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Northern Potoo,©Jan Wilczur

23 Sep GWWA in Sevier County and other Warblers and Thrushes: Finally []
22 Sep This Week's Events - Memphis Chapter TOS [Judy Dorsey ]
22 Sep Birchwood Migrants and Others ["Charles Murray" ]
22 Sep Lots O' Migrants ["Aborn, David" ]
22 Sep Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch 9-21-14 []
21 Sep Laughing Gull, etc. at South Holston Lake ["Richard Knight" ]
21 Sep Re: Black-headed Gull Blunder [Lyda Phillips ]
21 Sep Corrected Hawk Watch Directions [Starr Klein ]
21 Sep Black-headed Gull Blunder [Terry Witt ]
21 Sep Rankin Waterbirds [michael sledjeski ]
21 Sep Rutherford County Backyard Birds []
20 Sep Results from NTOS Field Trip ["Chloe Walker" ]
21 Sep Soddy Mtn Hawks 9-20-14 []
20 Sep Re: Black-headed Gull, Pace Point [Lyda Phillips ]
20 Sep Fwd: [ALBIRDS] TVA Marbut Bend Trail - Grand Opening, Bird Walk ["Damien Simbeck" ]
21 Sep Golden-winged Warblers and Philadelphia Vireos: Sevier County []
20 Sep Re: Black-headed Gull, Pace Point [Michael Todd ]
20 Sep High count for Chipping Sparrows at my home. ["" ]
20 Sep Black-headed Gull, Pace Point [Terry Witt ]
20 Sep Re: Black-headed gull. Pace point [Michael Todd ]
20 Sep At Saunder's Ferry Park [Tarcila Fox ]
20 Sep Re: Black-headed gull. Pace point [birder1 ]
20 Sep Winged Deer Park, Johnson City [Darrel Wilder ]
20 Sep Black-headed gull. Pace point ["terrywitt AT bellsouth.net" ]
20 Sep Nashville Fall Count Saturday, Sept. 27 [Jan Shaw ]
20 Sep Roseate Spoonbill 9-19-14 update ["Stanley York" ]
19 Sep TOS Fall meeting at Manchester, TN ["Ron Hoff" ]
19 Sep Soddy Mtn Sept 19, 2014 []
19 Sep The Pits [Lee Anne Russell ]
19 Sep Rankin Bottoms WMA [Rick Phillips ]
19 Sep American White Pelican, Scott Co. [Scott Somershoe ]
19 Sep Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Rutherford Co. [Scott Somershoe ]
19 Sep Sunquist WMA Elk viewing area []
19 Sep Johnson Co. warblers ["Richard Knight" ]
19 Sep Big day at the greenway ["Aborn, David" ]
19 Sep Hawks on the move, Lewis County [Bill Pulliam ]
19 Sep birding & education ["Don Holt" ]
18 Sep Spoonbill Update & etc [Michael Todd ]
18 Sep Knoxville Broad-winged Hawks - 9/18 [Shane Williams ]
19 Sep Soddy Mtn []
19 Sep Soddy Mtn. Hawk Watch Sept 18,14 []
18 Sep Roseate Spoonbill still present [Daniel Moss ]
18 Sep Red headed woodpeckers Hamilton County [James Randolph ]
18 Sep Golden-winged Warbler - Rutherford Co. [Scott Somershoe ]
17 Sep Norris Dam birding trail highlights ["Ron Hoff" ]
17 Sep Upcoming NTOS Field Trip ["Chloe Walker" ]
18 Sep Soddy Mtn. Hawk Watch []
17 Sep Roseate Spoonbill continues ["Stanley York" ]
17 Sep Shady Valley birds ["Richard Knight" ]
17 Sep Thrush rush ["Aborn, David" ]
17 Sep Lake County yesterday ["Mark Greene" ]
17 Sep New eBird data entry option [Bill Pulliam ]
17 Sep Dutch Bottoms - Laughing Gulls [michael sledjeski ]
17 Sep Olive-sided Flycatcher Sevier County, "The Summit" on Bluff Mountain []
16 Sep Roseate Spoonbill / Stewart-Montgomery Co ["Stanley York" ]
16 Sep KTOS Field Trip this Saturday ["Tom Howe" ]
16 Sep Upcoming Knox Co Fall Count []
16 Sep Rose Breasted ["Durwood Edwards" ]
16 Sep Tues, Radnor Lake warblers ["fekel" ]
16 Sep good warbler morning ["Richard Knight" ]
16 Sep Warblers and Flycatchers ["Tom Howe" ]
15 Sep Photo updates and note about Dowitcher [Michael Todd ]
15 Sep Good Warbler Month in Our Yard ["Tommy Curtis" ]
15 Sep Seven Islands State Birding Park - Peregrine ["Morton Massey" ]
15 Sep Greenway migrants ["Aborn, David" ]
15 Sep Discovery Wetlands and Field Trials Area Rutherford Co. ["" ]
15 Sep This Week's Events - Memphis Chapter TOS [Judy Dorsey ]
15 Sep Rankin Peregrine [michael sledjeski ]
14 Sep Sightings Report, 13 Sept 2014, Ensley Bottoms Area, Memphis, Shelby County [John Walko ]
14 Sep Interesting Dowitcher (photos) [Michael Todd ]
15 Sep Soddy Mtn. Hawk Watch []
13 Sep Re: Red Knot Shelby County [John Walko ]
14 Sep Fwd: [missbird] Bob Sargent's memorial [van harris ]
13 Sep Re: Red Knot Shelby County [Michael Todd ]
13 Sep Re: Red Knot Shelby County []
13 Sep Radnor Lake - Cerulean, Orange-crown [Chris Sloan ]

Subject: GWWA in Sevier County and other Warblers and Thrushes: Finally
From: shaawitya AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:13:59 +0000 (UTC)
Yesterday's frontal passage apparently brought with it the long sought after 
thrushes. I had 15 Swainson's and 2 Gray-cheeked in a short walk on Grassy 
Branch Road near the gap, here in Pittman Center. At a friends house near 
there, I found yet another GWWA, Bay-breasted, Cape May, N. Parula, Am. 
Redstart, Black-throated Green, and Tennessee warblers, 20+ Scarlet Tanagers, 5 
Summer Tanager (3 adult males). 


Closer to home at the foot of the ridge, Tennessee, Blackburnian, 
Chestnut-sided, Am. Redstart warblers, White-eyed Vireo, Rose-breasted 
Grosbeak. Great day of birding locally. 


I surpassed my personal goal of getting 180 species in Sevier County this year, 
am now at 181, and aiming higher! 


Keith Watson 
Pittman Center, TN 
Subject: This Week's Events - Memphis Chapter TOS
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:50:41 -0500
Memphis Chapter TOS events this week:

Wed., Sept. 24 - Field trip to Shelby Farms Park led by Dick Preston and
Van Harris. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the amphitheatre parking lot on North Pine
Lake Drive.
More info: http://is.gd/pIsdOx
Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/vdzWC

Sat., Sept. 27 - Stop by the MTOS table at the 2nd Annual Eagle Fest at
Arkabutla Lake  in Coldwater, MS. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., free admission.
More info: http://is.gd/xAwdND
Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/77aMx

Sun., Sept. 28 - Field Trip to Ft. Pillow State Historic Park and Lower
Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Alex Haley Rest Area in Henning,
TN  at 7:30 a.m. We will carpool from there. Van Harris and Dick Preston
are our leaders.
More info: http://is.gd/ienkM0 and http://is.gd/Ioxcig
Directions: http://mapq.st/17xLXrv

Visit us online at http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Birchwood Migrants and Others
From: "Charles Murray" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dro_1945@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:37:15 -0700
From about 8:10 AM until about 9:10 AM, I saw and/or heard 22 species on my 
property in Birchwood (Hamilton County). The temperature when I started 
observing was 55° F. There was a brisk breeze. Highlights included: 

	* Black-and-white warblers
	* Tennessee warblers
	* American redstarts
	* Magnolia warblers
	* Black-throated green warblers
 * Asingle unidentified very bright yellow warbler (?) seen for only about one 
second (Blue-winged or Prothonotary or ?) 


	* White-eyed vireos
	* Gray catbirds
Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN
Subject: Lots O' Migrants
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:17:20 +0000
22 September 2014
Hamilton County, TN

It was another big day banding at Greenway Farms. Our migrant tally was 10 
Magnolia Warblers, 6 Swainson's Thrushes, 5 American Redstarts, 2 
Yellow-bellied Flycatchers (FOS), 2 Ovenbirds, 2 Gray Catbirds, and 1 each of 
Common Yellowthroat, Black-and-white Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, 
Worm-eating Warbler, Hooded Warbler, House Wren (FOS), and Wood Thrush. There 
were also 6 Palm Warblers (FOS) hanging out around the garden plots. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch 9-21-14
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:03:35 +0000 (UTC)
Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch
Hamilton Co., Tn
Week 2 Summary

The best thing about today was our many visitors and
the release of a rehabbed Red-shouldered Hawk.

Visitors were:  Roi & Debbie Shannon; Julie Doyle; Bill
Holt; Clay Seneker; Jeffery Schaarschmidt a.k.a. S-13
then we had the folks who came to see the hawk release:
Rehabber Alix Parks and Sherry Teas; Gary & Pixie Lanham;
Adam Borchardt; Tara Clark and her son Kallen Clark.

Alix gave each person an up close look at "Athens" the
rehabbed hawk.  As He? was released by Sherry and began to 
fly away we were treated to exceptional views of the  
happiest and most photographed hawk we saw today.

Earlier in the week we had visitors I haven't mentioned.
They were Bill Haley, our mentor and Soddy Mountain Hawk 
Watch originator, and Phil and Carolyn Snow.  Carolyn spotted
a Common Nighthawk which we thought was a first sighting for
SMHW but when our records were checked we found a sighting for
2 Common Nighthawks seen on our best day ever 9/27/09.
Although not counted as raptor migrants it is nice to have 
2 records for this species.  

Raptors seen today 18 Broad-winged Hawks, 1 Sharp-shinned 
Hawk, 1 Cooper's Hawk and 2 Bald Eagles (1 adult/1 immature.)

Total numbers for week 1 and 2 follow.
2171 Broad-winged Hawks
   1 Northern Harrier
  14 Sharp-shinned Hawks
   9 Cooper's Hawks
   4 Red-shouldered Hawks...all migrants, we didn't count ATHENS
   2 Red-tailed Hawks
   1 Osprey
   1 American Kestrel
   2 Peregrine Falcons
  12 Bald Eagles (7 adult/5 immature)
   1 Unidentified Buteo
-------
2218 Total Year to Date

Keep Looking Up!
Jimmy & Cynthia Wilkerson
http://soddymountainhawkwatch.blogspot.com
 
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Subject: Laughing Gull, etc. at South Holston Lake
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:19:25 -0400
21 Sep 2014
Musick's Campground at South Holston Lake, Sullivan Co., TN
with Rob Biller, Ron Carrico, Jim Anderson

Pied-b. Grebe - 1
Great Egret - 2
Osprey - 2
Bald Eagle - 1 im.
Laughing Gull - 1
Black Tern - 1
Forster's Tern - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1 im., close fly-by

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Re: Black-headed Gull Blunder
From: Lyda Phillips <lydap AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:31:57 -0500
Speaking of decoy double-takes, did anyone else notice the duck decoys on the 
north side of Wildcat Creek Road, in the sort of marshy overgrown swampy place? 


And Terry, at least you are bold enough to attempt a fall black-headed gull 
identification. And person enough to walk it back. 


Lyda Phillips
Davidson County

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


Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:17:02 -0700
From: terrywitt AT bellsouth.net
Subject: [TN-Bird] Black-headed Gull Blunder
To: birder1 AT bellsouth.net; Scott.Somershoe AT tn.gov; tn-bird AT freelists.org

Thanks for the responsesNobody has threatened bodily harm (yet)I feel bad about 
sending anyone on a wild goose chase 

You may be familiar with one of the famous RT Peterson stories, not sure if he 
was the butt of the joke or one of the jokestersBefore a Christmas count near 
Boston, a Dovekie was wood-carved and painted, then anchored in the middle of a 
pond that would be on the route. At the compilation, the person who found the 
bird made a big deal out of the sighting, only to be told the truth, much to 
his 

 chagrin.
Chad Smith and I were with Jeff Wilson when he misidentified a Great Egret as a 
Wood Stork; another person who will remain anonymous, was with Jeff who was 
showing him a Smith's Longspur at the pits.The bird kept flushing, Jeff kept 

 calling it, until it finally settled down to become a partly leucistic Horned 
Lark! As good as he was, just shows that none of us are infallible 

I moved a sub-adult Cottonmouth off the road at Pace Point yesterday before he 
was roadkill, either by accident or on purpose; have never seen Timber 
Rattlesnake there. I did find a beautiful adult Copperhead in the road there a 
few years ago that some yahoo had killed. 

I spent 2 hours below Bennett's overlook, there is still some habitat present, 
no sparrows yet, 2 Marsh Wrens. 

Cheers
Terry WittMurfreesboro Tn 		 	   		  
Subject: Corrected Hawk Watch Directions
From: Starr Klein <starr.klein AT dixiegroup.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:45:41 +0000


Here is a corrected version of the directions to the hawk watch
-----Original Message-----


 The directions to the Soddy Mountain Hawk Watch printed in The Chat are 
incorrect. 



SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20-21 HAWK WATCH ON SODDY MOUNTAIN
CYNTHIA & JIMMY WILKERSON & HAROLD BIRCH. Take Hwy. 27 North to Hwy. 111 in 
Soddy. Take 111 North and exit at Jones Gap Rd. Turn left on Jones Gap Rd. and 
continue to the very end of Jones Gap Rd. Be alert! After traveling about two 
miles on Jones Gap Rd., and shortly after a series of tight S turns, the road 
forks. The main road continues to the right, but Jones Gap Rd., the lesser 
road, forks left. At the end of Jones Gap Rd. park, climb the bank, and you are 
there. Hawks don’t usually start flying until 9:00-9:30. Bring a folding 
chair, sunscreen, water, snacks, binoculars, scope, if you have one, and stay 
as long as you can. If you cannot go those days, call Jimmy (423-305-2766). 
They plan to be there from the Sept. 10 until the end of the month, except 
September 19. 


 My correction is highlighted. I'm sorry to be a nuisance. You and Pixie are 
doing great service for the club! I thought you would want to correct this 
long-standing error. 




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Subject: Black-headed Gull Blunder
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:17:02 -0700
Thanks for the responses
Nobody has threatened bodily harm (yet)
I feel bad about sending anyone on a wild goose chase

You may be familiar with one of the famous RT Peterson stories, not sure if he 
was the butt of the joke or one of the jokesters 

Before a Christmas count near Boston, a Dovekie was wood-carved and painted, 
then anchored in the middle of a pond that would be on the route. At the 
compilation, the person who found the bird made a big deal out of the sighting, 
only to be told the truth, much to his chagrin. 


Chad Smith and I were with Jeff Wilson when he misidentified a Great Egret as a 
Wood Stork; another person who will remain anonymous, was with Jeff who was 
showing him a Smith's Longspur at the pits. 

The bird kept flushing, Jeff kept calling it, until it finally settled down to 
become a partly leucistic Horned Lark! As good as he was, just shows that none 
of us are infallible 


I moved a sub-adult Cottonmouth off the road at Pace Point yesterday before he 
was roadkill, either by accident or on purpose; have never seen Timber 
Rattlesnake there. I did find a beautiful adult Copperhead in the road there a 
few years ago that some yahoo had killed. 


I spent 2 hours below Bennett's overlook, there is still some habitat present, 
no sparrows yet, 2 Marsh Wrens. 


Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Rankin Waterbirds
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:57:50 -0400
Douglas Lake, Cocke county, 9/20/14, 6pm-8pm, by canoe
Lake elevation: 980.2 (road across Rankin Bottoms fully exposed)

We saw most shorebirds along the riverbank mudbar/shoal extending toward 
Leadvale, scope necessary if you're looking from the Tipple Road. Some were 
also on the mudflat east of the Leadvale RR trestle, an area even more 
difficult to view from shore - you'd have to be at the Leadvale boat ramp or on 
Leadvale Rd.. 


Wood duck - 7
Northern Shoveler -13
Blue-winged Teal -5
Double-crested Cormorant -85, flying to roost on the Nolichucky River
Great Blue Heron -42
Great Egret -140, now roosting east of Leadvale RR trestle
Black-crowned Night-heron -35
Osprey -1
Black-bellied Plover -1 juv. (photo)
Semipalmated Plover -6
Killdeer -ca. 200
Am. Avocet -1, likely the same one since 9/8
Greater Yellowlegs -1
Spotted Sandpiper -2
Sanderling -3
Baird's Sandpiper -2
Western Sandpiper -2
Semipalmated Sandpiper -3
Least Sandpiper -22
Pectoral Sandpiper -30

Michael Sledjeski & Leslie Gibbens 
Del Rio TN

Subject: Rutherford County Backyard Birds
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:36:13 +0000 (UTC)
Hello, 
  
This afternoon I birded the lazy way for a few hours...from my chair on the 
back porch.  It was a good afternoon - 27 species identified.  Only two 
species (Turkey Vulture and American Crow) were fly overs and one (Pileated 
Woodpecker) was heard.  Most of the birds were coming for water. 

  
I had a couple of warblers (Palm & Tennessee).  (I believe it was a Palm 
Warbler, but it was flagged in eBird.  See picture below and please let me 
know if it is not.)  I determined we now have three Eurasian Collared Doves, 
and I think there might be a fourth.  The Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds are 
still here with 9 being seen at the feeders at one time.  I also had a 
female Indigo Bunting stop by.  Birds seen included: 

  
Blue Jay 
Mourning Dove 
Eurasian Collared Dove 
Northern Mockingbird 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 
Pileated Woodpecker 
Palm Warbler http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/157460627 
Northern Cardinal 
House Sparrow 
Summer Tanager http://www.pbase.com/kristybaker/image/157460622 
Carolina Wren (one without a tail) 
Chipping Sparrow 
Downy Woodpecker 
Tennessee Warbler 
Caroline Chickadee 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Red-winged Black Bird 
House Finch 
Indigo Bunting 
American Crow 
Tufted Titmouse 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
Turkey Vulture 
Song Sparrow 
American Goldfinch 
American Robin 
Common Grackle 
  
Kristy Baker 
www.pbase.com/kristybaker 
Rockvale, TN 
Rutherford County 
  
Subject: Results from NTOS Field Trip
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:20:16 -0700
9-20-14
 
Today's field trip to Shelby Park and Bottoms was pleasant, with wonderful 
weather and nice birding. Fourteen birders participated in the walk, and we 
observed forty-one species. Magnolia Warblers and American Redstarts were 
extremely abundant, seeming to be at nearly every corner. A Least Flycatcher 
perched briefly on a low branch provided the first empidonax challenge of the 
day. Finally, we had simply fantastic looks at a Philadelphia Vireo (a great 
spot by Joshua Stevenson!) at Mission Hill. A huge thank you to NTOS member 
Frank Fekel for leading the trip! A complete species list is below: 

 
41 species (+1 taxa.)
 
Mallard - x
Turkey Vulture - 3 
Killdeer - 1
Mourning Dove - 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Chimney Swift - x
Ruby-throated Hummingbird = 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Northern Flicker - 2
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 3
Acadian Flycatcher - 1 
Least Flycatcher - 1
Empidonax sp. - 1 
White-eyed Vireo - 5
Philadelphia Vireo - 1
American Crow - 3
Blue Jay - 3
Carolina Chickadee - 14
Tufted Titmouse - 8
White-breasted Nuthatch - 1
House Wren - 1
Carolina Wren - 6 
Eastern Bluebird - 7
American Robin - 100+
Swainson's Thrush - 1
Gray Catbird - 3
Brown Thrasher - 12
Northern Mockingbird - 4
European Starling - 175+
Yellow Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 1
American Redstart - 13
Magnolia Warbler - 15
Wilson's Warbler - 2
Eastern Towhee - 1
Northern Cardinal - 6
Indigo Bunting - 5
Common Grackle - 14
House Finch - 4
American Goldfinch - 8
 
Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
http://www.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/ 
Subject: Soddy Mtn Hawks 9-20-14
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:17:31 +0000 (UTC)

Saturday Sept 20,2014
Soddy Mountain Hawk Watch
Hamilton Co., Tn

Things were a bit slower today at the lookout for the
Chattanooga TOS field trip.  We had an over abundance
of blue skies and light winds from the wrong direction.

A cold front is on the way, we look for large numbers
after the front passes, possibly as soon as Monday or
Tuesday next week!

We had a total of:
35 Broad-winged Hawks
 2 Sharp-shinned Hawks
 1 Red-shouldered Hawk
 1 Red-tailed Hawk

Tomorrow (Sunday Sept 21) Sherry Teas plans to release
a Red-shouldered Hawk rehabbed by Alix Parks.  The release
is scheduled for 2pm.  Every one is invited.

Our visitors today were Bob Bethel and Bill & Barbara Allen;
Roi & Debbie Shannon; Jennifer Rydell; Clay Seneker and the
Lamb family, John, Cindy, Patrick and Samuel.

Counters were Harold Birch and Jimmy Wilkerson

Keep Looking Up,
Jimmy Wilkerson
http://soddymountainhawkwatch.blogspot.com
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Subject: Re: Black-headed Gull, Pace Point
From: Lyda Phillips <lydap AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:08:52 -0500
I also tried to find the spoonbill this pm and failed. But what a cool place it 
was. And I took the ferry! Wwas totally surprised by that and had no cash at 
all to pay the $1 fare. They let me go anyway. This couple followed me around 
on Wildcat creek rd and said they'd seen white Pelicans from the ferry earlier 
this year. 


Lyda phillips 
Davidson county


Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:57:22 -0700
From: birder1 AT bellsouth.net
Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Black-headed Gull, Pace Point
To: terrywitt AT bellsouth.net; tn-bird AT freelists.org

Terry,
No issue at all! Happens to everyone, hate the Spoonbill didn't cooperate. Glad 
I got out, the Rattlesnake encounter was worth the trip! 

Mike 

 On Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 PM, Terry Witt  
wrote: 

    

 Well, they say
 confession is good for the soul.To err is human, to forgive, divine.
I screwed up the ID on this gull today and am making an apology to anyone who 
was inconvenienced.The bird fooled me, can't say I won't make another mistake, 
but want to keep what is left of my credibility alive 

To add to a miserable day, the spoonbill eluded me as well 
Cheers???
Terry Witt Murfreesboro Tn

       		 	   		  
Subject: Fwd: [ALBIRDS] TVA Marbut Bend Trail - Grand Opening, Bird Walk
From: "Damien Simbeck" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "tnbarredowl@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:42:40 -0400
This site is only a few miles south of Pulaski and is just south of the state 
line.  Thought some Tennessee birders might be interested. 


Damien Simbeck
Killen,  AL

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From: "'Simbeck, Damien J' djsimbeck AT tva.gov [albirds]"
Date:09/20/2014 9:26 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: albirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ALBIRDS] TVA Marbut Bend Trail - Grand Opening, Bird Walk
On Saturday, September 27 (National Public Lands Day), TVA will be hosting opening ceremonies for a new walking trail along the Elk River in Limestone County, AL, the Marbut Bend Nature Trail. The day’s events will begin at 06:30 with a bird/nature walk along the trail. The trail will be officially opened at 10:00 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. After the ribbon cutting, we will take another brief walk along the elevated boardwalk section of the trail. I invite everyone to join us for the walk and opening ceremonies. Bottled water will be provided after the bird/nature walk. This trail is approximately 1.1 miles in length (loop trail) including approximately 4300 feet of crushed gravel walking trail and an 1100 foot section of elevated boardwalk through a beaver pond. The property is managed by TVA through an agricultural agreement with a local farmer for hay production, but also includes areas of scrub/grassland that will be maintained with prescribed fire, and scrub/forest thickets and riparian forests along the Elk River and two embayments of Wheeler Reservoir. Habitat diversity at this site is good, and will be getting better. From the Shoals: Travel east on Hwy. 72 to Rogersville. At the red light (AL Hwy 207), turn left. Travel north on Hwy. 207 9.3 miles, through Anderson, to AL Hwy. 99. Turn right on Hwy. 99 (south) and travel 9.5 miles to the site. Note: You will pass through the Salem community (West Limestone High School) just before you get to the site. After passing through Salem, Hwy. 99 will go down a large hill and then make a sharp left curve (Marbut Curve). The site will be on the right after the curve. From Athens/I-65: From I-65, exit 354 (Hwy. 31) for Athens (this is the northern exit for Athens, not exit 351, Hwy. 72). Travel south on Hwy. 31 1.1 miles to Hwy. 99 (Elm Street). Turn right and travel on Hwy. 99 3.3 miles. Hwy 99 will then turn to the right. Turn right (stay on Hwy. 99), then travel another 9.1 miles to the site, on the left. Note: You will cross Elk River on Hwy. 99 1.6 miles before you get to the site. Here’s a link to a google maps site for this location: https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=AL-99+N&hl=en&ll=34.910851,-87.100983&spn=0.014746,0.030556&sll=34.909514,-87.087507&sspn=0.029492,0.061111&geocode=FSO2FAIdKN3O-g&t=h&mra=mr&z=15 Damien J. Simbeck Watershed Representative Tennessee Valley Authority Natural Resource Management - West Operations P.O. Box 1010, MPB 1H-M Muscle Shoals, AL 35662-1010 Phone: 256-386-2543 Fax: 256-386-2954 __._,_.___ Posted by: "Simbeck, Damien J" Reply via web post • Reply to sender • Reply to group • Start a New Topic • Messages in this topic (1) Improvements in Yahoo Groups Search Searching for new groups to join is easier than ever. We've honed our algorithm to bring you better search results based on relevance and activity. Try it today! IMPORTANT ADDRESSES: Post message: albirds AT yahoogroups.com Subscribe: albirds-subscribe AT yahoogroups.com List owner: albirds-owner AT yahoogroups.com AOS website: http://www.aosbirds.org/ This list is sponsored by the Alabama Ornithological Society (AOS) and is provided as a service to the birding community. AOS does not endorse the views or opinions expressed by the members of this discussion group. Nor does AOS support or endorse the advertising provided by the Yahoo Groups list service. VISIT YOUR GROUP • Privacy • Unsubscribe • Terms of Use . __,_._,___
Subject: Golden-winged Warblers and Philadelphia Vireos: Sevier County
From: shaawitya AT comcast.net
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:47:12 +0000 (UTC)
I birded with my brother Craig and his daughter Shelley for several hours today 
in and around Emerts Cove in Pittman Center. We saw a first fall female 
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER in with a mixed flock of warblers, along with three 
Philadelphia Vireos. There were lots of Scarlet Tanagers, 3 Summer Tanagers, 
plus the usual migrants. This is my first GWWA in Sevier County. And 
surprisingly, my brother called later from my sister's house in Powdermill, 
just a couple of ridges away from here and he and Shelley found 4 more GWWA!!! 



Keith Watson 
Pittman Center, TN 
Subject: Re: Black-headed Gull, Pace Point
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:57:22 -0700
Terry,

No issue at all! Happens to everyone, hate the Spoonbill didn't cooperate. Glad 
I got out, the Rattlesnake encounter was worth the trip! 


Mike



On Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 PM, Terry Witt  
wrote: 

 


Well, they say confession is good for the soul.
To err is human, to forgive, divine.

I screwed up the ID on this gull today and am making an apology to anyone who 
was inconvenienced. 

The bird fooled me, can't say I won't make another mistake, but want to keep 
what is left of my credibility alive 


To add to a miserable day, the spoonbill eluded me as well 

Cheers???

Terry Witt 
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: High count for Chipping Sparrows at my home.
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:51:22 -0400
9/20/2014
My Home
Rutherford County
 
This evening while sitting on my back porch grilling supper I counted 18  
Chipping Sparrows in my back yard.  Not and exciting migrant but I  always 
fun to watch.  I have 2 or 3 in the yard all summer but this is a  high count 
for me. I have lived here for 18 years and never seen this many at  one 
time. Still have 3 Ruby-throated Hummers fighting over my feeder.
 
Good Birding
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford County, TN 
Subject: Black-headed Gull, Pace Point
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:56:35 -0700
Well, they say confession is good for the soul.
To err is human, to forgive, divine.

I screwed up the ID on this gull today and am making an apology to anyone who 
was inconvenienced. 

The bird fooled me, can't say I won't make another mistake, but want to keep 
what is left of my credibility alive 


To add to a miserable day, the spoonbill eluded me as well 

Cheers???

Terry Witt 
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Re: Black-headed gull. Pace point
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:10:21 -0700
As I mentioned in the quick post, no sign of Black-headed or Bonaparte's at 
Pace Point. Heard 2nd-hand that Terry may be 2nd-guessing his original ID 
though, I'm sure he will elaborate; just a heads-up for anyone considering 
coming over, since I think it has been awhile since we've had one. 


Lots of gulls around, and it is a great time for Sabine's (just saw where one 
was found on KY Lake today in KY waters). There were several Common Terns at 
Pace Point amongst the Forster's and Caspians. I didn't spend any time with 
passerines at all today. 


Made a quick trip into the Big Sandy flats at the mouth of the river. Vast area 
of flats here, with lots of egrets, gulls, and pelicans, but practically no 
shorebirds. The mud is pretty fresh, may not be really productive for feeding 
yet,, but hardly anything even resting here. If only TVA would drop the lake a 
month earlier, we could have a bonanza like Rankin here.....Killdeer was the 
only numerous shorebird, with the highlight being a single Black-bellied Plover 
feeding up high on the flats in the distance, which have been exposed longer. 
Otherwise, a couple of Lesser Yellowlegs and small flight of Least Sandpipers. 


Highlight of the day was a 3 and a half foot Timber Rattler on the road out 
towards the Refuge from Big Sandy. This is the first live Timber Rattler I've 
seen in west TN, though I've seen a couple of road kills in this same area. I 
was afraid it had been hit, but it was mostly off the road before I got turned 
around and make it back. My camera timing if off a bit of late, totally didn't 
get a shot of the awesome Broad-winged flight, and only caught the back half of 
the Rattlesnake today. 


I've added a couple of photos, one of the Rattler and one of terns and gulls at 
Pace. 


http://www.pbase.com/mctodd/image/157457453/original

Good Birding!

Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN
birder1 AT bellsouth.net
www.pbase.com/mctodd





On Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:54 AM, "terrywitt AT bellsouth.net" 
 wrote: 

 


With 6 Bonaparte's at the gull roost. 1000
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
Subject: At Saunder's Ferry Park
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:04:23 -0500
I sent this from my i-phone earlier, but it has not come up on TN-bird yet so I 
will try again with my laptop. 

Richard and I were at Saunder’s Ferry Park, in Hendersonville, TN, (Sumner 
County), this afternoon. We looked up about 2:15 p.m. to see an American White 
Pelican flying along the lake side. It was at the end of the first drive to the 
left after entering the park. 

Tarcila Fox, Goodlettsville, Davidson Co.

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Subject: Re: Black-headed gull. Pace point
From: birder1 <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:10:48 -0500
As of 12:00, neither Black-headed nor Bonaparte's at the gull roost. Quite a 
bit of coming and going tho. Several Common Terns among the numerous Forster's 
and Caspians. The island at Paris Landing will be a good spot to check. 


Mike Todd
McKenzie,  TN


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Date:09/20/2014 9:52 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
Subject: [TN-Bird] Black-headed gull. Pace point
With 6 Bonaparte's at the gull roost. 1000 Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
Subject: Winged Deer Park, Johnson City
From: Darrel Wilder <darrelw AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:16:49 -0400
20 September 2014
Winged Deer Park, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN

Lots of birds and nice species diversity this morning.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (1)
Black-billed Cuckoo (1) - only the second I've seen during fall migration
Eastern Wood-Pewee (6)
Empidonax sp. (1)
Yellow-throated Vireo (2)
Philadelphia Vireo (1)
Red-eyed Vireo (7)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (1)
Swainson's Thrush (6)
Black-and-white Warbler (3)
Tennessee Warbler (5)
American Redstart (5)
Northern Parula (3)
Magnolia Warbler (3)
Bay-breasted Warbler (7)
Blackburnian Warbler (2)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (7)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (1)
Black-throated Green Warbler (2)
Scarlet Tanager (1)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (8)


Darrel Wilder
Johnson City, TN

















Subject: Black-headed gull. Pace point
From: "terrywitt AT bellsouth.net" <terrywitt@bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:52:15 -0500
With 6 Bonaparte's at the gull roost. 1000
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
Subject: Nashville Fall Count Saturday, Sept. 27
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:25:22 -0500
Nashville TOS will be conducting its fall bird count next Saturday, Sept.
27, which will include several counties. Anybody is welcome to join us for
part of the day or all day. If you haven't contacted me yet and would like
to join a route, please let me know.

Thanks,
Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill 9-19-14 update
From: "Stanley York" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "swy911@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:58:29 -0500
Stewart County Spoonbill update

The spoonbill was seen again Friday afternoon around 3:30 by Ken Oeser. It was 
found in the creek leading away from the pool it has been staying in. 


Stanley York Jr

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Subject: TOS Fall meeting at Manchester, TN
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:13:30 -0400
TN-birders,

This is a friendly reminder that TOS is holding it’s Fall meeting and 
symposium at the Ambassador Inn in Manchester, TN, October 3-5. 


PLEASE NOTE!!! The telephone number for the Ambassador Inn on the TOS website 
is INCORRECT. The correct phone number is 931-728-2200. 


TOS has a great rate on the rooms ($45) and the registration fee is only $10 
per person. You can pre-register (instructions are on the TOS website) or you 
can pay upon arrival. The paper session will begin Saturday at 1:30 p.m. (there 
are 4 papers scheduled, at about 20 minutes each) and the TOS 
Board-of-directors meeting will commence 15 minutes after the paper session is 
over. There are field trips both Saturday and Sunday mornings. 


Please consider coming and joining TOS for some birding, friendship, and lively 
conversation. 


Great birding,

Ron Hoff
President / state bird count compiler
Tennessee Ornithological Society
282 Hackworth Ln.
Clinton, TN 37716
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Subject: Soddy Mtn Sept 19, 2014
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:38:41 +0000 (UTC)

19, Sept 2014
Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch

On the ride up to the lookout this morning Cynthia and I both
were feeling drained.  The 100% blue skies were not much of a  
morale booster either.  We had decided that if the hawks didn't
cooperate we might leave for home early.

As we pulled up someone was already in the parking lot.  Here
was the boost we needed, in fact many people showed up through
out the day and hawk watching was fun...THANKS to all who visited
us.  Arriving before us was Richard & Tarcila Fox with their 
"wonder pup", Claire from Goodletsville.  Later in the morning 
came Chuck & Lola Estes from Oakridge followed by their friend,
Shane Williams from Knoxville, Bill Holt from Hixson and at the
end of the day Kent Dubois from Signal Mountain.

We saw 475 Broad-winged Hawks with 414 of them seen between 2 and
3pm...(after the clouds decided to show up.) Also seen were 3 Sharp-
shinned Hawks, 3 Cooper's Hawks 1 Adult Bald Eagle and a Peregrine 
Falcon that was seen by Richard & Tarcila and Cynthia.

Keep Looking Up,
Jimmy & Cynthia Wilkerson
http://soddymountainhawkwatch.blogspot.com 


    
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Subject: The Pits
From: Lee Anne Russell <momhts AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:24:04 -0500
Is anyone going tomorrow? I don't have a child home and might be interested in 
going. I've never been before and would love to photograph some of the birds. 


Thanks,

Lee Anne


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Subject: Rankin Bottoms WMA
From: Rick Phillips <sunfish0501 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:47:37 -0400
September 19, 2014
Rankin Bottoms WMA, Cocke County

Spent a couple of hours at Rankin Bottoms Wildlife Management Area  in
Cocke County this afternoon. Both the numbers and diversity of shorebirds I
saw had decreased since my last visit on September 12. A partial list of
birds:

Blue-winged Teal (8)
Northern Harrier (1 immature, scattered everything around 4:45 pm!)
Great Egret (30+)
Great Blue Heron (18)
Green Heron (2)
Killdeer (18)
American Avocet (1, continuing across from Ivy Trail)
Pectoral Sandpiper (4)
Least Sandpiper (8)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Palm Warbler (4 near beginning of old road bed)

Dutch Bottoms
Laughing Gull (2, continuing)
-- 
Rick Phillips
Kingsport, Tennessee
Subject: American White Pelican, Scott Co.
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:52:45 -0500
I was forwarded photos of a lone American White Pelican in Helenwood, in
Scott County, from 17 Sept 2004.  Helenwood is a tad west of Huntsville
Reservoir.  The bird was grounded in someone's yard, but apparently took
off, but is hanging out in the area.  Certainly an odd bird for Scott Co. I
figured it was worth mentioning.

Cheers,
Scott Somershoe
Subject: Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Rutherford Co.
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:46:14 -0500
Continuing my fatherly duties this week, I took the kiddo to the Discovery
Center in Murfreesboro this morning about 9.  The water level in the
wetland is very low and it was terribly unbirdy until right before we got
back to the playground where I had crippling looks at a Yellow-bellied
Flycatcher at about 15ft and at eye level in a big willow tree.  The bird
didn't linger and was gone after about 10 seconds. Very nice small
flycatcher, olive backed, yellow throat, olive breast with bright yellow
belly through the undertail coverts, complete distinct eye-ring and wings
bars, with dainty bill (compared to an Acadian Flycatcher).

From the playground, we'd gone to the left over and around the open water
and then around the first right hand bend about 100ft where it was in the
willows on the left.  I had a yellow-bellied in almost this exact spot in
spring 2011.

Is there a list I can start for the kiddo that's something like, "birds my
dad saw while I was looking for frogs and playing with my sunglasses?"  I
may have to start that list!

Good birding!
Scott Somershoe
Subject: Sunquist WMA Elk viewing area
From: moorephotography AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:22:15 +0000 (UTC)
Campbell County, TN near Duff 
Elk viewing tower road/ area 
5miles 
A few good flurries of warblers this morning, though not a lot of species. 
Many Rose Breasted Grosbeaks 
Goldfinch 
Summer and Scarlet Tangaer 
Common Yellowthroated Warbler 
(6) NASHVILLE WARBLER in 2 different locations 
3 Redstarts 
5 Tennessee Warblers 
Several Accipiters which were causing the warblers to be hard to see 
3 Broad Winged Hawks 
Empidonax 
White Eyed Vireos 
Eastern Wood Pewee 
Eastern Phoebe 
Common residents/ Cardinal/Titmouse/Chickadee 
Carolina Wrens 
BEST bird for this area not seen there before- Immature 
Red Headed Woodpecker 
Plenty of Elk tracks but no sightings. Too late in day. 

Nell Moore 
Campbell County, TN 
Subject: Johnson Co. warblers
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:10:36 -0400
19 Sep 2014
Watauga Lake area, Johnson Co., TN
Butler & Roan Creek area

warblers  (17 spp.) - best morning yet this month
Ovenbird - 1
Worm-eating - 1
Black-and-white - 3
Tennessee - 2
Nashville - 1
Com. Yellowthroat - 1
Hooded - 9
Am. Redstart - 6
Cape May - 1
N. Parula - 1
Magnolia - 5
Chestnut-sd. - 3
Black-thr. Blue - 1
Palm - 1
Pine - 2
Yellow-throated - 2
Black-thr. Green - 6

also:
Osprey - 1
Bald Eagle - 1
Broad-wg. Hawk - 8
Com. Raven - 2
Swainson's Thrush - 3
Wood Thrush - 2
Scarlet Tanager - 2

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Big day at the greenway
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:35:47 +0000
19 September 2014
Hamilton County, TN

Today was one of the busier days we have had banding at Greenway Farms. We 
banded close to 50 birds, including 10 Wood Thrushes (6 were in 1 net), 6 
Hooded Warblers, 4 Swainson's Thrushes, 4 American Redstarts (FOS), 3 Magnolia 
Warblers, and 1 each of Canada Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Ovenbird, 
White-eyed Vireo, Gray Catbird, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Yellow-breasted Chat 
(FOS), and Acadian Flycatcher (FOS). Other migrants that were common in the 
area were Chestnut-sided Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers, and Rose-breasted 
Grosbeaks. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Hawks on the move, Lewis County
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:11:43 -0500
A few minutes on the back deck in western Lewis County around noon  
today (9/19/14) yielded 4 Broad-winged Hawks, a Red-tailed Hawk, a  
Turkey Vulture, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.  Most hawks were very high  
and barely visible to the naked eye.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: birding & education
From: "Don Holt" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dnldhlt@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:30:29 -0400
If you are interested in educating kids through birding, here is a link to a 
well written essay on the topic. 



http://scottsampson.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html

Don Holt
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Spoonbill Update & etc
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:50:38 -0700
9/18/2014
Wildcat Creek Rd; Stewart Co

Made an afternoon visit over to Stewart Co for the recently reported Roseate 
Spoonbill in the area. I arrived about 5:30, and immediately had the bird in 
view along with about 8 Great Egrets. Visibility isn't great here, and has been 
mentioned the road is quite narrow and curvy here. The Spoonbill never fed or 
slept during the 20 minutes or so I watched it; just preened a bit but 
otherwise stood there. No shorebirds here except a single vocal Spotted. 


The other highlight of the day was a massive flight of Broad-winged Hawks (by 
the standards of the western end of the state), just a bit west of Clarksville. 
I noticed a nice kettle of Turkey Vultures quite low, about 75 birds, and a few 
smaller specks in the sky above them. I wasn't at a good place to stop, but 
managed to finally, and quickly realized what at a glance was a few Broad-wings 
was in fact a sky full. The main body took up maybe a 1/2 mile of sky, with 
numerous stragglers outside the main group. I counted a conservative 650, and I 
know the leading edge of the flight was out of view when I started counting. 
The cloudcover was broken, and they were high enough to be quite hard to pick 
out against the blue part of the sky with the naked eye. They had good lift, no 
circling, all just in a steady glide southwest. There have been numerous big 
counts of Broad-winged the last couple of days from both TN and KY. 


Stopped briefly as I was crossing the causeway at Paris Landing, where the 
island is much more exposed than my last visit; among the horde of Ring-billed 
and Caspian were a few Herring and 2 adult aspect Lesser Black-backed Gulls. My 
first pass thru Cross Creeks in several years was a total bust, practically no 
shorebird habitat, but some promising sparrow fields are there if they are wet 
at all. 


This morning as I was leaving work, an adult Peregrine was sitting up in a dead 
snag along I-40 just west of Jackson in the Forked Deer River bottom. 


I've added 4 somewhat distant photos of the Roseate Spoonbill to my current 
gallery, the first image is here if interested: 



http://www.pbase.com/mctodd/image/157442916/original 

Good Birding!!

Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN
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Subject: Knoxville Broad-winged Hawks - 9/18
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:41:40 -0400
Went to my brother's house in northwest Knoxville this afternoon and saw 
4 Broad-winged Hawks gliding over towards the SW around 5:30. Makes me 
wonder how many more there were before I arrived. The Soddy Daisy and 
Virginia hawkwatches had good numbers today.

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Soddy Mtn
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:49:18 +0000 (UTC)
18 Sept 2014

Pretty insensitive of me...THANKS to Harold Birch who was on
the watch until 2:15 and Thanks to Bill Holt was was also on
the watch from 3:45 until 6.

It would be impossible to see all the hawks that pass over
without their help!!!!!

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Subject: Soddy Mtn. Hawk Watch Sept 18,14
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:27:28 +0000 (UTC)

18 Sept 2014
Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch
Hamilton Co., Tn

First thing this morning we broke our official record for
Fall Broad-winged Hawks.  At 9:49 26 distant specks became
our record kettle.  At the time that brought us up to 50,008.
50,000 didn't last long.  At the end of the day we had seen
1,063 Broad-wings.  We are now over 51,000.

A 2nd weekly summary will follow Sunday night with the totals 
of all hawks we've seen so far this season.

Keep looking up.
Jimmy & Cynthia Wilkerson
Hixson, Hamilton Co., TN

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Subject: Roseate Spoonbill still present
From: Daniel Moss <dmoss5 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:23:55 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Stewart County
Sept 18, 2014  2:00-2:30pm

The immature Roseate Spoonbill is still present on Wildcat Creek. Amie Lehman 
and I were able to get some good looks through the scope near the bridge over 
Wildcat Creek (caution: narrow road on a curve). Thanks to Joe Hall and Stanley 
York for finding and posting the sighting. Here's a google map link that might 
be of use: 



https://maps.google.com/maps?q=36.423536,-87.606794&ll=36.423838,-87.605324&spn=0.015125,0.033023&num=1&t=h&z=16 


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Pleasant View, TN
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Subject: Red headed woodpeckers Hamilton County
From: James Randolph <randolphjcr AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:16:10 -0400
Several ( number questionable), 5 or more red headed woodpeckers, several 
drumable trees, and lots of loud calling. 

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Harrison, Tn
Hamilton County

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Subject: Golden-winged Warbler - Rutherford Co.
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:48:46 -0500
After dropping off the kiddo at school this morning I went by the Stones
River Battlefield to see if I could find any migrant flocks.  After a bit
of striking out, the flock came to me and I eventually found an adult male
Golden-winged Warbler in the group.  After years of birding the county,
I've finally found one and it was awesome.

Other species in the flock included Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia
Warbler, N. Parula, American Redstart, a Veery, a few singing White-eyed
Vireos and a couple Eastern Wood-pewee's were around.  A couple male Summer
Tanagers were hanging out as well.

Good birding!
Scott Somershoe
Subject: Norris Dam birding trail highlights
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:41:17 -0400
TN-birders,

This morning Dollyann & I went to the Norris Dam Birding Trail in Anderson 
County (the trail below the dam that goes alongside the river). There were a 
lot of birds and we had some interesting ones. The main highlight was a male 
Black-throated Blue Warbler. This was about 100 yards south of the northern 
parking area, where there is a put-in for boats. Also found this morning was a 
Gray-cheeked Thrush and a Nashville Warbler, and 7 other species of warblers. 
Lots of Cedar Waxwings around, as usual. 


Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Upcoming NTOS Field Trip
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:24:53 -0700
 Please join the Nashville TOS this Saturday, September 20th, as Frank Fekel 
leads us around Shelby Park and Bottoms just outside downtown Nashville. We 
will meet at 7:00 AM in the parking lot at the Shelby Park Community Center 
(401 S 20th Street), then we'll take the path around Mission Hill before 
wrapping up at Sections I and II of the Bottoms. A wonderful variety of 
passerines frequent the park throughout the year - the most sought-after being 
several species of flycatchers and warblers, among other birds. This walk 
should continue throughout the morning, so feel free to bring snacks and 
drinks. Bug spray may also be useful. Please visit Tennessee Watchable Wildlife 
| Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Nature Park for directions to Mission Hill. I 
hope to see everyone there! 

 
***Get it on your calendars! The next NTOS field trip will be on October 18, 
2014, at Bells Bend Park in Davidson County. 

 
 
Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
Subject: Soddy Mtn. Hawk Watch
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:45:56 +0000 (UTC)
17 Sept 2014
Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch
Hamilton Co., Tn

We had an average day at the look out today with good
numbers of Broad-winged Hawks.  The first couple hours 
started slowly followed by an hour of 101 birds followed 
by several more slow hours.  The last two hours from 4 
until 6 were very good.  We saw a total of 436 Broadie's
for the day.

Tomorrow morning we will only need 21 birds to establish
our record of 50,000 Broad-wings seen over the years.  I
feel certain this in a new record for a single hawk watch
location within the confines of Tennessee during the Fall
even if it has taken twenty one and a third seasons!

We'd love to have visitors join us tomorrow.  Most of the 
regular counters will be on site by 9AM.

Keep looking up...
Jimmy & Cynthia Wilkerson
Hixson, Hamilton Co., TN

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Subject: Roseate Spoonbill continues
From: "Stanley York" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "swy911@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:40:12 -0500
September 17, 2014
Stewart-Montgomery County line

The Roseate Spoonbill was relocated in the same spot as reported last night. 
The bird is present at this time and was relocated by Joe Hall again! 


Stanley York Jr
Montgomery Co

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Subject: Shady Valley birds
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:28:48 -0400
17 Sep 2014
Shady Valley, Johnson Co., TN

warblers  (11 spp.)
Black-and-white - 4
Com. Yellowthroat - 17
Hooded - 4
Am. Redstart - 10
Magnolia - 5
Blackburnian - 2
Chestnut-sided - 2
Black-thr. Blue - 6
Palm - 2
Black-thr. Green - 1
Wilson's - 1

also 
Yellow-thr. Vireo - 2
Blue-hd. Vireo - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 1
Warbling Vireo - 1
Com. Raven - 2
Red-br. Nuthatch - 1 
Ruby-cr. Kinglet - 1
Wood Thrush - 1
Savannah Sparrow - 5
Lincoln's Sparrow - 2
Summer Tanager - 1  - apparently 1st valley record
Baltimore Oriole - 1

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Thrush rush
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:02:10 +0000
17 September 2014
Hamilton County, TN

It was a good day for thrushes at Greenway Farms, with 5 Swainson's Thrushes, 3 
Gray-cheeked Thrushes, 2 Veerys, and 1 Wood Thrush. We also caught 4 Hooded 
Warblers, 2 Gray Catbirds, and 1 Eastern Wood Pewee. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Lake County yesterday
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:46:11 -0700
September 16, 2014
Lake County

Fall was definitely in the air and there has been lots of movement since last 
week when I was in the area. There wasn't much on the MS River at Tiptonville 
Bar or at Bessie Bend. On Proctor City Road, I was walking along a ditch to 
take a picture of a wildflower when a small sparrow flushed from under my feet 
out of some foxtail in a wet area. I knew by the flight that this was an 
Ammodramus sparrow and I watched where the bird landed, retrieved my 
binoculars, and got a couple of quick views of a Nelson's Sparrow! I tried to 
get closer and the bird flushed again into some taller grass and I couldn't 
relocate it. I also had my first Song Sparrow of the season here. 


At lunch I went to the Keystone Pocket area of Reelfoot Lake and several 
American White Pelicans were sitting on stumps. I counted 65 in a quick scan 
across the lake. Double-crested Cormorants were everywhere and one group of 
300+ birds came flying and swimming into the cove obviously chasing a school of 
fish. The birds were actively diving and most every bird was coming up with a 
shad in its mouth! While watching the cormorants, a gull flew by and when I got 
on it I noticed it was a first year Laughing Gull! The only ducks I saw were a 
few Blue-winged Teal. I drove north to Champey Pocket and once again 
encountered the cormorant flock. They were still feeding and diving and chasing 
that school of fish. I scanned the lake from here and cormorants were 
everywhere - in the water, in the air, and in the trees. I estimated that there 
were at least 2000 cormorants in the area! 


There were also lots of swallows around and many were sitting on the power 
lines in multiple locations. I was able to tally 5 species - N. Rough-winged, 
Tree, Bank, Barn, and Cliff. N. Rough-winged was the most numerous and Bank was 
the least. 


There has been a big influx of American Kestrels and Loggerhead Shrikes since 
last week. Kestrels were all over sitting on the power lines and on poles. I 
had 6 shrikes in the northern part of Lake County with 4 in a one mile stretch 
of highway. I had a Cooper's Hawk along Hwy 78 just south of Ridgely. 


I had intended to try to get out to Island 13 but didn't have time.

Good birding!

Mark Greene
Trenton, TN
Gibson County
Subject: New eBird data entry option
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:07:04 -0500
For the TN-Birders out there who use eBird but have tons of older  
records that were collected in the pre-eBird era:

Many of these older lists do not necessarily conform easily to the  
way eBird wants the data reported.  To accommodate this, a new  
"Historical" option has been added to the list of checklist  
protocols.  This is for those lists where you have only the birds,  
location, and date, but not any realistic way to estimate times,  
distances, etc.  This can be especially useful if you have records  
from one of our dear departeds who is no longer available to help  
fill in the missing info.  And of course also for those of us who  
started doing this deep back into the previous century and have books  
full of handwritten notes with no reliable recollections of exactly  
when, how long, and how far.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN


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Subject: Dutch Bottoms - Laughing Gulls
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:20:59 -0400
Douglas Lake, Cocke county, 9/16/14, 3pm, from shore (pulloff opposite Emerald 
Pointe entrance on 25E). 


There were 10 Laughing Gull in the area, only 1 adult - seemed like an 
unusually high number for East TN. 

Also 145 Ring-billed Gulls and a Bald Eagle (3rd year juv.)

Michael Sledjeski
Del Rio TN

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Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher Sevier County, "The Summit" on Bluff Mountain
From: shaawitya AT comcast.net
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:21:54 +0000 (UTC)
Today, I found and photographed an Olive-sided Flycatcher in the developed 
portion of The Summit on Bluff Mountain, an upscale mountain development. The 
bird was on private property and I viewed this bird from the public road. This 
was a life bird for me, believe it or not. No more nemesis OSFL. 


Keith Watson 
Pittman Center, TN 
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill / Stewart-Montgomery Co
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Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:13:43 -0500
Stewart/Montgomery County Line
September 16, 2014
6:45pm

Joe Hall located an immature Roseate Spoonbill this evening just barely over 
the Montgomery county line in Stewart county on Wildcat Creek Rd. This is in 
the southeast corner of Stewart county near the Cumberland River and just 
northeast of Cumberland City. When I arrived I was able to observe the bird for 
just a few minutes and took some poor quality but diagnostic shots before it 
flew off to the east back possibly into Montgomery county. The bird was clearly 
seen and feeding among some Great Egrets. Light pale pink body, whitish head, 
and spoonbill. From Clarksville the bird was in the area where Lylewood Rd ends 
at the county line. 


Stanley York Jr
Palmyra/Montgomery County

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Subject: KTOS Field Trip this Saturday
From: "Tom Howe" <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:13:48 -0400
Saturday September 20, 2014

 

Foothills Parkway Hawk and Migrant Watch

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Foothills Parkway, Walland, TN

 

Leader: Tom Howe (865) 407-9620,
blountbirder AT nxs.net
We will meet at the Foothills Parkway turnaround at the 
beginning of road in Walland, Tenn. at around 8:00 a.m. and 
start our trip by looking for thrushes, flycatchers and warblers 

around the parking area. We will then move up the ridge for hawks

at the first pull-off with parking on both sides of the road. 

Last year the winds were perfect and we had more than 400 

hawks of several species including a Peregrine Falcon.
Subject: Upcoming Knox Co Fall Count
From: sparverius AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:13:18 +0000 (UTC)

Knox County Fall Count 

The Knox County Fall Count will be held on Sunday, 28 September 2014. 
Please contact the compiler if you are interested in participating. 
If you normally participate but will not be able to do so this year, 
please let me know in advance so I can try to assign someone else to 
cover your territory. 

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate by either 
joining a field party or counting birds in your own neighborhood 
(if you live in Knox Co) similar to Project Feederwatch or the 
Great Backyard Bird Count. 

Submit your results to the compiler (Dean Edwards, kde AT utk.edu ) 
as soon as possible after the count. 

Results should include: 
- checklist with number of individuals for each species observed, 
- location covered, 
- time of day you started and stopped counting, 
- separate tallies of miles and hours travelled by foot, car, etc, 
- tally of miles and hours spent owling, 
- tally of hours spent feederwatching, 
- names of all participants with contact information for at least 
one person in the party. 

You may also be asked to provide documentation for any rare 
or unusual species. 

If you plan to participate or have any further questions, please 
contact the compiler. 


Dean Edwards 
Knoxville, TN 
Subject: Rose Breasted
From: "Durwood Edwards" <durwoode AT hughes.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:34:48 -0500
I had one female rose-breasted grosbeak at my suet feeder near Marrowbone
Lake in Northwest Davidson County this morning (10/16/14)

 

 

Durwood Edwards

Joelton, TN

 
Subject: Tues, Radnor Lake warblers
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:05:49 -0500
Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Davidson Co., TN
Tuesday, 2014 September 16
7-9:30am
mostly heavy clouds with a tiny bit of sunshine

I stopped by Radnor Lake this Tuesday morning and immediately found
that Jan Shaw also had decided that birding on an overcast day was
better than staying at home. We birded the dam area where there was
a nice mixed warbler flock, the best being a male WILSON'S plus
BAY-BREASTED, and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERs . I found a second mixed flock
just before Long Bridge. At first, there were just 2 or 3 warblers
around. However, a titmouse began fussing at me, complaining for a
while by itself. Eventually, the chickadees and wrens joined in, causing
such a commotion that their complaints attracted many more warblers, a
couple vireos, and a catbird. In the flock were AMERICAN REDSTARTs,
OVENBIRD, BLUE-WINGED and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERs, KENTUCKY, MAGNOLIA,
BLACK-AND-WHITE, and TENNESSEE WARBLERs. It has been a couple years
since I've had that much of a fuss made over me! All in all, I
found 47 species with 14 species of warblers, so a very
nice morning.

Birds of particular interest included

Yellow-throated Vireo 1

Ovenbird 1
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-White Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 2
American Redstart 9
N. Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 11
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Canada Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 1 male

Summer Tanager, male

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: good warbler morning
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:43:04 -0400
16 Sep 2014
South Holston Lake, Sullivan Co., TN

Not much on the lake, so I focused on woodland birds.

Warblers (12 spp.)
Ovenbird - 1
No. Waterthrush - 1
Golden-wg. - 1
Black-and-white - 1
Tennessee - 1
Am. Redstart - 9
Magnolia - 5
Bay-br. - 1
Blackburnian - 1
Chestnut-sd. - 1
Pine - 1
Black-thr. Green - 1

also:
Yellow-thr. Vireo - 1
Com. Raven - 1
Blue-gr. Gnatcatcher - 1
Scarlet Tanager - 1

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Warblers and Flycatchers
From: "Tom Howe" <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:25:51 -0400
Blount Co.

At my house in Alcoa

 

Sept 15, 2014, yesterday evening, I had 34 species along the creek to the
cattail marsh, including a striking Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. Warblers
included Blue-winged Warbler  1, Tennessee Warbler  1, Common Yellowthroat
2, Hooded Warbler  1, and Prairie Warbler  1.

 

Sept 16, 2014

This morning everything had changed. Flycatchers included Eastern Wood-Pewee
2, Acadian Flycatcher  1, calling, Willow Flycatcher  1, singing, Least
Flycatcher  1 seen at same time as Acadian, but between 3-4' off the ground
in ragweed, Eastern Phoebe  2, and Eastern Kingbird  1. The Kingbird was
being chased around by a feisty gnatcatcher! Warblers included Northern
Waterthrush  3, Tennessee Warbler  1, Common Yellowthroat  4, Hooded Warbler
1, American Redstart  7, Magnolia Warbler  6, and Chestnut-sided Warbler  1.
Other notables were Sora 2, first of the fall, responding to my whinnying,
and one Warbling Vireo. Total 46 species.

 

It's time to get out birding.

 

Tom Howe

Alcoa

 

 

 

 
Subject: Photo updates and note about Dowitcher
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:16:08 -0700
Friends,

After posting the Dowitcher images, I had a lot of feedback here and elsewhere, 
with practically all agreeing with Long-billed for this bird, which would be 
expected of a bird in full basic here. Appreciated the comments. 


I've added a number of other photos to my Summer/Fall 2014 gallery, including 
some pretty cooperative shots of a Wilson's Phalarope, the 2nd Red Knot from 
Memphis this fall, Ruddy Turnstones, and a number of comparison images with 
multiple species. As usual, my stuff is totally random as it is chronological 
order, and numerous images have captions underneath if interested. They will 
look best at the original setting. 


First new image is here: http://www.pbase.com/mctodd/image/157388606/original

Good Birding!!

Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN
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Subject: Good Warbler Month in Our Yard
From: "Tommy Curtis" <tcbirdwatch AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:12:08 -0500
This morning was a warbler wonder! We had a Golden-winged, our second ever in 
the yard Brewster’s Backcross, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Tennessee, and 
American Redstart, some in multiples. For the month of September so far other 
warblers were: Yellow-throated, Yellow, Common Yellow-throat, Northern Parula, 
Pine, Palm, Cape May, Blackburnian, Yellow-breasted Chat, Cerulean, Black and 
White, Blue-winged, and Blackpoll. Vireos today were Red-eyed, White-eyed, and 
Philadelphia. No only are we seeing these gorgeous birds but almost all of them 
have been at some time in the trees just 25 feet away at almost eye level with 
our deck. No “warbler neck pain” is an added bonus to seeing these little 
beauties. We’re down to one hummer feeder as a huge number left after the 
worst wind storm a few weeks ago that we’ve experienced in our 11 years 
living here – at least we hope they left but can’t help wondering if they 
might have been killed as the majority missing after the storm were the ones 
born this year. 


Tommy & Virginia Curtis
Smithville, TN
DeKalb County
Subject: Seven Islands State Birding Park - Peregrine
From: "Morton Massey" <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:13 -0400
I birded Seven Islands (Knox County) this morning, 9/15/2014.  Highlight was
a Peregrine flying up the river.  Pretty good warbler presence (Magnolia,
Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, American Redstart, Palm and Northern
Waterthrush)

 

Seven Islands State Birding Park

Traveling

3.5 miles

242 Minutes

Observers: 1

All birds reported? Yes

Comments:  

Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.6

 

5 Canada Goose

2 Wood Duck

17 Blue-winged Teal

3 Great Blue Heron

1 Cooper's Hawk

1 American Kestrel

1 Peregrine Falcon -- Flew up river. Long pointed wings. Much larger than
kestrel Merlin or an accipiter. Some facial pattern visible. 

3 Mourning Dove

5 Chimney Swift

7 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

1 Belted Kingfisher

4 Red-bellied Woodpecker

3 Downy Woodpecker

2 Northern Flicker

1 Eastern Wood-Pewee

2 Eastern Phoebe

2 White-eyed Vireo

1 Red-eyed Vireo

8 Blue Jay

5 American Crow

15 Carolina Chickadee

8 Tufted Titmouse

1 White-breasted Nuthatch

13 Carolina Wren

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

4 Eastern Bluebird

3 Gray Catbird

5 Northern Mockingbird

4 Brown Thrasher

25 European Starling

20 Cedar Waxwing

1 Chestnut-sided Warbler

2 Magnolia Warbler

1 Black-throated Green Warbler

3 Palm Warbler

1 American Redstart

1 Northern Waterthrush

8 Common Yellowthroat

1 Eastern Towhee

7 Field Sparrow

1 Song Sparrow

6 Northern Cardinal

4 Blue Grosbeak

2 Indigo Bunting

10 American Goldfinch

1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

 
Subject: Greenway migrants
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:36:49 +0000
15 September 2014
Hamilton County, TN

The dam has broken! Today was the best day for the year of fall banding at 
Greenway Farms. We banded 6 Magnolia Warblers, 3 Hooded Warblers, 2 Ovenbirds, 
2 Eastern Wood-Pewees, 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler, 1 Northern Waterthrush, 1 
White-eyed Vireo, 1 Veery, 1 Gray-cheeked Thrush (FOS), and 1 Scarlet Tanager 
(FOS). There were also a lot of Black-throated-green Warblers and Summer 
Tanagers around. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Discovery Wetlands and Field Trials Area Rutherford Co.
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:27:37 -0400
9/15/14
Discovery Wetlands and Field Trials Area
Rutherford Co. TN
 
Had Wilson's Warbler, American Redstart, Magnolia and Tennessee Warblers at 
 Discovery Center Wetlands in Murfreesboro, TN. Had a flock of 40 
Blue-winged Teal at the Field Trial Area in Smyrna, TN. Don't forget the Field 

Trials Area Poole Knobs in Smyrna is now closed until March on Friday, 
Saturday, 

and Sunday  so that the Dog Trainers can run their dogs.  
 
Good birding
 Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co. Tn
Subject: This Week's Events - Memphis Chapter TOS
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:35:41 -0500
Memphis Chapter TOS events this week:

Wed., Sept. 17 - Field trip to Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park with Van
Harris and Dick Preston. Meet at the park visitor center at 7:30 a.m.
More info: http://is.gd/Vba1wL
Directions: http://mapq.st/198HA3t

Wed., Sept. 17 - Chapter meeting at 7 p.m., St. George's Episcopal Church,
2425 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN.  Members will share photos and
stories from recent birding adventures. Light refreshments served.
Directions: http://mapq.st/1dEWrZk

Visit us online at http://tinyurl.com/MemphisTOS

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Rankin Peregrine
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:00:36 -0400
Rankin Bottoms, Cocke county, 9/14/14, 4pm-6:30pm, from shore & by canoe
Lake elev.: 982 ft

We saw a Peregrine Falcon flying across shorebirds on the mudflats opposite the 
Ivy Trail yesterday afternoon. Ron Hoff, Dollyann Myers and a friend were 
present at the time, and Eric Bodker also reported seeing a Peregine earlier in 
the day, on eBird. 


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Subject: Sightings Report, 13 Sept 2014, Ensley Bottoms Area, Memphis, Shelby County
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:07:22 -0500
Riverport Rd Ponds / Sloughs, Shelby, US-TN
Sep 13, 2014 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Continuation of Rob Harbin & Jay Walko's Fall Migratory bird count 
day. 

7 species
Canada Goose  1
Wood Duck  4
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  4
Bald Eagle  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Killdeer  4
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19836803 


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

Sep 13, 2014 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Rob Harbin & Jay Walko drove the Pits today to count for Migratory 
bird day. Met Mike Todd, Chloe & Nolan Walker above Pit #4 and traded info on 
the day so far.Temps ranged from 60-66 degrees with overcast skies during the 
overall 5 hours of birding today in Memphis. The same two bald eagles seen on 
Riverport rd were seen flying south over the Pits as we entered the compound. 

31 species (+1 other taxa)
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 97 Several of this years broods have fledged and 
are now flying with the flock. Four other broods were found with a total of 32 
additional young in various stages of development. 

Greater White-fronted Goose  1     Same injured bird all summer.
Canada Goose  14
Mallard  43
Blue-winged Teal  71
Northern Shoveler  34
Canvasback 1 Same bird seen last couple of weeks, Seen diving in the center 
ponds. 

Northern Bobwhite  2     Heard calling to one another.
Turkey Vulture  3
Black-necked Stilt  5
Semipalmated Plover  4
Killdeer  75
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Solitary Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  27
Stilt Sandpiper  30
Least Sandpiper  3500     3500 + if not more.
Pectoral Sandpiper  17
Semipalmated Sandpiper  5
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  1     Leaning towards Long have picture.
Wilson's Phalarope  1
Black Tern  3
Chimney Swift  13
American Kestrel  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  3
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  750     These huge flocks are out of control.
Northern Cardinal  3
Indigo Bunting  3
Dickcissel  1
House Sparrow  2
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19836534 


Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN
Sep 13, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Continuation of Rb Harbin & Jay Walko's Fall Migratory bird count 
day. 

9 species
Canada Goose  42
Mallard  21
Double-crested Cormorant 38 Single bird on the lake and then a flyover of 37 
birds heading south. 

Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
Bald Eagle  1
Green Heron  2
Mourning Dove  6
American Kestrel  2
Common Grackle  4
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19836760 










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



Subject: Interesting Dowitcher (photos)
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:06:10 -0700
Friends,

For those with an interest in shorebird identification (or just like being 
frustrated at times...:") I've placed a few photos of a silent adult Dowitcher 
seen at Ensley on Saturday. Initially I had called this bird a Long-billed, for 
a couple of reasons I will mention, but have a couple of questions about this 
bird, so retracting that to Dowitcher sp for the time being. I've already had a 
differing opinion from a very well respected peer... 


This bird has fully completed the molt to basic plumage, at least as far as the 
head and body goes. I've seen very few adult Dowitchers in TN during the fall 
that have completed this molt; good number well on the way, but not completed, 
and they were all Long-billed. Long-billed is known to complete the molt to 
basic at stopover points on the way south, whereas while Short-billed will 
start the molt, generally thought to finish it on the wintering grounds, and 
many adult Short-billed undergo very little molt until reaching the winter 
grounds. Active molt in the flight feathers is a great way to tell, Long-billed 
will molt flight feathers during migration, but Short-billed wait til the 
wintering grounds. 



I've placed 5 photos of this bird, with some notes, in a gallery on my Pbase 
page. Of course, be interested in any comments anyone had about the bird, 
especially if you have seen a full basic Short-billed in the fall in the 
interior. This doesn't apply to the coastal wintering areas of Short-billed, 
where adults can be well on the way to basic by August. Basic Dowitchers can 
often be sorted out pretty well using a combination of several characters, but 
some birds like this do show some conflicting things; the joys of Dowitcher 
identification! Look at enough photos, and you will find birds that show just 
about everything that is supposed to be good for the other one...Luckily, most 
of the time the majority of clues lead you one way or the other, though they 
can be subjective from one observer to another as well. 



Will get the rest of the photos from the very enjoyable day I had Saturday up 
soon. 


http://www.pbase.com/mctodd/interesting_dowitcher

Good Birding!!

Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN
birder1 AT bellsouth.net
www.pbase.com/mctodd
Subject: Soddy Mtn. Hawk Watch
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:23:19 +0000 (UTC)
Week One Summary,

We started our watch on Wednesday Sept. 10th as planned.  Every day
this past week we were presented with weather delays due to rain and
were only able to get in 16.50 hours over 4 days.  Raptors seen:

107 Broad-winged Hawks
  1 Red-shouldered Hawk
  1 Northern Harrier
  1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
  1 Cooper's Hawk
  1 Osprey
  4 Bald Eagles (2 adults and 2 immature's)

The next two and a half weeks are expected to become more promising.
As posted a few days ago, this season we are looking to break a record 
by seeing our 50,000th Broad-winged Hawk.  Currently we stand at 494 
broadie's needed to break this record.  Sometime in the future we could
accomplish this goal instantly by counting a single mega kettle!

Keep looking up!!!
Jimmy and Cynthia Wilkerson
Hixson, Hamilton Co., Tn.
http://soddymountainhawkwatch.blogspot.com
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Subject: Re: Red Knot Shelby County
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:28:24 -0500
Not much to add to both Dick's and Mike's posts. We did however have 2 Adult 
Bald Eagles on Riverport Rd at 11:00am and as we entered the Pits they were 
still circling over the Pits slowly heading South-Southwest. Until out of site. 
At about 1:40 up on TVA we spotted a Flock of DC Cormorants heading South and 
above them was a single Adult Bald Eagle coming in from the NEast . Great day 
to say the least at both treatment plants. Temps ranged from 60-66 degrees with 
overcast skies during the 5 hours of birding. Nice to see Mike again down here 
at the pits. Great to see young birders Chloe and Nolan also searching out the 
shorebirds. Many thanks to Dick Preston for giving me a shout out about the 
Rednot. Got some great closeups. 

Will post my complete Ensley Bottoms area Sightings report tomorrow once ebird 
them. And will post picts also. 


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


On Sep 13, 2014, at 8:47 PM, Michael Todd wrote:

> Many thanks to both Dick and Jay for getting word out about this beauty this 
afternoon; Jay called me while I was still piddling around taking shorebird 
photos at Ensley, and I was able to enjoy some extremely close encounters with 
the gorgeous juvenile Red Knot he reported. When I first arrived at the North 
Treatment Plant, 3 juvenile Sanderlings and 3 juvenile Ruddy Turnstones greeted 
me, throw in the Red Knot that was hanging out on the other side of the pit, 
and it was like being on the Atlantic Coast. This was my first visit to the 
North Plant in several years, I had forgotten how good it could be. We had 7 
species of shorebird in the same camera frame for a while here! 

> 
> I had spent several hours at Ensley, and had the pleasure of spending a lot 
of that with Chloe and Nolan Walker and their Dad. Briefly ran into Jay Walko 
and Rob Harbin as well. Big change in conditions of the Pits since my last 
visit, with areas that had been dry now filled with water, and the big pit 
which had been flooded with extensive flats. Leasts were by far the most 
abundant, easily 3500-4000 birds present, handful of Westerns and maybe 40 
Semi's; good numbers of Pectoral as well with many juvies coming thru now. 
Highlights were a juvenile American Golden-Plover feeding in the big pit, but 
which vanished and never was refound. A juvenile Wilson's Phalarope and basic 
Long-billed Dowitcher were the other highlights. Took forever to finally locate 
a juvenile Baird's. Three Black Terns still hanging around in the big pit. 

> 
> Between both Treatment plants, 19 species of shorebirds, not a bad day at 
all. Needed a day to unwind a bit, and this was a fine one.I stopped by Oneal 
Lake (Hatchie NWR) on the way down, and no sign of the Tricolored Heron(s). The 
Walkers had the same luck. Still good numbers of Little Blues and Great Egrets, 
as well as a Snowy. Had a nice little warbler flock here, which included an 
adult male Golden-winged. Some of the fields here look promising for sparrows 
if they haven't been cut in a few more weeks. 

> 
> Will post a number of photos over next day or two, some really cooperative 
birds today for a change. 

> 
> Good Birding!!
> 
> Mike Todd
> McKenzie, TN
> birder1 AT bellsouth.net
> www.pbase.com/mctodd
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:03 PM, "dickpreston AT rittermail.com" 
 wrote: 

> 
> 
> September 13, 2014
> 1:00 PM
> Maynard Stiles North Treatment Plant
>  
> Juvenile Red Knot first reported by Terry Witt on September first present 
here today. First uncovered pit on river side. Allowed close approach. Other 
shorebirds present: 

>  
> Semipalmated Plover  (12)
> Killdeer  (12)
> Solitary Sandpiper  (5)
> Greater Yellowlegs  (1)
> Lesser Yellowlegs  (13)
> Stilt Sandpiper  (12)
> Sanderling  (2) both juveniles
> Least Sandpiper  (154)
> Pectoral Sandpiper  (19)
> Semipalmated Sandpiper  (11)
> Western Sandpiper  (3)
>  
> Later in the afternoon, Jay Walko reported three Ruddy Turnstones present, as 
well as the knot. 

>  
> Note to visiting birders: management requests you enter office and go to 
computer room. Sign birder’s log book. Many times, no one is present, but doors 
are unlocked. 

>  
> Dick Preston
> Munford, TN
> Tipton County
> 
> 





Subject: Fwd: [missbird] Bob Sargent's memorial
From: van harris <shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:31:47 -0500
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lucy & Bob Duncan 
Date: Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 8:25 AM
Subject: [missbird] Bob Sargent's memorial
To: albirds AT yahoogroups.com, missbird AT freelists.org,
nflbirds AT yahoogroups.com


Birders and friends of Bob Sargent,



Martha Sargent has asked that I let you know the plans for Bob’s memorial.
She wrote the following:

*It will be on October 25, 2014 at the Trussville Civic Center, 5381
Trussville-Clay Rd, Trussville, AL 35173 from 2-5 PM. Anyone that would
like to speak can do so at the service.*



Also, through AOS, Martha has said the following about HBSG and memorial
gifts [HBSG will band birds for the final time this fall at Ft. Morgan, and
will then disband.]:

*The final issue of the HBSG newsletter will designate three non-profit
organizations that Bob would have liked to see receive the memorial gifts.
She asked that we wait for that newsletter and then decide for ourselves
which of those organizations we would like to receive any donations we
might like to make.*



Lucy Duncan

PS.  *I would like to add that memorial gifts in Bob Sargent’s name would
be welcome as well by your local Audubon Chapters that often struggle to
make ends meet, while providing quality bird and environmental education
programs to children and others within the community. Lucy*



​Van Harris
Millington, TN​
Subject: Re: Red Knot Shelby County
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:47:35 -0700
Many thanks to both Dick and Jay for getting word out about this beauty this 
afternoon; Jay called me while I was still piddling around taking shorebird 
photos at Ensley, and I was able to enjoy some extremely close encounters with 
the gorgeous juvenile Red Knot he reported. When I first arrived at the North 
Treatment Plant, 3 juvenile Sanderlings and 3 juvenile Ruddy Turnstones greeted 
me, throw in the Red Knot that was hanging out on the other side of the pit, 
and it was like being on the Atlantic Coast. This was my first visit to the 
North Plant in several years, I had forgotten how good it could be. We had 7 
species of shorebird in the same camera frame for a while here! 


I had spent several hours at Ensley, and had the pleasure of spending a lot of 
that with Chloe and Nolan Walker and their Dad. Briefly ran into Jay Walko and 
Rob Harbin as well. Big change in conditions of the Pits since my last visit, 
with areas that had been dry now filled with water, and the big pit which had 
been flooded with extensive flats. Leasts were by far the most abundant, easily 
3500-4000 birds present, handful of Westerns and maybe 40 Semi's; good numbers 
of Pectoral as well with many juvies coming thru now. Highlights were a 
juvenile American Golden-Plover feeding in the big pit, but which vanished and 
never was refound. A juvenile Wilson's Phalarope and basic Long-billed 
Dowitcher were the other highlights. Took forever to finally locate a juvenile 
Baird's. Three Black Terns still hanging around in the big pit. 



Between both Treatment plants, 19 species of shorebirds, not a bad day at all. 
Needed a day to unwind a bit, and this was a fine one.I stopped by Oneal Lake 
(Hatchie NWR) on the way down, and no sign of the Tricolored Heron(s). The 
Walkers had the same luck. Still good numbers of Little Blues and Great Egrets, 
as well as a Snowy. Had a nice little warbler flock here, which included an 
adult male Golden-winged. Some of the fields here look promising for sparrows 
if they haven't been cut in a few more weeks. 



Will post a number of photos over next day or two, some really cooperative 
birds today for a change. 



Good Birding!!

Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN
birder1 AT bellsouth.net
www.pbase.com/mctodd





On Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:03 PM, "dickpreston AT rittermail.com" 
 wrote: 

 


September 13, 2014
1:00 PM
Maynard Stiles North Treatment Plant 
 
Juvenile Red Knot first reported by Terry Witt on September first present 
here today. First uncovered pit on river side. Allowed close approach. Other 
shorebirds present:
 
Semipalmated Plover  (12)
Killdeer  (12)
Solitary Sandpiper  (5)
Greater Yellowlegs  (1)
Lesser Yellowlegs  (13)
Stilt Sandpiper  (12)
Sanderling  (2) both juveniles
Least Sandpiper  (154)
Pectoral Sandpiper  (19)
Semipalmated Sandpiper  (11)
Western Sandpiper  (3)
 
Later in the afternoon, Jay Walko reported three Ruddy Turnstones present, 
as well as the knot.
 
Note to visiting birders: management requests you enter office and go to 
computer room. Sign birder’s log book. Many times, no one is present, but 
doors 

are unlocked.
 
Dick Preston
Munford, TN
Tipton County
Subject: Re: Red Knot Shelby County
From: <dickpreston AT rittermail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:03:03 -0500
September 13, 2014
1:00 PM
Maynard Stiles North Treatment Plant 

Juvenile Red Knot first reported by Terry Witt on September first present here 
today. First uncovered pit on river side. Allowed close approach. Other 
shorebirds present: 


Semipalmated Plover  (12)
Killdeer  (12)
Solitary Sandpiper  (5)
Greater Yellowlegs  (1)
Lesser Yellowlegs  (13)
Stilt Sandpiper  (12)
Sanderling  (2) both juveniles
Least Sandpiper  (154)
Pectoral Sandpiper  (19)
Semipalmated Sandpiper  (11)
Western Sandpiper  (3)

Later in the afternoon, Jay Walko reported three Ruddy Turnstones present, as 
well as the knot. 


Note to visiting birders: management requests you enter office and go to 
computer room. Sign birder’s log book. Many times, no one is present, but 
doors are unlocked. 


Dick Preston
Munford, TN
Tipton County
Subject: Radnor Lake - Cerulean, Orange-crown
From: Chris Sloan <csloan1973 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:03:26 -0500
After waking up to a Great Horned Owl still calling at 7:30 AM in my yard,
I ventured over to Radnor Lake (Davidson Co.) and spent about 90 minutes
checking for migrants.  There were a good number of transients, although
the viewing conditions were terrible.  There was a group of birders about a
quarter mile ahead of me so they'll undoubtedly have more to report, but
noteworthy on my list were:

1 Cerulean Warbler (male)
1 Orange-crowned Warbler (seen several times quite well)
1 Philadelphia Vireo

Chris Sloan
Nashville, TN
http://www.chrissloanphotography.com