, s. of
Waycross (WARE); 36 at roost; Sheila Willis*



BALD EAGLE: pre-1/14; Folkston WTF, Gowan Dr, s. of Folkston (CHARLTON) 1;
staff fide Barb Kramer*; JANUARY, residential area; St. Simons Is. (GLYNN);
pair on nest w/ 2 young; observing nesting season here since late 2013;
Lydia Thompson*



NORTHERN HARRIER: 1/12; Laramore Rd; ne. of Leesburg (LEE); 11; conflict w/
SHORT-EARED OWLs there; Charile Muise E



KING RAIL: 1/20; Altamaha WMA (MCINTOSH); 2; Patty McLean E; also (CAMDEN,
RICHMOND, STEWART)

Take care.

Sincerely,
Sheila Willis
Native American-Naturalist Talks & Tours
Okefenokee Bird Club
Waycross, Ware Co., GA

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Subject: Cerulean Warblers in Cobb and Bartow Counties - 18 April 2014
From: Nathan Farnau <natwan AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:53:22 -0400
This morning, I had one singing male CERULEAN WARBLER just above "the saddle" at Kennesaw
Mountain (Cobb Co.) and another along Old River Rd (Bartow Co.) just west of the Cooper Furnace
Day Use Area.

Nathan Farnau
Atlanta, GA  (DeKalb County)

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Subject: Falcon (Cherokee) and Veery (Cobb)
From: Ginny Wood <ginnywood AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:25:33 -0400
I work in Creekstone Ridge, which is in Woodstock (Cherokee) just west
of Main Street between the old abandoned horse pasture and Highway 92.

I have a cold. After great debate, I decided not to be gross and cough
and sneeze on my afternoon patients, but to pack it in, go home, and go
back to bed. Feeling like a slacker of the first water, I was just
getting into my vehicle when I was rewarded for this decision by the
sight of a falcon zipping into my airspace and jinking around after
something so small as to be invisible to me. I barely had time to drop
my jaw before it was gone. There was no time to grab my camera, and I
had left my binoculars at home this morning along with Mssrs. Sibley and
Kaufman.

My first thought was that it was a Kestre1 (when you hear hoofbeats,
etc.). When I got home, of course, I went straight to my Sibley, but
upon reading the descriptions of the various falcons' flight patterns,
began to wonder if it might not have been a Mer1in. So here's my
question: Anybody else see that bird today?

For what it's worth, nobody on eBird has reported a Merlin in Cherokee
County since 2009, whereas Kestrels have been seen here as recently as
March 26 (by Pat Markey).

And while I was trying to work that out, a Veery flew into the yard -- a
lifer for me as well as a first for the yard. So yeah. Taking the rest
of the day off was the right thing to do.

--
Ginny Wood
Marietta (Cobb County) Georgia

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Subject: Pelagic May 31 Details
From: Trey Mccuen <trey.mccuen AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:37:41 -0400
I have about 11 spots left on the pelagic. If you would like to go, then let
me know soon. I will not be able to go, but I will still be setting it up. I
will need all checks by May 6. I will not accept checks or sign ups after May
6 because I will have to be out of town. Let me know if you have any
questions.

Trey McCuen
Macon, GA

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Subject: FOTS Rose-Breated Grosbeak, Canton, Ga
From: Sandra Eileen Garber <sgarber AT GSU.EDU>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:57:17 +0000
We finally saw our FOTS male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak this morning on one of our 
suet feeders. I thought I caught a flash of him yesterday morning, but couldn't 
be sure. Last year we had 5 male and 2 females for several days starting on 
April 19th. I sure hope that more will be flying in again this year. 



Sandra Garber

Canton, GA

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Subject: FOTY Blue Grosbeak, Wash. Co.
From: mocking bird <mockingbird AT GARDENER.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:14:45 -0400
Looked out at feeders this am during the rain and saw the FOTY male Blue 
Grosbeak feeding on the ground with the usuals and several Rose-breasted 
Grosbeaks (male and female). They are trickling in a bit at a time... 

Lynn Schlup
Mockingbird Hill Wildlife Rehabilitation and Sanctuary
Oconee, Ga.
Washington County

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Subject: FOTS female ruby-throated hummingbird - Bartow Co
From: Pam Potter <ppotter AT MINDSPRING.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:23:12 -0400
Just saw my FOTS female ruby-throated hummingbird! I only seen one male so far 
so maybe I'll see a mating flight soon? 


Pam Potter
White
Bartow Co

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Subject: colorful feeder visitors in McIntosh Co.
From: Doris Cohrs <doris_cohrs AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:49:53 -0700
Yesterday afternoon my feeder was graced with male and female N. Cardinals and 
a male of each Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, and Painted Bunting. A very nice 
collage. 


Doris Cohrs
McIntosh County, near Darien

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Subject: Blue Grosbeak
From: Gary Cottrell <glcottrell AT CHARTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:01:25 -0400
Yesterday evening, one male Blue Grosbeak at sunflower feeder among cardinals 
and house finches. 


Gary Cottrell
Glcottrell AT charter.net
Mobile: 678-378-2532

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Subject: Rose Breasted Grosbeaks in Canton
From: Frank Mills <frankcmills AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:38:21 -0700
We had 3 beautiful Rose Breasted Grosbeaks on our
sunflower seed feeders this evening about 6:00 p. m. This is off Scott Road, 
about 3 miles East of 

Canton.


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Subject: Male Indigo Buntings
From: gail farley <pgailfarley AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:26:58 -0400
FOTS 3 male Indigo Buntings dining on scattered finch seed.  Arrived only 2
days later than last year.  2 male painted buntings on tube feeder (arrived
several days ago...female spotted on and off all winter).  And a
bonus...catbird on suet feeder! (with aid of wooden perch). Please make The
Ruff go away...

Gail Farley
Camden County (Coastal Georgia)

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Subject: Henderson Park, DeKalb County, more from, today, 4/17/14
From: Carol Lambert or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell AT ATT.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:20:48 -0700
To add to the list posted by Troy Wilson, also seen today at the park were the 
following: 


Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Parula
Red-eyed Vireo
Broad-winged Hawk
Cooper's Hawk (heard)

That's 17 species of warblers today at the park, but mostly in ones or twos. 
Several were heard only. 


One Muscovy was there when I left. I did not see him try to killany Mallards, 
so maybe they have reached an accommodation. 


Jeff

Jeff Sewell / Carol Lambert
Tucker, DeKalb Co., GA
lambertsewell AT att.net

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Subject: Spring migrants at Henderson Park
From: Troy Wilson <troy3wilson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:03:24 -0400
Picked up a good number of migrants (among the other usual suspects) this
morning at Henderson Park.  Also note:  some of you may be pleased to hear
that the Muscovies were not around.

Highlights:
Pied-billed Grebe
Green Heron
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Hooded Warbler

Best,
Troy Wilson

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Subject: AAS job opportunity and BHNP birds
From: Nikki Belmonte <scullybug AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:43:16 -0400
Hi folks,

Hi folks,

Atlanta Audubon Society is hiring a part-time Membership Development
Manager. Please see www.atlantaaudubon.org for a link to the job
description on the home page. If you know someone with the right
qualifications who may be a good fit for our flock, please spread the word.

Also, Blue Heron Nature Preserve in North Buckhead where the AAS office is
located has some fun migrants. Over the past week I've observed with various
folks Solitary Sandpipers, Red-eyed and White-eyed Vireos, Palm Warbler
(Western), Great Crested Flycatcher, Green Heron, and gnatcatcher galore.
The Red-headed Woodpeckers and Belted Kingfishers are very active and
visible - always a treat. Today we also saw a Sharp-shinned Hawk and a
flock of waxwings.

Good birding,

Nikki
Fulton County

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Subject: Atlanta Audubon Society job opportunity & BHNP birds
From: Nikki Belmonte <constant_birder AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:49:11 -0400
Hi folks,

Atlanta Audubon Society is hiring a part-time Membership Development Manager.
Please see www.atlantaaudubon.org for a link to the job description on the
home page. If you know someone with the right qualifications who may be a good
fit for our flock, please spread the word.

Also, Blue Heron Nature Preserve in North Buckhead where the AAS office is
located has some fun migrants. Over the past week I've observed with various
folks Solitary Sandpipers, Red-eyed and White-eyed Vireos, Palm Warbler
(Western), Great Crested Flycatcher, Green Heron, and gnatcatcher galore. The
Red-headed Woodpeckers and Belted Kingfishers are very active and visible -
always a treat. Today we also saw a Sharp-shinned Hawk and a flock of
waxwings.

Good birding,

Nikki
Fulton County

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Subject: GEORGIA RUFF WATCH 2014 - Near Georgia Field Trip - 4/13/2014 - Video Post
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:53:02 -0400
Hi All,

This past Saturday night once apprised that the SOUTHEASTERN VAGRANT RUFF
(a stunning male) had just been found for the second time this season, and
again in South Carolina, and again at Bear Island WMA in Colleton County,
Max Medley and I quickly decided to try to go down and see the bird early
Sunday!

We ventured ESE down from metro Atlanta at 0100 Sunday morning for about
270 miles to meet with Nate Dias at 0730 at the entrance to Bear Island
WMA, GPS: N 32 35.525 W 80 27.850, to try to relocate THE MALE RUFF that
Elisa Enders found there on Saturday. We were not disappointed, and thanks
to Nate for helping us to find the bird, especially as we had never visited
Bear Island WMA before! When we arrived THE RUFF was first found from the
dike at the northern end of Lower Hog Island Pond at GPS: N 32 36.949 W 80
27.079, and by none other than our own Aija Konrad (WHO WAS QUITE
EFFECTIVELY BEING THE RUFF)!

The bird eventually moved almost .4 miles to the southwest where it was
again relocated and I was able to get some reasonably good and relatively
close handheld phonescoped video of THE RUFF both foraging on the mud flat
at the southeast corner of Lower Hog Island Pond, and also preening in the
water in the northern portion of Sara Pond right off of the dike. The bird
was observed at both of these locations from the dike between the two ponds
at GPS: N 32 36.632 W 80 27.330 We also observed THE RUFF several times in
flight along with a good sized group of shorebirds at that spot as well.

Footage of THE RUFF in both locales reveals different behaviors, offers
different looks, in different light, and also different views of the very
interesting molting taking place in the neck (ruff) area of THE
SOUTHEASTERN VAGRANT MALE RUFF!

I was surprised to see that THE RUFF was having some repeated small
difficulty in the mud, and this is captured in the videos quite well. The
bird didn't have anywhere near the time I had though when my left rubber
boot was sucked off of my foot when crossing a wider than usual muddy area
while following Nate and Max through the marsh earlier (a walk which turned
out not to be necessary and was unfruitful). Of course my left foot and leg
then sank down about two feet in the mud before I could get my boot
extracted and back on. Nate and Max were very helpful and luckily, quickly
using the scope tripod as a crutch when falling a bit, no optics or
anything went into or was lost in the mud but me, and that just for a few
minutes.

Bear Island WMA from South Carolina DNR:
https://www.dnr.sc.gov/mlands/directions?p_id=56
Make sure to check out the Detailed Map of Property there.
What a great shorebirding destination!

-----

On the way home Max and I conducted a hawk watch for about an hour at the
Burton's Ferry Hwy 301/73 Savannah River crossing in Screven County Georgia
at GPS: N 32 56.289 W 81 30.171, looking primarily for kites. We observed
3+ MISSISSIPPI KITES from the bridge there in Georgia airspace, but no
especially sought after Swallow-taileds. Then we worked our way northward
towards Augusta trying to stay on roads closest to the river looking for
more kites but no more were to be found by us.

-----

There are 7 RUFF In Mud videos, and 2 RUFF Preening In Water videos, all
handheld and can be a little jumpy but I think each one has some value and
reveals a few different additional nuggets of RUFF viewing goodness. The
handheld phonescoped videos and a couple of video still frames of THE RUFF
are up at the following folder on my Box site:

041314 RUFF Bear Island WMA SC

The Box site address for the folder is:

http://app.box.com/shared/2yxtdkm3ta

-----

Information concerning how to use Apple MOV movie files can be read in my
MOV Video File How-To.txt available at:

http://www.box.com/s/ojj2lap6sayrj83n9zzx

Some of the video files on the site can be a bit large and may take some
minutes to download if you don't have high-speed internet access, but it
may be best to download them to your desktop or somewhere on your computer
before running them in QuickTime. That way you can keep them if you like
them too. Being handheld and usually at a very high magnification they can
sometimes get a little jittery but they are still worth a look, especially
since you can drag through frame by frame in QuickTime and pause the video
on the best parts, playing at half speed in QuickTime is also a good idea.

-----

It was very shorebirder and RUFF WATCH founder heart friendly and warming
Sunday to once again observe THE SOUTHEASTERN VAGRANT MALE RUFF, so close
to Georgia, and to become much more familiar with the bird in preparation
for observing it here some day!

-----

Good ShoreBirding All,

Mark

Mark McShane
Founder, GEORGIA RUFF WATCH (Rallying and Encouraging deprived Georgia
birders, off and on, since 2008)
LEARN THE RUFF, BE THE RUFF, SEE THE RUFF!!!
Last accepted Georgia RUFF: 1982
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
www.neargareport.com

GEORGIA RUFF WATCH (current status on Georgia Birders Online):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1403&L=gabo-l&O=A&P=19212

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Subject: Broad-winged Hawk (Fulton Co.)
From: Peter Followill <pfollowill AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:08:01 -0400
I got a decent look at a Broad-winged Hawk circling overhead this afternoon
(around 2 p.m.) while I was waiting on the light at Freedom Parkway and Ponce
de Leon Ave. (Fulton County).  The coloring was light, similar to a juvenile.

-Pete Followill, Dekalb Co.

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Subject: Pelagic 5/31/14 Info
From: Trey Mccuen <trey.mccuen AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:36:48 -0400
I currently have 10 spaces left on the pelagic scheduled for May 31 with a
weather date on June 1. Let me know as soon as possible if you wish to attend.
Unfortunately it is very likely I may not make it. I have some personal things
that came up unexpectedly, but I will still send updates and new info about
the trip. I will be the one planning the trip, but I may not make it. Michael
Brothers, an awesome pelagic guide, from Florida will be leading the trip. If
you want to sign up, or have any questions about the trip contact me.

Trey McCuen
Macon, GA

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Subject: Snowy Owl Northern Migration
From: Laura Smith <arcadiaco AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:02:43 -0400
Hi all!
Since the Snowy Owls have decided to become Snowbirds & head deep South the
last couple yrs, I thought this post from the Ontario Bird List would be of
interest!
"-----Original Message-----
From: ONTBIRDS [mailto:birdalert-bounces AT ontbirds.ca] On Behalf Of bruce
dilabio via ONTBIRDS
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 6:34 PM
To: ONTBIRDS
Subject: [Ontbirds] Eastern Ontario: Snowy Owl northbound

Hi Everyone

After an incredible winter with record high numbers of Snowy Owls numbers,
these Arctic beauties are now returning north. Today, 7 Snowy Owls were
observed in Ottawa, 4 were observed along the Ottawa River and another 5
were observed south west of Ottawa. All these birds were in areas that
didn’t hold any long term wintering birds. Last week I observed 23 Snowy
Owls in the Ste. Rose-St.Isidore area. Based on winter observations many of
these birds were migrants. Overall it was an exciting winter in eastern
Ontario for Snowy Owls and likely a record number for both the
Ottawa-Gatineau district and eastern Ontario. Starting in mid November
reports of Snowy Owls were reported and by early December it was apparent
an irruption was taking place with many owls reported from suitable habitat
across eastern Ontario and further south. This movement coincided with the
high numbers on the Avalon Peninsular in Newfoundland. Using Christmas Bird
Count data and personal observation from Brian Morin, Jacques Bouvier and
myself I’ve estimated that there were 140+ in the Ottawa-Gatineau district
and over 350+ in eastern Ontario west to Presqu’ile Provincial Park. An
amazing winter for Snowys. Interestingly there were few birds found dead in
an emaciated condition. In the Ottawa area at least 10 individuals were hit
by cars and rehabilitated, and another few were found dead as road kill.
All Snowys appeared to be surviving well for the winter on a variety of
prey including Meadow Voles and other small rodents and water birds. It was
a great winter to observe these birds and study behavior. Many individuals
set up winter territories and were present for weeks at the same location.
Another interesting observation was that the Snowy Owl is as nocturnal as
any other owl. On many occasions during January and February I observed
Snowy Owls hunting at night from telephone poles between 5:00p.m. and 12:00
midnight. Over the past 4 decades I never looked for Snowy Owls during the
night and just considered them a diurnal owl. Between Carp and Kanata Ben
and I observed at least 5 individuals hunting and these birds were very
alert looking for prey not like the numerous birds we saw during the day
that were more docile. All in all an exciting winter for learning! "

Good birding,

Bruce
Happy Birdin'
Laura Smith
Jekyll Is & Lk.Champlain/ADKs, NY

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Subject: Injured Canada Goose at Murphy Candler Park
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:34:11 +0000
Sorry to post this so widely but I can't seem to find contact info for Cindy 
Miller or others who have been looking for an injured CANG at MCP in DeKalb 
County. The goose has fishing line tightly embedded in one of its legs. I 
believe I found it this afternoon, sitting on the athletic field on the 
opposite side of the road from the lake - to the left side of where the 
bathrooms are. It seems to not be able to walk or stand - so I didn't approach 
to avoid stressing it. There is a large patch of poop behind it, indicating 
that it's probably been at this one spot for some time. It appears to be eating 
grass and clover that's growing around it as it is laying there. I called AWARE 
and left and message. If you know Cindy and can call her, I'm sure she (and 
others) would greatly appreciate it. Thanks everyone. 


Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Subject: Re: Regarding Tim Keyes's earlier message..Conserving Georgia's NONGAME WILDLIFE
From: "Keyes, Tim" <Tim.Keyes AT DNR.STATE.GA.US>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:01:43 -0400
Thanks Linda!

Several thoughts - there is always the state income tax check-off option of 
directly supporting the nongame program. 


The license tag money has long provided the majority of our nongame funding - 
in 2011 - it provided 67% of our funds, by 2013 that dropped to 55%, and 
threatens to drop below $1 million. At the end of 2013, less than 1/3 of 
wildlife tags in circulation before the fees changed were still on cars. We are 
hopeful that the new law will reverse this downward trend in tag sales. 


The dollars raised through tag sales and donations are leveraged towards other 
grants, such as "Section 6" grants (working with endangered species) and State 
Wildlife Grants among others. In some cases $1 nongame dollar brings in 3 or 
more federal dollars. 


Several people have had questions about which tag to buy - the eagle and the 
hummingbird tags are the ones that support the nongame program. 


Tim

-----Original Message-----
From: Georgia Birders Online [mailto:GABO-L AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of 
Linda FreedomBird 

Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:00 PM
To: GABO-L AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: [GABO-L] Regarding Tim Keyes's earlier message..Conserving Georgia's 
NONGAME WILDLIFE 


Hello everyone!

First, I would like to give many thanks and great appreciation to many other 
DNR people, friends and birders who support to pass this House Bill 

881 (what a lucky number of A DOUBLE 8) and with Tim to send out this great 
news to all of us! Using my lunch break, I did a quick read for all the links 
Tim sent out in his previous email and I got few questions in my mind...and I 
thought if you are like me, care for birds, wildlife and native plants and 
flowers, you will be so proud to know that the majority of all the money we 
donate to this nongame program or purchase and/or renew your wildlife car tag 
will go towards to this conservation program to protect 318 species that are 
endangered or near threatened. This is the link I found via Tim's email that 
will give you a very good idea how Georgia DNR use the funding to protect 
Georgia's plants and animal species, including the birds we love the most! 




http://www.georgiawildlife.com/sites/default/files/uploads/wildlife/nongame/pdf/Annual_Reports/NongameAnnualReportFY13_Summary.pdf 



Press release -
http://www.georgiawildlife.com/node/3607

There are total 5 wildlife plates. Three new plates can be found via this link 
http://georgiawildlife.com/node/340/#License_Plate 


 It is very interesting in knowing that maybe this is a very small amount of 
money, or maybe it is too small to even think about it...buying/renewing a 
wildlife plate for $25. I read that $20 of each new purchase or $19 of each 
renewal will go towards helping wildlife! I hope I can buy more than one plates 
but Country tag office told me one tag per car :) As a birder and wildlife 
lover, I would like to encourage all of you, birders, non-birders, friends and 
family of birders and non-birders, or flowers and plant lovers....all of you 
who love nature and wildlife to purchase a new plate this year! The Wildlife 
Resources Division's Nongame Conservation Program receives no state funding to 
conserve Georgia's rare and endangered species and other nongame wildlife, as 
well as native plants and their habitat. Our contribution today will determine 
if we will see these beautiful birds, animals and the native plants in the 
future. Your small contribution will make a BIG difference! Ju! 

 st like the Hummer plate says "
Give Wildlife A Chance".

All five plates image can be seen on my website!
Please support Conserving Georgias Nongame 
Wildlife 


Cheers!

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Subject: Regarding Tim Keyes's earlier message..Conserving Georgia's NONGAME WILDLIFE
From: Linda FreedomBird <hummingbird888 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:11 -0400
Hello everyone!

First, I would like to give many thanks and great appreciation to many
other DNR people, friends and birders who support to pass this House Bill
881 (what a lucky number of A DOUBLE 8) and with Tim to send out this great
news to all of us! Using my lunch break, I did a quick read for all the
links Tim sent out in his previous email and I got few questions in my
mind...and I thought if you are like me, care for birds, wildlife and
native plants and flowers, you will be so proud to know that the majority
of all the money we donate to this nongame program or purchase and/or renew
your wildlife car tag will go towards to this conservation program to
protect 318 species that are endangered or near threatened. This is the
link I found via Tim's email that will give you a very good idea how
Georgia DNR use the funding to protect Georgia's plants and animal species,
including the birds we love the most!



http://www.georgiawildlife.com/sites/default/files/uploads/wildlife/nongame/pdf/Annual_Reports/NongameAnnualReportFY13_Summary.pdf 



Press release -
http://www.georgiawildlife.com/node/3607

There are total 5 wildlife plates. Three new plates can be found via this
link
http://georgiawildlife.com/node/340/#License_Plate

 It is very interesting in knowing that maybe this is a very small amount
of money, or maybe it is too small to even think about it...buying/renewing
a wildlife plate for $25. I read that $20 of each new purchase or $19 of
each renewal will go towards helping wildlife! I hope I can buy more than
one plates but Country tag office told me one tag per car :) As a birder
and wildlife lover, I would like to encourage all of you, birders,
non-birders, friends and family of birders and non-birders, or flowers and
plant lovers....all of you who love nature and wildlife to purchase a new
plate this year! The Wildlife Resources Division's Nongame Conservation
Program receives no state funding to conserve Georgia's rare and endangered
species and other nongame wildlife, as well as native plants and their
habitat. Our contribution today will determine if we will see these
beautiful birds, animals and the native plants in the future. Your small
contribution will make a BIG difference! Just like the Hummer plate says "
Give Wildlife A Chance".

All five plates image can be seen on my website!
Please support Conserving Georgias Nongame

Wildlife 


Cheers!

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Subject: Lavender Moutain (Floyd County) Migrants
From: Daniel Roper <ropersfive AT AOL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:36:32 -0400
Ladies and Gents,

I covered about six miles of woodland trail on the slopes and at the base of 
Lavender Mountain (Berry College, Floyd County). Lots of incoming migrants 
giving voice: broad-winged hawk (fots), worm-eating warbler (fots), 
black-throated green warbler, yellow-throated warbler, black-and-white warbler, 
prairie warbler, great-crested flycatcher, red-eyed vireo, yellow-throated 
viroe, blue-headed vireo and scarlet tanager. 


Strawberry bush, pink wild azalea, dogwood and bird's-foot violet are in full 
bloom. 


Sincerely,

Dan Roper 
Armuchee (Floyd County), GA

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Subject: FOTS PABU
From: Trish McMillan <trishmc AT TDS.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:06:53 -0400
First male PABU this year.a little late for mine.I usually have at least 4-5
pair in the summer.

Trish McMillan

London Hill, Woodbine, Camden County

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Subject: Yahoo Subscriber Issue
From: Steve Holzman <steve.holzman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:29:43 -0400
There was a recent change at Yahoo which involved methods to prevent
email spoofing.  Details here:
http://www.spamresource.com/2014/04/up-in-arms-about-yahoos-dmarc-policy.html

What this means for you is that if you post to gabo-l from a Yahoo
mail address it may never make to the other subscribers (for some
reason this is inconsistent as some messages do reach subscribers). My
experiment yesterday had mixed results.  Some folks received the
message in their inbox, some in their spam folder, and some not at
all.  I noticed that at the digest:
http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=one_list;id=87 the message was received
when I sent it from gmail, but not when I sent it from yahoo. But just
to confuse the issue, the ABA digest site
http://birding.aba.org/maillist/GA had both messages.


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Subject: Stone Mountain GC, Lakemont Back Nine
From: Donald Ware <donware AT PARKSPRINGS.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:23:31 -0400
Georgia Birders,
 I walked Stonemont back nine again this morning and did not re-find the 
Kirtland's Warblers. There was considerable bird movement in the past 24 hours. 
I saw my FOTS Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, and Gray Catbird 
there. 

    I think Ben Theshing and Patty McLean went there yesterday afternoon.
    Don Ware

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Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings, Wash. Co.
From: mocking bird <mockingbird AT GARDENER.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:31:29 -0400
Oh, the glory of migration...watched feeder a good deal of the day and had 
several male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (stunning!) eating sunflower seed and 
three Indigo Buntings picking at seeds on the ground. 

Lynn Schlup
Mockingbird Hill Wildlife Rehabilitation and Sanctuary
Oconee, Ga.
Washington County

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Subject: Wildlife Plate bill
From: "Keyes, Tim" <Tim.Keyes AT DNR.STATE.GA.US>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:48:12 -0400
GABO -
Good news for nongame wildlife....

The funding change will go into effect in July. Thanks to all who helped push 
this bill! 


Yesterday, Gov. Deal signed House Bill 881 into law. The legislation, scheduled 
to take effect July 1, lowers the cost of buying or renewing one of DNR's 
wildlife license plates to $25 and increases to more than 75 percent the amount 
of those fees dedicated to WRD wildlife work. 


That means after the changes are in place, buying or annually renewing a 
wildlife plate will cost only $25 more than a standard plate. And $19 of each 
purchase and $20 of each renewal will go to the program the tag supports -the 
Nongame Conservation Section via the Georgia Wildlife Conservation Fund; the 
Bobwhite Quail Initiative; or trout management. 


We've announced the change via news release 
(www.georgiawildlife.com/node/3607) 
and social media. But please spread the word with groups and others you know 
who may be interested. 


The tag pages on our website have been updated - the main one is our support 
page at 
www.georgiawildlife.com/conservation/support. 


We've also added a FAQ at 
www.georgiawildlife.com/LicensePlateFAQ. 




Tim Keyes
GA DNR Nongame
One Conservation Way
Brunswick GA 31520
Tim.keyes AT gadnr.org
Office (912) 262 3191
Cell (912) 222-0424

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Subject: Testing an issue
From: Steve Holzman <steve.holzman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:13:07 -0400
Can you check your spam or bulk mail folder for a gabo-l message from
my yahoo acct (it's legit) and read it and reply if you fit the
description in the email?


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Subject: Testing Yahoo Acct posting issues
From: Steve Holzman <steve_holzman AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:57:38 -0700
To prevent me from getting 900 emails in response, please only respond if your 
name is Bob or Robert. 


Did you receive this message in your inbox or in your spam folder or bulk mail 
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Subject: Kirtland's Warblers, Stone Mountain Golf Club, Lakemont 14, at 8 AM
From: Donald Ware <donware AT PARKSPRINGS.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:09:57 -0400
I was monitoring the 18 bluebird boxes on the Lakemont back nine at 0800 today 
when I observed two rare migrants I had not seen out of their breeding grounds 
in Michigan. They appeared to be 1st winter female Kirtland Warblers. 

 I first noticed one jerking its tail down frequently as it fed actively near 
the top of medium sized deciduous trees. I tracked it to two other trees where 
it stopped to preen and was joined by another. It was gray with darker stripes 
above, large beak, long tail with white near the corners, bright yellow 
throat,yellowish breast with faint stripes on flanks and a partial bib of faint 
stripes. The under-tail pattern was like the book; darker in the middle with 
white under-tail coverts. It had a partial eye ring. 

 They were slowly feeding from the middle of the Lakemont 14th fairway toward 
the tee box. Hope you Atlanta birders can find it. Take an umbrella, as we may 
get another shower. 

    Don Ware, 678-684-3932, Stone Mountain

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Subject: Re: Eastern Whip-poor-will - Centennial Olympic Park (Fulton County) 13 April 2014
From: Nathan Farnau <natwan AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:02:56 -0400
I pulled the trigger a little too quickly on the female nightjar in COP
from Sunday (4/13).  I let my perception of bill color outweigh structure
and plumage details.  It serves as another reminder to look at the entire
bird, and not to over-focus on one particular detail.  This bird is a CHUCK-
WILL’S-WIDOW based on several factors I was careless to ignore in my
original review.

First, the head is proportionally large which is more consistent with
Chuck.  Second, though the cap is streaked, it lacks the prominent median
stripe a Whip would show.  Further, bill coloration can be diagnostic for
Chuck (an obvious pale base with blackish tip), but some Chucks show a
nearly all dark bill.  The COP bird is one of these dark-billed CWWI.

Identification of males of these two species is fairly straightforward
based on tail pattern.   Females, however, present challenges.  We get
precious few opportunities to see these species perched, so I hope that
these very lucky and very brief glimpses from COP will hammer these species
into my brain . . .

Sorry for any confusion.

Nathan Farnau
Atlanta, GA (DeKalb County)

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Subject: birds in Burke
From: Cox Home <coxfam3 AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:12:33 -0400
On April 12 we had our FOTS male PABU (painted bunting). The same day we had a 
female BAOR (Baltimore oriole), following an absence of a few weeks (don't know 
if it's the same bird we've had most of the winter). Also on April 12 we 
enjoyed some close-ups of our resident SSHA (sharp-shinned hawk), who came and 
perched in our "bird feeder tree" (the redbed which hosted the white-winged 
Xbill). Needless to say, the feeders were vacated upon and in advance of its 
arrival. Then it flew to a maple tree next to the porch and perched for a 
while. Today we're enjoying a small flock of bright yellow AMGOs (American 
goldfinches). 


Karen Cox
Burke County

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Subject: Caspian Tern -Lake Acworth Cobb County
From: Bruce Dralle <dralleb AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:12:10 -0400
Four Caspian Terns were observed this morning from Cauble Park.

Bruce Dralle
Cobb County, GA

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Subject: AAS Field Trips this week
From: Mary Kimberly <mmkimberly1954 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:28:41 -0400
Greetings, Georgia Birders

The Atlanta Audubon Society has several field trips this week. So let's get
out there and find those migrating warblers, vireos, grosbeaks, and
tanagers!

Joel McNeal will lead the second of his weekly Wednesday walks at Kennesaw
Mountain (Cobb County) tomorrow, April 16 at 7:30 AM.

Liz Hornsby and I will lead a walk at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve
(DeKalb County) on Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 AM. Note: due to some
construction projects at CSNP, this walk may be shorter than usual, or we
will find some alternate routes within the preserve.

Nathan Farnau will lead a walk at the Georgia International Horse Park
(Rockdale County) on Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 AM.

Chris O'Neal will lead a walk at Kennesaw Mountain (Cobb County) on
Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 AM.

For details and directions, please visit our field trip calendar on line at
http://www.atlantaaudubon.org/field-trips.

Happy Birding!
--
Mary Kimberly
Field Trip Director
Atlanta Audubon Society

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Subject: Floyd County Birds
From: Ann Stewart <annhstewart AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:39:33 +0000
I just realized today while watching my WOOD DUCKS that I had not given you a 
report on my recent hatching last weekend.  As I have reported this year has 
been strange to say the least - and is still that way.  The wood ducks started 
coming into the pond very late this year. I had 6 pair on the pond alot of 
mornings.  But finally one began laying in the dock box (Box #2 - favorite 
box). When the female started incubating she was on 16 original eggs and slowly 
that number increased to 25 total - another female apparently was using it as a 
"dump box".   I missed the hatch off ( expert duck hatcher that I am!!!???) 
Sophie checked box on a Sat. and 3 had peck holes and beaks sticking out. So I 
calculated that would hatch rest of Sat. night and Sunday and go off the box 
Monday morning ! 

WRONG WRONG WRONG!  They were gone on Monday morning. Don't know how they 
hatched off so fast and dried and left the nest on Sunday but they did.  of 
the 25 eggs - only 17 HATCHED.  I didn't have time to clear out the old eggs 
and clean nest so I left eggs, shells, etc in the nest until Tuesday. I checked 
box then and was surprised to see that a female Wood Duck had gone onto the 
nest - pulled her down feathers and completely covered these 

8 eggs that were left in the nest .She didn't even lay a new egg!  Very 
strange. I waited a couple days and nothing happened so I removed the dead 
eggs, clean the box and added new material.  I checked all other boxes and 
they were not being used. 

  
I still am having a couple pair of Wood ducks come to the lake and go in and 
out of the boxes  but no eggs yet. Last week I had a Male and Female WOOD DUCK 
pair plus a FEMALE HOODED MERGANSER- all swimming around together.  This 
morning I had the same trio again. In past years I have a a FEMALE HOODED 
MERGANSER come 

to the lake before but can't remember if she was with the wood ducks. I have 
heard the Mergansers will lay in Wood Duck boxes but so far I haven't had this 
to happen to my knowledge.  Can anyone tell me if this is strange behavior for 
a female Hooded Merganser to make up this "three-some" with the Wood Ducks?  
They all seem very happy together. This is my 17th year of keeping records of 
my WOOD DUCKS - to date I have HATCHED A TOTAL 

OF 673 WOOD DUCK EGGS.  Stephen (son) has a duck box in the woods beside the 
creek and beside his house and last week there were 25 eggs in it. You have to 
get a tall step ladder to check it so will try to check in the next couple 
days. 

  
Sophie (13) was checking all the bird boxes the other day and a flying squirrel 
flew out on her -WOW! A few days later she checked a different box and another 
FLYING SQUIRREL came out!  I'm so happy about having them on the "compound"!  
Stephen made me my own Flying Squirrel box last week for a belated birthday 
present and I hope it will be occupied soon. 

  
At 7:30 pm tonight Stephen was out checking his bees and motioned for us to 
come out. He heard song birds 

chattering excitedly and looked up in the pine tree above his storage bldg and 
bee boxes and a beautiful BARRED OWL was there.  We had the whole family out 
watching the owl and she was very calm and seemed to ignore us. We watched for 
almost an hour and she never flew.  We know we have a nest close by and hear 
them calling all the time. It was so wonderful that the grandchildren got such 
a good close up view. 

  
THERE'S NOTHING LIKE LIVING IN THE COUNTRY!!!!! 


Ann Hall Stewart 
Floyd County 
Rome, Georgia 

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Subject: Southwest GA, 4/12/2014
From: "James F. Flynn Jr." <jim.flynn AT MINDSPRING.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:05:34 -0400
Hi, folks, I spent Saturday birding several of the counties in southwest GA,
including creek crossings in Terrell Co. in the morning, a few areas around
Colquiit, Miller Co. during the early afternoon (with Larry Gridley & Wayne
Schaffner), and looking for shorebirds during the for the rest of day in
Miller, Baker & Lee Cos. (with Wayne Schaffner).  The wet winter & recent
rains have left plenty of opportunities for shorebirding in this area of the
state. If it persists (hopefully in moderation), some cool stuff should
continue to be reported this spring. Here are some of the highlights for the
day:

Blue-winged Teal: 2, Bellview Rd., Miller Co.; 8, Laramore Rd., Lee Co.

Northern Shoveler: male & female, Laramore Rd., Lee Co.

Anhinga: 1, Herod Cr.  AT  GA 55, Terrell Co.

Least Bittern: 1, Carter Place Rd., Lee Co.

Snowy Egret: 2, Lunsford Rd., Baker Co.

Little Blue Heron: a few adults at scatter locations

Osprey: 1 at nest, Herod Cr.  AT  GA 55, Terrell Co.; 2, O & W Catfish Farm,
Baker Co.

Bald Eagle: 1 adult, O & W Catfish Farm, Baker Co.

Northern Harrier: 2, Laramore Rd., Lee Co.

Sora: 1, Carter Place Rd., Lee Co.

Common Gallinule: 2, Carter Place Rd., Lee Co.

American Coot: 1, Lunsford Rd.; 2+, Carter Place Rd., Lee Co.

Killdeer: 1 fledgling wandering in the field w/ adults, Laramore Rd., Lee
Co.

Solitary Sandpiper: 3, Lunsford Rd., Baker Co.; 6, Old Airport Rd., Miller
Co.

Greater Yellowlegs: small numbers at several locations

Lesser Yellowlegs: 13, O & W Catfish Farm, Baker Co.; 21, Laramore Rd., Lee
Co.; smaller numbers at many other wet weather ponds

Stilt Sandpiper: 1, Old Airport Rd., Miller Co.; 1, O & W Catfish Farm,
Baker Co.; 1, Laramore Rd., Lee Co.

Dunlin: 1, O & W Catfish Farm, Baker Co.; 4, Laramore Rd., Lee Co.

Least Sandpiper: 45, O & W Catfish Farm, Baker Co.; 60, Laramore Rd., Lee
Co.; smaller numbers at several other wet areas

Pectoral Sandpiper: 5, Laramore Rd., Lee Co.

Long-billed Dowitcher: 1, Old Airport Rd., Miller Co.

Wilson's Snipe: 16, O & W Catfish Farm, Baker Co.; smaller numbers at
several other areas

Ring-billed Gull: 18, Laramore Rd., Lee Co.

Chuck-will's-widow: 7, CR 66 & CR 78 Stewart Co., 1, CR 78, Webster Co.

Eastern Whip-poor-will: 1, CR 78, Webster Co.

American Kestrel: 1, Kimbrel Rd., Miller Co.

Acadian Flycatcher: 1, Brantley Cr. AT Sasser Herod Rd., Terrell Co.

Blue-headed Vireo: 1, Brantley Cr. AT Sasser Herod Rd., Terrell Co.

Red-eyed Vireo: just 1, Herod Dover Rd., Terrell Co.

Horned Lark: 4, Laramore Rd., Lee Co.

Tree Swallow: about 100 over a field near Bellview Rd., Miller Co.

House Wren:  a couple singing, Herod Dover Rd. and New Hope Rd., Terrell Co.

Wood Thrush: 3, CR 78, Stewart Co.; 1, Chickasawhatchee Cr. AT Sasser Herod
Rd., Terrell Co.

Gray Catbird: just 1, New Hope Rd., Terrell Co.

Black-and-white Warbler: 1, Chickasawhatchee Cr. AT Sasser Herod Rd., Terrell
Co.

Prothonotary Warbler: 2, Herod Cr.  AT  GA 55, Terrell Co.; 1, Spring Creek
Park, Miller Co.

Swainson's Warbler: 2, Herod Cr. AT New Hope Rd., Terrell Co.

Kentucky Warbler; 1, Brantley Cr. AT Sasser Herod Rd., Terrell Co.

Hooded Warbler: 1, Chickasawhatchee Cr. AT Sasser Herod Rd., Terrell Co.

Prairie Warbler: 1, Chickasawhatchee Cr. AT Sasser Herod Rd., Terrell Co.

Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula, Pine, Palm (almost all Westerns), &
Yellow-rumped Warblers well represented

Bachman's Sparrow: 4, Lunsford Rd., Baker Co.; 1, Laramore Rd. AT Batts Rd.,
Lee Co.

White-crowned Sparrow: 4, Carter Place Rd., Lee Co.

Summer Tanager: 1, Chickasawhatchee Cr. AT Sasser Herod Rd., Terrell Co.; 2,
Lunsford Rd., Baker Co.

Scarlet Tanager: 1 male, Brantley Cr. AT Sasser Herod Rd., Terrell Co.

Blue Grosbeak: 1 male, Lunsford Rd., Baker Co.

Indigo Bunting: 2, Carter Place Rd., Lee Co.

Brewer's Blackbird: still a sizable flock along Laramore Rd., Lee Co.

Orchard Oriole: 1, Herod Cr.  AT  GA 55, Terrell Co.

Take care,

Jim Flynn
Forsyth Co., GA
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Subject: An amazing weekend!
From: William McLean <williammclean84 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:15:56 -0500
New arrivals are becoming a daily occurrence, and I hope everyone is
enjoying this thrilling season. We had an amazing 51 species in the yard
this weekend and my wife just spotted the FOTY Rose-Breasted Grosbeak.

New arrivals in Upson this weekend dazzled us and and I, also, found myself
lax in husbandly duties. Whilst hopefully chasing butterbutts flitting in
the canopy, I came across a stunning male SCARLETT TANAGER who disappeared
just in time for me to glance up and spot two AMERICAN BITTERNS flying
over. The swamp also produced some great highlights, a pair of HOODED
WARBLERS, several very tame SWAMP SPARROWS, WHITE EYED and YELLOW THROATED
VIREOS, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, a few PALM WARBLERS, and a HAIRY WOODPECKER.
Most of these were seen in a strand of trees that fell against the stream,
during one of the winter storms, but retains the ability to leaf out. If
you can artificially create this, it is a warbler magnet, and I thought
about turning it into firewood!

The pasture added it's own interest, as a flock of BROWN HEADED COWBIRDS
have taken to following the horse around, weaving in and out of his feet
devouring bugs he stirs up. They are surprisingly good at not getting
stomped, though I cringe worth every step. Meanwhile, above, EASTERN
KINGBIRDS, TREE and NRW SWALLOWS, spent the day keeping the insect
population in check. I even saw a few RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS lending
them a hand (wing?).

Which brings me to the last, and most exciting. I held a YELLOW THROATED
WARBLER, exhausted and laying on the ground beneath the pear tree. We were
able to get him up into the tree where, hopefully, he recuperated and got
back on his way.

Wife just called again to announce FOTY INDIGO BUNTINGS! Happy birding
everyone!

Wm. McLean, Upson Co.

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Subject: 10 species of warblers at Kennesaw this morning
From: Giff Beaton <giffbeaton AT MINDSPRING.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:03:32 -0400
GABbers- Despite the dark clouds and looming weather, there was pretty good 
activity at Kennesaw this morning before the rain hit and chased me off the 
mountain. Highlights were 12 male Scarlet Tanagers, 5 male Rose-breasted 
Grosbeaks, 5 male Blackburnian Warblers, 11 Hooded Warblers, and a male 
Chestnut-sided Warbler. The first dry morning after this big system might be 
pretty good up there 


Giff Beaton
Marietta GA

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Subject: Garbage Birds in Marietta
From: bob zaremba <bobzarem AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:43:23 -0400
The term "garbage birds" means different things to different people.   To
me, it means the bird I just saw.  Deb asked me to take out the garbage.
Being the dutiful husband, I of course, procrastinated.   Finally, I  picked
up the garbage bag and headed out the back door.  Just as I opened the door,
I saw a bird flit across the path.    It turned out to be a KENTUCKY
WARBLER.   We don't see many in our yard so of course  I abandoned  the
garbage in the garage, and being the dutiful husband, ran back upstairs to
get Deb (and my bins) so we could relocate the bird :)



We've had a couple of other new arrivals this weekend,   GRAY CATBIRD showed
up on Sunday and GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER on Saturday.  We also have a male
Indigo Bunting hanging around.   Looking forward to some more "garbage
birds" this week!



Oh, crap, I left the garbage bag in the garage. got to go.



Bob & Deb Zaremba

Marietta,  GA  30064

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Subject: Male Indigo Buntings
From: JoAnn King CLTC <swfg2 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:25:46 -0700
I just had 4 male Indigo Buntings feeding at one time on
white millet.

What a way to brighten a rainy afternoon.




JoAnn M. King  CLTC
875 Jep Wheeler Road
Woodstock, Ga. 30188

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Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in Ellijay, GA (Gilmer County)
From: Bill Schmid <mountainbirder AT ETCMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:22:37 -0400
My FOTS - Male & female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks arrived at one of my
feeders this morning on Walnut Mountain in Ellijay, GA.

Bill Schmid
Walnut Mountain
Ellijay (Gilmer County) GA

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Subject: AAS Walk at Murphey Candler Park, DeKalb County
From: ldtp <ldtp AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:20:40 -0700
The Atlanta Audubon Society had an especially good Murphey Candler Park walk on 
April 10 (north DeKalb County). 46-49 species; see list below. 



Highlights included good views of 15 Blue-winged Teal and a pair of Green 
Herons, with a very close view of a third. We had good views of two Hermit 
Thrushes and a very close view of a Wood Thrush, and enjoyed extended songs 
from two other Wood Thrushes. 


Also of note: a Pied-billed Grebe, two Double-crested Cormorants, two Great 
Blue Herons, an American Coot, an Eastern Kingbird, and two Cedar Waxwings. A 
Red-bellied Woodpecker played peekaboo from a nest hole in a snag. 


The usual Barn and Northern Rough-winged Swallows were over the lake, along 
with a couple of Tree Swallows. It will be interesting to see if the latter 
remain for the summer or are just passing through. We watched one Barn Swallow 
as he preened, including flaring his fabulous tail. 


Saw one Palm and three Yellow-rumped Warblers (one male in full breeding 
plumage). There were two other warblers active in high treetops and seen only 
in "jigsaw mode" with a jumble of partial views. In each case, we never got the 
right combination of glimpses to allow an ID. We heard several Pine Warblers 
and Common Yellowthroats. 


About 20 turtles, mostly large Sliders. Three Tiger Swallowtails. Toadshade and 
Silverbells in bloom. 


Liz Hornsby
Chamblee/Brookhaven area, DeKalb County, north metro Atlanta

Murphey Candler Park
April 10, 2014
7:30-11:15 AM
Sunny. Unseasonably cold at start, with gradual warming.
46-49 species
2 attendees.

Canada Goose  20
Mallard  15
Blue-winged Teal  15
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorants  2
Great Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  3
hawk sp.  1 (very distant; probably a buteo)
American Coot  1
Belted Kingfisher  1 (heard only)
Red-bellied Woodpecker  8
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1 (heard only)
Downy Woodpecker  6
Eastern Phoebe  2
Eastern Kingbird  1
White-eyed Vireo  1 (heard only)
Blue Jay  10
American Crow 2
Fish Crow  3
Tree Swallow  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  7
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Brown-headed Nuthatch  1 (heard only)
Carolina Wren  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2 (heard only)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
Hermit Thrush  2
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin 15
Northern Mockingbird  1
Brown Thrasher  2
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  3 (heard only)
warbler sp.  2
Palm Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  2 (heard only)
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Eastern Towhee  8 (heard only)
Chipping Sparrow  9
Song Sparrow  6
White-throated Sparrow  3 (heard only)
Northern Cardinal  20
Red-winged Blackbird  6
House Finch  2 (heard only)
American Goldfinch  5 (heard only).

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Subject: Chuck-will's-widow, Valdosta
From: Karen Seward <sewardsinde AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:28:48 -0400
Actually there are several Chucks calling here this morning. Barred Owls 
calling too. Life is good! 


Karen Seward
Valdosta, Georgia

> On Apr 14, 2014, at 4:05 AM, Karen Seward  wrote:
>
> I heard a Chuck-will's-widow at 3:30 this morning in my parent's neighborhood 
near Lakeland Hwy and Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta. 

>
> Also at my parent's home, the Eastern Bluebirds have 4 eggs in the bluebird 
box. Another set of bluebirds fledged their young about two weeks ago. 

>
> Karen Seward
> Valdosta, Georgia

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Subject: Chuck-will's-widow, Valdosta
From: Karen Seward <sewardsinde AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:05:04 -0400
I heard a Chuck-will's-widow at 3:30 this morning in my parent's neighborhood 
near Lakeland Hwy and Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta. 


Also at my parent's home, the Eastern Bluebirds have 4 eggs in the bluebird 
box. Another set of bluebirds fledged their young about two weeks ago. 


Karen Seward
Valdosta, Georgia

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Subject: Re: Eastern Whip-poor-will - Centennial Olympic Park (Fulton County) 13 April 2014
From: Marcia Bansley <marciabansley AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:56:11 -0400
Amazing photo.  Very surprised that you saw it there.
Marcia Bansley

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Subject: [GABO-L] Eastern Whip-poor-will - Centennial Olympic Park (Fulton
County) 13 April 2014

While watching Centennial Olympic Park's first of the spring OVENBIRD plod
along in the bushes, a female EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL materialized,
motionless, out of the mulch.  We've found several nightjars in the park
over the past few years, but this is the first I've seen roosting on the
ground there.  It was in the northeast corner maples.

Photographs posted here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62224357 AT N06/13838027225/

If you go to the park looking for this bird, please approach quietly and
with caution.

Nathan Farnau
Atlanta, GA (DeKalb County)

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Subject: Sosebee Cove, AMERICAN REDSTART
From: Vinod Babu <pavinodbabu AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:11:20 +0530
I was at Sosebee cove and nearby trails on Sunday with friends who wanted
to see the wildflowers there. I didn't spot many birds beyond a pair of
bossy EASTERN TOWHEES, although there were singing black-throated green
warblers.

Eventually I heard and saw a RED-EYED VIREO and saw an AMERICAN REDSTART. I
also spotted a pair of RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS soaring and calling to each
other.

- Vinod

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Subject: Eastern Whip-poor-will - Centennial Olympic Park (Fulton County) 13 April 2014
From: Nathan Farnau <natwan AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:28:39 -0400
While watching Centennial Olympic Park's first of the spring OVENBIRD plod along in the bushes, a
female EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL materialized, motionless, out of the mulch.  We've found several
nightjars in the park over the past few years, but this is the first I've seen roosting on the ground
there.  It was in the northeast corner maples.

Photographs posted here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/62224357 AT N06/13838027225/

If you go to the park looking for this bird, please approach quietly and with caution.

Nathan Farnau
Atlanta, GA (DeKalb County)

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Subject: Sam Smith Park-Bartow co
From: Ann Stewart <annhstewart AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:02:31 -0400
Stop by Sam Smith park briefly and located the 2 scissor-tail flycatchers and 
one horned lark. 


No birds at all at cattle pond on Brandon Farm Rd- nothing except a turtle!

Ann H Stewart
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Subject: Pine Log WMA today
From: Ginny Wood <ginnywood AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:15:04 -0400
Took the dog and the camera and my Sibley and my binoculars and went for
a Sunday drive. Wanted to check out the Oak Street entrance to Pine Log
today, see where it went. As it turns out, you can, if you have 4WD
and/or a high-axle vehicle, follow it for approximately three miles
before it dead-ends. There's what looks like a three-way intersection
with signs saying you can't go left, and a spur off to the right that
leads to a nice little food plot with an invisible singing Prairie
Warbler and not much else. Looks like it would be a good owl field at
dawn or dusk.

It was midday, so I didn't expect many birds, but they were actually
very active. I saw or heard

At least one Black Vulture -- mixed flock wheeling around overhead and
periodically disappearing behind treetops, so I never knew who I was
counting twice
Turkey Vultures
Broad-winged Hawk(s) wheeling overhead and whistling in the woods
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
White-eyed Vireo
Blue Jays everywhere
American Crows
Carolina Chickadees
Tufted Titmouse (Titmice?)
Carolina Wren
Pine Warblers
Prairie Warblers -- still have never seen one that I can recall, but it
seems I hear them everywhere in the Spring!
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch -- large-sounding flock of which I could never
actually clap eyes on an individual

There's a place back there that completely floods above the road when it
rains. Don't know if it stays wet, but it has pine and tulip poplar
growing right in the middle of it, which would suggest not. It also has
a hole in a tree that looks perfect for Wood Ducks if it did stay wet
long enough, but I didn't see any. The dog and I stopped there for lunch.

Found a couple of wildflowers in bloom that I haven't identified yet,
and in the middle of nowhere, an apple tree in bloom! Also one weiner
dog near the gate and a feral (I presume) cat further in. And two
snakes: One baby snake and one blue-black snake about three feet long
that might have been a racer but then snakes are not my strong suit.

Was back there for three hours and never saw another human being. Heard
no hunters.

--
Ginny Wood
Marietta (Cobb County) Georgia

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Subject: 10 sp. warbler at Sweetwater creek S.P.
From: Dassem Ultor <dassemultor AT ICLOUD.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:29:41 -0400
 Today 9 a.m to 10:30
Yellow trail
1 blue-winged
2 orange-crowned
1 n. Parula
1 b.t.green
1 palm
1 cerulean
2 L. Waterthrush
2 hooded
Pine
Yellow-rumped

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Subject: AAS Field Trip Report to Noonday Creek / Cobb Co.
From: Angelia Jenkins <angeliabeth AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:53:50 -0400
Hello Birders,

We had a great turnout this morning at Noonday Creek with 13 total
participants. The weather couldn't have been better except that we could
have done without the sheets of pollen blowing off the pine trees above us ~
but that's ok, we don't mind when we are already in the numb warbler neck
mode. To make up for all the pollen, we were fortunate to enjoy the new
arrival of Wood Thrush. There is hardly any spot along the trail that you do
not hear the echoing song of Wood Thrush. Currently there are about 8 birds
singing.



The trail was busy, minus a few regulars such as the Kingfisher and Red
Headed Woodpecker. We were treated to this sight of a Flicker nesting cavity
that can be seen well from the sidewalk, as well as the Green Heron in
flight and perched in two different wetland areas. In addition, we did get
to see a few migrants ~ 7 warbler species.  There were so many birds singing
simultaneously, so I must not forget to say thank you to my co leaders Iris
Schumacher and Mike Weaver for lending their eyes and ears today!



Thanks and great birding!

Angie Jenkins

Cobb Co

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Noonday Creek Trail, Cobb, US-GA

Apr 13, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments:     AAS Spring Migration Walk - 11 attendees, 3 leaders, including
2 children

50 species



Canada Goose  2

Wood Duck  1

Great Blue Heron  1

Green Heron  2     1 flyover and twice perched in two different wetland
areas

Turkey Vulture  1

Red-shouldered Hawk  1

Mourning Dove  2

Chimney Swift  2

Red-bellied Woodpecker  4

Downy Woodpecker  2

Hairy Woodpecker  1

Northern Flicker  5

Eastern Phoebe  2

White-eyed Vireo  6

Red-eyed Vireo  1

Blue Jay  10

American Crow  1

Fish Crow  4

Northern Rough-winged Swallow  8

Tree Swallow  2

Carolina Chickadee  6

Tufted Titmouse  4

Brown-headed Nuthatch  1

Carolina Wren  1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  10

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2

Wood Thrush  8

American Robin  12

Gray Catbird  2

Brown Thrasher  4

Northern Mockingbird  2

European Starling  15

Cedar Waxwing  10

Worm-eating Warbler  1     seen and heard by 3-4 others on the walk

Common Yellowthroat  3

Northern Parula  2

Palm Warbler  4

Pine Warbler  1

Yellow-rumped Warbler  8

Prairie Warbler  2

Eastern Towhee  8

Chipping Sparrow  14

Song Sparrow  2

White-throated Sparrow  15

Northern Cardinal  7

Red-winged Blackbird  4

Common Grackle  3

Brown-headed Cowbird  2

House Finch  4

American Goldfinch  10



View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17874011



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Subject: Big Hammock WMA along Altamaha R flooded
From: SHEILA WILLIS <swillis AT MEDIASTREAMUS.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:44:26 -0400
Hey folks,

Hope you are fine.

Just a quick note to let you know that the Big Hammock Wildlife Management
Area in Tattnall Co. which runs along the north side of the Altamaha R. is
flooded. You can go into the entry point but soon meet either gated roads
or flooded roads. I'm sure many of the other WMAs along several of the S.
GA rivers are also flooded. The Satilla R. also has many flooded areas.

Take care.

Sincerely,
Sheila Willis
Native American-Naturalist Talks & Tours
Waycross, Ware Co., GA

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Subject: ee-oh-lay! return of the wood thrush to Hall County
From: Linda Finn <ll_finn AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:52:12 -0400
Hearing that fluting call again in the ravine below my house where the wood
thrush has been nesting in previous years.  Gainesville, GA

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Subject: American Bittern @ Buford Hatchery Wetland Area Saturday 4/12, Forsyth Co.
From: Pat Markey <bigsky25 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:34:02 -0400
Hi Folks - Just got back from a Florida trip and decided to get reacquainted 
with the birds around the hatchery and wow! I got some nice surprises: 
Broad-winged Hawk was the first bird I heard, then saw flying over the hatchery 
heading NE... Then I continued out along the "Lincoln Sparrow Trail" to the 
wetland overland and spooked an American Bittern! The bird flew across the 
wetland and landed in some tall grass and immediately struck its characteristic 
pose... Neat welcome back. Folks, if you come to look for birds at Buford 
Hatchery remember to walk on the designated Lincoln Sparrow Trail only. Other 
areas of the hatchery are restricted, and we don't want to upset the Hatchery 
Manager, do we... ;-). Hatchery is open to visit 7:30am to 4:30pm daily. See 
you out there... 

Pat Markey, Forsyth Co.

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Subject: Sandhills over Buckhead
From: Bill Everitt <bill.everitt AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:26:32 -0400
I saw two Sandhill Cranes flying low and headed due north over Peachtree
Park neighborhood in Buckhead, Atlanta at about 8:00 this morning.

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Subject: Couple of FOTY, Wash. Co.
From: mocking bird <mockingbird AT GARDENER.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:54:13 -0400
While gardening earlier today, I heard FOTY male Summer Tanager and 
Great-crested Flycatcher along with the usuals and lots of Blue-gray 
Gnatcatchers (so cute). Last night had 3 Chuck-wills-widows a-chuckin'. Early 
this am, had a Barred Owl calling right outside my bedroom window. So close 
that I could have touched it. 

Lynn Schlup
Mockingbird Hill Wildlife Rehabilitation and Sanctuary
Oconee, Ga.
Washington Co.

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Subject: AAS field trip to Dawson Forest
From: Georgannschmalz <georgannschmalz AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:43:34 -0400
We had a nice group of 14 birders at the Atlanta tract of Dawson Forest on 
Saturday morning. Best birds were a stunning male and female Scarlet Tanagers 
and twelve species of warblers. 


Going to Sosebee Cove next Saturday am (April 19). Meet at the Wild Birds 
Unlimited on GA 400 at 7:30. 

4 Canada Goose
2 Wild Turkey
4 Black Vulture
8 Turkey Vulture
3 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
5 Mourning Dove
5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
4 Pileated Woodpecker
3 Eastern Phoebe
9 White-eyed Vireo
4 Yellow-throated Vireo
3 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
10 Blue Jay
10 American Crow
1 Fish Crow
3 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
20 Carolina Chickadee
20 Tufted Titmouse
2 Brown-headed Nuthatch
9 Carolina Wren
12 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 American Robin
5 Cedar Waxwing
8 Northern Parula
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
10 Yellow-throated Warbler
12 Pine Warbler
4 Prairie Warbler
4 Ovenbird
2 Louisiana Waterthrush
11 Common Yellowthroat
6 Hooded Warbler
12 Eastern Towhee
4 Chipping Sparrow
3 Field Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow
5 White-throated Sparrow
2 Scarlet Tanager
15 Northern Cardinal
3 Common Grackle
6 Brown-headed Cowbird
20 American Goldfinch

Georgann


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Ornithologist
Dawson County, GA
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Subject: Upland Sandpiper - Brandon Farm Road, Bartow County Loop - 4/12/2014
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:58:27 -0400
Hi All,

Mike Weaver called this afternoon to advise of an Upland Sandpiper he found near the
Brandon Farm Road pond. Here is Iris Schumacher's eBird report of the sighting:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17860771

Good Birding All,

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
www.neargareport.com

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Subject: Bartow County Loop - Greater White-fronted Goose, Dowitcher, 2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers - 4/12/2014
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:54:10 -0400
Hi All,

Max Medley and I met today out on the BCL. We relocated Bruce's Greater White-fronted
Goose on Taff Road in the back of the pond next to the driveway of the big house on the hill. At
the Brandon Farm Road pond and puddle we had:

Solitary Sandpiper - 3
Lesser Yellowlegs - 6
Least Sandpiper - 31
Dowitcher spp. - 1 (Probably Short-billed)

We has searched for Scissor-taileds at Sam Smith Park for a while when I had to leave, but
shortly Max called with the sightings of a pair of them there and able to double back and see
the birds before departing the area.

Good Birding All,

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
www.neargareport.com

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Subject: Shorebirds From Bartow County
From: Bruce Dralle <dralleb AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:40:03 -0400
Listed below are the shorebirds from Brandon Farm and Taft Road this morning:

Lesser Yellowlegs - 6
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Least Sandpiper - 10
Short-billed Dowitcher -1
Spotted Sandpiper -2

Bruce Dralle
Cobb County, GA

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Subject: Boat Ramp Rd (Chattahoochee) 10 warbler Sp.
From: Ted Theus <ted AT TEDTHEUSLAW.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:06:31 -0400
I spent 4 hrs at Boat Ramp Rd. this a.m., moderate migrant activity, always
stronghold for Swaison's and Prothonotary Warblers and didn't disappoint.  Most
notable birds:
Cape May Warbler (FOTS)
Prothonotary Warbler (6)
Swainson's Warbler (7)
Orange-crowned Warbler (3)
Northern Parula (7)
Pine Warbler (2)
Palm Warbler (3)
Prairie Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (60+)
Yellow-throated Warbler

Blue Grosbeak (FOTS)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (FOTS)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (FOTS)
Eastern Wood Pewee (FOTS)
Wood Thrush (2)
Hermit Thrust (getting late)
Summer Tanager
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-shoulder Hawk (pair on nest)
Northern Rough-winged swallow (6) on river
Barred Owl (2)
Northern Harrier (pair) (getting late) momentarily over Ga waters, mostly 
across 

river in open area.
Blue-gray gnatcatcher (10)
Ruby-throated hummingbird (2)
Red-eyed Vireo (6)
Blue-headed Vireo (3)
Indigo Bunting

Ted Theus (Chattahoochee)

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Subject: Oxbow Meadows
From: Don L Williams <don AT DLWILLIAMS.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:10:40 -0400
I spent a couple of hours this morning at Oxbow Meadows in Muscogee
County. Nothing unusual, identified 30 species.  eBird list:

Oxbow Meadows, Muscogee, US-GA
Apr 12, 2014 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.25 mile(s)
30 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  6
Blue-winged Teal  3
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Killdeer  1
Wilson's Snipe  8
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  3
crow sp.  X
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  X
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Eastern Towhee  3
Chipping Sparrow  X
White-throated Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  5
Blue Grosbeak  1
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Eastern Meadowlark  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
House Finch  3

Don L Williams
Muscogee County

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Subject: Kennesaw Mountain highlights, CERULEAN WARBLER
From: bob zaremba <bobzarem AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:45:02 -0400
Deb and I birded Kennesaw Mountain this morning along with several other
birders.  We had a great day, with a total of 12 species of Warblers, the
highlight being a make CERULEAN WARBLER, along with several Cape May,  many
Hooded, Black-throated Green, Black-and-white, Prairie, Palm and American
Redstart.  The FOTS Rose-breasted Grosbeak were seen, as well as several
Scarlet and Summer Tanagers.  The ebird list is attached below for the
complete sighing list.



Bob & Deb Zaremba

Marietta, GA



Kennesaw Mountain Nat. Battlefield Park, Cobb, US-GA Apr 12, 2014 7:10 AM -
10:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

4.2 mile(s)

43 species



Canada Goose  6

Turkey Vulture  1

Red-tailed Hawk  1

Mourning Dove  7

Red-bellied Woodpecker  5

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1

Downy Woodpecker  2

Pileated Woodpecker  2

Eastern Phoebe  1

Great Crested Flycatcher  1

White-eyed Vireo  4

Yellow-throated Vireo  2

Blue-headed Vireo  1

Red-eyed Vireo  4

Blue Jay  9

American Crow  2

Carolina Chickadee  11

Tufted Titmouse  7

White-breasted Nuthatch  3

Brown-headed Nuthatch  2

Carolina Wren  7

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  7

American Robin  13

Brown Thrasher  2

Northern Mockingbird  1

Worm-eating Warbler  1

Black-and-white Warbler  4

Hooded Warbler  9

American Redstart  4

Cape May Warbler  3

Cerulean Warbler  1

Northern Parula  1

Palm Warbler  1

Pine Warbler  9

Yellow-rumped Warbler  7

Prairie Warbler  1

Black-throated Green Warbler  2

Chipping Sparrow  5

Summer Tanager  3

Scarlet Tanager  4

Northern Cardinal  15

American Goldfinch  15



View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17855410



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Subject: Greater White-fronted Goose on Taff Road in Bartow County, 4/12/14
From: Bruce Dralle <dralleb AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:57:56 -0400
There is one Greater White-fronted Goose currently in the farm house pond on 
Taff Road in Bartow County, GA. 

It is with two Canada Geese.

Bruce Dralle
Cobb County, GA

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Subject: Broad-winged Hawk Fulton Co.; Last week Piedmont NWR
From: charles saleeby <charlessaleeby AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 06:24:14 -0700
I had a Broad-winged Hawk in Serenbe in S. Fulton Co. yesterday which is an 
area that a pair typically breeds. 


Late report from last week when I took a visiting pastor from Wisconsin late 
Sat. to make a quick try for stuff at Piedmont NWR in Jones and Jasper Co. We 
ere successful in finding 3 Red-cockaded Woodpeckers who were all calling 
nicely which makes it so much easier than standing for hours. They were all 
found on Barron Russell Road as well as a softly singing but nicely perched 
Bachman's Sparrow. The sparrow was near the power line cut before the Pond #2. 


Also singing in PNWR were Prairie Warblers, Black-and white Warblers, 
Yellow-throated Vireos and a Blue-headed Vireo among others. Blue-gray 
Gnatcatchers were everywhere. 


We swung by EL Huie and had a Caspian Tern among the other more common ducks 
and shorebirds reported lately. 


There were 22 Lesser Scaup on Lake Acworth Thursday morning.

Chuck Saleeby
Kennesaw GA
Cobb Co.

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