I've been told that there are no native lakes in Georgia. Almost all the one's you'll encounter are man-made in one way or another. But as long as they have water, shoreline, and food, birds don't really care if your lake is man-made, accidentally made, or "organic." Birds are opportunists like we are all are aren't going to pass up a food source just because it wasn't there before... although it may take them a while to find it.
I visited a local lake, Lake Hartwell. It is managed by the Army Core of Engineers and has a lot of trails, picnic grounds, and water ramps. Great places to find birds. My visit there proved that very point. We were greeted by a great number of birds, Canada Geese, Great Blue Herons, Blue Jays, Mockingbirds, Sanderlings, and other great birds! I've included a link to the Lake and its grounds, as well as the local rules that must be followed!
Next Time, we'll visit the State Botanical Gardens, until then, Get out and Go Birding!
Links to Lake Hartwell - Link here
A Sanderling on a red shore
Bird Quiz #4: Post your Guesses in the comments!
Wild Bird Wednesday - Link Here