Date: 9/16/17 7:03 am From: Pamela Ford (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Non-boat access Re: SC: AMERICAN FLAMINGO at Cape Romain NWR
Craig Watson, Chris Snook and I just walked the outer dike at Tibwin. We arrived just after daylight to have the highest tide for detecting the bird, tide was going out and the bird is less likely to be seen from the dike as tide drops. Several boats on ICW flushed birds but no Flamingo. It appeared there were at least one, maybe two boats on the ICW looking for the bird in the general area of where Tibwin Creek enters the UCW.
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> On Sep 15, 2017, at 4:12 PM, Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> wrote:
> * For those birders without boat access, the area where the flamingo
> was seen should be scope-able from an elevated impoundment dike at
> South Tibwin.
> It's not too long a walk from the Tibwin parking area on US-17 just
> south of McClellanville. For those unfamiliar with it, Tibwin is a
> former plantation now owned/managed by the US Forest Service as part
> of the Francis Marion National Forest.
> This Google Map shows the spot in question:
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.google.com_maps_place_33-25C2-25B003-2724.7-2522N-2B79-25C2-25B030-2757.2-2522W_-4033.0568735-2C-2D79.5180711-2C595m_data-3D-213m2-211e3-214b1-214m6-213m5-211s0x0-3A0x0-217e2-218m2-213d33.0568694-214d-2D79.5158768&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=pM3nWNzUqAlimyIzmm5m7X5PUhLShhuiujUMmusNADc&s=tbIO4zvJZxs-xwu9bZCAUGcqIUSTweYxHoAyA1QGX8A&e= >
> Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
>> On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 3:30 PM, Nate Dias <offshorebirder...> wrote:
>> Nate Swick was kind enough to forward me some more info, including an
>> aerial map.
>> The flamingo looked to be feeding across the ICW from the mouth of Tibwin Creek.
>> Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC
>>> On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Nate Swick <nswick...> wrote:
>>> Just wanted to let folks know that I just this minute received a note via
>>> ABA info from a Florida birders with a boat captain acquaintance in SC who
>>> photographed an AMERICAN FLAMINGO at Cape Romain yesterday afternoon.
>>> Text of the email is as follows:
>>> "A friend, Captain Chris Wilson, photographed a flamingo today at 3:30pm in
>>> South Carolina. He was north of Charleston and just south of Mclellanville.
>>> The bird was feeding in a spartina marsh between two spoil islands on the
>>> east side of the Intracoastal Waterway in the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge.
>>> Chris was in a boat on the Intracoastal when he saw it. Please see attached
>>> photos. I don't have the appropriate channels to disseminate this sighting
>>> so please share."
>>> I know that flamingo records are fraught in the Carolinas, but with the
>>> passage if Irma through Florida and the Caribbean, this one might have some
>>> legs. Besides the unusually long flamingo legs, of course.
>>> Photos were included, poor but undeniably flamingo. I'll send them along to
>>> SC BRC chair Chris Hill and post them on the Carolina Rare Bird Alert
>>> Facebook group and to Kent at the CBC website.
>>> Nate Swick
>>> GSO, NC
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