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Lecontes Thrasher,©Dan Lane

28 Jul Little Blues and Snowys continue - Hamilton Co [tim jeffers ]
28 Jul House bill to protect wildlife habitat ["Aborn, David" ]
27 Jul Blue-winged Warbler on Lookout Mountain Hamilton County [Dralle ]
27 Jul KTOS Field Trip REMINDER: Brian Hann's Farm/Bike Trails ["Jay Sturner" ]
26 Jul Birder sighting [David Kirschke ]
25 Jul Pool 1, Duck River Unit TNWR. [birdchaserrws ]
24 Jul Kingston Steam Plant area: Little Blue Herons & Cattle Egrets ["LeGrand family" ]
24 Jul White-Winged Dove ["james tucker" ]
24 Jul Scissor-tailed Flycatcher [Kristy Baker ]
24 Jul Re: Hamilton County Olive-sided Flycatcher [Ed Schneider ]
24 Jul Hamilton County Olive-sided Flycatcher ["Libby Wolfe" ]
24 Jul Pool 1, Duck River Unit, TNWR [birdchaserrws ]
23 Jul Re: Snowy Egrets [tim jeffers ]
23 Jul Warblers on Lookout Mountain Hamilton County [Dralle ]
24 Jul Snowy Egrets []
23 Jul Re: Little Blue Herons continue - Hamilton Co [tim jeffers ]
22 Jul Red-headed Woodpecker. east Memphis [van harris ]
22 Jul Re: Roane County Cattle Egrets ["Steve Clendenen" ]
23 Jul Results of KTOS field trip to Seven Islands State Birding Park ["Jay Sturner" ]
22 Jul Re: Roane County Cattle Egrets []
22 Jul Little Blue Herons continue - Hamilton Co [tim jeffers ]
22 Jul Roane County Cattle Egrets [Carole Gobert ]
22 Jul Warner Park Rufous Hummer, no show ["fekel" ]
21 Jul Re: Rufous [Graham ]
21 Jul Rufous [Kathy ]
21 Jul Re: Warner Park Rufous Hummer gone? [Scott Somershoe ]
21 Jul Results of KTOS field trip to Sequatchie Valley (Bledsoe Co.) ["Jay Sturner" ]
21 Jul Re: Warner Park Rufous Hummer gone? [Graham ]
21 Jul Warner Park Rufous Hummer gone? ["fekel" ]
20 Jul Re: Fisher in Dyer County? []
20 Jul Black-bellied WD, Union City ["Daniel Estabrooks" ]
20 Jul Re: Rufous hummer at Warner Park [Michael Smith ]
19 Jul Fall meeting registration ["Steve Routledge" ]
19 Jul Fall meeting registration ["Steve Routledge" ]
19 Jul Mississippi River, Sunday July 19th [Ruben Stoll ]
19 Jul Great Egrets [John Adams ]
19 Jul Rufous hummer at Warner Park [Cynthia Routledge ]
18 Jul Results from NTOS Field Trip ["Chloe Walker" ]
18 Jul Re: About the new book: Birds of Tennessee [Stephen Zipperer ]
18 Jul Re: About the new book: Birds of Tennessee [Chris Sloan ]
18 Jul Re: About the new book: Birds of Tennessee [Scott Somershoe ]
18 Jul About the new book: Birds of Tennessee ["Wallace Coffey" ]
16 Jul LAST MINUTE (see note) KTOS Field Trip Announcement: Sequatchie Valley; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Other Species ["Jay Sturner" ]
16 Jul Results of KTOS field trip: Indigo Buntings and Sunflowers ["Jay Sturner" ]
16 Jul Upcoming NTOS Field Trip ["Chloe Walker" ]
16 Jul Black-crowned Night-Heron at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co. [Jan Shaw ]
15 Jul And the 100th Anniversary celebration continues... [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
14 Jul CORRECTION for KTOS field trip ["Jay Sturner" ]
14 Jul KTOS Field Trip Announcement: Brian Hann's Farm/Bike Trails ["Jay Sturner" ]
14 Jul Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated Checklist/ ABA Hooded Cranes article ["Kevin A. Calhoon" ]
13 Jul bird bath raptor - GH Owl [richard connors ]
13 Jul Oops! [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
13 Jul NTOS Meeting THURSDAY, JULY 16th [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
13 Jul Re: Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated Checklist [Lyda Phillips ]
13 Jul Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated Checklist [Chris Sloan ]
11 Jul Sequatchie Valley Scissor-tails [Susan McWhirter ]
11 Jul Broad-winged Hawk at Beaman Park, Davidson Co. [Jonathan Gendzier ]
10 Jul White Ibis in Sullivan County, TN 10 July 2015 ["Wallace Coffey" ]
10 Jul LAST MINUTE KTOS Field Trip: Indigo Buntings and Sunflowers (photographers welcome!) ["Jay Sturner" ]
10 Jul sapsuckers & siskins ["Richard Knight" ]
10 Jul Mississippi Kites, Clarksville ["Stefan Woltmann" ]
10 Jul Black-crowned Night Heron [Rick Phillips ]
10 Jul LA waterthrush [Durwood Edwards ]
9 Jul Re: Crow marauders [Tom Howe ]
9 Jul Crow marauders [Lynne Davis ]
09 Jul Birding Magazine: "Hooded Crane" article ["fekel" ]
8 Jul Sightings Report, Tues 7 July 2015, The Pits and Allen Steam Plant/TVA Ash ponds, Memphis, Shelby County [John Walko ]
8 Jul Oops! ["Ron Hoff" ]
8 Jul Black Tern/Eagle Bend hatchery ["Ron Hoff" ]
8 Jul Fish Crow in Johnson City ["Richard Knight" ]
8 Jul Louisiana Waterthrush, Black and White, Dickcissels at Seven Islands [Morton Massey ]
7 Jul Wading bird concentration Haywood County [Bob Ford ]
6 Jul KTOS Field Trip Announcement: Monthly Seven Islands State Birding Park Walk ["Jay Sturner" ]
6 Jul Re: Warner Park tonight []
5 Jul Warner Park tonight ["Ashley Heeney" ]
4 Jul Warner Park sightings ["Ashley Heeney" ]

Subject: Little Blues and Snowys continue - Hamilton Co
From: tim jeffers <tim.a.jeffers AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:49:13 -0400
(7/28/15)
The Snowy Egrets and Little Blue Herons that have been reported this month
at Greenway View Dr in Chattanooga (ebird hotspot "South Chickamauga Creek
Greenway pond") are still around.
The most I have seen at once is 2 of each species.  Frequently I see 2 of
one and 1 of the other.  I have photos of both species, altho the Snowys
are quite camera shy.  A good look at the head and bill makes the ID easy
(the Snowy's stiletto-like black bill especially).

Be patient when looking for them.  Even tho they are white there are lots
of places for them to hide from view.  The levee side provides more open
viewing.  If there has been a recent rain, check the small ditch across
Greenway View Dr.

Also watch for Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Green Heron, Great Egret, Wood
Duck, Red-headed Woodpecker, Belted Kingfisher....

Tim Jeffers
Hamilton Co
Subject: House bill to protect wildlife habitat
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:44:33 +0000
A bipartisan group of U.S. representatives introduced a multifaceted bill aimed 
at protecting fish and wildlife habitat and outdoor opportunities. The 
Sportsmen's Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act, or SCORE, 
includes seven provisions to reauthorize or implement legislation for programs 
on public and private lands. The bill (HR 3173) drew immediate praise from many 
organizations, including American Sportfishing Association, Backcountry Hunters 
& Anglers, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, National Wildlife 
Refuge Association, Pheasants Forever, The Nature Conservancy and Theodore 
Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. Among the bill's sponsors is Jeff Duncan 
(R-SC), who recently tried derailing the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. 

Among the provisions in the bill:

Reauthorizes the North American Wetlands Conservation Act for another five 
years 


Reauthorizes the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act through 2020 to 
help protect migratory birds 


Reauthorizes the Bureau of Land Management's authority to sell land to private 
landowners, counties, companies and others for ranching, community development 
and various projects. This "land for land" approach creates jobs and generates 
funding for BLM, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service to acquire critical holdings from willing sellers. The sales 
revenue allows agencies to acquire high priority lands with important wildlife 
habitat value and recreational access for hunting and fishing 


An authorization that would amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act and 
allocate 1.5% or $10 million, whichever is greater, of LWCF funding to secure 
public access to existing federal public lands 


A reauthorization of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program that allows the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide technical and financial assistance to 
private landowners to restore, enhance and manage private land to improve fish 
and wildlife habitats 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Blue-winged Warbler on Lookout Mountain Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:04:17 -0400
This morning I located an adult male Blue-winged Warbler at Point Park, Lookout 
Mountain, Hamilton County. 


The Blue-winged is warbler species number twelve seen at Point Park for the 
month of July. 


Bruce Dralle 
Hamilton County


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Subject: KTOS Field Trip REMINDER: Brian Hann's Farm/Bike Trails
From: "Jay Sturner" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "flowerpetalsonthecreek@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:34:41 +0000 (UTC)
Where: Brian Hann's Farm/Bike Trails (South Knoxville)
When: Thursday, July 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Leaders: Karen Fletcher and Tony King, 865-988-6172 (home)
 
We will meet in the Ijam's Nature Center parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and drive to 
Karen Fletcher's home. For directions to Ijams, see 
http://ijams.org/find-ijams/directions/. This is the site we first explored 
October, 2012. The area consists of several farms that connect forming 300 
acres including Karen's. The land contains cedar thickets, old growth trees, 
meadows, creeks, springs, caves, and sinkholes with lots of undergrowth. Come 
out and see what breeds in this area. 

 
This is a free event. No RSVP required, and you do not have to be a member of 
KTOS to attend. 

 
 
Jay Sturner
KTOS Field Trip Coordinator
Knoxville
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Subject: Birder sighting
From: David Kirschke <dlkirschke AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:49:30 -0400
I had the opportunity to visit Tennessee expatriate Darrel Wilder in
Phoenix this spring.  I am happy to report he is still birding as much as
ever (maybe more?).  Last I checked he was number 2 or 3 eBirder in AZ!
Darrel introduced me to some great birding spots around Phoenix and
southeast AZ.  Can't wait to get out there again.  Some photos from the
trip at the link below.  Unfortunately, I totally forgot to get any pics of
Darrel, so just birds and a few other critters...


David Kirschke
Johnson City, TN
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dkirschke/
Subject: Pool 1, Duck River Unit TNWR.
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:42:21 -0500
  Saturday July 25th
  This afternoon Alan Troyer and I checked up up on the birds at Pool 1 
again.  

  Water level is slightly up from last week, (the pump is no longer running) 
with less shorebird habitat, but we still had 11 species, with a pleasant 
surprise of 5 Black-necked Stilts wading at the upper end of Pool 1. 

  Other recent arrivals were:
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Stilt Sandpiper 3
Short-billed Dowitcher 1, first heard high overhead doing the three-note call, 
and then spotted as it came in from the North and spiralled down to land 
close-by. 

  Other highlights:
American White  pelican 125
Caspian Tern 14
Black Tern 2
Snowy egret 3
Cattle egret 30.
Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN.

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Subject: Kingston Steam Plant area: Little Blue Herons & Cattle Egrets
From: "LeGrand family" <elegrand AT frontiernet.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:59:23 -0500
Carol Gobert's recent posts about Swan Pond Recreation Area on the back side
of the Kingston Steam Plant in Roane County got me off my duff, giving me a
very pleasant surprise. The wetlands (on eBird shown as Swan Pond Rec. Area
- Gupton Wetland) are well marked with road signs, have a nice parking area,
and a paved trail beside very impressive willow-laden ponds with areas of
cattails. There were 3 immature Little Blue Herons and 3 Great Egrets there
today (Friday, July 24) (see list below-surprisingly good for midday).

 

Around 6 PM, I checked out nearby Lakeshore Park in Swan Pond Recreation
Area that borders the back side of the steam plant and a wide section of the
Emory River. As Carol noted, the island about 200-300 yards out from the
canoe launch had Cattle Egrets along with at least 50 cormorant nests. I
counted 10 Cattle Egrets, 2-3 in full adult plumage, occasionally feeding
some of the 7-8  juveniles. The juveniles have black bills and black legs,
looking surprisingly like adult Snowy Egrets, but lacking yellow feet and
yellow lores. Sibley's guide notes the similarity of juvenile Cattle Egrets
and Snowy Egrets; and when the young Cattle Egrets are by themselves and
have their necks stretched out, the similarity is alarming. There was also a
Brown-headed Nuthatch at the grove of pines near the restroom (new and
clean).

 

Lastly, I stopped at the original pine stand by the power plant (within very
easy hearing of the interstate) and easily found at least 2 Brown-headed
Nuthatches-so they're still there.

 

I was really impressed with the habitat and the efforts by TVA to make this
a really nice birding area. I imagine it will get better with time, once the
large bulldozed areas get better growth. With the recent rains, there wasn't
much shorebird habitat, but I imagine this could be an especially
interesting area in late summer or any time of year. I'm remiss in not
returning to the steam plant area sooner-now I'll make it a regular stop
when I'm in the area.

 

Ed LeGrand

 

Cumberland Co., TN 

 

Swan Pond Rec. Area--Gupton Wetland, Roane, Tennessee, US Jul 24, 2015 11:15
AM - 11:50 AM

Protocol: Traveling

0.75 mile(s)

Comments:     Sunny, warm, mid-day 
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8 33 species Canada Goose 250 Wood Duck 6 Northern Bobwhite 2 Heard Double-crested Cormorant 3 Great Blue Heron 5 Great Egret 3 Little Blue Heron 3 Immatures. Much smaller than adjacent Great Egrets. Legs uniformly dull yellow, bill on each was fleshy-gray with a black tip. Bill on each bird was relatively long and slightly decurved. Green Heron 3 Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 6 Cooper's Hawk 1 Killdeer 4 Mourning Dove 6 Chimney Swift 1 Belted Kingfisher 2 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Kingbird 1 American Crow 1 Purple Martin 3 Carolina Wren 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3 Brown Thrasher 1 Northern Mockingbird 1 Common Yellowthroat 5 Yellow-breasted Chat 2 Well seen together in tall bushes Eastern Towhee 2 Field Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 2 Northern Cardinal 1 Blue Grosbeak 1 Indigo Bunting 1 Red-winged Blackbird 4 American Goldfinch 4
Subject: White-Winged Dove
From: "james tucker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jtuck4478@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:16:25 -0700




Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
From: Kristy Baker <kristybaker AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:02:44 -0500
I seen a scissor-tailed flycatcher around 145p at the intersection of Fortress 
and John Rice Blvd in Murfreesboro (Rutherford Cty).  I've seen one there 
multiple times this week and off and on for a bit.  This seems to be more 
reliable than the birds off Hwy 99/St Andrews and also Hwy 99/Barfield Rd. 


Since these are seen so often here now, I'm not sure if folks are still 
interested in knowing when they've been seen.  I'll continue to post 
periodically just in case. 


Thanks,

Kristy Baker
Rockvale TN
Rutherford County

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Subject: Re: Hamilton County Olive-sided Flycatcher
From: Ed Schneider <ed.schneider AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:29:41 -0230
I'm about to fly back to Nashville after a week long family (not much birding) 
trip, and after scanning the tops of likely millions of spruce trees, I could 
not locate even one olive-sided! I'm guessing they also are more silent 
post-breeding. 


Ed Schneider
Nashville

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> On Jul 24, 2015, at 6:15 PM, Libby Wolfe (Redacted sender 
"leica2bird AT aol.com" for DMARC)  wrote: 

> 
> David Chaffin found an Olive-sided Flycatcher this morning at the second pond 
at the "Walmart" Levee on Greenway View Drive. He said the bird was perched on 
a snag in the wooded area between the two ponds on trees closest to the levee. 

> 
> I went there around 12:30 pm, and did not relocate the bird, but did find two 
Snowy Egrets, and two immature Little Blue Herons. I stayed over an hour. There 
are a lot of other nice birds at this location...Green Heron, Eastern 
Kingbirds, Red-headed Woodpeckers, Northern Flicker, Wood Ducks just to name a 
few. 

> 
> Libby Wolfe
> Ooltewah, TN
Subject: Hamilton County Olive-sided Flycatcher
From: "Libby Wolfe" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "leica2bird@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:45:44 -0400
David Chaffin found an Olive-sided Flycatcher this morning at the second pond 
at the "Walmart" Levee on Greenway View Drive. He said the bird was perched on 
a snag in the wooded area between the two ponds on trees closest to the levee. 




I went there around 12:30 pm, and did not relocate the bird, but did find two 
Snowy Egrets, and two immature Little Blue Herons. I stayed over an hour. There 
are a lot of other nice birds at this location...Green Heron, Eastern 
Kingbirds, Red-headed Woodpeckers, Northern Flicker, Wood Ducks just to name a 
few. 



Libby Wolfe
Ooltewah, TN
Subject: Pool 1, Duck River Unit, TNWR
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:45:51 -0500
   July 23, 2015,
   After noticing the lower water level in Pool 1, I decided to take a kayak 
and check it out better yesterday afternoon.  

  Over a hundred White Pelicans and hundreds of Canada Geese were visible from 
the Pump station, and I could see distant Terns and shorebirds that needed to 
be identified.  

  A closer view of the Island where the pelicans were resting produced 8 
Caspian Terns, 2 Black Terns, a Ring-billed Gull, and a larger, adult 
Black-backed gull.  

  This second gull was much larger than the ringer, but didn't seem to be 
bulky enough for a GBBG. 

  Sadly, the bird flew before I got close enough to I.D. properly and never 
stopped before disappearing high on the horizon headed South. Are there any 
records for Lesser Black backed gull in the state this early?  

  The shorebirds turned out to be 50 Killdeer, 4 Pectoral Sandpiper, 6 Least 
Sandpiper, 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper, and numerous Spotted scattered 
throughout.  

  If Clayton Ferrell keeps the water levels going down at the present rate, 
this should be a good shorebird season at the DRU. 

  Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN.

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Subject: Re: Snowy Egrets
From: tim jeffers <tim.a.jeffers AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:33:11 -0400
Glad you saw the Snowys and YC Night Heron.  I grumbled all afternoon about
leaving my camera home today.  I'm in the 5th floor of that building and we
keep a cheap scope handy (tho the scope was not needed to see the three in
the ditch).
One note - I did spot a single Little Blue Heron across the street in the
pond after I posted about the Snowys this afternoon.

Tim Jeffers


On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 8:57 PM,  wrote:

> near Walmart, East Brainerd
> Green Way Dr.
> Chattanooga
>
> Today, 7/23/15, ~4:30 we saw the two immature Snowy Egrets.  It seemed an
> odd
> place but they were in the small pond/ditch on the right side of Green Way
> Dr
> as your going toward Walmart. This is the same place where we see the
> Yellow-
> crowned Night-Heron.  As a matter of fact, the Night-Heron and the two
> Snowy
> Egrets were in the same pond just at opposite ends.
>
> As we first arrived, 3 possible Great Egrets flew toward then over Walmart.
> They crossed I-75, flying over Brown Acres Golf Course and appeared to fly
> on
> toward Camp Jordan in East Ridge, Tn.  I then became somewhat skeptical to
> walk
> out onto the continuation of the Brainerd Levee, aka Upper Levee, to check
> the
> ponds from that side of Green Way Dr since we has seen the 3 white birds
> fly away.
> Once we got out on the(upper)levee path we saw several Wood Ducks, a Green
> Heron and Red-headed Woodpeckers but no Snowy Egrets were present.  If it
> seems
> as if I have the cart before the horse with descriptions in these two
> paragraphs,
> let me state here that we only saw the Snowies, mentioned in the first
> paragraph,
> as we were about to leave.  It was just a stroke of luck that they flew in
> as I
> was about to drive away.  I had already made up my mind to go visit Camp
> Jordan
> to look for white birds.
>
> Thanx to Tim Jeffers for posting his sightings!
>
> Jimmy & Cynthia Wilkerson
> Hixson, Hamilton Co., TN
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Subject: Warblers on Lookout Mountain Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:14:36 -0400
Eight warbler species were observed this morning at Point Park, Lookout 
Mountain, TN, Hamilton County. 


The early morning rain and overcast skies made for perfect migrant watching 
conditions. 


Northern Parula - 1
Black-throated Green - 5
Black-and-White - 2
Blackburnian - 1
Cerulean - 6
Worm-eating - 3
Kentucky -1
American Redstart - 1

Other migrants seen:

White-eyed Vireo - 2
Red-eyed Vireo - 3
Yellow-throated Vireo - 3
Scarlet Tanger - 2
Wood Thrush - 1
Purple Martin - 1
Chimney Swift - 10
Indigo Bunting - 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3

Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County


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Subject: Snowy Egrets
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:57:17 +0000 (UTC)
near Walmart, East Brainerd
Green Way Dr.
Chattanooga

Today, 7/23/15, ~4:30 we saw the two immature Snowy Egrets.  It seemed an odd
place but they were in the small pond/ditch on the right side of Green Way Dr
as your going toward Walmart. This is the same place where we see the Yellow-
crowned Night-Heron.  As a matter of fact, the Night-Heron and the two Snowy
Egrets were in the same pond just at opposite ends.

As we first arrived, 3 possible Great Egrets flew toward then over Walmart. 
They crossed I-75, flying over Brown Acres Golf Course and appeared to fly on
toward Camp Jordan in East Ridge, Tn.  I then became somewhat skeptical to walk
out onto the continuation of the Brainerd Levee, aka Upper Levee, to check the 
ponds from that side of Green Way Dr since we has seen the 3 white birds fly 
away. 

Once we got out on the(upper)levee path we saw several Wood Ducks, a Green 
Heron and Red-headed Woodpeckers but no Snowy Egrets were present. If it seems 

as if I have the cart before the horse with descriptions in these two 
paragraphs, 

let me state here that we only saw the Snowies, mentioned in the first 
paragraph, 

as we were about to leave.  It was just a stroke of luck that they flew in as I
was about to drive away.  I had already made up my mind to go visit Camp Jordan
to look for white birds.

Thanx to Tim Jeffers for posting his sightings!

Jimmy & Cynthia Wilkerson
Hixson, Hamilton Co., TN 
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Subject: Re: Little Blue Herons continue - Hamilton Co
From: tim jeffers <tim.a.jeffers AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:54:34 -0400
CORRECTION -
(7/23/15 - Chattanooga) Two of the smaller white birds are much closer
today (in the ditch on the other side of Greenway View Dr) and I can see
clearly that they are immature SNOWY EGRETS rather than Little Blue
Herons.  I had definitely identified Little Blues here several times, and
at other times have not always looked very closely - judging more by size
and that the bill is not orange - just assuming the smaller ones were
Little Blues.
But these 2 in the ditch have blackish bills and blank on their legs and
yellow feet.  The Little Blues bills were gray with dark tip and legs were
green.
So we likely have had a combination of Little Blues and Snowies over the
past week or two.

There is also a Yellow-crowned Night Heron in the little ditch right now (a
more common visitor here).

Tim Jeffers
Hamilton Co

On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 3:47 PM, tim jeffers 
wrote:

> (7/22/15)  I have continued to see immature Little Blue Herons from my
> office window on and off for more than 2 weeks now.  The birds are feeding
> in the pond/swamp between Greenway View Dr (the road to the Brainerd
> Walmart) and the Brainerd Levee in Chattanooga.
> The most I have seen at one time is 4, sometimes just one or 2.  The past
> couple days there have been 3.  (A couple times a Great Egret has also been
> there, so don't assume that anything white is a Little Blue.)
>
> Tim Jeffers
> Hamilton Co
>
Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker. east Memphis
From: van harris <shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:42:33 -0400 (EDT)
Today, Lisa Jorgensen and I observed a Red-headed Woodpecker on a pine tree 
next to the railroad tracks in the 4600 block of Southern Avenue in Memphis. 
The row of pine trees is in a median strip in a busy shopping mall. Red-headed 
Woodpeckers are very scarce in east Memphis. 

Van Harris 
Millington, TN 
Subject: Re: Roane County Cattle Egrets
From: "Steve Clendenen" <scgwc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:07:29 -0400
On Sept. 9, 2005, Boyd and Mary Jane Sharp, Gail Clendenen and I counted 282 
Cattle Egrets and over 90 Double-crested Cormorants come into an island 
across from Ladds Landing to roost.
Exactly one year earlier, Boyd, Gail and I counted 233 Cattle Egrets and 75 
D-C Cormorants come into that island.

Steve Clendenen
Farragut, Knox County

----- Original Message ----- 
From: 
To: "Carole Gobert" 
Cc: "Tennessee Bird List" 
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:03 PM
Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Roane County Cattle Egrets


>
> Haven't birded this area since the ash spill, but Cattle Egrets used to
> nest and roost at the end of the penninsula (formerly a wildlife refuge
> accessible from the parking area at the plant) where the Emory and Clinch
> Rivers meet.  The site was visible from Ladds Landing boat ramp (just past
> the Food City off Kentucky St north of I-40).  Been there many times with
> Boyd Sharp.  Wasn't uncommon to see up to 100 Cattle Egrets coming to
> roost there in the evening late in the summer after a day of shorebirding
> at the ashpits (and a stop at Dairy Queen).
>
> Dean Edwards
> Knoxville, TN
>
>
> On Wed, 22 Jul 2015, Carole Gobert wrote:
>
>> Found myself back at Lakeshore Park in the Swan Pond Recreation Area, 
>> Roane County, today.  I can't seem to stay away from the place. 
>> "Lakeshore Island" just a short distance out in the Emory River held a 
>> surprise for me.  Double Crested Cormorants (lots) and a few Great Blue 
>> Herons have been nesting there.  Today the cormorant numbers were down a 
>> bit and I didn't see a single Great Blue but there were five Cattle 
>> Egrets in the trees below the Cormorant nests.  I couldn't tell if they 
>> were on nests or not.  There was also a Great Egret that left soon after 
>> I spotted it and a Black-crowned Night Heron.
>>
>> Carole Gobert, Knoxville
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Subject: Results of KTOS field trip to Seven Islands State Birding Park
From: "Jay Sturner" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "flowerpetalsonthecreek@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:45:54 +0000 (UTC)
Great KTOS field trip to Seven Islands State Birding Park (Knox Co.) this 
morning. The walk officially started at 7:30, but since I'm crazy about birds, 
I decided to get there at 5:30 and listen for owls in the parking lot. I was 
not disappointed. Just up the road, near the first barn, and deep in the fog 
bank, were two Eastern Screech-Owls. As one bird trilled, the other one 
whinnied. I was like, "Hells yeah." Shortly thereafter, a Great Horned Owl 
called in the distance. Even though I was scared of getting eaten by a mountain 
lion it was well worth it. Here's my checklist: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24345795 

 
As the sun came up a dawn chorus of cardinals, yellowthroats, chats, towhees, 
Field Sparrows, Indigo Buntings, and a Wood Thrush blasted through the valley 
mist. At 7:30 me and twelve others departed for a beautiful 3-mile hike around 
the peninsula and racked up 60 species! One can always count on Seven Islands 
to deliver the goods and today was no exception, my friends. Highlights include 
every single bird seen. For details, take a look at our checklist at 
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Subject: Re: Roane County Cattle Egrets
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:03:49 -0400 (EDT)
Haven't birded this area since the ash spill, but Cattle Egrets used to 
nest and roost at the end of the penninsula (formerly a wildlife refuge 
accessible from the parking area at the plant) where the Emory and Clinch 
Rivers meet.  The site was visible from Ladds Landing boat ramp (just past 
the Food City off Kentucky St north of I-40).  Been there many times with 
Boyd Sharp.  Wasn't uncommon to see up to 100 Cattle Egrets coming to 
roost there in the evening late in the summer after a day of shorebirding 
at the ashpits (and a stop at Dairy Queen).

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN


On Wed, 22 Jul 2015, Carole Gobert wrote:

> Found myself back at Lakeshore Park in the Swan Pond Recreation Area, Roane 
County, today. I can't seem to stay away from the place. "Lakeshore Island" 
just a short distance out in the Emory River held a surprise for me. Double 
Crested Cormorants (lots) and a few Great Blue Herons have been nesting there. 
Today the cormorant numbers were down a bit and I didn't see a single Great 
Blue but there were five Cattle Egrets in the trees below the Cormorant nests. 
I couldn't tell if they were on nests or not. There was also a Great Egret that 
left soon after I spotted it and a Black-crowned Night Heron. 

> 
> Carole Gobert, Knoxville
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Subject: Little Blue Herons continue - Hamilton Co
From: tim jeffers <tim.a.jeffers AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:47:07 -0400
(7/22/15)  I have continued to see immature Little Blue Herons from my
office window on and off for more than 2 weeks now.  The birds are feeding
in the pond/swamp between Greenway View Dr (the road to the Brainerd
Walmart) and the Brainerd Levee in Chattanooga.
The most I have seen at one time is 4, sometimes just one or 2.  The past
couple days there have been 3.  (A couple times a Great Egret has also been
there, so don't assume that anything white is a Little Blue.)

Tim Jeffers
Hamilton Co
Subject: Roane County Cattle Egrets
From: Carole Gobert <cpgobert AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:28:14 -0400
Found myself back at Lakeshore Park in the Swan Pond Recreation Area, Roane 
County, today. I can't seem to stay away from the place. "Lakeshore Island" 
just a short distance out in the Emory River held a surprise for me. Double 
Crested Cormorants (lots) and a few Great Blue Herons have been nesting there. 
Today the cormorant numbers were down a bit and I didn't see a single Great 
Blue but there were five Cattle Egrets in the trees below the Cormorant nests. 
I couldn't tell if they were on nests or not. There was also a Great Egret that 
left soon after I spotted it and a Black-crowned Night Heron. 


Carole Gobert, Knoxville
 		 	   		  
Subject: Warner Park Rufous Hummer, no show
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:31:35 -0500
Warner Park Nature Center
Davidson Co., TN
2015 July 21,22

After the post on TN-BIRDS Tuesday afternoon at least 9 birders,
including yours truly, showed up at various times and made a
near continuous search for the RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD until well
after sunset. For several birders it would have been a life
sighting, but to the best of my knowledge, no one found the
western hummer.

This Wednesday morning I again visited the Nature Center back
porch feeders for nearly an hour before heading for work,
but once again it was not heard or seen.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Re: Rufous
From: Graham <grahamgerdeman AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:18:10 +0000
Just getting an update from Kim at the nature center. The RUHU was seen
very briefly at 11:30 am and has not been seen since.

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015, 3:09 PM Kathy  wrote:

> The nature center staff asked me to post the following:  The Rufous
> Hummingbird Is there right now (3:00 Tuesday) at the Warner Park Nature
> Center back porch. Kathy Shaw Nashville, TN
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Subject: Rufous
From: Kathy <kwshaw AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:08:38 -0500
The nature center staff asked me to post the following: The Rufous Hummingbird 
Is there right now (3:00 Tuesday) at the Warner Park Nature Center back porch. 
Kathy Shaw Nashville, TN 


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Subject: Re: Warner Park Rufous Hummer gone?
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:55:34 -0600
All,
I just saw an update on the Tennessee Birding facebook page that the Rufous
Hummingbird has returned as of a short while ago.

Cheers,
Scott Somershoe

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 8:40 AM, Graham  wrote:

> Just to follow up on this, I stopped by as well about 30 minute ago and
> spoke with the nature center staff. No one has seen or reported the RUHU
> since yesterday morning.
>
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2015, 8:36 AM fekel  wrote:
>
>> Warner Park Nature Center
>> Davidson Co., TN
>> 2015 July 20,21
>>
>> Although I live only 6 minutes from the Warner Parks Nature center, I
>> missed learning about the banded Rufous Hummingbird until it was too
>> late to see it. Mike Smith was perhaps the last birder to find it as
>> when I arrived Monday afternoon after finishing work, there were 2
>> photographers plus Kevin Calhoon from Chattanooga already on site
>> hoping to locate it. I stayed for 45 minutes before heading home to
>> dinner.
>>
>> A stop this Tuesday morning at 6:15 am also did not result a sighting
>> of the bird. So its pit stop in Davidson Co. finished, it has apparently
>> continued it journey elsewhere.
>>
>> Frank Fekel
>> Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Results of KTOS field trip to Sequatchie Valley (Bledsoe Co.)
From: "Jay Sturner" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "flowerpetalsonthecreek@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:01:41 +0000 (UTC)
Hot dang! The KTOS field trip to Sequatchie Valley near Pikeville, Tennessee in 
Bledsoe Co. last Saturday was a toasty one, but it was also one of the best in 
recent memory. As twelve participants birded this incredibly gorgeous valley we 
had great looks at Scissor-tailed Flycatchers (one on a nest), Eurasian 
Collared-Doves, a Northern Bobwhite singing just a few feet away, Red-headed 
Woodpeckers, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, a Loggerhead Shrike, Grasshopper Sparrows 
(one singing fairly close on a fence post), Blue Grosbeaks, and much, much 
more. Actually, we had a grand total of 63 species! Not too shabby for summer, 
and, as an added bonus, we stopped for lunch at a unique little restaurant 
called the Cookie Jar Café. Living up to its name, the restaurant had a 
beautiful display of cookie jars, including one of a Snowy Owl! 

 
Many thanks to Clyde Blum for leading us around his beautiful, and very birdy, 
area. Special thanks to Starr Klein for helping me arrange this event on such 
short notice. Lastly, thank you to all the birders who came along and made the 
trip fun. If anyone has pictures, I'd love to see them! 

 
Here's my checklist from the hike: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24307777 

 
 
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Knoxville
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Subject: Re: Warner Park Rufous Hummer gone?
From: Graham <grahamgerdeman AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:40:38 +0000
Just to follow up on this, I stopped by as well about 30 minute ago and
spoke with the nature center staff. No one has seen or reported the RUHU
since yesterday morning.

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015, 8:36 AM fekel  wrote:

> Warner Park Nature Center
> Davidson Co., TN
> 2015 July 20,21
>
> Although I live only 6 minutes from the Warner Parks Nature center, I
> missed learning about the banded Rufous Hummingbird until it was too
> late to see it. Mike Smith was perhaps the last birder to find it as
> when I arrived Monday afternoon after finishing work, there were 2
> photographers plus Kevin Calhoon from Chattanooga already on site
> hoping to locate it. I stayed for 45 minutes before heading home to
> dinner.
>
> A stop this Tuesday morning at 6:15 am also did not result a sighting
> of the bird. So its pit stop in Davidson Co. finished, it has apparently
> continued it journey elsewhere.
>
> Frank Fekel
> Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Warner Park Rufous Hummer gone?
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:30:24 -0500
Warner Park Nature Center
Davidson Co., TN
2015 July 20,21

Although I live only 6 minutes from the Warner Parks Nature center, I 
missed learning about the banded Rufous Hummingbird until it was too
late to see it. Mike Smith was perhaps the last birder to find it as
when I arrived Monday afternoon after finishing work, there were 2
photographers plus Kevin Calhoon from Chattanooga already on site
hoping to locate it. I stayed for 45 minutes before heading home to
dinner.

A stop this Tuesday morning at 6:15 am also did not result a sighting
of the bird. So its pit stop in Davidson Co. finished, it has apparently
continued it journey elsewhere.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Re: Fisher in Dyer County?
From: <dickpreston AT rittermail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:42:25 -0500
July 20, 2015
Dyer County    

Birding in Dyer County I was startled to see a medium sized, long-bodied and 
low-slung mammal dart across Hwy 181 very near the entrance to White’s Lake. 
My first impression was a Fisher (Martes pennanti), even though River Otter 
(Lontra canadensis) is common in the area and similar in size and structure. 
Speeding up, I was able to get a good view of the animal, as it stopped to 
stare back at me. The head (snout and ears) were unlike an otter and match a 
Fisher. The tail was long and very bushy, again, unlike an otter. Overall body 
color was very dark, almost black. The animal was robust, assumed to be a male. 
Fishers were once widespread in Tennessee, but extirpated a couple of hundred 
years ago due to hunting and trapping for fur. According to the TWRA website 
(tnwatchablewildlife.org), a small number have been re-introduced in Cumberland 
County. The habitat in this part of Dyer County is not what you would expect a 
Fisher to take up residence in. I have seen at least a 100 River Otters and 
scores of weasels and mink. I’m confident this was a Fisher, however unlikely 
it seems. 


Cheers,

Dick Preston
Munford
Tipton County
Subject: Black-bellied WD, Union City
From: "Daniel Estabrooks" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "hyla514@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:52:49 +0000 (UTC)
Discovery Park of AmericaObion County7/20/15
Kacey King just sent me the attached photo of a Black-bellied Whistling-Duck at 
the above location. Go get it while it's still rare! :-P 

Daniel EstabrooksWinter Haven, FL
Subject: Re: Rufous hummer at Warner Park
From: Michael Smith <ms722 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:04:26 -0700
The Rufous Hummingbird was still present as of this morning (7-20-15) at around 
7:30 a.m. It was quite active in defending the feeders against Ruby-throats and 
was returning to the feeders every 5 minutes or so. 


Thanks for getting the word out!

Mike Smith
Hendersonville, TN

--------------------------------------------
On Sun, 7/19/15, Cynthia Routledge  wrote:

 Subject: [TN-Bird] Rufous hummer at Warner Park
 To: "Tn Bird" 
 Date: Sunday, July 19, 2015, 3:51 PM
 
 Afternoon!
  A male Rufous Hummingbird was banded by Heather Gallagher
 this afternoon at Warner Park, Nashville, Davidson Cty, TN.
 He's been visiting the feeders on the back porch of the
 Nature Center. He was present at 3:45 pm today.
 
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Subject: Fall meeting registration
From: "Steve Routledge" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "eyerout@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:07:37 -0700
The TOS Fall Meeting registration scheduled for Oct. 2-4 is now available at 
the TOS website. You can access the form at tnbirds.org 



Subject: Fall meeting registration
From: "Steve Routledge" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "eyerout@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:02:26 -0700
The TOS Fall Meeting registration scheduled for Oct. 2-4 is now available at 
the TOS website. You can access the form at tnbirds.org. 


We're looking forward to another fun weekend!

Steve Routledge


Subject: Mississippi River, Sunday July 19th
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:54:27 -0500
Island 13, Lake County

  After driving two and a half hours, we were disappointed to find the
Mississippi River covering Island 13 and all surrounding areas, preventing
any thought of entering. We did see one adult, breeding plumaged Sanderling
flying South over the flooded river while glassing the numerous Bank
Swallows and Least Terns from the end of Flowers-sheep Rd.

Great River road, Dyer County

  Recently exposed mudflats (visible from Great River Road) had hundreds of
Egrets, with several Snowy egrets and Little Blue Herons mixed in. This was
the only real shorebird habitat we found in Northwest TN, with most of the
farmland being dry enough to need irrigation. Shorebird variety was low,
but there were several hundred Pectoral, Least, and Semipalmated
Sandpipers, and a few Spotted scattered throughout.

Ensley Bottoms, Shelby County

  Almost ready to give up finding any shorebirds here, ( most of the pits
are totally dried up!) we finally found one little pool that appeared to be
just right for bathing at noon. We found three Western and one Stilt
Sandpiper mixed in with several hundred "peeps", for a shorebird total of
eleven species for the day.
  Black-bellied Whistling Ducks and Black-necked Stilts are around, but in
very low numbers. (Most of the pits seem to be dried up too much for
successful nesting.)
  The highlight here was a group of Mississippi Kites feeding low over the
pits, and providing a great show as they did aerial acrobatics catching
insects.
Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN.
Subject: Great Egrets
From: John Adams <jwadams19 AT outlook.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:02:09 -0400
 About every day, I see Great Egrets along Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, 
TN. 

 
Regards,
 
John W. Adams
Elizabethton, TN
 		 	   		  
Subject: Rufous hummer at Warner Park
From: Cynthia Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 15:51:31 -0500
Afternoon!
 A male Rufous Hummingbird was banded by Heather Gallagher this afternoon at 
Warner Park, Nashville, Davidson Cty, TN. He's been visiting the feeders on the 
back porch of the Nature Center. He was present at 3:45 pm today. 


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Subject: Results from NTOS Field Trip
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 17:11:25 +0000 (UTC)
Six birders gathered for the NTOS's monthly field trip, which was held at Bowie 
Nature Park in Fairview. It was a sticky morning, but the birds didn't seem to 
mind! Bowie is a great place to see Red-headed Woodpeckers, and today was no 
exception. Throughout our walk we saw and heard many of these stunning birds, 
and we even observed a few feeding young. Pine Warblers were also actively 
foraging in the treetops along the Loblolly Loop trail. Finally, we all got a 
bit of practice identifying juvenile birds, including an Eastern Bluebird, an 
Eastern Towhee, and a Chipping Sparrow. A big thank you to everyone who 
showed up! Our trip list is as follows: 

33 species
Canada Goose - 40Mallard - 6Mourning Dove - 7Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 
2Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1Red-headed Woodpecker - 9Red-bellied Woodpecker - 
1Downy Woodpecker - 1Hairy Woodpecker - 3Northern Flicker - 1Eastern Wood-Pewee 
- 2Blue Jay - 2American Crow - 6Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2Barn Swallow - 
6Purple Martin - 22Carolina Chickadee - 5Tufted Titmouse - 8White-breasted 
Nuthatch - 1Carolina Wren - 2Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 5Eastern Bluebird - 
4American Robin - 2Gray Catbird - 1Pine Warbler - 6Yellow-throated Warbler - 
1Eastern Towhee - 4Chipping Sparrow - 6Field Sparrow - 1Summer Tanager - 
2Northern Cardinal - 5Indigo Bunting - 3American Goldfinch - 4 

***Get it on your calendars! Our next field trip will be on August 15th at the 
Tennessee NWR--Duck River Unit. 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TN
Subject: Re: About the new book: Birds of Tennessee
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 08:52:09 -0500
As far as Bierley's book I think the twra watchable wildlife page and the
new Tennessee birding trail page Scott Somershoe put together is a good
replacement. Just need to add new sites to both. Hope the new state
ornothologist will do this.

Stephen Zipperer.

Ps a book would be great but the websites could probably be kept updated
quicker.
On Jul 18, 2015 8:47 AM, "Kevin Breault"  wrote:

> For those of us who mainly rely on expert local TN birders to add to their
> list, the addition of this updated Birds of Tennessee is a testament to how
> active birding has become in TN since 1990. Congratulations to Scott and
> Chris, and all those who contributed! And while there is now considerable
> information on the web, how about an update of Michael Bierly's 1980 book,
> Bird Finding in Tennessee? Many might well be interested.
>
> Kevin Breault
> Brentwood, TN
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 18, 2015, at 7:36 AM, Scott Somershoe  wrote:
>
> Wallace and all,
> In terms of the index numbering issue, something weird happened with the
> index numbering between submitting for publication and what the final
> product looked like.  It has been fixed and all subsequent purchases will
> have a correct index with page numbers.  Maybe the first group of copies
> will become rare, priceless, limited-edition collectors issues (ha!, ok,
> maybe not).
>
> Thanks all!
> Scott Somershoe
>
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 10:52 PM, Wallace Coffey 
> wrote:
>
>> [image: cover new birds of tennessee.jpg]
>>
>>
>>
>> We are excited and happy to have an additional reference
>>
>> book for birds found in Tennessee.  Scott Somershoe and Chris
>>
>> Sloan have assembled  a valuable and wonderful edition
>>
>> for our enjoyment and reference.  We owe them a big thanks.
>>
>>
>>
>> As the authors explain, “In many respect, this work is a
>>
>> successor to John Robinson’s* Annotated Checklist of the*
>>
>> *Birds of Tennessee, *which, although published in 1990, has
>>
>> remained an invaluable reference.”
>>
>>
>>
>> This most recent book is largely what the authors note
>>
>> are “all records” published through volume 83 of *The Migrant*,
>>
>> in addition to select records that are in publication.  Many other
>>
>> records are from those published in *North American Birds*
>>
>> and from a review of  the database of the Tennessee
>>
>> National Wildlife Refuge’s waterfowl surveys.
>>
>>
>>
>> Some birders may wonder about excellent finds they were a
>>
>> part of or know about that do not appear in the book.  Mostly
>>
>> that is because those birds are supposedly not published in
>>
>> *The Migrant* or not submitted to the state records committee.
>>
>> Many do not fall within the seasons, maximum counts or
>>
>> simple number or records listed for a species.
>>
>>
>>
>> Several records appear in the species account which are cited
>>
>> only with an observer’s initial and noted as “unpublished data.”
>>
>> Some records are cited with the observer’s initial and
>>
>> noted as “pers. comm.”  The style is variable.
>>
>>
>>
>> Some birders, new to the hobby and science of birds,
>>
>> may have little or no exposure to Robinson’s 1990 book and may
>>
>> not understand it was not a picture book and likewise the new
>>
>> book has no pictures.
>>
>>
>>
>> The new book is an annotated checklist but it doesn’t say so on
>>
>> the front cover or spine.  The authors are up front inside and on
>>
>> the back with the full title: *Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated *
>>
>> *Checklist.  *This book may become known simply as the
>>
>> “Birds of Tennessee” which will not be a surprise to many.
>>
>>
>>
>> Such books usually reflect the views of the authors and those
>>
>> who helped assemble and edit the contents.  In this edition
>>
>> there is some departure from records of the Tennessee Bird
>>
>> Records Committee.  The authors explain their thinking and the
>>
>> merits they believe are important which all of us can digest
>>
>> for ourselves.
>>
>>
>>
>> A few curious thoughts include the fact a long list of
>>
>> observers are included and, if my memory is correct,  there
>>
>> is little about the basis for listing the birders’
>>
>> names included or omitted from the list.  At least it
>>
>> is fun to imagine why and why not about so many birders
>>
>> you know.
>>
>>
>>
>> The extensive list of birding places have probably
>>
>> missed a number of worthy locations which have been overlooked.
>>
>> However,  the authors probably have their own reasons for what
>>
>> was included whether they have a good reason, a bad reason or
>>
>> no reason at all.
>>
>>
>>
>> A case to consider is that while the book will well serve you
>>
>> as an index to most of the best records published in
>>
>> *The Migrant*, the English name index in the back will not.
>>
>>
>>
>> The English name index certainly should be considered for
>>
>> review by the authors.  This writer did not find any names
>>
>> in the index that appeared on the page numbers listed.
>>
>>
>>
>> While the species accounts in the front are in taxonomic
>>
>> order and not alphabetical, they appear to be correctly
>>
>> listed to the page numbers.
>>
>>
>>
>> None of this should distract from the six long years of
>>
>> hard work and long hours the authors have invested.
>>
>>
>>
>> We should say thank you to them for a “job well done.”
>>
>> Everyone should be proud of you and your book.
>>
>>
>>
>> This writer has been proud to have it in his library this
>>
>> week and will for years and years to come.
>>
>>
>>
>> Wallace Coffey
>>
>> Bristol, TN
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Subject: Re: About the new book: Birds of Tennessee
From: Chris Sloan <csloan1973 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 08:37:28 -0500
I'm also happy to replace those early copies, or I can send an updated index. 
Reach out to me offline if you want. 


Chris Sloan
Nashville, TN
www.chrissloanphotography.com

> On Jul 18, 2015, at 7:36 AM, Scott Somershoe  wrote:
> 
> Wallace and all,
> In terms of the index numbering issue, something weird happened with the 
index numbering between submitting for publication and what the final product 
looked like. It has been fixed and all subsequent purchases will have a correct 
index with page numbers. Maybe the first group of copies will become rare, 
priceless, limited-edition collectors issues (ha!, ok, maybe not). 

> 
> Thanks all!
> Scott Somershoe
> 
>> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 10:52 PM, Wallace Coffey  
wrote: 

>> 
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> We are excited and happy to have an additional reference
>> 
>> book for birds found in Tennessee.  Scott Somershoe and Chris
>> 
>> Sloan have assembled  a valuable and wonderful edition
>> 
>> for our enjoyment and reference.  We owe them a big thanks.
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> As the authors explain, “In many respect, this work is a
>> 
>> successor to John Robinson’s Annotated Checklist of the
>> 
>> Birds of Tennessee, which, although published in 1990, has
>> 
>> remained an invaluable reference.”
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> This most recent book is largely what the authors note
>> 
>> are “all records” published through volume 83 of The Migrant,
>> 
>> in addition to select records that are in publication.  Many other
>> 
>> records are from those published in North American Birds
>> 
>> and from a review of  the database of the Tennessee
>> 
>> National Wildlife Refuge’s waterfowl surveys. 
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Some birders may wonder about excellent finds they were a
>> 
>> part of or know about that do not appear in the book.  Mostly
>> 
>> that is because those birds are supposedly not published in
>> 
>> The Migrant or not submitted to the state records committee.
>> 
>> Many do not fall within the seasons, maximum counts or
>> 
>> simple number or records listed for a species.
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Several records appear in the species account which are cited
>> 
>> only with an observer’s initial and noted as “unpublished data.”
>> 
>> Some records are cited with the observer’s initial and
>> 
>> noted as “pers. comm.”  The style is variable.
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Some birders, new to the hobby and science of birds,
>> 
>> may have little or no exposure to Robinson’s 1990 book and may
>> 
>> not understand it was not a picture book and likewise the new
>> 
>> book has no pictures. 
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> The new book is an annotated checklist but it doesn’t say so on
>> 
>> the front cover or spine.  The authors are up front inside and on
>> 
>> the back with the full title: Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated
>> 
>> Checklist.  This book may become known simply as the
>> 
>> “Birds of Tennessee” which will not be a surprise to many.
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Such books usually reflect the views of the authors and those
>> 
>> who helped assemble and edit the contents.  In this edition
>> 
>> there is some departure from records of the Tennessee Bird
>> 
>> Records Committee.  The authors explain their thinking and the
>> 
>> merits they believe are important which all of us can digest
>> 
>> for ourselves.
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> A few curious thoughts include the fact a long list of
>> 
>> observers are included and, if my memory is correct,  there
>> 
>> is little about the basis for listing the birders’
>> 
>> names included or omitted from the list.  At least it
>> 
>> is fun to imagine why and why not about so many birders
>> 
>> you know.
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> The extensive list of birding places have probably
>> 
>> missed a number of worthy locations which have been overlooked.
>> 
>> However,  the authors probably have their own reasons for what
>> 
>> was included whether they have a good reason, a bad reason or
>> 
>> no reason at all. 
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> A case to consider is that while the book will well serve you
>> 
>> as an index to most of the best records published in
>> 
>> The Migrant, the English name index in the back will not.
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> The English name index certainly should be considered for
>> 
>> review by the authors.  This writer did not find any names
>> 
>> in the index that appeared on the page numbers listed. 
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> While the species accounts in the front are in taxonomic
>> 
>> order and not alphabetical, they appear to be correctly
>> 
>> listed to the page numbers. 
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> None of this should distract from the six long years of
>> 
>> hard work and long hours the authors have invested.
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> We should say thank you to them for a “job well done.”
>> 
>> Everyone should be proud of you and your book.
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> This writer has been proud to have it in his library this
>> 
>> week and will for years and years to come.
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Wallace Coffey
>> 
>> Bristol, TN
>> 
> 
Subject: Re: About the new book: Birds of Tennessee
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:36:13 -0600
Wallace and all,
In terms of the index numbering issue, something weird happened with the
index numbering between submitting for publication and what the final
product looked like.  It has been fixed and all subsequent purchases will
have a correct index with page numbers.  Maybe the first group of copies
will become rare, priceless, limited-edition collectors issues (ha!, ok,
maybe not).

Thanks all!
Scott Somershoe

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 10:52 PM, Wallace Coffey 
wrote:

> [image: cover new birds of tennessee.jpg]
>
>
>
> We are excited and happy to have an additional reference
>
> book for birds found in Tennessee.  Scott Somershoe and Chris
>
> Sloan have assembled  a valuable and wonderful edition
>
> for our enjoyment and reference.  We owe them a big thanks.
>
>
>
> As the authors explain, “In many respect, this work is a
>
> successor to John Robinson’s* Annotated Checklist of the*
>
> *Birds of Tennessee, *which, although published in 1990, has
>
> remained an invaluable reference.”
>
>
>
> This most recent book is largely what the authors note
>
> are “all records” published through volume 83 of *The Migrant*,
>
> in addition to select records that are in publication.  Many other
>
> records are from those published in *North American Birds*
>
> and from a review of  the database of the Tennessee
>
> National Wildlife Refuge’s waterfowl surveys.
>
>
>
> Some birders may wonder about excellent finds they were a
>
> part of or know about that do not appear in the book.  Mostly
>
> that is because those birds are supposedly not published in
>
> *The Migrant* or not submitted to the state records committee.
>
> Many do not fall within the seasons, maximum counts or
>
> simple number or records listed for a species.
>
>
>
> Several records appear in the species account which are cited
>
> only with an observer’s initial and noted as “unpublished data.”
>
> Some records are cited with the observer’s initial and
>
> noted as “pers. comm.”  The style is variable.
>
>
>
> Some birders, new to the hobby and science of birds,
>
> may have little or no exposure to Robinson’s 1990 book and may
>
> not understand it was not a picture book and likewise the new
>
> book has no pictures.
>
>
>
> The new book is an annotated checklist but it doesn’t say so on
>
> the front cover or spine.  The authors are up front inside and on
>
> the back with the full title: *Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated *
>
> *Checklist.  *This book may become known simply as the
>
> “Birds of Tennessee” which will not be a surprise to many.
>
>
>
> Such books usually reflect the views of the authors and those
>
> who helped assemble and edit the contents.  In this edition
>
> there is some departure from records of the Tennessee Bird
>
> Records Committee.  The authors explain their thinking and the
>
> merits they believe are important which all of us can digest
>
> for ourselves.
>
>
>
> A few curious thoughts include the fact a long list of
>
> observers are included and, if my memory is correct,  there
>
> is little about the basis for listing the birders’
>
> names included or omitted from the list.  At least it
>
> is fun to imagine why and why not about so many birders
>
> you know.
>
>
>
> The extensive list of birding places have probably
>
> missed a number of worthy locations which have been overlooked.
>
> However,  the authors probably have their own reasons for what
>
> was included whether they have a good reason, a bad reason or
>
> no reason at all.
>
>
>
> A case to consider is that while the book will well serve you
>
> as an index to most of the best records published in
>
> *The Migrant*, the English name index in the back will not.
>
>
>
> The English name index certainly should be considered for
>
> review by the authors.  This writer did not find any names
>
> in the index that appeared on the page numbers listed.
>
>
>
> While the species accounts in the front are in taxonomic
>
> order and not alphabetical, they appear to be correctly
>
> listed to the page numbers.
>
>
>
> None of this should distract from the six long years of
>
> hard work and long hours the authors have invested.
>
>
>
> We should say thank you to them for a “job well done.”
>
> Everyone should be proud of you and your book.
>
>
>
> This writer has been proud to have it in his library this
>
> week and will for years and years to come.
>
>
>
> Wallace Coffey
>
> Bristol, TN
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
Subject: About the new book: Birds of Tennessee
From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey AT tricon.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:52:48 -0400
cover new birds of tennessee.jpg

 

We are excited and happy to have an additional reference

book for birds found in Tennessee.  Scott Somershoe and Chris

Sloan have assembled  a valuable and wonderful edition

for our enjoyment and reference.  We owe them a big thanks.

 

As the authors explain, "In many respect, this work is a

successor to John Robinson's Annotated Checklist of the

Birds of Tennessee, which, although published in 1990, has

remained an invaluable reference."

 

This most recent book is largely what the authors note

are "all records" published through volume 83 of The Migrant,

in addition to select records that are in publication.  Many other

records are from those published in North American Birds

and from a review of  the database of the Tennessee

National Wildlife Refuge's waterfowl surveys.  

 

Some birders may wonder about excellent finds they were a

part of or know about that do not appear in the book.  Mostly

that is because those birds are supposedly not published in

The Migrant or not submitted to the state records committee.

Many do not fall within the seasons, maximum counts or

simple number or records listed for a species.

 

Several records appear in the species account which are cited

only with an observer's initial and noted as "unpublished data."

Some records are cited with the observer's initial and

noted as "pers. comm."  The style is variable.

 

Some birders, new to the hobby and science of birds,

may have little or no exposure to Robinson's 1990 book and may

not understand it was not a picture book and likewise the new

book has no pictures.  

 

The new book is an annotated checklist but it doesn't say so on

the front cover or spine.  The authors are up front inside and on 

the back with the full title: Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated 

Checklist.  This book may become known simply as the

"Birds of Tennessee" which will not be a surprise to many.

 

Such books usually reflect the views of the authors and those

who helped assemble and edit the contents.  In this edition

there is some departure from records of the Tennessee Bird

Records Committee.  The authors explain their thinking and the 

merits they believe are important which all of us can digest 

for ourselves.

 

A few curious thoughts include the fact a long list of

observers are included and, if my memory is correct,  there

is little about the basis for listing the birders'

names included or omitted from the list.  At least it

is fun to imagine why and why not about so many birders

you know.

 

The extensive list of birding places have probably

missed a number of worthy locations which have been overlooked.

However,  the authors probably have their own reasons for what 

was included whether they have a good reason, a bad reason or 

no reason at all.  

 

A case to consider is that while the book will well serve you

as an index to most of the best records published in

The Migrant, the English name index in the back will not.

 

The English name index certainly should be considered for

review by the authors.  This writer did not find any names

in the index that appeared on the page numbers listed.  

 

While the species accounts in the front are in taxonomic 

order and not alphabetical, they appear to be correctly

listed to the page numbers.  

 

None of this should distract from the six long years of

hard work and long hours the authors have invested.

 

We should say thank you to them for a "job well done."

Everyone should be proud of you and your book.

 

This writer has been proud to have it in his library this

week and will for years and years to come.

 

Wallace Coffey

Bristol, TN

 

 

 

 
Subject: LAST MINUTE (see note) KTOS Field Trip Announcement: Sequatchie Valley; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Other Species
From: "Jay Sturner" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "flowerpetalsonthecreek@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:14:19 +0000 (UTC)
Where: Sequatchie Valley, Bledsoe County
When: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 8:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. (CT)
Leaders: Clyde Blum, Starr Klein, and Jay Sturner
Contact info: Jay Sturner, 865-244-7819, 
flowerpetalsonthecreek(at)yahoo(dot)com 

 
This just in! The nice folks at the Chattanooga Chapter of TOS have kindly 
offered to take a group of KTOS birders to see Scissor-tailed Flycatchers in 
Bledsoe County! Trust me, this will be an experience you won't wanna miss. So 
join us for a field trip to see one of the most majestic birds Tennessee has to 
offer. I promise it will be well worth getting up early for! (Sorry for the 
last minute plans. I contacted the organization just a few days ago, and as it 
turns out, Saturday is the most convenient day for them to take us around.***) 

 
We will meet at the McDonald's in Pikeville no later than 8:00 a.m. Eastern 
Time (note: Pikeville is in Central Time; it will be 7:00 there). From there we 
will hit a few hot spots in Bledsoe County, then travel through Sequatchie 
Valley to Dunlap and end up at the Cookie Jar Café by lunchtime. Other species 
we may see include Eurasian Collared-Dove, Dickcissel, Grasshopper Sparrow, and 
Blue Grosbeak, among others. 

 
*** Due to this announcement being last minute, I would like to mention that, 
upon request, I will gladly REPEAT this field trip at a later date for those 
who cannot attend this one. I've not been to the area before, but after 
Saturday I should know my way around. 

 
This is a free event. No RSVP required, and you do not have to be a member of 
KTOS to attend. See you there! 

 
McDonald's (1-1/2 to 2 hours from Knoxville, depending on where you live)
3878 Main St (aka Hwy 127)
Pikeville, TN 37367
 
 
Posted by Jay Sturner
KTOS Field Trip Coordinator
Knoxville
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Subject: Results of KTOS field trip: Indigo Buntings and Sunflowers
From: "Jay Sturner" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "flowerpetalsonthecreek@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:34:28 +0000 (UTC)
The Sunrise Jay Walk (Indigo Buntings and Sunflowers) at Forks of the River WMA 
in Knox Co. last Saturday was a splendid outing. Here's what co-leader Jimmy 
Tucker had to say about it: 

 
"Great walk this morning lead by Jay Sturner. We had a fantastic couple hours 
of birding, with 47 total species identified. Highlights were a pair of black 
crowned night herons, osprey, bald eagle, female orchard oriole, northern 
parula, massive amounts of Indigo Buntings, Goldfinches, & Cardinals. Here are 
a couple shots we snapped along the way." 

 
Many thanks to Jimmy and everyone else that came along!
(Here's our eBird checklist from the hike: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24223993) 

 
Jay Sturner
KTOS Field Trip Coordinator
Knoxville
Subject: Upcoming NTOS Field Trip
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:04:02 +0000 (UTC)
  This Saturday, July 18th, the NTOS will be birding Bowie Nature Park in 
Fairview (7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview, TN 37062). We will be meeting in the 
parking lot beside the restrooms at 7:00 A.M., and then we'll take the Loblolly 
Loop Trail (a distance of approximately 1.5 miles). Red-headed Woodpeckers are 
abundant breeders at this park, and Pine and Yellow-throated Warblers can be 
heard singing along the trails. This walk will only last the morning, but you 
are welcome to bring snacks and drinks if you wish. Please bring bug spray 
since we will be walking through mostly woods. For more information about Bowie 
Nature Park, visit www.bowiepark.org. Directions from Nashville: From I-40 West 
(towards Memphis), take exit 182 for TN-96/Fairview/Dickson. Turn right onto 
Highway 96 N/TN-96 and travel approximately 4.5 miles. Merge onto Fairview 
Blvd/TN-100. Travel 1.5 miles, then turn right at the park's entrance at Bowie 
Lake Road. The parking lot beside the restrooms is about 0.5 mile on your right 
after entering the park. 

Hope to see you there!
Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TNwww.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com 
Subject: Black-crowned Night-Heron at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co.
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:31:50 -0500
7-16-2015

I walked just the road this morning at Radnor Lake and found an adult
Black-crowned Night-Heron at the east end. I hadn't been there for a while,
so don't know how long it's been there. They are uncommon at Radnor. Also
enjoyed were singing Wood Thrushes at the east end and a Summer Tanager
that sang the whole time I was there. At least one, maybe two, Red-headed
Woodpeckers were near the point on the north side of the lake. Lots of Wood
Ducks, Canada Geese, 2 Green Herons, 2 Great Blue Herons, 4 Cormorants,
Rough-winged Swallows, Pewee, Phoebe, Acadian Flycatcher, Great Crested
Flycatcher, and 2 Kingbirds.

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: And the 100th Anniversary celebration continues...
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:09:05 -0500
Good Evening TN-birders
  The 100th Anniversary celebration continues with our TOS Fall meeting in
Nashville on October 2-4th.
The information and the official registration form has not yet been posted
on the TOS website HOWEVER, the summer edition of the Warbler has been
posted there and within that publication you can find the official
registration form including information on ordering a commemorative t-shirt
and/or a TOS coffee mug both sporting the new TOS Logo.

Please note that in order to have the t-shirts and mugs AT the Fall meeting
we have to get them ordered by the second week in September so there is a
September 8th deadline for getting orders sent to Susan Hollyday.

I invite you to click on this link
http://www.tnbirds.org/downloads/warbleraug15.pdf  go to page 2 and get
registered for the TOS Fall weekend and Anniversary Party in Nashville in
October!!

 And as always if you have any questions please dont hesitate to holler!!

We hope to see you there!!!

<")
  ( \
  / |`   Cyndi Routledge
Southeastern Avian Research
Specializing in Winter Hummingbird banding
1515 N. Willow Bend Court
Clarksville, TN  37043
931-206-3517

Subject: CORRECTION for KTOS field trip
From: "Jay Sturner" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "flowerpetalsonthecreek@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:29:32 +0000 (UTC)
The correct date for the Brian Hann's Farm/Bike Trails field trip in Knoxville 
is July, not June, 30th. 


Sorry about that.

Jay Sturner
KTOS Field Trip Coordinator
Knoxville
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Subject: KTOS Field Trip Announcement: Brian Hann's Farm/Bike Trails
From: "Jay Sturner" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "flowerpetalsonthecreek@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:23:29 +0000 (UTC)
Where: Brian Hann's Farm/Bike Trails (South Knoxville)
When: Thursday, June 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Leaders: Karen Fletcher and Tony King, 865-988-6172 (home)

We will meet in the Ijam's Nature Center parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and drive to 
Karen Fletcher's home. For directions to Ijams, see 
http://ijams.org/find-ijams/directions/. This is the site we first explored 
October, 2012. The area consists of several farms that connect forming 300 
acres including Karen's. The land contains cedar thickets, old growth trees, 
meadows, creeks, springs, caves, and sinkholes with lots of undergrowth. Come 
out and see what breeds in this area. 


This is a free event. No RSVP required, and you do not have to be a member of 
KTOS to attend. 


* * *

Posted by Jay Sturner
KTOS Field Trip Coordinator
Knox County, TN   
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                          Rosedale, VA
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Subject: Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated Checklist/ ABA Hooded Cranes article
From: "Kevin A. Calhoon" <kac AT tennis.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:16:12 -0400
I had the opportunity to see the manuscript and help a little with some
comments,  etc. on Chris and Scott's book and am looking forward to the
finished, published product.  It was excellent and will be a very useful
tool and just a very interesting read.  They did a fantastic job!  The
sheer amount of information they sorted through and made useable was
very impressive.

 

I also wanted to thank Chris Sloan for all of his work for the TBRC on
the recent Hooded Crane article in ABA Birding this month.  He basically
rewrote the article into an acceptable, clear form (much better than the
way we received it) which I felt was very effective.  Check it out when
you get a chance.

 

Kevin Calhoon

Assistant Curator of Forests

Tennessee Aquarium

423-785-4070

 
Subject: bird bath raptor - GH Owl
From: richard connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:30:33 -0500
Seems like this time each year I find some larger bird using the bird bath,
Cooper's Hawk several years, and Red-tailed Hawk once. And I've seen Great
Horned Owl in the bath pre-dawn, but this afternoon about 6PM there was one
bathing in daylight, so I got a few photos,
not very sharp as they were taken thru storm windows ( I was inside keeping
cool).
A couple posted here:
http://www.pbase.com/rconnorsnaturephoto/image/160732704
http://www.pbase.com/rconnorsnaturephoto/image/160732705

Richard Connors
Nashville TN Davidson Co.
Subject: Oops!
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:30:53 -0500
What I meant to say in the meeting announcement was that we are CONTINUING
to meet at Warner Park Nature Center this monthNTOS Monthly meeting,
Thursday, July 16th, 7:00 pm.

My apologies for the typo and the repeat announcement.

<")
  ( \
  / |`   Cyndi Routledge
           Program Chair

Subject: NTOS Meeting THURSDAY, JULY 16th
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:26:32 -0500
Evening!
  Just a reminder that the monthly meeting of the Nashville Chapter of TOS
will be this THURSDAY, JULY 16th at 7:00 pm.  Please NOTE that we are coming
to meet at Warner Park Nature Center due to the construction at Radnor Lake
Visitors Center.  
Our program for the evening will be presented by former Chattanooga TOS
President, David Stone.  For 33 years David has been the course
Superintendent at the world renowned Honors Golf Course in Ooltewah, TN and
through his work and dedication Honors was the first golf course recognized
by Audubon International for conservation and preservation of wildlife
habitat.  During Davids continuing tenure at the golf course hes seen many
interesting, odd and always amazing acts of nature.  Please join NTOS in
welcoming David to learn about the ongoing work being done at the Honors
Course and hear the tales of birds, nature and golf.
See you on Thursday!!
  
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           NTOS Program Chair

Subject: Re: Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated Checklist
From: Lyda Phillips <lydap AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:49:19 -0500
Congratulations!

Lyda Phillips
(301) 518-7538 (cell)
www.lydaphillips.com
writerworking.blogspot.com/


From: csloan1973 AT gmail.com
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:22:01 -0500
Subject: [TN-Bird] Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated Checklist
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org

Scott Somershoe and I are proud to announce that Birds of Tennessee: A New 
Annotated Checklist has just been published. At the bottom of this message, 
I've provided a link to the book on Amazon.com. 

This project has been nearly six years in the making, and we are indebted to a 
number of folks for their generous assistance. All of these folks are thanked 
in the book (and will receive a free copy) but we also want to publicly thank 
them here. 

For reviewing and providing comments and
suggestions to drafts of this manuscript: Michael Bierly, Kevin Calhoon, Dean
Edwards, David Kirschke, Mike Todd, Mark Greene, Brainard Palmer-Ball, and Rick
Knight.  In particular, the latter three
individuals  Mark Greene, Brainard Palmer-Ball, and Rick Knight  devoted a
significant amount of time to providing thoughtful, detailed comments,
suggestions, edits, and additional records, all of which significantly shaped
and improved the project.
For permitting us to use his beautiful photo on the cover: Ed Schneider.
For granting us access to TN NWR's waterfowl survey database: Robert Wheat.
We also plan to release a mobile app version of the book later this year, so 
please send us feedback and corrections to birdsoftennessee AT gmail.com. 


Amazon Link: 
http://www.amazon.com/Birds-Tennessee-New-Annotated-Checklist/dp/1507815751/ 

Chris Sloan
Nashville, TN
http://www.chrissloanphotography.com
 		 	   		  
Subject: Birds of Tennessee: A New Annotated Checklist
From: Chris Sloan <csloan1973 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:22:01 -0500
Scott Somershoe and I are proud to announce that *Birds of Tennessee: A New
Annotated Checklist* has just been published.  At the bottom of this
message, I've provided a link to the book on Amazon.com.

This project has been nearly six years in the making, and we are indebted
to a number of folks for their generous assistance. All of these folks are
thanked in the book (and will receive a free copy) but we also want to
publicly thank them here.

For reviewing and providing comments and suggestions to drafts of this
manuscript: Michael Bierly, Kevin Calhoon, Dean Edwards, David Kirschke,
Mike Todd, Mark Greene, Brainard Palmer-Ball, and Rick Knight.  In
particular, the latter three individuals – Mark Greene, Brainard
Palmer-Ball, and Rick Knight – devoted a significant amount of time to
providing thoughtful, detailed comments, suggestions, edits, and additional
records, all of which significantly shaped and improved the project.

For permitting us to use his beautiful photo on the cover: Ed Schneider.

For granting us access to TN NWR's waterfowl survey database: Robert Wheat.

We also plan to release a mobile app version of the book later this year,
so please send us feedback and corrections to birdsoftennessee AT gmail.com.

Amazon Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Birds-Tennessee-New-Annotated-Checklist/dp/1507815751/

Chris Sloan
Nashville, TN
http://www.chrissloanphotography.com
Subject: Sequatchie Valley Scissor-tails
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 21:21:59 -0600
On a trip this morning through the Sequatchie Valley, Bledsoe Co., with
Chattanooga TOS we found 8 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, including one on a
nest and one carrying nesting material. Another nice find was a cooperative
and vocal Dickcissel.

A great morning of birding with a great group of people!

Susan McWhirter
McMinnville, TN
Subject: Broad-winged Hawk at Beaman Park, Davidson Co.
From: Jonathan Gendzier <jonathan.m.gendzier AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:38:48 -0500
I was driving down the steep hill from the Highland trailhead at Beaman
Park this morning around 8:50, and stopped to look at what I thought for a
moment was a crow flapping around just off the road, about mid-level in the
smallish trees there. Turned out to be a Broad-winged Hawk, which I take to
have been immature because of its relative lack of barring below. It stared
right at us for a few moments, then flew to a new perch, where it gave its
high-pitched two-note whistle several times.


Jonathan Gendzier

Nashville

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Subject: White Ibis in Sullivan County, TN 10 July 2015
From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey AT tricon.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:40:15 -0400
White Ibis Paddle Creek Pond 10 July 2015 Wallace Coffey.jpg

 
Photo by Wallace Coffey

 

An immature White Ibis kicked off the wading bird season at

Paddle Creek Pond in eastern Sullivan County, TN Friday, 10 July 2015.

I found the bird as it was feeding in the grass along the shore between 

the duck blind and road.  At 2:55 p.m. it took flight towards the dam, 

circled very high and departed towards the river.  This is a rare summer 

species for Northeast Tennessee with only a few records for June or July.  

 

Wallace Coffey

Bristol, TN 

 

 

 

 
Subject: LAST MINUTE KTOS Field Trip: Indigo Buntings and Sunflowers (photographers welcome!)
From: "Jay Sturner" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "flowerpetalsonthecreek@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:02:37 +0000 (UTC)
Where: Forks of the River WMA (up the road from Ijams Nature Center), Knoxville
When: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Leaders: Jay Sturner and Jimmy Tucker
Contact info: Jay Sturner, 865-244-7819, 
flowerpetalsonthecreek(at)yahoo(dot)com 

 
Join us for a Jay Walk (an impromptu, supplemental KTOS event) to experience 
the splendor of the sunflowers at Forks of the River WMA. There's a small 
chance of early showers, but no chance that the dawn chorus won't be vibrant 
and inspiring, or that the Indigo Buntings won't be flitting through the yellow 
fields. July is slow for birding, but we still expect to see upwards of 40 
species, including Osprey, Bald Eagle, Green Heron, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Blue Grosbeak, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-breasted 
Chat, and Field Sparrow, among others. 

 
Meet in the parking lot at the end of McClure Lane a few minutes before 6:30 
a.m. This will be a short, slow-paced walk, and we will stop often to admire 
the sunflowers. Photographers, as always, are encouraged to join us. 

 
For directions, see the TN Watchable Wildlife site at 
http://www.tnwatchablewildlife.org/watchareadetails.cfm?uid=10032816101792223®ion=Forks_of_the_River_WMA&statearea=East_Tennessee 

 
This is a free event. No RSVP required, and you do not have to be a member of 
KTOS to attend. 

 
* * *
 
Gold 'n' Blue Sunrise
by Jay Sturner
 
On glistening sunflowers,
In ghosts of morning mist,
Whistle-buzzy buntings
Set the pace of my day.
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Subject: sapsuckers & siskins
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:43:15 -0400
10 Jul 2015
Roan Mtn, Carter Co
mid-way up mountain at site known locally as Hummingbird Hill

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 2 juveniles, at site where adults were seen in June
Pine Siskin - 10+, at feeders

Both are fairly regular local breeders.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Mississippi Kites, Clarksville
From: "Stefan Woltmann" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "harpagus@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:14:34 -0500
This morning around 9am my wife called me to tell me she saw 3 Mississippi 
Kites in Clarksville (Montgomery Co.). 


Specific location: Madison St., wooded area between Warfield and the Walgreens 
to the west. 


Best birding,

Stefan

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Subject: Black-crowned Night Heron
From: Rick Phillips <sunfish0501 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:01:41 -0400
July 10, 2015
S. Fork Holston River
Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport, Sullivan County

Black-crowned Night Heron (1 adult and 1 immature) on the greenbelt below
Netherland Inn.


-- 
Rick Phillips
Kingsport, Tennessee
Subject: LA waterthrush
From: Durwood Edwards <durwoode AT hughes.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:12:05 -0500
Davidson County. 

Louisiana waterthrush was drinking from the birdbath on my deck railing this 
morning. Then climbed up tube arm holding the suet feeder, doing his tail 
bobbing dance all the way. 


Durwood Edwards

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Subject: Re: Crow marauders
From: Tom Howe <blountbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 18:14:05 -0400
I read that calendula marigolds are high in antioxidants. They are spicy
and good for fighting cancer, especially breast cancer. Of course birds.....
Tom

On Thursday, July 9, 2015, Lynne Davis  wrote:

> My mother, who lives in Suwanee, Georgia, in Gwinnett County near Atlanta,
> had been noticing marigolds missing from her plants. She though it was
> rabbits. Yesterday, she watched as several crows swooped down and plucked
> the flowers from the plants, almost without landing. The crow flew to a
> nearby branch and ate the flower.
>
> Lynne Davis
> Seymour, Sevier County
>
Subject: Crow marauders
From: Lynne Davis <lynnedavis865 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:24:07 -0400
My mother, who lives in Suwanee, Georgia, in Gwinnett County near Atlanta,
had been noticing marigolds missing from her plants. She though it was
rabbits. Yesterday, she watched as several crows swooped down and plucked
the flowers from the plants, almost without landing. The crow flew to a
nearby branch and ate the flower.

Lynne Davis
Seymour, Sevier County
Subject: Birding Magazine: "Hooded Crane" article
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2015 08:35:58 -0500
I just received my latest issue of "Birding" from the ABA. In it
is an excellent article by John Kendall, Mark Brogie, and our
own Kevin Calhoon, the chairs of the Indiana, Nebraska, and
Tennessee bird records committees, respectively, who addressed and
countered the various points made by the ABA Checklist Committee
in their decision to reject the Hooded Crane from inclusion in the
ABA Checklist. Also included were 2 great photos from Dec. 2011
of the crane at Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge by another TN birder,
Mike O'Malley. I found the article very informative and well worth 
reading by all.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Sightings Report, Tues 7 July 2015, The Pits and Allen Steam Plant/TVA Ash ponds, Memphis, Shelby County
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 22:55:46 -0500
Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, Tennessee, US
Jul 7, 2015 4:35 PM - 4:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Initial stop prior to going into the pits.
9 species
Canada Goose  9
Mallard  5
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Killdeer  6
Least Sandpiper 35 First big "Group" seen this summer on their way back south. 

Least Tern 56 Mississippi River still way up and hasn't crested yet so there 
are no sandbars. Don't know if last weeks nests made it through the heavy 
rainstorms since it looked like the water level was up on the north side 
mud/sand flat. Alot of birds resting and others actively feeding. 

Mourning Dove  7
Barn Swallow  2
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24198359 


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

Jul 7, 2015 4:55 PM - 6:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: 91 degrees late afternoon sun in the western sky as a good backdrop 
to some birding down at "The Pits", Breezey 5 knots. Shorebirds slowlymaking 
their way back south on their fall run. 

25 species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 53 only one set of ducklings so far seen, small 
group of 4 that are about 3-4 weeks old. 

Canada Goose  9
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  21
Northern Shoveler 2 Seen in the Central lagoon area hanging out with some 
mallards, and Black Bellies. 

Northern Bobwhite 2 At first heard one calling and I started to whistle back at 
him several times back and forth. Thought he was in the tall grass, but I 
looked up and here he comes running down the gravel trail. Got him to come to 
within 6 feet of the Van before he got tired of looking at the tires. 

Turkey Vulture  1
Black-necked Stilt 29 Four sitting on nest, saw a pair of adults with three 
brand new chicks not more than two days old trying to walk on the crud. These 
are the only chicks other than one other brood seen several weeks ago. 

Killdeer  8
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Mourning Dove  17
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
American Kestrel  2
Barn Swallow  12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  150
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow-breasted Chat  3
Northern Cardinal  3
Blue Grosbeak  2
Indigo Bunting  9
Dickcissel  28
Red-winged Blackbird  55
Eastern Meadowlark  4
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24198323 



John "Jay" Walko
Collierville, TN
www.pbase.com/jwalko



Subject: Oops!
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 20:51:27 -0400
TN-birders,

Sorry. The previous post from us forgot to mention that Eagle Bend fish 
hatchery is in Anderson County, on the east side of Clinton. 


Mea culpa,

Ron Hoff
Clinton, TN
Subject: Black Tern/Eagle Bend hatchery
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 20:31:48 -0400
TN-birders,

Dollyann & I got a call from the hatchery manager, Mike Smith, saying he 
thought he had a Black Tern flying around the hatchery. We were in the car 
anyway, and despite having birded out there just a couple of hours earlier, we 
went back to the hatchery around noon. 


We drove all around the hatchery and waited for about 30 minutes but we did NOT 
see the tern. Also noted were 5 Great Egrets flying over the river (we had none 
in the morning), and a lone American Coot (the first we’ve had there since 
this spring; we didn’t see this one in the morning either). 


No shorebirds to report yet, but there are nice wet areas in several ponds that 
could hold shorebirds when they start coming back through our area, which 
should hopefully be in a couple of weeks. 


Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Fish Crow in Johnson City
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 13:26:15 -0400
7 Jul 2015
Johnson City, TN

While taking my daily walk around the neighborhood I heard the
clear & repeated nasal, double-noted ("unh-uh") call of a Fish Crow.
I listened to it for several minutes, then continued home.  I have not
heard it since.

This call is very different from the high pitched calls of juvenile
Am. Crows, of which I've been hearing for several weeks. According
to all the literature that I've read this call is definitive for Fish Crow.

While Fish Crows have been expanding their range in recent years,
this was a most unexpected occurrence. To my knowledge, the nearest
populations are in the Knoxville area in Tenn & across the mountains
in western NC.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Louisiana Waterthrush, Black and White, Dickcissels at Seven Islands
From: Morton Massey <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 12:43:19 -0400
Today, 7/8/15, at Seven Islands State Birding Park in Knox County, 57 species. 


The pair of Dickcissels continue. Female may be neat building. She continues to 
go into a location out in the field as if she is going to a nest. No food or 
nesting material was seen. Male continues to fly around a lot and sings 
frequently 


A Louisiana Waterthrush showed up along the drainage ditch above and below 
Wayne's pond. A black and white warbler was feeding in the same area. 


Moron Massey
Knoxville. 

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Subject: Wading bird concentration Haywood County
From: Bob Ford <editorthemigrant AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2015 08:51:51 -0400
Small wetland on Hwy 70 at Hatchie River Haywood County this morning (July
7): Great Egrets 47, Little Blue Heron 14, Great Blue Heron 21, plus 16
White Pelicans.

Bob Ford
Haywood County TN
Subject: KTOS Field Trip Announcement: Monthly Seven Islands State Birding Park Walk
From: "Jay Sturner" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "flowerpetalsonthecreek@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 23:27:23 +0000 (UTC)
Where: Seven Islands State Birding Park, Knox County
When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Leaders: Jay Sturner, 865-244-7819, flowerpetalsonthecreek(at)yahoo(dot)com and 
TBA 

 
Meet at the main parking lot at the entrance of the park. This is a monthly 
walk held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and is open to all birders. Many 
species from a variety of habitats will be seen. 

 
This is a free event. No RSVP required, and you do not have to be a member of 
KTOS to attend. 

 
Additional info and directions to Seven Islands: 
http://www.tnbirds.org/birdfinding/SevenIslands.htm 

 
* * *
 
With Thanks to the Field Sparrow, Whose Voice is So Delicate and Humble
by Mary Oliver
 
I do not live happily or comfortably
With the cleverness of our times.
The talk is all about computers,
The news is all about bombs and blood.
This morning, in the fresh field,
I came upon a hidden nest.
It held four warm, speckled eggs.
I touched them.
Then went away softly,
Having felt something more wonderful
Than all the electricity of New York City.
 
* * *
 
Jay Sturner
KTOS Field Trip Coordinator
Knox County 
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Subject: Re: Warner Park tonight
From: <ifihadastick AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 14:14:14 +0000
Ashley,


Warner Parks is where I found my first Kentucky warbler as well :). 


Regarding your sighting of Bobolink. Are you sure you didn't find red-wing 
blackbirds? Bobolink's breeding range is well north of here. 



Thanks, 


Joshua Stevenson

Nashville


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From: Ashley Heeney

Sent: Sunday, July 5, 11:08 PM

Subject: [TN-Bird] Warner Park tonight

To: Tn Bird List



I went to Warner Park, Nashville, Davidson County, tonight July 15, 2015 at sun 
down with my camera to try to see the Kentucky Warbler again.  



I went back to the same spot by the stream, East of the Natchez Trace 
trailhead, and heard it immediately. 



I never use bird songs or devices to "trick" birds to come closer, but it was 
getting dark and I really wanted to see it and determine if a possible nest was 
close by. I heard wren like sounds coming from the ground and the Warbler was 
close to that area, making his agitated sound. I then played the call song (via 
Cornell's All About Birds page) from my smartphone and for a good half hour it 
flew close around me, once flying so close to my shoulder that I felt air from 


his wingbeat. I had walked about 50 feet through the water to observe him. Each 
time he'd go to where I heard the wren-like sounds, he'd make his agitated 
sound, then fly around and land on the stream bank and up to a low branch. I 
continued to hear other sounds of the Kentucky Warbler but other than the male 
close to am guessing there is a nest to the North of the steam. 



(This was my first life warbler as a kid at Radnor Lake so it has special 
meaning to me.) 



I then walked the road between the Nature Center and Natchez trailhead, all the 
cars were gone from the parking lot, and birds started to land on the drive in 
front of me: 



Indigo Buntings 

Bluebirds 

Bobolinks 

Field Sparrows 


And then in the grassy area by the meadow - Grasshopper Sparrows 'sneaking' 
around in the grass, Phoebe, Goldfinch, of course Tree Swallows, a Red Tail 
Hawk in flight, Black and Turkey Vultures, Eastern Towhee, possible Blue 
Grosbeak - it was getting dark . . . (and a family of rabbits, many frogs and 
toads, five species of Butterfly, cool insects scouring the blooming Prairie 
plants), but I am tempted to go back at dusk tomorrow with a camping chair and 
watch the "show" again! 



Ashley Heeney 

Nashville 

Davidson County 


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Subject: Warner Park tonight
From: "Ashley Heeney" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "acheeney@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2015 23:07:33 -0500
I went to Warner Park, Nashville, Davidson County, tonight July 15, 2015 at sun 
down with my camera to try to see the Kentucky Warbler again. 


I went back to the same spot by the stream, East of the Natchez Trace 
trailhead, and heard it immediately. 


I never use bird songs or devices to "trick" birds to come closer, but it was 
getting dark and I really wanted to see it and determine if a possible nest was 
close by. I heard wren like sounds coming from the ground and the Warbler was 
close to that area, making his agitated sound. I then played the call song (via 
Cornell's All About Birds page) from my smartphone and for a good half hour it 
flew close around me, once flying so close to my shoulder that I felt air from 

his wingbeat. I had walked about 50 feet through the water to observe him. Each 
time he'd go to where I heard the wren-like sounds, he'd make his agitated 
sound, then fly around and land on the stream bank and up to a low branch. I 
continued to hear other sounds of the Kentucky Warbler but other than the male 
close to am guessing there is a nest to the North of the steam. 


(This was my first life warbler as a kid at Radnor Lake so it has special 
meaning to me.) 


I then walked the road between the Nature Center and Natchez trailhead, all the 
cars were gone from the parking lot, and birds started to land on the drive in 
front of me: 


Indigo Buntings
Bluebirds
Bobolinks
Field Sparrows

And then in the grassy area by the meadow - Grasshopper Sparrows 'sneaking' 
around in the grass, Phoebe, Goldfinch, of course Tree Swallows, a Red Tail 
Hawk in flight, Black and Turkey Vultures, Eastern Towhee, possible Blue 
Grosbeak - it was getting dark . . . (and a family of rabbits, many frogs and 
toads, five species of Butterfly, cool insects scouring the blooming Prairie 
plants), but I am tempted to go back at dusk tomorrow with a camping chair and 
watch the "show" again! 


Ashley Heeney 
Nashville
Davidson County 

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Subject: Warner Park sightings
From: "Ashley Heeney" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "acheeney@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2015 09:00:30 -0500
Good morning,

Highlights at sunrise (around 6:20) this morning (July 4) at Warner Park, 
Davidson County off Nature Center entrance: 


Male (adult) Kentucky Warbler 'hopping' along stream bank just East of Natchez 
Trace Trailhead, off the blue Harpeth River Trail, giving agitated 
vocalization. 


It flew West and I then heard his traditional song. 

On paved trail above the trailhead, observed a female (adult) Summer Tanager 
singing and then a male (adult Summer Tanger joined her on the same branch. 


Ashley Heeney
Nashville
Davidson County


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