Date: 3/25/20 4:53 pm From: world oceans <world.oceans7...> Subject: [GABO-L] Probable Swainson's thrush in Clayton County
Hello, Today at 6:05 pm I saw what I believe was a Swainson's thrush just off Southpoint Drive near Main St. and Rt. 19/41 in Forest Park, Clayton County. The bird was perched on a branch at eye level and I watched it at very close range for several minutes before it flew off. It was basically all greyish and greyish-brown with partial but noticeable buffy eye rings, limited area of conspicuous breast spots over a pale greyish-white belly, and a tail which showed no signs of russet or reddish color. Details will be submitted to ebird. Their bar chart for Georgia shows April 1 as the beginning of spring arrival, and there is at least one early January record in the state as well.