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23 Jul Roseate Spoonbill pair, Talbot Co. [Andrew Dreelin ]
24 Jul Juvenile Cattle Egret in DeKalb County [Patty McLean ]
24 Jul Sharpshinned hawk in Clayton County [world oceans ]
23 Jul East GA, 7/20/2014 ["James F. Flynn Jr." ]
23 Jul Great Egret, Cardinal Lake [Rebecca Deitsch ]
23 Jul Snowy amd Cattle Egret in DeKalb County [Patty McLean ]
22 Jul Notes from Bartow cedar waxwing, restart, yellow-crown night-heron [Pam Potter ]
22 Jul A Small Hobbling of LIMPKINS - Georgia Veterans State Park, Crisp County - 7/20/2014 - Video Post [Mark McShane ]
22 Jul Bank Swallows, Stilt Sandpipers, shorebirds galore at Huie Ponds, Clayton Co., 7/21/14 ["Rebecca E. Byrd" ]
21 Jul Re: White Ibis near Lithonia GA (DeKalb County) [Patty McLean ]
21 Jul AAS Walk at M. Candler Park (DeKalb) -- Cormorants, Herons, More [ldtp ]
21 Jul Final reminder for Birder Travel Decisions Survey! [Steve Holzman ]
21 Jul White Ibis near Lithonia GA (DeKalb County) [Patty McLean ]
20 Jul Immature White Ibis Aycock Pastures Oconee Co. [John Mark Simmons ]
20 Jul Short-billed Dowitchers (7) at Huie ponds at CCWW, 2pm, today, 7/20/14 [mitc4110 ]
20 Jul Sam Smith Park and Brandon Farm and Taff Rd. Shorebirds [Marshall Weber ]
20 Jul Possible Virginia Rail at Big Creek Greenway - Fulton ["chrisoneal2718 ." ]
20 Jul Re: Roseate Spoonbills (2) Big Creek Greenway - Fulton County 15 July 2014 [Patrick Addy ]
20 Jul Three Limpkins at Georgia Veterans SP [Patty McLean ]
19 Jul More shorebirds on Taff Rd., Bartow Co.: 19Jul14 [Joel McNeal ]
19 Jul Woodcock, Waxwings, Rock Creek Rd. []
19 Jul American Proteins, 7/19/2014 ["James F. Flynn Jr." ]
19 Jul Shorebirds From Taft Road Bartow County [Bruce Dralle ]
18 Jul Juvenile Yellow-Crowned Night Herons, Savannah Southside, Chatham County [Ben Goggins ]
18 Jul Re: Skidaway Waterthrush [Andrew Baxter ]
18 Jul Little Tybee Island 7/17/14 - Black Tern, Marbled Godwit [Marshall Weber ]
18 Jul Louisiana Waterthrush Skidaway Island, GA [Andrew Baxter ]
18 Jul Make your reservations for the GOS Fall Meeting on Jekyll Island - Glynn County [Ed Maioriello ]
18 Jul Limpkin Continues @ GA VETS. S.P. (Crisp Co) [Pat ]
17 Jul Solitary Sandpiper, Two Spotteds, Huie Ponds, Clayton Co., 7/17/14 ["Rebecca E. Byrd" ]
17 Jul Limpkin This Morning at Veterans Park in Cordele [bruce hallett ]
16 Jul Lost Binocular Rain Guard Lens Cap North Fulton [Bruce Dralle ]
16 Jul Big Creek Greenway (Fulton Co.) Anhinga, Yes... Roseate Spoonbills, No [Pat Markey ]
16 Jul Crossbills and waxwings, Rock Creek []
16 Jul Possible 0live-s1ded Flycatcher Harris Shoals Park, Watkinsville [John Mark Simmons ]
15 Jul Bird identification [richard weaver ]
15 Jul Re: Roseate Spoonbills North Fulton [Bruce Dralle ]
15 Jul Bird identification [richard weaver ]
15 Jul Roseate Spoonbills (2) Big Creek Greenway - Fulton County 15 July 2014 [Nathan Farnau ]
15 Jul GOS Fall Meeting - St. Catherine's Trip Raffle [Stephen Holzman ]
15 Jul Birder Travel Survey [Stephen Holzman ]
14 Jul GA eBird Day 2014 results [Joel McNeal ]
14 Jul Anhinga North Fulton County [Bruce Dralle ]
14 Jul Limpkin PHOTOS and info, Monday 14 July [Roy Cohutta ]
14 Jul Limpkin -2 [Roy Cohutta Brown ]
14 Jul Limpkin continues at Vet park Crisp co [Roy Cohutta Brown ]
13 Jul Georgia Parakeet Love, Albany - 7/12/2014 - Video Post [Mark McShane ]
13 Jul Spotted and Least Sandpiper, Huie Ponds, Clayton County, 7/12/14 [Carol Lambert or Jeff Sewell ]
13 Jul Re: Coffe Bird rescue [Annette Bittaker ]
13 Jul FW: eBird Report - Panola Mountain SP, Jul 12, 2014 ["Delestrez, Phil" ]
13 Jul Limpkin @ GA Vets SP ["James F. Flynn Jr." ]
12 Jul Limpkin-GA Veteran's State Park-7/12/14 [M FlintRiver ]
12 Jul Limpkins continue at veterans State park. []
12 Jul Need bird rscue rehab ner coffee county [Annette Bittaker ]
12 Jul Limpkins, GA Veterans Memorial State Park, Crisp County [Shannon Fair ]
12 Jul AAS Noonday Creek Trial Bird walk report / Cobb [Angelia Jenkins ]
12 Jul Black Terns - Gould's Inlet [Roy Cohutta Brown ]
11 Jul Limpkin Update (GA Veterans Memorial State Park) [Patty McLean ]
11 Jul Limpkin [plm108 ]
11 Jul Life bird 250ish? [Eric Gibney ]
11 Jul Limpkins at GA Veterans Memorial State Park (details) [Patty McLean ]
11 Jul LIMPKIN - Georgia Veterans State Park, Crisp County - 7/11/2014 - YES [Mark McShane ]
11 Jul Re: GA eBird Day 2014 [Joel McNeal ]
11 Jul Georgia LIMPKIN Love - 7/10/2014 [Mark McShane ]
11 Jul Forgot to post Banks county SWAINSON'S WARBLER singing ["Rebecca E. Byrd" ]
10 Jul Vireo- Floyd County [Ann Stewart ]
10 Jul AAS Field Trips this weekend [Mary Kimberly ]
10 Jul Limpkin at GA Veterans Memorial State Park [plm108 ]
9 Jul Talbot County Mystery Bird; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher; and Newton, Barrow, and Banks County Sightings ["Rebecca E. Byrd" ]
9 Jul Limpkin [Warren Howe ]
9 Jul Tybee Island Gray Kingbirds have fledged [Diana Churchill ]
5 Jul AAS Walk, Piedmont Park [Jason Ward ]
8 Jul Re: Gray Kingbirds on St, Simons Island [Jason Blevins ]
8 Jul Re: Gray Kingbirds on St, Simons Island [Jason Blevins ]
6 Jul Gray Kingbirds on St, Simons Island [Pierre Howard ]
7 Jul Magnificent frigatebird ["Keyes, Tim" ]

Subject: Roseate Spoonbill pair, Talbot Co.
From: Andrew Dreelin <randrew899 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:44:30 -0400
Hi all,

This is my first post here, so I saved it for something good!

On the evening of July 23, 2014, my brother Jonathan and his two friends,
CJ White and Johnny Daffin found a pair of adult Roseate Spoonbills at a
piece of property that my family owns in Talbot County. I made it there
shortly afterwards, and they were just foraging like mad in a beaver pond,
paying no mind to us. I believe it is first eBird record for the county,
but I am not sure about all-time. Since they aren't on GABO, I thought I
would post on their behalf. If anyone would like to see some GA spoonbills
away from the coast, you're welcome to contact me via email (
rad337 AT cornell.edu) or phone (706-587-9312).

Here's the eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19201975

Thanks, and happy birding!

Andrew Dreelin


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Subject: Juvenile Cattle Egret in DeKalb County
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:42:28 -0400
I was a little excited yesterday when it became clear that what I was
following around the lake at Southland Country Club was a young Cattle
Egret, perhaps a recent fledge based on a combination of characteristics.
But it took multiple attempts to see the bird clearly enough for a solid ID.
Initially I thought the bird was either a Little Blue or a Snowy (like his
travel buddy) but several factors didn't quite match up. Once it was far
enough in the open to see it's legs AND feet, I realized it was not likely
to be either of the above, although I still couldn't rule out Little Blue.
But the legs were entirely dark, even the feet/toes, and the plumage was
entirely white, not showing any hint of an impending color change. The bill
color was not entirely helpful either, appearing mostly dark, particularly
from the distance I was viewing it from. Plus the bird showed an erect
posture, long slender neck and was hanging out initially with a Snowy Egret
along the shoreline. The only thing that made me keep working on this ID
instead of dismissing it was the shape of the bill, which was not the
characteristic slender bill of a Snowy or a Little Blue, either of which
would have been more likely than a Cattle Egret in DeKalb County. 

 

I was able to get several diagnostic photos of the bird, which is the first
report for DeKalb County I could find in eBird. When you look at the
pictures via my eBird report below, perhaps you can see the ID challenge
until the last two photos. We don't often see Cattle Egrets with black bills
and long slender necks, so this one was a true challenge.

 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19202081

 

Also, here's a video of it nabbing a bug (which I didn't notice until I got
home and viewed my photos/videos). http://youtu.be/4rP4wKM8XV8 

 

If you go, please keep in mind this is a homeowners association
neighborhood. While the lake is visible from several side streets, it's
necessary to make observations from the street and park appropriately where
other cars can easily proceed. Walking along the lake is not permissible
without approval from the homeowners association (which is not likely to be
granted). And please keep in mind that there are surveillance issues here
and a growing concern in general about strangers using binoculars/cameras
etc around private homes. One option is to go to the clubhouse to ask if you
can look out from the backside. However, I know for certain that permission
to do this on Fri, Sat or Sun (any week) will not usually be granted due to
the heavy use of the course on those days. 

 

Patty McLean

Tucker GA

 




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Subject: Sharpshinned hawk in Clayton County
From: world oceans <world.oceans7 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:45:05 -0500
Good morning
At 7:15 I watched a juvenile Sharp-shinned hawk atop a high billboard
and then in low flight at Exit 58 of I-285 at the junction of the
highway at Rt. 19/41. This is the second time this month and the 3rd
or 4th year (in July) that I have seen a sharpie in this area. It is
very unlikely that this is an extremely early migrant from the far
north; I presume it is either a wandering youngster from the north GA
mountains, or that Sharpies are breeding in the Atlanta area, which
would be an important discovery. Anyone who sees an accipiter around
Atlanta or counties just to the south in the next few weeks should
study them carefully.
 I would suggest the wingloading ratio, relative length and shape of
the tail, and size of the head as the most telling field marks in
separating them from the more likely Cooper's Hawk.

James Gibson
Clayton Co.

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Subject: East GA, 7/20/2014
From: "James F. Flynn Jr." <jim.flynn AT MINDSPRING.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:19:29 -0400
Hi, folks, on Sunday, Pat Markey & I birded several counties in eastern GA,
starting out at Watson Mill Bridge SP (Madison/Oglethorpe Co. line), then
stopping at a couple of creek crossings in Oglethorpe Co., Holliday Park
(Wilkes Co.), Warrenton WWT (Warren Co), Lake Sinclair Dam (Baldwin Co.) &
finally the Tom Thompson Farm outside of Eatonton (Putnam Co.). Nothing
spectacular to report, but a nice general day of July birding with a  few
highlights such as a small flock of Mississippi Kites along GA 43 (McDuffie
Co.), eight White Ibis & a pair of Bald Eagles at Holliday Park, and a male
Painted Bunting at the Warrenton WWT. Here's a list of interesting sightings
for the day:

Wood Duck: 44, Warrenton WWT, Warren Co.; 11 (including a couple of small
broods of young ducklings), Tom Thompson Farm, Putnam Co.

Wild Turkey: 2, Centerville Rd., Oglethorpe Co.

Great Egret: 2, Tom Thompson Farm (a little surprising that these are the
only Great Egrets we had all day)

White Ibis: 8 mix of juveniles & adult-types, Holliday Park, Wilkes/McDuffie
Co.

Osprey: 3, Holliday Park, Wilkes/McDuffie Co.; 6, Lake Sinclair Dam, Baldwin
Co.

Mississippi Kite: 9, GA 43, McDuffie Co.

Bald Eagle: 2 adults, Holliday Park, Wilkes/McDuffie Co.

Broad-winged Hawk: 1 juvenile, Long Cr. AT Centerville Rd., Oglethorpe Co.

Spotted Sandpiper: 1, Tom Thompson Farm

Solitary Sandpiper: 6, Tom Thompson Farm

Least Sandpiper: 1, Warrenton WWT; 2, Tom Thompson Farm

Eastern Screech-Owl: 1, Holliday Park, Wilkes Co.

Barred Owl: 1, Tom Thompson Farm

Hairy Woodpecker: 1, Holliday Park, Wilkes Co.

Blue-headed Vireo: 1 each at Watson Mill Bridge SP, Madison Co.; Holliday
Park; and Clark Hill WMA (Williams Rd.), Wilkes Co.

House Wren: 1 still singing, Comer, Madison Co.

Warblers:
------------
Louisiana Waterthrush: 1 each at Watson Mill Bridge SP; Indian
Cr. AT Centerville Rd., Oglethorpe Co.; Long Cr. AT Centerville Rd.
Black-and-white: 4, Watson Mill Bridge SP; 1, Indian Cr. AT Centerville Rd.
Kentucky: 2, Watson Mill Bridge SP; 1, Long Cr. AT Centerville Rd.
Common Yellowthroat: 2, Indian Cr. AT Centerville Rd.; 1, Tom Thompson Farm
Hooded: 1, Watson Mill Bridge SP; 1, Long Cr. AT Centerville Rd. (I hope it's
just me, but Hoodeds seemed to be in short supply this year)
Northern Parula: 1, Indian Cr. AT Centerville Rd.
Pine: 5, Holliday Park
Yellow-throated: 1, Long Cr. AT Centerville Rd.
Yellow-breasted Chat: 1, Indian Cr. AT Centerville Rd.

Scarlet Tanager: 4, Watson Mill Bridge SP

Painted Bunting: 1 adult male, Warrenton WWT

Take care, 

Jim Flynn
Forsyth Co., GA
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Subject: Great Egret, Cardinal Lake
From: Rebecca Deitsch <rdeitsch AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:49:22 -0400
There was an adult GREAT EGRET at Cardinal Lake (Gwinnett County) this
afternoon. There were also about 50 CHIMNEY SWIFTS gathering above the dam.

John Deitsch
Gwinnett County

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Subject: Snowy amd Cattle Egret in DeKalb County
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:27:04 -0400
Today at Southland Country Club in DeKalb County, I was sorting through several 
songbirds when two white waders flew overhead. They appeared nervous and it 
took awhile before they settled down and I could get a clear view of them. This 
is a neighborhood south of Stone Mountain Park with one small lake/pond and a 
larger lake with golfers chasing birdies and a few fishermen along the banks. 
It's also operated by a neighborhood association for members only. We asked for 
permission to observe from the back side of the golf club with permission 
granted but with the caveat about Fri, Sat and Sun being too busy to grant 
access. So please keep these points in mind if you go and please do not enter 
privatw property without permission.  


Now to the birds. At first I thought the two would be the same species but 
something didn't quite fit once I finally got a good view. One had greenish 
legs with pale lores but it took awhile before the strong sunlight allowed me 
to see that the lore was yellow with a black bill and the feet had golden 
slippers. The legs were dark on the frontside and olive on the back. 


The second bird was rather perplexing. Thinking it might be a Little Blue due 
to the long, thin neck and how it initially stayed close to the Snowy as it fed 
near water's edge. But eventually this bird revealed a thicker and soon-to-be 
yellow bill, black legs and feet and short flared head feathers. To confirm the 
ID, the bird obliged by nabbing a flying bee/bug during one of the videos I 
took while working through the field marks. 


Many photos taken - none of which are great but eventually reveal the identity 
of both species. The Snowy was gone long before I left but the CAEG remained.  


This neighborhood is about a mile north of where I saw the White Ibis on 
Monday, just off Stone Mtn-Lithonia Rd.  


Photos will be uploaded with my eBird report.

Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Subject: Notes from Bartow cedar waxwing, restart, yellow-crown night-heron
From: Pam Potter <ppotter AT MINDSPRING.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:39:30 -0400
This morning I was watching 2 blue-gray gnatcatchers when I thought I spied a 
third one. Putting the bins to eyeballs to my great surprise it was a juvenile 
cedar waxwing! Saying NO WAY I looked again. No mistaking that mask and the 
crested head. It was no further than about 15-20 feet so I saw it quite 
clearly. 


A female American redstart has been around for about 4 days now and I see 1-3 
blue-gray gnatcatchers daily. 

 
I've seen a warbler with very bright yellow breast, white belly, eye ring and 
overall olive back. I've not been able to see it clearly enough to see if it 
has any other markers. Any ideas? Closest I come to ID is Nashville warbler but 
it doesn't quite jive. 


Yesterday late afternoon & today late morning I went to the Dunham swamp in 
Euharlee: 


ruby-throated hummingbird
11 Canada geese and another 10 fly over
1 Great Blue Heron
14 great egret


Yesterday Taff Rd:

2 kingbirds
2 Eastern Bluebirds
2 killdeer
2 green heron (one had a frog)
11 great egrets
juvenile yellow-crowned night-heron who ignored me and traffic as I took pix 
(not present this afternoon) 

20 barn swallows on the fence with more flying about

 
Today early afternoon Taff Rd:
8 great egrets
7 smaller white egrets ?? (MAYBE juvenile little blue egrets....suggested by 
another birder) 

7 Canada geese
3 juvenile turkey vultures
2 adult mallards with a raft of 6 ducklings
1 kingbird
 

They have really changed the landscape on Brandon Farm Rd. Where the ground had 
been tilled last year is now in corn and cotton. The big cow pond there is 
nearly gone and so over grown it is difficult to see much at all. On Taff road 
the cows have feeders on both sides and some structures with tin roofing now 
supports a huge amount of pigeons. But hundreds of cowbirds are still 
there...LOL 


 

Pam Potter

White

Bartow Co

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Subject: A Small Hobbling of LIMPKINS - Georgia Veterans State Park, Crisp County - 7/20/2014 - Video Post
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:01:06 -0400
Hi All,

After leaving from Athens to try to see a LIMPKIN in Georgia at Georgia 
Veterans State Park after work on the evening of the 10th, and without so much 
as a pocket-handkerchief, I was finally successful in seeing the bird in our 
fair state. Somehow though the accounts of folks seeing 2 LIMPKINS at the site 
this July intrigued me no end, and secretly, and then openly, I expressed my 
desire to go back to try for the pair of them there. 2 LIMPKINS together have 
not been reported in Georgia since I started birding, to my knowledge. 


Of course Max Medley fully supported such an idea, as always, and he still 
needed to experience a Georgia LIMPKIN at least as much as I had. We decided to 
go south to try for the birds on Saturday the 12th. We missed seeing them then, 
but did hear one towards evening. We also missed any INCA DOVE on Privett Store 
Road that day in Miller County. Sort of disappointing to say the least, but we 
had started a bit late that day. 


Sunday the 20th we resolved to try again for the LIMPKINS and the INCAS, and 
this time we used our old standby: 


Georgia Rare Bird Chasing Mode 10, or GRBCM10

We were just waaaaay too lax on the 12th.

For further details regarding GRBCM10 please, er uh, see:
https://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1001&L=GABO-L&F=&S=&P=53240

We arrived at the park this past Sunday morning right at 7:00am. At about 7:05 
at the boat ramp we immediately saw one, then two, and then three LIMPKINS, and 
all together! Wow, three, that's crazy! We were pretty elated but I wanted to 
video the three LIMPKINS together which quickly proved impossible as the birds 
were moving around the small area way too much and way too quickly to even keep 
them in the phonescope... frisky LIMPKINS. 


The birds were within 50 yards of us or so, but still distant for a phone 
camera. What to do, what to do... I brought the phone out and started the 
video, and then zoomed the video as high as it would go into the digital zoom 
range, which is just computer-enhanced zoom, not real optical zoom, and started 
shooting the birds hoping the video quality would at least be sort of passable 
in the early morning overcast conditions and lower light. 


I was able to get some footage of all three birds together before one of them 
pretty quickly departed. We were able to spend a lot of quality time with the 
other two birds, and Max now had 3 seen-only Georgia LIMPKINS to go with his 
previous heard-only bird! We were happy birders, indeed. 


I was able to shoot a bunch of video clips, first the handheld phone video of 
the 3 birds together, such as it was, and then some handheld phonescoped video 
of single birds foraging at the shoreline, preening in a tree, and devouring 
mussels on the lawn, and some of 2 birds walking, or hobbling, in the grass 
together. I even got some of Max intently watching a seemingly tame LIMPKIN 30 
feet in front of him, the telephoto effect sort of makes it look as if the bird 
is right at his feet. Trying to shoot phonescope video while a cloud of gnats 
is entering your ears and everywhere else they can from your neck up without 
trying to fan the absolutely relentless insects away for minutes at a time is 
very challenging. 


Afterwards we headed down to Privett Store Road in Miller County and even 
relocated one INCA DOVE! On the way down and back up Hwy 91 below Albany we had 
several OSPREYS at the Owen and Williams Fish Farm on the west side of the 
highway, and where we had seen a BALD EAGLE on the 12th. On the way back home 
to north Georgia we stopped by the LIMPKINS again at about 3:15pm and found two 
of them out between the road and the boat ramp in the same area as in the 
morning. 


According to the 2003 edition of the Annotated Checklist of Georgia Birds; 4 
LIMPKINS were seen in one area in Grady County in 1978, Grady County borders 
Florida. They are listed as former rare local residents, breeding never 
confirmed, in at least one area of the Georgia coastal plain or near the coast, 
I would not be surprised if they are now as well, and maybe more widespread, 
but probably in very, very small numbers! All of the recent reports in the past 
7 or so years in the coastal plain to me kind of denote that they sort of have 
been where people have sort of looked for them, recently there was one found 
across the river in Alabama at Eufaula NWR as well. I wonder how many would be 
found if they were looked for in the right habitat where no one ever looks for 
them... 


You know what, watching these birds, I think the world would be a much better 
place if everyone would practice walking like a LIMPKIN all day every day, just 
think how the barriers would fall... If only our knees were on backwards. We 
can learn a lot from our feathered friends! 


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Each LIMPKIN video clip, although a little hobbly, holds a few small gems of 
LIMPKIN behavioral goodness to observe, especially the one of the bird feeding 
on a mussel, amazing, the bird didn't let even the smallest tidbit get away! 
The handheld phone and phonescoped videos and some still frames of the LIMPKINS 
are up in the cloud at the following folder on my Box site: 


072014 LIMPKINS Georgia Veterans State Park

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. 


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Good Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
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Subject: Bank Swallows, Stilt Sandpipers, shorebirds galore at Huie Ponds, Clayton Co., 7/21/14
From: "Rebecca E. Byrd" <rebyrd2012 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:40:57 -0400
Today I spent three hours at Huie after work, and this time I brought a
lawn chair. The only thing missing as the sun went down was a nice cold
beverage. That would've been the icing on the cake, but the cake was pretty
good today.

Before Pappy Snyder left, we saw an immature Little Blue Heron fly over
with soft gray wingtips and faster wing beats than a GREG, but still
slightly larger and slower than a CAEG, with dark legs and bill.

After Pappy had to leave, I parked my car between the NE and NW ponds and
parked myself in a lawn chair with scope, camera, and phone. But before
that, I saw a huge flock of recently fledged swallows having a feeding
frenzy in the east pond, perching in tight groups on high grasses on the
west bank. Here I was excited to see two small BANK SWALLOW juveniles next
to juv BARS. Joining them were two juv NRWS. The opportunity for comparison
was very cool...I spent a lot of time with them trying to take photos with
my pocket Nikon through my scope, which is missing its eyecup, making shots
even more annoying than usual. You wouldn't believe how difficult it is to
get crappy photos. Every swallow species was present except for Cliff
Swallow, but I was told that Jeff Sewell had a couple there this morning.
So every swallow species was there today.

I believe the photos in my checklist are diagnostic for juvenile BASW. If
not, please do let me know:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19181849

Also present were:

STILT SANDPIPER 2
WESTERN SANDPIPER 1
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER 2
LEAST SANDPIPER 70+ (apparently a high count in eBird for this location
this time of year)
SOLITARY SANDPIPER 2
SPOTTED SANDPIPER 3
PECTORAL SANDPIPER 1
GREATER YELLOWLEGS 1

I didn't see any d0witchers today; neither did Pappy. The shorebirds were
frantically feeding and constantly moving, refueling for the long haul.

Juvenile American Crows with molting crowns and bright pink gapes were
hanging out with their parents on the footbridge between the NE and NW
ponds and begging in voices that sound a LOT like adult Fish Crows, but I'm
pretty sure they were AMCRs because their parents didn't sound like the
more locally abundant FICRs. Eight baby Mallards were swimming around with
mom. The two green herons were hanging out together again.

Frogs calling: Northern Cricket Frog, Green Treefrog, Eastern Narrowmouth
Toad, Squirrel Treefrog, Cope's Gray Treefrog

Happy Birding,

*Rebecca E. Byrd*
Sandy Springs, GA (Fulton)
770~369~5710 mobile
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Subject: Re: White Ibis near Lithonia GA (DeKalb County)
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:54:27 -0400
Just heard from John Snarey that he just now saw the WHIB but it flew off as he 
was returning to his car. Maybe it will return tonight. The retention pond 
looks interesting and I'll be sure to check it more frequently. 


Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Subject: White Ibis near Lithonia GA (DeKalb County)

I saw an immature WHITE IBIS off the side of the road, feeding in a retention 
pond this afternoon. The approx. address is 1152 Stone Mountain - Lithonia Rd, 
Lithonia. Google Maps location is 33.761197, -84.163698. 


Photo will be included with my eBird report.

Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Subject: AAS Walk at M. Candler Park (DeKalb) -- Cormorants, Herons, More
From: ldtp <ldtp AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:28:32 -0700
Five birders met at Murphey Candler Park (DeKalb County) for an Atlanta Audubon 
walk on July 16. Overall, there was limited activity typical of midsummer, and 
an unremarkable total of 34 species (see below). On the other hand, we lucked 
out with great weather, enjoyed some excellent sightings, and were glad to note 
many examples of successful breeding.  


Among the highlights: Four Double-crested Cormorants, including at least one 
immature. Extended, close viewing of one Green Heron (an immature), with 
glimpses of one (possibly two) more. Plentiful Barn Swallows, including about 
20 perched on utility lines, making it easy to admire details of their 
coloration and long tails, and to contrast the adult birds with the many 
immatures. A couple of Eastern Kingbirds and Gray Catbirds. 


A Belted Kingfisher caught and ate brunch, and two Kingfishers (probably a 
pair) flew across the lake later. A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher posed on a snag. 
Multiple sightings of Great Blue Herons, representing at least two birds. A 
mother Mallard with eight nearly-grown offspring. At least 20 immature 
Bluebirds.  


Heard only: twoWood Thrushes and three or four Common Yellowthroats.   

About two dozen small to medium, assorted Cooters, Sliders, and Painted 
Turtles, including one near-hatchling. A couple of Bullfrogs, heard only. One 
Tiger Swallowtail. Various dragonflies seen at a distance. In bloom: patches of 
Potato Vine, Trumpet Vine, and Virgin's Bower, and a little Asiatic Dayflower 
and Spiderwort. 


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

==

Murphey Candler Park
July 16, 2014
7:30 - 11:00 AM
Mostly sunny. Springlike temps & low humidity!
5 attendees
34 species.

Canada Goose 1
Mallard 20
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 2-3
Green Heron 2-3
hawk sp. 2 (two buteos in flight, too distant to ID)
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Eastern Kingbird 2
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 10
Fish Crow 1 (heard only)
crow sp. 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 35
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Brown-headed Nuthatch 2 (heard only)
Carolina Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 25
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 3-4 (heard only)
Eastern Towhee 4 (heard only)
Chipping Sparrow 1 
Song Sparrow 15
Northern Cardinal 20
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 1
House Finch 25.

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Subject: Final reminder for Birder Travel Decisions Survey!
From: Steve Holzman <steve.holzman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:02:28 -0700
Steve Holzman
North High Shoals, GA

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Ginger Deason 
> Date: July 21, 2014 at 2:48:00 PM PDT
> To: Steve Holzman >
> Subject: Final reminder for Birder Travel Decisions Survey!
> 
> Dear Georgia Birder,
> 
>  
> 
> It’s Loon-ey not to participate in the Birder Travel Decisions Survey! From 
Heron out you only have one week before the survey closes! It’s your Tern to 
help with this important study. 

> 
>  
> 
> This is the last reminder email that the Birder Travel Decisions Survey is 
awaiting your response. The survey closes on July 28th! 

> 
>  
> 
> Please click and complete it now.
> 
>  http://ncsu.qualtrics.com//SE/?SID=SV_1CcvpKBc1gdEKDX
> 
> It will only take about 15 – 20 minutes of your time, and your voluntary 
participation in this study will help to assist local businesses better serve 
birders as clientele. 

> 
>  
> 
> All answers are confidential and you could receive a North Carolina Birding 
Trail guidebook by completing the survey! 

> 
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> 
> If you have any questions about this survey, please feel free to contact me 
(ggdeason AT ncsu.edu) or Dr. Erin Seekamp (erin_seekamp AT ncsu.edu). 

> 
>  
> 
> Thank you so much for your valuable input!
> 
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> 
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> 
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> 
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> 
> 
> Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the 
last fish has been caught, will we realize that we cannot eat money. 

> ~ 19th century Cree saying
> 
> Hasta que el último árbol sea cortado, el último río sea contaminado y el 
último pescado sea atrapado; solo entonces nos daremos cuenta que el dinero no 
se puede comer. 

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Subject: White Ibis near Lithonia GA (DeKalb County)
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:24:57 -0400
I saw an immature WHITE IBIS off the side of the road, feeding in a retention 
pond this afternoon. The approx. address is 1152 Stone Mountain - Lithonia Rd, 
Lithonia. Google Maps location is 33.761197, -84.163698. 


Photo will be included with my eBird report.

Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Subject: Immature White Ibis Aycock Pastures Oconee Co.
From: John Mark Simmons <jmbirdingandphoto AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:07:20 -0400
Hi all,

Checked out the late on Aycock rd this afternoon and found one immature
White Ibis foraging along the north shore. Rather uncommon in this area.
Best view point is from where the creek crosses the road.

John Mark Simmons
Oconee County


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Subject: Short-billed Dowitchers (7) at Huie ponds at CCWW, 2pm, today, 7/20/14
From: mitc4110 <mitc4110 AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:22:13 -0700
Yo,

The influx of shore birds is obviously underway.....yesterday many more 
Yellowlegsand peeps were at Huie ponds, mostly B (NE) pond. Mixed in were 
Solitary S/P,Spotted S/P,Killdeers and a single Short-billed Dowitcher. 


Today seven Short-billed Dowitchers joined in on B pond. Stayed somewhat 
separated from the 40 plusother shore birds in the SW quarter of B pond. These 
Dowitchers appeared to all be same size and close in size to the Lesser 
Yellowlegs,have lighter tails vs. Long-billed, guessing both juvenile and 
adult Atlantic (Sibley).Have grainy rainy photos of them feeding and 
flying.... 


(One Greater Yellowlegs was present at minimum; have grainy, rainy, photo of 
himclose to a Killdeer.) WhenYellowlegs flew seemed like one or two were 
distinctly larger. 


Had 4-5 Great Egrets in A (NW)and B ponds as well as Green heron in A and 
Great Blue Heron in B. 


Generally there were many geese, many Barn Swallows, Northern Rough-winged 
Swallows and still some Martins, etc. The female Mallard that has protected 
eight young these many weeks is still winning. She hides them (3/4 her size)in 
the weeds on the A pond. Even when they are 'out' sometimes they remain within 
3 feet of her.Most families like this lose a baby every day or so in this 
habitat. 


Shorebirds are great.....

Steve and Mary Mitchell
Tyrone, GA
404 394-7047

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Subject: Sam Smith Park and Brandon Farm and Taff Rd. Shorebirds
From: Marshall Weber <cardinalsandgoldfinches AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:54:04 -0400
Hi All,
Went birding with Patty McLean this morning at Sam Smith Park and Brandon 
Farm/Taff Roads. Nothing much unusual at Sam Smith except that we relocated the 
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers. They were heard and seen flying from the large oak 
tree at the end of the gravel road past the aquatic center. We also had the 
following assortment of shorebirds at Brandon Farm and Taff Roads: 


Stilt Sandpiper 2
Short-billed Dowitcher 2
Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Semipalmated Plover 1
Willet 1
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Least Sandpiper 25
Calidris Sp. (most likely a Semipalmated Sandpiper) 1

Full Ebird checklists:

Sam Smith Park:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19163490

Brandon Farm and Taff Rd. (with explanation of mystery Calidris):
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19163614

Good Birding,
Marshall Weber
cardinalsandgoldfinches AT gmail.com
Dunwoody (DeKalb)
apassionforbirds.wordpress.com
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Subject: Possible Virginia Rail at Big Creek Greenway - Fulton
From: "chrisoneal2718 ." <chrisoneal2718 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:01:13 -0400
Hello everyone!

My mum Liza O'Neal and I birded this morning at the Big Creek Greenway on
Georgia Lane in Alpharetta, after seeing Patrick Addy's post about the
Roseate Spoonbills and Anhinga. While we could not relocate them, we did
hear what I am fairly confident was a Virginia Rail. It was in the
wetlands, about 20 feet inside from the Georgia Lane sidewalk, and about
150 feet from the intersection of Georgia Lane and Haynes Bridge Road. Its
call sounded like the clapping of a VIRA.

I wanted to get the word out about it in case anybody was over there later
today. Please let me know if you find it. I'll hold off on posting it on
eBird unless someone is able to confirm if it was in fact a Virginia Rail.

Thanks!

Chris O'Neal
Gwinnett County


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Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbills (2) Big Creek Greenway - Fulton County 15 July 2014
From: Patrick Addy <patrickaddy AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:11:43 -0400
The two Roseate Spoonbills and Anhinga were seen about 8:45am, one ROSP was 
perched on a snag to the left. 


Patrick Addy
Gwinnett County


On Jul 15, 2014, at 6:24 PM, Nathan Farnau  wrote:

> Two birds visible from the wetland on Georgia Lane (exit 9 off of Ga 400). No 
sign of Bruce Dralle's Anh!nga yet. 

> 
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> Atlanta, GA (DeKalb County)
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Subject: Three Limpkins at Georgia Veterans SP
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:20:51 -0400
Mark McShane just called to report that he and Max are looking at three 
LIMPKINS in the area of the boat ramp and canoe hut. Awesome! 


Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Subject: More shorebirds on Taff Rd., Bartow Co.: 19Jul14
From: Joel McNeal <joelmcneal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:11:40 -0400
I birded Brandon Farm and Taff Rd. this morning in the drizzle and
just caught the beginning of the shorebird bonanza that Bruce Dralle
experienced shortly thereafter, with a single Lesser Yellowlegs and 2
Semipalmated Sandpipers flying in just as the rain picked up a bit.  I
made a return trip in the evening and found a partially overlapping
set of shorebirds as Bruce posted mid-day:
Killdeer  26
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  12
Stilt Sandpiper  11
Least Sandpiper  23
Semipalmated Sandpiper  2
Western Sandpiper  1
Short-billed Dowitcher (Prairie)  1
Long-billed Dowitcher  1

The Western and Semipalmated Sandpipers were on the pond midway
between Brandon Farm Rd. and 113 on the NE side of Taff Rd.  They were
still present when I left late this evening.  The other shorebirds
spent most of their time on the very far side of the large mucky pond
on the W side of Taff Rd. closer to its intersection with 113, but
occasionally flushed to closer viewpoints on the pond's NW shore.  I
didn't see the Short-billed Dowitcher after a Cooper's Hawk flushed
everyone in a panic, and the Long-billed Dowitcher, Stilt Sandpipers,
and Lesser Yellowlegs left at various points when the shorebird flock
was flushed by herons and cattle.  7 Lesser Yellowlegs came back (or a
new flock came in) and joined the Least Sandpiper herd on the far
shore of the pond later.  My full eBird list from this evening with a
few imbedded photos is at the following link:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19154848

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

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Subject: Woodcock, Waxwings, Rock Creek Rd.
From: joe AT BETTERBIRDWATCHING.COM
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:02:58 -0700
Early AM on Sat. July 19 flushed a woodcock along Rock Creek Rd., first
time for that area. Also over Memorial Day weekend flushed one maybe two
woodcock while hiking along the Swinging Bridge Trail from Hwy. 60 near
Suches. Also today saw and heard a small flock of waxwings.

Joe LaFleur
Mineral Bluff, Fannin Cty.
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Subject: American Proteins, 7/19/2014
From: "James F. Flynn Jr." <jim.flynn AT MINDSPRING.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:37:14 -0400
Hi, folks, I stopped by American Proteins (north central Forsyth Co.) in
between rain showers this afternoon & had the following mix of shorebirds:

Killdeer: 12
Semipalmated Plover: 1
Lesser Yellowlegs: 17
Long-billed Dowitcher: 2
Short-billed Dowitcher: 1
Pectoral Sandpiper: 1
Least Sandpiper: 18
Western Sandpiper: 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper: 3
Spotted Sandpiper: 1

All were in slightly worn adult plumage (except for some of the Killdeer).

Other notable species included 2 American Coots & 4 Cliff Swallows.

Be sure to check into the scale house prior to walking the dikes.

Take care,

Jim Flynn
Forsyth Co., GA
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Subject: Shorebirds From Taft Road Bartow County
From: Bruce Dralle <dralleb AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:03:06 -0400
We had the following from the corner of Brandon Farms Road and Taft Road. Turn 
right onto Taft Road and shorebirds were on the last large pond on the 
left-hand side. 


Lesser Yellowlegs -11
Stilt Sandpiper - 1
Short-billed Dowitcher - 1
Least Sandpiper - 21
Killdeer - 8

Other birds of interest:
Great Egret - 16
Little Blue Heron - 2
Gadwall - 1 
Wood Duck - 16
Eastern Meadowlark - 2
Eastern Kingbird - 1
Northern Bobwhite - 1


Bruce and Traci Dralle 
Cobb County GA

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Subject: Juvenile Yellow-Crowned Night Herons, Savannah Southside, Chatham County
From: Ben Goggins <wrgoggins AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:20:11 -0400
I saw three juvenile yellow-crowned night herons nonchalantly walking through 
lawns and cooling their feet in the water-filled roadside gutters in Paradise 
Park on Savannah’s Southside. My friend who lives in the neighborhood was not 
surprised because of all the night heron nests in their tall pine trees. 


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Subject: Re: Skidaway Waterthrush
From: Andrew Baxter <a.d.baxter25 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:49:48 -0400
Hello All,

I neglected to say earlier that the Landings Community, in which this bird
was spotted, has a security entrance and is not accessible unless one is a
resident or has pass from a resident. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this
may have caused anyone.

Thanks,

Andrew Baxter


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Subject: Little Tybee Island 7/17/14 - Black Tern, Marbled Godwit
From: Marshall Weber <cardinalsandgoldfinches AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:32:10 -0400
Hi All,
I went birding yesterday at Little Tybee Island with Captain Rene Heidt. We saw 
some cool birds including my FOY Black Tern and a lone Marbled Godwit. Other 
highlights included a Reddish Egret, Least, Western and Semipalmated 
Sandpipers, Least Terns and probable Short-billed Dowitchers. I also noticed a 
juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird that seemed to be begging for food from a 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. While a somewhat depressing sight, it was kind of funny 
to see a young bird twice the size of its (probable) parent. The full Ebird 
checklist is below if anyone is interested: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19128608

Good Birding,
Marshall Weber
Dunwoody (DeKalb Co.)
cardinalsandgoldfinches AT gmail.com
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Subject: Louisiana Waterthrush Skidaway Island, GA
From: Andrew Baxter <a.d.baxter25 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:31:12 -0400
Hello All,

Yesterday, I spotted a Louisiana Waterthrush on Skidaway Island in Chatham
County, GA. I didn't see any other reports for that species for Chatham
County in July on eBird. And eBird considers it a rare bird for that time
and area, so I thought I would report it. If you are interested in chasing
the bird, it was located on the nature trail in the Landings community
about half a mile from the water tower trail head. See links for photos. It
was very cooperative.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/adbaxter25/14497301108/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/adbaxter25/14497290119/in/photostream/

Good birding,

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Subject: Make your reservations for the GOS Fall Meeting on Jekyll Island - Glynn County
From: Ed Maioriello <edm AT MAIORIELLO.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:57:01 -0400
All,

We are still firming up the schedule and field trips for the Georgia
Ornithological Society's Fall meeting on beautiful Jekyll Island, but it's
not too early to make your room reservations at Villas by the Sea for the
weekend of October 10-12th.  Rates are as follows:

Mini Villa/Studio  Islandside $99  Oceanside N/A  Sleeps 1-2
One Bedroom    Islandside $199 Oceanside $129 Sleeps 1-2
Two Bedroom    Islandside $149 Oceanside $159 Sleeps 1-4
Three Bedroom Islandside $179 Oceanside $189 Sleeps 1-6

Our group code is "GOS Conference".

Help support the GOS by staying with us at Villas by the Sea.  Each paid
room night will help us defray the meeting costs.

Information about Villas by the Sea can be found at
http://www.villasbythesearesort.com/, but you may want to call 800-841-6262
to ensure you get our rates and our block of rooms.

Ed Maioriello
GOS 2nd Vice President
Athens-Clarke County


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Subject: Limpkin Continues @ GA VETS. S.P. (Crisp Co)
From: Pat <bigsky25 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:24:48 -0400
Hi Folks - watched the Limpkin this morning from 0700 to 0740 near the boat 
ramp... Then it flew across cove toward the entrance station area and landed up 
in a Cypress tree... Life Bird for me... Yay! Pat Markey Forsyth Co. 


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Subject: Solitary Sandpiper, Two Spotteds, Huie Ponds, Clayton Co., 7/17/14
From: "Rebecca E. Byrd" <rebyrd2012 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:37:42 -0400
I spent a couple of peaceful hours birding Huie Ponds after work today.
Joining the continuing SPOTTED SANDPIPER from four days ago was a second
one. My eBird checklist contains photos of both. There was also a solitary
SOLITARY SANDPIPER in the NE pond today, which appears to be the first
migratory record from north GA in eBird this season. There's a photo in the
checklist. More LEAST SANDPIPERS have joined the six from a few days ago;
today there were at least 14 LESAs, counted carefully.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19130886

On Sunday the 13th, JoAnn King and I went to an awesome birding spot in
Cherokee County: JJ Biello Park. It was so birdy we managed 41 species in
the 85 degree noon heat. It was so worth going there. We had hoped to hear
the Sw AT inson's W AT rbler that Steve Barlow had reported there June 21. We
didn't hear it Sunday but did hear a Kentucky Warbler singing at the same
spot. We saw a BABY CHAT and omg, it was so cute. Icterids like this place
as there were RWBLs flying all over the place carrying food as well as a
female OROR carrying caterpillars to a clearly visible nest. JoAnn got a
photo of the 50 yard distant nest (
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19090566), but the female was
too active for a good shot. This place has such a great variety of habitats
in such a compact, easily accessible location that I suggested it as an
eBird hotspot. It was crawling with baby birds. Just beware of adult
child-men flying model airplanes and remote spy-cam drones that follow you
around until you wave at their flying camera. That was interesting.

I don't know why birders moan about July doldrums...I love birding this
time of year! Baby birds everywhere, tons of behavior to observe, all kinds
of songs and calls to hear, and the most amazing and beautiful nests.
Breeding birds are the best!

Happy birding,

*Rebecca E. Byrd*
Sandy Springs, GA (Fulton)


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Subject: Limpkin This Morning at Veterans Park in Cordele
From: bruce hallett <bhallett66 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:51:31 -0400
 From 7:30-8:45 AM today one Limpkin was observed feeding along the  
grass and shoreline below the boat launching site at Veterans Memorial  
State Park in Cordele.  It was busy poking for snails(very  
successfully) so cars and a few fisherman did not seem to bother it  
too much.  However as the traffic increased, it flew into the grove of  
cypress opposite the dock area that has been described before.  Nice  
morning.  Bruce Hallett, Fulton County

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Subject: Lost Binocular Rain Guard Lens Cap North Fulton
From: Bruce Dralle <dralleb AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:44:06 -0400
I found a binocular rain guard lens cap at Big Creek Greenway Swamp in North 
Fulton this evening. 


Please email me.

Thanks,

Bruce Dralle
Cobb County

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Subject: Big Creek Greenway (Fulton Co.) Anhinga, Yes... Roseate Spoonbills, No
From: Pat Markey <bigsky25 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:23:42 -0400
Hi Folks - Went looking for the pair of Roseate Spoonbills seen yesterday at 
this location but got zipped. However, I was able to catch a 30 second view of 
the Anhinga also seen here recently. The bird flew out from the area behind the 
Marriott Suites and flew a circle around the wetland then returned to a tree 
line at about the same spot behind the hotel... 

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Subject: Crossbills and waxwings, Rock Creek
From: joe AT BETTERBIRDWATCHING.COM
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:55:57 -0700
While on Rock Creek on Sat. July 12 heard a small flock of crossbills
and waxwings calling. Lots of birds are still singing, including screech
owls occasionally calling around the house at night.

Joe LaFleur
Mineral Bluff
Fannin Cty.

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Subject: Possible 0live-s1ded Flycatcher Harris Shoals Park, Watkinsville
From: John Mark Simmons <jmbirdingandphoto AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:52:09 -0400
Hi all,

Yesterday evening I birded Harris Shoals park in Watkinsville for a few
minutes and heard what I am almost positive was an 0live-s1ded Flycatcher.

I only heard the call once but it was loud and clear. A 3 note call with
the first note being super short and not very musical, the second note
ascending much higher in pitch and length, and the third descending from
the second in pitch but slightly longer. Classic call, the one straight
from Cornell's website, no differentiations at all.

I hope to go back and follow up on this soon. Happy birding!

John Mark Simmons
Oconee County


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Subject: Bird identification
From: richard weaver <jakelll AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:03:01 -0400
Thanks to all who responded. Most said immature white ibis. Looked on Internet. 
That is the bird. Thanks again. 

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Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbills North Fulton
From: Bruce Dralle <dralleb AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:51:50 -0400
I have relocated Nathan Farnau's Roseate Spoonbills at Big Creek Greenway at 
7:30 pm. 


Thanks,

Bruce Dralle
Cobb County GA

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Subject: Bird identification
From: richard weaver <jakelll AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:05:29 -0400
I live 8-9 miles northwest of Athens, Ga on a farm pond. I have seen a pair of 
wading birds I can't id 4 or 5 times in the last week. They appear to be dark 
brown well over a foot tall & I think have lighter bellies. The most 
distinctive feature is a long thin downward curving bill. The only birds in 
"Birds of Georgia" with such bills are coastal birds. These birds are always in 
very shallow water very close to shore feeding. Any help is appreciated. 


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Subject: Roseate Spoonbills (2) Big Creek Greenway - Fulton County 15 July 2014
From: Nathan Farnau <natwan AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:24:04 -0400
Two birds visible from the wetland on Georgia Lane (exit 9 off of Ga 400). No 
sign of Bruce Dralle's Anh!nga yet. 


Nathan Farnau
Atlanta, GA (DeKalb County)

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Subject: GOS Fall Meeting - St. Catherine's Trip Raffle
From: Stephen Holzman <steveholzman2 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:28:43 -0400
GOS is offering a trip to St. Catherine's Island on Thursday October
9th (GOS Fall meeting is Oct 10-12 on Jekyll Island - details to
come).  You'll leave the mainland at 7:30am and return on 4:30pm.
We'll explore this privately held barrier island and learn about its
rich history and experience its abundant wildlife (including troops of
free-roaming ring-tailed lemurs who are very photogenic).  There will
be a total of 8 guests, and 3 leaders.  You have two ways to join us.

1) Two sets of passes (4 people) will go to the highest bidders.

2) Two sets of passes (4 people) will be drawn from a hat - raffle
tickets cost $3, or 2 for $5.

All the proceeds will go to benefit the Altamaha Riverkeeper.
http://www.altamahariverkeeper.org/

The Altamaha Riverkeeper is a grassroots organization dedicated to the
protection, defense and restoration of Georgia’s biggest river---the
Altamaha--- including its tributaries the Ocmulgee, the Oconee and the
Ohoopee.

If you'd like to bid, email steveholzman2 AT gmail.com, I'll let you
know what the current high bid is.  If you'd like to enter the raffle
send a check made out to Altamaha Riverkeeper to
GOS 349 Jefferson Rd. Bishop, GA 30621

Steve Holzman
North High Shoals, GA

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Subject: Birder Travel Survey
From: Stephen Holzman <steveholzman2 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:23:47 -0400
 Dear Georgia Birder,

We know that you are busy, but we also know that birding is important
to you!  This is a reminder that the Birder Travel Decisions Survey
 ( http://ncsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1CcvpKBc1gdEKDX )  is awaiting
your response. Time is running out to help us with this important
study that could enhance your future birding trips!
Please click the link above and complete it now. It will only take
about 15 – 20 minutes of your time.

Your voluntary participation in this study will help to assist local
businesses better serve birders as clientele. Study results will be
used by NC State University’s Tourism Extension office to enhance
their Birder Friendly Business program.

All answers are confidential and you could receive a North Carolina
Birding Trail guidebook by completing the survey!

If you have any questions about this survey, please feel free to
contact me (ggdeason AT ncsu.edu) or Dr. Erin Seekamp
(erin_seekamp AT ncsu.edu).

Thank you so much for your valuable input!
Sincerely,
Ginger Deason, Doctoral Research Assistant
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
College of Natural Resources
North Carolina State University

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Subject: GA eBird Day 2014 results
From: Joel McNeal <joelmcneal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:16:39 -0400
Saturday July 12th was Georgia eBird Day; now that a couple days have
passed and most people have gotten their checklists in, here are the
results:

# of birders who submitted checklists= 95 (up from 89 in 2013)
# of species reported statewide= 146 (down from 154 in 2013)
# complete checklists= 252 (up from 246 last year)
# counties with data= 62 (WAY up from 43 in 2013)

It's not too surprising that we had fewer species this year than last
year, since last year's GA eBird Day was on July 27th when shorebird
and passerine migration already had started to pick up steam.  The
biggest accomplishment of this year's GA eBird Day was how evenly
distributed the checklists came in from across the state.  Well over
half of last year's data came from just 8 counties, but this year GA
eBird Day was quite probably the most evenly eBirded day ever in the
state's history.  Not only were the checklists spread out over 62
counties distributed across the state, only 3 counties had more than
10 checklists submitted this year.  A map showing the number of
checklist distribution across counties can be viewed at
http://www.pbase.com/image/156579885 .  Here are the top counties
ranked by number of checklists submitted on July 12, 2014:
1. Mitchell(!)    21
2. Dooly    19
3. Gwinnett    14
4. Clarke    9
t5. Clayton    8
t5. Crisp    8
t7. Ben Hill    7
t7. Cobb    7
t7. Coweta    7
t7. Washington    7
t7. Wheeler    7

These were the top 10 species reported on July 12, 2014 ranked by the
percentage of complete checklists on which they were reported.  (Last
year's rank and percentage are shown in parentheses)
1. Northern Cardinal    65%    (2, 58%)
2. Mourning Dove    58%    (1, 58%)
3. Carolina Wren    50%    (4, 48%)
4. Northern Mockingbird    49% (3, 48%)
5. Eastern Towhee    44%    (6, 43%)
6. Blue Jay    43%    (9, 36%)
7. American Crow    40%    (5, 44%)
8. Tufted Titmouse    40%    (10, 29%)
9. Red-bellied Woodpecker    39%    (19, 20%)
10. Carolina Chickadee    37%    (7, 38%)

After barely being edged out by Mourning Dove for first place last
year, Northern Cardinal won by a landslide this year.  It's
interesting how similar the frequencies of so many species are
compared to last year, while others showed dramatic differences.
Red-bellied Woodpeckers were reported with almost twice the frequency
on eBird day this year as compared to last year and jumped from 19th
place in 2013 all the way to 9th place this year.  Are they more
detectable in early July than late July, has their populations almost
doubled over the last year, or is it a function of how the checklists
were distributed differently this year?  By the way, our awesome state
bird, the Brown Thrasher ranked tied for 15th by being reported on 23%
of checklists.

The following species were only reported from a single checklist on
July 12, 2014:
Hooded Merganser
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Roseate Spoonbill
Swallow-tailed Kite
Bald Eagle
Spotted Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Herring Gull
Sandwich Tern
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
American Kestrel
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird
Prothonotary Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco
Dickcissel
Boat-tailed Grackle
Red Crossbill

Thanks to everyone who submitted a checklist for GA eBird Day.  If you
haven't gotten your checklists from July 12th into eBird yet, it's
never too late.  Good eBirding,

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

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Subject: Anhinga North Fulton County
From: Bruce Dralle <dralleb AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:42:35 -0400
Mervin Helton and I observed a male Anhinga this evening at the Big Creek 
Greenway Swamp in Alpharetta. The swamp is located on the east side of Highway 
400 on Georgia Lane. From Haynes Bridge turn left onto Georgia Lane the swamp 
is on your right. 


Thanks,

Bruce Dralle
Cobb County GA

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Subject: Limpkin PHOTOS and info, Monday 14 July
From: Roy Cohutta <roybrownphotography AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:07:22 -0400
This morning I arrived at the Georgia Veterans State Park just before
0700 AM.  I turned off GA 280 and drove south across the little lagoon
area and turned west towards the boat dock area.

A Limpkin was feeding along the south edge of the lagoon to the west
of the entrance road.  It was very relaxed and tame.  I photographed
the bird for over an hour.  I was joined by the celebrated outdoors
writer, raconteur, educator, and avid birder, Bob Kornegay, who kept
me entertained with a few of his many interesting stories.

Eventually, this first Limpkin flew to the trees on the north side of
the lagoon, where it was joined by a second Limpkin which flew in from
the east.  There was a little commotion and some Limpkin vocalization
while the Limpkins were together in the trees.  (The apparent Limpkin
spat had the tone and feel of a lovers' quarrel.)  One of the Limpkins
then flew to the shoreline near the attendant kiosk and fishing dock
where it fed for more than 20 minutes.  This Limpkin then flew into
trees on the north side of the lagoon.

I never saw either Limpkin again.  Also, today, I did not see either
Limpkin on the east side of the entrance road.  (They have been seen
on the east side by others on previous days.)  Photos:

Limpkin Face:  https://flic.kr/p/ojPC5S

Limpkin Beauty:  https://flic.kr/p/ok1YLv

Limpkin Profile:  https://flic.kr/p/ok1ZCk

Limpkin Food:  https://flic.kr/p/o3xyJp

Little Blue with BIG fish:  https://flic.kr/p/ohZe9A

Roy Cohutta
Hunter Hill

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Subject: Limpkin -2
From: Roy Cohutta Brown <roybrownphotography AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:52:16 -0400
Two limpkins seen. 14 July

Roy Cohutta
Hunter Hill, Georgia

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Subject: Limpkin continues at Vet park Crisp co
From: Roy Cohutta Brown <roybrownphotography AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:44:33 -0400
At least one anyway on west side near wooden boat dock. Monday 14 July 746 am. 

Roy Cohutta
Hunter Hill, Georgia

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Subject: Georgia Parakeet Love, Albany - 7/12/2014 - Video Post
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:06:33 -0400
Hi All,

During our trip down to Crisp County, Albany, and Miller County yesterday to 
look for LIMPKINS, MONK PARAKEETS, and INCA DOVES Max Medley and I visited the 
parakeets' nest site and I was able to shoot a video clip of the birds inside 
of their constructed domicile below the billboard, and also one of nest 
building. They seemed very comfortable, completely at home, and very 
affectionate towards one another there. 


I hope that the oak tree a few yards away is able to compensate well for having 
all of its certain size twiggy branches snipped off constantly by a pair of 
parakeets. The birds seem to be making constant trips to the tree to obtain 
nest building material for constant nest tweaks and tune-ups. 


I really wonder what the stable diet is consisting of for the parakeets there 
in Albany, does anyone have any idea? 


We did not see or hear any INCA DOVES on Privett Store Road in Miller County.

MONK PARAKEET nest site:  GPS N 31 34.892 W 84 11.365

-----

The handheld phonescoped videos and a few video still frames of the pair of 
MONK PARAKEETS are up at the following folder on my Box site: 


071214 Monk Parakeets Albany Georgia

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: Spotted and Least Sandpiper, Huie Ponds, Clayton County, 7/12/14
From: Carol Lambert or Jeff Sewell <lambertsewell AT ATT.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:52:40 -0700
I saw these two species yesterday in the northeast pond (Pond B). There were 6 
Leasts which are probably the same birds that Paul Raney reported earlier in 
the week. As for the Spotted Sandpiper, this may be my earliest arrival date 
herefor the species. I have a record of 7/23/11, but then I rarely go here in 
July. 

Shorebirds are already on the move south as evidenced by reports here and 
especially on eBird Alerts. Conditions in the northeast pond are ideal for 
them. 

The number of Great Egrets are now at three, up from one last weekend.


Jeff



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Subject: Re: Coffe Bird rescue
From: Annette Bittaker <bittaker AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:35:34 -0400
Thanks to all who responded.  The tiny woodpeckers are now in the care of a
rehabilitator.

Annette Bittaker

Douglas, Coffee County



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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Panola Mountain SP, Jul 12, 2014
From: "Delestrez, Phil" <Phil.Delestrez AT DNR.STATE.GA.US>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 01:57:00 -0400
________________________________________
From: do-not-reply AT ebird.org [do-not-reply AT ebird.org]
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2014 1:56 AM
To: Delestrez, Phil
Subject: eBird Report - Panola Mountain SP, Jul 12, 2014

Panola Mountain SP, Rockdale, US-GA
Jul 12, 2014 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: 12 visitors participated in this field trip at Panola Mountain State 
Park. We started at Alexander's Lake Parking area, and headed down to the Power 
of Flight Grasslands, then back down the path to where we started. It was a 
typical hot, July afternoon, but we still saw lots of birds, butterflies and 
dragonflies! 

35 species (+1 other taxa)

Black Vulture  6
Turkey Vulture  2
Accipiter sp.  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  9
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Brown-headed Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
Eastern Bluebird  1
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  7
European Starling  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Eastern Towhee  5
Chipping Sparrow  3
Field Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  7
Indigo Bunting  12
Orchard Oriole  4
American Goldfinch  8

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19084754 


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: Limpkin @ GA Vets SP
From: "James F. Flynn Jr." <jim.flynn AT MINDSPRING.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 06:24:19 -0400
Hi, folks, one of the Limpkins is currently near the dock west of the guard 
house at GA Vets SP. 


Take care,

Jim Flynn
Forysth Co., GA

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Subject: Limpkin-GA Veteran's State Park-7/12/14
From: M FlintRiver <melmar312 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:57:44 +0000
1st sighting around 7:15 am: Jura Hilll and myself traveled to the Limpkin spot 
today. We arrived around 7:15. We drove past the fee collection kiosk, across 
the bridge and turned to the next drive on the left and pulled into a small 
dirt shaded parking area on the immediate left. Before we could even pull up 
completely into the spot, I spotted the bird near the shoreline approximately 
40-50 feet in front of us. We turned off the car and just sat there observing 
the bird foraging. We were very quiet and it moved within 20 feet from the car 
and continued foraging on around the water's edge. Once it was at a safe 
distance, to not disturb the bird, we got out and continued observing for 10 
minutes. It then flew across the lake and landed in a tree about 30 feet above 
the water. We watched it for another 5-10 minutes or so, then continued on to 
observe other birds. 

2nd sighting around 8am: We decided to cross the main entrance street where a 
Limpkin had been spotted by Larry Gridley halfway between the boat ramp and the 
entrance road on the water's edge foraging. We watched it for a short while. It 
spooked, called and flew to nearest cypress tree. It disappeared in the trees 
after a while or maybe flew, but we couldn't relocate it. 

ThanksMelissa MartinAlbany, Dougherty Co. 		 	   		  
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Subject: Limpkins continue at veterans State park.
From: eelriver05 AT MCHSI.COM
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:37:01 -0500
I arrived at Veterans State Park at 0810 and immediately saw one just east of 
the boat ramp near the main entrance. Saw one more at the main entrance. 
Finally got my Georgia Limpkin. Thanks to the birders who found it. 


here are a couple pics of the Limpkin near the entrance.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/14635259394/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/14450782909/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grmann/14636965472/

It was nice seeing some old friends today.

Bird on my friends, bird on!!!!

Larry Gridley
Albany, Ga. 
Dougherty County

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Subject: Need bird rscue rehab ner coffee county
From: Annette Bittaker <bittaker AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:18:56 -0400
I just got a call from a man who has two baby woodpecker (red bellied, I
believe but I have not seen them) The tree in which they were nested broke
and blew over yesterday.  No sign of parents although he put section of tree
with nest up on a near by tree.  Does anyone know anyone in this area who
knows about raising baby birds.

Annette Bittaker

Douglas, Coffee County

 



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Subject: Limpkins, GA Veterans Memorial State Park, Crisp County
From: Shannon Fair <shannonmfair AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:29:10 -0400
Two LIMPKINS continue today at GA Veterans Memorial Park in Crispin County. 
They were seen early this morning between 8-9am, but flew off and have not been 
relocated. 


Note that it is very buggy, hot and now getting very crowded. Birds seem to 
have retreated, but several birders are continuing to search through the 
morning. 


Happy Birding!

Shannon Fair
Atlanta, Fulton County
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Subject: AAS Noonday Creek Trial Bird walk report / Cobb
From: Angelia Jenkins <angeliabeth AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:42:31 -0400
Hi Gabo Birders,

 

Today was the perfect day to share the eBird holiday with a great group of
birders along the Noonday Creek Trail. We had a group of 8 enthusiastic
birders and were excited to hear about eBird. The weather was perfectly
overcast to keep us cool. 

 

The Red Headed Woodpecker juveniles were present so that was nice to see
after we have been watching the parents going in and out of the cavities.

Another highlight were two Wood Thrushes vocalizing back and forth in close
proximity to each other directly over our heads as we stood on the sidewalk.
The beautiful conversation between the two birds made up for not being able
to see them very well as they were not singing the typical song but a series
of shorter snippets. 

There were plenty of firsts or "life birds" today and that is exciting when
we get new and young birders who are actively working on their Life Lists. 

 

ONE last piece of exciting news about the Noonday Creek Trail.  The large
bridges that I have shared with you before that are situated behind the Town
Center Mall /Theatre retention pond area are NOW OPEN! The sidewalks and
railings are finished, so now users can safely bird/bike without risking
falling into a ravine or balancing on the big boulders at the retention pond
edge. This may sound silly to worry about falling off the trail, but when
birding with young children on bicycles, falls happen and we all know as
birders how easy it is to get distracted while biking and birding. So I am
happy that the developers of the trail made a smart decision to put up the
rails in certain areas. 

Recently I tried to bike the whole trail, but the yellow lines are not
finished, so that can be confusing if you are not sure where the trail leads
when you get to an intersection. The trail is not completely finished yet
but will eventually extend to Bells Ferry Rd. We have been waiting for this
particular area behind the mall to open because it does provide some descent
habitat for birding year round and extends the trail for those that enjoy
biking/ birding. 

 

Have a very busy eBird Holiday!

Angie Jenkins

Atlanta Audubon Society

Cobb Co

 

Noonday Creek Trail, Cobb, US-GA

Jul 12, 2014 7:40 AM - 10:40 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments:     AAS Bird walk - 2 children, 5 adults; weather, slightly foggy
early, overcast and cool

38 species

 

Mallard  2

Great Blue Heron  2

Green Heron  2

Turkey Vulture  1

Red-shouldered Hawk  2

Killdeer  1

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1

Mourning Dove  3

Belted Kingfisher  2

Red-headed Woodpecker  5

Red-bellied Woodpecker  1

Downy Woodpecker  3

Northern Flicker  4

Eastern Phoebe  10

Great Crested Flycatcher  1

White-eyed Vireo  2

Blue Jay  4

American Crow  4

Fish Crow  1

Carolina Chickadee  4

White-breasted Nuthatch  4

Brown-headed Nuthatch  2

Carolina Wren  4

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1

Wood Thrush  3

American Robin  2

Gray Catbird  3

Brown Thrasher  2

Northern Mockingbird  3

Common Yellowthroat  1

Pine Warbler  1

Eastern Towhee  10

Song Sparrow  1

Northern Cardinal  6

Red-winged Blackbird  2

Common Grackle  10

Brown-headed Cowbird  2

American Goldfinch  2

 

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http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19078342

 



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Subject: Black Terns - Gould's Inlet
From: Roy Cohutta Brown <roybrownphotography AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:57:01 -0400
Over ten Black Terns at SSI Gould's Inlet 10:55, Sat 12 July. Out on sand bar 
but scope viewing conditions excellent. 


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Hunter Hill, Georgia

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Subject: Limpkin Update (GA Veterans Memorial State Park)
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:22:18 -0400
I got a call from Krista Gridley several minutes ago as she was leaving the
park that, while she and Phil Hardy did not SEE two Limpkin today, they did
see one near the shore and could hear another one calling from the Cypress
trees on the island just out from the main entrance to the park. From her
description, this sounds like it was the same tree that I saw them fly
in/out of yesterday - and which is circled in red in my attached eBird
report below. The visible Limpkin was seen along the shore in the cove on
the West side of the road where it's been seen for the last several days.

 

Ebird report from yesterday. Please note that I created this as a special
Limpkin Locator (click on map inside this report) and included GPS location
for the boat ramp in the comments field in case the bird is not at this
first location to the right of the fee/attendant station.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19069296

 

Patty McLean

Tucker GA  



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Subject: Limpkin
From: plm108 <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:34:31 -0400
Phil Hardy just called to say that he and Krista Gridley have just spotted one 
of the Limpkins at GA Veterans Memorial State Park. It continues to be seen in 
the same location as reported over the last few days as well as this morning. 


Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Subject: Life bird 250ish?
From: Eric Gibney <egibney AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:03:29 -0400
Heard first, then saw 2 broad winged hawks in the sky above Unicoi State
park in White Co GA at 12:15PM today. It might be life bird 248 or so but
I'm hoping when I tally it is 250. Was a great moment.


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Subject: Limpkins at GA Veterans Memorial State Park (details)
From: Patty McLean <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:09:07 -0400
Well, I guess several of us are feeling pretty excited about having not just 
one but TWO Limpkins at this park. Since I know some of you are planning to go 
for the birds over the next several days, I thought I'd share some of the 
details via my eBird report that I did for just this species. Joel will just 
need to forgive me on this one due to all the photos etc!! But I'm hoping it's 
helpful to seekers, especially if you're having a difficult time locating it. 
In fact, this was my second time to look for it (the first, obviously, being 
unsuccessful). 


One thing I noticed is that the birds were not in the open while there were 
boats/kayaks nearby on the water. Even the riding lawn mower scared them into 
hiding. But people onshore (without animals) didn't seem to bother them as they 
fed on snails on the banks. 


Here's my report.  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19069296

And good luck if you go. I'm hoping this is a mated pair which would then 
produce a 'hobbling' of Limpkins. Wouldn't that be something for us lucky 
Georgians to see!! The cypress tree with the red circle in one of my photos 
(seen across the cove from the boat ramp) is a contender-tree for a nest. 
(Maybe I'm dreaming but it's certainly possible.) 


Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Subject: LIMPKIN - Georgia Veterans State Park, Crisp County - 7/11/2014 - YES
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:01:33 -0400
Hi All,

Jim Hanna called this morning at 9:29 to report that he and John Mark Simmons 
had just relocated THE LIMPKIN at the same side of the boat ramp that Trey and 
I first saw the bird yesterday evening at Georgia Veterans State Park in Crisp 
County. The bird seems to be feeding there on snails and showing a lot of 
fidelity to the spot probably due to the abundant food source! 


I was aware yesterday before arriving, and Jim and John Mark are aware, of 
Patty and Warren's sightings of two birds at the site yesterday. Trey and I 
only saw the one bird yesterday evening, and Jim and John Mark have only seen 
one bird this morning so far. They will report in if they see another one, but 
then they have Inca Doves and Monk Parakeets to chase in the region as well 
today. 


Patty sent me a photo of the tree on the island in front of the boat ramp where 
she saw a Limpkin(s) land yesterday and it was the spot that I saw the Limpkin 
land yesterday evening as well (scope needed or greatly desired). The second 
bird may well be spending time roosting there. 


See my post yesterday for an annotated aerial photo map of the site with GPS 
coordinates, and possible roosting tree location. As Patty has said; maybe 
there is a nest! 


Good Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
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Subject: Re: GA eBird Day 2014
From: Joel McNeal <joelmcneal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:28:27 -0400
Tomorrow, July 12th, is GA eBird Day, the day with the least amount of
eBird data in the month with the least amount of eBird data.  In
celebration of our inadequacy, if you use eBird, be sure to enter
lists from your backyard or favorite local spots, or, if you're
feeling more adventurous and/or chasing Limpkins in south GA anyway,
maybe enter some checklists from nearby underbirded areas of the
state.  If you have an eBird account but haven't used it regularly for
a while, this is a great time to click on the 'forgot my password'
link and get back into it.  If you don't use eBird, this is a good
excuse to give it a try and start contributing your sightings to a
growing global database that is used for science and conservation.
Just go to eBird.org to get started.  Merry eBird day to all, and to
all a good Night-Heron.

Joel McNeal
Cartersville, Bartow Co., GA
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Subject: Georgia LIMPKIN Love - 7/10/2014
From: Mark McShane <marksmcshane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:35:26 -0400
Hi All,

When I saw Warren Howe's post concerning his Limpkin sighting at Georgia 
Veterans State Park in Crisp County on 7/9 I got excited again thinking about 
the possibility of seeing the bird, in Georgia. Today when Patty McLean posted 
her sighting of the Limpkin that really had me thinking that there might be an 
extra special opportunity here, even after I missed the bird on 5/30! 


Gleaning from emails from Warren and Patty I began to sense that maybe this 
Limpkin is now following somewhat of a routine, or pattern, at the park on the 
west side of the bridge this week, and that I should strike while maybe the 
iron is very hot indeed! 


Wait, but when to strike, I am at work and when can I get there? It gets dark 
at about 8:45pm, and it's about 160 miles, at least 2 hours and 45 minutes, 
from Athens to the park! The best thing to do would be to leave right after 
work and get there at least an hour before the sun sets then to have a chance 
today... 


This post could also be titled: How, And Why, To Chase A Bird Without Any 
Optics In Hand! 


Usually on most days I have my optics backpack with me including binoculars and 
spotting scope, because, well then, you just never really do know when you 
might just really, really need them. This wasn't one of those days. 


Now that I am willing and able to go on this quest, just how can I expect to 
see this bird, without optics, even if I do arrive in time? 


They call it reason, but it can't always be so:

Well... it's a Limpkin, it's pretty big and distinctive, and if it's out in the 
open, the way that it has been the last couple of days, it should be pretty 
easy to see and identify with the naked eye, if it's not too distant. 


It'll probably be out in the open late.

Plus, I've seen maybe 100 of them in Florida over the years, and so I'm fully 
trained too. 


Its been frequenting the grassy banks there out in the open this week late and 
so should really be easy if there, it'll probably be there this evening. 


So really, this is actually one tailor-made case where I might get by fine 
without optics... After all I can't drive to Lawrenceville first from Athens 
and then down through Atlanta rush-hour traffic. I would never make it in 
time... Best just to go without the optics. 


I have to work tomorrow, but tomorrow is my birthday after all, and this would 
make a really good birthday present... This could really be some kind of 
birthday present! I should definitely go this evening (even without optics), 
this may be the last day the bird is seen there after all. 


And so it goes...

And so reason prevails!

On the way down from Athens to Macon and on through Cordele I returned a call 
from Trey McCuen. I knew Trey was just birding in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. 
Trey are you home? Yes. Trey are you calling me about the Limpkin in Crisp 
County? Yes. Trey, I am on the way to the bird now and will be passing through 
Macon soon, very close to you, do you want to go with me (Trey lives in Macon)? 
Yes. Trey, please make sure to bring both your binoculars and your scope, ok? 
Yes. 


We made it down to the park at about 7:45pm and checked the grassy banks and 
the whole area all around the pay station in from the park entrance, north of 
the bridge, but found no bird. We crossed the bridge and turned left and 
checked the southern shores of the cove east of the bridge, again no bird. We 
crossed back over the road and proceeded to the boat ramp and dock just west of 
the road but just after the bridge (when on the way in). We pulled up to the 
boat ramp and THE LIMPKIN was about 40 feet from the car on the bank there and 
eventually crossed over the boat ramp driveway right in front of us! No optics 
needed for great close looks! Very thrilling! 


A little while later the bird flew from the boat ramp out over the water and 
out to the right end of the little island there in front of the boat ramp and 
landed in a tree about 8 feet above the water. 


Nemesis Georgia Limpkin no longer, and what a great birthday present!

Maybe that Nemesis Georgia Cinnamon Teal will be next!

-----

For an annotated aerial photography map of the Limpkin's location, including 
GPS information, download or open the 


071014 LIMPKIN MAP Georgia Veterans State Park.jpg

in the 

071014 LIMPKIN Georgia Veterans State Park

folder at

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

-----

Trey's eBird checklist (soon to include photos):

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19065852

-----

Good Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
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Subject: Forgot to post Banks county SWAINSON'S WARBLER singing
From: "Rebecca E. Byrd" <rebyrd2012 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:22:25 -0400
I included Banks county in my GABO post's subject line last night but then
spaced out on mentioning the Banks sightings. I'm so forgetful since
turning only 29! ;)

While busy working yesterday afternoon, I heard for the second time this
summer a SWAINSON'S WARBLER singing on territory at the SR 59 bridge over
Grove Creek in Banks county, less than 3 miles north of the US 441/SR 59
intersection north of Commerce. I captured audio of its song in an 18
second video, embedded in the eBird.org checklist here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19067341

Back on June 18, we got 33 species mid-day over 2 hours (including really
good bottomland and grassland species together) because we were paying
attention. Yesterday I was too busy talking to pay attention and missed
most species but did remember a few...and how could one forget SWWA and
WOTH when they're the first thing you hear after stopping at a bridge?

As for the Talbot county mystery bird photos from Dixon Olive, these are
the votes offered so far:

Northern Mockingbird juvenile 2
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Gray Catbird 1
Florida Scrub Jay 1

Interesting mix of guesses! It's true the photos aren't great and size is
difficult to gauge exactly, but notice how small the bird is. Hint: use
surrounding vegetation for scale. Also, here's what wrong with the bill:
it's deformed and overgrown, so it's not a typical bill size and shape for
whatever species this is. Here's my impression of color: the bird is gray
but with some brown in the wing coverts, and no obvious white
anywhere......weird. Juvenile? Fledgling? Aberrant plumage AND bill? I hope
some more experts will chime in....


*Rebecca E. Byrd*
Sandy Springs, GA (Fulton)
770~369~5710 mobile
www.atlantaaudubon.org
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-7pTMv/


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Subject: Vireo- Floyd County
From: Ann Stewart <annhstewart AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:41:23 -0400
Stephen (son) located a RED EYED VIREOS nest yesterday while checking out his 
tree stand! 

The tree stand is pretty high and it would have been impossible to have located 
this small round object from the ground. 

From the stand with binoculars you can see the vireos head with eye stripe 
sticking up from the nest! Very neat find! 


Also I will be going to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens this weekend for the 
first time and wound like to know from birder friends if I need to carry my 
binoculars??? 

I'm not sure about bird populations there?????

Thanks!

Ann H Stewart
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Subject: AAS Field Trips this weekend
From: Mary Kimberly <mmkimberly1954 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:03:59 -0400
Greetings, Georgia Birders

The Atlanta Audubon Society has 2 field trips on the calendar this
Saturday, July 12:

Angie Jenkins will lead a walk at Noonday Creek (Cobb County) at 8:00 AM.

Phil Delestrez will lead a walk at Panola Mountain (Rockdale County) at
2:30 PM.

You might even be able to make it to both of them!

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

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


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Subject: Limpkin at GA Veterans Memorial State Park
From: plm108 <plm108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:18:20 -0400
The Limpkin originally found by Cheryl Kanes and reported two days ago by 
Warren Howe is in the same area today. I've been enjoying this state bird as it 
moves around the swampy lake edge about 50 ft to the North and West of the 
attendant station. Amanda is the activities coordinator and will keep an eye on 
the bird. She has a paddle tour on Saturday at 9a - or you can rent a canoe or 
kayak if you don't see the bird along the edge of the lake. Check around the 
base of the cypress trees as well as the banks.  


Patty McLean
Tucker GA

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Subject: Talbot County Mystery Bird; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher; and Newton, Barrow, and Banks County Sightings
From: "Rebecca E. Byrd" <rebyrd2012 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:35:43 -0400
Hi GABOers,

I've had some nice grassland species over the past couple of days. Here're
a few sightings that may be of interest to locals and/or county birders:

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW -- one singing male adjacent to a Home Depot retention
pond in Barrow County:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19052215

DICKCISSEL -- two singing males on Spears Lane near intersection with SR 11
in Newton County:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19047177

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE -- one adult hunting from power pole #73 in horse pasture
near intersection of SR 11 and SR 142 in Newton County:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19047602

And incidentally, speaking of power pole #73 in Newton County, in July and
August of last year, an active SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER nest was observed
on power pole #73 (the numbers are way at the top of the poles) by several
birders. Well, a week ago on July 2, state herpetologist John Jensen called
me to say he had just photographed a male STFL on a power line on SR 11
one-quarter mile south of SR 142, north of Mansfield near an open pasture
area. It was being harassed by a mockingbird. His sighting was in roughly
the same location as last year's nest, although no one has reported a nest
there this year in eBird as of yet. Although John doesn't do eBird, he sent
me his photo which I posted here:

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-7pTMv/i-Vt8FPMM/A

I noticed that a male and female STFL were seen and photographed this year
already in Newton County on SR 11 on June 20 exactly 5 miles south of
John's sighting (by R Lavender). No nest was mentioned. Because I was
already in the neighborhood yesterday afternoon, I decided to go search for
John's flycatcher and any possible nests. I scanned all poles along SR 11
between SR 142 and the Charlie Elliott road without success, and no SCFL
either. Bummer. But that's when I got the DICKs and the LOSH, so it wasn't
a total bust.

Anyway, the point of the story is: there was a male STFL there a week ago
and a pair two weeks before that. Sorry for the late notice. A confirmation
of nesting would be cool again for this year, so keep an eye out if you're
in the area.

And finally....some bird ID help is humbly requested of any and all
experts:

I received these two photos that were taken in Talbot County on July 5 by
Dixon Olive. He and I already have our own ideas but would like your
opinion of what species this is. Look carefully at both photos and be sure
to ZOOM IN as far as you can on the bill. I've noticed something unusual
about it....do you? Also be sure to read the photo caption, written by
Dixon.

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-7pTMv/i-JZGF84G/A
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-7pTMv/i-T3qbRv9/A

So...what do you think it is and why?

Thanks for your feedback!


*Rebecca E. Byrd*
Sandy Springs, GA (Fulton)
770~369~5710 mobile
www.atlantaaudubon.org
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-7pTMv/


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Subject: Limpkin
From: Warren Howe <whowe AT WHEEINC.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:15:07 -0400
I stopped by the Georgia Veterans State Park yesterday and there was a
Limpkin by the water on the right hand side of the road, just past the old
security gate house.  Good views.  Photos available.

Maybe he is the same one from Reed Bingham State Park, travelling the
State from Park to Park!

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Subject: Tybee Island Gray Kingbirds have fledged
From: Diana Churchill <dichurch AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 08:08:31 -0400
Greetings Birders!
When I went to the parking lot at the Ocean Plaza resort on Monday morning, I 
found two very large young Gray Kingbirds still in the nest. I watched both 
parents fly in and out. Then I heard another snippet of Gray Kingbird song and 
found a third young bird, already out of the nest in a nearby palm tree. 


A friend and I went back to check on the birds on Tuesday evening, July 8th. 
All three young birds were out of the nest and 

perched on the wire at the north side of the parking lot. One parent was 
perched nearby and one flew in shortly bringing a bug. 


It will be interesting to see if they go for a second nest attempt this season.
Photos are on my blog at http://dianachurchillbirds.blogspot.com/.

The Tybee North Beach Oystercatchers are doing well. HJ is now following its 
parents off to Lazaretto Creek to feed. 

HH was a little smaller than its sibling and is not quite as accomplished. He 
started off after the three yesterday evening but 

turned around and went back to the beach to wait for the family to return. One 
parent came back after about 20 minutes. 


Some of those photos are also on my blog.

Good birding!
Diana 

Diana Churchill
Tybee Island, GA
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Subject: AAS Walk, Piedmont Park
From: Jason Ward <0000007673135945-dmarc-request AT LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:16:48 -0700
Piedmont Park, Fulton, GA-US
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 Miles
210 Minutes
Observers: 18

Comments: A group of 17 birders joined me today at Atlanta Audubon's monthly 
walk at Piedmont Park. We were pleased with temperatures in the low 80's 
throughout most of the morning. All of the rarer birds the park has had over 
the last couple of months seem to have gone. But the regulars were plentiful, 
as we totaled 43 species. Highlights from the walk included great looks at a 
male Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, Green Heron 
flyovers, and an immature Orchard Oriole. 


  12  Canada Goose   
  10  Mallard   
  2  Great Blue Heron   
  1  Green Heron   
  2  Red-tailed Hawk (Eastern)   
  8  Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)   
  12  Mourning Dove   
  14  Chimney Swift   
  2  Ruby-throated Hummingbird   
  4  Red-headed Woodpecker   
  3  Red-bellied Woodpecker   
  6  Downy Woodpecker   
  1  Eastern Wood-Pewee   
  4  Eastern Phoebe   
  3  Great Crested Flycatcher   
  5  Blue Jay   
  6  Northern Rough-winged Swallow   
  3  Barn Swallow   
  2  Carolina Chickadee   
  2  Tufted Titmouse   
  1  White-breasted Nuthatch   
  1  House Wren   
  6  Carolina Wren   
  3  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher   
  4  Eastern Bluebird   
  30  American Robin   
  3  Gray Catbird   
  5  Brown Thrasher   
  12  Northern Mockingbird   
  10  European Starling   
  2  Eastern Towhee   
  1  Chipping Sparrow   
  8  Song Sparrow   
  6  Northern Cardinal   
  2  Blue Grosbeak   
  2  Indigo Bunting   
  10  Red-winged Blackbird   
  12  Common Grackle   
  4  Brown-headed Cowbird   
  2  Orchard Oriole   
  12  House Finch   
  6  American Goldfinch   
  20  House Sparrow   


Jason Ward, 
Fulton County

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Subject: Re: Gray Kingbirds on St, Simons Island
From: Jason Blevins <a_blevins AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 10:24:28 -0400
Found them. Beautiful. 

Jason Blevins

> On Jul 8, 2014, at 10:18, Jason Blevins  wrote:
> 
> At K&P now. Which Live Oak? 
> 
> Thank you
> 
> Jason Blevins
> 
>> On Jul 6, 2014, at 9:44, Pierre Howard  wrote:
>> 
>> To GABO:
>> The Gray Kingbirds previously reported from the King and Prince guest 
parking lot live oaks are still present. There are at least four birds. One 
female is incubating with the male standing guard. The two juveniles from the 
first brood are happily chasing each other, calling loudly. The King and Prince 
Hotel is located on St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia. 

>> Pierre Howard
>> Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 
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Subject: Re: Gray Kingbirds on St, Simons Island
From: Jason Blevins <a_blevins AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 10:18:32 -0400
At K&P now. Which Live Oak? 

Thank you

Jason Blevins

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> To GABO:
> The Gray Kingbirds previously reported from the King and Prince guest parking 
lot live oaks are still present. There are at least four birds. One female is 
incubating with the male standing guard. The two juveniles from the first brood 
are happily chasing each other, calling loudly. The King and Prince Hotel is 
located on St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia. 

> Pierre Howard
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Subject: Gray Kingbirds on St, Simons Island
From: Pierre Howard <h_pierre AT BELLSOUTH.NET>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 09:44:33 -0400
To GABO:
The Gray Kingbirds previously reported from the King and Prince guest parking 
lot live oaks are still present. There are at least four birds. One female is 
incubating with the male standing guard. The two juveniles from the first brood 
are happily chasing each other, calling loudly. The King and Prince Hotel is 
located on St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia. 

Pierre Howard
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 

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Subject: Magnificent frigatebird
From: "Keyes, Tim" <Tim.Keyes AT DNR.STATE.GA.US>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 15:31:21 -0400
Chris Depkin and I saw a juvenile magnificent frigatebird this afternoon around 
3:00 on raccoon key bar in the mouth of the Ogeechee river. It drifted off the 
the west and north. 


We also had my first batch of southbound western sandpiper and three very early 
Dunlin. 


Tim Keyes
Brunswick ga 


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