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Tree Sparrow,©David Sibley

21 Nov Purple Finches-Montgomery Co ["Stanley York" ]
21 Nov Crockett & Lauderdale County hotspots ["Mark Greene" ]
20 Nov FOY ["J.N. & Ella Howard" ]
20 Nov Pine Siskins in Hardin County [Allan Trently ]
20 Nov NW TN yesterday - Little Gull, Peregine Falcon, etc. ["Mark Greene" ]
19 Nov 330+ Hooded Mergansers in Sullivan County ["Wallace Coffey" ]
19 Nov Mergansers ["Steve Routledge" ]
19 Nov MetroCenter [Lyda Phillips ]
19 Nov Tennessee River waterbirds, Snow Geese and Red-breasted Mergansers, Pine Siskins in Hamilton County ["Kevin A. Calhoon" ]
19 Nov First of season Junco [Hugh Barger ]
19 Nov More on Cassiar Junco [Bill Pulliam ]
19 Nov Bald Eagles in Solway (Knox/Anderson) [Greg Williams K4HSM ]
19 Nov "Cassiar" Junco, Lewis County [Bill Pulliam ]
18 Nov Fox Sparrow--Clarksville ["Nita Heilman" ]
18 Nov Birding Cross Creeks and TN NWRs [Barbara Wilbur ]
18 Nov Hiwassee Refuge - Meigs County [Hugh Barger ]
18 Nov Sandhill Cranes [Tony Watson ]
18 Nov ducks on South Holston Lake ["Richard Knight" ]
18 Nov Dekalb Co. this morning ["" ]
18 Nov Lapland Longspurs, American Pipits, Horned Larks (Robertson Co.) [Tony Lance ]
18 Nov Pine Siskin and Purple Finches in Chattanooga [David Vogt ]
17 Nov This Week's Events - Memphis TOS [Judy Dorsey ]
17 Nov Re: Percy Priest Lake, Davidson County [Scott Block ]
17 Nov Percy Priest Lake, Davidson County ["Jim Arnett" ]
17 Nov Inaugural Big Sandy CBC Dec. 14 [Bill Pulliam ]
17 Nov Pine Siskins and Puple Finches in Chattanooga [David Vogt ]
17 Nov Re: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker [Sabin Thompson ]
17 Nov Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ["Shay, Sheila" ]
16 Nov Couchville Lake [Skip Taylor ]
16 Nov Snow Geese in Wilson County ["Tommy Curtis" ]
16 Nov Reminder!! NTOS meeting this THURSDAY [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
16 Nov Nashville CBC Dec. 20 [Jan Shaw ]
16 Nov Re: Knoxville area Christmas Counts [Carole Gobert ]
16 Nov Re: Knoxville area Christmas Counts [Scott Somershoe ]
15 Nov Warren County Sandhill [Mac McWhirter ]
15 Nov Re: Sandhill Cranes over Kentucky Manor ["Michael Lee Bierly" ]
15 Nov Sandhill Crane over Roan Mtn ["Richard Knight" ]
15 Nov Knoxville area Christmas Counts [Rick Phillips ]
14 Nov Sandhill Cranes [Barbara Wilbur ]
14 Nov Old Hickory Lake, Davidson and Sumner Counties [Jan Shaw ]
14 Nov Bent Creek Golf Course: Sevier County: 5 Duck species, Forster's Tern []
14 Nov Ross's Geese, Duck River Unit [birdchaserrws ]
14 Nov Louisville Point Park ["Tom Howe" ]
14 Nov Camden WMA, Benton County, Gray Catbird, Orange-crowned Warbler [birdchaserrws ]
14 Nov Davidson Co. fox sparrow [richard connors ]
14 Nov Gibson County Lake ["Mark Greene" ]
14 Nov Third Creek, Knoxville [Lynne Davis ]
14 Nov Davidson Co. Sandhill Cranes [richard connors ]
14 Nov Priest Lake Am. pipits, etc. [richard connors ]
14 Nov Snow Goose & Cattle Egret ["Richard Knight" ]
14 Nov Pine Siskins Arrive! [James Peters ]
14 Nov Bonaparte's Gulls [Rick Phillips ]
14 Nov 15 Ross's Geese (Carter Co., TN) [Thomas McNeil ]
13 Nov Rose-breasted Grosbeak --Clarksville ["Nita Heilman" ]
13 Nov lewa_green@yahoo.com has indicated you're a friend. Accept? ["" ]
13 Nov Greenway Banding 12 year totals ["Aborn, David" ]
13 Nov Dark-eyed junco Knoxville [mark campen ]
12 Nov Black Scoter in Warren Co. [Susan McWhirter ]
12 Nov July 2014 Sibley Guide? []
12 Nov Laughing Gull at South Holston Lake ["Richard Knight" ]
12 Nov Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge Eagles and More ["Charles Murray" ]
11 Nov Fwd: [missbird] Burrowing Owl (Tunica Co) + other Delta birds [van harris ]
12 Nov Tennessee's Watchable Wildlife website update (and coming Birding Trails page) [Scott Somershoe ]
12 Nov Golden Eagle project update [Scott Somershoe ]
11 Nov Apparent Aythya hybrid, Lewis County [Bill Pulliam ]
11 Nov from: nicksiler@gmail.com ["nicksiler AT gmail.com" ]
11 Nov Immature Golden Eagle []
10 Nov Lapland Longspur on Roan Mtn ["Richard Knight" ]
10 Nov Am. White Pelican - downtown Nashville [Chris Sloan ]
10 Nov Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge - Canvasback, American White Pelican [Dralle ]
10 Nov Clay County Dale Hollow Dam Area ["" ]
10 Nov NTOS Monthly meeting - Thurs. November 20th [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
10 Nov Common Raven []
09 Nov NTOS Field Trip to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge - 11/8/2014 [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
09 Nov Scissor-tailed Flycatcher [Kristy L Baker ]
8 Nov Early morning loon movements [Scott Somershoe ]

Subject: Purple Finches-Montgomery Co
From: "Stanley York" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "swy911@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:30:00 -0600
Nov 21, 2014
Montgomery County

Finally had a morning at home to watch my feeders and had my first Purple 
Finches of the season! 


Stanley York / Montgomery Co-Palmyra

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Subject: Crockett & Lauderdale County hotspots
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:04:11 +0000 (UTC)
I made a few quick stops at a couple of winter hotspots yesterday. Here are the 
highlights... 

November 20, 2014Crockett & Lauderdale Counties
Pond Creek Bottoms, Old Mound Road, Crockett County:

Gadwall - 8
Mallard - 300
Northern Shoveler - 30
Northern Pintail - 12
Green-winged Teal - 20
Killdeer - 25
Wilson's Snipe - 250, Snipe were everywhere in this wet field - this is a 
conservative count of the birds that I could actually see. I'm sure that there 
were many that I couldn't see! 

The next stop was at the Lauderdale Waterfowl Refuge at Halls in Lauderdale 
County: 


Greater White-fronted Goose - 3,000
Snow Goose - 10,000
Ross's Goose - 50
Gadwall - 50
American Wigeon - 12
Mallard - 7,500
Northern Shoveler - 200
Northern Pintail - 150
Green-winged Teal - 2,,500
Ruddy Duck - 1
Great Blue Heron - 1
Northern Harrier - 1
Bald Eagle - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 7
American Coot - 10
Killdeer - 100
Ring-billed Gull - 5

Good birding,
Mark GreeneTrenton, TNGibson County
Subject: FOY
From: "J.N. & Ella Howard" <birders3 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:57:55 -0500
Greetings,
     On Tuesday we had our first Purple Finch (male) and today a Brown
Creeper.  We also have Juncos, White-throated Sparrows, scattered
Yellow-rumps, and scores of Goldfinches.  Good birding to all.
                                             J. N. Howard, Fiery Gizzard
Cove, Marion County
Subject: Pine Siskins in Hardin County
From: Allan Trently <ajtcorax AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:47:28 -0500
I observed about 40 Pine Siskins feeding on the seeds of sweetgum trees at 
Walker Branch State Natural Area, Hardin County, TN on November 18, 2014. 


Allan Trently
ajtcorax AT hotmail.com 
Jackson, Madison County, TN
 		 	   		  
Subject: NW TN yesterday - Little Gull, Peregine Falcon, etc.
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:20:44 +0000 (UTC)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014Dyer and Lake Counties
I made a few rounds in NW TN yesterday. My first stop was at one of the "borrow 
pits" along the Great River Road, just north of I-155 in Dyer County, where I 
had seen some pretty good shorebird habitat earlier in the fall. The habitat 
looked even better now with a few shallow pools. I had the following here: 

Great Blue Heron - 2Killdeer - 12Greater Yellowlegs - 1Least Sandpiper - 
8Long-billed Dowitcher - 2Wilson's Snipe - 3Ring-billed Gull - 7 

Along the way north, I stopped at a couple of places and looked at the 
Mississippi River. The river is still pretty low with several sandbars showing 
but I saw nothing but a few Ring-billed Gulls. 

On Pigeon Roost Road in northern Lake County I came upon a flooded field that 
was full of ducks. I pulled over, put the scope on the window and did a scan of 
the flock, which numbered 3000+ birds: 

Gadwall, American Wigeon, American Black Duck, Mallard, N. Shoveler, and N. 
Pintail were all present along with several Killdeer.  

While scanning from here I noticed a raptor sitting in an open field adjacent 
to the water. Through my binoculars I could see that the bird was a large 
falcon. My first thought was Prairie Falcon but after putting the scope on the 
window again and watching the bird for a few seconds I could see that it was a 
Peregrine Falcon. Not a bad consolation prize! I watched the bird preen on the 
ground for several minutes then it got up and made a couple of half-hearted 
passes at the waterfowl - just for fun I'm sure! The ducks however, failed to 
see the humor and were diving, dodging, and in a general state of chaos each 
time the Peregrine made a pass! After a couple of minutes it flew across and 
perched on an irrigation rig on the south side of the road. A quick note here - 
the Prairie Falcon that I had last winter in Obion County was also perched on 
an irrigation rig so its worth checking these out. They are all over West 
Tennessee now and I frequently see them being used as perches by Red-tailed 
Hawks, American Kestrels, etc. especially in the winter. 

Along the Phillipy Road, there was another field being flooded (to use as a 
duck hunting field I'm sure) and this field held a different mix of ducks that 
the field noted above just to the north. Here I found a flock of about 500 
ducks of the following species: 

Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, N. Shoveler, N. Pintail, Green-winged Teal, 
and Ring-necked Duck. An adult Bald Eagle sat in a tree here keeping watch and 
a flock of about 50 Snow Geese that came over, calling, contained a lone Ross's 
Goose. I also heard a few Greater White-fronted Geese but I never located them. 
On the south side of the road here in the Phillipy Unit of the Black Bayou 
Refuge, there is some good looking habitat for LeConte's Sparrows but with the 
wind howling yesterday I decided that another day would probably be better for 
that! 

I had only a few Horned Larks yesterday and no Lapland Longspurs but the wind 
was keeping most small birds grounded so the fact I didn't see them doesn't 
mean that they are not around. I did have a small flock of 8 American Pipits 
with some Killdeer at the Phillipy Pits. 

I scanned Reelfoot Lake from Champey Pocket, Keystone Pocket, White's Landing 
and Campbell's Point and added several diving ducks to my waterfowl list for 
the day: 

Canvasback (12), Redhead (3), Lesser Scaup, Greater Scaup, Bufflehead, Hooded 
Merganser, Red-breated Merganser (2), and Ruddy Duck. I also added Pied-billed 
Grebe, Horned Grebe, and Double-crested Cormorant. 

There were several Ring-billed Gulls and Bonaparte's Gulls around and I saw a 
lone Herring Gull, an adult bird. I scanned the Bonaparte's Gull flock on Lower 
Blue Basin in the lat afternoon and sure enough, in the mix, was a first winter 
Little Gull! This had become a nearly regular bird here at Reelfoot during the 
cold weather months. Hopefully it sticks around for the Christmas Count in a 
few weeks! 

A couple of negative notes on some traditional hotspots - the Aristidae grass 
field where we've had Smith's Longspurs in the past has been recently cut and 
there were several large, round bales of hay sitting all over the field. The 
"spoils area" impoundment adjacent to Jolly Landing where there is always a 
great assortment of hawks (including a couple of Ferruginous Hawks in recent 
years) had planted in soybeans this year and there is no habitat there at all. 
I was more than a little bummed where I saw that. 

Overall though it was a great day to be out and about.
Good birding!
Mark GreeneTrenton, TNGibson County


Subject: 330+ Hooded Mergansers in Sullivan County
From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey AT tricon.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:57:07 -0500
On 17 November 2014, I birded at Middlebrook Lake in

Bristol Tennessee (Sullivan County) and had

330+  Hooded Mergansers.  This is the most I've had there.

 

The number of Hoodeds had declined by early afternoon

on 18 November,

 

Wallace Coffey

Bristol, TN

 

 
Subject: Mergansers
From: "Steve Routledge" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "eyerout@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:57:13 -0800
11/19/14
Dunbar Cave SP
Montgomery County TN

Among the Canada Geese and Mallards were 4 Red-breasted Mergansers swimming on 
Swan Lake. No other waterfowl have ventured in, yet. 


Steve Routledge
Clarksville
Subject: MetroCenter
From: Lyda Phillips <lydap AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:16:29 -0600
Winter birds back on the lakes at MetroCenter:

60 ring billed gulls
6 lesser scaup
2 ruddy ducks
3 pied-billed grebes
1 horned grebe
2 great-blue herons


Lyda Phillips
Davidson County


 		 	   		  
Subject: Tennessee River waterbirds, Snow Geese and Red-breasted Mergansers, Pine Siskins in Hamilton County
From: "Kevin A. Calhoon" <kac AT tennis.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:54:59 -0500
Gary Brunvoll, Dan Jacobson and I started at Chickamauga Dam and checked
the river upstream all the way to Birchwood on 11/16. Not a whole lot of
waterbirds present but did have 2 SNOW GEESE flying out from Wolftever
causeway and a total of 6 Red-breasted Mergansers on route.  Also had 54
Common Loons, 4 Horned Grebes,,3 Common Goldeneye, and 47 Lesser Scaup.
Had three separate small flocks of PINE SISKINS totaling 6 birds in the
county.  I had three SNOW GEESE fly over Amnicola Hwy in Chattanooga
yesterday 11/17. 

 

Kevin Calhoon

Chattanooga, TN
Subject: First of season Junco
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:16:37 -0500
My first dark-eyed junco showed up about 1 PM today, 11 days later than
last year.

Hugh Barger
Hamilton County
Subject: More on Cassiar Junco
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:58:51 -0600
I've had some queries, so here are links to some photos online (none  
by me) of Cassiar-type Juncos:

An adult male, all gray but with contrasty hood (Bill Schmoker,  
Colorado):

http://www.schmoker.org/BirdPics/Photos/Sparrows/CassiarDEJU3.jpg

This one shows the convex hood and the contrasting pinkish sides with  
the clear line between the two (Mark Szantyr, CT):

http://www.oceanwanderers.com/Oct1993.JPG

 From the same source, this bird shows the brownish mantle that oftn  
goes along with the pinkish sides on the birds that are not adult males:

http://www.oceanwanderers.com/Jan2003A.jpg

Again, Cassiar is an intergrade form in a very mush taxonomic  
cluster.  I have chosen to classify pretty much all the juncos I see  
in TN that show "western" characters (especially the hood) as  
"Cassiar" in eBird.  Juncos are a lumpy genetic stew, and it is  
pointless to pretend that there are clean lines between these types  
or that there is any such thing as a "pure" Cassiar Junco.  Banding  
returns do indicate that birds from the general Cassiar area tend to  
migrate long distances easterly and southeasterly towards and across  
the Mississippi.  Birds from the "Oregon" and "Pink-sided" areas are  
more inclined to just head south with not so much of an eastern  
tendency.  And the "Gray-headed" Birds mostly just migrate  
vertically, staying within the Rocky Mountain region, much as the  
"Carolina" Juncos do in the southern Appalachians.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN


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Subject: Bald Eagles in Solway (Knox/Anderson)
From: Greg Williams K4HSM <k4hsm AT knology.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:31:29 -0500
Yesterday (11/18/2014 11:50am ET) while on my way to Oak Ridge, I saw two Bald 
Eagles to the west of Pellissippi Pkwy along the ridge line of Guinn Rd. 


I was mobile (coming from Oak Ridge Hwy onto Pellissippi) when I spotted them 
so unfortunately I didn't have time to stop and watch them. 


One was right above the tree line, the other was above it by about 50 feet. 

They were heading west along the ridge. 

Greg Williams
k4hsm AT knology.net
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Subject: "Cassiar" Junco, Lewis County
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:18:04 -0600
I found a nicely-marked "Cassiar" Junco at our place in western Lewis  
County this morning, 11/19/14.  For those not familiar, "Cassiar" is  
a Slate-colored/Oregon intergrade with a core nesting area in western  
Canada.  Many migrate southeasterly, and I find about a few percent  
of the mid-winter juncos in my area are Cassair.  This is the  
earliest in the season I have noted one, however.  I am curious about  
their distribution it the rest of Tennessee.  I see them regularly in  
small numbers in Lewis and Lawrence counties in midwinter, and Mark  
Green has noted them in west TN, also in midwinter.  They are found  
regularly to our west in MO, and are rare to our south and east in NC  
and GA, so there is likely a gradient across TN.

This form is not well-discussed in most field guides.  Before the  
juncos were all lumped, it was considered to be a western form of  
Slate-colored Junco (so, no, it does not add "Oregon" Junco to your  
lists!).  They are generally mostly slaty, but there is a sharp line  
of demarkation between the gray hood and the sides.  Plus, the border  
between the hood and the lower breast is clearly convex, not concave  
as in typical Slate-colored.  Especially in young birds and females,  
the sides often are tinged with reddish, sometimes being quite pink.   
These same birds also tend to show brownish tones on the mantle that  
can contrast notably with the hood, wings, and rump.  The bird I saw  
this morning was one of these gray, brown, and pink "tricolored"  
ones.  Some adult males, however, are patterned mostly in shades of  
gray, with the visibly darker and well-defined hood contrasting with  
paler gray sides being the key ID point.  Brownish Slate-coloreds can  
be similar, but they generally lack the contrasty "Oregon-like"  
pattern and demarcated hood.  And of course, as with all these  
distinctions among the junco forms, the lines are fuzzy and not every  
bird can be neatly put in one of the defined categories.

"Dark-eyed Junco (Cassiar)" is available for use in eBird as a  
reportable taxon, by the way.  Use "add species" to find it, and  
include a description or photo of your bird.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Fox Sparrow--Clarksville
From: "Nita Heilman" <nrheilmanandcats AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:29:19 -0600
November 18, 2014
Clarksville, Tn
Montgomery Co.

I had a single Fox Sparrow under my feeders this morning around 6:20 AM.  

Nita Heilman
Clarksville, Tn
Subject: Birding Cross Creeks and TN NWRs
From: Barbara Wilbur <8wi18ur AT charter.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:29:15 -0600
Today, in below freezing temperatures, with sunshine and gusty winds, my 
grandson and I had a casual birding day at Cross Creeks NWR and the Big 
Sandy Unit of the Tennessee NWR.  Unfortunately our compiled list does 
not denote the refuge where the bird was seen.

The following species were observed:
Pied-billed grebe
Grebe (sp.)
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Snow Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Gadwall
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Ruddy Duck
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Read-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Northern Cardinal

Barbara Wilbur
Clarksville

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Subject: Hiwassee Refuge - Meigs County
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:01:13 -0500
This morning from the gazebo I observed between 1200 to 1500 sandhill
cranes, about 25 mallards and at least two immature bald eagles.  While I
was there, Bruce Dralle pointed out 7 snow geese that were flying over the
far hill, north of the gazebo. One was a blue morph.  The geese were seen
two more times flying with sandhills when all were flushed by something.

From the Cherokee Memorial I observed at least 3 rafts of ducks which
included 70-100 gadwalls, about 35 northern shovelers, about 50-60
ring-necked ducks, 15 northern pintails, 4 redheads, about 5-6 canvasbacks
and 4 mallards.  Also 40-60 coots and 30 or more pied-bill grebes. Four
immature bald-eagles, 12 herring gulls and about 100 sandhills were also
seen.

Hugh Barger
Subject: Sandhill Cranes
From: Tony Watson <twnurse2k AT att.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:09:49 -0500
Saw two small flocks flying southeast over Crossville this morning at 0700. 
Tony Watson
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Subject: ducks on South Holston Lake
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:56:55 -0500
18 Nov 2014
South Holston Lake, Sullivan Co., TN  (Musick's to dam)
cold front blew in good numbers of ducks, mostly divers;
none of these were present yesterday.

Gadwall - 40
Am. Wigeon - 10
N. Shoveler - 15
N. Pintail - 2
Green-wg. Teal - 22
Ring-nk. Duck - 110+
Lsr. Scaup - 130+
Bufflehead - 410+
Hooded Merganser - 11
Ruddy Duck - 12

also:
Com. Loon - 3
Pied-billed Grebe - 8
Horned Grebe - 16
Bald Eagle - 4
Am. Coot - 40
Ring-billed Gull - 60

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Dekalb Co. this morning
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:12:10 -0500
11/182014
Dekalb Co.
Traveling
 
Drove a few roads near Smithville, TN this morning. Best birds were 13  
Hooded Mergansers in a farm pond on Vaughn LN.
 
Drove down to Edgar Evans State park.  Had a nice raft of 30  Buffleheads. 
There were some other ducks but were out of range of my scope  with the 
steam coming of the water and the white caps on the lake.  Saw  some Horned 
Grebes from the Marina. 
 
Heading back home on 840 between Lebanon and Murfreesboro I had great looks 
 at and Imm. Northern Harrier and some Red-tailed Hawks.
 
For some reason I have not been able to post or receive post on TN-Bird for 
 about a week or so.  Contacted the help desk and hopefully I am back  on.
 
Recent sightings from the past week that I could not post but were posted  
on eBird and Tennessee Birding on  Facebook.
 
11-13-14 Hamilton Creek Boat Ramp, J. Percy Priest Lake, Nashville, TN I  
had a Female Black Scoter.
 
11-15-2014 Swamp Rd. Area Eagleville, TN  I had a Mature and Imm.  Northern 
Harrier and a nice flock of 30 American Pipits.
 
11-16-2014 Field Trials Area, J Percy Priest Lake, Lavernge, TN  About  
Midday I had 1 Ross's Goose and 1 Greater White-fronted Goose along with about 

60 Canada Geese.  Also present were Redhead Ducks, Mallards,  Gadwalls, 
Buffleheads, Belted Kingfisher and Bonaparte's Gulls.  
 
Sorry for the late post on TN-Bird hope I am back on now.  
 
Good Birding
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co., TN
 
Subject: Lapland Longspurs, American Pipits, Horned Larks (Robertson Co.)
From: Tony Lance <tonylance AT mac.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:14:45 -0600
The cold weather seems to have brought a lot of birds in with it. I had my 
first Lapland Longspurs of the season today in the large field on W. Dunn Rd. 
in Adams. There were about 10 mixed in with a flock of approximately 80 Horned 
Larks. Five Savannah Sparrows and six American Pipits were there too. I later 
came across a flock of 100+ pipits in a field on Pinson Rd. in Cross Plains, 
and I spotted more Horned Larks at several other spots, including about 50 on 
Turns Rd. 


Tony Lance
Springfield, TN


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Subject: Pine Siskin and Purple Finches in Chattanooga
From: David Vogt <dfvogt41 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:37:03 -0500
I have had Purple Finches (up to 6) for a couple of weeks and started
getting Pine Siskins (8) on Nov 17 at my feeder in Chattanooga.  I attepted
the post earlier but it  did'nt seem to work.  So, sorry if this is
redundant.

David Vogt
Subject: This Week's Events - Memphis TOS
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:27:22 -0600
Birding activities hosted by the Memphis TOS chapter this week:


Wed., Nov. 19 - Chapter meeting at 7 p.m., St. George's Episcopal Church,
2425 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN. University of Memphis graduate
students will discuss their research on Florida Scrub Jay stress hormones
and behavior. Light refreshments served.
More info: http://sferg.weebly.com/research.html
Directions: http://mapq.st/1dEWrZk

Sun., Nov. 23 - Field trip to T.O. Fuller State Park. Meet at the visitor
center at 1500 W. Mitchell Rd. at 8:00 a.m. The park's golf course is being
converted to grassland and shrubland by TDEC. Lunch afterward at Interstate
BBQ. Virginia Reynolds is our leader.
More info: http://is.gd/woPIhd
Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/4uzqv

Visit us at http://birdmemphis.org

Judy Dorsey
Hickory Withe, TN
Subject: Re: Percy Priest Lake, Davidson County
From: Scott Block <scottbblock AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:55:47 -0600
I too went to a few spots around Percy Priest Lake this morning and saw
very little. The only birds I saw at Couchville Lake was one Pied-billed
Grebe and one Ring-billed Gull. However, at Poole Knobs Rec Area there was
more bird activity including a lone Ross's Goose mixed in with Canada Geese
and a White Pelican flew over. I thought I heard a Sandhill Crane but did
not see any.

Scott Block
Nashville


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> Took a fairly long tour around the northern section of Percy Priest Lake
> beginning at Anderson Rd. Rec. Area and going clockwise until I finished up
> at Long Hunter State Park.  I was surprised at how few ducks I saw at most
> of my stops, but finally found a nice-sized raft on Couchville Lake in Long
> Hunter SP.  From what I could see, it was 50-60 birds mainly composed of
> Hooded Mergansers and Ring-necked Ducks (split fairly evenly between the
> two).  I also saw a group of 7 Common Loons at the Hamilton Creek boat
> launch.  The best bird for me today was a Brown Creeper at Anderson Rd.,
> which I've been searching for this fall and is a lifer.
>
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Subject: Percy Priest Lake, Davidson County
From: "Jim Arnett" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jimboa68@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:19:59 -0600
Took a fairly long tour around the northern section of Percy Priest Lake 
beginning at Anderson Rd. Rec. Area and going clockwise until I finished up at 
Long Hunter State Park. I was surprised at how few ducks I saw at most of my 
stops, but finally found a nice-sized raft on Couchville Lake in Long Hunter 
SP. From what I could see, it was 50-60 birds mainly composed of Hooded 
Mergansers and Ring-necked Ducks (split fairly evenly between the two). I also 
saw a group of 7 Common Loons at the Hamilton Creek boat launch. The best bird 
for me today was a Brown Creeper at Anderson Rd., which I've been searching for 
this fall and is a lifer. 


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Subject: Inaugural Big Sandy CBC Dec. 14
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:52:44 -0600
A reminder -- the new Big Sandy Christmas Bird Count will be held on  
Sunday, December 14th, the first day of the CBC period, less than  
four weeks away now.  This circle will cover from the town of Big  
Sandy to Paris Landing State Park, including Lick Creek WMA, Pace  
Point, and Britton Ford.  If you are interested in participating and  
have not already contacted me, please do!

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Pine Siskins and Puple Finches in Chattanooga
From: David Vogt <dfvogt41 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:46:17 -0500
I had 6 Pine Siskins at my feeder today for the first time this season
along with a few Purple Finches that have been present for a couple of
weeksl.

David Vogt
Hamilton Co, TN
Subject: Re: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
From: Sabin Thompson <sabin.thompson AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:35:40 -0600
First of the season YB Sapsucker in my yard in Sisal, Yucatan. 

Sabin R. Thompson
(615) 962-0906 - USA cellphone

Please excuse any typographical errors as this message was sent from my iPhone.

> On Nov 17, 2014, at 11:16 AM, Shay, Sheila  
wrote: 

> 
> I saw my FOS yellow-bellied sapsucker (male) in my yard this morning.
> 
> 
> Sheila Shay, Newsletter Editor
> Cumberland-Harpeth Audubon Society
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> Nashville, TN 37212
> 
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Subject: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
From: "Shay, Sheila" <sheila.shay AT Vanderbilt.Edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:16:44 +0000
I saw my FOS yellow-bellied sapsucker (male) in my yard this morning.


Sheila Shay, Newsletter Editor
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Subject: Couchville Lake
From: Skip Taylor <bltaylor444 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:21:16 -0600
Janet and I spent a few hours at Couchville Lake in Longhunter State
Park just east of Nashville Saturday while the weather provided a more
comfortable window.  Beautiful afternoon.  We observed through our
scope appx. 60 Hooded Mergansers for quite some time at fairly close range
while they were playing, taking baths, hoods up and down, lots of different
angles.  It was a great show.  They are indeed beautiful.  Also present on
the lake or in the area were:
   2   Red breasted mergansers
   1   Pied-billed Grebe
   3   Mallards
   6   Great Blue Herons
 10+ Ring-billed Gulls
   3   Bonaparte's Gulls
 60+ Black Vultures
 30+ Crows
Seemed to be a complete absence of other birds although we were focused on
the lake.  I don't even remember seeing any Chickadees or Titmice.
Bertrand Taylor
Subject: Snow Geese in Wilson County
From: "Tommy Curtis" <tcbirdwatch AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:40:55 -0600
If anyone is going north on Route 96 today there is a group of 13 Snow Geese 
just east of Auburntown in a harvested corn field on the left. We saw them 
coming and going to church today. After you pass the store on the right in 
Auburntown on Route 96 there is a curve and in just a few yards a road turns to 
the left, which is the best place to get off the main highway and see the birds 
up close. There appeared through rain covered windows and without binoculars 
– forgot them this morning – to be 1 White adult, 3 dark adults with the 
white heads, and 10 dark immatures. Also, after coming out of Lascassas going 
north there was a large flock of Canada Geese on the left in about two miles; 
they were so far away from the highway it was difficult to see if there were 
other geese mixed in with them. 


Tommy & Virginia Curtis
Smithville, TN
DeKalb County
Subject: Reminder!! NTOS meeting this THURSDAY
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:11:56 -0600
Good rainy afternoon from Clarksville
  If you live in the Nashville area or plan on being here this week please
consider joining at our monthly meeting this THURSDAY, November 20th at 7:00
pm in the Visitors Center at Radnor Lakelocated in the west parking lot.
Chris Slaon  will be talking about pelagic birding on both the east and west
coast of the US including identification, potential species splits and tips
on how to prepare for pelagic trips. It sure to be an informational and fun
program.

Hope to see you there!!

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





Subject: Nashville CBC Dec. 20
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:50:42 -0600
The Nashville CBC will be on Saturday, Dec. 20 and will be the 100th year
of participation for NTOS. I'm the compiler, so if anybody's interested in
joining a route please let me know. And I'd appreciate it if the route
leaders from the past will let me know if they're available as soon as
possible. Routes include Radnor Lake, Bells Bend, Hwy 70, Poplar Creek,
Warner Parks, Harpeth West, Harpeth East, Owls Hill, and West Meade.

Thanks,

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Re: Knoxville area Christmas Counts
From: Carole Gobert <cpgobert AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:01:17 -0500
The CBC website says that a map with the count circles will be available in 
November. 
http://birds.audubon.org/get-involved-christmas-bird-count-find-count-near-you. 


Carole Gobert, Knoxville

> From: ssomershoe AT gmail.com
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Knoxville area Christmas Counts
> Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:36:45 -0600
> To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
> 
> In addition to the CBC's in the Knoxville area, when are the rest of the 
CBC's across the state? It'd be nice to have those dates posted either here or 
in one central place (and have that location be posted here) so everyone can 
easily figure out when all the CBC's are. 

> 
> Scott Somershoe
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Nov 15, 2014, at 1:52 PM, Rick Phillips  wrote:
> > 
> > A high-school biology teacher friend in the Maryville area would like to 
participate on a Christmas Count (Knoxville would be fine). Anyone know the 
dates for any counts in that area and a contact email or phone number? 

> > 
> > Rick
> > 
> > -- 
> > Rick Phillips
> > Kingsport, Tennessee
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Subject: Re: Knoxville area Christmas Counts
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:36:45 -0600
In addition to the CBC's in the Knoxville area, when are the rest of the CBC's 
across the state? It'd be nice to have those dates posted either here or in one 
central place (and have that location be posted here) so everyone can easily 
figure out when all the CBC's are. 


Scott Somershoe

Sent from my iPhone

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> A high-school biology teacher friend in the Maryville area would like to 
participate on a Christmas Count (Knoxville would be fine). Anyone know the 
dates for any counts in that area and a contact email or phone number? 

> 
> Rick
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Subject: Warren County Sandhill
From: Mac McWhirter <npmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:27:11 -0600
Had two calls from a Sandhill Crane at 10:30 this morning while splitting 
firewood in NE Warren Cty at farm. Don't know if it was a single or group since 
I could not pick them up visually. 


Mac McWhirter
Rock Island 

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Subject: Re: Sandhill Cranes over Kentucky Manor
From: "Michael Lee Bierly" <mlbierly AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:49:30 -0600
On November 15, 2014, a flock of 10 Sandhill Cranes flew in a V southeast
over Kentucky Manor (N36.15932 and W-086.85136), Nashville, at 2:28 p.m. Sky
was mostly cloudy, temperature 46 F. A single bird gave three bugles
altering me to their presence, without which I would not have observed them.

 

Michael Lee Bierly, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.
Subject: Sandhill Crane over Roan Mtn
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:13:02 -0500
15 Nov 2014
Round Bald on Roan Mtn

Sandhill Crane - 1  - flying over, calling

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Knoxville area Christmas Counts
From: Rick Phillips <sunfish0501 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:52:01 -0500
A high-school biology teacher friend in the Maryville area would like to
participate on a Christmas Count (Knoxville would be fine). Anyone know the
dates for any counts in that area and a contact email or phone number?

Rick

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Rick Phillips
Kingsport, Tennessee
Subject: Sandhill Cranes
From: Barbara Wilbur <8wi18ur AT charter.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:22:47 -0600
A belated notice that my son and grandson while in southern Montgomery 
County Thursday morning, November 13, observed 30-35 Sandhill Cranes 
flying to the southwest.
Barbara Wilbur
Clarksville
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Subject: Old Hickory Lake, Davidson and Sumner Counties
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:12:32 -0600
11-14-2014

Janet and Bertrand Taylor and I had a cold but very enjoyable day exploring
both the north and south sides of Old Hickory Lake today. Highlights
included many Common Loons and Horned Grebes, Redheads, Buffleheads,
gorgeous Hooded Mergansers, three female Red-breasted Mergansers, 20 Great
Blue Herons below the dam, many Bonaparte's Gulls, a lovely male Sapsucker,
and two Hermit Thrushes (heard only). Yellow-rumped Warblers were still
quite numerous along the nature trail by the dam, but sparrows were
surprisingly absent. Several Wood Ducks were still present along Drakes
Creek.

Canada goose
wood duck
mallard
redhead
ring-necked duck
bufflehead
hooded merganser
red-breasted merganser
ruddy duck
common loon
pied-billed grebe
horned grebe
double-crested cormorant
great blue heron
black vulture
coot
killdeer
Bonaparte's gull
ring-billed gull
belted kingfisher
red-bellied woodpecker
sapsucker
downy woodpecker
flicker
phoebe
blue jay
crow
chickadee
titmouse
Carolina wren
ruby-crowned kinglet
bluebird
hermit thrush
mockingbird
starling
yellow-rumped warbler
towhee
white-throated sparrow
cardinal
goldfinch

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Bent Creek Golf Course: Sevier County: 5 Duck species, Forster's Tern
From: shaawitya AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:27:27 +0000 (UTC)
Checking the ponds at Bent Creek Golf Course at Cobbly Nob in Sevier County, I 
found a Ruddy Duck (first for me there), 2 Northern Shovelers (another first), 
2 Mallard, 8 Killdeer, and one Forster's Tern (first for Bent Creek to my 
knowledge). Elsewhere were Canada Geese, two Bufflehead, and 1 Hooded 
Merganser. 


Here in Pittman Center, a large group of Wood Ducks on Huskey Lake grew to 31 
by the day's end. Pretty remarkable sight, along with 3 Hooded Merganser 
Drakes. 


Keith Watson 
Pittman Center, TN 
Subject: Ross's Geese, Duck River Unit
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:00:16 -0600
A nice addition to the Goose gathering today, 11-14-14 at the Duck River Unit 
were 9 Ross's Geese.  


White-fronted Goose numbers were up to 225, Cackling Geese,  only about 25 
seen.  


Back in Perry County, 7 Snow Geese and a Blue Goose at a small pond rounded off 
a one-day Goose Slam. 


Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
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Subject: Louisville Point Park
From: "Tom Howe" <blountbirder AT nxs.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:56:47 -0500
Blount Co.

11/14/14

 

An hour at Louisville Pt Park late this afternoon turned up my FOS Common
Loon, plus Bald Eagle and Bonaparte's Gull.

A complete list follows:

 

Canada Goose  28

Lesser Scaup  1

Common Loon  2

Pied-billed Grebe  24

Horned Grebe  2

Double-crested Cormorant  4

Great Blue Heron  7

Bald Eagle  1     Near adult   Head whitish.

Killdeer  6

Bonaparte's Gull  1

Ring-billed Gull  19

Mourning Dove  9

Belted Kingfisher  2

American Crow  1

Carolina Chickadee  1

Brown-headed Nuthatch  2

Carolina Wren  1

Eastern Bluebird  4

Yellow-rumped Warbler  2

 

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20550001

 

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

 

Tom Howe

Alcoa
Subject: Camden WMA, Benton County, Gray Catbird, Orange-crowned Warbler
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:48:36 -0600
I stopped by the Camden WMA River overlook for a few minutes at noon today, 
11-14-14 (Looking at the DRU pump-station from across the river).  


Tens of thousands of Coots are visible out on the water from here, impossible 
to count.  


Also far out on the lake were thousands of Aythya with Scaup being the most 
numerous, followed by Canvasbacks, Ring-necks and a few Redheads. 


High-lights were a Gray Catbird, and an Orange-crowned Warbler, hanging out 
with a large winter flock of song-birds that responded to spishing.  


Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN
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Subject: Davidson Co. fox sparrow
From: richard connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:42:37 -0600
Nov. 14, 2014 South Nashville, Davidson Co TN

It really does seem like an early winter now, with one Fox Sparrow, along
with the Song and White-throated Sparrows, scratching under the feeder this
afternoon.

Richard Connors
Nashville
Subject: Gibson County Lake
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:30:59 +0000 (UTC)
November 14, 2014Gibson County Lake, Gibson County
I swung by Gibson County Lake this morning to see if the cold weather had 
brought in any new birds and had the following: 

Bufflehead - 35 (the most I've ever had on this lake)Ruddy Duck - 8Bald Eagle - 
1 (this bird was actively hunting the flock of coots and made several 
unsuccessful passes at the flock while I was there)American Coot - 
10Ring-billed Gull - 2 

Goos birding,
Mark GreeneTrenton, TNGibson County
Subject: Third Creek, Knoxville
From: Lynne Davis <lynnedavis865 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:39:46 -0500
Monday, November 10, The Meetup group "Knoxville Greenway Walkers" took the
Third Creek Greenway to Neyland Drive from Tyson Park, then the Neyland
Drive Greenway to First Creek and return.

Birds seen:
Great Blue Heron (2)
Black-Crowned Night Heron (1)
Kingfisher (2)
Pie-Billed Grebe (1)
3 un-ID'd small dark ducks flying upriver

The piece de resistance (I know it's not a bird, but...) was two RIVER
OTTERS swimming and playing together in the lower reaches of Third Creek.
All the while, runners, walkers and bicyclists were using the greenway, and
on the other side of the creek, the train yard was switching cars. We
watched them for about ten minutes. If you are not familiar with this area,
this is all the more amazing, since Third Creek has been for a long time
the "poster child" for polluted creeks.

Bob and Lynne Davis
Knoxville, Knox County
Subject: Davidson Co. Sandhill Cranes
From: richard connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:02:15 -0600
Nov. 14, 2014 Davidson Co. TN

Sarah Scott reports that on Thursday 11/13  she saw a flock of 15 Sandhill
Cranes over west Nashville. And on Friday 11/14 she heard but did not see
Sandhill Cranes over Green Hills.

Richard Connors
Nashville
Subject: Priest Lake Am. pipits, etc.
From: richard connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:58:04 -0600
J. Percy Priest Lake- Davidson Co. TN
Nov 14, 2014 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM

I checked a few Priest Lake sites today to see what birds the change in
weather has brought in, best birds for me were: a couple of American Pipits
on the beach at Cook Rec. Area, one adult Bald Eagle from 7 Points, and 21
Com. Loons in the bay at Hamilton Creek. Several rafts of Am. Coots on the
lake, & large flocks of ducks stayed on the move out in the middle of the
lake, seen from 7 Points, one group of aprox. 100 close enough and in good
enough light to ID turned out to be Lesser Scaup.

Richard Connors
Nashville

See eBird checklist below.

Protocol: Traveling
12.0 mile(s)
27 species

Mallard  28
Lesser Scaup  100
Ruddy Duck  15
Common Loon  31
Pied-billed Grebe  14
Horned Grebe  15
Great Blue Heron  12
Black Vulture  25
Bald Eagle  1     Adult
American Coot  500
Killdeer  20
Ring-billed Gull  8
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  X
Carolina Chickadee  X
Tufted Titmouse  X
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  X
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  X
European Starling  X
American Pipit  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Dark-eyed Junco  X
Northern Cardinal  X
House Sparrow  X

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Subject: Snow Goose & Cattle Egret
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:26:34 -0500
14 Nov 2014
western Washington Co., TN

Snow Goose - 1  -  Bush Hog pond on Precision Blvd.
Cattle Egret - 1  - pond on Kyker Rd.

This is the first Nov record of Cattle Egret for the 5-Co. area
of Northeast Tenn (there is one Dec record).

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Pine Siskins Arrive!
From: James Peters <jpeters AT sewanee.edu>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:11:14 -0600
Three Pine Siskins, FOS for me, showed up today at my feeders in a flock of
about 40 American Goldfinches.  Temperature in Sewanee at the time, 8:00
am, was 21 degrees Fahrenheit.  Nice to be reminded that cold weather can
be a birder's best friend!  Also present this morning was a family of
Brown-headed Nuthatches that have been present at my feeders since the
summer.


Jim Peters
Sewanee, TN
Franklin County
Subject: Bonaparte's Gulls
From: Rick Phillips <sunfish0501 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:03:51 -0500
November 14, 2014
S. Fork Holston River
Netherland Inn Road
Kingsport, Sullivan County


Bonaparte's Gull (3)

Been a long time since I've seen anything but Ring-billed Gulls on the
Holston along Netherland Inn Road in Kingsport. They looked really small on
the water as I drove by, so had to turn around and go back for a look. They
flew off downstream just as I got the binocs on them. Beautiful birds.

Rick

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Kingsport, Tennessee
Subject: 15 Ross's Geese (Carter Co., TN)
From: Thomas McNeil <tsmcneil1 AT centurylink.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:16:49 -0500 (EST)
14 November 2014 
Carter Co., TN 
Elizabethton - Northeast State at Elizabethton pond 


At about 8:00am this morning, I observed 15 Ross's Geese on the Northeast State 
at Elizabethton pond.  Kim Stroud arrived just in time to see them take 
flight. 


-- 

Thomas S. McNeil 
Elizabethton, TN 









************************************************ 
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Associate Professor of Biology 
Northeast State Community College 
Northeast State at Elizabethton 
386 Highway 91 North 
Elizabethton, TN  37643 
Phone:  423.547.8450 
Office:  E120B 
tsmcneil AT NortheastState.edu 
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Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak --Clarksville
From: "Nita Heilman" <nrheilmanandcats AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:44:22 -0600
I had a single Rose-breasted Grosbeak at my feeder around 4PM today. Stayed 
5-10 minutes and then disappeared. 


Nita Heilman
Clarksville, Tn 
Montgomery Co.
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Subject: Greenway Banding 12 year totals
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:44:12 +0000
13 November 2014
Hamilton County, TN

I have tallied some of my numbers from the last 12 years of banding at Greenway 
Farms. Until 2013, I ran 7 nets, 3 days a week, from sunrise until noonish, 
primarily late March-late May and late August-late October. I will occasionally 
band outside of the migration periods if TOS wants we to do a banding demo, or 
if I have students who want to learn about banding. In 2013 and 2014, I had a 
graduate student who was netting in a different area of Greenway Farms. She ran 
8 nets, and I added an additional net to my area so our effort would be 
balanced. If I do not find someone to help run the second area, I will go back 
to only netting in my area. So here are the numbers: 


We have banded 4,086 individuals of 92 species. I have also caught 4 species 
for which I either did not have the proper band sizes and/or was not permitted 
to band; Sharp-shinned Hawk (1), Red-shouldered Hawk (2), Barred Owl (1), and 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (5). The top 5 species are White-throated Sparrow 
(338), Northern Cardinal (333), Magnolia Warbler (331), Field Sparrow (169), 
and Hooded Warbler (162). Banding lifers (birds I had not banded before) are 
Pileated Woodpecker (2), Hairy Woodpecker (1), Lincoln's Sparrow (1), Vesper 
Sparrow (1), Marsh Wren (1), and Mourning Warbler (3). 


I have not tallied my recaptures yet, but a pretty good estimate would be 550 
individuals that I have recaptured at least once. Most of those are resident 
species, although I did have a Hermit Thrush I banded in 2002 that returned 
every year for the next 7 years! 


I have had 2 birds I banded show up elsewhere, both being Brown Thrashers. One 
bird was found dead in Fayette, AL, and the other was found dead near 
Statesboro, GA. I have yet to capture a bird that someone else has banded. 


I thank the students who have helped me over the years; Sam Clark, Kim Jones, 
Laura Marsh, Heidi Messerly, Jessica Schutte. I also thank the people who have 
come out to see and learn about the banding, as well as the City of Chattanooga 
Parks and Recreation Dept. and the staff at Greenway Farms for allowing me to 
work out there. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Dark-eyed junco Knoxville
From: mark campen <mcampen7 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:47:50 -0500
Just saw the first Dark-eyed junco of the season. Must be getting cold....

Bird On!
Mark Campen
Knoxville,TN
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Subject: Black Scoter in Warren Co.
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:00:04 -0600
This afternoon on the way back to town from the farm I stopped at Lake
Karen. With binoculars I was able to see there was a Common Loon and
Buffleheads, but wasn't sure about the rest of the ducks. I went home, got
the scope and returned.  With the scope I could discern that there was a
female Black Scoter in a small group of female Ring-necked Ducks. A lone
Ruddy was the only other duck species.

Susan McWhirter
McMinnville, TN
Subject: July 2014 Sibley Guide?
From: shaawitya AT comcast.net
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:06:35 +0000 (UTC)
Hi folks, I've been trying to track down a source for the latest printing of 
the Sibley Guide with corrected plates and font, and can't seem to find any 
local sources for the new printing. Can someone offer advice on where to get 
this book. Does it have a different ISBN number? 


Thanks and Peace 

Keith Watson 
Pittman Center, TN 
Subject: Laughing Gull at South Holston Lake
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:31:19 -0500
12 Nov 2014
South Holston Lake, Sullivan Co., TN
Musick's to dam + the weir

Laughing Gull - 1, seen from the dam

also:
Wood Duck - 2
Am. Wigeon - 10
Am. Black Duck - 4
Green-wg. Teal - 6
Ring-nk. Duck - 25
Lsr. Scaup - 1
Bufflehead - 42
Hooded Merganser - 2
Com. Loon - 26
Pied-billed Grebe - 12
Horned Grebe - 20
Bonaparte's Gull - 6
Ring-b. Gull - 1

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge Eagles and More
From: "Charles Murray" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dro_1945@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:52:58 -0800
Many birds were quite active both yesterday morning and during the three hours 
I spent at home in Birchwood (Hamilton County) and at the Hiwassee Wildlife 
Refuge viewing area and at the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park, both in Meigs 
County at Birchwood. 41 species were identified this morning. If the ducks at 
HWR and CRMP hadn't been so far away, even for a scope, the number of species 
identified could have been higher. I saw at least 3 adult and 4 immature bald 
eagles from the CRMP overlook. At the HWR viewing area, I watched as an 
immature bald eagle grabbed a coot that was under the water at that instant. 
I've never seen that before, nor have I seen an eagle hover as much before 
diving on waterfowl. 

 
Other notable observations for this morning will be listed below. H = HWR; C = 
CRMP; G = Gunstocker Creek area; H = home. 

	* 4 white pelicans - C
	* around 60 sandhill cranes - C + H
	* sharp-shinned hawk - C
	* 2 kestrels - G
	* belted kingfisher - C at the old ferry landing
	* several eastern meadowlarks - G
	* golden-crowned kinglet - H (FOS)
Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN
Subject: Fwd: [missbird] Burrowing Owl (Tunica Co) + other Delta birds
From: van harris <shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:34:27 -0600
I thought that this would interest Tennessee birders.

Van Harris
Millington, TN
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: JR Rigby 
Date: Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 9:19 PM
Subject: [missbird] Burrowing Owl (Tunica Co) + other Delta birds
To: MISSBIRD 


Missbirders,

To cap a full day of birding around the north Delta I stopped at Buck
Island Rd. to check for the Short-eared Owls. I arrived at 4:30pm and
waited until about 5:15pm in the waning light and wintery conditions
without luck. As I made my way out at the north end of the road I noticed a
long-legged raptor-ish looking bird, larger than a kestrel but smaller than
a Short-eared Owl, standing on the fence. There was just enough light to
make out the bird through my binoculars at about 15m distance. When it
turned to face me, it was clearly an owl. It took a few beats before it hit
me that it was a BURROWING OWL!

The bird flew while I was fumbling for the camera. I decided to drive up
and down the road in hopes that I might see or here something more of the
owl. About 400m south of the fence a bird came into my headlights on the
road! What luck! But this was a chunkier bird with no indication of long
legs. When it turned to face me, I saw the round white face of a
SHORT-EARED OWL. Not where I expected to find that guy.
Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/123863674 AT N04/15150389013/

Backing away from the SEOW in the road, I turned around and headed north
again. About 100m from the fence I again saw a bird in the road... a
smaller, leggier bird! The BURROWING OWL was standing facing me at the edge
of the road. As I stopped the car it flew west northwest over the
defoliated soybean field and I lost it in the darkness. Several more trips
up and down the road did not result in further encounters, though I did see
the terrestrial Short-eared a couple more times.

Other birds of note: Walls Slough had a nice selection of waterfowl
including several hundred GREEN-WINGED TEAL and GADWALL as well as good
representation of NORTHERN PINTAIL, RING-NECKED DUCK, and LESSER SCAUP and
two AMERICAN AVOCETS. Arkabutla Lake was challenging in the mist, but
RING-BILLED (100s), BONAPARTE'S (100s), HERRING (2), and FRANKLIN'S GULLS
(4) were present in the dam area (but only 1 FORSTER'S TERN??). Large rafts
of waterfowl were visible on the lake beyond range for ID, but numbering in
the thousands. Several stops at points around the lake did not result in
better views of the waterfowl.

I stopped at the Tunica Landfill to check the gull situation. There were a
couple of hundred gulls visible intermittently "on the hill" but the
surrounding fields were barren of Larus.

Good birding,

JR
Oxford
Subject: Tennessee's Watchable Wildlife website update (and coming Birding Trails page)
From: Scott Somershoe <Scott.Somershoe AT tn.gov>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:40:48 +0000
Just a quick note about the Tennessee's Watchable Wildlife web site. Since Jan 
1, 2014, we've had a little over 201,000 different users to the web site!! 
That's a LOT of people. Will we get to 250k by the end of the year? Help us out 
and share the link below with your friends and family. 


As a reminder, we have species accounts for all the regularly occurring birds 
in TN, info on identification (incl a sort option by color, species group, etc. 
on the Tennessee's Bird page from the overall bird page), bird songs for many 
species, numerous photos (most by Tennessee birders, thank you!), and eBird 
links, etc. We also have species accounts for all the mammals, reptiles, and 
amphibians in the state AND info on over 200 places to see wildlife in the 
state and details about them. Plus more. Check it out. It's quite a handy 
resource for a lot of things Tennessee! 


http://www.tnwatchablewildlife.org/index.cfm

Note - We are working to update the web page so it is more user-friendly on a 
mobile phone. When we launched the page in Jan 2010, smart phones were not 
nearly as ubiquitous as they are now and nearly half of the users of the web 
site this year viewed it on a phone (and parts of that are not fun right now!). 
Hope to have this updated before too long. 


ALSO - we will be launching the Tennessee Birding Trails web page in December! 
Stay tuned. 


Cheers,
Scott Somershoe

State Ornithologist
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
615-781-6653 (office)
615-781-6654 (fax)
Subject: Golden Eagle project update
From: Scott Somershoe <Scott.Somershoe AT tn.gov>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:29:39 +0000
All,
Sorry for the tardy post, but I have updated the information for our tracked 
birds on the the Golden Eagle project page of the Tennessee's Watchable 
Wildlife web site. 


Four of our birds are sending data, while our two old adults (Monroe and 
Jericho) have yet to check in. Adults stay north pretty late, so let's hope 
they are alive and just still hanging out in the tundra. Three of our birds are 
still in southern Ontario or in Michigan near Detroit. However, Letson is back 
in Tennessee and was over North Cumberland WMA this morning!! 


See link to the page below. I've added info by each bird in the list so you can 
see which were updated and when (most have 2 updates and I forgot to post about 
it the first time). 

http://www.tnwatchablewildlife.org/GoldenEagles.cfm

I'll work to get this updated every 10 days or so, so bookmark the link and 
check back! 


Great vicarious birding!
Scott Somershoe

State Ornithologist
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
615-781-6653 (office)
615-781-6654 (fax)
Subject: Apparent Aythya hybrid, Lewis County
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:28:34 -0600
This morning (11/11/14) there was a female Aythya on our pond in  
western Lewis County that I initially took for a female Lesser  
Scaup.  She had a prominent white patch surrounding the base of the  
bill and a conspicuous "top knot."  But the bill was, oddly, mostly  
dark without strong patterning (a bit lighter towards the base), and  
there were traces of an eyering and thin postocular stripe.  When she  
flushed, the wing stripe was gray, definitely not white in any  
portion of it, possibly a bit lighter on the secondaries.  I did not  
have my camera handy, which is unfortunate as she was first spotted  
only about 10 m away in perfect light associating with the two feral  
male Mallards that live in the area (and who court each other and  
even mount each other; different story).

So my thoughts are that this was probably a Lesser Scaup X Ring- 
necked Duck.  Every character except the bill coloration was  
intermediate between these two species; not sure what to  make of the  
darkish weakly-patterned bill.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:28:51 +0000
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Subject: Immature Golden Eagle
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:16:46 +0000 (UTC)
11/10/14
Soddy Mtn Hawk Watch
Hamilton Co., TN

Bill Haley has often jokingly chided me that the hawks don't
stop flying over the lookout just because Broad-winged season
is over.  He spent many days on the lookout during October and
now he has a week off in November.  Today he saw 5 Sharp-shinned
Hawks, 28 Turkey Vultures, 49 Red-tailed Hawks, 5 adult Bald
Eagles and a first of this season immature Golden Eagle.  If
memory serves me correctly, I think he was also responsible for 
the only Golden Eagle on the count last year.

If he reports anything good tomorrow I'll probably be posting
again.

Keep Looking Up!
Jimmy Wilkerson
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Subject: Lapland Longspur on Roan Mtn
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:27:57 -0500
10 Nov 2014
Round Bald on Roan Mtn, Carter Co., TN

Lapland Longspur - 1  - first I've ever seen there
Am. Pipit - 1
Com. Raven - 9

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Am. White Pelican - downtown Nashville
From: Chris Sloan <csloan1973 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:03:09 -0600
From my office in the Baker Donelson Center, I just saw an American White
Pelican flying up the Cumberland R. in downtown Nashville.  If it follows
the river all the way up, it will eventually get to Old Hickory Dam, so it
would not surprise me if that bird is on the lake tomorrow.

Chris Sloan
Nashville, TN
http://www.chrissloanphotography.com
Subject: Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge - Canvasback, American White Pelican
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:56:11 -0500
Nine species of ducks seen this morning from the Hiwassee Wildilife Refuge 
observation area in Meigs County. 


Mallard - 63
American Black Duck - 3
Gadwall - 307
American Wigeon - 12
Northern Shoveler - 4
Canvasback - 15
Redhead - 1 male
Ring-necked Duck - 228
Lesser Scaup - 17

Other highlights:

Sandhill Crane - 16
American White Pelicans - 4
Vesper Sparrow -1
American Pipit - 1
Pine Siskin - 32
Purple Finch - 1

Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County
Chattanooga TN

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Subject: Clay County Dale Hollow Dam Area
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "Stczipperer@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:17:58 -0500
Nov. 10, 2014
Clay County, TN
Dale Hollow Dam Area.
 
Just to go somewhere new birded around Dale Hollow Dam area this  morning.  
Beautiful part of Tennesse. Hope to get back soon.
 
Birds seen
 
8 Common Loons
4 Pied -Billed grebes
Great Blue Heron
Cooper's Hawk (Flew 20 feet right over my head at the Dam parking  lot.
30 Black Vultures
10 Turkey Vultures
Am. Kestrel
Red-bellied, Hairy, Downey, and Pileated Woodpeckers
C. Chickadee
T. Titmouse
WB nuthatch
Am. Robins
E. Bluebirds
Blue Jay
Am. Crow
Chipping, Song, White-throated, White-crowned, Swamp Sparrows
House Finch
 
Stopped at the Roaring River Rec Area in Jackson Co.  Looks like it  could 
be productive.
 
E. Phoebe
WB nuthatch
Crows
Blue Jays
C. Chickadee
T. Titmouse
N. Mockingbird
 
11:00 am when I stopped here. Did not have time except for a quick drive  
through.
 
Good Birding
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co. TN
Subject: NTOS Monthly meeting - Thurs. November 20th
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:10:32 -0600
Good Morning!
    Have you ever seen a shearwater or a petrel?  Have you ever wondered or
thought about pelagic birding? If so, Id like to extend an invitation to
all to attend the monthly meeting of NTOS on Thursday, November 20th.
Join us as NTOS member Chris Sloan discusses Birding on the Edge of the
continent.  Chris will be talking about pelagic birding on both the east and
west coast of the US including identification, potential species splits and
tips on how to prepare for pelagic trips. It sure to be an informational
and fun program.

Hope to see you there!!
 
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Subject: Common Raven
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:22:20 +0000 (UTC)
Chilhowee Recreation Area
Polk Co., TN
Nov 9, 2014

Cynthia and I took a drive up Hwy 64 today. At the Ranger station we turned 
left 

onto a paved forest road that lead up to the Chilhowee recreation Area. As we 
were 

enjoying our meal we heard then saw and then heard several more times a Common 
Raven 

flying from one tree top to another.

I had no idea we could experience a Common Raven at that elevation?

Jimmy & Cynthia Wilkerson
Hixson, Hamilton Co., TN
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Subject: NTOS Field Trip to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge - 11/8/2014
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2014 18:41:21 -0600
Dear TN-birder
  On Saturday, November 8, 2014, seven NTOS members ventured to Wheeler
Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, Alabama for our November field trip.  We were
met at the Visitors Center by Refuge Project Manager and longtime friend
Dwight Cooley.  It was a beautiful sunny morning and no sooner did we step
out of our cars when the delightful song of Sandhill Cranes filled the air
and treated us to great looks as they flew directly overhead.  Our first
stop was the observation tower at the Visitors Center.  Highlights there
included PINE WARBLER, SANDHILL CRANES, WOOD DUCKS, GADWALLS and AMERICAN
WIGEON then it was onto Beaver Dam.  Highlights here were HORNED LARKS,
NORTHERN HARRIER, AND A VESPERS SPARROW.    Limestone Bay was our next stop
where we were treated to GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 700+ WHITE PELICANS, LEAST AND
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS AND A REDHEADED WOODPECKER.  From there we enjoyed a
delicious lunch at Greenbrier Barbacuethe hush puppies were plentiful and
oh so yummyafter lunch we went to the opposite side of Limestone Bay where
we found about 250 SNOW GEESE and about 4 ROSSS GEESE among the group.
Onward to White Springs Dike next where highlights included NORTHERN
SHOVELER, GREAT EGRETS, A GREAT HORNED OWL, AMERICAN PIPITS and another 400
WHITE PELICANS.  WE  ended our day back at the Visitors Center where we
were treated to fantastic views of 3 adult WHOOPING CRANES right outside the
observation tower.  A wonderful ending to a great day.  All tolled we had 69
species.  The complete list can be viewed below.
Many thanks to go out to Dwight for a delightful bird filled day.  And for
those who are interested mark your calendars for SATURDAY, JANUARY 10,
2015and join us at the FESTIVAL OF CRANES at Wheeler Wildlife Refugeits a
educational fun-filled day of everything crane.

Complete trip list:
Snow Goose
Ross Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorants
Great Blue Heron
Great Egrets
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Sandhill Cranes
Whooping Cranes
Killdeer
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Rock Pigeon
Great Horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Larks
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
American Pipet
Cedar Waxwings
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


 

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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
From: Kristy L Baker <kristybaker AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2014 09:10:42 -0600
Hi,  

I just seen a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher over by Armstrong and New Salem Hwy in 
Murfreesboro in the horse field. The sun shining off the bird caught my eye. 
The bird is just a little farther down from where I normally see them. I guess 
this is a little late for them to be around, but I seen one on Monday of last 
week (3rd) at the corner of New Salem and St Andrews. This is the normal spot. 


Kristy Baker
Rockvale TN
Rutherford County

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Subject: Early morning loon movements
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 17:08:08 -0600
At sunrise this morning at my house in Smyrna, Rutherford co, I had at least 19 
common loons flying due south. They were quite low, maybe 200-250 feet high, 
with a group of 10 flying right over the house. It was quite obvious what they 
were before I grabbed binoculars and got some nice looks as they zipped by. 
What a great yard bird! 


Between the nice sunrise and the abundance of birds flying around (lots of 
robins and waxwings moving around), it was a great morning. I guess I'll be 
outside before sunrise tomorrow to see what's happening. Maybe, just maybe, a 
Pine Siskin or Purple Finch will fly over and make its presence known. 


Good birding, 
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