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Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo,©Sophie Webb

24 Jan TOS Associate curator position ["Ron Hoff" ]
24 Jan Sandhill Cranes [susan hollyday ]
24 Jan Surf Scoters Hamilton County [Mort ]
23 Jan Re: Davidson county Pacific Loons [Chris Agee ]
23 Jan Fwd: Delivery Status Notification (Failure) [Allan Mueller ]
23 Jan Franklin, Warren and Coffee Counties [Susan McWhirter ]
22 Jan EBird review changes [Bill Pulliam ]
22 Jan Re: Possible snow goose at the Alcoa Duck Pond. Might be a Ross's but kind of looks like it might be a snow. Will look at pictures and post late tonight. [Randy Winstead ]
22 Jan Television birding [Shane Williams ]
22 Jan Today's MTOS Field Trip Canceled [Judy Dorsey ]
22 Jan Possible snow goose at the Alcoa Duck Pond. Might be a Ross's but kind of looks like it might be a snow. Will look at pictures and post late tonight. [Randy Winstead ]
22 Jan Mont. Co Crane update [Stanley York ]
21 Jan Sandhill Cranes - Rutherford County, TN ["Chloe Walker" ]
20 Jan Ring-necked duck Knoxville [mark campen ]
21 Jan Sandhill Cranes - Montgomery Co [Stanley York ]
22 Jan Re: NTOS January Field Trip [Michael Smith ]
21 Jan Sandhill Cranes, Davidson Co. [Frank Fekel ]
20 Jan Ross's Goose at Soddy Lake ["Roi Shannon" ]
21 Jan Re: NTOS January Field Trip [Greg Tomerlin ]
21 Jan Ross's Goose - Cove Lake ["Ron Hoff" ]
19 Jan Re: Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge -- Meigs County, TN --- Jan 18, 2017 [Larry Chitwood ]
19 Jan White-winged Scoter and Long-tailed Duck Still Present at Booker T. Washington State Park-Hamilton County [Dralle ]
19 Jan Re: Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick Knight) [Stefan Woltmann ]
19 Jan Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge -- Meigs County, TN --- Jan 18, 2017 [Larry Chitwood ]
19 Jan Rhea County, TN Blythes Ferry Road-- Jan 18, 2017 [Larry Chitwood ]
19 Jan Megis County - -- Jan 18, 2017 [Larry Chitwood ]
19 Jan Northern Pintails at Kyker Bottoms [Randy Winstead ]
19 Jan Update to Memphis TOS Trip This Sunday [Judy Dorsey ]
19 Jan Re: Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick Knight) [Michael Todd ]
18 Jan Re: Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick Knight) [Scott Somershoe ]
19 Jan Re: Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick Knight) [Randy Winstead ]
19 Jan Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick Knight) [Jay S. ]
18 Jan NTOS January Field Trip [Tarcila Fox ]
18 Jan Fall Creek Falls SP -- VanBuren County -- Jan 18, 2017 [Larry Chitwood ]
18 Jan Whooping Crane at Hiawasee [Joshua Stevenson ]
17 Jan DeKalb County - Jan 17, 2017 [Larry Chitwood ]
17 Jan Rutherford County, TN; 1/17/2017 [Larry Chitwood ]
16 Jan White-winged Dove in Dyer County ["Mark Greene" ]
16 Jan Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival [Charles Murray ]
15 Jan Memphis TOS Activities This Week [Judy Dorsey ]
15 Jan NTOS Meeting time this Thursday Radnor Lake [Daniel Shelton ]
16 Jan Re: Good News on Injured Barred Owl [jan flynn ]
15 Jan Good News on Injured Barred Owl ["Brust, Valerie" ]
15 Jan NTOS Monthly Meeting at Radnor Lake January 19 [Daniel Shelton ]
15 Jan Radnor Lake - Female Common Goldeneye ["Ann Inouye" ]
15 Jan Gupton Wetland [Carole Gobert ]
15 Jan red crossbills in putnam county ["Stedman, Stephen" ]
14 Jan Black Scoter in Hamilton County ["Libby Wolfe" ]
14 Jan Woods Reservoir [Stephen Zipperer ]
14 Jan Red-Breasted Merganser Old Hickory Dam ["" ]
14 Jan Baltimore Oriole and Pine Siskin ["Tommie Rogers" ]
14 Jan Re: Injured Barred Owl [Richard Blanton ]
13 Jan Injured Barred Owl ["Brust, Valerie" ]
13 Jan Long-tailed Duck Knox County [Mort ]
12 Jan Surf Scoter at Watauga Lake ["Richard Knight" ]
12 Jan White-winged Scoter and Long-tailed Duck seen at Booker T. Washington State Park-Hamilton County [Dralle ]
12 Jan Re: Knoxville CBC prelim results ["james tucker" ]
12 Jan Knoxville CBC prelim results []
12 Jan Call to Arms "Thank you" and request [Steve Routledge ]
11 Jan TOS Winter Meeting! [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
11 Jan Orange-crowned Warbler - Knox []
10 Jan Blount County Ross's geese ["" ]
10 Jan Surf Scoters & Eared Grebe ["Richard Knight" ]
10 Jan Field Trip to Wheeler NWR – Saturday, 21 January 2017 [Greg Tomerlin ]
9 Jan Results of Hiwassee CBC ["Tommie Rogers" ]
9 Jan Lesser Black-backed Gull Marion county ["Tommie Rogers" ]
9 Jan Eastern Phoebe [scpjmartin ]
9 Jan Jackson CBC ["Mark Greene" ]
9 Jan Fifty-three sandhill cranes in Blount County [Randy Winstead ]
8 Jan Re: Snow Geese or Ross's Geese [Randy Winstead ]
8 Jan Hiwasse and Other Birchwood Birds [Charles Murray ]
8 Jan Snow Geese or Ross's Geese [Randy Winstead ]
7 Jan Memphis TOS January Activities [Judy Dorsey ]
7 Jan Purple Finches! [Donna Ward ]
6 Jan Cades Cove, GSMNP CBC, 1 January 2017 [S Hoyle ]
6 Jan KTOS Field Trip: Birding with Friends [Jay S. ]

Subject: TOS Associate curator position
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:34:27 -0500
TN-birders,

My wife and I find ourselves in the position of trying to downsize our lives as 
we get older. We are actively seeking to find a more senior friendly home to 
buy and move into. I would really rather not have to move all the boxes with 
The MIGRANTS in them as we will already have plenty of things to move. 


I would like to appeal to a TOS member out there who might want to volunteer to 
take on the position of Associate Curator for TOS, a position I have held for 
the past decade or more. It is a pretty simple job and doesn’t require much 
time. Occasionally someone or an institution will request a back issue of our 
journal, The MIGRANT. I retrieve that issue(s) from the boxes I have them 
stored in at our home and then package it up in an envelope and send it off 
through the mail. Any costs I incur are reimbursed by our TOS treasurer in a 
timely fashion. Sometimes this effort can occur 4-6 times/year and other times 
only once or twice/year. It rarely takes much time. What is required is space 
in your home to store the 22 boxes I currently have. 


It doesn’t matter where you live in Tennessee to take this job.

If you want to serve TOS in some way here is a chance to do it. Please contact 
me at the address, phone, or email below. 


Thanks for your consideration,

Ron Hoff
282 Hackworth Lane
Clinton, TN 37716
865-567-9679
aves7000 AT bellsouth.net
Subject: Sandhill Cranes
From: susan hollyday <shollyday AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:16:22 +0000 (UTC)
South Nashville 
Davidson Co. TN 
  
Between 2:00 and 2:30 this afternoon I saw eight groups of Sandhill Cranes 
flying very high. They were flying north.There were at least 1,165 birds in 
total. I was amazed, and wondering!? 

  
Susan Hollyday 
Nashville TN 
Subject: Surf Scoters Hamilton County
From: Mort <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:13:46 -0500
There were 6 Surf Scoters between the boat ramp at Chickamagua dam and Booker T 
Washington at 2:00 today in Hamilton County. 3 adult males and 3 females. Seen 
from the boat ramp 


Morton Massey 
Knoxville, TN.  

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Subject: Re: Davidson county Pacific Loons
From: Chris Agee <chrisageeinindia AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:34:11 -0600
1/23  AT  2:15 pm I saw one way out to the west near a little island at Cooks Rec 
area. 

Chris Agee
Smith Co.

> On Jan 22, 2017, at 12:52 PM, fndrbndr59  wrote:
> 
> 1-22-17
> Davidson county
> 
> 2 Pacific Loons were first spotted by NTOS Saturday at Seven Points Rec Area 
and then refound by me this morning at Cooks Rec Area around 9:45. This is on 
J. Percy Priest lake. 

> 
> Justin Nation 
> Wilson co 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S®6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Fwd: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
From: Allan Mueller <akcmueller AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:22:28 -0600
Subject: Re: [TN-Bird] White-winged Dove in Dyer County
Mark,

Is the White-winged Dove still around?

Allan Mueller
Conway, AR

On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 10:49 AM, Mark Greene 
wrote:

> January 16, 2017
> Dyersburg, Dyer Co.
>
> Kathy Sellars sent me a message with a photo this morning of a
> White-winged Dove in her yard. I drove over and the bird was sitting, half
> asleep in a small cherry tree in her back yard. This is the first Dyer
> County record of this species that I'm aware of. The pic that Kathy took
> can be seen in my eBird checklist below:
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33717001
>
> Thanks to Kathy for letting me know about this bird!
>
> Good birding!
>
> Mark Greene
> Trenton, TN
>
>
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone 
>



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Allan Mueller
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Conway, AR 72032
501-327-8952 home
501-339-8071 cell


"I ain't never did no wrong."
Elvis Presley in "One Night"


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Subject: Franklin, Warren and Coffee Counties
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:24:19 -0600
There has been a dearth of waterfowl in our little part of the state
(Warren Co.) so on Wednesday the 18th Mac and I headed to Woods Reservoir
(Franklin Co.). The numbers weren't overwhelming but we did have a total of
154 Common Loons, 1 Red-throated Loon, and 317 Horned Grebes, plus a few
Red-breasted Mergansers and Common Goldeneyes.

On Saturday the 21st I ventured into eastern Coffee County and had 9 Ross's
Geese feeding in a muddy field; then in western Warren Co. had a Shrike at
a new location in the Pocahontas community.

Yesterday there were 327 Sandhill Cranes at the Fountain Grove marsh in
eastern Coffee County, plus 101 in the fields nearby. This marsh had
completely dried up during the drought so attracted no cranes during fall
migration, but is once again a regular roost since the rains came.

Susan McWhirter
McMinnville, TN
Subject: EBird review changes
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:50:14 -0600
Greetings Tennessee birders!

After many years of hard work service, Steve Stedman has retired as  
the eBird regional editor for the Upper Cumberland region. Steve was  
the original regional editor for the entire state of Tennessee before  
he was finally able to focus his efforts on the Upper Cumberland when  
Susan Hoyle and I came on board. Many thanks to Steve for his  
countless hours of work for the eBird project from its pioneering days!

Scott Somershoe has joined the Tennessee eBird team as a regional  
editor. Most of you know Scott well from his time here in Tennessee.   
He has become an eBird regional editor is his new home state of  
Colorado and is interested in being involved here as well. He and I  
will initially be covering the Upper Cumberland region together.   
After we get the transition done, stay tuned for more potential news  
about Tennessee eBird!

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Re: Possible snow goose at the Alcoa Duck Pond. Might be a Ross's but kind of looks like it might be a snow. Will look at pictures and post late tonight.
From: Randy Winstead <randywendy AT att.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:24:47 +0000 (UTC)
I decided on snow goose.  eBird report with photos here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33867030

Randy WinsteadMaryville, Blount County
      From: Randy Winstead 
 To: tn-bird AT freelists.org 
 Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2017 1:58 PM
 Subject: [TN-Bird] Possible snow goose at the Alcoa Duck Pond. Might be a 
Ross's but kind of looks like it might be a snow. Will look at pictures and 
post late tonight. 

   
Randy Winstead
Maryville, Blount County

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Subject: Television birding
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:40:07 -0500
I know there have been discussions on this forum before about birding 
off the television. Thursday while watching the History Channel's 
"Alone" (season 3,episode 7) I was able to ID 3 birds with the help of a 
Birds of Chile guide. This show features contestants trying to survive 
on a Patagonian lake shore. The birds were a perched and flying Chimango 
Caracara, a Fire-eyed Diucon, and a Chucao Tapaculo. The latter ID was 
confirmed on screen when one guy sadly caught the bird using a bamboo 
trap, twisted its neck, and cooked it for a whole 20 calories. Such a 
shame as it was really beautiful and supposedly a loud songster. I'm 
fairly certain of the other 2 IDs but not 100%. There was a lot of 
pausing and squinting involved. I hope this is appropriate for 
tn-bird--it was viewed from Tennessee at least. On a more local note I 
did get to see the Cades Cove Ross's Goose at the sewage ponds on the 
afternoon of Jan. 10.

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN



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Subject: Today's MTOS Field Trip Canceled
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:26:45 -0600
Memphis TOS trip to the Wolf River WMA is canceled due to inclement
weather. There are no plans to reschedule.

MTOS website: http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Possible snow goose at the Alcoa Duck Pond. Might be a Ross's but kind of looks like it might be a snow. Will look at pictures and post late tonight.
From: Randy Winstead <randywendy AT att.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:58:54 -0500
Randy Winstead
Maryville, Blount County

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Subject: Mont. Co Crane update
From: Stanley York <911birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:13:08 -0600
Observation Date:1-21-17
Montgomery County/Palmyra

Finished the afternoon off yesterday with several passing flocks of Sandhill 
Cranes. I had a final total of 188 which was a new high for my location and the 
county according to eBird data. All were headed north and flock size varied 
from 13 to 80+ birds. 


Stanley York Jr
Montgomery County/Palmyra

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Subject: Sandhill Cranes - Rutherford County, TN
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:39:39 +0000 (UTC)
 Keeping with the theme, we had a group of between 81-83 (have to count 
again...I keep getting a different number!) Sandhill Cranes over our house in 
Murfreesboro at 3:20 PM. They came in from the south, circled a few minutes, 
then continued northward. Always exciting to have them in the yard! 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TNhttp://www.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/ 
Subject: Ring-necked duck Knoxville
From: mark campen <mcampen7 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:25:54 +0000
> There is a single ring-necked duck present at a pond off Sherrill Blvrd in 
west Knoxville. 

> 
> Turning onto the west end of Mabry Hood Rd from Sherrill, it's behind the 
building on the right (NAI, C-T CPA). 

> 
> Bird On!
> Mark Campen
> Knoxville, TN
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Subject: Sandhill Cranes - Montgomery Co
From: Stanley York <911birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:33:36 -0600
Jan 21, 2017
3:15pm
Montgomery Co/Palmyra, Tn

 
Had 2 flocks fly over with total of around 80 birds. Headed north, largest 
flock kettled above my house for a few minutes before continuing on. 


Stanley York Jr

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Subject: Re: NTOS January Field Trip
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:42:28 +0000 (UTC)
To add to Greg's post, it was great seeing everyone, and the balmy weather and 
good company was enhanced by some good birds as well. We found a nice winter 
plumage Pacific Loon at Seven Points Rec Area, seen very well out from the boat 
ramp. It was followed by a very obliging male Greater Scaup, which was hanging 
out with a few Ruddy Ducks. A later stop at Anderson Rd. Rec Area yielded a 
Merlin, which has been faithful at this spot all winter. 

Bald Eagle, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, and a juvenile Herring 
Gull were sprinkled in among the more common birds as well. Great morning to be 
out. 

Mike SmithHendersonville, TN

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 On Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 7:14 PM, Greg Tomerlin wrote: J. 
Percy Priest Lake/Davidson CountySaturday, 21 January 2017 

Thank you Nashville TOS for organizing the field trip this morning. And a 
special thank you to Richard Connors, Tarcila Fox. Jan Shaw, Frank Fekel, Dan 
Shelton, Michael Smith, and several others whose names I did not get, for a 
great day of birding around Percy Priest Lake. I had a wonderful time, met some 
excellent birders, put some faces to names I've seen and admired for several 
years, saw lots of cool birds and got two life birds on top of all that. Thanks 
for a fun morning of birding. 


Gre​g Tomerlin

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 3:53 PM, Tarcila Fox  wrote:


NTOS field trip to J.Percy Priest Lake, Saturday January 21, 2017 Meet at 
7:30AM at the dam, at the upper parking lot (~3837 Bell Rd., Hermitage TN) We 
will carpool from there to various public sites around that end of the lake 
(west end, Davidson County). Bring a scope if you have one, as we'll be 
looking for water birds & etc. on and around the lake. Dress for changeable 
weather; bring water and snacks. Planned as 1/2 day outing, but afternoon 
extension is possible if there is interest. We'll do lunch at Subway near our 
rendezvous point. Richard Connorsrconnorsphoto at aol.comsix one five 3307142 
call or text Tarcila Foxtarcila AT bellsouth.net 



  
Subject: Sandhill Cranes, Davidson Co.
From: Frank Fekel <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:46:09 -0600
Bellevue, Davidson Co., TN
2017 Jan. 21

Decided to go outside for a brief walk with my wife on this glorious
January afternoon. Shortly after we began we heard several calls and
looked up into the sky to see a flock of 85+ SANDHILL CRANEs headed
north toward Nashville.  Most impressive.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Ross's Goose at Soddy Lake
From: "Roi Shannon" <roi AT bledsoe.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:28:32 -0500
A Ross's Goose was seen at Soddy Lake today between 10:30AM and 11:00AM on
the mud flats off Dayton Pike just north of the Regions Bank. It was in the
company of many Canada Geese.

 

Roi Shannon

Bledsoe County
Subject: Re: NTOS January Field Trip
From: Greg Tomerlin <cedarbees AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:14:15 -0600
J. Percy Priest Lake/Davidson County
Saturday, 21 January 2017

Thank you Nashville TOS for organizing the field trip this morning. And a
special thank you to Richard Connors, Tarcila Fox. Jan Shaw, Frank Fekel,
Dan Shelton, Michael Smith, and several others whose names I did not get,
for a great day of birding around Percy Priest Lake. I had a wonderful
time, met some excellent birders, put some faces to names I've seen and
admired for several years, saw lots of cool birds and got two life birds on
top of all that. Thanks for a fun morning of birding.

Gre
​g Tomerlin


On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 3:53 PM, Tarcila Fox  wrote:

> NTOS field trip to J.Percy Priest Lake, Saturday January 21, 2017
>
> Meet at 7:30AM at the dam, at the upper parking lot (~3837 Bell Rd.,
> Hermitage TN)
>
> We will carpool from there to various public sites around that end of the
> lake (west end, Davidson County). Bring a scope if you have one, as we'll
> be looking for water birds & etc. on and around the lake. Dress for
> changeable weather; bring water and snacks. Planned as 1/2 day outing, but
> afternoon extension is possible if there is interest. We'll do lunch at
> Subway near our rendezvous point.
>
> Richard Connors
> rconnorsphoto at aol.com
> six one five 3307142 call or text
>
> Tarcila Fox
> tarcila AT bellsouth.net
>
>
>
Subject: Ross's Goose - Cove Lake
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:13:28 -0500
TN-birders,

A group of 14 birders (mostly from Kingsport area) converged on Cove Lake in 
Campbell County this morning around 9 am. The highlight was a lone Ross’s 
Goose hanging out with the local Canada Geese. There was also a lone Canvasback 
and 2 Northern Shovelers out on the lake as well as numerous Gadwall and a few 
Hooded Mergansers. We tried for the local Brown-headed Nuthatches but none 
showed up. We did however spot a Pine Warbler. 


Next stop was Eagle Bend fish hatchery in Anderson County. Not much around but 
did have 17 Redhead, 3 Bufflehead females, 1 Lesser Scaup, 4 Hooded Mergansers, 
29 Eastern Meadowlark, about 250 Ring-billed Gulls (but no Herring Gull), and a 
male American Kestrel that has taken to hanging out at this location the past 
few winters (kestrels are very hard to find in Anderson County). 


Although cooler than what was predicted, we all managed to have a fun time.

Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN

Subject: Re: Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge -- Meigs County, TN --- Jan 18, 2017
From: Larry Chitwood <lmchitwood AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:45:36 -0600
Correction.
After a closer look at my photographs and some research, I have determined
that I did not see a White-fronted Goose
It was a dark phase of an immature Snow Goose.
Sorry.
I also corrected my eBird report.

Grace & Peace,
Larry Chitwood
901-240-5682

On Jan 19, 2017 8:06 AM, "Larry Chitwood"  wrote:

> Meigs County, TN --
> Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge
> Jan 18, 2017
> 4:30 PM
> Stationary
>
> When I first arrived several people pointed to 4 "Whooping Cranes."
> Closer observation through my spotting scope revealed they were actually 4
> Snow Geese accompanied by 1 White-fronted Goose. Hated to break the
> disappointing news but some folks were able to add White-fronted Goose to
> their life list.
>
> About 5:45 pm, I saw the whooping Crane coming across the lake in a group
> of 15 or so Sandhill. Unmistakable by size and color.
> Landed in an area close to the observation deck. Got several pictures will
> share on eBird later. (unsure quality).
> I was glad the Whooping Crane showed up - by spotting it first I could
> erase some of the disappointment I caused the group by correcting earlier
> mis-identification. :-)
>
> Total of 3 Life Birds for me for the day: Sandhill, Whooping, and a
> Black-crowned Night Heron a got at Blythevill Ramp across the river in Rhea
> County on the way back to hotel.
>
> Also notable Carolina Chickadee clearly identified by song which is quite
> distinct from Black-capped.
>
> Species List:
> 1  Greater White-fronted Goose --          Traveling with Snow Geese.
> 4  Snow Goose -- Feeding in a field      near Sandhill Cranes.
> 8  Canada Goose
> 12  Gadwall
> 19  Mallard
> 4  Great Blue Heron
> 2500  Sandhill Crane -- This is a low estimate for this site. Another
> birder familiar with the site said numbers were lower than normal.
> 1  Whooping Crane --
>       Photographed. Bird has been.           seen in this location
> multiple
>        times in past 14 days.
> 7  Mourning Dove
> 1  Eastern Screech-Owl
> 2  Barred Owl
> 1  Red-headed Woodpecker
> 1  Eastern Phoebe
> 5  American Crow
> 1  Carolina Chickadee
> 3  Black-capped Chickadee
> 7  Eastern Bluebird
> 2  Northern Cardinal
>
> Number of Taxa: 19
> Grace & Peace,
> Larry Chitwood
> Arlington, TN
>
Subject: White-winged Scoter and Long-tailed Duck Still Present at Booker T. Washington State Park-Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:56:13 -0500
This afternoon I relocated three of the four White-winged Scoters and the 
Long-tailed Duck from the boat ramp at Booker T. Washington State Park. 

Libby Wolfe stopped by from the Vincent Road boat ramp and saw the Long-tailed 
Duck and White-winged Scoters. 


Other species seen:

Red-breasted Merganser (2)
Horned Grebe (88)
Pied-billed Grebe (65)
Common Loon (44)
Common Goldeneye (188)
Bufflehead (48)
Lesser Scaup (52)
Sandhill Cranes (67) flying North.
Bonaparte's Gull (56)
Ring-billed Gull (63)
Herring Gull (1) immature.

Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County TN

















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Subject: Re: Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick Knight)
From: Stefan Woltmann <stefan.woltmann AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:20:14 -0600
Agreed all around. As others have pointed out, we all do this, and we
shouldn't be particularly afraid to admit we make mistakes. To bird/err is
human!

Best birding,

Stefan

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 8:37 PM, Scott Somershoe 
wrote:

> The quote goes something this: by misidentifying a bird, you join Audubon,
> Wilson and Sibley, all who have misidentified birds. Or it goes something
> like this: the longer you've been a birder, the more birds you've
> misidentified.
>
> I've blown plenty of ID's and continue to do so!  Guess I'm in good
> company. :)
>
> Scott Somershoe
> Littleton CO
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jan 18, 2017, at 7:27 PM, Randy Winstead  wrote:
>
> Thanks. This is encouraging. I have had biologist roots for ages past, but
> have only been a semi-serious birder since January of 2016. I have tried to
> be very conservative with my reports, but still opted to go back later and
> delete one of my sightings, which I think that I got wrong. About four
> others I had second thoughts about for weeks later. I finally decided that
> I got two of the four right. (Really fuzzy pictures helped some.) The other
> two still haunt me at times, even though they are not overly rare birds.
>
> I used to keep my camera with me 98% of the time. I've now upped that to
> about 99.9% of the time. I even take it with me when I go to the
> refrigerator to make a sandwich. (Well, maybe that's an exaggeration.) I
> increased the percentages after finding 17 white-rumped sandpipers at the
> Alcoa Duck Pond in May of last year and me with no camera. Sigh...
>
> I'm looking forward to my next sighting of something really unusual so
> that better birders than me can flock to the site and help me identify some
> of those obnoxious little brown flitty birds that don't wear name tags.
> Thanks for the report. It's encouraging to know that long-time birders can
> have second thoughts, too.
>
> Randy Winstead
> Maryville, Blount County
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Jay S. 
> *To:* Tennessee Birding 
> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:46 PM
> *Subject:* [TN-Bird] Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick
> Knight)
>
> Hi all,
>
> As someone who feels strongly about the accuracy of one's personal
> sightings, and thus the legitimacy of reports, I am taking this opportunity
> to formally retract a couple of my past sightings. I do this for two
> reasons. One, because it's the kind of birder I am. And two, I want to be
> sure these sightings don't find their way into The Migrant.
>
> First, as an experienced birder, I've seen how easy it can be for
> someone to make a bird into something it's not. That's not really the case
> here. I shook that behavior off long ago, if ever I had it at all. But what
> does happen on rare occasions is truly believing myself 100% accurate at
> the time of identification, only to be heavily nagged about it later on.
> I'm sure a few of you understand this. And so that percentage of
> confidence slowly drops to say, 99%. And 99, in my book, ain't a
> legit sighting.
>
> So, with that said, I hereby retract the following sightings:
>
> Friday, May 20, 2016: YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER at Seven Islands State
> Birding Park, Knox Co. Of the two Yellow-bellied Flycatchers I reported
> last year, this one started to feel off. I can't even remember the reasons
> why. Probably had something to do with the lighting. Was it a YB? Probably.
> Almost everything seemed right about it.
>
> Tuesday, October 11, 2016: BREWER'S BLACKBIRD at Seven Islands State
> Birding Park, Knox Co. For me, everything was right for male Brewer's at
> the time. But not having ever seen Rusties in breeding plumage, I had to
> ask myself, COULD it have been a male Rusty in lingering breeding plumage?
> At the time I didn't think to look closely at the bill and other
> differentiating characters between the species. All I knew was that it
> wasn't a grackle. So, my 100% confidence dropped to 99% . Happily, on
> November 28, at another location in Knox County, I did happen upon a pair
> of Brewer's, and that ID remains certain.
>
> There you have it. Judge me as you will! :)
>
> Jay Sturner
> Knoxville
> Knox Co.
>
>
>


-- 
Stefan Woltmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biology, and
Center of Excellence for Field Biology
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN 37044
931-221-7772
woltmanns AT apsu.edu
Subject: Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge -- Meigs County, TN --- Jan 18, 2017
From: Larry Chitwood <lmchitwood AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:06:36 -0600
Meigs County, TN --
Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge
Jan 18, 2017
4:30 PM
Stationary

When I first arrived several people pointed to 4 "Whooping Cranes."
Closer observation through my spotting scope revealed they were actually 4
Snow Geese accompanied by 1 White-fronted Goose. Hated to break the
disappointing news but some folks were able to add White-fronted Goose to
their life list.

About 5:45 pm, I saw the whooping Crane coming across the lake in a group
of 15 or so Sandhill. Unmistakable by size and color.
Landed in an area close to the observation deck. Got several pictures will
share on eBird later. (unsure quality).
I was glad the Whooping Crane showed up - by spotting it first I could
erase some of the disappointment I caused the group by correcting earlier
mis-identification. :-)

Total of 3 Life Birds for me for the day: Sandhill, Whooping, and a
Black-crowned Night Heron a got at Blythevill Ramp across the river in Rhea
County on the way back to hotel.

Also notable Carolina Chickadee clearly identified by song which is quite
distinct from Black-capped.

Species List:
1  Greater White-fronted Goose --          Traveling with Snow Geese.
4  Snow Goose -- Feeding in a field      near Sandhill Cranes.
8  Canada Goose
12  Gadwall
19  Mallard
4  Great Blue Heron
2500  Sandhill Crane -- This is a low estimate for this site. Another
birder familiar with the site said numbers were lower than normal.
1  Whooping Crane --
      Photographed. Bird has been.           seen in this location multiple
       times in past 14 days.
7  Mourning Dove
1  Eastern Screech-Owl
2  Barred Owl
1  Red-headed Woodpecker
1  Eastern Phoebe
5  American Crow
1  Carolina Chickadee
3  Black-capped Chickadee
7  Eastern Bluebird
2  Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 19
Grace & Peace,
Larry Chitwood
Arlington, TN
Subject: Rhea County, TN Blythes Ferry Road-- Jan 18, 2017
From: Larry Chitwood <lmchitwood AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:44:40 -0600
Rhea County, TN -- Jan. 18, 2017
Blythes Ferry Road - 35.415x-85.012

6:15 PM
Stationary

Comments:
The Black-crowned Heron was a life bird for me.
It had been reported in this location for several days. Even in the dark,
it's silhouette was unmistakable. Luckily it was right at edge of the boat
ramp.

4 Wood Duck
3 Great Blue Heron
1 Black-crowned Night-Heron

Grace & Peace,
Larry Chitwood
Arlington, TN
Subject: Megis County - -- Jan 18, 2017
From: Larry Chitwood <lmchitwood AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:38:52 -0600
Megis County, TN -- Cherokee Removal Memorial Park
Jan 18, 2017
11:52 AM
Stationary
119 minutes

19 Canada Goose
6 American Wigeon
2 American Black Duck
27 Mallard
2 Northern Shoveler
6 Northern Pintail
3 Canvasback
9 Ruddy Duck
27 American White Pelican -- Small group feeding in area near Sand hill
Cranes
3 Great Blue Heron
650 Sandhill Crane
1 Bonaparte's Gull
1 Ring-billed Gull
1 Herring Gull
5 American Crow
1 Fish Crow
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch

Grace & Peace,
Larry Chitwood
Arlington, TN
Subject: Northern Pintails at Kyker Bottoms
From: Randy Winstead <randywendy AT att.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:34:42 -0500
14 Northern pintails, plus other birds, currently seen from the observation 
deck at Kyker Bottoms 


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Subject: Update to Memphis TOS Trip This Sunday
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:42:41 -0600
Although it's too early to be reliable, four different weather sites'
forecasts for this Sunday show between 60-90% chance of rain for La Grange,
TN.

The trip leaders have decided that if it is raining in Memphis at 2:00 on
Sunday, the trip will be canceled. An update will be posted on TN-Bird if
this occurs.

Also, I've learned the meet up time is 3:30 p.m.

This Sun., Jan. 22 - Field trip to the Wolf River Wildlife Management Area,
led by Gaynell Perry and Martha Waldron. Meet at 3:30 p.m. at Yager Dr.
(Main St.) & Hwy 57 in La Grange, TN. Target species include American
Woodcock, Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl and more.

More info: http://is.gd/Lm4Xgv
Directions: http://is.gd/OwsuhC

MTOS website: http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Re: Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick Knight)
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:11:29 +0000 (UTC)
Jay,
Typically not an easy thing for a birder to do.....kudos to you my friend! I've 
stricken a couple of birds off my lists over the years as well. 

Michael ToddJackson, TN 

 On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:46 PM, Jay S.  
wrote: 

 

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Subject: Re: Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick Knight)
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:37:02 -0700
The quote goes something this: by misidentifying a bird, you join Audubon, 
Wilson and Sibley, all who have misidentified birds. Or it goes something like 
this: the longer you've been a birder, the more birds you've misidentified. 


I've blown plenty of ID's and continue to do so!  Guess I'm in good company. :)

Scott Somershoe 
Littleton CO


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 18, 2017, at 7:27 PM, Randy Winstead  wrote:
> 
> Thanks. This is encouraging. I have had biologist roots for ages past, but 
have only been a semi-serious birder since January of 2016. I have tried to be 
very conservative with my reports, but still opted to go back later and delete 
one of my sightings, which I think that I got wrong. About four others I had 
second thoughts about for weeks later. I finally decided that I got two of the 
four right. (Really fuzzy pictures helped some.) The other two still haunt me 
at times, even though they are not overly rare birds. 

> 
> I used to keep my camera with me 98% of the time. I've now upped that to 
about 99.9% of the time. I even take it with me when I go to the refrigerator 
to make a sandwich. (Well, maybe that's an exaggeration.) I increased the 
percentages after finding 17 white-rumped sandpipers at the Alcoa Duck Pond in 
May of last year and me with no camera. Sigh... 

> 
> I'm looking forward to my next sighting of something really unusual so that 
better birders than me can flock to the site and help me identify some of those 
obnoxious little brown flitty birds that don't wear name tags. Thanks for the 
report. It's encouraging to know that long-time birders can have second 
thoughts, too. 

> 
> Randy Winstead
> Maryville, Blount County
> 
> 
> From: Jay S. 
> To: Tennessee Birding  
> Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:46 PM
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick 
Knight) 

> 
> Hi all,
> 
> As someone who feels strongly about the accuracy of one's personal sightings, 
and thus the legitimacy of reports, I am taking this opportunity to formally 
retract a couple of my past sightings. I do this for two reasons. One, because 
it's the kind of birder I am. And two, I want to be sure these sightings don't 
find their way into The Migrant. 

> 
> First, as an experienced birder, I've seen how easy it can be for someone to 
make a bird into something it's not. That's not really the case here. I shook 
that behavior off long ago, if ever I had it at all. But what does happen on 
rare occasions is truly believing myself 100% accurate at the time of 
identification, only to be heavily nagged about it later on. I'm sure a few of 
you understand this. And so that percentage of confidence slowly drops to say, 
99%. And 99, in my book, ain't a legit sighting. 

> 
> So, with that said, I hereby retract the following sightings:
> 
> Friday, May 20, 2016: YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER at Seven Islands State 
Birding Park, Knox Co. Of the two Yellow-bellied Flycatchers I reported last 
year, this one started to feel off. I can't even remember the reasons why. 
Probably had something to do with the lighting. Was it a YB? Probably. Almost 
everything seemed right about it. 

> 
> Tuesday, October 11, 2016: BREWER'S BLACKBIRD at Seven Islands State Birding 
Park, Knox Co. For me, everything was right for male Brewer's at the time. But 
not having ever seen Rusties in breeding plumage, I had to ask myself, COULD it 
have been a male Rusty in lingering breeding plumage? At the time I didn't 
think to look closely at the bill and other differentiating characters between 
the species. All I knew was that it wasn't a grackle. So, my 100% confidence 
dropped to 99% . Happily, on November 28, at another location in Knox County, I 
did happen upon a pair of Brewer's, and that ID remains certain. 

> 
> There you have it. Judge me as you will! :)
> 
> Jay Sturner
> Knoxville
> Knox Co.
> 
> 
Subject: Re: Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick Knight)
From: Randy Winstead <randywendy AT att.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:27:15 +0000 (UTC)
Thanks. This is encouraging. I havehad biologist roots for ages past, but have 
only been a semi-seriousbirder since January of 2016. I have tried to be very 
conservativewith my reports, but still opted to go back later and delete one 
ofmy sightings, which I think that I got wrong. About four others Ihad second 
thoughts about for weeks later. I finally decided that Igot two of the four 
right. (Really fuzzy pictures helped some.) Theother two still haunt me at 
times, even though they are not overlyrare birds. 

I used to keep my camera with me 98% ofthe time. I've now upped that to about 
99.9% of the time. I eventake it with me when I go to the refrigerator to make 
a sandwich. (Well, maybe that's an exaggeration.) I increased the 
percentagesafter finding 17 white-rumped sandpipers at the Alcoa Duck Pond 
inMay of last year and me with no camera. Sigh... 

I'm looking forward to my next sightingof something really unusual so that 
better birders than me can flockto the site and help me identify some of those 
obnoxious little brownflitty birds that don't wear name tags. Thanks for the 
report. It'sencouraging to know that long-time birders can have second 
thoughts,too. 

Randy WinsteadMaryville, Blount County

      From: Jay S. 
 To: Tennessee Birding  
 Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:46 PM
 Subject: [TN-Bird] Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick 
Knight) 

   
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Subject: Here goes it: 2 bird sighting retractions (Attn Rick Knight)
From: Jay S. <yourcatoliver AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:46:04 +0000
Hi all,

As someone who feels strongly about the accuracy of one's personal sightings, 
and thus the legitimacy of reports, I am taking this opportunity to formally 
retract a couple of my past sightings. I do this for two reasons. One, because 
it's the kind of birder I am. And two, I want to be sure these sightings don't 
find their way into The Migrant. 


First, as an experienced birder, I've seen how easy it can be for someone to 
make a bird into something it's not. That's not really the case here. I shook 
that behavior off long ago, if ever I had it at all. But what does happen on 
rare occasions is truly believing myself 100% accurate at the time of 
identification, only to be heavily nagged about it later on. I'm sure a few of 
you understand this. And so that percentage of confidence slowly drops to say, 
99%. And 99, in my book, ain't a legit sighting. 


So, with that said, I hereby retract the following sightings:

Friday, May 20, 2016: YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER at Seven Islands State Birding 
Park, Knox Co. Of the two Yellow-bellied Flycatchers I reported last year, this 
one started to feel off. I can't even remember the reasons why. Probably had 
something to do with the lighting. Was it a YB? Probably. Almost everything 
seemed right about it. 


Tuesday, October 11, 2016: BREWER'S BLACKBIRD at Seven Islands State Birding 
Park, Knox Co. For me, everything was right for male Brewer's at the time. But 
not having ever seen Rusties in breeding plumage, I had to ask myself, COULD it 
have been a male Rusty in lingering breeding plumage? At the time I didn't 
think to look closely at the bill and other differentiating characters between 
the species. All I knew was that it wasn't a grackle. So, my 100% confidence 
dropped to 99% . Happily, on November 28, at another location in Knox County, I 
did happen upon a pair of Brewer's, and that ID remains certain. 


There you have it. Judge me as you will! :)

Jay Sturner
Knoxville
Knox Co.
Subject: NTOS January Field Trip
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:53:46 -0600
> NTOS field trip to J.Percy Priest Lake, Saturday January 21, 2017
>  
> Meet at 7:30AM at the dam, at the upper parking lot (~3837 Bell Rd., 
Hermitage TN) 

>  
> We will carpool from there to various public sites around that end of the 
lake (west end, Davidson County). Bring a scope if you have one, as we'll be 
looking for water birds & etc. on and around the lake. Dress for changeable 
weather; bring water and snacks. Planned as 1/2 day outing, but afternoon 
extension is possible if there is interest. We'll do lunch at Subway near our 
rendezvous point. 

>  
> Richard Connors
> rconnorsphoto at aol.com 
> six one five 3307142 call or text
>  
> Tarcila Fox
> tarcila AT bellsouth.net Tarcila 
tarcila AT bellsouth.net



Subject: Fall Creek Falls SP -- VanBuren County -- Jan 18, 2017
From: Larry Chitwood <lmchitwood AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:36:37 -0600
VanBuren County, TN.
Fall Creek Falls SP
Jan 18, 2017

Morning walk around the Inn. Grey and overcast. 44 degrees

2 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-headed Woodpecker
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
4 American Crow
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 White-throated Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
2 Northern Cardinal

Larry Chitwood
Arlington, TN
Subject: Whooping Crane at Hiawasee
From: Joshua Stevenson <ifihadastick AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:50:47 +0000
The whooping Crane that has been being seen lately was continuing today. 
Observed from the main refuge overlook, it was strait out looking north from 
the gazebo. 


Josh Stevenson,
Nashville, TN

sent from mobile
Subject: DeKalb County - Jan 17, 2017
From: Larry Chitwood <lmchitwood AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:58:19 -0600
Edgar Evans State Park
DeKalb County, TN
Jan 17, 2017
2:34 PM
Traveling
3.60 miles
79 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:

11 Canada Goose
2 Gadwall
3 Common Loon
1 Pied-billed Grebe
12 Turkey Vulture
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
9 Bonaparte's Gull
4 American Crow
2 Carolina Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Winter Wren
1 Carolina Wren
2 Eastern Bluebird
52 American Robin
130 European Starling
4 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Chipping Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
5 Northern Cardinal


Larry Chitwood
Arlington, TN
Subject: Rutherford County, TN; 1/17/2017
From: Larry Chitwood <lmchitwood AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:39:22 -0600
Tuesday, January 17,2017
Rutherford County Tennessee
Lamar Access Ramp at Percy Priest Lake
2
Mallard
Remove Specie 
11
Pied-billed Grebe
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5
Great Blue Heron
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9
Bonaparte's Gull
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2
Ring-billed Gull
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1
Belted Kingfisher
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1
Red-headed Woodpecker
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6
American Crow
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3
Carolina Chickadee
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1
Tufted Titmouse
Remove Species 
29
Cedar Waxwing
Remove Species 
8
American Goldfinch


Larry Chitwood
Arlington, TN
Subject: White-winged Dove in Dyer County
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:49:49 +0000 (UTC)
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!important; } January 16, 2017Dyersburg, Dyer Co. 

Kathy Sellars sent me a message with a photo this morning of a White-winged 
Dove in her yard. I drove over and the bird was sitting, half asleep in a small 
cherry tree in her back yard. This is the first Dyer County record of this 
species that I'm aware of. The pic that Kathy took can be seen in my eBird 
checklist below: 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33717001
Thanks to Kathy for letting me know about this bird!
Good birding!
Mark GreeneTrenton, TN
 


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Subject: Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival
From: Charles Murray <dro1945 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:24:57 +0000
Visitors to the TN Sandhill Crane Festival in Meigs County at Birchwood January 
14-15 saw a number of rare, uncommon, and spectacular sights. On Sunday, 
January 15, many visitors to the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge viewing area saw a 
rare whooping crane. Bald eagles were noted at both the HWR viewing area and 
the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park overlook. On Saturday at CRMP, two adult and 
four juvenile Bald Eagles were in view for an extended time. Sunday afternoon, 
with the help of three visitors to the CRMP, adult Bald Eagles were observed on 
two different nests. Also on Sunday afternoon an estimated 200-300 American 
White Pelicans flew into the Tennessee River, landed on sandbars, and were seen 
from the CRMP! I was at the CRMP both days, but I was told that Mallards, 
Canvasbacks, Ring-necked Ducks, and Gadwalls were present at HWR. There may 
have been other ducks there, as well. Mallards, Green-winged Teal, and Black 
Ducks were observed from the CRMP. Visitors to the CRMP could count more than 
30 Great Blue Herons fishing in the TN and Hiwassee rivers and resting in trees 
in the rookery on Hiwassee Island. A few Great Egrets were sighted from the 
CRMP during occasional visits to the area. 



TWRA Yuchi Refuge Manager Bernie Swiney was joined by Roi and Debbie Shannon in 
helping visitors to see and identify birds at HWR, and Jimmy Wilkerson worked 
with me at CRMP to assist the large number of visitors there. Cleveland State 
Community College Wildlife Society students kept a list of species seen at the 
two viewing sites and texted the lists to the festival headquarters at the 
Birchwood Community Center. Please accept my apologies if I left out any 
helpers! A special big thank you goes to the festival coordinator, TWRA's Mimi 
Barnes!!! She, in turn, was helped by numerous others to make the festival a 
huge success. 



Charles Murray

Birchwood, TN
Subject: Memphis TOS Activities This Week
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:48:25 -0600
Memphis TOS activities this week:


Wed., Jan. 18 - Chapter meeting at 7:00 p.m., St. George's Episcopal
Church, 2425 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN.  Artist and MTOS member
Sally Markell presents "Flights of Fancy: Painting Birds in Water Color."
Refreshments served.
More info:  http://www.sallymarkellartist.com
Directions: http://mapq.st/1dEWrZk

Sun., Jan. 22 - Field trip to the Wolf River Wildlife Management Area, led
by Gaynell Perry and Martha Waldron. Meet at 3:00 p.m. at Yager Dr. (Main
St.) & Hwy 57 in LaGrange, TN. Target species include American Woodcock,
Short-eared Owl and Barn Owl.
More info: http://is.gd/Lm4Xgv
Directions: http://is.gd/OwsuhC

MTOS website: http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: NTOS Meeting time this Thursday Radnor Lake
From: Daniel Shelton <dashelt100 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:07:55 -0600
We will gather at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:15 p.m.,
January 19., 1160 Otter Creek Rd., Nashville.

-- 
Danny Shelton
NTOS Programs Coordinator
Subject: Re: Good News on Injured Barred Owl
From: jan flynn <jan.flynn AT att.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:03:01 +0000 (UTC)
i took 2 barn owl bodies to walden puddle several years ago after they'd died 
apparently from deconed mice.  their owlets tho did return the next year. 
 barn owl families had been in that tree for about 20 years (neighbor has a 
photo dated 20 years earlier).  i've moved from there now (watertown, TN) but 
i understand the owls are still in the area tho no longer in that tree.  the 
puddle said they'd send the bodies for taxidermy and use them for educational 
purposes.   

jan flynn, almo, KY calloway county. 

 On Sunday, January 15, 2017 5:18 PM, "Brust, Valerie" 
 wrote: 

 
 

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Subject: Good News on Injured Barred Owl
From: "Brust, Valerie" <valerie.brust AT Vanderbilt.Edu>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:18:26 +0000
Owl was rescued and taken to Walden's Puddle!



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Valerie Brust

Vanderbilt University Police Department

Records Unit

PMB 407806

2301 Vanderbilt Place

Nashville, TN  37240-7806



615-875-4892 - phone

615-343-7356 - fax



CALEA, IACLEA & TLEA Accredited









-----Original Message-----
From: Brust, Valerie
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 5:13 PM
To: TNBird AT freelists.org (TN-Bird AT freelists.org)
Subject: Injured Barred Owl





There is an injured Barred Owl on the train tracks near Stewart's Ferry Pike in 
Hermitage (Davidson Co). Any suggestions on what can be done? He/she appears to 
have a wing injury. 




Thanks,

Valerie Brust

Davidson County
Subject: NTOS Monthly Meeting at Radnor Lake January 19
From: Daniel Shelton <dashelt100 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:35:31 -0600
If you are in the Nashville area this Thursday, January 19, please come to
the NTOS monthly meeting and program at the Radnor Lake State Natural area
visitor's center, 1160 Otter Creek Rd., Nashville. This will be our first
meeting at Radnor since August.

Our program this month is *Birds and Culture of Romania and Hungary by Jan
Shaw*

Jan will present her program starting with the magnificent Danube Delta by
houseboat and the Black Sea, and then head west through the rich Carpathian
Mountains (including Dracula's Castle), many steep gorges holding
Wallcreeper and White-throated Dipper, picturesque 12th century villages
and ruins, and on into Hungary with its famous Hortobagy and Kiskunsag
National Parks full of grasslands and wetlands.

We will see you then!

-- 
Danny Shelton
NTOS Programs Coordinator
Subject: Radnor Lake - Female Common Goldeneye
From: "Ann Inouye" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cis_135" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:06:30 -0600
Nashville, TN
Davidson County
1-15-2017

I was asked to post if I saw a Common Goldeneye again at Radnor. There's a 
female feeding near the "cormorant peninsula." 


~~Ann Inouye 
     Nashville, TN
Subject: Gupton Wetland
From: Carole Gobert <cpgobert AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:59:48 +0000
When I arrived at the Gupton Wetland in Roane County around noon today, I was 
still in the parking lot, about to take my scope out of the car when I saw an 
adult Bald Eagle circling lower and lower over the pond below the lot. There 
were 31 Hooded Mergansers on the pond (I counted them later) but they seemed 
unconcerned. The eagle made one touchdown but came up empty. I didn't see what 
it was after but it could have been a merganser that dove out of range. Soon 
after that, the eagle left. There was an elegant male Northern Pintail in with 
the Gadwalls in the wetland. 



Carole Gobert, Knoxville
Subject: red crossbills in putnam county
From: "Stedman, Stephen" <SStedman AT tntech.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:40:35 +0000
First heard ("jip-jip-jip" calls) and then saw a smallish (c. 7 individuals) 
flock of Red Crossbills (type uncertain) about 1215 CST flying over my yard 
just outside the city limits of Cookeville in Putnam County, TN. Was able to 
view them only about 10 seconds but saw the notched tails of several birds 
while they flew off, calling frequently (heard them distinctly 4-5 or more 
times); they were about the size of Purple Finches or waxwings and flew in a 
tightish flock in the manner of waxwings; by the time I fully realized what 
they were, they were out of sight and out of earshot, heading west. 


Red Crossbills were reported on the 1957 Cookeville CBC without much 
documentation; otherwise I know of no other records for the county. 


SJS

Stephen J. Stedman, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Tennessee Technological University
2675 Lakeland Dr.
Cookeville, TN 38506

931-528-3820

www.birdsandbutterfliesoftheuppercumberlandregion.com
Subject: Black Scoter in Hamilton County
From: "Libby Wolfe" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "leica2bird" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:14:52 -0500
This afternoon at Chester Frost County Park I found a female Black Scoter 
associating with Pied-billed Grebes. To see the bird continue past the left 
turn to the campground/Ranger office, and take the first left into a picnic 
area. The bird spent the afternoon at this location with Pied-billed Grebes. 
While watching the scoter, Brown-headed Nuthatches, E Bluebirds, Palm Warbler, 
and Pine Warbler were seen. 



Ruddy ducks, Canvasback, Redheads, Buffleheads, Mallards, and one male Northern 
Pintail duck was also seen in the park. These birds were located at the first 
left turn after entering the park. The Pintail was associating with the 
Mallards. 



Libby Wolfe
Ooltewah, TN

Subject: Woods Reservoir
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:56:23 -0600
1/14/17
Woods Resiorvoir
Franklin County

Ran down to Woods Reservoir this morning. Got there a little late because
of fog. Lots of fisherman on t he lake keeping things stirred up. 50
+Common Loons at least around the lake probably more. Best birds of the
morning 5 Red-breasted Mergansers 2 male 3 female. First year Herring Gull
and Fish Crow. Lots of Shovelers and Buffleheads,  few common mergs and
Mallards 3 Goldeneyes. Probably more stuff but fishermen kept stirring
things up. Also duck hunters around. Go back first part of February after
everything opens back up after January 31.

Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co
Subject: Red-Breasted Merganser Old Hickory Dam
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "oeserscave" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:43:03 -0500
Saturday January 14, 2017
Old Hickory Dam, Old Hickory side parking lot next to the beach. 
Davidson County
8:30 am 

This foggy morning I checked Snow Bunting Peninsula and saw the usual 
suspects.  I couldn't see over to the dam due to the fog, so I drove over 
there and found a single male Red-Breasted Merganser and took several foggy 
photos as it preened and swam about 100 feet out.  I did not see the two 
female Common Megansers that have been in this area since the beginning of the 
year. 


Anderson Road Recreation Area, Percy Priest
Davidson County
6:30-7:30 am
Earlier I rode my bike in Anderson Road Recreation Area on Percy Priest at 6:30 
am in low light.  Around 7 am as I was photographing Buffleheads near the 
usual Merlin tree at the point, I spotted a Merlin perched in a tree just above 
and at treeline about 200 feet down the cove from the usual Cottonwood where 
I've seen it perched.  I took one photo before it flew to the Cottonwood, then 
it flew back into the woods. Fifteen minutes later I located it or another 
Merlin atop a telephone pole by the boat ramp at the end of the road. My main 
objective was to listen for owls before it got really light, but no luck with 
that goal. 


Ken Oeser
Hendersonville, TN
Subject: Baltimore Oriole and Pine Siskin
From: "Tommie Rogers" <sundragon1 AT epbfi.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:17:42 -0500
First, Lisa Gyure photographed a Baltimore Oriole on the TN Riverwalk north
of Curtain-pole Road (off Amnicola)  in Chattanooga.  This was posted on
e-bird. 

 

In Marion county, a Pine Siskin visited my feeder with a flock of Purple
Finches.  There have been about 20+ Purple Finches visiting this week.

 

Tommie Rogers

Marion county
Subject: Re: Injured Barred Owl
From: Richard Blanton <zsleepyz72 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:35:15 +0000
Valerie,

Below is a screen capture of wildlife rehabbers in the area. Good luck and 
thanks for raising the issue. 


Rick Blanton 
Johnson City, TN


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> On Jan 13, 2017, at 6:13 PM, Brust, Valerie  
wrote: 

> 
> 
> There is an injured Barred Owl on the train tracks near Stewart's Ferry Pike 
in Hermitage (Davidson Co). Any suggestions on what can be done? He/she appears 
to have a wing injury. 

> 
> Thanks, 
> Valerie Brust
> Davidson County
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Subject: Injured Barred Owl
From: "Brust, Valerie" <valerie.brust AT Vanderbilt.Edu>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:13:05 +0000
There is an injured Barred Owl on the train tracks near Stewart's Ferry Pike in 
Hermitage (Davidson Co). Any suggestions on what can be done? He/she appears to 
have a wing injury. 


Thanks, 
Valerie Brust
Davidson County
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Subject: Long-tailed Duck Knox County
From: Mort <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:48:12 -0500
There is a Long-tailed Duck at the Concord boat ramp in Knox County at 10:45 
this morning. Probably a continuing bird seen by Mike Ryon a few days ago. 


Morton Massey
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Surf Scoter at Watauga Lake
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:30:22 -0500
12 Jan 2017
Watauga Lake, Carter Co / Johnson Co line 

Surf Scoter - 1  - - at Little Milligan boat launch site

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: White-winged Scoter and Long-tailed Duck seen at Booker T. Washington State Park-Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:40:46 -0500
This afternoon I found four White-winged Scoters and a Long-tailed Duck at 
Booker T. Washington State Park. 

Other species of waterfowl seen were Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Lesser Scaup 
and Hooded Merganser. 


The White-winged Scoters were also seen by Hugh Barger, Libby Wolfe and Tommie 
Rogers. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County TN

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Subject: Re: Knoxville CBC prelim results
From: "james tucker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jtuck4478" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:39:13 +0000 (UTC)
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!important; } Dean, A couple other notes to add:  

UTPSF marsh was frozen over which is not typical. Also prior to that we had the 
incredible drought which probably played a roll in no Sora/Virginia rail. We 
also had crow hunters blasting shotguns & loudly playing Crow/Great Horned Owl 
calls from the bank of the farm. We missed Pine Warbler which is almost a 
guarantee at that location. We only had one or two species of duck. Really slow 
day overall 



Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Thursday, January 12, 2017, 10:23 AM, kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu 
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The Knoxville CBC was held on Sat, 31 Dec 2016.  I'm still compiling 
individual totals but, unless I've miscounted, the species total is 98 
plus 6 additional count-week species.  This total is in-line with recent 
trends matching our 10-year average of 97.6.  

Participation was excellent as always, and I want to thank all that helped 
with the count.  Weather could have been better with mixed precipitation 
throughout the day.  Many parties reported seemingly low numbers of birds.

Some highlights...
- Greater Scaup (this has been a good year for them on Ft Loudoun Lake)
- Osprey at semi-regular wintering spot on Melton Hill Lake in Solway
- Merlin, 2
- Rufous Hummingbird
- all 7 woodpeckers
- Fish Crow and Brown-headed Nuthatch continue to increase in number and 
both will likely set new record high counts (definitely Fish Crow)
- 4 warbler species including 2 Orange-crowned Warblers coming to suet 
feeders (ties record high count for OCWA set last year)


Several good count-week birds which could not be found on count day or 
showed up the next couple of days:
- ROSS'S GOOSE, first time on this count though we have had a few near misses
- Common Goldeneye
- Greater Yellowlegs
- Dunlin, the well-reported bird that showed up at UT Cherokee Farm a 
couple days after the count


Some misses:
- Lesser Scaup and Barred Owl were CW only
- Ruddy Duck
- N Harrier
- Am Woodcock, weather did not cooperate for displaying
- Loggerhead Shrike, 4th year to miss this species at what had been the 
last known spot for it in the count area
- Am Pipit, shocking miss (only 3rd miss in last 20 years) perhaps related 
to the drought as the fields at UTPSF were reported to be dry and bare
- Pine Siskin

Also worthy of note is an Ovenbird that has been visiting a yard in 
Knoxville which lies just 1 mile outside of the count area.


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Knoxville CBC prelim results
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:23:42 -0500 (EST)

The Knoxville CBC was held on Sat, 31 Dec 2016.  I'm still compiling 
individual totals but, unless I've miscounted, the species total is 98 
plus 6 additional count-week species.  This total is in-line with recent 
trends matching our 10-year average of 97.6.  

Participation was excellent as always, and I want to thank all that helped 
with the count.  Weather could have been better with mixed precipitation 
throughout the day.  Many parties reported seemingly low numbers of birds.

Some highlights...
- Greater Scaup (this has been a good year for them on Ft Loudoun Lake)
- Osprey at semi-regular wintering spot on Melton Hill Lake in Solway
- Merlin, 2
- Rufous Hummingbird
- all 7 woodpeckers
- Fish Crow and Brown-headed Nuthatch continue to increase in number and 
both will likely set new record high counts (definitely Fish Crow)
- 4 warbler species including 2 Orange-crowned Warblers coming to suet 
feeders (ties record high count for OCWA set last year)


Several good count-week birds which could not be found on count day or 
showed up the next couple of days:
- ROSS'S GOOSE, first time on this count though we have had a few near misses
- Common Goldeneye
- Greater Yellowlegs
- Dunlin, the well-reported bird that showed up at UT Cherokee Farm a 
couple days after the count


Some misses:
- Lesser Scaup and Barred Owl were CW only
- Ruddy Duck
- N Harrier
- Am Woodcock, weather did not cooperate for displaying
- Loggerhead Shrike, 4th year to miss this species at what had been the 
last known spot for it in the count area
- Am Pipit, shocking miss (only 3rd miss in last 20 years) perhaps related 
to the drought as the fields at UTPSF were reported to be dry and bare
- Pine Siskin

Also worthy of note is an Ovenbird that has been visiting a yard in 
Knoxville which lies just 1 mile outside of the count area.


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Call to Arms "Thank you" and request
From: Steve Routledge <sroutledge1957 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:06:30 +0000
Thank you to all the tn-birders who signed the ABC sponsored petition to
help save the Endangered Species Act from potentially becoming dismantled.
I was heartened to hear from so many of you who took the few moments to
support this initiative. However, because this petition is so important, I
am asking all TOS chapter presidents to encourage their members who have 't
had the opportunity to sign this petition to follow the link below and
support this most worthy cause:

https://abcbirds.org/get-involved/take-action/

Let's collectively stay engaged in these very important conservation
matters.

Thanks again!

Steve Routledge
Subject: TOS Winter Meeting!
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:56:25 -0600
Afternoon Tn-birders
  Have you made your reservations and plans to attend the TOS Winter Meeting
at Paris Landing State Park on February 17-19th??  There are still rooms
available at the State Park and itinerary plans are being finalized.
Information as well as details can be found within the Presidents Message
at the following link: http://www.tnbirds.org/downloads/warblerdec16.pdf

In the coming weeks we will be attempting to get a head count amount
attendees as the good folks at TN National Wildlife Refuge will be
coordinating with us and providing a delicious hot lunch for us mid-day,
Saturday the 18th of February, (for a nominal charge to cover costs) and we
need to know exactly how much food to bring inso please watch for that
email in the coming weeks.

In the meantime please plan on joining in on the weekend of birding and
fellowshipremember there is no business conducted at this meeting and
EVERYONE is welcome.  You dont have to be a member to join in on the fun.
So grab a friend and plan to come to the TOS Winter Meeting-February 17th-19
at Paris Landing State Park.

Cheers!
<")
  ( \
  / |`   Cyndi Routledge
          TOS Secretary

Subject: Orange-crowned Warbler - Knox
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:34:36 -0500 (EST)
Just kicked up an Orange-crowned Warbler outside my office in Hardin 
Valley area of Knox Co while walking back from lunch.  It has been a good 
year from them with this being at least the 6th report I know of from Knox 
Co in Dec and Jan including 2 on the Knoxville CBC plus a 7th just across 
the lake in Blount Co.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Blount County Ross's geese
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "birdglass44" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:38:33 -0500
Two Ross's geese were found today in Blount County at Perry Mill dam along 
US321 in Walland at 2:45 PM. The single Ross's goose was also seen at the Cades 
Cove sewage pond. 


Warren Bielenberg
Maryville
Subject: Surf Scoters & Eared Grebe
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:57:13 -0500
10 Jan 2017
Musick's Campground on South Holston Lake
Sullivan Co., TN

Surf Scoter - 2  (only ducks present)
Horned Grebe - 3
Eared Grebe - 1,  first this season (fall / winter).

Of note, this is the 23rd straight year that Eared Grebe has been
present at this site.  Pretty remarkable.  The high count here was
21 on 6 Oct 1996.  Most recent years they have been harder to
find and occurred in low numbers (1-3).

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Field Trip to Wheeler NWR – Saturday, 21 January 2017
From: Greg Tomerlin <cedarbees AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:53:23 -0600
TN Birders,

The Lebanon Birding Club – John W Sellars Chapter of TOS is heading to
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge near Decatur, Alabama on Saturday, 21
January 2017, and you are invited. This field trip will take the place of
our regularly scheduled meeting, and as always you do not have to be a
member of our club to participate in our meetings or field trips. All are
welcome.

We will meet at the Wheeler NWR Visitor Center parking lot at 9:00 AM on
Saturday, 21 January 2017. Plans are to bird the refuge first, then hit a
few other hotspots in the area, have lunch at a nearby restaurant, then
more birding in the afternoon before coming home.

If you plan to join us, please let us know by completing the brief online
sign-up form our website. Don't worry, we will not pester you with emails
nor will we share your information with any other group or person. We just
want to know how many plan to make the trip. This allows us to coordinate a
carpool if possible, and will make arrangements for lunch easier to
establish. Plus, it’s nice to have contact information in the event of a
change of plans (or a rare bird sighting on the way down or back). It only
takes a minute to complete the form. Thanks.


https://lebanonbirding.org/field-trips/sign-up-wheeler-national-wildlife-refuge-saturday-21-january-2017/ 


Thanks all. I hope some of you will join us.

Greg

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Subject: Results of Hiwassee CBC
From: "Tommie Rogers" <sundragon1 AT epbfi.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2017 21:10:13 -0500
 

 

From: Kevin Calhoon [mailto:calhoonmer AT aol.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 9:02 PM
Subject: Results of Hiwassee CBC

 

The Hiwassee CBC was held on Sunday January 1. Day was cool and wet. Twenty 
three participants found 94 species which is about average for this count. 
Highlights included: 


 

4 White-fronted Goose

3 Snow Goose

55 American White Pelican - Second year this species recorded on count.

18879 Sandhill Crane - New high number for this count.  They were everywhere!

1 Whooping Crane

37 Bald Eagle - New record number for this count!

18 Dunlin

32 Least Sandpiper

9 Purple Finch

 

Misses:

American Wigeon

Northern Harrier

Red-headed Woodpecker

Brown-headed Cowbird

 

I want to thank everyone who helped out with this count.

 

Kevin Calhoon

Count Compilier

 

 
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull Marion county
From: "Tommie Rogers" <sundragon1 AT epbfi.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:25:56 -0500
This afternoon, Kevin Calhoun identified a Lesser Black-backed Gull on the
New Hope side of Nickajack Dam.  It appeared to be a second cycle gull with
a dark bill and mostly dark mantle and wings.  Some mottling was still
present on the flanks.

 

Tommie Rogers

Marion county
Subject: Eastern Phoebe
From: scpjmartin <scpjmartin AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2017 17:14:09 -0600
I think I have a Phoebe roosting on my front porch. Would that be unusual for 
southern Tennessee. 


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Subject: Jackson CBC
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2017 22:03:10 +0000 (UTC)
The Jackson (Madison County) Christmas Bird Count was held on Monday, January 
2, 2017. The temps were mild but viewing conditions were less than desirable 
the entire day. The day started out pretty foggy with rains setting in just 
before noon and continuing throughout the remainder of the day with fog coming 
back in late in the day. Three observers (two in the field and one in 
yard/feeders) covered the entire count circle. Poor weather plus a low number 
of field observers added up to a well below average count. 

74 species were tallied which is below normal. Highlights were few but 
included: 

Greater White-fronted Goose - 14Red-breasted Merganser - 1Fish Crow - 
1Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2Pine Warbler - 3Purple Finch - 4 

Misses were too numerous to list.
Observers were Mark Greene, Beth Peterson, and Allan Trently.
Good birding!
Mark GreeneTrenton, TN
Subject: Fifty-three sandhill cranes in Blount County
From: Randy Winstead <randywendy AT att.net>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2017 00:00:16 +0000 (UTC)
Sandhill crane numbers have been increasing at the Miser Station Bridge. 
 Today I counted 53, which I think is the most ever recorded at that site. 
 Other birds of note include seven great egrets, six Wilson's snipe, and an 
American pipit. 

Here is a link to the eBird report:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33547713

Randy WinsteadMaryville, Blount County
Subject: Re: Snow Geese or Ross's Geese
From: Randy Winstead <randywendy AT att.net>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2017 23:35:08 +0000 (UTC)
After looking at photos, I decided that they were Ross's Geese.  (Feel free to 
disagree.  I'm not an expert on such things.)  A link to the eBird report 
(with photos) is here: 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33546681

Randy WinsteadMaryville, Blount County




      From: Randy Winstead 
 To: tn-bird AT freelists.org 
 Sent: Sunday, January 8, 2017 12:32 PM
 Subject: [TN-Bird] Snow Geese or Ross's Geese
   
I see two Geese, either snow or Ross's, at Alcoa Duck Pond.  Took pictures.  
Will ID from pictures.  They are still here but disappearing into woods behind 
elementary school.  We have to leave now, but will post pictures later. 


Randy Winstead 
Maryville, Blount County

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Subject: Hiwasse and Other Birchwood Birds
From: Charles Murray <dro1945 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2017 20:20:36 +0000
There were large numbers of Sandhill Cranes at Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in 
Meigs County at Birchwood both Friday and Saturday evenings, but I didn't view 
them long because of the severe wind chill! I had radio signals from one 
Whooping Crane both days but no sightings either day. (I am a Whooping Crane 
Eastern Partnership volunteer monitoring WHCR in SE Tennessee.) 



On Thursday, January 5, I had a 3-nuthatch-species day at home in Birchwood 
(Hamilton County). A few White-breasted, at least one Brown-headed, and at 
least one Red-breasted Nuthatch were at the feeders. Early this morning, I 
replaced the cats' outdoor water supply, which had frozen at 7 degrees F, with 
warmer water. (Don't call the SPCA; the cats stay inside on cold nights!) An 
hour or so later a Red-breasted Nuthatch arrived about one to two feet away 
from me outside a glass door to get some water from the cats' bowl and stayed 
about 30 seconds! 



Charles Murray

Birchwood, TN
Subject: Snow Geese or Ross's Geese
From: Randy Winstead <randywendy AT att.net>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2017 12:32:27 -0500
I see two Geese, either snow or Ross's, at Alcoa Duck Pond. Took pictures. Will 
ID from pictures. They are still here but disappearing into woods behind 
elementary school. We have to leave now, but will post pictures later. 


Randy Winstead 
Maryville, Blount County

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Subject: Memphis TOS January Activities
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 22:03:49 -0600
Memphis TOS Activities this month:


Sat., Jan. 14 - Strawberry Plains Audubon Center Annual Winter Bird Count,
Holly Springs, MS.  Registration required. Contact Mitch Robinson at
662-252-1155 or mrrobinson(at)audubon.org. Meet at the Center office by
7:30 a.m. Coffee, snacks & lunch provided.
More info: http://strawberryplains.audubon.org/
Directions: http://is.gd/4rEqdX

Wed., Jan. 18 - Chapter meeting at 7:00 p.m., St. George's Episcopal
Church, 2425 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN.  Artist and MTOS member
Sally Markell presents "Flights of Fancy: Painting Birds in Water Color."
Refreshments served.
More info:  http://www.sallymarkellartist.com
Directions: http://mapq.st/1dEWrZk

Sun., Jan. 22 - Field trip to the Wolf River Wildlife Management Area, led
by Gaynell Perry and Martha Waldron. Meet at 3:00 p.m. at Yager Dr. (Main
St.) & Hwy 57 in LaGrange, TN. Various sparrows, American Woodcock,
Short-eared Owls and more are possible.
More info: http://is.gd/Lm4Xgv
Directions: http://is.gd/OwsuhC

Visit us at http://birdmemphis.org

Best wishes for the New Year,
Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Purple Finches!
From: Donna Ward <wardd9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 11:58:28 -0600
Hello, Birders.


     On the 6th of January I observed a flock that contained 12 Purple
Finches.  At first, they fed on Privet berries, and then they came to my
feeders for sunflower seeds.  I was so happy to see them here in northwest
Tennessee.
     Donna Ward,
     McKenzie, TN.
     Carroll County
Subject: Cades Cove, GSMNP CBC, 1 January 2017
From: S Hoyle <hoyleshrike AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 19:36:28 -0500
The Cades Cove CBC was held on Sunday, January, 1, 2017. The day was
overcast but mostly calm. A light rain fell intermittently until around
noon. There were fourteen participants in seven parties and two feeder
watchers.

Red-breasted Nuthatches and White-throated Sparrows were found in high
numbers by almost all parties. As usual for a rainy day, neither Black nor
Turkey Vultures were seen. Also notably missing were Pine Siskins and
Eastern Meadowlarks.

Among the noteworthy species recorded was a Long-eared Owl found by Tom
Howe in Cades Cove. This is a new species for the count and the first time
this species has been photographed in the GSMNP. Two were previously seen
in May 1989 on Rich Mountain Road. Also noteworthy was a Merlin found by
Warren Bielenberg in Happy Valley. This ls also a new species for the Cades
Cove CBC.
Other notable finds were a pair of Bald Eagles, a flock of Red
Crossbills(26) in Cades Cove, and a Brown-headed Nuthatch visiting a
birdfeeder in Walland.

Thanks to everyone for coming out and counting despite the weather.

65 species

Canada Goose  32
Wood Duck  1
Gadwall  7
Mallard  15
Bufflehead  3
Wild Turkey  137
Pied-billed Grebe  9
Great Blue Heron  4
Northern Harrier  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
Cooper's Hawk  3
Accipiter sp.  1
Bald Eagle  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  11
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  28
Mourning Dove  57
Eastern Screech-Owl  1
Barred Owl  1
Long-eared Owl  1
Belted Kingfisher  14
Red-headed Woodpecker  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  50
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  13
Downy Woodpecker  33
Hairy Woodpecker  13
Northern Flicker  18
Pileated Woodpecker  32
American Kestrel  1
Merlin  1
Eastern Phoebe  14
Blue Jay  71
American Crow  175
Carolina Chickadee  211
Tufted Titmouse  143
Red-breasted Nuthatch  58
White-breasted Nuthatch  68
Brown-headed Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  13
Winter Wren  20
Carolina Wren  56
Golden-crowned Kinglet  89
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  6
Eastern Bluebird  57
Hermit Thrush  7
American Robin  56
Northern Mockingbird  7
European Starling  172
Cedar Waxwing  285
Yellow-rumped Warbler  22
Chipping Sparrow  2
Field Sparrow  14
Fox Sparrow  6
Dark-eyed Junco  121
White-throated Sparrow  152
Savannah Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  115
Swamp Sparrow  8
Eastern Towhee  70
Northern Cardinal  88
Red-winged Blackbird  30
Brown-headed Cowbird  18
House Finch  62
Purple Finch  9
Red Crossbill  30
American Goldfinch  38

-Susan Hoyle
Subject: KTOS Field Trip: Birding with Friends
From: Jay S. <yourcatoliver AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 21:49:25 +0000
Where: Seven Islands State Birding Park
When: Wednesday, January 25, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Leaders: Morton Massey (865-806-9967) and Jay Sturner (865-244-7819, 
call/text), email: flowerpetalsonthecreek(at)yahoo(dot)com 


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


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

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