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Loggerhead Kingbird,©Barry Kent Mackay

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 ]
15 Apr FOS birds/Clarksville area [Duane Rice ]
15 Apr FOS Chuck-will's-widow ["Harold Birch" ]
15 Apr Memphis TOS Events This Week [Judy Dorsey ]
14 Apr Sightings Report,12 April 2014, Collierville, Shelby,Peterson Lake Nature Center & Boardwalk [John Walko ]
14 Apr Fwd: Strange white bird. Opinions? []
14 Apr Fwd: Strange white bird. Opinions? []
14 Apr Any Sharp's Ridge News? Knox County [John ]
14 Apr Thursday, April 17th [Cynthia Routledge ]
14 Apr Tennessee state record pigeon phone call ["Wallace Coffey" ]
14 Apr Time is running out to book a room at the reduced rate for the Annual TOS Meeting in Chattanooga! [Gary Lanham ]
14 Apr Fw: Sora ["Nancy Moore" ]
14 Apr Sullivan County 4-13-14 [Robert Biller ]
14 Apr Sora ["Nancy Moore" ]
13 Apr Re: Polk County gull [Michael Todd ]
13 Apr Common Yellowthroat in Davidson Co. [Jan Shaw ]
13 Apr Hummer [Jesse ]
13 Apr Bill to set aside 20,000 acres of Tennessee forest land as wilderness []
13 Apr FOS RT [gerald cross ]
13 Apr Rose breasted [Durwood Edwards ]
12 Apr Unsubscribe [Michael Dreibelbis ]
13 Apr Polk County gull [rick houlk ]
13 Apr Buffalo Mtn Park ["Richard Knight" ]
13 Apr Re: Possible Black-headed Gull ["Dave Spicer" ]
13 Apr Hummingbird [sara smith ]
13 Apr Raptor migration (?) Tennessee River ridge [Robert Ford ]
13 Apr FOS Cattle Egrets [Mark Greene ]
12 Apr Vancouver Island birds [Scott Heppel ]
12 Apr Re: Possible Black-headed Gull [david kirschke ]
12 Apr Id birds in yard [jmellon ]
12 Apr Id birds in yard [jmellon ]
12 Apr Hummingbird at Beaman Park ( Davidson Co ) & Resident ( Cheatham Co ) [Beaman Park Nature Center ]

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
From: Greg Harris <sawwhet AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:32:08 -0500
Do not open messages from me. Going to have to fix my email. 

Sent from my iPhone
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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.

-- 
Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things. (George Carlin)

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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
birder1 AT bellsouth.net
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)
 
   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 
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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
Bradley County






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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


Richard Connors
Nashville
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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
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would enjoy. 

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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
Subject: FOS birds/Clarksville area
From: Duane Rice <drbirdsong4 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:21:55 -0500
Yesterday at Dunbar Cave State Park I heard then saw an Eastern Kingbird.
I also heard a pair of Barred Owls calling to one another.
Purple Martins were in good numbers at the visitor center (aprox 12) as well as 
a Bluebird or two. 

Sunday at Port Royal I witnessed a pair of Prothonotary Warblers checking out 
one of my nest boxes (#10). I was quite surprised at how early they are. 

The Cliff Swallows were in good numbers at the bridge battling with House 
Sparrows which are trying to occupy last year's mud nests. 

Duane Rice
Tennessee Bluebird Society
 		 	   		  
Subject: FOS Chuck-will's-widow
From: "Harold Birch" <harold8326 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:30:40 -0400
Last night, not far from my bed room window, I heard my first
Chuck-will's-widow for the year.  It's always nice to know that a Chuck has
returned to my yard again.  Several years ago, my neighbor had 2 free
running cats and I stopped hearing the Chucks for those years.  Luckily the
cats disappeared and the Chucks returned.

 

Harold Birch

Soddy Daisy, TN

 
Subject: Memphis TOS Events This Week
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:02:18 -0500
The Memphis chapter has three events this week. Hope you can join us!

Wed., April 16 - Field trip to Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. Meet at
park headquarters at 7:30 am. Our leader is Van Harris.

More info: http://is.gd/Vba1wL & http://is.gd/j3ACRG
Directions: http://mapq.st/198HA3t

Wed., April 16 - Chapter meeting at 7:00 p.m., St. George's Episcopal
Church, 2425 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN.  Rhodes College
undergraduate researchers present a program on Avian Malaria in East
Tennessee. Light refreshments served.

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

Sat., April 19 - Field trip to W.C. Johnson Park boardwalk in Collierville,
TN. Meet at the parking lot by the boardwalk at 8:00 a.m. Martha Waldron is
our guide.

More info: http://is.gd/atzQTo
Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/p7QlT

Visit us on the Web at http://tinyurl.com/MemphisTOS

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Sightings Report,12 April 2014, Collierville, Shelby,Peterson Lake Nature Center & Boardwalk
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:53:06 -0500
Peterson Lake Nature Center, Collierville, Shelby, US-TN
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 7:15 AM - 10:15 AM (More or less the same on Sunday 
morning under cloudy skies) 

Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Warming day Clear to partly cloudy 60's - 70's. Other birders on the 
boardwalk today Rob Harbin and Wayne Kirk. Lots of birds making noise in the 
forest today. Robins, Titmice, Cardinals making most of the music today. 
Interupted by the sreech of the Red Shouldereds every once in awhile. 

32 species
Canada Goose  2
Mallard  6
Great Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Mourning Dove  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  7
Downy Woodpecker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  2
White-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  5
Purple Martin  4
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  12
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  12
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  18
Brown Thrasher  1
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Louisiana Waterthrush  2
Prothonotary Warbler  7
Northern Parula  2
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  1
White-throated Sparrow  15
Northern Cardinal  8
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  7
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17863615 


John "Jay" Walko
Collierville, TN
www.pbase.com/jwalko



Subject: Fwd: Strange white bird. Opinions?
From: sharboldt AT gmail.com
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:45:08 -0500
A non-birder friend sent this photo- I'm sorry I can't give county etc but 
believe the phone-shot (not good) was in N MS. I understand that this passerine 
was in company with a number of American robins. Leucistic variant here? 


Thanks,

Sam Harboldt
Jackson, TN



Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Bettie 
> Date: March 29, 2014, 1:04:30 PM CDT
> To: sharboldt AT gmail.com
> Subject: Bird
Subject: Fwd: Strange white bird. Opinions?
From: sharboldt AT gmail.com
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:39:37 -0500
A non-birder friend sent this photo- I'm sorry I can't give county etc but 
believe the phone-shot (not good) was in N MS. I understand that this passerine 
was in company with a number of American robins. Leucistic variant here? 


Thanks,

Sam Harboldt
Jackson, TN



Sent from my iPhone

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> From: Bettie 
> Date: March 29, 2014, 1:04:30 PM CDT
> To: sharboldt AT gmail.com
> Subject: Bird
> 
Subject: Any Sharp's Ridge News? Knox County
From: John <john-alexander7 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:25:44 -0400
Haven't heard much from any Sharp's Ridge folks in Knoxville...
Thursday's bird hike have much?
Are things slow or picking up? 
I'll be up there on this Friday and Saturday at 7:45 all morning.

Peace and birds!
John Alexander
Knox County
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Thursday, April 17th
From: Cynthia Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:28:11 -0500
Good Evening!
 If you're in the Nashville area or will be visiting THIS Thursday, April 17th, 
please join us for our monthly NTOS meeting at Radnor Lake State Park's 
Visitor's Center. We will begin the meeting at 7:15 pm. 

We'd love to see you!

Thanks!

Cyndi Routledge, Program Chair

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Subject: Tennessee state record pigeon phone call
From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey AT tricon.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:27:36 -0400
A phone call to my home just after 8 p.m. allowed me to set a new
long-distance homing pigeon

record both for myself and the state of Tennessee.  It may never be broken
by any of you !

 

The caller had found the typical pigeon in his yard thing with a band and
wanted to return it to

the owner.

 

He had found me on the internet as one of Tennessee's most authoritative
experts on what to do

with a pigeon that has moved into your house and you can't get it to leave.

 

The bird is in great shape and is drinking water and eating corn.  Who would
turn down free

room and board.  Each day it is moved from a small animal carrier where it
is kept overnight

indoors and taken outside for the day to be kept in a fully enclosed dog
cage, with hogs being

raised nearby.

 

Tonight's caller was so cheerful and happy to talk to me that we just hit it
off big time.  It

didn't hurt that he sells auto batteries for a living and I live a couple of
miles north of the

EXIDE plant which was one of the largest battery plants in the world until
they had  financial

problems and handed out pink slips.

 

The caller seem to have known me for a lifetime. For that matter, I
suspected he lived just

a few houses away.

 

The pigeon lived with some pigeon fancier who marked it with a green bird
band that says

"Tennessee Spin Master 2008" number 484.  He had carefully researched almost
everything

anyone would want to know.

 

He said he first called the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and a
secretary said someone

would get back to my caller.  Then he got a call from a fellow named Scott
Somershoe.

Mr. Somershoe said he "didn't know anything" the caller said.  Of course I
make that 

a little more sensational than the caller did because I finally met
Mr.Somershoe a few

weeks ago and he knew more than nothing.

 

Where do you live ?,  I asked the caller.

 

I live about a mile north of the Mississippi line at Memphis, he explained.

 

How did you find me?,  I asked.

 

He said my name turned up on the internet as someone to call  if you find a
pigeon with

a band.  So I gave him all the typical options and explanations about
pigeons with a

bird band.

 

The gentleman said his name is Glen Heath.  He is thinking about turning the
bird back to

freedom just as soon as the weather clears and it has good flying weather.

 

Where do you live ?  He asked.  I live a couple of miles south of the
Virginia stateline, I

told him.

 

Well how about that ?  About 600 miles from each other (about the same
distance I

live from New York City).  He lives closer to Canada and Chicago than he
does to me.

 

That must be a state record of some type. 

 

Now that Cousin Ben Coffey has passed away,  I don't have such an emotional
attachment

with everyone down there in the Mid South.  I do call my few acres here on
this wooded

hillside "Coffey Grounds" so that will bring a smile or two to a few older
Memphis

birders who will remember that as the name of Ben and Lula Coffey's charming
place

at Memphis . http: findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54255266

 

Her is a shout out to you Memphis TOS.

 

Wallace Coffey

Bristol, TN

 

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Subject: Time is running out to book a room at the reduced rate for the Annual TOS Meeting in Chattanooga!
From: Gary Lanham <glanham AT epbfi.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:03:08 -0400
There are only two days left to book a room at the reduced rate for the TOS 
Annual Meeting in Chattanooga on May 2,3 & 4, 2014.The reduced rate of $89.95 
per night is available only through Wednesday, 16 May, at the Holiday Inn 
Express in Lookout Valley. After that the rate will increase to $129.95 per 
night.We are looking forward to meeting everyone and getting out to see some 
birds! See you soon,Gary Lanham 
Subject: Fw: Sora
From: "Nancy Moore" <jaybird AT bluebasin.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:44:53 -0500
In regards to this email I sent, I should not have used the word “shot”. 
Hope that did not upset any one. But they were photographed. Great shots.
Nancy
Reelfoot Lake, TN.
100 Blue Basin Rd.
Tiptonville, TN.

From: Nancy Moore 
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 9:33 AM
To: Tn-Bird 
Subject: [TN-Bird] Sora

Reelfoot Lake, TN
Upper Blue Basin
Allen’s opening

One of my guests that was out fishing and doing photography 
found and shot a Sora Rail along the grass in the South end of 
the upper blue basin. Also, shot a Adult Summer Tanager.

The Bonaparte Gulls, in mass, have been having a fishing freenzie in the 
Upper Blue Basin eating the shad along with several White Am.
Pelicans and  hundreds of Dbl. Crested Cormorants.  Hopefully they
have rid the waters of “tons” of Shad.

Nancy Moore
Reelfoot Lake, Tn.
Upper Blue Basin
Subject: Sullivan County 4-13-14
From: Robert Biller <xyon42 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:37:09 -0400
Ron Carrico
Rob Biller
4-13-14 Sullivan County

Flatwoods Road / Big Creek Road to Camp Little Oak (apron of Holston Mt)

Canada Goose  2
*Broad-winged Hawk*  1
Mourning Dove  2
Eastern Screech-Owl  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  4
Eastern Phoebe  12
*White-eyed Vireo*  1
Blue-headed Vireo  17
Blue Jay  15
American Crow  4
Carolina Chickadee  11
Tufted Titmouse  12
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  15
*Wood Thrush*  4
American Robin  12
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  4
*Ovenbird*  43
Louisiana Waterthrush  8
Black-and-white Warbler  10
Hooded Warbler  23
*Northern Parula*  1
*Blackpoll Warbler*  1     Good voice and visual. Early migration.
Pine Warbler  4
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  27
Eastern Towhee  17
Chipping Sparrow  14
Field Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  8
Dark-eyed Junco  3
*Scarlet Tanager*  4
Northern Cardinal  12
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Common Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  11
American Goldfinch  20
House Sparrow  1

Little Oak Campground

Canada Goose  2
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  5
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue-headed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  6
Carolina Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  10
*Red-breasted Nuthatch*  1
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  9
American Robin  5
Ovenbird  2
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Hooded Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-throated Warbler  5
Chipping Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
American Goldfinch  13

Little Oak Camground to Hwy 421 (Big Creek Road / Camp Tom Howard Road -
apron of Holston Mt)

Turkey Vulture  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  3
Blue-headed Vireo  5
American Crow  3
Carolina Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  8
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
American Robin  1
Ovenbird  7
Worm-eating Warbler  3
Louisiana Waterthrush  3
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Hooded Warbler  4
Northern Parula  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Yellow-throated Warbler  5
Black-throated Green Warbler  11
Eastern Towhee  2
Chipping Sparrow  5
Dark-eyed Junco  2
American Goldfinch  11

South Holston Lake 421 Boat Launch ("The Point")

Canada Goose  2
Double-crested Cormorant  2
*Bonaparte's Gull*  30
Ring-billed Gull  20
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  2

Observation Knob Park

Mallard  1
American Crow  7
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
*House Wren*  1
American Robin  1
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  2
Eastern Towhee  2
Chipping Sparrow  2
Field Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
American Goldfinch  4

Painter Creek TWRA Boat Launch

Canada Goose  1
Mallard  3
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Turkey Vulture  6
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Bonaparte's Gull  11
Ring-billed Gull  150
White-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Eastern Towhee  2
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  4

Pemberton Road

Canada Goose  18
Turkey Vulture  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  8
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  3
Carolina Wren  2
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  4
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  5
Chipping Sparrow  5
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
White-crowned Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Eastern Meadowlark  10
Common Grackle  2

Fort Patrick Henry Dam area

Wood Duck  1
Great Blue Heron  30
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Cliff Swallow  56
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  2

Warrior's Path Golf Course

*Eastern Kingbird*  1

113 Ridgewood Dr Bristol, TN

Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 (flyover)
Wild Turkey 1


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Robert Biller
Elizabethton, TN
Subject: Sora
From: "Nancy Moore" <jaybird AT bluebasin.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:33:53 -0500
Reelfoot Lake, TN
Upper Blue Basin
Allen’s opening

One of my guests that was out fishing and doing photography 
found and shot a Sora Rail along the grass in the South end of 
the upper blue basin. Also, shot a Adult Summer Tanager.

The Bonaparte Gulls, in mass, have been having a fishing freenzie in the 
Upper Blue Basin eating the shad along with several White Am.
Pelicans and  hundreds of Dbl. Crested Cormorants.  Hopefully they
have rid the waters of “tons” of Shad.

Nancy Moore
Reelfoot Lake, Tn.
Upper Blue Basin
Subject: Re: Polk County gull
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:06:04 -0700 (PDT)
Rick,

Thanks to you and other sharing the details of this sighting. I saw the initial 
photos of yours also, and like Chris, couldn't have made a positive ID from 
those, as is often the case with long-range photos. I'm glad Stephen was able 
to get some detail of the bird's underwing, with what I took to be dark other 
than the trailing edge. I was a bit surprised initially that the bird was seen 
in flight, and no dark areas were seen. It has been noted that this can be hard 
to discern at the wrong angle etc. My experience is mostly from a couple of 
trips to east Asia (and a couple of ABA birds), but my experience was that even 
at a distance, though the exact pattern wasn't apparent, at least a dusky area 
was usually notable in the outer primaries, not just a dark trailing edge on a 
uniformly page underwing shown by all Bony's. 


The difference in the shape of the hood in these 2 species (to me) is very 
subtle, and depending on posture Bonaparte's can easily show a hood shaped like 
typical Black-headed. Several things do make your bird sound like a 
Black-headed, hope it does come back and further photos can be taken. Any 
possible flight shots would be very interesting. 


Thanks again for sharing, and getting the word out!

Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN
www.pbase.com/mctodd





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 From: rick houlk 
To: "tn-bird AT freelists.org"  
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:39 AM
Subject: [TN-Bird] Polk County gull
 


 
I was at Parksville Lake again this morning. No gull sighting. The only species 
present were swallows. Barn, Cliff and Tree. The water levels are up because of 
recreational releases on the Ocoee River. The levels may drop after today 
exposing the mud bars again. I will continue checking and postingfor a couple 
more days. 


I observed this gull from 0805 hours until 1200 hours on Friday. The bird was 
sitting or walking the majority of this time. When it finally flew we did not 
see any dark areas under the wings. The gull did not soar high above the water 
so the glare and sun made it difficult. The size, shape of the hood and bill 
are not consistent with the breeding plumage Bonaparte's I have seen. When I 
first found the gull it was with a group of 25+ Blue-winged teal. The gull was 
as large or larger than the male teal. The legs were bright red. We did observe 
red in the bill at certain angles. The shape of the hood and the size of the 
gull is what alerted me that it was not a Bonaparte's. 


The photos I have are grainy.These have been passed around. When I returned 
Friday afternoon I heard someone took some photos of the gull in flight. Are 
those photos available? 


Thanks to everyone for their comments and input on this gull... 

Rick Houlk
Polk County
Subject: Common Yellowthroat in Davidson Co.
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:04:37 -0500
4-13-14
Crieve Hall
Davidson Co.

There was a singing Common Yellowthroat in my backyard this morning, my
FOS. Also, I got to watch a beaver lumber across the road at Radnor Lake
from the east slough to the lake. It then dove down under its lodge by the
road. Although there's lots of evidence of beaver activity at Radnor, this
is only the second one I've ever seen there. Very cool!

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Hummer
From: Jesse <fernj1 AT charter.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:24:31 -0500
Our FOS male RT Hummer showed up at our feeder today. Beautiful as always.
Jesse Livingston
Troy, TN Obion County
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Subject: Bill to set aside 20,000 acres of Tennessee forest land as wilderness
From: viclcsw AT aol.com
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:21:03 -0400 (EDT)
On April 8th, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee approved 
a Republican bill that would designate nearly 20,000 acres of of land as 
wilderness in eastern Tennessee's Cherokee National Forest. 




http://www.tnwild.org/news/wilderness%3A_senate_panel_advances_bill_protecting_tenn._forest 



Vickie Henderson
Knoxville, TN
Knox County
Subject: FOS RT
From: gerald cross <crossy100 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:15:06 -0400

Apr. 13 6:00pm

Just observed my FOS Ruby Throat at my back yard feeder this
evening. 

Gerald Cross

Kingsport, Tn.

Sullivan Co.

 		 	   		  
Subject: Rose breasted
From: Durwood Edwards <durwoode AT hughes.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:50:44 -0500
April 13 Davidson county

Rose breasted female at my suet feeder. 
Northern parula singing nearby at marrowbone lake. 

Also scarlet tanager, worm-eating warbler singing in Beaman Park. 

Durwood Edwards

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Subject: Polk County gull
From: rick houlk <rhoulk AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:39:53 -0400
I was at Parksville Lake again this morning. No gull sighting. The only species 
present were swallows. Barn, Cliff and Tree. The water levels are up because of 
recreational releases on the Ocoee River. The levels may drop after today 
exposing the mud bars again. I will continue checking and posting for a couple 
more days. 

 
I observed this gull from 0805 hours until 1200 hours on Friday. The bird was 
sitting or walking the majority of this time. When it finally flew we did not 
see any dark areas under the wings. The gull did not soar high above the water 
so the glare and sun made it difficult. The size, shape of the hood and bill 
are not consistent with the breeding plumage Bonaparte's I have seen. When I 
first found the gull it was with a group of 25+ Blue-winged teal. The gull was 
as large or larger than the male teal. The legs were bright red. We did observe 
red in the bill at certain angles. The shape of the hood and the size of the 
gull is what alerted me that it was not a Bonaparte's. 

 
The photos I have are grainy. These have been passed around. When I returned 
Friday afternoon I heard someone took some photos of the gull in flight. Are 
those photos available? 

 
Thanks to everyone for their comments and input on this gull... 
 
Rick Houlk
Polk County 
 		 	   		  
Subject: Buffalo Mtn Park
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:13:19 -0400
13 Apr 2014
Buffalo Mtn. Park, Washington Co., TN

Ruffed Grouse - 1
Blue-hd. Vireo - 2
Hermit Thrush - 1
Ovenbird - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 3
Hooded Warbler - 7
Black-thr. Green Warbler - 2
Scarlet Tanager - 1

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Re: Possible Black-headed Gull
From: "Dave Spicer" <birdsnbflys AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:14:37 -0400
No luck Saturday afternoon. There were a couple people out on the largest mud 
bar when we were there. 


Dave Spicer
Ooltewah, TN

From: david kirschke 
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2014 11:31 PM
To: Stczipperer AT aol.com ; tn-bird AT freelists.org 
Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Possible Black-headed Gull

Any positive or negative reports of the gull from today (Saturday) or tomorrow 
(Sunday) would be appreciated. Thanks. 


David Kirschke
Johnson City, TN






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From: "Stczipperer AT aol.com" 
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org 
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2014 5:45 PM
Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Possible Black-headed Gull


April 11, 2014
Parksville, Lake 64/30 picnic area
Polk County, TN

I drove over from Murfreesboro, TN to see the possible Black-headed Gull 
yesterday after getting a phone call from Terry Whitt and directions from David 
Chapman. Thanks to both. I arrived at 2:30 PM and observed the bird for an 
hour. My first impression of the bird or "Gestalt" was not Bonaparte's. For 
what it is worth here are my observations. Bird was the only Gull on the mud 
island. Blue-wing Teal, Killdeer, and a Common Grackle were also observed. Bird 
appeared larger than Bonaparte's and much whiter or paler. Legs were a deep red 
in color. Bill red and heavier than Bonaparte's. Black on head stopped at the 
crown of the head on the back. From behind the head and nape of neck going down 
to the top of back was pure white. No evidence of black molting spots on 
feathers. Now for the dark primaries. The two quick times the bird got up I was 
not able to see the black wedge in the primaries but there was black there. I 
have look at quite a few pictures of Black-headed gulls on-line and there are 
similar shots of this bird showing the black in the primaries and not showing 
the black. "Peterson Reference Guide to Seabirding" on page 444 states, 
"DIstant: Adults are extremely pale, slightly paler than Bonapart's Gull, They 
have a white wedge on the wing like Bonaparte's but contrasts less and is not 
as translucent. The dark patch on the underside of the primaries is still the 
best distinguishing feature, but it is difficult to discern." 


Well that's my two cents worth. There were three other birders present when I 
arrived maybe they will chime in with their observations. 


In summary the Gestalt of this bird was not Bonie. These birds are numerous of 
Percy Priest Lake where I bird. The birds that were present over the last week 
were in classic winter plumage a few were in breeding plumage. The black cap on 
these birds extends down further on the back of the bird at Parksville Lake. 

If nothing else I got to bird in a new county and pick up Yellow-throated 
Warbler for the year and not sleep for about 48 hours. 


Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co., TN



Subject: Hummingbird
From: sara smith <ssmith2685 AT att.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:53:41 -0400
I had my FOY ruby throated hummingbird and 2 Cedar waxwings yesterday 
afternoon! Yea! They're here! 

Sara Smith
Talbott, Tn (Jefferson Co.)


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Subject: Raptor migration (?) Tennessee River ridge
From: Robert Ford <robert_p_ford AT fws.gov>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:29:06 -0500
Decatur County, TN
12 April

At Carroll Cabin State Natural Area, raptors we assume migrating.
Broad-winged Hawks, a conservative estimate is 11 between 9:30 and
1:00. It was hard to know if we sometimes were looking at a bird
already counted. but if each bird observed was a different bird then
the estimate was 18.  With Allan and Jennifer Trently, Bart Jones and
Donna Ward on a NABA butterfly count.

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Subject: FOS Cattle Egrets
From: Mark Greene <greenesnake AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:10:01 -0700 (PDT)
April 13, 2014
Crockett Co.

I just had 6 Cattle Egrets in a pasture with some horses on Hwy 54 Crockett County just north Alamo.

Good birding,

Mark Greene
Trenton, TN

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Subject: Vancouver Island birds
From: Scott Heppel <scott.heppel AT me.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:03:46 -0500
Between March 17 and 21, I was in Victoria on Vancouver Island in British 
Columbia for a bird photography workshop. I have posted a few of my bird 
photographs from the trip at the following link: 


http://scottheppel.smugmug.com/Vancouver-Island/i-4LT7ft5

I would be happy to share offline information about the trip for anyone who 
might be interested in visiting Vancouver Island in the future. 


Scott Heppel
Shelby County
Subject: Re: Possible Black-headed Gull
From: david kirschke <dkirschke AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:31:06 -0700 (PDT)
Any positive or negative reports of the gull from today (Saturday) or tomorrow 
(Sunday) would be appreciated. Thanks. 


David Kirschke
Johnson City, TN




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 From: "Stczipperer AT aol.com" 
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org 
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2014 5:45 PM
Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Possible Black-headed Gull
 


April 11, 2014
Parksville, Lake 64/30 picnic area
Polk County, TN

I drove over from Murfreesboro, TN to see the possible Black-headed Gull 
yesterday after getting a phone call from Terry Whitt and directions from David 

Chapman.Thanks to both. I arrived at 2:30 PM and observed the bird 
for an hour. My first impression of the bird or "Gestalt" was not 
Bonaparte's. For what it is worth here are my observations. Bird was 
the only Gull on the mud island. Blue-wing Teal, Killdeer, and a Common Grackle 

were also observed. Bird appeared larger than Bonaparte's and much whiter 
or paler. Legs were a deep red in color. Bill red and heavier than 
Bonaparte's. Black on head stopped at the crown of the head on the 
back. From behind the head and nape of neck going down to the top of 
back was pure white. No evidence of black molting spots on feathers. 
Now for the dark primaries. The two quick times the bird got up I was not able 
to see the black wedge in the primaries but there was black there. I have 
look at quite a few pictures of Black-headed gulls on-line and there are 
similar 

shots of this bird showing the black in the primaries and not showing the 
black. "Peterson Reference Guide to Seabirding" on page 444 states, 
"DIstant: Adults are extremely pale, slightly paler than 
Bonapart's Gull, They have a white wedge on the wing like Bonaparte's but 
contrasts less and is not as translucent. The dark patch on the underside of 
the 

primaries is still the best distinguishing feature, but it is difficult 
to discern." 

Well that's my two cents worth. There were three other birders 
present when I arrived maybe they will chime in with their observations. 

In summary the Gestalt of this bird was not Bonie. These birds are 
numerous of Percy Priest Lake where I bird. The birds that were present 
over the last week were in classic winter plumage a few were in breeding 
plumage. The black cap on these birds extends down further on the back of 
the bird at Parksville Lake.
If nothing else I got to bird in a new county and pick up Yellow-throated 
Warbler for the year and not sleep for about 48 hours. 

Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co., TN
Subject: Id birds in yard
From: jmellon <jmellon AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:25:53 -0400
Thanks to all that replied.   The birds have been identified.  This is a 
great list! 


John Mellon
Chuckey (Greene co. ) tn


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Subject: Id birds in yard
From: jmellon <jmellon AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:13:36 -0400
I am having identifying a few birds.  I believe that one is a white throated 
sparrow.  I can not id the other two.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 


John Mellon
Chuckey (Greene co) Tn


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Subject: Hummingbird at Beaman Park ( Davidson Co ) & Resident ( Cheatham Co )
From: Beaman Park Nature Center <beamanpark AT nashville.gov>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:03:25 +0000

Ruby-throat seen by naturalist Jeremy Childs at Beaman today and Jessica at 
park manager LinnAnns house in Pegram today. 





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          Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society
              web site at http://www.tnbirds.org
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                          ARCHIVES
 TN-Bird Net Archives at http://www.freelists.org/archives/tn-bird/

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

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