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Black-and-white Warbler,©David Sibley

30 Oct Cove Lake State Park - Sparrow day []
29 Oct Sandhill Cranes at Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge ["Charles Murray" ]
29 Oct Re: Sibley Guide 2nd Edition more info [Bates Estabrooks ]
29 Oct Eagle Bend - 10/29 [Shane Williams ]
29 Oct Sibley Guide 2nd Edition more info ["" ]
29 Oct South Holston Lake & Austin Springs ["Richard Knight" ]
29 Oct J. Percy Priest Lake, Fate Sanders Marina, and Field Trial Area ["" ]
28 Oct FOS Brown Creeper [Richard Connors ]
28 Oct Black-throated Green Warbler Lookout Mountain Hamilton County [Dralle ]
28 Oct White Ibis, Bonaparte's Gull, Dutch Bottoms area, Cocke Co, TN [David Kirschke ]
28 Oct Re: Sibley Birds 2nd edition. [Bates Estabrooks ]
28 Oct Sibley Birds 2nd edition. ["" ]
28 Oct Blue Ridge Parkway closure at Devil's Courthouse tunnel [Marcus Simpson ]
28 Oct Blue Ridge Parkway closure at Devil's Courthouse tunnel [Marcus Simpson ]
28 Oct TN NWR Duck River A.Avocet ["Stanley York" ]
28 Oct Radnor waterfowl [Dustin Crowell ]
28 Oct J. Percy Priest Field Trials Area ["" ]
28 Oct Siskins - Knox [KD Edwards ]
27 Oct RFI - Wildlife Use of TVA Coal Plant Ash Ponds [Charles Nicholson ]
27 Oct Gallinule Reports?? ["chloe" ]
27 Oct Pine Siskin and Purple Finch Lookout Mountain Hamilton County [Dralle ]
27 Oct Hamilton County Sparrows [Hugh Barger ]
27 Oct Hamilton County Sparrows [Hugh Barger ]
27 Oct This Week's Event - Memphis TOS [Judy Dorsey ]
26 Oct ID help ["John Obarr" ]
26 Oct Re: ID Help - Added 2nd Picture Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler [Bill Pulliam ]
27 Oct Re: ID Help - Added 2nd Picture Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler []
26 Oct Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler [Bill Pulliam ]
26 Oct Odd loon, Knox co ["Sumrall, Colin D" ]
26 Oct Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler [birder1 ]
26 Oct Duck River NWR Sunday 10/26 [Terry Witt ]
26 Oct Re: Glaucous Gull ["dkirschke AT yahoo.com" ]
26 Oct Glaucous Gull ["dkirschke AT yahoo.com" ]
26 Oct Blount County Avocets? [Jennifer Miller ]
26 Oct Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler? TX Trip [Rick Phillips ]
26 Oct Horned Larks, Vesper Sparrow, Northern Harriers in Green Co, TN 25 Oct 2014 ["david kirschke" ]
26 Oct Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler []
25 Oct Cumberland Co. Gallinule and Bledsoe Co. Scissor-tail [Susan McWhirter ]
25 Oct Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler? TX Trip ["chloe" ]
25 Oct ID Help - Pine Warbler? TX Trip []
25 Oct Re: ID help, Vespar Sparrow [Lyda Phillips ]
25 Oct ID help, Vespar Sparrow ["Jerry Webb" ]
25 Oct Sightings Report, Thurs 23 Oct 2014, Ensley Bottoms area, Memphis, Shelby Cty [John Walko ]
25 Oct White-fronts at Hatchie NWR [Robert Ford ]
25 Oct Bells Bend - Greater White-Fronted Geese, Red-headed Woodpecker [Michael Smith ]
25 Oct Greater White-fronted Geese, Perry County. [birdchaserrws ]
24 Oct Gallinules [Tom Howe ]
24 Oct Our tracked Golden Eagles are checking in...... [Scott Somershoe ]
24 Oct Late migrant ["Aborn, David" ]
24 Oct Siskins, etc in Shady Valley ["Richard Knight" ]
24 Oct Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge Note ["Charles Murray" ]
24 Oct Bells Bend area -- Henslow's Sparrow ["fekel" ]
23 Oct Common Gallinule - Lake Hiawatha ["Ron Hoff" ]
23 Oct Loons, grebes, & Boneys ["Richard Knight" ]
23 Oct Curious about Sibley Guide [Bates Estabrooks ]
22 Oct Pine Siskins ["Tom Howe" ]
22 Oct Loggerhead shrike Hamilton County [Hugh Barger ]
22 Oct Purple Finch Today ["Tommy Curtis" ]
22 Oct Common Gallinule, Cumberland County [Terry Witt ]
22 Oct More wintering FOS ["Aborn, David" ]
22 Oct First of season ["J.N. & Ella Howard" ]
22 Oct Sandhill Cranes ["Charles Murray" ]
22 Oct TOS Research Grant opportunity [Scott Somershoe ]
21 Oct Vultures on the move [Lynne Davis ]
21 Oct gallinules [Terry Witt ]
21 Oct FOS American Wigeon, Campbell County [Carole Gobert ]
21 Oct Whigg Meadow 2014 Banding totals [Scott Somershoe ]
20 Oct Re: Knoxville vulture migration - 10/20 [Charles Nicholson ]
20 Oct Hamilton County Common Gallinule ["" ]
20 Oct Knoxville vulture migration - 10/20 [Shane Williams ]
20 Oct Common Gallinule, Lake Hiawatha, Cumberland Co., TN ["" ]
20 Oct Wintering arrivals ["Aborn, David" ]
20 Oct Re: Brainerd Levee [Terry Witt ]
20 Oct Common Gallinule, Cumb. Co. 20 Oct 2014 [Steve Clendenen ]
20 Oct A Swift Night Out [Wesley James ]
19 Oct Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Rutherford Co. [Ed Schneider ]

Subject: Cove Lake State Park - Sparrow day
From: moorephotography AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:44:28 +0000 (UTC)
It's Sparrow time in East Tennessee!! 
A short walk yesterday as the front blew over at 
Cove Lake State Park (Campbell County- North of Knoxville, TN) 
I did not bird the back trail, only out around the lake past the dock 
- 3 White Crowned Sparrows (immatures) Not often seen here 
- 2 Lincoln's Sparrows- usually 1-2 in the fall are seen 
- 6 Field Sparrows 
- Swamp Sparrows-many in various wet areas around the park 
- 14 Chipping Sparrows 
- Many White-Throated Sparrows 
Tons of Song Sparrows 
Should be a Vesper around but did not find one today... 
They like to hang out around the ball field area in low grass 

Cove Lake has some great Sparrow habitat the past couple years. 
Walk out around the lake where the rangers have cut a path through underbrush 
all the way around the lake. This is a short hike. 

Also seen- (This is not a total species count or report) 

Great Egret still hanging around 
22 Gadwall 
6 Pied Bill Grebes 
Coot 
-PINE SISKINS were heard. 
Though it is a little early for ducks at Cove Lake, if past records hold true, 
Saturday could be a good day for waterfowl with the first snow/inclement 
weather arriving. Should still be plenty of Sparrows around also. 


Nell Moore 
Caryville, TN 
Song, Lincoln's, Chipping, White-throated, Field, Swamp, and 
White-crowned. - See more at: 
http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=797715&MLID=NzC&MLNM=North%20and%20South%20Carolina#sthash.H3zaIuCw.dpuf 
Subject: Sandhill Cranes at Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge
From: "Charles Murray" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dro_1945@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:47:27 -0700
Several small groups of sandhill cranes were seen late today at the Hiwassee 
Wildlife Refuge in Birchwood (Meigs County). Some of them were preparing to 
land on the refuge, but the areas they came down couldn't be seen from the 
viewing area. At least one group of twenty or more ducks was also seen over the 
refuge. About 6:40 PM at the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park in Meigs County, I 
saw a small group of sandhill cranes preparing to land on the Rhea County side 
of Hiwassee Island. 



Muzzleloader deer hunts are scheduled for the refuge on Friday through Sunday. 



Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN
Subject: Re: Sibley Guide 2nd Edition more info
From: Bates Estabrooks <wgpu AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:17:31 -0400
Good tip. Thanks.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org wrote:

Read another article that said to buy the 2nd Edition Sibley Birds at a
bookstore and make sure it was printed in JULY  2014 to get the  fixed version
of this field  guide.  Original printing was March 2014.  On-line stores
may still be  getting rid of inventory.

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co., TN
Subject: Eagle Bend - 10/29
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:12:10 -0400
Checked out Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery in Clinton this afternoon and found 
2 non-breeding plumaged Dunlin, 3 unIDed small peeps (distant - probably 
Least), and 14 American Coot.

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Sibley Guide 2nd Edition more info
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:57:07 -0400
Read another article that said to buy the 2nd Edition Sibley Birds at a  
bookstore and make sure it was printed in JULY  2014 to get the  fixed version 
of this field  guide.  Original printing was March 2014.  On-line stores 
may still be  getting rid of inventory.
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co., TN
Subject: South Holston Lake & Austin Springs
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:21:58 -0400
29 Oct 2014

South Holston Lake - Sullivan Co., TN
(Musick's to dam)
Gadwall - 16
Am. Wigeon - 3
Blue-wg. Teal - 32
N. Shoveler - 1
Ring-nk. Duck - 4
Ruddy Duck - 13
Com. Loon - 8
Pied-b. Grebe - 12
Horned Grebe - 10
Bald Eagle - 2 ad.
Am. Coot - 18
Tree Swallow - 3

Austin Springs - Washington Co., TN
Gadwall - 18
N. Shoveler - 20
Green-wg. Teal - 14
Ring-nk. Duck - 2
Ruddy Duck - 13
Gr. Yellowlegs - 34
Dunlin - 2
Peregrine Falcon - 1 im.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: J. Percy Priest Lake, Fate Sanders Marina, and Field Trial Area
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:42:29 -0400
10/29/14
J. Percy Priest Lake
Fate Sanders Marina and Field Trial Area
Rutherford Co.
Traveling
Cool Sunny Morning
 
Hit Fate Sanders hoping the cold front had brought in something new.   
Nothing new except two flocks of approx. 80 each of Am. Coots(160 total) most I 

have ever seen here.
 
Headed over to the Field Trial area next. Lots of Sparrows.
White-crowned Sparrow
White-Throated Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
 
Red-tail Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
14 Green-winged Teal
Belted Kingfisher
DC Cormorant
and lots of Butterbutts
 
Good birding
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co. TN
 
Subject: FOS Brown Creeper
From: Richard Connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:23:25 -0500
10/28/2014 Davidson Co TN

This morning on the maple tree behind my house in south Nashville, had 
First-of-season Brown Creeper. 


Richard Connors
Nashville

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Subject: Black-throated Green Warbler Lookout Mountain Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:06:37 -0400
I observed a male Black-throated Green Warbler feeding with a mix flock this 
morning at Point Park in Hamilton County. 


Other birds seen:

Blue-headed Vireo (2)
Pine Warbler (1) male
Golden-crowned Kinglet (5)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (8)
Dark-eyed Junco (1)
Hermit Thrush (5)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1)
Pine Siskin (72) four flocks. 
Purple Finch (5) flyovers.
Sharp-shinned Hawk (1) immature.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (1)
Cedar Waxwing (70)
Song Sparrow (2)


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County
Chattanooga TN


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Subject: White Ibis, Bonaparte's Gull, Dutch Bottoms area, Cocke Co, TN
From: David Kirschke <dlkirschke AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:48:26 -0400
I spent some time this morning around Dutch Bottoms, Rankin Bottoms, and
Ten Islands.  The only gulls around were Ring-billed Gulls and one
Bonaparte's - no Herring, Laughing, or Franklin's Gulls.  A 1st year Bald
Eagle was hanging around the mud flats, so perhaps some of the gulls moved
to another area of the lake?  Also, heavy boat traffic from what must have
been a fishing tournament may have dispersed some birds.  Lots of Tree
Swallows on the mud flats plus a couple Greater Yellowlegs and hand full of
Least Sandpipers.  I walked the grassy area by the coal tipple and flushed
up decent numbers of Swamp and Song Sparrows. It seems like decent habitat
for an *Ammodramus* sparrow.  While I was walking around thinking that, I
had a flyover immature White Ibis.

Beautiful morning on the lake.

David Kirschke
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Re: Sibley Birds 2nd edition.
From: Bates Estabrooks <wgpu AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:06:51 -0400
Steve,

It was me.

Thanks.

Bates Estabrooks

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Someone asked either here or on Tennessee Birding Facebook page if the
Sibley Birds 2nd edition with color corrections is out. Just saw a post from
ABA  saying that it is.

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co., TN
Bird On
Subject: Sibley Birds 2nd edition.
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:36:04 -0400
Someone asked either here or on Tennessee Birding Facebook page if the  
Sibley Birds 2nd edition with color corrections is out. Just saw a post from 
ABA  saying that it is.
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co., TN
Bird On
Subject: Blue Ridge Parkway closure at Devil's Courthouse tunnel
From: Marcus Simpson <mbsmjw63 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:40:05 -0400
We just received notification that a three-mile section of the
Blue Ridge Parkway will be closed for repairs at Devil's Courthouse
tunnel.from 3 November 2014 through May 2015. Details of importance to
birders are included in the announcement below and are self-explanatory.

Mark

Marcus B. Simpson, Jr.
Hendersonville, NC

********************************************************************

*Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Full Road Closure at Milepost 422 for
Rehabilitation of Devil’s Courthouse Tunnel*

(Asheville, NC) – Blue Ridge Parkway officials announce the closure of a
small section of motor road between existing gates at Milepost 420.3 near
US Forest Service Road 816 (Black Balsam Road) and Milepost 423.3 at NC
Highway 215.  Both lanes of the motor road in that section will be closed
to all visitors beginning November 3, 2014 through May 2015.



During this closure, Devil’s Courthouse Overlook at Milepost 422.4 will be
accessible from the south by foot, bicycle or skis at NC Highway 215. The
Art Loeb Trail crossing at Milepost 421.2 will be accessible from the north
at Black Balsam Road. Visitors inside the closure are encouraged to use
extreme caution and watch for construction related traffic also in the
area.



Devil’s Courthouse Tunnel was originally constructed in 1941. This project
will make repairs to the aging drainage system and concrete lining inside
the tunnel. The work requires that portions of the overhead concrete lining
be removed, creating potentially hazardous conditions for visitors that
require a full road closure.  The tunnel will be sealed and inaccessible to
any traffic during this project.



For regular Parkway updates on this and other projects follow the Blue
Ridge Parkway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlueRidgeNPS; or for
real-time road closure information visit maps.nps.gov/blri/road-closures/.


************************************************
Subject: Blue Ridge Parkway closure at Devil's Courthouse tunnel
From: Marcus Simpson <mbsmjw63 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:40:05 -0400
We just received notification that a three-mile section of the
Blue Ridge Parkway will be closed for repairs at Devil's Courthouse
tunnel.from 3 November 2014 through May 2015. Details of importance to
birders are included in the announcement below and are self-explanatory.

Mark

Marcus B. Simpson, Jr.
Hendersonville, NC

********************************************************************

*Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Full Road Closure at Milepost 422 for
Rehabilitation of Devil’s Courthouse Tunnel*

(Asheville, NC) – Blue Ridge Parkway officials announce the closure of a
small section of motor road between existing gates at Milepost 420.3 near
US Forest Service Road 816 (Black Balsam Road) and Milepost 423.3 at NC
Highway 215.  Both lanes of the motor road in that section will be closed
to all visitors beginning November 3, 2014 through May 2015.



During this closure, Devil’s Courthouse Overlook at Milepost 422.4 will be
accessible from the south by foot, bicycle or skis at NC Highway 215. The
Art Loeb Trail crossing at Milepost 421.2 will be accessible from the north
at Black Balsam Road. Visitors inside the closure are encouraged to use
extreme caution and watch for construction related traffic also in the
area.



Devil’s Courthouse Tunnel was originally constructed in 1941. This project
will make repairs to the aging drainage system and concrete lining inside
the tunnel. The work requires that portions of the overhead concrete lining
be removed, creating potentially hazardous conditions for visitors that
require a full road closure.  The tunnel will be sealed and inaccessible to
any traffic during this project.



For regular Parkway updates on this and other projects follow the Blue
Ridge Parkway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlueRidgeNPS; or for
real-time road closure information visit maps.nps.gov/blri/road-closures/.


************************************************
Subject: TN NWR Duck River A.Avocet
From: "Stanley York" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "swy911@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:51:18 -0500
October 27, 2014
Humphreys County, TN
Duck River Unit

The American Avocet continues at Duck River Pool 4. I observed the bird for 
about 30 minutes yesterday around 5pm. This has been a good year for checking 
off several nemesis birds, this one too a Life Bird! Thank you to everyone for 
the sighting updates. 


Stanley York Jr.
Palmyra/Montgomery County

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Subject: Radnor waterfowl
From: Dustin Crowell <dusscrow AT utm.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:23:23 -0500
A good morning at Radnor lake today 10/28. About 70 Canada Geese and
numerous Wood Ducks present. Also showing up on the lake today were 2
Pied-billed Grebes 2 American Black Ducks, and several Ring-necked Ducks.
To my surprise there were 3 Redheads mixed in with the Ring-necks. I assume
they are moving with this weather front.

Dustin Crowell
Davison County
Subject: J. Percy Priest Field Trials Area
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:22:31 -0400
Oct. 28, 2014
J. Percy Priest Lake Field Trials Area
Lavergne, TN
Traveling
Overcast 63 degrees, Light wind
 
2 Pine Siskins
Am. Goldfinches
Swamp Sparrows
White-crowned Sparrows
White-throated Sparrows
Field Sparrows
RW Blackbirds
E. Bluebirds
Blue Jays
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Canada Geese
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
C. Chickadee
Carolina Wren
 
Good Birding
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford County, TN
 
 
Subject: Siskins - Knox
From: KD Edwards <sparverius AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:54:21 -0400
Pine Siskins and Chipping Sparrows overran our west Knox Co neighborhood this 
morning. 


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: RFI - Wildlife Use of TVA Coal Plant Ash Ponds
From: Charles Nicholson <cpnicholson53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:14:58 -0400
Over the next few years, TVA plans on closing the ash storage ponds and
some other treatment ponds at its coal plants.  These closing are driven by
TVA's decision to retire some coal plants, and the policy of converting all
"wet" ash handling and storage facilities, including ash ponds, to "dry"
handling and storage facilities.  For example, ponds at Allen in Memphis
will be closed once the adjacent gas-fired plant is completed and the coal
plant shut down.  At Kingston, the ash ponds were partially destroyed
during the ash spill a few years ago and replaced with dry ash handling and
storage facilities.  At Gallatin, construction of dry ash handling
facilities is underway and the ash ponds are scheduled for closing in the
next few years.  "Closure" of the ponds will include permanently draining
them and thus eliminating and wetland or open water wildlife habitat that
they now provide.

Some of the ash ponds and other treatment ponds at TVA coal plants, such as
at Allen and Gallatin, provide (or have provided in the past) valuable and
heavily used habitat for shorebirds, waterfowl, herons, and other
wildlife.  The value of the ponds for birds and other wildlife is an
important consideration in planning the pond closures.  At TVA, we have
little to no recent information on wildlife use of ash and other ponds at
several TVA coal plants, including Bull Run, Cumberland, and Johnsonville
in Tennessee, Paradise and Shawnee in Kentucky, and Colbert and Widows
Creek in Alabama.  The prevalence of ash ponds varies at these plants.
Some, such as Cumberland, already have dry fly ash facilities, and the only
ash ponds are for bottom ash.  Others, such as Allen, have ponds for both
fly ash and bottom ash.

If you have information on the recent use by birds and other wildlife at
any TVA coal plants other than Allen (for which many records are available
on this listserve and in eBird because of the site's relatively easy public
access), please contact me at cpnicholson53 AT gmail.com

Chuck Nicholson (a TVA employee)
Norris, TN
Subject: Gallinule Reports??
From: "chloe" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:08:13 -0500
Any positive/negative reports on the Common Gallinule at Lake Hiawatha would be 
much appreciated. 


Thanks,

Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
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Subject: Pine Siskin and Purple Finch Lookout Mountain Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:03:55 -0400
I observed flyovers this morning of Pine Siskins and Purple Finches at Point 
Park on Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County. 


Pine Siskin (37) Three flocks of 16,17 and 4. 
Purple Finch (6) One flock of three and three single birds.

Also, one Gray Catbird and a Winter Wren were located on the north side of the 
park. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County
Chattanooga TN

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Subject: Hamilton County Sparrows
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:13:26 -0400
Sorry apparently not all my last message made it.

This morning I found a nice mix of sparrows along the edge of the fields
adjoining Standifer Gap Marsh, The birds were feeding in the weeds at the
base of the willow trees.  There were at least 2 Lincoln sparrows, a swamp
sparrow, a savannah and multiple song sparrows.

Hugh Barger
Ooltewah

Photo

Subject: Hamilton County Sparrows
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:06:46 -0400
This morning I found a nice mix of sparrows along the edge of the fields
adjoining Standifer Gap Marsh, The birds were feeding in the weeds at the
base of the willow trees.  There were at least 2 Lincoln sparrows, a swamp
sparrow, a savannah and multiple song sparows.

Hugh Barger
Hamilton County
Subject: This Week's Event - Memphis TOS
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:09:34 -0500
Memphis TOS Chapter event this Saturday:


Sat., Nov. 1 - Field trip to Shelby Farms Park led by Martha Waldron. Meet
at 7:30 a.m. at the amphitheatre parking lot on North Pine Lake Drive.
Please note that the new park entrance off Farm Rd. is about 1/3 mile from
the old entrance.
More info: http://is.gd/pIsdOx
Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/wHgls
Subject: ID help
From: "John Obarr" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jonhop11@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:17:42 -0700
saw this one in south Carolina in July, any idea what it is?
Subject: Re: ID Help - Added 2nd Picture Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:37:32 -0500
That shots looks much more Blackpoll-ish, definitively so.  Not just  
the distinctly yellow feet, but also the fine crisp streaks on the  
underparts. .

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN

On Oct 26, 2014, at 7:44 PM, kristybaker AT comcast.net wrote:
>
> Hi - I only have one other picture of the bird that I have just  
> posted.  The rest I deleted a while back and the trash has been  
> emptied since then as well.  When I posted the picture, I wasn't  
> giving thought to the feet. Two folks did reference the feet.   
> However, one did suggest another possibility might be a Bay- 
> breasted.  Does this help?
> http://www.pbase.com/update_image/157993287
>
> Kristy
>
> From: "Bill Pulliam" 
> To: "TN-birds" 
> Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2014 7:25:41 PM
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler
>
> Are we basing the ID of this bird purely on the apparent orangish
> tones on the feet?  Because to me the wingbars and face pattern look
> really more Bay-breasted-ish.  I note that the legs appear to be in
> backlit dappled spots of sunlight, and I am not convinced that those
> orange tones are not caused by the backlight glow on dark
> appendages.  The color is very orange, not the duller greenish-
> yellowish-grayish that a Blackpoll's feet might be expected to be.
>
> Bill Pulliam
> Hohenwald TN

Subject: Re: ID Help - Added 2nd Picture Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:44:57 +0000 (UTC)
Hi - I only have one other picture of the bird that I have just posted.  The 
rest I deleted a while back and the trash has been emptied since then as 
well.  When I posted the picture, I wasn't giving thought to the feet. Two 
folks did reference the feet.  However, one did suggest another possibility 
might be a Bay-breasted.  Does this help? 

http://www.pbase.com/update_image/157993287 
  
Kristy 
  
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From: "Bill Pulliam"  
To: "TN-birds"  
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2014 7:25:41 PM 
Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler 

Are we basing the ID of this bird purely on the apparent orangish   
tones on the feet?  Because to me the wingbars and face pattern look   
really more Bay-breasted-ish.  I note that the legs appear to be in   
backlit dappled spots of sunlight, and I am not convinced that those   
orange tones are not caused by the backlight glow on dark   
appendages.  The color is very orange, not the duller greenish- 
yellowish-grayish that a Blackpoll's feet might be expected to be. 

Bill Pulliam 
Hohenwald TN 

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Subject: Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:25:41 -0500
Are we basing the ID of this bird purely on the apparent orangish  
tones on the feet?  Because to me the wingbars and face pattern look  
really more Bay-breasted-ish.  I note that the legs appear to be in  
backlit dappled spots of sunlight, and I am not convinced that those  
orange tones are not caused by the backlight glow on dark  
appendages.  The color is very orange, not the duller greenish- 
yellowish-grayish that a Blackpoll's feet might be expected to be.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN

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Subject: Odd loon, Knox co
From: "Sumrall, Colin D" <csumrall AT utk.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:45:20 +0000
Hi all

I just saw an odd loon at the east boat dock in Melton Hill Park. It was a in 
winter plumage, but seemed small and gracile for a common loon. The beak looked 
a bit on the thin side as well. It looked like it had faint checkering on the 
back, the back of the neck, nape and crown were dark and the breast, front of 
the neck and throat were light. It was pretty far out and I had no scope. Might 
be worth a look by someone with more loony experience. 


Colin Sumrall 

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Subject: Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler
From: birder1 <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:53:25 -0500
Very nice, Blackpoll is of course quite rare on the TX coast in the fall.

Good birding!

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


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-------- Original message --------
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date:10/25/2014 7:59 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: TN-birds
Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler
Hello - Thanks to everyone who replied! Overwhelmingly a Blackpoll Warbler. Kristy From: kristybaker AT comcast.net To: "TN-birds" Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:39:44 PM Subject: ID Help - Pine Warbler? TX Trip Hello, I'm going through pictures from our trip to Texas the beginning of the month. Is this a Pine Warbler? It was seen on October 6 at South Padre Island. http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/157976093 Thanks, Kristy Baker Rockvale, TN Rutherford County
Subject: Duck River NWR Sunday 10/26
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:30:06 -0700
Beautiful day to be in the field.

Decided to look for Nelson's/Le Conte's Sparrows.
Tried several different areas below Pintail Point in the grass, and walked a 
good part of the area inside Blue Goose Loop - nada 

All the Marsh/Sedge Wrens seem to have departed, loads of Swamp Sparrows, not 
much else. 


A flock of Canada Geese downhill from the entrance contained several Cackler's, 
about 200 Snow Geese flew over while I was sorting them out. 


In the pond at the north end of Blue Goose Loop looking east, 3 Greater Egrets, 
1 GB Heron, 1 A Avocet in winter plumage - probably the same bird that Chloe 
and Nolan Walker saw last Sunday. 


At the end of Pumphouse road, in the Tennessee River, amazing numbers of birds.
All estimates just that:

100 A White Pelicans 
500 DC Cormorants
10,000 A Coots
assorted other ducks and gulls, most too far away for ID, thousands+++


Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Re: Glaucous Gull
From: "dkirschke AT yahoo.com" <dmarc-noreply@freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dkirschke@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:32:01 -0400
This was on ebird. Thanks. 

David Kirschke
Johnson City, TN

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Subject: Glaucous Gull
Date: Sun, Oct 26, 2014 5:30 PM


I saw a report of Glaucous Gull at Ten Islands in Cocke Co on the 24th. Any 
further information or reports (positive or negative) would be appreciated. 
Thanks. 


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Subject: Glaucous Gull
From: "dkirschke AT yahoo.com" <dmarc-noreply@freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dkirschke@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:30:14 -0400
I saw a report of Glaucous Gull at Ten Islands in Cocke Co on the 24th. Any 
further information or reports (positive or negative) would be appreciated. 
Thanks. 


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Subject: Blount County Avocets?
From: Jennifer Miller <foundnatureblog AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:57:49 -0500
I am going to be in TN and a family member would like to see the Avocets. Has 
anyone seen them in Blount County recently? The last siting reported to ebird 
was 13 days ago. 


Thanks,
Jennifer Miller
Lubbock, TX

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Subject: Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler? TX Trip
From: Rick Phillips <sunfish0501 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:20:36 -0400
At a glance, Blackpoll was the first thing that came to my mind as well.



On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 7:17 PM, chloe  wrote:

> I believe this is actually a Blackpoll Warbler, but I'd definitely be
> interested in hearing what others have to say before going by my thoughts.
>
> Chloe Walker
> Murfreesboro, TN
>
> On Oct 25, 2014, at 5:39 PM, kristybaker AT comcast.net wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I'm going through pictures from our trip to Texas the beginning of the
> month.  Is this a Pine Warbler?  It was seen on October 6 at South Padre
> Island.
>
> http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/157976093
>
> Thanks,
> Kristy Baker
> Rockvale, TN
> Rutherford County
>
>


-- 
Rick Phillips
Kingsport, Tennessee
Subject: Horned Larks, Vesper Sparrow, Northern Harriers in Green Co, TN 25 Oct 2014
From: "david kirschke" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dkirschke@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:21:45 +0000 (UTC)
I had the pleasure of birding with the Herndon Bird Club in the morning at 
Sycamore Shoals SP (Carter Co) and with Don Miller in the afternoon mainly at 
Joachim Bible Refuge in Greene Co (Horned Larks were at Baughard Hill Rd).  I 
am sure I left something out so Don may want to fill in any omissions.  Don 
also had some cool butterflies.  


Checklist from the refige below and a few photos here: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dkirschke/. 


 
Joachim Bible Refuge, Lick Creek Bottoms WMA, Greene, US-TN
Oct 25, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:    With Don Miller
36 species

Wood Duck  3
Mallard  10
Blue-winged Teal  16
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  10
Northern Harrier  4
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
American Coot  2
Killdeer  8
Greater Yellowlegs  5 s
Wilson's Snipe  2
Mourning Dove  10
Barn Owl  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  30
Tree Swallow  15
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  2
Northern Mockingbird  4
Palm Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  2
Field Sparrow  6
Vesper Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  10
Swamp Sparrow  5
White-crowned Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  5

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20337136 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
David KirschkeJohnson City, TN


  
Subject: Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler NOPE - Blackpoll Warbler
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:59:09 +0000 (UTC)
Hello - Thanks to everyone who replied!  Overwhelmingly a Blackpoll Warbler.  
Kristy 


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From: kristybaker AT comcast.net 
To: "TN-birds"  
Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:39:44 PM 
Subject: ID Help - Pine Warbler? TX Trip 

Hello, 
  
I'm going through pictures from our trip to Texas the beginning of the month.  
Is this a Pine Warbler?  It was seen on October 6 at South Padre Island. 

  
http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/157976093 
  
Thanks, 
Kristy Baker 
Rockvale, TN 
Rutherford County 
Subject: Cumberland Co. Gallinule and Bledsoe Co. Scissor-tail
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:43:24 -0500
Mac and I had the Common Gallinule this afternoon at Lake Hiawatha in
Cumberland Co. It would have been impossible to see without a scope. It was
all the way across the lake up against the tan reeds and almost
motionless. (Thanks to Ed for finding it and to all those who continued to
post its sighting.)

In a roundabout way of coming home we came down the Sequatchie Valley on
hiway 127. At mile 23 at Ninemile we had a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. I had
just remarked to Mac that this is where we had seen them before, and he
said, "There's one now!"

Susan McWhirter
McMinnville, Warren Co.
Subject: Re: ID Help - Pine Warbler? TX Trip
From: "chloe" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:17:15 -0500
I believe this is actually a Blackpoll Warbler, but I'd definitely be 
interested in hearing what others have to say before going by my thoughts. 


Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN 

> On Oct 25, 2014, at 5:39 PM, kristybaker AT comcast.net wrote:
> 
> Hello,
>  
> I'm going through pictures from our trip to Texas the beginning of the month. 
Is this a Pine Warbler? It was seen on October 6 at South Padre Island. 

>  
> http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/157976093
>  
> Thanks,
> Kristy Baker
> Rockvale, TN
> Rutherford County
Subject: ID Help - Pine Warbler? TX Trip
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:39:44 +0000 (UTC)
Hello, 
  
I'm going through pictures from our trip to Texas the beginning of the month.  
Is this a Pine Warbler?  It was seen on October 6 at South Padre Island. 

  
http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/157976093 
  
Thanks, 
Kristy Baker 
Rockvale, TN 
Rutherford County 
Subject: Re: ID help, Vespar Sparrow
From: Lyda Phillips <lydap AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:42:17 -0500
Bells Bend
Davidson County

I too went to Bells Bend on Friday 3-5 p.m. ish and saw what I concluded was a 
vesper sparrow right where Frank Fekel had reported, at the junction of the 
main trail from the outdoor center and the main trail from the trailhead. Got a 
good long look and was even able to see white on the outer edge of tail. But no 
pictures. I didn't see Lincoln's or Henslow's but I thought I might have heard 
the Henslow's in the brush near where I saw the Vesper, a soft two-note 
whistle? I even inadvertently imitated it and whatever it was answered. 


Also along with the normal things, I saw a female rose-breasted grosbeak and a 
flock of meadowlarks. And a bird that puzzled me. Looked like a blue-grey 
gnatcatcher, but perched near where I saw the vesper, like a sparrow, that is, 
straight up and down, not tail cocking, and was still for quite a long time. It 
was too slim to be a junco and too bluish. But I've never seen a gnat-catcher 
that wasn't in constant motion and making constant noise. I can't think what 
else it could be though. Any thoughts? 


Lyda Phillips
Davidson County




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Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:56:28 +0000
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Subject: [TN-Bird] ID help, Vespar Sparrow

I went to Bells Bend Friday afternoon hoping to see the Henslow's seen earlier 
by Frank Fekel, which I didn't find, but think I saw a couple of Vespar 
sparrows. enclosed is a couple of pics Jerry Webb 

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Subject: ID help, Vespar Sparrow
From: "Jerry Webb" <theprojectroom AT juno.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:56:28 GMT
I went to Bells Bend Friday afternoon hoping to see the Henslow's seen earlier 
by Frank Fekel, which I didn't find, but think I saw a couple of Vespar 
sparrows. enclosed is a couple of pics Jerry Webb 

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Subject: Sightings Report, Thurs 23 Oct 2014, Ensley Bottoms area, Memphis, Shelby Cty
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:22:20 -0500
I'm two days behind on my posts but i visited the Pits and nearby environs here 
in Memphis after work. Not much but the usual suspects for this time of year. 


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

Oct 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast, breezy 63 degrees, not alot going on. Dusty from the trucks 
on the levee rds. Don't know where the Black-bellied Wh Ducks went only one hen 
and 11 ducklings left. 

18 species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1 11 Juv ducklings which have not taken there 
first flight yet on the center ponds. 

Greater White-fronted Goose  1     Same lone injured goose from all summer
Northern Shoveler  28
American White Pelican  237     Nice big flyover flock. North to south.
Great Blue Heron  1
Bald Eagle  1     Single Juv soaring over the bottoms.
Killdeer  38
Lesser Yellowlegs  1     Single bird bobbing in the central pits by itself.
Least Sandpiper  867     Scattered thriugh out the complex.
Mourning Dove  41
American Kestrel  2
Peregrine Falcon 1 This bird came in from the tree line diving in on the 
shorebirds of pit 5, singled out a single Least SP. and just barely missed as 
the the little sandpiper made some bold moves zigging and zagging through the 
vegetation and then finally doing a quick U-turn which got him it's escape. 
Falcon then went off to a treeline perch where it was mobbed by what looked 
like some blackbirds and then made a retreat to the southside of the complex. 

Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  750
White-crowned Sparrow  13     FOS at the maint shed/bushes /lawn area
Northern Cardinal  1
Eastern Meadowlark  17
House Sparrow  2
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20333176 


Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN
Oct 23, 2014 5:10 PM - 5:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
9 species
Canada Goose  42
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  4
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  6
Mourning Dove  7
Belted Kingfisher  2
European Starling  100
Red-winged Blackbird  350
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20333215 


Riverport Rd Ponds / Sloughs, Shelby, US-TN
Oct 23, 2014 5:25 PM - 5:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
8 species
Canada Goose  67
Wood Duck  39
Gadwall  5
Mallard  5     one which was a Leucistic.
American Coot  24
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20333240 


John "Jay" Walko
Collierville, TN
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Subject: White-fronts at Hatchie NWR
From: Robert Ford <robert_p_ford AT fws.gov>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:37:20 -0500
October 25, 2014
Hatchie NWR, Haywood County,TN

Seems a good day for White-fronted Geese on the move.  High flying
group of about 120 at Hatchie NWR this morning, first I've seen this
fall but I've not been there for several days.

Bob Ford
Haywood County, TN
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Subject: Bells Bend - Greater White-Fronted Geese, Red-headed Woodpecker
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:36:48 -0700
Bells Bend Park
Davidson Co.
10-25-14

Phillip Casteel and I went to look for the Henslow's Sparrow that Frank Fekel 
found the previous day. We dipped on the sparrow, but instead we had a 
high-flying flock of 55-60 Greater White-Fronted Geese. We heard them call 
first, and then watched as they steadily flew south toward the Cumberland 
River. Frank joined us a bit later, and once again delivered a good bird by 
spotting a flying Red-headed Woodpecker that eventually landed in a distant 
tree. 


We wound up with 6 sparrow species, including Fox, Swamp, White-throated, and 
White-crowned. 


Mike Smith
Hendersonville, TN
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Subject: Greater White-fronted Geese, Perry County.
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:37:07 -0500
I just had a large flock of Greater White-fronted Geese fly over high overhead 
in North-eastern Perry County.  


I couldn't count them, but there must have been ove a hundred. 

Ruben Stoll
Centerville Tennessee. 


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Subject: Gallinules
From: Tom Howe <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:34:29 -0400
Blount Co
Oct 24,  2014

I had 2 winter adult Common Gallinules in Alcoa today at the same private pond 
at which I had one in 2012. 


Tom Howe

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Subject: Our tracked Golden Eagles are checking in......
From: Scott Somershoe <Scott.Somershoe AT tn.gov>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:44:27 +0000
Brief update on our tracked Golden Eagles.
Yesterday one of our birds checked in and today THREE checked in for the first 
time since spring. They are all still in southern Quebec or Ontario, but are 
booking it south. One of our birds went due south about 1000 miles from the 
southern end of the Ungava Bay to southern Quebec in the last 9 days. 


We have not yet heard from Jericho, which is our bird that was treated for lead 
poisoning by Knox Martin and Martha Waldron. She was an adult (at least 7 yrs 
old) and they tend to stay north really late. Let's hope she's on her way 
south. 


Once we get more complete data downloads, I'll update the Golden Eagle project 
blog on the Tennessee Watchable Wildlife's web site. I'll post again after I 
get things updated, but that likely won't happen until mid-week next week. 

http://www.tnwatchablewildlife.org/index.cfm

Cheers,
Scott

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Subject: Late migrant
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:19:27 +0000
24 October 2014
Hamilton County, TN

Banding at Greenway Farms this morning produced a lot of resident species, 
especially towhees (6), be we did catch 4 Hermit Thrushes and 2 Winter Wrens. 
The best catch, however, was a Worm-eating Warbler! Last year, we caught a 
Hooded Warbler on October 30th, which was the latest a Hooded Warbler has ever 
been banded in Tennessee. I am looking into whether this might be another late 
banding record. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Siskins, etc in Shady Valley
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:55:52 -0400
24 Oct 2014
Shady Valley, Johnson Co., TN

Am. Black Duck - 1
N. Harrier - 1
Wilson's Snipe - 1
Com. Raven - 2
Orange-cr. Warbler - 1
Savannah Sparrow - 1
Fox Sparrow - 1
Lincoln's Sparrow - 2
Swamp Sparrow - 20
White-cr. Sparrow - 4
Pine Siskin - 40, in one flock

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge Note
From: "Charles Murray" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dro_1945@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:22:41 -0700
According to http://www.tn.gov/twra/pdfs/wmaseasons.pdf , page 19, there will 
be muzzleloader deer hunts at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge at Birchwood in 
Meigs County on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday October 24-26 and on October 
31-November 2. Therefore, I did not go to the HWR viewing area this morning. At 
the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park (Meigs County) I saw one adult and one 
immature bald eagle. Hundreds of coots were present on the Rhea County side of 
the Tennessee River near a dock. 


The only other particularly noteworthy sighting of the morning was a group of 
10 turkey vultures that appeared to be kettling before they flew south. I saw 
these at home in Birchwood (Hamilton County). 


Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN
Subject: Bells Bend area -- Henslow's Sparrow
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:23:38 -0500
Bells Bend Sod Farms and Bells Bend Park
Davidson Co., TN
2014 Oct. 24

This Friday morning I first stopped by the Bells Bend sod farm area,
searching the farm field across from the main sod field for Bobolinks.
None were found this morning and the field has been partially cut,
although not the area near the road where I saw a Bobolink last
Saturday morning.

Next stop was Bells Bend Park to look for lingering Sedge and Marsh
Wrens and migrating sparrows. No luck with the wrens, however I did
find a VESPER SPARROW at the bowl at the first major intersection.
Continuing on the main path from the back of the Visitor's Center,
I found a LINCOLN'S SPARROW past the barn and just before the path
goes through the thin line of trees. The huge fields past this
hedgerow tree line produced the best bird of the morning. In the
large field on the left where HENSLOW'S SPARROWs had been found
a year or two previously, I got great looks at an amazingly
cooperative HENSLOW'S. It was very close to the path before one
gets to the bluebird box. With the sun out I watched it sit on
a tall weed stalk and feed briefly. Of course as often happens
with such good looks, the bird gods knew that I did not have my
camera with me.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Common Gallinule - Lake Hiawatha
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:43:48 -0400
TN-birders,

Dollyann and I saw the Common Gallinule on Lake Hiawatha, Cumberland County, 
this afternoon about 4:20. It was hanging out in the back of the lake with some 
American Widgeons. 


Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Loons, grebes, & Boneys
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:07:37 -0400
23 Oct 2014
South Holston Lake, Sullivan Co., TN
(Musick's to dam)
Feeling more like winter.

Com. Loon - 6
Horned Grebe - 3
Bonaparte's Gull - 2
Hermit Thrush - 1

Also:
Ruddy Duck - 1, at Middlebrook Lake in Bristol.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Curious about Sibley Guide
From: Bates Estabrooks <wgpu AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:42:24 -0400
I had heard rumors a few months back that the Second Edition of the Sibley 
guide would be "fixed" (reprinted with better colors and easier-to-read fonts). 


Does anybody know if this has happened and been published?

Thanks. 

Bates Estabrooks
Anderson County

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Subject: Pine Siskins
From: "Tom Howe" <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:38:28 -0400
Cocke County

10/22/14

 

While hiking the AT today south of Cosby, I saw and heard a flock of 75 PINE
SISKINS feeding up in a yellow birch. They were initially in Haywood Co, NC,
but about 50 of them flew north and appeared to cross into TN. Perhaps this
is an omen of things to come.hope, hope.

 

Good Birding!

Tom Howe

Alcoa
Subject: Loggerhead shrike Hamilton County
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:05:32 -0400
The loggerhead shrike on Meadowview Road was seen again this morning about
10 AM.  It was perched at the top of a roadside red cedar near the
Grasshooper Road intersection.

Hugh Barger
Ooltewah

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Subject: Purple Finch Today
From: "Tommy Curtis" <tcbirdwatch AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:10:18 -0500
This morning a Purple Finch was in our feeder; our first this season. We also 
have three White-throated Sparrows in the yard. The two remaining Ruby-throated 
Hummingbirds left on Monday but our feeders are still out in hopes of another 
Rufous this winter. 


Tommy and Virginia Curtis
Smithville, TN
DeKalb County
Subject: Common Gallinule, Cumberland County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:38:05 -0700
The juvenile gallinule was seen at 11 AM today.
It was swimming with a small raft of mostly RN Ducks accompanied by a few Wood 
Ducks, Ruddy Ducks, and A Wigeon. They were all tucked away in a cove and easy 
to overlook, even though the lake is not that large. 


Thanks to Ed LeGrand for finding the bird, reporting it promptly, the excellent 
directions, and most of all for putting enough salt on its' tail to make it 
stay put! 


Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: More wintering FOS
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:29:19 +0000
22 October 2014
Hamilton County, TN

At Greenway Farms today, we banded a Common Yellowthroat, 2 Hermit Thrushes, a 
White-throated Sparrow, and our first Yellow-rumped Warbler of the season. I 
also heard my first Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and Cedar 
Waxwings of the season. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: First of season
From: "J.N. & Ella Howard" <birders3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:53:28 -0400
This morning we had a Winter Wren inspecting our back porch.  We have often
had Carolinas on the porch trying to nest or roost in a hat hanging on a
nail and now and then we see Winter Wrens in our back yard or wood edges,
but this is the first time we have seen one playing around on the porch.
Such a tiny bundle of energy.
                                                       J. N. Howard, Marion
County
Subject: Sandhill Cranes
From: "Charles Murray" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dro_1945@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:00:01 -0700
The first sandhill cranes of the season were seen over Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge 
in Meigs County this morning about 10 AM. I counted six birds, and Keith - on 
the staff of TWRA at HWR - said he saw "about 10" near the same time. I thought 
I heard another group, and Keith may have seen that group. The six birds I saw 
apparently continued on to the south. I did not see them land. 


There were a small number of Canada geese in the slough below the gazebo at HWR 
at the same time this morning. A mostly white goose was with them; it appeared 
to have some light gray shading on the breast. That goose looked like the photo 
of a "white morph" snow goose on the iBird PRO app. However, since the bird was 
somewhat larger than the Canada geese, I'm assuming that it is a domestic 
goose. 


I had a first of the season white-throated sparrow at my home in Birchwood 
(Hamilton County) yesterday. I first heard and then saw a fish crow from the 
Cherokee Removal Memorial Park (Meigs County) yesterday. I did not seen any 
fall warblers yesterday nor so far today. 


Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN
Subject: TOS Research Grant opportunity
From: Scott Somershoe <Scott.Somershoe AT tn.gov>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:40:23 +0000
As a member of the TOS Conservation and Research Grant committee, I wanted to 
pass along the info on the 2015 Conservation and Research Grants. Feel free to 
pass along this information to those that may be interested. 


Thanks!
Scott Somershoe


Guidelines for Tennessee Ornithological Society 2015 Conservation and Research 
Grants 


The Tennessee Ornithological Society invites applications for Conservation and 
Research Grants to support projects that will directly or indirectly help to 
protect the birds of Tennessee, increase scientific knowledge, or educate 
others about the importance of Tennessee's birds. A total of $3,000 is 
available to be awarded for the grants, which may be divided among multiple 
recipients. 


Anyone with a bird-related project, including students, professionals, and 
individual workers, may compete for a grant. The project may already be in 
progress at the time of application. Applicants should submit a project 
proposal using the form that is available on the TOS Website (www.TNBIRDS.org). 
Needed information includes: name, address, telephone, E-mail address, topic, 
problem to be addressed, objectives, expected results and significance, project 
location, beginning and ending dates, estimated field time, estimated total 
cost of project, itemized budget, funds available from other sources, how grant 
is to be used, experience of applicant in the project area, willingness of 
applicant to share results at a statewide TOS meeting, and whether the work is 
under the guidance of a mentor or is independent. 


A letter of recommendation from a mentor or a knowledgeable associate is 
strongly encouraged. Up to $50 of a grant may be applied toward the costs of 
attending an appropriate scientific meeting to present results of the project. 


Criteria for judging applications include:
- Significance of problem addressed
- Clarity of proposal
- Adequacy of project design
- Adequacy of experience/training
- Adequacy of professional guidance
- Financial need
- Chance for achieving objectives
- Potential benefit to the species/resource
- Potential for advancing career/studies
- Potential for sharing results at a future statewide TOS meeting

The application and letter of recommendation should be emailed (preferably) or 
mailed to Michael Collins, Department of Biology, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN 
38112; collinsm AT rhodes.edu; (901) 843-3557. The 
deadline for receipt of applications is February 1. Applicants will be notified 
of the Committee's decisions in early March. A check for 60 percent (60%) of 
the amount awarded will be mailed to the grantee(s) upon approval of award(s). 
The balance of each award will be paid after the project leader submits a 
satisfactory progress report with itemized costs and receipts to the Committee 
Chair, Michael Collins. All grant awards will be announced in The Tennessee 
Warbler. 


Respectfully,


Michael Collins

TOS Conservation and Research Funding Committee Chair

Subject: Vultures on the move
From: Lynne Davis <lynnedavis865 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:33:43 -0400
Our Meetup hiking group also saw a stream of vultures while we were at the
UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge around 11:00 am. Monday, October 20. Mostly
turkey, but possibly a few blacks.
Lynne and Bob Davis
Oak Ridge, Anderson County
Subject: gallinules
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:41:37 -0700
Any updates today on either of the birds appreciated

Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: FOS American Wigeon, Campbell County
From: Carole Gobert <cpgobert AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:05:52 -0400
Saw my FOS American Wigeon hanging out with 27 Gadwalls at Cove Lake SP in 
Campbell County today. 


Carole Gobert, Knoxville
 		 	   		  
Subject: Whigg Meadow 2014 Banding totals
From: Scott Somershoe <Scott.Somershoe AT tn.gov>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:34:40 +0000
All,
Just a final update on how we did with banding at Whigg Meadow in Cherokee NF, 
Monroe Co. this fall. We ran nets on 30 days from 30 Aug-28 Sept 2014. It was 
often very windy and cloudy/foggy and drizzly (at least the days I was there), 
but we did much better than last year. We banded 1,353 birds (up from 550 last 
year!) and caught 52 species! We added 5 nets in a spot where I was sure we'd 
catch more birds and well, we caught a lot more! Once I get all the data 
entered, it'll be very interesting to see what percentage of birds we caught in 
the new nets (it was a lot). 


Top 5 species in descending order of capture were: Tennessee Warbler (254), 
Blue-headed Vireo (poss. a record number this year with 178), Swainson's Thrush 
(153), Black-throated Blue Warbler (125), and Chestnut-sided Warbler (84). 


Since my last post, we also recaptured another Tennessee Warbler that we banded 
at Whigg Meadow, this one being banded in Sept 2013. These returns are 
extremely rare, but we had 2 Tennessee's and a Cape May this year (WOW!). And 
yes Migrant editors, we are working on some papers on this stuff. 


Some other highlights included a Carolina Wren on Sept 10 (uncommon up there), 
Song Sparrow (31 Aug and lingered for a couple weeks, also uncommon at Whigg), 
Carolina Chickadee (30 Aug, heard/saw 1-2 almost daily) and a Black-capped 
Chickadee (banded on 28 Sept). 


**We definitely need more helpers (data recorders, bird extractors, and even 
banders) so if you have experience or not and are willing to "rough it" (in a 
beautiful place) for a day or a week or more, please let me know. We will 
certainly need the help in the future and this is a great place to learn and 
help! 


It was a fantastic season at Whigg Meadow. Wish I could have been up there more 
than 5 days! 


Cheers,
Scott Somershoe

State Ornithologist
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
615-781-6653 (office)
615-781-6654 (fax)
Subject: Re: Knoxville vulture migration - 10/20
From: Charles Nicholson <cpnicholson53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:28:36 -0400
I saw a lot of this same group of migrating Turkey Vultures over downtown
Knoxville today.  Between about 12:15 and 12:30 I estimated 360 TVs flying
over the Summit Hill/Broadway/Central Avenue area.  They were coming from
the northeast over the eastern part of Sharps RIdge (east of Broadway and
the Sharps Ridge birding area) to the southwest over the UT campus and the
TN river.  I did not notice them until a coworker pointed them out to me,
and thus probably missed part of the flock.  I commonly see both Turkey and
Black Vultures from my office in downtown Knoxville, but normally only in
single digit numbers.  At least some of these regularly occurring birds
hang out on some of the downtown buildings and along the waterfront.

Chuck Nicholson
Norris, TN


On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 6:17 PM, Shane Williams 
wrote:

> Around noon on my lunch break at work today, 10/20, I noticed hundreds of
> vultures streaming south right along Broadway in North Knoxville (Fountain
> City area). The closer ones I could ID without binos were all Turkey
> Vultures. They were gliding and kettling, maybe 200 - 300 ft high.  I saw
> some veering southwest maybe towards Sharp's Ridge or the ridge north of
> it. They were streaming steadily for several minutes and I saw singles
> still coming through 25 minutes later. I didn't count but I would say there
> were at least 500 and probably closer to 1000 seen. I've never seen
> vultures in numbers like this and in an obvious migration pattern. Pretty
> unexpected and neat for "buzzards."
>
> Shane Williams
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Subject: Hamilton County Common Gallinule
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Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:26:03 -0400
The Common Gallinule was seen again today at the Brainerd Levee on Shallowford 
Road. It is being seen in the large pool of water behind Boyd Buchanan School. 



Libby Wolfe
Ooltewah, TN
Subject: Knoxville vulture migration - 10/20
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:17:08 -0400
Around noon on my lunch break at work today, 10/20, I noticed hundreds 
of vultures streaming south right along Broadway in North Knoxville 
(Fountain City area). The closer ones I could ID without binos were all 
Turkey Vultures. They were gliding and kettling, maybe 200 - 300 ft 
high.  I saw some veering southwest maybe towards Sharp's Ridge or the 
ridge north of it. They were streaming steadily for several minutes and 
I saw singles still coming through 25 minutes later. I didn't count but 
I would say there were at least 500 and probably closer to 1000 seen. 
I've never seen vultures in numbers like this and in an obvious 
migration pattern. Pretty unexpected and neat for "buzzards."

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Common Gallinule, Lake Hiawatha, Cumberland Co., TN
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Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:57:15 -0400
10/20/2014
 
Lake Hiawatha, Lake Tansi, TN
Cumberland County
Protocol, stationary
 
Arrived at Lake Hiawatha about 10:45 am.  Found 4 Am. Wigeons right  off 
the bat. Did not spot Common Guallinule at first.  Finally heard "pep"  call 
about 11:20 am and located the bird.  Don't know where it hides, but  it's 
good at it.  
 
Other birds seen
 
9 AM. Coots
6 Pied Billed Grebe
1 female Ring-necked Duck
2 Wood Ducks
Red-bellied WP
Downy WP
Blue jays
 
Thanks to Ed LeGrand for finding and reporting the bird. 
 
Good birding
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co., TN
 
 
Subject: Wintering arrivals
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:45:36 +0000
20 October 2014
Hamilton County, TN

With the capture of a Winter Wren and 2 Hermit Thrushes, and the sighting of 3 
Golden-crowned Kinglets and a dozen White-throated Sparrows at Greenway Farms, 
it looks like we are transitioning from the long-distance fall migrants to the 
overwintering migrants. The capture of a catbird and a Wood Thrush means fall 
migration still isn't quite done yet! 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Re: Brainerd Levee
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:58:03 -0700
I made a request (a few months ago??), that persons who prefer posting to 
e-bird, send a copy of any unusual or rare sightings to tn-bird as well. 


Second request.

Thanks

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn 


On Monday, October 20, 2014 8:38 AM, Hugh Barger  wrote:
 


It was on ebird.org


On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 7:23 AM, Terry Witt  wrote:

Out of curiosity, to whom did Evan report the gallinule?
>I must have overlooked it.
>
>
>Terry
>
>
>
>On Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:34 PM, Hugh Barger  wrote:
> 
>
>
>October 19; Janice Chadwell and I relocated the juvenile common gallinule at 
the levee, It was originally reported on Saturday by Evan Buck. Also over 30 
mallards, 3 coots and several pied bill grebes. A red-shouldered hawk was 
successfully hunting rodents in the grass near Shallowford road. 

>At Standifer Gap Marsh we found FOS ruby-crowned kinglets and white-throated 
sparrows. 

>
>
>
>Hugh Barger
>Hamilton County
>Photos
>https://flic.kr/p/prZNhu
>
>https://flic.kr/p/oMDfjp
>
>
>
Subject: Common Gallinule, Cumb. Co. 20 Oct 2014
From: Steve Clendenen <clendenen77 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:47:18 -0400
Ed LeGrand's Com. Gallinule is still on Lake Hiawatha in Lake Tansi.  See
his directions in his Sunday posting.
Steve & Gail Clendenen
Farragut, Knox County
Subject: A Swift Night Out
From: Wesley James <wkjames53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:50:45 -0400
Knoxville, Knox County, TN

On 9/12/14 I, along with Temple members Renee Hyatt and Paul Erwin,
conducted a count of chimney swifts going to roost in the chimney of Temple
Beth El, 3037 Kingston Pike.  We counted 307 swifts entering the chimney
between 7:30 and 8:20 p.m.  The bulk of the birds entered during the last
ten minutes of the count period.  Chimney swifts have continued to use this
chimney as a nighttime roost throughout September and October up through
last week.  A few swifts were observed coming and going from the chimney
throughout the spring/summer so some nesting is probably occurring as well.
This survey data was provided to Paul and Georgean Kyle with the Driftwood
Wildlife Association who are coordinating the Swift Night Out project.

Wes James
Oak Ridge, TN
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Rutherford Co.
From: Ed Schneider <ed.schneider AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:28:36 -0500
10/19/14Rocky Glade FarmRocky Glade Rd. -  Eagleville, TN
Ed SchneiderDavidson Co.