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#1 sdearth

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

Has anyone in Georgia seen any Shrikes? I am northeast of Atlanta and trying to locates some.

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#2 stewart1998

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

I used to die looking for them! I finally got one in florida last month. I have never seen one in Georgia, though. try Ebird. I live in Blairsville, probably not far from you!

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#3 stewart1998

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

Ebird says that there was one seen in Calhoun, GA, on the 17 of this last month.

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#4 Liam

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

I see them all the time in the Augusta area. In Hephzibah there are so many of them along Brown Rd and 25. Any semi-open area with telephone wires seems to have them. I found a nesting pair on McElmurray Road. At Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, they hang out along Lock & Dam road, just before the park entrance.

Wherever they are, so are the American Kestrels.

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#5 meghann

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

I see them all the time in the Augusta area. In Hephzibah there are so many of them along Brown Rd and 25. Any semi-open area with telephone wires seems to have them. I found a nesting pair on McElmurray Road. At Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, they hang out along Lock & Dam road, just before the park entrance.

Wherever they are, so are the American Kestrels.


I'll have to drive down there and check out those areas after we get back in town. I'd like to see a Kestrel, too. That one isn't on my list.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:03 PM

I'll have to drive down there and check out those areas after we get back in town. I'd like to see a Kestrel, too. That one isn't on my list.


I suggest it. I've seen lots of Meadowlarks in that area as well.

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#7 sdearth

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:47 PM

Loggerhead Shrike seen a few days ago at Nash Farms. See attached pdf from e-Bird.

It is about 1.3 hour drive from my home to Nash Farm. I believe Newman Wetlands is close too.

John and I will be going there on Monday morning

Life list = 279 as of 2/25/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose & Canvasback are the latest

 

2014 bird count = 101 as of 2/25/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose & Canvasback are the latest

 

Gwinnett County 2014 bird count = 78 as of 2/18/2014 Northern Pintail is the latest

 

2013 bird count was 204 for the year

 

photo list= 178 as of 2/3/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose is the latest

 

 

 

 


#8 cabirds

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:37 PM

Just an aside:

I love hearing about people chasing birds. Even if you don't get the bird, you got an adventure. For me - that's really what life is all about. I've had trouble chasing down the quote, but I remember reading it decades ago, and it sticks with me that it was Henry David Thoreau, although I could be misattributing, that said [paraphrase I'm sure]:

"We all live the same amount of time. From the time we're born, until the time we die. Only the experiences differ."

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#9 sdearth

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:56 PM

No luck finding the "Butcher bird" yesterday. Oh well another day

Life list = 279 as of 2/25/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose & Canvasback are the latest

 

2014 bird count = 101 as of 2/25/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose & Canvasback are the latest

 

Gwinnett County 2014 bird count = 78 as of 2/18/2014 Northern Pintail is the latest

 

2013 bird count was 204 for the year

 

photo list= 178 as of 2/3/2014 Greater White-fronted Goose is the latest

 

 

 

 


#10 Kaysei

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:11 PM

I've seen them in my yard for the past 3 days. I think they're very striking. I just added a pic to my gallery. I also just found out it's called the butcher bird and why.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

I'd love to see a Loggerhead Shrike some day! They remind me of big Bushtits.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

I'd love to see a Loggerhead Shrike some day! They remind me of big Bushtits.


They always remind me of mockingbirds. . . with a mask, and hooked beak.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

They always remind me of mockingbirds. . . with a mask, and hooked beak.



That makes sense! My Bushtits have masks too, and the face seems similar to me. But I haven't seen a LOSH yet...

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

Nor have I. . .

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

Pic's too light....but he looks annoyed!
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#16 Kaysei

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:23 PM

I don't think this one liked the storm!

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#17 spookyjimjams

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:26 PM

Here's one in CA that I got a few weeks ago...

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#18 Liam

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:03 PM

Strange thing...I see Loggerhead Shrikes all the time, but I have yet to photograph one.

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