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Crimson-headed Partridge,©Barry Kent Mackay

18 Dec Oconee NF CBC area 3 [Charlie Muise ]
18 Dec BLACK RAIL sites in S. GA [SHEILA WILLIS ]
18 Dec Ross's Goose and other review species changes [Joel McNeal ]
18 Dec Rufous Hummingbird - Athens - 12/17/2014 - Video Post [Mark McShane ]
18 Dec Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) at Okefenokee NWR [Steve Holzman ]
18 Dec Piedmont NWR CBC [Charlie Muise ]
18 Dec Lincoln's Sparrow and Red Crossbills at same time! [Charlie Muise ]
17 Dec Another(?) Merlin in Clayton Co. [world oceans ]
16 Dec new hotspots on ebird and etc. [Jess ]
16 Dec Final AAS Field Trips for 2014 [Mary Kimberly ]
16 Dec Merlin Clayton County [world oceans ]
15 Dec Lincoln's Sparrow still there (photos), Berrien County, 15 Dec 2014 [Vanessa Lane ]
15 Dec Purple Finch (F) in Dalton [David DesRochers ]
14 Dec AAS Field Trip Panola Mountain State Park ["Delestrez, Phil" ]
14 Dec Re: Say's Phoebe in Miller County [Patty McLean ]
14 Dec Burke County Geese and Swans [Lois Stacey ]
14 Dec Re: Say's Phoebe in Miller County []
14 Dec Say's Phoebe in Miller County []
13 Dec White Geese at Mansfield Rd Pond in Bartow County [Patty McLean ]
13 Dec Update on Cherokee co. birds including continuing Greater Scaups at Bradshaw Lake [Rich Hull ]
13 Dec Rosier Road SNGO [Sam Murray ]
12 Dec Burke County news [Pierre Howard ]
12 Dec Medlock Park (International Community School), Decatur [Drew Whitelegg ]
12 Dec Two Ash-throated Flycatchers on Kimbrell Rd, Miller County []
12 Dec Grackles, cedar waxwings, robins [Susan Loeb ]
12 Dec Tundra Swans Relocated - Turkey Pond, Burke County - 12/12/2014 [Mark McShane ]
12 Dec Another caution about Turkey Pond in Burke County [Helen Aikman ]
12 Dec Fire ant warning for tundra swan seekers [Jack & Karen ]
11 Dec Roswell CBC River Area 3 by Canoe, Bird Leader Needed Dec 15th? [Donald Ware ]
11 Dec Turkey Pond [Patty McLean ]
11 Dec Winter Birds Fannin Cty., Siskins, RB Nuthatch []
11 Dec Lincoln's Sparrow, Berrien County, 10 Dec 2014 [Vanessa Lane ]
11 Dec Souther Arizona Birding and Lodging [Ted Antal ]
11 Dec Request for noteworthy bird sightings for Fall 2014 From The Field/North American Birds [Richard Hall ]
11 Dec Re: Saw-whet 2014 season in review [world oceans ]
11 Dec Saw-whet 2014 season in review [Charlie Muise ]
11 Dec Tundra Swans Continue Today [Patty McLean ]
11 Dec Tundra Swans in Burke County [Herbert Fechter ]
10 Dec Odd Warbler photo from Spring 2014 [Richard Williams ]
10 Dec Ruddy Ducks at Murphey Candler Park, DeKalb County [ldtp ]
9 Dec Tundra Swans in Burke County [Liam Wolff ]
9 Dec Shrikes, Kestrel, Meadowlarks - Nash Farm (Henry); Ducks & Egret - Huie Ponds (Clayton) [ldtp ]
9 Dec AAS Field Trips this week [Mary Kimberly ]
8 Dec Re: A note about Whooping Cranes [Ginny Wood ]
8 Dec Re: A note about Whooping Cranes [Marion Dobbs ]
8 Dec Huie, Clayton Co., 12/8/14 [Carol Lambert ]
8 Dec Red-necked Grebe & a few ducks @ West Point Dam - 12/8 [Walt Chambers ]
8 Dec A note about Whooping Cranes [Stephen Holzman ]
8 Dec AAS Walk, Piedmont Park [Jason Ward ]
8 Dec Pine siskins - Cherokee Co. [Vicki Deloach ]
8 Dec South Georgia Birds [Patty McLean ]
8 Dec Ross'-Snow Goose over Phinizy Swamp (UNCLASSIFIED) ["Haskell, Eric C SAS" ]
7 Dec Carter's Lake Christmas Bird Count [Joshua Spence ]
7 Dec Huie Ponds - and poss. Golden Eagle? [Drew Whitelegg ]
6 Dec Ogeechee Audubon Holiday Party on Dec. 9 [Matt Ryan ]
6 Dec Tundra Swans - Turkey Pond, Burke County - 12/6/2014 - Video Post [Mark McShane ]
6 Dec Cinnamon Teal - Hwy 200, Baker County - 12/2/2014 - Video Post [Mark McShane ]
6 Dec Ross's Goose in Oconee Co. [Bill & Condit ]
5 Dec GOS - Raffle - 2 nights for 2 on Little St. Simons [Stephen Holzman ]
5 Dec AAS Field Trip schedule changes for this weekend [Mary Kimberly ]
4 Dec Panola Mountain State Park [Teresa Francis ]
4 Dec AAS Walk at Clyde Shepherd, DeKalb County - Winter Wren, Flickers, Rain [ldtp ]
4 Dec Surprise [steve livingston ]
3 Dec blackbirds! Bartow [Pam Potter ]
2 Dec AAS Field Trips this week [Mary Kimberly ]
2 Dec GOS Winter Meeting Jan 16-19, 2015 [Stephen Holzman ]
1 Dec Counties most in need of eBird data for December (& November update) [Joel McNeal ]
1 Dec Central/Eastern GA, 11/30/2014 ["James F. Flynn Jr." ]
1 Dec Vermilion Flycatcher Relocated 12-1-14 [Trey McCuen ]
1 Dec ORAS Monthly Meeting - Global Amphibian Declines And Conservation Efforts [James Neves ]
1 Dec RFI: 11/30 Baker County Cinnamon Teal [Mark McShane ]
30 Nov Roswell CBC, Monday, Dec 15, Two Sector Leaders Needed [Donald Ware ]
29 Nov Correction: *Loggerhead* Shrike at Nash Farm, Henry County [ldtp ]
29 Nov Clarke County Snow Goose [Krista Gridley ]
29 Nov Shrike at Nash Farm (Henry County) & Pintails Etc. at Huie Ponds (Clayton County) [ldtp ]
28 Nov Chatham county birding [Bob Zaremba ]

Subject: Oconee NF CBC area 3
From: Charlie Muise <charliemuise AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:31:12 -0500
Hi folks,

Yesterday I got to spend the day with Chris Pielo, Mitchell Jarrett and
Richard Hall.  We counted area 3 of the Oconee NF Christmas Bird Count.
This area is bounded by Nichols Road, Penfield Road, Shiloh Church Road and
Cold Springs Road.  It has some nice farm land, some fallow farms, a little
bit of Lake Oconee, and lots of pine stands of various ages and stem
densities.

Complete list is below.

Cheers,
Charlie Muise
Lamar County

Oconee CBC Area 3, Greene, US-GA
Dec 17, 2014 5:40 AM - 5:13 PM
Protocol: Traveling
44.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Conducting Area 3 of the CBC route.  Richard Hall, Chris
Piela, Mitchell Jarrett
70 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  76
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  33
Gadwall (Anas strepera)  2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  7
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  3
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  4
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  3
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  4
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  14
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  43
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)  1
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  5
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  5
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  6
Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)  14
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  33
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  15
Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)  2
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)  2
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  11
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  10
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  10
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  6
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  15
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  9
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  13
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)  1    Found in traditional place.
Similar to NOMO but with bigger head, hooked bill, more extensive black
mask and more contrast between white patches on tail and wings and rest of
body
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  37
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  100
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)  5
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  28
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  30
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)  12
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)  6
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  34
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  15
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  30
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  26
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  6
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  34
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  5
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  16
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  1
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)  2
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  80
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  9
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  22
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  31
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  175
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  9
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  22
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  30
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  5
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  50
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  36
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  36
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  950
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)  39
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  3
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  7
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  12
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  55
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  102

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20950557

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Subject: BLACK RAIL sites in S. GA
From: SHEILA WILLIS <swillis AT MEDIASTREAMUS.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:34:57 -0500
Hey folks,

Hope you are fine.

Just a quick note here after reading the latest on GA review species.
Thanks for the update, Joel!! I've sent most of this below in before, but
maybe it will be a refresher to SE GA sites as folks are traveling a bit
during this season.

As to the BLACK RAIL & places to check, I'd like to mention that I heard
one on 3/30/1991 at Altamaha WMA (MCINTOSH) at dusk. I was walking back
from the (now) southernmost eastern viewing tower area along the path next
to the river with my car parked just n. of the bridge on US#17.  I was near
the sluice gate when I heard it call right next to the trail in the
vegetation. Of course, my luck it was getting dark so I don't know if I
could have seen it if it had popped out. It called distinctly several
times, esp. after I pished & clicked two quarters together.

A few other folks have recorded it more than once at Altamaha WMA in June &
Oct, and also in Oct. & Nov. at Andrews Island Causeway in Brunswick
(GLYNN). This period was the 1990's & early 2000's. Plus, recorded in Nov.
at Phinizy Swamp in one of the first wetland cells past the bldgs.

In the early 1940's this species was seen & heard multiple times (max up to
3 birds at a time) at Colerain which belonged to Fred Hebard. This is on
the n. side of the St. Marys R. at the Charlton/Camen Co. line. This was
the site called "The Rice Pond" (e. CHARLTON CO.). Unfortunately, that site
no longer exists * Colerain is private. However, it had also been noted on
the property near "a dove field" during burning. It also was said to
respond to "squeaking". And once was seen w/ a YELLOW RAIL. These records
were for Nov, Dec, & Jan.

Sites on the Colerain property said to be good for these 2 types of rails
were Big Field (w. CAMDEN CO.) & Cedar Hammock (e. CHARLTON CO.) which had
broomsedge being burned. Anyone in S. GA knows these broomsedge areas are
still common there. Should be good places to check again, esp. for those w/
audio. Enter the area via GA#40 (Folkston to Kingsland). Lots of roads to
take from there north to the Satilla R. I've never seen any birders out
along that stretch.

In the 1950's there are a few records for the Okefenokee NWR, primarily on
the eastern side in the wetland prairies, near Monkey Lake, & prob. near
Maul Hammock. One was collected after it was killed by striking the radio
tower at the Maintenance Bldgs at the Eastern Entrance/Suwannee Canal
Recreation Area  s. of Folkston (CHARLTON CO.) on 10/6/1953. These NWR
records are for Oct. & Dec.

As folks should know, audio is not allowed on the refuge and also you must
be off before sunset but you can enter near dawn. Occasionally the refuge
staff conduct sunset tours to the Owls Roost Tower & at least SORA have
been heard there at those times. The refuge is also home to KING RAIL.

Lastly, we can always hope that master bird-finder Mal Hodges & his
companions will one day be successful at finding these rarer rails during
the nocturnal checks at L. Whitney & other sites on Cumberland Island NS
during our Christmas Bird Counts there. Keep your fingers crossed!!

Take care.

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


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Subject: Ross's Goose and other review species changes
From: Joel McNeal <joelmcneal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:16:17 -0500
Hi everyone,

The GOS Checklist & Records Committee recently met and decided to
remove three species whose occurrence has increased to the point that
we no longer request formal reports be submitted for committee review.
Those species are:

Ross's Goose
Manx Shearwater
Glaucous Gull

Ross's Goose reports have increased steadily in recent years, and
although they have long surpassed normal review list occurrence
guidelines (8+ records in 10 years), the issue of candidates
displaying traits indicative of hybrid introgression with Snow Goose
was previously deemed problematic enough to warrant continued
inclusion on the list.  This issue hasn't entirely disappeared, so
thorough documentation, including photos or video if possible, is
still requested for eBird review.  Even if you don't use eBird, please
report birds you suspect of being of hybrid origin to GABO-L or to the
records committee so that we can continue to gauge their rate of
occurrence relative to pure Ross's Geese.

New to the review list is Black Rail.  Declines noted in other
Atlantic coastal states have likely affected Georgia's breeding and
wintering populations as well, but this species is so secretive and
locally distributed that population trends are nearly impossible to
discern with any confidence here.  There may be no reliable sites for
this species remaining in the state, and with only two reports from
independent locations in the last few years this species now warrants
thorough documentation when detected.  Photos are obviously
exceptionally difficult for this species, but audio recordings should
be procured as documentation whenever possible.  Camera or smartphone
video or memo-recording often works well for this purpose.

A full list of review species for which rare bird reports are
requested is available at
http://www.gos.org/checklists/reportables.html , and rare bird report
forms can be downloaded from http://www.gos.org/brc.html#author .

Good birding,

Joel McNeal
Secretary, Georgia Ornithological Society Checklist & Records Committee
Cartersville, Bartow Co., GA

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Subject: Rufous Hummingbird - Athens - 12/17/2014 - Video Post
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:49:03 -0500
Hi All,

I have been wanting to try to get some high magnification handheld phonescoped 
video of Krista Gridley's hatch year male Rufous Hummingbird, which was banded 
by Karen Theodorou on 12/7, for some time and tried twice recently, missing the 
bird on the first try (only there about 30 minutes), and only seeing it on a 
second attempt (it didn't come in to a feeder) prior to the 17th. 


I had a little more time on the 17th and so stopped by for over an hour and was 
able to get some usable video clips of the little guy as he visited my target 
feeder twice! Thanks Krista (do you think you could wand in another Long-ea... 
well, no, never mind)! 


-----

The high-mag handheld phonescoped video clips and still frames of the hummer 
are up in the cloud at the following folder on my Box site: 


121714 Rufous Hummingbird Athens GA

Also, there is a 121414 Say's Phoebe Miller County folder there as well (which 
while heat shimmered really good shows some nice flight). 


The Box site address for the folder is:

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

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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. 


-----

Good Birding All!

Mark

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

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Subject: Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) at Okefenokee NWR
From: Steve Holzman <steve.holzman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:08:48 -0500
Posting  for Chuck Hunter:

I don't do GABO-L, but I thought it might be of interest to some on the
list to hear that myself, Forbes Boyle, and Dean Easton yesterday (Wednesday)
near dusk saw an Audubon's Warbler on Cane Pole Trail (starts from the
concessionaire parking lot) near the platform. (at Okefenokee NWR)

I recognized its "different" chip (flatter, weaker) when compared to
the Mrytles
it was with. We all saw the yellowish throat and I noted that it did not
extend into the auriculars (like the white does in Myrtles). The
yellow was a bit fainter than that in the Crossley guide of the female
Audubon's,
but it was definitely yellowish.  No indication it could have been a
hybrid, but that probably can't be ruled out either.

Thanks for passing this message along (only the second Audubon's I've seen east
of the Mississippi River).

Thanks for passing the word along.
-Chuck




-- 
Steve Holzman, North High Shoals, GA


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Subject: Piedmont NWR CBC
From: Charlie Muise <charliemuise AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:37:53 -0500
Hi folks,

On Monday, December 15, 2014 I conducted the part of the Rum Creek
WMA/Piedmont NWR CBC that is in the northeast corner of Piedmont.  This is
the 4th or 5th time I've counted this region, and I love it.  It's always
got some surprises, as well as having "expected" good birds.  It is always
the best area for woodpeckers, as it is not too challenging to have all of
Georgia's 7 woodpecker species, as well as 2 nuthatches, within a couple
hours.  This year the weather was good for birding, if a bit on the cold
side.  Finches were cooperative.

Two full lists are below (one for owling, one for the rest of the day)

Charlie Muise
Lamar County, GA

Piedmont NWR, Jones, US-GA
Dec 15, 2014 6:15 AM - 7:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:    owling as part of the CBC.  All in the north-central part of
the NWR
2 species

Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)  7    7 owls found using playback.
Later in the day I had one in a different spot in daylight.  That will be
on a different list.
Barred Owl (Strix varia)  1


Piedmont NWR, Jones, US-GA
Dec 15, 2014 7:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
40.0 mile(s)
Comments:    CBC in the NE portion of the NWR.
58 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  7
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  11
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  2
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)  27
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  5
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  7
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  2
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  3
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  12
Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)  1
Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  19
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  18    18 YBSA found over
course of 8 hours of intensive birding on CBC
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  12
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis)  1    Heard and seen within a
active colony. Large white cheek patch seen on the medium/small Picoides
woodpecker
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  8
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  7
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  9
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)  1    1 LOSH found in traditional
location.
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  17
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  45
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  29
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  21
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  9
Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla)  36
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)  2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  13
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  40
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  42
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  25
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  17
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  295
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  9
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  2
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  30
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1    well-seen and -heard male
creeping up trunk of pine tree.  Large black cheek patch on a smallish
"zebra-striped" warbler.
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  31    31 found in pine stands over course
of 8 hours intensive birding for CBC
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  14
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  52    52 found over course of 8
hours of intensive birding
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  45
Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria)  6    6 found over
course of 8 hours of intensive birding
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  7
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  7
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  70
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  37
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  105
Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)  60    60 found over course of 8 hours
of intensive birding
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  5
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  11
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  9
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  30


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Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow and Red Crossbills at same time!
From: Charlie Muise <charliemuise AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:24:39 -0500
Hi folks,

On Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 Tracey and Allan and I conducted part of the
Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in the Cohutta Wilderness Area of Chattahoochee
National Forest.  As usual, we had fewer species than on other counts, but
an awful lot of fun, beautiful views, good exercise, and observed species
we don't often get to see elsewhere.

In particular, we saw 3 Red Crossbills (all were yellow female/immature
types) and an adult Lincoln's Sparrow - at the same time!  They were at the
Bear Creek Overlook on Forest Road 68.

I help with 5 - 7 CBCs per year, and am always happy to do this one, as it
includes by far the nicest hike of any count on which I help.  I will miss
doing any counts on the coast this year, which is sad, but they are all a
lot of fun, and allow me some very diverse birding to end the year.  I hope
all of you will do a CBC or 3 this year!

Our complete list is below.

Charlie Muise

CCC Camp Road/FS 68, Murray, US-GA
Dec 14, 2014 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Driving CCC Camp Road from end of pavement to the check
station as part of the CBC
22 species

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  5
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  8
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  27
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  27
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  14
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  4
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)  4
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  7
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  31
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  35
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  25
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  4


Cohutta Wilderness--Forest Road 68 (Old CCC Camp Road), Murray, US-GA
Dec 14, 2014 10:25 AM - 11:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Birded from the check station to Bear Creek Overlook
11 species

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  7
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  5
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)  1    Quite a surprise at Bear
Creek Overlook, at same time as 3 RECR!.  Seen 4-5 times over 10 minutes in
good light and at close range as it moved around in some thick scrubby
vegetation below the overlook.  Slender sparrow that was much smaller than
the local WTSP.  An adult bird with rufous cap, some rufous on wings (lower
than on a SWSP) and a well-defined demarcation between the unstreaked white
belly and the finely-streaked buffy breast.  I never did see the flanks.
Fine black streaking down the back.
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  8
Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)  3    3 female/immature "yellow" birds
seen well and heard "double-chicking" over about 15 minutes as they moved
from the very top of one tree to another, feeding on leaf buds.  We could
clearly see the crossed bill on 2 of the birds.


Cohutta Wilderness--Forest Road 68 (Old CCC Camp Road), Murray, US-GA
Dec 14, 2014 11:40 AM - 2:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Hiking Hickory Creek Trail for CBC
15 species

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  25
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  4
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  15
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  6
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1


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Subject: Another(?) Merlin in Clayton Co.
From: world oceans <world.oceans7 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:06:16 -0500
At 0858 this morning, a merlin was eyeing the pigeons at Exit 58 of
I-285 (Rt 19/41) between Southpoint Drive and the interstate.  I
cannot yet determine whether  this is the same indivdual I saw
yesterday about a mile away in Forest Park.

James Gibson
Clayton County

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Subject: new hotspots on ebird and etc.
From: Jess <oceansunfish AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:42:11 -0500
I just noticed that some new hotspots were approved near where I live (Cobb
County) and at least one other person mentioned new hotspots on this
list...might want to see what's new near you so you can integrate your
lists and lay claim to whatever "firsts" you deserve to be named for.  I
know there are other (nonintegrated) lists for the ones near me...*Lost
Mountain Park* in West Cobb and CRNRA *Sope Creek Unit* and CRNRA *Gold
Branch* for example.  I love the hotspot feature, but it works best if
everyone integrates their old lists.  Just giving a heads up and a gentle
nudge.

On a side note while I am already bugging everyone.  I am sorely missing
the Powder Springs Dallas Rd. Marsh hotspot which is now a little too far
for me to drive on a regular basis since we moved.  If anyone knows of any
good roadside marsh/ponds in East Cobb, please direct me...I need somewhere
to set up my new scope for duck hunting.  I found a little one on Allgood
Rd but that's the only one so far.

I found an awesome marsh near Alpharetta during my explorations for the
Roswell CBC...it was positively brimming with sparrows, woodpeckers and
other goodies and I'm sure somebody will find something good in there if
you can find a better place to view/access it.  I parked in the townhomes
nearby b/c there is no place to pull over and the bridge is pretty
dangerous (no room for pedestrian traffic) but maybe someone who lives near
there will find another place to view it.  It's HUGE.  Check it out on
google earth  Here is my list from there:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20915292

Happy Holidaze all!

Jess Searcy
Cobb County


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Subject: Final AAS Field Trips for 2014
From: Mary Kimberly <mmkimberly1954 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:43:50 -0500
Greetings, Georgia Birders

The final two Atlanta Audubon Society field trips for 2014 are scheduled
for this week.

Anne McCallum will lead a walk at the Reynolds Nature Preserve (Clayton
County) tomorrow, Wednesday, December 17 at 8:00 AM.

Phil Delestrez will lead a walk at Hard Labor Creek State Park (Morgan
County) on Saturday, December 20 at 3:00 PM.

For details and directions, please visit our website at
http://www.atlantaaudubon.org/field-trips.

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


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Subject: Merlin Clayton County
From: world oceans <world.oceans7 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:17:53 -0500
At 10:12 today, a Merlin (probably a male) working the neighborhood around
Main St, North Ave, Puckett St and West St in Forest Park. It is mostly
going from one area of treetops to another.

James Gibson
Clayton Co.


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Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow still there (photos), Berrien County, 15 Dec 2014
From: Vanessa Lane <sales AT GECKOLAIR.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:06:17 -0500
Today I returned to the Gaskins Forest Education Center in Alapaha, GA, 
with Heather Brasell and Clarence Arnold. We saw 52 species today, 
including six anhingas, 5 hooded mergansers, and a black-and-white-warbler.

We returned to both locations where I had two individual Lincoln's 
sparrow sightings last week. We did not relocate one of the birds, but 
the other bird nearest the education center had merely crossed the road 
and was hanging out with a bunch of song, swamp, and chipping sparrows 
in a beautiful cypress bottom. I didn't have my good camera with me but 
managed to snap two poor but identifiable photos.

Front: https://flic.kr/p/q8WPHU
Back: https://flic.kr/p/q8WPK7

This will be my last field trip at this location for 2014. However, if 
there is enough interest, I'd be happy to coordinate with the landowner 
and host additional trips. You will all be welcome to join us during the 
grand opening of this tract in April 2015.

Happy birding!
~Vanessa Lane
Tifton, GA

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Subject: Purple Finch (F) in Dalton
From: David DesRochers <davidw.desrochers AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:59:00 -0500
I've had a female Purple Finch at the feeders for the past several days.

-- 
David DesRochers, Asst. Professor
Dept. of Natural Sciences
Dalton State College
650 College Dr.
Dalton, GA 30720
DavidW.DesRochers AT gmail.com
617-306-5367


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Subject: AAS Field Trip Panola Mountain State Park
From: "Delestrez, Phil" <Phil.Delestrez AT DNR.STATE.GA.US>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:43:41 -0500
Panola Mountain SP, Rockdale, US-GA
Dec 13, 2014 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Two visitors joined myself and the new Interpretive Ranger at Panola 
Mountain State Park on this bird walk. The morning was crisp, clear and cool, 
in the mid-30's to start, but probably near 50 degrees by the end of the walk. 
We walked around the East end of Alexander Lake, in what was once a golf 
course. It was a good morning, with lots of birds, the best being a lone 
Red-Head Duck. 

33 species

Canada Goose  16
Mallard  2
Redhead  1
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Mourning Dove  5
Belted Kingfisher  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  8
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  7
American Crow  10
Carolina Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  2
Brown-headed Nuthatch  8
Carolina Wren  5
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  12
Eastern Bluebird  6
American Robin  2
Northern Mockingbird  4
Palm Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  13
Song Sparrow  10
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  5
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  130     Several flocks of 30+ birds all morning.
Pine Siskin  1     In alder shrub with goldfinches
American Goldfinch  15

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20881456 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


Phil Delestrez
Resource Manager
Hard Labor Creek State Park, Panola Mountain State Park
706-557-3001

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Subject: Re: Say's Phoebe in Miller County
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:53:41 -0500
And the SAPH is still there this mornimg. There is also ar least one 
WHITE-WINGED DOVE in the vicinity (about a mile north on Donley). Photos. 


Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Date:12/14/2014 9:43 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: GABO-L AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: [GABO-L] Say's Phoebe in Miller County
If anyone desired to go see this Say's Phoebe the GPS coordinates are 31.157006,-84.587959. Larry Gridley Albany, Ga. Dougherty County ----- Original Message ----- From: eelriver05 AT MCHSI.COM To: GABO-L AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:33:11 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern Subject: [GABO-L] Say's Phoebe in Miller County Intitially found by Schaffner on Saturday. I sawy bird yesterday around 4:20 PM. As I eased up to location bird was perched on barbwire right next to road. Bird then caught insect in middle of road then perched on top of tall shrub along north side of road. Photographed bird perched on shrub. Bird then went back to barbwire then proceeded down cow pasture. When I left bird was perched on front tire of a John Deere tractor between the silos and round hay bales not far from road. Bird was feeding constantly and looked very comfortable at this spot. There is a home at this location so please stay on road. I knocked on door to let them know what I was doing but no one was home. Say's Phoebe https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/15828104740/in/photostream/ Bird on my friends, bird on!! Larry Gridley ALbany, Ga. Dougherty County You must be a subscriber to post to GABO-L. Instructions for subscribing (and the guidelines) are found here: http://www.gos.org/gabo.html. Please read the guidelines before posting. Send regular postings to gabo-l AT listserv.uga.edu To search GABO-L archives or manage your subscription, go to http://www.listserv.uga.edu/archives/gabo-l.html To contact a listowner, send message to GABO-L-request AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU You must be a subscriber to post to GABO-L. Instructions for subscribing (and the guidelines) are found here: http://www.gos.org/gabo.html. Please read the guidelines before posting. Send regular postings to gabo-l AT listserv.uga.edu To search GABO-L archives or manage your subscription, go to http://www.listserv.uga.edu/archives/gabo-l.html To contact a listowner, send message to GABO-L-request AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU You must be a subscriber to post to GABO-L. Instructions for subscribing (and the guidelines) are found here: http://www.gos.org/gabo.html.  Please read the guidelines before posting. Send regular postings to gabo-l AT listserv.uga.edu To search GABO-L archives or manage your subscription, go to http://www.listserv.uga.edu/archives/gabo-l.html To contact a listowner, send message to GABO-L-request AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Burke County Geese and Swans
From: Lois Stacey <croakie AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:21:10 -0500
The Tundra Swans and one Snow Goose continue at Turkey Pond along with a lot of 
other waterfowl. The 6 Snow Geese reported by Sam in the Rosier Rd pond were 
there this morning as well. 


Lois Stacey
North Augusta, SC

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Subject: Re: Say's Phoebe in Miller County
From: eelriver05 AT MCHSI.COM
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:43:25 -0600
If anyone desired to go see this Say's Phoebe the GPS coordinates are 
31.157006,-84.587959. 


Larry Gridley
Albany, Ga.
Dougherty County

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Subject: [GABO-L] Say's Phoebe in Miller County

Intitially found by Schaffner on Saturday. I sawy bird yesterday around 4:20 
PM. As I eased up to location bird was 

perched on barbwire right next to road. Bird then caught insect in middle of 
road then perched on top of tall 

shrub along north side of road. Photographed bird perched on shrub. Bird then 
went back to barbwire then 

proceeded down cow pasture. When I left bird was perched on front tire of a 
John Deere tractor between 

the silos and round hay bales not far from road. Bird was feeding constantly 
and looked very comfortable at this spot. 

There is a home at this location so please stay on road. I knocked on door to 
let them know what I was doing but no one was home. 


Say's Phoebe
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/15828104740/in/photostream/

Bird on my friends, bird on!!

Larry Gridley
ALbany, Ga.
Dougherty County

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Subject: Say's Phoebe in Miller County
From: eelriver05 AT MCHSI.COM
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:33:11 -0600
Intitially found by Schaffner on Saturday. I sawy bird yesterday around 4:20 
PM. As I eased up to location bird was 

perched on barbwire right next to road. Bird then caught insect in middle of 
road then perched on top of tall 

shrub along north side of road. Photographed bird perched on shrub. Bird then 
went back to barbwire then 

proceeded down cow pasture. When I left bird was perched on front tire of a 
John Deere tractor between 

the silos and round hay bales not far from road. Bird was feeding constantly 
and looked very comfortable at this spot. 

There is a home at this location so please stay on road. I knocked on door to 
let them know what I was doing but no one was home. 


Say's Phoebe
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/15828104740/in/photostream/

Bird on my friends, bird on!!

Larry Gridley
ALbany, Ga.
Dougherty County

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Subject: White Geese at Mansfield Rd Pond in Bartow County
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:09:10 -0500
Hoping to find something different amid the 100+ Canada Geese feeding on the
western edge of the larger pond seen from Mansfield Rd in Bartow County (all
on private property but viewable from Mansfield Rd), I eventually saw 4-5
white geese feeding downhill and mostly out of sight. Occasionally I'd see a
head or two pop into the open but only for a brief moment. One head gave the
impression of SNOW GOOSE and another gave the vague impression of a smaller,
more petite shape overall. So I stuck it out until eventually several of the
white geese moved into an open area. One was obviously a SNGO with a long
flexing neck and large orange bill. I could also see a significant amount of
black across the folded wing. Eventually a smaller white goose popped into
view near the SNGO, showing a short stout neck and petite more pinkish bill
with very little if any of its black wingtips showing. The smaller size and
overall petite shape was obvious compared to the SNGO. Due to strong
sunlight, I didn't attempt photos but felt confident that this one was a
ROSS'S GOOSE and notified a few folks who were looking for such. I don't
think anyone got documentary photos but a few of us were confident that at
least one of the 4-5 white geese was a Ross's. Hopefully they'll stick
around and someone can get close enough for decent photos. 

 

Patty McLean

Tucker GA



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Subject: Update on Cherokee co. birds including continuing Greater Scaups at Bradshaw Lake
From: Rich Hull <haharich15 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 15:05:16 -0500
Hi All, 
 The flock of Scaups on Bradshaw Lake in Cherokee Co. has increased to 19. 
There are at least 3 Greater Scaups and 6 Lesser Scaups, but the rest I am not 
quite sure about. They have now been at that location for two weeks. Here is 
the complete list of species that I saw and heard at Bradshaw Lake and another 
lake which is behind the neighborhood's clubhouse (for more detail go to my 
eBird checklist at: .) 

1. Canada Geese 8
2. Mallard 23
3. Greater Scaup 3
4. Lesser Scaup 6
Greater/Lesser Scaup 10
5. Great Blue Heron 1
6. Black Vulture 1 
7. Turkey Vulture 1
8. Red-tailed Hawk 1
9. Red-shouldered Hawk 1 
10. Belted Kingfisher 3 
11. Mourning Dove 1 
12. Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
13. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 
14. Eastern Phoebe 1 
15. Blue Jay 4
16. American Crow 3
17. Carolina Chickadee 6
18. Tufted Titmouse 1 
19. Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 
20. Golden-crowned Kinglet 2 
21. Carolina Wren 1 
22. Northern Mockingbird 1 
23. Eastern Towhee 1 
24. Song Sparrow 1 
25. Swamp Sparrow 1 
26. White-throated Sparrow 1 
27. Northern Cardinal 1 

 Secondly, as many of you know, there is a park called JJ Biello Pk in Cherokee 
co. This park is one of the county's best birding spots and has recently been 
made a hotspot on eBird. I would appreciate it if those of you who have 
submitted checklists for this location on eBird in the past would transfer the 
checklist from your own spot you created when you submitted the checklist to 
the new hotspot. This makes it easier to track what species have been seen at 
this location and benefits birders who may look into going to JJ Biello Pk to 
look for specific species. If everyone who has submitted checklists at this 
location transfers their checklists to the new hotspot, I think that the total 
number of species seen at this location would number around 120 species. Feel 
free to contact me if you have any questions. 


Thank you and good birding, 
Rich Hull
Cherokee County, GA
haharich15 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Rosier Road SNGO
From: Sam Murray <sam.murray27 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:57:14 -0500
6 birds in Rosier Rd pond

Sam Murray
Richmond Co
Augusta, GA


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Subject: Burke County news
From: Pierre Howard <h_pierre AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:58:58 -0500
To GABO:
Jack and Karen Cox of Waynesboro welcomed us last year when a 
White-winged Crossbill came to their feeders.
During the time when the crossbill was making its appearances, and since 
then, many of us have gotten to know Karen, either personally or through 
her posts. I thought that you would like
to know that Jack was sworn in as Judge of the State Court of Burke 
County on Friday in the governor's office. He is a beloved
figure in Burke County, and he will be a great judge. It is good for us 
birders to have friends in high places! Congratulations to Karen and Jack!
We look forward to the next rare bird showing up in their yard.
Best,
Pierre Howard
Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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Subject: Medlock Park (International Community School), Decatur
From: Drew Whitelegg <drewwhitelegg1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:22:20 -0500
At International Community School (ICS) - (the old Medlock Elemenatary) - just 
up road from Clyde Shepherd. Our fifth-grade bird club this morning noted (in 
30 minutes): 


20+ Chipping Sparrow
30+ Cedar Waxwing
30+ Grackle
10+ Robins
6 House Finch
2 Eastern Bluebirds (SO blue in the morning light that from rear both myself 
and another adult birder thought they were Indigo Buntings for a second) 

1 Song Sparrow
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Dark-Eyed Junco (never seen one at this location before)

Very active morning.

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Subject: Two Ash-throated Flycatchers on Kimbrell Rd, Miller County
From: eelriver05 AT MCHSI.COM
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:23:42 -0600
Melvin Dees and I observed two Ash-throated Flycatchers at same time along 
Kimbrell Rd today. 

Same area where single bird has been located. One was in tree on west side of 
road and 

one was post directly across on east side of road. Then one chased the other 
through the trees. 

One bird was constantly vocalizing.
Later observed one eating berries in a tree not far from creek. Have photos.

Larry Gridley
Albany, Ga.
Dougherty County

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Subject: Grackles, cedar waxwings, robins
From: Susan Loeb <shloeb AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:12:46 -0500
We have been inundated with these birds the last few days. Grackles everywhere! 
They want food and water but the cedar waxwings are drinking us dry! The robins 
drink and try to bully everyone else. Our little hermit thrush isn't 
intimidated but the other songbirds hang back some. Never had grackles before. 
Right here in Buckhead, near Phipps mall. 


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Subject: Tundra Swans Relocated - Turkey Pond, Burke County - 12/12/2014
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:47:09 -0500
Hi All,

Jim Hanna called earlier today to request a post that he and Krista Gridley, 
both down from Athens, had relocated the 8 Tundra Swans at Turkey (Magruder) 
Pond in Burke County this morning! 


For more details on location, videos of the birds, etc., please see my 12/6 
GABO-L post located at: 

https://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1412&L=GABO-L&P=11364

Good Birding All!

Mark

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

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Subject: Another caution about Turkey Pond in Burke County
From: Helen Aikman <hhaikman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:28:08 -0500
Hi, all. My partner and I have been birding at Turkey Pond on a weekly 
basis for the past year, and there's more to watch out for out there 
than fire ants and duck hunters!  Recently we were shocked by a 3.5 foot 
alligator rolling into the water a few feet from us as we stood at the 
edge of the pond.  If you pay attention to the sandy road, you'll find 
all manner of tracks - including bear and bobcat. And of course, feral 
dogs are an issue everywhere in rural Georgia. So take care out there, 
especially if you're bringing the kids! Good birding!  Helen
-- 

*Helen Aikman | P.O. Box 403 | 703 Mulberry Street | Louisville, Georgia 
30434 | 478.206.5081 | **New email address -- hhaikman AT gmail.com*

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Subject: Fire ant warning for tundra swan seekers
From: Jack & Karen <coxfam3 AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:39:42 -0500
Just thought I'd let people know to watch out for fire ants if you're looking 
for the tundra swan. When we went yesterday  (12/11) we noticed numerous 
active mounds. They're easy to miss now that the thick grass is dry and the 
same color as the mounds.  


Our family had the fun of running into Patty McLean while we were there. She 
very kindly invited the children to look into her scope at their level and she 
taught them some about ducks. Thanks, Patty! That made our field trip even 
better.  



Karen Cox 
Burke County 


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Subject: Roswell CBC River Area 3 by Canoe, Bird Leader Needed Dec 15th?
From: Donald Ware <donware AT PARKSPRINGS.NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:25:15 -0500
 I have designed the new Roswell CBC, Monday Dec 15th, with three areas in the 
Chattahoochee River. I am seeking from Nature Center a River Guide to move a 
good birder to all of the backwaters of the lake above Morgan Falls Dam in 
Sandy Springs, but I need a volunteer to count the birds there. Can anyone near 
Atlanta help? 

    Don Ware, 678-684-3932

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Subject: Turkey Pond
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:48:37 -0500
Folks will probably be interested to know that this pond is hunted. I suspect 
this may impact the number of birds over the weekend but time will tell. There 
are at least 3 blinds on the lake. (Steve, just want folks to be prepared, use 
caution if they go Sat or Sun - and refrain from disturbing the hunters if 
present. The land manager has been very accommodating to birders and we 
probably want to keep this arrangement.) 


Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Subject: Winter Birds Fannin Cty., Siskins, RB Nuthatch
From: joe AT BETTERBIRDWATCHING.COM
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:47:23 -0700
Over the past month or so still seeing and hearing some good size flocks
(20+) of Pine Siskins on a regular basis but still really none at
feeders, a couple visits to moving water feature only. Occasionally a 
female Red-breasted Nuthatch makes a brief appearance at the water
feature. A Hermit Thrush makes regular visits to water feature and a
Winter Wren milling around the feeder area yesterday was a highlight.
The numbers of juncos and White-throated Sparrows have swelled some over
the past week or so. Also a couple sightings of a small flock of Wood
Ducks at a neighbor's small pond.
 
Joe LaFleur
Mineral Bluff, Fannin Cty.
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Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow, Berrien County, 10 Dec 2014
From: Vanessa Lane <sales AT GECKOLAIR.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:24:51 -0500
Yesterday I had the pleasure of getting a preliminary tour of the 
Gaskins Forest Education Center in Alapaha, Georgia. The grand opening 
to this location will be held sometime in April, but if anyone would 
like to bird this area in the meantime, please contact me and I can make 
arrangements with the landowners. It is easily some of the best birding 
this county has to offer, with a wide variety of habitat types including 
cypress ponds, upland pines, hardwood draws, and numerous 
fire-maintained stands. I was hoping for a B AT chman's sparrow, but failed 
to detect one on this trip. If you need to beef up your Berrien County 
list, this is the place to do it.

The highlight of the birding trip were two LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, seen a 
half-hour an approximately a half-mile apart from each other. 
Unfortunately no photos, as the birds teed up just long enough for a 
positive ID in an amongst the throngs of white-throated sparrows. We 
also spotted PURPLE FINCH and heard a lone PINE SISKIN. Very nice to see 
LISPs again after my recent exodus from North Dakota.

~Vanessa Lane
Tifton, GA

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Subject: Souther Arizona Birding and Lodging
From: Ted Antal <000001fccb3a2ad0-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:52:33 -0500
Good morning All,

My wife and I would like to take a trip to southern Arizona n January. Does 
anyone have recommendations for good birding and lodging? 


Thanks

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Subject: Request for noteworthy bird sightings for Fall 2014 From The Field/North American Birds
From: Richard Hall <dr.richard.hall AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:01:54 -0500
Hi everyone,

please send me your noteworthy Georgia bird sightings (rare birds, high
counts, early or late dates for a species in the region) for inclusion in
the Oriole's "From The Field" and NAB's South Atlantic sub-regional report,
for sightings made between 1 Aug and 30 Nov 2014. I would also be happy to
receive decent photos of Georgia rarities (listed at
http://www.gos.org/checklists/reportables.html) photographed during this
period.

If you already entered your sightings into eBird, you do NOT have to email
me separately, unless you think it's something I could easily miss while
I'm looking through the database (e.g. a suspected inland high count or
Piedmont early/late date).

Finally, only records of state rarities that are written up for the Georgia
Checklists and Records Committee will make the final report, so if you were
the lucky observer of one of these species, and you don't see a report
submitted here (http://www.gos.org/checklists/gcrc-activity.html#received),
please consider writing it up.

Thanks, and good birding!
Richard Hall
Athens GA

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Odum School of Ecology and Department of Infectious Diseases
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2202, USA
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Subject: Re: Saw-whet 2014 season in review
From: world oceans <world.oceans7 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:59:35 -0500
Thanks to you and all the volunteers for your dedication and persistence.
Negative data are crucially important to science! As a passionate owl lover
over many years, I know how frustrating and demanding your task can be.
Nice job!

James Gibson
Clayton Co.
On Dec 11, 2014 2:40 PM, "Charlie Muise"  wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> I've decided to wrap up owl netting for this season.  I opened around
> November 1 and tried nearly every night through December 8.  Nets were open
> 4 hours most nights, but were open dusk-until-dawn at least 15 nights,
> thanks in part to a bunch of wonderful volunteers.
>
> Alas, despite all this effort, we only caught one Saw-whet, way back on
> November 7.
>
> Overall, the season started out looking good, with far northern (mostly
> Canadian) stations reporting high numbers.  A spate of bad weather closed a
> lot of stations for 6-10 days, and when they opened, it was like the
> migration was over.  The NY/NE stations had decent years, but Pennsylvania
> on south had low years.  Folks in VA had a very low year.
>
> It would appear that this species just did not make a real southward push
> this year.
>
> However, it is nice to note that I've now documented the species in my yard
> every year since I moved here.
>
> While none of the birds I've banded have yet been caught by anyone else, so
> far I've caught 4 previously banded birds - 2 from Virginia, and 1 each
> from PA, NY and Ont.
>
> Cheers,
> Charlie Muise
> Lamar County, GA
>
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Subject: Saw-whet 2014 season in review
From: Charlie Muise <charliemuise AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:40:41 -0500
Hi folks,

I've decided to wrap up owl netting for this season.  I opened around
November 1 and tried nearly every night through December 8.  Nets were open
4 hours most nights, but were open dusk-until-dawn at least 15 nights,
thanks in part to a bunch of wonderful volunteers.

Alas, despite all this effort, we only caught one Saw-whet, way back on
November 7.

Overall, the season started out looking good, with far northern (mostly
Canadian) stations reporting high numbers.  A spate of bad weather closed a
lot of stations for 6-10 days, and when they opened, it was like the
migration was over.  The NY/NE stations had decent years, but Pennsylvania
on south had low years.  Folks in VA had a very low year.

It would appear that this species just did not make a real southward push
this year.

However, it is nice to note that I've now documented the species in my yard
every year since I moved here.

While none of the birds I've banded have yet been caught by anyone else, so
far I've caught 4 previously banded birds - 2 from Virginia, and 1 each
from PA, NY and Ont.

Cheers,
Charlie Muise
Lamar County, GA


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Subject: Tundra Swans Continue Today
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:30:05 -0500
The eight TUSWs plus a Snow Goose and a young Bald Eagle continue this morning 
on Turkey Pond in Burke County.  


Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Subject: Tundra Swans in Burke County
From: Herbert Fechter <HFechter AT EYEGUYS.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:14:07 +0000
 The eight Tundra Swans found by Helen Aikman at Turkey (Magruder) Pond in 
Burke County (32.9217292,-82.24739) were still present on Wednesday afternoon 
from 4-5:30PM 


Herb Fechter
Augusta, Georgia

On Dec 9, 2014, at 6:41 PM, Liam Wolff wrote:

> The 8 Tundra Swans found by Helen Aikman at Turkey (Magruder) Pond in Burke 
County (32.9217292,-82.24739) are continuing today in the far right of the 
pond. 

> This location is about 1 hr south of Augusta.
> eBird checklist with pics: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20844039 There are tons of other 
waterfowl on the pond - mainly coot and Bufflehead, but Canvasback, Redhead, 
Ring-necked Duck and others also. Scope is necessary to see the birds in the 
far back of the pond. 

> Good birding!
> Liam WolffRichmond County, Georgia
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Subject: Odd Warbler photo from Spring 2014
From: Richard Williams <cre8foru2011 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:26:05 -0500
I was looking through some of my photos from the past year when I noticed
this one taken back in May at Henderson Park. I looked at it closely and
something just did not look right. Then I looked at other Black-throated
Green Warblers and I figured it out. They all have black beaks and feet, or
at least very dark colored ones. Even the yellow in this bird's head is
brighter. I sent the photo to Nathan Farnau and he thinks it's probably a
form of Xanthochroism. Anyway I have not been able to find a photo of
another Black-throated Green with a beak and feet of this color and thought
you all might want to see it.

Just posted the photo today. It was taken May 4th.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/42272247 AT N07/

Rich Williams
Atlanta ga


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Subject: Ruddy Ducks at Murphey Candler Park, DeKalb County
From: ldtp <ldtp AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:25:42 -0800
Two Ruddy Ducks towards the middle of the lake at Murphey Candler Park (DeKalb 
County) this morning, December 10. Also three Pied-billed Grebes and a Belted 
Kingfisher. 


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

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Subject: Tundra Swans in Burke County
From: Liam Wolff <0000018bba98c267-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 23:41:33 +0000
The 8 Tundra Swans found by Helen Aikman at Turkey (Magruder) Pond in Burke 
County (32.9217292,-82.24739) are continuing today in the far right of the 
pond. 

This location is about 1 hr south of Augusta.
eBird checklist with 
pics: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20844039 There are tons of 
other waterfowl on the pond - mainly coot and Bufflehead, but Canvasback, 
Redhead, Ring-necked Duck and others also. Scope is necessary to see the birds 
in the far back of the pond. 

Good birding!
Liam WolffRichmond County, Georgia

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Subject: Shrikes, Kestrel, Meadowlarks - Nash Farm (Henry); Ducks & Egret - Huie Ponds (Clayton)
From: ldtp <ldtp AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 14:07:48 -0800
Mary Kimberly and I birded the Huie Ponds (Clayton County) and Nash Farm (Henry 
County) on December 3. (Sorry for the late post.) Lists below, thanks to Mary. 


Waterfowl
 numbers at Huie weren't dramatic, but there was a nice assortment, including 
five Northern Pintails, three Redheads, four American Coots, five Pied-billed 
Grebes, and plentiful Ring-necked Ducks, Green-winged Teal, and Hooded 
Mergansers. Other highlights: a Great Egret, three Double-crested Cormorants, 
two Great Blue Herons, a Kingfisher, six Savannah Sparrows, and a Northern 
Flicker. 


At Nash, highlights were two Loggerhead Shrikes, an American Kestrel, four 
Eastern Meadowlarks, two Belted Kingfishers, a Bufflehead, a fairly close view 
of a perched Black Vulture, and a big flock of Red-winged Blackbirds. 



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

==


Huie Ponds, Clayton County
December 3, 2014
9:05 AM - 10:39 AM
Warmer than average temps; partially overcast.
28 species

Canada Goose  66
Mallard  42
Northern Pintail  5
Green-winged Teal  62
Redhead  3
Ring-necked
 Duck  57
Hooded Merganser  13
Pied-billed Grebe  5
Double-crested
 Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
American Coot  4
Killdeer  1
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  3
Carolina Wren  2
Eastern Bluebird  3
Northern Mockingbird  9
European
 Starling  2
Eastern Towhee  2
Savannah Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  1

Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  2 


==

Nash Farm, Henry County
December 3, 2014
10:50 AM - 11:39 AM
Warmer than average temps; partially overcast.
13 species

Bufflehead  1
Black Vulture  3
Belted Kingfisher  2
American Kestrel  1
Loggerhead Shrike  2  
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  8
American Robin  22
Northern Mockingbird  4
European
 Starling  50
Savannah Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  210
Eastern Meadowlark  4

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Subject: AAS Field Trips this week
From: Mary Kimberly <mmkimberly1954 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 13:04:37 -0500
Greetings, Georgia Birders

The Atlanta Audubon Society has a couple of field trips scheduled for this
week.

Liz Hornsby and I will lead a walk at Murphey Candler Park (DeKalb County)
tomorrow, Wednesday, December 10 at 8:30 AM.

Phil Delestrez will lead a walk at Panola Mountain State Park (Rockdale
County) on Saturday, December 13 at 8:00 AM.

For details and directions to these and other AAS field trips, please visit
our website at http://www.atlantaaudubon.org/field-trips.

Bird on!
-- 
Mary Kimberly
Field Trip Director
Atlanta Audubon Society


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Subject: Re: A note about Whooping Cranes
From: Ginny Wood <ginnywood AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:09:39 -0800
Thank you for this post. 


It is all too often the last few years that I see more and more fellow 
birders harassing birds (using powerful strobe flashes, playing bird 
songs to locate/attract birds, getting way too close, running back and 
forth yelling 'there it is!' and the like), trespassing on private 
property, and generally flouting the ABA ethics code just to get one 
more tick on their life list or a better photo than the next guy. It's 
always dangerous for the birds, but a life or death matter for these 
cranes.


 
Ginny Wood
Marietta (Cobb County) GA


Volunteer for Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness at
http://www.raogk.org/


On Monday, December 8, 2014 1:44 PM, Stephen Holzman  
wrote: 

 

>
>
>This email is in response to a request from someone that has heard
>about people approaching cranes too closely in Georgia.
>
>
>Should you be lucky enough to encounter whooping cranes in Georgia the
>Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership has some guidelines to protect
>these birds.
>
>"WCEP asks anyone who encounters a whooping crane in the wild to
>please give them the respect and distance they need. Do not approach
>birds on foot within 200 yards; remain in your vehicle; do not
>approach in a vehicle any closer than 100 yards. Also, please remain
>concealed and do not speak loudly enough that the birds can hear you.
>Finally, do not trespass on private property in an attempt to view or
>photograph whooping cranes."
>
>Very expensive measure have been undertaken to bring back these birds
>from the brink.  Extra precautions should be taken to assure they are
>not harmed.  Do you want to be the one that flushes one into an
>overhead powerline just to get a beautiful photograph? Do you want to
>be the one whose eBird report or GABO-L post falls into the hands of
>someone that just wants to kill one for spite?  Too, too many have
>been shot in the East.
>
>If you see someone violating these guidelines, take them aside and
>explain why it's important for them to keep their distance.
>
>Do not report the sighting until the birds have moved on and are not
>resighted for a week or so.  There is  a form to securing submit your
>sighting to the folks that are keeping tabs on the birds.
>http://www.fws.gov/midwest/whoopingcrane/sightings/sightingform.cfm
>
>Thanks for your consideration
>Steve Holzman, President
>Georgia Ornithological Society
>
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Subject: Re: A note about Whooping Cranes
From: Marion Dobbs <catbird500 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 16:02:09 -0500
I strongly second Steve's post. Far too much has been invested in reintroducing 
this species to its historical eastern flyway after its extinction here for the 
actions of thoughtless or malicious people to be the cause of further harm. If 
you are lucky enough to see these birds, please report them to FWS using the 
link in Steve's message, stay the heck away from them, and be grateful to have 
caught a glimpse. 


I was extremely lucky to see three of them a couple of years ago and did not 
report them publicly for months. In that same year a local newspaper covered a 
report of Whooping Cranes not far from here and, shortly after, two of them 
were shot and killed no doubt by scofflaws who took delight in thumbing their 
noses at "authority." Two other cranes met the same fate in south Georgia. It 
is painful to think about how many dollars, man hours, and blood, sweat, and 
tears went into bringing each of those birds that far along the path to 
building a viable population in the east. 


There's some good general information about Whooping Cranes on the 
International Crane Foundation's website, including a table of historic crane 
numbers from 1938 through 2012, with a low of 21, yes 21, in the wild in 1944 
to some 437 as of the last reported count. These are the only wild Whooping 
Cranes in the world. 


https://www.savingcranes.org/whooping-crane.html

You can follow the travels and travails of each year's class of Whoopers from 
egg to first flight behind the ultralights and beyond, and also donate to this 
worthwhile effort at the following site: 


http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/

Among other information, there is notification of possible opportunities to see 
the birds in flight at a safe distance as they take off from a stopover 
location. It's an emotional experience to witness, and hear, six or eight or 
ten of these magnificent creatures take off behind a flying tricycle with a big 
ghost at the controls. 



Marion Dobbs
Rome (Floyd Co.) GA
http://www.mamomi.net
http://www.mariondobbs.net

"I've won at every level except college and pro."_Shaquille O'Neal


On Dec 8, 2014, at 1:43 PM, Stephen Holzman  wrote:

> This email is in response to a request from someone that has heard
> about people approaching cranes too closely in Georgia.
> 
> 
> Should you be lucky enough to encounter whooping cranes in Georgia the
> Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership has some guidelines to protect
> these birds.
> 
> "WCEP asks anyone who encounters a whooping crane in the wild to
> please give them the respect and distance they need. Do not approach
> birds on foot within 200 yards; remain in your vehicle; do not
> approach in a vehicle any closer than 100 yards. Also, please remain
> concealed and do not speak loudly enough that the birds can hear you.
> Finally, do not trespass on private property in an attempt to view or
> photograph whooping cranes."
> 
> Very expensive measure have been undertaken to bring back these birds
> from the brink.  Extra precautions should be taken to assure they are
> not harmed.  Do you want to be the one that flushes one into an
> overhead powerline just to get a beautiful photograph? Do you want to
> be the one whose eBird report or GABO-L post falls into the hands of
> someone that just wants to kill one for spite?  Too, too many have
> been shot in the East.
> 
> If you see someone violating these guidelines, take them aside and
> explain why it's important for them to keep their distance.
> 
> Do not report the sighting until the birds have moved on and are not
> resighted for a week or so.  There is  a form to securing submit your
> sighting to the folks that are keeping tabs on the birds.
> http://www.fws.gov/midwest/whoopingcrane/sightings/sightingform.cfm
> 
> Thanks for your consideration
> Steve Holzman, President
> Georgia Ornithological Society
> 
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Subject: Huie, Clayton Co., 12/8/14
From: Carol Lambert <carol.lambert AT CCWA.US>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 20:41:11 +0000
Had good looks at what appears to be a 1st yr. juv. Bald Eagle on the Blalock 
Reservoir this morning, perched near parking lot 


Huie ponds 2pm: saw no Canvasbacks or Redheads today, but more N. Pintails than 
previously 

Pied-billed Grebe-4
Dbl-crested Cormorant-6
Mallard
N. Shoveler-14
N. Pintail- 7 (4m. 3 fem.)
Green-winged Teal-50 approx
Ring-necked Duck-85 approx
Hooded Merganser-7
Am. Coot-5
Wilson's Snipe-1

The Blalock and Shamrock reservoirs are closed for the winter season to the 
general fishing public. However, a pass for "wildlife observation" on weekdays 
only during the months of Nov through February is available for sale at the 
Newman Wetlands Center only. A season vehicle pass is $25 and a day pass is $5. 
If interested, let me know by email and I'll send you the information. 


Carol Lambert
Senior Conservationist
Clayton County Water Authority / Newman Wetlands Center
2755 Freeman Road, Hampton, GA 30228
770.603.5603 office / 770.603.5602 fax / 678.758.4551 cell
carol.lambert AT ccwa.us



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Subject: Red-necked Grebe & a few ducks @ West Point Dam - 12/8
From: Walt Chambers <chambersw AT LIVE.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:22:51 -0500
Hit WP Dam about 10:30 this morning. Stopped at the Shaefer Heard day use area 
near the Hwy 219 entrance. The Red-necked Grebe was in with a raft of Horned 
Grebes a couple of hundred yards out form the point near the covered picnic 
table. Mason Jarrett joined me later and were still watching the bird off the 
point at 12:30. Also on the lake was a decent raft of 10 Gadwall, 70+ 
Red-breasted Mergansers, 60 Redhead, and 20 Lesser Scaup. Not much in the way 
of gulls today… 

Walt ChambersColumbus 		 	   		  

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Subject: A note about Whooping Cranes
From: Stephen Holzman <steveholzman2 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:43:05 -0500
This email is in response to a request from someone that has heard
about people approaching cranes too closely in Georgia.


Should you be lucky enough to encounter whooping cranes in Georgia the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership has some guidelines to protect
these birds.

"WCEP asks anyone who encounters a whooping crane in the wild to
please give them the respect and distance they need. Do not approach
birds on foot within 200 yards; remain in your vehicle; do not
approach in a vehicle any closer than 100 yards. Also, please remain
concealed and do not speak loudly enough that the birds can hear you.
Finally, do not trespass on private property in an attempt to view or
photograph whooping cranes."

Very expensive measure have been undertaken to bring back these birds
from the brink.  Extra precautions should be taken to assure they are
not harmed.  Do you want to be the one that flushes one into an
overhead powerline just to get a beautiful photograph? Do you want to
be the one whose eBird report or GABO-L post falls into the hands of
someone that just wants to kill one for spite?  Too, too many have
been shot in the East.

If you see someone violating these guidelines, take them aside and
explain why it's important for them to keep their distance.

Do not report the sighting until the birds have moved on and are not
resighted for a week or so.  There is  a form to securing submit your
sighting to the folks that are keeping tabs on the birds.
http://www.fws.gov/midwest/whoopingcrane/sightings/sightingform.cfm

Thanks for your consideration
Steve Holzman, President
Georgia Ornithological Society

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Subject: AAS Walk, Piedmont Park
From: Jason Ward <0000007673135945-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 07:05:13 -0800
Good morning all! 13 birders joined me yesterday at Atlanta Audubon's monthly 
walk at Piedmont Park! Despite the walk being postponed one day due to 
inclement weather on Saturday, the turnout was great! And the birds did not 
disappoint! We totaled 42 species on Sunday, highlights included a mixed flock 
consisting of several PINE SISKINS! Full list available below! Special shout 
out to Tom Painting and the kids from the Paideia school who showed up, it was 
great having you all there! 




Piedmont Park, Fulton, US-GA
Dec 7, 2014 8:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Submitted from BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6
42 species

Canada Goose 10
Mallard 12
Great Blue Heron 2
Cooper's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 15
Mourning Dove 4
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 5
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Brown-headed Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 12
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 20
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 8
European Starling 25
Cedar Waxwing 20
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
Eastern Towhee 5
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 16
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 8
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 10
Northern Cardinal 8
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 14
Pine Siskin 4
American Goldfinch 18

View this checklist online 
athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20827614 

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org

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Subject: Pine siskins - Cherokee Co.
From: Vicki Deloach <000000704f96edde-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 10:12:20 -0500
 There are PINE SISKINS on our feeders with house finches & goldfinches. And 
they've already gotten the goldfinches in fighting mode. 


Butterfly update: for those who are already missing butterflies, you should 
high-tail it down to Callaway Gardens where we found two sulphur species 
flying. And I delivered some Monarch chrysalises that I had raised to the 
Butterfly House - who kindly took them in. So if anyone sees Monarchs down 
there this winter - pls shoot me a note! 


Vicki DeLoach
Bradshaw Farm/Cherokee Co. GA



 





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Subject: South Georgia Birds
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 09:09:55 -0500
Hello All. With plans to join a few other birders at the Bradley Unit of 
Eufaula NWR in Stewart County on Sunday for a sparrow hunt, Shannon Fair and I 
made a Big South Georgia Loop in advance of the sparrow outing.  


On Friday, we relocated the VERMILION FLYCATCHER in Echols County (where we 
enjoyed a brief chat with John and Kate Swiderski), the ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER 
in Miller County, and missed on the Cinnamon Teal in Baker County (even after 
several stops with the caveat that you just have to be there when he's there or 
in the open - which we apparently weren't).  


On Saturday, we checked the reservoir and dam at Walter F George in Clay County 
multiple times, with the darker (and seemingly larger) DCCOs giving us a few 
fleeting moments of excitement but no Great Cormorant. However, we enjoyed a 
few COMMON GOLDEN-EYEs and several REDHEADs on the lake as well as an immature 
SURF SCOTER (seen from Bagby SP Beach/Picnic area). There was one female 
CANVASBACK seen in a flyby and later we found a solo LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL 
in a never-ending flotilla of Ring-bills and several Herring Gulls. Also BALD 
EAGLEs were present near the dam, with a pair building a nest along Hwy 39 that 
the locals are quite excited about. 


Sunday's search for the Le Conte's Sparrow at the Bradley Unit was fun but we 
didn't find our target. The winds kept most of the sparrows down, with even the 
usually plentiful Savannahs not showing themselves much. The weeds, thick 
BRIARS and deep ruts made navigation through the specific cell quite difficult. 
All we can say is CONGRATULATIONS to those who went earlier this Fall and saw 
this sweet little bird. Ducks were numerous and nervously flying about, and we 
enjoyed the sights and sounds of SANDHILL CRANEs flying over, along with a few 
cute SEDGE WRENs protesting our presence in the cell. One Barn Owl flew out of 
sight before everyone saw it, and it's great to know the silos have long given 
this species such a reliable home. 


A big 'SHOUT OUT' to those who recently found these super Georgia rarities 
(Wayne Schaffner, Larry Gridley and Ken Blankenship) and reported them through 
GABO or eBird in time for many others to have a chance to enjoy them too! It's 
certainly much appreciated. 


Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Subject: Ross'-Snow Goose over Phinizy Swamp (UNCLASSIFIED)
From: "Haskell, Eric C SAS" <Eric.C.Haskell AT USACE.ARMY.MIL>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:53:43 +0000
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

I saw & took a poor photo of a Ross/Snow Goose flying with Canada Geese over 
River Scar Deck trail at Phinizy Swamp toward the Savannah River on Sat 
morning, Dec 6. Distinguished overall white color, black outer primaries, beak 
NOT orange/yellow, and slightly smaller than accompanying Canadas. 


The female Canvasback and 2 male Redheads were in the Equalization Pond among 
Ring-necks, but no sign of the Black Duck which had been present last month. 


Eric Haskell
Environmental Compliance Coordinator
J Strom Thurmond Project
384 Power Plant Rd.
Clarks Hill, SC 29821
tel: 864-333-1171



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Subject: Carter's Lake Christmas Bird Count
From: Joshua Spence <spencejoshua AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 22:56:41 -0500
Counting season begins this coming Sunday!!! What a fun way to spend some of 
the holiday season while collecting data that will be used to help wild bird 
populations. I hope everyone gets a chance to get involved in one of the many 
counts that will be conducted around the state. 


I do want to extend an invitation for the Carter's Lake CBC that is still 
approximately three weeks away, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015. There's still room to 
get on board for this the eighth year for our count. No matter what your 
preferred counting method is, we can accommodate. Bring a bike, a kayak, hiking 
shoes, or even a hammock! There are a lot of opportunities to cover some nice 
northwest Georgia sites. As always, I am excited to see what surprises the day 
has in store. If you're interested in participating, please send me a message 
and I'll get you signed up! 



Thanks,

Joshua Spence,
Murray County

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Subject: Huie Ponds - and poss. Golden Eagle?
From: Drew Whitelegg <drewwhitelegg1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 14:50:10 -0500
Hallo all,
I joined this listserv over Thanksgiving.
Visited Huie Ponds this morning - there was the usual collection of Hooded 
Mergansers, Green-Winged Teals, Ring-Neckeds. Several cormorants, at least 5 
Northern Pintails, 4 Redheads, 4 Shovelers (each twice as many as over 
Thanksgiving). One Savannah Sparrow and numerous Song Sparrows. 

Also - large raptor that seriously spooked the south pond as it did a flyover. 
It did a few turns before heading east and continued to soar. Almost completely 
dark apart from a thin whitish V separating primaries and secondaries 
underneath the wing. There was no leading-edge dark patch (i.e. Red Tail - plus 
it just looked too big). Longish tail. By deduction I would suggest possible 
immature Golden Eagle (I know a Golden Eagle was spotted at Panola recently). 
Very bright morning light, so it was silhouetted a lot, though in the distance 
it looked dark brown. Wondered if anyone else had any thoughts or saw anything. 

Drew Whitelegg

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Subject: Ogeechee Audubon Holiday Party on Dec. 9
From: Matt Ryan <dotmat AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 15:18:05 -0500
WETLANDS – JEWELS OF THE LOW COUNTRY – WHY THEY MATTER...

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
OGEECHEE AUDUBON HOLIDAY POTLUCK (6:00 pm) and PROGRAM (7:00 pm)
First Presbyterian Church, 520 E Washington Ave., Savannah

Our speaker will be biologist and coastal ecologist Dr. Charles Belin. Dr. 
Belin recently retired from teaching biology at Armstrong State University in 
Savannah. He had previously worked for the US EPA and Army Corps of Engineers, 
where he had extensive experience protecting and restoring coastal wetlands and 
other ecologically sensitive landscapes. 


Members of the public are welcome to attend our annual Holiday Potluck Dinner 
beginning at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Admission is free, but each attendee is asked to 
bring a dish suitable for sharing with 8 to 10 people. 



Please call Beth Roth at 912-598-1980 to coordinate what food item you’d like 
to bring. Bring your checkbook or some cash, too; annual memberships can be 
renewed at the meeting and Ogeechee Audubon tee shirts and gently used bird 
feeders will be for sale. 


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Subject: Tundra Swans - Turkey Pond, Burke County - 12/6/2014 - Video Post
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 21:48:29 -0500
Hi All,

Nick Sakas and I tried to get out of the Piedmont rains this morning going for 
the 7 Burke County Tundra Swans eBirded by Helen Aikman on 11/29, despite me 
feeling somewhat food poisoned. Sort of remedied up and thinking that the best 
thing to do would be to Get Out There, we made it down to Turkey Pond in Burke 
County and promptly found 8 Tundra Swans, 7 adults and 1 immature bird! What a 
joy observing these birds, the most I have seen in Georgia at one time! 


This is a good-sized pond being about .8 miles long and about .5 miles wide. 
There were maybe 2000 birds on the water, maybe more, mostly American Coots, 
but with a lot of other species variety as well, see the eBird checklist with 
photos and location: 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20812333

I was able to get some video of the birds as well, and a man that worked on the 
property told us that they had been seeing 20 or more of the swans in the past 
week or so on the water there! 


Thanks to Helen for reporting the swans, life birds for Nick!

-----

The handheld phonescoped video clips and still frames of the Tundras are up in 
the cloud at the following folder on my Box site: 


120614 Tundra Swans Turkey Pond Burke County

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. 


-----

Good Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
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Subject: Cinnamon Teal - Hwy 200, Baker County - 12/2/2014 - Video Post
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 21:22:19 -0500
Hi All,

Thanks to Larry Gridley finding the bird on 11/30, and to Trey McCuen letting 
me know that he relocated it on the morning of 12/2, I was able to leave to try 
to relocate it for myself leaving at noon on Tuesday. I arrived at the ponds at 
about 4:10pm on 12/2 and found the teal and was able to observe it for over an 
hour and to get some video of it as well! 


eBird checklist with photos:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20789036

The teal was relocated today (12/6) and eBirded again as well!

-----

The handheld phonescoped video clips and still frames of the teal are up in the 
cloud at the following folder on my Box site: 


120214 Cinnamon Teal Baker County

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. 


-----

Good Birding All!

Mark

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

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Subject: Ross's Goose in Oconee Co.
From: Bill & Condit <blotz AT MINDSPRING.COM>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 12:27:25 -0500
GABO,

 

Jim Hanna called me to report a Ross's Goose in a filed on Colham Ferry Rd.
between Rose Creek Dr. and Greene Ferry Rd. in Oconee Co.  The bird was
first seen about 11:30 AM today.

 

Bill Lotz

Atlanta

Fulton Co.

 

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be
enthusiastic about"

 

Charles Kingsley

 



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Subject: GOS - Raffle - 2 nights for 2 on Little St. Simons
From: Stephen Holzman <steveholzman2 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 19:04:37 -0500
Little St. Simons Island has graciously donated a gift certificate.
The proceeds will benefit Race 4 Birds (http://www.race4birds.org/).

Tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5.  The winner will be drawn at the
winter meeting (where you will also be able to purchase tickets).  If
you'd like to enter, send a check payable to GOS to Steve Holzman, 349
Jefferson Rd, Bishop, GA 30621

The certificate will entitle its bearer to a two-night stay for two on
the private, 10,000 acre barrier island.  The package includes boat
transfers, meals, activities, equipment usage, gratuities, and taxes.

Accommodations are based upon availability.  Not valid for Fridays,
Saturdays, or holidays. Expires: 1/28/2016

For more information about LSSI visit: http://www.littlestsimonsisland.com/

Steve Holzman, President
Georgia Ornithological Society

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Subject: AAS Field Trip schedule changes for this weekend
From: Mary Kimberly <mmkimberly1954 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:31:29 -0500
Greetings, Georgia Birders

Unfortunately, the weather forecast for tomorrow is not good.

The field trip to Dawson County Parks has been CANCELLED.

The field trip to Piedmont Park has been POSTPONED until Sunday, December
7. Meet Jason Ward at 8 AM. For details and directions, please see our
online calendar at http://www.atlantaaudubon.org/.

Bird on!
-- 
Mary Kimberly
Field Trip Director
Atlanta Audubon Society


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Subject: Panola Mountain State Park
From: Teresa Francis <0000027baf9f9bdd-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 21:48:53 +0000
After being rained out at Clyde Shepard Nature Preserve this morning, I made a 
detour to Panola Mountain State Park since it's near my home.  I walked around 
Lower Anderson Lake a couple of times.  These are the things I saw 

1 - Great Blue Heron1 - Belted Kingfisher2 - Mockingbirds7 - Canadian Geese6 - 
American Crows40 - Cedar Waxing10 - Chipping Sparrows2 - Redheads (male and 
female) and maybe 3  

Teresa

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Subject: AAS Walk at Clyde Shepherd, DeKalb County - Winter Wren, Flickers, Rain
From: ldtp <ldtp AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 08:37:14 -0800
Fourteen birders met for an Atlanta Audubon Society walk at Clyde Shepherd 
Nature Preserve in DeKalb County on December 4. Unfortunately, it was heavily 
overcast from the start, and we got rained out after about an hour. So just 21 
species (list below). 


Highlights were a Winter Wren, two Northern Flickers, and a quick flyover by a 
Pileated Woodpecker. 

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

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve - DeKalb County
December 4, 2014 
7:43 AM - 9:14 AM
Moderate temps. Heavily overcast at start; rain later, causing an early end to 
walk. 

Co-led by Mary Kimberly & Liz Hornsby
14 participants
21 species

Mallard  2
Downy Woodpecker  2 
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2 
Pileated Woodpecker  1 
Eastern Phoebe  1 
Blue Jay  2 
American Crow  5 
Carolina Chickadee  4 
Tufted Titmouse  2 
White-breasted Nuthatch  1 
Brown-headed Nuthatch  2 
Winter Wren  1 
Carolina Wren  3 
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1 
Eastern Bluebird  1  (heard only) 
American Robin  1 
Northern Mockingbird  1 
Song Sparrow  3 
White-throated Sparrow  1 (heard only) 
Northern Cardinal  4 

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Subject: Surprise
From: steve livingston <livi4000 AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 05:20:08 -0800
A dark adult snow goose just landed in the pond beside my condo on Wilmington 
Island. It wasn't there long before the hooded mergansers ran it off. There was 
also one wood stork beside the pond this morning. 


Steve Livingston
Wilmington Island

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Subject: blackbirds! Bartow
From: Pam Potter <ppotter AT MINDSPRING.COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 23:03:32 -0500
Today (Wednesday) about 1pm I was filling my feeders when I heard a loud 
hissing noise. Thinking it might be the pool equipment I headed out to see. The 
closer I got I realized it was the sound of hundreds of blackbirds singing. The 
noise came from a field past my property line where I can't see. :( The noise 
went on for about 20 minutes before it faded off in the distance. 


This is the same field where all of those crows swirled up reported 11/14.

Pam Potter
White
Bartow Co

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Subject: AAS Field Trips this week
From: Mary Kimberly <mmkimberly1954 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:02:37 -0500
Greetings, Georgia Birders!

The Atlanta Audubon Society has several field trips on the calendar this
week. So, take a break from the holiday rush and get outside, take a deep
breath, and see what the birds are up to!

Liz Hornsby and I will lead a walk at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve
(DeKalb County) on Thursday, December 4 at 8:00 AM

Jason Ward will lead his monthly walk at Piedmont Park (Fulton County) on
Saturday, December 6 at 8:00 AM.

Georgeann Schmalz will lead a walk at some of the Dawson County Parks on
Saturday, December 6 at 8:00 AM. (This walk was previously scheduled for
the Dawson Forest WMA, but the location has been changed because a hunt is
scheduled for the WMA.)

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

-- 
Mary Kimberly
Field Trip Director
Atlanta Audubon Society


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Subject: GOS Winter Meeting Jan 16-19, 2015
From: Stephen Holzman <steveholzman2 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 08:56:24 -0500
Registration is open.

http://www.gos.org/meetings/2015-winter-announcement.pdf

Join us for field trips (terrestrial and pelagic) and more!

SATURDAY NIGHT’S KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

"Expanding Your Personal Range Map – Exploring the Outer Limits of
Birder Ecology"
by Dr. J. Drew Lanham
Clemson University

FRIDAY NIGHT’S PRESENTATION

"Confronting the Link Between Songbird Predation and Schizophrenia"
by Dr. Judith Milcarsky, DVM
Daytona Beach, Florida


I hope you can make it!

Steve Holzman, President
Georgia Ornithological Society

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Subject: Counties most in need of eBird data for December (& November update)
From: Joel McNeal <joelmcneal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 23:12:32 -0500
It's been over a year since I started sending emails each month
detailing counties for which an arbitrary cutoff of 20 or fewer
species had been reported for that particular month in eBird.  With
159 counties and 12 months, there are a total of 1908 county-months to
cover, and at this point last year 267 county-months- about 14%- had
fewer than 20 species reported to eBird.  Over the past year,
Georgia's birders have managed to boost 146 of those county-months
past 20 species (many of them are well past 20 species!).  There are
now only 121 county-months left- about 6%- which have had fewer than
20 species reported, and only 14 county-months (less than 1%) that
have no data at all.

December has 18 counties that still don't have at least 20 species
reported.  Last December, Georgia birders knocked 19 counties off the
list, so it's conceivable every county in the state could have data
for more than 20 species by the end of this month.  If you're doing a
CBC across the state from where you live or chasing after an
A$h-thr0ated Flycatcher, C;nnam0n Teal, or Verm;l;on Flycatcher, why
not stop at an underbirded county on the way there or back and knock
out a couple checklists?  Maybe you'll find your own rarity in an
underbirded part of the state.  Here are the counties most in need of
more eBird data for December:
Pierce 0
Toombs 1
Wheeler 2
Banks 3
Clinch 3
White 3
Randolph 4
Taylor 4
Treutlen 7
Dodge 11
Benny Hill 12
Miller 12
Wayne 12
Franklin 14
Appling 15
Bacon 16
Coffee 16
Irwin 18

For November 2014, six counties were removed from the <20 club
(numbers in parentheses are the previous species totals from the start
of the month for counties where data was added):
Wilkinson    1
Quitman    7 (6)
Pierce    8
Glascock    9 (4)
Lumpkin    10 (9)
Dooly    12 (11)
Hancock    12
Wayne    12
Taliaferro    14
Toombs    15 (14)
Stephens    16
Wilcox    16 (14)
Webster    19

Lincoln    26 (9)
Talbot    27 (17)
Peach    37 (19)
Crawford    38 (3)
Clinch    62 (19)
Miller    84 (11)

An animated update map of November's progress as well as the animated
map of December's needs updated from last year are available at
https://sites.google.com/site/ebirdga/ .

Good eBirding,

Joel McNeal
Cartersville, Bartow Co., GA
http://www.pbase.com/joelmcneal/birds

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Subject: Central/Eastern GA, 11/30/2014
From: "James F. Flynn Jr." <jim.flynn AT MINDSPRING.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 22:11:54 -0500
Hi, folks, Pat Markey & I birded several counties along the I-16 corridor on
Sunday, starting in Pulaski Co, & ending the day in Evans Co. We had a
pretty decent day, with stops at the Hawkinsville-Pulaski Co. Riverfront
Park, Little Ocmulgee SP (Wheeler/Telfair Cos.), Metter Wastewater Treatment
Pond (Candler Co.), and the Evans Co. PFA, with lots of stops at ponds &
small lakes along the way. We had a few surprises, including a Northern
Parula at the Riverfront Park, a variety of ducks at Little Ocmulgee & a
couple of Soras at the Evans Co. PFA.  Here are the highlights from the day:

American Wigeon: male & female, Little Ocmulgee SP

Northern Shoveler: male & female, Metter WWT, Candler Co.

Green-winged Teal: 1 male, Little Ocmulgee SP

Canvasback: 2 females, Little Ocmulgee SP

Bufflehead: 1 female, Metter WWT

Little Blue Heron: 1 imm, Evans Co. PFA

Bald Eagle: 2 adults, Little Ocmulgee SP; 1 adult, Evans Co. PFA

Sora: 2, Evans Co. PFA

Common Gallinule: 1 imm, Metter WWT

Spotted Sandpiper: 1, Metter WWT

Greater Yellowlegs: 1, Metter WWT

Hairy Woodpecker: 1, Burnt Bridge, Pulaski Co.

Marsh Wren: 1, Metter WWT; 1, Evans Co. PFA

Black-and-white Warbler: 1, Riverfront Park, Pulaski Co.

Northern Parula: 1, Riverfront Park, Pulaski Co.

Take care,


Jim Flynn
Forsyth Co., GA
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Subject: Vermilion Flycatcher Relocated 12-1-14
From: Trey McCuen <eleganttreygon AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 16:21:09 -0500
I am currently looking at the Vermilion Flycatcher that was seen this morning 
at Blackwater Cattle Co. in Echols County. It is an adult male and seems to 
prefer the snags around the pond on the opposite side of the road from the 
operations building on Roy Padgett Road. 


Trey McCuen
Macon, GA

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Subject: ORAS Monthly Meeting - Global Amphibian Declines And Conservation Efforts
From: James Neves <jamesneves AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 13:40:28 -0500
A University of Georgia ecologist will describe the battle to save
imperiled amphibians when the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society holds its next
meeting, at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 4, at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

Scott Connelly, an assistant professor with UGA’s Odum School of Ecology,
will speak on “Disease-Driven Global Amphibian Declines and Conservation
Efforts.” Connelly will focus specifically on Central America, where he has
done much of his teaching and research. He has taught a number of courses
at UGA’s Costa Rica Campus, including tropical field ecology and
conservation biology.

Connelly’s research interests include amphibian population decline, stream
water quality issues in Costa Rica, and captive amphibian husbandry. He
received the School of Ecology’s Outstanding Doctoral Presentation award
before earning his Ph.D. in 2009.

Connelly has served as field technician and supervisor with Zoo Atlanta’s
Amphibian Recovery and Conservation Coalition, worked as a naturalist field
guide at Sandy Creek Nature Center and coordinated the EcoReach
environmental education outreach program in the Clarke County School
District and in Atlanta.

The meeting will be held in the Nature Center’s Education and Visitor
Center, 205 Old Commerce Road off U.S. Highway 441 north of Athens. To
reach the nature center from the Loop 10 bypass, exit at U.S. Highway
441/Commerce
Road and turn north toward Commerce. Go approximately a mile, turn left at
the Sandy Creek Nature Center sign and go to the end of the road. Turn left
at Old Commerce Road; parking for the Education and Visitor Center will be
on the right.

http://www.oconeeriversaudubon.org/node/252

James Neves

Athens, Clarke Co., GA


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Subject: RFI: 11/30 Baker County Cinnamon Teal
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:13:50 -0500
Hi All,

If anyone relocates Larry Gridley's Baker County Cinnamon Teal, this morning, 
today, or this week, please post the sighting to GABO-L and/or eBird, and 
please feel free to email me or to give me a call as well, and all as realtime 
as possible (it's sort of a matter of a nemesis Georgia Cinnamon Teal). 


Larry found and eBirded the bird yesterday, Larry's eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20735077

Good Birding All, and thanks for any help in advance!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
www.neargareport.com
marksmcshane AT gmail.com
404-229-3313

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Subject: Roswell CBC, Monday, Dec 15, Two Sector Leaders Needed
From: Donald Ware <donware AT PARKSPRINGS.NET>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:48:44 -0500
 The new Roswell CBC centered on the Chattahoochee River (N 34.03350, W 
84.32292) and covering parts of Cobb, Cherokee, Fulton, Dekalb, and Gwinnett 
Counties has 19 Sectors, including the three surveyed by canoe/boat. Sector 2 
(WNW) still needs a leader (W of GA 140, N of GA 92); and Sector 12, (W of GA 
400, E of GA 9, N of GA 140). 

 I would love to have all sectors covered this year to have a better shot at 
finding all the species there and counting as many birds as possible. We only 
found 86 species our first year (2013). 

 Please contact, Don Ware, to see where you might best serve, whether a leader, 
recorder, spotter, or feeder watcher. 

    Don Ware, 678-684-3932

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Subject: Correction: *Loggerhead* Shrike at Nash Farm, Henry County
From: ldtp <ldtp AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:43:34 -0800
Sorry! I must have still been thinking of Pintails when I typed "Northern 
Shrike." The bird at Nash Farm in Henry County on November 27th was a 
Loggerhead Shrike. 


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

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Subject: Clarke County Snow Goose
From: Krista Gridley <kristagridley AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:46:25 -0500
All, 

I was sound asleep this morning when Richard Hall called to say he would pick 
me up in 15 minutes for a check of Lake Chapman. I'm all about saying saying 
"yes" to birding, so there we were, standing by the beach when we heard the 
familiar sounds of Canada Geese in flight. As they came towards us, one was 
different - a Snow Goose! 


Richard has given full credit to my magic wand and Snow Goose conjuring spell. 
Maybe I did it right after all...the Hummer was just a bonus! 


Krista

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Subject: Shrike at Nash Farm (Henry County) & Pintails Etc. at Huie Ponds (Clayton County)
From: ldtp <ldtp AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:32:21 -0800
I squeezed in quick trips to the Huie Ponds in Clayton County on November 26 
and 27. Two male Northern Pintails on the 26th; one pair plus two males on the 
27th. Both days there were about 30 mixed Hooded Mergansers, with many of the 
males displaying (head tossing, crest fanning, etc.) and giving modified 
versions of their frog call. 


Both days Green-winged Teal were the most numerous, with plentiful Ring-necked 
Ducks, Mallards, and Canada Geese. On the 26th, one Gadwall, one Great Blue 
Heron, and one Pied-billed Grebe. Killdeer heard only. On the 27th, two 
Northern Shovelers, one Double-crested Cormorant, two Great Blue Herons, one 
Belted Kingfisher, two Killdeer, and six Pied-billed Grebes. A huge flock of 
Red-winged Blackbirds, first feeding and then in flight --- probably a thousand 
birds. 


I also made a quick trip to Nash Farm in Henry County on the 27th. Almost 
deserted, probably because the weather was both heavily overcast and windy, but 
I had a great view of a Northern Shrike on one of the guy wires to the big 
utility tower. 


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

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Subject: Chatham county birding
From: Bob Zaremba <bobzarem AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:55:10 -0500
Spent the day visiting some Chatham county sites today. Nothing too unusual 
today but did find a couple of Purple Sandpipers. Ended the day at savannah 
national wildlife drive. Full ebird report below 


Bob ZAREMBA
Marietta. Ga

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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Bob Zaremba 
> Date: November 28, 2014 at 6:07:56 PM EST
> To: BOB ZAREMBA 
> Subject: BirdLog Trip Summary -- Today
> 
> bobzarem
> BirdLog Checklist Summary for: Jun 18, 2014
> 
> Number of Checklists: 5
> Number of Species: 89
> 
> Checklists included in this summary:
> (1): Tybee Island--South Beach (Chatham Co.)
> Date: Nov 28, 2014, 7:04 AM
> (2): Hutchinson Island (Chatham Co.)
> Date: Nov 28, 2014, 9:34 AM
> (3): Fort Pulaski NM
> Date: Nov 28, 2014, 11:52 AM
> (4): Tybee Island--South Beach (Chatham Co.)
> Date: Nov 28, 2014, 1:21 PM
> (5): Savannah NWR -- Kingfisher Pond
> Date: Nov 28, 2014, 3:21 PM
> 
> 1 Snow Goose -- (5)
> 6 Wood Duck -- (5)
> 21 Gadwall -- (5)
> 4 Mottled Duck -- (5)
> 150 Blue-winged Teal -- (5)
> 75 Northern Shoveler -- (5)
> 2 Northern Pintail -- (5)
> 150 Green-winged Teal -- (5)
> 125 Ring-necked Duck -- (5)
> 5 Greater Scaup -- (1)
> 8 Lesser Scaup -- (5)
> 30 Greater/Lesser Scaup -- (5)
> 10 Black Scoter -- (1)
> 4 Hooded Merganser -- (5)
> 15 Ruddy Duck -- (5)
> 2 Northern Gannet -- (4)
> 658 Double-crested Cormorant -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5)
> 1 Anhinga -- (2)
> 195 Brown Pelican -- (1),(2),(3),(4)
> 5 Great Blue Heron -- (1),(3),(4),(5)
> 5 Great Egret -- (1),(3),(4),(5)
> 7 Snowy Egret -- (2),(3),(4),(5)
> 5 Little Blue Heron -- (3),(4),(5)
> 2 Tricolored Heron -- (5)
> 13 White Ibis -- (5)
> 16 Black Vulture -- (2),(3),(4),(5)
> 7 Turkey Vulture -- (2),(5)
> 1 Osprey -- (4)
> 3 Northern Harrier -- (5)
> 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk -- (3)
> 3 Bald Eagle -- (1),(5)
> 3 Red-tailed Hawk -- (2),(3)
> 6 Clapper Rail -- (2),(3)
> 17 Common Gallinule -- (5)
> 65 American Coot -- (5)
> 67 American Oystercatcher -- (4)
> 5 Killdeer -- (2)
> 3 Willet -- (1),(2)
> 8 Ruddy Turnstone -- (1),(4)
> 14 Sanderling -- (1),(3),(4)
> 2 Purple Sandpiper -- (4)
> 1 Wilson's Snipe -- (5)
> 69 Laughing Gull -- (1),(3),(4)
> 52 Ring-billed Gull -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5)
> 15 Herring Gull -- (3),(4),(5)
> 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull -- (4)
> 2 Great Black-backed Gull -- (3),(4)
> 17 Forster's Tern -- (3),(4)
> 27 Royal Tern -- (1),(3),(4)
> 127 Black Skimmer -- (1),(4)
> 5 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- (3)
> 3 Eurasian Collared-Dove -- (1),(4)
> 18 Mourning Dove -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5)
> 2 Belted Kingfisher -- (3),(5)
> 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- (2)
> 2 Downy Woodpecker -- (4),(5)
> 3 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) -- (2)
> 2 American Kestrel -- (2),(5)
> 1 Eastern Phoebe -- (5)
> 7 Loggerhead Shrike -- (1),(2),(5)
> 2 Blue Jay -- (2),(4)
> 1 American Crow -- (4)
> 2 Fish Crow -- (2)
> 1 crow sp. -- (5)
> 10 Tree Swallow -- (3),(5)
> 1 swallow sp. -- (3)
> 1 Winter Wren -- (4)
> 5 Marsh Wren -- (3)
> 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- (2),(4)
> 3 Eastern Bluebird -- (2)
> 2 Hermit Thrush -- (3),(4)
> 2 Gray Catbird -- (3),(4)
> 4 Northern Mockingbird -- (2),(3),(4),(5)
> 9 European Starling -- (2)
> 3 Palm Warbler -- (2),(3),(5)
> 46 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- (2),(3),(4),(5)
> 3 Chipping Sparrow -- (2)
> 1 Field Sparrow -- (2)
> 5 Vesper Sparrow -- (2)
> 21 Savannah Sparrow -- (2),(3)
> 1 Nelson's Sparrow -- (3)
> 2 Seaside Sparrow -- (3)
> 23 Song Sparrow -- (2),(3),(5)
> 5 Swamp Sparrow -- (2),(3),(5)
> 14 Northern Cardinal -- (2),(3),(4),(5)
> 29 Red-winged Blackbird -- (2),(3),(5)
> 17 Eastern Meadowlark -- (2)
> 48 Boat-tailed Grackle -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5)
> 1 House Sparrow -- (1)
> 
> This trip summary was created using the BirdLog app for iPhone and iPad.
> See BirdLog for more information.
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone


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