Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On the Georgia Coast Birding Rampage Pt.3

My trip to the Georgia coast was great. I got a lot of birds and lots of photos to share with you guys. Here is another batch of photos. My list ended up with ten lifers and two rarities. Also I might have the opportunity to be a volunteer doing research on Rusty Blackbirds this winter. Update: If we get two more followers and do the contest to give away the random birding stuff we are considering giving away something even better that can be very useful in the field. Like our Facebook page and follow us on this blog if you like. Have a nice day everyone!
Photos by John Mark Simmons
 Marsh Wren
 Seaside Sparrow
 Yellow Warbler
Western Sandpiper
Posted by John Mark Simmons


  1. Nice Pictures! Do you know what subspecies of Seaside Sparrows you got? I've never seen one, but I'm interested in the wide variation that they have.

  2. I don't mean any disrespect, Mr. Simmons (great photos, btw), but I believe that's a Least Sandpiper (looking like a miniature Pectoral, as always). Thanks for hosting the digital birds too. Bird on!

  3. Hi,

    I am pretty sure it's a Western. There were several experts with us and it was really close. I see your reasoning but it doesn't seem rusty enough for me. Thanks for the comment!

  4. Also a Least Sandpiper has yellow legs which I myself can't see here. Again I might have photographed the wrong sandpiper because there were many of them.

  5. John,

    I actually don't know which one we saw but I will try to find out!