Friday, July 1, 2011

The Near Georgia Report* - Friday Weekly Summary - 7/1/11

The Near Georgia Report* - Friday Weekly Summary - 7/1/11
25 June - 1 July, SPECIES REPORTED BY NGR POST DATE AND STATE:

White-winged Dove - 7/1 - AL
White-winged Dove - 6/30 - NC
Long-billed Curlew - 6/30 - FL
HERALD PETREL - 6/29 - NC/SC
LONG-BILLED MURRELET - 6/29 - NC
BUDGERIGAR - 6/29 - FL
HERALD PETREL - 6/28 - GA/SC
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 6/28 - SC
Snail Kite - 6/27 - FL
Neotropic Cormorant - 6/26 - KY
Warbling Vireo - 6/26 - AL
BROWN BOOBY - 6/25 - NC
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 6/25 - TN

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 - The NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter has been doing scientific work and running a survey route up the southeastern seaboard this week, there has been some seabird survey work going on during the voyage and two HERALD PETRELS were reported seen due east of the central Georgia coast. One of the birds was more than 200 nautical miles from any Georgia coast (closest to North Carolina, but also within 200 nautical miles of a South Carolina coast), and one was within 200 nautical miles of a Georgia coast (but closest to South Carolina)! We could have 1st record HERALD PETRELS then for both Georgia and South Carolina! The NOAA Ship Tracker website shows the current track of the ship's voyage (the ship is still at sea as of this writing) at:

http://shiptracker.noaa.gov/default.aspx

FL - 2 BUDGERIGARS in Pasco County.
NC - A BROWN BOOBY was found onshore, and a LONG-BILLED MURRELET specimen was discovered, which was originally collected on 4/29/11!
KY - Neotropic Cormorants

THIS WEEK'S POSSIBLE OR PROBABLE BIRDS (See the 2011 POSSIBLE OR PROBABLE BIRDS section):

None

GREAT RELOCATIONS THIS WEEK (See the 2011 NEWS AND UPDATES section):

NC - Common Merganser (family)
SC - Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (family)

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

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