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King Vulture,©Dan Lane

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 ]
19 Oct American Kestrels Hamilton County [Dralle ]
19 Oct Re: Avocets in Blount County ["Lisa Stinnett" ]
19 Oct The Pits Saturday 10-19-14 ["Georges McNeil" ]
19 Oct American Avocet at Duck River - 10/19/14 ["Chloe Walker" ]
19 Oct Re: Avocets in Blount County [Tom Howe ]
19 Oct Plegadis Ibis, Duck River Unit. [birdchaserrws ]
19 Oct Avocets in Blount County ["Adair III, Henry S (Steve)" ]
19 Oct Brainerd Levee [Hugh Barger ]
19 Oct White-crowned Sparrow [Judy Fuson ]
19 Oct Dunlin - Austin Springs ["Richard Knight" ]
19 Oct Common Gallinule at Hiawatha Lake (near Lake Tansi), Cumberland Co., Oct. 19 ["LeGrand family" ]
18 Oct Re: Snow Buntings ["Daniel Estabrooks" ]
18 Oct Re: Snow Buntings [Michael Todd ]
18 Oct Seven Islands ["Tom Howe" ]
18 Oct Re: Snow Buntings ["Tom Howe" ]
18 Oct good day in Shady Valley ["Richard Knight" ]
18 Oct Snow Goose ["Richard Knight" ]
18 Oct Results from NTOS Field Trip ["Chloe Walker" ]
18 Oct Snow buntings [Morton Massey ]
18 Oct Snow Buntings [Tom Howe ]
18 Oct early Pine Siskins, Rutherford County, 18 Oct [Terry Witt ]
17 Oct Shelby Bottoms, Nashville ["fekel" ]
16 Oct Huge sighting of purple martins [Sara Smith ]
16 Oct Kentucky Lake Area, Thursday [birdchaserrws ]
16 Oct Swift Movement II ["Tom Howe" ]
16 Oct Swift Movement ["Tom Howe" ]
16 Oct Clay-colored Sparrow, Henry County [birdchaserrws ]
16 Oct Ruddy Ducks at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co. [Jan Shaw ]
16 Oct Chimney Swifts in Downtown Knoxville [Dan Ellsworth ]
16 Oct NTOS meeting ["Steve Routledge" ]
16 Oct Perry County Yard-List [birdchaserrws ]
16 Oct Perry County Yard List, Merlin [birdchaserrws ]
15 Oct Magnolia bonanza ["Aborn, David" ]
15 Oct Creatures of habit [Lyda Phillips ]
15 Oct Books ["David Patterson" ]
14 Oct TN NWR ["wodu1440 tds.net" ]
14 Oct Upcoming NTOS Field Trip to Bells Bend ["Chloe Walker" ]
14 Oct EBird: 3 new pond hotspots in Blount County [Carole Gobert ]
14 Oct Re: Baird's Sandpiper, Snow Bunting Peninsula, Old Hickory Lake ["fekel" ]
14 Oct Re: Baird's Sandpiper, Snow Bunting Peninsula, Old Hickory Lake [Michael Smith ]
14 Oct Baird's Sandpiper, Snow Bunting Peninsula, Old Hickory Lake [Michael Smith ]
14 Oct Books ["David Patterson" ]
14 Oct Re(7); 7 []
13 Oct Re: Douglas Lake, Dutch Bottoms, Oct 13, 2014 - Franklin's Gulls still present [Scott Somershoe ]
13 Oct Douglas Lake, Dutch Bottoms, Oct 13, 2014 - Franklin's Gulls still present [Darrel Wilder ]
13 Oct Hummingbirds [Barbara Wilbur ]
13 Oct This Week's Events - Memphis TOS [Judy Dorsey ]
13 Oct J. Percy Priest Field Trial Area - 10/13/14 ["Chloe Walker" ]
13 Oct Bells Bend Sod Farm area, Bobolink ["fekel" ]
12 Oct Re: American Avocets - Blount County [Andrew Core ]
12 Oct Franklin's Gull/gobs of Tree Swallows ["Ron Hoff" ]
12 Oct Dekalb Co. Birding and why DMARC redacted after some of our names on tn-bird ["" ]
12 Oct KTOS Field Trip Results ["Tom Howe" ]
12 Oct Big Sandy CBC [Bill Pulliam ]
12 Oct FOS [Hugh Barger ]
12 Oct Possible N. Saw-whet Owl in Montgomery County ["Stanley York Jr." ]
12 Oct FOS [Carol Williams ]
12 Oct First White Throated sparrow ["Virginia Curtis" ]
12 Oct American Avocets - Blount County ["Ron Hoff" ]
12 Oct Re: Thought they were all gone [Robin Barrow ]
11 Oct Re: Thought they were all gone [Richard Blanton ]
11 Oct Thought they were all gone ["J.N. & Ella Howard" ]
11 Oct Franklin's Gulls, Dunlin at Douglas Lake, Oct 11, 2014 ["david kirschke" ]
11 Oct Golden Eagles (2) in Knox County ["Jason Sturner" ]
11 Oct Shelby Bottoms Sedge Wren; Lincoln's Sparrow [Michael Smith ]
10 Oct Dutch Bottoms- Franklin's Gull, a bunch of Laughing Gulls, Common Tern, etc. [Scott Somershoe ]

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
> Knoxville, TN
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Subject: Hamilton County Common Gallinule
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "leica2bird@aol.com" for DMARC)
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
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
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. 		 	   		  
Subject: American Kestrels Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:12:55 -0400
Late this afternoon on October 19th, I observed a pair of American Kestrels 
perched in a tree at the intersection of Highway 127 and Highway 27 in Hamilton 
County. 


Bruce Dralle
Chattanooga TN
Hamilton County
Photo: https://twitter.com/birdwatchdude/status/523989780288516096


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Avocets in Blount County
From: "Lisa Stinnett" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "lisastinnett@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:01:00 -0400
This is a picture of the Avocets that Tom reported.
Lisa Stinnett
www.flickr.com/photos/birdwatcher804




On Oct 19, 2014, at 7:54 PM, Tom Howe  wrote:

> I was out at the Stilt Pond several days ago and there were no Avocets. I 
don't believe any of the three previously seen had any color in the head 
area--just gray. 

> Tom Howe
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Oct 19, 2014, at 5:37 PM, "Adair III, Henry S (Steve)"  
wrote: 

> 
>> We just found a couple of Avocets on the pond on the back of our property. 
One was in full winter plumage and the other was almost. Do not know if these 
were the same birds reported last week or not. They were accompanied by 4 
killdeer, 6 mallards, 2 green winged teal and a couple of hundred starlings. 

>>  
>> Steve Adair
>> Maryville, TN
>> Blount County
Subject: The Pits Saturday 10-19-14
From: "Georges McNeil" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "mcneilg20@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:37:00 -0700
Ventured out with Lee Anne Russell who wanted to expire the pits for the first 
time. No real surprises compared several other trip stamen in the last couple 
months. Here's the list submitted to eBird. Lee Anne enjoyed her time there. 


Maxson Pits, Shelby, US-TN
Oct 18, 2014 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Me and Lee Anne Russell birding and photographing.
16 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  12
Greater White-fronted Goose 1 Same injured bird that has been for months. Has a 
partial flight. 

Mallard  3
Blue-winged Teal  5
Northern Shoveler  66
Canvasback  1    Same male that has been in the pits ponds for months.
Double-crested Cormorant  1    Singe immature bird that was tolerant.
Killdeer  36
Lesser Yellowlegs  37
Least Sandpiper  584
Mourning Dove  12
American Kestrel  4
European Starling  6
American Pipit 4 The western side is being expanded and found 4 moving around. 
There could have ben more but hard to spot when they don't move. 

Red-winged Blackbird  26
Eastern Meadowlark  4


Bird On!
Georges McNeil
Shelby County
Subject: American Avocet at Duck River - 10/19/14
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:02:17 -0700
After birding the Big Sandy and Britton Ford Units of the Tennessee National 
Wildlife Refuges with Terry Witt, we briefly checked the Duck River Unit on our 
way back home. No ibises, but we did have a lone American Avocet at the Blue 
Goose loop. This was our only shorebird! 

 
Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
http://www.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/ 
Subject: Re: Avocets in Blount County
From: Tom Howe <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:54:40 -0400
I was out at the Stilt Pond several days ago and there were no Avocets. I don't 
believe any of the three previously seen had any color in the head area--just 
gray. 

Tom Howe

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 19, 2014, at 5:37 PM, "Adair III, Henry S (Steve)"  
wrote: 

> 
> We just found a couple of Avocets on the pond on the back of our property. 
One was in full winter plumage and the other was almost. Do not know if these 
were the same birds reported last week or not. They were accompanied by 4 
killdeer, 6 mallards, 2 green winged teal and a couple of hundred starlings. 

>  
> Steve Adair
> Maryville, TN
> Blount County
>  
Subject: Plegadis Ibis, Duck River Unit.
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:34:42 -0500
   Alan Troyer and I had a dark Ibis fly over at Grassy Lake in the Duck 
River Unit, TNWR, Humphreys County tonight, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. 

  We were unable to identify the bird. It appeared to be headed towards  the 
Egret-Cormorant roost.  

  There was also a Laughing Gull with a group of Ring-bills and one Herring at 
the mouth of the Duck River.  

Ruben Stoll
Centerville, TN.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless smartphone
Subject: Avocets in Blount County
From: "Adair III, Henry S (Steve)" <sadair AT utk.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:37:24 +0000
We just found a couple of Avocets on the pond on the back of our property. One 
was in full winter plumage and the other was almost. Do not know if these were 
the same birds reported last week or not. They were accompanied by 4 killdeer, 
6 mallards, 2 green winged teal and a couple of hundred starlings. 


Steve Adair
Maryville, TN
Blount County
Subject: Brainerd Levee
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:33:25 -0400
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: White-crowned Sparrow
From: Judy Fuson <judyf AT dtccom.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:18:13 -0500
I just saw my first White-crowned Sparrow in my yard today on Students 
Home Rd near Smithville in DeKalb Co.
They always stay in my yard all winter and the last one I saw in the 
spring was on the first week of May.  Now they are coming back!

Judy Fuson
DeKalb County
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Subject: Dunlin - Austin Springs
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:12:08 -0400
19 Oct 2014
Austin Springs, Washington Co., TN

Dunlin - 3
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Gr. Yellowlegs - 1
Osprey - 1
Blue-wg. Teal - 4

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Common Gallinule at Hiawatha Lake (near Lake Tansi), Cumberland Co., Oct. 19
From: "LeGrand family" <elegrand AT frontiernet.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:47:47 -0500
After years of checking the impressive water lilies at Hiawatha Lake for
gallinules, I finally found one (an immature Common Gallinule) this morning,
Sunday Oct. 19. Details in the eBird list below. The lake can be reached by
going toward Lake Tansi in southern Cumberland County. Heading south on Rt
282 (Dunbar Rd.) go past the golf clubhouse and turn left (east) on Cheyenne
Dr., left on Atoka, and an immediate left on Country Club Rd. (following the
Killeen's restaurant signs) and going past the restaurant down the hill to
the lake.

 

Lake Tansi, Cumberland, US-TN

Oct 19, 2014 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Protocol: Traveling

8.0 mile(s)

Comments:     Lake Tansi beach, Arrowhead Dr. (driving only), Lake Hiawatha,
UT Grasslands Unit along Ted Davis Rd. (from road only); 45 degrees F,
overcast, slight breeze

31 species

 

Canada Goose  8

Wood Duck  6     Lake Hiawatha

American Wigeon  5     Lake Hiawatha

Mallard  11     Lake Hiawatha

Ring-necked Duck  1     female, Lake Hiawatha

Pied-billed Grebe  12     Tansi and Lake Hiawatha

Turkey Vulture  1

Red-shouldered Hawk  1

Common Gallinule  1     Lake Hiawatha among the water lillies, generally
staying near the larger wigeon; well seen through scope and obtained
documentable photos; mostly gray but with brown on wings, very prominent
white rump and white horizontal wing stripe (composed of short white lines
at 45 angle to the waterline); bill was slate-colored; often fed with flitty
motions (different from coots, with which it did not associate)

American Coot  130     most at Tansi; 8 at Lake Hiawatha

Killdeer  20     UT Grassland Unit

Red-headed Woodpecker  4     most at Tansi beach

Red-bellied Woodpecker  1

Northern Flicker  2

Eastern Phoebe  2

Blue Jay  6

American Crow  10

Horned Lark  5     UT Grasslands Unit plowed field (seen from road with
scope)

Tufted Titmouse  2

White-breasted Nuthatch  1

Carolina Wren  2

Eastern Bluebird  2

American Robin  1

European Starling  100

Yellow-rumped Warbler  1

Chipping Sparrow  1

Song Sparrow  1

Swamp Sparrow  1

Red-winged Blackbird  25     UT Grassland Unit

Eastern Meadowlark  4     UT Grassland Unit

Common Grackle  2



 

Ed LeGrand

Crossville, Cumberland Co., TN
Subject: Re: Snow Buntings
From: "Daniel Estabrooks" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "hyla514@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:37:59 -0700
The odds of multiple leucistic Field Sparrows are not necessarily that low if 
the birds are siblings, but I don't know much about their life history. Do they 
stay together in family groups during the winter? 


Daniel Estabrooks
Winter Haven, FL


On Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:40 PM, Michael Todd  
wrote: 

 


Wow, it is going to be interesting to read how this plays out. Odds of multiple 
leucistic/albino birds being present are very low, as are odds of multiple Snow 
Buntings being as far south as TN by mid October. Typically, late November 
would be a much better time for Snow Buntings to show, though I have no 
historical data to look at, and also haven't looked to see if there have been 
early Snow Buntings north of us this season. 


Good Birding!!

Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN (currently Rio Claro, Brazil)
birder1 AT bellsouth.net
www.pbase.com/mctodd



On Saturday, October 18, 2014 7:49 PM, Tom Howe  wrote:
 


Knox County
10-18-14
I went to Seven Islands this afternoon to confirm today's snow bunting
sighting. There had been three white birds seen. We saw one or perhaps two
of them. One that was photographed by Paula Schneeberger (I will post when
available) was in our opinion a partially leucistic field sparrow. It had a
long tail like a field, was moving with other field sparrows, even involved
in chases among them. Its overall shape, appearance, behavior and choice of
habitat, moving from grassy ground into the weeds, small trees and even tall
cedars, seems to rule out snow bunting. Other birders are returning tomorrow
to try to find all the birds in case there truly is a snow bunting among
them.
Tom Howe

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Subject: ADV: [TN-Bird] Snow Buntings

Knox county
10-17-14

Just got a call from Tony Headrick from 7 Islands reporting 2 SNOW BUNTINGS
he and others have in sight past the farm house at pole 22 AZ40. Look
 30'
ahead on right side of road. Bird are moving from ground to some red bushes
and back and forth. 

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Subject: Re: Snow Buntings
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:39:24 -0700
Wow, it is going to be interesting to read how this plays out. Odds of multiple 
leucistic/albino birds being present are very low, as are odds of multiple Snow 
Buntings being as far south as TN by mid October. Typically, late November 
would be a much better time for Snow Buntings to show, though I have no 
historical data to look at, and also haven't looked to see if there have been 
early Snow Buntings north of us this season. 


Good Birding!!

Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN (currently Rio Claro, Brazil)
birder1 AT bellsouth.net
www.pbase.com/mctodd
 


On Saturday, October 18, 2014 7:49 PM, Tom Howe  wrote:
  


Knox County
10-18-14
I went to Seven Islands this afternoon to confirm today's snow bunting
sighting. There had been three white birds seen. We saw one or perhaps two
of them. One that was photographed by Paula Schneeberger (I will post when
available) was in our opinion a partially leucistic field sparrow. It had a
long tail like a field, was moving with other field sparrows, even involved
in chases among them. Its overall shape, appearance, behavior and choice of
habitat, moving from grassy ground into the weeds, small trees and even tall
cedars, seems to rule out snow bunting. Other birders are returning tomorrow
to try to find all the birds in case there truly is a snow bunting among
them.
Tom Howe

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Subject: ADV: [TN-Bird] Snow Buntings

Knox county
10-17-14

Just got a call from Tony Headrick from 7 Islands reporting 2 SNOW BUNTINGS
he and others have in sight past the farm house at pole 22 AZ40. Look 30'
ahead on right side of road. Bird are moving from ground to some red bushes
and back and forth. 

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Subject: Seven Islands
From: "Tom Howe" <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:38:57 -0400
Knox Co

10-18-14

 

Attached is a photo taken by Paula Schneeberger of one of the white birds
seen at Seven Islands today. At this time we may have only seen one of the
two or three birds seen earlier. This one appears to be a leucistic field
sparrow and not a snow bunting. Others will be checking tomorrow for the
other birds in hopes that one proves to be a bunting.

 

Tom Howe

 
Subject: Re: Snow Buntings
From: "Tom Howe" <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:48:32 -0400
Knox County
10-18-14
I went to Seven Islands this afternoon to confirm today's snow bunting
sighting. There had been three white birds seen. We saw one or perhaps two
of them. One that was photographed by Paula Schneeberger (I will post when
available) was in our opinion a partially leucistic field sparrow. It had a
long tail like a field, was moving with other field sparrows, even involved
in chases among them. Its overall shape, appearance, behavior and choice of
habitat, moving from grassy ground into the weeds, small trees and even tall
cedars, seems to rule out snow bunting. Other birders are returning tomorrow
to try to find all the birds in case there truly is a snow bunting among
them.
Tom Howe

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To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
Subject: ADV: [TN-Bird] Snow Buntings

Knox county
10-17-14

Just got a call from Tony Headrick from 7 Islands reporting 2 SNOW BUNTINGS
he and others have in sight past the farm house at pole 22 AZ40. Look 30'
ahead on right side of road. Bird are moving from ground to some red bushes
and back and forth. 

Tom Howe

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Subject: good day in Shady Valley
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:51:40 -0400
18 Oct 2014
Shady Valley, Johnson Co., TN
birding at Orchard Bog, Quarry Bog & Schoolyard Springs.
cool & breezy, but very birdy.

N. Harrier - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Wilson's Snipe - 1
Blue-hd. Vireo - 2
Com. Raven - 2
Marsh Wren - 4
Ruby-cr. Kinglet - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 3
Orange-cr. Warbler - 2
Nashville Warbler - 1
(1st time I have seen all 3 Oreothlypis in 1 day in northeast Tenn.)
Com. Yellowthroat - 14
Palm Warbler - 40+  (including 1 Yellow Palm)
Black-thr. Green Warbler - 1
Chipping Sparrow - 8
Savannah Sparrow - 2
Lincoln's Sparrow - 11  - apparently just the 2nd double-digit count in Tenn.
Swamp Sparrow - 35+
White-thr. Sparrow - 2  (my  FOS)
White-cr. Sparrow - 2  (my  FOS)
Indigo Bunting - 1
Bobolink - 1

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Snow Goose
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:51:43 -0400
18 Oct 2014
South Holston Lake, Sullivan Co., TN
(Painter Creek cove, visible from hwy 44)

Snow Goose - 1  (in big flock of Canada Geese)

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Results from NTOS Field Trip
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:50:02 -0700
Fourteen birders attended today's walk at Bells Bend. Although it was quite 
chilly and a bit foggy to start, the weather was perfect by the time we 
finished. One of the first birds we saw this morning was a Marsh Wren at the 
second intersection in the paths. A little further down, we flushed a fairly 
large group of House Finches, and among them was one leucistic/albino bird. 
Likely the biggest surprise of the day were 20+ Pine Siskins in multiple groups 
throughout the Bend. Finally, four Bald Eagles put on a fantastic display, 
calling and soaring overhead. Thank you to all who participated! A checklist is 
below. 


51 species

Canada Goose - x (heard)
Mallard - 44
Black Vulture - 10
Turkey Vulture - 3
Bald Eagle - 4
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 2
American Kestrel - 1
Killdeer - 7
Mourning Dove - 2
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 8
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Hairy Woodpecker - 2
Northern Flicker - 15
Blue Jay - 30
American Crow - 2
Carolina Chickadee - 9
Tufted Titmouse - 1
Carolina Wren - 5
Marsh Wren - 1
Ruby -crowned Kinglet - 2
Eastern Bluebird - 8
American Robin - 75
Gray Catbird - 3
Northern Mockingbird - 11
Brown Thrasher - 9
European Starling - 20
Tennessee Warbler - 5
Common Yellowthroat - 7
Magnolia Warbler - 1
Palm Warbler - 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 8
Black-throated Green Warbler - 1
Eastern Towhee - 18
Field Sparrow - 13
Fox Sparrow - 3
Song Sparrow - 10
Swamp Sparrow - 18
White-throated Sparrow - 9
White-crowned Sparrow - 3
Dark-eyed Junco - 1
Northern Cardinal - 12
Indigo Bunting - 1
Red-winged Blackbird - 15
Eastern Meadowlark - 4
Brown-headed Cowbird - 4
House Finch - 35
Pine Siskin - 20+
American Goldfinch - 10


Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
http://www.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/ 
Subject: Snow buntings
From: Morton Massey <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:38:15 -0400
Seven islands today at 11:30 am. I have seen one of the snow buntings since 
tony left. The pole Tom Howe referenced is the 4th pole after you pass the 
maintenance barn. While tony said the birds were flying between a area about 50 
yards wide the bird I saw was in the red bushes near the pole. If the birds 
appear though they are unmistakeable. 


Just saw again 40 yards away from first spotting. 

Morton Massey
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Subject: Snow Buntings
From: Tom Howe <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:21:32 -0400
Knox county
10-17-14

Just got a call from Tony Headrick from 7 Islands reporting 2 SNOW BUNTINGS he 
and others have in sight past the farm house at pole 22 AZ40. Look 30' ahead on 
right side of road. Bird are moving from ground to some red bushes and back and 
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Subject: early Pine Siskins, Rutherford County, 18 Oct
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:06:16 -0700
At least 3 birds seen at Gateway Pond, with a flock of goldfinches.
Lots of sparrows also present, at least one Lincoln's (finally)

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Shelby Bottoms, Nashville
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:27:27 -0500
Shelby Park and Bottoms
Nashville, Davidson Co., TN
2014 Oct. 17

This Friday morning I went to Phase I of Shelby Bottoms to look for a
Sedge Wren. I walked the weedy field in front of the large covered
observation platform several times but missed the Sedge. Instead I
saw 2 MARSH WRENs, a VESPER SPARROW, and my first of the season
DARK-EYED JUNCO. There were plenty of SWAMP SPARROWs, PALM WARBLERs,
and COMMON YELLOWTHROATs about. I finished the morning with 37 species.

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Subject: Huge sighting of purple martins
From: Sara Smith <ssmith2685 AT att.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:08:36 -0400
At dusk tonight, there was a huge "swarm" of purple martins over the 
Greeneville High School and WSCC campus! I am not good at estimating, but the 
sky seemed full of them and they were flying in circles. I am confident they 
were purple martins by their chirps. I have never seen this before. Is this 
common?? 


Sara Smith
Jefferson County


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Subject: Kentucky Lake Area, Thursday
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:54:22 -0500
  I spent the day today 10/16/14 birding around Kentucky Lake in Henry 
County.  

 Bennett's Creek Overlook:
Marsh Wren 4
Sedge Wren 2
Ruby-crowned kinglet 3
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 5
 Pace Point:
Bonaparte's Gull 1
Ruddy Duck 6
  Britton Ford:
Clay-colored Sparrow 1 (along entrance rd. to new headquarters)
Nelson's Sparrow 2
Marsh Wren 3
Sedge Wren 1
Osprey 1
  Eagle Creek:
Franklin's Gull 3
Forster's Tern 23

Ruben Stoll
Centerville TN.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless smartphone
Subject: Swift Movement II
From: "Tom Howe" <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:00:55 -0400
Blount Co.

10/16/2014

 

I meant to attach the complete checklist of birds at Camp Montvale (which is
not open to the public, by the way)

 

Montvale Harmony Family Center, Blount, US-TN Oct 16, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:30
AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments:     Nestled at the foot of the Chilhowee Mountains, This camp has
open lawns, pastures and an old lake somewhat filled in, all surrounded by
woodland.

34 species

 

Cooper's Hawk  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker  1

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2

Downy Woodpecker  2

Hairy Woodpecker  2

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1

Pileated Woodpecker  1

Eastern Wood-Pewee  2

Eastern Phoebe  9

Blue-headed Vireo  1

Philadelphia Vireo  1

Blue Jay  22

American Crow  1

Carolina Chickadee  1

Tufted Titmouse  5

White-breasted Nuthatch  3

Winter Wren  1

Carolina Wren  2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2

Eastern Bluebird  4

Swainson's Thrush  1

Wood Thrush  3     Saw one with Swainson's on poison ivy or Virginia Creeper
along tree trunk. Two others were heard in the woods doing their excited
whit-whit-whit! calls.

Northern Waterthrush  1     Heard the splink call in the brushy flooded area
that was once a lake, now with much black willow. It came closer with
pishing, but never came into sight. Kept low to the ground

Tennessee Warbler  10

Hooded Warbler  3

American Redstart  1

Magnolia Warbler  1

Bay-breasted Warbler  1

Chestnut-sided Warbler  2

Pine Warbler  2

Chipping Sparrow  1

Scarlet Tanager  1     Had long looks from a field at a winter male sitting
still up in an oak canopy. Green plumage with blackish wings.  I believe i
saw several more, but everything was moving through so fast and disappearing
into the trees that are still leafed out. This one seen by both of us.

Northern Cardinal  3

Rose-breasted Grosbeak  6     These were seen and heard (both the "chink"
and the "wheer" calls) mostly in a mowed area that provided good looks into
the trees. I've hardly gone a day without seeing grosbeaks in the last 2-3
weeks. The heaviest migration of them I've seen around here.

 

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20250278

 

 
Subject: Swift Movement
From: "Tom Howe" <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:59:15 -0400
Blount Co.

10/16/2014

 

The was some very fast movement below the clouds on the north face of the
Chilhowee Mountains at Camp Montvale this morning. We saw probably 3X as
many warblers passing swiftly though that we could I.D. Lots of
rose-breasted grosbeaks still around. We had our FOS Winter Wren and one
each of a late Northern Waterthrush and Scarlet Tanager, which ebird seems
to think is rare now. There just seems to be quite a bit still migrating,
even as the swamp sparrows, Lincoln's sparrows, marsh wrens and other late
fall arrivals have come in. I also had a group of 75 Turkey Vultures
kettling over the house at noon during some strong WNW winds.

 

Tom Howe & Doug Schneeberger

Alcoa
Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow, Henry County
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:52:08 -0500
A Clay-colored Sparrow with two Field Sparrows in a grassy field along the 
entrance road to the new headquarters.  

The field is on the left, just before a small bridge crossing, just before 
headquarters.  

From this spot you can look out across the water and see hundreds of Canada 
Geese and White Pelicans.  

Ruben Stoll
Centerville Tennessee

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Subject: Ruddy Ducks at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co.
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:18:00 -0500
10-16-14
Radnor Lake
Davidson Co.

This morning there were three male Ruddy Ducks at Radnor, my first of the
season. Also seen were several Tree Swallows, Sapsucker, adult Bald Eagle,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 40+ Crows, thirteen warbler species (including my FOS
Palm finally), and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Chimney Swifts in Downtown Knoxville
From: Dan Ellsworth <ellsy10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:30:26 -0500
Last night just after 5:00 PM as the skies darkened just before it began
 to rain again I saw at least 2500 Chimney Swifts in downtown 
Knoxville.  That is a conservative count.  I have worked downtown for 
ten years and this was the largest number I have noticed around this 
time of day.   It is surprising to me because it seems a late in October
 for those numbers.  The normal numbers I see which is usually a small 
fraction of yesterday's count have been declining substantially over the
 last couple weeks.  Perhaps this is one last push south with all the 
crazy weather we have had?  I am guessing with the rain about to come in
 they may have been staging early for some of the usual Knoxville 
roosting locations.  I had to pick up my son so unfortunately I could 
not stay to confirm exactly where they went.
 
Dan Ellsworth
Knox County, Tennessee  

 		 	   		  
Subject: NTOS meeting
From: "Steve Routledge" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "eyerout@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:05:23 -0700
Come join us Thursday October 16 for our monthly NTOS meeting at the Radnort 
Lake Visitor's Center. Melinda Welton will tell us about Chimney Swifts and the 
chimney swift tower projects underway in our area. The program starts at 7:00 
PM. 

 
Hope to see you there!
 
Steve Routledge
Subject: Perry County Yard-List
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:34:13 -0500
Smart phones make stupid decisions sometimes. 
  I was saying there is a Northern Waterthrush still present, not in my yard, 
but a mile down the road along Cane Creek. This bird has been here for over a 
month.  


Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN

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Subject: Perry County Yard List, Merlin
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:22:18 -0500
    Number 145 for my yard here in North-East Tennessee was a  flyover 
Merlin, yesterday October 15, 2014. 

   Also present, an Ovenbird and my first White-throated Sparrow for the 
Fall. 

   A Northern Waterthrush is 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless smartphone
Subject: Magnolia bonanza
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:48:27 +0000
15 October 2014
Hamilton County, TN

We banded 15 Magnolia Warblers at Greenway Farms this morning, along with 1 
Tennessee Warbler, 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 1 White-eyed Vireo, 1 Wood Thrush, 
and 1 Gray Catbird. No sign of wintering species yet. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Creatures of habit
From: Lyda Phillips <lydap AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:35:47 -0500

                                                                          


On Sunday had a little flock of 5 Tennessee warblers in 
the tree next to my house in East Nashville. Just checked and had the 
same number last year between Oct. 11 and 15. Same tree. Same chatter 
and flitting. Amazing!

Lyda Phillips
Davidson County



 		 	   		  
Subject: Books
From: "David Patterson" <dpatterson9328 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:32:09 -0400
I was amazed at the response to my book offer: 18 total, about 6 during the 
first few minutes, 2 offering suggestions of libraries that would be 
interested, and one sympathy for the sad task of downsizing one’s library. 
Thanks to each of you. They were gone within a few hours. 


David Patterson, 
Chattanooga area
Subject: TN NWR
From: "wodu1440 tds.net" <wodu1440 AT tds.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:38:54 -0500
TN NWR - Duck River Unit
Pool 2
Humphreys County
10/14/14

Three roseate spoonbills, three greater yellowlegs, one solitary sandpiper
and 2 sora in Pool 2 just off the 1/2 levee.  Spoonbills down levee near
duck trap.

Clayton Ferrell
Subject: Upcoming NTOS Field Trip to Bells Bend
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:48:58 -0700
    NTOS Field Trip to Bells Bend Park - October 18, 2014 at 7:30 AM
    4187 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37218
 
 It's not too early to remind everyone about this Saturday's NTOS field trip to 
Bells Bend Park in Nashville, TN. Our meeting time and location is 7:30 AM in 
the Outdoor Center parking lot (4187 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37218), 
and birders of all ages and skill levels are welcomed to attend. 

 Bells Bend is an outstanding park for sparrows. Their list includes: Song, 
Swamp, Savannah, Lincoln's, White-crowned, White-throated, Field, and Vesper 
Sparrows, and more. We will likely encounter a few of these, plus other 
songbirds in the woods lining the fields. There's also a possibility of finding 
Marsh or Sedge Wrens in the fields. 

 This outing will likely only last the morning, but feel free to bring snacks 
and drinks if you wish. Hiking boots are recommended since the grass often gets 
fairly wet with dew. For further information about Bells Bend click here. 
Directions from Nashville can be found here. 

 
 If the weather doesn't look promising, a cancellation post will be sent via 
the TN-bird listserv on Friday evening. 


***Get it on your calendars! The next NTOS Field Trip will be at Wheeler NWR in 
Decatur, Alabama, on November 8th, 2014. 

 
 
Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
http://www.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/ 
Subject: EBird: 3 new pond hotspots in Blount County
From: Carole Gobert <cpgobert AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:31:59 -0400

The many checklists being entered recently into eBird of the
3 American Avocets found on a small pond (Stilt Pond) in Blount County prompted
someone to contact me and ask that this pond be made a hotspot. I have done 
that and have also created two 

other nearby pond hotspots:  Lowes Ferry
Rd--Stilt Pond, Phelps Dairy Farm Pond and Hitch Pond. All three ponds are 
birded fairly heavily in 

the winter season as they attract a good variety of waterfowl. Those of you 
familiar with the area can skip 

the next paragraph.

 

Driving roughly northwest on Ralph Phelps Road, just before
you reach its end youll pass through Phelps Dairy Farm. Drive slowly; there 
could be cows crossing 

the road.  On your left is a large pond
commonly referred to as Phelps Dairy Pond. 
Turn right at the stop sign onto Lowes Ferry Road and 2/10 of a mile on
your right is a smaller pond (Stilt Pond). 
If you keep going, youll soon start to see another large pond on the
right but farther back off the road; this is Hitch Pond. After passing Hitch 
Pond, take the next road 

on the right  (the sign says ______ Farms
but I cant remember just what), go about a tenth of a mile down hill and pull
over on the shoulder.  This is the safest
location for viewing Hitch Pond. 

 

The three American Avocets are being seen on Stilt
Pond.  This pond got its name from
another famous visitor ten years ago. 
Jim Humans found a Black-necked Stilt on this small pond on October 9,
2004.  The stilt stayed around for about
2 weeks and was seen by many birders, but only three reported it to eBird. 
Ebird was pretty new in 2004 and not many 

people were using it.  If you are one of
the many eBirders who saw the stilt in 2004, its not too late to send in a
checklist with your sighting.

 

None of these ponds has been an eBird hotspot though they
are all hotspots in the true sense of the word. 
They are all on private land but can be viewed from public roads.  

 

I encourage you to use these hotspots in entering your
checklists.  When you use the mapping
tool, the current hotspots appear as red markers and you need to click on the
marker to see the hotspot
name.  

 

If you have already entered checklists for any of these
ponds, you can merge your personal location with the hotspot and I hope that
most of you will choose to do this.  The
great advantage to having hotspots is to allow easy exploration of the data for
the site.  You will still be able to
create bar charts, etc. showing just your own observations there but you (and
others) will also be able to see the larger picture.

 

Here are the instructions for merging:  From the "My eBird" tab under the
"My Observations" column on the right, choose "Manage my
Locations."  Using the search box on the left, find your location and
click to open it.  Your location will appear on the map screen as a large
green radio button.  Select "Merge" and zoom out until you see a
smaller red radio button for the hotspot.  Viewing the map as a satellite
image will allow you to zoom out farther which may be necessary if the two 
locations 

are very close together.  Once you see the red button, click on it and its
name will appear.  You will now be asked if you want to merge your
checklist/s with the hotspot.  Leave the "Delete after merging"
option checked and click on the merge bar on the left.  When asked if
youre sure say yes and all your checklists for that site will appear in the
hotspot. 

 

If you do not feel comfortable doing the merge yourself, I
can do it for you.  Simply click on the
Suggest as a Hotspot bar at the top of your location and Ill take if from
there.

 

It is also possible to move checklists individually into the
hotspot by opening the checklists, clicking on edit location at the top right
and using the mapping feature. This works fine if you only have one or two
checklists but with a larger number the merge option would be much quicker.

 

Any question, please contact me.

 

Carole Gobert

eBird Hotspot Administrator for Tennessee 

 

 

 

 

 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Baird's Sandpiper, Snow Bunting Peninsula, Old Hickory Lake
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:08:52 -0500
Snow Bunting Peninsula
Old Hickory Lake
2014 October 14

Glad Mike Smith got the word out on TN-BIRD about the Baird's
Sandpiper seen at Snow Bunting Peninsula this Tuesday morning.
It was still very dark when I got there and the bird was at
the farthest end of the little peninsula. With its very scaly
patterned wings and pale buffy upper breast and face it appeared
to be a juvenile. As noted by Mike Smith, several photos were
taken.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Re: Baird's Sandpiper, Snow Bunting Peninsula, Old Hickory Lake
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:25:38 -0700
Correction - the bird was found by Frank Fekel! Sorry about that - wanted to 
give credit where credit is due. 


Mike

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 Subject: [TN-Bird] Baird's Sandpiper, Snow Bunting Peninsula, Old Hickory Lake
 To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
 Cc: "Frank Fekel" , "Phillip Casteel" 
 

 Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8:59 AM
 
 Snow Bunting Peninsula, Old Hickory
 Lake
 Davidson Co.
 10-14-14
 
 Phillip Casteel found and photographed a Baird's Sandpiper
 this morning at Snow Bunting Peninsula. The bird was
 still there when I left at 8:15. I believe Frank Fekel
 saw the bird as well and my provide additional details, but
 I wanted to get the word out in case anyone wanted to go
 look for it.
 
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 Hendersonville, TN
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Subject: Baird's Sandpiper, Snow Bunting Peninsula, Old Hickory Lake
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:59:56 -0700
Snow Bunting Peninsula, Old Hickory Lake
Davidson Co.
10-14-14

Phillip Casteel found and photographed a Baird's Sandpiper this morning at Snow 
Bunting Peninsula. The bird was still there when I left at 8:15. I believe 
Frank Fekel saw the bird as well and my provide additional details, but I 
wanted to get the word out in case anyone wanted to go look for it. 


Mike Smith
Hendersonville, TN
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Subject: Books
From: "David Patterson" <dpatterson9328 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:44:22 -0400
Complete 35 volume Bents Life Histories of North American Birds 35 volumes, 
about 50+ other serious bird books, about 100 other serious nature books, free 
to interested person, old age, downsizing. Reply directly for more information. 

David Patterson    dpatterson9328 AT comcast.net
Subject: Re(7); 7
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Subject: Re: Douglas Lake, Dutch Bottoms, Oct 13, 2014 - Franklin's Gulls still present
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:46:52 -0500
Just a little follow up on my stop at Dutch Bottoms, Cocke Co. on 10 Oct
14.  I guess I was brain dead from a week of meetings and a lot of driving
(definitely!) as I had myself all confused on the gulls (doesn't take
much!). After reviewing my photos finally, I have a series of photos with 3
Franklin's Gulls together. I previously reported one and it flew and hadn't
been relocated.  I don't know how many Laughing Gulls I had since I was all
confused on what was what, but I am pretty sure the group of 9
"black-headed" gulls I saw before I left were all Laughing as I didn't have
any Franklin's-like suspects in view and many were juveniles.  I'll adjust
my Laughing Gull count down a bit on my eBird checklist to 7 to be
conservative, while I'm bumping my Franklin's Gull total to 3!

I have posted a series of photos at the link below of the Laughing and
Franklin's Gulls (and some other birds).  Some interesting shots include a
lone Franklin's in flight (very clear ID points visible) and some flight
shots and standing shots of Franklin's and Laughing Gulls together (none of
which I knew I'd actually taken at the time, again, exhausted!).  Quite the
nice "black-headed" gull clinic to confuse you, but an excellent learning
experience.  I've made some notes under the photos on what is what and
why.  If I've goofed again (and that's distinctly possible), please let me
know.

http://www.pbase.com/shoeman/fall_2014

Good birding,
Scott Somershoe

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 2:31 PM, Darrel Wilder  wrote:

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> The Franklin's Gulls are still present at Dutch Bottoms.
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> Dutch Bottoms, Cocke, US-TN
> Oct 13, 2014 10:45 AM - 11:50 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 21 species
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> Canada Goose  40
> Blue-winged Teal  2
> Northern Shoveler  1
> Green-winged Teal  7
> Double-crested Cormorant  400
> Great Blue Heron  12
> Great Egret  54
> Bald Eagle  1     immature
> American Coot  9
> Killdeer  2
> Sanderling  2     Continuing birds
> Laughing Gull  4     Continuing birds
> *Franklin's Gull  2*     Continuing birds; first winter
> Ring-billed Gull  340
> Herring Gull  5
> Caspian Tern  2
> Common Tern  2     Continuing birds
> Forster's Tern  8
> Tree Swallow  8
> Palm Warbler  1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
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> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20221977
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> Johnson City, TN
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Subject: Douglas Lake, Dutch Bottoms, Oct 13, 2014 - Franklin's Gulls still present
From: Darrel Wilder <darrelw AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:31:28 -0400
The Franklin's Gulls are still present at Dutch Bottoms.


Dutch Bottoms, Cocke, US-TN
Oct 13, 2014 10:45 AM - 11:50 AM
Protocol: Stationary
21 species

Canada Goose  40
Blue-winged Teal  2
Northern Shoveler  1
Green-winged Teal  7
Double-crested Cormorant  400
Great Blue Heron  12
Great Egret  54
Bald Eagle  1     immature
American Coot  9
Killdeer  2
Sanderling  2     Continuing birds
Laughing Gull  4     Continuing birds
Franklin's Gull  2     Continuing birds; first winter
Ring-billed Gull  340
Herring Gull  5
Caspian Tern  2
Common Tern  2     Continuing birds
Forster's Tern  8
Tree Swallow  8
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20221977 


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Darrel Wilder
Johnson City, TN

















Subject: Hummingbirds
From: Barbara Wilbur <8wi18ur AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:15:29 -0500
At least one hummer is still present this morning on Cherokee Trail.  
Suspect there's a second bird but have not seen two simultaneously.

Barbara Wilbur
Clarksville, TN
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Subject: This Week's Events - Memphis TOS
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:59:37 -0500
Birding events hosted by the Memphis TOS chapter this week:


Wed., Oct. 15 - Chapter meeting at 7 p.m., St. George's Episcopal Church,
2425 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN. Bill Reeves, TWRA Chief of
Biodiversity, will speak on Wildlife Viewing in Tennnessee: Programs,
Funding & Opportunities. Light refreshments served.
More info: http://applcc.org/Members/reeves-bill
Directions: http://mapq.st/1dEWrZk

Sun., Oct. 19 - Field Trip to Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge in
Turrell, AR. Meet at the refuge visitor center at 8:00 a.m. Birding from
car with some easy walking. Restroom facilities closed. Bring lunch if you
wish. Van Harris is our leader.
More info: http://is.gd/8oxq2B
Directions: http://binged.it/1bki2SE

Please visit our website at http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: J. Percy Priest Field Trial Area - 10/13/14
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:17:27 -0700
We tracked around the Field Trial area at Percy Priest Lake this morning and 
found 3 Marsh Wrens in the first field on the left. The habitat was really good 
for wrens and sparrows, especially with the earlier rain leaving the fields 
wet. Although we didn't do very much walking, I have no doubt in my mind that 
there were likely a lot more Marsh Wrens (and who knows what else...) in the 
fields. We were hoping for something "really good," like a LeConte's or 
Nelson's Sparrow, but we struck out on these. However, two immature 
White-crowned Sparrows, loads of Swamp and Song Sparrows, and a single 
Lincoln's Sparrow were also present here. 

 
This place is definitely worth checking right now, but be aware that it's 
closed to the public on the weekends for the dog trials. 

 
Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
http://www.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/ 
Subject: Bells Bend Sod Farm area, Bobolink
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:27:18 -0500
Bells Bend Sod Farm
Davidson Co., TN
2014 Oct. 13

This Monday, Columbus holiday morning, I detoured on my way to work
to briefly check the Bells Bend sod farms near the end of Old
Hickory Blvd. Fortunately, the overnight rain had stopped. In the
weedy field across from the main sod farm field were 3 BOBOLINK, all
in non-breeding plumage. They were feeding at the top of a patch of
large dark weeds relatively close to the road along with many SWAMP
SPARROWs. Plenty of E. MEADOWLARKs flying about as well. Only
a few KILLDEER on the sod farm fields.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Re: American Avocets - Blount County
From: Andrew Core <andrewcore AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:49:15 -0400
My father and I saw the 3 American Avocets in Blount Co. at 4:20pm on
Sunday right before a torrential downpour; at nearby Louisville Point Park
there were an impressive 11 Great Egrets along the shore to the right
(south).

Checked out a few other spots in Blount Co. between raindrops but didn't
see much.

thanks to those who have posted updates!
Andrew

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On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 7:59 AM, Ron Hoff  wrote:

>   TN-birders,
>
> Dollyann & I found the 3 American Avocets that have been seen recently at
> Stilt Pond on Lowe’s Ferry Road in Blount County yesterday about noon.
>
> Great birding,
>
> Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
> Clinton, TN
>
>
Subject: Franklin's Gull/gobs of Tree Swallows
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:03:22 -0400
TN-birders,

This morning Dollyann and I went out to Dutch Bottoms, in Cocke County on 
highway 25E, to try to find the Franklin’s Gull reported from there. We 
located it in with other gulls about 1.4 miles south of the 25E bridge, near an 
old concrete silo (I think this is the last silo heading south). 

YOU WILL NEED A SCOPE HERE! The birds were about 400 yards away, but with 
patience and a scope we were able to find it and get decent looks. Along with 
this gull were: 

Ring-billed Gull – 240
Laughing Gull – 5
Herring Gull – 5
Common Tern – 1
Forster’s Tern – 11
Green-winged Teal – 5

Rankin Bottoms – since we were in the area we went over the hill to Rankin 
Bottoms to see what was around. We found exactly one shorebird, a winter 
plumaged Dunlin. No other shorebirds, not even a Killdeer. Of interest here was 
a huge flock of Tree Swallows that we estimated, conservatively, at 2500. 


The road that is usually flooded was exposed and is drivable, even with a 
normal vehicle. The roadbed is rock and solid. There is a turnaround about a 
half mile out. Just stay on the roadbed and you should be fine. 


Great birding,
Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Dekalb Co. Birding and why DMARC redacted after some of our names on tn-bird
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:00:49 -0400
10/12/14
Dekalb Co. Tennessee
Traveling
 
Birded several spots in Dekalb County from about 11am to about 2pm.   Had a 
Red Shouldered Hawk on the way to Centerhill Dam.  Sunning with his  wings 
spread on a telephone wire. Beautiful adult bird.  At Edgar Evans  State 
Park best bird was imm. Bald Eagle sitting on a tall dead snag out from  boat 
ramp number 2.  Red-breasted Grosbeak and several Summer Tanagers  still 
around.  Floating Mill Rec area had 9 DC Cormorants sunning and  swimming off 
the island there.  Found a Palm Warbler on Student Home Rd.  and a Pied Billed 
Grebe in a flooded field there.  Had a Red Headed  Woodpecker at County 
House Rd. Nice midday trip until the rain and hail and  60mph wind hit coming 
down the grade out of Smithville.  First time I have  ever pulled over in the 
rain I think. Could not see the hood of my truck much  less the road, it 
was like driving underwater in a rapid.  Anyway had  Tennessee's, Redstarts, 
Black-throated Greens, Butterbutts, and a few chimney  swifts  and 2 racoons 
sleeping in a tree hollow at Discovery Wetlands in  Murfreesboro, TN early 
this morning.
 
I sent FreeList Help and email Last night about the DMARC redacted  sender 
stuff on some of our post.  Was told my email provider is not  friendly with 
Freelist and DMARC is the best they can do.  So , if you are  a DMARC your 
email provider does not like freelist for some reason.   Question has 
finally been answered I guess.  
 
Good Birding 
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co., TN
Subject: KTOS Field Trip Results
From: "Tom Howe" <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:58:08 -0400
Campbell County

October 11, 2014

 

This is the result of 3.5 hours birding in mostly light drizzle at Cove Lake
State Part with 8 members of KTOS:

Comments:     KTOS Field Trip. Drizzly on and off. The first hour spent
birding from under a pavilion near the Observation Tower

42 species

 

Wood Duck  4

Gadwall  5

Mallard  8

Double-crested Cormorant  4

Great Blue Heron  1

Great Egret  1

American Coot  2

Chimney Swift  5

Belted Kingfisher  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker  3

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1

Downy Woodpecker  3

Northern Flicker  1

Pileated Woodpecker  1

Eastern Wood-Pewee  1

Eastern Phoebe  1

White-eyed Vireo  2     two immatures about 150yds apart in thickets on
lake's edge. Yellow flanks, wingbars, spectacles, dark eye.

Blue Jay  4

American Crow  15

Carolina Chickadee  4

Tufted Titmouse  3

White-breasted Nuthatch  3

Carolina Wren  5

Eastern Bluebird  2

Swainson's Thrush  1

American Robin  14

Northern Mockingbird  1

European Starling  2

Cedar Waxwing  71

Tennessee Warbler  1

Common Yellowthroat  1

Hooded Warbler  1

Cape May Warbler  1     boldy patterned adult clearly seen. Many warblers
still moving through

Yellow-rumped Warbler  20

Black-throated Green Warbler  1

Eastern Towhee  1

Song Sparrow  5

Summer Tanager  1     yellow plumage

Scarlet Tanager  1     yellow plumage, black or blackish wings

Northern Cardinal  2

Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1

American Goldfinch  1

 

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Subject: Big Sandy CBC
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:39:58 -0500
It may still seem a ways off, but the Christmas Bird Count season  
starts in just over two months and it is not too early to start  
planning.  I have put in the application for a new Big Sandy count  
circle, centered around the Big Sandy Unit of Tennessee  National  
Wildlife Refuge.  The proposed circle extends from the town of Big  
Sandy north to Paris Landing State Park, including all of the Big  
Sandy Unit (Pace Point, Britton Ford, etc.), Lick Creek WMA, and many  
surrounding areas.  It has the potential to be one of Tennessee's top  
count circles in total species diversity and numbers of wintering  
water birds.

I am scheduling the count for Sunday, 12/14/2014, opening day of this  
year's CBC period.  Please let me know directly (not on the list,  
please) if you might be interested in participating.  If you would  
love to participate but that date is impossible for you, also let me  
know.  There are many conflicts with establishing a new CBC, and it  
is impossible to accommodate everyone's schedules.  But if a strong  
enough case can be made, the date could be shifted.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN

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Subject: FOS
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:21:35 -0400
I had my first yellow-bellied sapsucker yesterday, a male in my backyard.
Also my bluebird pair returned after an exactly 2 month absence,  E.
wood-peewee and ruby-throated hummingbird are still hanging around and I am
seeing yellow-rumped warblers more often.

Hugh Barger
Ooltewah
Hamilton County
Subject: Possible N. Saw-whet Owl in Montgomery County
From: "Stanley York Jr." <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "swy911@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:05:55 -0700
October 11, 2014
Montgomery County, TN
7:20pm

Last night the 11th at about 7:20pm a possible Saw-whet was heard giving it's 
piercing alarm call at a friend's house of mine in southwest Montgomery county. 
The call was actually heard by my non-birder friend. I had just stepped back 
inside to check out the Cardinals/Giants score when he came running in and said 
"Saw-whet" which prompted me to grab a flashlight, jump over his wife folding 
clothes and navigate between a 1 and 4 year old before I busted through the 
backdoor! I never could locate the possible owl but we have heard other 
possible Saw-whets at his house in years past. He has good owl habitat around 
his house with open fields and mixed woods with Loblolly pines. 


Anyone with Saw-whet experience comments requested. Last fall/winter 2013-2014 
I did not hear any possible Saw-whets. During fall/winter 2012-2013 I heard 3 
possible birds and one of them was at this location and was also in Oct. The 
other 2 were still in Montgomery county but 1 in Nov and 1 in Dec, all single 
alarm calls. 


I am hesitant calling each occurrence Saw-whets because I have not been able to 
locate an owl after hearing the calls but I don't know what else it could be. 
Do other owls have vocalizations similar to the skiew-shrill like alarm call 
that I may be confusing it with? Do they typically fly away after giving their 
alarm call? Again comments and feedback appreciated. 


Stanley York
Palmyra/Montgomery County
Subject: FOS
From: Carol Williams <caroldenson1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:48:04 -0500
This morning I spotted a Dark-Junco under my feeder.

Carol Williams
Smithville.



-- 
*Carol*
Subject: First White Throated sparrow
From: "Virginia Curtis" <olesoanso AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:38:30 -0500
We just saw the first White-throated Sparrow in our yard. This is one day later 
than in 2013. 


Tommy and Virginia Curtis
DeKalb County
Smithville, TN
Subject: American Avocets - Blount County
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 07:59:25 -0400
TN-birders,

Dollyann & I found the 3 American Avocets that have been seen recently at Stilt 
Pond on Lowe’s Ferry Road in Blount County yesterday about noon. 


Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Re: Thought they were all gone
From: Robin Barrow <braveladyrobin AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:12:32 -0400
I've had 3 juvenile Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at my feeder for the last week
in Knoxville.

Robin Barrow
Knox Co.
Subject: Re: Thought they were all gone
From: Richard Blanton <zsleepyz72 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:13:25 -0500
I photographed one at Radnor Lake yesterday. Perhaps waiting for clearer skies? 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 11, 2014, at 6:07 PM, J.N. & Ella Howard  wrote:
> 
> Today we had a male Rose breasted Grosbeak at our feeder. I thought they 
would all be gone,but I suppose he is just late. 

> JNH 

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Subject: Thought they were all gone
From: "J.N. & Ella Howard" <birders3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:06:26 -0400
Today we had a male Rose breasted Grosbeak at our feeder.  I thought they
would all be gone,but I suppose he is just late.

  JNH
Subject: Franklin's Gulls, Dunlin at Douglas Lake, Oct 11, 2014
From: "david kirschke" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dkirschke@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:01:47 +0000 (UTC)
Darrel Wilder and I birded Dutch Bottoms and 10 Islands this morning in 
intermittent rain, but most nice weather.  Highlights include 2 Franklin's 
Gulls and a Dunlin.  Not much happening at Rankin Bottoms but we drove back 
Brown Hollow Rd to get access to 10 Islands.  Only a hand full of shorebirds: 
Darrel found a Black-bellied Plover and I picked up a Dunlin flying with some 
Least Sandpipers and we were able to follow it to verify he ID.  As Scott 
Somershoe reported yesterday there were Laughing Gulls, Forster's Terns, and a 
Common Tern at Dutch Bottoms.  Thanks to Scott for the post.  

  
Dutch Bottoms, Cocke, US-TN
Oct 11, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:    With Darrel Wilder in intermittent light-moderate rain.
28 species

Canada Goose  8
Mallard  20
Northern Shoveler  5
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  200
Great Blue Heron  12
Great Egret  40
American Coot  1
Killdeer  4
Sanderling  2
Least Sandpiper  6
Laughing Gull  5
Franklin's Gull  2    Appeared to be 2 1st winter birds?  Compared to 
nearby Laughing Gull, more extensive hood and prominent eye-arcs, smaller bill, 
more white in wings, smaller overall. 

Ring-billed Gull  200
Herring Gull  5    1 Adult and 3 Juv and 1 2nd winter?
Common Tern  1    Similar to but more complete cap than Forster's and dark 
carpal bar. 

Forster's Tern  9
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
American Crow  5
Tree Swallow  25
Northern Mockingbird  1
Tennessee Warbler  2
Cape May Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler  5

Ten Islands, Cocke, US-TNOct 11, 2014 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments:    With Darrel Wilder, includes some birds from Rankin Bottoms.  
Birded from Brown's Hollow Rd. 

26 species

Blue-winged Teal  5
Double-crested Cormorant  20
Great Blue Heron  15
Great Egret  60
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Osprey  1
Bald Eagle  3    2 adult and 1 imm
American Coot  2
Black-bellied Plover  1    Good looks at dark axillaries while flying
Killdeer  2
Dunlin  1
Least Sandpiper  10
Ring-billed Gull  12
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Tufted Titmouse  2
Eastern Bluebird  6
Northern Mockingbird  1
Tennessee Warbler  2
Magnolia Warbler  3
Palm Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Northern Cardinal  4
David KirschkeJohnson City, TN
  
Subject: Golden Eagles (2) in Knox County
From: "Jason Sturner" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "flowerpetalsonthecreek@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 13:33:06 -0700
Saturday, October 11th.
 
 
While I failed, yet again, to find a Connecticut Warbler today (a nemesis 
bird), I did see two Golden Eagles. They were soaring high above Forks of the 
River WMA in Knoxville. Since there aren't many records on hand for Knox 
County, I thought it was worth mentioning. Thanks! 

 
 
Jason Sturner
Knoxville, Tennessee
Knox County
Subject: Shelby Bottoms Sedge Wren; Lincoln's Sparrow
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:14:29 -0700
Shelby Bottoms Park, Nashville, TN
Davidson Co.
10-11-14

Both Sedge Wren and Lincoln's Sparrow were found around 8:00 a.m. along the 
primitive trail which runs through the field in front of the observation deck 
in Phase 1 of Shelby Bottoms. I also found a cooperative (and somewhat late) 
Kentucky Warbler along the paved trail next to the river. Other warblers 
included Tennessee, Magnolia, Redstart, Northern Parula, Common Yellowthroat, 
and Black-throated Green. 


Mike Smith
Hendersonville, TN
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Subject: Dutch Bottoms- Franklin's Gull, a bunch of Laughing Gulls, Common Tern, etc.
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:52:06 -0500
I stopped at Dutch Bottoms, Cocke Co. on my way home from the Partners in
Flight bird meeting in Virginia Beach this week  Quite a nice selection of
birds.  It was birdier than the beach and adjacent woodlands this week
(unless you like dozens upon dozens of both black-backed gulls)!

Highlights:
9 Laughing Gulls (at least, prob 12 or more, but the eagles and a peregrine
kept flushing them)- adults, second yr birds, and juvenile plumage birds
present
1 Franklin's Gull (adult, never got a photo of this one)
1 Common Tern with Forster's Terns
1 Sanderling
1 Peregrine Falcon

Passerines were moving all over the place and the willows along the lake
shore were hopping.  Managed to spend a couple minutes looking and pulled
out 2 different Cape May, several Western Palm, Tennessee and Magnolia
Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, plus indigo buntings, field sparrows, etc.
with little effort.  Also had a chipping sparrow-like bird that I needed a
couple more seconds to view as it wasn't quite right for a chipping, but it
vanished after an inadequate view.

I'll eventually post some photos.

Full list on eBird with gory details below.

Good birding!
Scott Somershoe

Dutch Bottoms, Cocke, US-TN
Oct 10, 2014 10:10 AM - 12:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6 39 species Canada Goose 25 Mallard 75 Northern Shoveler 6 Pied-billed Grebe 4 Double-crested Cormorant 175 Great Blue Heron 12 Great Egret 40 Bald Eagle 4 Killdeer 8 minimum Sanderling 1 Large peep sized shorebird. White bellied with pale gray back, black bill, some rusty color left on face. Pectoral Sandpiper 2 Laughing Gull 9 Minimum number. Likely same birds seen here over the last couple weeks. From a couple locations along Dutch Bottoms, I'm pretty sure there were at least 12, but a couple immature eagles and a peregrine falcon kept moving the birds. Some juvenile plumage birds and the Franklin's disappeared with about 200 ring-billed gulls. I don't know where they went and I never refound them. Smaller than ring-billed gull, black headed gulls, slate gray mantle (some juv had mottled mantles of brown and gray primaries), limited to no white primary tips, longer and heavier bill than Franklin's gull. Two juveniles, a few adults molting to basic plumage and some second year birds. I'll add photos eventually. Just saw hundreds of Laughing Gulls on the VA coast this week, with birds in all of the plumages I observed here. Franklin's Gull 1 Smaller black headed gull than a laughing. Had extensive white tips to the primaries and a smaller, daintier bill than the laughing. Nice comparison. Wish I could have gotten a photo, but was too far away and I can't digiscope to save my life.....and then it poured on me. Fully molted into first winter plumage. Flushed by an eagle with a lot of ring-billed and some laughing gulls and was not relocated over the next 90 min. Ring-billed Gull 400 Herring Gull 2 Common Tern 1 First seen right next to a forster's. Shorter legs, black legs, stood very low to the ground, black cap, longer and slightly thicker bill than forster's, black carpel bar. Nice side by side comparison. Forster's Tern 13 Mourning Dove 4 Downy Woodpecker 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 American Crow 5 Tree Swallow 50 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Carolina Wren 3 Eastern Bluebird 4 Northern Mockingbird 2 Tennessee Warbler 2 Common Yellowthroat 1 Cape May Warbler 2 One Immature and one adult with more distinct streaking on flanks, white wing bars, and chestnut on face (likely adult female) Magnolia Warbler 1 Palm Warbler 10 Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 Chipping Sparrow 4 Field Sparrow 3 Song Sparrow 7 Northern Cardinal 2 Indigo Bunting 2 American Goldfinch 2 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20187941