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Red-necked Grebe,©David Sibley

31 Mar 50 Bird Morning at Seven Islands ["Morton Massey" ]
31 Mar FOS Hummingbird [Judy Dorsey ]
31 Mar Black-throated Green Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo Lookout Mountain Hamilton County [Dralle ]
30 Mar FOS [van harris ]
31 Mar First Ruby-throated Hummingbird ["Tommy Curtis" ]
29 Mar Yellow-throated Warblers Marion County ["" ]
31 Mar Eastern Whip-poor-will at Cravens House Hamilton County [Dralle ]
31 Mar Osprey at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co [Jan Shaw ]
1 Apr Re: OUT OF AREA -- An unusual eBird checklist ["Jon Mann" ]
1 Apr OUT OF AREA -- An unusual eBird checklist [Bill Pulliam ]
29 Mar Cliff Swallows seen in Hamilton County [Dralle ]
30 Mar Ten Species of Ducks seen from Booker T Washington Hamilton County [Dralle ]
30 Mar Fwd: [mou-net] Concerning replacment copies of the Sibley Guide. [Bates Estabrooks ]
29 Mar KTOS April Newsletter [Billie Cantwell ]
28 Mar Warren County Purple Finches [Susan McWhirter ]
29 Mar Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at the Discovery Center Wetlands ["Chloe Walker" ]
31 Mar Great Egret, Bufflehead at Pickett State Park ["Michael Hodge" ]
1 Apr Mustin Bottoms Shorebirds [Virginia Reynolds ]
1 Apr American White Pelicans [Stephen Zipperer ]
29 Mar American Golden Plover Hamilton County ["" ]
30 Mar Early bird... [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
1 Apr April,1 2015 [Stephen Zipperer ]
30 Mar FOS Swallows and Vireo ["Aborn, David" ]
28 Mar Long Hunter SP Davidson co [LA Rawlings ]
30 Mar veterans parkway, Rutherford County [Terry Witt ]
27 Mar Warren Co. Purple Finches [Susan McWhirter ]
27 Mar Unusual visitors return [Durwood Edwards ]
01 Apr Rusty Blackbird Blitz [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
1 Apr Catbird [Durwood Edwards ]
7 Mar Dyson Ditch Wildlife Refuge Cheatham Co. [JCoffroth ]
7 Mar Birding around Old Hickory Lake Wilson Co. [Stephen Zipperer ]
7 Mar Canvasback, Cades Cove , Blount County, Great Smoky Mountains National Park ["" ]
8 Mar White-winged Scoter, Purple Martin & Red-headed Woodpecker! []
07 Mar Bellevue: Am Tree Sparrow continues, plus other species ["fekel" ]
7 Mar Sandhill Cranes - Ridiculous Numbers [Douglas Downs ]
7 Mar VA Pond, Rutherford County [Terry Witt ]
7 Mar Chester Frost Park Surf Scoters [Evan Buck ]
7 Mar Fox Sparrow [Steve ]
7 Mar Re: request [richard connors ]
7 Mar eBird listing numbers [Bill Pulliam ]
7 Mar Pine Siskins in Pittman Center []
6 Mar Sandhill Cranes [R M J Turrentine ]
6 Mar request [R M J Turrentine ]
6 Mar Top of the World ducks, Blount County ["" ]
6 Mar Cove Lake, Waterside Marina, Eagle Bend hatchery ["Ron Hoff" ]
6 Mar Good mix ["Georges McNeil" ]
06 Mar Bellevue: Am Tree Sparrow(s) continue ["fekel" ]
6 Mar Cedar creek Rec Area Wilson Co. [Stephen Zipperer ]
6 Mar another good day for ducks ["Richard Knight" ]
6 Mar American Tree Sparrow & Others []
6 Mar Signs of Spring [Chuck Lola Estes ]
6 Mar Re: Common Scoter [Thomas Miko ]
06 Mar Spring TOS Celebration [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
06 Mar Blackbird Question [Jud Johnston ]
6 Mar Common Scoter [Terry Witt ]
6 Mar Sandhill Cranes [Carol Williams ]
6 Mar Fox sparrow/East Nashville [Lyda Phillips ]
6 Mar waterfowl western sullivan county [Rick Phillips ]
6 Mar Sandhill Cranes Bedford Co TN [R M J Turrentine ]
06 Mar American Tree Sparrows, Perry County [birdchaserrws ]
6 Mar March 12 input meeting on birding/conservation on federal lands [Gaynell Perry ]
6 Mar Cedar Waxwing ["Shay, Sheila" ]
6 Mar Waterfowl and tree swallows - Hatchie [Robert Ford ]
6 Mar Am. Tree Sparrow influx [Bill Pulliam ]
6 Mar Rutherford County Feeder Birds - 31 Species Today []
5 Mar OT-A Request for Help [Bates Estabrooks ]
5 Mar Another Beautiful Bird Day ["Tommy Curtis" ]
05 Mar Bellevue: Am Tree Sparrow ["fekel" ]
5 Mar American White Pelicans Hamilton County [Dralle ]
5 Mar Blackbirds [Steve ]
5 Mar Four goose day at Cherokee Farm, Knoxville, Knox Co ["Welsh, Christopher J E" ]
5 Mar Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds [robert terrell ]
5 Mar Redwings, etc in yard Bedford Co [R M J Turrentine ]
5 Mar RedWings [Durwood Edwards ]
05 Mar Rusty Blackbird Blitz continues... [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
5 Mar Rusty blackbird, Blount County ["" ]

Subject: 50 Bird Morning at Seven Islands
From: "Morton Massey" <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:30:33 -0400
Birding at Seven Islands State Birding Park (Knox County) has picked up
tremendously this week.  Several reports of approximately 45 species have
been submitted over the last few days.  This morning (3/31/2015) I had my
first 50 species day.  

 

Recent highlights - Bonaparte's Gulls, Buffleheads, Hooded Mergansers, Great
Egrets.  Recent arrivals - Barn Swallows, Rough-winged swallows, Purple
Martins, Chipping Sparrow.

 

Seven Islands State Birding Park

Traveling

5 miles

290 Minutes

Observers: 1

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:  

Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8

 

15 Canada Goose

5 Wood Duck

6 Mallard

4 Bufflehead

13 Hooded Merganser

1 Northern Bobwhite

3 Pied-billed Grebe

4 Double-crested Cormorant

9 Great Blue Heron

3 Great Egret

4 Black Vulture

6 Turkey Vulture

2 Red-shouldered Hawk

3 Red-tailed Hawk

1 American Kestrel

4 Bonaparte's Gull

4 Mourning Dove

1 Belted Kingfisher

2 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Downy Woodpecker

2 Northern Flicker

2 Pileated Woodpecker

4 Blue Jay

5 American Crow

1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow

26 Tree Swallow

3 Barn Swallow

7 Carolina Chickadee

5 Tufted Titmouse

5 Carolina Wren

5 Eastern Bluebird

2 American Robin

2 Northern Mockingbird

2 Brown Thrasher

9 European Starling

2 Yellow-rumped Warbler

8 Eastern Towhee

1 Chipping Sparrow

23 Field Sparrow

11 Savannah Sparrow

4 Song Sparrow

5 Swamp Sparrow

4 White-throated Sparrow

7 White-crowned Sparrow

14 Northern Cardinal

8 Red-winged Blackbird

3 Eastern Meadowlark

5 Brown-headed Cowbird

14 American Goldfinch

1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

 

Morton Massey

Knoxville, TN
Subject: FOS Hummingbird
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:48:10 -0500
FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird (male) yesterday morning 3/30 at one of the
feeders on my deck.

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Fayette County
Subject: Black-throated Green Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo Lookout Mountain Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:22:59 -0400
The highlights from the Guild Trail this morning.
Black-throated Green Warbler  - 2  males
Yellow-throated Vireo  - 1

Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County

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Subject: FOS
From: van harris <shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:40:29 -0500
​FOS Yellow-throated Warbler singing at corner of Locke-Cuba Rd and
Parkland Dr, nw Shelby County.

Van Harris
Millington, TN
Subject: First Ruby-throated Hummingbird
From: "Tommy Curtis" <tcbirdwatch AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:02:32 -0500
Our first for 2015 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, a beautiful mature male, just sat 
and drank for a long time at our living room window feeder. Yesterday we had 
our first Yellow-rumped Warbler and Barn Swallow of the season. The 
White-throated Sparrows still are with us, about 35 this morning, and a few of 
the Dark-eyed Juncos also. 


Tommy & Virginia Curtis
Smithville, TN
DeKalb County
Subject: Yellow-throated Warblers Marion County
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "leica2bird@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:31:23 -0400
Two Yellow-throated Warblers were heard singing in different locations along 
River Canyon Road in Marion County, Tn today by Tommie Rogers, Jeff 
Schaarsmidt, and Libby Wolfe. 



We also had one Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Baylor School which is in Hamilton 
County. 




Libby Wolfe
Ooltewah, Tn
Subject: Eastern Whip-poor-will at Cravens House Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:36:03 -0400
This evening I heard one Eastern Whip-poor-will calling at 8:38 PM near the 
Cravens House parking area on Lookout Mountain. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County

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Subject: Osprey at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:26:04 -0500
3-31-15

Migrants are still scarce at Radnor Lake, but it was nice to see some
trickling in today. Janet and Bertrand Taylor and I enjoyed a singing
Louisiana Waterthrush at the east end of the lake, plus a Black-throated
Green Warbler, tons of Yellow-rumps, two Northern Rough-winged Swallows, an
Osprey circling the lake and landing in a tree at the east slough,
Blue-winged Teal, Golden-crowned Kinglets, and two Winter Wrens, one
singing.

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Re: OUT OF AREA -- An unusual eBird checklist
From: "Jon Mann" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dback_jon@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 23:06:02 +0000 (UTC)
That would be from the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich 
Farmhttp://www.roostercogburn.com/  (ebird map leads to there as well). 

Ostriches, walk-in Lorakeet feeding area, etc - right off of I-10 between 
Phoenix and Tucson at the base of Picacho Peak 

Jon MannScottsdale AZ
       From: Bill Pulliam 
 To: TN-birds Listserv  
 Sent: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 3:47 PM
 Subject: [TN-Bird] OUT OF AREA -- An unusual eBird checklist
   
Some quite unusual photo documentation on this list:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22626698

Submitted April 1, 2015.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: OUT OF AREA -- An unusual eBird checklist
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 17:47:07 -0500
Some quite unusual photo documentation on this list:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22626698

Submitted April 1, 2015.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Cliff Swallows seen in Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:20:27 -0400
I observed Cliff Swallows this afternoon in two different locations in Hamilton 
County. 

1.From Renaissance Park flying over the Tennessee River near the Market Street 
Bridge. 

2. Chickamauga Dam Recreation Area seen around their existing nest site.

Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County

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Subject: Ten Species of Ducks seen from Booker T Washington Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:03:42 -0400
I observed a large raft of ducks on the Tennessee River this afternoon from 
Booker T Washington State Park in Hamilton County. 


Gadwall - 10
Northern Shoveler - 20
Blue-winged Teal - 3 
Canvasback - 1 male
Redhead - 3 
Ring-necked Duck - 9
Lesser Scaup - 157
Bufflehead - 18
Red-breasted Merganser - 3 female
Ruddy Duck - 29

Bruce Dralle 
Hamilton County

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Subject: Fwd: [mou-net] Concerning replacment copies of the Sibley Guide.
From: Bates Estabrooks <wgpu AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:30:56 -0400
FYI

Bates Estabrooks

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [mou-net] Concerning replacment copies of the Sibley Guide.
From: Timothy Blackwood 
To: MOU-NET AT LISTS.UMN.EDU
CC: 

Hi,

A while back there was a lot of conflicting information about the availability 
of replacement copies of the Sibley Guide.  Well, Penguin Random House really 
does have such a policy. 


You can call their customer service department at 1-800-793-2665 (Random House 
Customer Support).  You'll get a recorded message which, after some additional 
information, will direct you to press 7 if you are calling about a replacement 
copy of the Sibley Guide to Birds.  After pressing 7, you will receive 
instructions to cut the bar-code from the back of the book and mail it to: 


Penguin Random House
Attention: Consumer Services/DMS
400 Hahn Road
Westminster, Maryland 21157

I called a little over a week ago and received my copy today.  The new copy is 
beautiful, with all problems fixed.  It's now every bit as good as the first 
edition. 😊 


Best wishes and happy birding,
Tim

Timothy J. Blackwood
E-mail: Tim_Blackwood1 AT hotmail.com
Phone: (218) 999-0603 
Home Address:
120 NW 5th Street Apartment 101
Cohasset, Minnesota, USA 55721 		 	   		  
Subject: KTOS April Newsletter
From: Billie Cantwell <bfcantwell AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:43:58 -0400
Attached is our April Newsletter. Please join us for Urban Hikes in
Knoxville and Knox County on April 1.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 for a presentation entitled
“Urban Hikes in Knoxville and Knox County” by Sierra Club Members, Ronald
Shrieves, Mac Post, and Christine Hamilton, co-authors of “Urban Hikes in
Knoxville and Knox County.” Written and researched by the above speakers,
“Urban Hikes in Knoxville and Knox County” published by the Legacy Parks
Foundation, grew out of their desire to encourage hikers to rethink why and
where they hike. More than just physical exercise, the authors were
inclined to describe hike venues in terms of the potential for stimulating
sightings of birds, flowers, geological formations, architecture, vistas,
or their role in important historical events, all in areas close to home.
KTOS member, Ron Shrieves, an aspiring birder and nature photographer, will
present a slide show about the book project: hiking the trails,
photography, compiling data, maps, etc. Mac Post will discuss the Sierra
Club’s “Inspiring Connections Outdoors” (ICO) program for area youth, 
using 

Knoxville’s “Urban Wilderness” as a venue for providing positive outdoor
experiences. He sees possibilities for co-operation with the KTOS Discover
Birds program. For more information about ICO please vist the flowing
website: tennessee.sierraclub.org/broome/aspx/ico.aspx The meeting begins
at 6:45 pm in Room 118 of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary
Medicine. For directions, please visit the meetings page on the KTOS
website at: www.tnbirds.org/chapters/knoxvill/KTOS_Meetings.html


*Billie Cantwell*
*Knoxville, TN*

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds
discuss people.

 


ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (1884 - 1962)
Subject: Warren County Purple Finches
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:33:04 -0600
Yesterday I spoke too soon; by late afternoon the Purple Pig count was 135!

Susan McWhirter
McMinnville, TN
Subject: Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at the Discovery Center Wetlands
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:34:16 +0000 (UTC)
FYI, the Yellow-crowned Night-Herons are back at the Discovery Center Wetlands 
in Murfreesboro. Our family had three in view at once this morning, March 29th. 
They were seen from the parking lot. 


Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TNhttp://chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/ 
Subject: Great Egret, Bufflehead at Pickett State Park
From: "Michael Hodge" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "tennessee_wulff@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:56:20 +0000 (UTC)
30 March 2015: Pickett Lake, Pickett State Park, Pickett Co. It was a beautiful 
afternoon, 63°F, humidity 42%, mostly clear, scattered cumulus clouds, with a 
light breeze. Got a report of a duck and large white bird so I drove out for a 
look. A beautiful Great Egret was perched in a downed pine tree along the 
sandstone bluff line easily visible from the picnic area behind the rec. lodge 
near the boat dock. A few yards up stream we spotted the lone female 
Bufflehead. Spent about an hour at the lake. 


Seen:
4 Canada Goose
1 Bufflehead
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
2 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Eastern Phoebe

5 American Crow 


Michael Hodge
Allardt, TN
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Subject: Mustin Bottoms Shorebirds
From: Virginia Reynolds <vbreynolds AT att.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:27:32 -0500
There were 44 Lesser Yellowlegs and 6 Greater Yellowlegs spotted there this 
mourning. Since the Mississippi is near flood stage, the area is about 80% 
underwater. Also seen were 12 Northern Shovelers and 1 Pied-billed Grebe. 

Virginia Reynolds
Memphis
Shelby County

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Subject: American White Pelicans
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:21:04 -0500
April1, 2015

Forgot to add the American White Pelicans were also still out from the cove
at the Field Trials Area J Percy Priest Lake, Lavernge, TN.  About 20.
Subject: American Golden Plover Hamilton County
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "leica2bird@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:25:10 -0400
An American Golden Plover was found on an obscure small pond off of Brainerd 
Road near the Chattanooga Airport. The bird was seen by Kevin Calhoon, Daniel 
Jacobson, Tommie Rogers, Libby Wolfe, and John Diever. A Sora was also found at 
this same location but on the larger pond in the cattails. Also seen were 3 
Blue-winged Teal, American Coot, Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Tree Swallows. 



Kevin, Daniel, and John had Chimney Swifts, and immature White-crowned Sparrows 
at the Brainerd Levee. 



Libby Wolfe
Ooltewah, TN



Subject: Early bird...
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:03:58 -0500
Evening Tn-birders

  The early bird catches the worm or so they saybut in this case the
early bird special registration fee for the TOS 100th Anniversary
Celebration will come to an end TOMORROW, March 31st.
 We hope you were able to take advantage of it and save a few $$but if you
did not, never fear, theres still plenty of time to register and be apart
of this historic event.

If you need additional information or just have a question feel free to
email me and Ill do my best to answer it.

Thanks and we hope to see you at the TOS Centennial Celebration at
Montgomery Bell on April 30-May 3rd!

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Southeastern Avian Research
Specializing in Winter Hummingbird banding
1515 N. Willow Bend Court
Clarksville, TN  37043
931-206-3517

Subject: April,1 2015
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:12:02 -0500
Poole Knobs Rec Area and
Field Trials Area J Percy Priest Lake
Lavernge, TN

Took Dad out birding this morning hoping to find some early warblers for
Rutherford Co. Warblers seem to run a few weeks behind here.  No show on
the warblers except for yellow-rumped.   Did see 2 Bald Eagles,  N .
Shovelers,  Blue-wing Teal,  American Wigeon,  and a,female Goldeneye. She
her a tad late.  Best find of the morning was another active Osprey nest I
spotted on the way back to Dads.   That's 4 active Osprey nests in
Rutherford County that I know of all on cell phone towers.  Also picked up
northern rough-winged swallows finally near Dads place along the east fork
of the stones river.

Good birding
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co
Subject: FOS Swallows and Vireo
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:02:26 +0000
30 March 2015
Hamilton County, TN

Today was the first day of 2015 spring migration banding at Greenway Farms. 
Netting only yielded 2 Tufted Titmice, 1 Carolina Chickadee, 1 Northern 
Cardinal, and 1 Field Sparrow, but I did see the first Barn Swallows of the 
spring out there, and there was also a White-eyed Vireo singing. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Long Hunter SP Davidson co
From: LA Rawlings <barred-owl AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:17:06 -0500
A small flock of Bonaparte's Gulls have been favoring the area around the boat 
ramp the past two days 


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Subject: veterans parkway, Rutherford County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:31:21 +0000 (UTC)
The flooded fields across from the storage facility are drying up and will be 
completely dry within a week unless there is more heavy rain.  This morning, 
most of the ducks have gone, still a few Mallards present with a small flock of 
BW Teals.  Around 100 Wilson's Snipe were seen with 4 Lesser Yellowlegs. 

Terry WittMurfreesboro Tn
Subject: Warren Co. Purple Finches
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:16:12 -0500
We've enjoyed Purple Finches all winter, averaging 20 or so a day, but
lately the numbers have escalated. Today Mac and I counted 105 at our
feeders plus two Siskins. At the rate the seed is disappearing, I'm not
sure we'll miss them when they leave!

Susan McWhirter
McMinnville, TN
Subject: Unusual visitors return
From: Durwood Edwards <durwoode AT hughes.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:13:20 -0500
NW Davidson County
3/27

It is truly Spring out here, now. The Brown Thrasher(s) and a Yellow-throated 
Warbler that have been regular visitors for about 2 years, are actively feeding 
at my suet feeder which currently has a block of seeds and nuts for the 
woodpeckers. 


Durwood Edwards
Joelton, TN
Subject: Rusty Blackbird Blitz
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:33:54 -0500
Good morning
Thank you to everyone who submitted Rusty Blackbird sightings to eBird this
spring!  Although the close of the target Blitz dates in Tennessee are over,
the Blitz isnt!  
In 2014, Rusty migration was later than usual through many states, and
birders were reporting Rusty Blackbirds in some southern states including TN
in early April, and in northern states through early May.  Even outside of
our official Blitz window for TN, we still need all of your Rusty Blackbird
observations to help understand Rusty Blackbird migratory timing and habitat
use.  The international Blitz runs through June 15, so please continue to
submit your observations to the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz
protocol on eBird until then.
Heres a bit of info from the first month of the Blitz:
-3752 checklists reporting Rusty Blackbirds were submitted to eBird during
March 2015
-783 of these checklists were submitted under the Blitz protocol option in
eBird
-738 additional checklists were submitted under the Blitz protocol; birders
searched for Rusties but did not find them
-The two largest flocks of Rusties reported so far during the Blitz each
contained 1000 birds; one of these flocks was reported in Ohio on 3/21, the
other in Virginia on 3/22.
-Ohio (429) and Virginia (371) have the most Rusty reports so far (these
numbers include checklists reporting Rusties, and checklists submitted to
the Blitz protocol where no Rusties were observed.
-New York (325) and Pennsylvania (315) are third and fourth in number of
Rusty reports so far
 
Thanks to all for supporting this international initiative to learn more
about Rusty Blackbirds.

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           TN Blitz Coordinator

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Specializing in Winter Hummingbird banding
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Clarksville, TN  37043
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Subject: Catbird
From: Durwood Edwards <durwoode AT hughes.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:44:27 -0500
Another unusual suet feeder visitor in NW Davidson County: 

A Gray Catbird has been here for a couple of days. It is interesting to watch 
all these long-legged creatures (Thrasher, Catbird, Mockingbird) try to stay 
stable hanging on to the wire cage. 


Durwood Edwards
Joelton, TN
Subject: Dyson Ditch Wildlife Refuge Cheatham Co.
From: JCoffroth <Jcoffroth AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 22:32:53 -0600
Today at Dyson Ditch the usual abundance of Canadian geese and a variety of 
ducks (Including a couple dozen Canvasbacks) and gulls were present and quite 
active. Also 4 groups of Sandhill Cranes, consisting of 200-300+ total, flew 
over headed north. That's a lovely sound. An adult bald eagle was perched in 
the vicinity of the Pardue Pond eagle nest. This is on the south side of the 
Cumberland River near the inlet to the Dyson Ditch WR. The abandoned Eagle Pass 
nest in Dyson Ditch WR is gone, a casualty of February's ice storms. 

40-50 American White Pelicans were resting throughout the back water area. A 
red-shouldered and a broad-winged hawk were seen too. 

The snow has melted and the Best viewing is from the Cumberland River 
Bicentennial Trail via the Eagle Pass trail head off of Chapmansboro Rd. 


Jim Coffroth
Chapmansboro, TN


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Subject: Birding around Old Hickory Lake Wilson Co.
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 21:38:18 -0600
3/7/2015
Old Hickory Lake Wilson Co
Traveling

Took Dad birding this morning

Missed Long-tail Ducks and WW Scoters at Cedar Creek Rec Area but did see
Scaups, Bald Eagle on nest, Osprey on nest, Cormaorants at the little
island rookery, green-winged Teal, Redhead.

At Davis Corner Boat Ramp had over 100 Redheads, 60+ Ruddy Ducks, 40-50
Canvasback, Greater and Lesser scaup, Ring-necke Ducks

LaGuardo Rec Area Canvasbacks, Redheads, Scaup, Ring-neck Duck

Tyrees Access Rd: Common Golden Eye and 2 Red-throated Loons that flew in
while we were there.

Complete lists on eBird.

Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co.
Subject: Canvasback, Cades Cove , Blount County, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "birdglass44@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 21:43:55 -0500
This afternoon on the Cades Cove sewage ponds I had a male Canvasback, a pair 
of Redheads, a scaup, 28 Bufflehead, and a coot. Earlier I flushed 8 Wood ducks 
near Sparks Lane. The Canvasback and scaup were my first recorded in Cades 
Cove. I also saw 3 adult Red-headed woodpeckers in the western end of the Cove. 
and over 500 robins in various fields around the Loop Road. 


Warren Bielenberg
Maryville
Subject: White-winged Scoter, Purple Martin & Red-headed Woodpecker!
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2015 01:57:07 +0000 (UTC)
Hello, 
  
Early this afternoon, we headed over to Woods Reservoir .  I was very, very 
happy to see a Red-headed Woodpecker!  Although I seen them in Iowa growing 
up, this was my first time seeing one in Tennessee in the twelve years we have 
been here.  I even more pleased when my husband and boys jumped out of the 
vehicle to see it as well - we are all woodpecker kind of people.  :)  
Overall we seen 31 species - first list below.  

  
After leaving there, we made a jaunt over to the army surplus store in 
Jasper.  Since we were so close, we decided to visit Nickajack Lake .  We 
have visited the lake before to see the bats, but we have never been there to 
look at birds.  We only visited the dam and the surrounding area, but it was a 
good trip!  We were able to see a White-winged Scoter - another first for me 
in Tennessee.  We also seen a Purple Martin which surprised me a bit.  In 
addition, we were able to view Red-breasted Mergansers.  I don't know why, but 
these birds always make me smile.  I think it might be the crazy head 
feathers.  

  
  
Woods Reservoir 
Canada Goose  24 
Redhead  3 
Greater/Lesser Scaup  30 
Bufflehead  6 
Common Goldeneye  14     
Hooded Merganser  2 
Common Loon  10 
Pied-billed Grebe  10 
Horned Grebe  6 
Great Blue Heron  2 
Turkey Vulture  4 
Bald Eagle  1 
Red-tailed Hawk  1 
American Coot  52 
Mourning Dove  1 
Red-headed Woodpecker  1 
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2 
American Kestrel  1 
Blue Jay  2 
American Crow  22 
Carolina Chickadee  2 
Tufted Titmouse  2 
Carolina Wren  1 
Eastern Bluebird  11 
American Robin  34 
Brown Thrasher  2 
Northern Mockingbird  1 
Eastern Towhee  1 
Dark-eyed Junco  4 
Northern Cardinal  6 
Red-winged Blackbird  1 
House Sparrow  1 
  
Nickajack Lake 
Greater Scaup  3     . 
Lesser Scaup  10 
White-winged Scoter  1     Documentation photo: 
http://www.pbase.com/image/159369035 

Bufflehead  1 
Red-breasted Merganser  13 
Pied-billed Grebe  17 
Double-crested Cormorant  30 
Great Blue Heron  2 
Turkey Vulture  1 
Bald Eagle  1 
Red-tailed Hawk  1 
American Coot  59 
Ring-billed Gull  15 
Mourning Dove  1 
Belted Kingfisher  1 
Eastern Phoebe  1 
Blue Jay  1 
American Crow  7 
Purple Martin  1     
Carolina Chickadee  1 
Tufted Titmouse  3 
Eastern Bluebird  1 
Hermit Thrush  1 
American Robin  12 
Northern Mockingbird  4 
White-throated Sparrow  1 
Red-winged Blackbird  3 
Eastern Meadowlark  4 
  
Kristy Baker 
Rockvale, TN 
Rutherford County 
Subject: Bellevue: Am Tree Sparrow continues, plus other species
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 18:26:10 -0600
River Plantation Subdivision
Bellevue, Davidson Co., TN
2015 March 7

This Saturday morning about 6:25 am, before heading around J. Percy 
Priest Lake to bird, I checked my sidwalk area and found an
AMERICAN TREE SPARROW eating seed with a couple other sparrows.
In the afternoon about 4:15 pm I walked along the bluff several
hundred yards to the west of my home in Sec. X and found the
AM. TREE SPARROW in essentially the same spot as yesterday.

J. Percy Priest Lake
Davidson Co., TN

This Saturday morning I made several stops around J. Percy Priest Lake.
At Hamilton Creek I found little of interest. At the Elm Hill Rec.
Area I heard and then saw a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, which can be hard
to find in Davidson Co. Also, in the little inlet next to the marina
were 2 male WHITE-WINGED SCOTERs, perhaps part of the larger group
that was here last weekend. There were also several other duck species
including 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL. At Seven Point Rec. Area a half dozen
COMMON MERGANSERs continue, and I found a single HORNED LARK near the
boat ramp.

A nice morning of activity.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Sandhill Cranes - Ridiculous Numbers
From: Douglas Downs <douglas_downs AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 15:46:21 -0600
After reports of Sandhill Cranes on the ground from several White County 
friends, my wife and I lit out today to check out the situation. I drove the 
area around Old Smithville Hwy. and Jim Fancher Road  cranes everywhere. Drove 
up Jim Fancher Road to Duck Pond Road  cranes everywhere. Then drove down Duck 
Pond Road to the Black Oak Road area - cranes everywhere. Our final count  and 
I think it is likely low  was 4,500! That's right, 4,500 Sandhill Cranes! My 
head is still swimming. Had to check my GPS to make sure I wasn't near the 
Platt River in Nebraska. One sad note. Though I searched and searched through 
the flocks of cranes, never could find one of them white ones. 

Douglas DownsSparta, White County, TN 		 	   		  
Subject: VA Pond, Rutherford County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 10:50:51 -0800
50 Canada Geese
1 Snow Goose
7 Ring-necked Ducks
and for e-birds: 1 Graylag Goose who has been present off and on for several 
months 


Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Chester Frost Park Surf Scoters
From: Evan Buck <evanbuck64 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 12:17:21 -0500
The pair of Surf Scoters was relocated today at 9:40 at Chester Frost Park in 
Hamilton County. They were seen from the area accessible if you take the first 
left after entering the park. 


Evan Buck
Lincoln County


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Subject: Fox Sparrow
From: Steve <scpjmartin AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 08:00:40 -0600
I finally have my first yard Fox Sparrow this morning. Also, there a Pileated 
that's been exploring the ground for hickory nuts for the past half hour. 


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Subject: Re: request
From: richard connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 07:56:10 -0600
Melissa,

This is an annoying artifact of gmail. Gmail for some reason does not show
mail from yourself, you have to select "all mail" in your display settings
to see it at all. Any replys to your mail should show up as normal. I have
sort of gotten used to this, and assume my posts go through okay. I have
TnBird archives bookmarked on all my devices to check there if I'm curious.
Technology - it owns us.

Richard Connors
Nashville

On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 7:51 PM, R M J Turrentine 
wrote:

> Any way for any postings I do also automatically be sent to my email or is
> something amiss with my new email address?
>
> In the past, my old email, I would be able to see if my posting went
> through. Currently, I have to still log into my old address (good for a a
> little while longer) to see any postings.
>
> Please let me know how I should attempt this if anyone knows. I recently
> changed my email & receive all other TN Bird Postings except my own. If
> anyone out there can advise me, I am "all ears"! Thanks!
>
> Melissa Turrentine
> Normandy TN
> Bedford Co
>
>
Subject: eBird listing numbers
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 07:18:32 -0600
Sorry to chime in a bit late on this

Something to consider when looking at eBird list totals, they include  
all species you have reported, regardless of "wildnesss."  I'm not  
talking about Hooded Cranes, but about Muscovy Ducks, Whooping  
Cranes, lovebirds, and munias.  There's an as yet unresolved issue  
here in that eBird encourages reporting of all exotics, not just the  
"countable" ones, in order to track them for scientific purposes.   
But they are not excluded from list totals.  This is a topic of much  
discussion in internal eBird circles, and no simple resolution is  
forthcoming in the immediate future.

List totals also include institutional and group accounts (e.g. I was  
listed twice, once as me, once as the compiler of the Big Sandy CBC)  
if the account owner has not remembered to go into the account  
preferences and "opt out" of the listing games (my bad, fixed).

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN


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Subject: Pine Siskins in Pittman Center
From: shaawitya AT comcast.net
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 02:04:58 +0000 (UTC)




Subject: Sandhill Cranes
From: R M J Turrentine <avocet1990 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:57:25 -0600
Friends called around 2:00 today..they had 52 Sandhill Cranes noisily
flying over...hopeful they were coming my way but they were not. Exciting,
nevertheless! Perhaps they landed on a field nearby.

Melissa Turrentine
Normandy TN
Bedford Co
Subject: request
From: R M J Turrentine <avocet1990 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:51:35 -0600
Any way for any postings I do also automatically be sent to my email or is
something amiss with my new email address?

In the past, my old email, I would be able to see if my posting went
through. Currently, I have to still log into my old address (good for a a
little while longer) to see any postings.

Please let me know how I should attempt this if anyone knows. I recently
changed my email & receive all other TN Bird Postings except my own. If
anyone out there can advise me, I am "all ears"! Thanks!

Melissa Turrentine
Normandy TN
Bedford Co
Subject: Top of the World ducks, Blount County
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "birdglass44@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:55:20 -0500
I went up on the Foothills Parkway to photograph the rime ice and then down to 
Top of the World lake to see what waterfowl might be there. I found 9 species 
of ducks, the most I've ever seen there at one time. 


Top of the World, Blount, US-TN
Mar 6, 2015 4:00 PM - 4:35 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Flats Road from FHP entrance around TOW lake
18 species

American Wigeon 22 large group along shore near chapel then swam further out 
with other ducks 

Mallard  8
Northern Shoveler  16
Redhead 14
Ring-necked Duck  30
Lesser Scaup  2
Bufflehead  15
Common Goldeneye 1
Red-breasted Merganser  3
Pied-billed Grebe  4
American Coot  7
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Dark-eyed Junco  6
House Finch  1

Warren Bielenberg
Maryville


Subject: Cove Lake, Waterside Marina, Eagle Bend hatchery
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:54:31 -0500
TN-birders,

Wanting to get out on a nice sunny day, Dollyann and I checked out 3 places to 
see if the weather yesterday brought in anything interesting. Here are our 
results: 


Cove Lake, Campbell Co. – Not a lot around, but 9 waterfowl species was a 
nice bit of diversity. 4 American Black Ducks were a new county record for us. 


Waterside marina, just into western Union Co. – The large raft of Redheads 
that has been there recently is now gone. We did manage to find almost 800 
Ring-billed Gulls and 19 Herring gulls out on the lake. Some distant American 
Wigeons provided us another new county record. 


Eagle Bend fish hatchery, Anderson Co. – Getting a bit more interesting here 
as well. The upper pond has been the only thing holding many ducks recently and 
today was no different. Besides a lone Lesser Scaup in one of the lower ponds, 
the upper pond had 39 Redheads and 82 Ring-necked Ducks. We also had an Osprey 
at the river. This is the second Osprey we have had in the past 2 days. In the 
last, lower pond on the right (this used to be the “L” shaped pond), we 
found 24 Wilson’s Snipe. This was our highest count ever for this location. 
Note to photographers: If you drive on the dike next to the pond (on the side 
closest to the river) and go VERY slowly, the birds will likely stay put and 
you can get some great photos. Morning light will be best. 


Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Good mix
From: "Georges McNeil" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "mcneilg20@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 18:44:44 -0600
Happy to report a good variety of species today. After loading up the feeders 
late yesterday and working from home today I took some looks out of the window 
today to see the following: 


Blue Jay  1
N. Cardinal  4
Dark-eyed Junco  6
White-throated Sparrow  2
Fox Sparrow  1
European Starling  1
European House Sparrow  2
House Finch  4
American Goldfinch  2

Mohave to love how the cold and snow bring the Fox Sparrows out.

Georges McNeil
Shelby County


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Subject: Bellevue: Am Tree Sparrow(s) continue
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:07:23 -0600
River Plantation Subdivision, Bellevue
Davidson Co., TN
2015 March 6

This afternoon my wife and I walked around Section X in
River Plantation. On the bluff side we found an AMERICAN
TREE SPARROW perhaps a few hundred yards from our house.
Returning home, I looked out the window at the feeders
perhaps an hour later and again saw an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW.
Unlike the earlier one, this one seemed to have an asymmetric
spot that almost looked like 2 spots on its breast, and so
it might be a second one despite the relative proximity of
the two sightings.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Cedar creek Rec Area Wilson Co.
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 18:04:52 -0600
3/6/2015
Cedar Creek Rec Area Wilson Co
Traveling

Went to Cedar Creek Rec Area Old Hickory Laketo look for
Oldsquaws(Long-tailed Ducks) hate that name, seen the previous day. Missed
them by a few minutes.  Ran into Chris Agee who had seen them a little
earlier. Did find 4 White-winged Scoters, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers,11 N.
Pintails, Canvasback, Redheads, Buffleheads, numerous Herring, ring-billed
and Bonaparte's Gull, also at least 80 DC Cormorants on the little island
rookery, very noisy, and Bald Eagle.  Also ran into Pam Haas and her friend
who originally found and photographed the Oldsqaws yesterday. She mentioned
there were Am. Wite Pelicans at Habour Island Cove Old Hickory Lake, drove
the 3 miles and got them also, At least 70 Great Blue Herons at the Shutes
Branch Rookery on Old Hickory Lake.


Good Birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co.
Subject: another good day for ducks
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:01:03 -0500
6 Mar 2015

Checking a half dozen waterfowl sites, mainly in eastern Sullivan Co,
produced over 2100 ducks of 20 species; pretty darn good for 
northeast Tenn.

And I bet a lot of ducks left late last night or early this morning
when the sky cleared.

Boone Lake - Washington & Sullivan Co - 
over 500 ducks, highlighted by:
N. Pintail - 10
Redhead - 115
Lsr Scaup - 240
White-wg. Scoter - 8
Com. Goldeneye - 1
Red-br. Merganser - 40

Middlebrook Lake - Sullivan Co.
about 200 ducks, including:
Canvasback - 2
Redhead - 83

South Holston Lake - Sullivan Co
over 700 ducks, highlighted by:
N. Pintail - 38 - new high count in Northeast Tenn.
Redhead - 270
Gr. Scaup - 10
White-wg. Scoter - 10
Long-tailed Duck - 12
Eared Grebe - 1 - first I've seen here since Nov

Pemberton Rd / Rooty Branch beaver pond - Sullivan Co
nearly 200 ducks, highlighted by:
N. Shoveler - 5  - Pemberton Rd
Redhead - 130  - Rooty Br. - an amazing number on this small pond

South Holston River weir - Sullivan Co
surprisingly little, highlighted by:
Redhead - 5

Paddle Cr. pond - Sullivan Co
over 400 ducks, highlighted by:
Canvasback - 15
Redhead - 370 - another amazing total
----------------------------------------------------------------

All combined,  973 Redheads  is also a new high count for Northeast Tenn. 

###############

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
 
Subject: American Tree Sparrow & Others
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 23:43:57 +0000 (UTC)
Hello, 
  
I didn't look out the window very often today, but I did get to see or hear 34 
different species in yard today.  The American Tree Sparrow was here again 
late this morning, but I haven't noticed it since.  Coming back in after 
lunch today, I heard two Barred Owls talking back and forth today.  It sounded 
like they were right at the edge of the woods, but I couldn't see them.  The 
Fox Sparrows are still around, as well as a couple of Pine Siskins and one 
Purple Finch.  It seems like there likely wasn't too much traffic today, but 
the blackbirds were back and took over keeping most of the birds at bay.  

  
Black Vulture  1     fly over 
Red-tailed Hawk  2     soaring above 
Mourning Dove  11 
Barred Owl  2     
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1 
Downy Woodpecker  2 
Blue Jay  4 
American Crow  1 
Carolina Chickadee  3 
Tufted Titmouse  5 
White-breasted Nuthatch  1 
Carolina Wren  1 
American Robin  1 
Brown Thrasher  1 
Northern Mockingbird  1 
European Starling  10 
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1 
Eastern Towhee  2 
American Tree Sparrow  1       
Chipping Sparrow  1 
Field Sparrow  2 
Fox Sparrow  2 
Song Sparrow  1 
White-throated Sparrow  1 
Dark-eyed Junco  2 
Northern Cardinal  14 
Red-winged Blackbird  15 
Common Grackle  38 
Brown-headed Cowbird  30 
House Finch  2 
Purple Finch  1 
Pine Siskin  2 
American Goldfinch  3 
  
Kristy Baker 
Rockvale TN 
Rutherford County 
Subject: Signs of Spring
From: Chuck Lola Estes <chucklola AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:54:16 -0500
Knoxville Area
Anderson, Knox, and Blount Counties
March 6, 2015
Noon to 4:30 pm

Lola and I made a loop in the Knoxville area looking primarily for geese and 
ducks. We found the Snow, Rosss, Cackling, and Canada geese species noted 
previously at Cherokee Farms. Then we checked out the Louisville Point area. 
Not much in the way of waterfowl but we did find a nice sign of spring with our 
first Tree Swallows (10-12) and Osprey of the year. At Hitch pond and the Ralph 
Phelps Road pond we had the most variety of ducks (Gadwall, American Wigeon, 
Mallard, Wood Duck, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, and Lesser Scaup). Ish Creek 
embayment had one group of Redheads, scaup, Buffelheads, and Ring-necked Ducks. 
On the way back to Oak Ridge, we stopped by Concord Park and found very little 
other than another Osprey. Our last stop was the Solway boat accesses on 
Edgemoor Road in Oak Ridge. There were numerous Redheads, a nice group of 
Canvasbacks, a couple of Ruddy Ducks, and numerous scaup and Ring-necked Ducks. 
Osprey must have arrived in force as we found one more on its traditional nest 
on a power line transmission tower along the Clinch River. 


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Subject: Re: Common Scoter
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 14:33:00 -0800
You mean this bird?
 
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/92222297 AT N07/16535021335/
 
Tom Mio
 
Los Angeles, California (occasionally Chattanooga)

 
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:59:40 -0800
From: terrywitt AT bellsouth.net
Subject: [TN-Bird] Common Scoter
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org; ddonsker AT comcast.net

Just saw on E-Bulletin that a Common Scoter was seen in California.This would 
be a first NA record (split from Black Scoter)ID apparently not in 
questionRange: NE Iceland to SiberiaWonder if the committee who turned down 
Hooded Crane will accept this record from the "wrong" side of the US??? 

Just sayin
Cheers  
Terry Witt Murfreesboro Tn
Still thousands of gulls at Middlepoint Landfill dailyDid not see the Iceland 
Gull this week, but one adult LBB Gull seen 
Subject: Spring TOS Celebration
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:53:38 -0600
Good afternoon from snowy Montgomery County
   As I look out my window is hard to believe that reports from the Gulf
Coast of Alabama comes the news of the arrivals of FOS Northern Parulas,
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Indigo Buntings and Swallow-tailed Kites!
Spring is definitely on its way even if the view out my window doesnt
indicate it.  

Why dont you join these early birds by being an early bird registrant
for the TOS Centennial Celebration April 30th to May 3rd at Montgomery Bell
State Park!!
Ive attached a registration form for your convenienceand dont forget to
order that commemorative t-shirt!!  The special registration fee ends March
31st.

Hope to see you there!!

<")
  ( \
  / |`   Cyndi Routledge
Southeastern Avian Research
Specializing in Winter Hummingbird banding
1515 N. Willow Bend Court
Clarksville, TN  37043
931-206-3517

Subject: Blackbird Question
From: Jud Johnston <rivendell AT tds.net>
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:36:51 -0600
I had a lone female rusty blackbird yesterday, feeding with some 
robins.  In the course of verifying the ID in Sibley, I noticed a note 
I'd seen previously:  "Occasional female Brewer's has pale eye."  Well, 
my bird was pretty drab, so I refound it to confirm it had the facial 
markings of a rusty.  The question is, how often does the pale-eyed 
female Brewer's occur?  Comments invited.

Jud Johnston
Waynesboro
Subject: Common Scoter
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:59:40 -0800
Just saw on E-Bulletin that a Common Scoter was seen in California.
This would be a first NA record (split from Black Scoter)
ID apparently not in question
Range: NE Iceland to Siberia
Wonder if the committee who turned down Hooded Crane will accept this record 
from the "wrong" side of the US??? 


Just sayin

Cheers  

Terry Witt
 Murfreesboro Tn

Still thousands of gulls at Middlepoint Landfill daily
Did not see the Iceland Gull this week, but one adult LBB Gull seen
Subject: Sandhill Cranes
From: Carol Williams <caroldenson1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:03:43 -0600
Over South Jefferson Ave Cookeville  300+ flying north. More groups were
merging together so I'm sure that is not an accurate count.

Carol Williams
Smithville


-- 
*Carol*
Subject: Fox sparrow/East Nashville
From: Lyda Phillips <lydap AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:03:28 -0600
              

Finally saw the fox sparrow in my yard this morning. Had a feeling it was today 
or never. Not a yard first but the first in a few years. 

Lyda Phillips
(301) 518-7538 (cell)
www.lydaphillips.com
writerworking.blogspot.com/
 		 	   		  
Subject: waterfowl western sullivan county
From: Rick Phillips <sunfish0501 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:04:19 -0500
March 6, 2015
S. Fork Holston River, Netherland Inn Road
Sullivan County, Kingsport

Ring-necked Duck 30
Greater Scaup 26
Lesser Scaup 1
Redhead  8
Bald Eagle 3 (two immature and one adult)
Pied-billed Grebe 2
American Coot 1

-- 
Rick Phillips
Kingsport, Tennessee
Subject: Sandhill Cranes Bedford Co TN
From: R M J Turrentine <avocet1990 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:37:21 -0600
Friends called ~30 minutes ago...they had 52 Sandhill Cranes noisily flying
over...hopeful they were coming my way but they were not. Exciting,
nevertheless!

Melissa Turrentine
Normandy TN
Bedford Co
Subject: American Tree Sparrows, Perry County
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:27:32 -0600
  With all the Tree Sparrow reports, as well as good conditions, I had been 
half expecting them to show up at my feeders.  

  The first one came yesterday, 3/5/15, some time in the afternoon, and was 
joined by a second bird this morning.  

  With all the blackbirds hanging around, the sparrows are having a rough time 
getting much at the feeders. 

  This is not a high count for my feeders, as there were three present for 
several days last year, almost exactly one year ago. 


Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN.


Sent from my Verizon Wireless smartphone
Subject: March 12 input meeting on birding/conservation on federal lands
From: Gaynell Perry <gcperry1 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:55:19 -0600
Feel free to share the following information with anyone whom you feel may be 
interested. They are seeking a diverse mix of birders from novice to 
experienced. 


See reply email address at the bottom of the flyer below.

Thank you,
Gaynell Perry
Shelby County

Subject: Cedar Waxwing
From: "Shay, Sheila" <sheila.shay AT Vanderbilt.Edu>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:28:45 +0000
On Thursday, March 5, I stayed home due to snow and ice. I went out for a walk 
expecting to see only the run of the mill winter birds but while I was watching 
about 20 robins eating dogwood berries both from the tree and from the ground, 
something else flew into the frame of my camera. I looked at it more closely 
and it was a solitary Cedar waxwing. I am more used to seeing them in big 
flocks. It took a couple of berries and flew off. The dogwood tree was on the 
corner of Primrose and Belmont in front of Christ the King. 


Sheila

Sheila Shay, Newsletter Editor
Cumberland-Harpeth Audubon Society
1704A Primrose Ave
Nashville, TN 37212

615-298-5154
615-343-3311
Subject: Waterfowl and tree swallows - Hatchie
From: Robert Ford <robert_p_ford AT fws.gov>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:33:22 -0600
5March 2015
O'Neal Lake, Hatchie NWR, Haywood Co TN

Quick visit to Hatchie NWR yesterday in 4-6 inches of snow and temps
dropping quickly to single digits.  Most waterfowl either leaving or
dispersing locally to newly flooded areas.  Highlights included 130
White-fronted Geese, they've been around about 2 weeks in numbers
ranging from 30 to 85, this is high number for me so far.  Also, 2
Tree Swallows braving the cold and actively foraging over the lake.
My first of year for them here.  No Eurasian wigeon, my last
observation was 18 Feb.

Bob Ford
Haywood Co, TN
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Subject: Am. Tree Sparrow influx
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 07:58:58 -0600
For those who don't follow the eBird Alerts: There was a bit of an  
influx of American Tree Sparrows into middle Tennessee yesterday  
(3/5/2015), with eBird reports from Davidson, Wilson, Rutherford, and  
Perry counties.  All of these were well documented with field notes  
or photographs.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Rutherford County Feeder Birds - 31 Species Today
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 01:23:54 +0000 (UTC)
Hello, 
  
This crazy Tennessee weather brought 31 species to my backyard today!  Who 
knows what else might have showed up if the blackbirds didn't take over.    I 
did get a new yard bird today - an American Tree Sparrow!  I had 2 Fox 
Sparrows, 4 Purple Finches, 5 Pine Siskins and 3 Rusty Blackbirds in addition 
to the usual cast of characters.  We did get a visit from the Red-tailed Hawk 
today.  I've included links to pictures for some of the birds below. 

  
  
Red-tailed Hawk  1 http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/159354610 
Mourning Dove  4 
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1 
Downy Woodpecker  2 
Blue Jay  4 
American Crow  2 
Carolina Chickadee  1 
Tufted Titmouse  1 
Carolina Wren  1 
American Robin  2 
Brown Thrasher  1 
Northern Mockingbird  1 
European Starling  20 
Eastern Towhee  3 Male http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/159354604   
Female http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/159354649 

American Tree Sparrow  1   http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/159354609 
Chipping Sparrow  2 
Field Sparrow  2 http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/159354608 
Fox Sparrow  2 http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/159354607 
Song Sparrow  2 
White-throated Sparrow  2 
Dark-eyed Junco  4 
Northern Cardinal  12 
Red-winged Blackbird  30 
Rusty Blackbird  3 http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/159354603 
Common Grackle  30 
Brown-headed Cowbird  30 
House Finch  6 
Purple Finch  4 Male http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/159354606   
Female http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/159354605 

Pine Siskin  5 
American Goldfinch  40 
House Sparrow  2 
  
Kristy Baker 
Rockvale, TN 
Rutherford County 
Subject: OT-A Request for Help
From: Bates Estabrooks <wgpu AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:38:47 -0500
Birders,


I have recently
made the acquaintance of one of the pioneers of DNA research in ornithology,
Jon Ahlquist.  Jon was the co-developer (with Charles Sibley) of the
SibleyAhlquist taxonomy of birds, and co-author of the book, Phylogeny
and Classification of the Birds: A Study in Molecular Evolution.


Jon is elderly and presently struggling with some
serious health problems.  Due to some resultant needs, Jon has decided to
make available to interested parties in the birding/ornithological community,
several of his pieces of original bird art.  


Jon has painted for several
decades, producing a small number of works for individual clients who would see
his works in the Bird Room and his office at Yale University.  
Most of his works are in private collections in the US, but a few have been
sold to individuals in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland;
Jyvskyl, Finland; and Johannesburg, RSA.


If you are interested in pursuing this
further, please contact me off-list and I will provide you Jons contact
information.
Thanks.
Bates EstabrooksAnderson County 		 	   		  
Subject: Another Beautiful Bird Day
From: "Tommy Curtis" <tcbirdwatch AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:10:31 -0600
While we don’t enjoy being confined to the house by ice and snow and 
certainly feel sympathy for those trapped on the roads, it was a beautiful 
birding day here. At daylight I moved our car to the far side of the two-car 
carport; the birds are so smart they learned from the last snow storm to be 
there before I could move the car. I put down about two days worth of seed and 
before I could get out of sight they were covering the ground. About lunch time 
they had consumed that seed and so I put down more and the activity has 
continued all afternoon. There are so many White-throated Sparrows we stopped 
counting and Juncos and Goldfinches are everywhere. We’ve never seen more 
than two Towhees in our yard but suddenly there were three males and one female 
in their beautiful attire. But the highlight of the day were one of our 
favorite wintertime birds – Fox Sparrows. In the last snow we were so excited 
to finally see two of them at once. Today there were six under the carport at 
one time and then when I looked down below the living room window a seventh was 
scratching – this one with no tail feathers. Missing again are White-crowned 
Sparrows, although a birding friend on the other side of town has dozens, and 
the Pine Siskins we had earlier in the winter. 


Tommy & Virginia Curtis
Smithville, TN
DeKalb County
Subject: Bellevue: Am Tree Sparrow
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:17:25 -0600
River Plantation Subdivision, Bellevue
Davidson Co., TN
2015 March 5
Noon-1 pm

Wish Granted! I continued to check the feeder area every few
minutes today. Perhaps an hour ago I saw a sparrow briefly
that looked different, but it flew away almost immediately.
However, the same bird returned a few minutes ago, began to
scurry around for seeds, and this time it stayed for a while
enabling me to see its bicolored bill, dark breast spot, and
bright rufous cap: an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW. It was not a
new yard bird however as I'd seen one by the feeders perhaps
15 years ago.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: American White Pelicans Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:09:48 -0500
Twenty four American White Pelicans seen from Chickamauga Dam flying southwest 
at 2:00 PM. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County

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Subject: Blackbirds
From: Steve <scpjmartin AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:35:05 -0600
After the sleet we got this morning I've observed about 75 grackles, 75 
cowbirds along with 40 red-winged blackbirds at the feeders. These are the 
first I've had since I moved here in July. Also, I've got at least six pair of 
purple finch this morning as well, normally I've got about four to six. I'm on 
six wooded acres between Lynchburg and Winchester. 


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Subject: Four goose day at Cherokee Farm, Knoxville, Knox Co
From: "Welsh, Christopher J E" <cwelsh AT utk.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:58:05 +0000
Having heard that John OBarr had seen a Snow Goose at Cherokee Farm today
(Mar 1st), I stopped by there on my way home from Blount County birding.
Found about 170 Canada Geese, and two white geese were easy to pick out.
One looked different, and looking closer I could see one was bigger with
obvious grin patch and one was smaller, no grin patch, and stubby bill.  A
Snow and a Ross together!  I was pretty pleased, but then as I tried to
get a few pictures of them, I discovered there was also a Cackling Goose
there.  Smaller than the Canadas, about same size as Snow Goose, with
stubby bill. Having trouble downloading photos, but pretty sure I got a
picture with all four species in one view.

Chris Welsh
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds
From: robert terrell <rlt1945 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:56:49 -0500
Sixty-five Common Grackles moved into my yard in Knoxville on March 4, and are 
still visiting the area March 5. Mixed in with the Grackles are ten Red-winged 
Blackbirds. No Rusty Blackbirds seen with this group. 

 
Robert Terrell
Knoxville, TN 
 		 	   		  
Subject: Redwings, etc in yard Bedford Co
From: R M J Turrentine <avocet1990 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:36:44 -0600
This is the first during all of this snow/ice spell the last few weeks we
have noticed Red-wing Blackbirds in our yard feeding  (Normandy in the open
area near woods) We may have only had one other time, if at all, red-wings
feeding as a yard bird.

Both sexces present along with a few grackles (again, not a norm for our
feeders but not the first time of note!)

Our White-throated Sparrows seemed to have diminished in numbers through
yesterday but have returned in droves today.

Purple finches, American Gpldfinches, Dark-eyed Juncos, Tufted Titmice, No.
Cardinal, Carolina Chickadees, Ca Wrens, Mourning Doves and hopefully our
Towhees will return today  (another treat in our woods!)

Woodpeckers include Red-bellied, Downy, and an occasional Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker.

No Brown Creeper observed yet this winter on our feeder log.

Approximately ~1 inch of sleet, cloudy, and ~25 degrees at the time of this
submission in Bedford Cot, TN.

Melissa Turrentine
Bedford Co
Subject: RedWings
From: Durwood Edwards <durwoode AT hughes.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:23:32 -0600
3/5 - Joelton, Davidson County, TN 

The aggressive of the 6-8 red-winged black birds at my feeder has been tempered 
by the arrival of about 50 grackles. 


Durwood Edwards	
Davidson County
Subject: Rusty Blackbird Blitz continues...
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:13:31 -0600
Morning from snowy Montgomery County!
  Just a quick reminder that with all this snow Rusty Blackbirds are showing
up at backyard feeders and in other places we dont normally expect to find
them.  Keep an eye out for them and please remember to report them using the
Rusty Blackbird protocol on eBird -
http://rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz/collecting-and-reporting-
data/ 

If you dont have an eBird report Id be glad to report them for youbut I
need important location information such as lat/longs and/or the physical
address of where you saw them, when, how many, and what birds if any there
were with???  

Thanks for your ongoing participation with this important study.  And
remember, if you have any questions Im here for ya.

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Subject: Rusty blackbird, Blount County
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "birdglass44@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:18:21 -0500
I had my first ever Rusty blackbird in my yard (88th species) this morning 
along with 40+ common grackles, 19 starlings, 18 Red-winged blackbirds and 4 
Brown-headed cowbirds. 


Warren Bielenberg
Maryville