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04 May Re: NTOS Radnor Lake Wednesday Walk- the Philadelphia Story [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
4 May NTOS Radnor Lake Wednesday Walk- the Philadelphia Story [Kevin Bowden ]
4 May Re: Bird ID [Tony Watson ]
4 May FOS flycatcher ["Aborn, David" ]
4 May Re: Bird ID [Kevin Breault ]
4 May Cornelia Fort, Shelby Bottoms Greater White-fronted Goose [Michael Smith ]
4 May Re: Bird ID ["George's McNeil" ]
4 May Re: Bird ID []
4 May Re: Bird ID [Daniel Moss ]
4 May Re: Bird ID [Jud Johnston ]
4 May Re: Bird ID ["Mark Greene" ]
4 May Bird ID [Susan Riley ]
3 May Radnor Lake migration [Frank Fekel ]
3 May Bell's Bend area birds [Jim Arnett ]
3 May Ish Creek Common Tern not relocated this morning [Marcia Davis ]
3 May Common Mergansers: Greenbrier, Pittman Center []
2 May Perry County Spring Bird Count [Ruben Stoll ]
2 May Coffee and Grundy Counties ["Chloe Walker" ]
2 May Sevier county Ruffed Grouse [Victor Stoll ]
2 May Worst Day in Our Yard ["Tommy Curtis" ]
2 May Fw: Little Egret continues [kbreault ]
2 May Fw: Little Egret continues [kbreault ]
1 May Frozen Head SP Birding Hike Report [Chuck Lola Estes ]
1 May Weekend highlights, Knox Co. [Angela Hoffman ]
1 May Fwd: eBird Report - Ensley Bottoms--Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The Pits)/Earth Complex, Apr 30, 2016 ["Gail's Mail" ]
01 May Sharp's Ridge - 5/1 [Shane Williams ]
1 May Swallows and grosbeak - Hamilton County []
1 May Radnor Lake Olive-sided and Least Flycatchers [Ruben Stoll ]
01 May May 1 neighborhood survey [Graham ]
1 May Backyard Cape May in Jacksboro [Jeff Romain ]
30 Apr Sharp's Ridge - 4/30 [Shane Williams ]
30 Apr Snow bunting update [Graham ]
30 Apr Franklin's Gull [Chris Sloan ]
30 Apr Re: Davidson Co. Amer. Avocets 4-30-16 [Justin Hiltner ]
30 Apr Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, East Memphis, Shelby County, April 30 [Scott Heppel ]
30 Apr Rose-breasted Grosbeaks [scpjmartin ]
30 Apr Davidson Co. Amer. Avocets 4-30-16 [Steve Clendenen ]
30 Apr Snowy and Cattle Egrets, Shelby Bottoms [Michael Smith ]
30 Apr Re: Willets, Black-bellied Plover [Scott Somershoe ]
30 Apr Re: Willets, Black-bellied Plover [Michael Smith ]
30 Apr Willets!! [Chris Agee ]
29 Apr Great birding week (long)!! ["Mark Greene" ]
29 Apr Re: Glossy Ibis Duck River []
29 Apr Re: Great-tailed Grackles, Dyer County - 4/27-28/2016? [Ruben Stoll ]
29 Apr Great Turn-Over In Yard Birds! -- Hamblen, Co. ["Kirk Huffstater" ]
29 Apr White-winged Dove NOT Seen This AM [Kristy Baker ]
29 Apr TOS Spring Meeting Starts One Week from Today [Judy Dorsey ]
29 Apr White-winged Dove - Update []
28 Apr White-winged Dove [Stephen Zipperer ]
29 Apr Common Nighthawks ["Chloe Walker" ]
28 Apr Sharp's Ridge Knoxville Thursday Walk [Chuck Lola Estes ]
28 Apr White-winged Dove [Kristy Baker ]
28 Apr Best Day of the Year ["Tommy Curtis" ]
28 Apr Am Robin Observation [Kristy Baker ]
28 Apr 30 productive minutes in the yard [Kevin Bowden ]
28 Apr Bay-breasted Warbler ["Kathy Malone" ]
28 Apr Re: Colonial Waterbird study help needed ["james tucker" ]
28 Apr Glossy Ibis Duck River [Morton Massey ]
28 Apr Hamilton Co Big Day by Kevin Calhoon and Dan Jacobson [Lizzie Goodrick ]
28 Apr Rose Breasted Grosbeck [John Adams ]
27 Apr First Empid! -- Hamblen Co. ["Kirk Huffstater" ]
27 Apr Make AND female ["George's McNeil" ]
27 Apr Re: Backyard Birds [Greg Tomerlin ]
27 Apr Re: Backyard Birds [Kristy Baker ]
27 Apr Fwd: Hamilton County Big Day []
27 Apr Backyard Birds [Kristy Baker ]
27 Apr NTOS Spring Bird Count - SATURDAY! [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
27 Apr Wednesday Morning Radnor Walk - April 27th [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
27 Apr Great-tailed Grackle in Dyer County!!! ["Mark Greene" ]
27 Apr Lytle Creek Road ["Chloe Walker" ]
27 Apr Dowitchers at Walter Davis [Chris Agee ]
27 Apr Greenway Arrivals ["Aborn, David" ]
27 Apr Brown-headed Nuthatch in southern Cumberland County. ["LeGrand family" ]
27 Apr Rose-breasted Grosbeaks [Barbara Wilbur ]
26 Apr Glossy Ibis, Humphreys County [Ruben Stoll ]
26 Apr Memphis TOS Wednesday Field Trip [Judy Dorsey ]

Subject: Re: NTOS Radnor Lake Wednesday Walk- the Philadelphia Story
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 04 May 2016 14:48:13 -0500
Many thanks Kevin Bowden for leading the charge this morning on what
turned out to be a wonderful spring migration day at Radnor Lake SP.
 
One more to go Wednesday morning walk to go this springMay 11th.  If you
havent had a chance to join in on the fun this spring we sure hope you can
make it.
We will once again gather at 7:30 am in the west parking lot of Radnor Lake
State Parkmake our way up the road and across the spillway.  Josh Stevenson
will be our leader.
We hope to see you then!

<")
  ( \
  / |`   Cyndi Routledge
           President NTOS

From:   on behalf of Kevin Bowden

Reply-To:  
Date:  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:39 PM
To:  Tn Bird 
Subject:  [TN-Bird] NTOS Radnor Lake Wednesday Walk- the Philadelphia Story

Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Nashville-Davidson Co. TN
04 May 2016

Thirty birders joined today's Wednesday Walk sponsored by the Nashville TOS
chapter. With 61 species observed, it was an active day- but it was truly
the Philadelphia Story with 5 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS total. Three very
cooperative Philadelphia Vireos entertained the group near the Spillway by
the House. At one point all three could be observed perched although they
would also chase and pursue one another, always within a tight area, making
it easy to keep tabs on them. Further down the Lake Trail, 2 more of this
species were seen. Consensus was these were not the same individuals seen
earlier.

Eighteen warbler species were observed. One male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was
reasonably cooperative, but could have taken lessons from a slow moving
eye-level BAY-BREASTED WARBLER. However, the best warbler observation had to
go to a pair of PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS that could be seen entering and
exiting a nest as they flew in, food in bills, coming out empty-billed. The
nest hole itself discretely faces the lake. It was in this general area we
saw and heard a brilliant male BALTIMORE ORIOLE.

Thanks to all who participated in today's walk adding their observation
skills and to Pam Lasley who graciously kept the check list for the group.


61 species

 Canada Goose  10
 Wood Duck  2
 Double-crested Cormorant  2
 Black Vulture  3
 Turkey Vulture  2
 Cooper's Hawk  1
 Broad-winged Hawk  1
 Red-tailed Hawk  1
 Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
 Barred Owl  2
 Chimney Swift  15
 Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
 Belted Kingfisher  1
 Red-bellied Woodpecker  7
 Downy Woodpecker  4
 Pileated Woodpecker  3
 Eastern Wood-Pewee  5
 Acadian Flycatcher  2
 Eastern Phoebe  1
 Great Crested Flycatcher  1
 Eastern Kingbird  1
 Philadelphia Vireo  5
 Red-eyed Vireo  8
 Blue Jay  3
 Northern Rough-winged Swallow  15
 Barn Swallow  2
 Carolina Chickadee  7
 Tufted Titmouse  8
 White-breasted Nuthatch  1
 Carolina Wren  6
 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  9
 Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
 Swainson's Thrush  5
 Wood Thrush  1
 American Robin  1
 Cedar Waxwing  5
 Louisiana Waterthrush  2
 Black-and-white Warbler  2
 Prothonotary Warbler  3
 Tennessee Warbler  16
 Common Yellowthroat  1
 American Redstart  1
 Northern Parula  1
 Magnolia Warbler  1
 Bay-breasted Warbler  1
 Blackburnian Warbler  2
 Yellow Warbler  3
 Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
 Blackpoll Warbler  3
 Palm Warbler  2
 Yellow-rumped Warbler  12
 Yellow-throated Warbler  1
 Black-throated Green Warbler  4
 Yellow-breasted Chat  1
 Summer Tanager  6
 Scarlet Tanager  6
 Northern Cardinal  8
 Red-winged Blackbird  3
 Brown-headed Cowbird  3
 Baltimore Oriole  1
 American Goldfinch  5


Kevin Bowden
Nashville, TN

Subject: NTOS Radnor Lake Wednesday Walk- the Philadelphia Story
From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 14:39:20 -0500
Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Nashville-Davidson Co. TN
04 May 2016

Thirty birders joined today's Wednesday Walk sponsored by the Nashville TOS
chapter. With 61 species observed, it was an active day- but it was truly
the Philadelphia Story with 5 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS total. Three very
cooperative Philadelphia Vireos entertained the group near the Spillway by
the House. At one point all three could be observed perched although they
would also chase and pursue one another, always within a tight area, making
it easy to keep tabs on them. Further down the Lake Trail, 2 more of this
species were seen. Consensus was these were not the same individuals seen
earlier.

Eighteen warbler species were observed. One male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was
reasonably cooperative, but could have taken lessons from a slow moving
eye-level BAY-BREASTED WARBLER. However, the best warbler observation had
to go to a pair of PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS that could be seen entering and
exiting a nest as they flew in, food in bills, coming out empty-billed. The
nest hole itself discretely faces the lake. It was in this general area we
saw and heard a brilliant male BALTIMORE ORIOLE.

Thanks to all who participated in today's walk adding their observation
skills and to Pam Lasley who graciously kept the check list for the group.


61 species

Canada Goose  10
Wood Duck  2
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Black Vulture  3
Turkey Vulture  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Barred Owl  2
Chimney Swift  15
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  7
Downy Woodpecker  4
Pileated Woodpecker  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee  5
Acadian Flycatcher  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Philadelphia Vireo  5
Red-eyed Vireo  8
Blue Jay  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  15
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  8
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Swainson's Thrush  5
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  1
Cedar Waxwing  5
Louisiana Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Prothonotary Warbler  3
Tennessee Warbler  16
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  1
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  3
Palm Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  12
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  4
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Summer Tanager  6
Scarlet Tanager  6
Northern Cardinal  8
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Baltimore Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  5


Kevin Bowden
Nashville, TN
Subject: Re: Bird ID
From: Tony Watson <twnurse2k AT att.net>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 13:11:30 -0500
Some hawk species have spotted breasts. Imagine tangling with the business end 
of an immature red tail! 


Sent from my iPhone

> On May 4, 2016, at 11:56 AM, Kevin Breault  wrote:
> 
> Thinking about these unusual spots on Carolina Wrens as my class did their 
final. Genetic adaptation in nature is so varied. The discussion usually 
involves intraspecies adaptation as in Sibley's note. So I was wondering about 
the Speckled Kingsnake--has spots, similar habitat with the wren, and the range 
is mainly in AR, LA, MO and MS. Might the wren have evolved with the snake; 
what is the historical range of the wren? End of the semester thoughts, Total 
Ticking soon, finally! 

> 
> Kevin Breault
> Brentwood, TN
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On May 4, 2016, at 10:17 AM, George's McNeil (Redacted sender "mcneilg20" 
for DMARC)  wrote: 

>> 
>> I was wondering about those white spots and thanks for sharing Sibley's 
write up. 

>> 
>> Sent from Georges McNeil's iPhone 6s.
>> 
>>> On May 4, 2016, at 9:34 AM, Daniel Moss  wrote:
>>> 
>>> David Sibley has an interesting note regarding the white spots on the backs 
of those sleeping Carolina Wrens: 

>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> http://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/03/carolina-wren-mystery-spots/
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Daniel Moss
>>> 
>>> Pleasant View, TN
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message----- 
>>> From: Mark Greene 
>>> Sent: May 4, 2016 9:06 AM 
>>> To: "susan_riley54 AT hotmail.com" , TN Bird 
>>> Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Bird ID 
>>> 
>>> Carolina Wrens
>>> 
>>> 
>>> From: Susan Riley 
>>> To: TN Bird  
>>> Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 8:58 AM
>>> Subject: [TN-Bird] Bird ID
>>> 
>>> Can anyone ID these baby birds? They were sleeping on my porch post last 
night and gone this morning. Perhaps baby screech owls? This was the best shot 
of them without disturbing them. 

>>> 
>>> Susan Riley
>>> Shelby County
>>> May 4, 2016
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> Susan Riley 
>>> 
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_____________________________________________________________ 
Subject: FOS flycatcher
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 17:27:40 +0000
4 May 2016
Hamilton County, TN

Migration still continues to be slow at Greenway Farm. It is not just that I am 
not catching anything; there isn't much around. Notable absences out there 
include Hooded Warbler, Ovenbird, Wood Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, and 
Yellow-breasted Chat. I have only heard a few Red-eyed Vireos, Scarlet 
Tanagers, and Common Yellowthroats. This morning I caught 1 catbird and 1 
White-eyed Vireo, and heard my first Acadian Flycatcher. I also heard another 
first out there...Eastern Screech-Owl! I see and hear plenty of Barred Owls, 
and have heard the occasional Great Horned Owl, but this was my first screech 
out there (and it was genuine; not Dan Jacobson doing a playback!). 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Re: Bird ID
From: Kevin Breault <kbreault AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 11:56:04 -0500
Thinking about these unusual spots on Carolina Wrens as my class did their 
final. Genetic adaptation in nature is so varied. The discussion usually 
involves intraspecies adaptation as in Sibley's note. So I was wondering about 
the Speckled Kingsnake--has spots, similar habitat with the wren, and the range 
is mainly in AR, LA, MO and MS. Might the wren have evolved with the snake; 
what is the historical range of the wren? End of the semester thoughts, Total 
Ticking soon, finally! 


Kevin Breault
Brentwood, TN

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 4, 2016, at 10:17 AM, George's McNeil (Redacted sender "mcneilg20" for 
DMARC)  wrote: 

> 
> I was wondering about those white spots and thanks for sharing Sibley's write 
up. 

> 
> Sent from Georges McNeil's iPhone 6s.
> 
>> On May 4, 2016, at 9:34 AM, Daniel Moss  wrote:
>> 
>> David Sibley has an interesting note regarding the white spots on the backs 
of those sleeping Carolina Wrens: 

>> 
>>  
>> 
>> http://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/03/carolina-wren-mystery-spots/
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Daniel Moss
>> 
>> Pleasant View, TN
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> -----Original Message----- 
>> From: Mark Greene 
>> Sent: May 4, 2016 9:06 AM 
>> To: "susan_riley54 AT hotmail.com" , TN Bird 
>> Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Bird ID 
>> 
>> Carolina Wrens
>> 
>> 
>> From: Susan Riley 
>> To: TN Bird  
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 8:58 AM
>> Subject: [TN-Bird] Bird ID
>> 
>> Can anyone ID these baby birds? They were sleeping on my porch post last 
night and gone this morning. Perhaps baby screech owls? This was the best shot 
of them without disturbing them. 

>> 
>> Susan Riley
>> Shelby County
>> May 4, 2016
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> Susan Riley 
>> 
>> =================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: Cornelia Fort, Shelby Bottoms Greater White-fronted Goose
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 16:19:16 +0000 (UTC)
May 4th, Davidson Co.
There is currently a Greater white-fronted Goose at the far pond at the 
Cornelia Fort section of Shelby Bottoms...this pond has produced a number of 
notable birds this year...Same pond as the Snowy Egret and Tricolored Heron. 

Mike Smith,Hendersonville, TN

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
Subject: Re: Bird ID
From: "George's McNeil" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "mcneilg20" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 10:17:26 -0500
I was wondering about those white spots and thanks for sharing Sibley's write 
up. 


Sent from Georges McNeil's iPhone 6s.

> On May 4, 2016, at 9:34 AM, Daniel Moss  wrote:
> 
> David Sibley has an interesting note regarding the white spots on the backs 
of those sleeping Carolina Wrens: 

> 
>  
> 
> http://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/03/carolina-wren-mystery-spots/
> 
>  
> 
> Daniel Moss
> 
> Pleasant View, TN
> 
> 
> 
>  
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Mark Greene 
> Sent: May 4, 2016 9:06 AM 
> To: "susan_riley54 AT hotmail.com" , TN Bird 
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Bird ID 
> 
> Carolina Wrens
> 
> 
> From: Susan Riley 
> To: TN Bird  
> Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 8:58 AM
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Bird ID
> 
> Can anyone ID these baby birds? They were sleeping on my porch post last 
night and gone this morning. Perhaps baby screech owls? This was the best shot 
of them without disturbing them. 

> 
> Susan Riley
> Shelby County
> May 4, 2016
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> Susan Riley 
> 
> =================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: Re: Bird ID
From: moorephotography AT comcast.net
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 15:09:06 +0000 (UTC)
----- Original Message -----

From: moorephotography AT comcast.net 
To: "susan riley54"  
Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:59:45 AM 
Subject: Re: [TN-Bird] Bird ID 

Carolina Wrens! KUDOS Susan for being careful not to disturb them in the dark! 
I had 3 like this on a ledge on my porch that were new fledglings a week ago! 
They had found a safe place to roost for the night. They too were gone the next 
morning but were around the yard being fed by mom. 


Nell Moore 
Caryville, TN 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Susan Riley"  
To: "TN Bird"  
Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:58:46 AM 
Subject: [TN-Bird] Bird ID 

Can anyone ID these baby birds? They were sleeping on my porch post last night 
and gone this morning. Perhaps baby screech owls? This was the best shot of 
them without disturbing them. 


Susan Riley 
Shelby County 
May 4, 2016 



[image/png:IMG_4430.PNG] 




Sent from my iPhone 
Susan Riley  

Subject: Re: Bird ID
From: Daniel Moss <dmoss5 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 09:34:01 -0500 (GMT-05:00)




Subject: Re: Bird ID
From: Jud Johnston <rivendell AT tds.net>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 09:07:18 -0500
I'm thinking Carolina wren.  I've seen photos of them in similar 
locations in the past.  Look at the tail.


Jud Johnston

Waynesboro
Subject: Re: Bird ID
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 14:06:29 +0000 (UTC)
Carolina Wrens

 
      From: Susan Riley 
 To: TN Bird  
 Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 8:58 AM
 Subject: [TN-Bird] Bird ID
   
Can anyone ID these baby birds?  They were sleeping on my porch post last 
night and gone this morning. Perhaps baby screech owls? This was the best shot 
of them without disturbing them. 


Susan Riley
Shelby County
May 4, 2016




Sent from my iPhone
Susan Riley 

   
Subject: Bird ID
From: Susan Riley <susan_riley54 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 08:58:46 -0500
Can anyone ID these baby birds? They were sleeping on my porch post last night 
and gone this morning. Perhaps baby screech owls? This was the best shot of 
them without disturbing them. 


Susan Riley
Shelby County
May 4, 2016



Sent from my iPhone
Susan Riley 
Subject: Radnor Lake migration
From: Frank Fekel <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 12:55:08 -0500
Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Davidson Co., TN
2016 May 3

This Tuesday morning I visited Radnor Lake and walked from the west
parking lot to Long Bridge and back. By far the best mixed warbler
flock was at the dam area. There, several birders and photographers
saw and heard a male WILSON'S and CANADA WARBLER. Other warblers in
evidence around the dam were several YELLOWs and BLACKPOLLs, plus
a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, PALM, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, MAGNOLIA,
BAY-BREASTED, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and still plenty of YELLOW-RUMPEDs.
Also near the dam were a WARBLING VIREO and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO.
For the morning I had 15 species of warblers and totaled 54 species
for my brief walk.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Bell's Bend area birds
From: Jim Arnett <jimboa68 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 11:56:56 -0500
I took a drive down Old Hickory Blvd in the Bell's Bend area to check the sod 
farm fields and other spots. The fields have a fair bit of water in them but 
the only shorebirds were 6 Least Sandpipers and a couple of Killdeer. Across 
the road, 2 Sora responded to playback and called repeatedly. I made a quick 
stop at the old house owned by the park and was surprised to see a Red-headed 
Woodpecker flying between trees in the front yard. Never saw or heard any 
Bobolinks but lots of other activity along the road made we wish for more time 
to bird! 


Full list here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29378119

Jim Arnett
Davidson 
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Subject: Ish Creek Common Tern not relocated this morning
From: Marcia Davis <tennwren AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 07:20:10 -0400
The adult Common Tern reported on eBird yesterday afternoon at Ish Creek 
Bay in Blount County by Marcia Davis and Morton Massey has not been seen 
this morning. Late yesterday it was perched on one of the buoys out 
beyond the osprey platform out in the water off the point when you look 
from Lowes Ferry Road.


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Louisville Tennessee

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Subject: Common Mergansers: Greenbrier, Pittman Center
From: shaawitya AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 01:25:33 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Folks, 

I'm sure many of you are aware of the breeding Common Mergansers in the Great 
Smoky Mountains National Park, Greenbrier section. As a brief update, the 
female is still around, but no ducklings yet. However, upon seeing her again 
today, 1 mile downstream from one of her favorite haunts, I had the occasion to 
speak with a neighbor who saw them last year (2015)!! 


So here's the brief tale and realization of 2015. 

Today, May 2, 2016 my neighbor here in Emerts Cove, Andrea Wilson, notified me 
of the female Common Merganser on the river next to her property. Of course, 
you've already seen the photos on Facebook. I walked over there, less than 100 
yards away from my home, and there swam the female Common Merganser, first time 
I have seen her outside of the park (others have). BUT HERE IS THE BIG NEWS. As 
we were watching the merganser, I asked Andrea if this was the "merganser" 
(species) she told me about and observed last year and her response was 
POSITIVE!. She saw this same species (probably same bird) with ducklings last 
year (2015)!!! This supports Roger Trentham's (Sevier Countian) claim as well 
that he saw the pair of Common Mergansers in Greenbrier last year (2015) in 
April. This is really BIG as it means that this years pair are likely return 
birds and have some experience in breeding, nest selection, survival, etc. So 
not only are we doing a better job of documenting these birds this year, I 
think I can riskily surmise that TENNESSEE now has the first documented 
breeding pair of COMMON MERGANSERS since 1899, yes, 1899 (this egg collection 
form Smith County wasn't discovered until 1988 by a museum curator). I say 
documented because I do think that they bred in Tennessee more widely than 
Smith County and probably into the 20th century. 


It's too bad we didn't get any photos last year; somehow 2015's success was 
under my and everyone else's radar! But Andrea and Roger are to be given 
credit, they did try to notify me last year, albeit with little information to 
go on. Naturally I don't remember much about last year, except thinking of 
Hooded Mergansers. Live and learn. Here's another photo of this gorgeous pair, 
although the male is long gone (last seen April 3), off molting somewhere. Just 
waiting for the ducklings to appear now, which I gauge to be any day now. I 
still think it will be this week, but I could be wrong. It would be nice to 
have as many eyes out there as possible. From Hwy 321 bridge south into the 
Greenbrier section of the park for the first .4 mile is the target area, but 
anywhere along the river down to Copeland Creek in Pittman Center is known to 
harbor these birds, female only now. I also think the nest is in the park. 


I am continually working on a report of this years activity and will share with 
anyone who wishes once this season's activities are concluded. 


Keith Watson 
Pittman Center, TN 
Sevier County 
Subject: Perry County Spring Bird Count
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 19:17:52 -0500
   The 5th annual Perry County Spring Bird Count was held on Saturday,
April 30th 2016, starting at 6 a.m., ending at 8 p.m. with mostly cloudy
skies, a few showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. (No owling
because of rain.)
  12 people in 5 groups covered 99 miles in 49 hours, and totalled 146
species, a new high total for this count.
  Every year so far has seen a new high total.
  These counts started with 94 species in 2012, 129 in '13, 135 in '14,
and 142 in 2015.
  This year 11 species were recorded that are new for the count;
  Mallard 4
  Common Loon 3
  Pied-billed Grebe 1
  Horned Grebe 1
  Northern Harrier 1
  American Woodcock 3
  Caspian Tern 4
  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
  Merlin 1
  Golden-winged Warbler 1
  Wilson's Warbler 1
  Species that were found in unusually high numbers;
  Common Loon 3 (Seen flying over headed North)
  Horned Grebe (Seen floating North on the Tennessee River, first County
record, pending acceptance by the records committee.)
  Green Heron 18
  Caspian Tern 4
  Eurasian Collared-dove 15
  Eastern Phoebe 41
  Chimney Swift 119
  Tree Swallow 33
  Bank Swallow 10
  Sedge Wren 5
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
  Cedar Waxwing 186
  Northern Waterthrush 22
  Prothonotary Warbler 42
  Cerulean Warbler 10
  Palm Warbler 166
  Prairie Warbler 148
  Yellow-breasted Chat 73
  Lincoln's Sparrow 14
  Blue Grosbeak 63
  Indigo Bunting 302
  Bobolink 742 (Seen on every route.)
  Eastern Meadowlark 106
  Pine Siskin 31

  Other highlights were a Black-billed Cuckoo seen on Stoll Farm, 2 Soras,
a Marsh Wren and 2 Grasshopper Sparrows seen in Hardin Bottoms, and 30
species of Warblers, which is slightly higher than the average of 29
species, with a high of 31 in 2013.

  All nocturnal birds were either not found, or found in low numbers, due
to the rain that lasted until well after daylight, and then started again
before dark. Great-horned Owl was missed completely.

  Here is a complete list.
Canada Goose 30
Wood Duck 73
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 10
Northern Bobwhite 8
Wild Turkey 34
Common Loon 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Horned Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great-blue Heron 50
Green Heron 18
Black Vulture 33
Turkey Vulture 126
Osprey 4
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 11
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 22
Sora 2
Spotted Sandpiper 10
Solitary Sandpiper 4
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Least Sandpiper 8
American Woodcock 3
Caspian Tern 4
Rock Pigeon 11
Eurasian Collared-dove 15
Mourning Dove 141
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 12
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Eastern Screech-owl 1
Barred Owl 10
Common Nighthawk 2
Chuck-wills-widow 1
Whip-poor-will 1
Chimney Swift 119
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 25
Belted Kingfisher 13
Red-headed woodpecker 5
Red-bellied woodpecker 34
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 12
Hairy woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 6
Pileated woodpecker 18
American Kestrel 4
Merlin 1
Eastern Pewee 19
Acadian Flycatcher 14
Eastern Phoebe 41
Great-crested Flycatcher 16
Eastern Kingbird 55
White-eyed Vireo 125
Yellow-throated Vireo 32
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 53
Blue Jay 45
American Crow 206
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 74
Purple Martin 126
Tree Swallow 33
Bank Swallow 10
Cliff Swallow 676
Carolina Chickadee 31
Tufted Titmouse 73
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Sedge Wren 5
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 63
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 70
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Eastern Bluebird 106
Veery 3
Gray-cheeked Thrush 9
Swainson's Thrush 4
Wood Thrush 21
American Robin 63
Gray Catbird 23
Brown Thrasher 37
Northern Mockingbird 80
European Starling 108
Cedar Waxwing 186
Ovenbird 3
Worm-eating Warbler 18
Louisiana Waterthrush 20
Northern Waterthrush 22
Blue-winged Warbler 21
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 22
Prothonotary Warbler 42
Tennessee warbler 44
Nashville Warbler 1
Kentucky Warbler 25
Common Yellowthroat 129
Hooded Warbler 31
American Redstart 21
Cerulean Warbler 10
Northern Parula 61
Magnolia warbler 2
Bay-breasted warbler 1
Blackburnian warbler 4
Yellow Warbler 24
Chestnut-sided warbler 3
Blackpoll warbler 10
Palm Warbler 166
Pine warbler 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
Yellow-throated Warbler 31
Prairie Warbler 148
Black-throated green 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 73
Eastern Towhee 28
Chipping Sparrow 83
Field Sparrow 73
Savannah Sparrow 162
Grasshopper Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 14
Swamp Sparrow 29
White-throated Sparrow 29
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Summer Tanager 52
Scarlet Tanager 30
Northern Cardinal 172
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 18
Blue Grosbeak 63
Indigo Bunting 302
Dickcissel 14
Bobolink 742
Red-winged Blackbird 159
Eastern Meadowlark 106
Common Grackle 117
Brown-headed Cowbird 128
Orchard Oriole 128
Baltimore Oriole 6
House Finch 7
Pine Siskin 31
American Goldfinch 94
House Sparrow 70

Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
Subject: Coffee and Grundy Counties
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 21:14:25 +0000 (UTC)
We birded Coffee and Grundy Counties today during the rainy weather. The most 
notable species are below. 

Hillsboro Pond:
Gadwall - 2Blue-winged Teal - 8Killdeer - 2Semipalmated Plover - 16Greater 
Yellowlegs - 8Lesser Yellowlegs - 2Solitary Sandpiper - 1Least Sandpiper - 
47Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1Spotted Sandpiper - 3 

George Clay Road:
Blue-winged Teal - 3Semipalmated Plover - 5Killdeer - 4Solitary Sandpiper - 
1Lesser Yellowlegs - 1Least Sandpiper - 8Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1Bobolink - 1 

Bark Camp Barrens:
Solitary Sandpiper - 1American Bittern - 1 (in the Henslow's field)Henslow's 
Sparrow - 3 


Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TN
Subject: Sevier county Ruffed Grouse
From: Victor Stoll <victorjaystollnineteen80 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 15:05:31 -0500
Thanks to Keith Watson and David Chaffin for helping find my big year state
bird#262! My nemesis,Ruffed Grouse!
Subject: Worst Day in Our Yard
From: "Tommy Curtis" <tcbirdwatch AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 12:27:44 -0500
This morning was the most frustrating ever in the 13 years we’ve owned this 
property. Warblers were coming into the yard for at least two hours but almost 
every one flew into the top of the Tulip Poplar tree, which we estimate to be 
85-90 feet tall. With the overcast sky and them being about 70 feet from our 
deck and working in the leaves, it was almost impossible to get a positive 
identification although we were able to be sure about these warblers out of the 
30 or so that appeared – Yellow, Cape May, Black and White, Blackpoll, 
Yellow-rumped and Cerulean. Only a Hermit Thrush and male Redstart came through 
at eye level. We could only guess and be frustrated that this surely would have 
been our best yard warbler day ever if we could only have gotten good looks at 
them. A consolation was the Cedar Waxwings, Summer Tanager female, Orchard 
Orioles, male Baltimore Oriole and two Scarlet Tanagers that made the tired 
eyes and stiff necks seem worthwhile. 


Tommy and Virginia Curtis
Smithville, TN
DeKalb County
Subject: Fw: Little Egret continues
From: kbreault <kbreault AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 17:27:16 +0000 (UTC)
Correcting previous.K. BreaultBrentwood, TN

 On Monday, May 2, 2016 12:26 PM, Kent Fiala  wrote: 

 

 Sorry, I sent a wrong waypoint before. Correcting. 
Mattamuskeet abounds in little egrets today, but one is a Little Egret. 
Park at http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&q=35.510909,-76.070565

Walk towards http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&q=35.501272,-76.069968
where it was earlier. Later, about an hour ago,  is was seen, very distantly, 
 from the same road but not all the way down.  


•••

-- 
Kent Fiala 

  
Subject: Fw: Little Egret continues
From: kbreault <kbreault AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 17:10:41 +0000 (UTC)
Tired of seeing Code 1 birds? This egret in NC is about as rare as a bird can 
be, and not too far away--like going a bit more than Tampa from Nashville. And 
I'm going if the bird is still around after school gets out next week! Yeah, I 
know, not very likely. 

Kevin BreaultBrentwood, TN



 On Monday, May 2, 2016 11:21 AM, Kent Fiala  wrote: 

 

 Mattamuskeet abounds in little egrets today, but one is a Little Egret. Park 
at http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&q=35.510909,-76.070565 


Walk towards http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&q=35.514785,-76.064073 where it 
was earlier. At the moment is seen from that road but not all the way down. 
Very distant view now.  

-- 
Kent Fiala 

  
Subject: Frozen Head SP Birding Hike Report
From: Chuck Lola Estes <chucklola AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 22:22:38 -0400
Frozen Head State Park
Wartburg, TN, Anderson County
5/1/2016, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

The weather cooperated Sunday morning and the 8 birders participating on the 
Frozen Head birding hike had a great morning with no rain. The early morning 
heavy clouds made for poor light conditions and quiet birds. About 9:00 the 
clouds started lifting, birds started singing, and moving better. Though we 
heard more birds than saw, we had great looks at Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler, 
Cerulean Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, and 
a very cooperative Veery. 


Chuck Estes
Oak Ridge

American Crow - 3
Gray Catbird - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 8
Blue-head Vireo - 4
Yellow-throated Vireo - 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1
Tufted Titmouse - 1
Carolina Chickadee - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Pileated Woodpecker - 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2 (calling)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 3
Scarlet Tanager - 6
Swainson's Thrush - 4
Wood Thrush - 7
Veery - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 2
Black-throated Green Warbler - 10
Ovenbird - 13
Hooded Warbler - 7
Worm-eating Warbler - 8
Cerulean warbler - 9 (Mostly heard, good looks at one bird that came down low 
for us) 

Blackburnian Warbler - 1 (heard only)
Bay-breasted warbler - 1
American Redstart - 7
Eastern Towhee - 2
Turkey Vulture - 1
Subject: Weekend highlights, Knox Co.
From: Angela Hoffman <ahoffman1979 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 20:48:11 -0400
Though not very intentional birding, we were able to pick up some nice
spring highlights this weekend while being out and about as a family and in
our backyard.

Friday, April 29 - The Cove at Concord Park
Barred owl - two conversing across the lake
Eastern kingbird
Brown-headed nuthatch
Pine warbler
Chipping sparrow with two fledglings
Orchard oriole - 1st year male singing for 30+ minutes in a sycamore

Saturday, April 30 - home in west Knox Co.
Scarlet tanager - 1 male singing in a maple

Sunday, May 1 - Ijams Nature Center
Wood thrush
Northern parula
Hooded warbler (2)
Scarlet tanager
+ entire hillsides covered in blooming Solomon's Seal

Good birding,

*Angela M. Hoffman*
Knoxville, TN
ahoffman1979 AT gmail.com
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Ensley Bottoms--Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The Pits)/Earth Complex, Apr 30, 2016
From: "Gail's Mail" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "kings4birds" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 17:13:35 -0500
Saturday April 30 I spent a few hours at Ensley, Shelby Co. With pumps running 
in all the pits I suspect more mudflats will be exposed shortly. Wished for 
some friends with better scopes and skills than mine! eBird checklist and 
further comments below. 


Good Birding!

Gail King

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

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Date: May 1, 2016 at 4:52:39 PM CDT
> To: kings4birds AT aol.com
> Subject: eBird Report - Ensley Bottoms--Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The 
Pits)/Earth Complex, Apr 30, 2016 

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

> Apr 30, 2016 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: With Scott King. More birds present than I was able to identify 
because of distance and the limits of my equipment and ability. Most shorebirds 
present in first and lower pool just south of the largest pit ("Big Stinky"); 
and in the northwestern-most pool of the complex, where a Red Knot was present 
two years ago. Water very high in most places, with virtually no mudflats; 
pumps were running. One individual made me think Baird's Sandpiper because of 
its posture and long wings, but it was in a depression and I never saw the legs 
or head. I looked hard for Willet, having seen reports from elsewhere, and any 
plover species, without success. We did not drive around spread fields on the 
western side of the complex. 

> 27 species (+1 other taxa)
> 
> Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) 73 Mostly in the second 
pool along the east treeline, just south of the largest, highest pool next to 
the covered pit. Others scattered all over the complex. 

> Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  34
> Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  6
> Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)  9
> Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
> Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)  47     Didn't see any nests.
> Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  14
> Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  4
> Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)  6
> Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)  20
> Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) 250 They seemed to be everywhere, I 
really lost count. Could easily have been twice that number. 

> Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)  7
> Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 257 Only those I could actually count. 
They were concentrated in shallowest places, no exposed mudflats anywhere. Most 
were in the biggest, high northeast pool. 

> White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis) 1 Preening, white rump visible. 

> Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) 45 Most in the biggest, high 
northeast pool, the rest in southwestern-most pool of the complex. 

> Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)  4
> peep sp. (Calidris sp. (peep sp.)) 200 An estimate of those too far away to 
identify. 

> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  17
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)  7
> Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  11
> Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)  1
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  9
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3
> Dickcissel (Spiza americana) 3 Two heard singing in addition to the male I 
saw. 

> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  45
> Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)  1
> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  7
> House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  15
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29337729 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Sharp's Ridge - 5/1
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 01 May 2016 16:25:56 -0400
Great day on Sharp's Ridge (Knoxville) even with the early fog. The 
large group of birders I was in early had a nice wave around 9:00am west 
of the gazebo area with a good variety of warblers. Stephany McNew did 
great on the east end of the ridge as well. By late morning it became a 
little more sporadic but still some pockets of activity in the 
afternoon. I had a very cooperative Black-throated Blue Warbler on the 
far east end near the trailhead.

5/1/16
8:30am - 2:00pm:

Amer. Redstart - 4
Bay-breasted warbler - 1
Blackburnian warbler - 2
Blackpoll warbler - 2
Black-and-white warbler - 2
Black-throated blue warbler - 2 m
Black-throated green warbler - 2
Canada warbler - 1 heard
Cape May warbler - 4
Cerulean warbler - 3
Chestnut-sided warbler - 2
Hooded warbler - 3
Magnolia warbler - 1
Northern Parula - 3
Ovenbird - 1
Palm warbler - 1
Pine warbler - 3
Tennessee warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped warbler - 5+

Red-eyed vireo - 8+
White-eyed vireo - 2
Yellow-throated vireo - 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2
Scarlet tanager - 2
Summer tanager - 1 f
Swainson's thrush - 1
Wood thrush - 2
Baltimore oriole - 2
Rose-breasted grosbeak - 5
Indigo bunting - 3
Ruby-throated hummingbird - 1
Great-crested flycatcher - 1
Gray catbird - 3
Blue-gray gnatcatcher - 2
Chimney swift - 1

Broad-winged hawk - 1
Red-tailed hawk - 1
Cooper's hawk - 2

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN





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Subject: Swallows and grosbeak - Hamilton County
From: hughbarger AT gmail.com
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 16:14:32 -0400
I had my first backyard rose-breasted grosbeak today (same date as last year); 
a male. Also cliff swallows are again building nests on the west side of the I 
75 bridge at the Ooltewah exit (exit 11). 

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Subject: Radnor Lake Olive-sided and Least Flycatchers
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 12:24:39 -0500
May 1st, 2016

Radnor Lake, Davidson County TN

Victor and I had an Olive-sided Flycatcher at the tip of a Black Locust
along the dam at Radnor Lake. The bird was seen early, about 8 a.m., then
visible from across the lake at 10:30.
  A Least Flycatcher was also seen briefly at the same location, then later
relocated by the swinging bridge.
  We had several Warblers around as well, including Chestnut-sided,
Bay-breasted, Cape may, Magnolia, Blackpoll, Black-throated green.

Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
Subject: May 1 neighborhood survey
From: Graham <grahamgerdeman AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 01 May 2016 15:14:56 +0000
May 1 - a morning neighborhood bird survey in my 'hood started slowly, and
yielded few warblers, but I got a first BLUE-HEADED VIREO for my
neighborhood, and my only one for the year. I think it's getting late for
those. Also had Pine Siskins yet again, after a day of absence.

Full checklist below:

1 Mourning Dove
3 Barred Owl
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
5 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Blue-headed Vireo
12 Blue Jay -- Yes, twelve blue jays. Not even remotely rare.
8 American Crow
10 Carolina Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
6 Carolina Wren
2 Swainson's Thrush
1 Wood Thrush
13 American Robin
4 Northern Mockingbird
5 European Starling
15 Cedar Waxwing
2 Tennessee Warbler
1 Palm Warbler (Western)
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 White-throated Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
1 Summer Tanager
1 Scarlet Tanager
15 Northern Cardinal
2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Indigo Bunting
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
8 House Finch
8 Pine Siskin
13 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 33

Graham Gerdeman
Nashville (Davidson County)
Subject: Backyard Cape May in Jacksboro
From: Jeff Romain <JROMAIN AT unitedevv.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 03:23:02 +0000
As I am pulling out of my driveway an unfamiliar sound fills the air in the 
backyard. High atop the 100-foot oak was a pair of busily foraging Cape May 
warblers. And a yellow-throated warbler coupled with a male and female scarlet 
tanager in the adjacent tree, for good measure. 


Happy spring!

Jeff Romain
Jacksboro, TN, Campbell County

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Subject: Sharp's Ridge - 4/30
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:58:52 -0400
Another late start for me on Sharp's Ridge (Knoxville) today, 4/30/16, 
still paid off but I missed a Black-billed Cuckoo and Red-headed 
Woodpecker others saw earlier. Myself and 4 others kept birding through 
the afternoon rain showers (with a few rumbles of thunder) and were 
still on the ridge until around 3:00pm. I actually returned for a bit 
after picking up some groceries because the rain had stopped and got a 
few more birds.

11-15am - 3:00pm, 3:40 - 4:15pm:

Amer. Redstart - 1 m
Black-and-white warbler - 1
Blackburnian warbler - 2-3
Blackpoll warbler - 2
Canada warbler - 1 f
Cape May warbler - 3
Chestnut-sided warbler - 1
Magnolia warbler - 1
Northern Parula - 3
Palm warbler - 1
Pine warbler - 2+
Yellow-rumped warbler - 20+

Blue-headed vireo - 1
Red-eyed vireo - ~5
White-eyed vireo - 1
Cuckoo species - 1 flyover
Scarlet tanager - 1 m
Summer tanager - 1 f
Baltimore oriole - ~10
Blue grosbeak - 1 f
Rose-breasted grosbeak - 2 m,f
Indigo bunting - 1 f
Great-crested flycatcher - 1 heard
Gray catbird - 2
Blue-gray gnatcatcher - 1
Ruby-crowned kinglet - 4
Chimney swift - 2

Broad-winged hawk - 1 heard
Red-shouldered hawk - 1 juv.

Other birders reported Black-billed cuckoo, Red-headed woodpecker, 
Bay-breasted, Blue-winged, Cerulean, Common Yellowthroat, Prairie, and 
Tennessee warblers.

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN





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Subject: Snow bunting update
From: Graham <grahamgerdeman AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:36:46 +0000
At 5:30pm, Willets, Avocets and Franklin's Gull are all still around the
peninsula. Willets are flying around nervously. Avocets are floating
together in the water off the point. There are all also about 20 common
loons far out.

The Franklin's Gull was just here and flew further down the river.

Graham Gerdeman
Subject: Franklin's Gull
From: Chris Sloan <csloan1973 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:22:51 -0500
Nice pink adult now at Snow Bunting Peninsula. Willets and Avocets still
here but swimming in the water due to constant disturbance by people at all
the shore and beach locations.

Chris Sloan
Nashville, TN
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Subject: Re: Davidson Co. Amer. Avocets 4-30-16
From: Justin Hiltner <hiltnerj AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:03:36 -0500
Old Hickory Lake Dam -Davidson Co.

Avocets, Willets, Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper (Thanks
 Stephen Zipperer for the look through the scope!), Spotted Sandpipers,
Solitary Sandpiper, and Least Sandpipers all present as of 1:50pm. Did not
spot Black-bellieds.

Best looks are probably from the Tailwater Access area parking lot - the
birds are on the beach - rather than the peninsula.

-Justin Hiltner
Nashville, TN


On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Steve Clendenen  wrote:

> Thirty Am. Avocets flew down and joined the large flock of Willets on the
> beach at Snow Bunting Peninsula at 11:15.  At least 5 Spotted Sandpipers.
> Have not found the plovers.
> Steve & Gail Clendenen
> Farragut, Knox County
>
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, East Memphis, Shelby County, April 30
From: Scott Heppel <scott.heppel AT me.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:12:23 -0500
Nine Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were simultaneously visible at our feeders this 
morning, April 30, 2016. Two weeks ago, most of the Grosbeaks were adult males. 
Today there are at least 4 females and two males in transition from juvenile 
plumage to adult male plumage as well as 4 to 5 adult males. 


A few Indigo Buntings are still around. Other avian visitors are normal 
frequent feeders. Unfortunately the Common Grackles have found us for the first 
time this spring. 


Scott Heppel
Memphis, Shelby County, TN


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Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
From: scpjmartin <scpjmartin AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:58:07 -0500
I have 3 male and 4 female RB Grosbeaks at my feeders this morning. 

Steve Martin
Lynchburg 
Moore County
Subject: Davidson Co. Amer. Avocets 4-30-16
From: Steve Clendenen <clendenen77 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:37:02 -0400
Thirty Am. Avocets flew down and joined the large flock of Willets on the
beach at Snow Bunting Peninsula at 11:15.  At least 5 Spotted Sandpipers.
Have not found the plovers.
Steve & Gail Clendenen
Farragut, Knox County
Subject: Snowy and Cattle Egrets, Shelby Bottoms
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:39:23 +0000 (UTC)
There is a Snowy and Cattle egret right now at the far pond at Cornelia Fort 
section of Shelby Bottoms. Same pond the Tricolored Heron was in earlier this 
year. 

Mike SmithHendersonville, TN

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Subject: Re: Willets, Black-bellied Plover
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:14:49 -0600
Talk about shattering a state high count. Former Willet high count was 175 from 
center hill lake on 3 May 1979. Woah! 


Just never know what you'll find. This is why we bird! Wish I was there (As it 
is currently snowing at my house in Littleton). 


Scott Somershoe 
Littleton CO


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> On Apr 30, 2016, at 7:24 AM, Michael Smith  wrote:
> 
> Black-bellied Plover (raised wings several times revealing black axillaries) 
and Semipalmated Plover currently on the beach area across from snow bunting 
along with 286 Willets! This is at the end of Cinder rd near the dam. 

> 
> Mike Smith
> Hendersonville, TN
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> Davidson county
> 4-30-16
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> Massive group of Willets just flew in. I am estimating 250. 
> Chris Agee
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Subject: Re: Willets, Black-bellied Plover
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:24:18 +0000 (UTC)
Black-bellied Plover (raised wings several times revealing black axillaries) 
and Semipalmated Plover currently on the beach area across from snow bunting 
along with 286 Willets! This is at the end of Cinder rd near the dam. 

Mike SmithHendersonville, TN

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Davidson county
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Massive group of Willets just flew in. I am estimating 250. 
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From: Chris Agee <chrisageeinindia AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:25:22 -0500
Snow Bunting Peninsula 
Davidson county
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Massive group of Willets just flew in. I am estimating 250. 
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Subject: Great birding week (long)!!
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:19:28 +0000 (UTC)
This week in Northwest Tennessee has had many highlights with Great-tailed 
Grackles being at the top of the list, of course!: 


Monday, April 25, Bluff Road, western Gibson County
Virginia Rail - 1, calling from a small, marshy areaSora - 1, heard in same 
areaLark Sparrow - 1, they've been everywhere this spring! 

Tuesday, April 26, Mt. Orange, Gibson County
Dickcissel - 1 in field behind the house, FOSBaltimore Oriole - 1, singing from 
a Tulip Poplar tree in the yard, FOS 

Tuesday, April 26, Gibson County Lake
Forster's Tern - 9
Wednesday, April 27, Thorny Cypress WMA Pool T1, Dyer County
Common Yellowthroat - 8Palm Warbler - 22Yellow-breasted Chat - 4Savannah 
sparrow - 8Blue Grosbeak - 2Indigo Bunting - 28Dickcissel - 40, they're 
back!Bobolink - 16, they're back too! 

Wednesday, April 27, Thorny Cypress WMA Pools T2 & T3, Dyer County

Grasshopper Sparrow - 1, singing from the adjacent field on the south side of 
the road.HENSLOW'S SPARROW - 1, didn't expect this but one was singing from the 
broom sedge field. Recording made.Dickcissel - 50Bobolink -45, singing all over 
the place! 

Wednesday, April 27, Mississippi River--Linwood Bend Boat Ramp Area 
(Boothspoint), Dyer County 


Black-billed Cuckoo - 1, heard and then seen briefly, FOSWarbling Vireo - 
6Philadelphia Vireo - 1, FOSCliff Swallow - 500+ feeding over the riverCape May 
Warbler - 1, FOSYellow Warbler - 8Blackpoll Warbler - 5GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE - 
2, a male and female were seen feeding in the water at the edge of the MS River 
with a small group of Common Grackles. They flushed when I approached and flew 
down the river towards the I-155 bridge. The female and a couple of the Common 
Grackles landed in a dead snag on the bank of the river and I was able to get a 
picture before she flushed and went the same direction as the male. The photo 
and more details are on eBird. The female was seen the following day by Dick 
Preston under the I-155 bridge!Baltimore Oriole - 15, conservative count, 
singing all over the place!Orchard Oriole - 7 

Wednesday, April 27, Dyersburg, Dyer County

Bonaparte's Gull - 1, a full breeding plumaged individual was flying in the 
rain over a plowed field. 

Thursday, April 28, Hwy 79W, Lake County
Wilson's Warbler - 1Magnolia Warbler -1, FOS
Thursday, April 28, Tiptonville Landing/Bar, Lake County

Ring-billed Gull - 3Caspian Tern - 2

Thursday, April 28, Phillipy Pits, Lake County

Willet - 1, different individual than the one that was there recently. Habitat 
here is drying fast (hopefully it got some rain today) amd shorebird numbers 
were WAY down. 

Thursday, April 28, Buckelew Slough, Obion County
Black-necked Stilt - PairGreater Yellowlegs - 3
Friday, April 29, Gooch WMA, Old Turnpike Road, Obion County
Osprey - 1Mississippi Kite - 3, FOS. I heard them before I saw them - very 
vocal.BROWN CREEPER - 1 heard singing from Tupelo-Cypress Swamp. Recording of 
song made. 

Friday, April 29,Reelfoot-Indian Creek Watershed Lake #1, Obion County

Double-crested Cormorant - 3Osprey - 1, dropped in during rain stormAmerican 
Redstart - 4Magnolia Warbler - 1Bay-breasted Warbler - 2Blackpoll Warbler - 
5Palm Warbler - 122, including one "Yellow" Palm among all the "Western" 
Palms!Yellow-rumped Warbler - 155!Lincoln's Sparrow - 1, FOS 

Friday, April 29, Kingdom Road, Obion County
Blue-headed Vireo - 1Veery - 3, FOSGray-cheeked Thrush - 5, FOSSwainson's 
Thrush - 8, FOSWood Thrush - 2Gray Catbird - 1, FOSOvenbird - 1Louisiana 
Waterthrush - 2Black and White Warbler - 1Kentucky Warbler-1Hooded Warbler - 
1Blackburnian Warbler -1BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER - 1, male. Only my 2nd ever 
in West TN! Recording of song made during rain storm. 

Get out and bird!!!! Great numbers and birds are coming through now!
Good birding!
Mark GreeneTrenton, TNGibson County
Subject: Re: Glossy Ibis Duck River
From: <ifihadastick AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:14:59 +0000

The two Glossy Ibis is reported earlier are continuing at the same spot. There 
were also 3 snowy egrets nearby to the left edge of the pool when I left 30 
minutes ago. 



Josh Stevenson


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The glossy ibis continued this morning in pool 2 at Duck River. Most of the 
shorebirds headed out just after sunrise. 


Morton Massey
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Re: Great-tailed Grackles, Dyer County - 4/27-28/2016?
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:39:27 -0500
Negative on the Great-tails for today, I don't reckon they came back after
Mark saw them leave.

Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
On Apr 29, 2016 2:20 PM, "Mark McShane"  wrote:

> Hi All,
>
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> on the 27th, and Richard Preston on the 28th from the Linwood Bend Boat
> Ramp/Access (Boothspoint) on the Mississippi River in Dyer, please post.
>
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Subject: Great Turn-Over In Yard Birds! -- Hamblen, Co.
From: "Kirk Huffstater" <kirkh_cg AT msn.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:58:22 -0400
There was an excellent change-over of birds in my yard this morning, compared 
to yesterday morning, with several FOS yard-birds showing up around my 
stream/waterfall and woods. In addition to the usual suspects, the highlights 
were: 


Cape May Warbler (3)
Magnolia Warbler (2)
Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (2)
Hooded Warbler (1)
Northern Parula (2)
Palm Warbler (4)
Nashville Warbler (1)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (2)
Ovenbird (1)
American Redstart (3)

Veery (1)
Wood Thrush (3)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (3m, 1f)
Gray Catbird (1)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (2m, 1f)
Indigo Bunting (2m, 1f)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (2)
Scarlet Tanager (1)
Cedar Waxwing (7)

Good Birding!!!

Kirk Huffstater

Morristown, TN





Subject: White-winged Dove NOT Seen This AM
From: Kristy Baker <kristybaker AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:46:03 -0500
I'll post if I see it again today.

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Subject: TOS Spring Meeting Starts One Week from Today
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:36:17 -0500
Greetings!

The Memphis chapter invites all members and interested birders to the
TOS Spring Meeting Friday-Sunday, May 6-8, at beautiful Reelfoot Lake
State Park. http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/reelfoot-lake

Join us Friday night for for the opening reception and registration at
Ellington Hall from 5:00-8:00.

Saturday morning we'll have hikes to hotspots like Walnut Log Road,
Black Bayou, and Phillipy Pits, along with with a canoe float,
followed by a pontoon boat cruise Saturday afternoon. Sunday hikes
will be finalized at the meeting.

Saturday night’s dinner includes food from Blue Bank Fish House &
Grill, door prizes, and our program from Wildlife Biologist Matt Hill
about Missouri's Greater Prairie-Chicken restoration project.

Please complete the registration form ASAP at
http://www.tnbirds.org/Events/2016SprMtgRegForm.pdf

You may also register at the meeting on Friday night, but your
registration now greatly helps us in planning.

If you have not yet signed up for the Saturday night dinner, please
email Barbara Pyles right away at Brbpyles at gmail.com so you can be
included in the head count.

More info and a list of area lodging can be found at the TOS website:
http://www.tnbirds.org/Events/Springmtg16.html

Although not on the lodging list, Boyette's Resort at
http://www.lakereelfoot.net was recommended by the owner of Dragonfly
Inn B&B.

If you've never visited Reelfoot Lake before, you're in for a treat.
For a video of a Reelfoot deep swamp canoe trip with 500-600 year old
Baldcypress trees, see
http://wildsidetv.com/video/reelfoot-deep-swamp-paddl

For more information, contact MTOS president Kate Friedman at
Katef5269 at gmail.com


Judy Dorsey

Hickory Withe, TN

http://birdmemphis.org
Subject: White-winged Dove - Update
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:57:49 +0000 (UTC)
Rockvale, TN 
Rutherford County 
  
The White-winged Dove was present until around 630p.  My husband had some work 
to do and the dogs needed to go outside, so all the action had most birds up 
and in the trees.  I finally came in around 7p to watch Grey's Anatomy, so I 
don't know if it returned.  Here is a link to the photo of the bird.  

  
http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/163105204 
  
I had 38 species today including Pine Siskins, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak and an 
Indigo Bunting. 

  
Kristy Baker 
Subject: White-winged Dove
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:33:04 -0500
4/28/16
Rockvale
Rutherford Co.

Had a nice visit with Kristy Baker. Picked up a life bird White-winged
Dove. Thanks for posting Kristy.

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co
Subject: Common Nighthawks
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:29:17 +0000 (UTC)
 Haven't seen any reported yet, but we just had 2 Common Nighthawks flying over 
our house here in Murfreesboro. 

Good birding,
Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TN
Subject: Sharp's Ridge Knoxville Thursday Walk
From: Chuck Lola Estes <chucklola AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:48:06 -0400
Sharps Ridge Memorial Park
Knoxville, TN
Knox County
April 28, 2016, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Approximately 25 people came out to enjoy the third outing in our series of 
Sharps Ridge Thursday Morning Walks. The overnight rain provided a nice 
assortment of birds. Highlights included several very active groups of warblers 
moving very quickly, good looks at Scarlet Tanagers, and a Blue-gray 
Gnatcatcher nest. Collectively we had a total of 14 warbler species. The main 
group walked west from the ranger station to the gazebo area. A few birders 
worked the eastern part of the ridge and helped increase our species and count 
number. Thanks to Shane Williams and Mike Ryon for assistance with the list. 
The last walk in the series is scheduled for Thursday, May 5th at 8:00 a.m. 


Chuck Estes
Oak Ridge, TN

Great Blue Heron - 1 (fly-over)
Mourning Dove - 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Pileated Woodpecker - 1 (heard)
Northern Flicker - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 1
White-eyed Vireo - 4
Red-eyed Vireo - 5
Blue Jay - ~25
American Crow - 7
Carolina Chickadee - 5
Tufted Titmouse - 4
Carolina Wren - 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 4
Wood Thrush - 1 (heard)
American Robin - 9
Gray Catbird - 1
Northern Mockingbird - 2
Cedar Waxwing - 3
Northern Parula - 2
American Redstart - 2
Tennessee Warbler - 1
Cape May Warbler - 2
Palm Warbler - 2
Pine Warbler - 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 30+
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2
Bay-breasted Warbler - 2
Blackpoll Warbler - 3 (mostly heard)
Black-and-white Warbler - 1
Hooded Warbler - 1
Magnolia Warbler - 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2
Eastern Towhee - 4
Scarlet Tanager - 5
Summer Tanager - 1
Northern Cardinal - 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 3
Orchard Oriole - 2
Baltimore Oriole - 2
Indigo Bunting - 6
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Subject: White-winged Dove
From: Kristy Baker <kristybaker AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:38:50 -0500
...at my feeder to trees now...in Rockvale, Rutherford County

Kristy Baker

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Subject: Best Day of the Year
From: "Tommy Curtis" <tcbirdwatch AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:38:19 -0500
Migration has been slow in our yard although each day seemed to bring at least 
one new bird. We had our first Ruby-throated Hummingbirds April 2 and now have 
5 males and 3 females but have been puzzled at such a low number as usually by 
this time we have at least 40 of them. Apparently the hummers took at different 
path this year and missed us. The Orchard Orioles that nest across the road 
arrived on the 14th and have been in the yard every day since – today several 
migrating ones joined them in the tulip poplar tree in the yard. Vireos have 
been in the yard each day for two weeks – Blue-headed, Yellow-throated, 
White-eyed, and Red-eyed. Rose-breasted Grosbeaks appeared on the 20th and are 
still here – 4 males and 3 females; a Blue Grosbeak made a brief visit on the 
22nd. A Great Blue Heron flew across on the 20th and that same day Scarlet 
Tanagers – my favorite bird – brought blazing color to the green leaves; 
Summer Tanagers came a few days later. A Yellow-billed Cuckoo skulked silently 
into view on the 25th and gave good looks but no sounds. Yard bird #144 came on 
the 19th when a little group of 3 Great Egrets flew right over us. A Green 
Heron came over on the 22nd. Baltimore Orioles and a Gray Catbird showed up on 
the 24th and in the next couple of days we saw our first Chimney Swift, House 
Wren, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Wood Peewee, Pine Siskins, and Cedar Waxwings. 


Warblers so far have been Black-and-White, Northern Parula, Palm, Common 
Yellowthroat, Blue-winged, Yellow, Louisiana Waterthrush, Yellow-throated, 
Pine, Tennessee, Yellow-breasted Chat, Cape May, Blackpoll, Black-throated 
Green, and Yellow-rumped. This is a low springtime number for us but we hope to 
see many more when we go to Magee Marsh in Ohio the second week of May. If 
you’ve never been to this place on the south shore of Lake Erie where the 
birds rest and eat before crossing the lake to their breeding grounds in 
Canada, we highly recommend it. It is common for us to find almost 30 species 
of warblers there in a couple of days of birding plus dozens of other migrants 
and what we like most is the birds are so close to the boardwalk you can almost 
touch them. 


Today was the best day of the spring for our yard. The Cape May Warbler was in 
the tree near our deck for almost an hour giving stunning views but apparently 
was camera shy as every time we got the camera focused it went back into the 
leaves. At least a dozen Scarlet Tanagers arrived in groups of three or four 
and ate rapidly before moving on and one pair of Summer Tanagers were in the 
mix. Baltimore Orioles were everywhere we looked as about 7 of them ate 
throughout the morning. We’ve had lots of migrating Blue Jays in our yard 
this week and our resident 3 Blue Jays did not welcome them – at times the 
noise sounded like a protest rally going on. 


Tommy and Virginia Curtis
Smithville, Tennessee
DeKalb County
Subject: Am Robin Observation
From: Kristy Baker <kristybaker AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:35:33 -0500
I just watched a Robin grab a bill full of mulch, dunk it in water and fly 
off.  Materials for nest building?  Never seen that done before. 


Kristy Baker
Rockvale TN
Rutherford County

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Subject: 30 productive minutes in the yard
From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:13:23 -0500
I couldn't get out and officially "bird" today, but I managed a 30 minute
break in the yard to sit, watch and listen around 10:30 CDT. It was failry
active.

I saw two Orioles in a large tulip poplar, first a BALTIMORE ORIOLE, and
then a first year male ORCHARD ORIOLE.  A silent SWAINSON'S THRUSH settled
onto a Mahonia bush. A COMMON YELLOWTHROAT sang repeatedly and dashed back
and forth between yews and forsythia, although I never got a good look. Two
GRAY CATBIRDS were skulking about as well as two wary BROWN THRASHERS. I've
had bott these species nest in the yard in past years- maybe again this
year.

My thirty minutes flew by.
22 species

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 flying overhead
Chimney Swift 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 heard only
Blue-headed Vireo 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1 heard only
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Tennessee Warbler 1 heard only
Common Yellowthroat 1
Cape May Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 heard squeak call note
Orchard Oriole 1 first year male
Baltimore Oriole 1
Kevin Bowden
Nashville-Davidson Co. TN
April 28, 2016
Subject: Bay-breasted Warbler
From: "Kathy Malone" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "zlongwing" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:37:59 -0500
In Davidson County at Radnor Lake along the dam nearer the spillway. Just now. 

Kathy Malone, Spring Hill, TN

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Subject: Re: Colonial Waterbird study help needed
From: "james tucker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jtuck4478" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:32:03 +0000 (UTC)
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#715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white 
!important; } Hi Cyndi, Hope you are well ! In order to capture the necessary 
data & keep David from going crazy trying to keep up, do you think it would be 
wise to appoint a few volunteers to represent there section of the State ? As 
you know we have multiple outlets where this info is shared & not all have 
TN-Bird or Facebook. I thought about bringing this up at the May KTOS chapter 
meeting & compiling one big list to submit. Please let me know your thoughts ? 
Feel free to call me  

Regards, Jimmy Tucker 865-441-4429



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On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 5:53 PM, Cynthia Anne Routledge 
 wrote: 


Afternoon Tn-birders… Oh behalf of David Hanni, TWRA Conservation Bird 
Coordinator I’d like to share the following announcement: 

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is conducting a statewide colonial 
waterbird survey in 2016 and they need your help. TWRA recently conducted 
aerial surveys of the major reservoirs and rivers throughout the state to 
document locations of colonial waterbird colonies (i.e. herons, cormorants, 
egrets, etc.). They are now in the process of compiling a list of all known 
waterbird colonies in the Tennessee that have been documented by groups and 
individuals. If you know of the location of a colonial waterbird colony please 
contact David Hanni (david.hanni AT tn.gov). The information provided will help 
document a more comprehensive picture of the status and distribution of 
colonial waterbirds throughout the state.  

So while you’re out and about this spring looking for migrants, or boating 
or fishing on TN many rivers and lakes please take note of any waterbird 
colonies…the latitude and longitude would be great, but directions or 
location name will also work.   Then send the information to David.  Also 
spread the word among non-birders you know.  The more eyes the better out 
there looking and reporting.   This is a great opportunity for some citizen 
science as well as a cooperative partnership. 

Thanks for helping out!!
Cheers!<")  ( \
  / |`   Cyndi Routledge           Montgomery County
 
Subject: Glossy Ibis Duck River
From: Morton Massey <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:25:18 -0500
The glossy ibis continued this morning in pool 2 at Duck River. Most of the 
shorebirds headed out just after sunrise. 


Morton Massey 
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Hamilton Co Big Day by Kevin Calhoon and Dan Jacobson
From: Lizzie Goodrick <lizziegoodrick AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:41:18 +0000
I am posting this on behalf of Kevin Calhoon, who was not able to get his entry 
submitted to TN bird. 


Dan Jacobson and I conducted our annual Hamilton County Big Day yesterday April 
26. We ended the day at 134 species. Our record is 139 set last year, we just 
didn't get enough warbler species this year the reach that number, but we had a 
great day. Highlights included: 


Brainerd Levee:
1 Little Blue Heron
9 species of shorebirds including Semipalmated Plover (also had SP Plover at 
Discovery Pond) 

1 Sora
4 Bobolinks
Northern Waterthrush

Standifer Gap:
4 American Bitterns
4 Marsh Wrens
1 Sedge Wren (always difficult spring species)
YB Cuckoo

Only 23 species of warblers
American Redstart our FOS - Garden road
Bay-breasted our FOS  - Cravens
Chestnut-sided our FOS -  Cravens
Yellow-breasted Chat our FOS - VW area
Prothonotary Warbler - Hudson Road
Yellow Warbler our FOS - Hudson Road
Veery our FOS - Cravens
E Wood Peewee our FOS - Chester Frost County Park
Blue Grosbeak our FOS - Moccasin Bend
Pine Siskin - Cravens
Baltimore Oriole our FOS Garden Road and Cravens
Chuck-wills -widow our FOS - VW area



Kevin Calhoon
Assistant Curator of Forests
Tennessee Aquarium
423-785-4070
Subject: Rose Breasted Grosbeck
From: John Adams <jwadams19 AT outlook.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:28:18 +0000
Had our first Rose Breasted Grosbeck today.


John W. Adams

Elizabethton, TN
Subject: First Empid! -- Hamblen Co.
From: "Kirk Huffstater" <kirkh_cg AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:27:14 -0400
This evening was VERY productive at my backyard stream/waterfall outside my 
kitchen window! The “best” included: 


Acadian Flycatcher (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1)
Swainson’s Thrush (1)
Wood Thrush (1)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (2)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (3)
Kentucky Warbler (1)
Hooded Warbler (2, m&f)
Blue Grosbeak (1)
Indigo Bunting (2)


Good Birding,

Kirk Huffstater

Morristown, TN



Subject: Make AND female
From: "George's McNeil" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "mcneilg20" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:20:43 -0500
Happy to report I had both a male and a female Blue Grosbeak at my feeder this 
morning. I usually only see a male and pleased to see a pair this spring. 


Georges McNeil
Shelby County, TN

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Subject: Re: Backyard Birds
From: Greg Tomerlin <cedarbees AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:15:47 -0500
What time is breakfast?  I'll bring cookies for later.

*Onward and upward! * Greg


On Wed, Apr 27, 2016
​-​
 5:47, Kristy Baker  wrote:

> I have a large Cooper Hawk that makes 2-3 visits a day.  (Assuming
> female). She had been unsuccessful at attempts until yesterday.  At that
> time she nabbed a Brown-headed Cowbird.  There is a pair of American Crows
> that appear to be nesting in the back corner of the property.  We typically
> have them in the feeder area, but yesterday and today I seen them in the
> bird creek.    We have two sets of tree swallows.  One pair is building a
> nest in a bluebird box and the other in martin gourds.  The Eastern
> Bluebirds are nesting in blue bird box across the drive from the swallows.
> I haven't looked in a few days, but there were 3 eggs.  We have a pair of
> Brown Thrashers again this year.  They visit the bird bath together in the
> afternoon.  Otherwise, I only have a single bird off and on all day.  This
> individual is no longer scared of me.
>
> I finally had a Song Sparrow again today.  They had been absent for a
> while.  A single White-throated Sparrow visits in the evenings near dark.
> Field sparrows and chipping sparrows are daily visitors.
>
> I have a single Indigo Bunting male visiting the last two days.  I had a
> female the other day.  No visits from a Grosbeak today.   I've had Pine
> Siskins now for several days.  Today was the highest number at 11.  No
> warblers seen today.  I thought I heard a Wood Thrush calling today, but it
> was so far away, and with the American Goldfinches being so obnoxious, it
> was hard to tell for sure.
>
> Species numbers average 30-35 daily sitting on the deck.
>
> Kristy Baker
> Rockvale, TN
> Rutherford County
>
>
>
> *Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid*
>
Subject: Re: Backyard Birds
From: Kristy Baker <kristybaker AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:15:13 -0500




Subject: Fwd: Hamilton County Big Day
From: hughbarger AT gmail.com
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:55:58 -0400
Forwarded from Kevin Calhoon 

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Kevin A. Calhoon" 
> Date: April 27, 2016 at 4:54:01 PM EDT
> To: Hugh Barger 
> Subject: Hamilton County Big Day
> 
> Hugh,
>  
> Would you send this to TN-birds, I am receiving posts but it wont let me send 
anything right now for some reason? 

>  
> Thanks!
>  
>  
>  
> Dan Jacobson and I conducted our annual Hamilton County Big Day yesterday 
April 26. We ended the day at 134 species. Our record is 139 set last year, we 
just didn’t get enough warbler species this year the reach that number, but 
we had a great day. Highlights included: 

>  
> Brainerd Levee:
> 1 Little Blue Heron
> 9 species of shorebirds including Semipalmated Plover (also had SP Plover at 
Discovery Pond) 

> 1 Sora
> 4 Bobolinks
> Northern Waterthrush
>  
> Standifer Gap:
> 4 American Bitterns
> 4 Marsh Wrens
> 1 Sedge Wren (always difficult spring species)
> YB Cuckoo
>  
> Only 23 species of warblers
> American Redstart our FOS – Garden road
> Bay-breasted our FOS  - Cravens
> Chestnut-sided our FOS -  Cravens
> Yellow-breasted Chat our FOS – VW area
> Prothonotary Warbler – Hudson Road
> Yellow Warbler our FOS – Hudson Road
> Veery our FOS – Cravens
> E Wood Peewee our FOS – Chester Frost County Park
> Blue Grosbeak our FOS – Moccasin Bend
> Pine Siskin – Cravens
> Baltimore Oriole our FOS Garden Road and Cravens
> Chuck-wills –widow our FOS – VW area
>  
>  
>  
> Kevin Calhoon
> Assistant Curator of Forests
> Tennessee Aquarium
> 423-785-4070
>  
Subject: Backyard Birds
From: Kristy Baker <kristybaker AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:47:07 -0500
I have a large Cooper Hawk that makes 2-3 visits a day.  (Assuming female). 
She had been unsuccessful at attempts until yesterday.  At that time she 
nabbed a Brown-headed Cowbird.  There is a pair of American Crows that appear 
to be nesting in the back corner of the property.  We typically have them in 
the feeder area, but yesterday and today I seen them in the bird creek.    
We have two sets of tree swallows.  One pair is building a nest in a bluebird 
box and the other in martin gourds.  The Eastern Bluebirds are nesting in blue 
bird box across the drive from the swallows.  I haven't looked in a few days, 
but there were 3 eggs.  We have a pair of Brown Thrashers again this year.  
They visit the bird bath together in the afternoon.  Otherwise, I only have a 
single bird off and on all day.  This individual is no longer scared of me.  


I finally had a Song Sparrow again today.  They had been absent for a while.  
A single White-throated Sparrow visits in the evenings near dark.  Field 
sparrows and chipping sparrows are daily visitors. 


I have a single Indigo Bunting male visiting the last two days.  I had a 
female the other day.  No visits from a Grosbeak today.   I've had Pine 
Siskins now for several days.  Today was the highest number at 11.  No 
warblers seen today.  I thought I heard a Wood Thrush calling today, but it 
was so far away, and with the American Goldfinches being so obnoxious, it was 
hard to tell for sure. 


Species numbers average 30-35 daily sitting on the deck.

Kristy Baker
Rockvale, TN
Rutherford County



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Subject: NTOS Spring Bird Count - SATURDAY!
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:15:37 -0500
Just a last minute reminder

NTOS will be having its Nashville Spring Bird Count TNIS Saturday, April 30.
This takes in 11 routes in several different counties, so we need lots of
birders to help out. There will be a leader at each route, so you don't need
to be an expert to volunteer.  If you would like to participate its not too
late!  Please contact Scott Block at scottbblock AT gmail.com.
This will be at the peak of migration so it's a wonderful time to be out
birding. 

Hope you can make it!

Cheers!
<")
  ( \
  / |`   Cyndi Routledge
           NTOS President


Subject: Wednesday Morning Radnor Walk - April 27th
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:24:06 -0500
Good Day Tn-birders.
      To spite the forecast of 40% chance of thunderstorms, the second of
our four spring Wednesday morning walks at Radnor Lake was dry, sunny and
birdie".  Many thanks to Richard Conners who lead the 28 participants on
this mornings adventure. Many saw first of season birds, others saw life
birds but everyone had a great time.  In addition we were joined this
morning by a camera crew from NPTsTN Crossroads who is producing a program
on TOS birding and Radnor Lake.  Thanks to John Kell for helping as the
point of contact this morning.  Well be sure to let everyone know the air
date for the show once the filming is complete.

As usual Radnor did not disappoint anyone this morning.  We all enjoyed very
close-up views of a hunting Barred Owl, a beautiful male Scarlet Tanager
foraging directly over head, singing Yellow-throated, Blue-headed and
Warbling Vireos, 15 species of warblers flitting among the canopy and the
last of season singing Ruby-crowned Kinglets to highlight just a few of the
68 species seen or heard today.  The complete list can be found below.

There are two more Wednesday walks to go at Radnor this spring.  May 4th,
Kevin Bowden will lead the group and our final walk for the season will be
on May 11th with Joshua Stevenson leading.   So mark those calendars and
make plans to attend.  As always we depart from the west parking lot of
Radnor State Park at 7:30 am venturing up the road and across the spillway
before making our way down the trail to Long Bridge.  Come for an hour or
stay all morning.  Its always a birdie good time at Radnor!

Todays List:
Canada Goose  8
Wood Duck  6
Blue-winged Teal  5
Wild Turkey  4
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Barred Owl  2
Chimney Swift  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  4
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue-headed Vireo - 1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  5
Carolina Chickadee  14
Tufted Titmouse  11
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Eastern Bluebird  2
Veery  1
Swainsons Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  2
Gray Catbird  1
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Prothonotary Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  3
Hooded Warbler  1
American Redstart  1
Cape May Warbler  1
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Palm Warbler  10
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  3
Eastern Towhee  1
White-throated Sparrow  5
Summer Tanager  4
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  20
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  5
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
American Goldfinch - 6

Happy birding!!
<")
  ( \
  / |`   Cyndi Routledge
          NTOS President

Southeastern Avian Research
Specializing in Winter Hummingbird banding
1515 N. Willow Bend Court
Clarksville, TN  37043
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Subject: Great-tailed Grackle in Dyer County!!!
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:22:22 +0000 (UTC)
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#715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white 
!important; } I just had 2 Great-tailed Grackles in Dyer County at Boothspoint 
on MS River!!! I had a male & a female. Male flew before I could get a pic. 
Female landed in a snag for about 30 seconds before flying!!! 

More later...
Mark GreeneTrenton, TN

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Subject: Lytle Creek Road
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:55:12 +0000 (UTC)
Two pairs of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers have returned to Lytle Creek Road in 
Murfreesboro. Loggerhead Shrikes continue at the end of Couch Road. Grasshopper 
Sparrows can be heard anywhere along Lytle Creek and Couch. There was also a 
Lark Sparrow singing in the tree opposite the hedgerow just before Couch Road. 
This is presumably the same bird that was present last summer. 

Good birding,
Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TN
Subject: Dowitchers at Walter Davis
From: Chris Agee <chrisageeinindia AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:24:57 -0500
Walter Davis Marsh
Davidson County
4-27-16
Saw 3 Dowitchers at the Marsh around 10:00 or so. I wasn't able to ID on the 
spot but I took multiple pictures to look more closely later. 

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Subject: Greenway Arrivals
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:05:20 +0000
27 April 2016
Hamilton County, TN

While I had no migrant captures this morning (3 White-throated sparrows and 2 
cardinals), there were some new arrivals at Greenway Farm; Rose-breasted 
Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Blackpoll Warbler. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Brown-headed Nuthatch in southern Cumberland County.
From: "LeGrand family" <elegrand AT frontiernet.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:53:08 -0500
I finally found a Brown-headed Nuthatch in Cumberland County this morning
after years of searching. This bird was among scattered 20' Loblolly Pines
in a cutover area along Thomas Springs Road  in the southwestern part of the
county. The extensive Loblolly Pines from previous clear-cuts in the
southwestern part of the county are generally too densely planted and too
young, but conditions for the nuthatches are improving (more pines are
getting cones and more groves of large pines). I've found Brown-headed
Nuthatches in many nearby counties (Bledsoe, Van Buren, White, Putnam,
Morgan, and Roane counties), but it's good to finally find them closer to
home.

 

Ed LeGrand 

Cumberland County, TN

 
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
From: Barbara Wilbur <8wi18ur AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:00:08 -0500
Have had multiple (1-4)male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at feeders for at 
least last 4 days.  Have had house guests and have not been able to make 
many observations during the last week.  Have not observed any females 
which is not to say there have been none.

Barbara Wilbur
Clarksville, TN
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Subject: Glossy Ibis, Humphreys County
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:18:52 -0500
April 26th, 2016
Duck River Unit, TNWR Humphreys County.

  There is an unusually cooperative adult Glossy Ibis present this
afternoon in pool 2 off the right side of the wildlife loop.
  Habitat is good, and I am expecting the bird to use the same area
tomorrow.
  Also around were a female Merlin, Sora, and 18 species of shorebirds;

Black-necked Stilt 2
American Golden Plover 1
Semipalmated Plover 105
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper 4
Solitary Sandpiper 6
Greater Yellowlegs 25
Lesser Yellowlegs 65
Stilt Sandpiper 1
Dunlin 2
Least Sandpiper 32
White-rumped Sandpiper 3
Pectoral Sandpiper 35
Semipalmated Sandpiper 4
Western Sandpiper 3
Short-billed Dowitcher 3
Long-billed Dowitcher 46
Wilson's Snipe 2

  My brother Victor and I plan to be in the area tomorrow, starting at
Johnsonville State Historic Park for passerines, then checking out the
shorebirds and hopefully the Ibis a little later in the forenoon.
  If anyone is in the area and wishes to have help to find these birds, let
me know.

Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
Subject: Memphis TOS Wednesday Field Trip
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:59:57 -0500
Another field trip has been added for tomorrow morning:


Wed., April 27 - Field trip to Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. Meet at the
park visitor center at 7:30 a.m. Dick Preston is our leader.

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

Visit our website at http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN