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Virginia Rail,©David Sibley

19 Apr Yard birds []
18 Apr Guild Trail Migrants [Clint Ball ]
18 Apr Results of Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center bird walk (Hamilton County) ["Kevin A. Calhoon" ]
18 Apr FOY Acadian Flycatcher, Cerulean - Cheatham Co. [Ed Schneider ]
18 Apr Cross Mt.- Cerulean Convocation [Bates Estabrooks ]
18 Apr Blue-winged Warbler at Frozen Head, Whip-poor-will's at Pickett ["Michael Hodge" ]
17 Apr Caspian Tern []
17 Apr Nuthatch [Susan Riley ]
17 Apr Dickscissel in Bedford Co West Rd this a.m. ~ 7:15 [R M J Turrentine ]
17 Apr Re: Lakeshore Park, Roane County [Carole Gobert ]
17 Apr Seven Islands visit [Hugh Barger ]
17 Apr Sharp's Ridge - 4/17 [Shane Williams ]
17 Apr Dogs and birds [van harris ]
17 Apr Migrants Arriving ["Durwood Edwards" ]
17 Apr Re: FOS migrants in Davidson Co. [Ed Schneider ]
17 Apr FOS - Blue Grosbeak ["Georges McNeil" ]
17 Apr FOS migrants in Davidson Co. [Jan Shaw ]
17 Apr Big Day for shorebird conservation [Gaynell Perry ]
17 Apr A Rusty Blackbird word of THANKS!! [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
17 Apr Re: Finally! ROSE-breasted Grosbeak []
16 Apr FOS [van harris ]
16 Apr Finally! Red-breasted Grosbeak []
16 Apr Glossy Ibis in Lake Co. ["Mark Greene" ]
16 Apr Caspian Tern in Polk Co. [rick houlk ]
16 Apr Northern Parula in downtown Nashville ["Brust, Valerie" ]
16 Apr FOS MS Kite ["Georges McNeil" ]
16 Apr Storm birding Davidson and Wilson Counties continued [Stephen Zipperer ]
16 Apr Storm birding in Davidson and Wilson Counties. [Stephen Zipperer ]
16 Apr Chuck-will's-widows in Putnam County ["Janie" ]
16 Apr Swainson's Thrush FOY ["Tommie Rogers" ]
15 Apr New TOS documentary for the 100th anniversary [Daniel Shelton ]
15 Apr Sightings Report, Sunday 12 Apr 2015, Ensley Bottoms Area, Memphis, Shelby County [John Walko ]
15 Apr Eagleville birding this morning. [Stephen Zipperer ]
15 Apr Radnor Lake NTOS Wednesday Walk: 4/15 ["Jim Arnett" ]
15 Apr Semi-palmated Plover at OHB sod farms ["Jim Arnett" ]
14 Apr Swifts ["Ruth Luckado" ]
14 Apr Re: Mallard lays eggs on deck of float boat at South Holston Lake ["Kaye M. Fiorello" ]
14 Apr Migrants Today ["Tommie Rogers" ]
14 Apr Am Golden Plovers, Bells Bend ["fekel" ]
14 Apr American Golden Plover OHB sod farm ["Jim Arnett" ]
14 Apr White-winged Dove in Clarksville, TN [Jan Shaw ]
14 Apr Re: red-breasted woodpecker [Carol Williams ]
14 Apr FOS Dekalb County [Carol Williams ]
13 Apr Mallard lays eggs on deck of float boat at South Holston Lake ["Wallace Coffey" ]
13 Apr Ravens again nesting at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sullivan Co., TN ["BBC Net" ]
13 Apr Knoxville and Oak Ridge first-of-season birds - 4/13 [Shane Williams ]
13 Apr Fwd: eBird Report - Meeman-Shelby Forest SP, Apr 11, 2015 [Sam Lawson ]
13 Apr NTOS Spring Migration Walks at Radnor Lake State Natural Area [Kevin Bowden ]
13 Apr Memphis TOS Activities This Week [Judy Dorsey ]
13 Apr Spring birds ["Georges McNeil" ]
12 Apr Hamilton County BW Hawk and Warblers []
12 Apr Greene County, TN [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
12 Apr Blackpoll Warblers [Sam Lawson ]
12 Apr FOY Baltimore Oriole ["Tommie Rogers" ]
12 Apr Yellow throated vireo [Durwood Edwards ]
12 Apr FOY birds [Rick Phillips ]
12 Apr Scarlet Tanager, Nashville Warbler at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co. [Jan Shaw ]
12 Apr FOY Ovenbird ["Chloe Walker" ]
12 Apr Warner Park Mossy Ridge Trail Birds [Kevin Bowden ]
12 Apr Rutherford Co [Stephen Zipperer ]
12 Apr FOY Blue Grosbeak [Chandler Hendrick ]
12 Apr Nashville Warbler [Chris Sloan ]
11 Apr American Bitterns, Perry County [birdchaserrws ]
11 Apr Yard Bird #153 [birdchaserrws ]
11 Apr Ten Islands, Douglas lake [Ronald Shrieves ]
11 Apr Cerulean, Blue-winged Warblers ["Tommie Rogers" ]
11 Apr Monthly NTOS meeting THIS Thursday [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
11 Apr FOS Blue-winged Warbler.. [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
11 Apr Greenway Banding ["Aborn, David" ]
11 Apr Radnor Lake Migrants, Davidson Co. [Jan Shaw ]
11 Apr Horned Larks- Bradley Co [JDC ]
11 Apr Tennessee Warbler in Murfreesboro ["Chloe Walker" ]
11 Apr Spotted Sandpiper at Snow Bunting Peninsula ["Jim Arnett" ]
11 Apr Birds at my Feeder [Durwood Edwards ]
10 Apr California birder visiting Chattanooga in early June [Thomas Miko ]
10 Apr Bedford and Coffee Co. birding. [Stephen Zipperer ]

Subject: Yard birds
From: <caroldenson1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:42:59 +0000

We worked in the yard all day long. During that time here are the birds we 
either saw or heard. 



Mourning Dove

Whip-poor-will (just now)

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Blue Jay

Tree Swallow (checking out a bluebird box)(FOS)

Carolina Chickadee (two nesting birds)

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren(nesting)

Eastern Bluebird (nesting)

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

European Starling (had to take down the purple martin boxes)

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Common Yellowthroat (FOS)

Eastern Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Indigo Bunting

Brown-headed Cowbird

House Finch

Pine Siskin (three came to feeder)

House Sparrow (nesting….but won’t be tomorrow!!!!)


Carol William

Smithville
Subject: Guild Trail Migrants
From: Clint Ball <clint.ball AT towerconstructionco.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:33:04 -0400
I birded guild trail late morning today with 30 species including several 
Scarlet Tanagers. Other highlights included summer tanagers, indigo buntings, a 
single blue grosbeak, several hooded warblers, one YB Sapsucker and a Nashville 
Warbler. 


 Clint 

  Tower Construction Co.
  2520 East 14th Street
  Chattanooga, TN 37404
  843.478.7763 cell | 423.629.0146 fax
Subject: Results of Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center bird walk (Hamilton County)
From: "Kevin A. Calhoon" <kac AT tennis.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:22:14 -0400
Twenty participants found 60 species a the foot of Lookout Mountain at
the Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center.  Highlights included:

 

 

9 species of warblers including

2 Blue-winged Warbler

1 Tennessee Warbler

4 Kentucky Warbler

3 Hooded Warbler

6 Yellow-throated Warbler

3 Common Yellowthroat

 

Other birds included

Indigo Bunting

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Late Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

6 Broad-winged Hawks

2 Barred Owl

 

 

Kevin Calhoon

Assistant Curator of Forests

Tennessee Aquarium

423-785-4070

 
Subject: FOY Acadian Flycatcher, Cerulean - Cheatham Co.
From: Ed Schneider <ed.schneider AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:06:28 -0500
I heard my first "hiccup" of the Spring, followed by a singing Cerulean warbler 
(file attached) near Narrows of the Harpeth S.P. this morning. 

Ed SchneiderDavidson Co. 		 	   		  
Subject: Cross Mt.- Cerulean Convocation
From: Bates Estabrooks <wgpu AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:07:03 -0400
Birded Mountain Rd. (west out of Caryville) to the highest mining bench before 
the road meets Tower Rd. Walked about 1/4 mile along the bench, around 11a. The 
area was hyperactive with singing Cerulean Warblers. I saw at least three near 
the bench gate and heard several more singing at that spot. I also heard a 
couple more along the bench. 

The bench also produced Kentucky Warbler, BTG Warbler and American Redstart, 
among others. 

The open area and pond north of newly named Goldenwing Mountain (36.290, 
-84.258) was very busy with different birds including many Hooded Warblers and 
Chestnut-sided Warblers. 

Bates EstabrooksAnderson County 		 	   		  
Subject: Blue-winged Warbler at Frozen Head, Whip-poor-will's at Pickett
From: "Michael Hodge" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "tennessee_wulff@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:47:21 +0000 (UTC)
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:00 PM Eastern


Frozen Head State Park Visitor Center, Morgan Co., TN

Spent about 30 minutes of my lunch break on the porch at the visitor center.

It was a little cool but pleasant. Cloudy, ≈65°F,≈75% Humidity, wind NW 5 
mph, ≈0.3" rain yesterday. Cold front moved through last 48 hours bringing 
rains and thunderstorms. 


2 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Chimney Swift
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 American Crow
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Foraging on poison Ivy.
1 Ovenbird
1 Louisiana Waterthrush


1 Blue-winged Warbler - Song was a "bee-buzz" described as an inhale-exhale 
rhythm. After searching I was finally able to locate the bird near the top of a 
tulip poplar. Through borrowed 12x25 binoculars I spotted the singer. Yellow 
underparts with no obvious markings. Identity based on song. This is a new bird 
for the park as well as a lifer for me! 



1 Hooded Warbler
2 American Redstart - A male has been attacking its reflection in an employee's 
vehicle window and mirror. Other birds in the area. 

2 Northern Cardinal - a male and female flew up into the rhododendron planted 
around the porch. Loud continuous chip notes. 


It turned out to be a very nice lunch break!



Also heard my first Whip-poor-will's for the year at Pickett State Park 
(Pickett Co., TN) this evening. 



Regards,

Michael Hodge
Allardt, Fentress Co., TN
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Subject: Caspian Tern
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:55:27 +0000 (UTC)
17 April 2015
Chester Frost County Park, Hamilton co., TN

This afternoon we had several Caspian Terns at the park.  We first
saw 3 of them from the first left turn as you enter the park.  They 
were down by the waters edge across the bay near the houses facing 
Hixson Pike.  After a brief few minutes they flew up toward the main 
boat launch ramp.  

Our final place to see them was up past the left turn to the ranger 
station but don't turn left as if going to the ranger station.  The 
next left turn is the one you want to make.  Park near shelter 3 and 
look across the lake to the far duck blind.  Someone has started a 
flimsy wooden structure here with a white door.  Just below this door 
is a tree that has fell over. The terns were standing on land under 
the tree that is under the white door.  We counted around 18 of them
at one time.  They were really far away but would fly in groups from
1 to 3 just over our heads so we could get a positive I D.

Jimmy & Cynthia Wilkerson
Hixson, Hamilton Co., TN
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Subject: Nuthatch
From: Susan Riley <susan_riley54 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:55:28 -0500
April 17, 2015

While looking for migrants at my backyard feeder late this afternoon, I see a 
White-breasted Nuthatch. This is FOS, maybe first in over a year! Strange since 
they aren't migrants but I'll take one anytime!! 


Susan Riley
Germantown
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Subject: Dickscissel in Bedford Co West Rd this a.m. ~ 7:15
From: R M J Turrentine <avocet1990 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:46:34 -0500
I have more FOS to report but have temporarily mislaid list...so will post
these later.
 Anyhow, 1st Dickscissel this am heard on West Rd near Wartrace TN Bedford
co

Melissa Turrentine
Bedford Co TN
John Sellars Lebanon TOS Chapter
Subject: Re: Lakeshore Park, Roane County
From: Carole Gobert <cpgobert AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:28:04 -0400
I finally made it back to this new park in Roane County this afternoon and as 
Ron noted, its name appears to have been changed. The Lakeshore Park sign was 
nowhere to be seen; the only signage that identified the area said TVA Swan 
Pond Recreation Area, so that is the new name for the hotspot. I really, really 
like this place. The best birds I saw were five Caspian Terns just across the 
river, lolling about on a sandbar and bathing and a yellow-throated warbler. I 
didn't count them but there must be about 50 nestboxes and most of them are 
occupied by Tree Swallows with Bluebirds occupying a few. Other highlights were 
13 Lesser Scaup and the rookery on "Shoreline Island". The trees are leafing 
out but I counted at least 65 Double-crested Cormorants on nests with at least 
8 Great Blue Heron nests among them. 


It's well worth the hassle to visit this spot, and by hassle I mean traffic 
jams due to construction on I-40 west. Westbound traffic is down to one lane in 
two locations, the first jam starts just after exit 362; I managed to avoid 
that one today by driving to Oak Ridge from west Knox County and taking Route 
58 to I-40. I couldn't avoid the second jam that began shortly after I got on 
40 but it wasn't too bad. Then there is the road construction near the steam 
plant. There was one location on Swan Pond Road and another on Swan Pond Circle 
where flagmen directed traffic onto one lane. So leave a little extra time for 
traveling if you're coming from the east. 


Carole Gobert, Knoxville

From: aves7000 AT bellsouth.net
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
Subject: [TN-Bird] Lakeshore Park, Roane County
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:32:01 -0400





TN-birders,
 
Dollyann & I went out to the Kingston Steam Plant area (Roane County) 
this morning to see what is happening with the area after years of work 
removing 

the fly ash that broke loose several years ago. The whole area has basically 
been off limits, especially to birders, for a long time. We were pleased to 
find 

that the narrow peninsula just north of the old fly ash area, called Swan Pond 
Recreation Area by TVA (and called Shoreline Park in eBird) is now open to the 
general public, and thus, birders. TVA has planted (and labeled) numerous trees 

on the peninsula and there are paved walking paths all around the park. You can 

go all the way out to a narrow point that affords a nice view of a large swath 
of the Emory River. This could be great for wintering waterfowl watching, with 
deeper water in the main channel off to the east, and maybe dabbling ducks in 
the shallower water off to the west. 
 
While there is limited habitat for a great diversity at the moment, over 
time this might turn out to be a pretty nice place to go birding. There are a 
few spruce/fir trees around and many pines that should attract migrants like 
Cape May warblers, etc. There is an island in the Emory River on the left side 
just as you enter the park near the first parking area on your right. We scoped 

the island (I could NOT find the name for this island in Google Maps, so I am 
naming it Shoreline Island for clarity) and found: 15 Great Blue Herons on 
nests; 13 Black-crowned Night-Herons in the trees and shrubs but could not find 

any nests; and 93 Double-crested Cormorants on nests and many more around. This 

is the largest concentration of cormorant nests that I know of in East TN. 
There 

are 2 active Osprey nests in the area also. One off the south end of Shoreline 
Island and another closer to the TVA former fly ash area to the west. Birds are 

sitting on both nests. 
 
Right now there are a lot of exposed muddy shorelines in the area, so it 
might be decent for shorebirds in the coming weeks. There is a nice, new 
bathroom at the end of the peninsula bordering the parking lot. Looks like this 

place may have some potential. There are also a few picnic tables around.
 
Great birding,
 
Ron Hoff and Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN    		 	   		  
Subject: Seven Islands visit
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:49:26 -0400
I made my first visit to Seven Islands Park in Knox County this morning and
observed several birds but not many varieties of migrants.
Sightings included:
at least 10 common yellowthroats singing in the lower fields
2 blue-gray gnatcatchers by the river
multiple field sparrows in the hedgerows
1 Savannah sparrow
a female Northern harrier coursing over the field at the Green House
multiple tree swallows
several meadow larks
3 wild turkey hens
a pair of palm warblers hanging out in a thicket
about 20 male towhees singing from high perches
1 black vulture perched on a power pole
10 heron nests in trees by the river with 6 great blue herons nearby
1 Eastern kingbird
No purple martins were seen at the martin house by the Green House


-
​Hugh Barger

​
Subject: Sharp's Ridge - 4/17
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:13:44 -0400
Sharp's Ridge (Knoxville) 10:30 - 1:15. Good activity east of overlook 
today.

Black-and-white warbler - 2-3
Black-throated green warbler - 4
Blue-winged warbler - 1  (FOS)
Cerulean warbler - 1  (FOS)
Hooded warbler- 1
Northern parula - 1
Pine warbler - 4
Prarie warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped warbler - many

Scarlet tanager - 1 male  (FOS)
Blue-headed vireo - 2
Red-eyed vireo - 3-4
Blue-gray gnatcatcher - 4-5
Ruby-crowned kinglet - 1
White-throated sparrow - 2

Red-tailed hawk - 3

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN




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Subject: Dogs and birds
From: van harris <shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:46:10 -0500
​Walking Paul (German Shepherd Dog) and James (Brittany) in our
neighborhood in nw Shelby County this afternoon, I found a Wild Turkey and
two Gray Catbirds (FOS).

Van Harris
Millington, TN
Subject: Migrants Arriving
From: "Durwood Edwards" <durwoode AT hughes.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:13:42 -0500
Beaman Park NW Davidson County 4/17/2015

 

FOS - Summer Tanager

FOS - Wood Thrush 

 

Durwood Edwards

Joelton TN
Subject: Re: FOS migrants in Davidson Co.
From: Ed Schneider <ed.schneider AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:08:29 -0500
I had a few firsts as well, best being three Blackburnian warblers singing near 
Narrows of the Harpeth SP. 

Ed SchneiderNashville, TN

Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:05:42 -0500
Subject: [TN-Bird] FOS migrants in Davidson Co.
From: jankshaw1 AT gmail.com
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org

4-17-2015
This morning in my yard I enjoyed my FOS House Wren, Great Crested Flycatcher 
and a gorgeous Hooded Warbler in the maple tree right in front of my swing. 

Jan ShawNashville, TN 		 	   		  
Subject: FOS - Blue Grosbeak
From: "Georges McNeil" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "mcneilg20@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:41:20 +0000 (UTC)
Today at about 11:30am, had an adult male Blue Grosbeak at my seed feeder. 
 Even on a gray day, the blue is still rich. 

Georges McNeilShelby County 
Subject: FOS migrants in Davidson Co.
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:05:42 -0500
4-17-2015

This morning in my yard I enjoyed my FOS House Wren, Great Crested
Flycatcher and a gorgeous Hooded Warbler in the maple tree right in front
of my swing.

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Big Day for shorebird conservation
From: Gaynell Perry <gcperry1 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:18:23 -0500
Good morning,

Many TN-birders have supported Delta Wind Birds shorebird conservation efforts 
and attended their workshops and field trips in the past. I just learned that 
their "Wing Nuts" birding team of Gene Knight, JR Rigby, and Jason Hoeksema are 
going to attempt to break the Big Day record (currently 175) for the state of 
Mississippi, sometime between April 23 and May 3, 2015. This means they will 
try to see/hear as many bird species as possible in the state of Mississippi 
during a single, midnight-to-midnight, 24-hour period. The exact date is 
uncertain right now because they are planning to watch the weather and conduct 
their Big Day attempt when the weather conditions are best for seeing migrating 
birds. 


You can help this event to raise money for migratory shorebird conservation. We 
are all aware that many migratory shorebirds are suffering declining population 
sizes, in part because they lack adequate stopover habitat during their arduous 
migrations. Your tax-deductible donation will help work with private landowners 
in the MS Delta to create habitat for migratory shorebirds in the context of a 
working agricultural landscape. If you can help by pledging an amount per 
species that they find, please see here: 

http://goo.gl/forms/JplL6tjTSY 

For an incredible example of shorebird migration, check out this cool short 
video about godwits: 

http://sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/Flight/Sci-Media/Video/The-longest-flight 
The Delta 


Thanks and good birding!

Gaynell Perry
Shelby County
Subject: A Rusty Blackbird word of THANKS!!
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:12:07 -0500
Dear TN-Birders!
   The Rusty Blackbird Blitz formally closed here in Tennessee two weeks ago
and I want to thank everyone for their participation in the 2015 Blitz!!
Through your efforts and volunteer spirit Tennessee submitted 122
checklists!  This information, in part, will better help the understanding
of this diminishing species.
This is the second year of a three-year Blitz, so I hope look forward to
your participation in the spring of 2016!
BRAVO!!

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Southeastern Avian Research
Specializing in Winter Hummingbird banding
1515 N. Willow Bend Court
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Subject: Re: Finally! ROSE-breasted Grosbeak
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:01:34 +0000 (UTC)
How embarrassing!  A ROSE-breasted Grosbeak.  I might keep waiting a while 
for the Red-breasted.  Kristy 


----- Original Message -----

From: kristybaker AT comcast.net 
To: "TN-birds"  
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:53:26 PM 
Subject: Finally!  Red-breasted Grosbeak 

Hello, 
  
After reading several emails that folks have seen Red-breasted Grosbeaks, I 
finally had one show up at the safflower feeder tonight.  Yea!  I still 
haven't seen an Indigo Bunting.  

  
Kristy Baker 
Rockvale, TN 
Rutherford County 
Subject: FOS
From: van harris <shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:41:22 -0500
Wood Thrush (FOS) singing in woods behind my house in nw Shelby County.

​Broad-winged Hawk (FOS) perched on wire behind Cineplanet in Atoka (Tipton
County).


Van Harris
Millington TN
Subject: Finally! Red-breasted Grosbeak
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:53:26 +0000 (UTC)
Hello, 
  
After reading several emails that folks have seen Red-breasted Grosbeaks, I 
finally had one show up at the safflower feeder tonight.  Yea!  I still 
haven't seen an Indigo Bunting.  

  
Kristy Baker 
Rockvale, TN 
Rutherford County 
Subject: Glossy Ibis in Lake Co.
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:53:57 +0000 (UTC)
April 15-16, 2015Robinson Bayou Rd, Lake County
Nancy moore sent me a message that Glen Criswell had found a Glossy Ibis on 
Robinson Bayou Rd. in Lake County late yesterday evening. I was in the area 
today and went by to see if I could relocate the bird. I arrived in the area 
around 10:30 am and there was, as expected, lots of water around as there 
always seems to be this time of year. There were lots of both species of 
yellowlegs and several Pectoral Sandpipers in the area. The only large waders 
were one Great Blue Heron and a few Great Egrets. There was no sign of the 
ibis. 

I drove back by the area around 1:15 pm and caught a glimpse of the Glossy Ibis 
with some Great Egrets, well east of the road. It was mostly hidden by tall 
grass but it was actively feeding in the shallow water. Hopefully it will stick 
around for a little while. 

I had several FOS species today in various locations:
Snowy Egret (Dyer County) - at Hooper Marsh
Black-necked Stilt (Dyer County) - 2 on Great River RoadCliff Swallow (Gibson 
County)Eastern Kingbird (Gibson County)Warbling Vireo (Lake County)Grasshopper 
Sparrow (Lake County) 

Good birding!
Mark GreeneTrenton, TNGibson County
Subject: Caspian Tern in Polk Co.
From: rick houlk <rhoulk AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:49:23 -0400
I had my first Caspian tern for Polk County on Thursday at 1330 hours. The tern 
was roosting on a mud bar in Parksville lake at the Greasy Creek bridge. Also a 
Spotted sandpiper on the mud bar. 


Both species still present at 1540 hours. 

A great bird for my 200th species for Polk County

Rick Houlk
Polk County
 		 	   		  
Subject: Northern Parula in downtown Nashville
From: "Brust, Valerie" <valerie.brust AT Vanderbilt.Edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:52:13 +0000
Just finished a short run around campus and while running down 21st Ave S, 
right across from the Vanderbilt Medical Center, I heard the distinct song of a 
sweet little Northern Parula! 

Davidson County

Valerie Brust
Vanderbilt University Police Department
Records Unit
PMB 407806
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN  37240-7806

615-875-4892 - phone
615-343-7356 - fax
Subject: FOS MS Kite
From: "Georges McNeil" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "mcneilg20@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:33:07 -0500
Just spotted my first of season Mississippi Kite flying around in Millington 
near the base and heard a Redheaded Woodpecker. 


Georges
Shelby County

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Subject: Storm birding Davidson and Wilson Counties continued
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:28:21 -0500
Emailed this thing somehow before I finished it.

Anyway to make a long story short:
1 Lesser black-backed gull(breeding plumage) got picture
3 Caspian Terns
2 Fosters Terns
2 Herring Gulls
Bonaparte's
Ring-bills
Common Loons

Dam Area
Warbling Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Worm-eating Warbler
N. Parula
Prarie Warbler

Cedar Creek Recreation Area, Wilson County
Warbling Vireo
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
14 Black-crowned Nightherons along with DC Cormorants and Great Blue Herons
on the rookery island.

Also had 15 Great Egrets and about 45 Great Blue Egrets at the Rookery at
Shute Branch, Old Hickory lake Wilson County.

Sorry for the double email. Don't know how I sent the other one

Good Birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co.
Subject: Storm birding in Davidson and Wilson Counties.
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:19:25 -0500
Snow Bunting Peninsula and Dam Area Old Hickory Lake Davidson County
Cedar Creek Rec Area, Old Hickory Lake, Wilson Coounty
Traveling

Headed out to Fate Sanders Marina after work this morning to see if any
Caspian Terns were hanging out. Nothing much there bt a few Bonaparte's and
a Thunderstorm. Was going to head home and checked the radar on the
smartphone and noticed a big storm over Nashville so I decided to head to
Snow Bunting thinking some birds might be grounded there and the fisherman
might decide to stay home.
Subject: Chuck-will's-widows in Putnam County
From: "Janie" <viajuana AT frontiernet.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:38:34 -0500
Hello all, 

 

I heard a Chuck-will's-widow calling around 10:30 last night just north of
Cookeville.

 

Janie Finch

Putnam County, TN
Subject: Swainson's Thrush FOY
From: "Tommie Rogers" <sundragon1 AT epbfi.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:47:52 -0400
This morning Cerulean Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler
and Swainson's Thrush are singing.

Elder mountain, Marion county

 

Tommie Rogers
Subject: New TOS documentary for the 100th anniversary
From: Daniel Shelton <dashelt100 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:59:19 -0500
Please join me at the TOS 100th anniversary celebration banquet on May 2,
2015 at Montgomery Bell State Park as I present a new film created over the
past four years.  See the first film to document the lives of those who
pioneered  and sustained the earliest state-level bird-study and
conservation movement in the southeastern United States. Through eyewitness
interviews (from all three grand divisions),  hundreds of vintage
photographs (many never before published), rare TOS films, as well as
modern bird and wildlife footage, the 100 year story of the Tennessee
Ornithological Society will come to life as never before. This
not-for-profit film will be available there for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray
after the premiere. I hope to see you there!



Danny Shelton

TOS, Nashville Chapter
Subject: Sightings Report, Sunday 12 Apr 2015, Ensley Bottoms Area, Memphis, Shelby County
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:55:56 -0500
Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons(The Pits)/Earth Complex, Shelby, 
US-TN 

Apr 12, 2015 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: 76 degrees and clear. Finally some Shore Birds. Lots of dirt work 
happening on the central pits today by city workers. Lots of water in all 
lagoons. 

19 species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  108
Canada Goose  10
Blue-winged Teal  18
Northern Shoveler  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  4
Black-necked Stilt  2  FOS
Killdeer  7
Solitary Sandpiper  1  FOS
Greater Yellowlegs  1  FOS
Lesser Yellowlegs  58  FOS
Pectoral Sandpiper  2  FOS
Mourning Dove  7
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  75
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  30
Eastern Meadowlark  2
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22881676 


Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN
Apr 12, 2015 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     76 degrees
7 species
Great Blue Heron  1
Killdeer  2
Carolina Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
European Starling  12
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  7
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22881717 


Riverport Rd Ponds / Sloughs, Shelby, US-TN
Apr 12, 2015 12:50 PM - 1:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.75 mile(s)
Comments:     76 degrees, quick look while leaving the bottoms.
5 species
Canada Goose  2
Blue-winged Teal  4
Pied-billed Grebe  4
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
American Coot  5
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22881748 


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



Subject: Eagleville birding this morning.
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:35:01 -0500
4/15/2015
Eagleville,  Swamp Rd area, Rutherford Co.
Traveling

Great morning for swallows in Eagleville this morning.   Purple Martin,
Barn, Bank, and Tree Swallows all seen. Heard 2 Great Horned Owls hooting
back and forth also. 2 Solitary Sandpiper present also.

Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co
Subject: Radnor Lake NTOS Wednesday Walk: 4/15
From: "Jim Arnett" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jimboa68@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:57:19 -0500
10 hearty individuals showed up on this foggy, rainy morning for the first NTOS 
Wednesday morning walk of the year. While no records were set, it was a good 
outing with 42 species recorded. 10 warblers were observed, which included a 
FOY Kentucky Warbler seen and heard by most of the group. Susan Tirrell led the 
group this morning, but she asked me to submit the results. 


Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 3
Rehead (male) 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Black Vulture 5
Chimney Swift 12
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 15
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 12
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 20
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Cedar Waxwing 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Kentucky Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped warbler 50
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 20
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 20
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
American Goldfinch 10

Good Birding!
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Subject: Semi-palmated Plover at OHB sod farms
From: "Jim Arnett" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jimboa68@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:43:13 -0500
Lots passing thru today but this and a Killdeer are all I see right now. 

Jim Arnett
Davidson

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Subject: Swifts
From: "Ruth Luckado" <luck AT lighttube.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:36:25 -0500
I observed chimney swifts going into Tullahoma High School chimney, Tullahoma, 
Tn. Sunday, 12April15----early arrivals----last year the count reached a 
thousand or more. Just out of curiosity, one morning I went over at sunrise. To 
my surprise, there was a visitor there ahead of me-----a Sharp-shinned Hawk 
waiting on the edge of the chimney. 


Ruth Luckado
Tullahoma 
Subject: Re: Mallard lays eggs on deck of float boat at South Holston Lake
From: "Kaye M. Fiorello" <kfio1 AT msn.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:56:49 -0400
if you have more photos....you might want to enter the "funky nests" challenge 
by Cornell: 

http://celebrateurbanbirds.org/community/challenges/funky-nests-2015/

Kaye Fiorello
Bradley County

From: jwcoffey AT tricon.net
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
Subject: [TN-Bird] Mallard lays eggs on deck of float boat at South Holston 
Lake 

Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:44:03 -0400

 South Holston LakeSullivan Co., TN13 April 2015 When Nancy McPeak and I were 
making ready our boat to go birdingon the lake today, a Mallard hen flushed 
from the back floor where ithad built a nest using the rope tied to an anchor. 
She had evidentlywrapped the rope around and around to make the nest bowl. 
Sheusually lays an egg a day up to about 13 eggs or so. If that is the case,she 
laid the first of three eggs Saturday. Wallace CoffeyBristol, TN 
Subject: Migrants Today
From: "Tommie Rogers" <sundragon1 AT epbfi.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:49:54 -0400
On the Guild trail which runs from Ruby Falls to Ochs Highway there were at
least 5 Cerulean Warblers, 4 Scarlet Tanagers, Orange-crowned Warblers,
Hooded Warblers, Nashville Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Blue-winged
Warbler, Wood Thrush, Louisiana Waterthrush, White-eyed Vireos, Red-eyed
Vireos, Yellow-throated Vireos,  and 70 Cedar Waxwings.

We birded in the mist and slight drizzle until the birds became quieter more
difficult to see.

 

Tommie Rogers

Hamilton county
Subject: Am Golden Plovers, Bells Bend
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:38:08 -0500
Old Hickory Blvd
Bells Bend, Davidson Co., TN
2015 April 14
3:15-3:40 pm

Went to Bells Bend to look for the plover reported by Jim Arnett earlier
in the afternoon. Instead of 1, I found 2 basic plumaged AM. GOLDEN
PLOVERs in the main sod field in front of the wheeled irrigation pipes.

A check of the same area about 7 am in the morning produced 21 SOLITARY
SANDPIPERs, the most I've seen there. Also present were 2 GREATER and
6 LESSER YELLOWLEGs plus a lone SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: American Golden Plover OHB sod farm
From: "Jim Arnett" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jimboa68@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:31:22 -0500
Standing in the same spot (about 20 yards in front of the nearest sprinklers) 
for several minutes after being flushed by a low biz jet. Solitary Sandpiper 
and Kildeer only other birds so far. 


Also, 2 Vesper Sparrows were working around the BB visitor center parking lot. 

Jim Arnett
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Subject: White-winged Dove in Clarksville, TN
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:15:33 -0500
Hi Jan,

For some reason, my attempt to post a message on TN-Bird is not working. I
thought I'd ask you to forward this sighting if you don't mind.
I had a White-winged Dove in my yard (again!) this morning!
This is the third sighting of WWDO in my yard! The first was in May of
2001. The second was in Nov. 2013 and now today! The bird was not in sight
when I left home.
I took photos but had to leave for Bowling Green today.
Thanks for your help!

Mike O'Malley
Clarksville, TN
Subject: Re: red-breasted woodpecker
From: Carol Williams <caroldenson1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:54:44 -0500
I stand corrected!

Red-bellied Woodpecker.
Oops!

Carol Williams
Smithville.


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Subject: FOS Dekalb County
From: Carol Williams <caroldenson1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:46:29 -0500
While walking the dog this morning I heard an Indigo Bunting singing. Last
night our FOS Wood Thrush.
Other birds in the yard are:
White-throated Sparrow
Tufted Titmouse
Eastern Towhee
American Robin
Red-breasted woodpecker
House Finch
Carolina Chickadee

Carol Williams
Smithville


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Subject: Mallard lays eggs on deck of float boat at South Holston Lake
From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey AT tricon.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:44:03 -0400
 

Mallard nest with 3 eggs on float boat 13 April 2015.jpg

 

South Holston Lake

Sullivan Co., TN

13 April 2015

 

When Nancy McPeak and I were making ready our boat to go birding

on the lake today, a Mallard hen flushed from the back floor where it

had built a nest using the rope tied to an anchor.   She had evidently

wrapped the rope around and around to make the nest bowl.  She

usually lays an egg a day up to about 13 eggs or so.  If that is the case,

she laid the first of three eggs Saturday.

 

Wallace Coffey

Bristol, TN

 

 
Subject: Ravens again nesting at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sullivan Co., TN
From: "BBC Net" <jwcoffey AT tricon.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:31:51 -0400
 

 

 
 
Ravens nest at BMS 13 April 2015 by Michelle King.jpg
 
Photo by Michelle King
13 April 2015
eastern Sullivan County, TN
Bristol Motor Speedway
 
A pair of Common Ravens again have
an active nest under the grandstands.
 
Michelle King, our inside discrete observer,
discovered the nest today while preparations
are underway for the Bristol track's new
Spring racing NASCAR Weekend dates of 17-19 April.
 
In previous years, the race was a March event
and the ravens nested on the artificial structure
in 2013 and were successful while tens of thousands
of race fans walked beneath.
 
The stadium, as a nests site, was discovered 
9 Feb 2013 by Tom McNeil, J.T. McNeil and 
Cathy McNeil.  
 
Assuming eggs were laid no later than third week of February, 
young would have hatched in three weeks and we probably 
have young in the speedway grandstand nest at this date.
 
At higher elevations in our mountains, where they were known to nest
decades ago, old time eggs collectors maintained that
nests held a full clutch of eggs by St. Patrick's Day.
 
Michelle is an experienced birder and has been involved 
with the Bristol Bird Club for many years.  
 
There was much concern about the welfare of the ravens
in 2013 and whether they would abandon the nest.  Local 
birders decided to simply monitor the situation and not to 
call any unnecessary attention to their chosen site.
 
The nesting was successful that year and the young were
fledged.  We could not find a nest last year but believe
the stadium was used.
 
Michelle says the ravens are nesting on an I beam and
supported by a gutter.  It is located tothe right of tower
A and between the trash chuted and the Irwin Tools sign.
Ravens nest location stadium BMS 13 April 2015 by Michelle King.jpg
 
She was able to get up to the level of the nest and walked
out on a landing when the female raven flushed from the 
nest.
 
She was able to get a photograph and then stepped back
into the elevator tower.  There she had a window where
she could look out and, in about 10 minutes,  the raven
returned to her nest.
 
The bird stood on the edge of the nest and appeared to
be feeding nestlings.  The bird then carefully climbed back into
place on the nest and settled down.
 
The male was observed flying over a nearby campground
and coming back to the site where it perched on railings.
This is the same area where Michelle found sticks on the
ground below last year but did not located a nest.
 
There are concessions and souvenir booths below
the nest and that may limit the large crowds milling below
the nest.
 
The nest elevation is about 1450 feet.
 
Ravens have become more abundant and wide spread throughout the
ridge and valley region. 
 
 This may be just the second known nest site on an artificial
 structure in Tennessee's ornithological history.  Rick Phillips has seen
 young being fed at an opening in one of the remnant buildings which
 TVA built at Phipps Bend in Hawkins County, TN before they abandoned
 work on what was to be a nuclear power plant.
 
 Ravens have been found to be the most common species detected 
 nesting on cliff surfaces in Southwest Virginia.
 
Birders and some otherwise well-meaning researchers, have maintained
that almost any species is very prone to disturbance and activity about
their nests.  For decades, it was believed by almost everyone that ravens
were highly sensitive to any disturbance about their nest and, for that
reason, nested in remote and high-elevation locations far away from man.
 
But modern day observers are maintaining that many of these species
(including ravens) are growing more accustom to disturbances and nesting
closer to man and his activities.  One source notes that ravens will nest
within 600 feet of a road with traffic due to the availability of roadkills
for
food.
 
Wallace Coffey
Bristol, TN
 

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Subject: Knoxville and Oak Ridge first-of-season birds - 4/13
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:47:15 -0400

Visited Sharp's Ridge in Knoxville this morning (which was a little 
slow) followed by stops in Oak Ridge off of TN-58 (North Boundary Trail, 
W. Bear Creek Rd., and the Horizon Center). The marshy area off of W. 
Bear Creek Rd. had a Brown-headed Nuthatch and 3 singing Prothonotary 
warblers with one being very close and cooperative. This is the gated 
pulloff as soon as you turn right onto W. Bear Creek Rd from TN-58 S (~3 
mi west of N. Boundary Tr.). There are a couple of Osprey nests here too.

Had 8 first-of-season migrants today:

Black-and-white warbler
Common yellowthroat
Hooded warbler
Northern parula
Prarie warbler
Prothonotary warbler
Red-eyed vireo
Yellow-throated vireo

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Meeman-Shelby Forest SP, Apr 11, 2015
From: Sam Lawson <legosw17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:54:30 -0500
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:  
Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 3:53 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Meeman-Shelby Forest SP, Apr 11, 2015
To: legosw17 AT gmail.com


Meeman-Shelby Forest SP, Shelby, US-TN
Apr 11, 2015 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Great day. Highlights were an osprey and a grasshopper
sparrow on the far side of Poplar Tree Lake.
44 species

Canada Goose  6
Wood Duck  16     Flushed out of the woods in pairs; many had been
sitting in the trees.
Double-crested Cormorant  38
Great Blue Heron  11
Little Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1     Seen perched atop a dead tree on the other side of
Poplar Tree Lake.
Turkey Vulture  5
Osprey  1     A nice surprise. Observed for several minutes. Poplar Tree Lake.
Mississippi Kite  1
Bald Eagle  1     Flew 10 yards above me at Poplar Tree Lake. I could
hear its wingbeats.
Broad-winged Hawk  3     Heard calling from the woods across the lake.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  4     Seen down near the chainlink fence
past the gated off road by the lake.
Red-headed Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  3
Eastern Phoebe  2
White-eyed Vireo  8
Yellow-throated Vireo  4
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  9
Fish Crow  8
Purple Martin  5
Barn Swallow  3     Don't seem to be nesting yet.
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  5
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  15
Eastern Bluebird  3
Swainson's Thrush  8     Most were seen flushing off the road as we drove.
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  2
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  5
Northern Parula  16
Yellow-throated Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  21     Lots singing all around the park.
Chipping Sparrow  2
Grasshopper Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  5
Common Grackle  13
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
American Goldfinch  22

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22846854

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Subject: NTOS Spring Migration Walks at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:00:03 -0500
Radnor Lake State Natural Area
1160 Otter Creek Road
Nashville-Davidson County, TN 37220

The Spring 2015 Wednesday Walks sponsored by the Nashville Chapter of TOS
are scheduled to begin this week on Wednesday April 15. The walks will take
place each consecutive Wednesday through May 20.

The walks begin at 7:30 am in the West Parking lot off Granny White Pike in
front of the Visitor's Center.

Birders of all levels are invited and encouraged to participate.


Kevin Bowden
NTOS
Nashville, TN
Subject: Memphis TOS Activities This Week
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:04:54 -0500
This Wed., April 15 - Field trip to International Harvester Managerial Park
in Lakeland, TN led by chapter president Gaynell Perry. Meet in the parking
lot at 7:30.

More info: http://is.gd/kSZrZW
Directions: http://is.gd/d0h5Uv

This Wed., April 15 - Chapter meeting at 7:00 p.m., St. George's Episcopal
Church, 2425 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN. USGS research wildlife
biologist Daniel Twedt presents "Restoration and Management for Songbirds
of Bottomland Hardwood Forests in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley."
Refreshments served.

More info: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/twedt.htm
Directions: http://mapq.st/1dEWrZk

Be sure to visit our website at http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Spring birds
From: "Georges McNeil" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "mcneilg20@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:40:30 +0000 (UTC)
Birded WC Johnson Park and William B Clark Preserve Saturday.  The 
Prothonotary and Northern Parula Warblers were calling as if to announce it's 
spring.  It was gray to see a Yelow-throated Warbler at William B Clark 
Preserve too.  Here's the eBird report for Johnson Park. 

Johnson Park - Peterson Lake Nature Center, Shelby, US-TN
Apr 11, 2015 8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
24 species

Canada Goose  2
Mallard  2
Blue-winged Teal  4
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Barred Owl  1    Heard Only
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
White-eyed Vireo  3
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  6
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
American Robin  4
Prothonotary Warbler  5
Northern Parula  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Eastern Towhee  1
White-throated Sparrow  5
Northern Cardinal  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  5

View this checklist online 
at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22835289 


Georges McNeil
Shelby County
Subject: Hamilton County BW Hawk and Warblers
From: <clint.ball AT towerconstructionco.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:46:44 -0400
I birded Guild Trail on Lookout Mountain late this afternoon with a lot of
bird activity.  Highlights included Broad winged Hawks in the Ruby Falls
parking lot and 5 warbler species.  Cerulean Warblers were heard and seen
within 100 yards of heading up the trail from Ruby falls.  I had a single
Worm eating Warbler, Black and White Warbler and a Summer Tanager between
Ruby Falls and Cravens House.

 

Clint Ball


  2520 East 14th Street
  Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Subject: Greene County, TN
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:55:28 -0500
Evening Tn-birders
  I got a phone call this afternoon from the an eBirder in Texas who had
gotten a report from a good birder friend of his who was visiting his folks
in Greene County, TN this weekend and on SaturdayApril 11th he saw and
wanted to report a Red-necked Grebe at Bridge Burners Boulevard Pond.

I cannot of course verify this sightingbut both John and Drew went to a
great deal of effort to find me so they could get the word out to folks up
there in East Tn.  

Good birding! 
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Subject: Blackpoll Warblers
From: Sam Lawson <legosw17 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18:39:23 -0500
Had 5 Blackpoll Warblers in my backyard today. FOS and turned out to
be a lifebird.

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Shelby County, TN
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Subject: FOY Baltimore Oriole
From: "Tommie Rogers" <sundragon1 AT epbfi.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:11:58 -0400
Today on the Chattanooga Greenway in Hamilton county, a visiting birder from
NY (L Jacobson, brother of Dan) spotted a beautiful Baltimore Oriole.
Scarlet Tanager, Summer Tanager, Orange-crowned Warblers, 3 species of
Vireos, Palm Warbler, were a few of other species seen. 

 

Tommie Rogers
Subject: Yellow throated vireo
From: Durwood Edwards <durwoode AT hughes.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:17:25 -0500
Saturday April 11
Beaman Park - Davidson County

FOY Yellow throated vireo
Scarlet Tanager

Both near Nature Center

Durwood Edwards
Subject: FOY birds
From: Rick Phillips <sunfish0501 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 13:06:03 -0400
April 12, 2015
ETSU Kingsport, Allandale Campus
Hawkins County, Tennessee

Had a few FOY birds around the campus this morning. Birds included:

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Northern Parula


Rick Phillips
Kingsport, Tennessee
Subject: Scarlet Tanager, Nashville Warbler at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co.
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:40:25 -0500
4-12-2015

This morning I enjoyed hearing my first Scarlet Tanager and Nashville
Warbler at the south end of the dam road at Radnor Lake. Also there at
Prothonotary Corner was a gorgeous male Prothonotary which stayed in the
open 20 minutes while singing, foraging and searching into many tree
cavities for a suitable nest site.

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: FOY Ovenbird
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:17:47 +0000 (UTC)
 We had our first Ovenbird of the year at Barfield Crescent Park in 
Murfreesboro this morning, April 12th. Other migrants included Yellow-throated 
and Red-eyed Vireos, Northern Parula, Blue-winged and Pine Warblers, Blue-gray 
Gnatcatcher, and Summer Tanager. 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TNwww.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com 
 
Subject: Warner Park Mossy Ridge Trail Birds
From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:25:09 -0500
Percy Warner Park
Mossy Ridge Trail
Nashville-Davidson Co, TN
12 April 2015

I hiked the Mossy Ridge trail at first light this morning and heard the
following during my two hour hike, all FOY for me:

YELLOW-THROATED VIREO (3),
RED-EYED VIREO (2),
WOOD THRUSH (1)
WORM-EATING WARBLER (1)

I also heard HOODED WARBLER (1), my second this year.


Kevin Bowden
Nashville, TN
Subject: Rutherford Co
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:36:18 -0500
FOY Nashville Warbler and Blue Grosbeak this morning.

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co,
Subject: FOY Blue Grosbeak
From: Chandler Hendrick <chandlerhendrick AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:26:01 -0400
4/12/15
I saw a beautiful male on a blueberry bush, and later my hopper feeder, this 
morning. 


Chandler Hendrick
Dunlap, TN
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Subject: Nashville Warbler
From: Chris Sloan <csloan1973 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 07:53:31 -0500
Just had my FOS Nashville Warbler singing in the yard (Nashville, near
Radnor L.).

Chris Sloan
Nashville, TN
Subject: American Bitterns, Perry County
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:30:50 -0500
  4/11/15
  I flushed two American Bitterns out of a small marshy area (Gadwall Marsh) 
beside highway 13 near Lobelville, TN. 

this evening just before dark. 
  I called Alan Troyer in and we managed to get some ID shots, before the 
birds left, headed North. This should be the first County record for this 
species, if accepted.  

Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN.


Sent from my Verizon Wireless smartphone
Subject: Yard Bird #153
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:49:48 -0500
  April 11th, 2015, Perry County, TN.
  I was counting Martins circling overhead at my gourd-line when I noticed two 
strange, distant birds in my binoculars. 

  Three Common Loons were headed North, directly over my yard. One in basic 
plumage, two in alternate.  

Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN.
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Subject: Ten Islands, Douglas lake
From: Ronald Shrieves <ronaldshrieves AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:16:37 -0400
Ten Islands, Cocke, US-TN
Apr 11, 2015 9:45 AM - 1:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
Comments:     by kayak 
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8 19 species Canada Goose 55 Mallard 1 Double-crested Cormorant 30 Great Blue Heron 30 Great Egret 7 Green Heron 1 Black Vulture 5 Osprey 4 Bald Eagle 4 Killdeer 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Least Sandpiper 3 Ring-billed Gull 2 Pileated Woodpecker 1 American Crow 4 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1 Tree Swallow 6 Brown Thrasher 1 Eastern Towhee 1 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22808485 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org ) Ron Shrieves Knox County
Subject: Cerulean, Blue-winged Warblers
From: "Tommie Rogers" <sundragon1 AT epbfi.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:09:09 -0400
Today Gary Brunvoll, Jeff Schaarschmidt and I birded the Guild trail of
Lookout mountain.  We had great looks at Blue-winged, Cerulean, and Hooded
Warblers.  Other birds present were Summer Tanagers, Northern Parulas,
White-eyed Vireos, Ovenbird,  Broad-winged Hawks, and Orange-crowned
Warbler.

Tommie Rogers

Hamilton county

 

 
Subject: Monthly NTOS meeting THIS Thursday
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 14:22:50 -0500
Please join NTOS for our monthly meeting on Thursday, April 16th at Warner
Parks Nature Center at 7:15 pm.

This months speaker will be our own Jan Shaw.  Jan will take us on an
adventure to Southern Norway and Spitsbergen, the largest island in the
Svalbard Archipelago, part of Norway to the south, and just 600 miles from
the North Pole. Species seen among the beautiful fjords, national parks,
magnificent bird cliffs, flowering tundra, and pack ice included Bluethroat,
King Eider, Arctic Tern, Great Skua, Atlantic Puffin, Dovekie, Fin Whale,
Walrus, Polar Bear, Arctic Fox and Svalbard Reindeer.  Its sure to be a
wonderful program!!

<")
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          NTOS Program Chair
Southeastern Avian Research
Specializing in Winter Hummingbird banding
1515 N. Willow Bend Court
Clarksville, TN  37043
931-206-3517

Subject: FOS Blue-winged Warbler..
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:19:09 -0500
Good Saturday afternoon
  While eating lunch on our deck a bit after noon today we heard first, then
saw our FOS Blue-winged Warbler foraging high in the new leaf growth of the
trees.
 
<")
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          Montgomery County, TN

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Subject: Greenway Banding
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:41:19 +0000
11 April 2015
Hamilton County, TN

Today was a CTOS field trip to see my banding site at Greenway Farms. While we 
didn't capture much, there were still some good finds. We caught 2 
White-throated Sparrows, a Hermit Thrush, an Ovenbird (FOS), a recapture 
Northern Cardinal (banded in 2013), a recapture Tufted Titmouse (banded in 
2014), and a recapture Carolina Chickadee (banded in 2010). Some of the other 
birds seen/heard were 2 additional Ovenbirds, 2 Eastern Wood-Pewees (FOS), an 
Orange-crowned Warbler, 3 White-eyed Vireos, 5 Red-eyed Vireos, a 
Black-throated-green Warbler, numerous Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 3 Cooper's 
Hawks, and a Barred Owl. I also saw a red fox, which was the first fox I have 
ever seen out there. Thanks to all those who came out! 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Radnor Lake Migrants, Davidson Co.
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:02:48 -0500
4-11-2015

Frank and Bonnie Fekel and I birded Radnor Lake this morning and had a few
first of season birds for us. Lots of Ruby-crowned Kinglets singing, and we
heard one Red-headed Woodpecker.

chimney swift FOS
eastern kingbird FOS
white-eyed vireo
yellow-throated vireo
red-eyed vireo
n. rough-winged swallow
blue-gray gnatcatcher
northern parula FOS
yellow-rumped warbler  lots!
yellow-throated warbler
palm warbler
prothonotary warbler FOS
L waterthrush

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Horned Larks- Bradley Co
From: JDC <jdc.birds AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:48:10 -0400
Several Horned Larks yesterday at the Cleveland Regional Jetport. These were 
inside the airport property, but should be around the outer edges as well along 
Tasso Rd. 


This is the first time I've had Horned Larks at the airport. 

John D. Champion
Cleveland- Bradley Co. TN 

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Subject: Tennessee Warbler in Murfreesboro
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:05:07 +0000 (UTC)
4-11-15Barfield Crescent Park, Rutherford County, TN
We spent about two hours at Barfield Crescent Park in Murfreesboro this 
morning. The best bird of the morning was a Tennessee Warbler that we saw and 
heard near the campground. We also found a gnatcatcher nest in the same area. 
The complete checklist can be found here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22797508 . 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TMwww.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com   
Subject: Spotted Sandpiper at Snow Bunting Peninsula
From: "Jim Arnett" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jimboa68@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:06:50 -0500
Spotted Sandpiper working the shoreline close to the nearest picnic pavilion to 
the peninsula. 


Jim Arnett
Davidson
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Subject: Birds at my Feeder
From: Durwood Edwards <durwoode AT hughes.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 07:33:10 -0500
NW Davidson County	

Early morning observations:

Male and Female Brown Thrasher pair on the suet feeder simultaneously feeding - 
A real treat! 


Catbird is a daily visitor to the suet basket. Spends the rest of his time 
chasing cardinals away. 


2 Ruby-throated males at the hummer feeder.

FOS Indigo Bunting!

Durwood Edwards
Joelton, TN
Subject: California birder visiting Chattanooga in early June
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:51:58 -0700
Hi Guys,My job is sending me to Chattanooga, again,and they are getting me a 
rental car. I will be emailing several of you individually, to ask you to help 
me see breeding birds i.e. neotropical migrants that I don't usually see in 
Chattanooga, because my job always sends e there in February or March.They were 
supposed to send me to Oak Ridge for a 2 week class, where I could have gone up 
into the mountains, in search of Swainson's and Cerulean Warbler (both would be 
lifebirds), during the weekend between classes. DarnEven a lot of your humdrum 
neotropical migrants like Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Great Crested Flycatcher, 
Eastern Kingbird, Baltimore and Orchard Orioles are exciting for me.Marty, 
Carol, Tommie, Clyde, I will email and/or call you guys. 

Tom MikoClaremont, California909.241.3300 cell 213.471.6001 other cell 
Subject: Bedford and Coffee Co. birding.
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:53:40 -0500
4/10/2015
Normandy Lake, Coffee Co
Bedford Lake, Bedford Co

Normandy Lake
Cliff Swallows
4 Female Red-breasted Mergansers
4 Common Loons Breeding Plumage
3 DC Cormorants
Lesser Scaup
N. Shovelor
Blue-winged Teal
Yellow-throated Warbler
best birds

Bedford Lake
Tree Swallows
Northern rough-winged Swallows
Louisiana Waterthrush

Best birds

Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co.