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7 Dec Fox Sparrow - Knox [sparverius ]
7 Dec Priest Lake Am. White Pelicans [richard connors ]
7 Dec Laughing Gull at Gibson county Lake ["Mark Greene" ]
6 Dec Ross's Goose Seen at Camp Jordan Park-Hamilton County [Dralle ]
6 Dec Whooping Crane in Warren Co. [Susan McWhirter ]
6 Dec Common Merganser in Perry County [Ruben Stoll ]
6 Dec Re: whooping crane [Chris Agee ]
6 Dec whooping crane [Terry Witt ]
6 Dec Common Merganser at Gibson County Lake ["Mark Greene" ]
5 Dec Memphis TOS Dec. Activities Correction [Judy Dorsey ]
5 Dec More Rusty Blackbirds and the possibility of Brewer's [Jay S. ]
5 Dec Eagle Bend hatchery - pipits ["Ron Hoff" ]
5 Dec Memphis TOS December Activities [Judy Dorsey ]
5 Dec Knox County High Count Snow Geese, Canvasback, Merlins, and more [Jay S. ]
4 Dec Harpeth River Greenway warbler and sparrow [Frank Fekel ]
4 Dec Whooping Crane @ Hiwassi [Tony Watson ]
4 Dec Murfreesboro CBC [Stephen Zipperer ]
4 Dec Canvasback, Hooded Merganser, & Scaup ["james tucker" ]
3 Dec Re: Geese Are on the Move [Ruben Stoll ]
1 Dec new yard bird - Hamilton County [Hugh Barger ]
2 Dec KTOS Field Trip Announcement [Jay S. ]
3 Dec Old Hickory lake Ross's Goose [Michael Smith ]
3 Dec Geese Are on the Move ["Chloe Walker" ]
1 Dec Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery [Chuck Lola Estes ]
1 Dec Bark Camp Barrens sod farm, Coffee Co. [Susan McWhirter ]
3 Dec Re: Old Hickory lake Ross's Goose follow-up [Michael Smith ]
2 Dec Murfreesboro Christmas Bird Count [Stephen Zipperer ]
1 Dec Buffalo River CBC ["" ]
2 Dec West Tennessee Outing [Ruben Stoll ]
30 Nov The Bird In Your Back Yard With Four Sexes [Charles Nicholson ]
4 Dec Sandhill Cranes continuing in Blount County [Randy Winstead ]
29 Nov Leucistic Red-Tailed Hawk [Tarcila Fox ]
29 Nov Eurasian Wigeon - NO ["Ron Hoff" ]
29 Nov Re: Roosts in Nashville area? [Ashley H ]
29 Nov Davidson County -Radnor Lake 11-29-2016 FOS Rusty Blackbirds ["Ann Inouye" ]
29 Nov Re: Roosts in Nashville area? [Frank Fekel ]
29 Nov Re: Roosts in Nashville area? [Michael Smith ]
29 Nov Roosts in Nashville area? [Bill Pulliam ]
28 Nov Sandhill Cranes in Blount County [Randy Winstead ]
28 Nov Snow Goose and Brewer's Blackbirds in Knox [Jay S. ]
28 Nov Re: Black Scoter and Red-throated Loons at Pick-wick [Michael Todd ]
27 Nov Black Scoter and Red-throated Loons at Pick-wick [Victor Stoll ]
27 Nov Blue-headed Vireo - Knox [angst ]
27 Nov Re: Nickajack Lake Christmas Count Schedule? ["" ]
23 Nov Longspurs in Washington Co. ["Richard Knight" ]
26 Nov Eurasian Wigeon Present [Mort ]
23 Nov Re: FOS [van harris ]
23 Nov Bohemian Rhapsody 11/23/2016 - Not Yet [Mark McShane ]
26 Nov Eurasian Wigeon [Ruben Stoll ]
23 Nov Just in case ["George's McNeil" ]
24 Nov Kentucky Lake on Thanksgiving Day [Ruben Stoll ]
25 Nov Eurasian Wigeon and Surf Scoter at the Duck River Unit [Ruben Stoll ]
23 Nov Re: FOS [Robin Barrow Nichols ]
23 Nov Any luck with N. Wheatear? ["Georges McNeil" ]
23 Nov Re: FOS []
23 Nov Re: FOS [Greg Tomerlin ]
23 Nov FOS [van harris ]
23 Nov Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge and Elsewhere in Birchwood [Charles Murray ]
22 Nov Red Screech Owl [Katherine Noblet ]
22 Nov CANCELLED - KTOS Field Trip to Seven Islands State Birding Park tomorrow [Jay S. ]
22 Nov Re: Bohemian Waxwing? [Mark McShane ]
22 Nov Update on Bohemian Waxwing [Mort ]
22 Nov Re: Bohemian Waxwing? []
22 Nov Re: Bohemian Waxwing? [birder1 ]
22 Nov Re: Bohemian Waxwing? []
22 Nov Any luck with Wheatear sightings? ["Georges McNeil" ]
22 Nov Bohemian Waxwing? [Mark McShane ]
22 Nov Re: Bohemian Waxwing ["Sumrall, Colin D" ]
22 Nov Re: Bohemian Waxwing []
22 Nov Re: Bohemian Waxwing ["Ryan Williams" ]
22 Nov Bohemian Waxwing ["" ]
22 Nov Re: Bohemian waxwing in knox co [Scott Somershoe ]
22 Nov Re: Bohemian waxwing in knox co [Scott Somershoe ]
22 Nov Bohemian waxwing in knox co ["Sumrall, Colin D" ]
21 Nov The Wheatear ["J.N. & Ella Howard" ]
21 Nov Northern Wheatear - Loudon County - 11/19/2016 [Mark McShane ]

Subject: Fox Sparrow - Knox
From: sparverius <sparverius AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:23:04 -0500
Perhaps an ominous sign with flurries in the forecast, but just had a Fox 
Sparrow at the feeder Wednesday evening. I think that's a first without snow on 
the ground. 


Dean Edwards
Knoxville,  TN

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Subject: Priest Lake Am. White Pelicans
From: richard connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:48:01 -0600
12/07/2016
J. Percy Priest Lake, Rutherford Co. TN

Jan Shaw and I checked the east end of Priest Lake this morning, mainly to
see if the pelicans had returned. We found aprox. 20 Am. White Pelicans in
the Spring Creek section of Fall Creek Rec Area. We checked again from the
Lamar Hill side for a possible closer look and they were no longer there.

Otherwise the lake was pretty quiet, with a smattering of the usual and
expected species present. We also checked at Couchville Lake and found 12
Hooded Mergansers.

Richard Connors
Nashville
Subject: Laughing Gull at Gibson county Lake
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:57:09 +0000 (UTC)
December 6, 2016Gibson County Lake
I made a quick run around Gibson County Lake yesterday afternoon to see if the 
Common Merganser was still present. It was not and the only divers I saw were 
three Ring-necked Ducks. I saw one Ring-billed Gull flying over the lake but 
the best bird was sitting in the south cove - a winter plumaged Laughing Gull. 
Also present here was a lingering Great Egret. 

Good birding,
Mark GreeneTrenton, TN
Subject: Ross's Goose Seen at Camp Jordan Park-Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:44:25 -0500
On my return trip from Atlanta GA this afternoon, I made a quick stop at Camp 
Jordan Park. 

The highlight was a white morph Ross's Goose feeding with a large flock of 
Canada Geese. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County



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Subject: Whooping Crane in Warren Co.
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 18:25:04 -0600
At about 3pm this afternoon Mac and I saw a Whooping Crane in Warren Co. It
was feeding in a wet swale of a cornfield with about 20 Sandhill Cranes on
Fred Hoover Rd. north west of the town of Viola. Viola is on highway
127 near the southwest Warren County line.

We tried to relocate the bird about an hour later to photograph it and the
Sandhills, but Elvis had left the building.

Susan McWhirter
McMinnville, TN
Subject: Common Merganser in Perry County
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:42:51 -0600
December 6th, 2016
  I had a female Common Merganser flying South with 11 Red-breasted
Mergansers tonight at 4 p.m.
  They were over the Tennessee River, seen from Lady's Bluff on the Perry
County side.
  This is a first for the County, and also the first time I've seen them
flying together in migration anywhere.

  Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
Subject: Re: whooping crane
From: Chris Agee <chrisageeinindia AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:32:06 -0600
I spent a few hours there today with no luck. I went over to Cherokee Removal 
to look for it there with no luck either. I did see a nice group of American 
White Pelicans there though. I believe that I was there around 11am to 1pm or 
so. 

Chris Agee
Smith County

> On Dec 6, 2016, at 4:45 PM, Terry Witt  wrote:
> 
> Anybody seen the crane at Hiwassie today??
> 
> Plan to have a go at it in the AM
> 
> Terry Witt
> Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: whooping crane
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 22:45:49 +0000 (UTC)
Anybody seen the crane at Hiwassie today??
Plan to have a go at it in the AM
Terry WittMurfreesboro Tn
Subject: Common Merganser at Gibson County Lake
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 06:14:56 +0000 (UTC)
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I observed a nice group of divers on the lake the included a nice male COMMON 
MERGANSER. Also present on and around the lake were: 

Gadwall -1Lesser Scaup - 32Greater Scaup - 1, femaleBufflehead - 24Red-breasted 
Merganser - 1, femaleRuddy Duck - 1Horned Grebe - 1Great Egret - 1Wild Turkey - 
8 

Good birding!
Mark GreeneTrenton, TN


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Subject: Memphis TOS Dec. Activities Correction
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:11:15 -0600
Correction to MTOS December activities: these counts are Friday, Dec. 30,
not Sunday, Dec. 30.

FRI., Dec. 30 - Joint Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park/Wapanocca National
Wildlife Refuge (AR) Christmas Counts.
More info: http://is.gd/Vba1wL & http://is.gd/8oxq2B
Directions: http://mapq.st/198HA3t &
http://binged.it/1bki2SE


Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
http://birdmemphis.org
Subject: More Rusty Blackbirds and the possibility of Brewer's
From: Jay S. <yourcatoliver AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:09:27 +0000
More and more Rusty Blackbirds are showing up in Knox County, with good numbers 
being seen at both Sequoyah Park and Maloney Road Park in the last few days. A 
gorgeous bird, and, as this is a declining species (and also my favorite 
blackbird!), I wanted to remind birders to count the number of individuals you 
see, and to report it. This will be especially important in March during the 
Blitz (http://rustyblackbird.org/). 


Also be on the lookout for the rare-for-Tennessee Brewer's Blackbird, a species 
that recently turned up with a flock of blackbirds near a large, agricultural 
area in Knoxville. Agricultural areas are good spots for them so keep an eye 
out. Be sure to get a photo, too, as eBird may not verify a Brewer's sighting 
without one. 


Jay Sturner
Knoxville
Subject: Eagle Bend hatchery - pipits
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:46:38 -0500
TN-birders,

Dollyann and I went to the Eagle Bend fish hatchery in Anderson County this 
morning. Most notable was a flock of 32 American Pipits that flew into the 
second pond (dry) on the left after you go under the power lines. We saw them 
fly into this dry pond but it took a while to actually see them, as they are 
well camouflaged and not moving much. 


Another nice find was a gorgeous Winter Wren in the far back left corner, 
hanging around the brush pile there. 


On the top pond in the back by the “corner” a jig in the fence line makes 
there, we found 8 Palm Warblers. 


4 Buffleheads were also nice, and first for the winter season for us here. 

Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Memphis TOS December Activities
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 03:52:07 -0600
Christmas Bird Counts start next week and bring several opportunities to
help out in Memphis and the surrounding area. This is the 117th year for
the CBC, the world's longest running Citizen Science survey.

Visit https://is.gd/KQmUNS to see a map of active CBC circles. Click once
on a bird symbol within a count circle to get compiler contact and other
information about counts of interest..

Upcoming activities:

Thur., Dec. 15 - Fayette County (TN) Christmas Count
Area map: http://goo.gl/maps/DHKCA

Sat., Dec. 17 - Sardis Lake (MS) Christmas Count
More info: http://is.gd/5jSkBh

Sun., Dec. 18 - Memphis Christmas Count

Wed., Dec. 21 - Chapter meeting at 7 p.m., St. George's Episcopal Church,
2425 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN. Chapter member Nitya Vittal will
present A Glimpse of Birds in India and China. Refreshments served.
Directions: http://mapq.st/1dEWrZk

Tue., Dec. 27 - Arkabutla Lake (MS) Christmas Count
More info: http://is.gd/1yoj3 

Sun., Dec. 30 - Joint Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park/Wapanocca National
Wildlife Refuge (AR) Christmas Counts.
More info: http://is.gd/Vba1wL & http://is.gd/8oxq2B
Directions: http://mapq.st/198HA3t &
http://binged.it/1bki2SE

Visit the MTOS website at http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Knox County High Count Snow Geese, Canvasback, Merlins, and more
From: Jay S. <yourcatoliver AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 01:43:36 +0000
Today I birded 15 locations in Knox County from sunrise to sunset and it rained 
nearly the entire time. But it was my only chance to get out and look for 
waterfowl this weekend so, despite the cold, wet conditions, I set forth on my 
mission. Here are some highlights: 


SNOW GOOSE 11 (UT Plant Sciences Farm. High count for Knox Co?)
Wood Duck 1
Horned Grebe 2
Canvasback 1, Greater Scaup 1, and Hooded Merganser 1 (In a tight raft -- is it 
still a raft if only 3 birds? -- at Concord Park Boat Launch, and later at Carl 
Cowan Park. 

Gadwalls (several locations)
Green-winged Teal 1 (Gilbert Drive Marsh)
Ring-necked Duck 5 (Gilbert Drive Marsh and Dead Horse Lake Golf Course)
Northern Shoveler 6 (Dead Horse Lake Golf Course)
Merlin 2 (Dead Horse Lake Golf Course and Lakeshore Park; over-wintering at 
both locations in previous years) 

Rusty Blackbird 18 (Sequoyah Park)

That's it. I'm beat.

Jay Sturner
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Subject: Harpeth River Greenway warbler and sparrow
From: Frank Fekel <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 13:57:05 -0600
Harpeth River Greenway
Bellevue, Davidson Co., TN
2016 Dec. 4

Did my usual early Sunday morning walk at the Harpeth River Greenway,
headed around the small lake, and found little of striking interest
until I got to the far end of the walk about 1 mile farther along.
There I headed down the walkway toward the Harpeth River and found
an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW together in the
weeds. Also had 4 otters in the small lake next to Morton Mill Road.
Watched one that was eating a fish that it caught.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Whooping Crane @ Hiwassi
From: Tony Watson <twnurse2k AT att.net>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 13:48:36 -0500
12-4-16, 2 PM
There is a single whooping crane right now visible from the Gazebo at the 
Hiwassi wildlife observation area in field across the slough. 


Tony Watson
Knoxville, TN
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Subject: Murfreesboro CBC
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT outlook.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 15:47:00 +0000
12/4/2016

The Murfreesboro Christmas Bird Count is cancelled . All of the original 
leaders that help start this count up again have move or are moving and there 
are not enough participants to keep it going. I will be notifying Audobon to 
cancel the count permanently. Thanks to those who participated in the past. 
Maybe someone will start it up again. Plenty of counts to do. 


Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Subject: Canvasback, Hooded Merganser, & Scaup
From: "james tucker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jtuck4478" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 14:24:31 +0000 (UTC)
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!important; } Jay Sturner is reporting a female canvasback, hooded merganser & 
lesser scaup hanging out together at the boat ramp on Northshore across from 
Concord Marina in Knox County. He asked I pass the info along in case anyone 
wants to get out there  

Regards, 


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Subject: Re: Geese Are on the Move
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:32:31 -0600
   Geese were flying over our house in Perry County all night last night,
and now this morning we counted over 600 Snow Geese and 55 Ross's Geese,
for a new County high count.
  Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
On Dec 3, 2016 9:08 AM, "Chloe Walker"  wrote:

> I had two flocks of geese migrating South over our yard this morning. The
> first group consisted of 42 white and blue morph Snow Geese and 1 Ross's
> Goose mixed in the flock. The second group had 30 white and blue Snow Geese
> but no Ross's from what I can tell. Photos are here on eBird:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32831471. Keep your eyes open! The
> birds I saw were WAY up in the sky.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Chloe Walker
> Murfreesboro, TN
>
Subject: new yard bird - Hamilton County
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:19:39 -0500
This morning about 10:30 I spotted an American Woodcock feeding near the
corner of my house. An unusual find for broad daylight.  The bird fed for
about 30 - 40 minutes, pulling up earthworms at a good clip from the newly
dampened soil.

​
Hugh Barger
Ooltewah

-- 
Hugh Barger
Subject: KTOS Field Trip Announcement
From: Jay S. <yourcatoliver AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:22:02 +0000
Where: Seven Islands State Birding Park
When: Wednesday, December 28, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Leader: Morton Massey (865-806-9967)

Meet in the main parking lot. From there we will walk about three miles through 
various habitats to look for resident and wintering species. All skill levels 
welcome and encouraged to participate. This program is free to the public and 
open to all ages. No registration is required. See you there! 


Location:
Seven Islands State Birding Park
2809 Kelly Lane
Kodak, TN  37764

For additional information and directions to the park, see 
http://www.tnbirds.org/birdfinding/SevenIslands.htm 




Jay Sturner

Knoxville
Subject: Old Hickory lake Ross's Goose
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:21:40 +0000 (UTC)
Davidson Co9:15 am
Currently have a Ross's Goos at Snow Bunting peninsula in North Nashville. Bird 
is directly along the gravel road that leads out to the point. 

Mike SmithHendersonville

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Subject: Geese Are on the Move
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:08:24 +0000 (UTC)
 I had two flocks of geese migrating South over our yard this morning. The 
first group consisted of 42 white and blue morph Snow Geese and 1 Ross's Goose 
mixed in the flock. The second group had 30 white and blue Snow Geese but no 
Ross's from what I can tell. Photos are here on eBird: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32831471. Keep your eyes open! The birds 
I saw were WAY up in the sky. 

Good birding, 
Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TN
Subject: Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery
From: Chuck Lola Estes <chucklola AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 07:49:13 -0500
Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery
Anderson County, Clinton, TN
Wednesday, 11/30/16
3:45pm to 4:30pm

Lola and I checked out the fish hatchery to see if the heavy rains had forced 
birds to sit there. We found more Canada Geese (~160) than we had seen this 
fall and one Snow Goose. These were hanging out mostly in the back of the 
hatchery. The upper pond had about 45 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Hooded Merganser, 55 
Mallards, 1 Northern Pintail, and 2 Green-winged Teal. 


Chuck Estes
Oak Ridge, TN
Subject: Bark Camp Barrens sod farm, Coffee Co.
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 07:02:16 -0600
Yesterday afternoon I went to the sod farm next to Bark Camp Barrens WMA in
the hope that the storm the night before had brought in something worth
seeing. To my delight there was a single Dunlin and seven Brewer's
Blackbirds.

This place has been a bird desert the last two months because of the
drought, but yesterday I felt like I was on the Montana prairie with the
chilly wind blowing dramatic storm clouds glowing in the late sunlight. It
was gorgeous!

Susan McWhirter
McMinnville, TN
Subject: Re: Old Hickory lake Ross's Goose follow-up
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 18:31:40 +0000 (UTC)
After studying the bird together with Phillip Casteel and Frank Fekel, and 
after examination of photos later on, it appears the bird we found earlier 
today is a hybrid Ross's x Snow Goose.  Although the size is right for Ross's, 
the bill shape and proportions are not right for a pure Ross's...neat bird, and 
fun to study. 

Mike Smith

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 On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 9:21 AM, Michael Smith wrote: 
Davidson Co9:15 am 

Currently have a Ross's Goos at Snow Bunting peninsula in North Nashville. Bird 
is directly along the gravel road that leads out to the point. 

Mike SmithHendersonville

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Subject: Murfreesboro Christmas Bird Count
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:14:37 -0600
Because of unforseen events the I am having to move the Murfreesboro
Christmas Bird Count from Saturday December 17 to Sunday December 18. If
you are interested in helping with this count please contact me here. Sorry
for the short notice, but sometimes life happens.

Thanks

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co
Subject: Buffalo River CBC
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "tnbarredowl" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 20:21:54 -0500
This year's Buffalo River CBC (Lawrenceburg) will be on opening day, Wednesday, 
December 14. I have one party area currently not covered and can always use 
more help in other areas. If you are available and want to help count 
bluebirds, mockingbirds, white-throated sparrows (and maybe a few shrikes), let 
me know. 


Damien SImbeck
Co-compiler
Killen, AL
Subject: West Tennessee Outing
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:07:09 -0600
  Victor and I spent several days wandering around the Western part of the
state from November 29th/December 2nd, starting at Kentucky Lake and
hitting Reelfoot area, Bogota WMA, Tipton County and the pits in Memphis.

  There are a few highlights worth mentioning here, though overall the
birding was slow paced and yielded expected species only.

  A RED-THROATED LOON  was seen from Pace Point and then again from Rocky
Point on Kentucky Lake on 11/29/16. Several PINE WARBLERS and a PALM
Warbler at Bennet's Creek Overlook, a  ROSS'S GOOSE and 15 FORSTER'S TERNS
at Eagle Creek, and 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS at Paris Landing were nice,
but not unexpected for Kentucky Lake.

  Also on 11/29/16, a first winter FRANKLIN'S GULL was found feeding in
fields on the Obion County side of Reel-foot Lake with Ring-billed and
Bonaparte's Gulls. A very strange, runty Ring-billed Gull was also there
with dark gray legs and a drooped bill like a Laughing Gull (hybrid?) but
we'll need to review the photos some more on that one.
  An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and a MARSH WREN were seen at Kirby Pocket.

  On 11/30/16 we had a late BARN SWALLOW feeding out over Reelfoot Lake at
dawn in Lower Blue Basin.
  We then headed up to Reelfoot Airpark where we had 75 species, mostly
good numbers of songbirds, including 2 BROWN CREEPERS an ORANGE-CROWNED and
a PINE  WARBLER, a few LAPLAND LONGSPURS, one AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, 2
PURPLE FINCH, and a good count of CEDAR WAXWINGS. (We counted 1497, but
that was very conservative.)
  A brief stop by the Longspur field that used to have good ariristida
grass  (North of Tiptonville) and Smith's Longspurs didn't look too
promising, but we decided to walk it anyway.
  We were almost done when a small group of Longspurs flew over, possibly
flushed up, and gave us brief glimpses of one that was more buffy colored
overall, flashing white in the wings and tail, but the diagnostic, slow,
long rattle of the SMITH'S LONGSPUR was clearly heard.
  We did not see the birds come down, but about an hour later Mark Greene
was able to find the bird again at the same location.

  We then headed to Obion County, where we spent some time with close to
3000 LAPLAND LONGSPURS that we found in large corn stubble fields along
Hwy. 45W.
  Also plenty of HORNED LARKS and AMERICAN PIPITS were scattered throughout
the area.
  Also in Obion County, 140 SANDHILL CRANES were seen flying into Hopin
Refuge from feeding areas to the North.

  12/1/16 The usual birds were seen at Bogota WMA in Dyer County, including
a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, good numbers of BALD EAGLES(7) and REDTAILS, with a
nice, continuing dark morph HARLAN'S RED-TAILED HAWK.
  The highlight here was nearly half a dozen LECONTE'S SPARROWS that were
still in the field where Mark had reported them last week.

  Also on December 1st, at Randolph Landing in Tipton County we had a
NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW  flying over the Mississippi River at dusk
(headed into Arkansas) and a HOUSE WREN scolding from the underbrush.
  Several very large flocks of SNOW and ROSS'S GEESE were headed South on
the West side of the MS. River.

  This morning (12-2-16) we birded at the pits in Memphis for a while, but
had nothing unusual, with highlights being a KRIDER'S HAWK, A HOUSE WREN
and BROWN CREEPER.

Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
Subject: The Bird In Your Back Yard With Four Sexes
From: Charles Nicholson <cpnicholson53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:17:08 -0500
A fascinating article about the White-throated Sparrow and a couple who
conducted research on them for decades:

http://www.nature.com/news/the-sparrow-with-four-sexes-1.21018

Chuck Nicholson
Norris, TN
Subject: Sandhill Cranes continuing in Blount County
From: Randy Winstead <randywendy AT att.net>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 03:57:41 +0000 (UTC)
Four sandhill cranes were spotted again late this afternoon upstream from the 
Miser Station Bridge.  They were perhaps 300 yards upstream from the bridge, 
almost out of sight near a curve in the creek.  I first spotted them midday on 
Nov. 28th, but I did not see them on a followup visit on December 1st. 
 However, the Dec. 1st visit was early in the morning, and the rising sun 
reflecting off of the water and the wet mud flats made observations difficult. 
 Last winter more than 20 were present at one point at this same site. 

eBird report:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32845924

Randy WinsteadMaryville, Blount County
Subject: Leucistic Red-Tailed Hawk
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:52:19 -0600
A friend saw what she thought was a Snowy Owl. So this morning I traveled to 
the location on Lock Six Road in Hartsville,TN (Trousdale County) and found a 
very white Red-tailed Hawk. There are two red middle tail-feathers which were 
clear to be seen by binoculars, but not such a good in my pictures. There are 
also several dark brown feathers in the wings which, by eye, looked to be 
mirrored on the opposite wing. Also, if you can enlarge the last picture, it 
shows some traces of a belly band. When it flew away, some crows started 
mobbing it and I heard the distinctive Red-tailed cry. 




Tarcila Fox, Goodlettsville, TN
tarcila AT bellsouth.net


Subject: Eurasian Wigeon - NO
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:03:19 -0500
TN-birders,

Dollyann and I checked out the Duck River Unit of the Tennessee National 
Wildlife Refuge in Humphreys County this morning and early afternoon. If you 
really, really, really, really like Mallards, then this is the place you need 
to be! There must have been 5-8,000 ducks in the area with the vast majority of 
them Mallards. Lots of Greater White-fronted Geese and smatterings of several 
other species too, but NO Eurasian Wigeon as far as we could tell. We found 
probably 50-75 American Wigeons and checked them carefully but no luck. Lots of 
these ducks are a LONG way from the refuge road and even with a decent scope 
very difficult to ID. 


This is not to say the Eurasian Wigeon is not still there. Just that we 
didn’t find it in 2 hours scanning the flocks. 


Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Re: Roosts in Nashville area?
From: Ashley H <acheeney AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:55:50 -0600
My backyard was basically a scene from Hitchcock's "The Birds" this morning. I 
have never seen a Crow at my feeders, and by 7 am there must have been 200; 
between 6:30 and 7 a.m. they had knocked over all of my feeders, staffs, some 
of my potted hanging plants, and Grackles and Blackbirds had taken over. The 
sudden timid or frightened behavior of "my" woodland birds was obvious: my 
resident Titmice and Chickadees were "hiding" in my air conditioner, and "my" 
Carolina Wren in my dryer vent. The Crows knocked down her nest in the 
Honeysuckle bush. I'll might pay $ to the person who will drag a deer carcass 
from my backyard to the road side so the "murder" will leave. :) 


Ashley
West Nashville
Davidson County

> On Nov 29, 2016, at 9:17 AM, Frank Fekel  wrote:
> 
> Bill,
> 
> The left-most yellow spot that is just above the intersection of
> I-40 and I-440 is probably a roost for crows. They used to roost
> a bit farther out along trees next to I-40 with hundreds of them
> coming in around sunset before the trees were cut down so that the
> huge overpasses at White Bridge Rd. and Briley Parkway could be
> put in. The crows shifted a bit as a result, but I think that they
> still roost in the area.
> 
> Frank Fekel
> Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Davidson County -Radnor Lake 11-29-2016 FOS Rusty Blackbirds
From: "Ann Inouye" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cis_135" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:24:27 -0600
Nashville, TN
Davidson County
11-29-2016

I had my FOS Rusty Blackbirds at Radnor Lake - three pairs were foraging in a 
cedar tree on the dam road. 


~~Ann Inouye 
     Nashville, TN
Subject: Re: Roosts in Nashville area?
From: Frank Fekel <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:17:14 -0600
Bill,

The left-most yellow spot that is just above the intersection of
I-40 and I-440 is probably a roost for crows. They used to roost
a bit farther out along trees next to I-40 with hundreds of them
coming in around sunset before the trees were cut down so that the
huge overpasses at White Bridge Rd. and Briley Parkway could be
put in. The crows shifted a bit as a result, but I think that they
still roost in the area.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Re: Roosts in Nashville area?
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:10:09 +0000 (UTC)
The yellow blob just northeast of Nashville (just above the letters 'sh' in 
Bill's picture) is a large mixed roost of Starlings, Robins, and Grackles 
located in Hendersonville.  For anyone interested, it is centered in some 
overgrown fields near the intersection of Indian Lake Blvd and Maple Dr. near 
a busy shopping area here in town.  I've never really stopped to count, but 
just driving by it several times as they were coming in, it looks like there 
are easily over a hundred thousand birds, probably more. 

The eastern-most ring is another roost up in Gallatin, although I'm not as 
familiar with that one. 

Mike Smith,Hendersonville, TN
      From: Bill Pulliam 
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Cc: littlezz 
 Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:34 AM
 Subject: [TN-Bird] Roosts in Nashville area?
   
The weather radar image this morning appears to show several bird
roosts in the Nashville area. The little yellow blobs in this image
appeared and expanded beginning just after 6 a.m. This is the typical
appearance of bird roosts on radar.

Anyone know what species or the specific locations of any of these
roosts? Robins, Blackbirds, or Starlings would be the most likely
suspects at this time of year, I would think.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN


   
Subject: Roosts in Nashville area?
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:34:45 -0600
The weather radar image this morning appears to show several bird
roosts in the Nashville area. The little yellow blobs in this image
appeared and expanded beginning just after 6 a.m. This is the typical
appearance of bird roosts on radar.

Anyone know what species or the specific locations of any of these
roosts? Robins, Blackbirds, or Starlings would be the most likely
suspects at this time of year, I would think.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
Subject: Sandhill Cranes in Blount County
From: Randy Winstead <randywendy AT att.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:28:16 +0000 (UTC)
Four sandhill cranes were seen today upstream from the Miser Station bridge. 
 Link to eBird report below. 

Randy WinsteadMaryville, Blount County
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32770556
Subject: Snow Goose and Brewer's Blackbirds in Knox
From: Jay S. <yourcatoliver AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:27:13 +0000
This morning, November 28, Maloney Road Park in Knoxville. A white morph SNOW 
GOOSE was straight out in the river near the far side, eventually swimming to 
shore and laying on the grass (still there at noon when I left). Two BREWER'S 
BLACKBIRDS, one adult plumage male, one female (check for dark eye), mixed with 
Rusties and possibly some Red-wings. Multiple flocks of blackbirds in area, 
some going next door to the UT Plant Sciences Farm (off-limits to birders). 
Check my eBird checklist for details: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32768124 



Jay Sturner

Knoxville
Subject: Re: Black Scoter and Red-throated Loons at Pick-wick
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 02:52:40 +0000 (UTC)
Great job, never been so happy not to need a Red-throated or Pacific Loon 
though! :") Mike 


 On Sunday, November 27, 2016 5:17 PM, Victor Stoll 
 wrote: 

 

 Ruben and I did a quick trip to Pickwick dam in Hardin County this afternoon. 
The Black Scoter was still scoting around the same spot from the park. We 
decided to hike in a new place on the west side,it was a half mile through 
woods then a couple hundred feet down a vertical cliff. We slid down on our 
butts,bouncing off trees to slow us down! From there we counted 122 Common 
Loons,2 juvenile Red-throated Loons,and 1 Pacific Loon(we didn't count the 
Pacific due to distance). The climb back up was extremely difficult for us but 
easy for Flynn! Good birding! 

Victor Stoll Centerville TN

   
Subject: Black Scoter and Red-throated Loons at Pick-wick
From: Victor Stoll <victorjaystollnineteen80 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 23:16:39 +0000
Ruben and I did a quick trip to Pickwick dam in Hardin County this
afternoon. The Black Scoter was still scoting around the same spot from the
park. We decided to hike in a new place on the west side,it was a half mile
through woods then a couple hundred feet down a vertical cliff. We slid
down on our butts,bouncing off trees to slow us down! From there we counted
122 Common Loons,2 juvenile Red-throated Loons,and 1 Pacific Loon(we didn't
count the Pacific due to distance). The climb back up was extremely
difficult for us but easy for Flynn! Good birding!
Victor Stoll Centerville TN
Subject: Blue-headed Vireo - Knox
From: angst <kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:34:18 -0500
1 Blue-headed Vireo seen well foraging in our woods on Sun, 27 Nov. Previous 
late date for the yard was 7 Nov. 


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Re: Nickajack Lake Christmas Count Schedule?
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "brdmann" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:00:29 -0500
Dave,
Have you set the date for this CBC? Depending on the date I may join Gary 
Brunvoll and cover the water area in his boat. Please let us know your final 
decision. Thanks. Dan Jacobson 

 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Spicer 
To: TN-Bird 
Sent: Thu, Nov 17, 2016 1:27 pm
Subject: [TN-Bird] Nickajack Lake Christmas Count Schedule?




Given the dates of the other counts in the Chattanooga area this count would 
normally be scheduled for Saturday Dec. 24. I’m trying to figure out it that 
will work best or another day will work better for the most people. 

 
If you have an interest in helping with this count please let me know which of 
the following days would work for you. You can put a yes or no by each date and 
if you like any other comments that will let me know what would work best for 
you. 

 
Wednesday, Dec. 21
Thursday, Dec. 22
Friday, Dec. 23
Saturday, Dec. 24
 
Thanks in advance,
Dave Spicer
Ooltewah, Hamilton County

Subject: Longspurs in Washington Co.
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:20:54 -0500
23 Nov 2016
Limestone, Washington Co., TN

Horned Lark - 30+
Lapland Longspur - 2

on Keebler Rd.; a fairly regular wintering site for the longspurs.

Also in western Washington Co.:
Gadwall - 26
Blue-wg. Teal - 1
Green-wg. Teal - 6
N. Harrier - 1
Red-headed Woodpecker - 1

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Eurasian Wigeon Present
From: Mort <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 13:14:46 -0600
Eurasian wigeon was seen around 12:45 today at Duck River. 

Morton Massey
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Re: FOS
From: van harris <shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:01:19 -0500 (EST)
vh 


From: "Robin Barrow Nichols"  
To: "Dean Edwards"  
Cc: "Greg Tomerlin" , shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com, 
"tn-birds"  

Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:13:28 AM 
Subject: Re: [TN-Bird] Re: FOS 

I was trying to think of something witty to say myself, but my throat is too 
parched. 


Robin Nichols 
in dry, smoky Knox Co. 
​ 
Subject: Bohemian Rhapsody 11/23/2016 - Not Yet
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:33:54 -0500
Hi All,

Many birders, including Max Medley and myself, have been out scouring the 
Sequoyah Park and Sequoyah Hills areas for the Bohemian Waxwing since early 
this morning and hundreds of waxwings have been sorted through, but the 
Bohemian has not yet been relocated. 


Good Birding All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 16:58:25 -0600
  The Eurasian Wigeon is still present, (11-26-2016) but certainly not an
easy bird like the Northern Wheatear was.
  Several of us stayed around until dusk tonight, hoping for better
lighting for photos, but the bird never reappeared after about 1 p.m.

  For those wishing to look for the Wigeon in the future, be warned that
there is poor lighting in the morning, and perfect lighting in the evening
between 3 and 4:20 p.m. with slow improvement throughout the day.
  Heat distortion is a big factor through midday, and that is the reason
there are no photos yet.
  The whole area is covered in waterfowl, and the bird can disappear for
long periods without ever leaving.

Good luck! Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
Subject: Just in case
From: "George's McNeil" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "mcneilg20" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:59:24 -0500
Just in case anyone was wondering, NO Wheatear today about 4:30pm.

Georges McNeil

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Subject: Kentucky Lake on Thanksgiving Day
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:56:42 -0600
  November 24th, 2016

  Alan Troyer, Victor Stoll and I had great weather and water conditions
today for glassing the Big Sandy Unit, TNWR in Henry County. All we really
lacked was enough time to find everything that is there.

  Pace Point
  45 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were  seen off the East side, and good numbers
of BONAPARTE'S GULLS (680) passed through at dawn, coming from the roost
area and heading to work.

  Lashlee Springs
  Adult GOLDEN EAGLE watching over a group of feeding Mallards from a
vantage point in the woods.

  Britton Ford
  19 AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS with 2 drake hybrid Mallard x Black Ducks were
along Swamp Creek Rd, and decent numbers of AMERICAN WIGEON (320) were seen
feeding with Mallards, but no rare ducks among them, unfortunately.

  We heard GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE somewhere, but saw only a few
Canadas with the 2 white domestic Geese still running with the wild ones.

  180 COMMON LOONS were within easy view from the Refuge headquarters, and
a single PACIFIC LOON (FOS) was picked out by Alan, though this bird was a
little further off, and not easily photographed.

  32 SANDHILL CRANES were back and noisily flying around and feeding in the
corn fields and adjacent areas. (Seen from the headquarters) Several left
while we were there, heading out overhead.

   A BARN SWALLOW, very late, continuing immature bird, photographed last
week by Stephan Woltman, was seen today feeding over the lake, between
periods spent resting on a rocky outcropping that projects out into the
lake.

  Paris Landing State Park
  Several hundred COMMON LOONS were visible from the Park, and a little
glassing produced an adult RED-THROATED LOON out past the gull island. We
watched this bird a while, diving, stretching, etc. then taking wing and
circling before heading North over the bridge.

  The gull island had few birds on it, other than 2 adult BALD EAGLES, and
a PEREGRINE FALCON. several adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS  were seen
scattered on the lake, as well as 2 first cycle and one second cycle that
were seen on the roof of the Marina for good comparison with nearby
Ring-billed and Herring Gulls.

  A single BLACK SCOTER was seen at 3:30 p.m., out from the picnic area, a
place we had glassed several times over the previous two hours without
seeing the bird, so it may have flown in for the night. (this is what the
SCAUP appeared to be doing).

  Gray's Landing
  A huge flock of BONAPARTE'S GULLS (650?) were feeding and resting on the
water off to the North. We just didn't have enough time to search for a
Little Gull as we should have, but 15 minutes of glassing did finally
produce the same RED-THROATED LOON out on the lake.      The bird then dove
and wasn't seen again.
  We had to leave then, so the day ended early.

Good birding! Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
Subject: Eurasian Wigeon and Surf Scoter at the Duck River Unit
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:18:29 -0600
  November 25th, 2016

  Both of these birds were seen by Victor Stoll and myself in the same
general area at the confluence of the Duck River and the Tennessee River in
Humphreys County.
  The SURF SCOTER early in the afternoon from the South side  (Tie Landing
Road).
  The EURASIAN WIGEON was found just before dusk while scanning through
huge numbers of dabblers from Refuge RD. looking out over the mudflats on
the left. (Spotting scope needed)
  This is the first pullover on the left after passing the closed entrance
to the Wildlife Loop on the right. (Some of you will remember this as the
location of the Purple Gallinule in 2013)
  This bird may require some patience to locate, given the huge masses of
ducks  that it is staying with, but may well decide to stay for several
weeks.
  I am hoping to get out there sometime tomorrow to try for photos. Tonight
the bird was behind Mallards much of the time, and we weren't able to
photograph.
  Good luck! Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
Subject: Re: FOS
From: Robin Barrow Nichols <braveladyrobin AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:13:28 -0500
I was trying to think of something witty to say myself, but my throat is
too parched.

Robin Nichols
in dry, smoky Knox Co.
​
Subject: Any luck with N. Wheatear?
From: "Georges McNeil" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "mcneilg20" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:11:49 -0600
It appears the N. Wheatear has left, but maybe it is still around and was out 
of site yesterday or the last time searched. 


Thanks,
Georges


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Subject: Re: FOS
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:10:07 -0500 (EST)
I was considering Van asking what was the real first-of-season... the 
Winter Wren or the rainstorm.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN



On Wed, 23 Nov 2016, Greg Tomerlin wrote:

> Congrats on your FOS Winter Wren. You can keep the bird?, but please shoo
> that driving rain east.
> 
> Greg
> Wilson County (w*here the line for the birdbath is longer than the line to
> see Santa at the mall)*
> 
> *Best, Greg*
> *cedarbees AT gmail.com *
> 
> 
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 8:42 AM, van harris <
> shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com> wrote:
> 
> > FOS Winter Wren on the deck in driving rainstorm, nw Shelby County
> >
> > Van Harris
> > millington, TN
> >
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Subject: Re: FOS
From: Greg Tomerlin <cedarbees AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:05:46 -0600
Congrats on your FOS Winter Wren. You can keep the bird​, but please shoo
that driving rain east.

Greg
Wilson County (w*here the line for the birdbath is longer than the line to
see Santa at the mall)*

*Best, Greg*
*cedarbees AT gmail.com *


On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 8:42 AM, van harris <
shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com> wrote:

> FOS Winter Wren on the deck in driving rainstorm, nw Shelby County
>
> Van Harris
> millington, TN
>
Subject: FOS
From: van harris <shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:42:32 -0500 (EST)
FOS Winter Wren on the deck in driving rainstorm, nw Shelby County 

Van Harris 
millington, TN 
Subject: Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge and Elsewhere in Birchwood
From: Charles Murray <dro1945 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 01:32:30 +0000
Birding Results 21 Nov 2016 and 22 Nov 2016

On Monday, November 21, there was a large increase in the number of Sandhill 
Cranes at Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Meigs County at Birchwood. Some flocks of 
the cranes were kettling and flying on to the south. The number of cranes was 
larger still today. I think that at least a few thousand are now present in the 
refuge area. The largest numbers both days were seen from the viewing areas at 
HWR and at the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park nearby. Very large numbers of 
ducks were present both days at both locations. I saw 11 duck species on Monday 
and 9 today. Between the two days I saw: Gadwalls, American Wigeon (a few 
Monday), Am. Black Duck, Mallard, N. Shoveler, N. Pintail (a few each day), 
Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead (a few Monday), Ring-necked Duck (the 
largest number each day), and Hooded Merganser. From the CRMP on Monday, I 
observed 11 immature Bald Eagles on a mudbar in the Hiwassee River. Today I 
noted 5 immature Bald Eagles at the HWR viewing area. One was feeding on a dead 
crane, while the others were waiting their turn. American White Pelicans were 
seen at CRMP both days. On Monday at my home in Birchwood (Hamilton County), I 
had a first-of-season Swamp Sparrow and a FOS Fox Sparrow, which returned 
today. At least one Red-breasted Nuthatch has discovered a sunflower-filled 
feeder. Perhaps that means it will stay for the winter! From all sites on 
Monday, 56 species were noted - my second highest count ever for one day. Today 
50 species were tallied. 




Charles Murray

Birchwood, TN
Subject: Red Screech Owl
From: Katherine Noblet <ednkan AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:09:56 -0500
My red phase screech owl was sitting in the old nest hole this afternoon!
It was good to see her again!
K. Noblet Johnson City Carter Co.

Subject: CANCELLED - KTOS Field Trip to Seven Islands State Birding Park tomorrow
From: Jay S. <yourcatoliver AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:55:49 +0000
The field trip to Seven Islands tomorrow morning is cancelled.

Thanks
Jay Sturner
Subject: Re: Bohemian Waxwing?
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:19:21 -0500
Yay! Thanks All!

Mark

Mark McShane
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
www.neargareport.com

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> On Nov 22, 2016, at 12:10 PM, kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu wrote:
> 
> 
> And it was taken in morning light.
> 
> To Mike's point, this is a large lake-front park surrounded by an up-scale 
> neighborhood with LOTS of ornamental plantings (it is on the "premier" 
> Dogwood Trail in Knoxville for those that know what that means).  So lots 
> of stuff to potentially keep it around... but could cover a large area.
> 
> Also in the Knoxville CBC circle.  :-)
> 
> Dean Edwards
> Knoxville, TN
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On Tue, 22 Nov 2016, birder1 wrote:
>> 
>> I agree with Dean, no issue. lighting might have it exaggered slightly, but 
everything else is solid Bohemian. Certainly nice to have a shot or two to work 
with, great job! 

>> Good luck to those there, a vagrant Bohemian certainly wont be as easy to 
relocate as that nice Wheatear was! 

>> Michael ToddJackson, TNwww.pbase.com/mctodd
>> 
>> 
>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>> -------- Original message --------From: Mark McShane 
 Date: 11/22/16 10:33 AM (GMT-06:00) To: TN-Bird 
 Subject: [TN-Bird] Bohemian Waxwing? 

>> Hi All,
>> 
>> Does anyone think there is too much yellow on the belly of the bird?
>> 
>> I certainly don't mean to throw any cold water, don't have any experience 
with the species, don't know yet if that's a problem, and would love to chase 
it. 

>> 
>> Hopefully knowledgeable folks can chime in. 
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Mark
>> 
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>> Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
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Subject: Update on Bohemian Waxwing
From: Mort <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:13:02 -0500
The bird has only been seen by Colin This morning. A couple dozen people have 
shown up but no success. The large flocks of Waxwings left the area around 9:30 
this morning and only an occasional small group are seen flying around. 
Hopefully we will have the waxwings coming back in late this afternoon or in 
the morning. 


Morton Massey


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Subject: Re: Bohemian Waxwing?
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:10:11 -0500 (EST)
And it was taken in morning light.

To Mike's point, this is a large lake-front park surrounded by an up-scale 
neighborhood with LOTS of ornamental plantings (it is on the "premier" 
Dogwood Trail in Knoxville for those that know what that means).  So lots 
of stuff to potentially keep it around... but could cover a large area.

Also in the Knoxville CBC circle.  :-)

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN





On Tue, 22 Nov 2016, birder1 wrote:

> I agree with Dean, no issue. lighting might have it exaggered slightly, but 
everything else is solid Bohemian. Certainly nice to have a shot or two to work 
with, great job! 

> Good luck to those there, a vagrant Bohemian certainly wont be as easy to 
relocate as that nice Wheatear was! 

> Michael ToddJackson, TNwww.pbase.com/mctodd
> 
> 
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- Original message --------From: Mark McShane 
 Date: 11/22/16 10:33 AM (GMT-06:00) To: TN-Bird 
 Subject: [TN-Bird] Bohemian Waxwing? 

> Hi All,
> 
> Does anyone think there is too much yellow on the belly of the bird?
> 
> I certainly don't mean to throw any cold water, don't have any experience 
with the species, don't know yet if that's a problem, and would love to chase 
it. 

> 
> Hopefully knowledgeable folks can chime in. 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Mark
> 
> Mark McShane
> Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
> www.neargareport.com
> 
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Subject: Re: Bohemian Waxwing?
From: birder1 <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:02:44 -0600
I agree with Dean, no issue. lighting might have it exaggered slightly, but 
everything else is solid Bohemian. Certainly nice to have a shot or two to work 
with, great job! 

Good luck to those there, a vagrant Bohemian certainly wont be as easy to 
relocate as that nice Wheatear was! 

Michael ToddJackson, TNwww.pbase.com/mctodd


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Subject: [TN-Bird] Bohemian Waxwing? 

Hi All,

Does anyone think there is too much yellow on the belly of the bird?

I certainly don't mean to throw any cold water, don't have any experience with 
the species, don't know yet if that's a problem, and would love to chase it. 


Hopefully knowledgeable folks can chime in. 

Thanks,

Mark

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Subject: Re: Bohemian Waxwing?
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:56:17 -0500 (EST)
Looks good to me.  You can also see the white in folded wing in shots on 
the eBird checklist.  Gray/brown breast and rusty undetail, larger size 
all look good.  The closest shot also shows lack of white outline above 
the black mask (not as definitive of a field mark as the white can be hard 
to see at times on Cedar and thus appear absent).

Great shots by Colin to document this guy.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN



On Tue, 22 Nov 2016, Mark McShane wrote:

> Hi All,
> 
> Does anyone think there is too much yellow on the belly of the bird?
> 
> I certainly don't mean to throw any cold water, don't have any experience 
with the species, don't know yet if that's a problem, and would love to chase 
it. 

> 
> Hopefully knowledgeable folks can chime in. 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Mark
> 
> Mark McShane
> Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia
> www.neargareport.com
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Subject: Any luck with Wheatear sightings?
From: "Georges McNeil" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "mcneilg20" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:54:41 +0000 (UTC)
Thanks,Georges
Subject: Bohemian Waxwing?
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:33:20 -0500
Hi All,

Does anyone think there is too much yellow on the belly of the bird?

I certainly don't mean to throw any cold water, don't have any experience with 
the species, don't know yet if that's a problem, and would love to chase it. 


Hopefully knowledgeable folks can chime in. 

Thanks,

Mark

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Subject: Re: Bohemian Waxwing
From: "Sumrall, Colin D" <csumrall AT utk.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:55:05 +0000
Here is the ebird checklist with photos and the location can be found in the 
pal link on the checklist. When I left there were about ten people looking for 
the waxwing. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32664367

Colin
________________________________
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Assistant Professor of Paleobiology
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
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(865) 974-0400

www.researchgate.net/profile/Colin_Sumrall




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Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 9:35 AM
To: "tn-bird AT freelists.org"
Subject: [TN-Bird] Bohemian Waxwing


Any chance of posting location information? I'm in the Knoxville area today for 
work and would love to look for it before heading back to Alabama. 


Damien Simbeck
Killen AL

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Subject: Re: Bohemian Waxwing
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:54:11 -0500 (EST)
Sequoyah Hills Park at the western most parking lot near Scenic Drive 
with the rock-building bathrooms...
35.929358, -83.973965

According to Beth Schilling who is there now with several other birders, 
it is not currently being seen.  In with a group of Cedar Waxwings that 
are moving around the area.  Has been spotted in a Bradford Pear, the 
trees behind the bathroom, the large tree at the end of the parking area, 
and into the residential areas.

I got a lot of experience picking out Bohemians from large flocks of Cedar 
Waxwings while living in WA the past year.  In my experience, the call 
differences are often drowned out for a single bird in big flock.  Best to 
look for the white in the wings on flying birds or the white in wing and 
dark undertail in perched birds like in Colin's photo.

Awesome find!!  Hope to make it out there later.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN




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> Any chance of posting location information? I'm in the Knoxville area today 
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> 
> Damien Simbeck
> Killen AL
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Subject: Re: Bohemian Waxwing
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Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:49:44 -0500
https://maps.apple.com/?address=Sequoyah%20Hills%20Park,%202250%20Cherokee%20Blvd,%20Knoxville,%20TN%20%2037919,%20United%20States&ll=35.928848,-83.972891&t=m 


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> Any chance of posting location information? I'm in the Knoxville area today 
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Subject: Bohemian Waxwing
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Any chance of posting location information? I'm in the Knoxville area today for 
work and would love to look for it before heading back to Alabama. 


Damien Simbeck
Killen AL

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Subject: Re: Bohemian waxwing in knox co
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:30:11 -0700
I've been reminded that Dean Edwards had Bo wax on his anticipated first list. 
Sorry Dean! We had twin boys 18 days ago, so I'm ridiculously sleep deprived 
and can't remember much right now. At least I knew Bo Wax was a first state 
record. I didn't need to look that up! 


Scott Somershoe 

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> Bird is in sequoia park far end away from campus  side with restrooms
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Subject: Re: Bohemian waxwing in knox co
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:58:58 -0700
And another first state record. What's going on?! Crazy. I don't think this was 
on the anticipated new species list for TN but I'm not surprised honestly. I 
hope it sticks around. Awesome bird! They are really cool birds! 


Scott Somershoe
Littleton CO

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Subject: Bohemian waxwing in knox co
From: "Sumrall, Colin D" <csumrall AT utk.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:16:01 +0000

 Bird is in sequoia park far end away from campus  side with restrooms
Colib

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Subject: The Wheatear
From: "J.N. & Ella Howard" <birders3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:46:52 -0500
Friends,
     My wife, Ella, and our son Kent go to the site at about 4 P. M.
yesterday and saw the bird.  I guess we were last ones out because at about
4: 30 the owner came by - very cordial, but said hunters were preparing to
come in in just a few minutes.  He did not say what they would be hunting,
but did say they would not be hunting that kind of bird so maybe they were
coming for turkeys, but deer season is in full swing so it could be both.
Anyway thanks to ones who kept us informed by their reports and ones who
gave directions.  We drove from Marion County.  Glad we got to see it.

         J. N. Howard

     Marion County
Subject: Northern Wheatear - Loudon County - 11/19/2016
From: Mark McShane <mcshanebirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:40:42 -0500
Hi All,

Thanks much to everyone who responded with Wheatear information on Friday, it 
was a great help to us on Saturday. 


Max Medley of Dalton GA, Jim Hanna of Athens GA, John Patten Moss a student in 
Rome GA, and I gathered along the way up to Tennessee and Loudon County very 
early Saturday morning and were met very shortly after our arrival by an 
extremely friendly, cooperative, and non-pesky, but pretty famous Northern 
Wheatear! 


The 3rd chase was the charm for me after missing a bird in Walton County GA, 
and which was only there during the afternoon of 9/17/2015, and then again 
missing one last seen on Lower Metecumbe Key in the Florida Keys on 11/6/2015 
(which could have been that pesky 9/17/15 GA bird!). 


Afterwards we had a great time birding the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, the river 
overlook at the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park at Blythe Ferry, and also 
Harrison Bay, Booker T. Washington State Park, and Chickamauga Dam on the 
Tennessee River. 


Our eBird checklist from Saturday when John Patten Moss and I were able to get 
a few good shots of the bird on a windy morning: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32646524

Thanks again Tennessee!

Mark

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