Trip Report: Okefenokee Swamp 11-14-20

Many thanks to all of you who made this trip on a beautiful day in Georgia. Unfortunately, most of the birds decided to take the day off as well with only 25 species seen or heard. We had good looks at Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Eastern Phoebe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped and Pine Warblers. We missed totally on Red-cockaded Woodpecker and Sandhill Crane. Fleeting glimpses of a Brown-headed Nuthatch were achieved. We heard a Sedge Wren but only saw it briefly in the middle of a bush. A few winter residents were seen such as American Robin, Tree Swallow,Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Gray Catbird and female Bufflehead. A swamp Sparrow made brief appearances that is otherwise fairly secretive. None of our three photographers were able to get the birds to pose for photos but I have attached photos of reptiles that obliged.
Our next outing is Saturday December 12, 2020 at Huguenot Park off Hecksher Drive. Details will be sent in early December. Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you see a few Wild Turkeys.
Good Birding,
Bill George

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