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Meadowlark,©John Schmitt

2 Sep Re: Correction: Great Black-backed Gull - Hamilton Co. ["David Chaffin" ]
2 Sep Bark Camp Barrens Sod Farm ["" ]
2 Sep September Events - Memphis Chapter TOS [Judy Dorsey ]
2 Sep Rankin Bottoms 18 species of shorebirds Monday evening Sept 1 ["Welsh, Christopher J E" ]
2 Sep Correction: Great Black-backed Gull - Hamilton Co. [David Hollie ]
2 Sep Hatchie and Ensley update (9/1/2014) [Michael Todd ]
1 Sep Re: Lesser Black-backed Gull [tim jeffers ]
1 Sep Re: Lesser Black-backed Gull [David Hollie ]
1 Sep Rankin Bottoms Labor Day [Chuck Lola Estes ]
01 Sep Re: Red Knot seen, Ensley Sewage Pond [birder1 ]
1 Sep Rankin and Dutch Bottoms and special thanks to Chuck Estes ["" ]
1 Sep What is this Redacted Sender [John Walko ]
1 Sep Bark Camp Barrens WMA, Coffee County ["Chloe Walker" ]
1 Sep Re: squirrel baffle [Thais Carr ]
1 Sep Birding September 1, 2014, Dutch Bottoms and Rankin Bottoms [sara smith ]
1 Sep Re: squirrel baffle ["Tommy Curtis" ]
1 Sep squirrel baffle [Thais Carr ]
1 Sep Red Knot seen, Ensley Sewage Pond [Terry Witt ]
1 Sep Fwd: Lesser Black-backed Gull ["David Chaffin" ]
31 Aug W Tennesse ramblings, Sunday [Terry Witt ]
31 Aug Black Terns at Lake Tansi, Cumberland Co., TN ["LeGrand family" ]
31 Aug Plover and Turnstones, Bark Camp Barrens; Black Terns, Warren Co. [Susan McWhirter ]
31 Aug Bells Bend sod farm: 8 shorebird species ["fekel" ]
31 Aug Bank Swallows (Robertson Co.) [Tony Lance ]
31 Aug Snow Bunting Peninsula and Bells Bend Sod Farms ["" ]
31 Aug Missing subject -- Duck River Saturday [Bill Pulliam ]
30 Aug No Subject [Bill Pulliam ]
31 Aug Rare duck in Lewis County [Bill Pulliam ]
30 Aug Re: Sightings Report, Saturday, 30 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, Memphis, Shelby County, Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop [birder1 ]
30 Aug Re: Sightings Report, Saturday, 30 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, Memphis, Shelby County, Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop [birder1 ]
30 Aug Sightings Report, Saturday, 30 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, Memphis, Shelby County, Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop [John Walko ]
30 Aug Sightings Report, Saturday, 30 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, Memphis, Shelby County, Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop [John Walko ]
30 Aug Herndon Bird Club field trip to Rankin Bottoms. [Roy & Robin Knispel ]
30 Aug Rankin Bottoms ["Richard Knight" ]
29 Aug Backyard Birding ["Kristy L. Baker" ]
29 Aug Black Tern - Clarksville, TN ["Stanley York" ]
29 Aug Rankin Bottoms - Buff-breasted Sandpipers [Darrel Wilder ]
29 Aug Bob Sargent's correct address [Judy Dorsey ]
28 Aug Hundreds of Common Nighthawk [Ed Schneider ]
28 Aug Norris Songbird Trail - 8/28 [Shane Williams ]
28 Aug Fwd: [missbird] Update on Bob Sargent [Judy Dorsey ]
28 Aug Re: [TN-Bird] Re: Wood Stork @ Duck River ["dkirschke AT yahoo.com" ]
28 Aug Re: Wood Stork @ Duck River [Lyda Phillips ]
28 Aug South Holston Lake & Paddle Creek pond ["Richard Knight" ]
27 Aug Rankin Bottoms - turnstone, etc ["Richard Knight" ]
27 Aug Rankin Bottoms - Sanderling, etc. [Darrel Wilder ]
27 Aug Greenway Banding ["Aborn, David" ]
27 Aug Gateway Pond, Rutherford County [Terry Witt ]
27 Aug Gateway Pond, Rutherford County [Terry Witt ]
27 Aug Gateway Pond, Rutherford County [Terry Witt ]
27 Aug Shorebirds West TN ["Mark Greene" ]
27 Aug Mourning Warbler, Lewis County [Bill Pulliam ]
27 Aug Sightings Report 26 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, TVA & Pits, Memphis, Shelby County [John Walko ]
26 Aug Re: Fwd: [missbird] Bob Sargent [Jud Johnston ]
26 Aug Radnor warblers - Davidson [KD Edwards ]
25 Aug Re: Nighthawks - Davidson [Jonathan Gendzier ]
25 Aug Nighthawks - Davidson [KD Edwards ]
25 Aug Ron Carrico five Green Heron at Paddle Creek Pond, eastern Sullivan Co. ["BBC Net" ]
25 Aug Canada Warbler, etc - Shelby Bottoms, Davidson [KD Edwards ]
25 Aug Greenway banding ["Aborn, David" ]
25 Aug Wonder of Hummingbird Festival [Billie Cantwell ]
25 Aug Roan Mtn warblers ["Richard Knight" ]
25 Aug Roan Mtn warblers ["Richard Knight" ]
24 Aug American Avocet and Little Blue Heron - Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Aug 24, 2014 ["" ]
24 Aug American Avocet, Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The Pits)/Earth Complex, Aug 24, 2014 ["" ]
24 Aug Fwd: [missbird] Bob Sargent [Judy Dorsey ]
24 Aug White Ibis, Baird's Sandpiper, American Golden-Plover, etc at Rankin Bottoms, Aug 24, 2014 ["david kirschke" ]
24 Aug Wood Stork @ Duck River [jwalk821 ]
24 Aug From: nicksiler@gmail.com ["nicksiler AT gmail.com" ]
23 Aug Snowy Egret in Hamilton County [Hugh Barger ]
23 Aug Results from NTOS Field Trip ["Chloe Walker" ]
23 Aug Gateway Pond, Rutherford County [Terry Witt ]
22 Aug Common Nighthawk [JDC ]
22 Aug Baird's Sandpipers - Murfreesboro ["Chloe Walker" ]
22 Aug Least Flycatcher, Lewis County [Bill Pulliam ]
22 Aug Tunica County, MS Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Lark Sparrows, leucistic Wood Stork [Jason Hoeksema ]

Subject: Re: Correction: Great Black-backed Gull - Hamilton Co.
From: "David Chaffin" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "davchaffin@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:40:55 -0400
Rechecks for the gull today(Tues) at 8:45 and 10:15 am was unproductive.

David Chaffin
Cleveland TN
Bradley Co



 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: David Hollie 
To: TNBird AT freelists.org 
Sent: Tue, Sep 2, 2014 6:59 am
Subject: [TN-Bird] Correction: Great Black-backed Gull - Hamilton Co.


Hi all,


A big thanks to Scott Somershoe and Chris Sloan for pointing out that the 
black-backed gull seen at Chickamauga Dam (Hamilton Co.) on 8/31/14 is actually 
a Great Black-backed Gull, not Lesser Black-backed (LBBG) as originally 
reported. They noted that the mantle is quite dark for the US subspecies of 
LBBG and at this age LBBG should not have pink feet. Also noted was the bulky 
size and large bulbous-tipped bill, all of which point to Great Black-backed. 

The ID has been corrected on the eBird checklist. If you wish to view the 
photos again, the link is below: 



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19640594




Good Birding!
-- 


David Hollie
http://www.flickr.com/photos/featherbrain1223/


Subject: Bark Camp Barrens Sod Farm
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:03:19 -0400
September 2, 2014
Bark Barrens Sod Farm
Manchester, TN
Coffee County
Traveling
 
Head do to the Sod farm this morning after all the good reports from there  
the last two days.  Lot of activity,work trucks and tractors and trucks  
loaded with sod in and out all over there place.  Thought I was going to  get 
hit or run over several times.  Lots of birds even with all the work  going 
on.
 
Best birds
 
Black-bellied Plover
Ruddy Turnstone
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
100+Killdeer
50+ Horned Lark
Cliff Swallows
Barn Swallows 
Bank Swallows
 
Great finished to a Birthday/Labor Day birding weekend.  Saw 3  
Black-bellied Plovers in 3 Tennessee counties in 3 days. 
Pictures of Black-bellied Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, and Buff-breasted  
attached.  Poor quality but good enough for documentation.
 
Great birding 
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford county
Subject: September Events - Memphis Chapter TOS
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:29:59 -0500
After summer vacation, the Memphis chapter is back with a month full of
great birding events starting next week. You are invited to join us!

Wed., Sept. 10 - Field trip to Elmwood Cemetery led by Gaynell Perry. Our
first organized birding trip to this historic cemetery. Meet at 8:00 a.m.
just inside the entrance.
More info: http://www.elmwoodcemetery.org/
Directions: http://is.gd/MNGChq

Sat., Sept. 13 - Meeman-Shelby Forest/Shelby County Fall Count. Meet at
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park visitor center at 7:30 a.m. Dick Preston is
our leader.
More info: http://is.gd/Vba1wL
Directions: http://mapq.st/198HA3t

Wed., Sept. 17 - Field trip to Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park with Van
Harris and Dick Preston. Meet at the park visitor center at 7:30 a.m.
More info: http://is.gd/Vba1wL
Directions: http://mapq.st/198HA3t

Wed., Sept. 17 - Chapter meeting at 7 p.m., St. George's Episcopal Church,
2425 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN.  Members will share photos and
stories from recent birding adventures. Light refreshments served.
Directions: http://mapq.st/1dEWrZk

Wed., Sept. 24 - Field trip to Shelby Farms Park led by Dick Preston and
Van Harris. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the amphitheatre parking lot on North Pine
Lake Drive.
More info: http://is.gd/pIsdOx
Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/vdzWC

Sun., Sept. 28 - Field Trip to Ft. Pillow State Historic Park and Lower
Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Alex Haley Rest Area in Henning,
TN  at 7:30 a.m. We will carpool from there.
More info: http://is.gd/ienkM0 and http://is.gd/Ioxcig
Directions: http://mapq.st/17xLXrv

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

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Rankin Bottoms 18 species of shorebirds Monday evening Sept 1
From: "Welsh, Christopher J E" <cwelsh AT utk.edu>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:54:41 +0000
I spent about 3.5 hrs floating around Rankin Bottoms in my kayak on Monday 
evening (Sept 1) from 4:15-7:45 pm. 

Lots of shorebirds.  Scope recommended if viewing from land.
Bird list is about the same as others reported from the morning although I saw 
two Black-bellied Plovers, both still in nice breeding plumage and two 
White-rumped Sandpipers. The Black-bellieds were somewhat skittish and seemed 
to hang out on the flats more out from and to the left of the pull out just 
before the coal tipple. The Golden was well off to the right and clearly 
molting. 

Possible Snowy Egret. Did not have appearance of Little Blue Heron to me. I 
expected to get better look when I got closer, but it was gone by the time I 
worked my way to where it had been. 

Large number of Canada Geese and Mallards accumulated by sunset.

Chris Welsh
Knoxville, TN

Rankin Bottoms, Cocke, US-TN
Sep 1, 2014 4:16 PM - 7:46 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.5.3 32 species (+1 other taxa) Canada Goose 250 Probably more Mallard 150 Double-crested Cormorant 100 Great Blue Heron 15 Great Egret 80 Snowy Egret 1 Maybe, saw at distance, Smaller than Great, feeding stance looked like Snowy. Did not see again. Green Heron 3 Black Vulture 3 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Black-bellied Plover 2 Breeding American Golden-Plover 1 Photos, molting Semipalmated Plover 15 At least 15 Killdeer 120 Spotted Sandpiper 4 Solitary Sandpiper 2 Greater Yellowlegs 7 Lesser Yellowlegs 25 Stilt Sandpiper 4 Sanderling 3 Larger than peeps, whitish, stood out from others, photos Baird's Sandpiper 1 Least Sandpiper 120 Probably more White-rumped Sandpiper 2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper 4 Poor photos Pectoral Sandpiper 40 Semipalmated Sandpiper 25 Western Sandpiper 5 Short-billed Dowitcher 6 4 juv, 1 ad, 1 unk Ring-billed Gull 17 Caspian Tern 2 Black Tern 2 Belted Kingfisher 1 American Crow X Heard only swallow sp. 1 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19644207 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) ------------------------------ From: Chuck Lola Estes Subject: [TN-Bird] Rankin Bottoms Labor Day Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:57:00 -0400 Rankin Bottoms Cocke County, TN 9:10am - 12:15pm Great morning after the rains. Lots of great close views from the kayak. The mudflats continue to grow. The shorebirds extended from the bank directly across from the coal tipple to the right (southeast) at the end of the cove. The shorebirds are definitely starting to build at the end of the cove in the area where the gravel road reappears. One of the Baird's and the Buff-breasted Sandpiper were in that area. To the view the end of the cove with a scope, park at the first gravel parking area on the right about 1/4 mile from the railroad crossing. Last week I was able to clear a path through the poison ivy to the shoreline. Scoping from this area may give you some good views as the water drops. Great to see Steve Zipper from middle TN and Dr. Buehler from UT with a small group. Black-bellied Plover - 1 American Golden-Plover - 1 Semipalmated Plover - 20+ Killdeer - 60+ Greater Yellowlegs - 4 Lesser Yellowlegs - 25+ Spotted Sandpiper - 2 Solitary Sandpiper - 3 Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 1 Sanderling - 1 Pectoral Sandpiper - 20+ Baird's Sandpiper - 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper - 30+ Western Sandpiper - 10+ Least Sandpiper - 45+ Stilt Sandpiper - 1 Short-billed Dowitcher - 12+ Mallard - 10+ Canada Goose - 30+ Double-breasted Cormorant - 40+ Great Blue Heron - 10+ Green Heron - 2 Great Egret - 35+ Osprey - 2 Ring-billed Gull - 30+ Black Tern - 1 Caspian Tern - 2 Chuck Estes Oak Ridge, TN ------------------------------ =================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER==================== The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation. You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds you report were seen. The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should appear in the first paragraph. _____________________________________________________________ To post to this mailing list, simply send email to: tn-bird AT freelists.org. _____________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe, send email to: tn-bird-request AT freelists.org with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. ______________________________________________________________ TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s) endorse the views or opinions expressed by the members of this discussion group. Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN wallace AT bristolbirdclub.org ------------------------------ Assistant Moderator Andy Jones Cleveland, OH ------------------------------- Assistant Moderator Dave Worley Rosedale, VA -------------------------------- Assistant Moderator Chris O'Bryan Clemson, SC __________________________________________________________ Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society web site at http://www.tnbirds.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ARCHIVES TN-Bird Net Archives at http://www.freelists.org/archives/tn-bird/ MAP RESOURCES Tenn.Counties Map at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/states/tennessee3.gif Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com _____________________________________________________________
Subject: Correction: Great Black-backed Gull - Hamilton Co.
From: David Hollie <featherbrain1223 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 06:57:49 -0400
Hi all,

A big thanks to Scott Somershoe and Chris Sloan for pointing out that the
black-backed gull seen at Chickamauga Dam (Hamilton Co.) on 8/31/14 is
actually a Great Black-backed Gull, not Lesser Black-backed (LBBG) as
originally reported. They noted that the mantle is quite dark for the US
subspecies of LBBG and at this age LBBG should not have pink feet. Also
noted was the bulky size and large bulbous-tipped bill, all of which point
to Great Black-backed.
The ID has been corrected on the eBird checklist. If you wish to view the
photos again, the link is below:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19640594


Good Birding!
-- 

David Hollie
http://www.flickr.com/photos/featherbrain1223/
Subject: Hatchie and Ensley update (9/1/2014)
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:29:34 -0700
9/1/2014
ONeal Lake (Hatchie NWR) Haywood Co
Ensley area Shelby Co

Following Terry Witt's post this morning about a Knot at Ensley, I broke free 
for a few hours this afternoon to run back down there as a Knot is a rare treat 
nowadays. On the way, I stopped in briefly at O'Neal Lake to see what might be 
around arriving about 12:45. Several herons in the extreme northeast corner of 
the loop, including a juvenile Tricolored Heron. This bird disappears very 
easily in the tall grass in this area. Numerous Little Blues and Great Egrets, 
and a few Cattle and Snowy Egrets. Saw later that 2 Tricolored's were reported 
on eBird in this location the previous day. 


I arrived at TVA Lake at 2 PM on the dot, deciding to take a quick look up here 
before going to the Pits. Lots of shorebirds getting some fresh water up here, 
including numerous Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, Stilt Sandpipers, and the Red 
Knot! After a few minutes, the Knot left with 3 Stilt Sandpipers in the general 
direction of the Pits. 


There were a lot more birds at the Pits than on Saturday, it is a shame the 
Delta Wind Birds Shorebird ID class wasn't this day instead of Saturday, as I 
had 20 species, and at least 3000 birds! The pits to the north of the central 
levee had tons of birds, and this is where Terry had the Knot this morning. I 
drove the levee along the north end of these pits initially. Big influx of 
Baird's since Saturday, with at least 10 birds present (6 juv. and 4 adult), 
and now 2 Sanderling. Still very few Westerns amongst the hordes of Least and 
Semi's. The gorgeous and very fresh juvenile Red Knot was up in this area 
initially, then flushed with a lot of other birds. 


The big central pit is still very flooded, with small numbers of shorebirds on 
what little dry area is out. Black Terns are still dancing all over the area. 
The area along the levee road going south from the big pit was very productive, 
all of the way down. The Red Knot was in this area when I arrived, with large 
numbers of Lesser Yellowlegs (100+), Stilt Sandpipers (10), and the continuing 
juvenile Short-billed Dowitcher. A surprise here was a nice adult White-rumped 
Sandpiper, always scarce in the fall, for all of TN's expected peeps on the 
day. Also had a single Buff-breasted on one of the big dry flats in this area, 
and heard an Upland Sandpiper call but which remained out of sight. 


I ran into a couple of other birders, one of which had seen a group of Wood 
Storks come into one of the nearby sloughs, so they are in the area. Made a 
brief stop at TVA Lake again on way out, and the Avocet was back, though seemed 
to be staying in an out of sight area off to the west, or that is where it 
walked out from. A single Caspian Tern was a new addition this trip. 


Shorebird totals if interested:

Semipalmated Plover: 15
Killdeer: estimate of 200
Black-necked Stilt: 3 (adult and 2 young)
American Avocet: 1
Greater Yellowlegs: 3
Lesser Yellowlegs: 100+
Solitary Sandpiper: 6
Spotted Sandpiper: 3
Upland Sandpiper: 1 (heard)
Red Knot: 1 juvenile

Sanderling: 2 (molting adults)
Semipalmated Sandpiper: 175 (only saw 2 adults)
Western Sandpiper: 6 (all juv)
Least Sandpiper: 2500+
White-rumped Sandpiper: 1 adult

Baird's Sandpiper: 10 (6 juv 4 adult)
Pectoral Sandpiper: 100 (few juveniles)
Stilt Sandpiper: 6 (all juveniles)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper: 1
Short-billed Dowitcher: 1 juvenile

Will post some photos later. If interested, I do have some photos from birding 
with the Delta Wind Birds group down there on Saturday though. The pix are in 
the following gallery: http://www.pbase.com/mctodd/delta_wind_birds_ensley 


Good Birding!!

Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN
birder1 AT bellsouth.net
www.pbase.com/mctodd
Subject: Re: Lesser Black-backed Gull
From: tim jeffers <tim.a.jeffers AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:41:01 -0400
I checked aaround noon today (9/1/14) with no luck.

Tim Jeffers
Hamilton Co


On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM, David Hollie 
wrote:

> Below is the link to the eBird checklist with photos embedded. Thanks to
> Dan Jacobson for getting the word out about this bird yesterday! I have not
> heard of any reports (positive or negative) of the bird from today.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19640594
>
> Good Birding!
>
> David Hollie
> Ringgold, GA
> Catoosa Co.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/featherbrain1223/
>
>>
>>  -----Original Message-----
>> From: ""  (Redacted sender "brdmann AT aol.com" for DMARC) ann AT aol.com>
>> To: gbrunvoll ; Davchaffin ;
>> janchad ; Jonniesuel 
>> Sent: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 7:43 pm
>> Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull
>>
>>  The bird reappeared this afternoon around 6:00 PM. Kevin Calhoun and
>> David Hollie spent quite a bit of time with it and concur with my sense
>> that it is a molting LBBG. They also were able to photograph it. David, do
>> you mind to post it to TN Birds?
>> I plan to check the dam in the early morning to see if it is still
>> around. It was frequenting the middle buoy again this evening.
>> Thanks. Dan
>>
>
>
>
> --
>
> David Hollie
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/featherbrain1223/
>
Subject: Re: Lesser Black-backed Gull
From: David Hollie <featherbrain1223 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:31:15 -0400
Below is the link to the eBird checklist with photos embedded. Thanks to
Dan Jacobson for getting the word out about this bird yesterday! I have not
heard of any reports (positive or negative) of the bird from today.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19640594

Good Birding!

David Hollie
Ringgold, GA
Catoosa Co.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/featherbrain1223/

>
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: brdmann 
> To: gbrunvoll ; Davchaffin ;
> janchad ; Jonniesuel 
> Sent: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 7:43 pm
> Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull
>
>  The bird reappeared this afternoon around 6:00 PM. Kevin Calhoun and
> David Hollie spent quite a bit of time with it and concur with my sense
> that it is a molting LBBG. They also were able to photograph it. David, do
> you mind to post it to TN Birds?
> I plan to check the dam in the early morning to see if it is still around.
> It was frequenting the middle buoy again this evening.
> Thanks. Dan
>



-- 

David Hollie
http://www.flickr.com/photos/featherbrain1223/
Subject: Rankin Bottoms Labor Day
From: Chuck Lola Estes <chucklola AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:57:00 -0400
Rankin Bottoms
Cocke County, TN
9:10am - 12:15pm

Great morning after the rains. Lots of great close views from the kayak. The 
mudflats continue to grow. The shorebirds extended from the bank directly 
across from the coal tipple to the right (southeast) at the end of the cove. 
The shorebirds are definitely starting to build at the end of the cove in the 
area where the gravel road reappears. One of the Bairds and the Buff-breasted 
Sandpiper were in that area. To the view the end of the cove with a scope, park 
at the first gravel parking area on the right about 1/4 mile from the railroad 
crossing. Last week I was able to clear a path through the poison ivy to the 
shoreline. Scoping from this area may give you some good views as the water 
drops. Great to see Steve Zipper from middle TN and Dr. Buehler from UT with a 
small group. 



Black-bellied Plover - 1
American Golden-Plover - 1
Semipalmated Plover - 20+
Killdeer - 60+
Greater Yellowlegs - 4
Lesser Yellowlegs - 25+ 
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Solitary Sandpiper - 3
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 1
Sanderling - 1 
Pectoral Sandpiper - 20+ 
Baird's Sandpiper - 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 30+
Western Sandpiper - 10+
Least Sandpiper - 45+
Stilt Sandpiper - 1
Short-billed Dowitcher - 12+
Mallard - 10+
Canada Goose - 30+
Double-breasted Cormorant - 40+
Great Blue Heron - 10+
Green Heron - 2
Great Egret - 35+
Osprey - 2
Ring-billed Gull - 30+
Black Tern - 1
Caspian Tern - 2


Chuck Estes
Oak Ridge, TN
Subject: Re: Red Knot seen, Ensley Sewage Pond
From: birder1 <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:40:07 -0500
Knot still present, nice influx of Baird's as well. Full report later. Also, a 
Tricolor ed Heron at O'Neal Lake at Hatchie NWR. 


Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Terry Witt
Date:09/01/2014 8:56 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: tn-bird
Subject: [TN-Bird] Red Knot seen, Ensley Sewage Pond
Red Knot seen in 3rd pond nearest maintenance building. Go up on levee past large red digging machine. It's accompanied by a number of large shore birds and two Sanderlings. Red Knot in winter plumage. Seen at 8:30 am today Sept. 1st. Terry Witt
Subject: Rankin and Dutch Bottoms and special thanks to Chuck Estes
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:39:35 -0400
Sept. 1, 2014
Dutch and Rankin Bottoms
Cocke County , TN
Traveling
 
Traveled up from Rutherford County to Cocke County to go to Rankin and  
Dutch Bottoms for the first time.  I was told the sun would be in my eyes  in 
the morning but I went anyway.  Chuck Estes pulled in a few minutes  after me 
and told me he was going to Kayak out to the mudflat's.  I told  him I was 
really interested in seeing a Sanderling if he spotted one and a  
Buff-breasted Sandpiper. He paddle out and wave his paddle and pointed to the 

direction of a Sanderling.  I immediately got on the bird and watched  it run 
around looking for field marks. Luckily the sun went behind some clouds and I 

got a great look through my scope.  Later in the morning I  walked down to 
another mudflat and Chuck had the Buff-breasted Sandpiper about  40 feet from 
him.  Sanderling was a new Tennessee bird.  Saw my one  and only 
Buff-breasted sandpiper on Aug. 30, 1987 at PACE Point, TN NWR Big Sandy Unit 
on my 

24 birthday.  That's the day my Dad and I met Jeff Wilson,  We were wading 
across to the small Island there and he came up in a aluminum  john boat and 
asked what we were seeing.  Then offered to take us out in  the lake to see 
some Jaegers.  Turned out to be  a Pomarine and a  Long-tailed.  Saw several 
good birds with Jeff in the late eighties.   Don't remember how many times I 
drove up to Cross Creeks to see a Spoonbill he  kept finding, I wouldd get 
up there and stay as long as I could and leave  and Jeff would report seeing 
it and hour after I left or tell me it had just  flown off as I got there.  
That's birding.  Enough about the old  times.  There were about 8 other 
birders this morning I met. Nice to meet  you and bird with you all.
 
Best birds seen today:
 
Rankin Bottoms
 
American Golden Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Semi-palm plover
Least Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Black Tern
Osprey
Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs
Pectoral Sandpiper
 
Dutch Bottoms
Caspian Tern 
Forster's Terns
Ring-billed Gulls
Lots of DC Cormorants swimming around.
 
Great morning. HUGE THANK YOU to CHUCK ESTES.
 
Good birding,
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford County, TN
 
 
 
Subject: What is this Redacted Sender
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:03:25 -0500
These last couple of weeks I've been getting some of the tn bird posts from 
people starting with Redacted Sender, what is this? Anyone? 





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Subject: Bark Camp Barrens WMA, Coffee County
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:12:28 -0700
9-1-14
Bark Camp Barrens WMA, Coffee County
 
At 9:30 AM today, we refound one Black-bellied Plover and one Ruddy Turnstone, 
both by the stripped sod near the building. Also present: loads of Horned Larks 
and Killdeer; three Least and thirteen Pectoral Sandpipers; hundreds of Barn 
and Bank Swallows along with a few Tree, Cliff, and Northern Rough-winged. 

 
Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
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Subject: Re: squirrel baffle
From: Thais Carr <thaiscarr AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:05:08 -0500
Thanks for telling me, Tommy. I had no trouble with it- immediately took me to 
the picture. Sometimes it's like my Mac's email program has weird disconnects 
with PC's. I've had this happen a couple other times. I'm not computer savvy 
enough to give a technical definition. I guess it's the same gremlin that will 
make some listserv messages show up as symbols, not letters. No rhyme or 
reason. (not just this listserv, but all the ones I subscribe to) 


Thais


On Sep 1, 2014, at 10:09 AM, Tommy Curtis wrote:

> The link in this email is either a mistake or a deliberate deception to take 
one who clicks on it to a website that calls itself a progressive christian 
group, whatever that means. 

> 
> -----Original Message----- From: Thais Carr
> Sent: Monday, September 01, 2014 9:48 AM
> To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
> Subject: [TN-Bird] squirrel baffle
> 
> I wonder if anyone has tried this? I've been keeping mine at distance (having 
outside dogs helps) but a Nashville friend showed this to me. Not attractive 
but the price is right. Sadly, I lost a redbud in a storm earlier this year but 
the positive side is that now there are absolutely no trees the squirrels can 
jump from. 

> 
> Thais Carr
> Thompsons Station
> 
> 
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Subject: Birding September 1, 2014, Dutch Bottoms and Rankin Bottoms
From: sara smith <ssmith2685 AT att.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:50:42 -0400
Great day for birding at Dutch Bottoms and Rankin Bottoms in Cocke County this 
morning with Shirley Price and Rose Lapp. Several lifers for me this trip. 


2) caspian terns
15+ Mallards
25+ ring-billed gulls
20+ great Blue Herons
4 green herons
30+ Double-crested cormorants
4 Osprey
30+ Canada geese
10+ short-billed do witches
American golden plover
Ruddy Turnstone
10+Killdeer
Greater yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
30+ Great Egret
20+ Eastern Kingbird
4 Eastern Phoebe
Belted Kingfisher

Many more shorebirds, but lighting was not good and the birds were too far away 
to be sure of ID. I saw and met many birders today! 


Sara Smith
Jefferson County


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Subject: Re: squirrel baffle
From: "Tommy Curtis" <tcbirdwatch AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:09:30 -0500
The link in this email is either a mistake or a deliberate deception to take 
one who clicks on it to a website that calls itself a progressive christian 
group, whatever that means.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Thais Carr
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2014 9:48 AM
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
Subject: [TN-Bird] squirrel baffle

I wonder if anyone has tried this?  I've been keeping mine at distance 
(having outside dogs helps) but a Nashville friend showed this to me.  Not 
attractive but the price is right.  Sadly, I lost a redbud in a storm 
earlier this year but the positive side is that now there are absolutely no 
trees the squirrels can jump from.

Thais Carr
Thompsons Station



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Subject: squirrel baffle
From: Thais Carr <thaiscarr AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:48:51 -0500
I wonder if anyone has tried this? I've been keeping mine at distance (having 
outside dogs helps) but a Nashville friend showed this to me. Not attractive 
but the price is right. Sadly, I lost a redbud in a storm earlier this year but 
the positive side is that now there are absolutely no trees the squirrels can 
jump from. 


Thais Carr
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Subject: Red Knot seen, Ensley Sewage Pond
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 06:56:03 -0700
Red Knot seen in 3rd pond nearest maintenance building. Go up on levee past 
large red digging machine. It's accompanied by a number of large shore birds 
and two Sanderlings. Red Knot in winter plumage. Seen at 8:30 am today Sept. 
1st. 

Terry Witt
Subject: Fwd: Lesser Black-backed Gull
From: "David Chaffin" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "davchaffin@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:14:49 -0400
 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: brdmann 
To: gbrunvoll ; Davchaffin ; janchad 
; Jonniesuel  

Sent: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 7:43 pm
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull


The bird reappeared this afternoon around 6:00 PM. Kevin Calhoun and David 
Hollie spent quite a bit of time with it and concur with my sense that it is a 
molting LBBG. They also were able to photograph it. David, do you mind to post 
it to TN Birds? 

I plan to check the dam in the early morning to see if it is still around. It 
was frequenting the middle buoy again this evening. 

Thanks. Dan
Subject: W Tennesse ramblings, Sunday
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:47:34 -0700
0800, Tiptonville ferry landing/city park
Rain off and on, visibility of the sandbar limited
Thousands of swallows on the wires, all 6 species
All the martins were juvies
Plenty of Cliff Swallows, I bet there was a Cave to be had, but, viewing 
conditions marginal, and every time I had a suspect, a vehicle came along and 
flushed all the birds 

Probably the best chance I will ever have for this species in Tn

1000, Island 13, road still fine for any vehicle, habitat still great
Where are all the birds???
A quick scan revealed a Peregrine Falcon having a shorebird breakfast at the 
south end of the lake 

Only about 50 individuals present, but good variety:
Killdeer, SP Plovers, 2 breeding plumaged BB Plovers
Least SP some, 4 Baird's SP a few Spotties, 3 Sanderlings

Pond at Hwy 79 and Great River Road
One can access the area by hiking down the levee east, through the break in the 
vegetation just south of all the signs for the intersection, and walking 300 
yards farther south 

Good habitat, 100+ shorebirds, nothing unusual

Ensley:  best showing I have had there in some time
Thousands of shorebirds present, water has been added to many ponds
Lots of new duck arrivals: 50+ Mallards at TVA lake, N Shovelers around, 300 BW 
Teals 

5 Avocets, 1 Willet, in the pond where the BB Whistling-Ducks hang out
1 SB Dowitcher, 1 Stilt SP, thousands of Least SPs, loads of Lesser YL and 
Pectoral SPs 

Did not spend a lot of time with the peeps, Semi-sands for sure, did not see 
Western or Baird's 


Mud Lake: arrived 1730, planned to spend an hour looking mostly for Wood Storks 

Birds were reported earlier in the week from Tunica, which is only 15 or so 
miles south 

There were many waders present, mostly Great Egrets, but some GB Herons around 
plus a few LB Herons and Snowy Egrets 

The herons started coming in to roost about 1800.
Since birds were still coming in, I decided to stay until the activity stopped, 
or the light disappeared 

Around 1815, a single female Anhinga flew into the top of a small Cypress, and 
prepared for the evening. 

About 1900, finally, 30 Wood Storks arrived, circled the pond a few times and 
joined the roost. 

Would think this spot will be reliable for at least a few more weeks, either 
early AM or dusk. It is a real pain to access, with 2 barbed wire fences to 
negotiate, and a muddy shore at the viewing area 



Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Black Terns at Lake Tansi, Cumberland Co., TN
From: "LeGrand family" <elegrand AT frontiernet.net>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:30:27 -0500
A flock of 25 Black Terns flew around Lake Tansi, south of Crossville, this
morning (Sunday, Aug. 31). Other notables were a Bald Eagle (adult), a
Double-crested Cormorant, and at nearby Lake Hiawatha a flock of 17
Blue-winged Teal.

 

Ed LeGrand

Cumberland Co., TN

 
Subject: Plover and Turnstones, Bark Camp Barrens; Black Terns, Warren Co.
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:17:33 -0500
A trip to the sod farm adjacent to Bark Camp Barrens WMA in Coffee Co. was
well worth it this afternoon as I had 12 Ruddy Turnstones and 3
Black-bellied Plovers. The turnstones were in the northeast corner in the
newly seeded area; the plovers were in the southeast area where sod has
recently been stripped.

On the way home I nearly ran off the road at the sight of three Black Terns
over a small lake in Warren Co. at 127 and Crain Rd.

Susan McWhirter
Rock Island
Warren Co.
Subject: Bells Bend sod farm: 8 shorebird species
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:12:02 -0500
Bells Bend - Old Hickory Blvd.
Sod Farm, Davidson Co., TN
Sunday 2014 Aug. 31
9-9:55 am
heavy overcast after overnight rains

After going to Bells Bend yesterday afternoon and only finding
a flock of 138 KILLDEER, I decided to try again this Sunday
morning to see if more shorebirds and perhaps a tern or two
would show up. At the sod farm near the end of Old Hickory Blvd
a very large pond of water had formed from yesterday evening's and
last night's rains. There were no terns there but I did find
a nice variety of shorebirds, 8 species, the best of which was
a single WESTERN SANDPIPER that flew in to a small relatively
close wet area, fed briefly, and then vanished.

Shorebirds:

Killdeer  28
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 7
Least Sandpiper 7
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Western Sandpiper 1

There was a large flock of at least 110 AMERHCAN CROWs between
two of the sod fields.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Bank Swallows (Robertson Co.)
From: Tony Lance <tonylance AT mac.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:50:02 -0500
There was a sizable mixed flock of swallows on Homer Worsham Rd. this morning 
flying around a small temporary pond and perching on the nearby fence and power 
line. Seen were Barn, Rough-winged, Cliff, Tree, and, best of all, about 10 
Bank Swallows. This was my first sighting of Bank Swallows here in Robertson 
County. 


Tony Lance
Springfield, TN


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Subject: Snow Bunting Peninsula and Bells Bend Sod Farms
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:50:25 -0400
August 31, 2014
Snow Bunting Peninsula, Old Hickory Lake Dam Area
Bells Bend Sod Farm Davidson County, TN
Traveling
 
Left Rutherford County this morning in a light rain and 71 degrees. Arrived 
 at Snow Bunting Peninsula about 6:30 AM.  5 Willets in the turnaround area 
 along with Killdeer and 2 Black-bellied Plovers. No Terns or Gulls  
present.  At Dam area I had a Flock of Turkeys, Adult Bald Eagle and  
Black-Crowned Night Herons. Headed out to Bells Bend Park Sod Farms but not 
before 

checking on the Willets and Plovers one more time, Fishermen had  arrived and 
all were gone.  
 
Bells Bend Sod Farm I had 7 Greater Yellowlegs and 2 spotted  Sandpipers.  
Also a Cooper's Hawk chasing a Crow.  Beautiful  Bird.
 
Pictures of Willets and Black-bellied Plovers attached.
 
 
Good Birding
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co., Tn
Subject: Missing subject -- Duck River Saturday
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:09:31 -0500
Apologies for dropping the subject line in my posting about the Duck  
River Unit yesterday.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: No Subject
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:46:06 -0500
Spent a good portion of today (8/30/2014) in and near the Duck River
Unit of Tennessee NWR in Humphreys County.  No rarities found, no
sign of a Wood Stork but I was not there at roost time so this does
not mean much. Birds on Pond 1 were mostly distant, with a large
aggregation of American White Pelicans visible far off to the east
from the levee.   A single Sedge Wren was heard to call once from the
Refuge drive.  There was some shorebird habitat and a few shorebirds
of common species (Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Solitary, Least,
and Semipalmated Sandpipers).  Passerine migrants were thin other
than swallows (see below), with a single Magnolia Warbler as the only
boreal nester found.

The high point of the day was probably the hundreds and hundreds of
Bank Swallows lined up along the power lines along Hickman Road just
north of the Refuge (the road that connects Refuge Road and Pump
Station Road).  My tally came out to 508 birds, which certainly gives
a false impression of precision!  Many of these birds were seen at
very close range, when they were not swarming in fluttering buzzing
clouds over the fields.  Other swallow totals for the day were 367
Northern Rough-winged, 47 Barn, 2 Tree, and zeros for Cliff and
Purple Martin.  The Bank Swallows were certainly fun to watch, but
they also felt a little bit like a cosmic smackdown for my having
pestered Ruben Stoll for details on his eBird report of a total 150
in the same area the previous week.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
Subject: Rare duck in Lewis County
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:08:38 -0500
I neglected to mention a rare duck that appeared at the Hohenwald  
Wastewater Treatment plant on Wednesday 8/27/2014.  This is only my  
third record for this species in Lewis County in 12 years, and I  
carefully ruled out the two other quite similar species that have  
also been recorded in Tennessee:

Mallard

Really, this is a rarity here.  We don't have a local feral  
population, and the migrant birds are quite scarce.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN


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Subject: Re: Sightings Report, Saturday, 30 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, Memphis, Shelby County, Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop
From: birder1 <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:54:46 -0500
A couple of additions after everyone left. Though I never saw the juvenile 
Baird's I saw early in the morning again, I had a nice alternate adult in the 
big mass of birds in the last pit along the central levee. A very motley 
transitional adult Sanderling was here as well, always a scarce bird in the 
environs of the Pits.  


A brief run to Mud Island produced nothing of note other than a single Black 
Tern among the numerous Swifts and swallows. The wires at the last parking lot 
had numerous swallows (the area Jeff twice had Cave Swallows), but 99% 
Rough-winged. 


Enjoyable day in the field, great to see some old friends and meet some new 
ones! 


Mike Todd
McKenzie,  TN
Birder1 AT bellsouth.net
www.pbase.com/mctodd 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: John Walko
Date:08/30/2014 10:48 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Tn-Bird ,missbird AT freelists.org,Georges McNeil ,Martha Waldron ,Mike Todd ,Rob Harbin ,Gaynell Perry ,Dick Preston
Subject: Sightings Report, Saturday, 30 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, Memphis, Shelby County, Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop
Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop was held with 44 individuals birding in the rain. Birds were not in short supply, as we had 15 shorebird species total. Below is a complete listing. Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons(The Pits)/Earth Complex, Shelby, US-TN Aug 30, 2014 7:40 AM - 1:40 PM Protocol: Traveling 2.5 mile(s) Comments: Todays birding was part of a Shorebird workshop presented by Delta Wind birds. Classroom sessions were held at the Wastewater plant operations center classroom. Weather was more or less lousey. The canopy tents we brought for sun shade ended up being used for protection from the on and off rain. Temps wee a humid low 80's completely overcast with intermittant light rain. Jason Hoeksema, Gene Knight, J.R. Rigby and Wayne Patterson came up from Mississippi (which is the direction the rain came from) for the in class and field presentations. Assisting in the field were local birders Mike Todd and Jay Walko from TOS. Birds were plentiful but scattered. Good close looks at all the Peep Sandpipers. Additional birders Rob Harbin, Georges Mcneil, Martha Waldron, Gaynell Perry, Judy Dorsey, Chris Welsh, Cloe Walker(ABA Young Birder of the Year) and 31 others. 38 species Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 148 The adults were really showing up today, six broods of totaling 46 young ranging in 2 day old zebra striped chicks to first time flyers who were seen several times taking laps around the complex. Greater White-fronted Goose 1 This bird who has been finally abadoned by its friends just this past week has an injured wing and has been here since spring. Canada Goose 2 Wood Duck 3 Mallard 17 Blue-winged Teal 4 Canvasback 1 This bird is injured and has been here for several weeks now hanging out with the other ducks. Little Blue Heron 1 Wht morph seen early morn pit 4 & 5 tree line Green Heron 4 Mississippi Kite 1 Cooper's Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Black-necked Stilt 3 Semipalmated Plover 5 Killdeer 175 Spotted Sandpiper 2 Solitary Sandpiper 7 Lesser Yellowlegs 14 Stilt Sandpiper 6 Baird's Sandpiper 1 Seen early pit 5 Least Sandpiper 1750 Made up the majority of the population of todays shorebirds. Pectoral Sandpiper 50 Semipalmated Sandpiper 140 Western Sandpiper 5 Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Nice juvenile hanging with L Yel Legs and Stilt Sandpipers Least Tern 2 Black Tern 8 Close in flybys for good looks. Mourning Dove 12 American Kestrel 1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2 Purple Martin 1 Barn Swallow 4 Carolina Wren 1 Northern Mockingbird 2 European Starling 1250 Young and adult birds everywhere in the wastewater complex, this may be a low est count as big as the flocks were. Field Sparrow 3 Indigo Bunting 4 Dickcissel 2 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19619183 Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN Aug 30, 2014 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.25 mile(s) Comments: Quick stop by several of the birders during our Delta Windbirds Shorebird Workshop. Mike Todd, Jason Hoeksema, Rob Harbin and Georges Mcneil. Others may have come up to see at other time during the day. 13 species Canada Goose 27 Mallard 29 Northern Shoveler 6 Great Blue Heron 2 Green Heron 1 American Avocet 1 Single bird seen also earlier at 730 am today on the North side of the north shoreline and then on the mudflat shallows. Killdeer 12 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Least Sandpiper 350 350+ birds on the mudflat. Pectoral Sandpiper 4 Least Tern 13 Adults and juvs resting and feeding. Mourning Dove 6 Belted Kingfisher 1 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19619270 John "Jay" Walko Collierville, TN www.pbase.com/jwalko
Subject: Re: Sightings Report, Saturday, 30 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, Memphis, Shelby County, Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop
From: birder1 <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:54:46 -0500
A couple of additions after everyone left. Though I never saw the juvenile 
Baird's I saw early in the morning again, I had a nice alternate adult in the 
big mass of birds in the last pit along the central levee. A very motley 
transitional adult Sanderling was here as well, always a scarce bird in the 
environs of the Pits.  


A brief run to Mud Island produced nothing of note other than a single Black 
Tern among the numerous Swifts and swallows. The wires at the last parking lot 
had numerous swallows (the area Jeff twice had Cave Swallows), but 99% 
Rough-winged. 


Enjoyable day in the field, great to see some old friends and meet some new 
ones! 


Mike Todd
McKenzie,  TN
Birder1 AT bellsouth.net
www.pbase.com/mctodd 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: John Walko
Date:08/30/2014 10:48 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Tn-Bird ,missbird AT freelists.org,Georges McNeil ,Martha Waldron ,Mike Todd ,Rob Harbin ,Gaynell Perry ,Dick Preston
Subject: Sightings Report, Saturday, 30 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, Memphis, Shelby County, Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop
Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop was held with 44 individuals birding in the rain. Birds were not in short supply, as we had 15 shorebird species total. Below is a complete listing. Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons(The Pits)/Earth Complex, Shelby, US-TN Aug 30, 2014 7:40 AM - 1:40 PM Protocol: Traveling 2.5 mile(s) Comments: Todays birding was part of a Shorebird workshop presented by Delta Wind birds. Classroom sessions were held at the Wastewater plant operations center classroom. Weather was more or less lousey. The canopy tents we brought for sun shade ended up being used for protection from the on and off rain. Temps wee a humid low 80's completely overcast with intermittant light rain. Jason Hoeksema, Gene Knight, J.R. Rigby and Wayne Patterson came up from Mississippi (which is the direction the rain came from) for the in class and field presentations. Assisting in the field were local birders Mike Todd and Jay Walko from TOS. Birds were plentiful but scattered. Good close looks at all the Peep Sandpipers. Additional birders Rob Harbin, Georges Mcneil, Martha Waldron, Gaynell Perry, Judy Dorsey, Chris Welsh, Cloe Walker(ABA Young Birder of the Year) and 31 others. 38 species Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 148 The adults were really showing up today, six broods of totaling 46 young ranging in 2 day old zebra striped chicks to first time flyers who were seen several times taking laps around the complex. Greater White-fronted Goose 1 This bird who has been finally abadoned by its friends just this past week has an injured wing and has been here since spring. Canada Goose 2 Wood Duck 3 Mallard 17 Blue-winged Teal 4 Canvasback 1 This bird is injured and has been here for several weeks now hanging out with the other ducks. Little Blue Heron 1 Wht morph seen early morn pit 4 & 5 tree line Green Heron 4 Mississippi Kite 1 Cooper's Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Black-necked Stilt 3 Semipalmated Plover 5 Killdeer 175 Spotted Sandpiper 2 Solitary Sandpiper 7 Lesser Yellowlegs 14 Stilt Sandpiper 6 Baird's Sandpiper 1 Seen early pit 5 Least Sandpiper 1750 Made up the majority of the population of todays shorebirds. Pectoral Sandpiper 50 Semipalmated Sandpiper 140 Western Sandpiper 5 Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Nice juvenile hanging with L Yel Legs and Stilt Sandpipers Least Tern 2 Black Tern 8 Close in flybys for good looks. Mourning Dove 12 American Kestrel 1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2 Purple Martin 1 Barn Swallow 4 Carolina Wren 1 Northern Mockingbird 2 European Starling 1250 Young and adult birds everywhere in the wastewater complex, this may be a low est count as big as the flocks were. Field Sparrow 3 Indigo Bunting 4 Dickcissel 2 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19619183 Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN Aug 30, 2014 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.25 mile(s) Comments: Quick stop by several of the birders during our Delta Windbirds Shorebird Workshop. Mike Todd, Jason Hoeksema, Rob Harbin and Georges Mcneil. Others may have come up to see at other time during the day. 13 species Canada Goose 27 Mallard 29 Northern Shoveler 6 Great Blue Heron 2 Green Heron 1 American Avocet 1 Single bird seen also earlier at 730 am today on the North side of the north shoreline and then on the mudflat shallows. Killdeer 12 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Least Sandpiper 350 350+ birds on the mudflat. Pectoral Sandpiper 4 Least Tern 13 Adults and juvs resting and feeding. Mourning Dove 6 Belted Kingfisher 1 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19619270 John "Jay" Walko Collierville, TN www.pbase.com/jwalko
Subject: Sightings Report, Saturday, 30 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, Memphis, Shelby County, Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:48:34 -0500
Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop was held with 44 individuals birding in 
the rain. Birds were not in short supply, as we had 15 shorebird species total. 
Below is a complete listing. 


Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons(The Pits)/Earth Complex, Shelby, 
US-TN 

Aug 30, 2014 7:40 AM - 1:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Todays birding was part of a Shorebird workshop presented by Delta 
Wind birds. Classroom sessions were held at the Wastewater plant operations 
center classroom. Weather was more or less lousey. The canopy tents we brought 
for sun shade ended up being used for protection from the on and off rain. 
Temps wee a humid low 80's completely overcast with intermittant light rain. 
Jason Hoeksema, Gene Knight, J.R. Rigby and Wayne Patterson came up from 
Mississippi (which is the direction the rain came from) for the in class and 
field presentations. Assisting in the field were local birders Mike Todd and 
Jay Walko from TOS. Birds were plentiful but scattered. Good close looks at all 
the Peep Sandpipers. 

Additional birders Rob Harbin, Georges Mcneil, Martha Waldron, Gaynell Perry, 
Judy Dorsey, Chris Welsh, Cloe Walker(ABA Young Birder of the Year) and 31 
others. 

38 species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 148 The adults were really showing up today, six 
broods of totaling 46 young ranging in 2 day old zebra striped chicks to first 
time flyers who were seen several times taking laps around the complex. 

Greater White-fronted Goose 1 This bird who has been finally abadoned by its 
friends just this past week has an injured wing and has been here since spring. 

Canada Goose  2
Wood Duck  3
Mallard  17
Blue-winged Teal  4
Canvasback 1 This bird is injured and has been here for several weeks now 
hanging out with the other ducks. 

Little Blue Heron  1     Wht morph seen early morn pit 4 & 5 tree line
Green Heron  4
Mississippi Kite  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Black-necked Stilt  3
Semipalmated Plover  5
Killdeer  175
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Solitary Sandpiper  7
Lesser Yellowlegs  14
Stilt Sandpiper  6
Baird's Sandpiper  1     Seen early pit 5
Least Sandpiper 1750 Made up the majority of the population of todays 
shorebirds. 

Pectoral Sandpiper  50
Semipalmated Sandpiper  140
Western Sandpiper  5
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Nice juvenile hanging with L Yel Legs and Stilt 
Sandpipers 

Least Tern  2
Black Tern  8     Close in flybys for good looks.
Mourning Dove  12
American Kestrel  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Purple Martin  1
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling 1250 Young and adult birds everywhere in the wastewater 
complex, this may be a low est count as big as the flocks were. 

Field Sparrow  3
Indigo Bunting  4
Dickcissel  2
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19619183 


Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN
Aug 30, 2014 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: Quick stop by several of the birders during our Delta Windbirds 
Shorebird Workshop. Mike Todd, Jason Hoeksema, Rob Harbin and Georges Mcneil. 
Others may have come up to see at other time during the day. 

13 species
Canada Goose  27
Mallard  29
Northern Shoveler  6
Great Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  1
American Avocet 1 Single bird seen also earlier at 730 am today on the North 
side of the north shoreline and then on the mudflat shallows. 

Killdeer  12
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Least Sandpiper  350     350+ birds on the mudflat.
Pectoral Sandpiper  4
Least Tern  13     Adults and juvs resting and feeding.
Mourning Dove  6
Belted Kingfisher  1
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19619270 

















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



Subject: Sightings Report, Saturday, 30 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, Memphis, Shelby County, Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:48:34 -0500
Delta Windbirds Fall Shorebird Workshop was held with 44 individuals birding in 
the rain. Birds were not in short supply, as we had 15 shorebird species total. 
Below is a complete listing. 


Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons(The Pits)/Earth Complex, Shelby, 
US-TN 

Aug 30, 2014 7:40 AM - 1:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Todays birding was part of a Shorebird workshop presented by Delta 
Wind birds. Classroom sessions were held at the Wastewater plant operations 
center classroom. Weather was more or less lousey. The canopy tents we brought 
for sun shade ended up being used for protection from the on and off rain. 
Temps wee a humid low 80's completely overcast with intermittant light rain. 
Jason Hoeksema, Gene Knight, J.R. Rigby and Wayne Patterson came up from 
Mississippi (which is the direction the rain came from) for the in class and 
field presentations. Assisting in the field were local birders Mike Todd and 
Jay Walko from TOS. Birds were plentiful but scattered. Good close looks at all 
the Peep Sandpipers. 

Additional birders Rob Harbin, Georges Mcneil, Martha Waldron, Gaynell Perry, 
Judy Dorsey, Chris Welsh, Cloe Walker(ABA Young Birder of the Year) and 31 
others. 

38 species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 148 The adults were really showing up today, six 
broods of totaling 46 young ranging in 2 day old zebra striped chicks to first 
time flyers who were seen several times taking laps around the complex. 

Greater White-fronted Goose 1 This bird who has been finally abadoned by its 
friends just this past week has an injured wing and has been here since spring. 

Canada Goose  2
Wood Duck  3
Mallard  17
Blue-winged Teal  4
Canvasback 1 This bird is injured and has been here for several weeks now 
hanging out with the other ducks. 

Little Blue Heron  1     Wht morph seen early morn pit 4 & 5 tree line
Green Heron  4
Mississippi Kite  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Black-necked Stilt  3
Semipalmated Plover  5
Killdeer  175
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Solitary Sandpiper  7
Lesser Yellowlegs  14
Stilt Sandpiper  6
Baird's Sandpiper  1     Seen early pit 5
Least Sandpiper 1750 Made up the majority of the population of todays 
shorebirds. 

Pectoral Sandpiper  50
Semipalmated Sandpiper  140
Western Sandpiper  5
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Nice juvenile hanging with L Yel Legs and Stilt 
Sandpipers 

Least Tern  2
Black Tern  8     Close in flybys for good looks.
Mourning Dove  12
American Kestrel  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Purple Martin  1
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling 1250 Young and adult birds everywhere in the wastewater 
complex, this may be a low est count as big as the flocks were. 

Field Sparrow  3
Indigo Bunting  4
Dickcissel  2
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19619183 


Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN
Aug 30, 2014 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: Quick stop by several of the birders during our Delta Windbirds 
Shorebird Workshop. Mike Todd, Jason Hoeksema, Rob Harbin and Georges Mcneil. 
Others may have come up to see at other time during the day. 

13 species
Canada Goose  27
Mallard  29
Northern Shoveler  6
Great Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  1
American Avocet 1 Single bird seen also earlier at 730 am today on the North 
side of the north shoreline and then on the mudflat shallows. 

Killdeer  12
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Least Sandpiper  350     350+ birds on the mudflat.
Pectoral Sandpiper  4
Least Tern  13     Adults and juvs resting and feeding.
Mourning Dove  6
Belted Kingfisher  1
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19619270 

















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



Subject: Herndon Bird Club field trip to Rankin Bottoms.
From: Roy & Robin Knispel <rknispel AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:01:12 -0400
      As Rick Knight has posted (on Bristol Birds and TN-birds) the 
Herndon Bird Club had an enjoyable and successful field trip to Rankin 
Bottoms this afternoon.  See Rick's list of shore birds and other 
species.  Twelve birders participated:  Rick Knight, Charles Moore, John 
Whinery, Neal and Jean Henson, Brookie and Jean Potter, Chris Soto, 
David Hall, Lois Cox, Wilma Boy, and myself.   Although the weather was 
hot and humid, we were lucky to avoid almost all rain while observing at 
Rankin Bottoms.  Thanks to Rick Knight for leading the trip.

Roy Knispel
Lee & Lois Herndon Chapter, TOS
Johnson City
Subject: Rankin Bottoms
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:21:59 -0400
30 Aug 2014
Rankin Bottoms, Cocke Co., TN

Several members of the Herndon chapter of TOS and some
other birders tallied 17 species of shorebirds plus other species.
Plenty of good mudflats available, but still rather distant viewing.

Black-bellied Plover - 1
Am. Golden-Plover - 1
Semipalmated Plover - ~20
Killdeer - 75+
Spotted Sandpiper - 4
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Gr. Yellowlegs - 2
Lsr. Yellowlegs - ~20
Sanderling - 4
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 30+
Western Sandpiper - 2
Least Sandpiper - 25+
Baird's Sandpiper - 1
Pectoral Sandpiper - 20+
Stilt Sandpiper - 1
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 3
Short-billed Dowitcher - 6

also:
Wood Duck - 5+
Dbl-cr. Cormorant - 100+
Great Blue Heron & Green Heron - a few
Great Egret - 65+
Black-cr. Night-Heron - 2
Osprey - 2
Ring-billed Gull - 30+
Caspian Tern - 2

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Backyard Birding
From: "Kristy L. Baker" <kristybaker AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:29:48 -0500
Today is the second day in a long while that I just sat on the back porch and 
enjoyed the birds. (Rockvale - Rutherford County) I sat for about two hours. It 
wasn't super busy, but there was some traffic. I enjoyed 21 species. Many birds 
were molting. 


Pileated Woodpecker - 1
Northern Parula -2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher-1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Eastern Wood Pewee 1
Song Sparrow 1
Carolina Wren 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Common Grackle - 1
American Goldfinch 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmice 5
Chipping Sparrow 3
American Robin 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Morning Dove 3
House Sparrow 12
House Finch 8
Blue Jay 1  
Northern Mockingbird 3

Kristy Baker
Rockvale TN
Rutherford County
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Subject: Black Tern - Clarksville, TN
From: "Stanley York" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "swy911@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:22:13 -0500
August 29, 2014
Clarksville, TN Montgomery County
Liberty Park & Marina
6:42pm - 7:12pm

Juvenile or winter plumage Black Tern, appeared to be same bird described as 
Wilson's Phalarope earlier in the day on eBird. Small tern, slate gray back and 
wings, forked tail, black half hoodlike head & facial markings. Airborne 
feeding on gnat swarms along bank. Seen at close range. Did not have legs 
extending beyond tail or bill long enough for phalarope. Was flying back and 
forth on Cumberland River near entrance to marina. Also had at least 35 Common 
Nighthawks flying over river and bottoms. 


Stanley York Jr
Montgomery County


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Subject: Rankin Bottoms - Buff-breasted Sandpipers
From: Darrel Wilder <darrelw AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:27:07 -0400
29 August 2014
Rankin Bottoms, Cocke Co., TN
Lake level, 984.64
Scoping form shore

I wasn't able to find the Ruddy Turnstone reported on Wednesday, but did see 
almost all of the other shorebird species recently reported, with the addition 
today of Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Numbers of some species have increased since 
my visit on Wednesday morning. 


American Golden-Plover (1, continuing bird)
Semipalmated Plover (24)
Killdeer (70)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Solitary Sandpiper (4)
Greater Yellowlegs (4)
Lesser Yellowlegs (33)
Stilt Sandpiper (2)
Sanderling (4)
Least Sandpiper (50)
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (2)
Pectoral Sandpiper (32)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (28)
Western Sandpiper (5)
Short-billed Dowitcher (8)

also:
Ring-billed Gull (56)

Dutch Bottoms
Ringed-billed Gull (25)
Caspian Tern (2)

Darrel Wilder
Johnson City, TN

















Subject: Bob Sargent's correct address
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:16:47 -0500
Another TN-Bird subscriber just alerted me to the fact that Bob Sargent's
address was incorrect in the post I forwarded from MISSBIRD yesterday.

The correct address for Bob Sargent is:

Bob Sargent
7570 Mack Hicks Road
Trussville AL 35173

This is verified as correct.

Judy Dorsey
Fayette County, TN
Subject: Hundreds of Common Nighthawk
From: Ed Schneider <ed.schneider AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:13:02 -0500
LP Field, Nashville
After the most boring football game I've ever seen (and that's saying a lot for 
pre-season), I happened to look skywards as we exited the stadium. There were 
about 80-100 Common Nighthawks foraging en masse above and around the bright 
lights of the stadium, making for an awe inspiring sight! We could only see 
approximately 25-30% of the structure, so I can only imagine that there were 
200-300 more birds that were not visible from our vantage point. 

Good NFL birding,
Ed SchneiderNashvilleDavidson County
p.s.- the pop-up thunderstorm at dusk made it impossible to see any Purple 
Martins coming in to roost at their historic site adjacent the Stadium. 
Subject: Norris Songbird Trail - 8/28
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:03:18 -0400
Birded along the riverside portion of Songbird Trail below Norris Dam 
today from ~11:15 - 1:45. The jewelweed is plentiful and the hummers 
were chasing each other all over the place. A little slow today at first 
but had a few good migrants including 2 first-of-year in Canada and 
Wilson's warblers.

American redstart - 1 f
Black-and-white warbler - 2   m,f
Common yellowthroat - 1 heard
Canada warbler - 1 f   (f.o.y.)
Hooded warbler -  2   m,f
Magnolia warbler - 1  (f.o.s.)
Wilson's warbler - 1  (f.o.y.)

White-eyed vireo - 2
Yellow-throated vireo - 2
Blue-gray gnatcatcher - 1
Eastern wood pewee - 1
Ruby-throated hummingbird - lots

Red-shouldered hawk - 1  flying overhead then later perched in walnut 
orchard

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Fwd: [missbird] Update on Bob Sargent
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:53:17 -0700
Re-posted from MISSBIRD today.

Judy Dorsey
Fayette County, TN

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From: Gene Knight 
Date: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Subject: [missbird] Update on Bob Sargent
To: MISSBIRD 

 MISSBIRDERS,

The latest on Bob Sargent from Martha: "He came home from the hospital on
Tuesday, the 26th, and is now in hospice care. His surgeon told him that
the surgery he was supposed to have would not improve his quality of life
and that if he did it he may be in a nursing home for the rest of his days.
He elected not to have the surgery and decided on coming home for however
long he lives. Bob is now blind in one eye with little vision in the other
eye due to an infection. He is at peace with the decision. And a lot
happier here at home".

I encourage everybody on this list to send Bob a card/letter or whatever
type of note you can to let him know how much we all love him and want him
to recover. He has touched many thousands of hummer enthusiasts all over
the country giving programs and teaching hummer banding. Tell all your
friends that have attended the hummer festival in Holly Springs to send him
a get-well card. Let's make him happy while we can. The Sargent's mailing
address is below. Thanks.

*570 Mack Hicks Rd, Trussville, AL 35173*

Gene and Shannon Knight
Oxford, MS
Subject: Re: [TN-Bird] Re: Wood Stork @ Duck River
From: "dkirschke AT yahoo.com" <dmarc-noreply@freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dkirschke@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:29:55 -0400
You can contact Clayton Ferrell at the refuge if you would like, but I suspect 
the banding is done. It is worth checking pools 1 and 2 during the day as it 
has been seen there, but it is hit or miss. Good luck. 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

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Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Wood Stork  AT  Duck River
Date: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 2:43 PM
I am heading to Memphis tomorrow and am going to the Duck River Unit on my way. 
I saw earlier advice about duck banding, etc. Is there anything like that going 
on that I should avoid? All these directions for spotting the wood stork are 
great but I'm not counting on it since I won't be there late enough to see it 
return to roost. 



Lyda Phillips
(301) 518-7538 (cell)
www.lydaphillips.com
writerworking.blogspot.com/


Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:04:17 -0500
Subject: [TN-Bird] Wood Stork  AT  Duck River
From: jwalk821 AT comcast.net
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org

Thanks to some directions from Ruben Stoll, my dad, my brother, and I refound 
the Wood Stork at TN NWR - Duck River unit in Humphreys County yesterday 
(8-23-14). It seems like the most reliable way to see the bird is by waiting 
for it at its roost at the pump station. Walk the pump station levee for 
approximately two miles until you reach the first gravel road on the left. Take 
this gravel road for about two hundred yards for the best view of the egret 
roost in the cypresses on the right. The bird showed up at 7:35 PM, coming in 
low to the water from the left. If you never saw the bird fly in, definitely 
scan the egret flock. While your chances of seeing this bird here are almost 
certain, the bad thing is that even with brisk walking you'll arrive back in 
the parking lot at dark. 

Other birds of note:57 Caspian Terns11 Forster's Terns1 Sandhill Crane (blue 
goose loop)5 Spotted Sandpipers3 Solitary Sandpipers1 Snowy Egret (flyover in 
main refuge area)good numbers of swallows including Bank, Tree, Barn, and N. 
Rough-winged Swallows and Purple Martin. 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TN
Subject: Re: Wood Stork @ Duck River
From: Lyda Phillips <lydap AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:43:22 -0500
I am heading to Memphis tomorrow and am going to the Duck River Unit on my way. 
I saw earlier advice about duck banding, etc. Is there anything like that going 
on that I should avoid? All these directions for spotting the wood stork are 
great but I'm not counting on it since I won't be there late enough to see it 
return to roost. 



Lyda Phillips
(301) 518-7538 (cell)
www.lydaphillips.com
writerworking.blogspot.com/


Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:04:17 -0500
Subject: [TN-Bird] Wood Stork  AT  Duck River
From: jwalk821 AT comcast.net
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org

Thanks to some directions from Ruben Stoll, my dad, my brother, and I refound 
the Wood Stork at TN NWR - Duck River unit in Humphreys County yesterday 
(8-23-14). It seems like the most reliable way to see the bird is by waiting 
for it at its roost at the pump station. Walk the pump station levee for 
approximately two miles until you reach the first gravel road on the left. Take 
this gravel road for about two hundred yards for the best view of the egret 
roost in the cypresses on the right. The bird showed up at 7:35 PM, coming in 
low to the water from the left. If you never saw the bird fly in, definitely 
scan the egret flock. While your chances of seeing this bird here are almost 
certain, the bad thing is that even with brisk walking you'll arrive back in 
the parking lot at dark. 

Other birds of note:57 Caspian Terns11 Forster's Terns1 Sandhill Crane (blue 
goose loop)5 Spotted Sandpipers3 Solitary Sandpipers1 Snowy Egret (flyover in 
main refuge area)good numbers of swallows including Bank, Tree, Barn, and N. 
Rough-winged Swallows and Purple Martin. 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TN 		 	   		  
Subject: South Holston Lake & Paddle Creek pond
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:33:22 -0400
28 Aug 2014

South Holston Lake (Musick's to dam), Sullivan Co., TN

Pied-billed Grebe - 1
Bald Eagle - 2
Semipalmated Plover - 1
Black Tern - 1
Forster's Tern - 2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 1
Warbling Vireo - 1
Ovenbird - 1
Worm-eating Warbler - 1
Am. Redstart - 2

Paddle Creek pond, Sullivan Co.  (water down some, good mud)

Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 4
Gr. Yellowlegs - 1
Lsr. Yellowlegs - 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1
Least Sandpiper - 1

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Rankin Bottoms - turnstone, etc
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:16:49 -0400
27 Aug 2014
Rankin Bottoms, Cocke Co.

Scoping from shore, like Darrel Wilder did earlier in day.
I saw pretty much the same, except as follows:

Semipalmated Plover - 22
RUDDY TURNSTONE - 1
Sanderling - 4

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Rankin Bottoms - Sanderling, etc.
From: Darrel Wilder <darrelw AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:38:15 -0400
27 August 2014
Rankin Bottoms, Cocke Co., TN
Lake level  985.29 
Scoping from Shore

Most of the shorebird species seen during the last week were present this 
morning, with the addition of Sanderling. The falling lake level has uncovered 
an increased number of mudflats and better access to the shoreline has improved 
the opportunities for scoping from shore. Still, one of the best concentrations 
of shorebirds is across the embayment from the coal tipple at a distance 
requiring high scope magnification. 


American Golden-Plover (1, continuing bird in partial breeding plumage)
Semipalmated Plover (5)
Killdeer (100)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Solitary Sandpiper (3)
Greater Yellowlegs (2)
Lesser Yellowlegs (13)
Stilt Sandpiper (2)
SANDERLING (2)
Baird's Sandpiper (1)
Least Sandpiper (40)
Pectoral Sandpiper (12)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (6)
Western Sandpiper (1)
Short-billed Dowitcher (5)

Darrel Wilder
Johnson City, TN

















Subject: Greenway Banding
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:34:45 +0000
27 August 2014
Hamilton County, TN

It was a good day banding at Greenway Farms, with a nice assortment of 
migrants; 4 Hooded Warblers, 3 Canada Warblers, 2 Black-and-white Warblers, 1 
Kentucky Warbler, 1 Ovenbird, and 1 Wood Thrush. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Gateway Pond, Rutherford County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:47:07 -0700
The city has refilled the pond and all the shorebird habitat is submerged 
again 


Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Gateway Pond, Rutherford County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:47:02 -0700
The city has refilled the pond and all the shorebird habitat is submerged 
again 


Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Gateway Pond, Rutherford County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:46:58 -0700
The city has refilled the pond and all the shorebird habitat is submerged 
again 


Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Shorebirds West TN
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:30:30 -0700
August 26, 2014
Dyer & Lake Counties

I made a couple of quick stops for shorebirds yesterday. My first stop was at 
Moss Island WMA in Dyer County. The big pool, visible from the Great River 
Road, is drying up quickly but was full of shorebirds yesterday. A quick scan 
yielded the following: 


Great Blue Heron - 7
Great Egret - 16
Snowy Egret - 2
Killdeer - 32
Least Sandpiper - 1000+
Pectoral Sandpiper - 200
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 50
Baird's Sandpiper - 1

White Lake Refuge in Dyer County was dry as far as I could tell. They had some 
heavy equipment in there and the dust was flying so I didn't stay long. 


For the first time in years, I drove west down Hwy 79W in Lake County, all the 
way to the Mississippi River. The blacktop ends and turns into a winding, 
narrow one lane dirt road near the end. There was an extensive sandbar on the 
east side of the river and I walked out a little ways. The only shorebirds were 
50 Killdeer and a lone Baird's Sandpiper. 


This morning I had the window raised in the bathroom and I heard an Upland 
Sandpiper call twice from the soybean field behind our house. I looked up my 
previous records for Upland Sandpipers and discovered that I had one calling 
from the same field on 26 August 2010!In West Tennessee Uplands frequent 
soybean fields in the fall and are most easily discovered by their calls in the 
beans. Glen Criswell and I had 10 in a soybean field on Hwy 79W in Lake County 
back on 18 August 1996! 


Good birding!

Mark Greene
Trenton, TN
Gibson County
Subject: Mourning Warbler, Lewis County
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:17:01 -0500
A very close look at a young Mourning Warbler at our place in western  
Lewis County this morning (8/27/2014).  This was one of a total of  
seven warbler species for the morning.  All the others were local  
breeders but still a pretty good total for one hour in August in  
middle TN.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Sightings Report 26 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, TVA & Pits, Memphis, Shelby County
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:03:35 -0500
Quick lunch run since I was in the neighborhood working. Overall numbers down, 
did not do an exhaustive search like last week though in the short time here. 


Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN
Aug 26, 2014 12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: Another hot day in Memphis 95 degs and high humidity. Lots of terns 
today along with Geese. Still good numbers of Least Sandpipers on the Mudflats. 

10 species
Canada Goose  85
Mallard  12
Great Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  1
Killdeer  35
Least Sandpiper 500 500+ scattered over the mudflat to the north side. Heat 
waves during the midday for poor scoping. 

Pectoral Sandpiper  7
Least Tern (Interior)  26     Resting, feeding,resting,feeding
Mourning Dove  1
American Kestrel  2
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19584981 


Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons(The Pits)/Earth Complex, Shelby, 
US-TN 

Aug 26, 2014 12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Lunch run down at the pits, better numbers of Black bellied Wh Ducks 
today. Pects are hard to find. Pit 4 really empty compared to last week. Pit 5 
had a good variety in the stubbly marsh y conditions up front. No Avocets 
today. 

16 species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 88 Highest nuber of Black-bellies for me this 
year, 6 broods of young totaling 42 (11, 10, 2, 4, 11, 4) 

Greater White-fronted Goose 1 Only one bird left, it's companion all summer 
left last week. Still hanging with a small group of Canada's and the ducks. 

Greater White-fronted Goose (Eurasian)  0
Canada Goose  4
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  12
Canvasback  1     Same bird same place hanging with the Black bellies.
Mississippi Kite 4 Last birds seen as leaving and starting to agitate the 
masses. 

Killdeer  75
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  12
Stilt Sandpiper  1
Least Sandpiper  750     750+ well spread out today.
Pectoral Sandpiper  14
Semipalmated Sandpiper  97
Mourning Dove  17
European Starling  250
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19585050 


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



Subject: Re: Fwd: [missbird] Bob Sargent
From: Jud Johnston <rivendell AT tds.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:47:13 -0500
Recent information on AL-birds paints an even graver picture of Bob's 
condition.  In addition to probably needing another open heart surgery, 
Bob has developed infection in both eyes and has been rendered blind.  
Whether this is permanent or correctable isn't clear.  Should anyone 
like to send a note or card to the Sargents, the address is 7570 Mack 
Hicks Rd., Trussville, AL  35173.

Jud Johnston
Waynesboro, TN

On 8/24/2014 4:14 PM, Judy Dorsey wrote:
> Re-posting this message from Missbird with Gene Knight's permission.
>
> Judy Dorsey
> Fayette County, TN
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Gene Knight* >
> Date: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM
> Subject: [missbird] Bob Sargent
> To: MISSBIRD >
>
>
> MISSBIRDERS,
>
> I just got a note from Martha Gail Sargent saying that Bob is not 
> doing well and is in the hospital (UAB) with complications from his 
> 1st heart surgery back several weeks ago. Please keep the Sargents in 
> your thoughts and prayers and wish Bob a speedy recovery.
>
> Gene and Shannon Knight
> Oxford, MS
>
>
>
>
>
Subject: Radnor warblers - Davidson
From: KD Edwards <sparverius AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:06:43 -0500
Daniel and I hit Radnor Lake for a couple hours Tues morning. Got a late start 
and only walked the strollerable areas including Otter Creek Rd (or what's left 
of it) and the dam and spillway area. Not much of note other than a Blue-winged 
Warbler and a N Parula at the spillway. 


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Re: Nighthawks - Davidson
From: Jonathan Gendzier <jonathan.m.gendzier AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:12:20 -0500
Saw them over the Vanderbilt practice fields as well on my run - quite a sight.

Jonathan Gendzier
Nashville, TN





On Aug 25, 2014, at 10:09 PM, KD Edwards  wrote:

> 
> About 100 Common Nighthawks over the lights at Vanderbilt Stadium tonight in 
Nashville. 

> 
> Dean Edwards
> Knoxville, TN
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Subject: Nighthawks - Davidson
From: KD Edwards <sparverius AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:09:17 -0500
About 100 Common Nighthawks over the lights at Vanderbilt Stadium tonight in 
Nashville. 


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Ron Carrico five Green Heron at Paddle Creek Pond, eastern Sullivan Co.
From: "BBC Net" <jwcoffey AT tricon.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:49:21 -0400
Ron Carrico had five (5) Green Herons 

today, Monday, 25 August 2014 

at Paddle Creek Pond, Sullivan Co., TN 

 

 
Subject: Canada Warbler, etc - Shelby Bottoms, Davidson
From: KD Edwards <sparverius AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:10:27 -0500
Daniel and I spent about 3 hrs strollering along the river trail between 
tressel and Cumberland River bridge (about 6 miles round trip) at Shelby 
Bottoms in Davidson Co, TN Monday morning (25 Aug). A few warblers, vireos, 
tanagers, and both orioles. Best bird was a cooperative Canada Warbler at the 
river overlook. 


Full list from phone below.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN


64 records of 30 species seen or heard at Shelby Bottoms on 8/25/14.

1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:53 36.17435 -86.70741 

1 Chimney Swift SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:39 36.16685 -86.71685 

2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:10 36.18078 -86.70190 

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:06 36.17950 -86.70261 

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18757 -86.69367 

1 Downy Woodpecker SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:11 36.18056 -86.70183 

1 Pileated Woodpecker SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:47 36.17284 -86.70968 

1 Pileated Woodpecker SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:44 36.18990 -86.69249 

1 Eastern Wood-Pewee SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:48 36.18782 -86.69318 

1 Great Crested Flycatcher SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:01 36.16543 -86.72139 

1 White-eyed Vireo SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:24 36.18321 -86.69811 

1 White-eyed Vireo SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:26 36.18407 -86.69718 

2 Red-eyed Vireo SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:18 36.17615 -86.70525 

1 Blue Jay SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:56 36.17487 -86.70634 

1 Blue Jay SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:24 36.18349 -86.69807 

1 American Crow SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:16 36.16530 -86.72155 

1 American Crow SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:24 36.16643 -86.71747 

1 American Crow SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:07 36.17952 -86.70261 

1 American Crow SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:24 36.18352 -86.69802 

1 American Crow SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18751 -86.69380 

1 Carolina Chickadee SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:28 36.16676 -86.71698 

3 Carolina Chickadee SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:37 36.18751 -86.69380 

1 Carolina Chickadee SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:54 36.18437 -86.69691 

1 Tufted Titmouse SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18749 -86.69368 

1 Tufted Titmouse SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:12 36.17953 -86.70263 

1 Carolina Wren SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:01 36.16542 -86.72132 

1 Carolina Wren SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:24 36.16643 -86.71747 

1 Carolina Wren SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:57 36.17501 -86.70610 

1 Carolina Wren SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:10 36.18078 -86.70190 

2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:26 36.16656 -86.71661 

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:34 36.16869 -86.71536 

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18753 -86.69368 

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:54 36.18437 -86.69691 

4 American Robin SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:02 36.17739 -86.70417 

1 American Robin SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:10 36.18060 -86.70184 

1 American Robin SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18749 -86.69368 

3 European Starling SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:02 36.17723 -86.70419 

2 Northern Parula SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:04 36.18033 -86.70214 

1 Yellow Warbler SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:35 36.16876 -86.71566 

1 Yellow Warbler SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:43 36.16588 -86.71974 

1 Canada Warbler SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:11 36.16546 -86.72140 

1 Field Sparrow SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:35 36.16874 -86.71462 

1 Summer Tanager SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18751 -86.69380 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:06 36.16543 -86.72133 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:21 36.16610 -86.71919 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:24 36.16643 -86.71747 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:26 36.16683 -86.71711 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:34 36.16869 -86.71536 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:06 36.17964 -86.70261 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:11 36.18057 -86.70183 

3 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:16 36.18154 -86.70062 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:26 36.18407 -86.69718 

3 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18750 -86.69368 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:54 36.18437 -86.69691 

1 Indigo Bunting SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:42 36.17156 -86.71330 

1 Common Grackle SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:06 36.16543 -86.72133 

1 Common Grackle SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:55 36.17463 -86.70643 

9 Common Grackle SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:06 36.17964 -86.70261 

5 Common Grackle SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:16 36.18154 -86.70062 

2 Common Grackle SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18749 -86.69368 

2 Brown-headed Cowbird SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 12:05 36.16503 -86.73200 

1 Orchard Oriole SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:35 36.16876 -86.71566 

1 Baltimore Oriole SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18761 -86.69364 

1 American Goldfinch SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:50 36.17281 -86.70859 


Shelby Bottoms



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Subject: Greenway banding
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:04:11 +0000
25 August 2014
Hamilton County, TN

Today was the first day of the 2014 fall migration banding season at Greenway 
Farms. We caught 2 Hooded Warblers, 2 Canada Warblers, and 1 Kentucky Warbler. 
Not a bad start! 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Wonder of Hummingbird Festival
From: Billie Cantwell <bfcantwell AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:35:35 -0400
Here is a link  to Vickie Henderson's blog about 
the Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival that was Saturday at Ijams Nature 
Center. It was a fantastic day filled with lots of activity. 32 
hummingbirds were banded with one recapture from last year's festival!

Thanks to all who volunteered to make it a day for the kids (and adults) 
to remember.

A special thanks goes out to Steve Routledge of the Nashville chapter 
for helping fill in on a bird walk!

If you are on Face Book 
 check out the many 
pictures posted there of the festival.

-- 
Billie Cantwell
Knoxville, TN
Subject: Roan Mtn warblers
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:21:26 -0400
25 Aug 2014
Carver's Gap on Roan Mtn
Carter Co., TN and Mitchell Co., NC
crisp 50 degrees at sunrise

First visit for fall warblers:

Tennessee - 2
Com. Yellowthroat - 1
Am. Redstart - 1
Cape May - 2
Magnolia - 1
Blackburnian - 1
Chestnut-sd. - 3
Black-thr. Blue - 3
Black-thr. Green - 1

Plus the usual high elevation species (raven, Red-br. Nuthatch, etc.).

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Roan Mtn warblers
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:21:26 -0400
25 Aug 2014
Carver's Gap on Roan Mtn
Carter Co., TN and Mitchell Co., NC
crisp 50 degrees at sunrise

First visit for fall warblers:

Tennessee - 2
Com. Yellowthroat - 1
Am. Redstart - 1
Cape May - 2
Magnolia - 1
Blackburnian - 1
Chestnut-sd. - 3
Black-thr. Blue - 3
Black-thr. Green - 1

Plus the usual high elevation species (raven, Red-br. Nuthatch, etc.).

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: American Avocet and Little Blue Heron - Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Aug 24, 2014
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "kings4birds@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:10:35 -0400 (EDT)
 An American Avocet, possibly a second individual from one seen across the way 
at the Pits, and an immature Little Blue Heron were seen at TVA Lake today, the 
Allen Steam Plant ash ponds off Riverport Rd. in Memphis. I had just left the 
Pits where an avocet was loafing with whistling-ducks on one of the central 
ponds, and did not go back there to see if this was a second individual; but, 
it was sitting down when I first got there, and I had not seen any birds flying 
as I drove. 


Gail King
5595 Ashley Sq. N.
Memphis, TN 38120

"What is this thing that lifts my heart to the heavens?" Jeff Wilson

 




Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN
Aug 24, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
9 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose   10
Great Blue Heron   1
Great Egret   1
Little Blue Heron   1     Much smaller than nearby Great 
Egret; all white plumage; yellowish, not dark, legs; darker tip on 
dull grayish-colored bill; dark lores
American Avocet   1     I had just seen an avocet 
across Riverport Rd., at the Pits; I did not go back there to make sure this 
was 

a second one, but I had not seen any birds flying as I drove across, and this 
bird was sitting down when I first saw it. Unmistakeable black and white wings, 

white body with only a hint of orange on the head and neck; long, thin, 
upturned 

bill.
Killdeer   X
peep sp.   X     Too far away to i.d. with my bins and 
scope.
Least Tern  3
Barn Swallow   2
European Starling  17     On the wires, in the edges, and on 
the spit with geese, killdeer, and peeps.

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19562816 


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Subject: American Avocet, Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The Pits)/Earth Complex, Aug 24, 2014
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "kings4birds@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:01:32 -0400 (EDT)
 This morning I saw an American Avocet among the whistling-ducks in one of the 
central ponds at the Pits, Ensley Bottoms, Shelby County. When I left there I 
drove directly to TVA Lake, where another avocet was resting on the far side, 
with Canada Geese. I did not return to the Pits to see if this was a second 
individual, but I had not seen birds on the wing as I made that short drive 
from the lagoons to the lake. 


Other birds are listed below; a single Canvasback and one Greater White-fronted 
Goose remain where ducks and geese have been congregating, the big pond just 
across from and west of Pit 1, where water is deeper. An amazing 77 adult 
Black-bellied Whistling-ducks, with 29 youngsters in three distinct broods, 
were on that first pond south of the center levee road. I drove everywhere and 
tried to look at all the shorebirds, but glare (even when I first got there, 
before 10 a.m.), heat shimmer, and something unseen that kept flushing the 
birds, made that impossible. 


 

 Gail King
5595 Ashley Sq. N.
Memphis, TN 38120

"What is this feathered thing that lifts my heart to the heavens?" Jeff Wilson



Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The Pits)/Earth Complex, Shelby, 
US-TN
Aug 24, 2014 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Ducks and geese in center lagoons, where water is deeper; 
shorebirds scattered about
25 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck   114     Three broods of 
11, 9, and 10 young, plus 77 adults, in the first two central ponds just across 

(west) from the big lagoon (Big Stinky, Pit 1), where ducks and geese have been 

gathered all summer; others on another of the central ponds.
Greater White-fronted Goose   1     Single bird, with Canada 
geese; did not see a second one reported by others. In center-area pond just 
across (west) from the main lagoon (Pit 1), where ducks and geese have been 
congregated.
Canada Goose   8
Wood Duck   5
Mallard   7
Canvasback   1     Presumably same individual reported by 
others; with whistling-ducks in large central pond just across from Pit 1, 
where 

geese and ducks have been hanging out. Unmistakable head/bill shape; dull 
brownish head, neck and breast; grayish body and wings.
Turkey Vulture   2
Red-tailed Hawk   1     Perched in oak at the corner of Buoy 
Rd./Riverport Rd., at the covered pit: no other raptors seen
Black-necked Stilt   5
American Avocet   1     First seen with two stilts on 
one of the interior central pits; later, it was with the duck/goose crowd in 
the 

central pond just west of big Pit 1. I did check the interior pit where I had 
seen it before to decide it was probably the same bird. After seeing another 
avocet on TVA lake a few minutes later, I did not come back here to make sure 
that was a second bird, but I had not seen birds flying across as I was 
driving. 

Killdeer   X
Spotted Sandpiper   1
Lesser Yellowlegs   6
Stilt Sandpiper   1     Pit 2. Long, drooping bill; long, 
greenish legs; whitish eyebrow; white rump in flight
Least Sandpiper   600     Estimated; scattered all over; 
more than 300 on the north edge of Pit 1; another 100 or so on last (nearly 
dried up!) Pit 4; several groups of 15-30 elsewhere
Pectoral Sandpiper   200     Estimated again; scattered 
about, as leasts; when I the birds were close or still enough to count there 
were three leasts for every pectoral.
Semipalmated Sandpiper   25     Seemed to be one or two in 
every bunch close enough to make out details in the glare and heat shimmer; far 

out numbered though by leasts and pectorals. Thick-based, relatively short, 
tubular bill, not long and droopy like western or thin and pointy like least; 
capped appearance
Mourning Dove   9
Chimney Swift   11
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   1     Perched in dead tree at 
northwest-most center pit
Barn Swallow   5
Northern Mockingbird   2
European Starling   X
House Finch  3     At maintenance sheds
House Sparrow   8     Maintenance sheds and Bouy Rd. wires

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19562621 


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Subject: Fwd: [missbird] Bob Sargent
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:14:02 -0500
Re-posting this message from Missbird with Gene Knight's permission.

Judy Dorsey
Fayette County, TN

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gene Knight 
Date: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Subject: [missbird] Bob Sargent
To: MISSBIRD 


MISSBIRDERS,

I just got a note from Martha Gail Sargent saying that Bob is not doing
well and is in the hospital (UAB) with complications from his 1st heart
surgery back several weeks ago. Please keep the Sargents in your thoughts
and prayers and wish Bob a speedy recovery.

Gene and Shannon Knight
Oxford, MS
Subject: White Ibis, Baird's Sandpiper, American Golden-Plover, etc at Rankin Bottoms, Aug 24, 2014
From: "david kirschke" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dkirschke@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:02:56 -0700
I have been anxiously awaiting the start of the fall shorebird season at Rankin 
Bottoms and following some encouraging posts I decided to take the kayak out 
this morning. I usually prefer to go in the afternoon when the light is much 
better, but at least with a kayak you can maneuver so that the sun is at your 
back some of the time. Water levels are still fairly high, but some good 
mudflats are exposed and decent numbers of shorebirds are present. As Michael 
said, a boat or scope is recommended. 


A few photos here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dkirschke/


Rankin Bottoms, Cocke, US-TN
Aug 24, 2014 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:   By kayak.
27 species

Wood Duck 4
Mallard 30
Double-crested Cormorant 120
Great Blue Heron 12
Great Egret 60
Green Heron 12
Black-crowned Night-Heron 4
White Ibis 1
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 2
American Golden-Plover 1  Non-breeding. Distinguished from BB Plover by 
structure and lack of dark axillaries. 

Semipalmated Plover 3
Killdeer 50
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 5
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 12
Stilt Sandpiper 3
Baird's Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 30
Pectoral Sandpiper 8
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5
Western Sandpiper 2
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
Ring-billed Gull 50
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 15

David Kirschke
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Wood Stork @ Duck River
From: jwalk821 <jwalk821 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:04:17 -0500
Thanks to some directions from Ruben Stoll, my dad, my brother, and I refound 
the Wood Stork at TN NWR - Duck River  unit in Humphreys County yesterday 
(8-23-14). It seems like the most reliable way to see the bird is by waiting 
for it at its roost at the pump station. Walk the pump station levee for 
approximately two miles until you reach the first gravel road on the left. Take 
this gravel road for about two hundred yards for the best view of the egret 
roost in the cypresses on the right. The bird showed up at 7:35 PM, coming in 
low to the water from the left. If you never saw the bird fly in, definitely 
scan the egret flock. While your chances of seeing this bird here are almost 
certain, the bad thing is that even with brisk walking you'll arrive back in 
the parking lot at dark.  


Other birds of note:
57 Caspian Terns
11 Forster's Terns
1 Sandhill Crane (blue goose loop)
5 Spotted Sandpipers
3 Solitary Sandpipers
1 Snowy Egret (flyover in main refuge area)
good numbers of swallows including Bank, Tree, Barn, and N. Rough-winged 
Swallows and Purple Martin. 


Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
Subject: From: nicksiler@gmail.com
From: "nicksiler AT gmail.com" <nicksiler@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:35:10 +0000


Hi tn

http://bargan-cafe-iasi.ro/French.php?ffvac2595rpterpp


nicksiler AT gmail.com
Subject: Snowy Egret in Hamilton County
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:08:41 -0400
Seen today 8/23/14 at about 1:30 pm at the Discovery Drive ponds near VW
plant.  Originally found by Libby Wolf.

Hugh Barger
Hamilton County

https://flic.kr/p/oSue6n
Subject: Results from NTOS Field Trip
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:38:07 -0700
8-23-14
Radnor Lake State Natural Area, Davidson County
Despite the humid weather throughout the trip, eleven birders attended today's 
walk at Radnor Lake. A total of 32 species were observed (list below), and we 
had several interesting sightings - most notably an early male Black-throated 
Green Warbler singing pitifully on the Lake Trail just past the construction 
area where the old platform once was. Our group had wonderful looks at a male 
Summer Tanager, two noisy Eastern Phoebes (one adult; one juvenile), and four 
fly-over Double-crested Cormorants on the Spillway as well. Thank you to all 
who participated, and we hope to see everyone at next month's field trip! 

32 species
Wood Duck - 4
Double-crested Cormorant - 4
Great Blue Heron - 2
Green Heron - 1 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Chimney Swift - 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3
Red-headed Woodpecker - 1 (heard calling across the lake near the East parking 
lot) 

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Pileated Woodpecker - 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 6
Eastern Phoebe - 2
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
empidonax sp. - 1 
White-eyed Vireo - 2
Red-eyed Vireo - 1
Blue Jay - 5
American Crow - 3
Purple Martin - 4
Carolina Chickadee - 9
Tufted Titmouse - 11
White-breasted Nuthatch - 6
Carolina Wren - 15
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
Eastern Bluebird - 11
American Robin - 5
Black-throated Green Warbler - 1 (male seen on Lake Trail)
Eastern Towhee - 1
Summer Tanager - 1
Northern Cardinal - 7
American Goldfinch - 6
Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
http://www.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/ 
Subject: Gateway Pond, Rutherford County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:39:19 -0700
Ran into Steve Zipperer early this AM at the pond
Good shorebird habitat until the leak in the bottom is sealed again

Many Killdeer
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Least Sandpiper
1 Great Egret

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Common Nighthawk
From: JDC <jdc.birds AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:48:23 -0400
I had one Common Nighthawk flying low around the Cleveland Regional Airport 
this evening, at sunset. 



John Champion
Cleveland, TN- Bradley Co. 

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Subject: Baird's Sandpipers - Murfreesboro
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:04:15 -0700
8-22-14
Gateway Island, Murfreesboro, TN (Rutherford county)

Today, at 11:00 AM and later at6:15 PM, my mom, sisters, brothers and I 
checkedGateway Island in Murfreesboro (Rutherford county). The water is not 
runningso the pond is mostly empty, leaving perfect shorebird habitat.We were 
very surprised to see and hear two Baird's Sandpipers (at least one juvenile; 
the other wastoo distant)feedingnear thebridge. They were both still 
present when we left. 


Other notablespecies seen:

Great Egret - 1
Osprey - 1
Least Sandpiper - at least two, likely more
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1


Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
Subject: Least Flycatcher, Lewis County
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:10:19 -0500
A Least Flycatcher whitting and che-bekking on and off all day today  
(8/22/2014) at our place in western Lewis County.  This is the first  
passerine I've found at our place so far this season that does not  
nest locally.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Tunica County, MS Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Lark Sparrows, leucistic Wood Stork
From: Jason Hoeksema <jason.hoeksema AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:52:37 -0500
TN-birders,
Gene Knight, JR Rigby, and myself birded Tunica County in the northwest
corner of Mississippi this morning, and I'm posting highlights to TN-bird
since this area is very close to Memphis. Our first highlight of the day
was a family of BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS, including 3 fledglings,
crossing the road in Walls. Where Bass Landing Road meets the MS River
Levee at its west end, we found a single SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER and at
least 2 LARK SPARROWS. The Gum Pond Road area had several catfish ponds
with good shorebird habitat (especially on the south side of the road, near
the forested south edge of that complex, where the landowner has indicated
its OK for birders to visit). The shorebirds were dominated by PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS, but the best birds here were a pair of breeding-plumaged
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, and a single leucistic WOOD STORK soaring with some
companions.  This area also had upwards of 80 LEAST TERNS (which belong to
the endangered Interior sub-species).  A few photos are here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/j_hoeksema/

Good birding!

Jason Hoeksema
Oxford, MS

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