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23 Apr FOS thrush ["Aborn, David" ]
23 Apr Red-headed Woodpeckers at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co. [Jan Shaw ]
23 Apr Upcoming Knox Co Spring Count []
23 Apr Radnor Lake and beyond ["fekel" ]
23 Apr Rose-breasted Grosbeak ["Ginger Goolsby" ]
23 Apr Migrants at Cravens House, Lookout Mountain ["Kevin A. Calhoon" ]
23 Apr Off Topic- ID Help Requested []
22 Apr Rutherford Co. April 21, 22 2014 []
22 Apr Blue Grosbeak FOS [Georges McNeil ]
22 Apr Sharps Ridge this morning []
22 Apr Flamingoes in Spain [Lyda Phillips ]
22 Apr Murfreesboro Migrants [Chloe Walker ]
22 Apr Feeder sightings [Lynne Davis ]
22 Apr Rose-breasted Grossbeaks [Scott Heppel ]
22 Apr Re: Barred owl hootenany [Paula Haynes ]
22 Apr Wood thrush song ["Reese, Carol" ]
22 Apr Re: Barred owl hootenany ["Reese, Carol" ]
21 Apr Barred owl hootenany [Marty ]
21 Apr Passing through CR: Blackburnians, etc. [Dev Joslin ]
21 Apr FOS ["Nancy Moore" ]
21 Apr FOS [Lee AnneRussell ]
21 Apr Memphis TOS Events This Week [Judy Dorsey ]
21 Apr Golden Eagle project update [Scott Somershoe ]
21 Apr Re: Rose Breasted Grosbeak [Gary Baumgardner ]
21 Apr Yellow-breasted Chat (Robertson Co.) [Tony Lance ]
21 Apr Kingsport birds ["Richard Knight" ]
21 Apr Lytle Creek Rd., Murfreesboro [jwalk821 ]
21 Apr Spring firsts continue [Mark Greene ]
21 Apr Eastern and Western Sullivan County - Easter Weekend [Robert Biller ]
21 Apr KTOS May Newsletter [Billie Cantwell ]
21 Apr Fwd: eBird Report - Ensley Bottoms, Apr 20, 2014 [Sam Lawson ]
20 Apr Spring Shorebird ID workshop--northern MS [Jason Hoeksema ]
20 Apr Rusty blackbirds in Erwin [Katherine Noblet ]
20 Apr FOS Summer Tanager [Jo Anne Routledge ]
20 Apr Grasshopper Sparrow (Robertson County) [Tony Lance ]
20 Apr Forest Service Rd. 188, Washington Co. - Swainson's Warbler [Darrel Wilder ]
20 Apr Hacked [Greg Harris ]
20 Apr Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Robertson Co.) [Tony Lance ]
20 Apr How Are You? ["Greg Harris" ]
19 Apr FOY Summer Tanager [Marty ]
19 Apr Photos from Ecuador [Michael Todd ]
19 Apr Re: Results from NTOS Field Trip [VaRail ]
19 Apr FOS Migrants and SW Louisiana ["Aborn, David" ]
19 Apr Results from NTOS Field Trip [Chloe Walker ]
19 Apr Beaman Birds [Durwood Edwards ]
18 Apr FOS Tree Swallow [Sam Lawson ]
18 Apr 2 Red-necked Grebes still at Lake Tansi, Cumberland Co. ["LeGrand family" ]
18 Apr Injured Ducks [Sam Lawson ]
18 Apr FOS Black-throated Green Warbler [Sam Lawson ]
18 Apr Question [Sam Lawson ]
17 Apr FOS Green Heron and Bank Swallow [Sam Lawson ]
17 Apr Blue grosbeak [ray sprinkle ]
17 Apr Davidson Co. Green Heron [richard connors ]
17 Apr Need Help with Lifer [Bates' Hotmail ]
17 Apr Upcoming NTOS Field Trip [Chloe Walker ]
17 Apr Re: Off Topic - Hawk ID Needed []
17 Apr That TN volunteer spirit!! [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
17 Apr Orchard oriole [Durwood Edwards ]
16 Apr Re: Off Topic - Hawk ID Needed ["tom howe" ]
16 Apr Prothonotary Warbler [Lee Anne Russell ]
17 Apr Off Topic - Hawk ID Needed []
16 Apr North Boundary Trail - 4/16 ["Shane H. Williams" ]
16 Apr Chattanooga Nature Center field trip results from Saturday April 12 ["Kevin A. Calhoon" ]
16 Apr Radnor Lake wishful thinking [Kevin Bowden ]
16 Apr Cooper's Hawk nesting [Rick Phillips ]
16 Apr need help ["Mathis" ]
16 Apr Field trip; Shelby Forest State Park [van harris ]
16 Apr My mistake ["J.N. & Ella Howard" ]
16 Apr NTOS Radnor Lake Wednesday Walk Results [Kevin Bowden ]
16 Apr Early ones ["J.N. & Ella Howard" ]
16 Apr 1 photo []
15 Apr Paying Farmers to Welcome Birds [Dev Joslin ]
15 Apr lingering Red-nk. Grebes ["Richard Knight" ]
15 Apr Bald Eagle nest with 3 adults [David Pitts ]
15 Apr Rankin; Osprey nests [michael sledjeski ]
15 Apr Radnor Lake migrants, Davidson Co. [Jan Shaw ]

Subject: FOS thrush
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:20:28 +0000
23 April 2014
Hamilton county, TN

Banding at Greenway Farms this morning netted the first Swainson's Thrush of 
the spring. Other migrants banded were 1 Wood Thrush and 2 White-eyed Vireos. 
Captures of migrants so far have been way down; we usually catch good numbers 
of things like Hooded Warblers, Ovenbirds, and Indigo Buntings, but we are 
hardly hearing them, let alone catching them. I am hoping everything is just 
delayed, and that captures will pick up soon! 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Red-headed Woodpeckers at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co.
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:24:09 -0500
4-23-14
Radnor Lake
Davidson Co.

For the past week I'd been hearing Red-headed Woodpeckers from across the
lake at Radnor. But today four of us finally got to see two beautiful
adults near the lake edge from the east end of the Lake Trail. Also a
cooperative Hooded Warbler nearby made our third of the morning to go along
with a dazzling Scarlet Tanager.

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Upcoming Knox Co Spring Count
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:08:30 -0400 (EDT)
A reminder that the Knox Co Spring Count will be this Sunday, 27 April 
2014.  The weather forecast looks nice and there are still several open 
areas for anyone interested in counting.  Please let me know if 
interested.

Of note, our regular counter for Sharps Ridge has another committment so 
looking for a replacement.  If anyone is planning to be there, please send 
me a list of what you find (see below for what I need).

Thanks,
Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN


Knox County Spring Count

The Knox County Spring Count will be held on Sunday, 27 April 2014. 
Please contact the compiler if you are interested in participating.  
If you normally particpate but will not be able to do so this year, 
please let me know in advance so I can try to assign someone else to 
cover your territory.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate by either
joining a field party or counting birds in your own neighborhood
(if you live in Knox Co) similar to Project Feederwatch or the
Great Backyard Bird Count.

Submit your results to the compiler (Dean Edwards, 1615 Meadow Chase
Ln, Knoxville TN 37931; kde AT utk.edu) as soon as possible after the 
count.  Results should include:  
 - checklist with number of individuals for each species observed,
 - location covered,
 - time of day you started and stopped counting,
 - separate tallies of miles and hours travelled by foot, car, etc,
 - tally of miles and hours spent owling,
 - tally of hours spent feederwatching,
 - names of all participants with contact information for at least 
    one person in the party.  

You may also be asked to provide documentation for any rare
or unusual species.

If you plan to participate or have any further questions, please
contact the compiler (Dean Edwards, 865-660-9701).



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Subject: Radnor Lake and beyond
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:54:16 -0500
Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Davidson Co., TN
2014 April 23

Returning from a trip to Dauphin Island, AL this past weekend, I was
eager to see what had already passed through and arrived in Tennessee.
Wednesday morning I birded with Jan Shaw and Sharon Monroe part way
around Radnor Lake. As Jan and I walked up Otter Creek Road, our first
of the season ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was there, calling to greet us. For
the first time in a while YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was not the high count
warbler species. Instead today it was PALM WARBLER by a wide margin,
at least a dozen birds, and many of them singing. However, someone
forgot to tell the palms that their en masse arrival to TN was late,
as Palm Sunday has already been celebrated. Although the morning was
a bit slow birdwise considering that a front had passed through,
nevertheless highlights included a circling BROAD-WINGED HAWK,
3 BLUE-HEADED VIREOs, and 10 warbler species, including my first
BLACKPOLL of the year in Tennessee and wonderful looks at HOODED 
WARBLERs. I finished with 42 species for the morning.

Walter S. Davis Blvd Marsh
Nashville, Davidson Co., TN

Checked the marsh next to the TSU campus for AMERICAN BITTERN, but
did NOT find one. Instead, I found my first of the season YELLOW-
CROWNED NIGHT-HERON on the far side of the lake. The water level
is finally going down but still has a long way to go to reach the
level for good shorebirding and so will likely not provide a good
stopping place for them this spring.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
From: "Ginger Goolsby" <vgoolsby AT pccsc.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:28:46 -0400
Morristown, Hamblen County

April 23, 2014

 

I had a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at my feeder this morning. First one I
have seen this year. I also have a pair of Brown Thrashers that are
regulars; hopefully they will nest nearby.

 

Ginger Goolsby

 

 

 
Subject: Migrants at Cravens House, Lookout Mountain
From: "Kevin A. Calhoon" <kac AT tennis.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:36:28 -0400
Had some nice migrants at my residence near Cravens House on Lookout
Mountain over last couple of days.  This morning in my yard were
Golden-winged and Blackburnian Warblers.  The last couple of days I have
had a couple of Ceruleans and my FOS Chestnut-sided as well as
Blue-winged, and my FOS rose-breasted Grosbeak.

 

Kevin Calhoon

Assistant Curator of Forests

Tennessee Aquarium

423-785-4070

 
Subject: Off Topic- ID Help Requested
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:55:24 +0000 (UTC)
Hello, 
  
I'm still going through my Texas pictures.  Can you help with identifying 
these birds? 

  
Pictures are taken at La Feria Nature Park in La Feria, TX on April 7, 2014 in 
the evening.  Two are of the same sparrow.  I think the others are 
Dowitchers.  If so, which?  Long-billed?  I apologize in advance, but the 
pictures are of poor quality. 

  
Sparrow 
http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155339290 
http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155339291 
  
Possible Dowitchers 
  
Individual One: 
http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155339287 
http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155339288 
  
Individual Two: 
http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155339289 
  
Thank you in advance for your help! 
Kristy Baker 
Rockvale, TN 
Rutherford County 
Subject: Rutherford Co. April 21, 22 2014
From: Stczipperer AT aol.com
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:35:24 -0400 (EDT)
Rutherford Co., TN
Poole Knobes Rec Area and Field Trials Area, Smyrna, TN
Nashville Race Track Wilson Co.
Lytle Creek Rd and Couch Rd
 
Scott Somershoe and I birded Poole Knobes Rec Area and Field Trials area  
yesterday morning.
 
April 21, 2014
 
Over 50 species seen best were:
Kentucky Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Prothonatary Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Prarie Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Black-Throated Green Warbler
N. Parula
Yellow throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo(2)  First I have ever seen in Rutherford Co. Thanks  Scott 
great ear, never can pick that song up.  
Broad Wing Hawks(3), I had a Red-tail and a Broad-wing on the way to meet  
Scott both in Rutherford Co. sitting on powerlines
Red-tailed Hawk
Solitary Sandpiper
 
April 21, 2014
Nashville Race Track, Wilson Co.
 On the way home I stopped by the race track :
Lark Sparrow singing from telephone line and  Grasshopper Sparrow were best 
birds here.
 
April 22, 2014
 
MTSU Ponds
Mallards
C. Geese
Solitary Sandpiper
 
Couch Rd off of Lytle Creek Rd.  
 
Redheaded Woodpecker: Glad to see they are still here,  don't think I saw 
them last year.
Orchard Oriole
Common Yellowthroats
Did not see Loggerhead Shrikes or Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.  Cloudy  
drizzly morning probably sleeping in. Catch them on a nicer day.
 
All birds seen reported on EBIRD.
 
Good birding,
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co., TN
 
 
 
Subject: Blue Grosbeak FOS
From: Georges McNeil <mcneilg20 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:01:37 -0700 (PDT)
Happy to report I had my FOS Blue Grosbeak at my feeder yesterday about 5:30pm.

Georges McNeil
Shelby county
Subject: Sharps Ridge this morning
From: tonyheadrk AT aol.com
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:57:39 -0400 (EDT)
Many migrants were observed this morning on Sharps Ridge in Knoxville..10 
warbler species..orioles..tanangers..grosbeaks..come join us on the field trip 
this Thursday morning on the Ridge..meet at the old rangers 
house..8:00am..everyone is invited..Tony Headrick..Knox Co.Tn 


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Subject: Flamingoes in Spain
From: Lyda Phillips <lydap AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:24:31 -0500
This is from their breeding grounds between Malaga and Cordoba. My brother and 
his wife live part of the year in Spain and year before last took me down to 
Donana and other places in Andalusia and Extramadura. We saw flamingoes but not 
like this. Managed to rip the rocker panel off the car in the process of 
bouncing along canals next to the Guadalquiver. 


Lyda Phillips
(301) 518-7538 (cell)
www.lydaphillips.com
writerworking.blogspot.com/
 		 	   		  
Subject: Murfreesboro Migrants
From: Chloe Walker <chloebelle119 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:08:39 -0700 (PDT)
Our yard and the Discovery Center Wetlands were hopping with migrants this 
morning! Below are our lists: 


*** Our Yard
Summer Tanager
Hooded Warbler
Yellow Warbler 
Palm Warbler 

***Discovery Center Wetlands 
Scarlet Tanager 
Wood Thrush 
Indigo Bunting
Blackpoll Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Northern Waterthrush 
Yellow-breasted Chat 
Yellow Warbler
Gray Catbird
Wood Duck w/ducklings
Chimney Swift
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Palm Warbler

It's hard to do school workwhen you have such good birding! :)

Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
( http://www.betterbirdhabitats.blogspot.com/)
Subject: Feeder sightings
From: Lynne Davis <lynnedavis865 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:34:44 -0400
Since I retired in January, I have had much more time to see who comes to
my feeders. All the cold months, when I was putting out suet nuggets, I had
a Brown Thrasher coming by. The Downy and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers are
regular visitors to the suet log. And yesterday, we saw a male Indigo
Bunting at the feeder for the first time. This morning, he brought his lady
friend. My first RT hummingbird of the year finally showed on Sunday,
although I suspect he has been visiting when I wasn't looking.
And sort of off topic, but exciting: Saturday morning, about 8:45 a.m., we
were driving through Porterfield Gap near the Knox-Sevier County line and
saw an animal run across the road that looked very much like an otter. It
was headed for Gap Creek.
Lynne Davis
Seymour, Sevier County
Subject: Rose-breasted Grossbeaks
From: Scott Heppel <scott.heppel AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:24:36 -0500
Two male Rose-breasted Grossbeaks at my feeders in East Memphis this morning.

Scott Heppel
Shelby County

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Subject: Re: Barred owl hootenany
From: Paula Haynes <paulaonthego AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:15:38 -0400
Hi Marty,

Thanks so much for sharing! What an awesome experience!  When I was a
teenager back in the 70's, I was camping with my family in Myakka River
State Park in Florida.  We were awakened in the middle of the night  by a
Barred Owl hootenanny.  We were all astounded by the sheer volume of the
owl con-flab!  It's one of my favorite camping memories.

Paula


On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:23 AM, Marty  wrote:

> For the first time in my life I'm experiencing the vocal stylings of a
> true parliament of owls. An extremely vocal group of Barred Owls has been
> hooting and cawing around my house almost constantly for almost two hours
> now. I've been able to discern at least five different birds calling. It
> sounds almost like they're arguing, if one were to anthropomorphize the
> situation. I'm pretty used to hearing the local pair call and respond, but
> never before have I heard so many at once.
>
> Anybody else ever had this happen?
>
> Marty DeHart
> Bon Aqua, TN
> Hickman Co.
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Subject: Wood thrush song
From: "Reese, Carol" <jreese5 AT utk.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:52:57 +0000
At dawn, I was treated to FOS wood thrush, very close to my deck where I was 
fully able to appreciate all the nuances of his singing. Had not realized how 
many different ways he finishes the flutelike portion of the song with 
variations of flourishes and trills! Is this common with them or have I lucked 
upon a virtuoso? 


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Subject: Re: Barred owl hootenany
From: "Reese, Carol" <jreese5 AT utk.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:46:28 +0000
Marty, indeed! As a little girl growing up in Oktibbeha county mississippi, my 
sister and I would wake to a parliament of barred owls in the big willow oak 
just outside our upstairs bedroom window. We were thrilled to hear their 
repertoire as my parents and grandfather had taught us to appreciate and not be 
frightened. Some of it had the quality of hysterical laughter. They must have 
had a history there as it happened more than once and more than one year. That 
oak, planted in 2014, same year the house was built, was killed by lightning 
but it's 100 year old partner at the other corner of the house, still thrives, 
as do the 2 pecan trees at the opposite corners. I have correspondence from the 
family that built the house, and my family bought it from them in the mid 
1950's. Just was there this past weekend, and it stands strong and in good 
repair thanks to one of my four brothers. Thanks for reviving that memory! 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 21, 2014, at 11:23 PM, "Marty"  wrote:
> 
> For the first time in my life I'm experiencing the vocal stylings of a true 
parliament of owls. An extremely vocal group of Barred Owls has been hooting 
and cawing around my house almost constantly for almost two hours now. I've 
been able to discern at least five different birds calling. It sounds almost 
like they're arguing, if one were to anthropomorphize the situation. I'm pretty 
used to hearing the local pair call and respond, but never before have I heard 
so many at once. 

> 
> Anybody else ever had this happen?
> 
> Marty DeHart
> Bon Aqua, TN
> Hickman Co.
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Subject: Barred owl hootenany
From: Marty <martydehart6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:23:00 -0500
For the first time in my life I'm experiencing the vocal stylings of a 
true parliament of owls. An extremely vocal group of Barred Owls has 
been hooting and cawing around my house almost constantly for almost two 
hours now. I've been able to discern at least five different birds 
calling. It sounds almost like they're arguing, if one were to 
anthropomorphize the situation. I'm pretty used to hearing the local 
pair call and respond, but never before have I heard so many at once.

Anybody else ever had this happen?

Marty DeHart
Bon Aqua, TN
Hickman Co.
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Subject: Passing through CR: Blackburnians, etc.
From: Dev Joslin <devjoslin AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:53:02 +0000

The last two days we’ve had the following “passage migrants” passing 
through Costa Rica on their way from South America to North America. 



SOOO…coming soon to Tennessee:






Blackburnian Warblers

Canada Warbler

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Swainson’s Thrush (many--as usual)

Northern Rough-winged Swallows

Wood-pewee spp.


All of these are right on schedule according to my past records


Still here also are Baltimore Orioles.


Dev Joslin

Monteverde, CR
Subject: FOS
From: "Nancy Moore" <jaybird AT bluebasin.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:41:01 -0500
Lake co. TN
Reelfoot Lake, Tn
My back yard

Was a lovely sound last night, Sunday, to hear the whistle of the Baltimore 
Oriole. 

Saw them today and hope they nest in my yard again this year. I put orange 
halves 

out a couple of days ago and will add the grape jelly now that I have seen 
them. 


Hummers active on feeders. Honey bees also like the feeders and clog them up. I 
changed 

to another type feeder with smaller port flowers and they don’t hog each port 
like they were 

and end up floating inside. We need out honey bees. Anyone want to put a hive 
here let me 

know.

Nancy Moore
Reelfoot Lake, Tn.
Upper Blue Basin
Subject: FOS
From: Lee AnneRussell <momhts AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:24:44 -0500
Hi I just had my first Indigo Bunting and Rose-breasted Groabeak. 

Lee Anne Russell
Haywood Co.
Brownsville, TN

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Subject: Memphis TOS Events This Week
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:28:14 -0500
 The weather forecast look perfect for both trips this week:

Wed., April 23 - Field trip along the Wolf River in Shelby Farms Park led
by Dick Preston. Meet at the Mid-South Raptor Center at 7:30 a.m.

More info: http://is.gd/pIsdOx
Directions: The Center is on Moore Rd., which runs between the Agricenter
Farmer's Market and the catfish ponds (You Catch 'em Lakes) on the south
side of Walnut Grove Rd.


Sat., April 26 - Field trip to Herb Parsons Lake. Meet at the lake parking
lot at 7:30 a.m. Theresa Graham is our leader.

More info: http://is.gd/nQpH3m
Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/j7wWF

Visit us online at http://tinyurl.com/MemphisTOS

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Golden Eagle project update
From: Scott Somershoe <Scott.Somershoe AT tn.gov>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:55:46 +0000
All,
I have updated the pages for all the Golden Eagles we are tracking on the 
Golden Eagle page on the Tennessee's Watchable Wildlife web site. I have 
updated maps and info on their movements. 


A couple of our birds have done some neat things since my last update. I hoped 
to update every week or two, but life happens and it is about monthly. Most 
birds are in Canada and off the grid until the fall, but a couple are still in 
cell range sending data off and on. 


http://www.tnwatchablewildlife.org/GoldenEagles.cfm

Cheers,
Scott Somershoe

State Ornithologist
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
615-781-6653 (office)
615-781-6654 (fax)
Subject: Re: Rose Breasted Grosbeak
From: Gary Baumgardner <baumgrdner AT aol.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:08:52 -0400 (EDT)
Knox co
4/21/14
A Rose Breasted Grosbeak (male) visited our platform feeder today.
Susan Baumgardner
Subject: Yellow-breasted Chat (Robertson Co.)
From: Tony Lance <tonylance AT mac.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:27:50 -0500
I had my first Yellow-breasted Chat of the year this morning at a friend's farm 
in Springfield. 


Tony Lance
Springfield, TN


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Subject: Kingsport birds
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:45:40 -0400
21 Apr 2014
Kingsport, TN

A few new arrivals this morning:
Warbling Vireo - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 1
Yellow Warbler - 1
Orchard Oriole - 1-2

Also:
Dbl-cr. Cormorant - now 6 nests on island near Netherland Inn
Yellow-cr. Night-Heron - 1 nest on Reedy Creek, beside PetSmart
Red-shouldered Hawk - active nest along Reedy Creek

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Lytle Creek Rd., Murfreesboro
From: jwalk821 <jwalk821 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:13:20 -0500
We briefly birded Lytle Creek Rd. this morning. We were happy to see two 
Scissor-tailed Flycatchers on the electrical pole between house numbers 3319 & 
3427. Other migrants of note include: Blue Grosbeak, Eastern Kingbird, Hooded 
Warbler, and White-eyed Vireo.  


Good birding, 

Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
Subject: Spring firsts continue
From: Mark Greene <greenesnake AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:50:37 -0700 (PDT)
April 21, 2014
Gibson County

I had FOS Blue Grosbeak and FOS Orchard Oriole singing in the yard this 
morning. These bird were not there yesterday as I was outside quite a bit and 
did not hear them. 


Good birding!

Mark Greene
Trenton, TN
Gibson County
Subject: Eastern and Western Sullivan County - Easter Weekend
From: Robert Biller <xyon42 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:44:12 -0400
*Saturday April 19th, 2014*

*US-TN-Bristol- Camp Tom Howard Rd-Little Oak, Sullivan, US-TN*
*Apr 19*, 2014 6:47 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.6 mile(s)
Comments:     With Ron Carrico 
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1 30 species Mallard 1 Mourning Dove 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 3 Northern Flicker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 3 Eastern Phoebe 2 Blue-headed Vireo 4 American Crow 3 Carolina Chickadee 7 Tufted Titmouse 8 White-breasted Nuthatch 5 Carolina Wren 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 13 Wood Thrush 7 American Robin 2 Ovenbird 39 Prime nesting habitat. Worm-eating Warbler 3 Louisiana Waterthrush 7 Black-and-white Warbler 8 Kentucky Warbler 1 Hooded Warbler 16 Northern Parula 6 Pine Warbler 2 Black-throated Green Warbler 21 Eastern Towhee 4 Chipping Sparrow 9 Northern Cardinal 2 Brown-headed Cowbird 4 American Goldfinch 28 *US-TN-Bristol - 36.5154x-82.0542 - Little Oak Campground, Sullivan, US-TN* *Apr 19*, 2014 8:32 AM - 8:54 AM Protocol: Traveling 3.2 mile(s) Comments: With Ron Carrico
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1 21 species Canada Goose 2 Mallard 1 Northern Flicker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Blue-headed Vireo 1 American Crow 2 Carolina Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Ovenbird 2 Black-and-white Warbler 1 Pine Warbler 1 Yellow-throated Warbler 2 Eastern Towhee 1 Chipping Sparrow 3 Dark-eyed Junco 1 Northern Cardinal 2 Brown-headed Cowbird 4 American Goldfinch 10 *US-TN-Bluff City-1104 Flatwoods Rd, Sullivan, US-TN* *Apr 19*, 2014 9:08 AM - 11:36 AM Protocol: Traveling 9.9 mile(s) Comments: With Ron Carrico
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1 32 species Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 2 Eastern Phoebe 3 Blue-headed Vireo 7 Red-eyed Vireo 1 American Crow 8 Common Raven 1 Carolina Chickadee 4 Tufted Titmouse 8 Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 Carolina Wren 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6 Nest w/2 birds working Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 Wood Thrush 2 American Robin 10 Ovenbird 26 Prime nesting habitat. Point count style counting with short distance stops. Worm-eating Warbler 5 Louisiana Waterthrush 2 Black-and-white Warbler 6 Hooded Warbler 25 Prime nesting habitat. Point count style counting with short distance stops. Northern Parula 3 Black-throated Green Warbler 17 Eastern Towhee 7 Chipping Sparrow 3 Field Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 2 Northern Cardinal 1 Common Grackle 2 Brown-headed Cowbird 7 American Goldfinch 18 *Paddle Creek/Paddle Creek Ponds, Sullivan, US-TN* *Apr 19*, 2014 12:40 PM - 12:59 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.18 mile(s) Comments: With Ron Carrico
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1 15 species Mallard 2 Turkey Vulture 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Killdeer 5 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs 2 American Crow 1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4 Tree Swallow 11 Barn Swallow 7 American Robin 3 European Starling 7 Song Sparrow 2 Red-winged Blackbird 6 Common Grackle 22 *Old Beaver Creek Rd, Sullivan, US-TN* *Apr 19*, 2014 1:25 PM - 1:32 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.3 mile(s) Comments: With Ron Carrico
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1 10 species Wood Duck 1 Blue-winged Teal 2 Common Merganser 1 Same lingering bird. Photo. Spotted Sandpiper 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 American Robin 4 Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 White-throated Sparrow 2 Northern Cardinal 1 Common Grackle 12 *Easter Sunday April 20, 2014* *TVA Trail near Fort Patrick Henry Lake in Colonial Height, TN, Sullivan, US-TN* *Apr 20*, 2014 9:28 AM - 11:25 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.4 mile(s) Comments: With Juanita Davis and Ron Carrico. Walking trail.
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1 45 species Canada Goose 6 Wood Duck 2 Mallard 8 Wild Turkey 1 Double-crested Cormorant 10 Great Blue Heron 1 Black Vulture 6 Turkey Vulture 3 Osprey 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Mourning Dove 2 Chimney Swift 12 Belted Kingfisher 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Northern Flicker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 1 White-eyed Vireo 3 Blue Jay 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8 Tree Swallow 3 Barn Swallow 1 Carolina Chickadee 4 Tufted Titmouse 6 House Wren 2 Carolina Wren 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3 American Robin 8 Brown Thrasher 4 Northern Mockingbird 1 European Starling 10 Palm Warbler 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 Eastern Towhee 4 Chipping Sparrow 2 Field Sparrow 2 Song Sparrow 2 White-throated Sparrow 1 Northern Cardinal 6 Red-winged Blackbird 2 Common Grackle 10 Brown-headed Cowbird 8 Orchard Oriole 2 American Goldfinch 7 -- Robert Biller Elizabethton, TN
Subject: KTOS May Newsletter
From: Billie Cantwell <bfcantwell AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:37:23 -0400
The May KTOS newsletter. I hope you enjoy it.

Our May Meeting will be about Seven Islands our new state park.

What's new at Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge? Come to the May 7th meeting 
and find out!

Brock Hill, Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Conservation with the TN 
Department of Environment & Conservation, will present plans for the new 
Seven Islands State Birding Park, along with filling us in about other 
Birding Trails in Tennessee. A native of Crossville and a retired mayor 
of Cumberland County, Deputy Commissioner Hill currently oversees 54 
State Parks, 85 State Natural Areas, Recreation Education Services,and 
the Division of Archaeology.  Come join us for the latest news!


We have lots of exciting field trips too!

Billie Cantwell
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Ensley Bottoms, Apr 20, 2014
From: Sam Lawson <legosw17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:21:31 -0500

Sam Lawson

Begin forwarded message:

> From: do-not-reply AT ebird.org
> Date: April 21, 2014 at 6:19:11 AM CDT
> To: legosw17 AT gmail.com
> Subject: eBird Report - Ensley Bottoms, Apr 20, 2014
> 
> Ensley Bottoms, Shelby, US-TN
> Apr 20, 2014 1:15 PM - 3:45 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     Great trip! Got two lifers from it! 200 life birds now!
> 41 species
> 
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  11
> Canada Goose  21
> Mallard  2
> Blue-winged Teal  23
> Northern Shoveler  28
> Green-winged Teal  3
> Pied-billed Grebe  10
> Double-crested Cormorant  3
> Great Egret  1
> Bald Eagle  1
> Red-tailed Hawk  3
> American Coot  27
> Black-necked Stilt  15
> Killdeer  8
> Solitary Sandpiper  4
> Greater Yellowlegs  16
> Lesser Yellowlegs  5
> Least Sandpiper  2
> Pectoral Sandpiper  19
> Mourning Dove  15
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
> American Kestrel  1
> White-eyed Vireo  6     VERY Loud
> Blue Jay  1
> American Crow  1
> Bank Swallow  6
> Barn Swallow  9
> Carolina Chickadee  1
> Carolina Wren  1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
> Eastern Bluebird  1
> American Robin  1
> Northern Mockingbird  1
> European Starling  7
> Black-and-white Warbler  1
> Savannah Sparrow  3
> Northern Cardinal  3
> Red-winged Blackbird  6
> Eastern Meadowlark  6
> Common Grackle  6
> Brown-headed Cowbird  3
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17990424 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Spring Shorebird ID workshop--northern MS
From: Jason Hoeksema <jason.hoeksema AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:26:57 -0500
TN-birders,
Delta Wind Birds will conduct a SPRING SHOREBIRD ID WORKSHOP on Saturday,
May 3rd. We'll have an indoor instructional unit, followed by a field trip
to a local hotspot to practice. The workshop will run roughly 4 hours,
start to finish, beginning at 9:30 or 10 a.m. Exact start time and location
will be announced closer to the event, after we've had a chance to scout
the best local habitats, but the indoor module will be held somewhere
between Batesville and Hernando in the northern Delta in Mississippi. All
proceeds support our efforts to provide habitat for migratory shorebirds. Space
is limited. To sign up, please visit the Events page on our new website
(and browse around while you're there!):
http://www.deltawindbirds.org/events/

Hope to see you there!
Jason Hoeksema, Delta Wind Birds president
Oxford, MS
Subject: Rusty blackbirds in Erwin
From: Katherine Noblet <ednkan AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:21:10 -0400
This evening, Joe McGuiness called to tell me he and Kim Stroud had found a
pair of rusty blackbirds at the Fishery Pond in Erwin.  They were still
there when I arrived about 15 minutes later and I got a couple pictures of
the pair.  Not so hot shot of the male because he was blocked by lots of
branches and the light was fading.  The female actually looked lighter gray
than the pictures show.  Joe had reported to me he had found a pair earlier
this morning along the linear trail in Erwin but I failed to locate them
there.  
K. Noblet Johnson City, Carter Co.

Subject: FOS Summer Tanager
From: Jo Anne Routledge <birdrout13 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:00:59 -0700 (PDT)
April 19, 2014
Montgomery County, TN
Lake Taal

Heard and saw two Summer Tanagers in the trees along the road going around 
Lake Taal, West of Clarksville, about 3:00 p.m. 


Jo Anne and Larry Routledge
Clarksville, TN
Subject: Grasshopper Sparrow (Robertson County)
From: Tony Lance <tonylance AT mac.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:08:35 -0500
Durwood Edwards joined me this morning for a cruise around the county looking 
for Loggerhead Shrikes. We saw three, including a pair at one of the known nest 
trees. Another nice surprise was a Grasshopper Sparrow, my first of the year. 


Tony Lance
Springfield, TN


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Subject: Forest Service Rd. 188, Washington Co. - Swainson's Warbler
From: Darrel Wilder <darrelw AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:43:56 -0400
20 Apr. 2014, A.M.
Forest Service Rd. 188 (off Dry Creek Rd. heading toward the Unicoi Fire 
Tower), Washington Co., TN 


Wood Thrush (1)
Ovenbird (13)
Worm-eating Warbler (1)
Louisiana Waterthrush (2)
Black-and-white Warbler (6)
Swainson's Warbler (1) - singing, about 3 mile up the road, and 0.4 miles past 
where the road crosses Briar Creek 

Hooded Warbler (9)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (3)
Black-throated Green Warbler (5)
Scarlet Tanager (1)

Darrel Wilder
Johnson City, TN

















Subject: Hacked
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Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:32:08 -0500
Do not open messages from me. Going to have to fix my email. 

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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Robertson Co.)
From: Tony Lance <tonylance AT mac.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:57:30 -0500
A male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was perched this morning in the tree where a 
pair nested last year at Highland Crest College in Springfield. 


Tony Lance
Springfield, TN


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Subject: How Are You?
From: "Greg Harris" <sawwhet AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:53 +0000
       
       
   
    

    
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Never mind the dark and the light side of the duct tape: be the sticky part and 
grab what you can. -- Aleecia McDonald 

     
    
Subject: FOY Summer Tanager
From: Marty <martydehart6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:30:33 -0500
Just this minute I'm hearing the first Summer Tanager's 
"picky-ticka-tuck" of the season. Must have ridden in on the strong 
south winds today.

Marty DeHart
Bon Aqua, TN
Hickman Co.

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Subject: Photos from Ecuador
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:22:32 -0700 (PDT)
Friends,

If anyone cares to relive a recent trip to Ecuador vicariously.....I've placed 
a large number of images in a new gallery. Myself and several fellow TNBirders 
birded the NW sector of Ecuador for those great Choco birds, then made our way 
down the east slope to Wild Sumaco, with many great stops inbetween. It was a 
great trip, highlighted by hummingbirds of course, with 60+ tallied! Too many 
highlights to list over 11 days of birding. We were guided by the incredible 
Lelis Navarette, without doubt one of the best guides in all of South America. 
The trip was put together by Parnership for International Birding (who David 
Trentley is now affiliated with, who a lot of you TNBirders know). 
www.pibird.com 


My gallery is done differently this time, with a gallery for each day. Be 
warned Day 1 is a very big gallery, all subsequent days are much smaller. A 
seperate gallery has all of the scenery and group shots, which Gail King kindly 
contributed to. Chris Sloan gota ton ofawesome images also, as I'm sure Gary 
Brunvoll did. 


The galleryis here: http://www.pbase.com/mctodd/ecuador_2014

Good Birding!!

Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN
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Subject: Re: Results from NTOS Field Trip
From: VaRail <varail AT zoho.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:56:36 -0500
after the walk, a couple of went over to the wildflower trail, where we 
found yet another pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers working on a nest, 
making a total of 3 nests for the morning. There was also a No. Parula 
and another Blue-winged Warbler in the parking lot.

Mary Zimmerman
Nashville, TN

On 4/19/2014 12:27 PM, Chloe Walker wrote:
> The weather was great, the sky a brilliant blue, and the birds happily 
> out-and-about this morning as six birders gathered for the NTOS 
> field trip to Long Hunter State Park. We all agreed it was a wonderful 
> trip. Highlights include a welcoming Orchard Oriole singing in the 
> parking lot; dozens of Prothonotary Warblers singing and feeding, even 
> a couple at nearly eye level; four Ospreys circling (two of which were 
> carrying fish) in the same field of view; five Spotted Sandpipers 
> feeding and bobbing along the rocky bank; one somewhat cooperative 
> Great Crested Flycatcher; a handsome male Summer Tanager; a very vocal 
> Broad-winged Hawk that briefly soared above us; and finally, a 
> "bee-buzzy" Blue-winged Warbler that almost broke our backs and necks. :)
>  A complete species list is below. Thank you, Mary Zimmerman, for your 
> great help today!
> 44 species
> Wood Duck-2
> Great Blue Heron-3
> Black Vulture-2
> Osprey-4
> Cooper's Hawk-1
> Broad-winged Hawk-1
> Spotted Sandpiper-5
> Red-bellied Woodpecker-6
> Downy Woodpecker-3
> Hairy Woodpecker-3
> Pileated Woodpecker-1
> Great Crested Flycatcher-2
> Eastern Kingbird-5
> Yellow-throated Vireo-1
> Red-eyed Vireo-3
> Blue Jay-2
> American Crow-5
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow-x (heard only)
> Purple Martin-20+
> Barn Swallow-20+
> Tree Swallow-10+
> Carolina Chickadee-12
> Tufted Titmouse-12
> White-breasted Nuthatch-2
> Carolina Wren-6
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher-20+ (2 w/nests)
> Blue-winged Warbler-1
> Prothonotary Warbler-20+
> Palm Warbler-1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler-8
> Yellow-throated Warbler-1
> Prairie Warbler-1
> Eastern Towhee-2
> Chipping Sparrow-5
> Field Sparrow-1
> Summer Tanager-1
> Northern Cardinal-15
> Indigo Bunting-1
> Red-winged Blackbird-3
> Common Grackle-2
> Brown-headed Cowbird-12
> Orchard Oriole-1
> House Finch-2
> American Goldfinch-15+
> Hope everyone has a blessed Easter...
> Chloe Walker
> Murfreesboro, TN
> ( Better Bird Habitats  )
Subject: FOS Migrants and SW Louisiana
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:59:00 +0000
19 April 2014
Hamilton County, TN

16 April 2014
Vermillion and Evangeline Parishes, LA

While walking my dog at Greenway Farms this morning, I heard several FOS 
migrants; Blue-winged Warbler, Gray Catbird, Blackpoll Warbler. 


This past week, I was at the North American Crane Workshop in Lafayette, 
Louisiana. Aside from being an outstanding conference, on Wednesday (4/16), we 
had field trips to the White Lake Conservation Area, where Whooping Cranes have 
been reintroduced over the past 3 years, and to the Lacassine National Wildlife 
Refuge. For those that might be interested, my list from the trip is below (80 
spp). We did see 4 Whooping Cranes (30 have been released), but did not get to 
see the Whooping Crane nest; it is the first nesting in Louisiana in 70 years. 
If they are viable, the two eggs should hatch in the next week or so. I also 
added a new species to my life list; Fulvous Whistling-Duck, seen at Lacassine 
NWR. Top it off with great Cajun food, and the trip was quite enjoyable, to say 
the least! BTW, the next workshop will be in Chattanooga in 2017, so stay 
tuned! 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN

Pied-billed Grebe
White Pelican
Anhinga
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern (several great looks)
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
White Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill (saw a rookery at White Lake)
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Mallard
Mottled Duck
Gadwall
Northern Shoveler
Blue-winged Teal
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Osprey
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Harrier
Clapper Rail
King Rail
Common Gallinule
Purple Gallinule
Whooping Crane
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pectoral Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Caspian Tern
Mourning Dive
Eurasian Collared Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Barn Swallow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Marsh Wren
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Orchard Oriole
Eastern Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle (based on tail shape and length; we never got a good look 
at the eye) 

Brown-headed Cowbird
House Sparrow
House Finch
Subject: Results from NTOS Field Trip
From: Chloe Walker <chloebelle119 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:27:05 -0700 (PDT)
The weather was great, the sky a brilliant blue, and the birds happily 
out-and-about this morning as six birders gathered for the NTOS fieldtrip to 
Long Hunter State Park. We all agreed it was a wonderful trip. Highlights 
include a welcoming Orchard Oriolesingingin the parking lot;dozens of 
Prothonotary Warblers singing and feeding,even a couple at nearly eye level; 
four Ospreys circling (two of which were carrying fish) in the same field of 
view; five Spotted Sandpipers feeding and bobbing along the rocky bank; 
onesomewhat cooperative Great Crested Flycatcher;a handsome male Summer 
Tanager; a very vocal Broad-winged Hawk that briefly soared above us; and 
finally, a "bee-buzzy" Blue-winged Warbler that almost broke our backs and 
necks. :) 

A complete species list is below. Thank you, Mary Zimmerman, for your great 
help today! 


44 species

Wood Duck-2
Great Blue Heron-3
Black Vulture-2
Osprey-4
Cooper's Hawk-1
Broad-winged Hawk-1
Spotted Sandpiper-5
Red-bellied Woodpecker-6
Downy Woodpecker-3
Hairy Woodpecker-3
Pileated Woodpecker-1
Great Crested Flycatcher-2
Eastern Kingbird-5
Yellow-throated Vireo-1
Red-eyed Vireo-3
Blue Jay-2
American Crow-5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow-x (heard only)
Purple Martin-20+
Barn Swallow-20+
Tree Swallow-10+
Carolina Chickadee-12
Tufted Titmouse-12
White-breasted Nuthatch-2
Carolina Wren-6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher-20+ (2 w/nests)
Blue-winged Warbler-1
Prothonotary Warbler-20+ 
Palm Warbler-1
Yellow-rumped Warbler-8
Yellow-throated Warbler-1
Prairie Warbler-1
EasternTowhee-2
Chipping Sparrow-5
Field Sparrow-1
Summer Tanager-1
Northern Cardinal-15
Indigo Bunting-1
Red-winged Blackbird-3
Common Grackle-2
Brown-headed Cowbird-12
Orchard Oriole-1
House Finch-2
American Goldfinch-15+

Hope everyone has a blessed Easter...

Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
( Better Bird Habitats)
 
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 Photo by Chloe Walker.  Ibet over 50% of people that feed birds have 
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Subject: Beaman Birds
From: Durwood Edwards <durwoode AT hughes.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:33:27 -0500
Beaman Park April 17, Davidson County.

Warblers:
Black and White
Worm Eating (2)
Black-throated Green
Yellow-throated 

Vireos:
Red-eyed
Yellow-throated (3)
White-eyed

Scarlet Tanager (3)
N. Parula


Durwood Edwards
Joelton TN
Subject: FOS Tree Swallow
From: Sam Lawson <legosw17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:38:02 -0500
Three tree swallows at the baseball field near Halle stadium. 

Sam Lawson
Shelby County
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Subject: 2 Red-necked Grebes still at Lake Tansi, Cumberland Co.
From: "LeGrand family" <elegrand AT frontiernet.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:46:23 -0500
This morning, April 18, there were still 2 Red-necked Grebes at Lake Tansi
in Cumberland County. This is down from a high of 5, as late as April 1.

 

Ed LeGrand

Crossville, Cumberland Co.,TN 
Subject: Injured Ducks
From: Sam Lawson <legosw17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:16:36 -0500
At the Memphis Botanic Gardens there is a duck with a broken leg. Is there any 
way to help it? 


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Subject: FOS Black-throated Green Warbler
From: Sam Lawson <legosw17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:12:58 -0500
Just heard a black-throated green warbler. Heard a white-eyed vireo the other 
day, plus a Kentucky warbler. 


Sitting on my hammock and glaring at a nesting starling,
Sam Lawson 
Shelby County

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Subject: Question
From: Sam Lawson <legosw17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:56:54 -0500
I have several small birds, possibly warblers in my back yard. I haven't been 
able I get a good look at them but their song is something like 
witsa-witsa-witsa-witsa. They are about the size of a sparrow and have yellow 
on their bodies. They hop from branch to branch in the top of the trees. Any 
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Subject: FOS Green Heron and Bank Swallow
From: Sam Lawson <legosw17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:42:34 -0500
FOS Green Heron(2) and Bank swallow(3) at the Botanic Gardens. They were at the 
big pond in the back of the park, not the one with the swan. 

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Subject: Blue grosbeak
From: ray sprinkle <raspcl AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:49:33 -0400
The past four days we have had a male Blue Grosbeak at the feeder.
Also possibly two females, but cannot say for certain.

Ray Sprinkle
Cleveland, TN
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Subject: Davidson Co. Green Heron
From: richard connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:26:22 -0500
April 17, 2014
Nashville, Davidson Co. TN

A couple of FOS sightings for me today at University School Marsh:

Green Heron 1
Palm Warbler 1

Osprey 1 flyover at Harpeth River SP, Hidden Lake


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Subject: Need Help with Lifer
From: Bates' Hotmail <wgpu AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:11:08 -0400
I am two species short of 500 for my North American Life List. One bird I 
figure I can pick up here in East Tennessee is Swainson's Warbler. 


So I was wondering if anybody might be planning a trip into the Smokies this 
spring to find Swainson's? If so would you mind having someone tag along? I'd 
be particularly interested in going with someone who has seen the birds there 
before. 


Thanks. 

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Subject: Upcoming NTOS Field Trip
From: Chloe Walker <chloebelle119 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:07:47 -0700 (PDT)
This Saturday, April 19,Mary Zimmerman will be leading the NTOS to Long Hunter 
State Park in Rutherford county. The group will be looking for spring migrants 
such as vireos, warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more, and also waterfowl and 
swallows on the park's Couchville Lake. We will be meeting in the parking lot 
beside the trail at Couchville Lake (located within the state park) at 7:00 
A.M. The outing will only last the morning. Please bring bug spray, as the 
park can have numbers of mosquitos in someareas. For more informationabout 
Long Hunter State Park (including latitude/longitude for the meeting place), 
click here.Detailed directions to the parking lot beside Couchville Lake are 
below. 


Directions to the parking lot beside Couchville Lake:
From I-24 East (toward Chattanooga) take exit 62 for Old Hickory 
Blvd/TN-171.Turn left onto Old Hickory Blvd/TN-171. Continue for about 6 1/2 
miles (this road eventually takes the name Hobson Pike). The park entrance will 
be on your right. After entering the park, make the first turn on your left. 
This will lead you to the parking lot beside the lake. 


Everyone, beginners and experts alike,is invited to join us! If you have any 
questions, feel free to email me. 


***Get it on your calendars! The next field trip will be to Bark Camp Barrens 
WMAin Manchester, TN, on May 17 at 7:45A.M. 


Chloe Walker
Mufreesboro, TN
( http://www.betterbirdhabitats.blogspot.com/)
Subject: Re: Off Topic - Hawk ID Needed
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:41:59 -0400 (EDT)
Tail much too short for Gray Hawk among other things.  Based on the tail 
pattern, short tail extension past wingtips, and long primary projection, 
I'll go with a pale/faded adult Broad-winged Hawk.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN




On Wed, 16 Apr 2014, tom howe wrote:

>  
> 
> 4/16/2014
> 
>  
> 
> Kristy,
> 
> although I have limited experience with this bird, it looks like an immature
> Gray Hawk. Search for pictures and see what you think.
> 
> Tom Howe
> 
> Blount Co, TN
> 
>  
> 
>   _____  
> 
> From: tn-bird-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:tn-bird-bounce AT freelists.org] On
> Behalf Of kristybaker AT comcast.net
> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:55 PM
> To: TN-birds
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Off Topic - Hawk ID Needed
> 
>  
> 
> Hello,
> 
>  
> 
> Last week, my husband and I were in Texas.  I have a picture of a hawk that
> I can't identify.  The picture was taken right outside the Bentsen-Rio
> Valley State Park at around 8a on Monday, April 7.  This is in Mission,
> Texas.
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
>  
> 
> http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155260884
> 
>  
> 
> http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155260886
> 
>  
> 
> http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155260885
> 
>  
> 
> Kristy Baker
> 
> Rockvale, TN
> 
> Rutherford County
> 
> www.pbase.com/kristybaker
> 
> 
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Subject: That TN volunteer spirit!!
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:18:49 -0500
Good Morning TNBirders!!

   I received a lovely note in the mail from Dr. Judith Scarlthe Rusty
Blackbird Blitz National coordinatorcongratulating  Tennessee on our Blitz
reporting during March.  Tennessee submitted 167 checklists with Rusties
sightings this March - up from only 62 checklists in 2013!
Way to show that TN birding spirit and by not only getting out there but
then reporting your sightings.  These sightings will help researchers gain a
better understanding of this declining species.  One by one we can make a
difference.
Many thanks to everyone!!!


<")
  ( \
  / |`  Cyndi Routledge
          TN Rusty Blackbird Coordinator

"In every walk with nature
one receives more than
he seeks.  ~J. Muir


Subject: Orchard oriole
From: Durwood Edwards <durwoode AT hughes.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:57:40 -0500
April 14-15 NW Davidson County

Male Orchard Oriole at my feeders near Marrowbone Lake.

Durwood Edwards
Joelton TN
Subject: Re: Off Topic - Hawk ID Needed
From: "tom howe" <blountbirder AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:55:59 -0400
 

4/16/2014

 

Kristy,

although I have limited experience with this bird, it looks like an immature
Gray Hawk. Search for pictures and see what you think.

Tom Howe

Blount Co, TN

 

  _____  

From: tn-bird-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:tn-bird-bounce AT freelists.org] On
Behalf Of kristybaker AT comcast.net
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:55 PM
To: TN-birds
Subject: [TN-Bird] Off Topic - Hawk ID Needed

 

Hello,

 

Last week, my husband and I were in Texas.  I have a picture of a hawk that
I can't identify.  The picture was taken right outside the Bentsen-Rio
Valley State Park at around 8a on Monday, April 7.  This is in Mission,
Texas.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155260884

 

http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155260886

 

http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155260885

 

Kristy Baker

Rockvale, TN

Rutherford County

www.pbase.com/kristybaker
Subject: Prothonotary Warbler
From: Lee Anne Russell <momhts AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:04:22 -0500
Hi everyone,

A week or so ago, I asked if anyone had ever seen a prothonotary warbler eating 
butter bark. Someone answered that they had seen a pine warbler, but never the 
prothonotary. Well, I have the proof. They do eat butter bark, and if you are 
west tn and want to try to lure them to your feeder, I got it at Wildbirds. 
Debbie is the owner and one of the sweetest ladies, you'll ever meet. :-) I am 
attaching a photo of him. Now, I just have to figure out how to get him to eat 
from another bowl that is hidden behind a branch, so I can get a photo of him 
in a natural setting. 


Lee Anne Russell
Brownsville, TN
Haywood Co. 
Subject: Off Topic - Hawk ID Needed
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:55:09 +0000 (UTC)
Hello, 
  
Last week, my husband and I were in Texas.  I have a picture of a hawk that I 
can't identify.  The picture was taken right outside the Bentsen-Rio Valley 
State Park at around 8a on Monday, April 7.  This is in Mission, Texas. 

  
Thanks in advance. 
  
http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155260884 
  
http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155260886 
  
http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/155260885 
  
Kristy Baker 
Rockvale, TN 
Rutherford County 
www.pbase.com/kristybaker 
Subject: North Boundary Trail - 4/16
From: "Shane H. Williams" <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:25:04 -0400



North Boundary Trail in Oak Ridge off Hwy 58 S.
4/16, 1:40 - 2:40 pm

Broad-winged Hawk - 2  (seen and heard calling at entrance and power line cut)
Blue-winged Warbler - 1 heard  (fos)
Northern Parula - 4 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 5
Barn Swallow - 1

Sharp's Ridge (Knoxville) yielded only 1 Hooded Warbler, 3 Pine Warblers, and 2 
Ruby-crowned Kinglets from 10:30 - 11:30am today. Also had a juvenile 
Broad-winged Hawk over my brother's house in NW Knoxville on Monday afternoon. 
Seeing BWs in town is always exciting. 


Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN
Subject: Chattanooga Nature Center field trip results from Saturday April 12
From: "Kevin A. Calhoon" <kac AT tennis.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:59:55 -0400
We had an excellent fieldtrip to the Chattanooga Nature Center on
Saturday April 12.  Weather was great and there were a lot of birds.
Highlights included:

 

3 CERULEAN WARBLER

4 Blue-winged Warbler

1 Louisiana Waterthush

1 Tennessee Warbler

1 Orange-crowned Warbler

1 Palm Warbler

8 Yellow-throated Warbler

2 Black and White warbler

2 Worm-eating Warbler

1 Common Yellowthroat

1 Hooded Warbler

1 Summer Tanager

2 Scarlet Tanager

6 Broad-winged Hawk

3 Barred Owl

2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

4 White-eyed Vireo

5 Yellow-throated Vireo

4 Red-eyed Vireo

3 Wood Thrush

40+ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

 

 

 

Kevin Calhoon

Assistant Curator of Forests

Tennessee Aquarium

423-785-4070

 
Subject: Radnor Lake wishful thinking
From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:13:10 -0500
In my earlier post regarding the NTOS walk at Radnor Lake in Nashville I
referred to the BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS that we saw as BLACK-THROATED
BLUE.

We saw no BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS.

Apologies,

Kevin Bowden
Nashville
Subject: Cooper's Hawk nesting
From: Rick Phillips <sunfish0501 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:56:10 -0400
For the past few weeks I have been seeing and hearing a pair of Cooper's
Hawks near an entrance to ETSU-Kingsport in Hawkins County. In my
experience Cooper's Hawks normally aren't all that vocal unless you get
near a nest. So, I've been searching the woodlot beside the school and
finally found the nest today. It's about 40 feet up in a clump of Virginia
Pines surrounded by second-growth deciduous woodland and about 20 yards
from the edge of a large parking lot where many students come and go daily.
The nest is almost impossible to see from the ground, so no photos :(.
The female appears to be incubating. This is my fourth Cooper's Hawk nest
in the area. Two have been in dense clumps of conifers (this one and
another in a big hemlock) and the other two were in more open situations
(one in a tall sycamore in the middle of an urban cemetery and another in a
woodlot at the edge of the same cemetery. One year both nests were active
within 200 yards of each other at the same time and both successfully
fledged young).

-- 
Rick Phillips
Kingsport, Tennessee
Subject: need help
From: "Mathis" <weer AT skybest.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:52:37 -0400
Forgive off-topic, please.
Does anyone live near Gatlinburg? I need to know what the cold last night did 
to the trillium and other wildflowers. It’s impossible to reach the national 
park. I want to travel to the wildflower activities on Thursday, but with the 
time and expense, I can’t afford to do it if the trillium and others are 
flat. 

The cold here last night has wrecked my daffodils. It’s almost 2:00 pm, and 
they are lying down. Perhaps the same happened in the national park. 

Thanks,
Cecelia Mathis
Alleghany Co, NC
Subject: Field trip; Shelby Forest State Park
From: van harris <shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:49:13 -0500
Cloudless skies encouraged ten members and guests of the Memphis Chapter
TOS to brave unseasonable cold and wind at Shelby Forest State Park, nw
Shelby County, this morning.  59 species were observed between 7 and 10:30
am.  Observers were Van Harris, Dick Preston, Rob Harbin, Virginia
Reynolds, Barbara Edward, Jeannie Winfield, Kate Gooch, Chad Brown, Nancy
Riddle and Judy Dorsey.

OBSERVED:

Canada Goose - 7
Wood Duck - 2
Double-crested Cormorant - 1
Great Blue Heron - 2
Great Egret - 1
Turkey Vulture - 2
Osprey - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 3
Broad-winged Hawk - 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 6
Red-headed Woodpecker - 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 18
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Pileated Woodpecker - 3
E Phoebe - 3
White-eyed Vireo - 31
Yellow-throated Vireo - 12
Warbling Vireo - 3
Red-eyed Vireo - 2
Blue Jay - 1
Am Crow - 2
Fish Crow -12
Purple Martin - 3
Tree Swallow - 2
N Rough-winged Swallow - 14
Cliff Swallow - 1
Barn Swallow - 36
Tufted Titmouse - 48
White-breasted Nuthatch - 9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 15
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
E Bluebird - 12
Swainson's Thrush - 1
Am Robin - 12
N Mockingbird - 2
Brown Thrasher - 1
Eur Starling - 10
Cedar Waxwing - 8
Tennessee warbler - 1
Orange-crowned Warbler - 1
N Parula - 24
Yellow-rumped warbler - 5
Black-throated Green Warbler - 3
Yellow-throated Warbler - 1
Am Redstart - 1
Hooded Warbler - 1
E Towhee - 1
Chipping Sparrow - 12
White-throated Sparrow - 10
Summer Tanager - 1
Scarlet Tanager - 1
N Cardinal - 6
Indigo Bunting - 3
Red-winged Blackbird - 2
Com Grackle - 15
Brown-headed Cowbird - 12
Orchard Oriole - 2
Baltimore Oriole - 1
Am Goldfinch - 24


Van Harris
Millington, TN
Subject: My mistake
From: "J.N. & Ella Howard" <birders3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:23:24 -0400
I had my mind on "Yellow-throated Vireo" and "Yellow-throated Warbler" and
called a "White-eyed" a "Yellow-eyed." - New bird!!

   JNH
Subject: NTOS Radnor Lake Wednesday Walk Results
From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:17:44 -0500
Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Nashville-Davidson Co TN
Wednesday 16 April 2014

It was cold this morning, but the sun was bright, providing some great
looks at spring migrants at Radnor Lake for the first of the six weekly
walks sponsored by the Nashville chapter of NTOS. The group had barely left
the parking lot when we spotted a beautiful male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
high in bare branches. Lower down within easy view was a BLUE-WINGED
WARBLER while several BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS sang and flitted about.

It got calm as we crossed over the dam, but the spillway came to life with
warblers: PALM WARBLER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, and a female
PRAIRIE WARBLER  sitting calmly at eye level; this latter is a rare visitor
at Radnor. The large number of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS was a good study in
the variety of plumages in this species.

Later along the lake trail, we got looks at BLUE-HEADED VIREO, WHITE-EYED
VIREO, YELLOW-THROATED-VIREO and a lone RED-EYED VIREO.

A RED-TAILED HAWK flew in and perched close by and an OSPREY soared
overhead its disinctive M shape in outstretched wings.

Thanks to all who participated and helped to spot and identify and to Pam
Lasley who kept the checklist going.

Below is a tally.

Kevin Bowden,
Nashville, TN




44 species

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 2
Wild Turkey 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Osprey 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 2
Barred Owl 1
Chimney Swift 50
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 30
Tree Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
Cedar Waxwing 20
Blue-winged Warbler 3
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Northern Parula 2
Palm Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 14
Prairie Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 6
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 3
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 6
Subject: Early ones
From: "J.N. & Ella Howard" <birders3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:47:57 -0400
Birders,
     Yesterday and today we have multiple Indigo Buntings and this morning
our first Rose Breasted Grosbeak.  Monday we had Yeloow-eyed and
Yelow-throated Vireos and Magnolia Warbler. May 5th our first hummingbirds
and now several and Yellow-throated Warbler and Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers
about ten days ago.  Hope for more today.
                                      J. N. Howard, Marion County
Subject: 1 photo
From: <ablroyce AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:26:31 +0000




Subject: Paying Farmers to Welcome Birds
From: Dev Joslin <devjoslin AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:51:00 -0600
I thought this was an interesting concept and a well-written article birders 
would enjoy. 

Dev JoslinMonteverde, Costa Rica

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Subject: lingering Red-nk. Grebes
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:44:04 -0400
15 Apr 2014
South Holston Lake, Sullivan Co.

Red-nk. Grebe - 5
(Also one yesterday on Boone Lake.)

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Bald Eagle nest with 3 adults
From: David Pitts <dpitts AT utm.edu>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:01:36 +0000
Dr. Richard Griffin, a professor of accounting at UT Martin, has for several 
years photographed Bald Eagle nests in the Reelfoot Lake area. Recently he 
showed me a photograph of a currently active Bald Eagle nest with 3 adults in 
attendance. The nest is on the Mississippi River levee, apparently slightly 
north of the Tennessee-Kentucky boundary (which would put the nest in Fulton 
County, KY). Summarizing his comments: all three eagles take turns on the nest, 
they take turns fishing, and at the end of the day they will all be near the 
nest; the nest they are using this year is one they (the trio) built four years 
ago and last used in 2012; and, last year the trio nested west of the 
Mississippi River on the Missouri side. 


The Birds of North America account mentions a few cases of 3 adults at a Bald 
Eagle nest but none from the Tennessee (or Mid-South) area. Is anyone aware of 
a Bald Eagle nest with 3 (or more) attending adults in or near Tennessee? 


David Pitts
Martin, TN
Weakley County, TN
Subject: Rankin; Osprey nests
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:09:21 -0400
-There have been some very positive developments over the past few months at 
Rankin, in Cocke county. The Wildlife Management Area has been expanded by 800 
acres, half of which includes the remainder of the vital mudflats of Rankin 
Bottoms. The rest consists of high ground and floodplain to the west of the RR 
grade. David Sams, the WMA manager, has overseen significant improvements to 
the roads in the area. TWRA is also in the process of adding a parking area at 
the new Browns Hollow entrance to the WMA, and expanding water retention 
features for the cool seasons, when Douglas Lake recedes. 

-Twenty-five participants showed up for the litter cleanup last weekend and 
collected nearly 100 bags of trash. We haven't gotten it all yet, but the site 
looks much better. Many thanks to all those who pitched in. 


-Douglas Lake is beginning to flood the Rankin embayment, and is projected to 
rise rapidly through the week. Thousands of carp are crowding into the area, 
and Bald Eagle numbers usually take off concurrently. The road along the 
bottoms will be submerged by the end of the weekend, so I went for a quick 
drive-through yesterday afternoon. 

Partial list:
  Wood Duck (10)
  Am. Wigeon
  Blue-winged Teal (15)
  N. Shoveler (2)
  Great Egret (4)
  Osprey (5) 
  Bald Eagle (1 imm.)
  Am. Coot (5)
  Gr. Yellowlegs (3)
  Lesser Yellowlegs (15)
  Prothonotary Warbler (3)

Osprey nests: I've seen 12 active nests in Cocke county this year, including 
one new one on an electric transmission tower a mile upstream from Rankin 
Bridge and another on a cell tower near the west end of Rankin Hill Rd. I 
haven't yet gotten a look at 5 nests that were in use last year. 


Michael Sledjeski
Del Rio TN
 

   
 
Subject: Radnor Lake migrants, Davidson Co.
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:02:47 -0500
4-15-2014
Radnor Lake
Davidson Co.

The passing cold and wet front produced some good birding this morning at
Radnor Lake. I stayed on the north side of the Lake Trail to be sheltered
from the wind. There was a definite influx of vireos since I was there on
Sunday, and five migrants were FOS for me.

Migrants:
chimney swift
eastern phoebe
eastern kingbird FOS
white-eyed vireo
yellow-throated vireo
blue-headed vireo FOS
red-eyed vireo FOS
tree swallow
n. rough-winged swallow
barn swallow
blue-gray gnatcatcher
blue-winged warbler  my FOS was yesterday in my yard
Nashville FOS
n. parula
yellow-rumped still the most common warbler, and everywhere
blackburnian
yellow-throated
palm
cerulean
L. waterthrush
hooded FOS
scarlet tanager

Also, a Carolina Wren sitting on five eggs in a tree cavity, three Barred
Owls, and four tom turkeys displaying and calling in unison.

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN