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GA Border birds
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- Subject: GA Border birds
- From: "Paul Champlin" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 17:20:26 -0400
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I've been birding quite a bit on the Georgia side of the Aiken/Augusta
borderlands... but first what has been seen on teh SC side (for contrast):
Within the last 4 days at the SRS the REDSTARTS and MAGNOLIA WARBLERS
(nearly all young birds) have been showing up in good numbers. Single R-b
GROSBEAK, WORM EATING, YELLOW THROATED and HOODED WARBLERS and LOTS of
SUMMER TANAGERS (incl a congregation of 12) showed up on Wed. in upland
pine/oak habitat near a drainage. My wife had an OPORORNIS (she thinks
MOURNING) in the lowland forest gaps near the Savannah River on Mon. and has
reported similar stuff as above. She also had a small flock of W-T SPARROWS
in an upland pine stand. I had a singing Y-BELLIED FLYCATCHER on Wed. as
HOWEVER... If I were to bird in the local region I would go (hand have been
going to) Phinizy Swamp near the Bush Field Augusta airport (now open noon
to dusk on a daily basis) in Augusta, GA.
TODAY THERE WAS A BIRD THAT I'M PRETTY SURE WAS AN EARED GREEBE
(UNFORTUNATELY NO SCOPE).
This week: 6 PECTORAL, 2 SOLITARY, MANY LEAST AND SEMIPALM. SANDPIPERS, BOTH
YELLOWLEGS, BOTH DOWICHERS (mixed bag of 10 today) , A SEMI. PLOVER AND A
GOLDEN PLOVER, 1 GLOSSY IBIS, 1 Y-CR NIGHTHERON, 3 SPECIES OF RAIL, MS & S-T
KITES, BARN OWL, 12 SPECIES OF WARBLER, 5 SPECIES OF SWALLOW (incl. cliff),
BALT. ORIOLE, MANY BOBOLINKS AND PAINTED BUNTINGS AND MANY HERONS, WHITE
IBIS AND EGRETS THAT YOU EXPECT NEAR MARSHES. at the Brickyard ponds en rout
to Phinizy from SC: 1 CASPIAN TERN & 1 WHITE-RUMPPED SANDPIPER.
Amazing what a well placed wetland will do...
New Ellenton SC
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