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22 May Shelby Bottoms, Nashville, Connecticut Warbler ["fekel" ]
22 May Birding in Coffee and Grundy Counties [Stephen Zipperer ]
22 May Re: Birdlog North America App ["Jeffrey S. Schaarschmidt" ]
22 May Re: Birdlog North America App [Scott Somershoe ]
22 May Re: Birdlog North America App [Colleen Vogler ]
22 May Re: Birdlog North America App [Steve ]
22 May Re: Birdlog North America App ["Stanley York" ]
22 May Birdlog North America App [Steve ]
21 May Re: Black-bellied Plovers ["John Obarr" ]
21 May Bells Bend Bobolinks ["fekel" ]
21 May Mourning Warbler Still Here [Kevin Bowden ]
21 May Re: NTOS Meeting [Richard Blanton ]
21 May NTOS Meeting ["Steve Routledge" ]
21 May Black-bellied Plovers [rick houlk ]
20 May Re: Nocturnal cuckoo [Mac McWhirter ]
20 May Bobolinks, others at Bells Bend Park (Davidson County) [Bells Bend Nature Center ]
20 May NTOS Wednesday Radnor Lake Walk Results. [Kevin Bowden ]
20 May Re: RFI (Cerulean Warbler & Black-billed Cuckoo) & photo update [Scott Somershoe ]
20 May Re: RFI (Cerulean Warbler & Black-billed Cuckoo) & photo update [Thomas Miko ]
20 May Hatchie BirdFest May 29 - 31 ["Ford, Robert" ]
20 May Henry County: Five Mississippi Kites return [Shawna Ellis ]
20 May Mississippi Kite - Sumner Co. [Ed Schneider ]
20 May Nocturnal cuckoo [Bill Pulliam ]
20 May Not birds, but bird food... Cicadas are back [Bill Pulliam ]
20 May RFI (Cerulean Warbler & Black-billed Cuckoo) & photo update [Michael Todd ]
19 May Best Guess As To What Broke Up A Carolina Wren Nest With Nestlings ["David " ]
19 May Re: Perry County Kite [Joshua Stevenson ]
19 May Please add this person to the list [Tony Watson ]
19 May Another yard bird- Wilson's Warbler [Kevin Bowden ]
19 May 100th anniversary celebration thank you from the Herndon family [Daniel Shelton ]
19 May Memphis TOS Meeting Tomorrow Night [Judy Dorsey ]
18 May Perry County Kite [birdchaserrws ]
18 May Swallow-tailed Kite, Perry County [birdchaserrws ]
18 May Old Hickory Lake Storm Birds - Sanderling [Michael Smith ]
18 May Re: Connecticut/Mourning Warblers, Shelby Bottoms [Joshua Stevenson ]
18 May Mourning Yard Bird [Kevin Bowden ]
17 May Sightings Report, 17 May, 2015, NE Collierville Area, Shelby [John Walko ]
18 May Yard Birds Include 2 Pine Siskins []
17 May Henslow's Sparrows (Coffee County) and Surprise Shorebirds (Grundy County) ["Chloe Walker" ]
17 May Merlin - Hamilton County [Hugh Barger ]
17 May Shelby Park migrants, Davidson County [Terry Witt ]
17 May Connecticut/Mourning Warblers, Shelby Bottoms [Michael Smith ]
16 May Grasshopper Sparrow, Gallatin (Sumner county) ["" ]
16 May Scissor-tailed Flycatcher still at Cheatham Dam ["" ]
16 May Results from NTOS Field Trip ["Chloe Walker" ]
16 May Scissor-tail Flycatcher [Kristy L Baker ]
15 May Duck River ["Steve Routledge" ]
15 May Brainerd Levee Shorebirds - Hamilton County [Hugh Barger ]
15 May Elizabethton spring count ["Richard Knight" ]
14 May CAVE SWALLOW in Dyer County! ["Mark Greene" ]
14 May Forster's Tern at Chickamauga Dam Hamilton County [Dralle ]
14 May Purple Finch, Cape Mays - Knox []
13 May Herring Gull and Ring-billed Gull Hamilton County [Dralle ]
13 May Nashville Spring Bird Count results [Jan Shaw ]
13 May Re: Grasshopper Sparrow - Hamilton County [Hugh Barger ]
13 May Grasshopper sparrow - Hamilton County [Hugh Barger ]
13 May Wilson's Warbler, etc. in Kingsport ["Richard Knight" ]
13 May Austin Springs shorebirds ["Richard Knight" ]
13 May NTOS Radnor Walk ["Jim Arnett" ]
13 May Upcoming NTOS Field Trip ["Chloe Walker" ]
13 May Brainerd Levee shore birds [Hugh Barger ]
13 May Another Connecticut ["Aborn, David" ]
13 May Re: ADV: Bewick's Wren comment [Tom Howe ]
13 May Re: Mystery Bird []
13 May Warren Co. Bobolinks [Susan McWhirter ]
13 May membership ["David Patterson" ]
13 May Mystery Bird [Steve ]
12 May Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery - 5/12 [Shane Williams ]
12 May Marion Co Connecticut Warblers [Lizzie Goodrick ]
12 May Info On Birding The Pantanal in Brazil ["David " ]
12 May Bewick's Wren comment [Bill Pulliam ]
12 May J. Percy Priest Field Trials Area [Stephen Zipperer ]
12 May SB Dowitchers at Walter S. David pond ["Jim Arnett" ]
12 May Re: Radnor Lake -- Blackpoll Blitz []
12 May Yuchi Refuge ["Charles Murray" ]
12 May Swan Lake peeps ["Steve Routledge" ]

Subject: Shelby Bottoms, Nashville, Connecticut Warbler
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 19:58:24 -0500
Shelby Bottoms, Phases I and II
Nashville, Davidson Co., TN
2015 May 21

This Friday morning I walked Phase I and part of Phase II
of Shelby Bottoms in Nashville. Highlights included a singing
CONNECTICUT WARBLER just across from the Wildlife Crossings
Trail entrance, where one was found a few days ago. It sang
once and I had to wait 15+ minutes for it to sing again, but
never did see it as it was in dense cover. A WILLOW FLYCATCHER
sang a couple hundred yards back toward the visitor's center
along the river trail from the Connecticut and there were
singing WILSON'S and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERs in the same area.
The Blackburnian allowed me to finish finding in the spring
all the 37 regularly occurring warbler species for Davidson Co.,
the first time I can remember doing so.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Birding in Coffee and Grundy Counties
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 14:47:17 -0500
5/22/15
Coffee and Grundy Counties
Traveling

Took Dad his new "Sibley Birds" for his birthday this mourning and took him
birding.

First stop was a farm pond on George Clay Rd right off exit 127 , I-24 in
Pelham, Grundy Co. We had 11 Dunlins, 2 Spotted Sandpipers, 4 Great Egrets,
2 Mallards and some Killdeer.

Next stop was a farm pond along HWY 41 4 miles SE of Hillsboro, TN in
Coffee Co.
We had 3 Dunlins, 4 or 5 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 1 Least Sandpiper and 4
Semipalmated Plover.

Tried for Henslow Sparrows at Bark Camp Barrens, but 2 guys were training a
pack of Beagles so it was uselee.

Rode over to Woods Reservoir to see what was on the Island. Cormorants,
Great Egrets, GB Herons, couple of Black Crowned Night Herons.

Good Birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co.
Subject: Re: Birdlog North America App
From: "Jeffrey S. Schaarschmidt" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "schaarschmidt@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 18:52:46 +0000 (UTC)
I use the BirdLog NA app on my Android phone.   I love it.  
It makes submitting your sightings to eBird extremely simple.  After the 
initial set-up (typing in your eBird username and password) you are ready to 
start using the app.  


To start an eBird report you start the application, tap the "Submit Sightings" 
which will then give you a couple of choices.  You can either select "Chose a 
recent location," "Choose location from a map," or "Create off line check 
list."  If you choose your location from the map, your phone will pull up a 
map of your current location, that will overlay eBird hotspots.  This allows 
you to select a Hotspot that is currently in the eBird database.  You also 
have the option to select your current location on the map, and name it 
whatever you want, like "My house." If this is not an eBird Hotspot it will be 
saved on the map as Personal Location so you can select it again the next time 
you pull up the map.  You don't have to worry about which county/city you are 
in as the app uses the GPS in your phone to get that information.  This is 
especially great if you are near a county line, or birding while on vacation 
and don't know which county you might be birding. 


After you select your location, you are ready to start submitting sightings.  
To submit a bird you can either scroll down the list and then click to the far 
left, which will note you observed one bird of that species.  Or you can type 
the name of the bird in a field and it will pull up the bird's name.  Usually 
you only have to type in the first three or four letters and it will pull us a 
couple of choices to choose from.  When you select the bird's name, it will 
automatically add one bird for that species. 


If you see more than one of a particular species you can click to the far left 
several times, which each tap adding an additional bird, or you can click on 
the bird's name itself, which will pull up a window with a small keypad you can 
then use it to type in the correct number.  After you hit done, it will take 
you to another screen that will allow you to add additional details.  So in 
the case of a rare bird, you can add details on how you identified this bird 
and excluded similar species.  The app also flags when you attempt to report 
higher than normal numbers, and provides a you place to tap to confirm.   


It also has a "Add current location" button that will fetch and add the exact 
GPS location into the field and another button "Share sighting" allowing you to 
share the sighting via email, twitter, or facebook. In doing so it 
automatically puts the name of the bird in the message, as well as the date, 
time and location if you previously tapped the "Add current location" 
button.   Sadly, there is no way to share via text message, but you can copy 
and then paste it into a text.   

Once you are ready to submit you scroll down to the bottom of the list and 
select if you were "traveling" and the mileage you covered, "stationary" or 
making an "incidental report."  You can then click the calculate button and it 
will automatically complete the duration field.  You can then select whether 
this is a complete list or not, and note the number of people in your party.  
Finally you can add a note to your list.  When complete, you can email a copy 
of the list to anyone you wish, directly from within the app. 


I have probably made it sound much more complex than it is, but I assure you 
that after you have used it for a day you will find that adding a sighting 
takes one or two seconds at the most. Much less than attempting to write the 
information down using a pen and paper.  


As Stanly noted, there are a few limitations, but you can supplement the info 
you submitted by signing into eBird from a computer after you arrive home.  


The only regret that I have about purchasing the app is that I didn't purchase 
it sooner. 


(If you ever plan to bird outside of North America, I would suggest spending 
the extra $10 for the world version.) 


Respectfully,
Jeffrey S. SchaarschmidtHamilton County, TN

Subject: Re: Birdlog North America App
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:37 -0600
Stanley is correct in that Cornell is coming out with a new app like the
BirdLogNA. Cornell basically struck a deal with the designer of the
BirdLogNA app and they worked together to use the basic function/features
but make it an eBird app.  On Wednesday, iOS users (Apple) could download
the new eBird mobile app to test it out.  It was available for only 2
hours.  I downloaded it and it looks a little different than the BirdLog
app (green vs. blue), but functions just about the same way.  You still
can't add breeding codes, but it works a little smoother and is a nice
improvement.  The Cornell folks wanted to get feedback for improvements
before a full launch.  An android version is in the works.

You can now more easily pre-load checklists for when you're out of cell
coverage all day.  Say you're going into a cell dead zone for the day, you
can start lists in advance for places you know you're going.  It was a
little finicky before, but it is a tad easier now.

I don't know when the eBird mobile app will official launch, probably not
for a couple months. It'll still be free.  Should have snagged it on
Wednesday :)

In the meantime, the BirdLogNA app works fairly well and syncs with eBird
just fine.

Cheers,
Scott Somershoe


On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 11:47 AM, Stanley York 
wrote:

> Steve,
>
> I have the app and love it. There are a few things you can't do right now
> on it like breeding codes, sex-age info, etc. You can always update that
> info later on the actual eBird site. It's my understanding that Cornell
> University manages the app now and are planning new updates or versions to
> make the app more capable.
>
> Stanley York Jr.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 22, 2015, at 12:39 PM, Steve  wrote:
> >
> > Good afternoon.  Can anyone share their experiences with this listing
> app that allows direct in-field sightings submission to eBird?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Steve
> > Moore County=================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER=====================
> >
> > The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with
> > first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation.
> > You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds
> > you report were seen.  The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should
> > appear in the first paragraph.
> > _____________________________________________________________
> >      To post to this mailing list, simply send email to:
> >                    tn-bird AT freelists.org.
> > _____________________________________________________________
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> >                 tn-bird-request AT freelists.org
> >            with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
> > ______________________________________________________________
> >  TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society
> >       Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s)
> >        endorse the views or opinions expressed
> >        by the members of this discussion group.
> >
> >         Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN
> >                 wallace AT bristolbirdclub.org
> >                ------------------------------
> >                Assistant Moderator Andy Jones
> >                         Cleveland, OH
> >                -------------------------------
> >               Assistant Moderator Dave Worley
> >                          Rosedale, VA
> >               --------------------------------
> >               Assistant Moderator Chris O'Bryan
> >                        Clemson, SC
> > __________________________________________________________
> >
> >          Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society
> >              web site at http://www.tnbirds.org
> > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
> >
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> > Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com
> >
> > _____________________________________________________________
> >
> >
> NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER
> The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with
> first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation.
> You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds
> you report were seen.  The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should
> appear in the first paragraph.
> _____________________________________________________________
>       To post to this mailing list, simply send email to:
>                     tn-bird AT freelists.org.
> _____________________________________________________________
>                 To unsubscribe, send email to:
>                  tn-bird-request AT freelists.org
>             with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
> ______________________________________________________________
>   TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society
>        Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s)
>         endorse the views or opinions expressed
>         by the members of this discussion group.
>
>          Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN
>                  wallace AT bristolbirdclub.org
>                 ------------------------------
>                 Assistant Moderator Andy Jones
>                          Cleveland, OH
>                 -------------------------------
>                Assistant Moderator Dave Worley
>                           Rosedale, VA
>                --------------------------------
>                Assistant Moderator Chris O'Bryan
>                         Clemson, SC
> __________________________________________________________
>
>           Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society
>               web site at http://www.tnbirds.org
> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
>
>                           ARCHIVES
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>
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> Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com
>
> _____________________________________________________________
>
>
>
Subject: Re: Birdlog North America App
From: Colleen Vogler <clv AT umich.edu>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 13:57:16 -0400
Hi Steve:

I use the app too and love it. I’ve been in places where there is no cell 
coverage and it allows you to create a checklist offline. It first gathers your 
latitude and longitude, then you begin your checklist. When you’re in a 
location that does have coverage you can then click on the checklist - it will 
locate you and ask if you want to create a personal hotspot or use an existing 
one. It’s very easy. 


Colleen


On May 22, 2015, at 1:53 PM, Steve  wrote:

Thanks for your responses.  Does it function with weak or no cellular signal?  



Thanks,
Steve
Moore County

> On May 22, 2015, at 12:47 PM, Stanley York  wrote:
> 
> Steve,
> 
> I have the app and love it. There are a few things you can't do right now on 
it like breeding codes, sex-age info, etc. You can always update that info 
later on the actual eBird site. It's my understanding that Cornell University 
manages the app now and are planning new updates or versions to make the app 
more capable. 

> 
> Stanley York Jr. 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On May 22, 2015, at 12:39 PM, Steve  wrote:
>> 
>> Good afternoon. Can anyone share their experiences with this listing app 
that allows direct in-field sightings submission to eBird? 

>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Steve
>> Moore County=================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER=====================
>> 
>> The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with
>> first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation.
>> You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds
>> you report were seen.  The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should
>> appear in the first paragraph.
>> _____________________________________________________________
>>    To post to this mailing list, simply send email to:
>>                  tn-bird AT freelists.org.
>> _____________________________________________________________ 
>>              To unsubscribe, send email to:
>>               tn-bird-request AT freelists.org 
>>          with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
>> ______________________________________________________________
>> TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society 
>>     Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s)
>>      endorse the views or opinions expressed
>>      by the members of this discussion group.
>> 
>>       Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN
>>               wallace AT bristolbirdclub.org
>>              ------------------------------
>>              Assistant Moderator Andy Jones
>>                       Cleveland, OH
>>              -------------------------------
>>             Assistant Moderator Dave Worley
>>                        Rosedale, VA
>>             --------------------------------
>>             Assistant Moderator Chris O'Bryan
>>                      Clemson, SC
>> __________________________________________________________
>> 
>>        Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society
>>            web site at http://www.tnbirds.org
>> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
>> 
>>                        ARCHIVES
>> TN-Bird Net Archives at http://www.freelists.org/archives/tn-bird/
>> 
>>                     MAP RESOURCES
>> Tenn.Counties Map at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/states/tennessee3.gif
>> Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com
>> 
>> _____________________________________________________________
>> 
>> 
=================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER=====================

The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with
first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation.
You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds
you report were seen.  The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should
appear in the first paragraph.
_____________________________________________________________
     To post to this mailing list, simply send email to:
                   tn-bird AT freelists.org.
_____________________________________________________________
               To unsubscribe, send email to:
                tn-bird-request AT freelists.org
           with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
______________________________________________________________
 TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society
      Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s)
       endorse the views or opinions expressed
       by the members of this discussion group.

        Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN
                wallace AT bristolbirdclub.org
               ------------------------------
               Assistant Moderator Andy Jones
                        Cleveland, OH
               -------------------------------
              Assistant Moderator Dave Worley
                         Rosedale, VA
              --------------------------------
              Assistant Moderator Chris O'Bryan
                       Clemson, SC
__________________________________________________________

         Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society
             web site at http://www.tnbirds.org
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

                         ARCHIVES
TN-Bird Net Archives at http://www.freelists.org/archives/tn-bird/

                      MAP RESOURCES
Tenn.Counties Map at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/states/tennessee3.gif
Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com

_____________________________________________________________



=================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER====================
The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with
first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation.
You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds
you report were seen.  The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should
appear in the first paragraph.
_____________________________________________________________
      To post to this mailing list, simply send email to:
                    tn-bird AT freelists.org.
_____________________________________________________________
                To unsubscribe, send email to:
                 tn-bird-request AT freelists.org
            with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
______________________________________________________________
  TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society
       Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s)
        endorse the views or opinions expressed
        by the members of this discussion group.

         Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN
                 wallace AT bristolbirdclub.org
                ------------------------------
                Assistant Moderator Andy Jones
                         Cleveland, OH
                -------------------------------
               Assistant Moderator Dave Worley
                          Rosedale, VA
               --------------------------------
               Assistant Moderator Chris O'Bryan
                        Clemson, SC
__________________________________________________________

          Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society
              web site at http://www.tnbirds.org
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

                          ARCHIVES
 TN-Bird Net Archives at http://www.freelists.org/archives/tn-bird/

                       MAP RESOURCES
Tenn.Counties Map at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/states/tennessee3.gif
Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com

_____________________________________________________________

Subject: Re: Birdlog North America App
From: Steve <scpjmartin AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 12:53:41 -0500
Thanks for your responses.  Does it function with weak or no cellular signal?  



Thanks,
Steve
Moore County

> On May 22, 2015, at 12:47 PM, Stanley York  wrote:
> 
> Steve,
> 
> I have the app and love it. There are a few things you can't do right now on 
it like breeding codes, sex-age info, etc. You can always update that info 
later on the actual eBird site. It's my understanding that Cornell University 
manages the app now and are planning new updates or versions to make the app 
more capable. 

> 
> Stanley York Jr. 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On May 22, 2015, at 12:39 PM, Steve  wrote:
>> 
>> Good afternoon. Can anyone share their experiences with this listing app 
that allows direct in-field sightings submission to eBird? 

>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Steve
>> Moore County=================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER=====================
>> 
>> The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with
>> first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation.
>> You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds
>> you report were seen.  The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should
>> appear in the first paragraph.
>> _____________________________________________________________
>>     To post to this mailing list, simply send email to:
>>                   tn-bird AT freelists.org.
>> _____________________________________________________________ 
>>               To unsubscribe, send email to:
>>                tn-bird-request AT freelists.org 
>>           with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
>> ______________________________________________________________
>> TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society 
>>      Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s)
>>       endorse the views or opinions expressed
>>       by the members of this discussion group.
>> 
>>        Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN
>>                wallace AT bristolbirdclub.org
>>               ------------------------------
>>               Assistant Moderator Andy Jones
>>                        Cleveland, OH
>>               -------------------------------
>>              Assistant Moderator Dave Worley
>>                         Rosedale, VA
>>              --------------------------------
>>              Assistant Moderator Chris O'Bryan
>>                       Clemson, SC
>> __________________________________________________________
>> 
>>         Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society
>>             web site at http://www.tnbirds.org
>> * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
>> 
>>                         ARCHIVES
>> TN-Bird Net Archives at http://www.freelists.org/archives/tn-bird/
>> 
>>                      MAP RESOURCES
>> Tenn.Counties Map at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/states/tennessee3.gif
>> Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com
>> 
>> _____________________________________________________________
>> 
>> 
=================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER====================
The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with
first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation.
You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds
you report were seen.  The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should
appear in the first paragraph.
_____________________________________________________________
      To post to this mailing list, simply send email to:
                    tn-bird AT freelists.org.
_____________________________________________________________
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Subject: Re: Birdlog North America App
From: "Stanley York" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "swy911@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 12:47:28 -0500
Steve,

I have the app and love it. There are a few things you can't do right now on it 
like breeding codes, sex-age info, etc. You can always update that info later 
on the actual eBird site. It's my understanding that Cornell University manages 
the app now and are planning new updates or versions to make the app more 
capable. 


Stanley York Jr. 

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> On May 22, 2015, at 12:39 PM, Steve  wrote:
> 
> Good afternoon. Can anyone share their experiences with this listing app that 
allows direct in-field sightings submission to eBird? 

> 
> Thanks,
> Steve
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Subject: Birdlog North America App
From: Steve <scpjmartin AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 12:39:32 -0500
Good afternoon. Can anyone share their experiences with this listing app that 
allows direct in-field sightings submission to eBird? 


Thanks,
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Subject: Re: Black-bellied Plovers
From: "John Obarr" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jonhop11@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 17:24:49 -0700
Arrived at location 5:45 pm. Semipalmed plovers and Dunlin numbers have 
increased. Also had a few semipalmed sandpipers. Could not relocate Black 
bellied plovers. 
Subject: Bells Bend Bobolinks
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 14:03:06 -0500
Bells Bend Park
Davidson Co., TN
2015 May 21

Reading LinnAnn's TN-BIRD post of yesterday, I decided to go out
to Bells Bend Park this Thursday morning to see if the BOBOLINKs
were still there. The overnight rains, heavy low overcast morning
skies and misting rain made for a very wet trail. But after about
a 1.5 mile walk I ended up in the DICKCISSEL area with numerous
birds singing and seen. It took me more walking and perhaps an extra
15-20 minutes of searching, but eventually I found a flock of
7 BOBOLINK, 4 males and 3 females, in the same general area.
Unfortunately, none of the males sang while I was there, however,
I certainly enjoyed seeing these lovely birds. Due to the wet
conditions, by the time I arrived back at my car near the visitor's
center, my boots had become so wet walking the grassy trails that
I could wring water out of my socks.

Frank Fekel
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Subject: Mourning Warbler Still Here
From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:39:38 -0500
Thursday 21 May 2015

The MOURNING WARBLER, that was in my yard a few days ago in the
Belmont/Green Hills Area of Nashville-Davidson County is apparently still
here. He sang last night before the rain began. I went out this morning to
see if I could locate him, but was unsuccessful. Then around noon today
with an overcast sky and temperatures hovering around 54 degrees, he began
singing. I am not a photographer, but I did get some short video with audio
of the bird singing 3 times in the space of about 30 seconds.

A Mourning Warbler (I assume the same one) has now been present since early
morning Monday 18 May.

Kevin Bowden
Nashville, TN
Subject: Re: NTOS Meeting
From: Richard Blanton <zsleepyz72 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 13:09:04 -0400
Speaking of the Sage Grouse, there was a great episode on PBS Nature last night 
called The Sagebrush Sea. I highly recommend that program as well. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On May 21, 2015, at 11:39 AM, Steve Routledge  
wrote: 

> 
> We would like to invite everyone to tonight's meeting (Thursday 21st) of NTOS 
at Warner Parks Nature Center beginning at 7:00 PM. Ron Hoff will have a 
presentation of the Gunnison Sage Grouse. 

> 
> Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
> 
> Steve Routledge
Subject: NTOS Meeting
From: "Steve Routledge" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "eyerout@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:38:18 +0000 (UTC)
We would like to invite everyone to tonight's meeting (Thursday 21st) of NTOS 
at Warner Parks Nature Center beginning at 7:00 PM. Ron Hoff will have a 
presentation of the Gunnison Sage Grouse. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Steve Routledge
Subject: Black-bellied Plovers
From: rick houlk <rhoulk AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 08:48:55 -0400
Five Black-bellied Plovers and three Dunlin in Coffee County at 0730 central 
time. Located on a pond on Highway 41 east of Hillsboro. 0.5 mile past Goodwin 
Road on the right. 


All birds in breeding plumage. Also two Semipalmated Plovers

Rick Houlk
Polk County
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Nocturnal cuckoo
From: Mac McWhirter <npmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 21:23:11 -0500
Responding to Bill Pulliam's post on the nocturnal call of a Yellow-billed 
Cuckoo, I had exactly the same thing happen last night in our backyard or just 
beyond at about 8:30 pm. 

Full call, though fainter than normal, but it did not seem particularly 
distant. Very still night at the time with none of the normal toad racket from 
streamside. 

Funny because it seemed so odd at the time that I told Susan I might email Bill 
and ask about such a nocturnal call. 


Mac McWhirter
Warren County,TN

Dispatched on Gossamer Wings

> On May 20, 2015, at 8:43 AM, Bill Pulliam  wrote:
> 
> While photographing the cicadas last night (5/19/2015) on our front porch in 
western Lewis County, I heard a full "kow kow kow" etc. song from a 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo at about 11 p.m. on the moonless night. It occurs to me 
maybe I was not the only one out enjoying the periodical cicada emergence last 
night! 

> 
> Bill Pulliam
> Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Bobolinks, others at Bells Bend Park (Davidson County)
From: Bells Bend Nature Center <bellsbend AT nashville.gov>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 20:31:22 +0000
Bobolinks still in the same field behind the 1842 house at the park. Saw 3 
males. Heard/saw at least a dozen Dickcissel. Several quail, Blue Grosbeaks, 
and various sparrows. 






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Subject: NTOS Wednesday Radnor Lake Walk Results.
From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 12:50:15 -0500
Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Nashville-Davidson Co, TN
20 May 2015


The last of the NTOS-sponsored Wednesday Radnor Walks took place in ideal
weather- sunshine, light breeze and comfortable temperatures. The big
migration wave has mostly passed through; however, there were a few stray
migrants in addition to species that normally spend the summer months at
Radnor.

All the group got great looks at a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO along the dam. It
perched low on a bare branch over the lake in several ideal spots. Later
the group saw a female MAGNOLIA WARBLER at the spillway and a few of us
spotted a quick moving female ORCHARD ORIOLE in the same location. And due
to its position on the sunlight, a male RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD stood out
like a brilliant gem on a bare branch. An interesting find further along
was a BARRED OWL and then a GREAT-CRESTED FLYCATCHER. The latter we often
hear, but seldom see at Radnor. Other cooperative birds included an ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER. WHITE-EYED VIREOS were very vocal, but mostly hidden. On the
other hand, while the RED-EYED VIREOS remained unusually quiet, one was
seen by some of the group as it came down low to feed near the Spillway.

Thanks to all who led and participated in the six Wednesday Walks this
Spring.

Below is a recap of species observed:

40 species

Canada Goose  6
Wood Duck  2
Wild Turkey  3
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Barred Owl  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Acadian Flycatcher  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
White-eyed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  16
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  5
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Cedar Waxwing  21
Kentucky Warbler  2
Northern Parula  2
Magnolia Warbler  1
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Summer Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  8
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Orchard Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  8


Kevin Bowden
Nashville, TN
Subject: Re: RFI (Cerulean Warbler & Black-billed Cuckoo) & photo update
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 11:01:00 -0600
Since no one replied to the entire list, I figured I may pipe up.  I may
have moved out of state, but I haven't forgotten how to bird Tennessee!

For both Cerulean Warbler and Black-billed Cuckoo, some of the best info
for finding them is on the Tennessee Birding Trails web site at the link
below.  The page didn't get advertised much since I launched the page and
then left the state!  I actually designed the function of the page (with
help from a lot of TOS folks!) for exactly this reason.  If you are
interested in a species, or region of the state, etc. and you can search it
that way.

There is a feature for "Select Featured Species" and both species are in
the list.  If you select Cerulean Warbler, it'll show you the best places
to find them, and detailed directions to get there, etc.
http://designpathmedia.com/birdingtrails/

For Cerulean: Edgar Evins SP is easily accessible to I-40 and they are
regular at the park.  There's an observation platform where people go to
see them. I'd do it sooner than later as nesting is mostly done by 7-10
June and they get quiet quick.  I also recommend Frozen Head SP just east
of Wartburg.  Ceruleans nest at high elevations (hike a 3 mi trail up), but
you can find some that nest along the creeks around the entrance of the
park. You can find them across the road from the visitor's center, around
the picnic areas on the west side of the main road, and at the campground.
You can't really get lost driving around Frozen Head.

For Black-billed Cuckoo: the best and only reliable place is Hampton Creek
Cove State Natural Area in far upper east TN.  This is a great place for
Golden-winged Warblers as well.  Details on birding there are on the site
page for Hampton Creek Cove as well.

Now if I could just figure out some western bird songs.  Yellow Warblers
are everywhere here in the Denver area, but they sing a perfect
Chestnut-sided Warbler song and it's driving me nuts!  They don't sing a
song like an eastern Yellow warbler!  I'll never actually find a rare
chestnut-sided at this rate!  I have gotten eastern and western Warbling
Vireos out here (and they sound completely different!)  I haven't gotten
out much, but I have a few photos of CO birds here:
http://www.pbase.com/shoeman/colorado__spring_2015

I'm glad the 100th anniversary TOS celebration went well.  Wish I had been
there to see all the great folks and friends from across the state.

Good birding,
Scott Somershoe



On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM, Thomas Miko 
wrote:

>  I am interested in the exact same info, as I will be working in
> Chattanooga, then Oak Ridge on 2 different weeks in June.
>
>  Thomas Geza Miko
> 653 S. Indian Hill Blvd., #C
> Claremont CA 91711
>
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> -------- Original message --------
> From: Michael Todd 
> Date: 05/19/2015 8:06 PM (GMT-08:00)
> To: TN-Birds Bird 
> Subject: [TN-Bird] RFI (Cerulean Warbler & Black-billed Cuckoo) & photo
> update
>
>  Friends,
>
>  Over the weekend I'm going to accompany a friend from TX thru east TN on
> our way for several days off of Cape Hatteras with Brian Patteson. My
> birding in the eastern half of the state is very infrequent. Wondering
> where the best chance at actually seeing some Ceruleans is, my friend has
> only seen them once. Also, he needs Black-billed Cuckoo. Very hit or miss
> over here, I've heard the Whigg Meadow area can be a good place, any ideas
> along these lines?
>
>  Thanks for any advice that comes my way!
>
>  On another note, if anyone is interested in some very different avian
> life, I've got a fairly extensive gallery of photos up from a recent trip
> several of us did to southern India back earlier this year. The gallery is
> here if interested:
> India 2015 (Western Ghats) by Michael Todd
>   the galleries are chronological
> and many species are represented multiple times.
>
>
>   [image: image] 
>
>
>
>
>
>    India 2015 (Western Ghats) by Michael Todd
> 
> India 2015 (Western Ghats) :: Feb 21 thru Feb 26 :: :: February 27 thru
> March 2nd :: :: March 3 thru March 8 :: :: India 2015 Western Ghats species
> gallery :: com...
>       View on www.pbase.com 
>   Preview by Yahoo
>
>
>  Good birding,
>
>  Mike Todd
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>
>
Subject: Re: RFI (Cerulean Warbler & Black-billed Cuckoo) & photo update
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 09:38:20 -0700

I am interested in the exact same info, as I will be working in Chattanooga, 
then Oak Ridge on 2 different weeks in June. 

Thomas Geza Miko653 S. Indian Hill Blvd., #CClaremont CA 91711
Http://www.tgmiko.com
Personal cell 909.241.3300Work cell 213.471.6001Office 213.351.7382Home 
909.445.1456 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Michael Todd 
Date: 05/19/2015  8:06 PM  (GMT-08:00)
To: TN-Birds Bird 
Subject: [TN-Bird] RFI (Cerulean Warbler & Black-billed Cuckoo) & photo update

 Friends,
Over the weekend I'm going to accompany a friend from TX thru east TN on our 
way for several days off of Cape Hatteras with Brian Patteson. My birding in 
the eastern half of the state is very infrequent. Wondering where the best 
chance at actually seeing some Ceruleans is, my friend has only seen them once. 
Also, he needs Black-billed Cuckoo. Very hit or miss over here, I've heard the 
Whigg Meadow area can be a good place, any ideas along these lines? 

Thanks for any advice that comes my way!
On another note, if anyone is interested in some very different avian life, 
I've got a fairly extensive gallery of photos up from a recent trip several of 
us did to southern India back earlier this year. The gallery is here if 
interested: India 2015 (Western Ghats) by Michael Todd the galleries are 
chronological and many species are represented multiple times. 

|   |
|   |  |   |   |   |   |   |
| India 2015 (Western Ghats) by Michael ToddIndia 2015 (Western Ghats) :: Feb 
21 thru Feb 26 :: :: February 27 thru March 2nd :: :: March 3 thru March 8 :: 
:: India 2015 Western Ghats species gallery :: com... | 

|  |
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|   |


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Mike ToddMcKenzie, TNbirder1 AT bellsouth.netwww.pbase.com/mctod
Subject: Hatchie BirdFest May 29 - 31
From: "Ford, Robert" <robert_p_ford AT fws.gov>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 11:19:17 -0400
The Hatchie BirdFest is May 29-31 (10 days away!).  The Friday night
opening features a reception with a string band and silent auction at the
College Hill auditorium in Brownsville Tennessee, followed by
internationally known bird conservationist Emily Jo Williams from the
American Bird Conservancy as speaker.  Saturday morning birding hikes leave
at different times from the Delta Heritage Center (at Exit 56 on I-40) and
are geared for all levels of birders.

Starting at 10:30 on Saturday, there will be speakers at the Delta Heritage
Center including Tara Dowdy from the National Wildlife Refuge System, live
Birds of Prey from Tennessee State Parks (the "Reelfoot birds" with David
Haggard).  On Saturday afternoon, speakers include David Pitts on
hummingbirds and Joe Guinn on recording bird sounds.  Mid-afternoon, back
in the field with Allan Trently for butterflies and wildflowers.  Sunday
morning, more birding hikes.

All events are free and open - please make plans to come and share the
word!

Updates on schedules and signing up for hikes are on the web page:
http://hatchiebirdfest.com/

Bob Ford
Haywood County TN
Subject: Henry County: Five Mississippi Kites return
From: Shawna Ellis <yodergoat AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 10:12:31 -0500
Non-birding friends who have two "birding curious" adolescent children
sent me a report that some of the Mississippi Kites they have been
seeing at their home over the last couple of years have returned to
their yard. They reported five of the birds there yesterday, their
first sighting of the season. Since the kites first appeared there a
couple of years ago (when they asked me about the "weird white and
grey hawks"), they have learned to identify them and have come to
really enjoy watching them. The kites like a certain dead tree in
their yard.

They live near Country Club Road off of Highway 79 North in Paris,
Henry County.

We have yet to see any near our yard yet this year, but have seen them
very frequently over the last two years... after seeing only one
within the last 19 years at this location!

Shawna Ellis
Paris, Henry County
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Subject: Mississippi Kite - Sumner Co.
From: Ed Schneider <ed.schneider AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 09:34:48 -0500
While visiting my folks about 5 miles south of Portland on the old Hwy. 109, an 
adult male Mississippi Kite was observed soaring above the house. I ran inside 
for the camera, but the bird had been chased off by an Osprey, another species 
my parents are not used to seeing from their property. 


Ed Schneider
Davidson Co.

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Subject: Nocturnal cuckoo
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 08:43:42 -0500
While photographing the cicadas last night (5/19/2015) on our front  
porch in western Lewis County, I heard a full "kow kow kow" etc. song  
from a Yellow-billed Cuckoo at about 11 p.m. on the moonless night.  
It occurs to me maybe I was not the only one out enjoying the  
periodical cicada emergence last night!

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Not birds, but bird food... Cicadas are back
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 00:27:12 -0500
Ruben Stoll's mention that the Perry County Swallow-tailed Kite was  
feeding on periodical cicadas alerted me to the emergence of 13-year  
cicadas in western Tennessee this year. The middle TN emergence a few  
years back just missed our place by a few miles, but this year's  
emergence of the Mississippian brood is taking place on our front  
porch at this very moment. It looks like in TN this brood is found  
mostly from the counties bordering both sides of the TN river and  
westwards. I am likely at its extreme eastern fringe. The maps are  
not clear on whether they occur in the Mississippi alluvial plain  
itself; birders could do a lot to elucidate the distribution by  
submitting reports to www.magicicada.org. And if you want an auditory  
challenge, try to tease out the distinct songs of the FOUR different  
species of Magicicada in this brood, once they really get noisy in  
the coming weeks!

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN

Subject: RFI (Cerulean Warbler & Black-billed Cuckoo) & photo update
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 03:05:43 +0000 (UTC)
 Friends,
Over the weekend I'm going to accompany a friend from TX thru east TN on our 
way for several days off of Cape Hatteras with Brian Patteson. My birding in 
the eastern half of the state is very infrequent. Wondering where the best 
chance at actually seeing some Ceruleans is, my friend has only seen them once. 
Also, he needs Black-billed Cuckoo. Very hit or miss over here, I've heard the 
Whigg Meadow area can be a good place, any ideas along these lines? 

Thanks for any advice that comes my way!
On another note, if anyone is interested in some very different avian life, 
I've got a fairly extensive gallery of photos up from a recent trip several of 
us did to southern India back earlier this year. The gallery is here if 
interested: India 2015 (Western Ghats) by Michael Todd  the galleries are 
chronological and many species are represented multiple times. 

|   |
|   |  |   |   |   |   |   |
| India 2015 (Western Ghats) by Michael ToddIndia 2015 (Western Ghats) :: Feb 
21 thru Feb 26 :: :: February 27 thru March 2nd :: :: March 3 thru March 
8 :: :: India 2015 Western Ghats species gallery :: com... | 

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Subject: Best Guess As To What Broke Up A Carolina Wren Nest With Nestlings
From: "David " <rockyturf AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 21:38:51 -0400
 Two days ago my wife noticed that a Carolina Wren had a nest with babies. It 
was in a flower box on top of a 4 ft. tall railing of our back patio. I looked 
at them and estimated the nestlings were 2 days old. There were 4 nestlings and 
2 un-hatched eggs. Yesterday she saw the mother feeding them regularly. The 
nest was not very well protected (the flowers were winter annuals and on their 
last leg) but it did survive the rain yesterday with no problem. 


 Today when I got home, Stacy said after not seeing any activity she checked 
the flower box. She said she thought the nest had been torn up and asked me to 
check it out. I found all 4 of the babies were out of the nest and dead but 
still in the flower box. The nest had been partially torn up. We do not know if 
it happened last night or earlier today. 


 So what would scatter the nestlings? Our dog stayed outside in the yard all 
last night so I think that makes it unlikely to have been a Raccoon (and they 
would have eaten them unless the dog chased them off in the middle of the 
crime). A snake would have swallowed them. Though possible, neither of us has 
seen a cat in the yard in years. I never see House Sparrows or Startling near 
the house. I would think a Blue Jay or Crow would have also taken them off to 
feed their nestlings or eaten them there on the spot. 


 A few years ago we stopped putting out sunflower seed because it attracted 
rats. We did continue to keep a thistle feeder filled. After removing the 
sunflower see, we initially only saw House Finches and Goldfinches. Over the 
year several birds have developed a taste for the thistle. They include: 
Cardinals, Doves, Eastern Towhee, Chickadees and Titmice (but not often). We 
see these birds daily at the feeder. The feeder is about 25 feet from the 
flower box. Also daily in the yard we see Bluebirds (nesting in a house about 
50 yards away), Brown Thrashers, Mockingbirds and Robbins. I have been hearing 
House Wrens perhaps 50 yards away. I know they puncture eggs but it we be hard 
to believe they would be able to scatter the nestlings like what I found. This 
time of year we also see Brown-headed Cowbirds. If a bird did this, I am 
thinking they are the most likely ones. We would like opinions if someone feels 
like they know the most likely culprit. 


Thanks,

David Stone
The Honors Course
Ooltewah, Tn.
Hamilton Co.
Subject: Re: Perry County Kite
From: Joshua Stevenson <ifihadastick AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 18:26:20 -0500




Subject: Please add this person to the list
From: Tony Watson <twnurse2k AT att.net>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 18:47:25 -0400
Jmalston AT aol.com

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Subject: Another yard bird- Wilson's Warbler
From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 16:50:45 -0500
Tuesday May 19, 2015

Something just caught my eye in the privet  (I know, I know, not a native)
right outside my window. Small, yellow, and black cap. A Wilson's Warble
feeding at 4:45 PM CDT.

Kevin Bowden
Nashville-Davidson Co TN
Subject: 100th anniversary celebration thank you from the Herndon family
From: Daniel Shelton <dashelt100 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 15:49:55 -0500
5-14-2015

Dear Danny and TOS members,

The Herndon family was deeply honored to be included in your recent TOS 100
year Anniversary celebration. We are all proud of our father’s
contributions to the organization and to the promotion of a love for the
natural world. Thank you all for recognizing his many accomplishments in
the field of ornithology. He and our mother affected the lives of many
young people with their enthusiasm for the natural world and we have all
benefited from their dedication and efforts.

Your special speakers were outstanding. All of us enjoyed each presentation
and the film was beautifully done.

 With sincere thanks,

The Herndon family


Danny Shelton

TOS, Nashville Chapter
Subject: Memphis TOS Meeting Tomorrow Night
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 10:00:18 -0500
Tomorrow 5/20 - Chapter meeting at 7:00 p.m., St. George's Episcopal
Church, 2425 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN. Dick Preston presents
"There's a Duck in the Tree," a history of Memphis' Black-bellied Whistling
Ducks. Refreshments served.

More info: http://is.gd/k1QeFI & http://is.gd/8fgXmA
Directions: http://mapq.st/1dEWrZk

Visit MTOS on the Web at http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Perry County Kite
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 18:05:14 -0500
May 18th, 2015
   The Swallow-tailed Kite was seen again at the same location at 4 p.m. 
after the storm had passed through.  

  It was taking a considerable amount of harassment from the local bird 
population.  

  Groups of grackles would attack whenever it landed in the pines, and a 
Kingbird kept following wherever it went.  

  It was last seen circling over the Buffalo River with Turkey and Black 
Vultures. 

  As far as I know, nobody looked for it since 4:00.
  Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN.
   


Sent from my Verizon Wireless smartphone
Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite, Perry County
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 15:32:11 -0500
  I got a call from Ruth Schrock ( who works at Buffalo River Truss) this 
afternoon saying she had Swallow-tailed  Kite circling overhead at the truss 
shop. When I got there, the bird was working the tops of some Pine Trees at the 
edge of the parking lot, giving awesome looks as it plucked 13-year cicadas. 

  It eventually disappeared to the North West as a thunderstorm came through, 
but not before quite a few people had seen it.  

  We are planning to refind it this afternoon, since my bro and several others 
didn't get to see it yet. 

  The location is Hwy. 13 halfway between Lobelville and Linden at the new 
Buffalo River Truss, on the West side of the road.  

  Anyone's welcome to come look for it, there's a large parking lot. 
Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN.


Sent from my Verizon Wireless smartphone
Subject: Old Hickory Lake Storm Birds - Sanderling
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 05:54:36 -0700
Snow Bunting Peninsula, Old Hickory Lake 5-18-15
Davidson Co. 

With rain in the forecast, I decided to swing by Snow Bunting before work this 
morning. I arrived at the peninsula around 6:25, just as the rains were 
starting to fall. As the rain intensified, several shorebirds dropped in, the 
best of which was a Sanderling. Other birds included 13 Semipalmated 
Sandpipers, and 4 Semipalmated Plovers. Unfortunately, they only stayed a few 
minutes, and once the rain let up they took off heading northwest. With more 
rain in the forecast for this afternoon, it may be worth checking again later 
in the day. 


Mike Smith
Hendersonville, TN
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Subject: Re: Connecticut/Mourning Warblers, Shelby Bottoms
From: Joshua Stevenson <ifihadastick AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 07:02:28 -0500
Davidson County 5/18/15

Connecticut Warbler was heard at about 6:40am this morning along the left of 
the paved trail about 150 yards before the wildlife crossings trail described 
by Mike. 


Joshua Stevenson
Nashville, Tn


--- Original Message ---

From: "Michael Smith" 
Sent: May 17, 2015 6:21 AM
To: "TN-Birds Bird" 
Subject: [TN-Bird] Connecticut/Mourning Warblers, Shelby Bottoms

Shelby Bottoms, Davidson Co.


Both birds currently singing off and on fairly close together along the paved 
trail past the Nature Center along the river just past the intersection with 
the grass Wildlife Crossings Trail (where the paved trail veers slightly left). 



Mike Smith,

Hendersonville, TN

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Subject: Mourning Yard Bird
From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 06:34:38 -0500
Monday 18 May 2015

This morning I heard what I thought was the impossible- until I went
outside and eventually saw it skulking, flitting, and singing in the thick
shrubs in my back yard- a MOURNING WARBLER.

Now that's a yard bird. A first for me.

Kevin Bowden
Nashville-Davidson, TN
Subject: Sightings Report, 17 May, 2015, NE Collierville Area, Shelby
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 21:24:10 -0500
Wolf River Environmental Restoration Greenway Trail System, Shelby, US-TN
May 17, 2015 9:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Morning alk/drive on the NE sector of the area. As I entered the 
gravel drive I car birded the grasslands in the distance I saw movement another 
birder? Sort of, a Turkey Hunter setting up a full fan gobbler in the field. 
Don't really know if they (I saw a second gunner with him latter) were on the 
little 27 acre private property(Simmons Land Trust) or cheating a bit. Saw them 
later as i was birding the trail and grassland prarie on my side of the 
property. They were about 300 yds out from me, but the decoy and their 
cornstalk camo gave them away. After they saw me hiking around the scrub I 
think they gave up. I think as a jesture to me they unloaded their chambered 
rounds by firing them off. As far as birds go, nothing of great note, no 
turkeys seen or heard either. 

32 species
Canada Goose  2
Great Blue Heron  2
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  3
Mourning Dove  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2     Pair seen together.
Chimney Swift  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
White-eyed Vireo  5
Yellow-throated Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  3
Prothonotary Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  2
Prairie Warbler  3     Once again saw several as they nest in this area.
Yellow-breasted Chat  7
Eastern Towhee  1
Field Sparrow  1
Summer Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Blue Grosbeak  4
Indigo Bunting  27
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Orchard Oriole  3
American Goldfinch  7
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23503203 

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Peterson Lake Nature Center, Collierville, Shelby, US-TN
May 17, 2015 5:40 PM - 8:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Walked the 1.5 mile boardwalk and then drove the parking lots of the 
entire park . Nothing notable. Overcst a little rain and gone, slight breeze. 
lots of people on the boardwalk. 

27 species
Mallard  6
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Killdeer  1     over on the baseball fields
Chimney Swift  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  2
White-eyed Vireo  5
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  7
Tufted Titmouse  9
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 Fling into a tree they have a nice nest in a thick Y of 
a shady tree. 

Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  12
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  7
European Starling  3
Prothonotary Warbler  4
Eastern Towhee  1
Summer Tanager  2     M & F
Northern Cardinal  4
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  3
Common Grackle  1
House Sparrow  5
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23503385 

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


John "Jay" Walko
Collierville, TN
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Subject: Yard Birds Include 2 Pine Siskins
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 01:05:50 +0000 (UTC)
Hello, 
  
I sat outside for a bit this evening until the no-see-ums got the best of me.  
I was surprised to see two lingering Pine Siskins.  
http://www.pbase.com/image/160098309   The European Starlings that nested at 
the neighbors are now bringing their babies into our yard, so they were 
raising a ruckus and squabbling - loud, loud, loud!  Over them, I was able 
to hear the Barred Owl pair call back and forth.  I also heard a 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo for the second time this week.  The birds did quiet a 
bit, so I enjoyed the Wood Thrush singing.  The bird moved from farther in the 
woods to the point it sounded like it was just on the edge by the house.  I 
was hoping it would sneak out to the bird creek, but no such luck.  I had a 
Eurasian-Collared Dove visit.  A Song Sparrow was defending the feeder and 
bird creek area and was being aggressive towards small birds.  It was making 
noises I've not heard before and flying around the feeder area and then around 
the woodland edge like a crazy bird.  I know it was the culprit making the 
noise as I watched it on top of the trellis chipping/scolding (?? very fast 
paced). There may have been another Song Sparrow around, but I did not see 
it.  

  
I watched a male and female Red-bellied Woodpecker, as well as the House 
Finches and Northern Mockingbird eating the Serviceberry's berries.  
(Yesterday, a Scarlet Tanager was feeding in the Serviceberry until the Mocker 
ran it off.) 

  
The Eastern Bluebirds have not fledged yet.  I'm anticipating it will be any 
day as I thought they would have already left the nest.  The Tree Swallows 
stayed and are sitting on at least four eggs.  I hope they are successful. 

  
My list from today is below.  Numbers include only the # of individuals 
noticed at one time. 

  
My Place 1, Rutherford, US-TN 
May 17, 2015 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM 
Protocol: Stationary 
31 species 

Eurasian Collared-Dove  1 
Mourning Dove  3 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1 
Barred Owl  2 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1 
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3 
Downy Woodpecker  2 
Pileated Woodpecker  1 
Blue Jay  2 
Tree Swallow  2 
Carolina Chickadee  2 
Tufted Titmouse  2 
White-breasted Nuthatch  3 
Wood Thrush  1 
American Robin  2 
Brown Thrasher  1 
Northern Mockingbird  1 
European Starling  6 
Eastern Towhee  1 
Chipping Sparrow  2 
Song Sparrow  1 
Summer Tanager  1 
Northern Cardinal  3 
Indigo Bunting  1 
Red-winged Blackbird  2 
Common Grackle  3 
Brown-headed Cowbird  1 
House Finch  4 
Pine Siskin  2     Small streaked bird, the approx. size of a goldfinch with 
yellow on wings.  Link to picture:   http://www.pbase.com/image/160098309 

American Goldfinch  6 
House Sparrow  4 
  
Kristy Baker 
Rockvale, TN 
Rutherford County 
Subject: Henslow's Sparrows (Coffee County) and Surprise Shorebirds (Grundy County)
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 20:25:15 +0000 (UTC)
5-17-15Coffee and Grundy Counties
We decided to check the sod fields beside Bark Camp Barrens WMA this morning, 
hoping for shorebirds, but with no luck. Next we briefly listened for anything 
interesting at the WMA's "main" field (near the sod fields), accessible from 
Hickerson Road. Immediately, I heard a Henslow's Sparrow, then at least two 
more counter-singing! From my knowledge, with the exception of Bells Bend in 
Davidson County, this is the only reliable and publicly accessible place to 
find the species in the state, but still I was jumping up and down. Unless you 
want to get a look at the birds, there is no need to walk out into the 
field. Playback is also not necessary. 

Thanks to directions from Dale and Jeannie Swant, a pond/flooded area located 
on George Clay Road in Grundy County hosted a few surprises: 2 Semipalmated 
Plovers; 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers; 1 Western Sandpiper; 1 Spotted Sandpiper; 
and of course, Killdeer. We couldn't believe there were no Leasts! A couple of 
Horned Larks were also seen and heard beside the pond. 

We totaled three Loggerhead Shrikes in Coffee County. Keep your eyes open and 
you're almost certain to see one somewhere. 

Finally, two Lark Sparrows were observed carrying nesting material on Sam 
Brashear Road in Coffee County. 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TN
Subject: Merlin - Hamilton County
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 14:57:57 -0400
When my feeder birds scattered except for one mourning dove which sat
frozen, I started looking for the usual Cooper's hawk. I found this merlin
instead.

​

-- 
Hugh Barger
Subject: Shelby Park migrants, Davidson County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 17:58:45 +0000 (UTC)
I decided to try and relocate the Connecticut and Mourning Warblers this 
morning, arriving about 9 AM.Not sure if I misunderstood the directions, but 
the proper spot is on the Wilderness Crossing Trail, just west of the junction 
with the main paved trail.  When I found that spot, the Mourning was singing 
continually, but one burst of tape quieted the bird and I never heard it again. 
 I tried some Connecticut song, and got one brief reply, I never saw either 
bird.  On the walk out along the trail, just west of the warblers along the 
river, a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher was singing - it was also unresponsive to 
the tape, and not seen. 

Cheers
Terry WittMurfreesboro Tn
Subject: Connecticut/Mourning Warblers, Shelby Bottoms
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 04:21:07 -0700
Shelby Bottoms, Davidson Co.


Both birds currently singing off and on fairly close together along the paved 
trail past the Nature Center along the river just past the intersection with 
the grass Wildlife Crossings Trail (where the paved trail veers slightly left). 



Mike Smith,

Hendersonville, TN

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Subject: Grasshopper Sparrow, Gallatin (Sumner county)
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Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 20:16:55 -0400
Kennesaw Farms development, Gallatin, Sumner county
7 am   May 16, 2015
This is between Douglas Bend Road at the lake, and Volunteer State 
University, on the north side of Gallatin Road (31E).

I have heard Grasshopper Sparrows for the last two years, and stopped 
by this morning to check, as there is now one business added, and more 
may come. After pulling into the development, I took the first right 
subdividing the fields and parked.  I immediately heard one on the 
western field, so walked across the entry road.  One was giving the 
grasshopper call often, and I quickly found it and took photos.  I 
heard another odd call of varied high calls, reminding me somewhat of 
horned lark, but as I walked that direction, I found it to be another 
Grasshopper Sparrow.  Business development may take this field from 
them in the near future.

Ken Oeser
Hendersonville, TN


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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher still at Cheatham Dam
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Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 20:09:07 -0400
Saturday, May 16, 2-3 pm.
Cheatham dam picnic area

I took my bike to Cheatham dam and rode it to the final boat ramp and 
back.  On the way, there was no sign of the Scissor-tailed flycatcher, 
and on the way back I still didn't see it on the three poles across 
 from the first boat ramp (in the picnic area), but just past those I 
heard an unfamiliar bird in a maple, so pulled the bike over and looked 
around the backside.  It was sitting in the tree, then flew to the pole 
with the transformer.  It landed once between the transformer and pole, 
but I saw no sign of a nest after it left.  I then rode the greenway 
listening and looking for migrants, and upon returning at 3, the 
flycatcher was still there.  It flew to the field twice and landed, 
once returning with what seemed to be a huge carpenter bee, which it 
swallowed whole.  Earlier it had caught a dragonfly at the edge of the 
field.  I took a few photos, included in flight.  There was no sign of 
a female.

Ken Oeser
Hendersonville, TN


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Subject: Results from NTOS Field Trip
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 18:40:30 +0000 (UTC)
5-16-15Radnor Lake State Natural Area, Davidson Co.
The NTOS field trip to Radnor Lake this morning was quite soggy to say the 
least, yet nonetheless, 12 birders happily participated. Although there was 
no steady bird action, we eventually finished with 46 species. Highlights 
included awesome views of a singing Kentucky Warbler near Long Bridge and a 
surprise adult Common Loon in breeding plumage diving on the lake. In 
addition, a few of us heard a weak "Old Sam Peabody" song from a 
White-throated Sparrow by bench #13. Thank you to all who "braved the rain" 
today, and especially Chris Sloan, who led the trip. 

46 species
Canada Goose - 4Wood Duck - 3Wild Turkey - xCommon Loon - 1Double-crested 
Cormorant - 2Green Heron - 1Mourning Dove - 1Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1Barred 
Owl - 1Chimney Swift - 3Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2Red-bellied Woodpecker - 
3Downy Woodpecker - 3Pileated Woodpecker - 2Eastern Wood-Pewee - 4Acadian 
Flycatcher - 2Eastern Phoebe - 1Great Crested Flycatcher - 1Eastern Kingbird - 
2White-eyed Vireo - 1Red-eyed Vireo - 4Blue Jay - 1American Crow - 1Northern 
Rough-winged Swallow - 6Barn Swallow - 3Carolina Chickadee - 5Tufted Titmouse - 
4Carolina Wren - 3Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3Swainson's Thrush - 1Cedar Waxwing - 
52Louisiana Waterthrush - 2Kentucky Warbler - 2American Redstart - 3Northern 
Parula - 3Bay-breasted Warbler - 2Blackpoll Warbler - 3Black-throated Green 
Warbler - 1Canada Warbler - 1White-throated Sparrow - 1Summer Tanager - 
2Northern Cardinal - 7Indigo Bunting - 2Brown-headed Cowbird - 4Orchard Oriole 
- 1American Goldfinch - 1 

Chloe Walker Murfreesboro, TNwww.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com   
Subject: Scissor-tail Flycatcher
From: Kristy L Baker <kristybaker AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 07:33:54 -0500
There is a scissor-tail taking a rain bath at the intersection of hwy 99 and St 
Andrews (Murfreesboro - Rutherford Cty). I seen two birds a couple of nights 
ago at the intersection. 


Kristy Baker
Rockvale
Rutherford

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Subject: Duck River
From: "Steve Routledge" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "eyerout@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 20:39:30 -0700
TN-NWR Duck River Unit
Humphreys Co.
5/14/15

After meeting with several Memphis TOS members and the USGS survey team 
Thursday night in Memphis, Cyndi and I meandered back to Clarksville Friday via 
Hatchie NWR and the TN-NWR Duck River Unit. While at "The Duck" we 
saw 13 different species of shorebirds. All of them were present in the first 
mudflats/pool to the right on the interpretative motor loop (Pool 4, I think). 
Highlights included 3 Black-necked Stilts, 1 lonesome Willet, a pair of Greater 
and Lesser Yellowllegs, 10 Dunlin, several Semi-palmated Plovers, 5 Stilt 
Sandpipers, all the peeps, Spotted and Solitary Sanpipers, Killdeer, and just 
for a little spice, a sora calling in the distance. 


Besides the birds, it was good to participate with the enthusiastic Memphis TOS 
members engaged in a USGS survey regarding the preferences birders like to see 
in refuges. Hopefully, this will help to provide even more opportunities for 
promoting watchable wildlife in the future. 


Also, a BIG thank you to Knox Martin for his tour of the Mid-South Raptor 
Rehabilitation Center. Cyndi and I enjoyed the tour thoroughly. Lots of good 
things going on in Memphis! 



Steve Routledge
Clarksville, Montgomery Co.
Subject: Brainerd Levee Shorebirds - Hamilton County
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 16:41:35 -0400
Today, Tommie Rogers refound the  previously reported white-rumped
sandpiper and alerted several other birders. Five of us saw the
white-rumped as well as semi-palmated plovers and semi-palmated
sandpipers.  A spotted sandpiper was still present as was at least one
least sandpiper.  Also seen was a great egret, 3 green herons, 3 great blue
herons, 2 eastern kingbirds, a red-shouldered hawk, northern rough-wing
swallows, barn swallows, tree swallows and cliff swallows. Tommie and Nick
Siler also reported several bobolinks.

-- 
Hugh Barger
Subject: Elizabethton spring count
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 12:01:03 -0400
The 72nd consecutive Elizabethton spring bird count was held on 9 May 2015. 
This was 1-2 weeks later than usual, thus altering the occurrence or numbers of
some species. There were fewer wintering ducks and sparrows, but more of the
late-arriving migrants (cuckoos, Empids, certain warblers, etc.).

43 observers in 10 parties covered Carter County and parts of adjacent Johnson, 

Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties.

150 species were tallied, slightly above the average of 147 over the last 30 
years. 

The all time high count was 161 species in 2005. 
150 species or more has been reached 10 of last 12 years.

Notable misses: 
Osprey - 2nd miss since 1964; Ruby-cr. Kinglet - 3rd miss since1981; 
Savannah Sparrow - 1st miss since 1970; Swamp Sparrow - 4th miss since 1965.

Species list - -  with some comments pertaining to this count.

Canada Goose  322
Wood Duck  51
Am. Wigeon  3
Mallard  128
Blue-wg. Teal  4
Bufflehead  3
Ruffed Grouse  3
Wild Turkey  27
Com. Loon  2
Dbl-cr. Cormorant  97
Great Blue Heron  87  - most ever on this count
Green Heron  17
Yellow-cr. Night-Heron  6
Black Vulture  77 - most ever
Turkey Vulture  109
Sharp-sh. Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle 12, including nestlings - 3rd straight year with double-digit count. 

Broad-wg. Hawk  17
Red-tailed Hawk  18
Virginia Rail  1
Sora  2
Am. Coot  1
Semipalmated Plover  2 - first since 1994
Killdeer  41
Spotted Sandpiper  55
Solitary Sandpiper  17
Least Sandpiper  5
Ring-billed Gull  3
Black Tern  1 - only 3rd time on count
Rock Pigeon  88
Eur. Collared-Dove  3 -  tallied for 9th straight year
Mourning Dove  221
Yellow-b. Cuckoo  12 - most since 1988
Black-b. Cuckoo  1 - recorded 10 times since 1970
Barn Owl  1 - 1st since 2006
E. Screech-Owl  9
Gr. Horned Owl  2
Barred Owl  4
N. Saw-whet Owl  1 - found 13 of last 17 years on count
Com. Nighthawk  2
Chuck-will's-widow  16 - most ever on count
E. Whip-poor-will  32
Chimney Swift  179
Ruby-thr. Hummingbird  22
Belted Kingfisher  10
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  69
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  5 - found 8 of last 10 years
Downy Woodpecker  22
Hairy Woodpecker  15
N. Flicker  18
Pileated Woodpecker  29
Am. Kestrel  7
E. Wood-Pewee  36 - most since 1950 (due to late date)
Acadian Flycatcher  48 - most ever (also due to late date)
Willow Flycatcher  5
Least Flycatcher  6
E. Phoebe  54
Gr. Crested Flycatcher  23 - ties highest count
E. Kingbird  72
Loggerhead Shrike  2
White-eyed Vireo  10
Yellow-thr. Vireo  12
Blue-headed Vireo  45
Warbling Vireo  18 - most ever on count
Red-eyed Vireo  168
Blue Jay  134
Am. Crow  307
Com. Raven  12
N. Rough-wg. Swallow  84
Purple Martin  49
Tree Swallow  174
Barn Swallow  141
Cliff Swallow  1016 - numbers have exploded in last decade
Carolina Chickadee  81
Tufted Titmouse  103
Red-br. Nuthatch  5
White-br. Nuthatch  21
Brown Creeper  7
House Wren  42
Winter Wren  2
Carolina Wren  92
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  69
Golden-cr. Kinglet  9
E. Bluebird  112
Veery  22
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  2
Hermit Thrush  2
Wood Thrush  102
Am. Robin  688
Gray Catbird  65
N. Mockingbird  100
Brown Thrasher  49
Eur. Starling  774
Am. Pipit  1
Cedar Waxwing  302
Ovenbird  135
Worm-eating Warbler  31
Louisiana Waterthrush  16
N. Waterthrush  2
Golden-wg. Warbler  3
Black-and-white Warbler  63
Swainson's Warbler  6
Kentucky Warbler  2
Com. Yellowthroat  31
Hooded Warbler  100
Am. Redstart  13
Cape May Warbler  3
N. Parula  29
Magnolia Warbler  4
Blackburnian Warbler  5
Yellow Warbler  14
Chestnut-sd. Warbler  41
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Black-thr. Blue Warbler  59
Palm Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  8
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3 - fewest since 1958 (due to late date)
Yellow-thr. Warbler  31
Prairie Warbler  5
Black-thr. Green Warbler  54
Canada Warbler  48
Yellow-br. Chat  7
E. Towhee  169
Chipping Sparrow  96
Field Sparrow  50
Grasshopper Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  220
White-thr. Sparrow  1 - lowest since 1990, when missed
White-cr. Sparrow  2 - lowest since 1991
Dark-eyed Junco  51
Summer Tanager  1
Scarlet Tanager  71
N. Cardinal  203
Rose-br. Grosbeak  15
Blue Grosbeak  7
Indigo Bunting  174
Dickcissel  1 - first since 1988
Red-wg. Blackbird  269
E. Meadowlark  120
Com. Grackle  233
Brown-hd. Cowbird  81
Orchard Oriole  42 - most ever on count (late date)
Baltimore Oriole  28 - also most ever on count
House Finch  36
Pine Siskin  14 - found 29 of last 34 years on count
Am. Goldfinch  155
House Sparrow  61
 
###########################

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: CAVE SWALLOW in Dyer County!
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 23:39:22 +0000 (UTC)
Thursday, May 14Dyer & Lake Counties
My first stop when I got into Dyer County was at the Mississippi River boat 
ramp at Boothspoint (off Bungie Road, which comes off of the Great River Road), 
not far from the I-155 bridge that crosses the river. When I arrived, there 
were swallows everywhere. Within 10 minutes I had all six species of regularly 
occurring swallows - Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Norther Rough-winged Swallow, 
Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, and Cliff Swallow were all tallied. Swallows were 
swirling out over the MS River by the thousands. I estimated that there were at 
least 3000 swallows present and there were hundreds of Cliff Swallows. I 
immediately began to think about the possibility of a Cave Swallow. I finally 
located a bird in the flock that was the same size and shape of a Cliff Swallow 
with a pale rump and a square tail but with a dark forehead and a PALE throat 
for swallow species number seven - CAVE SWALLOW! I watched the bird for a 
couple of minutes as it fed among the masses. There was no way to get a photo 
as it was just too active. I lost it in the flock and then picked it back up 
again a few minutes later in the scope. I watched it this time for maybe 30 
seconds and it flew down river towards the bridge. New state bird! 


There are 5 previous reports of Cave Swallow in Tennessee + one more probable 
Cave Swallow report (21 Oct 2000 at Mud Island, Memphis, Shelby Co. by Jeff R. 
Wilson): 

(1) 2 on 30 Sept 2006, Mouth of Wolf River, Shelby Co. (Jeff R. Wilson)(2) 1 on 
17 Sept 2011, Memphis, Shelby Co. (Jeff R. Wilson)(3) 1 on 18-19 Sept 2011, 
Tiptonville Bar, Lake Co. (Jeff R. Wilson)(4) 2 on 24 Apr 2012, Mississippi 
River, Shelby Co. (Jeff R. Wilson)(5) 2 on 7 Nov 2012, Musick's Campground 
(Rick Knight) 

As I traveled further north, there were even more swallows along the Tennemo 
Levee Road and along Hwy. 103W. 

A little while later I spotted what I'm almost certain was a Great-tailed 
Grackle flying out across the Mississippi River but the bird was too far away 
to confirm. The bird was with some other grackles and was way larger than the 
other birds with a big wedge shaped tail but unfortunately it was flying out of 
TN into MO so there was no chasing it. 

Baltimore Orioles, Orchard Orioles, Warbling Vireos, Dickcissels, and Indigo 
Buntings were everywhere along the Great River Road and the MS River. I only 
had one Bobolink today (on Hwy 103W in Dyer County) where last week I had 
hundreds along the levee. I also had a few Mississippi Kites along the Great 
River Road. I only had a handful of shorebirds all day other than Killdeer - 
two Lesser Yellowlegs at Moss Island WMA in Dyer County. Blackpoll Warblers 
were my only migrant warblers on the day. 

Good birding!
Mark GreeneTrenton, TNGibson 
County                         
Subject: Forster's Tern at Chickamauga Dam Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 17:49:29 -0400
Late this afternoon, I observed a Forster's Tern resting on the middle channel 
marker. Also, seen again was the Ring-billed Gull and Herring Gull. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County

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Subject: Purple Finch, Cape Mays - Knox
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 09:18:45 -0400 (EDT)
Pine Siskins were last seen here on 9 May, but I had another female Purple 
Finch sighting at the feeder this morning (Knox Co, 14 May).

Three female Cape May Warblers, easily separable by plumage brightness 
(and presumably age), were working our woods with the traveling 
Chickadee family this morning as well.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Herring Gull and Ring-billed Gull Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 22:49:57 -0400
This evening at Chickamauga Dam in Hamilton County. I observed an immature 
Herring Gull and immature Ring-billed Gull resting on the water. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County

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Subject: Nashville Spring Bird Count results
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 18:38:00 -0500
The Nashville Spring Bird Count was held on May 9 and totaled 150 species.
Quite warm temperatures and southerly winds all week may have prevented
higher numbers. But it was a great day to be out and fun was had by all.
Some of the highlights included 1 Ross's Goose and 13 Willets at Old
Hickory Lake, 20 Barred Owls, 18 Chuck-will's-widows, 10 Red-headed
Woodpeckers, 2 Willow Flycatchers at Bells Bend, 6 Scissor-tailed
Flycatchers including a possible first county record for Cheatham, 3
Loggerhead Shrikes, 1 Bewick's Wren, 66 Swainson's Thrushes including 34 at
Beaman Park, 32 warbler species,1 Lark Sparrow, 5 Grasshopper Sparrows, 8
Dickcissels and 4 Bobolinks at Bells Bend, and 2 Pine Siskins. Thank you so
much to all 52 who participated, and to my co-compiler Scott Block. To see
the results from each route click on this link:
http://ntosfield.blogspot.com/p/bird-count-results.html

Ross's Goose - 1
Canada Goose - 184
Wood Duck - 16
Mallard - 103
Northern Shoveler - 3
Redhead - 1
Bufflehead - 1
Northern Bobwhite - 13
Wild Turkey - 48
Common Loon - 7
Pied-billed Grebe - 2
Double-crested Cormorant - 117
Great Blue Heron - 76
Great Egret - 7
Green Heron - 6
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 5
Black Vulture - 155
Turkey Vulture - 76
Osprey - 2
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Bald Eagle - 3 (1 adult, 2 imm)
Red-shouldered Hawk - 5
Broad-winged Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 20
American Coot - 34
Killdeer - 26
Spotted Sandpiper - 9
Solitary Sandpiper - 3
Willet - 13
Least Sandpiper - 1
American Woodcock - 4
Ring-billed Gull - 4
Forster's Tern - 1
Rock Pigeon - 32
Eurasian Collared-Dove - 4
Mourning Dove - 153
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 8
Eastern Screech-Owl - 3
Great Horned Owl - 2
Barred Owl - 20
Common Nighthawk - 14
Chuck-will's-widow - 18
Whip-poor-will - 9
Chimney Swift - 84
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 16
Belted Kingfisher - 8
Red-headed Woodpecker - 10
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 73
Downy Woodpecker - 40
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 9
Pileated Woodpecker - 34
American Kestrel - 11
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 77
Acadian Flycatcher - 29
Willow Flycatcher - 2
Eastern Phoebe - 20
Great Crested Flycatcher - 55
Eastern Kingbird - 64
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 6
Loggerhead Shrike - 3
White-eyed Vireo - 69
Yellow-throated Vireo - 5
Warbling Vireo - 10
Philadelphia Vireo - 3
Red-eyed Vireo - 90
Blue Jay - 106
American Crow - 103
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 42
Purple Martin - 30
Tree Swallow - 16
Barn Swallow - 103
Cliff Swallow - 291
Carolina Chickadee - 106
Tufted Titmouse - 126
White-breasted Nuthatch - 37
House Wren - 1
Bewick's Wren - 1
Carolina Wren - 75
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 123
Eastern Bluebird - 81
Veery - 4
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 7
Swainson's Thrush - 66
Wood Thrush - 41
American Robin - 283
Gray Catbird - 12
Northern Mockingbird - 129
Brown Thrasher - 38
European Starling - 379
Cedar Waxwing - 173
Ovenbird - 5
Worm-eating Warbler - 13
Louisiana Waterthrush - 9
Northern Waterthrush - 1
Blue-winged Warbler - 7
Golden-winged Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 7
Prothonotary Warbler - 15
Tennessee Warbler - 90
Nashville Warbler - 1
Kentucky Warbler - 26
Common Yellowthroat - 81
Hooded Warbler - 9
American Redstart - 5
Cape May Warbler - 3
Cerulean Warbler - 1
Northern Parula - 37
Magnolia Warbler - 16
Bay-breasted Warbler - 5
Blackburnian Warbler - 5
Yellow Warbler - 9
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 14
Blackpoll Warbler - 13
Palm Warbler - 3
Pine Warbler - 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3
Yellow-throated Warbler - 23
Prairie Warbler - 36
Black-throated Green Warbler - 8
Canada Warbler - 4
Wilson's Warbler - 1
Yellow-breasted Chat - 36
Eastern Towhee - 78
Chipping Sparrow - 39
Field Sparrow - 105
Lark Sparrow - 1
Savannah Sparrow - 4
Grasshopper Sparrow - 5
Song Sparrow - 28
Swamp Sparrow - 1
White-throated Sparrow - 1
Summer Tanager - 78
Scarlet Tanager - 36
Northern Cardinal - 293
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 19
Blue Grosbeak - 17
Indigo Bunting - 196
Dickcissel - 8
Bobolink - 4
Red-winged Blackbird - 156
Eastern Meadowlark - 57
Common Grackle - 203
Brown-headed Cowbird - 106
Orchard Oriole - 50
Baltimore Oriole - 5
House Finch - 50
Pine Siskin - 2
American Goldfinch - 120
House Sparrow - 46

Total Birds - 6502
Total Species - 150

Jan Shaw and Scott Block, co-compilers
Nashville, TN
Subject: Re: Grasshopper Sparrow - Hamilton County
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 14:24:18 -0400
Sorry. Failed to mention location.  The vacant lot is on the west side of
Snowhill rd. immediately north of the intersection with Mahan Gap. Rd
 There is a paved drive and parking lot.

-- 
Hugh Barger
Subject: Grasshopper sparrow - Hamilton County
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 14:12:02 -0400
I observed a grasshopper sparrow this morning in the vacant lot on Snowhill
Rd. in Ooltewah.  He posed obligingly for about 5 or 6 minutes.

-- 
Hugh Barger
Subject: Wilson's Warbler, etc. in Kingsport
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 14:02:09 -0400
13 May 2015
Kingsport, TN

greenbelt along Reedy Creek
Wilson's Warbler - 1

island near Netherland Inn
Dbl-cr. Cormorant - 2 nests, each with 3 young

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Austin Springs shorebirds
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 14:00:53 -0400
12 May 2015
Austin Springs, Washington Co., TN
just downstream from bridge

Semipalmated Plover - 5
Spotted Sandpiper - 14
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Least Sandpiper - 35
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1

also:
N. Shoveler - 1

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: NTOS Radnor Walk
From: "Jim Arnett" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jimboa68@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 12:17:18 -0500
Today's NTOS Wednesday Walk at Radnor Lake was a good one with 16 participants. 
The weather was beautiful though a little breezy early on. While our overall 
numbers weren’t exceptional, we made up for it with some great sightings. 
Many in the group were able to see Yellow-Billed Cuckoo, Yellow-Throated 
Warbler (on the ground for a couple of minutes), Canada Warbler, Wilson’s 
Warbler - and most exciting - a male Black-Throated Blue Warbler. Total number 
of species was 51, with 15 species of warblers observed (all but Tennessee 
Warbler were viewed). 


Jim Arnett
Davidson

Radnor Lake State Natural Area, Davidson, US-TN
May 13, 2015 7:30 AM - 11:38 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     NTOS Wednesday Walk
51 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  10
Wood Duck  4
Mallard  2
Wild Turkey  1
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  20
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Acadian Flycatcher  2
Least Flycatcher  1
Empidonax sp.  2     A couple of birds which were seen without vocalization.
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Eastern Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  4
Philadelphia Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  7
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
Cedar Waxwing  15
Louisiana Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  1
Kentucky Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  6
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  1
Bay-breasted Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  6
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Male. Heard singing weakly then seen clearly by 
many in the group. 

Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Canada Warbler  1
Wilson's Warbler  1
Summer Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  9
Red-winged Blackbird  1
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Subject: Upcoming NTOS Field Trip
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 15:50:52 +0000 (UTC)
 If you haven't been able to attend any of the NTOS-sponsored Wednesday Radnor 
Walks this spring, then consider joining us this Saturday, May 16, for a field 
trip at Radnor Lake State Natural Area led by Chris Sloan. The group will be 
meeting at 7:00 AM in the west parking lot (the Visitors Center parking lot - 
1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN 37220). From here, we'll take the Lake 
Trail, looking and listening for various migrant species, including several 
vireos, thrushes, a host of warblers, and much more. If we're lucky, we may 
even hear a Mourning Warbler or a Connecticut Warbler, as both typically 
arrive later in the season. This outing will last the morning, so bring snacks 
and drinks as needed. Please note that the Visitors Center is closed, including 
the restrooms, for remodeling at this time. Finally, since the weather doesn't 
look too promising, any cancellations will be posted on Friday evening if 
needed. All are welcomed to participate! 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TNwww.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com   
Subject: Brainerd Levee shore birds
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 11:13:23 -0400
Yesterday about 1:30 pm Janice Chadwell and I observed several shore birds
feeding on the mudflats around the shrinking pond.  These birds had been
reported by several others earlier in the week.
 at least 6 lesser yellowlegs
 20+ least sandpipers
 2 semi-palmated sandpipers
​ 2 semi-palmated plovers
 2 solitary ansdpipers
 1 spotted sandpiper
 several killdeer

Hamilton County​

-- 
Hugh Barger
Subject: Another Connecticut
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 14:49:52 +0000
13 May 20015
Hamilton County, TN

I found a dead Connecticut Warbler outside our new UTC library this morning. 
There was also a Chestnut-sided Warbler casualty too. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Re: ADV: Bewick's Wren comment
From: Tom Howe <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 06:21:20 -0400
May 13
Agreed! Let's ensure he has a successful brood by not stressing him out with 
playbacks. 

Tom Howe
Alcoa

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> On May 12, 2015, at 5:15 PM, Bill Pulliam  wrote:
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> I am seeing multiple e-Bird reports of the Wilson County Bewick's Wren, some 
of which indicate that audio playback was used on the bird. Since this is at 
present the only known likely nesting territory for this species in the entire 
state of TN, this seems very unwise to me. 

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Subject: Re: Mystery Bird
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 09:42:15 -0400 (EDT)
chick, per wee-oo, chick

White-eyed Vireo.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN



On Wed, 13 May 2015, Steve wrote:

> There is a titmouse and another bird calling. I can't identify the other 
bird. Any help would be appreciated. 

> 
> Thanks,
> Steve
> Moore County
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Subject: Warren Co. Bobolinks
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 05:20:24 -0600
Late yesterday morning Mac and were treated to a flock of about 30
Bobolinks at our farm in NE Warren County.

Susan McWhirter
McMinnville, TN
Subject: membership
From: "David Patterson" <dpatterson9328 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 09:14:29 -0400
I would like to tell someone how to join tn-bird and get on the mailing list. 
thanks 


David Patterson
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Subject: Mystery Bird
From: Steve <scpjmartin AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 07:37:53 -0500
There is a titmouse and another bird calling. I can't identify the other bird. 
Any help would be appreciated. 


Thanks,
Steve
Moore County



Thanks,
Steve
Moore County
Subject: Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery - 5/12
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 22:36:11 -0400
I birded Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery in Clinton this afternoon. Two drained 
ponds had shorebirds, especially the back left one.

Killdeer - 10+
Semipalmated Plover - 8
Least Sandpiper - 38
Spotted Sandpiper - 5

Blue-winged Teal - 3
Green Heron - 2
Osprey - 1
Cliff and Tree Swallow
White-eyed Vireo - 1

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Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Marion Co Connecticut Warblers
From: Lizzie Goodrick <lizziegoodrick AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 17:46:53 -0500


Today at our Banding Station in Marion County, near Chattanooga, we caught and 
banding 2 Connecticut Warblers. Both birds were caught in the same net but 
hours apart. 

Lizzie Goodrick and John DienerChattanooga, TN
 		 	   		  
Subject: Info On Birding The Pantanal in Brazil
From: "David " <rockyturf AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 17:18:44 -0400
 My wife and I will be going to Brazil late this month (mostly non-birding). 
For part of our trip we will fly to Campo Grande in the Pantanal region to bird 
for 2 days. If anyone has any experiences (good or bad) about bird guides and 
where to stay, I would love to hear from you. I know we can’t see everything 
but would at least like to see the highlights. 


Thanks for any help,

David Stone

Subject: Bewick's Wren comment
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 16:15:52 -0500
I am seeing multiple e-Bird reports of the Wilson County Bewick's  
Wren, some of which indicate that audio playback was used on the  
bird. Since this is at present the only known likely nesting  
territory for this species in the entire state of TN, this seems very  
unwise to me.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: J. Percy Priest Field Trials Area
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 15:33:12 -0500
5/12/15
J. Percy Priest Lake Field Trials Area
Lavergne,  Rutherford Co
Traveling

I had 8 Short-billed Dowitcher,  1 Least Sandpiper,  4 Blue-wing Teal , 1
Common Goldeneye , 2 Yellow- billed Cuckoo, this morning at the Field
Trials Area.  Along with all the regulars.

Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co
Subject: SB Dowitchers at Walter S. David pond
From: "Jim Arnett" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jimboa68@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 15:06:40 -0500
The Short-billed Dowitchers reported by Frank Fekel still remain at the pond at 
3 PM. A couple of Spotted Sandpipers and Blue-winged Teal are also present 
along with a family of Canada Geese and other regulars. 


Jim Arnett
Davidson

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Subject: Re: Radnor Lake -- Blackpoll Blitz
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 16:03:15 -0400 (EDT)
Similar here in Knoxville (though smaller numbers) as I finally got my FOY 
male and female Blackpoll Warblers for the yard this morning.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN




On Tue, 12 May 2015, fekel wrote:

> Radnor Lake State Natural Area
> Davidson Co., TN
> 2015 May 12
> 
> This Tuesday morning I walked from the west parking lot to Long Bridge
> and back. Plenty of early birders out listening and looking for
> Wilson's, Mourning, and Connecticut Warblers that I neither heard nor
> saw. Today was a BLACKPOLL biltz, with numerous males singing, I
> saw at least 6 females as well. Many of them were at eye level and provided
> good looks. It certainly was a changing of the guard from
> the Palm Warbler invasion of last week. I found a single PALM
> today along with 2 singing CANADA WARBLERs. Also foisting its presence
> on me was a LEAST FLYCATCHER at "Grassy" Point near the currently
> non-existent deck on the Lake Trail. He sang his CHEbek call
> repeatedly from the cedar trees there and provided good looks from
> down under.
> 
> I'll try again for the warblers tomorrow.
> 
> Frank Fekel
> Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Yuchi Refuge
From: "Charles Murray" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dro_1945@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 19:24:36 +0000 (UTC)
Thirty species were identified this morning at Yuchi Refuge in Rhea County. 
Fourteen other species were noted elsewhere on the way to or from Yuchi. If I 
knew more songs, my count would have been considerably higher!  Highlights 
from Yuchi included: 

   - Prothonotary warbler - 1   

   - Common yellowthroat - 1   

   - Prairie warbler - several heard
   - Yellow-breasted chat - two seen and several others heard
   - Orchard oriole - 1   

   - Wood duck - a pair
   - Yellow-billed cuckoo - 2
   - Wild turkey - 1 heard
Charles MurrayBirchwood, TN
Subject: Swan Lake peeps
From: "Steve Routledge" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "eyerout@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 10:50:28 -0700
Dunbar Cave SP
Montgomery Co.
5/12/15


Swan Mud Flats (aka Swan Lake before the dam breach) is beginning to provide a 
welcome stopover for many migrating shorebirds. On the way home for lunch today 
I was treated to a small mixed flock of peeps as well as a semi-palmated 
plover. There appeared to be 10 or so semi-palmated sandpipers, 6-8 least 
sandpipers, and foraging in the shallow water near the shoreline 3-4 western 
sandpipers all at fairly close range. Think I will head back with my scope and 
see if anything else has shown up. 


"Shore" is fun birding this time of year.

Steve Routledge
Clarksville, Montgomery Co.