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Updated on Thursday, September 29 at 09:02 PM EST
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Smiths Longspur,©Jan Wilczur

29 Sep Sanderling continues - Anderson [angst ]
29 Sep Re: FW: Wallace Coffey [angst ]
29 Sep Eagle Bend hatchery ["Ron Hoff" ]
29 Sep FW: Wallace Coffey ["Richard Knight" ]
29 Sep White-oak Ridge Raptor Lookout Migrants [Ruben Stoll ]
28 Sep Cape May Warbler at Radnor Lake [Chris Sloan ]
28 Sep Re: Sanderling - Anderson ["John O'Barr" ]
28 Sep Re: Sanderling - Anderson ["Roy, W. Kelly" ]
28 Sep Sanderling - Anderson []
28 Sep Walter S. Davis Blvd marsh, Least and Pectoral Sandpipers [Frank Fekel ]
28 Sep Neotropic Cormorant & Laughing Gull in Lake county ["Mark Greene" ]
28 Sep South Holston Lake & Shady Valley ["Richard Knight" ]
27 Sep Nocturnal flight calls over Knox Co. [Angela Hoffman ]
28 Sep Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch 9-25, 26 and 27 2016 (LONG) []
28 Sep Birchwood Migrant Life Bird and Others [Charles Murray ]
27 Sep TOS meeting field trips [Bill Pulliam ]
27 Sep Elizabethton Fall Count ["Richard Knight" ]
27 Sep passing of Wallace Coffey ["Richard Knight" ]
27 Sep Merlin, migrants - Knox []
27 Sep Wilson Co. [Stephen Zipperer ]
26 Sep Wednesday, the 28th - Join us for the 2nd Fall Radnor Bird walk [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
26 Sep NTOS Fall Count [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
26 Sep Hamilton County - Standifer Gap Marsh [Hugh Barger ]
26 Sep Early Rusty Blackbird ["Chloe Walker" ]
25 Sep Perry County Yard bird #176 [Ruben Stoll ]
25 Sep Perry County Fall Bird Count [Ruben Stoll ]
25 Sep Harrier and Mourning Warbler [MElissa Turrentine ]
25 Sep Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch 9-24 []
25 Sep Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch 9-23 []
24 Sep Spotted sandpiper ["" ]
24 Sep Field Trip Report: Seven Islands State Birding Park [Jay S. ]
24 Sep Connecticut Warbler in Perry County [Ruben Stoll ]
23 Sep Norris Songbird Trail - 9/23 [Shane Williams ]
23 Sep Greenway Banding ["Aborn, David" ]
23 Sep ISS, Peregrine - Knox []
23 Sep Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch 9-22 []
22 Sep Perry County Migrants, Thrushes, Raptors, etc. [Ruben Stoll ]
22 Sep American Golden-Plover - Eagle Bend ["Ron Hoff" ]
22 Sep Blount County Foothills Parkway Hawk Watch on Chilhowee Mountain [Marcia Davis ]
22 Sep Norris Songbird Trail - 9/22 [Shane Williams ]
22 Sep Bradley Co-22Sep16 ["" ]
22 Sep Roan Mountain ["Jonathan & David Lugo" ]
22 Sep Re: Any conflicts between Bats and Birds? ["Janie" ]
22 Sep Any conflicts between Bats and Birds? ["Stephen Greenfield" ]
21 Sep Foothills Parkway - 9/21 [Shane Williams ]
21 Sep Saturday the 24th - NTOS Fall Bird Court [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
22 Sep Soddy Mtn. Hawk Watch []
21 Sep Lesser Black-backed Gulls [Ruben Stoll ]
21 Sep Milestone follow-up ["Aborn, David" ]
21 Sep Another good morning and milestone ["Aborn, David" ]
21 Sep NTOS Radnor Lake Wednesday Walk Results September 21 [Kevin Bowden ]
21 Sep Washington Cnty. Migrants ["Jonathan & David Lugo" ]
21 Sep Empidonax at Pickwick [Ruben Stoll ]
20 Sep Foothills Parkway hawks - 9/19 [Shane Williams ]
20 Sep Re: Philly, thrushes - Knox []
20 Sep Re: Philly, thrushes - Knox [Greg Tomerlin ]
20 Sep RB Nuthatch - Knox []
20 Sep Memphis TOS Events This Wednesday 9/21 [Judy Dorsey ]
20 Sep 7:30 am meet up time for Radnor walk tomorrow [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
20 Sep Buff-Breasted Sandpiper at Bells Bend [Frank Fekel ]
20 Sep Black-throated Blue Warbler ["john froeschauer" ]
20 Sep Tennessee Bluebird Society 3rd Annual Meeting Oct. 15, 2106 [Daniel Shelton ]
20 Sep upcoming Knox Co Fall Count []
20 Sep Philly, thrushes - Knox []
19 Sep First Wednesday Morning Fall Radnor Walk [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
20 Sep Black-throated Blue Warbler ["john froeschauer" ]
19 Sep Re: Red-eye Vireo scold call [akcmueller ]
20 Sep Birchwood Migrants [Charles Murray ]
19 Sep Willet finally gone from Walter S Davis Blvd marsh [Frank Fekel ]
19 Sep morning flight - Knox []
19 Sep Greenway Migrants ["Aborn, David" ]
19 Sep TOS Fall Meeting ["Simbeck, Damien J" ]
18 Sep Willet still at Walter S. Davis Blvd Marsh [Frank Fekel ]
17 Sep NTOS Field Trip Report [Tarcila Fox ]
16 Sep Davidson Co. Passerines 9-16-16 [Ed Schneider ]
16 Sep Another slow day ["Aborn, David" ]

Subject: Sanderling continues - Anderson
From: angst <kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:58:08 -0400
The juvenile Sanderling continues to give killer looks at the Oak Ridge Rowing 
Center and Marina in Anderson Co as of 7pm Thursday. It is hanging out with the 
pet ducks at the concrete boat ramp just left of the entrance to the parking 
lot. Leave the 400-mm lens at home and be careful not to step on it as it 
forages around your feet. 


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Re: FW: Wallace Coffey
From: angst <kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:47:11 -0400
Thanks for the update, Rick. I was really saddened to hear Wallace had passed. 
The listservs that he started have been a daily part of my life for almost 20 
years now. While ValleyBirds and TN-Bird is what many of us may most associate 
with Wallace, the notes on Steele Creek are a nice reminder of all he did for 
birds and ornithology. I'll miss his stories at state TOS meetings and am glad 
to have called him a friend. 


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 29, 2016, at 6:52 PM, Richard Knight  wrote:
> 
> FYI  arrangements for Wallace Coffey
>  
> Rick Knight
>  
>  
>  
> 
> Fellow friends and birders,
> Many of you have been requesting information about services for Wallace 
Coffey. I just received this information from Wallace's daughter, Janet Coffey. 
A full obituary for Wallace will be posted in the Bristol Herald Courier on 
Saturday and Sunday with a shorter version in tomorrow's edition. Funeral 
services for J. Wallace Coffey will be Sunday, Oct. 2 (5-7 PM) at Oakley Cook 
Funeral Home, 2223 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN (423.764.7123) Graveside 
services will Monday, Oct. 3 at 12:30 PM, Glenwood Cemetery, 839 Bluff City 
Hwy., Bristol, TN. Janet said for all attending the graveside services on 
Monday, please meet at the cemetery. 

> 
> In lieu of flowers, Janet suggested that any memorial donations be made to 
"Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center" with a notation, "Wallace Coffey Fund." 
The Friends' mailing address is: PO Box 1763, Bristol, TN 37620. Any 
donations/and or sponsorship levels (see website below) will help fund the new 
expansion's Bird Exhibits to honor Wallace and his many contributions to 
ornithology. Wallace was instrumental in getting Steele Creek Park and its 
present Nature Center built in the 1960's and was very pleased to know that he 
would in part be honored with the new expansion and pursuit of educational 
quality for the entire community. 

> 
> https://www.friendsofsteelecreek.org/
Subject: Eagle Bend hatchery
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:45:21 -0400
TN-birders,

Dollyann and I went out to the Eagle Bend fish hatchery in Anderson County 
early this morning and had a productive day. We again found the American 
Golden-Plover that has been seen out there recently. This bird can be a bit 
difficult to track down sometimes. You just have to keep looking at all the 
Killdeer, since it’s nearly the same size as one. Only 2 Least Sandpipers and 
2 Spotted Sandpipers rounded out the shorebirds. 


What we did have was a good movement of other passerines in the trees and 
shrubbery along the river. We had 6 species of warblers and 2 House Wrens, our 
5th record of the wren here and the first time we have had more than 1. Also 
had our first Ring-billed Gull record for this fall. 


34 species total, where we usually only get about 25 or so.

Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: FW: Wallace Coffey
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:52:08 -0400
FYI  arrangements for Wallace Coffey

Rick Knight





Fellow friends and birders,

Many of you have been requesting information about services for Wallace Coffey. 
I just received this information from Wallace's daughter, Janet Coffey. A full 
obituary for Wallace will be posted in the Bristol Herald Courier on Saturday 
and Sunday with a shorter version in tomorrow's edition. Funeral services for 
J. Wallace Coffey will be Sunday, Oct. 2 (5-7 PM) at Oakley Cook Funeral Home, 
2223 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN (423.764.7123) Graveside services will Monday, 
Oct. 3 at 12:30 PM, Glenwood Cemetery, 839 Bluff City Hwy., Bristol, TN. Janet 
said for all attending the graveside services on Monday, please meet at the 
cemetery. 



In lieu of flowers, Janet suggested that any memorial donations be made to 
"Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center" with a notation, "Wallace Coffey Fund." 
The Friends' mailing address is: PO Box 1763, Bristol, TN 37620. Any 
donations/and or sponsorship levels (see website below) will help fund the new 
expansion's Bird Exhibits to honor Wallace and his many contributions to 
ornithology. Wallace was instrumental in getting Steele Creek Park and its 
present Nature Center built in the 1960's and was very pleased to know that he 
would in part be honored with the new expansion and pursuit of educational 
quality for the entire community. 



https://www.friendsofsteelecreek.org/
Subject: White-oak Ridge Raptor Lookout Migrants
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:44:30 -0500
September 29th, 2016

  White-oak Ridge Raptor Lookout, Perry County TN.

  I spent a total of 2 and a half hours at the lookout today, early on and
then again an hour at 11 o'clock with Adam Beachy.
  We had the best Broad-winged Hawk movement of the season, with over 300
passing while we were there.
  Also another flight of Southbound American White Pelicans, with over 400
counted. (They seemed to be in Southbound migration).
  Here are a few of the noteworthy sightings;

American White Pelican 444
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Broad-winged Hawk 316
Merlin 1 (4th bird of the season)

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, 1 (seen flying past the lookout at close range
in good lighting)
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 (heard doing the "tin horn" tooting call, then seen
flying past). Yard bird #177.

Ovenbird 1
Golden-wingedWarbler 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 8
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 7
Magnolia Warbler 3
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Black-throated green 3
Yellow-breasted Chat 1

Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN
Subject: Cape May Warbler at Radnor Lake
From: Chris Sloan <csloan1973 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:18:56 -0500
Today was this fall's second Wednesday Walk at Radnor Lake (Davidson
County).  A good group of beginner and experienced birders enjoyed a nice
morning with quite a lot of birds moving around.  A complete list is below,
but the highlight was a CAPE MAY WARBLER (quite rare in middle TN in fall)
seen well by everyone at eye level at relatively close range.  We also
enjoyed decent looks at a couple of GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES and a nice
opportunity to study an EASTERN PHOEBE and EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE in very close
proximity.

Frank Fekel I believe had a BREWSTER'S WARBLER and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER.

Chris Sloan
Nashville, TN
Co-Author of *Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated Checklist

* 

http://www.chrissloanphotography.com

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Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 7:14 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Radnor Lake State Natural Area, Sep 28, 2016
To: csloan1973 AT gmail.com


Radnor Lake State Natural Area, Davidson, Tennessee, US
Sep 28, 2016 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     The NTOS Wednesday Walk
46 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  12
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)  1
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  9
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  4
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  2
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)  1
Barred Owl (Strix varia)  1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  25
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  7
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  4
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  3
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)  1
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus)  1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  10
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  10
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  15
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus)  6     All heard and/or seen
clearly; lots of Catharus thrushes were in the area.
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  12
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  20
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  50
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)  10
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)  1     Seen very well at close range
at eye level.  Very extensive fine but dense streaking extending from the
bottom of the throat throughout the breast and flanks.  Extensive white in
greater coverts creating a mostly solid white wing patch.  Very fine black
bill with curved culmen.
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  25
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)  1
Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  3
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  10
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)  1
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  10
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)  4
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S31802405

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: Sanderling - Anderson
From: "John O'Barr" <jonhop70 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:39:13 -0400
Sanderling continues on boat ramp as of 6:39 pm

On Sep 28, 2016 5:24 PM, "Roy, W. Kelly"  wrote:

> Sanderling photo attached, courtesy of Michael Jones, taken within the
> last 2 hours near the boat ramp (Oak Ridge Marina/OR Rowing Center) - as
> Dean noted below. Great shot Michael!
>
> Kelly Roy
> Knoxville TN
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
> Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:15 PM
> To: Tennessee Birds
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Sanderling - Anderson
>
>
> FYI, I received photos from Michael Jones of a juvenile Sanderling found
> at the Oak Ridge Rowing Center (Anderson Co) this afternoon (28 Sept).
>
> And a bit out of range, but a Kirtland's Warbler was photographed in NC on
> the Blue Ridge Parkway this morning... check those Magnolias carefully.
>
> Dean Edwards
> Knoxville, TN
>
>
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Subject: Re: Sanderling - Anderson
From: "Roy, W. Kelly" <roywk AT ornl.gov>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:24:08 +0000
Sanderling photo attached, courtesy of Michael Jones, taken within the last 2 
hours near the boat ramp (Oak Ridge Marina/OR Rowing Center) - as Dean noted 
below. Great shot Michael! 


Kelly Roy
Knoxville TN

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Behalf Of kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu 

Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:15 PM
To: Tennessee Birds
Subject: [TN-Bird] Sanderling - Anderson


FYI, I received photos from Michael Jones of a juvenile Sanderling found 
at the Oak Ridge Rowing Center (Anderson Co) this afternoon (28 Sept).

And a bit out of range, but a Kirtland's Warbler was photographed in NC on 
the Blue Ridge Parkway this morning... check those Magnolias carefully.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN



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Subject: Sanderling - Anderson
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:14:36 -0400 (EDT)
FYI, I received photos from Michael Jones of a juvenile Sanderling found 
at the Oak Ridge Rowing Center (Anderson Co) this afternoon (28 Sept).

And a bit out of range, but a Kirtland's Warbler was photographed in NC on 
the Blue Ridge Parkway this morning... check those Magnolias carefully.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN



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Subject: Walter S. Davis Blvd marsh, Least and Pectoral Sandpipers
From: Frank Fekel <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:35:06 -0500
Walter S. Davis Blvd marsh
Nashville, Davidson Co., TN
2016 September 28

Stopped at Walter S. Davis Blvd marsh this Wednesday morning. The lake
water level is very low resulting in much exposed mud. In addition to
about 18 KILLDEER, there were a single LEAST and a single PECTORAL
SANDPIPER hunting for food.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant & Laughing Gull in Lake county
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:10:01 +0000 (UTC)
27 September 2016Lake County
I meant to post this on here yesterday but it was stuck in my draft folder. 
I birded around Lake County yesterday and had a few birds of note:
Reelfoot Lake, Lake County (viewing from Keystone Pocket & Champey Pocket):
American White Pelican - 129Franklin's Gull - 1, adult, photographedRing-billed 
Gull - 2 

Levee Road, just south of the Phillip Pits:
Double-crested Cormorant - 5Neotropic Cormorant - 1, adult, photographed
Tiptonville Bar/Landing, MS River:
American White Pelican - 1200+, photographedRing-billed Gull - 4
Linwood Bend (Boothspoint), MS River, Dyer County:
I encountered a large raft of ducks on the river that included the following:
American Wigeon - 6Mallard - 12Blue-winged Teal - 225Northern Shoveler - 
45Northern Pintail - 1Green-winged Teal - 10 

Pics and details for all sightings have been entered into eBird.
Good birding!
Mark GreeneTrenton, TN
Subject: South Holston Lake & Shady Valley
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:56:05 -0400
27 Sep 2016
South Holston Lake, Sullivan Co, TN

Blue-wg. Teal - 300
N. Shoveler - 2
Pied-b. Grebe - 5
Great Egret - 2
Osprey - 2
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Semipalmated Plover - 1
Least Sandpiper - 2
Peregrine Falcon - 1 im
E. Wood-Pewee - 1
E. Kingbird - 1
White-eyed Vireo - 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 1
Swainson's Thrush - 5
Tenn. Warbler - 1
Com Yellowthroat - 2
Hooded Warbler - 1
Am Redstart - 5
Cape May Warbler - 1
Magnolia Warbler - 7
Black-thr. Blue Warbler - 1
Pine Warbler - 1
Palm Warbler - 5
--------------------------------------------------
28 Sep 2016
Shady Valley, Johnson Co, TN

Blue-hd. Vireo - 1
Com Raven - 2
Swainson's Thrush - 7
Tenn Warbler - 3
Com Yellowthroat - 19
Cape May Warbler - 2
Magnolia Warbler - 3
Bay-br. Warbler - 1
Palm Warbler - 8
Prairie Warbler - 1
Black-thr. Green Warbler - 2
Savannah Sparrow - 1
Lincoln's Sparrow - 1
Swamp Sparrow - 1
Rose-br. Grosbeak - 2
Bobolink - 18

##################
Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Nocturnal flight calls over Knox Co.
From: Angela Hoffman <ahoffman1979 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:34:48 -0400
For any other night owls like me out there, there's a pretty decent
movement of thrushes and other migrating birds going on right now in west
Knox County. I just went and stood in the back yard for about five minutes
to listen to it after hearing the calls through an open window while
sitting inside the house. I heard anywhere from 2 - 15 calls per minute.
I'm not really able to discern the different species, but I heard at least
two different types of thrushes with a few mystery calls mixed in. The
experience of hearing nocturnal migration at least one time each fall is
one of my favorite experiences.

Good birding,

Angela Hoffman

*Angela M. Hoffman*
Knoxville, TN
ahoffman1979 AT gmail.com
Subject: Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch 9-25, 26 and 27 2016 (LONG)
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:12:26 +0000 (UTC)
SMHW
Hamilton co., TN

Sunday 9-25
Counters Bill Holt and Jimmy & Cynthia Wilkerson.
Not much going on as we tallied 11 Broad-winged Hawks
1 Northern Harrier and 1 Cooper's Hawk.

Monday 9-26
Counters Jim Rowell; Roi & Debbie Shannon and Jimmy
& Cynthia Wilkerson
We almost had more counters than hawks.  We were 
rained off the lookout at 12:45.  We counted 6 Broad-
winged Hawks and 1 Northern Harrier

Tuesday 9-27
A warm welcome goes to Bob Ingle from Murfreesboro.
Counters included Jim Rowell; Bill Haley; Ruth Ann
Henry and Jimmy & Cynthia.

Jim Rowell was at the lookout at 8:15.  There was 100%
rainy cloud cover.  Other counters started arriving as
early as 11:30.  We all had high expectations for large
numbers of migrators to pass once the cloud cover changed.
We again had low numbers but a greater diversity which 
was a welcomed change.  At 3:52 Jimmy spotted a hawk that 
he thought might be a Peregrine Falcon due to it's pointed
wings.  Bill was quick to point out that it looked that 
way due to the angle Jimmy was seeing it.  It actually was
another Broad-winged Hawk but, this hawk was followed by
another Broad-winged that was extremely dark in all the
right places to become our first Dark Morphed Broad-winged
Hawk for this season.  This Dark Morph was indeed a special 
hawk and helped enhance spirits of all who were present. 
The book "HAWKS IN FLIGHT" has the Dark Morph listed only 
being seen as one in ever fifty thousands hawks.  We haven't 
checked records yet but feel this may be the third possibly 
fourth one spotted in our 24 year history.

Hawk totals for today were 10 Broad-winged Hawks; 6 American
Kestrels; 6 Sharp-shinned Hawks; 1 Cooper's Hawk 2 Northern 
Harriers; 2 Osprey and a single immature Bald Eagle.  All day 
we kept seeing Bald Eagle adults, as many as 7 at one time but,
they were all considered part of our local resident population.

For the season we are at a low of 1279 Broad-winged Hawks being
it is already so late in the season.  Tomorrow could be our
best day for 2016.  Conditions look right except that we will 
more than likely have to pull hawks out of a clear blue sky and
the prevailing wind direction predictions all contain some form
of winds from a westerly direction.  West winds are not the best
winds to have for our site.  Several of the hawk watches in upper 
Virginia are still counting hawks in the 3 to 4000's.  Quite
possible the big picture for us is not as bleak as I imagine.

Keep Looking Up,
Jimmy Wilkerson
Hixson, Hamilton Co., TN


 
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Subject: Birchwood Migrant Life Bird and Others
From: Charles Murray <dro1945 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:28:19 +0000
I birded today at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge viewing area (HWR), the Cherokee 
Removal Memorial Park (CRMP) - both in Meigs County, and at home (H) in 
Hamilton County. All three sites are in Birchwood. I noted a total of 42 
species. Highlights included: 


         1 Golden-winged Warbler (H) - a life bird for me

         1 Black-and-white Warbler (H)

         A few Tennessee Warblers (CRMP)

         A few Magnolia Warblers (at least one at each site)

         1 Chimney Swift (H)

         3 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at CRMP and 1 at home

         Several Gray Catbirds at home and 1 at HWR

         6 Wood Ducks (HWR)

         More than 100 Blue-winged Teal (HWR)

         1 Mallard (HWR)

Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN
Subject: TOS meeting field trips
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:37:01 -0500
Howdy all,

I'll be leading some of the field trips this weekend at the TOS fall  
meeting along the southern Natchez Trace and vicinity. I was  
wondering, are there any folks planning to attend who are working on  
building up their county lists? Wayne and Lewis Counties are right  
there, and these are two counties that might be ripe for the picking  
of dickey bird tickies for some participants, being rather off-the- 
beaten-path for most TN birders. Please let me know directly (off  
list) to help me decide where we might want to bird!

Thanks --

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Elizabethton Fall Count
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:37:04 -0400
The 47th consecutive Elizabethton Fall Count was held on 24 September
with 39 observers in 8 parties (including 2 yard watchers). Participants 
covered 

Carter County, plus parts of adjacent Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, & Washington
counties.

We tallied 125 species. Oppressive heat on count day impacted results.
Although we equaled the recent 30-year average for number of species,
numbers of individuals for many species were low (warblers are a good example).
A curious statistic:  we had more Cedar Waxwings than Eur. Starlings.

Thanks to all of the participants for literally sweating it out!!

Note:  The all-time high on this count was 137 species in 1993.

The list:

Canada Goose  1118
Wood Duck  40
Mallard  224
Blue-wg. Teal  4
Green-wg. Teal  1
Ruffed Grouse  2
Wild Turkey  23
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Double-cr. Cormorant  16
Great Blue Heron  30
Great Egret  10
Green Heron  2
Black-cr. Night-Heron  2
Yellow-cr. Night-Heron  1
Black Vulture  159
Turkey Vulture  222
Osprey  7
Bald Eagle  4
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
Cooper's Hawk  10
Red-shld. Hawk  5
Broad-wg. Hawk  25
Red-tailed Hawk  22
Killdeer  66
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Least Sandpiper  4
Pectoral Sandpiper  6
Am. Woodcock  4
Rock Pigeon  365
Eur. Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  174
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
E. Screech-Owl  14
Great Horned Owl  8
Barred Owl  8
N. Saw-whet Owl  1
Com. Nighthawk  3
Chimney Swift  379
Ruby-thr. Hummingbird  30
Belted Kingfisher  33
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  61
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  5
Downy Woodpecker  42
Hairy Woodpecker  10
N. Flicker  28
Pileated Woodpecker  32
Am. Kestrel  14
Peregrine Falcon  2
E. Wood-Pewee  12
Acadian Flycatcher  1  (plus 3 Empidonax sp.)
E. Phoebe  68
E. Kingbird  1
White-eyed Vireo  2
Yellow-thr. Vireo  2
Blue-headed Vireo  20
Red-eyed Vireo  15
Blue Jay  329
Am. Crow  376
Com. Raven  26
Purple Martin  1  (quite late)
Tree Swallow  163
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  152
Tufted Titmouse  124
Red-br. Nuthatch  12
White-br. Nuthatch  36
Brown Creeper  5
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  139
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Golden-cr. Kinglet  23
Ruby-cr. Kinglet  5
E. Bluebird  91
Veery  4
Gray-cheeked Thrush  6
Swainson's Thrush  89
Hermit Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  16
Am. Robin  343
Gray Catbird  48
Brown Thrasher  14
N. Mockingbird  54
Eur. Starling  426
Cedar Waxwing  506
Ovenbird  4
Worm-eating Warbler  1
N. Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Tennessee Warbler  12
Orange-cr. Warbler  1
Com. Yellowthroat  10
Hooded Warbler  4
Am. Redstart  13
Cape May Warbler  7
N. Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  11
Bay-breasted Warbler  6
Blackburnian Warbler  3
Chestnut-sd. Warbler  2
Black-thr. Blue Warbler  3
Palm Warbler  16
Pine Warbler  11
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Yellow-throated Warbler  2
Prairie Warbler  1
Black-thr. Green Warbler  8
E. Towhee  65
Chipping Sparrow  24
Field Sparrow  11
Song Sparrow  83
Dark-eyed Junco  95
Summer Tanager  2
Scarlet Tanager  15
N. Cardinal  138
Rose-br. Grosbeak  43
Indigo Bunting  13
Red-wg. Blackbird  61
E. Meadowlark  10
Com. Grackle  156
House Finch  51
Red Crossbill  2
Pine Siskin  10
Am. Goldfinch  231
House Sparrow  38
------------------------------------------

Misses included:  N. Bobwhite, Loggerhead Shrike, Winter Wren,
Blue Grosbeak, Bobolink, & Brown-hd. Cowbird.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: passing of Wallace Coffey
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:57:10 -0400
It is with deep sadness that I report the passing of Wallace Coffey today at 
noon 

following an extended illness.  Arrangements have not been made at this time,
but that information will be passed along when available.

Wallace was a life-long resident of Bristol, TN, and a well known birder and
naturalist.  He founded the TN-bird listserv and its predecessor Valley Birds,
as well as the local Bristol-birds list. He was a former Editor of the TOS 
journal, 

The Migrant, among many other accomplishments.

He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts go out to the family and close friends. 


Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Merlin, migrants - Knox
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:54:44 -0400 (EDT)
Decent birding from the yard on Black Oak Ridge in west Knox Co on Tues 
morning (27 Sept) following the front.

MERLIN - 1 ripping down the ridgeline to the SW. Great binocular looks as 
it passed right over my head just above treetop level.  One previous Sept 
record for the yard also on 27 Sept back in 2010.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 1

Decent pre-dawn flight with Veery, Swainson's, and Gray-cheeked Thrushes 
and several unIDed sparrow & warbler calls

Veery, Swainson's, and Gray-cheeked Thrushes all seen later as well eating 
Blackgums and bathing in sprinkler

Tennessee, about 12
Chestnut-sided, 1
Am Redstart, 1 adult male, 2-3 immatures
Black-throated Green, 1
PALM, 2 FOF
C Yellowthroat, 1

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 1 young male


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN



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Subject: Wilson Co.
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:07:16 -0500
9/23/2016
Hebron Rd along Fall Creek
Wilson County

Headed to Hebron Rd for some birding after work this morning. Best birds
were Rose-breasted Grosbeaks,  Northern Waterthrush and finally my Lifer
Mourning Warbler found working a thicket after  I crossed the ford. It was
working near the ground. I got several great looks. It also responded to
female alarm chip call on my Sibley app.

Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co
Subject: Wednesday, the 28th - Join us for the 2nd Fall Radnor Bird walk
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:45:29 -0500
Hello Tn-birders
    If youre in and around the Nashville area on Wednesday, September 28th
wed like to invite you to join us for the second of four Fall Wednesday
morning Radnor bird walk. This year marks the 40th year for these walks and
they are as popular as ever. Chris Sloan will be leading this second
session. Please meet him and fellow birders in the west parking lot of
Radnor Lake State Park at 7:30 am. (Where the Visitors Center is located).
Once gathered theyll head up the road and across the spillway in search of
all that Radnor Lake has to offer. If you get stuck in morning traffic or
get there a little late just meet the group along the spillwayor at the
damn. From there theyll head down the trail to Long Bridge. Come for an
hour or all morning. Its sure to be a good morning!!
If you have any additional questions please let me know.

Hope to see you there!!

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Subject: NTOS Fall Count
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:43:27 -0500
The NTOS Fall Bird Count took place this past Saturday, September 24th.
Many thanks to all who counted on the unusually hot and humid September day
and to Scott Block for compiling and organizing all the data.  Most notable
were the 20 species of Warblers,  two Black-billed Cuckoos found at Radnor
Lake, a couple Broad-wing Hawks, 3 Caspian Terns, an Olive-sided Flycatcher,
a Marsh Wren and 17 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.  In total the group saw 113
different species. 
The complete list can be found below.

Canada Goose - 348
Wood Duck - 13
Mallard - 105
Blue-winged Teal - 9
Wild Turkey - 80
Pied-billed Grebe - 10
Double-crested Cormorant - 82
American White Pelican - 1
Great Blue Heron - 34
Great Egret - 41
Green Heron - 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 5
Black Vulture - 137
Turkey Vulture - 55
Osprey - 4
Cooper's Hawk - 8
Accipiter Species - 1
Bald Eagle - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 6
Broad-winged Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 16
Killdeer - 68
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Ring-billed Gull - 10
Caspian Tern - 3
Rock Pigeon - 55
Eurasian Collared-Dove - 1
Mourning Dove - 114
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 7
Black-billed Cuckoo - 2
Barn Owl - 1
Eastern Screech-Owl - 8
Great Horned Owl - 4
Barred Owl - 9
Chimney Swift - 137
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 27
Belted Kingfisher - 14
Red-headed Woodpecker - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 68
Downy Woodpecker - 63
Hairy Woodpecker - 5
Northern Flicker - 19
Pileated Woodpecker - 19
American Kestrel - 11
Merlin - 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 36
Least Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 32
Loggerhead Shrike - 1
White-eyed Vireo - 49
Yellow-throated Vireo - 6
Warbling Vireo - 3
Philadelphia Vireo - 3
Red-eyed Vireo - 7
Blue Jay - 220
American Crow - 137
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 6
Tree Swallow - 2
Carolina Chickadee - 174
Tufted Titmouse - 121
White-breasted Nuthatch - 46
House Wren - 2
Marsh Wren - 1
Carolina Wren - 127
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
Eastern Bluebird - 88
Veery - 4
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 5
Swainson's Thrush - 81
Wood Thrush - 6
American Robin - 83
Gray Catbird - 26
Northern Mockingbird - 66
Brown Thrasher - 39
European Starling - 330
Cedar Waxwing - 68
Blue-winged Warbler - 4
Golden-winged Warbler - 2
Black-and-white Warbler - 5
Tennessee Warbler - 28
Common Yellowthroat - 14
Hooded Warbler - 1
American Redstart - 29
Northern Parula - 4
Magnolia Warbler - 74
Bay-breasted Warbler - 3
Blackburnian Warbler - 1
Yellow Warbler - 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 8
Pine Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1
Yellow-throated Warbler - 4
Prairie Warbler - 5
Black-throated Green Warbler - 7
Wilson's Warbler - 1
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1
Eastern Towhee - 45
Chipping Sparrow - 8
Field Sparrow - 23
Song Sparrow - 4
Summer Tanager - 33
Scarlet Tanager - 8
Northern Cardinal - 148
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 17
Blue Grosbeak - 1
Indigo Bunting - 31
Red-winged Blackbird - 10
Eastern Meadowlark - 31
Common Grackle - 507
House Finch - 60
American Goldfinch - 85
House Sparrow - 44



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Subject: Hamilton County - Standifer Gap Marsh
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:51:03 -0400
I birded the marsh this morning and heard the first sora of the fall
calling,
I also had 6 warbler species:
Magnolia 3
Common Yellowthroat 2 (male and female)
Yellow 2
Hooded 3, (one male)
Bay Breasted, 1​
​American Redstart. 4 (all female/immature)
Also seen were a green heron, great blue heron, wood duck, several gray
catbirds, brown thrashers and chimney swifts.​
Construction on the sewer upgrades has resumed so parking on the gravel
roads is not a good idea except on weekends.

-- 
Hugh Barger
Subject: Early Rusty Blackbird
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:57:45 +0000 (UTC)
 I had a RUSTY BLACKBIRD fly over our yard this morning, which was a rather 
early date, according to Somershoe and Sloan's book. Checklist with comments is 
here:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31765032.Unfortunately I have no 
photos to accompany this sighting. Sorry! It's worth noting that there were 
reports of Rusty Blackbirds in Cape May yesterday, and some in Virginia on 
September 14 (I believe...).Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, 
TNhttp://chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/ 

Subject: Perry County Yard bird #176
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:24:05 -0500
September 24th 2016
   2 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES  were a nice addition to my yard list
yesterday, and also warbler species  #36.
  Thanks to Adam Beachy for locating them in a tangled area where I haven't
been checking.
  Along with Prothonotary and Connecticut warblers, this was one of the few
expected warblers I have been missing until recently. Now it's down to
Swainson's, Kirtland's or a Western vagrant.

Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
Subject: Perry County Fall Bird Count
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:42:12 -0500
   The 6th annual Perry County Fall bird count was held yesterday,
September 24th, 2016, with nice, sunny weather, if rather warm. (Upper 80s).
  A general lack of habitat for waterfowl, waders and Shorebirds, as well
as lower observer participation (7 people in 4 parties) resulted in lower
than average numbers, including a total of 118 species, which is
considerably lower than last year's total of 132.
  Highlights for the count included several exceptionally high counts,
several species new to the count, and several species that are hard to find
in the County.
  An amazing 2,455 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were tallied, nearly all of them
from White-oak Ridge Raptor Lookout around noon, seen circling and drifting
South. Whether they were joy-riding or actually migrating South is not
known, though I suspect the former. Similar numbers have recently been
observed at the Duck River Unit, TNWR in Humphreys County.
   LEAST SANDPIPER(12), and WILSON'S SNIPE(1) were the only shorebirds
found other than Killdeers.
   The third MERLIN for the week (but new for the count) was seen in
Southbound migration from White-oak Ridge Raptor Lookout. A single NORTHERN
HARRIER was also nice.
  3 different YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS were found and confirmed, one
adult continuing at Stoll Farm, another adult continuing at the Beachy's
residence, and a juvenile bird found and photographed at Russell Creek.
  Other good Flycatchers were an ALDER FLYCATCHER from Lobelville Bottoms,
a GREAT-CRESTED FLYCATCHER, and good numbers of lingering ACADIAN
FLYCATCHERS(7).
  Two MOURNING WARBLERS is a new high count for Fall, both adults found on
count day, one in Lobelville Bottoms and the other in Hardin Bottoms.
Another adult that had been at the Beachy's residence for several days the
previous week did not continue.
  Other warbler high counts were WORM-EATING(6), NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (5),
GOLDEN-WINGED(7), BLUE-WINGED (7), PROTHONOTARY (2), TENNESSEE (165),
KENTUCKY(4), HOODED(9), AMERICAN REDSTART(21)  NORTHERN PARULA(30),
MAGNOLIA(156), YELLOW(3), PINE(21), PRAIRIE(5), BLACK-THROATED GREEN(6),
and WILSON'S(4).
   A CONNECTICUT WARBLER at Stoll Farm on the 23rd of September did not
continue for the count on the 24th, (much effort was put in the search)
but  apparently continued South overnight.
  Several other regular warblers were missed, leaving us a modest total of
26 species.
  Non-resident sparrows were represented by only 2 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, not
a big surprise since there had been none reported earlier.
  Both ORCHARD (First time on the count) and BALTIMORE ORIOLES were found,
which is hard to do this late.

  Birds that are normally found, but missed this count were Mallard,
Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker, Peregrine Falcon, Eastern Kingbird, Winter Wren, Marsh Wren,
Orange-Crowned Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler,
Savannah Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow and Red-winged Blackbird.

Species list:
Wood Duck 14
Blue-winged Teal 16
Northern Bobwhite 1
Wild Turkey 22
American White Pelican 2455
Double-crested Cormorant 12
Great-blue Heron 34
Great Egret 31
Green Heron 1
Black Vulture 122
Turkey Vulture 203
Osprey 2
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 9
Broad-winged Hawk 14
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Killdeer 34
Least Sandpiper 12
Wilson's Snipe 1
Rock Pigeon 17
Eurasian Collared-dove 5
Mourning Dove 178
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 21
Eastern Screech-owl 1
Great-horned Owl 1
Barred Owl 5
Eastern Whip-poor-will 5
Chimney Swift 71
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 40
Belted Kingfisher 5
Red-headed woodpecker 4
Red-bellied woodpecker 28
Downy Woodpecker 24
Hairy woodpecker 7
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated woodpecker 20
American Kestrel 5
Merlin 1
Eastern Pewee 97
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 3
Acadian Flycatcher 7
Alder Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 40
Great-crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 131
Yellow-throated Vireo 27
Warbling Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 92
American Crow 340
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 36
Barn Swallow 10
Carolina Chickadee 78
Tufted Titmouse 122
White-breasted Nuthatch 13
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 73
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 75
Veery 18
Gray-cheeked Thrush 29
Swainson's Thrush 77
Wood Thrush 26
American Robin 30
Gray Catbird 14
Brown Thrasher 10
Northern Mockingbird 43
European Starling 91
Cedar Waxwing 40
Ovenbird 4
Worm-eating Warbler 6
Northern Waterthrush 5
Blue-winged Warbler 7
Golden-winged Warbler 7
Black-and-white Warbler 8
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Tennessee warbler 165
Nashville Warbler 2
Mourning Warbler 2
Kentucky Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 45
Hooded Warbler 9
American Redstart 21
Northern Parula 30
Magnolia Warbler 156
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 31
Palm Warbler 9
Pine Warbler 21
Yellow-throated Warbler 3
Prairie Warbler 5
Black-throated Green Warbler 6
Wilson's Warbler 4
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Eastern Towhee 6
Chipping Sparrow 104
Field Sparrow 13
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Summer Tanager 42
Scarlet Tanager 15
Northern Cardinal 179
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 75
Blue Grosbeak 10
Indigo Bunting 429
Eastern Meadowlark 11
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 13
American Goldfinch 21
House Sparrow 24

Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
Subject: Harrier and Mourning Warbler
From: MElissa Turrentine <avocet1990 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:11:09 -0500
We had a male Northern Harrier soaring and gliding low over field adjacent to 
Duck River in Bedford County yesterday morning...and we had a textbook look at 
a Mourning Warbler as it gleaned in the grasses and cedar trees! 


Very exciting morning morning birding with great looks at many. Bird lists to 
follow. 


Melissa Turrentine
Bedford Co Tn

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Subject: Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch 9-24
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:20:09 +0000 (UTC)
SMHW 9-24-2016
Hamilton co., TN

79 Broad-winged Hawks
 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
 1 Bald Eagle (adult)

It seems like a family reunion as various counters
from the past continue to show up.  Today Lora
McBride made a return appearance! Also present was 
Jim Rowell until he had to leave for the football
game.  A BIG huge welcome to Steve & Cyndi Routledge,
first time visitors.  We only regret we couldn't show
you guys more hawks.

After so many days of 90+ degree heat, we are so looking
forward to Monday and Tuesdays promise of temperatures to
reach only into the upper 70's!

Cynthia & Jimmy Wilkerson
Hixson, Hamilton co., TN 
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Subject: Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch 9-23
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:06:28 +0000 (UTC)
SMHW 9-23-2016
Hamilton co., TN

127 Broad-winged Hawks
  1 Osprey
  1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
  1 American Kestrel
  5 Bald Eagles

Our old friend Jim Rowell showed up for the count today!
Also counting was Bill Haley; Debbie & Roi Shannon and
Cynthia & Jimmy Wilkerson

For more information about the count day check us out at
http://soddymountainhawkwatch.blogspot.com

Jimmy Wilkerson
Hixson, Hamilton co., TN
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Subject: Spotted sandpiper
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Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:22:10 -0400
A spotted sandpiper was seen along the shoreline moving from the Booker T. 
Washington boat ramp towards the marina. 


J Marty Paige
Bradley county 
 
Subject: Field Trip Report: Seven Islands State Birding Park
From: Jay S. <yourcatoliver AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:50:46 +0000
Saturday, September 24, 2016; Knox County:

The "Fall Migration Kick-Off Birding Hike" at Seven Islands State Birding Park 
this morning was a bit below average for actual migrants, but there were, as 
always, a few highlights. These include a SEDGE WREN at Wayne's Pond, a small 
flock of BOBOLINKS in the tall grasses just west of Kelly Lane Greenway, and 
the presence of over 20 MONARCH BUTTERFLIES. For warblers, the only ones we saw 
were seven COMMON YELLOWTHROATS and three MAGNOLIAS. About 25 CHIMNEY SWIFTS 
flitted about overhead, and several GRAY CATBIRDS meowed from the bushes. High 
numbers of AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES, INDIGO BUNTINGS, and FIELD SPARROWS were 
present in just about every corner. 


In total we had just 45 species. But despite the overall low numbers, it was 
still a nice walk. A few people got lifers, too, which is always a GREAT thing. 


Bonus report: The true highlight of the day--at least for me--happened shortly 
*before* the walk. Between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m., with the stars still shining, I 
was carefully listening for the nocturnal flight calls of migrating birds. At 
peak, which was between 6:40 and 6:50, I heard dozens upon dozens of SWAINSONS 
THRUSHES (250+ calls), a couple of GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES (3 calls), some 
VEERIES (5+ calls), an AMERICAN ROBIN, a few undetermined thrush species, and 
about 5 other species I couldn't identify. I never saw the SPACE STATION, which 
I found out later could be seen, but I did see a tiny thrush silhouette fly 
across the face of the moon! It was one of the most beautiful things I've ever 
seen. 


Jay Sturner
Knoxville

Here's my eBird checklist for the walk: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31728906 

Here's my eBird checklist for the Nocturnal Flight Call Count: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31732485 



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Subject: Connecticut Warbler in Perry County
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:47:49 -0500
September 23rd, 2016

  Adam Beachy found an adult  Connecticut Warbler this evening, deep in
Ragweed and other dense, tangled weeds at Stoll Farm while helping David
Chaffin play his bird-a-day game.
  He said it took 15-20 minutes and great stealth and trickery to get the
bird in sight, but he finally got great looks!
  He managed to get myself and David on the bird briefly later with the use
of playback.
  Until then, the bird-of-the-day had been one of two different
Yellow-bellied Flycatchers seen on the day, but this extremely rare and
elusive Fall warbler quickly took the honor.
  Adam plans to refind the Connecticut Warbler tomorrow for the Perry
County Fall Count.
  YARD BIRD #175
  Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
Subject: Norris Songbird Trail - 9/23
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:44:00 -0400
Checked Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery in Clinton for the American Golden 
Plover without success this afternoon. Only 1 or 2 Spotted Sandpipers 
and a continuing Great Egret and Amer. Coot. I then went back to 
Songbird Trail below Norris Dam and birded around the creek next to the 
middle parking lot(square shaped with no lines). My expectations were 
low but the running water and cover here seem attractive for birds even 
in afternoon. Got a Black-throated Blue Warbler and another Philadelphia 
Vireo.

4:30 - 6:30:

Amer. redstart - 1
Black-throated blue warbler - 1 male
Blue-winged warbler - 1
Canada warbler - 1
Chestnut-sided warbler - 1-2
Hooded warbler - 1 fem
Magnolia warbler - 1-2

Philadelphia vireo - 1 (again!--seemed more extensively yellow on 
underside than yesterday's but the light was tough)
White-eyed vireo - 2
Swainson's thrush - 1-2
Eastern wood pewee - 1
Ruby-throated hummingbird - 1

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Greenway Banding
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:32:53 +0000
23 September 2016
Hamilton County, TN

Banding this morning was a bit slower than the past couple of times. I really 
need a good front to come through and push birds this way, but it looks like it 
will be at least next week before that happens. 


White-eyed Vireo = 3
Hooded Warbler = 2
Gray Catbird (FOS) = 2

I will out at Greenway Farm tomorrow morning doing a banding demonstration for 
UTC's Wildlife Zoology Club, and others are welcome to come watch. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: ISS, Peregrine - Knox
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:39:11 -0400 (EDT)
No flight calls heard during caffeination on the deck Friday morning (23 
Sept, west Knox Co) but great consolation prize of an unexpected flyover 
by the International Space Station around 6:45... brightly lit by the sun 
and visible for a few minutes.  Sadly I did not have my scope handy.

After dawn, I did have 2 GRAY-CHEECKED THRUSHes feeding on berries from 
a Tree of Heaven growing behind my neighbors' house.  One gave a bonus 
flight call.  Heard Swainson's Thrush calling from the woods as well.  

Also had a PEREGRINE FALCON working south along the ridge that gave a 
brief chase on a small flock of starlings.

Chestnut-sided, Blackburnian, and Summer Tanager were the other migrant 
highlights during my limited effort.  The local Pileateds put on a nice 
show though.


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch 9-22
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:23:11 +0000 (UTC)
S.M.H.W.
Hamilton co., TN

The first day of Autumn 2016.  We had much more cloud cover later in the day
but it seemed as if the hawks stopped coming through once it became easier to
spot them.  Those that were seen were mostly distant specks and very high up 
in the sky. We all received liberal doses of "hawk neck".

Our totals for the day were 254 Broad-winged Hawks of which 137 of them were
counted during the noon hour.  We also tallied 3 Sharp-shinned Hawks 1 Cooper's
Hawk and 2 American Kestrels.

For only the second time in our 24 year history we saw AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS.
Years ago Bill Haley counted 11 and then today we had 26 fly over, circle many
times gaining altitude and then glide away toward the northwest.  When first 
spotted by Cynthia, these birds were low and gorgeous and appeared radiant as
the sun reflected off their white and black feathers.

Five chapter members of the HIGHLAND RIM TOS visited our lookout today.  They
were: Ruth Ann Henry (McMinnville); Rachel and Dr. Jim Harwell (Fayetteville)
and Joyce and Dewayne Adams (Winchester). Regular Soddy counters were Bill 
Haley 

and Cynthia and Jimmy Wilkerson.

Cynthia & Jimmy
Hixson, Hamilton co., TN

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Subject: Perry County Migrants, Thrushes, Raptors, etc.
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:22:58 -0500
  September 22nd, 2016
  White-oak Ridge Raptor Lookout, before dawn:
Barred Owl 2
Eastern Whip-poor-will 2
Veery 11
Gray-cheekedThrush 34
Swainson's Thrush 84
Wood Thrush 5
  Plus other unidentified nocturnal migratory sounds.

  September 22nd, 2016
  White-oak Ridge Raptor Lookout, midday:
Bald Eagle 2
Cooper's Hawk 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4
Broad-winged Hawk 89
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Merlin 1

   Other birds observed at Stoll Farm on the 22nd:

Acadian Flycatcher 2
Alder Flycatcher 1, continuing
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1, continuing

Merlin, 1 (second adult for the day)

Ovenbird 1
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Golden-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 6
Hooded Warbler 2
Kentucky Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 3
Northern Parula 4
Magnolia warbler 6
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Pine warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 2
Black-throated green 1
Wilson's Warbler 1 (Seen on the 21st only)
  Yellow-breasted Chat has joined Louisiana Waterthrush on the absent
list,  and Worm-eating warbler hasn't been seen in nearly a week.

  I haven't seen a Mourning Warbler yet this fall, but Adam, Evan, and Seth
Beachy have a male staying in a brushy ditch along their lane at an annual
location for the past 3 days. This is also in Perry County, about a mile
from Stoll Farm.

  Good birding! Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
Subject: American Golden-Plover - Eagle Bend
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:02:07 -0400
TN-birders,

Dollyann and I checked Eagle Bend hatchery in Anderson County today just before 
noon. Not much around except a Hooded Warbler in the far back left corner and a 
couple of Spotted Sandpipers. As we were leaving Dollyann spotted a bird flying 
and thought it looked different. We drove back to check it out and it turned 
out to be an American Golden-Plover. It looked to have the same plumage as the 
one we had out there last week or so, but who knows? 


Seen around one of the ponds on the left (second from the river) and before the 
overhead power lines. 


Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Blount County Foothills Parkway Hawk Watch on Chilhowee Mountain
From: Marcia Davis <tennwren AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:34:43 -0400
It was a very slow day for hawks and other birds from 9:30 a.m. until 
1:30 p.m. when everyone left and it was 90 degrees in the sun. There did 
not seem to be any significant updrafts and none of the hawks seen were 
in thermals. Nothing seemed right for a big hawk movement. Of course 
some could have been so high we did not see them.

Totals were:

Turkey Vulture 4

Bald Eagle 1

Cooper's Hawk 1

Broad-winged Hawk 11 ( all seen between 11:25  and 12:30)

American Kestrel 1


Marcia Davis

Louisville, Tennessee














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Subject: Norris Songbird Trail - 9/22
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:53:48 -0400
Songbird Trail below Norris Dam (Anderson Co.)
9/22/16, 11:30am - 3:00pm:

Highlight was 2 empidonax flycatchers and 2 Philadelphia Vireos in the 
same tree before a mower started back up and headed right for my spot.

American Redstart - 5
Chestnut-sided warbler - 5
Hooded warbler - 1 fem
Magnolia warbler - 5
Northern Parula - 3
Yellow-throated warbler - 1

PHILADELPHIA VIREO - 2 together (yellow wash on throat/breast and 
undertail, dark lores, didn't have black borders on white eyebrow or 
long shape of Red-eyed)
Red-eyed vireo - 2
White-eyed vireo - 5+
Yellow-throated vireo - 1

Empidonax flycatcher - 2 together (obvious eye-ring and wing-bars, 1 was 
calling "seet" or "speet" loudly--Acadian?, didn't get much chance to 
study details)
Eastern wood pewee - 3

Scarlet tanager - 1
Rose-breasted grosbeak - 3 (2m,1f together)
Catharus thrush species - 1
Ruby-throated hummingbird - 2

Red-tailed hawk - 1
Accipiter species? - 1 (something large darted down through the trees in 
front of me)

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN



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Subject: Bradley Co-22Sep16
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "davchaffin" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:11:28 -0400
Birders, Had the following highlights today:

Cleveland Greenway-Cleveland High School practice field to Mohawk Drive Section 
round trip walk-4 miles 


Magnolia warbler[-male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak-hrd
summer tanager-still pic-a tucking

Cleveland yard predawn-22 Swainson's thrushes via flight calls-keep practicing 
hearing the calls of veery and GC thrush but did not detect any this am. 


South Mouse Creek WMA at bridge

3 each of double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, and great egret

Candies Creek WMA-heard pine warbler as well as both white-eyed and red-eyed 
vireos 


Bird a day #266 was a Hairy woodpecker heard at Candies Creek. 5 participants 
left out of 98 worldwide that started this year. 


David Chaffin
Cleveland TN
Bradley Co
Subject: Roan Mountain
From: "Jonathan & David Lugo" <ebirders2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:47:51 -0400
9/22/2016
This morning, Jonathan and I birded Roan Mountain (Carter County). Here are
some of the highlights.

Visitor Center:
Hooded Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Swainson's Thrush - 1
Yellow-throated Vireo - 1

Many other unID'd warblers seen on the Cloudland's Nature Trail. They were
high up in the tree canopy.

Picnic Shelter #1:
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Hooded Warbler - 1

Carver's Gap:
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Common Raven - 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 1

We also counted 350+ Swainson's Thrush flight calls, as well as several
migrating unID'd warblers before dawn in our yard in Washington County.

Good birding,
David Lugo
Jonesborough, TN
Subject: Re: Any conflicts between Bats and Birds?
From: "Janie" <viajuana AT frontiernet.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:02:29 -0500
Stephen, 

 

Bats like open spaces to fly out into from their houses, and they like lots
of warmth, so if the tree is more or less out in the open it should do fine.
The main bird conflicts would come from birds of prey which like bats as
well as other furry critters.  Also, the stump should not be easily
climbable by cats or raccoons or other such predators.

 

Good luck and have patience-sometimes it takes many years before bats will
move in.

 

Janie Finch

Putnam County

 

 

 

From: tn-bird-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:tn-bird-bounce AT freelists.org] On
Behalf Of Stephen Greenfield
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:23 AM
To: TN-BIRD AT freelists.org
Subject: [TN-Bird] Any conflicts between Bats and Birds?

 

I'm thinking of adding a large bat house to my yard near the top of a
massive dead red oak stump about 18 feet tall. Are there any known conflicts
between birds and bats or other things to consider?

 

Stephen Greenfield

Bradley County
Subject: Any conflicts between Bats and Birds?
From: "Stephen Greenfield" <stephengreenfield AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:22:30 -0400
I'm thinking of adding a large bat house to my yard near the top of a
massive dead red oak stump about 18 feet tall. Are there any known conflicts
between birds and bats or other things to consider?
 
Stephen Greenfield
Bradley County
Subject: Foothills Parkway - 9/21
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:32:27 -0400
Went to the Look Rock tower on Foothills Parkway (Blount Co.) again 
today, 9/21/16, from 11:30 - 2:30. It was mostly sunny with clouds and 
jet contrails seemingly moving west.

Broad-winged Hawk - 50  (largest group - 25)
Osprey - 1  (distant but had bowed wings, black and white tones)
Red-tailed Hawk - 1  (local)
Black and Turkey Vultures  (locals)
unIDed raptors - 5

Common Raven - 4  (flying around in formation)
Chimney Swift - 3+
Pine Warbler - 2
Eastern Wood Pewee - 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1 heard
Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Also counted close to 30 Cloudless? Sulphur  and a few Red Admiral 
butterflies going over to southwest.

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Saturday the 24th - NTOS Fall Bird Court
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:29:34 -0500
Evening Tn-birders
   Id like to invite youespecially those who live in and around the
Nashville areato join NTOS for our Fall count on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 24TH.
With 9 different locations there are various habitats and routes.  Please
contact me at routledges AT bellsouth.net if you are interested, have any
questions or want to sign up for specific route.
I thank you in advance for your volunteer spirit and your help with this
count.

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Subject: Soddy Mtn. Hawk Watch
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:19:33 +0000 (UTC)
S.M.H.W.
Hamilton Co., TN

Hawk counting from Sept 11 thru 17 was sporadic at best.
During those days we counted 111 Broad-winged Hawks. On
Sunday Sept 18 we had rain all day. Monday 9/19 we counted
275 Broad-wings along with a very good assortment of other
raptor species. I guess the most notable would be a Merlin
and 2 Peregrine Falcons. Tuesday 9/20 we counted 170 Broad-
wings. Today, 9/21 in almost totally blue skies we pulled 
out a respectable 236 broad-winged Hawks for a season total
of 792 BW's.

We have 9 days left in September with many of them predicted
to be carbon copies (weather wise) as we had today. Most likely
this coming Sunday we will not be able to keep the site open
past 12:30 or 1 O'clock. One of our grandson's will be celebrating 
his sixth birthday. IS ANYONE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING TO
COVER THAT AFTERNOON?

Entering this season I have had low expectations of reaching or
besting last years record year of 8100+ hawks.  Sunday afternoon
could be a critically significant day and we can't be there...

Thanks to Bill Haley, Roi & Debbie Shannon, Clay Seneker, Larry &
Suzy Bowers, from Estill Springs, Ruth Ann Henry and Hugh Barger
for helping count the hawks.  Saturday we also had a couple visit 
from Ooltewah who were first time visitors.  Sorry, I wasn't present 
at the time so I don't know your names. THANKS FOR COMING! (jrw)

http://soddymountainhawkwatch.blogspot.com

Keep Looking Up
Cynthia & Jimmy Wilkerson
Hixson, Hamilton co., TN 

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Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gulls
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:26:38 -0500
September 21st, 2016

  I had my first Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull for the season at Pace
Point on September 4th, and since then, numbers just keep going up.
  On September 9th, there were 3 adults at Paris Landing, then by the 15th,
it was up to 6 adults.
  I don't know whether anyone checked on them again until today, there were
9 adults, (possibly a 3rd cycle or 2 mixed in), 1 second cycle and 1 fresh
1st cycle, for a total of 11 Lesser Black-backed Gulls!
  All were visible from the Gray's Landing area at one time, for a new
Stewart County high count, and the second highest count that I know for the
state. (The highest was 12 birds in December 2015 at the Henry County gull
roost).
  I'm looking forward to seeing a new state high count this winter!
  Also about 38 Herring Gulls were present.
  Good birding! Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
Subject: Milestone follow-up
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:19:59 +0000
21 September 2016
Hamilton County, TN

I went back through my data to see specifically which was the 5,000th bird I 
banded, and it was the Black-throated-green Warbler I caught this morning; 
After-hatch year (it was born in 2015 or earlier) female, band #2680-23672. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Another good morning and milestone
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:00:15 +0000
21 September 2016
Hamilton County, TN

It was a pretty good morning of banding at Greenway Farm:

White-eyed Vireo  = 3
Magnolia Warbler = 2
American Redstart = 1
Black-throated-green Warbler (FOS) = 1
Blue-winged Warbler (FOS) = 1
Ovenbird = 1
Wood Thrush = 1

With those birds (along with the resident species I have been catching, but not 
reporting), I reached a milestone. I banded my 5,000th bird at Greenway Farm 
(5,006 is my total after today)! 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: NTOS Radnor Lake Wednesday Walk Results September 21
From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:10:56 -0500
Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Nashville-Davidson Co, Tennessee
September 21, 2016

The first of four Wednesday walks sponsored by the Nashville chapter of TOS
took place this morning in beautiful clear sunshine. The number of birders
as well as the number of birds started low and slow, but both increased as
the morning progressed, making for a good day to be out looking for migrant
and resident species at Radnor.

We had 10 species of Warblers and for those who made it all the way to the
Long Bridge, the pay off was good looks at a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER as well
as a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER. Warbler species seen earlier included a brilliant
male AMERICAN RESTART as well as a still-colorful CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER.
Another treat was a BAY-BREASTED WARBLER all decked out in bland fall
plumage, making us work a bit to get a positive identification.

The BLACK VULTURES were spotted in the far distance in power towers. We
were pretty sure these were Black and not Turkey as the distance made it
more challenging to ID, but then they flew. The unmistakable in-flight
field marks confirmed our suspicions.

Below is a complete check list for the NTOS group. Other birders at Radnor
may have seen birds we did not. YMMV as they say.


41 species

Canada Goose  4
Wood Duck  6
Mallard  7
Wild Turkey  3
Double-crested Cormorant  7
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  10
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Chimney Swift  8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  9
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
White-eyed Vireo  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Blue Jay  13
American Crow  3
Carolina Chickadee  11
Tufted Titmouse  12
White-breasted Nuthatch  8
Carolina Wren  6
Swainson's Thrush  5
American Robin  1
Cedar Waxwing  35
Golden-winged Warbler  1
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  2
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  9
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  6
Summer Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
American Goldfinch  6


Kevin Bowden
Nashville, TN
Subject: Washington Cnty. Migrants
From: "Jonathan & David Lugo" <ebirders2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:18:51 -0400
9
​/21/2016
Here are some highlights from this morning at our house in Washington
County.

Predawn flight calls:
Swainson's Thrush - 100+ calls
Probable Gray-cheeked calls
warbler spp. - many calls​

After dawn:
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 3
Hooded Warbler - 1
House Wren - 1

Good birding,
Jonathan and David Lugo
Jonesborough, TN
Subject: Empidonax at Pickwick
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:46:18 -0500
  Yesterday, September 20th I had a possible Hammonds/Dusky Flycatcher at
the Bruton Branch Campground.
  At the time, I was walking across the Campground with only binoculars,
and the bird was flycatching in a Sycamore at the water's edge, and working
further up the shore.
  I quickly realized that the shape and field marks didn't add up to a
straightforward ID, so I figured I'd try playback later.
  I had already started leaving when I first thought of the possibility of
a Western vagrant.
  The bird was still there, so I got on it again, and the first thing I
noticed was the bill-shape (Very narrow and straight-sided) and color.
(Bicolored)
  The bill-shape alone will eliminate any of the Eastern empids.
  After retrieving my camera, I found the bird again, right in the middle
of several active campsites, but in really bad lighting.
  While trying to explain to the campers what I was doing with binoculars,
looking into their campsite, I lost and couldn't refind the bird.
  Victor and I are going back this morning with better equipment, hoping
that the bird is still around.
  This would be a first state record if it could be confirmed as either
Hammonds or Dusky Flycatcher.

Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
Subject: Foothills Parkway hawks - 9/19
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:00:52 -0400
Spent some time at Look Rock tower on the Foothills Parkway(Blount Co.) 
yesterday afternoon, 9/19/16, from 2:00 - 4:30pm. The skies were mostly 
cloudy and the wind seemed to be to the south or southwest so I figured 
it could be a good day for hawk watching. I ended up with 115+ 
Broad-winged Hawks. A few of the early ones were overhead but afterward 
they were very distant to the north or south of the tower. The last big 
group came through to the south around 3:30 I estimated at 60+ 
conservatively. They were a bit too far to see well when they peeled out 
of their kettle into a glide. There were a couple of distant singles 
which could have been something other than Broad-winged but just too far 
to tell. Also heard Common Raven, Pine Warbler, and Red-breasted 
Nuthatch and a few Chimney Swifts were flying around. A V-22 Osprey 
rotor aircraft flew over as well.

Also of note, Stan Wallace saw an Olive-sided Flycatcher on Sharp's 
Ridge (Knoxville) behind the gazebo around mid day.

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Re: Philly, thrushes - Knox
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:29:58 -0400 (EDT)
Mainly just by ear.  I've tried recording in the past (and did record some 
this morning with iPhone), but the calls usually end up buried in 
background noise.  I even built one of the flower-pot microphones several 
years ago but didn't have much success with it.

I have the OldBird CD (http://www.oldbird.org/) which apparently is no 
longer available (but new version advertised for 2017).  The thrushes are 
relatively easy with lots of practice, and they seem to be the most 
common/vocal.  They often continue to give the nocturnal flight calls as 
they land and settle in early in the morning allowing for visual 
confirmation of what I think I'm hearing.

kweep = Swainson's
high-pitched kweeeeer = Gray-cheecked
low, raspy veee-ur = Veery
raspy vee or veer = Wood
non-raspy vee-er = Hermit
 
Bobolink, Dickcissel, tanagers, cuckoos, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Indigo 
Bunting, and a few others are fairly distinctive as well.  I don't even 
bother with the warblers and sparrows though.  Being on a ridge probably 
helps both because the birds are following the ridgeline and because I'm 
closer to them.  Pre-dawn is usually best for me... less background noise 
and katydids plus the birds seem to be flying lower.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN



 




On Tue, 20 Sep 2016, Greg Tomerlin wrote:

> This fascinates me. Are you using some type of audio recording device or is
> this strictly by ear?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> *Greg*
> *cedarbees AT gmail.com *
> 
> 
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 8:10 AM,  wrote:
> 
> >
> > Another good pre-dawn flight of thrushes over the house this morning (Tues
> > 20 Sept, Black Oak Ridge in west Knox Co, TN), lower altitude but maybe
> > half the number of calls as yesterday.  Mainly Swainson's Thrushes again
> > but got the 4 expected Catharus thrushes (bit early still for Hermit),
> > another Summer Tanager, and some unIDed warbler calls.
> >
> 
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Subject: Re: Philly, thrushes - Knox
From: Greg Tomerlin <cedarbees AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:06:22 -0500
This fascinates me. Are you using some type of audio recording device or is
this strictly by ear?

Thanks.

*Greg*
*cedarbees AT gmail.com *


On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 8:10 AM,  wrote:

>
> Another good pre-dawn flight of thrushes over the house this morning (Tues
> 20 Sept, Black Oak Ridge in west Knox Co, TN), lower altitude but maybe
> half the number of calls as yesterday.  Mainly Swainson's Thrushes again
> but got the 4 expected Catharus thrushes (bit early still for Hermit),
> another Summer Tanager, and some unIDed warbler calls.
>
Subject: RB Nuthatch - Knox
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:40:09 -0400 (EDT)
Ran home at lunch and had a FOY RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH yank yank yanking.  
It stayed in the pines and wouldn't come down to the feeders.  New early 
date for the yard by 6 days.  I've seen reports of good movements of these 
guys up north, and I think Rick Knight reported one from Roan Mt a few 
days ago so maybe this will be a good year.

Also had a presumed family group of Cedar Waxwings with juveniles 
flycatching.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Memphis TOS Events This Wednesday 9/21
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:54:43 -0500
Wed., Sept. 21 - Field trip to the Earth Complex aka "The Pits" led by Dick
Preston. Meet at the TVA ash ponds by the Allen Steam Plant at 7:30 a.m.
Paul R. Lowery & Plant Roads.

More info: http://is.gd/s5vr2u
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/SxtUkFgiwt12

Wed., Sept. 21 - Chapter meeting at 7 p.m., St. George's Episcopal Church,
2425 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN. Photos and narratives from
MTOS members' summer
birding adventures. Refreshments served.

Directions: http://mapq.st/1dEWrZk

Visit our website at http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: 7:30 am meet up time for Radnor walk tomorrow
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:27:37 -0500
Tn-birdersmy apologies for the repeat post but neglected to list the
meet-up time.  So here is the announcement again.

  If youre in and around the Nashville area on Wednesday, September 21st
wed like to invite you to join NTOS for the first of four Fall Wednesday
morning Radnor bird walk.  This year marks the 40th year for these walks and
they are as popular as ever.   Kevin Bowden will be leading this first
session.  Please meet him and fellow birders in the west parking lot of
Radnor Lake State Park at 7:30 am  (Where the Visitors Center is located).
Once gathered theyll head up the road and across the spillway in search of
all that Radnor Lake has to offer.  If you get stuck in morning traffic or
get there a little late just meet the group along the spillwayor at the
damn.  From there theyll head down the trail to Long Bridge.    Come for an
hour or all morning.  Its sure to be a good morning!!

If you have any additional questions please let me know.

 

And as alwaysHappy birding!!

 

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Subject: Buff-Breasted Sandpiper at Bells Bend
From: Frank Fekel <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:04:28 -0500
Bells Bend
Davidson Co., TN
2016 September 20

Went to Bells Bend this Tuesday morning and initially stopped at the
Sod Farm near the Cumberland River. It was extremely foggy when I
arrived at 7 am but a single BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was visible
on the sod near the sod farm buildings along with about 75 KILLDEER.
However, after perhaps 5 minutes the sandpiper flew into the fog
and could not be relocated later as the fog lifted.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Black-throated Blue Warbler
From: "john froeschauer" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jdfroesch" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:50:39 +0000 (UTC)
I forgot to note county in previous post: Montgomery Bell SP is located in 
Dickson County. 

John FroeschauerNashville
Subject: Tennessee Bluebird Society 3rd Annual Meeting Oct. 15, 2106
From: Daniel Shelton <dashelt100 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:47:11 -0500
Chuck James, President of the Tennessee Bluebird Society graciously asked
that I post this notification of their upcoming 3rd Annual Membership
Meeting at Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100, Nashville,
Tennessee from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Anyone interested in Bluebirds in
welcomed to attend.
Agenda Highlights

* Bob and Judy Peak - Protecting Bluebirds during Winter Months
* Justine Cucchiara (Seven Islands State Birding Park, Park Manager),
Update on SISBP Nest Box Trail.
* Dawn Wilkins, PhD - UT Martin - Wild About Woodpeckers

Full agenda:


http://files.constantcontact.com/dd4cec80401/980e1100-385b-4fb9-bf19-bb043dfcc121.pdf 


Tennessee Bluebird Society http://www.tnbluebirdsociety.org/
-- 
Danny Shelton
Nashville Chapter, TOS
Subject: upcoming Knox Co Fall Count
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:14:09 -0400 (EDT)

KTOS will hold the Knox County Fall Count on Sunday, 25 September 2016. 
There are still several good areas open if you would be interested in 
participating.  Feederwatchers are always welcom as well.


Please contact the compiler (Dean Edwards) 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, at 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
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Philly, thrushes - Knox
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:10:48 -0400 (EDT)
Another good pre-dawn flight of thrushes over the house this morning (Tues 
20 Sept, Black Oak Ridge in west Knox Co, TN), lower altitude but maybe 
half the number of calls as yesterday.  Mainly Swainson's Thrushes again 
but got the 4 expected Catharus thrushes (bit early still for Hermit), 
another Summer Tanager, and some unIDed warbler calls.

After dawn my time was limited but got my FOF (actually I think FOY) 
PHILADELPHIA VIREO joining the thrushes in eating Blackgum berries.  The 
Blackgums, Muscadine, oaks, and hickories all have good mast here this 
year.


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: First Wednesday Morning Fall Radnor Walk
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:05:43 -0500
Evening Tn-birders
  If youre in and around the Nashville area on Wednesday, September 21st
wed like to invite you to join us for the first of four Fall Wednesday
morning Radnor bird walk.  This year marks the 40th year for these walks and
they are as popular as ever.   Kevin Bowden will be leading this first
session.  Please meet him and fellow birders in the west parking lot of
Radnor Lake State Park.  (Where the Visitors Center is located).   Once
gathered theyll head up the road and across the spillway in search of all
that Radnor Lake has to offer.  If you get stuck in morning traffic or get
there a little late just meet the group along the spillwayor at the damn.
From there theyll head down the trail to Long Bridge.    Come for an hour
or all morning.  Its sure to be a good morning!!
If you have any additional questions please let me know.

And as alwaysHappy birding!!

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Subject: Black-throated Blue Warbler
From: "john froeschauer" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jdfroesch" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:14:39 +0000 (UTC)
On September 18, while Marilyn Burgess and I birded the Hall Spring area at 
Montgomery Bell State Park, we observed a Black-throated Blue Warbler, an 
unusual sighting for the Western Highland Rim. Other neotropical migrants 
included: 

Blue-gray GnatcatcherSummer TanagerScarlet TanagerEastern Wood-PeweeBlack and 
White WarblerMagnolia WarblerOrange-crowned WarblerTennessee WarblerAmerican 
Redstart 

John FroeschauerNashville
Subject: Re: Red-eye Vireo scold call
From: akcmueller <akcmueller AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:45:27 -0500
Learned something today - the Red-eye Vireo scold call attracts many species. 
 At Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge today at 2:30, not prime time, I heard 
a Red-eye Vireo scolding and did a play back just to see what would happen. 
 To my sunrise several other species responded - Bay-breasted Warbler, 
Philadelphia Vireo, Northern Paula, Black-and-white Warbler, Red-eye Vireo, 
Eastern Wood Pewee, Summer Tanager, and Indigo Bunting. 

Later I tried it again at Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge and attracted 
American Redstart, White-eyed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 
Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, and 
Red-bellied Woodpecker. 

This is a call I will use again.
Allan MuellerConway, AR


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-------- Original message --------From: Charles Murray  
Date: 9/19/16 7:45 PM (GMT-06:00) To: tn-bird AT freelists.org Subject: [TN-Bird] 
Birchwood Migrants 





This morning I noted two or more FOS Palm Warblers from the viewing area at the 
Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge at Birchwood (Meigs County). I saw a pair of American 
Redstarts 

 at home in Birchwood (Hamilton County) and a lone female at the Cherokee 
Removal Memorial Park (Meigs County). Based upon the call notes, there were 
also a few probable Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at the CRMP, but I could 

 never get a good look at any of them. I also saw a small number of Cedar 
Waxwings feeding on wild grapes at home. 

Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN




Subject: Birchwood Migrants
From: Charles Murray <dro1945 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:45:33 +0000
This morning I noted two or more FOS Palm Warblers from the viewing area at the 
Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge at Birchwood (Meigs County). I saw a pair of American 
Redstarts at home in Birchwood (Hamilton County) and a lone female at the 
Cherokee Removal Memorial Park (Meigs County). Based upon the call notes, there 
were also a few probable Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at the CRMP, but I could never 
get a good look at any of them. I also saw a small number of Cedar Waxwings 
feeding on wild grapes at home. 

Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN
Subject: Willet finally gone from Walter S Davis Blvd marsh
From: Frank Fekel <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:48:37 -0500
Walter S. Davis Blvd Marsh
Nashville, Davidson Co., TN
2016 Sept. 19

Well apparently the WILLET finally got his/her fill of the Blvd Buffet
after chowing down for 11 days, as I stopped by twice today but did
not find the bird at the marsh.

Lake level currently is high enough so there is no mud visible but with
the hot temperatures predicted for the rest of the week, that should
change.

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Subject: morning flight - Knox
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:23:15 -0400 (EDT)
Had a good nocturnal flight in the fog Monday morning following the front 
passage.  Went out onto the deck just after 6:30 to listen for flight 
calls while caffeinating myself.  Steady stream of mainly thrushes calling 
as they passed over along Black Oak Ridge (west Knox Co).  Estimated about 
1-2 calls per second for the 15 min or so I listened

Swainson's Thrush, 100s of calls
Gray-cheecked Thrush, ~10 calls, FOF
Veery, ~5 calls
Wood Thrush, ~5-10 calls
Summer Tanager, several calls from 1 bird or group of birds
warbler sp, a few scattered calls

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN



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Subject: Greenway Migrants
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:56:11 +0000
19 September 2016
Hamilton County, TN

The front that came through the area yesterday brought some birds with it. 
While it wasn't huge, I definitely caught more than last week, and there was 
some variety to it. 


American Redstart = 2
Magnolia Warbler = 2
Hooded Warbler = 1
Northern Waterthrush (FOS) = 1
Swainson's Thrush = 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush (FOS) = 1
Wood Thrush (FOS) = 1

David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: TOS Fall Meeting
From: "Simbeck, Damien J" <djsimbeck AT tva.gov>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:30:31 +0000
The Fall meeting for the Tennessee Ornithological Society is rapidly 
approaching (September 30-October 2). The Buffalo River Chapter is looking 
forward to hosting this meeting and are planning what will hopefully be an 
exciting weekend of birds and fellowship. Although pre-registration is not 
required, I would like to encourage everyone to send in your registration as 
soon as possible. Pre-registration will help us (Buffalo River Chapter) plan 
our activities and it will definitely speed up the sign-in process during 
Friday evening's gathering. Information and a registration form can be found in 
the recent issue of The Tennessee Warbler and on-line 
(www.tnbirds.org). 


We have had no one express interest in making a presentation during the 
symposium/poster session Saturday afternoon. If you have anything you would 
like to present, please contact me 
(tnbarredowl AT aol.com) before September 30. 


We are also offering a pre-meeting boat trip near Wheeler Dam Friday afternoon 
(12:00-4:00). I will have to have 12 confirmed participants by this Saturday 
(September 24) to confirm the trip with the captain. Currently, only one person 
has expressed interest. Contact me directly 
(tnbarredowl AT aol.com) if you are interested. 
Payment ($30.00 per person) will be due after the trip and payable directly to 
Captain Steve. I haven't had much time to scope the area recently, but I have 
seen several Lesser Black-backed Gulls around the locks during routine drives 
over the dam. 


Hope to see many folks in a couple of weeks in Lawrenceburg.

Damien Simbeck
Killen, AL
Buffalo River TOS
Subject: Willet still at Walter S. Davis Blvd Marsh
From: Frank Fekel <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:16:17 -0500
Walter S. Davis Blvd Marsh
Nashville, Davidson Co., TN
2016 September 18

Had to check up on the accommodating WILLET today even though I did
not go to work at TSU.

The extensive rains of Saturday that resulted in an increased
water level in the lake at the marsh did not deter the WILLET from
hanging around Sunday for what is an 11th consecutive day.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: NTOS Field Trip Report
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 19:08:53 -0500
NTOS Field Trip Report / Sept. 17-, 7:30- 11 a.m. 

Drizzles and pouring rain didn’t deter seven birders from enjoying a morning 
of birding at Beaman Park. A total of 26 species were seen or heard. Highlights 
were a “Rain Crow,” Yellow-billed Cuckoo, heard just before a peal of 
thunder and a few yellow-throated Warblers one of which gave us a very good 
look. Another highlight, for me at least, was a 12 year old birder who got her 
mother interested in birding. A delightful morning was had by all, sometimes 
under the eaves of the Nature Center, and sometimes in light drizzle on the 
trails near-by. 


Our list follows:
Black Vulture
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Wood Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch

 

Tarcila Fox
tarcila AT bellsouth.net



Subject: Davidson Co. Passerines 9-16-16
From: Ed Schneider <ed.schneider AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:28:16 +0000
I spent a couple hours photographing (not birding) from my friend's blind in 
Whites Creek in Northern Davidson Co., this morning. He had hung some grapes 
above his water feature, and I was treated to a nice flock of migrants. 



The migratory species that frequented the (store-bought) fruit were:


Summer tanager

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Tennessee Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler

Ruby-throated Hummingbird


Others of note included:


Golden-winged Warbler (male)

Worm-eating Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Yellow-throated Vireo

White-eyed Vireo

Blackburnian Warbler - this bird was heard only, and might have been the 
biggest surprise of the day; I didn't expect to hear it sing! 



Ed Schneider

Nashville

Davidson Co.
Subject: Another slow day
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:11:18 +0000
16 September 2016
Hamilton County, TN

It was another slow day for migrants at Greenway Farm:

Banded:

Magnolia Warbler = 3
American Redstart = 1
Hooded Warbler = 1

Seen/Heard:

White-eyed Vireo = 2
Yellow-throated Vireo = 1
Ruby=throated Hummingbird = 1
Summer Tanager  =1

David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN