Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Historical Posts - 4/2009

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THE NEAR GEORGIA REPORT*
PRE-BLOG HISTORICAL POSTS
APRIL 2009
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Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 18:35:34 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Near Georgia Report* - Western Spindalis - Key West, Florida - 4/28/09

Hi All,

Murray Gardler of Florida passed on to the Florida Birds listserv a report of a Western Spindalis seen today at Ft. Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West!

Western Spindalis is no longer a review species in Florida but is an almost annual visitor from The Bahamas and maybe Cuba!

Ft. Zachary has certainly been a late April West Indian and South American vagrant hotspot with Loggerhead Kingbird, Yellow-faced Grassquit, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, and now Western Spindalis, all since the 21st, and all of those birds may still be there tomorrow!

Current post:
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/FLAB.html#1240951811

Recent Postings from Florida Birds (Birdingonthe.Net):
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/FLAB.html

Good Near Georgia Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 23:51:25 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Near Georgia Report* - RUFF - Georgetown County, South Carolina - 4/27/09

Hi All,

Wow, today Nate Dias found his SECOND South Carolina spring RUFF in three days! I imagine that is a record of some kind, and one of the "Ruffest" southeastern U.S. records to try to beat! Congratulations Nate, I think it's safe to say that you probably have the Spring 2009 Be The Ruff Award safely in the bag!

Post on the Carolinas listserv:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CARO.html#1240880443

Recent Postings from The Carolinas Birding List (Birdingonthe.Net):
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CARO.html

Good Near Georgia Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 23:52:54 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Near Georgia Report* - Swainson's Hawk - Ensley Bottoms, Shelby County, Tennessee - 4/25/09

Hi All,

Jeff Wilson of Tennessee found, and photographed, an immature light-morph Swainson's Hawk at Ensley Bottoms in Shelby County, TN on Saturday!

Original post:
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/TNBD.html#1240707018

PHOTO POST (very nice):
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/TNBD.html#1240717268

Recent Postings from Tennessee Birding (Birdingonthe.Net):
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/TNBD.html

Good Near Georgia Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 00:26:52 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Near Georgia Report* - Kirtland's Warbler - Lori Wilson Park - Cocoa Beach Florida - 4/24/09

Hi All,

It's been a busy Saturday, and even though it's now Sunday it doesn't seem to be quite over yet!

A banded adult male Kirtland's Warbler was reported from Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach Florida on Friday! The bird was seen and photographed but not relocated on Saturday!

Post from Birdbrains (Birdingonthe.Net):
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/BRAN.html#1240706433

Recent Postings from Birdbrains (Birdingonthe.Net)
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/BRAN.html

I would say that the bird should be headed right through Georgia destined for the Michigan area, keep your eyes and ears open!!!

Okay, now it's over!

Good Near Georgia Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 17:07:35 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Near Georgia Report* - Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Monroe County, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Key West, 4/25/09

Hi All,

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher has been reported today from, where else, Monroe County, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Key West! Fork-tailed Flycatcher is a very irregular straggler to Florida from South America and first reported in 1952 in Florida!

Florida Birds report:
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/FLAB.html#1240668170

Florida RBA report:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/FLRB.html#1240691447

Florida RBA:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/FLRB.html

Good Near Georgia Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:00:55 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Comedic Near Georgia Key West Loggerhead Kingbird post on Tropical Audubon!

Hi All,

Here is a really great and classic comedic birding post if you need some comic relief, and even if you don't!

Check out Joel Rosenthal's latest concerning the recent Near Georgia Key West Loggerhead Kingbird, LOKI's Lament, on the TAS Miami Bird Board:

http://www.tropicalaudubon.org/tasboard/messages/28149.html

Good Birding to All of the hundreds of Georgia Birders who will be out this weekend involved in various activities and the competitions going on!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville (Gwinnett County), Georgia

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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:36:56 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Near Georgia Report* - Onshore Red-billed Tropicbird - Cape Point North Carolina 4/21/09

Hi All,

Amazing!!! Brian Patteson of Hatteras NC reports that an (the) adult Red-billed Tropicbird was seen onshore for almost an hour yesterday in the same area as the one seen last month (3/10/09) at Cape Point North Carolina! Make sure you read the current post because there are some restrictions in place in the area if you go:

Current post:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CARO.html#1240354691

Last month's post:
http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Mail/CarolinaBirds/458430

Last month's photos:
http://www.patteson.com/

The Carolinas listserv can be found at:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CARO.html

Good Near Georgia Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 13:06:00 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Near Georgia Report* - Black Noddy, Loggerhead Kingbird, Yellow-faced Grassquit - Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas - 4/21/09

Hi All,

Some really great birds have been reported from the Florida Keys and the Dry Tortugas this week!

Black Noddy
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Bush Key in the Dry Tortugas (not seen every year in the Tortugas and I believe there is only one record in Florida outside of the Tortugas):
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/FLAB.html#1240314917

Loggerhead Kingbird (Review Species)
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Key West, Ft. Zachary Taylor Historic State Park (same post as above)
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/FLAB.html#1240314917

Yellow-faced Grassquit (Review Species)
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Key West, Ft. Zachary Taylor Historic State Park:
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/FLAB.html#1240274249

Recent Postings from Florida Birds (Birdingonthe.Net) is located here:
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/FLAB.html

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida:
http://www.nps.gov/drto/

Good Near Georgia Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:55:15 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Near Georgia Report* - Loggerhead Kingbird - Monroe County, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Key West - 4/12/09

Hi All,

A Loggerhead Kingbird was reported yesterday on the Florida RBA! This may be only the third Florida record if accepted!

Recent Postings from Florida RBA (Birdingonthe.Net):
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/FLRB.html
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/FLRB.html#1239545766
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/FLRB.html#1239549373

Good Near Georgia Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:35:40 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Near Georgia Report* - White-throated Swift - Southern Escambia County, FL - 4/9/09

Hi All,

Florida's first White-throated Swift, if accepted, was brought in to the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida Thursday afternoon at 4:30 (posted on the 11th)!:

http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/BRAN.html#1239468377
Recent Postings from Birdbrains (Birdingonthe.Net)

Archives of BRDBRAIN@LISTSERV.ADMIN.USF.EDU:
http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/archives/brdbrain.html

Good Near Georgia Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 17:24:13 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Near Georgia Report* - Black Swift - Leighton AL - 4/7/09

Hi All,

A very large, all black swift was observed yesterday near Leighton (Colbert County), Alabama!

I don't think there is a southeastern record for Black Swift, so this bird has the potential to be the first southeastern Black Swift record!

Yesterday's post:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/ALBD.html#1239128445

Today's post:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/ALBD.html#1239219486

albirds on Yahoo! Groups:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/albirds/

Recent Postings from Alabama Birds (Birdingonthe.Net)
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/ALBD.html

Good Near Georgia Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 16:29:27 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Near Georgia Report* - Northern Goshawk - Knoxville TN - 4/7/09

Hi All,

A Northern Goshawk was reported today from the Knoxville area (Knox County)! You can't help but wonder if this was one of the two birds seen in Georgia this past October now returning north!

Northern Goshawk is listed as Casual (Not regular, but 4 or more records in the last 10 years) on the currently posted Tennessee Ornithological Society (TOS) checklist (January 2006).

Northern Goshawk is listed as accidental in winter in the Piedmont and Mountains of Georgia in the latest edition of the ACOGB**, and is a review species in Georgia as well!

tn-bird Mailing List Archive:
http://www.freelists.org/archive/tn-bird

Recent Postings from Tennessee Birding (Birdingonthe.Net) post:
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/TNBD.html#1239126646

Tennessee Birding (Birdingonthe.Net):
http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/TNBD.html

Good Near Georgia Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 17:50:13 -0400
Reply-To: Mark McShane
Sender: Georgia Birders Online
From: Mark McShane
Subject: Near Georgia Report* - Inca Dove - Sumner MS - 4/1/09

Hi All,

Today there is a report from Sumner Mississippi of at least two Inca Doves!

Inca Dove is not on the Georgia or Alabama lists and is accidental in Mississippi and a review species there. Sumner is located in the west central portion of the state where most, if not all, of the small number Inca Dove sightings for Mississippi have been recorded!

Report:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html#1238617762

The Mississippi Birding listserv:
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/MISS.html

If you go for the birds, don't forget to stop by Logan Martin Dam (south of Pell City, Alabama, to try for the Black-legged Kittiwake previously reported this week)!

Good Near Georgia Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia

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