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28 Aug Norris Songbird Trail - 8/28 [Shane Williams ]
28 Aug Fwd: [missbird] Update on Bob Sargent [Judy Dorsey ]
28 Aug Re: [TN-Bird] Re: Wood Stork @ Duck River ["dkirschke AT yahoo.com" ]
28 Aug Re: Wood Stork @ Duck River [Lyda Phillips ]
28 Aug South Holston Lake & Paddle Creek pond ["Richard Knight" ]
27 Aug Rankin Bottoms - turnstone, etc ["Richard Knight" ]
27 Aug Rankin Bottoms - Sanderling, etc. [Darrel Wilder ]
27 Aug Greenway Banding ["Aborn, David" ]
27 Aug Gateway Pond, Rutherford County [Terry Witt ]
27 Aug Gateway Pond, Rutherford County [Terry Witt ]
27 Aug Gateway Pond, Rutherford County [Terry Witt ]
27 Aug Shorebirds West TN ["Mark Greene" ]
27 Aug Mourning Warbler, Lewis County [Bill Pulliam ]
27 Aug Sightings Report 26 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, TVA & Pits, Memphis, Shelby County [John Walko ]
26 Aug Re: Fwd: [missbird] Bob Sargent [Jud Johnston ]
26 Aug Radnor warblers - Davidson [KD Edwards ]
25 Aug Re: Nighthawks - Davidson [Jonathan Gendzier ]
25 Aug Nighthawks - Davidson [KD Edwards ]
25 Aug Ron Carrico five Green Heron at Paddle Creek Pond, eastern Sullivan Co. ["BBC Net" ]
25 Aug Canada Warbler, etc - Shelby Bottoms, Davidson [KD Edwards ]
25 Aug Greenway banding ["Aborn, David" ]
25 Aug Wonder of Hummingbird Festival [Billie Cantwell ]
25 Aug Roan Mtn warblers ["Richard Knight" ]
25 Aug Roan Mtn warblers ["Richard Knight" ]
24 Aug American Avocet and Little Blue Heron - Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Aug 24, 2014 ["" ]
24 Aug American Avocet, Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The Pits)/Earth Complex, Aug 24, 2014 ["" ]
24 Aug Fwd: [missbird] Bob Sargent [Judy Dorsey ]
24 Aug White Ibis, Baird's Sandpiper, American Golden-Plover, etc at Rankin Bottoms, Aug 24, 2014 ["david kirschke" ]
24 Aug Wood Stork @ Duck River [jwalk821 ]
24 Aug From: nicksiler@gmail.com ["nicksiler AT gmail.com" ]
23 Aug Snowy Egret in Hamilton County [Hugh Barger ]
23 Aug Results from NTOS Field Trip ["Chloe Walker" ]
23 Aug Gateway Pond, Rutherford County [Terry Witt ]
22 Aug Common Nighthawk [JDC ]
22 Aug Baird's Sandpipers - Murfreesboro ["Chloe Walker" ]
22 Aug Least Flycatcher, Lewis County [Bill Pulliam ]
22 Aug Tunica County, MS Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Lark Sparrows, leucistic Wood Stork [Jason Hoeksema ]
22 Aug Re: Allen Fossil Plant converted to natural gas ["John J. Walko" ]
22 Aug Allen Fossil Plant converted to natural gas [Lyda Phillips ]
22 Aug Rankin Bottoms [michael sledjeski ]
22 Aug Rusty Blackbird [John Adams ]
21 Aug Sightings Report, Sunday 17 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Area, Memphis, Shelby County [John Walko ]
21 Aug Sightings Report, 20 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Area, Memphis, Shelby Cty [John Walko ]
21 Aug Re: "Optics for the Tropics" [Billie Cantwell ]
21 Aug "Optics for the Tropics" [van harris ]
21 Aug "Optics for the Tropics" [van harris ]
20 Aug Re: Whigg Meadow? [Bates Estabrooks ]
20 Aug Terns in West TN ["Mark Greene" ]
20 Aug Re: Whigg Meadow? [Scott Somershoe ]
20 Aug Re: Whigg Meadow? [Sharon Monett ]
20 Aug Blue-winged Warbler ["Jim Arnett" ]
20 Aug Upcoming NTOS Field Trip ["Chloe Walker" ]
20 Aug Re: Whigg Meadow? [Scott Somershoe ]
20 Aug Whigg Meadow? [Bates Estabrooks ]
20 Aug Fw: Wood Stork, etc at Tennessee NWR - Duck River Unit, Aug 19, 2014 ["david kirschke" ]
19 Aug Another "Green" Threat to Birds [Bates Estabrooks ]
18 Aug Black Tern, Lewis County [Bill Pulliam ]
18 Aug Andy Jones nominated as AOU Secretary ["BBC Net" ]
18 Aug Willets at Bark Camp Barrens sod farm, Coffee Co. [Susan McWhirter ]
18 Aug Yellow-throated Warbler at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co [Jan Shaw ]
17 Aug Rankin Bottoms - shorebirds & [michael sledjeski ]
17 Aug Rankin Bottoms - shorebirds & [michael sledjeski ]
17 Aug Hummingbirds at Hastie [Lynne Davis ]
17 Aug TN NWR Duck River Unit ["" ]
17 Aug Sunday reminder... [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
16 Aug W Tennessee Saturday [Terry Witt ]
16 Aug Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival [Billie Cantwell ]
16 Aug Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival [Billie Cantwell ]
14 Aug Autumn Hawk Studies 1944-2014 []
14 Aug Another lark sparrow sighting (Robertson Co.) [Tony Lance ]
14 Aug More warblers - Knox [KD Edwards ]
13 Aug Songbird trail, Norris lake, Anderson county ["Carolyn snow" ]
13 Aug Lark Sparrow, plus widespread evidence of shrikes (Robertson Co.) [Tony Lance ]
13 Aug NTOS Monthly meeting [Steve Routledge ]
13 Aug Chattanooga TOS Meeting This Thursday Evening ["David Stone" ]
13 Aug hawk vs snake [Thais Carr ]

Subject: Norris Songbird Trail - 8/28
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:03:18 -0400
Birded along the riverside portion of Songbird Trail below Norris Dam 
today from ~11:15 - 1:45. The jewelweed is plentiful and the hummers 
were chasing each other all over the place. A little slow today at first 
but had a few good migrants including 2 first-of-year in Canada and 
Wilson's warblers.

American redstart - 1 f
Black-and-white warbler - 2   m,f
Common yellowthroat - 1 heard
Canada warbler - 1 f   (f.o.y.)
Hooded warbler -  2   m,f
Magnolia warbler - 1  (f.o.s.)
Wilson's warbler - 1  (f.o.y.)

White-eyed vireo - 2
Yellow-throated vireo - 2
Blue-gray gnatcatcher - 1
Eastern wood pewee - 1
Ruby-throated hummingbird - lots

Red-shouldered hawk - 1  flying overhead then later perched in walnut 
orchard

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Fwd: [missbird] Update on Bob Sargent
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:53:17 -0700
Re-posted from MISSBIRD today.

Judy Dorsey
Fayette County, TN

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gene Knight 
Date: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Subject: [missbird] Update on Bob Sargent
To: MISSBIRD 

 MISSBIRDERS,

The latest on Bob Sargent from Martha: "He came home from the hospital on
Tuesday, the 26th, and is now in hospice care. His surgeon told him that
the surgery he was supposed to have would not improve his quality of life
and that if he did it he may be in a nursing home for the rest of his days.
He elected not to have the surgery and decided on coming home for however
long he lives. Bob is now blind in one eye with little vision in the other
eye due to an infection. He is at peace with the decision. And a lot
happier here at home".

I encourage everybody on this list to send Bob a card/letter or whatever
type of note you can to let him know how much we all love him and want him
to recover. He has touched many thousands of hummer enthusiasts all over
the country giving programs and teaching hummer banding. Tell all your
friends that have attended the hummer festival in Holly Springs to send him
a get-well card. Let's make him happy while we can. The Sargent's mailing
address is below. Thanks.

*570 Mack Hicks Rd, Trussville, AL 35173*

Gene and Shannon Knight
Oxford, MS
Subject: Re: [TN-Bird] Re: Wood Stork @ Duck River
From: "dkirschke AT yahoo.com" <dmarc-noreply@freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dkirschke@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:29:55 -0400
You can contact Clayton Ferrell at the refuge if you would like, but I suspect 
the banding is done. It is worth checking pools 1 and 2 during the day as it 
has been seen there, but it is hit or miss. Good luck. 


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

----- Reply message -----
From: "Lyda Phillips" 
To: "jwalk821 AT comcast.net" , "tn-bird AT freelists.org" 
 

Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Wood Stork  AT  Duck River
Date: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 2:43 PM
I am heading to Memphis tomorrow and am going to the Duck River Unit on my way. 
I saw earlier advice about duck banding, etc. Is there anything like that going 
on that I should avoid? All these directions for spotting the wood stork are 
great but I'm not counting on it since I won't be there late enough to see it 
return to roost. 



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


Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:04:17 -0500
Subject: [TN-Bird] Wood Stork  AT  Duck River
From: jwalk821 AT comcast.net
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org

Thanks to some directions from Ruben Stoll, my dad, my brother, and I refound 
the Wood Stork at TN NWR - Duck River unit in Humphreys County yesterday 
(8-23-14). It seems like the most reliable way to see the bird is by waiting 
for it at its roost at the pump station. Walk the pump station levee for 
approximately two miles until you reach the first gravel road on the left. Take 
this gravel road for about two hundred yards for the best view of the egret 
roost in the cypresses on the right. The bird showed up at 7:35 PM, coming in 
low to the water from the left. If you never saw the bird fly in, definitely 
scan the egret flock. While your chances of seeing this bird here are almost 
certain, the bad thing is that even with brisk walking you'll arrive back in 
the parking lot at dark. 

Other birds of note:57 Caspian Terns11 Forster's Terns1 Sandhill Crane (blue 
goose loop)5 Spotted Sandpipers3 Solitary Sandpipers1 Snowy Egret (flyover in 
main refuge area)good numbers of swallows including Bank, Tree, Barn, and N. 
Rough-winged Swallows and Purple Martin. 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TN
Subject: Re: Wood Stork @ Duck River
From: Lyda Phillips <lydap AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:43:22 -0500
I am heading to Memphis tomorrow and am going to the Duck River Unit on my way. 
I saw earlier advice about duck banding, etc. Is there anything like that going 
on that I should avoid? All these directions for spotting the wood stork are 
great but I'm not counting on it since I won't be there late enough to see it 
return to roost. 



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


Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:04:17 -0500
Subject: [TN-Bird] Wood Stork  AT  Duck River
From: jwalk821 AT comcast.net
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org

Thanks to some directions from Ruben Stoll, my dad, my brother, and I refound 
the Wood Stork at TN NWR - Duck River unit in Humphreys County yesterday 
(8-23-14). It seems like the most reliable way to see the bird is by waiting 
for it at its roost at the pump station. Walk the pump station levee for 
approximately two miles until you reach the first gravel road on the left. Take 
this gravel road for about two hundred yards for the best view of the egret 
roost in the cypresses on the right. The bird showed up at 7:35 PM, coming in 
low to the water from the left. If you never saw the bird fly in, definitely 
scan the egret flock. While your chances of seeing this bird here are almost 
certain, the bad thing is that even with brisk walking you'll arrive back in 
the parking lot at dark. 

Other birds of note:57 Caspian Terns11 Forster's Terns1 Sandhill Crane (blue 
goose loop)5 Spotted Sandpipers3 Solitary Sandpipers1 Snowy Egret (flyover in 
main refuge area)good numbers of swallows including Bank, Tree, Barn, and N. 
Rough-winged Swallows and Purple Martin. 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TN 		 	   		  
Subject: South Holston Lake & Paddle Creek pond
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:33:22 -0400
28 Aug 2014

South Holston Lake (Musick's to dam), Sullivan Co., TN

Pied-billed Grebe - 1
Bald Eagle - 2
Semipalmated Plover - 1
Black Tern - 1
Forster's Tern - 2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 1
Warbling Vireo - 1
Ovenbird - 1
Worm-eating Warbler - 1
Am. Redstart - 2

Paddle Creek pond, Sullivan Co.  (water down some, good mud)

Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 4
Gr. Yellowlegs - 1
Lsr. Yellowlegs - 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1
Least Sandpiper - 1

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Rankin Bottoms - turnstone, etc
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:16:49 -0400
27 Aug 2014
Rankin Bottoms, Cocke Co.

Scoping from shore, like Darrel Wilder did earlier in day.
I saw pretty much the same, except as follows:

Semipalmated Plover - 22
RUDDY TURNSTONE - 1
Sanderling - 4

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Rankin Bottoms - Sanderling, etc.
From: Darrel Wilder <darrelw AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:38:15 -0400
27 August 2014
Rankin Bottoms, Cocke Co., TN
Lake level  985.29 
Scoping from Shore

Most of the shorebird species seen during the last week were present this 
morning, with the addition of Sanderling. The falling lake level has uncovered 
an increased number of mudflats and better access to the shoreline has improved 
the opportunities for scoping from shore. Still, one of the best concentrations 
of shorebirds is across the embayment from the coal tipple at a distance 
requiring high scope magnification. 


American Golden-Plover (1, continuing bird in partial breeding plumage)
Semipalmated Plover (5)
Killdeer (100)
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
Solitary Sandpiper (3)
Greater Yellowlegs (2)
Lesser Yellowlegs (13)
Stilt Sandpiper (2)
SANDERLING (2)
Baird's Sandpiper (1)
Least Sandpiper (40)
Pectoral Sandpiper (12)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (6)
Western Sandpiper (1)
Short-billed Dowitcher (5)

Darrel Wilder
Johnson City, TN

















Subject: Greenway Banding
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:34:45 +0000
27 August 2014
Hamilton County, TN

It was a good day banding at Greenway Farms, with a nice assortment of 
migrants; 4 Hooded Warblers, 3 Canada Warblers, 2 Black-and-white Warblers, 1 
Kentucky Warbler, 1 Ovenbird, and 1 Wood Thrush. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Gateway Pond, Rutherford County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:47:07 -0700
The city has refilled the pond and all the shorebird habitat is submerged 
again 


Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Gateway Pond, Rutherford County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:47:02 -0700
The city has refilled the pond and all the shorebird habitat is submerged 
again 


Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Gateway Pond, Rutherford County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:46:58 -0700
The city has refilled the pond and all the shorebird habitat is submerged 
again 


Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Shorebirds West TN
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:30:30 -0700
August 26, 2014
Dyer & Lake Counties

I made a couple of quick stops for shorebirds yesterday. My first stop was at 
Moss Island WMA in Dyer County. The big pool, visible from the Great River 
Road, is drying up quickly but was full of shorebirds yesterday. A quick scan 
yielded the following: 


Great Blue Heron - 7
Great Egret - 16
Snowy Egret - 2
Killdeer - 32
Least Sandpiper - 1000+
Pectoral Sandpiper - 200
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 50
Baird's Sandpiper - 1

White Lake Refuge in Dyer County was dry as far as I could tell. They had some 
heavy equipment in there and the dust was flying so I didn't stay long. 


For the first time in years, I drove west down Hwy 79W in Lake County, all the 
way to the Mississippi River. The blacktop ends and turns into a winding, 
narrow one lane dirt road near the end. There was an extensive sandbar on the 
east side of the river and I walked out a little ways. The only shorebirds were 
50 Killdeer and a lone Baird's Sandpiper. 


This morning I had the window raised in the bathroom and I heard an Upland 
Sandpiper call twice from the soybean field behind our house. I looked up my 
previous records for Upland Sandpipers and discovered that I had one calling 
from the same field on 26 August 2010!In West Tennessee Uplands frequent 
soybean fields in the fall and are most easily discovered by their calls in the 
beans. Glen Criswell and I had 10 in a soybean field on Hwy 79W in Lake County 
back on 18 August 1996! 


Good birding!

Mark Greene
Trenton, TN
Gibson County
Subject: Mourning Warbler, Lewis County
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:17:01 -0500
A very close look at a young Mourning Warbler at our place in western  
Lewis County this morning (8/27/2014).  This was one of a total of  
seven warbler species for the morning.  All the others were local  
breeders but still a pretty good total for one hour in August in  
middle TN.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Sightings Report 26 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Environs, TVA & Pits, Memphis, Shelby County
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:03:35 -0500
Quick lunch run since I was in the neighborhood working. Overall numbers down, 
did not do an exhaustive search like last week though in the short time here. 


Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN
Aug 26, 2014 12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: Another hot day in Memphis 95 degs and high humidity. Lots of terns 
today along with Geese. Still good numbers of Least Sandpipers on the Mudflats. 

10 species
Canada Goose  85
Mallard  12
Great Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  1
Killdeer  35
Least Sandpiper 500 500+ scattered over the mudflat to the north side. Heat 
waves during the midday for poor scoping. 

Pectoral Sandpiper  7
Least Tern (Interior)  26     Resting, feeding,resting,feeding
Mourning Dove  1
American Kestrel  2
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19584981 


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

Aug 26, 2014 12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Lunch run down at the pits, better numbers of Black bellied Wh Ducks 
today. Pects are hard to find. Pit 4 really empty compared to last week. Pit 5 
had a good variety in the stubbly marsh y conditions up front. No Avocets 
today. 

16 species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 88 Highest nuber of Black-bellies for me this 
year, 6 broods of young totaling 42 (11, 10, 2, 4, 11, 4) 

Greater White-fronted Goose 1 Only one bird left, it's companion all summer 
left last week. Still hanging with a small group of Canada's and the ducks. 

Greater White-fronted Goose (Eurasian)  0
Canada Goose  4
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  12
Canvasback  1     Same bird same place hanging with the Black bellies.
Mississippi Kite 4 Last birds seen as leaving and starting to agitate the 
masses. 

Killdeer  75
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  12
Stilt Sandpiper  1
Least Sandpiper  750     750+ well spread out today.
Pectoral Sandpiper  14
Semipalmated Sandpiper  97
Mourning Dove  17
European Starling  250
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19585050 


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



Subject: Re: Fwd: [missbird] Bob Sargent
From: Jud Johnston <rivendell AT tds.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:47:13 -0500
Recent information on AL-birds paints an even graver picture of Bob's 
condition.  In addition to probably needing another open heart surgery, 
Bob has developed infection in both eyes and has been rendered blind.  
Whether this is permanent or correctable isn't clear.  Should anyone 
like to send a note or card to the Sargents, the address is 7570 Mack 
Hicks Rd., Trussville, AL  35173.

Jud Johnston
Waynesboro, TN

On 8/24/2014 4:14 PM, Judy Dorsey wrote:
> Re-posting this message from Missbird with Gene Knight's permission.
>
> Judy Dorsey
> Fayette County, TN
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Gene Knight* >
> Date: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM
> Subject: [missbird] Bob Sargent
> To: MISSBIRD >
>
>
> MISSBIRDERS,
>
> I just got a note from Martha Gail Sargent saying that Bob is not 
> doing well and is in the hospital (UAB) with complications from his 
> 1st heart surgery back several weeks ago. Please keep the Sargents in 
> your thoughts and prayers and wish Bob a speedy recovery.
>
> Gene and Shannon Knight
> Oxford, MS
>
>
>
>
>
Subject: Radnor warblers - Davidson
From: KD Edwards <sparverius AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:06:43 -0500
Daniel and I hit Radnor Lake for a couple hours Tues morning. Got a late start 
and only walked the strollerable areas including Otter Creek Rd (or what's left 
of it) and the dam and spillway area. Not much of note other than a Blue-winged 
Warbler and a N Parula at the spillway. 


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Re: Nighthawks - Davidson
From: Jonathan Gendzier <jonathan.m.gendzier AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:12:20 -0500
Saw them over the Vanderbilt practice fields as well on my run - quite a sight.

Jonathan Gendzier
Nashville, TN





On Aug 25, 2014, at 10:09 PM, KD Edwards  wrote:

> 
> About 100 Common Nighthawks over the lights at Vanderbilt Stadium tonight in 
Nashville. 

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Subject: Nighthawks - Davidson
From: KD Edwards <sparverius AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:09:17 -0500
About 100 Common Nighthawks over the lights at Vanderbilt Stadium tonight in 
Nashville. 


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Ron Carrico five Green Heron at Paddle Creek Pond, eastern Sullivan Co.
From: "BBC Net" <jwcoffey AT tricon.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:49:21 -0400
Ron Carrico had five (5) Green Herons 

today, Monday, 25 August 2014 

at Paddle Creek Pond, Sullivan Co., TN 

 

 
Subject: Canada Warbler, etc - Shelby Bottoms, Davidson
From: KD Edwards <sparverius AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:10:27 -0500
Daniel and I spent about 3 hrs strollering along the river trail between 
tressel and Cumberland River bridge (about 6 miles round trip) at Shelby 
Bottoms in Davidson Co, TN Monday morning (25 Aug). A few warblers, vireos, 
tanagers, and both orioles. Best bird was a cooperative Canada Warbler at the 
river overlook. 


Full list from phone below.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN


64 records of 30 species seen or heard at Shelby Bottoms on 8/25/14.

1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:53 36.17435 -86.70741 

1 Chimney Swift SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:39 36.16685 -86.71685 

2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:10 36.18078 -86.70190 

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:06 36.17950 -86.70261 

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18757 -86.69367 

1 Downy Woodpecker SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:11 36.18056 -86.70183 

1 Pileated Woodpecker SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:47 36.17284 -86.70968 

1 Pileated Woodpecker SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:44 36.18990 -86.69249 

1 Eastern Wood-Pewee SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:48 36.18782 -86.69318 

1 Great Crested Flycatcher SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:01 36.16543 -86.72139 

1 White-eyed Vireo SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:24 36.18321 -86.69811 

1 White-eyed Vireo SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:26 36.18407 -86.69718 

2 Red-eyed Vireo SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:18 36.17615 -86.70525 

1 Blue Jay SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:56 36.17487 -86.70634 

1 Blue Jay SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:24 36.18349 -86.69807 

1 American Crow SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:16 36.16530 -86.72155 

1 American Crow SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:24 36.16643 -86.71747 

1 American Crow SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:07 36.17952 -86.70261 

1 American Crow SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:24 36.18352 -86.69802 

1 American Crow SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18751 -86.69380 

1 Carolina Chickadee SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:28 36.16676 -86.71698 

3 Carolina Chickadee SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:37 36.18751 -86.69380 

1 Carolina Chickadee SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:54 36.18437 -86.69691 

1 Tufted Titmouse SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18749 -86.69368 

1 Tufted Titmouse SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:12 36.17953 -86.70263 

1 Carolina Wren SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:01 36.16542 -86.72132 

1 Carolina Wren SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:24 36.16643 -86.71747 

1 Carolina Wren SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:57 36.17501 -86.70610 

1 Carolina Wren SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:10 36.18078 -86.70190 

2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:26 36.16656 -86.71661 

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:34 36.16869 -86.71536 

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18753 -86.69368 

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:54 36.18437 -86.69691 

4 American Robin SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:02 36.17739 -86.70417 

1 American Robin SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:10 36.18060 -86.70184 

1 American Robin SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18749 -86.69368 

3 European Starling SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:02 36.17723 -86.70419 

2 Northern Parula SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:04 36.18033 -86.70214 

1 Yellow Warbler SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:35 36.16876 -86.71566 

1 Yellow Warbler SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:43 36.16588 -86.71974 

1 Canada Warbler SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:11 36.16546 -86.72140 

1 Field Sparrow SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:35 36.16874 -86.71462 

1 Summer Tanager SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18751 -86.69380 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:06 36.16543 -86.72133 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:21 36.16610 -86.71919 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:24 36.16643 -86.71747 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:26 36.16683 -86.71711 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:34 36.16869 -86.71536 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:06 36.17964 -86.70261 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:11 36.18057 -86.70183 

3 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:16 36.18154 -86.70062 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:26 36.18407 -86.69718 

3 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18750 -86.69368 

1 Northern Cardinal SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:54 36.18437 -86.69691 

1 Indigo Bunting SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:42 36.17156 -86.71330 

1 Common Grackle SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:06 36.16543 -86.72133 

1 Common Grackle SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:55 36.17463 -86.70643 

9 Common Grackle SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:06 36.17964 -86.70261 

5 Common Grackle SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:16 36.18154 -86.70062 

2 Common Grackle SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18749 -86.69368 

2 Brown-headed Cowbird SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 12:05 36.16503 -86.73200 

1 Orchard Oriole SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 11:35 36.16876 -86.71566 

1 Baltimore Oriole SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 10:38 36.18761 -86.69364 

1 American Goldfinch SHELBYBOTT 8/25/14 9:50 36.17281 -86.70859 


Shelby Bottoms



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Subject: Greenway banding
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:04:11 +0000
25 August 2014
Hamilton County, TN

Today was the first day of the 2014 fall migration banding season at Greenway 
Farms. We caught 2 Hooded Warblers, 2 Canada Warblers, and 1 Kentucky Warbler. 
Not a bad start! 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Wonder of Hummingbird Festival
From: Billie Cantwell <bfcantwell AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:35:35 -0400
Here is a link  to Vickie Henderson's blog about 
the Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival that was Saturday at Ijams Nature 
Center. It was a fantastic day filled with lots of activity. 32 
hummingbirds were banded with one recapture from last year's festival!

Thanks to all who volunteered to make it a day for the kids (and adults) 
to remember.

A special thanks goes out to Steve Routledge of the Nashville chapter 
for helping fill in on a bird walk!

If you are on Face Book 
 check out the many 
pictures posted there of the festival.

-- 
Billie Cantwell
Knoxville, TN
Subject: Roan Mtn warblers
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:21:26 -0400
25 Aug 2014
Carver's Gap on Roan Mtn
Carter Co., TN and Mitchell Co., NC
crisp 50 degrees at sunrise

First visit for fall warblers:

Tennessee - 2
Com. Yellowthroat - 1
Am. Redstart - 1
Cape May - 2
Magnolia - 1
Blackburnian - 1
Chestnut-sd. - 3
Black-thr. Blue - 3
Black-thr. Green - 1

Plus the usual high elevation species (raven, Red-br. Nuthatch, etc.).

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Roan Mtn warblers
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:21:26 -0400
25 Aug 2014
Carver's Gap on Roan Mtn
Carter Co., TN and Mitchell Co., NC
crisp 50 degrees at sunrise

First visit for fall warblers:

Tennessee - 2
Com. Yellowthroat - 1
Am. Redstart - 1
Cape May - 2
Magnolia - 1
Blackburnian - 1
Chestnut-sd. - 3
Black-thr. Blue - 3
Black-thr. Green - 1

Plus the usual high elevation species (raven, Red-br. Nuthatch, etc.).

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: American Avocet and Little Blue Heron - Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Aug 24, 2014
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "kings4birds@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:10:35 -0400 (EDT)
 An American Avocet, possibly a second individual from one seen across the way 
at the Pits, and an immature Little Blue Heron were seen at TVA Lake today, the 
Allen Steam Plant ash ponds off Riverport Rd. in Memphis. I had just left the 
Pits where an avocet was loafing with whistling-ducks on one of the central 
ponds, and did not go back there to see if this was a second individual; but, 
it was sitting down when I first got there, and I had not seen any birds flying 
as I drove. 


Gail King
5595 Ashley Sq. N.
Memphis, TN 38120

"What is this thing that lifts my heart to the heavens?" Jeff Wilson

 




Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN
Aug 24, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
9 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose   10
Great Blue Heron   1
Great Egret   1
Little Blue Heron   1     Much smaller than nearby Great 
Egret; all white plumage; yellowish, not dark, legs; darker tip on 
dull grayish-colored bill; dark lores
American Avocet   1     I had just seen an avocet 
across Riverport Rd., at the Pits; I did not go back there to make sure this 
was 

a second one, but I had not seen any birds flying as I drove across, and this 
bird was sitting down when I first saw it. Unmistakeable black and white wings, 

white body with only a hint of orange on the head and neck; long, thin, 
upturned 

bill.
Killdeer   X
peep sp.   X     Too far away to i.d. with my bins and 
scope.
Least Tern  3
Barn Swallow   2
European Starling  17     On the wires, in the edges, and on 
the spit with geese, killdeer, and peeps.

View this checklist online at 
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Subject: American Avocet, Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The Pits)/Earth Complex, Aug 24, 2014
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "kings4birds@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:01:32 -0400 (EDT)
 This morning I saw an American Avocet among the whistling-ducks in one of the 
central ponds at the Pits, Ensley Bottoms, Shelby County. When I left there I 
drove directly to TVA Lake, where another avocet was resting on the far side, 
with Canada Geese. I did not return to the Pits to see if this was a second 
individual, but I had not seen birds on the wing as I made that short drive 
from the lagoons to the lake. 


Other birds are listed below; a single Canvasback and one Greater White-fronted 
Goose remain where ducks and geese have been congregating, the big pond just 
across from and west of Pit 1, where water is deeper. An amazing 77 adult 
Black-bellied Whistling-ducks, with 29 youngsters in three distinct broods, 
were on that first pond south of the center levee road. I drove everywhere and 
tried to look at all the shorebirds, but glare (even when I first got there, 
before 10 a.m.), heat shimmer, and something unseen that kept flushing the 
birds, made that impossible. 


 

 Gail King
5595 Ashley Sq. N.
Memphis, TN 38120

"What is this feathered thing that lifts my heart to the heavens?" Jeff Wilson



Ensley Bottoms, Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The Pits)/Earth Complex, Shelby, 
US-TN
Aug 24, 2014 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Ducks and geese in center lagoons, where water is deeper; 
shorebirds scattered about
25 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck   114     Three broods of 
11, 9, and 10 young, plus 77 adults, in the first two central ponds just across 

(west) from the big lagoon (Big Stinky, Pit 1), where ducks and geese have been 

gathered all summer; others on another of the central ponds.
Greater White-fronted Goose   1     Single bird, with Canada 
geese; did not see a second one reported by others. In center-area pond just 
across (west) from the main lagoon (Pit 1), where ducks and geese have been 
congregated.
Canada Goose   8
Wood Duck   5
Mallard   7
Canvasback   1     Presumably same individual reported by 
others; with whistling-ducks in large central pond just across from Pit 1, 
where 

geese and ducks have been hanging out. Unmistakable head/bill shape; dull 
brownish head, neck and breast; grayish body and wings.
Turkey Vulture   2
Red-tailed Hawk   1     Perched in oak at the corner of Buoy 
Rd./Riverport Rd., at the covered pit: no other raptors seen
Black-necked Stilt   5
American Avocet   1     First seen with two stilts on 
one of the interior central pits; later, it was with the duck/goose crowd in 
the 

central pond just west of big Pit 1. I did check the interior pit where I had 
seen it before to decide it was probably the same bird. After seeing another 
avocet on TVA lake a few minutes later, I did not come back here to make sure 
that was a second bird, but I had not seen birds flying across as I was 
driving. 

Killdeer   X
Spotted Sandpiper   1
Lesser Yellowlegs   6
Stilt Sandpiper   1     Pit 2. Long, drooping bill; long, 
greenish legs; whitish eyebrow; white rump in flight
Least Sandpiper   600     Estimated; scattered all over; 
more than 300 on the north edge of Pit 1; another 100 or so on last (nearly 
dried up!) Pit 4; several groups of 15-30 elsewhere
Pectoral Sandpiper   200     Estimated again; scattered 
about, as leasts; when I the birds were close or still enough to count there 
were three leasts for every pectoral.
Semipalmated Sandpiper   25     Seemed to be one or two in 
every bunch close enough to make out details in the glare and heat shimmer; far 

out numbered though by leasts and pectorals. Thick-based, relatively short, 
tubular bill, not long and droopy like western or thin and pointy like least; 
capped appearance
Mourning Dove   9
Chimney Swift   11
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   1     Perched in dead tree at 
northwest-most center pit
Barn Swallow   5
Northern Mockingbird   2
European Starling   X
House Finch  3     At maintenance sheds
House Sparrow   8     Maintenance sheds and Bouy Rd. wires

View this checklist online at 
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Subject: Fwd: [missbird] Bob Sargent
From: Judy Dorsey <judydorsey AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:14:02 -0500
Re-posting this message from Missbird with Gene Knight's permission.

Judy Dorsey
Fayette County, TN

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gene Knight 
Date: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Subject: [missbird] Bob Sargent
To: MISSBIRD 


MISSBIRDERS,

I just got a note from Martha Gail Sargent saying that Bob is not doing
well and is in the hospital (UAB) with complications from his 1st heart
surgery back several weeks ago. Please keep the Sargents in your thoughts
and prayers and wish Bob a speedy recovery.

Gene and Shannon Knight
Oxford, MS
Subject: White Ibis, Baird's Sandpiper, American Golden-Plover, etc at Rankin Bottoms, Aug 24, 2014
From: "david kirschke" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dkirschke@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:02:56 -0700
I have been anxiously awaiting the start of the fall shorebird season at Rankin 
Bottoms and following some encouraging posts I decided to take the kayak out 
this morning. I usually prefer to go in the afternoon when the light is much 
better, but at least with a kayak you can maneuver so that the sun is at your 
back some of the time. Water levels are still fairly high, but some good 
mudflats are exposed and decent numbers of shorebirds are present. As Michael 
said, a boat or scope is recommended. 


A few photos here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dkirschke/


Rankin Bottoms, Cocke, US-TN
Aug 24, 2014 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:   By kayak.
27 species

Wood Duck 4
Mallard 30
Double-crested Cormorant 120
Great Blue Heron 12
Great Egret 60
Green Heron 12
Black-crowned Night-Heron 4
White Ibis 1
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 2
American Golden-Plover 1  Non-breeding. Distinguished from BB Plover by 
structure and lack of dark axillaries. 

Semipalmated Plover 3
Killdeer 50
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 5
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 12
Stilt Sandpiper 3
Baird's Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 30
Pectoral Sandpiper 8
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5
Western Sandpiper 2
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
Ring-billed Gull 50
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 15

David Kirschke
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Wood Stork @ Duck River
From: jwalk821 <jwalk821 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:04:17 -0500
Thanks to some directions from Ruben Stoll, my dad, my brother, and I refound 
the Wood Stork at TN NWR - Duck River  unit in Humphreys County yesterday 
(8-23-14). It seems like the most reliable way to see the bird is by waiting 
for it at its roost at the pump station. Walk the pump station levee for 
approximately two miles until you reach the first gravel road on the left. Take 
this gravel road for about two hundred yards for the best view of the egret 
roost in the cypresses on the right. The bird showed up at 7:35 PM, coming in 
low to the water from the left. If you never saw the bird fly in, definitely 
scan the egret flock. While your chances of seeing this bird here are almost 
certain, the bad thing is that even with brisk walking you'll arrive back in 
the parking lot at dark.  


Other birds of note:
57 Caspian Terns
11 Forster's Terns
1 Sandhill Crane (blue goose loop)
5 Spotted Sandpipers
3 Solitary Sandpipers
1 Snowy Egret (flyover in main refuge area)
good numbers of swallows including Bank, Tree, Barn, and N. Rough-winged 
Swallows and Purple Martin. 


Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
Subject: From: nicksiler@gmail.com
From: "nicksiler AT gmail.com" <nicksiler@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:35:10 +0000


Hi tn

http://bargan-cafe-iasi.ro/French.php?ffvac2595rpterpp


nicksiler AT gmail.com
Subject: Snowy Egret in Hamilton County
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:08:41 -0400
Seen today 8/23/14 at about 1:30 pm at the Discovery Drive ponds near VW
plant.  Originally found by Libby Wolf.

Hugh Barger
Hamilton County

https://flic.kr/p/oSue6n
Subject: Results from NTOS Field Trip
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:38:07 -0700
8-23-14
Radnor Lake State Natural Area, Davidson County
Despite the humid weather throughout the trip, eleven birders attended today's 
walk at Radnor Lake. A total of 32 species were observed (list below), and we 
had several interesting sightings - most notably an early male Black-throated 
Green Warbler singing pitifully on the Lake Trail just past the construction 
area where the old platform once was. Our group had wonderful looks at a male 
Summer Tanager, two noisy Eastern Phoebes (one adult; one juvenile), and four 
fly-over Double-crested Cormorants on the Spillway as well. Thank you to all 
who participated, and we hope to see everyone at next month's field trip! 

32 species
Wood Duck - 4
Double-crested Cormorant - 4
Great Blue Heron - 2
Green Heron - 1 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Chimney Swift - 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3
Red-headed Woodpecker - 1 (heard calling across the lake near the East parking 
lot) 

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Pileated Woodpecker - 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 6
Eastern Phoebe - 2
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
empidonax sp. - 1 
White-eyed Vireo - 2
Red-eyed Vireo - 1
Blue Jay - 5
American Crow - 3
Purple Martin - 4
Carolina Chickadee - 9
Tufted Titmouse - 11
White-breasted Nuthatch - 6
Carolina Wren - 15
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
Eastern Bluebird - 11
American Robin - 5
Black-throated Green Warbler - 1 (male seen on Lake Trail)
Eastern Towhee - 1
Summer Tanager - 1
Northern Cardinal - 7
American Goldfinch - 6
Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
http://www.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/ 
Subject: Gateway Pond, Rutherford County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:39:19 -0700
Ran into Steve Zipperer early this AM at the pond
Good shorebird habitat until the leak in the bottom is sealed again

Many Killdeer
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Least Sandpiper
1 Great Egret

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: Common Nighthawk
From: JDC <jdc.birds AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:48:23 -0400
I had one Common Nighthawk flying low around the Cleveland Regional Airport 
this evening, at sunset. 



John Champion
Cleveland, TN- Bradley Co. 

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Subject: Baird's Sandpipers - Murfreesboro
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:04:15 -0700
8-22-14
Gateway Island, Murfreesboro, TN (Rutherford county)

Today, at 11:00 AM and later at6:15 PM, my mom, sisters, brothers and I 
checkedGateway Island in Murfreesboro (Rutherford county). The water is not 
runningso the pond is mostly empty, leaving perfect shorebird habitat.We were 
very surprised to see and hear two Baird's Sandpipers (at least one juvenile; 
the other wastoo distant)feedingnear thebridge. They were both still 
present when we left. 


Other notablespecies seen:

Great Egret - 1
Osprey - 1
Least Sandpiper - at least two, likely more
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1


Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
Subject: Least Flycatcher, Lewis County
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:10:19 -0500
A Least Flycatcher whitting and che-bekking on and off all day today  
(8/22/2014) at our place in western Lewis County.  This is the first  
passerine I've found at our place so far this season that does not  
nest locally.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Tunica County, MS Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Lark Sparrows, leucistic Wood Stork
From: Jason Hoeksema <jason.hoeksema AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:52:37 -0500
TN-birders,
Gene Knight, JR Rigby, and myself birded Tunica County in the northwest
corner of Mississippi this morning, and I'm posting highlights to TN-bird
since this area is very close to Memphis. Our first highlight of the day
was a family of BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS, including 3 fledglings,
crossing the road in Walls. Where Bass Landing Road meets the MS River
Levee at its west end, we found a single SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER and at
least 2 LARK SPARROWS. The Gum Pond Road area had several catfish ponds
with good shorebird habitat (especially on the south side of the road, near
the forested south edge of that complex, where the landowner has indicated
its OK for birders to visit). The shorebirds were dominated by PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS, but the best birds here were a pair of breeding-plumaged
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, and a single leucistic WOOD STORK soaring with some
companions.  This area also had upwards of 80 LEAST TERNS (which belong to
the endangered Interior sub-species).  A few photos are here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/j_hoeksema/

Good birding!

Jason Hoeksema
Oxford, MS

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University of Mississippi
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Subject: Re: Allen Fossil Plant converted to natural gas
From: "John J. Walko" <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:44:25 -0700
Depending on where south of the existing plant is actually. If the ash ponds 
are allowed to dry up there goes the waterfowl viewing and summer shorebirds at 
TVA. It should not affect the Pits though at the Waste water plant. 


Jay Walko
Collierville, Shelby CountyTN


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From: Lyda Phillips 
To: "tn-bird AT freelists.org"  
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 10:31 AM
Subject: [TN-Bird] Allen Fossil Plant converted to natural gas




http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/100380/in-memphis-tva-will-replace-coal-with-natural-gas 


A favorite birding spot near the Pits. Will this make it better? Lots of 
construction? 


Lyda Phillips
Davidson County

Lyda Phillips
(301) 518-7538 (cell)
www.lydaphillips.com
writerworking.blogspot.com/
Subject: Allen Fossil Plant converted to natural gas
From: Lyda Phillips <lydap AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:31:47 -0500
http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/100380/in-memphis-tva-will-replace-coal-with-natural-gas 


A favorite birding spot near the Pits. Will this make it better? Lots of 
construction? 


Lyda Phillips
Davidson County

Lyda Phillips
(301) 518-7538 (cell)
www.lydaphillips.com
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Subject: Rankin Bottoms
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:19:08 -0400
Rankin Bottoms, Cocke county, 8/21/14, by canoe, 
Lake elevation: 986.4 ft

Migrants (complete list, with summer residents: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19537874): 


Mallard (260 - unusually high number)
Semipalmated Plover (2)
Spotted Sandpiper (9)
Solitary Sandpiper (7)
Greater Yellowlegs (1) 
Lesser Yellowlegs (14)
Stilt Sandpiper (3)
Least Sandpiper (55)
Pectoral Sandpiper (28)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (5)
Short-billed Dowitcher (1 - flat back, pale flanks)
Ring-billed Gull (20- first of the winter population)
Caspian Tern (4)
Common Nighthawk (12)

Michael Sledjeski & Leslie Gibbens
Del Rio TN
Subject: Rusty Blackbird
From: John Adams <jwadams19 AT outlook.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:57:47 -0400
I had a Rusty Blackbird in our backyard today, 8-22-2014. It was a "life-bird" 
for me. 

 
The "yellow eye" was highly visible.
 
Regards,
 
John W. Adams
Elizabethton, TN
 		 	   		  
Subject: Sightings Report, Sunday 17 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Area, Memphis, Shelby County
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:49:22 -0500
After noon run on a hot humid day. Shorebirds are starting to come in in good 
numbers every trip down here. Ran into QB Gray who said the MS Kites and a 
Peregrine were keeping the wind birds a little edgy and a lot had flown off 
from earlier in the day. 


Riverport Rd Ponds / Sloughs, Shelby, US-TN
Aug 17, 2014 2:10 PM - 2:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Getting Hot. Lots of water still in the sloughs unlike recent years 
past. 

5 species
Wood Duck  10
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  11
Mississippi Kite  10
Least Tern  3
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19535709 


Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN
Aug 17, 2014 2:35 PM - 2:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments:     Scoping the TVA Ponds.
10 species
Canada Goose  28
Mallard  4
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Killdeer  12
Least Sandpiper 500 Sandbar to the north side of the lake was full of birds 
mostly all Least Sandpipers hard to determine other small peeps due to distance 
and heat waves. 

Pectoral Sandpiper  33     These guys stood out from the rest of the crowd.
Least Tern (Interior)  2     Feeding
Mourning Dove  7
European Starling  8
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19535756 


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

Aug 17, 2014 2:50 PM - 4:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Drove all around the Pits. High water in the center pits being where 
the ducks and geese are hanging out all summer. Far North Eastern center pit 
with the dead trees was holding a good number of shorebirds and starlings 
feeding in the damp muck. some more birds down on pit #4 and Pit# 5 but not in 
great numbers. 

23 species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 61 five seperate broods of young in various ages, 
totaling 30 ducklings. 

Greater White-fronted Goose 2 Same two Geese all summer long, one still w/bad 
wing. Mate hanging in there and won't leave 

Canada Goose  10
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  10
Canvasback 1 Same bird sitting with the Black-bellies for the last several 
weeks. 

Northern Bobwhite  2     Calling
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Mississippi Kite  4
Killdeer  233     Scores were scattered everywhere.
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Stilt Sandpiper  1     Interesting coloration hope picts come out.
Least Sandpiper  395     Scattered all over.
Pectoral Sandpiper  323     Good numbers still scattered with Leasts.
Semipalmated Sandpiper  22
Mourning Dove  10
American Kestrel  2
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  750     Easily 750+ feeding and bathing.
House Finch  8     At the maintenance yard fence line.
House Sparrow  6     Maint shed area.
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19535860 


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



Subject: Sightings Report, 20 August 2014, Ensley Bottoms Area, Memphis, Shelby Cty
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:33:50 -0500
After work run down to the pits on a blazing hot afternoon 97 degs. A lot of 
birds have dropped in since Sunday afternoon all over the bottoms. 


Riverport Rd Ponds / Sloughs, Shelby, US-TN
Aug 20, 2014 4:45 PM - 4:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Quick drive by on a hot humid day after work.
4 species
Wood Duck  4
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  3
Least Tern  1     Feeding on the big pond.
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19536058 


Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TN
Aug 20, 2014 4:55 PM - 5:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments:     Hot no breeze lots of birds on the mud flat 300 yds to the north.
9 species
Mallard  23
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
Killdeer  16
Least Sandpiper 750 Big jump in numbers since Sunday. Could be some Semi Pal 
Sp's mixed in but distance and heat waves played havoc with scope. 

Pectoral Sandpiper  12
Least Tern (Interior)  6
Mourning Dove  6
European Starling  250     bathing off the north mud flat.
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19536042 


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

Aug 20, 2014 5:10 PM - 6:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Wow hot dog days of summer 97 degs w/no wind to speak of. Lots of 
birds have dropped in to the pits and TVA since Sunday. 

13 species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  47     38 young of various ages in five broods.
Greater White-fronted Goose 1 Only one of the two that have been here all 
summer hanging with a lone Canada goose. 

Canada Goose  1
Mallard  10
Canvasback  1     Same lone duck hanging with the summertime crowd.
Northern Bobwhite  2     calling
Killdeer 427 Big numbers scattered amongst the peeps through out the property. 

Spotted Sandpiper  1
Solitary Sandpiper  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  8     a couple of singles and a group of six on pit 4.
Least Sandpiper 3500 Pit 4 was loaded with about 3000 the others were scattered 
everywhere 

Pectoral Sandpiper 615 big numbers again pit 4 was where the greatest numbers 
were. 

Semipalmated Sandpiper 25 probably more in the distant masses, some good 
looking birds in close. 

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19535957 


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



Subject: Re: "Optics for the Tropics"
From: Billie Cantwell <bfcantwell AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:24:39 -0400
Another good place to donate bino's is to the Discover Birds program 
that KTOS is doing.
Check out this blog site by Vickie Henderson to see how they would be used.
Discover Birds 

 


If anyone wants to donate to KTOS you may contact:
Billie Cantwell
865-567-4273
BFCantwell AT gmail.com


On 8/21/2014 9:57 AM, van harris wrote:
> ​ Having just upgraded to a new set of binox, I would like to provide 
> my old set to the "Optics for the Tropics" organization.  I looked at 
> their website but all that I could find regarding donations was an 
> appeal for money.  Does anyone have any information regarding how to 
> donate actual optics?
> Van Harris
> Millington, TN
Subject: "Optics for the Tropics"
From: van harris <shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:57:56 -0500
​Having just upgraded to a new set of binox, I would like to provide my old
set to the "Optics for the Tropics" organization.  I looked at their
website but all that I could find regarding donations was an appeal for
money.  Does anyone have any information regarding how to donate actual
optics?

Van Harris
Millington, TN
Subject: "Optics for the Tropics"
From: van harris <shelbyforester1223 AT rittermail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:57:56 -0500
​Having just upgraded to a new set of binox, I would like to provide my old
set to the "Optics for the Tropics" organization.  I looked at their
website but all that I could find regarding donations was an appeal for
money.  Does anyone have any information regarding how to donate actual
optics?

Van Harris
Millington, TN
Subject: Re: Whigg Meadow?
From: Bates Estabrooks <wgpu AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:19:43 -0400
Sharon,
Open Google Maps and enter: 35.309503, -84.037208 in the search box. That will 
show you just about where you'll park your car at Whigg Meadow. Google Maps can 
then give you directions to that location. 

Regards,
Bates EstabrooksAnderson County

Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:46:14 -0400
Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Whigg Meadow?
From: sbm4him AT gmail.com
CC: tn-bird AT freelists.org

So, can anyone provide exact directions for getting to Whigg Meadow? I'd never 
even heard of it before, but it sounds like a great place and I'd love to try 
to get there during the banding period. I've found the general location, but it 
says it's "a few miles" off the Cherohala Skyway "via a gravel road" and I feel 
like I might need a few more specifics to actually find it. :D 


Sharon MonettKnoxville, TN

On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 12:55 PM, Scott Somershoe  wrote:

We will be running Whigg daily from Saturday August 30 through Saturday 
September 28. Visitors are welcome anytime. Nets are open from 7a-3p. 


For those that don't know, David Vogt "retired" from coordinating Whigg last 
year and somehow I got swindled into coordinating it! David is still a regular 
bander, just with no extra responsibilities now (must be nice!). So this is my 
second year coordinating and the 17th consecutive year for Whigg. This year 
will very interesting since significant habitat work has been done on and 
around the netting area, which will likely not only increase our captures but 
is also going to be good for breeding Golden-winged Warblers. We've taken 
advantage of this change to ask some specific questions about habitat and bird 
captures. I can't wait to get up there in a couple weeks! 


Cheers,Scott Somershoe 
Sent from my iPad
On Aug 20, 2014, at 10:31 AM, Bates Estabrooks  wrote:


Just curious. What dates this year will the Whigg Meadow bending station be up 
and running? 


Also, what are the rules, so to speak, about visiting and observing?
Thanks. 

Bates Estabrooks Anderson Cnty. 

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Subject: Terns in West TN
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:28:34 -0700
August 20, 2014
Ed Davis Fish Farm
Gibson County

I made a quick swing through Ed Davis Fish Farm, near Milan, in Gibson County 
this afternoon for the first time in ages. There was no shorebird habitat but I 
did have a few interesting birds: 


Double-crested Cormorant - 2
Great Egret - 35
Black Tern - 20
Caspian Tern - 1
Forster's Tern -1
There were lots of swallows in the area - mostly N. Rough-winged and Barn but 
there were a few Bank Swallows in the mix as well. 


At Gibson County Lake, Gibson County:

Black Tern - 1, flying with swallows out over the lake
Lots of swallows here as well but not as many as were at Ed Davis Fish Farm. I 
did have a couple of Tree Swallows and Cliff Swallows here in addition to the 
species seen earlier. 


Good birding!

Mark Greene
Trenton, TN
Gibson County
Subject: Re: Whigg Meadow?
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:13 -0500
 It took me a few minutes to my my notes, but here's the info for Whigg.
Scott Somershoe


Whigg Meadow Bird Banding 2014



All are invited to attend our 17th season of fall bird banding at Whigg
Meadow.  We will set up the nets and shelter on Friday August 29th and
start banding on the 30th. Weather permitting, we band birds from 7:00am to
3:00pm until September 28th when we will close up around noon.



*Preparations*:

We recommend bringing a folding chair, sun hat, raingear, sunscreen,
drinking water and lunch.  The elevation is nearly 5,000 feet, so
temperatures are usually cooler than in the lowlands – sometimes
significantly so.  There are no restrooms, running water or other
facilities in the area.  Although the road to Whigg is still a modest
gravel byway, it is now possible for most passenger vehicles to drive all
the way to the meadow (see directions below).  Visitors are welcome at
anytime, but for planning purposes we ask trained helpers to try to let us
know ahead of time when they will be able to help.  Although individuals
with banding experience are most needed, there is plenty for inexperienced
helpers to do, such as operating scales, recording data, etc.  If time
allows, assistants can be trained for more skilled activities such as
removing birds from nets or banding.



*ACCOMODATIONS; *Primitive camping is permitted on the meadow.  Indian
Boundary Campground is located about 12 miles (30+ minutes) from Whigg and
has restrooms with showers.  There are a number of more primitive
campgrounds located near the Tellico River.  Hotels in the area include;
Green Cove Motel (modest accommodations on the Tellico River),
423/253-2069, Snowbird Mountain Lodge (very nice though somewhat pricey, on
the Cherohala Skyway), 828/479-3433.



*DIRECTIONS:*

Take US 411 to Etowah, TN.

Turn right onto TN-310.

After 6.4 mi TN-310 becomes TN-39.

Go 7.8 mi. and turn right onto TN-68, just outside Tellico Plains, TN.

Go 0.5 mile and take the 1st left onto TN-165, which becomes the Cherohala
Skyway.  Follow the Skyway approximately 24 miles.  As the Skyway crosses
into North Carolina it becomes Hwy 143E.

Continue on 143E about 1.5 miles until you cross a bridge at Stratton
Meadows.  Go left on gravel road immediately after bridge.

After a short distance, bear left and go under Skyway on Forest Service
Road 217 (also known as North River Rd).

Continue for about a mile and turn left on first gravel road.  This is
Forest Service Road 61.  It is fairly rough but can be traveled in 2 wheel
drive vehicles with a little ground clearance.


On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 1:46 PM, Sharon Monett  wrote:

> So, can anyone provide exact directions for getting to Whigg Meadow? I'd
> never even heard of it before, but it sounds like a great place and I'd
> love to try to get there during the banding period. I've found the general
> location, but it says it's "a few miles" off the Cherohala Skyway "via a
> gravel road" and I feel like I might need a few more specifics to actually
> find it. :D
>
> Sharon Monett
> Knoxville, TN
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 12:55 PM, Scott Somershoe 
> wrote:
>
>> We will be running Whigg daily from Saturday August 30 through Saturday
>> September 28. Visitors are welcome anytime.  Nets are open from 7a-3p.
>>
>> For those that don't know, David Vogt "retired" from coordinating Whigg
>> last year and somehow I got swindled into coordinating it! David is still a
>> regular bander, just with no extra responsibilities now (must be nice!).
>>  So this is my second year coordinating and the 17th consecutive year for
>> Whigg. This year will very interesting since significant habitat work has
>> been done on and around the netting area, which will likely not only
>> increase our captures but is also going to be good for breeding
>> Golden-winged Warblers. We've taken advantage of this change to ask some
>> specific questions about habitat and bird captures. I can't wait to get up
>> there in a couple weeks!
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Scott Somershoe
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>> On Aug 20, 2014, at 10:31 AM, Bates Estabrooks  wrote:
>>
>> Just curious. What dates this year will the Whigg Meadow bending station
>> be up and running?
>>
>> Also, what are the rules, so to speak, about visiting and observing?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Bates Estabrooks
>> Anderson Cnty.
>>
>> *Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID*
>>
>>
>
Subject: Re: Whigg Meadow?
From: Sharon Monett <sbm4him AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:46:14 -0400
So, can anyone provide exact directions for getting to Whigg Meadow? I'd
never even heard of it before, but it sounds like a great place and I'd
love to try to get there during the banding period. I've found the general
location, but it says it's "a few miles" off the Cherohala Skyway "via a
gravel road" and I feel like I might need a few more specifics to actually
find it. :D

Sharon Monett
Knoxville, TN


On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 12:55 PM, Scott Somershoe 
wrote:

> We will be running Whigg daily from Saturday August 30 through Saturday
> September 28. Visitors are welcome anytime.  Nets are open from 7a-3p.
>
> For those that don't know, David Vogt "retired" from coordinating Whigg
> last year and somehow I got swindled into coordinating it! David is still a
> regular bander, just with no extra responsibilities now (must be nice!).
>  So this is my second year coordinating and the 17th consecutive year for
> Whigg. This year will very interesting since significant habitat work has
> been done on and around the netting area, which will likely not only
> increase our captures but is also going to be good for breeding
> Golden-winged Warblers. We've taken advantage of this change to ask some
> specific questions about habitat and bird captures. I can't wait to get up
> there in a couple weeks!
>
> Cheers,
> Scott Somershoe
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Aug 20, 2014, at 10:31 AM, Bates Estabrooks  wrote:
>
> Just curious. What dates this year will the Whigg Meadow bending station
> be up and running?
>
> Also, what are the rules, so to speak, about visiting and observing?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bates Estabrooks
> Anderson Cnty.
>
> *Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID*
>
>
Subject: Blue-winged Warbler
From: "Jim Arnett" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jimboa68@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:38:27 -0500
Went for a hike at Radnor around 9 this morning and it seemed pretty birdy for 
a mid-morning in August. A Yellow Warbler was bathing in clear view below the 
spillway and was accompanied by a pair of White-eyed Vireos calling and 
flitting around. 


But the highlight was a Blue-winged Warbler in the thicket just west of the 
"long bridge". It was playing chase with another bird but I didn't get a view 
of that one so I can't say if it was a second one. 


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Subject: Upcoming NTOS Field Trip
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:23:02 -0700
This Saturday, August 23rd, the NTOS will be having a field trip at one of our 
favorite birding locations: Radnor Lake State Natural Area in Nashville. The 
meeting time isat7:00 AM in the Vistor's Center parking lot (1160 Otter Creek 
Rd., Nashville, TN 37220), and from there, we'll take the lake trail to Long 
Bridge. Wood Ducks are common on the lake and songbirds such as flycatchers, 
vireos, warblers, and tanagers are frequently found along the trails from 
spring through fall. This trip should only last the morning, but feel free to 
bring snacks and drinks if you wish. Directions to the Visitor's Center can be 
found below. 


Directions to Radnor Lake Visitor's Center (1160 Otter Creek Rd., Nashville, TN 
37220): 

From Nashville, take I - 65S (toward Huntsville)until you reach exit 74B for 
Old Hickory Bloulevard. Travel approximately 2 miles, then turn right onto 
Granny White Pike. In 1.8 miles, turn right onto Otter Creek Road and continue 
through the gate into the Visitor's Center parking lot. 


***Get it on your calendars! The next NTOS Field Trip will be at Shelby Park 
and Bottoms in Nashville on September 20, 2014 at 7:00 AM. 


Hope to see you there!

Chloe Walker (NTOS Field Trip Coordinator)
http://www.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/
Murfreesboro, TN
Subject: Re: Whigg Meadow?
From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:55:23 -0500
We will be running Whigg daily from Saturday August 30 through Saturday 
September 28. Visitors are welcome anytime. Nets are open from 7a-3p. 


For those that don't know, David Vogt "retired" from coordinating Whigg last 
year and somehow I got swindled into coordinating it! David is still a regular 
bander, just with no extra responsibilities now (must be nice!). So this is my 
second year coordinating and the 17th consecutive year for Whigg. This year 
will very interesting since significant habitat work has been done on and 
around the netting area, which will likely not only increase our captures but 
is also going to be good for breeding Golden-winged Warblers. We've taken 
advantage of this change to ask some specific questions about habitat and bird 
captures. I can't wait to get up there in a couple weeks! 


Cheers,
Scott Somershoe 

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 20, 2014, at 10:31 AM, Bates Estabrooks  wrote:
> 
> Just curious. What dates this year will the Whigg Meadow bending station be 
up and running? 

> 
> Also, what are the rules, so to speak, about visiting and observing?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Bates Estabrooks
> Anderson Cnty.
> 
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
Subject: Whigg Meadow?
From: Bates Estabrooks <wgpu AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:31:04 -0400
Just curious. What dates this year will the Whigg Meadow bending station be up 
and running? 


Also, what are the rules, so to speak, about visiting and observing?

Thanks. 

Bates Estabrooks 
Anderson Cnty. 

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Subject: Fw: Wood Stork, etc at Tennessee NWR - Duck River Unit, Aug 19, 2014
From: "david kirschke" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dkirschke@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:19 -0700




Subject: Another "Green" Threat to Birds
From: Bates Estabrooks <wgpu AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:40:54 -0400
http://m.realclearenergy.org/#/home/1_100263116/

Bates Estabrooks
Anderson County


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Subject: Black Tern, Lewis County
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:42:55 -0500
Lewis County bird #209 for me this afternoon (8/18/014):  A young  
Black Tern floating over the pond at the Hohenwald Wastewater  
Treatment Plant.  Not an especially rare bird at this season overall  
in TN, but open water habitat is very limited in this county.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN

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Subject: Andy Jones nominated as AOU Secretary
From: "BBC Net" <jwcoffey AT tricon.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:35:31 -0400
Andy Jones August 2014 headshot.jpg

 

Andy Jones, who grew up with Tennessee birders while 

living at Kingsport and as an undergraduate student at

the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, has been 

nominated for the office of Secretary of the American 

Ornithologists' Union.

 

The nominating committee's slate will be voted on at 

the Annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' 

Union (132nd Stated Meeting), the Cooper Ornithological 

Society (84th Stated Meeting), and the Society of 

Canadian Ornithologists in late September in Colorado.

 

He has served AOU as a recording secretary for several 

years. 

 

Many of you will remember Andy as an evening speaker 

at the joint state meeting of the Tennessee Ornithological 

Society and Virginia Society of Ornithology recently held 

in Johnson City.

 

He is curator of birds and the director of science at the 

Cleveland Museum of Natural History at Cleveland, OH.

 

Wallace Coffey

Bristol, TN

 
Subject: Willets at Bark Camp Barrens sod farm, Coffee Co.
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:33:05 -0500
A trip to the sod farm on Saturday with Chattanooga TOS was disappointing
as the area was too dry to attract shorebirds. After last night's heavy
rain I decided to try again and was rewarded by two Willets feeding in one
of the areas where sod had been stripped. They flushed while I was watching
them, and I was unable to locate them again. Other shorebirds included
Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary, Spotted, Pectoral and Killdeer. There were
also 11 Bank Swallows with the many Barn and Cliff Swallows.

Susan McWhirter
Rock Island
Warren Co.
Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:30:24 -0500
8-18-2014
Radnor Lake
Davidson Co

I saw a Yellow-throated Warbler at Radnor this morning which I hadn't seen
there since Spring. Also, two Yellow Warblers, Summer Tanager, White-eyed
Vireo, two Great Crested Flycatchers, two Pewees, Gnatcatcher,
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Kingbird, Bluebird -- all at the spillway area
by the ranger house. The Great Cresteds were plucking small, white fruit
off a tree while hovering. I also heard a Red-headed Woodpecker across the
lake from the east end of the road. And a beaver was seen yesterday by
somebody else.

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Rankin Bottoms - shorebirds &
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:27:35 -0400
Rankin Bottoms, Cocke county, 8/17,14, 3-6pm, by canoe
Elev: 987.7 ft. (boat or scope recommended)

Partial list:
Bald Eagle (1 adult)
Osprey (6)
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (1 adult)
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (2 adult)
Lesser Yellowlegs (14)
Solitary Sandpiper (9)
Spotted Sandpiper (14)
Pectoral Sandpiper (26)
Semipalmated sandpiper 
Least Sandpiper (40)
STILT SANDPIPER (1 adult)
BLACK TERN

Michael Sledjeski & Leslie Gibbens
Del Rio TN



Subject: Rankin Bottoms - shorebirds &
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:56:46 -0400
Rankin Bottoms, Cocke county, 8/17,14, 3-6pm, by canoe
Elev: 987.7 ft. (boat or scope recommended)

Partial list:
Bald Eagle (1 adult)
Osprey (6)
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (1 adult)
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (2 adult)
Lesser Yellowlegs (14)
Solitary Sandpiper (9)
Spotted Sandpiper (14)
Pectoral Sandpiper (26)
Semipalmated sandpiper 
Least Sandpiper (40)
STILT SANDPIPER (1 adult)
BLACK TERN

Michael Sledjeski & Leslie Gibbens
Del Rio TN



Subject: Hummingbirds at Hastie
From: Lynne Davis <lynnedavis865 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:27:53 -0400
On Friday, August 15, my husband and I were walking in William Hastie
Natural Area, which is part of South Knoxville's Urban Wilderness. There is
a place on the Margaret Road trail that used to have a big patch of kudzu.
Last fall, the city did something to rip out the kudzu, and other things
have been growing back. This area is near several small sinkholes. The
jewelweed and partridge pea plants are in full bloom, and we saw so many
Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds we couldn't count them.
If you are not familiar with Hastie, here are directions: From downtown
Knoxville, take the James White Parkway across the South Knoxville Bridge
to the end of the road. Turn left, go to the stop sign at a KenJo market
and continue straight. You will be on Sevierville Pike. After a straight
stretch, the road becomes very twisty. Look for Margaret Road (or Lane) on
the right. The park is at the dead end of Margaret Road. Take the gravelly
path between two boulders and the old kudzu field is just a couple hundred
yards ahead.
Bob and Lynne Davis
Knoxville, Knox County
Subject: TN NWR Duck River Unit
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Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:25:45 -0400 (EDT)
August 17, 2014
TN NWR River Unit
New Johnsonville, TN
Traveling
Cloudy, lightening flashing to the North.
 
Arrived at the refuge at 6AM and watched about 250 Great egrets drop into  
the first canal and wet area next to it.  Beautiful site.  Blue  Goose loop 
best birds were Least Sandpiper, Sedge Wren, and 2 Caspian Terns  flying 
over squawking.  Resident Sandhill Crane also made an  appearance. Found my 
first Humphrey's County  Acadian  Flycatcher.  Also found a Spotted Sandpiper 
on the way out.  42  species seen. Complete list on eBird. Not my best total 
but not bad for poor  light, lightening, and rainy conditions. Did not see 
the Wood Stork.
 
Good birding
 
Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford County, TN
 
 
 
Subject: Sunday reminder...
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:59:21 -0500
Just a quick Sunday reminder.

If you live in the Nashville area or plan to visit please mark your
calendars for THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st and join the Nashville Chapter of TOS
for our monthly meeting.   Meetings are held at Radnor Lake Visitor's Center
and begin at 7:15 pm.
 
This month's speaker will be our good friend Dr. David Pitts.  He'll be
presenting his latest research regarding hummingbird nests in and around his
yard.  It's always a wonderful learning experience to spend time with David
and perhaps you'll pick up some tips about how you too can find one of these
tiny nests in your own yard!
So please plan to join us...
 
If you have any questions please feel free to give me a holler.
 
As always,
Good birding!
 
Cyndi Routledge
Montgomery County,
Tennessee 



Subject: W Tennessee Saturday
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:31:07 -0700
Started early on the east side of Reelfoot with another fruitless try for 
Common Moorhen and Least Bittern. 

On the west side, the Black Bayou Wheelchair hunting area has been irrigated, 
all the ponds are full, and there is very little wader/shorebird habitat 
available. 


Tiptonville City Park/ferry landing: only thing of significance was a few 
Black Terns on the river 


Island 13: the worst spots in the road have been graded and it is OK for now 
for any vehicle 

There is still an area where sand has been deposited on the road that requires 
some caution. 

The habitat is ideal with lots of shorebird area at the south end of the lake.
Seen here, 300+ shorebirds, most were Least Sandpipers with numerous Killdeer.
Also seen, Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral, Semipalmated, Spotted, Western 
Sandpipers, and quite a few SP Plovers. 

There is a large flooded field south of the road on the way in, that had about 
50 waders, mostly Great Egrets, but also Snowy Egrets and LB Herons. 


Mud Island: nothing of consequence

Presidents Island: Western Kingbird at 1525 Harbor Drive
Lots of grain on the ground and numerous doves about

Ensley: maybe 500 shorebirds, the only ones identified were Least and Pectoral 
Sandpipers, and Killdeer 

One BN Stilt only seen.

Island 13 should be good through fall migration, access may again become a 
problem after heavy rains 


Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn 
Subject: Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival
From: Billie Cantwell <bfcantwell AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:09:13 -0400
Billie Cantwell
Knoxville, TN
Subject: Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival
From: Billie Cantwell <bfcantwell AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:08:55 -0400




Subject: Autumn Hawk Studies  1944-2014
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:27:39 +0000 (UTC)
Soddy Mountain Hawk Watch
Hamilton co., TN
 
As will be later described, this year marks a very special time for
Soddy Mtn. Hawk Watch near Chattanooga, Tn.  We will try and
start the hawk watch around Sept. 10 or 11 and plan to be at the
lookout each day through the end of the month excepting Friday
Sept 19th.(when I have a doctors appointment.)  Hopefully another
season hawk counter can cover that day?  It could be an exceptionally
good for migrants.
 
Autumn hawk studies began in Tennessee around 1944 but the real
hawk counts didn't start until about 1949 when studies began in Tenn.,
VA, N C and parts of GA.  All the information was combined from the
various state locations and reported regularly in the MIGRANT.  If you
care to look up the data, the records are fascinating reading!  One
would be almost certain to recognize many names as the whole of TOS
was asked to be involved.  The knowledge they garnered are the basic
foundation principals we still benefit from in our present day studies.
 
Our own Soddy Mtn. records began by Bill Haley started in Fall 1993.
This upcoming season marks our 21st. year at this location.  Our current
count records for Broad-winged Hawks for the Fall migration only stand at
49,399 during September and the earliest days of October.  We also
have compiled records for other raptors as well and their numbers are
just as important!  However, I am currently making mention relating to
those concerning our Broad-winged totals which are only 601 birds away
from a record of 50,000 official sightings of Broad-winged Hawks at our
Soddy Mtn. location.  I don't know for sure but I feel this is a Tennessee
record for any one location.
 
Come and join us if you can.  Directions and other data are located at:
soddymountainhawkwatch.blogspot.com    Cynthia will most certainly
update the blog as the season nears.
 
Jimmy Wilkerson
Hixson, Hamilton co., TN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subject: Another lark sparrow sighting (Robertson Co.)
From: Tony Lance <tonylance AT mac.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:45:51 -0500
While driving around again this morning looking for evidence of shrike activity 
I spotted another Lark Sparrow, this one on Caney Sink Rd. in Adams. 


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Subject: More warblers - Knox
From: KD Edwards <sparverius AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:15:55 -0400
From backyard this morning in west Knox Co, TN

American Redstart, 1
Cerulean Warbler, 1 leaf bathing for 2-3 min, new early date here by 5 days (12 
yrs of records) 



Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Songbird trail, Norris lake, Anderson county
From: "Carolyn snow" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "ctsnow8618@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:29:53 -0400
Phil and I spent a very productive couple of hours this afternoon. Lots of 
Blue-grey Gnatcatchers, Chickadees, Eastern Bluebirds and Phoebes, a couple of 
White-eyed vireos, a couple of Black and White Warblers, a single Blue-Winged 
Warbler feeding in the mid-level brush along the river and the most exciting 
bird for me, a Black-billed Cuckoo sitting high in a tree, giving a good look 
at its head. We had nesting Yellow-billed Cuckoos in our yard in Alabama, but 
Black-billeds were rare there. 


Such a pleasurable place to spend a few hours.

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Subject: Lark Sparrow, plus widespread evidence of shrikes (Robertson Co.)
From: Tony Lance <tonylance AT mac.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:33:47 -0500
Jan Shaw joined me this morning for a ride around Robertson County, and we had 
a very memorable outing. Our best bird was a Lark Sparrow on Beard's Chapel Rd. 
(Is this early for this species?) But the most exciting thing, for me anyway, 
was the widespread evidence of Loggerhead Shrikes that we found. While we saw 
only three we noticed that we were seeing quite a few June bugs and other 
things cached on the barbed wire fences in the spots I normally go to. So we 
decided to check the fences in a bunch of areas I don't often visit but where I 
think the habitat is good and where I haven't previously been able to find 
shrikes. And the results were downright surprising. Basically we found impaled 
prey items, mostly June bugs, on the fences in about 10 places where I've never 
actually seen birds. Now, this is not the first time I've checked the fences. 
Far from it. But with the abundance of June bugs right now, it appears that the 
shrikes in this area are taking advantage of the bonanza and caching lots of 
them, making it easier to detect these elusive birds indirectly. We also found 
horse flies, frogs, and one bluebird impaled on the barbs as well. Perhaps 
there may be more shrikes in more areas here in Robertson County than I 
realized! 


Tony Lance
Springfield, TN


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Subject: NTOS Monthly meeting
From: Steve Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:39:17 -0700
Good Morning!

If you live in the Nashville area or plan to visit please mark your calendars 
for THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st and join the Nashville Chapter of TOS for our monthly 
meeting. Meetings are held at Radnor Lake Visitor's Center and begin at 7:15 
pm. 


This month's speaker will be our good friend Dr. David Pitts. He'll be 
presenting his latest research regarding hummingbird nests in and around his 
yard.It's always a wonderful learning experience to spend time with David and 
perhaps you'll pick up some tips about how you too can find one ofthese tiny 
nests in your own yard! 

So please plan to join us...

If you have anyquestions please feel free togive me a holler.

As always,
Good birding!

Cyndi Routledge
Montgomery County,
Tennessee 
Subject: Chattanooga TOS Meeting This Thursday Evening
From: "David Stone" <rockyturf AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:23:25 -0400
 The regular monthly meeting of the Chattanooga chapter of TOS will be held 
tomorrow evening (Thursday, Aug. 14) at 7:00 PM at the Ascension Lutheran 
Church, 720 South Germantown Rd. in Chattanooga. 


 What an opportunity! You get to choose the program! Our speaker will be our 
president Clyde Blum. Clyde will do a program on either a trip he made to 
Mexico, a trip he made to Louisiana or a trip he made to Florida. He will do 
which ever one gets the most votes of those at the meeting. 


 After the meeting Grace Mynatt will provide refreshments. 
Hope to see everyone,

David Stone

Program Chairman
Subject: hawk vs snake
From: Thais Carr <thaiscarr AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:35:52 -0500
Those of you on Facebook can see this interesting video clip of a man rescuing 
a young hawk from certain death. It definitely looked dead. 


Thais Carr


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