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Osprey,©Mimi Hoppe Wolf

2 Apr Roane Co. Ross's & Snow Geese 4-2-17 [Steve Clendenen ]
2 Apr Cormorants? [William Fissell ]
2 Apr Briar Creek Rd., Washington Co., TN ["Don Holt" ]
30 Mar Indigo Bunting - Montgomery Co [Stanley York ]
1 Apr Ruby-throated Hummingbird ["Tommy Curtis" ]
1 Apr FOS vireos ["Aborn, David" ]
31 Mar Davidson Co. migrants [Frank Fekel ]
30 Mar Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, etc. ["Jonathan & David Lugo" ]
31 Mar American Bittern and Early Warblers [Allan Trently ]
29 Mar Red Headed Woodpecker Knox County ["Marla Headrick" ]
28 Mar Tornado excitement [Bill Pulliam ]
28 Mar Downsizing - Bird books for sale ["Ron Hoff" ]
28 Mar Wood Thrush - new early record date [Chris Sloan ]
28 Mar CadesCove, Blount County Barn swallow-Blue-gray gnatcatcher ["" ]
28 Mar Brewer's Blackbirds at Standifer Gap Marsh-Hamilton County [Dralle ]
28 Mar Re: spring yard arrivals [Stefan Woltmann ]
28 Mar spring yard arrivals [Frank Fekel ]
28 Mar Bill Pulliam surviving the storm [richard connors ]
27 Mar Hummers are back [LoveBirding2 ]
27 Mar Harris's Sparrow ["Ron Hoff" ]
27 Mar Rough-winged swallows and Chimney Swifts, Blount County ["" ]
27 Mar FOY Yellow-throated Warbler [Chuck Lola Estes ]
27 Mar Yellow-cr. Night-Herons in Kingsport ["Richard Knight" ]
27 Mar Davidson County - Radnor Lake SNA - Black and White Warbler ["Ann Inouye" ]
27 Mar Broad Winged Hawk/ Waterthrush/ EarlySpring arrivals [NELL MOORE ]
27 Mar Black and White Warblers -(AND others) Spring migration has truly "Sprung" [NELL MOORE ]
26 Mar Harris's Sparrow Yes [Chuck Lola Estes ]
26 Mar Harris' sparrow [Hugh Barger ]
26 Mar Blue-gray gnatcatchers [Jeannie Swant ]
23 Mar Re: Chandler Robbins [Charles Nicholson ]
23 Mar Osprey returns [Tarcila Fox ]
20 Mar Black-necked Stilts at Ensley [Bob Zaremba ]
21 Mar Whip-poor-will ["Richard Knight" ]
21 Mar Harris's Sparrow [Kristy Baker ]
24 Mar Black-throated Green Warbler Seen on Lookout Mountain-Hamilton County [Dralle ]
25 Mar American Golden Plovers [Ruben Stoll ]
22 Mar Shrike and Merlin [sparverius ]
22 Mar NTOS Field Trip [Tarcila Fox ]
21 Mar Chandler Robbins ["Aborn, David" ]
21 Mar Chandler Robbins ["Aborn, David" ]
22 Mar Bledsoe Co. Harris Sparrow ["Roi Shannon" ]
22 Mar Shrike and N. Harrier... Brown Creeper [R M J Turrentine ]
25 Mar NTOS March Field Trip [Tarcila Fox ]
23 Mar Davidson County Great Blue Heron rookeries [TNTuxedo ]
23 Mar New Irrigation Pond - Lincoln County ["" ]
21 Mar Chandler Robbins ["Aborn, David" ]
21 Mar Apology ["Aborn, David" ]
21 Mar Blue-headed Vireo at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co. [Jan Shaw ]
25 Mar C Loon flyover - Knox [sparverius ]
20 Mar purple finch Brentwood [William Fissell ]
16 Mar Memphis TOS Field Trip This Sunday [Judy Dorsey ]
17 Mar Cinnamon Teal in Lobelville Bottoms, Perry County [Ruben Stoll ]
15 Mar Davidson County- Radnor Lake ["Ann Inouye" ]
18 Mar American Golden-Plover Seen in Grundy County [Dralle ]
7 Mar Loggerhead Shrike: Sevier County: Pittman Center, TN []
10 Mar Davidson County-Radnor Lake FOS ["Ann Inouye" ]
11 Mar Blount County American White Pelicans. [Mort ]
10 Mar Black Scoter - Pickwick Lake (Hardin Co.) [Jud Johnston ]
7 Mar still more Com. Mergansers ["Richard Knight" ]
11 Mar Re: Priest Lake - ducks on the move [richard connors ]
7 Mar Black Scoters, Red-throated Loon at Pickwick [Ruben Stoll ]
10 Mar Polk County [rick houlk ]
7 Mar Common Mergansers: Sevier County, Pittman Center, Greenbrier []
9 Mar Blue-headed Vireo in Hamilton County ["Gary Lanham" ]
8 Mar Purple Martin [Tarcila Fox ]
9 Mar Purple Martens ["George's McNeil" ]
8 Mar Merlin Seen at Standifer Gap Marsh-Hamilton County [Dralle ]
11 Mar Snow birds in Clarksville March 11, 2017 ["Nita Heilman" ]
11 Mar Leucistic Mockingbird [Jeff Taylor ]
10 Mar Old Hickory Lake - Ducks on the Move [Michael Smith ]
10 Mar Priest Lake - ducks on the move [richard connors ]
10 Mar Cliff Swallows Seen at the Brainerd Levee-Hamilton County [Dralle ]
7 Mar Memphis TOS March Events [Judy Dorsey ]
11 Mar Authorization to post [Jeff Taylor ]
25 Feb Rusty blackbirds & Vesper sparows Great Smoky Mt. NP--Cades Cove, Feb 25, 2017 ["" ]
25 Feb NTOS Field Trip - 02/ 25/17 [Tarcila Fox ]

Subject: Roane Co. Ross's & Snow Geese 4-2-17
From: Steve Clendenen <clendenen77 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 22:26:15 -0400
At 5:05 pm today, we saw one Ross's Goose and one Snow Goose in Roane
County from a pullout on Swan Pond Circle (off Swan Pond Road).  They were
in the big pond next to the sports complex at the Gupton Wetland area.  The
Ross's was in water on the north side of the rock dike, and the Snow was in
the water on the south side.  After several minutes, each bird moved
separately to the grass between the Gupton Wetland and the restrooms.  Both
disappeared by 5:50.

Steve & Gail Clendenen
Farragut, Knox County
Subject: Cormorants?
From: William Fissell <wfissell AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 20:12:56 -0500
This morning i saw a loose group of dark birds flying northeast over my
house in Williamson county.   Crows? No. Ravens? No.  Sure looked like
cormorants.
Subject: Briar Creek Rd., Washington Co., TN
From: "Don Holt" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dnldhlt" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 11:08:56 -0400
SUN 02 APR 2017
Briar Creek, Cherokee Natl. Forest
Washington Co., TN
D. Holt, D. Draper


The gate is open now on the Forest Service road at Briar Creek off of Dry Creek 
Rd. on Buffalo Mtn. We saw and heard a few migrants there this morning. 



Blue-headed Vireo
Louisiana Waterthrush
Black-Throated Green Warbler


Don Holt
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Indigo Bunting - Montgomery Co
From: Stanley York <911birder AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:47:44 -0500
March 30, 2017

I was surprised to find an Indigo Bunting this morning along my backyard. Male 
bird, solid blue, being chased by juncos in blackberry thicket. On top of that 
was a nice bonus of a calling Northern Bobwhite, which are not that common 
around my house anymore. 


Stanley York Jr
Palmyra/Montgomery Co, TN

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Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
From: "Tommy Curtis" <tcbirdwatch AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:59:49 -0500
We just had our first Ruby-throated Hummingbird – a mature male – on the 
feeder at 6:40 this evening. This is the normal date for us to see one and it 
was a welcome sight. We had a Pine Warbler on the 11th and two Blue-gray 
Gnatcatchers on the 29th along with a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Two Brown Thrashers 
arrived on the 5th. Spring migration has begun in our yard and it is our 
favorite time of the year, until fall migration begins. 


Tommy & Virginia Curtis
Smithville, TN
DeKalb County
Subject: FOS vireos
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 13:35:26 +0000
31 March 2017
Hamilton County, TN

I took my Ornithology class up to Craven's House, and we saw a Blue-headed 
Vireo and heard 2 White-eyed Vireos. Both of those species were FOS for me. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Davidson Co. migrants
From: Frank Fekel <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:21:50 -0500
Bells Bend
Walter S. Davis Blvd Marsh
Davidson Co., TN
2017 March 31

After the rains that occurred last night, I went to Bells Bend this
morning hoping to find an Am. Golden Plover at the sod farm fields,
where they have been found in the past. Best I could do was spot a
pair of LESSER YELLOWLEGs feeding in the wet area of the farm field
across from the sod farm.

A walk at Bells Bend Park produced a tail wagging PALM WARBLER among
a flock of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERs and a singing WHIE-EYED VIREO
near the barn area.

Arriving at work I got a call from Jim Arnett who was at the Walter
S. Davis Blvd Marsh and saw a GREATER YELLOWLEGs fly in. I was there
about 5 minutes later to see it briefly. Feeling lonely, it called
3 or 4 times over the next 5 minutes or so.  Getting no response,
it flew northwest over the TSU campus continuing on its way.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, etc.
From: "Jonathan & David Lugo" <ebirders2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:26:32 -0400
*3/30/2017Washington Co.*
*Boones Creek Recycling Drop-off*
http://ebird.org/ebird/ybn/view/checklist/S35551033

Cliff Swallow - 8 (FOY; nest in bridge across the street from the drop-off)



*3/30/2017*

*Washington Co.*
*John France Road*

Barn Swallow - 2 (FOY)



*3/29/2017*

*Washington Co.Residence*
http://ebird.org/ebird/ybn/view/checklist/S35525756

Brown Thrasher - 1 (FOY)
Tree Swallow - 1


Good birding,
David and Jonathan Lugo
Jonesborough, TN
Subject: American Bittern and Early Warblers
From: Allan Trently <ajtcorax AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:17:29 +0000
On March 29, 2017 I flushed an American Bittern from a marsh at Walker Branch 
State Natural Area in Hardin County. Marsh Wrens also heard in marsh. 



On March 31, 2017 at Chickasaw State Park:

Hooded Warbler - 1

Worm-eating Warbler- 1

Louisiana Waterthrush- 4

Black-and-White Warbler- 1

Northern Parula- 2

White-eyed Vireo- 1


Allan Trently ajtcorax AT hotmail.com
Subject: Red Headed Woodpecker Knox County
From: "Marla Headrick" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "warbl4me" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:37:24 +0000 (UTC)
We have a Red Headed Woodpecker on nest in our back woods.  He was hanging 
around a nesting cavity at dusk yesterday, then I saw him inside with just his 
head poking out.  I hope he stays around.  I only say one bird. 

Tony and Dawn HeadrickKnoxville, TN
Subject: Tornado excitement
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:56:12 -0500
Yep indeed last night we got a direct hit by what was officially  
determined by NOAA to be an EF-1 tornado. People and dogs are fine,  
biggest trees in the bottomlands are pretty much all down (one on the  
house as Channel 17 showed), house has fixable roof damage, a  
partially crunched back porch, and one broken window (i.e. we got off  
REALLY easy on the structural damage!).

Bird relevant content: The Pileated Woodpeckers and Carolina Wrens  
seemed especially agitated today in the aftermath. It has got to be  
as disorienting for them as it is for us. Fortunately we do still  
have many medium sized trees of a wide range of species banged up but  
standing in the bottomlands, and the upland forests on the edge of  
the storm track are mostly still forests, just with a somewhat opened  
canopy. There will be huge slash piles from the salvaging of large  
trees that fell in places where they can't just be left (like on the  
house, blocking the road, etc.). It will definitely be interesting to  
see if the species composition of my ordinary yard birding changes  
notably in the coming years.

The centuries-old oak trees lying on the ground are a sad sight, but  
they died the natural death that old oaks have been dying in TN for  
uncountable millennia. Better than being sacrificed to a road  
widening or a new strip mall!

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Downsizing - Bird books for sale
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:06 -0400
TN-birders,

Dollyann and I are downsizing into a different house soon. We have gone through 
all of our bird books that we have collected during the past 24 years and came 
up with the attached list that we want to sell. The list states the title, 
author, and condition of the book. Prices negotiable. 


If anyone has an interest in buying any of these books, please contact us at 
aves7000 AT bellsouth.net or call us at 865-567-9679. We would love it if these 
books find their way into a birder’s library. 


Several of the books once belonged the Ben and Lula Coffey from Memphis.

Thanks,

Ron Hoff and Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Wood Thrush - new early record date
From: Chris Sloan <csloan1973 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:15:36 -0500
One has been singing in my backyard for the past few minutes.  It beats the
earliest previous state record by a few days (April 1), but since I also
had one on April 1 in my yard in 2012, I'm betting it's the same bird and
it's just a habitual early arriver.

Chris Sloan
Nashville, TN
Co-Author of *Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated Checklist

* 

http://www.chrissloanphotography.com
Subject: CadesCove, Blount County Barn swallow-Blue-gray gnatcatcher
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "birdglass44" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:42:01 -0400
Had FOS Barn swallow, Blue-headed vireo, and Blue-gray gnatcatcher among 32 
species I found in Cades Cove today. Woodducks, Northern shoveler, Blue-winged 
teal and Canada goos on sewage pond. 


Warren Bielenberg

maryville
Subject: Brewer's Blackbirds at Standifer Gap Marsh-Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:12:30 -0400
This morning there were a couple of Brewer's Blackbirds feeding in the open 
fields. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County TN

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Subject: Re: spring yard arrivals
From: Stefan Woltmann <stefan.woltmann AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:31:18 -0500
TN Bird,

Pleased to hear a Northern Parula singing in Clarksville (Montgomery Co.)
this morning.

Best birding,

Stefan

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 9:23 AM, Frank Fekel  wrote:

> River Plantation, Bellevue
> Davidson Co., TN
> 2017 Mar. 28
>
> This Tuesday morning I briefly checked my postage stamp front
> yard around 6:40am before heading out to work, and found a
> couple new for my year avian signs of spring. Although they have
> been seen previously at Radnor Lake, I was pleased to see a
> BLUE-GREY GNATCATCHER in my bare crepe myrtle tree just 25
> yards from my front door. I scanned to the right, and in the
> bare pin oak I spotted a male BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER.
> A very nice start to the day.
>
> Frank Fekel
> Bellevue, TN
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-- 
Stefan Woltmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biology, and
Center of Excellence for Field Biology
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN 37044
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Subject: spring yard arrivals
From: Frank Fekel <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:23:41 -0500
River Plantation, Bellevue
Davidson Co., TN
2017 Mar. 28

This Tuesday morning I briefly checked my postage stamp front
yard around 6:40am before heading out to work, and found a
couple new for my year avian signs of spring. Although they have
been seen previously at Radnor Lake, I was pleased to see a
BLUE-GREY GNATCATCHER in my bare crepe myrtle tree just 25
yards from my front door. I scanned to the right, and in the
bare pin oak I spotted a male BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER.
A very nice start to the day.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Bill Pulliam surviving the storm
From: richard connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:34:47 -0500
March 28, 2017

This morning on FOX 17 news-
Good to see Bill Pulliam alive and well describing the possible tornado
that tore through his home place in Lewis County, blowing down trees in his
yard and on the house! Terrifying experience I'm sure!
Good luck with recovery, Bill! Your yard birds will have to adjust to a
more "open" habitat.

Richard Connors
Nashville
Subject: Hummers are back
From: LoveBirding2 <LoveBirding2 AT epbfi.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:20:16 -0400
TN Birders,
Our Ruby-throats are back. 
This is my fifth year since 2002 that they have returned in March. My earliest 
date is March 26. 

Good birding, all.
Carol Fegarido 
Collegedale- Chattanooga
Hamilton county


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Carol Fegarido


> On Mar 27, 2017, at 8:32 AM, NELL MOORE  wrote:
> 
> (Due to computer issues the past couple weeks/ upgrading etc am just now 
getting to post these Spring sightings 

> 
> and dates!)
> 
> Campbell County, TN.  N. of Knoxville in the Cumberlands
> 
> -On Monday March 20th- a drive through Old HWY 63/ Campbell County/ Royal 
Blue WMA produced (2) 

> 
> LOUISIANA WATER THRUSH singing along Cove Creek along with (3) BLUE HEADED 
VIREO in the higher elevations. 

> 
> For some reason, along this stretch of creek, the migrants are always earlier 
than other areas in this immediate 

> 
> area.I suspect Black Throated Green Warblers are in this area also, though 
not had time to check the past 3 days.. 

> 
> MY "first" for Spring Blue- Headed Vireo was singing in my yard on March 
13th! 

> 
> 
> 
> Friday March 17th Watched a BROAD WINGED HAWK soaring over Caryville Mountian 
here in Campbell 

> 
> County. Seems really early.
> 
> Tree Swallows have been at Cove Lake State Park for nearly 3 
weeks...(Campbell County, TN) 

> Have not had time to go into my files yet and check arrival dates.
> 
> Great fun!!
> 
> Happy Spring birding!
> 
> 
> 
> Nell Moore 
> 
> Caryville, TN
> 
> Campbell County
> 
> - 
Subject: Harris's Sparrow
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:13:27 -0400
TN-birders,

After a failed attempt yesterday to see the Harris’s Sparrow at Debbie & Roi 
Shannon’s home in southern Bledsoe County, Dollyann and I went back early 
this morning. We saw the sparrow at 7:18 CST. That was the second time the bird 
was seen this morning (Debbie and Roi saw it just before we arrived). 


A big thanks to the Shannon’s for allowing birders onto their gorgeous 
property to see this special bird from the far north. 


Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Rough-winged swallows and Chimney Swifts, Blount County
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "birdglass44" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:21:39 -0400
I had a pair of Rough-winged swallows in my yard yesterday and saw two chimney 
swifts overhead this morning. 


Warren Bielenberg
Maryville
Subject: FOY Yellow-throated Warbler
From: Chuck Lola Estes <chucklola AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:05:26 -0400
We just had a sharp looking Yellow-throated Warbler in our backyard. Warbler 
migration is beginning, Yea! 


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Subject: Yellow-cr. Night-Herons in Kingsport
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:44:53 -0400
27 Mar 2017
Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN

Yellow-cr. Night-Heron - 2 pairs   - - have returned to their nest site on the
          greenbelt along Reedy Creek, near Center St.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Davidson County - Radnor Lake SNA - Black and White Warbler
From: "Ann Inouye" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cis_135" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:43:15 -0500
Nashville, TN
Davidson County
3-26-2017

Yesterday morning, my husband spotted our FOS Black and White Warbler. We were 
looking for the singing Black-throated Green when he spotted it. There was also 
a Blue-headed Vireo singing there too. 


~~Ann Inouye 
     Nashville, TN
     🌎
Subject: Broad Winged Hawk/ Waterthrush/ EarlySpring arrivals
From: NELL MOORE <moorephotography AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:32:04 -0400 (EDT)
(Due to computer issues the past couple weeks/ upgrading etc am just now 
getting to post these Spring sightings 


and dates!)

Campbell County, TN.  N. of Knoxville in the Cumberlands

-On Monday March 20th- a drive through Old HWY 63/ Campbell County/ Royal Blue 
WMA produced (2) 


LOUISIANA WATER THRUSH singing along Cove Creek along with (3) BLUE HEADED 
VIREO in the higher elevations. 


For some reason, along this stretch of creek, the migrants are always earlier 
than other areas in this immediate 


area.I suspect Black Throated Green Warblers are in this area also, though not 
had time to check the past 3 days.. 


MY "first" for Spring Blue- Headed Vireo was singing in my yard on March 13th!


 Friday March 17th Watched a BROAD WINGED HAWK soaring over Caryville Mountian 
here in Campbell 


County. Seems really early.

Tree Swallows have been at Cove Lake State Park for nearly 3 weeks...(Campbell 
County, TN) 

Have not had time to go into my files yet and check arrival dates.

Great fun!!

Happy Spring birding!


Nell Moore

Caryville, TN

Campbell County

-
Subject: Black and White Warblers -(AND others) Spring migration has truly "Sprung"
From: NELL MOORE <moorephotography AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:21:16 -0400 (EDT)
Opened all the windows and back door on this fine Spring morning only to hear

a BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER singing!  Was shocked at first, thinking it could

not be, got the bins and looked until I found "him" to make sure. Turned out to 
be 3 individuals in my huge, 


leafless Oak trees!  What a great lift of spirit to start the day..

Will have to check my early record dates.. I've noted through the years that 
Spring Migrants seem to 


show up here in Campbell County nearly a week earlier than other area of E. TN.


Nell  Moore

Caryville, TN 

Campbell County, N of Knoxville
Subject: Harris's Sparrow Yes
From: Chuck Lola Estes <chucklola AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:11:22 -0400
Lola and I saw the Harriss Sparrow around 11:15 EDST at Roi and Debbie 
Shannons house. Early morning and later afternoon seems to be best. 


Chuck Estes
Oak Ridge
Subject: Harris' sparrow
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:11:53 -0400
Does anyone know if the Harris's sparrow was seen today in Bledsoe County?

-- 
Hugh Barger
Subject: Blue-gray gnatcatchers
From: Jeannie Swant <jswant AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:39:30 +0000
Two FOS blue-gray gnatcatchers seen today in Manchester, Coffee County.

Jeannie and Dale Swant
Manchester, TN
Subject: Re: Chandler Robbins
From: Charles Nicholson <cpnicholson53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:10:10 -0400
There is a nice obituary for Chandler Robbins in today's Washington Post at

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/chandler-robbins-friend-to-birds-and-birdwatchers-dies-at-98/2017/03/23/d7c331b0-0f44-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.eb28114ebf55 

.

I knew Chandler and had a lot of contact with him from the late 1970s
through the early 1990s when I used to regularly attend Wilson
Ornithological Society and American Ornithologist's Union annual meetings.
I used his Birds of North America field guide for many years and still have
a very worn and tattered copy that he autographed. The sonagram song
illustrations are especially helpful for learning songs that did not have
memorable word translations such as "teacher teacher teacher."

Although not well known by many Tennessee birders, there is a strong
Tennessee connection to the development of the Breeding Bird Survey. Joe
Howell, former zoology professor who taught ornithology at UT for many
years (see www.tnbirds.org/MigrantOnline/v069/V069p027-028.pdf), began
making roadside censuses of birds in the late 1940s. This early work
greatly contributed to the development of the Breeding Bird Survey.

Chuck Nicholson
Norris, TN


On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 3:43 PM, Aborn, David  wrote:

> 21 March 2017
>
> The world of birding and bird conservation lost one of its giants last
> night, with the passing of Chan Robbins. Many of you have participated in
> Breeding Bird Surveys, and that is an important part of Chan’s legacy. For
> many of you, myself included, his field guide was the first one you owned
> and helped get you started on your birding endeavors. Many of you keep up
> with the life of wisdom, the Laysan Albatross Chan banded in 1956, and who
> continues to produce chicks to this day. The list of his accomplishments is
> lengthy. A friend and colleague put together an obituary for the
> ornithological community, which I share with you below. I knew Chan
> personally, and he was a very humble, cheerful, and helpful person.
>
> David Aborn
>
> Chattanooga, TN
>
> --------------------------------
>
> Chan Robbins, whose legendary status in the ornithological and birding
> worlds was well-earned, passed away on 20 March 2017 at the age of 98.
> Robbins was born and raised in a Boston suburb. There, and at the
> Gloucester beaches, he watched birds with 3X opera glasses. He earned a
> degree in physics from Harvard in 1940. Ornithologist Ludlow Griscom was
> one of his advisors, and that influence may have played a role in Chan's
> turn to a career in ornithology. He joined the Civilian Public Service
> during World War II. Fate sent him to the Bird Banding Lab at the Patuxent
> Wildlife Research Center in 1943. Two years later, he became an employee of
> the BBL and went on to develop the Breeding Bird Survey.
>
> This 2014 article from Audubon includes a wonderful video clip of Chan on
> a Christmas Bird Count at the age of 96! It was his 406th count!
>
>
> http://www.audubon.o...ndler-s-robbins
> 
>
>  Chan is also known for having banded "Wisdom"
> 
 
a 

> Laysan Albatross - in 1956. She is still producing offspring at age 66,
> having last produced an egg in February 2017.
>
> In the mid-1940s, Robbins became coordinator of the continent-wide
> collection of bird migration records. These 90 years of records are now
> being digitized and transcribed as part of the North American Bird
> Phenology Program.
> Robbins co-wrote *Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification* in
> 1966, more commonly known as the "Golden Guide" , which introduced
> innovative two-page spreads that integrated text, illustrations, range maps
> and silhouettes and a range of plumages. The Golden Guide also represented
> bird vocalizations with sonograms, two-dimensional graphs of frequency and
> amplitude over time.
> Among Chan's many awards:
>
> Linnaean Society of New York's Eisenmann Medal
> U.S. Department of the Interior's Distinguished Service Award
> American Birding Association, Ludlow Griscom Award
> American Ornithologists' Union (now the American Ornithological Society),
> Elliott Coues Award
> National Audubon Society, Audubon Medal
>
> Partners in Flight Lifetime Achievement Award
>
> In 2000, the American Birding Association established the Chandler
> Robbins Award  for
> significant contributions to birder education and/or bird conservation. The
> Foundation for Ecodevelopment and Conservation (FUNDAECO)
> of Guatemala named the Chandler Robbins Biological Station, located in its
> Cerro San Gil reserve, in his honor.
>
>  Chan retired in 2005 but continued to work at the Bird Banding Lab on a
> regular basis. His colleagues at Patuxent created this web page
>  dedicated to Chan. The
> slideshow  is
> definitely worth watching.
>
>  Selected publications
>
>    - Robbins, Chandler S.; P. F. Springer; and C. G. Webster. 1951.
> "Effects of five-year DDT application on breeding bird population," *Journal 

>    of Wildlife Management* 15(2):213–216.
>    - Stewart, R. E. and Chandler S. Robbins. 1958. *Birds of Maryland and
>    the District of Columbia.* *North American Fauna* No. 62. U.S. Dept.
>    of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service.
>    - Robbins, Chandler S.; Bertel Bruun; and Herbert S. Zim. 1966. *Birds
>    of North America: A Guide to Field Identification*. Golden Press,
>    Inc., New York, NY. ISBN 978-0-307-13656-5
>    .
>    - Robbins, Chandler S. and W. T. Van Velzen. 1967. *The Breeding Bird
>    Survey, 1966*. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Special Scientific
>    Report—Wildlife No. 102.
>    - Whitcomb, R. F.; Chandler S. Robbins; et al. 1981. "Effects of
>    forest fragmentation on avifauna of the eastern deciduous forest." Pages
>    125–205 in R.L. Burgess and D.M. Sharpe, editors. *Forest Island
>    Dynamics in Man-Dominated Landscapes*. *Ecological Studies* 41.
>    Springer-Verlag, New York. ISBN 978-0-387-90584-6
>    .
>    - Robbins, Chandler S.; D.K. Dawson; and B.A. Dowell. 1989. *Habitat
> Area Requirements of Breeding Forest Birds of the Middle Atlantic States.* 
The 

>    Wildlife Society, *Wildlife Monographs* no. 103.
>    - Robbins, Chandler S., senior editor; E. A. T. Blom, project
>    coordinator; et al. 1996. *Atlas of the breeding birds of Maryland and
>    the District of Columbia*. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh,
>    PA. ISBN 978-0-8229-3923-8
>    .
>
>
>
Subject: Osprey returns
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:13:25 -0500
The Osprey returned to its nest today! Moss Wright Park, Davidson County, 
Goodlettsville TN. 




Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Black-necked Stilts at Ensley
From: Bob Zaremba <bobzarem AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:54:08 -0500
> Two Black-necked Stilts were back at Ensley Bottoms today. I made a quick 
pass 

> thru this afternoon and the number of pectoral sandpipers and lesser 
> Yellow legs has increased significantly.  There were also 57 Black-bellied 
> whistling-ducks, up from about a dozen or so last time I visited. The numbers 
of 

> Northern Shovelers, blue-winged teal and green-winged real is still in the 
100's. 

>  Nice day to be birding! 

Bob Zaremba
Marietta, GA
Sent from my iPad
Subject: Whip-poor-will
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:59:09 -0400
Brookie Potter reported a calling Eastern Whip-poor-will 
last night (20 Mar) at Watauga Dam in Carter Co.


This sets a new early arrival date for Northeast Tenn.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Harris's Sparrow
From: Kristy Baker <kristybaker AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:23:46 -0500
Roi Shannon shared a picture on the Tennessee Naturalist Facebook page of a 
sparrow I believed to be a Harris's Sparrow (seen in Bledsoe County). With his 
permission, I shared on the Tennessee Birding and Tennessee Rare Bird Alert 
Facebook pages.  I am not posting the picture here as it is not mine to share. 


Kristy Baker
Rutherford County

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Subject: Black-throated Green Warbler Seen on Lookout Mountain-Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:23:50 -0400
This morning I had a first of the season Black-throated Green Warbler along the 
Guild-Hardy Trail on Lookout Mountain. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County TN

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Subject: American Golden Plovers
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:32:17 -0500
March 25th, 2017
  I had 6 American Golden Plover land along pool 11 yesterday, 3-24-17, at
the Duck River Unit in Humphreys County.
  They were not visible from any road once they hit the ground, but I'd
expect them to show up along Refuge RD.
  Most of the shorebirds were along the wildlife drive, with good numbers
of both Yellowlegs and Pecs, but nothing unexpected.
  Slightly late, 3 Greater White-fronted Geese and a single Ross's Goose
were seen with the Canada Geese along Refuge RD.
  Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
Subject: Shrike and Merlin
From: sparverius <sparverius AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:00:16 -0400
Couple of notable recent sightings...

Merlin on 21 March traveling along Black Oak Ridge over our house in Knox Co. 

Loggerhead Shrike on 22 March at a traditional site in New Market, Jefferson Co 
along Old AJ Hwy between Eslinger and Whitaker Rds. 


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: NTOS Field Trip
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:49:52 -0500
March 25 - Radnor Lake - Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the West Parking lot off Granny 
White Pike in front of the Visitor's Center. 

Radnor is always a good place to find birds. At this time of year we can have 
late wintering birds as well as early spring arrivals. Because of the varied 
landscape we can get birds ranging from waterfowl, wading birds such as 
sandpipers, to warblers, and other songbirds. Birds of prey and woodpeckers are 
common, and it is likely we will see other wildlife such as otters, and deer. 
March weather is unpredictable so dress for the weather, bring water and 
snacks. Contact Tarcila Fox at > Please put NTOS Field trip in the subject line. 

Hope to see you there!
Tarcila 




Subject: Chandler Robbins
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:51:39 +0000
21 March 2017

The world of birding and bird conservation lost one of its giants last night, 
with the passing of Chan Robbins. Many of you have participated in Breeding 
Bird Surveys, and that is an important part of Chans legacy. For many of you, 
myself included, his field guide was the first one you owned and helped get you 
started on your birding endeavors. Many of you keep up with the life of wisdom, 
the Laysan Albatross Chan banded in 1956, and who continues to produce chicks 
to this day. The list of his accomplishments is lengthy. A friend and colleague 
put together an obituary for the ornithological community, which I share with 
you below. I knew Chan personally, and he was a very humble, cheerful, and 
helpful person. 


David Aborn

Chattanooga, TN

--------------------------------

Chan Robbins, whose legendary status in the ornithological and birding worlds 
was well-earned, passed away on 20 March 2017 at the age of 98. Robbins was 
born and raised in a Boston suburb. There, and at the Gloucester beaches, he 
watched birds with 3X opera glasses. He earned a degree in physics from Harvard 
in 1940. Ornithologist Ludlow Griscom was one of his advisors, and that 
influence may have played a role in Chan's turn to a career in ornithology. He 
joined the Civilian Public Service during World War II. Fate sent him to the 
Bird Banding Lab at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in 1943. Two years 
later, he became an employee of the BBL and went on to develop the Breeding 
Bird Survey. 


This 2014 article from Audubon includes a wonderful video clip of Chan on a 
Christmas Bird Count at the age of 96! It was his 406th count! 




http://www.audubon.o...ndler-s-robbins 


 Chan is also known for having banded 
"Wisdom" 
a Laysan Albatross - in 1956. She is still producing offspring at age 66, 
having last produced an egg in February 2017. 


In the mid-1940s, Robbins became coordinator of the continent-wide collection 
of bird migration records. These 90 years of records are now being digitized 
and transcribed as part of the North American Bird Phenology Program. 

Robbins co-wrote Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification in 
1966, more commonly known as the "Golden Guide" , which introduced innovative 
two-page spreads that integrated text, illustrations, range maps and 
silhouettes and a range of plumages. The Golden Guide also represented bird 
vocalizations with sonograms, two-dimensional graphs of frequency and amplitude 
over time. 

Among Chan's many awards:

Linnaean Society of New York's Eisenmann Medal
U.S. Department of the Interior's Distinguished Service Award
American Birding Association, Ludlow Griscom Award
American Ornithologists' Union (now the American Ornithological Society), 
Elliott Coues Award 

National Audubon Society, Audubon Medal

Partners in Flight Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2000, the American Birding Association established the Chandler Robbins 
Award for significant 
contributions to birder education and/or bird conservation. The Foundation for 
Ecodevelopment and Conservation (FUNDAECO) of Guatemala named the Chandler 
Robbins Biological Station, located in its Cerro San Gil reserve, in his honor. 


 Chan retired in 2005 but continued to work at the Bird Banding Lab on a 
regular basis. His colleagues at Patuxent created this web 
page dedicated to Chan. The 
slideshow is definitely worth 
watching. 


 Selected publications

 * Robbins, Chandler S.; P. F. Springer; and C. G. Webster. 1951. "Effects of 
five-year DDT application on breeding bird population," Journal of Wildlife 
Management 15(2):213216. 

 * Stewart, R. E. and Chandler S. Robbins. 1958. Birds of Maryland and the 
District of Columbia. North American Fauna No. 62. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 
Fish and Wildlife Service. 

 * Robbins, Chandler S.; Bertel Bruun; and Herbert S. Zim. 1966. Birds of North 
America: A Guide to Field Identification. Golden Press, Inc., New York, NY. 
ISBN 
978-0-307-13656-5. 

 * Robbins, Chandler S. and W. T. Van Velzen. 1967. The Breeding Bird Survey, 
1966. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Special Scientific ReportWildlife No. 
102. 

 * Whitcomb, R. F.; Chandler S. Robbins; et al. 1981. "Effects of forest 
fragmentation on avifauna of the eastern deciduous forest." Pages 125205 in 
R.L. Burgess and D.M. Sharpe, editors. Forest Island Dynamics in Man-Dominated 
Landscapes. Ecological Studies 41. Springer-Verlag, New York. ISBN 
978-0-387-90584-6. 

 * Robbins, Chandler S.; D.K. Dawson; and B.A. Dowell. 1989. Habitat Area 
Requirements of Breeding Forest Birds of the Middle Atlantic States. The 
Wildlife Society, Wildlife Monographs no. 103. 


Robbins, Chandler S., senior editor; E. A. T. Blom, project coordinator; et al. 
1996. Atlas of the breeding birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia. 
University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA. ISBN 
978-0-8229-3923-8. 
Subject: Chandler Robbins
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:47:05 +0000
21 March 2017

The world of birding and bird conservation lost one of its giants last night, 
with the passing of Chan Robbins. Many of you have participated in Breeding 
Bird Surveys, and that is an important part of Chan's legacy. For many of you, 
myself included, his field guide was the first one you owned and helped get you 
started on your birding endeavors. Many of you keep up with the life of wisdom, 
the Laysan Albatross Chan banded in 1956, and who continues to produce chicks 
to this day. The list of his accomplishments is lengthy. A friend and colleague 
put together an obituary for the ornithological community, which I share with 
you below. I knew Chan personally, and he was a very humble, cheerful, and 
helpful person. 


David Aborn

Chattanooga, TN

--------------------------------

Chan Robbins, whose legendary status in the ornithological and birding worlds 
was well-earned, passed away on 20 March 2017 at the age of 98. Robbins was 
born and raised in a Boston suburb. There, and at the Gloucester beaches, he 
watched birds with 3X opera glasses. He earned a degree in physics from Harvard 
in 1940. Ornithologist Ludlow Griscom was one of his advisors, and that 
influence may have played a role in Chan's turn to a career in ornithology. He 
joined the Civilian Public Service during World War II. Fate sent him to the 
Bird Banding Lab at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in 1943. Two years 
later, he became an employee of the BBL and went on to develop the Breeding 
Bird Survey. 


This 2014 article from Audubon includes a wonderful video clip of Chan on a 
Christmas Bird Count at the age of 96! It was his 406th count! 




http://www.audubon.o...ndler-s-robbins 


 Chan is also known for having banded 
"Wisdom" 
a Laysan Albatross - in 1956. She is still producing offspring at age 66, 
having last produced an egg in February 2017. 


In the mid-1940s, Robbins became coordinator of the continent-wide collection 
of bird migration records. These 90 years of records are now being digitized 
and transcribed as part of the North American Bird Phenology Program. 

Robbins co-wrote Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification in 
1966, more commonly known as the "Golden Guide" , which introduced innovative 
two-page spreads that integrated text, illustrations, range maps and 
silhouettes and a range of plumages. The Golden Guide also represented bird 
vocalizations with sonograms, two-dimensional graphs of frequency and amplitude 
over time. 

Among Chan's many awards:

Linnaean Society of New York's Eisenmann Medal
U.S. Department of the Interior's Distinguished Service Award
American Birding Association, Ludlow Griscom Award
American Ornithologists' Union (now the American Ornithological Society), 
Elliott Coues Award 

National Audubon Society, Audubon Medal

Partners in Flight Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2000, the American Birding Association established the Chandler Robbins 
Award for significant 
contributions to birder education and/or bird conservation. The Foundation for 
Ecodevelopment and Conservation (FUNDAECO) of Guatemala named the Chandler 
Robbins Biological Station, located in its Cerro San Gil reserve, in his honor. 


 Chan retired in 2005 but continued to work at the Bird Banding Lab on a 
regular basis. His colleagues at Patuxent created this web 
page dedicated to Chan. The 
slideshow is definitely worth 
watching. 


 Selected publications

 * Robbins, Chandler S.; P. F. Springer; and C. G. Webster. 1951. "Effects of 
five-year DDT application on breeding bird population," Journal of Wildlife 
Management 15(2):213-216. 

 * Stewart, R. E. and Chandler S. Robbins. 1958. Birds of Maryland and the 
District of Columbia. North American Fauna No. 62. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 
Fish and Wildlife Service. 

 * Robbins, Chandler S.; Bertel Bruun; and Herbert S. Zim. 1966. Birds of North 
America: A Guide to Field Identification. Golden Press, Inc., New York, NY. 
ISBN 
978-0-307-13656-5. 

 * Robbins, Chandler S. and W. T. Van Velzen. 1967. The Breeding Bird Survey, 
1966. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Special Scientific Report-Wildlife No. 
102. 

 * Whitcomb, R. F.; Chandler S. Robbins; et al. 1981. "Effects of forest 
fragmentation on avifauna of the eastern deciduous forest." Pages 125-205 in 
R.L. Burgess and D.M. Sharpe, editors. Forest Island Dynamics in Man-Dominated 
Landscapes. Ecological Studies 41. Springer-Verlag, New York. ISBN 
978-0-387-90584-6. 

 * Robbins, Chandler S.; D.K. Dawson; and B.A. Dowell. 1989. Habitat Area 
Requirements of Breeding Forest Birds of the Middle Atlantic States. The 
Wildlife Society, Wildlife Monographs no. 103. 

Robbins, Chandler S., senior editor; E. A. T. Blom, project coordinator; et al. 
1996. Atlas of the breeding birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia. 
University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA. ISBN 
978-0-8229-3923-8. 
Subject: Bledsoe Co. Harris Sparrow
From: "Roi Shannon" <roi AT bledsoe.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:38:47 -0400
The Harris's Sparrow that arrived at my yard yesterday continues this
morning. Anyone interested in trying for it is welcome. You can call us at
(423) 554-2354.
Subject: Shrike and N. Harrier... Brown Creeper
From: R M J Turrentine <avocet1990 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:06:42 -0500
In Bedford County, we have seen a Loggerhead Shrike two afternoons in a row
a d on occasion other times. It has been suspected of nesting in that area
last year but it it is on private property...Anyhow it is on Cannon Rd..
-35.494 and 86.341...4:30 p.m.

Female Northern Harrier flying this morning on Hailey Rd (just down the
road) this morning...-25.485 and 86.333
7:30 a.m.

Will post to ebird tonight I hope...Just FYI


Also have had Brown Creeper through yesterday morning so far at my feeder...
Been quite regular this winter....

Melissa Turrentine
Bedford County
JWS Wilson Co TOS.
Subject: NTOS March Field Trip
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:05:56 -0500
Fifteen people joined us this morning at Radnor Lake State Park for NTOS's 
March Field Trip. The weather was in the mid- 60’s and windy. but the birds 
seemed to know how and where to avoid the wind. We started at 7:30 and stopped 
often, walking around the Lake Trail to Otter Creek Rd. to finish up at around 
noon. Highlights were, a Black-throated Green Warbler at the end of the Lake 
Trail and Otter Creek junction and in the same location a Northern Flicker 
hollowing out a nest in a dead tree, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and both Rub and 
Golden-crowned Kinglets. A Barred Owl eating a snake, in a tree within 15 feet 
of the viewers, lots of people took pictures. A beautiful male Turkey 
displaying in one place for 5-10 minutes. He also had many admiring fans taking 
his picture. We had a flock of about 20 Rusty Blackbirds turning over leaves, 
for beautiful close-up views, and as we watched a Pileated Woodpecker flew down 
to a dead tree close by for some great looks. Along Otter Creek Rd, we got a 
close look at the Crests of the Double Crested Cormorant, and on the bank we 
saw three Midland Water Snakes, which are breeding now and often seen on the 
bank of the lake. 

We saw a beautiful FOS Tiger Swallow-tailed Butterfly, Blooming wild flowers 
were: Dutchman’s Britches, Larkspur, Spring Beauty. Yellow Trout Lily, 
Waterleaf, Cut-leaf Toothwort, Early Saxifrage, and Celandine Poppy. 

We wish you could have been with us! Maybe next month, we will be at Edgar 
Evans on April 22! 


Pied-billed Grebe
Double-Crested Cormorant (showing its Crests)
Ring-necked Duck
Ruddy Duck
Wood Duck
Lesser Scaup
Blue-Winged Teal
American Wigeon
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Wild Turkey (male display)
American Coot
Barred Owl (eating a snake) 
Northern Flicker (pecking & cleaning out a nest hole)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downey Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
American Crow
Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee
Eastern Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Cedar Waxwing
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Cardinal
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Rusty Blackbird (flock of approximately 20, good looks at all)
American Goldfinch


Tarcila 
tarcila AT bellsouth.net



Subject: Davidson County Great Blue Heron rookeries
From: TNTuxedo <msha554 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:03:39 -0400
hi,

I was wondering if anyone could provide me with locations that have
somewhat accessible Great Blue Heron rookeries. due to physical
rrestrictions i am hoping for ones that are accessible by foot, and not too
far off the beaten path in Davidson County, TN.

i know about the one on the island off of Shute's Lane/Shute's Branch.  i
know there is one in Bordeaux, but not how to access, and one on the
Cumberland River, somewhere near Opryland (?).

i am not one who disturbs nesting areas, yet i would like to be able to
view them respectfully from a distance.  i am not able to get around as
easily as i used to so, i would not be able to trek back too far.  i have
decent binoculars and camera.

thanks in advance!

Mary Sharp
Nashville, TN
Subject: New Irrigation Pond - Lincoln County
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "tnbarredowl" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:16:19 -0400
I was driving Highway 110 in Lincoln County yesterday, heading for a work day 
at Tims Ford Reservoir. I veered south on Fowler Road (just east of Taft 
Community, about 10 miles west of Fayetteville) to visit some agricultural 
fields that typically stay wet this time of year. Wanted to see if any 
Golden-Plovers were grounded by Wednesday afternoon storms. To my surprise, the 
land-owner has constructed a large (20-30 acre) retention pond near the 
intersection of Fowler Road and Rush Road, about 2 miles south of Hwy. 110. 
Construction has been very recent, as the grasses planted on the levees were 
barely growing (and parts of the inside of the levee were eroding from wave 
action...hope they fix that before the levee washes away). The pond was nearly 
full, but still had lots of mud exposed at the upper (west) end, near Fowler 
Road. The mud, however, was mostly rock and chert, with little fine materials 
or organics, providing poor quality feeding area for shorebirds. I did find 
Killdeer (they don't really need mud), 8 Least Sandpipers and 1 Dunlin (basic 
plumage). The reservoir was being used by several Bufflehead, a raft with a 
mixture of Lesser Scaup and Red-breasted Mergansers, a lone female Greater 
Scaup (near Fowler Road and not associated with the Lessers) and a pair of 
Mallards. Several Tree, N Rough-winged and Barn Swallows hunted over the 
water's surface. 


Large water bodies are practically absent from Lincoln County, so waterfowl is 
typically rare. I would think this pond will be allowed to fill with winter 
rains/field run-off, then used to supply irrigation water during summer months. 
The lands-owners were busy installing pivot systems in all the neighboring 
fields (hence, no Golden-Plovers). If this is the mode of operation, this 
should be a good place for mid-winter waterfowl (depending upon how low the 
water gets after irrigation, and how rapidly it fills with rain/run-off). Also 
shorebird habitat will potentially be available in spring (if the pond does not 
fill completely) and/or fall (if it is pumped low during summer irrigation). 
Fine sediments and organic materials (food for invertebrates) should slowly 
build into the pond as it ages and receives run-off from adjacent agricultural 
fields. 


The pond is clearly visible from Fowler Road. I entered by list into ebird and 
have requested this to be added as a hot spot 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35362112. Hopefully, there will soon be 
a hot spot marker (Fowler Road Irrigation Pond) so others can find it. This may 
be the spot to find some waterfowl and shorebirds in a county that has few of 
each. It is also an area that usually has Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in the 
summer and there is a record of Say's Phoebe from just south of the pond (at 
and immediately north of the state line (Alabama and Tennessee record, same 
bird). Who knows what may be next. Visitation note: The next road west is Scott 
Orchard Road. The sales office is immediately south of the border (in Alabama) 
and is worth visiting during peach (mid-summer) and apple (fall) seasons. 


Damien Simbeck
Killen, AL
Subject: Chandler Robbins
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:43:10 +0000
21 March 2017

The world of birding and bird conservation lost one of its giants last night, 
with the passing of Chan Robbins. Many of you have participated in Breeding 
Bird Surveys, and that is an important part of Chan's legacy. For many of you, 
myself included, his field guide was the first one you owned and helped get you 
started on your birding endeavors. Many of you keep up with the life of wisdom, 
the Laysan Albatross Chan banded in 1956, and who continues to produce chicks 
to this day. The list of his accomplishments is lengthy. A friend and colleague 
put together an obituary for the ornithological community, which I share with 
you below. I knew Chan personally, and he was a very humble, cheerful, and 
helpful person. 


David Aborn

Chattanooga, TN

--------------------------------

Chan Robbins, whose legendary status in the ornithological and birding worlds 
was well-earned, passed away on 20 March 2017 at the age of 98. Robbins was 
born and raised in a Boston suburb. There, and at the Gloucester beaches, he 
watched birds with 3X opera glasses. He earned a degree in physics from Harvard 
in 1940. Ornithologist Ludlow Griscom was one of his advisors, and that 
influence may have played a role in Chan's turn to a career in ornithology. He 
joined the Civilian Public Service during World War II. Fate sent him to the 
Bird Banding Lab at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in 1943. Two years 
later, he became an employee of the BBL and went on to develop the Breeding 
Bird Survey. 


This 2014 article from Audubon includes a wonderful video clip of Chan on a 
Christmas Bird Count at the age of 96! It was his 406th count! 




http://www.audubon.o...ndler-s-robbins 


 Chan is also known for having banded 
"Wisdom" 
a Laysan Albatross - in 1956. She is still producing offspring at age 66, 
having last produced an egg in February 2017. 


In the mid-1940s, Robbins became coordinator of the continent-wide collection 
of bird migration records. These 90 years of records are now being digitized 
and transcribed as part of the North American Bird Phenology Program. 

Robbins co-wrote Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification in 
1966, more commonly known as the "Golden Guide" , which introduced innovative 
two-page spreads that integrated text, illustrations, range maps and 
silhouettes and a range of plumages. The Golden Guide also represented bird 
vocalizations with sonograms, two-dimensional graphs of frequency and amplitude 
over time. 

Among Chan's many awards:

Linnaean Society of New York's Eisenmann Medal
U.S. Department of the Interior's Distinguished Service Award
American Birding Association, Ludlow Griscom Award
American Ornithologists' Union (now the American Ornithological Society), 
Elliott Coues Award 

National Audubon Society, Audubon Medal

Partners in Flight Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2000, the American Birding Association established the Chandler Robbins 
Award for significant 
contributions to birder education and/or bird conservation. The Foundation for 
Ecodevelopment and Conservation (FUNDAECO) of Guatemala named the Chandler 
Robbins Biological Station, located in its Cerro San Gil reserve, in his honor. 


 Chan retired in 2005 but continued to work at the Bird Banding Lab on a 
regular basis. His colleagues at Patuxent created this web 
page dedicated to Chan. The 
slideshow is definitely worth 
watching. 


 Selected publications

 * Robbins, Chandler S.; P. F. Springer; and C. G. Webster. 1951. "Effects of 
five-year DDT application on breeding bird population," Journal of Wildlife 
Management 15(2):213-216. 

 * Stewart, R. E. and Chandler S. Robbins. 1958. Birds of Maryland and the 
District of Columbia. North American Fauna No. 62. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 
Fish and Wildlife Service. 

 * Robbins, Chandler S.; Bertel Bruun; and Herbert S. Zim. 1966. Birds of North 
America: A Guide to Field Identification. Golden Press, Inc., New York, NY. 
ISBN 
978-0-307-13656-5. 

 * Robbins, Chandler S. and W. T. Van Velzen. 1967. The Breeding Bird Survey, 
1966. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Special Scientific Report-Wildlife No. 
102. 

 * Whitcomb, R. F.; Chandler S. Robbins; et al. 1981. "Effects of forest 
fragmentation on avifauna of the eastern deciduous forest." Pages 125-205 in 
R.L. Burgess and D.M. Sharpe, editors. Forest Island Dynamics in Man-Dominated 
Landscapes. Ecological Studies 41. Springer-Verlag, New York. ISBN 
978-0-387-90584-6. 

 * Robbins, Chandler S.; D.K. Dawson; and B.A. Dowell. 1989. Habitat Area 
Requirements of Breeding Forest Birds of the Middle Atlantic States. The 
Wildlife Society, Wildlife Monographs no. 103. 

 * Robbins, Chandler S., senior editor; E. A. T. Blom, project coordinator; et 
al. 1996. Atlas of the breeding birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia. 
University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA. ISBN 
978-0-8229-3923-8. 

Subject: Apology
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:55:33 +0000
I apologize for the multiple postings. I kept getting an error message 
suggesting the post did not get sent, so I resent it. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Blue-headed Vireo at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co.
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:13:20 -0500
3-21-17

After returning Sunday from birding in Thailand for three weeks, I headed
to Radnor Lake this morning in search of the Louisiana Waterthrushes that
Ann Inouye posted about yesterday. There was one singing from different
spots at the east end today, starting just below the east parking lot. As I
came back to the boardwalk at the east end at the end of my visit, there
was a Blue-headed Vireo singing not far off. The Ruddy Ducks were in nice
breeding plumage, and it was great to see the Wood Ducks again.

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: C Loon flyover - Knox
From: sparverius <sparverius AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:25:30 -0400
Had 2 Common Loons flyover the house at 0745 this morning (25 March) heading NE 
along the ridge. 


Our Hermit Thrush was singing from the tree tops all morning. 

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: purple finch Brentwood
From: William Fissell <wfissell AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:05:41 -0500
to my surprise a lone male purple finch was at my feeders this morning,
distinct form the hordes of house finches.
Subject: Memphis TOS Field Trip This Sunday
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:41:37 -0500
This Sun., March 19: Dick Preston will lead a field trip to Eagle Lake
Refuge. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park visitor
center nearby. Dick will preview the area beforehand, and if the birds
aren't there, we'll bird the forest instead.

More info: https://is.gd/FyG6Ow & https://is.gd/YYIa4L
Directions to meeting place: http://mapq.st/198HA3t

Visit our website at http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Cinnamon Teal in Lobelville Bottoms, Perry County
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:58:47 -0500
  Alan Troyer reports a Cinnamon Teal with Blue-winged Teal this forenoon
(3-17-17) in Lobelville Bottoms, a private River bottom in Perry County.
  He is currently trying for photos, but the bird has retreated into a
wooded part of the Beaver flooded area where it's hanging out.
  I plan to try for it this afternoon and tomorrow. I'll let people know if
it's still around and I can come up with a plan for viewing it.
  Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
Subject: Davidson County- Radnor Lake
From: "Ann Inouye" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cis_135" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:06:46 -0500
Nashville, TN
Davidson County
3-15-2017

At Radnor Lake this afternoon, I had my FOS Chimney Swift as I was standing at 
the new observation deck. Today I also had my first Bonaparte's Gull feeding in 
Radnor Lake. I also noticed that a Horned Grebe appeared to be feeding on the 
buds that were floating on top of the surface. 


Since the Saturday snow storm there have been many more Yellow Rumps and 
Eastern Phoebes at Radnor. 


~~Ann Inouye 
     Nashville, TN
     🌎


~~Ann 🌎
Subject: American Golden-Plover Seen in Grundy County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:57:19 -0500
This morning there was one American Golden-Plover at the George Clay Road Farm 
Pond. 

The American Golden-Plover did not stay and flew to the North.

Bruce Dralle 
Hamilton County TN

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Subject: Loggerhead Shrike: Sevier County: Pittman Center, TN
From: shaawitya AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 16:59:46 +0000 (UTC)

I struck out on a mission to find the Common Mergansers this morning in the 
Pittman Center area and Greenbrier, then get home to do some projects. I didn't 
find the mergansers and 2 hours later I finally made it home but only after 
finding my 210th Sevier County species, a lifer in Sevier County, and a nemesis 
no longer. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! On my way 
home up Hwy 416, windy and raining, spotted a silhouette that looked familiar 
but unfamili ar, birders know what I mean. Zagged the car in the road, put the 
emergency flashers on, rolled down the window to find a Loggerhead Shrike! 
Found a place to park, walked around in the rain a while, no shrike. Got back 
in the car, drove around the area on 416 and Copeland Creek Road, nothing. The 
rain quit so I parked again, a friend Michael Webster drove by, pulled over and 
as we chatted, the Loggerhead Shrike flew up from some brush into a tree where 
these photos were taken. It flew back around some brush and wasn't seen again. 





If you want to look for this bird, go to the exact spot on this ebird 
checklist. There is only one small pulloff on the river side of Hwy 416 and it 
is a road down to the river, but there is room for a car on the side of the 
road here. Be careful, traffic is sometimes heavy and fast here. Search 
downstream (north) from the small mud puddle and parking area about 50 yards, 
the Shrike was using this area exclusively. 





http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35025204 

Keith Watson 
Pittman Center, TN 
Sevier County 
Subject: Davidson County-Radnor Lake FOS
From: "Ann Inouye" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cis_135" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:57:49 -0600
Nashville, TN
Davidson County
3-10-2017

At Radnor Lake SNA this morning, I saw my FOS Purple Martins and a flock of 
about twenty Red-Breasted Mergansers flew in. 


There are also three male scaup in the lake. 

~~Ann Inouye 
     Nashville, TN
     🌎
Subject: Blount County American White Pelicans.
From: Mort <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:45:39 -0500
10 white pelicans flew over Louisville Point in Blount County today at 2:30. 
The birds circled for several minutes gaining altitude Now they are just 
circling at high altitude so not sure if they are headed out or just enjoying 
the flying. 


Morton Massey
Knoxville, TN
865-806-9967



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Subject: Black Scoter - Pickwick Lake (Hardin Co.)
From: Jud Johnston <rivendell AT tds.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:55:28 -0600
Yesterday, I was able to find one of the black scoters reported by Ruben 
Stoll on Tuesday.  It was near the causeway on the south end of the dam, 
consorting with coots.  There was also a goodly raft of other waterfowl, 
containing numerous horned grebes. Unfortunately, I didn't have time on 
this visit to sort through them.


Jud Johnston

Waynesboro, TN
Subject: still more Com. Mergansers
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 13:49:39 -0500
7 Mar 2017
Nolichucky River, Washington Co., TN

Com. Merganser - 2, male & female
from A.J. Willis Rd. near Lamar

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Re: Priest Lake - ducks on the move
From: richard connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:19:45 -0600
Correction: Reviewing my original notes and impressions, the non-common
loons reported for Friday were more likely RED-THROATED and not Pacific
Loons. Although both are possible on Priest in winter/spring, and we had 2
Pacifics there at 7 Points on our group field trip last month, these should
be Red-throated. No photos; and they were at some distance, but other than
some shimmer and bobbing motion, the light was not that bad. Neck markings
indicated adult in winter plumage, and thin up-turned bill sticks in my
memory as not right for Pacific. Sorry for the (my) confusion. Hopefully
they will be seen again this weekend.

Richard C
Nashville

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 5:13 PM, richard connors 
wrote:

> March 10, 2017
> J. Percy Priest Lake, Davidson Co. TN
>
> Similar conditions and mix at mid-day today on Priest, as reported by Mike
> Smith for Old Hickory. Large flocks of ducks out in the lake. Definite
> fall-out of migrant waterfowl, from storms overnight and/or stiff north
> winds holding the down, or just that time of the season. The predominant
> species at 7 Points were Red-breasted Mergansers, with over 150
> total. Two Pacific Loons also in the mix there.
>
> A Merlin at Cook, and my FOS Tree Swallow at the dam were other highlights.
>
> Richard Connors
> Nashville
>
Subject: Black Scoters, Red-throated Loon at Pickwick
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 18:29:28 -0600
March 7th, 2017

  Alan Troyer and I saw 9 Black Scoters far up lake, viewed from the dam at
Pickwick this afternoon when the rain stopped.
  The birds were still present this evening at dusk.

  An adult Red-throated Loon was also seen at the same time, close to the
South Shore beyond the TVA dock.

  Not at Pickwick, but a flyby American Golden Plover at the Busseltown
Unit TNWR in Decatur County this morning was FOS and seen by Victor and
myself, and was species #451 on my year list.
  The Plover spent 15 minutes in the river bottoms, then was seen heading
North towards the Duck River Unit.

  Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
Subject: Polk County
From: rick houlk <rhoulk AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:25:55 +0000
A good morning on Parksville lake in Polk. Waterfowl can be hard to come by 
here. The day started with Blue-winged teal at two locations. A mixed raft of 
ducks with 20 Bufflehead, a pair of Lesser Scaup and a male Red-breasted 
merganser. Pied-billed and Horned grebe and a Common loon in breeding plumage. 
Also three Bonaparte's gulls and 50+ tree swallows. 


One adult Bald eagle on the nest and another soaring.

Rick Houlk
Polk County

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Subject: Common Mergansers: Sevier County, Pittman Center, Greenbrier
From: shaawitya AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 19:25:52 +0000 (UTC)
The pair of adult Common Mergansers are still in the Pittman Center/Greenbrier 
area of Sevier County and last seen on 3/6 in Greenbrier. They have been in the 
area since January 30th and ranging a distance of 12 river miles from near 
Sevierville and observed numerous locations in the river along Hwy 416 into 
Pittman Center. They seem to have been favoring a more southerly position 
closer to Greenbrier recently. That is, if this is the same pair. Last year, 
another distinct pair showed up in early May, but didn't stay. 


Hopefully, in the coming weeks, we'll have better observations on their 
activities in Greenbrier if this is where they decide to nest. 


Keith Watson 
Pittman Center, TN 
Sevier County 
Subject: Blue-headed Vireo in Hamilton County
From: "Gary Lanham" <glanham AT epbfi.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 15:38:29 -0500
We heard a vireo singing in our neighborhood this morning on Signal Mountain
around 11 AM, and thought it was a Blue-headed vireo.  

 

After a thirty-minute search, we found the bird and confirmed that it was a
Blue-headed, our FOY.  

 

While searching for the vireo, we also came upon a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

 

Pixie and Gary Lanham

Signal Mountain

Hamilton County
Subject: Purple Martin
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 09:28:50 -0600
Our first Purple Martin just arrived! He is checking out his regular gourd.
Tarcila Fox, Goodlettsville, Davidson County, TN
tarcila AT bellsouth.net



Subject: Purple Martens
From: "George's McNeil" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "mcneilg20" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 15:31:16 -0600
Yesterday, while adding seed to my feeder, I was greeted to the sounds of FOY 
Purple Martens chattering as they flew into my neighbor's gourd houses. 

Sounds like the beginning of spring....

Georges McNeil
Shelby County, TN

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Subject: Merlin Seen at Standifer Gap Marsh-Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 16:55:49 -0500
Late this morning I watched an adult female Merlin (Taiga) subspecies being 
mobbed by Tree Swallows along Standifer Gap Road. 


The Merlin landed briefly in the trees along the edge of the farm field.
I could not relocate the Merlin but it may remain in the area the next few 
days. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County TN

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Subject: Snow birds in Clarksville March 11, 2017
From: "Nita Heilman" <nrheilmanandcats AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:59:46 -0600
Snow that began before 6AM this morning has pushed birds up out of my 
riverbottom to yard feeders. In addition to usual yard birds, I saw Juncos, Fox 
Sparrow and Hermit Thrush before 6am. 


Nita Heilman
Clarksville, Tn
Montgomery Co.
Subject: Leucistic Mockingbird
From: Jeff Taylor <birdingtaylor AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:06:14 -0600
March 11, 2017 Maple Dr., Sumner County, Hendersonville, TN

11:30 am today bird was working the fence line on north side of Maple Dr.
(closer to Indian Lake Rd.) in Hendersonville. Bird was nearly all white
with a touch of gray in wing.

Jeff Taylor
Hendersonville, TN
Subject: Old Hickory Lake - Ducks on the Move
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:59:49 +0000 (UTC)
3-10-17Old Hickory Lake, Davidson Co.
I swung by Snow Bunting Peninsula on Old Hickory Lake during my lunch break 
today to see if the storms last night brought in any birds, particularly 
waterfowl.  It was very windy, and it was kicking up whitecaps on the water 
which made viewing conditions tough.  However, there was a large (300+) mixed 
raft of ducks out in the middle of the lake, and after scanning across the 
bobbing mass several times, I was able to pick out seven species.  There were 
200+ scaup (primarily Lesser; the conditions and distance prevented me from 
pulling out any Greaters), along with several smaller flocks of Canvasback, 
Redhead, Shoveler, Gadwall, Bufflehead, and Red-breasted Merganser.  Other 
ducks in the area were Ring-necked, Ruddy, Blue-winged Teal, and Mallard. 

Mike SmithHendersonville, TN
Subject: Priest Lake - ducks on the move
From: richard connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:13:52 -0600
March 10, 2017
J. Percy Priest Lake, Davidson Co. TN

Similar conditions and mix at mid-day today on Priest, as reported by Mike
Smith for Old Hickory. Large flocks of ducks out in the lake. Definite
fall-out of migrant waterfowl, from storms overnight and/or stiff north
winds holding the down, or just that time of the season. The predominant
species at 7 Points were Red-breasted Mergansers, with over 150
total. Two Pacific Loons also in the mix there.

A Merlin at Cook, and my FOS Tree Swallow at the dam were other highlights.

Richard Connors
Nashville
Subject: Cliff Swallows Seen at the Brainerd Levee-Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:47:56 -0500
There were a couple of Cliff Swallows flying around the levee this afternoon 
with the Tree, Rough-winged and Barn Swallows. 

Today's Cliff Swallow sighting ties the Early Spring date for Chattanooga. 
The Birds of Tennessee A New Annotated Checklist by Somershoe and Sloan. List 
the Early Spring date as March 10th 1987. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County

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Subject: Memphis TOS March Events
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 19:02:52 -0600
This Sat., March 11: Field trip to Shelby Farms Park. Meet at the
amphitheater parking lot on North Pine Lake Drive at 8:00 a.m. David
Blaylock is our leader.

More info: http://is.gd/pIsdOx
Directions: http://is.gd/2nHjQD

Sun., March 19: Dick Preston will lead a field trip to Eagle Lake Refuge.
Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park visitor center
nearby. Dick will preview the area beforehand, and if the birds aren't
there, we'll bird the forest instead.

More info: https://is.gd/FyG6Ow & https://is.gd/YYIa4L
Directions to meeting place: http://mapq.st/198HA3t

Visit MTOS on the web at http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
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From: Jeff Taylor <birdingtaylor AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 18:51:42 -0600
Leucistic Mockingbird in Hendersonville.
Subject: Rusty blackbirds & Vesper sparows Great Smoky Mt. NP--Cades Cove, Feb 25, 2017
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "birdglass44" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:55:40 -0500

 
I had FOY Rusty blackbirds and 3 Vesper Sparrows in the field along the Cades 
Cove Loop Road 

Great Smoky Mt. NP--Cades Cove, Blount, Tennessee, US
Feb 25, 2017 8:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
12.0 mile(s)
Comments: Loop Road to sewage pond entrance, Sparks & Hyatt Lanes, Abrams Falls 
Trailhead, Cable Mill-PC, 50-55, breezy 

31 species

Canada goose 2 - sewage ponds
Bufflehead 8 - sewage ponds
Wild Turkey  16 -11 observed roosting in trees near office
Turkey Vulture - 6 landed on ground far end of field north of bridge, west of 
Hyatt Lane 

Northern Harrier  1- single male observed hunting in field west of John Oliver
Red-shouldered Hawk  3-     2 heard calling from campground
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  39 -    22 in burned field west of Hyatt Lane
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  8
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  6
American Robin 300 conservative estimate of robins observed in fields near 
stables, pasture along Spark Lane, in burned field west of Hyatt and around 
Cable Mill 

European Starling 2 in mixed flock of blackbirds in field east of Sparks Lane 

Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Field Sparrow  9
Dark-eyed Junco  5
Chipping sparrow 6
White-throated Sparrow  3
Vesper Sparrow 3 observed in burned field west of Hyatt Lane, noticed white 
outer feathers on tail when flying, sulking in low vegetation, one had reddish 
color on shoulder, did not respond to phishing 

Song Sparrow  14
Swamp Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird 100 conservative estimate of birds in trees and on ground 
east of Sparks Lane 

Eastern Meadowlark  2
Rusty Blackbird 6 conservative estimate of rusties with red-winged blackbirds 
east of Sparks Lane 


View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34796614

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: NTOS Field Trip - 02/ 25/17
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:20:41 -0600
Nineteen NTOS Birders met this morning for a field trip exploring Robertson 
County. The temperature ranged from 40° - 48°f, and the winds were almost 
constant so it felt colder. We were led by Tony Lance, who is familiar with the 
area and who is able to take us through private property (with the owner’s 
blessing) to Cedar Hill Swamp, a small TWRA Wildlife Management Area. Some met 
and carpooled from the Adventure Science Center in Nashville to meet the rest 
of us at exit 24 on I-24. From there we went through Springfield to State Line 
Road, where the birds on one side of the road were in Kentucky and the birds on 
the other side of the road were in Tennessee. We saw Horned Larks on the side 
of the road that was toward Kentucky but we decided they were in Tennessee when 
they walked up on the pavement toward Tennessee. There were lots of Horned 
Larks, and American Pipits in the fields, and flying around back and forth 
between the two states. We traveled by car to many locations within the county, 
and then for the grande finale, we hiked to and through Cedar Hill Swamp, we 
were mostly on an active railroad track. Twice, we had to get off the tracks 
for oncoming trains, but it was easily the highlight of the morning. Our trip 
ended just after noon, and by then we had seen 41/42 species (one was Accipiter 
Species). 


Best birds: Northern Harrier, on State Line Road (Kentucky side), two Brewers 
Black Birds, Rusty Blackbirds, Red-headed Woodpeckers and a Tree Swallow, all 
at Cedar Hill Swamp. The Loggerhead Shrikes, on Homer Worsham Blvd. were 
another favorite. 


Thanks to everyone who attended, and made the field trip a success. A big 
thanks to Tony Lance for taking us to so many great birding spots. 

A list of species follows below.

Cheers, 
Tarcila Fox
tarcila AT bellsouth.net

Canada Goose
Mallard
Wild Turkey
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Accipiter sp.
Red-Shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Morning Dove
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
House Sparrow