Sunday, January 29, 2012

THE NGR - RARE BIRD ALERT (RBA) PORTION - NOW IN RETIREMENT

Hi All,

After 3 years and about 2500 posts the Rare Bird Alert (RBA) portion of The Near Georgia Report is now in retirement.
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The site will remain open and the Sidebar and Pages 2-10 (Birding Information and Resources) content will continue to be updated and expanded. Eventually a new website or blog, with a new form factor, may be built for them (and other new sections as well):

Cable-Tie Sight Guide, Georgia RUFF and STKI Watches,
General and Regional Information,
Georgia Information,
Georgia Birding on My Mind,
Seawatching, Pelagics, Tides/Marine Forecasts,
Weather, Navigation and GPS,
Field Guides, References, Books,
Birding by Ear, and Tech,
Optics, Videos, and Phonescoping
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Among the factors contributing to me considering and taking this course there is one that stands out: eBird!!! (what follows here is well known to dedicated eBirders!)

Besides much overall enthusiasm and love for the reporting of the rare, casual, and accidental birds in the region, one reason that I started The Near Georgia Report in 2009 was that I knew that many, many great birds that were being reported on the birding listservs and email groups in the near Georgia region were not being posted to eBird, and that I could provide a service to Georgia birders and others (and myself) who were interested in learning more about them by tracking them all down as possible and posting them all in one place.

That is no longer the case! Currently in 2012, and commensurate with the huge growth of both the use of eBird by birders, and the further refinement and enhancement of the technical power and ability of eBird to manage and present bird sighting data to birders in the past several years, I feel that virtually every rare, casual, and accidental bird of significance found in the 7 southeasternmost states that The Near Georgia Report has covered is now posted to eBird in a fairly timely manner. I am sure that there are still some great birds which are only posted to listservs and birding email groups but I think that these are now more the rarer exception rather than the rule.

Most birders that find and/or chase rare, casual, and accidental birds are very serious and successful in the effort, there is a good number of them out there, and most of them are very serious also in reporting these birds to eBird in a timely manner. So things continue to evolve.

Now, with enhanced eBird Alerts, notifications of reports of all of the rare, casual, and accidental species sightings that many of us are interested in can be made to us hourly or daily on smartphones or to our computers. This is a very fast, easy, efficient, and comprehensive way to learn of the great birds in our region. This way there are hundreds, if not thousands, of reporters contributing and distributing reports, many actually in real time, and most at least same day, to us all if we desire it! An amazing resource and tool indeed!

Setting up and managing these notifications is fast and easy with eBird:

1. Register and become an eBird user at ebird.org
2. Once in eBird go to My eBird
3. Go to Manage My Alerts
4. Subscribe to the ABA Rarities alert (Email alerts for observations of rare birds, ABA code 3 and above, for the entire ABA Area) as desired.
5. Subscribe to additional Rare Bird Alerts (Email alerts for rare birds in a particular area, which you specify) as desired.

You can then set these alerts to notify you hourly or daily.

For example my eBird alerts for the ABA Area and the near Georgia region are set as follows:

ABA Rarities - Daily

Rare Birds - Alabama, Daily
Rare Birds - Florida, Daily
Rare Birds - Georgia, Hourly
Rare Birds - Mississippi, Daily
Rare Birds - North Carolina, Daily
Rare Birds - South Carolina, Daily
Rare Birds - Tennessee, Daily
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I would strongly encourage all birders who are interested in keeping up with reports of rare, casual, and accidental species sightings in our region, or any region, in the best way possible to register as a user with eBird, and set up and use eBird's rare bird alerts in order to obtain the latest notifications regarding rare bird reports!
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Thanks to All for your reading and support of the RBA at The Near Georgia Report over the past 3 years!

Hopefully mandatory RBA Blogger Rehab won't be too lengthy, withdrawal too severe, and relapses few and far between!

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Snow Bunting - Tybee Island, GA - 1/11/12 - UPDATED

Hi All,

A Snow Bunting was found on the beach near the north point of Tybee Island, Georgia on 1/11.

The post from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1201&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=13521

Good In an Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

The 1/12 UPDATE from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1201&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=14545

The 1/13 UPDATE from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1201&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=15887
Great photos:
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1201&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=16355

The 1/14 UPDATE from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1201&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=17050

Monday, January 9, 2012

AMERICAN FLAMINGOS - Lake Ingraham, Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, FL - 1/9/12

Hi All,

18 AMERICAN FLAMINGOS, seen and photographed at Lake Ingraham at Cape Sable in Everglades National Park, Florida (and only accessible by boat), were reported on 1/9.

The post from the TAS Miami Bird Board:
http://www.tropicalaudubon.org/tasboard/messages/64184.html

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Manx Shearwaters - Pelagic Trip, McIntosh County, GA - 1/6/12

Hi All,

45 Manx Shearwaters were seen on a pelagic trip off of McIntosh County on 1/6.

The post from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1201&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=9674

Good In and Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Near Georgia Report* - Friday Weekly Summary - 1/6/12

The Near Georgia Report* - Friday Weekly Summary - 1/6/12
31 December - 6 January, SPECIES REPORTED BY NGR POST DATE AND STATE:

Painted Redstart - 1/6 - MS
Manx Shearwater - 1/6 - GA
Razorbill - 1/6 - GA
Harlequin Duck - 1/5 - NC
Red-necked Grebe - 1/4 - GA
Anna's Hummingbird - 1/4 - NC
Northern Goshawk - 1/2 - SC
Anna's Hummingbird - 1/2 - AL
Northern Goshawk - 1/2 - NC
Green-tailed Towhee - 1/2 - GA
Great Blue Heron white-morph "Great White Heron" - 1/1 - NC
Great Cormorant - 1/1 - FL
LA SAGRA'S FLYCATCHER - 1/1 - FL
HOODED CRANE - 1/1 - TN
Western Grebe - 12/31 - TN
BROWN BOOBY - 12/31 - FL
Black-chinned Hummingbird - 12/31 - GA
SHINY COWBIRD - 12/31 - MS

Friday Weekly Summary Posts provide a weekly update, and let you know, even if there are no NGR birds reported in a given week, that The NGR is alive, well, and still on the job! NGR weeks always start on Saturdays! :^)

Current NGR RBA MODE: CASUAL
See Modus Operandi section for mode descriptions.

THIS WEEK'S NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS:

GA - Green-tailed Towhee
FL - BROWN BOOBY, LA SAGRA'S FLYCATCHER
AL - Anna's Hummingbird
MS - Painted Redstart, SHINY COWBIRD
TN - HOODED CRANE
NC - Harlequin Duck, Northern Goshawk, Anna's Hummingbird
SC - Northern Goshawk

THIS WEEK'S POSSIBLE OR PROBABLE BIRDS (See the 2012 POSSIBLE OR PROBABLE BIRDS section):

None

GREAT RELOCATIONS THIS WEEK (See the 2012 NEWS AND UPDATES section):

TN - HOODED CRANE

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Painted Redstart - Ocean Springs, MS - 1/5-6/12 - UPDATED

Hi All,

A Painted Redstart was found during the Ocean Springs, Mississippi Christmas Bird Count held on 1/5. The bird has been relocated today as well.

The MissBird posts from Birdingonthe.Net:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1325791760
Location and GPS:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1325803532
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1325857382
Photos:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1325900406

Please see the notes in the MissBird and CarolinaBirds section on the NGR right sidebar concerning properly accessing and displaying the posts from the Mississippi and Carolinas mailing lists.

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

The 1/7 UPDATE MissBird post from Birdingonthe.Net:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1325948026

The 1/8 and 1/9 UPDATE MissBird post from Birdingonthe.Net:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1326149244

The 1/11 UPDATE MissBird post from Birdingonthe.Net:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1326324490

The 1/13 UPDATE MissBird post from Birdingonthe.Net:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1326492841

Manx Shearwaters and Razorbill - Whale/Pelagic Trip, Brunswick, GA - 1/4/12

Hi All,

20 Manx Shearwaters and 1 Razorbill were seen offshore, from Brunswick, Georgia on 1/4.

The post from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1201&L=gabo-l&O=A&P=8042

Good In and Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Harlequin Ducks - Masonboro Inlet, New Hanover County, NC - 1/5/12

Hi All,

Three Harlequin Ducks were reported on 1/5 from Masonboro Inlet near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

The post from CarolinaBirds:
https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/arc/carolinabirds/2012-01/msg00096.html

Please see the notes in the MissBird and CarolinaBirds section on the NGR right sidebar concerning properly accessing and displaying the posts from the Mississippi and Carolinas mailing lists.

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Red-necked Grebe - Lake Seminole, GA - 1/4/12

Hi All,

A Red-necked Grebe was seen in Georgia waters at Lake Seminole in the southwestern tip of Georgia on 1/4.

The post from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1201&L=gabo-l&O=A&P=4549

Good In and Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Anna's Hummingbird - New Bern, NC - 1/4/12

Hi All,

The Anna's Hummingbird first seen in 2011 in New Bern, North Carolina continues as of 1/4.

The post from CarolinaBirds:
https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/arc/carolinabirds/2012-01/msg00067.html

Please see the notes in the MissBird and CarolinaBirds section on the NGR right sidebar concerning properly accessing and displaying the posts from the Mississippi and Carolinas mailing lists.

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Monday, January 2, 2012

Northern Goshawk - Savannah Spoil Site, Savannah CBC, Jasper County, SC - 1/2/12

Hi All,

A Northern Goshawk was seen and photographed at the Savannah Spoil Site during the Savannah Georgia CBC in Jasper County, South Carolina on 1/2.

The posts from CarolinaBirds:
https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/arc/carolinabirds/2012-01/msg00043.html
https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/arc/carolinabirds/2012-01/msg00061.html

Please see the notes in the MissBird and CarolinaBirds section on the NGR right sidebar concerning properly accessing and displaying the posts from the Mississippi and Carolinas mailing lists.

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Anna's Hummingbird - Birmingham, AL - 1/2/12

Hi All,

A young female Anna's Hummingbird was banded in the Birmingham, Alabama area on 1/2.

The post from ALBirds:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/albirds/message/12072

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Northern Goshawk - Alligator River NWR, NC - 12/30/11

Hi All,

A Northern Goshawk was seen and photographed on the Alligator River NWR in North Carolina on 12/30/11.

The post from CarolinaBirds:
https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/arc/carolinabirds/2012-01/msg00017.html

Please see the notes in the MissBird and CarolinaBirds section on the NGR right sidebar concerning properly accessing and displaying the posts from the Mississippi and Carolinas mailing lists.

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Green-tailed Towhee - Greene County, GA - 1/2/12

Hi All,

An incredible 2nd Georgia state record Green-tailed Towhee was found during the Lake Oconee Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on 12/20 and has been seen, photographed, and videoed by many since! The bird continues into the new year.

The latest post from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1201&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=2336

The 12/31 Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L) post from Yours Truly with video and GPS:
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=A&P=29561

Good In and Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Great Blue Heron white-morph "Great White Heron" - Eno River, NC - 1/1/12

Hi All,

A Great Blue Heron white-morph "Great White Heron" first seen in 2011 was relocated on New Years Day on the Eno River in North Carolina.

The post from CarolinaBirds:
https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/arc/carolinabirds/2012-01/msg00008.html

Please see the notes in the MissBird and CarolinaBirds section on the NGR right sidebar concerning properly accessing and displaying the posts from the Mississippi and Carolinas mailing lists.

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Great Cormorant and LA SAGRA'S FLYCATCHER - Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, FL - 1/1/12

Hi All,

A LA SAGRA'S FLYCATCHER first found at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne, Florida in December was relocated this morning.

The post from the TAS Miami Bird Board:
http://www.tropicalaudubon.org/tasboard/messages/63616.html

The 12/27 post:
http://www.tropicalaudubon.org/tasboard/messages/63284.html

Also a Great Cormorant found at the same park in December was relocated as well, latest post from the Florida RBA:
http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/listserv/wa.exe?A2=ind1112&L=FLARBA&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=28947

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

HOODED CRANE Continues - Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, Meigs County, TN - 1/1/12 - UPDATED

Hi All,

The could-be ABA rarity Code 5 HOODED CRANE (a Siberian and Manchurian crane which winters in China, Korea, and Japan), provenance unknown, and first reported with Sandhill Cranes at the famous Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Meigs County, Tennessee on 12/13/11, continues as of 1/1/12! The Hooded Crane has been see almost daily at the site since first found. There has been speculation that this may be the same bird that was seen in Idaho during spring 2010, and in Nebraska during spring 2011!

My 12/17 video update from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L) including GPS coordinates:
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=A&P=15954

The latest post from TN-Bird:
http://www.freelists.org/post/tn-bird/Hooded-Crane-in-View-Ths-Morning-at-Hiwassee-Wildlife-Refuge

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

The 1/5 UPDATE from TN-Bird:
http://www.freelists.org/post/tn-bird/Hooded-Seen-Again-at-Hiwassee,1

The 1/6 UPDATE from TN-Bird:
http://www.freelists.org/post/tn-bird/Hiwassee-Wildlife-Refuge-Update,1

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Western Grebe - Reelfoot Lake, TN - 12/31/11

Hi All,

A Western Grebe was found at Reelfoot Lake, near Tiptonville, in extreme northwestern Tennessee on 12/31.

The posts from TN-Bird:
http://www.freelists.org/post/tn-bird/Reelfoot-Western-Grebe-etc
http://www.freelists.org/post/tn-bird/Correction-to-Reelfoot-post

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

BROWN BOOBY - Fishing Trip, Ponce de Leon Inlet, FL - 12/30/11

Hi All,

A BROWN BOOBY was seen on a fishing trip out of Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida on 12/30.

The post from FloridaBirds-L:
http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112E&L=FLORIDABIRDS-L&T=0&O=D&P=3354

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Black-chinned Hummingbird - St. Simons Island, GA - 12/31/11

Hi All,

A Black-chinned Hummingbird was reported from St. Simons Island, Georgia on 12/31.

The post from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=29694

Good In and Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

SHINY COWBIRD - Hancock County, MS - 12/31/11

Hi All,

On New Year's Eve a Shiny Cowbird was reported from Hancock County, Mississippi.

The MissBird post from Birdingonthe.Net:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1325374762

Please see the notes in the MissBird and CarolinaBirds section on the NGR right sidebar concerning properly accessing and displaying the posts from the Mississippi and Carolinas mailing lists.

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Friday, December 30, 2011

Northern Fulmar and GREAT SKUA - Pelagic Trip, Hatteras, NC - 12/29/11

Hi All,

On 12/29 both a Northern Fulmar and a GREAT SKUA were seen on a pelagic trip out of Hatteras, North Carolina.

The post from CarolinaBirds:
https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/arc/carolinabirds/2011-12/msg00499.html

Please see the notes in the MissBird and CarolinaBirds section on the NGR right sidebar concerning properly accessing and displaying the posts from the Mississippi and Carolinas mailing lists.

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Inca Dove - Greenville, MS - 12/27/11

Hi All,

An Inca Dove was reported from Greenville in far west central Mississippi on 12/27.

The MissBird post from Birdingonthe.Net:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1325020737

Please see the notes in the MissBird and CarolinaBirds section on the NGR right sidebar concerning properly accessing and displaying the posts from the Mississippi and Carolinas mailing lists.

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Thursday, December 22, 2011

King Eider - Pensacola Beach/Santa Rosa Island, Escambia County, FL - 12/21-22/11

Hi All,

An ABA rarity Code 2 young male King Eider was found and photographed in the Pensacola Beach/Santa Rosa Island area in Escambia County, Florida on 12/21 and relocated on 12/22. The bird has been moving around the area a bit. An incredible Florida (or Georgia) bird!

The posts from Birdbrains:
Photo -
http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/listserv/wa.exe?A2=ind1112&L=BRDBRAIN&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=136059
12/22 -
http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/listserv/wa.exe?A2=ind1112&L=BRDBRAIN&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=146262

The post from the Florida RBA:
http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/listserv/wa.exe?A2=ind1112&L=FLARBA&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=13512

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Green-tailed Towhee - Greene County, GA - 12/20/11 - UPDATED

Hi All,

An incredible 2nd Georgia state record Green-tailed Towhee was found during the Lake Oconee Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on 12/20 and seen and photographed by many since!

The posts from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=17137
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=17255
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=17374
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=17926

Good In and Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

The 12/21 UPDATE by Yours Truly from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L), good GPS cordinates:
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=19177

The 12/22 UPDATE from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=19530

The 12/23 UPDATE from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L), great photos:
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=21643

The 12/24 UPDATE from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=22244

The 12/25 UPDATE from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=23492

Monday, December 19, 2011

Great Blue Heron white-morph "Great White Heron", Pomarine Jaegers, Parasitic Jaegers, White-winged Dove - Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA - 12/17/11

Hi All,

Good birds were found during the Cumberland Island Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on 12/17 out on the Cumberland Island National Seashore on Georgia's southeastern coastal tip:

Great Blue Heron white-morph "Great White Heron"
Inshore Pomarine Jaegers
Inshore Parasitic Jaegers
White-winged Dove (relocated)

The post from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=16618

Good In and Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Common Merganser - Bartow County, GA - 12/16/11

Hi All,

A female Common Merganser was found on a small lake on private property in Bartow County, Georgia on 12/16.

The post from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=14182

Good In and Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Thursday, December 15, 2011

HOODED CRANE - Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, Meigs County, TN - 12/13-15/11 - UPDATED

Hi All,

A would-be ABA rarity Code 5 HOODED CRANE (a Siberian and Manchurian crane which winters in China, Korea, and Japan), provenance unknown, was found with Sandhill Cranes at the famous Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Meigs County, Tennessee on 12/13.

The Hooded was seen again on the 14th, and today the 15th. There is even speculation that this may be the same bird that was seen in Idaho during spring 2010, and in Nebraska during spring 2011!

Posts from TN-Bird:
http://www.freelists.org/post/tn-bird/Strange-Crane-at-Hiwassee-Wildlife-Refuge

http://www.freelists.org/post/tn-bird/The-Hooded-Crane-Returned-to-Roost-at-Hiwassee-Wildlife-Refuge

http://www.freelists.org/post/tn-bird/Hooded-Crane-seen-at-740-am

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

A 12/17 UPDATE, with phonescoped video, by yours truly from TN-Bird:
http://www.freelists.org/post/tn-bird/Hooded-Crane-Hiwassee-Wildlife-Refuge-121711

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Red-necked Grebe - Chatuge Reservoir, Hiawassee, GA - 12/11/11

Hi All,

A Red-necked Grebe was spotted on Lake Chatuge near Hiawassee, Geogria on 12/11.

The post from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&O=D&P=10792

Good In and Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Thursday, December 8, 2011

BLACK-HEADED GULL - Grenada Lake, Grenada, MS - 12/8/11

Hi All,

A BLACK-HEADED GULL was reported from Grenada Lake near Grenada in northwestern Mississippi on 12/8.

The MissBird posts from Birdingonthe.Net:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1323393047
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1323493232

Please see the notes in the MissBird and CarolinaBirds section on the NGR right sidebar concerning properly accessing and displaying the posts from the Mississippi and Carolinas mailing lists.

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Swainson's Hawk - East Naples, Collier County, FL - 12/8/11

Hi All,

A light-morph adult Swainson's Hawk was reported from East Naples in Collier County, Florida on 12/8.

The post from FloridaBirds-L:
http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112B&L=FLORIDABIRDS-L&T=0&F=&S=&P=76

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Golden Eagle - Goethe State Forest, Levy County, FL - 12/4/11

Hi All,

A young Golden Eagle was reported from Cow Creek Road in the Goethe State Forest in Levy County, Florida on 12/4. The post was mislabeled as a Bald Eagle.

The posts from FloridaBirds-L:
http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112A&L=FLORIDABIRDS-L&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=9802
http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112A&L=FLORIDABIRDS-L&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=12727

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Ross's Goose and Golden Eagle - Goose Overlook, Noxubee NWR, MS - 12/6/11

Hi All,

Both a young Ross's Goose and a young Golden Eagle were seen from Goose Overlook at Noxubee NWR near Brooksville, Mississippi on 12/6.

The MissBird post from Birdingonthe.Net:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1323200376

Please see the notes in the MissBird and CarolinaBirds section on the NGR right sidebar concerning properly accessing and displaying the posts from the Mississippi and Carolinas mailing lists.

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

Monday, December 5, 2011

Northern Saw-whet Owl - Lamar County, GA - 12/4/11

Hi All,

A 4th of the year, for Georgia, Northern Saw-whet Owl (a foreign recapture) was netted and processed in Lamar County, Georgia early on the morning of 12/4, and I fortunate enough to be one of the two team members who discovered the bird in the net!

The post from Georgia Birders Online (GABO-L):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=4815

My GABO-L video post:
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=6813

History of the bird:
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1112&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=6725

Good In and Near Georgia Birding!

Mark