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Greater Spotted Cuckoo,©Jan Wilczur

28 Jul Re: Knox Co. Little Blue Heron, 7-27-2016 []
27 Jul Knox Co. Little Blue Heron, 7-27-2016 [Steve Clendenen ]
27 Jul UNCOMMON FOR KNOX COUNTY BIRD ALERT [Jay S. ]
26 Jul Cerulean Warbler Seen at Point Park Lookout Mountain-Hamilton County [Dralle ]
27 Jul Meigs County at Birchwood [Charles Murray ]
25 Jul Shorebirds Continuing at the DRU [Ruben Stoll ]
25 Jul Central TN and Highland Rim Quadrangles free to good home [David Vogt ]
25 Jul Little Blue Heron Knox County [Morton Massey ]
24 Jul Duck River Unit - Tennessee NWR []
24 Jul Gupton Wetland, July 21 [Carole Gobert ]
24 Jul Duck River Unit [Stephen Zipperer ]
23 Jul Davidson County, Radnor Lake - Black and White Warbler ["Ann Inouye" ]
23 Jul Rankin waterbirds [michael sledjeski ]
23 Jul McMinn Co., Fri., 1:45 p.m., 7-22-2016 continuing birds [Steve Clendenen ]
21 Jul FOS Louisiana waterthrush arrives Costa Rica [Dev Joslin ]
21 Jul Birchwood Area Highlights [Charles Murray ]
21 Jul Re: ABA Big Year Record Being Shattered [Richard Blanton ]
20 Jul NTOS TOMORROW NIGHT [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
20 Jul Re: ABA Big Year Record Being Shattered [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
20 Jul Re: ABA Big Year Record Being Shattered [Kevin Breault ]
20 Jul ABA Big Year Record Being Shattered ["Morton Massey" ]
19 Jul Re: Mcminn Co. White Ibis 7-16-16 [Charles Murray ]
17 Jul Fwd: eBird Report - Swan Pond Rec. Area--Gupton Wetland, Jul 17, 2016 -- no ibis [Angela Hoffman ]
17 Jul July Field Trip Report/ NTOS [Tarcila Fox ]
16 Jul Re: Mcminn Co. White Ibis 7-16-16 [Hugh Barger ]
16 Jul Giles County Birding []
16 Jul Mcminn Co. White Ibis 7-16-16 [Steve Clendenen ]
16 Jul Mississippi Kite in Dickson County [James Peters ]
15 Jul KTOS Field Trip: Birding with Friends [Jay S. ]
14 Jul Join JS-LTOS on a Zipp Trip to the Duck River Unit - Saturday, 23 July 2016 [Greg Tomerlin ]
13 Jul White Ibis continues [Ruben Stoll ]
13 Jul Tree Swallow Milestone ["Aborn, David" ]
13 Jul ONE Ruff at Ensley [Bill Pulliam ]
13 Jul Gupton Wetlands - 5 Rares Today [Morton Massey ]
12 Jul NTOS Field Trip/ July 16 [Tarcila Fox ]
12 Jul Ruffs - Correction ["Simbeck, Damien J" ]
11 Jul Re: Ruff(s) in Memphis [kbreault ]
11 Jul Ruff(s) in Memphis ["Simbeck, Damien J" ]
10 Jul Vanderbilt birder study participants requested [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
10 Jul Com. Mergansers in Washington Co. ["Richard Knight" ]
9 Jul Re: Ruff at the Pits [Victor Stoll ]
9 Jul Fwd: eBird Report - Ensley Bottoms--Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The Pits)/Earth Complex, Jul 9, 2016 [Ruben Stoll ]
9 Jul Ruff at the Pits [Ruben Stoll ]
9 Jul Wood Stork Still Present at Amnicola Marsh-Hamilton County [Dralle ]
09 Jul Amnicola Marsh [MElissa Turrentine ]
8 Jul Knoxville American coot [mark campen ]
8 Jul Re: Amnicola Marsh - Woodstork [Kevin Breault ]
7 Jul Re: Amnicola Marsh - Woodstork [Joshua Stevenson ]
07 Jul AOU Check-list Supplement has been published [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
7 Jul Fwd: eBird Report - Tennessee NWR--Duck River Unit--Pool 2/Clear Lake, Jul 7, 2016 [Ruben Stoll ]
7 Jul Godwit at the DRU [Ruben Stoll ]
6 Jul Orchard Orioles [Tarcila Fox ]
6 Jul Amnicola Marsh ["Aborn, David" ]
6 Jul Swallow-tailed Kite Newfound Gap [Morton Massey ]
5 Jul Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas ["" ]
5 Jul Wood Stork []
5 Jul Cattle Egret- Cannon Co- 07/04 [Dan Snell ]
4 Jul Late Tree Swallow Nest/Bluebird Attacking House Wren Fledglings [Dan Ellsworth ]
4 Jul Wood stork still at Amnicola Marsh [Harold Birch ]
03 Jul Purple Martin's no 2! [MElissa Turrentine ]
3 Jul Laughing Gulls [Chris Agee ]
3 Jul Purple Martins [Tarcila Fox ]
3 Jul Wood Stork []
3 Jul Warblers in my Yard [Ruben Stoll ]
3 Jul Wood Stork Hamilton County ["Libby Wolfe" ]
3 Jul Wood Stork [Morton Massey ]
2 Jul Northern Harrier []
2 Jul Wood Stork at Amnicola Marsh-Hamilton County [Dralle ]
2 Jul Reelfoot to Memphis Labor Day Weekend Birding Adventure []
2 Jul Possible Public/Federal Lands Transfer...please act responsibly!! [R M J Turrentine ]
2 Jul Radnor Lake, Caspian Terns [Frank Fekel ]
29 Jun Davidson County, Radnor Lake- Black-crowned Night Heron ["Ann Inouye" ]
27 Jun Savannah Sparrows- Claiborne Co 6/23 [Dan Snell ]
26 Jun A Swallow Six-Pack [Jay S. ]
24 Jun Little Blue Herons at Amnicola Marsh-Hamilton County [Dralle ]
23 Jun Osprey high counts [rick houlk ]

Subject: Re: Knox Co. Little Blue Heron, 7-27-2016
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:14:58 -0400 (EDT)
I had an errand downtown Thursday morning before work so afterwards I 
headed over to the Easton Road duck pond around 09:30 and easily located 
the Little Blue Heron, Great Egret, and a Great Blue Heron.  I'm pretty 
sure I've seen LB Heron in Knox Co before but can't find a record of it so 
this is officially #231 for me in Knox Co.  Thanks again to Jay for the 
report.

Also had a Fish Crow this morning near the Western Plaza shopping center 
on Kingston Pike which isn't too far from the lake but a new spot for me.  
Also had 4 Fish Crows in the Lowe's Ferry area of Blount County back on 
9 July so they seem to be doing well.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN





On Wed, 27 Jul 2016, Steve Clendenen wrote:

> A hearty thank you goes to Jay Sturner for reporting the juv. Little 
> Blue Heron at the stinky pond at the intersection of Easton Road and 
> Colonial Drive in South Knoxville.  It was still there at 3:45 p.m. with 
> the 3 Green Herons and great Egret.
> 
> Steve & Gail Clendenen
> Farragut, Knox County
> 
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Subject: Knox Co. Little Blue Heron, 7-27-2016
From: Steve Clendenen <clendenen77 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:35:41 -0400
A hearty thank you goes to Jay Sturner for reporting the juv. Little Blue Heron 
at the stinky pond at the intersection of Easton Road and Colonial Drive in 
South Knoxville. It was still there at 3:45 p.m. with the 3 Green Herons and 
great Egret. 


Steve & Gail Clendenen
Farragut, Knox County

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Subject: UNCOMMON FOR KNOX COUNTY BIRD ALERT
From: Jay S. <yourcatoliver AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:47:39 +0000
There's a juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON in the smelly, unnamed pond (I call it 
Quack Quack Pond) just off Chapman Highway in South Knoxville, at the 
intersection of Easton Road and Colonial Drive. Also present are a Great Egret 
and some Green Herons. Here's my eBird checklist (which has a link to the 
location): http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30871042. Good luck and bring 
a clothespin for your nose. 


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Subject: Cerulean Warbler Seen at Point Park Lookout Mountain-Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:37:12 -0400
This morning I ran into a small mixed flock of migrants at the park.
The highlight was a Cerulean Warbler the first for the month of July.

Other migrants seen:

Black-and-white Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Red-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Scarlet Tanager

Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County






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Subject: Meigs County at Birchwood
From: Charles Murray <dro1945 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:23:46 +0000
I visited the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge viewing area in late morning and heard a 
Northern Bobwhite calling. Then I went to the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park 
where a female Black-and-white Warbler was noted near the covered area at the 
top of the viewing ramp. Both of the areas visited are in Meigs County at 
Birchwood. 


Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN
Subject: Shorebirds Continuing at the DRU
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:59:11 -0500
  July 25th, 2016
  Pool 6 continues to be the main attraction for shorebirds at the Duck
River Unit, TNWR this week, with 10 species seen this afternoon.
  The only new addition for the season was a single American Golden Plover
in basic plumage, (#17) with the rest being continuing common shorebirds.
  Pool 2 and Pool 10 were still flooded, but both are now running into pool
1, and from there being pumped into the lake.
  Mother nature cooperating, there should be additional mudflats appearing
this week, in time for a July Big Day that I am planning for Saturday.
  Thanks to Clayton Ferrell for the information on water levels.
  Pool 6 birds:
American White Pelican 52
American Golden Plover 1
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 120
Spotted Sandpiper 4
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 19
Stilt Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 5
Pectoral Sandpiper 8
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3
Caspian Tern 9

Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
Subject: Central TN and Highland Rim Quadrangles free to good home
From: David Vogt <dfvogt41 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:05:39 -0400
TN Birders,

I have a complete set of USGS Topographical Quadrangle maps covering the
Highland Rim and Central Basin.  These maps were used to conduct the TN
Breeding Bird Atlas Project.  I have tried to turn them over to theTOS but
have found limited interest.  I hope someone out there can make good use
 of these maps.  The fill two standard file boxes.  If you are interested
these, please contact me and we can make arrangements to transfer the boxes.

David Vogt
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Little Blue Heron Knox County
From: Morton Massey <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:07:30 -0400
There was a little blue heron this morning 7/25/2016 at seven islands state 
birding park in Knox county. The all white immature bird was seen perched in a 
tree along the river then flew down on a sand bar in the middle of the river. 
It then flew over the island toward the other side of the channel. 


Morton Massey
Knoxville, TN



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Subject: Duck River Unit - Tennessee NWR
From: <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:34:55 -0500
7/23/2016
Duck River Unit
Humphreys County

8 members of the John W. Sellars Chapter of TOS (aka. Lebanon Bird Club) 
travelled to the Duck River Unit this morning. 

Birds seen:

Group of Caspian Terns some feeding young.
Am. White Pelicans
Short-billed Dowitcher
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Semipalm SP
Semipalm Plover
Adult and Imm. Little Blue Herons
And much more.

Many saw life birds and state birds. Great time even though it was hot as 
Hades. 


Good Birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co.











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Subject: Gupton Wetland, July 21
From: Carole Gobert <cpgobert AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:12:05 -0400


Tony King visited the Gupton Weland in Roane County on Thursday, July 21. He 
has been trying to post his experience to TN-bird but has not been able to get 
the message through. This is what Tony wrote on July 22: 


Yesterday I had the best three hours of birding this summer. Five of us 
from KTOS, riding in a two car convoy, leap-frogged from the end of 
Gupton Wetland around Swan Pond Circle Road, in a clockwise direction . 
We birded at three stops where we could look into the wetland from a 
distance and without trespassing on private property . Our last stop was
 on Stormin Norman Street.Then we completed the loop after visiting  
Lakeshore Park .Never have I seen so many white birds in a swampy 
valley  in Tn. Thanks are due to Morton Massey of KTOS and the Stoll   
brothers for making me aware of this bird phenomenon . We saw the 
following birds :

Double Crested Cormorants               36
Cattle Egret                                         35
Great Egret                                         15
Great Blue Heron                                 2
Green Heron                                        8
Little Blue  Heron ( imm. )                  21
Black-crowned Night Heron                 2
White Ibis  (imm. )                                1
Wood Duck                                         18
Canada Geese                                 355
Osprey                                                 7
Turkey Vulture                                     2
Northern Bobwhite                              1
Killdeer                                                3
Mourning Dove                                    8
Kingfisher,Belted                                 4
Eastern Kingbird                                 1
Eastern Phoebe                                  1
Barn Swallow                                      3
American Crow                                   2
Carolina Chickadee                            1
Carolina Wren                                    1
Eastern Bluebird                                 5
American Robin                                  3
Gray Catbird                                       1
Northern Mockingbird                         5 
Brown Thrasher                                  1
European Starling                               4
Common Yellowthroat                        3
Indigo Bunting                                    1
Northern Cardinal                               4
Field Sparrow                                     1
Red-winged Blackbird                       14
Brown -headed Cowbird                     1
Eastern Meadowlark                           1
American Goldfinch                            5


Bird On!
Tony King Certified Craniac
865 988 6172
(Lenoir City resident)
tonytheking1027 AT aol.com

(submitted by Carole Gobert, Knox County)

 		 	   		  
Subject: Duck River Unit
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:33:42 -0500
7/24/2016
Duck River Unit - Tennessee NWR
Humphreys County

Tried posting this last night. Don't know why it did not go through. New
computer with Windows 10 is a pain.

8 members of the John W. Sellars Chapter of TOS  (aka. Lebanon Birding
Club) braved the heat and birded the Duck River Unit Saturday 7/23/2016.

Birds seen:

Nice group of Caspian Terns some feeding young.
Short-billed Dowitcher
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Least, Pectoral,  and Semipalmated Sandpipers
Semipalmated Plover
Adult and Imm. Little Blue Heron
To name a few.

Many of the group saw lifer birds and state birds. Great day out even if it
was hot as Hades.

Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co
Subject: Davidson County, Radnor Lake - Black and White Warbler
From: "Ann Inouye" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cis_135" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:02:51 -0500
Nashville, TN
Davidson County
7-23-2016

This morning my husband and I saw a Black and White Warbler at Radnor Lake. We 
haven't seen one there since the spring migration. It was also listed as "RARE" 
for Radnor Lake on eBird. It was foraging by the metal gate for the maintenance 
area off the road to the Education Center. 


~~Ann Inouye 
     Nashville, TN
Subject: Rankin waterbirds
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:55:05 -0400
Douglas Reservoir elevation is lower than normal, currently 987 ft., and 
steadily declining. The mudflats are expanding and attracting shorebirds in 
early migration; we saw 8 common species there yesterday. Great Egrets are 
roosting in the treeline at the south end of the embayment, along with 
Cormorants and Little Blue Herons. Caspian and Forster's Terns were also 
present, with a small flock of Ring-billed Gulls. 

Complete list on eBird:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30814900

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Subject: McMinn Co., Fri., 1:45 p.m., 7-22-2016 continuing birds
From: Steve Clendenen <clendenen77 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:21:12 -0400
At the pond on the NE side of SR-163 at the intersection with CR-35 about
1.1 miles SE of I-75 exit 36:  1 immature White Ibis; 1 imm. Yellow-crowned
Night-heron; 1 Solitary Sandpiper.
At the pond on the SW side about 1.0 mile:  1 Great Egret; 1 Red-headed
Woodpecker; Killdeer.
Steve & Gail Clendenen
Farragut, Knox County
Subject: FOS Louisiana waterthrush arrives Costa Rica
From: Dev Joslin <devjoslin AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:01:43 -0600
First LOWA of the fall migration arrived here July 18. Nicole Arcilla 
mist-netted one while studying antbirds in Monteverde area. It is usually the 
first neotropical migrant to show up here--pretty early, eh? Of course the 
rainy season is well underway so the streams are flowing pretty good. 


--Dev JoslinMonteverde, CR
 

 
 
 
 
 		 	   		  
Subject: Birchwood Area Highlights
From: Charles Murray <dro1945 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:28:54 +0000
A beautiful male scarlet tanager was in the middle of Priddy Road this morning. 
Priddy Road (Meigs County at Birchwood) leads into the Hiwassee Wildlife 
Refuge. Another highlight of the day was a singing wood thrush at my home in 
Birchwood (Hamilton County) this evening. 

Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN
Subject: Re: ABA Big Year Record Being Shattered
From: Richard Blanton <zsleepyz72 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:03:48 +0000
All,


While we are on the subject of Big Years, I decided to check in on the global 
big year that Dutch birder Arjan Dwarshuis is on and he has a very strong 
possibility of eclipsing Noah Strycker's 2015 tally of 6,042. As of 07/20/2015 
Noah sat at 3,658 species (http://www.audubon.org/news/the-species-list-part-2) 
whereas Arjan has already hauled in 4,218 
(http://world.observation.org/user/lifelist/84878?user=84878&g=1&local_list=0&local_list=1&fam=0&jaar=2016&maand=0&from=2016-01-01&to=2016-07-20&prov=0&rar=0&s%5B%5D=S&s%5B%5D=I&akt_g=0&kle_g=0&exo=0&esc=0&sorteer=alfa) 
in the same span this year (although he did get the one extra day per being a 
leap year). Both actually got an extra second to boot 
(http://www.timeanddate.com/time/leapseconds.html). Haha! 



Knowing that the ABA North American record has already been eclipsed does let 
some steam out of the intrigue around reading Neil Hayward's book 
(https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Among-Birds-Accidentally-Finding/dp/1632865793) 
which I am currently enjoying. Those of you that are members of NTOS, expect a 
short review of the book in our next NewsHawk newsletter to be published in 
October. 



Happy birding!

Rick Blanton

Johnson City, TN


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From: tn-bird-bounce AT freelists.org  on behalf of 
Cynthia Anne Routledge  

Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:01 PM
To: Tn Bird
Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: ABA Big Year Record Being Shattered

As a follow-up to Morts post below let me add that I met Christian Hagenlocher 
in Maine earlier this summer and his big year is much more than just about 
birds but about the people who love birds and those hes met along the way. I 
invite everyone to check out this young mans adventures at: 
http://www.thebirdingproject.com 


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The Birding Project.
www.thebirdingproject.com
OUTCOMES OF THE BIRDING PROJECT BECOME A BETTER BIRDER. It's time to tackle the 
sparrows, gulls, and shorebirds of North America with gusto. I am prepared to 
mis ... 



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

From: > on 
behalf of Morton Massey > 

Reply-To: >
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10:35 AM
To: Tn Bird >
Subject: [TN-Bird] ABA Big Year Record Being Shattered

I saw Richard Blantons post this morning and thought I would share a little 
more information about what is going on with ABA Big Years this year. As the 
blog post states, it looks like there will be 4 individuals who will make it 
over 700 this year. But two of the individuals will easily exceed 750 and 
probably will end up around 775. What most folks dont know about the current 
leader, John Weigel, is he is from Australia. He started birding in the US on 
January 1 and plans on birding till December 31st this year without taking a 
break. An incredible commitment. He did back to back Big Years in Australia in 
2013 and 2014 and broke the Australian record both years. John is 61 and an 
incredibly nice humble guy. 


Olaf Danielson (currently at 748) has done a US Big Year but it was a Birds 
seen Naked Big Year. Yes, this is true. Amongst other places he went to Attu 
that year and all the participants had to endure him birding naked. Not sure 
what his total was but I heard he set a record. 


The other two birders, Christian Hagenlocher and Laura Keene set out to just 
make it to 700, which it appears they will do. 


I had the pleasure of being one of the 11 birders who got to go to Attu this 
year. John, Christian and Laura were on that trip along with the current record 
holder Neil Haywood and Brandon Reo who had over 700 ABA birds doing a Big Year 
last year. Rather intimidating to be with 5 birders who will have seen 700 ABA 
birds in one year while it took me 45 years. But oh what a great experience to 
be with so many fascinating and dedicated birders. Oh, and I got to meet Olaf 
briefly at the Adak airport. He was arriving to go on a 3 day pelagic as we 
were leaving. He did have his clothes on fortunately. 


Morton Massey
Knoxville, TN



Subject: NTOS TOMORROW NIGHT
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:24:18 -0500
Good Wednesday afternoon Tn-birders
  If youre in and around the greater Nashville area Id like to invite you
to join us for the monthly Nashville Chapter of TOS meeting tomorrow evening
July 21st.  
We will be meeting at Radnor Lake State Park Visitors Centerwe begin to
gather at 7 pm and the official meeting begins at 7:15 pm.
We will have our normal business meeting and then our friend and world
traveler Van Harris from the Memphis Chapter will present his program on
Madagascar - which is sure to be fascinating, informative and full of great
photographs taken by Van himself.

So grab a buddy and beat the evening heat in the cool of meeting room at
Radnor Lake and join us.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night, July 21st at 7 pm.

Cheers!
<")
  ( \
  / |`   Cyndi Routledge
           President NTOS


Subject: Re: ABA Big Year Record Being Shattered
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:01:02 -0500
As a follow-up to Morts post below let me add that I met Christian
Hagenlocher in Maine earlier this summer and his big year is much more
than just about birds but about the people who love birds and those hes met
along the way.  I invite everyone to check out this young mans adventures
at: http://www.thebirdingproject.com

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

From:   on behalf of Morton Massey

Reply-To:  
Date:  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10:35 AM
To:  Tn Bird 
Subject:  [TN-Bird] ABA Big Year Record Being Shattered

I saw Richard Blantons post this morning and thought I would share a little
more information about what is going on with ABA Big Years this year.  As
the blog post states, it looks like there will be 4 individuals who will
make it over 700 this year.  But two of the individuals will easily exceed
750 and probably will end up around 775.  What most folks dont know about
the current leader, John Weigel, is he is from Australia.  He started
birding in the US on January 1 and plans on birding till December 31st this
year without taking a break.  An incredible commitment.  He did back to back
Big Years in Australia in 2013 and 2014 and broke the Australian record both
years.  John is 61 and an incredibly nice humble guy.
 
Olaf Danielson (currently at 748) has done a US Big Year but it was a Birds
seen Naked Big Year.  Yes, this is true.  Amongst other places he went to
Attu that year and all the participants had to endure him birding naked.
Not sure what his total was but I heard he set a record.
 
The other two birders, Christian Hagenlocher and Laura Keene set out to just
make it to 700, which it appears they will do.
 
I had the pleasure of being one of the 11 birders who got to go to Attu this
year.  John, Christian and Laura were on that trip along with the current
record holder Neil Haywood and Brandon Reo who had over 700 ABA birds doing
a Big Year last year.  Rather intimidating to be with 5 birders who will
have seen 700 ABA birds in one year while it took me 45 years.  But oh what
a great experience to be with so many fascinating and dedicated birders.
Oh, and I got to meet Olaf briefly at the Adak airport. He was arriving to
go on a 3 day pelagic as we were leaving.  He did have his clothes on
fortunately.
 
Morton Massey
Knoxville, TN
 
 
 
 

Subject: Re: ABA Big Year Record Being Shattered
From: Kevin Breault <kbreault AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:58:03 -0500
Great to see some of these old guys moving up in the standings! Thinking of a 
big year myself when/if I retire. Will keep my clothes on. Could there be a 
better way of adding to the notion that birders are a deviant group? Oy! 


Kevin Breault
Brentwood, TN

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 20, 2016, at 10:35 AM, Morton Massey  wrote:
> 
> I saw Richard Blanton’s post this morning and thought I would share a 
little more information about what is going on with ABA Big Years this year. As 
the blog post states, it looks like there will be 4 individuals who will make 
it over 700 this year. But two of the individuals will easily exceed 750 and 
probably will end up around 775. What most folks don’t know about the current 
leader, John Weigel, is he is from Australia. He started birding in the US on 
January 1 and plans on birding till December 31st this year without taking a 
break. An incredible commitment. He did back to back Big Years in Australia in 
2013 and 2014 and broke the Australian record both years. John is 61 and an 
incredibly nice humble guy. 

>  
> Olaf Danielson (currently at 748) has done a US Big Year but it was a 
“Birds seen Naked Big Year”. Yes, this is true. Amongst other places he 
went to Attu that year and all the participants had to endure him birding 
naked. Not sure what his total was but I heard he set a record. 

>  
> The other two birders, Christian Hagenlocher and Laura Keene set out to just 
make it to 700, which it appears they will do. 

>  
> I had the pleasure of being one of the 11 birders who got to go to Attu this 
year. John, Christian and Laura were on that trip along with the current record 
holder Neil Haywood and Brandon Reo who had over 700 ABA birds doing a Big Year 
last year. Rather intimidating to be with 5 birders who will have seen 700 ABA 
birds in one year while it took me 45 years. But oh what a great experience to 
be with so many fascinating and dedicated birders. Oh, and I got to meet Olaf 
briefly at the Adak airport. He was arriving to go on a 3 day pelagic as we 
were leaving. He did have his clothes on fortunately. 

>  
> Morton Massey
> Knoxville, TN
>  
>  
>  
>  
Subject: ABA Big Year Record Being Shattered
From: "Morton Massey" <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:35:24 -0400
I saw Richard Blanton's post this morning and thought I would share a little
more information about what is going on with ABA Big Years this year.  As
the blog post states, it looks like there will be 4 individuals who will
make it over 700 this year.  But two of the individuals will easily exceed
750 and probably will end up around 775.  What most folks don't know about
the current leader, John Weigel, is he is from Australia.  He started
birding in the US on January 1 and plans on birding till December 31st this
year without taking a break.  An incredible commitment.  He did back to back
Big Years in Australia in 2013 and 2014 and broke the Australian record both
years.  John is 61 and an incredibly nice humble guy.

 

Olaf Danielson (currently at 748) has done a US Big Year but it was a "Birds
seen Naked Big Year".  Yes, this is true.  Amongst other places he went to
Attu that year and all the participants had to endure him birding naked.
Not sure what his total was but I heard he set a record.  

 

The other two birders, Christian Hagenlocher and Laura Keene set out to just
make it to 700, which it appears they will do.  

 

I had the pleasure of being one of the 11 birders who got to go to Attu this
year.  John, Christian and Laura were on that trip along with the current
record holder Neil Haywood and Brandon Reo who had over 700 ABA birds doing
a Big Year last year.  Rather intimidating to be with 5 birders who will
have seen 700 ABA birds in one year while it took me 45 years.  But oh what
a great experience to be with so many fascinating and dedicated birders.
Oh, and I got to meet Olaf briefly at the Adak airport. He was arriving to
go on a 3 day pelagic as we were leaving.  He did have his clothes on
fortunately.

 

Morton Massey

Knoxville, TN

 

 

 

 
Subject: Re: Mcminn Co. White Ibis 7-16-16
From: Charles Murray <dro1945 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:05:13 +0000
I saw the immature White Ibis around 11:45 A.M. on the larger pond on the north 
side of highway 163 in McMinn County. The Clendenens described the location 
well in their post from 7/16/16. There is ample room to park on the side of the 
highway. From there I went on to Athens and had a great lunch. About 2 P.M. as 
I traveled back south on I-75, I stopped at the pond again. This time I saw one 
immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron, and one Green Heron. I didn't see the ibis 
again, but it might have been in a corner I couldn't see. I didn't see any 
birds on the smaller pond on the south side of highway 163. 




Charles Murray

Birchwood, TN



________________________________
From: tn-bird-bounce AT freelists.org  on behalf of 
Dave Spicer  

Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2016 7:39 PM
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Mcminn Co. White Ibis 7-16-16

We had the immature White Ibis, one immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, two 
Great Egrets, a Solitary Sandpiper and several Killdeer at the larger pond 
around 3:45 this afternoon. 


Dave Spicer
Ooltewah, Hamilton County

From: Steve Clendenen
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:59 AM
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
Subject: [TN-Bird] Mcminn Co. White Ibis 7-16-16


At 0910 we found Rick Houlk's 2 imm. Yel.-crowned Night-herons and 1 Green 
Heron at the ponds on SR-163 about 1 mile SE of I-75 exit 36. We also see 1 
imm. White Ibis at the pond on the NE side of SR-163 at CR-35. Phone system 
will not let me spell B o w a t e r s as a word. There was 1 Red-headed 
Woodpecker at the Night-herons pond on the SE side. 

Steve & Gail Clendenen
Farragut, Knox County
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Swan Pond Rec. Area--Gupton Wetland, Jul 17, 2016 -- no ibis
From: Angela Hoffman <ahoffman1979 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:53:37 -0400
Earlier this evening, we headed to the Gupton Wetland at Kingston Steam
Plant in Roane County in an attempt to see the ibis that has been reported
and the large number of waders. Though we didn't see the ibis, we enjoyed
good looks at Little Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, two
Green Herons, and a lone Cattle Egret. This was our first time birding the
location in many years and since the restoration efforts had been
completed, and we were quite pleased with how things looked and how
accessible things were. If only we'd known that the trail would be smoothly
paved, we would have taken the jogging stroller for our little one instead
of wearing him in a baby carrier. (Note: Wearing an 11-month-old child in
90+ temps is hot for everyone involved. Who would have guessed?)

Full eBird report appears below. Fowler's toads and cricket frogs also
heard.

Good birding,

Angela Hoffman & Seth McConchie

*Angela M. Hoffman*
Knoxville, TN
ahoffman1979 AT gmail.com

Swan Pond Rec. Area--Gupton Wetland, Roane, Tennessee, US
Jul 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
28 species

Canada Goose  X
Wood Duck  X
Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  4
Great Egret  5
Little Blue Heron  8     Continuation of large number of immature birds
being seen at this location; lore color, bill color, and leg color used in
identification. One bird seen with mixed plumage trending toward adult
coloring.
Cattle Egret  1     One bird flew into roost ~19:00; distinctive orange
wash on crown and back present.
Green Heron  2
Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
White-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  1
Barn Swallow  X
Carolina Chickadee  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Eastern Bluebird  X
Wood Thrush  1
Northern Mockingbird  X
European Starling  X
Field Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Indigo Bunting  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Orchard Oriole  2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30738210

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: July Field Trip Report/ NTOS
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:21:41 -0500
Four NTOS members met at Peeler Park, Madison, Davidson County TN for our NTOS 
July 16th Field Trip. Weather was very pleasant for mid-July. It was mostly 
cloudy, 78°f, with a bit of spitting rain towards the end of the hike. We saw 
and heard 34 species (listed below). I counted the birds at the last curve of 
the road before Peeler Park where there is a horse field. A good time was had 
by all. 


Mallard
Double-Crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Black Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Killdeer
Morning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downey Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Red-Eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
European Starling 
Yellow-throated Warbler
Summer Tanager
Indigo Bunting
Common Grackle
Orchard Oriole

Other species of interest: Tree Frog, Banded Water Snake, White-tailed Deer

Next month, I hope you will join us for a trip to Edgar Evins State Park on 
August 20th. 


Tarcila 
tarcila AT bellsouth.net 
Tarcila 
tarcila AT bellsouth.net



Subject: Re: Mcminn Co. White Ibis 7-16-16
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14:33:47 -0400
Checked at 12 pm today at this location.  Only bird seen was a great egret
in the large pond south of the highway.

-- 
Hugh Barger
Subject: Giles County Birding
From: <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:28:01 -0500
7/16/16
Giles County
Travelling

Finally got around to birding Giles County this morning. I have been trying to 
get to all the counties in the Highland Rim and Basin area Tennessee that I 
report on in the Seasons Report for the TOS Migrant. Two more counties to go. 
54 Species seen 


Bunker Hill Rd.

White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-breasted Chat
E. Wood Peewee
Summer Tanager
Yellow-throated Vireo
Wood Thrush
Best birds

Buchanan Creek Rd.

Red-tailed Hawk
Blue Grosbeak
Orchard Oriole
Pileated Woodpecker

Johnson Branch Rd.

Acadian Flycatcher
Pheobe
N. Parula
Broad-wing Hawk
Catbird
Tree Swallow
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Echo Lake ended up being private. Sign said owner has to walk around with you 
since March of 2016. Passed. Did get Canada Geese though. 


Good Birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co

Sent from Mail for Windows 10
Subject: Mcminn Co. White Ibis 7-16-16
From: Steve Clendenen <clendenen77 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:59:03 -0400
At 0910 we found Rick Houlk's 2 imm. Yel.-crowned Night-herons and 1 Green
Heron at the ponds on SR-163 about 1 mile SE of I-75 exit 36. We also see 1
imm. White Ibis at the pond on the NE side of SR-163 at CR-35.  Phone
system will not let me spell B o w a t e r s as a word.  There was 1
Red-headed Woodpecker at the Night-herons pond on the SE side.
Steve & Gail Clendenen
Farragut, Knox County
Subject: Mississippi Kite in Dickson County
From: James Peters <jpeters AT sewanee.edu>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 08:44:32 -0500
Yesterday, July 15th. around 3:00 pm I observed a single Mississippi Kite
"kiting" very close to Highway 840 as I was heading east, just a few miles
from the 840/40 intersection.   I believe the location would be Dickson
County, though I am not absolutely clear about my geography here.   Though
I was not able to view the upper light secondary patches, the bird was very
close and unmistakable in its uniform grey plumage, dark tail, kite
proportions, and flight behavior.   I am not up to date on my knowledge of
the range of Mississippi Kites in TN, but I thought this bird might be
beyond its normal range in TN and worth reporting.   I have been spending
the week in Memphis and have seen these kites there flying over my house in
Midtown almost every afternoon.  They are a delight to watch masterfully
doing their flying acrobatics.


Jim Peters
Sewanee, TN (Franklin Co)
Subject: KTOS Field Trip: Birding with Friends
From: Jay S. <yourcatoliver AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:34:19 +0000
Where: Seven Islands State Birding Park, Knox Co.
When: Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 a.m.
Leaders: Morton Massey (865-806-9967) and Jay Sturner (865-244-7819, 
call/text), email: flowerpetalsonthecreek(at)yahoo(dot)com 


Meet in the main parking lot at the entrance to the park. This event is part of 
a monthly birding series held on the 4th Wednesday of every month. No RSVP 
required, and you do not have to be a member of KTOS to attend. 


Location:
Seven Islands State Birding Park
2809 Kelly Lane
Kodak, TN 37764

For additional information and directions to the park, please see 
http://www.tnbirds.org/birdfinding/SevenIslands.htm 


Jay Sturner
Knoxville
  

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Subject: Join JS-LTOS on a Zipp Trip to the Duck River Unit - Saturday, 23 July 2016
From: Greg Tomerlin <cedarbees AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:23:33 -0500
TN Birders,

On Saturday, 23 July 2016 Stephen Zipperer will lead the John Sellars -
Lebanon Chapter of TOS on a field trip to the Duck River Unit near New
Johnsonville, Tennessee in Humphreys County. And you're invited.

Those who wish to go are asked to RSVP or visit the JS-LTOS website
lebanonbirding.org and complete the sign-up form. We plan to leave Lebanon
and/or Murfreesboro at 6:00 AM Saturday. If you don't want to meet up at
either of those locations you can rendezvous with us at the McDonald's on
E. Christi Dr. in Dickson at 7:30 AM. McDonald's is right off TN 46 at I-40
Exit 172. We will pull off at Dickson just long enough to see if anybody
wants to join the convoy then get right back on the road in order to be at
the Duck River Unit before 8:30 AM.

This is an all day event and bathrooms are not readily available. In other
words, go before we go... twice.

In addition to binoculars, scopes and field guides, you will need to bring
lunch, drinks and any snacks you may want. And don't forget the sunscreen.

For a list of birds we could see, visit our website at the link below.
While you're there, take a minute to fill out the online form at the link
below to let us know you're planning to go with us. We would like to know
how many plan to make the trip, and also we need a way to get in touch with
you should something come up. Of course we will not share or publish your
email, phone number or anything else.

Here is the website: https://lebanonbirding.org

The sign-up form is on the front page.

I hope you'll join us for some summertime shorebird fun.

*Best, Greg*
*cedarbees AT gmail.com *
Subject: White Ibis continues
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:00:46 -0500
  Victor and I saw the adult White Ibis this afternoon 7-13-16 from 6 to 7
p.m. at the previously mentioned location at Gupton Wetlands, but the bird
wasn't visible from the paved path, or from Storming Norman Road, but at
the end of a one mile hike along the powerlines North of the paved path.
  Most of the best wader habitat is at this location, and we counted 4
Black-crowned Night-herons, 42 Little Blue Herons, 24 Cattle Egrets and 10
Green Herons here.
  Thanks to Morton Massey for reporting.  This was the first adult White
Ibis I've seen in the state.

Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
Subject: Tree Swallow Milestone
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:52:35 +0000
13 July 2016
Hamilton County, TN

The 4th year of my Tree Swallow breeding project is winding down, with the 
final 5 broods that should fledge in the next week. I will post the final 
numbers from all the boxes once all the birds are done breeding (not just the 
swallows, but the other species using the boxes as well), but I wanted to 
report a milestone; after tallying my numbers for this week, I have banded over 
1,000 swallows (1,013, to be exact)! The number of swallows I have banded has 
increased each year of the project, and I have banded well over 300 so far this 
year. I hope Harold Sharp and Don Broyles are looking down and smiling at what 
they accomplished. They, along with the other members of the Riverwalk Bird 
Club, put up 10 boxes at Chickamauga Dam in 2001 to attract bluebirds. Their 
efforts were successful, so they continued putting up boxes around Chattanooga. 
There are now 176 boxes that mostly get used by bluebirds and Tree Swallows, 
with the occasional chickadee, titmouse, or wren. Good work gentlemen! 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: ONE Ruff at Ensley
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:16:09 -0500
The pale bird photographed by Bob Foehring ay Ensley the same day as  
the Stoll's Ruff is actually a very large Juvenile Pectoral  
Sandpiper. Note the scapular and mantle stripes. Pectorals have a  
notoriously huge range in size, and some giant individuals are  
Killdeer-sized. It is very east to confuse them with one of the  
larger shorebird species; I have done this myself!

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN
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Subject: Gupton Wetlands - 5 Rares Today
From: Morton Massey <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:48:23 -0400
Gupton Wetlands is getting better and better. This is the TVA property that 
somewhat replaced the Kingston Steam Plant sludge area that collapsed and 
washed into the Clinch River years ago in Roane county. TVA has made several 
embankments leading to the wetlands becoming larger and more mature. 

Today 7/13/2016 I had five species listed as rare. I had 2 white Ibis (an adult 
and immature), at least 5 little Blue Herons (all immatures) and a Black Tern. 
The other two ebird rarities were a cattle egret and 4 American coots. 


All of these birds were basically at the far end of the wetlands from the 
parking lot. A number of the birds flew north. Note: when you get to the far 
end (pond with lots of cat tails) you can walk out over the humps you see that 
run between two ponds. There is some good shorebird habitat out there you can't 
see from the paved walking path. 


When I left I drove around the eastern side of the wetlands and took a road 
called Stormin Norman. This road goes down to another area north of the Gutland 
Wetlands. The adult ibis and three little Blues were feeding in this area. 


Morton Massey
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: NTOS Field Trip/ July 16
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:27:53 -0500

July 16 - Peeler Park Greenway (Meet at Peeler Park, 2271 Neely's Bend Rd. at 
7:30 a.m.) Peeler Park is a large pastoral park tucked away at the end of a 
long curve in the Cumberland River known as Neely’s Bend. Expect al the 
summer residents, sparrows, all the local woodpeckers, Possibly Wild Turkey, 
and birds of prey including Bald Eagles. Bring water snacks, mosquito 
repellant. 

Contact tarcila AT bellsouth.net 
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Subject: Ruffs - Correction
From: "Simbeck, Damien J" <djsimbeck AT tva.gov>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:01:10 +0000
One correction for my note about the Ruffs yesterday. That should have read 
"very pale Ruff" (not reeve). Also, after a more closer look, I also agree the 
darker bird is likely a dark Reeve. 


Damien Simbeck
Killen, AL
Subject: Re: Ruff(s) in Memphis
From: kbreault <kbreault AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:25:52 +0000 (UTC)
Thanks for sharing, Damien! Very nice especially the fantastic picture of the 
dark female Reeve (most likely given size noted by Stoll) with the diagnostic 
short bill with small head tapering down to the large body--among the best 
pictures of the bird I have seen.Kevin BreaultBrentwood, TN 


 On Monday, July 11, 2016 2:49 PM, "Simbeck, Damien J"  
wrote: 

 

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Subject: Ruff(s) in Memphis
From: "Simbeck, Damien J" <djsimbeck AT tva.gov>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:47:31 +0000
I was scanning through photos posted on ebird recently and came across several 
of the Ruff(s) at Memphis. One photo, by Bob Foering, shows a very pale Reeve. 
The other photos, either a dark Reeve or post-molt Ruff, were posted by Victor 
Stoll. The two birds have strikingly different plumages so it looks like there 
are two Ruffs at The Pitts right now. 


Damien Simbeck
Killen, AL
Subject: Vanderbilt birder study participants requested
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 16:11:52 -0500
Good evening birders,

I have received a request from the research team of Dr. Thomas Palmeri of
Vanderbilt. He is soliciting members of TOS to participate in a study he is
conducting that involves, among other things, research regarding visual
perception, cognizance and visual representation. Birders of all levels are
encouraged to participate. Information on how to participate are included
below, including an attachment at the end.

Please take a moment to read their request and consider participation in
their research.

Good Birding!

Steve Routledge
Clarksville / Montgomery County


From: Steve Routledge ;
To: Steve Routledge ;
Subject: Fwd: Vanderbilt University Birding Expertise Study
Sent: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 12:50:12 AM



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> From: Vanderbilt Category Laboratory 
> Date: July 6, 2016 at 10:21:13 AM CDT
> To: eyerout AT bellsouth.net
> Subject: Vanderbilt University Birding Expertise Study
> 
> Dear President Routledge,
> 
> I am contacting you on behalf of Professor Thomas Palmeri of Vanderbilt
> University. Our laboratory studies expertise. We are currently conducting a
> research project testing birding experts funded by the National Science
> Foundation. We are trying to recruit birders of all experience levels, from
> beginners to experts.
> 
> I am writing to ask for your permission to contact members of the Tennessee
> Ornithological Society to see if they might be interested in participating in
> our research. Could you help us to send a brief invitation (please see
> attached) to your group, either directly by email, forwarded by email on our
> behalf, or posted in a newsletter or website?
> 
> Our experiments are all online. Birders can simply register and participate 
by 

> copying and pasting this link into their browser:
> http://expertise.psy.vanderbilt.edu/ 
> 
> If you or your members wish to know more about us, you can visit our Facebook
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>  .
> 
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> 
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Subject: Com. Mergansers in Washington Co.
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:05:37 -0400
9 July 2016
Winged Deer Park in Johnson City, Washington Co., TN

At the Herndon Chapter summer picnic at the lakeside
(now just riverside) pavilion:

Common Merganser - 10, in female / immature plumage.
These likely represent a family group from local breeding.

I'm not sure who first spotted these birds floating down the river,
but most of the 39 picnic attendees got to see them (a few left earlier).
Our thanks to Lois Cox, who had her scope set up and ready.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Re: Ruff at the Pits
From: Victor Stoll <victorjaystollnineteen80 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 20:00:36 -0500
Directions to the Ruff at the Pitts
The bird was feeding with Lesser Yellowlegs in a shallow flooded field with
some vegetation,the south western-most pit is full of water,the second pit
is the correct one. If you drive straight to the backend from the front
entrance (towards the railroad)take a right along the back tree-line and
the pit will be on your right.
On Saturday, July 9, 2016, Ruben Stoll  wrote:

>   Victor and I are looking at a Ruff in one of the Southwestern pits at
> Ensley in Memphis, TN.
>   July 9th, 2016.
>   Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Ensley Bottoms--Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The Pits)/Earth Complex, Jul 9, 2016
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 19:00:53 -0500
  Here is the connection to the ebird checklist with the Ruff that was
found by Victor and I this afternoon.
  We also had a Semipalmated and 2 Western Sandpipers at the TVA Lake,
making the Ruff shorebird species #14 for the fall season.
  That is not bad considering this being only July 9th.
Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
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Date: Jul 9, 2016 6:52 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Ensley Bottoms--Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The
Pits)/Earth Complex, Jul 9, 2016
To: 
Cc:

Ensley Bottoms--Maxson Wastewater Lagoons (The Pits)/Earth Complex, Shelby,
> Tennessee, US
> Jul 9, 2016 5:30 PM - 5:55 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments:     
Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.2 > 27 species > > Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 85 > Canada Goose 36 > Wood Duck 8 > Mallard 42 > Northern Bobwhite 1 > Black-necked Stilt 62 > Killdeer 45 > Spotted Sandpiper 1 > Solitary Sandpiper 1 > Greater Yellowlegs 6 Seen scattered around. > Lesser Yellowlegs 10 > Ruff 1 The size and bulk of a Lesser Yellowlegs (Seen in direct > comparison) with a PESA shaped bill, long, bright yellow-orange legs, > boldly patterned back, (buff and black) and dark head and neck. A white > belly changing to buff on the breast, with some black markings on the > flanks and breast, increasing higher up towards the throat being all dark. > Bold dark bars on the tertials and retrices.
I'm thinking this was a > Reeve based on size, though it was a more colorful bird than I would > normally expect.
> Least Sandpiper 225 > Pectoral Sandpiper 8 > Least Tern 1 > Mourning Dove 6 > Eastern Phoebe 1 > Purple Martin 4 > Barn Swallow 2 > Yellow-breasted Chat 1 > Northern Cardinal 1 > Blue Grosbeak 2 > Indigo Bunting 3 > Dickcissel 8 > Red-winged Blackbird 45 > Common Grackle 1 > Brown-headed Cowbird 2 > > View this checklist online at > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30620804 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) >
Subject: Ruff at the Pits
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 17:36:56 -0500
  Victor and I are looking at a Ruff in one of the Southwestern pits at
Ensley in Memphis, TN.
  July 9th, 2016.
  Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
Subject: Wood Stork Still Present at Amnicola Marsh-Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 12:05:43 -0400
As of this morning July 9th the immature Wood Stork is still being seen at 
Amnicola Marsh. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County

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Subject: Amnicola Marsh
From: MElissa Turrentine <avocet1990 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2016 09:05:42 -0500
Took a quick detour last evening (July 8) in hopes of a glimpse of the Wood 
Stork. It was around 7 p.m. CST but was unsuccessful. 


Did have other nice views...

Great Blue Herons
Great Egrets
Green Heron
Killdeer
Chimney swifts
Red wing blackbirds
Snowy egret
Crackles
to name the highlights...

Luckily I have seen Wood Storks...

On a historical note concerning Wood Storks (?)..., my friend Ruth McMillan and 
I most likely were lucky enough perhaps to view one of the first northern 
wayward stragglers in area Georgia did not have these (have to look for my 
notes...I recall we were lost but excited to have this sighting so all was 
well!) 30 or so years ago and it was such a rarity that she took time to send 
in the documentation, etc. then to Georgia birding group) 


Melissa Turrentine
Bedford Co

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Subject: Knoxville American coot
From: mark campen <mcampen7 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 20:32:17 +0000
Off N. Lovell Rd west off Gilbert there is the Blue Spring. There was a single 
American coot there today amongst some mallards and wood ducks. 


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Subject: Re: Amnicola Marsh - Woodstork
From: Kevin Breault <kbreault AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 09:47:26 -0400
Finally had a chance to try for the stork. It is still at Amnicola Marsh as of 
9:45am. Thanks to David Aborn for help. 

Kevin Breault
Brentwood, TN

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 7, 2016, at 7:55 PM, Joshua Stevenson  
wrote: 

> 
> The wood stork was still at Amnicola March today as of about 2pm. There was a 
group of school kids there today who had heard that there was "a bird that was 
supposed to be in Florida" there. They had 2 scopes and a couple pairs of 
binoculars and a couple field guides, and they were all working real hard to ID 
them all. I was happy to give them some pointers and help one young lady ID the 
Little Blue Heron and Wood Stork :). 

> 
> All in all there were 6 wader species: Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Little 
Blue Heron, Yellow-Crown Night Heron, Green Heron, and Wood Stork. 

> 
> Josh Stevenson
> Nashville, TN
> 
> From: David-Aborn AT utc.edu
> To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Amnicola Marsh
> Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 17:44:50 +0000
> 
> 6 July 2016
> 
> Hamilton County, TN
> 
>  
> 
> Both the Wood Stork and the immature Little Blue Heron are still at Amnicola 
Marsh. 

> 
>  
> 
> David Aborn
> 
> Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Re: Amnicola Marsh - Woodstork
From: Joshua Stevenson <ifihadastick AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 19:55:19 -0400
The wood stork was still at Amnicola March today as of about 2pm. There was a 
group of school kids there today who had heard that there was "a bird that was 
supposed to be in Florida" there. They had 2 scopes and a couple pairs of 
binoculars and a couple field guides, and they were all working real hard to ID 
them all. I was happy to give them some pointers and help one young lady ID the 
Little Blue Heron and Wood Stork :). 

All in all there were 6 wader species: Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Little 
Blue Heron, Yellow-Crown Night Heron, Green Heron, and Wood Stork. 


Josh StevensonNashville, TN

From: David-Aborn AT utc.edu
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
Subject: [TN-Bird] Amnicola Marsh
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 17:44:50 +0000









6 July 2016
Hamilton County, TN
 
Both the Wood Stork and the immature Little Blue Heron are still at Amnicola 
Marsh. 

 
David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
 		 	   		  
Subject: AOU Check-list Supplement has been published
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:14:03 -0500
Afternoon Tn-birders
  The link below from the ABA blog concerning the AOUs recent Check-list
Supplement.  Its a brief rundown which I found to be much easier to read
than the original document.
Have fun checking it out and seeing if your ABA list increases
http://blog.aba.org/2016/07/2016-aou-supplement.html

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

Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Tennessee NWR--Duck River Unit--Pool 2/Clear Lake, Jul 7, 2016
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 14:06:55 -0500
  A complete checklist from this morning, including a few very poor photos
of shorebirds, etc. at the DRU, Pool 2
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Subject: eBird Report - Tennessee NWR--Duck River Unit--Pool 2/Clear Lake,
Jul 7, 2016
To: 
Cc:

Tennessee NWR--Duck River Unit--Pool 2/Clear Lake, Humphreys, Tennessee, US
> Jul 7, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     
Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.2 > 39 species > > Canada Goose 10 > Mallard 16 > Double-crested Cormorant 2 > Great Blue Heron 6 > Great Egret 35 > Snowy Egret 1 > Little Blue Heron 1 > Green Heron 1 > Black Vulture 1 > Turkey Vulture 4 > Osprey 2 > Bald Eagle 1 > Killdeer 45 > Greater Yellowlegs 12 > Willet 6 Seen feeding and preening alongside pool 2. About the size > of Marbled Godwit with shorter bills and a grayer overall color. Striking > black and white pattern seen when wings were raised. > Lesser Yellowlegs 18 Conservative count. > Marbled Godwit 1 About the size of a Willet with a very long, > bicolored bill and a buffy cinnamon overall color. Bill bright red with a > black tip. > Stilt Sandpiper 1 > Least Sandpiper 4 > Short-billed Dowitcher 6 Leaner shape than Long-billed, with > extensive salmon-orange color throughout. > Caspian Tern 1 > Forster's Tern 1 Alternate plumaged. Bill longer than Common Tern, > orange with a black tip.
Full black cap, no black visible black in > primaries. The bird was seen sitting the whole time. > Mourning Dove 1 > Chimney Swift 1 > Belted Kingfisher 1 > Eastern Kingbird 1 > American Crow 2 > Northern Rough-winged Swallow 30 > Cliff Swallow 2 > Carolina Wren 2 > Brown Thrasher 1 > Blue Grosbeak 1 > Indigo Bunting 4 > Dickcissel 2 > Red-winged Blackbird 8 > Eastern Meadowlark 2 > Brown-headed Cowbird 1 > Orchard Oriole 1 > American Goldfinch 1 > > View this checklist online at > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30586233 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) >
Subject: Godwit at the DRU
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 09:27:20 -0500
  July 7th, 2016
  I just got to pool 2 at the Duck River Unit  (off the right side of the
wildlife loop) and can see a Godwit with two Dowitchers and 4 Willets in
the distance.
Probably a Marbled Godwit.
Bring boots if you wish to see these birds.
Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.
Subject: Orchard Orioles
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 19:43:56 -0500
A family of Orchard Orioles, mom, dad, brother and two sisters, are on my 
Colarado Spruce tree, eating the bag worms 😊. Davidson County,Peay Hollow, 
Goodlettsville, TN. 

Tarcila Fox

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Subject: Amnicola Marsh
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 17:44:50 +0000
6 July 2016
Hamilton County, TN

Both the Wood Stork and the immature Little Blue Heron are still at Amnicola 
Marsh. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite Newfound Gap
From: Morton Massey <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 12:02:15 -0400
I stopped in at Newfound Gap this morning around 11:30 and spotted a soaring 
Swallow-tailed kite flying on the Tennessee side of the mountain, Sevier county 
7/6/2016. The bird soared in the updrafts for around a minute then headed west. 
Will upload pictures on eBird later today. 


Morton Massey
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas
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Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 20:28:06 -0400
From: Lynn Wickersham 

Subject: Support for my book!!!

Date: July 3, 2016 11:06:33 AM MDT

To: Lynn Wickersham 

Reply-To: Lynn Wickersham 




Greetings friends,






As some of you know, I have spent the last 8+ years as Statewide Project 
Manager of Colorado's second Breeding Bird Atlas project. During the past few 
years, I've spent countless hours writing and editing our end project, The 
Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, a 750+ page book documenting distribution, 
habitat use, and breeding phenology of Colorado birds. The book follows in the 
footsteps of Colorado's first Breeding Bird Atlas and documents changes in 
breeding bird populations across a 20-yr interval. It is a landmark achievement 
in Colorado ornithology and will be used by wildlife managers for long-term 
bird conservation projects and and management. At this time, we are nearing the 
point of delivering the completed manuscript to the printer. Co-publishers 
Colorado Bird Atlas Partnership and Colorado Parks and wildlife seek to 
pre-sell as many copies as possible and implement a mass distribution upon book 
launch. The proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly to meeting the 
costs of publication, with any amount leftover saved for the initiation of 
Atlas II (in 2027). 



I am writing to ask for your support for my life's most important achievement. 
If you have any interest in birds or simply wish to support me, please consider 
placing a pre-order. The link to pre-order a book is 
www.cobreedingbirdatlasii.org/buy.html . While you're there, check out the 
amazing Atlas database website. We hope to send the book to the printer about a 
month or so, and from there it may take a couple of months until the book 
launch. I look forward to closing this challenging but rewarding chapter in my 
life and to move on to other endeavors. Thank you for your consideration, and I 
hope to see many of you soon. Please send this along to any other friends you 
thing might be interested in the Atlas. 



Have a wonderful 4th of July!


With love,


Lynn



Subject: Wood Stork
From: TenacBirder AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 04:15:05 +0000 (UTC)
07/04/2016
Amnicola Marsh
Chattanooga, Hamilton co., TN

The Wood Stork was still present this afternoon.  I saw it from 
approx. 3:30 until 4:30.  Also seen were 11 Great Egrets, 1 Green
Heron, 1 immature Little Blue Heron along with numerous Wood Ducks
with around 8 several months old young.  A Killdeer was observed
feeding 3 young birds as well.

Sunday we had a high count of 16 Great Egrets.

Jimmy Wilkerson
Hixson, Hamilton co., TN
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Subject: Cattle Egret- Cannon Co- 07/04
From: Dan Snell <dan_snell AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 00:36:46 +0000
07-04-16

Cannon Co

Directly east of Woodbury,TN

Off of Route 146 (Short Mountain Rd) : turn onto Cap Young Rd

Stop Point: N35.8033179,W-85.9539199


All,


Although this isn't the full on excitement that the Chattanooga Area Wood Stork 
is bringing, a Cattle Egret was observed at a fenced in local farm pond/cow 
pasture in Cannon County. Initially the bird was along the pond, but then flew 
into the area where the cows were foraging. Until today, this species was not 
on the e-bird Cannon County birdlist. 


The farm pond is on Cap Young Road (dead end road). Additionally Cap Young Rd 
was hosting at least EIGHT American Kestrels. Whether they are a large 
multi-family unit or an assemblage of migrants is unknown to me. They are 
perching along the road on fencerows, powerlines, snags- for great 
opportunities to witness/photograph multiple plummages of this falcon.. 



Good Birding,


Dan Snell

Lynchburg, TN
Subject: Late Tree Swallow Nest/Bluebird Attacking House Wren Fledglings
From: Dan Ellsworth <ellsy10 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 15:59:32 +0000
Hello all,

I figured I would post some unusual activity from the yard. Yesterday, July 3rd 
the second batch of tree swallow eggs hatched. After the first nest 
successfully fledged I removed the nesting material and within days the second 
nest was being built. I believe but can not confirm it was a different female 
from the first but possibly the same male. There was a extra female that hung 
around the entire first nesting cycle. I assume she could not find a cavity of 
her own which explains the late nesting. There was fighting between two females 
for the second nest sight, so I guess there is a small possibility the original 
female may have nested twice. 


At the same time I also have recently hatched Bluebirds and House Wrens in 
nearby paired boxes on their second nests. What is interesting is that neither 
I or my neighbors had House wrens nesting until last year and now they are all 
over. They totally displaced the Carolina Wrens in three nearby homes nest 
boxes. Most interestingly, a little while back when the first batch of House 
wrens fledged from my neighbor's house they took cover in one of my trees for 
the first day while the parents continued to feed them. The female Bluebird 
using a nearby nest box waited until they were on their own and then attacked 
them. She even had one pinned down on the ground. It survived the initial 
attack but I would guess had to have died later as it looked badly injured. I 
know House Wrens can be a danger to Bluebird nests. Maybe this was simply a 
defensive Bluebird protecting her nearby nest, but it was interesting to me to 
see the tables turn. The male Bluebird took no part in the attacks but the 
female would attack on and off for close to 20 minutes. I felt bad for the 
fledgling house wrens but let nature run its course as I observed. Even common 
birds never cease to surprise me. 


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Subject: Wood stork still at Amnicola Marsh
From: Harold Birch <harold8326 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 11:08:33 -0400
Immature Wood Stork still at Amnicola Marsh. Also an immature Little Blue
Heron sitting in tree to left. Both visible from viewing area

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Subject: Purple Martin's no 2!
From: MElissa Turrentine <avocet1990 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2016 20:55:57 -0500
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this evening while leaving the Kroger store in Tullahoma (Coffee Co) at least 
160 Purple Martins swirling in the skies above the parking lot....around and 
around... 


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Bedford County TN
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Subject: Laughing Gulls
From: Chris Agee <chrisageeinindia AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 20:29:38 -0400
Rhea county
6:15 pm
Two Laughing Gulls floating and flying around Baker island. GPS coordinates if 
anyone is interested in chasing. 35.659034,-84.781831 

It is also a hotspot on Ebird. I would have posted closer to the time but 
reception was not very good. This spot is only accessible by boat. 

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Subject: Purple Martins
From: Tarcila Fox <tarcila AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 19:06:13 -0500
Several hundred Purple Martins were on the power lines at the Old Hickory Dam. 
Seen from the Hendersonville side. Davidson/ Sumner County TN. 

Tarcila Fox

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Subject: Wood Stork
From: <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 18:50:34 -0500
July 3, 2016

Amnicola Marsh
Hamilton Co.

Went by and picked up Dad and made the run to Chattanooga from Murfreesboro. 
Was pleased only had a few left hand lane slow pokes( Left Lane Charlies). 
That’s my nice name for them. My other name for them is not is not very 
pleasant. Arrived at the Marsh walked to the Observation area and the Wood 
Stork was obvious to the unaided eye. Great looks through the scope and a few 
OK pictures. Full sun early afternoon not great for photo’s. Thanks to all 
who reported and thanks to all who gave directions. Met the Johnston’s from 
Knoxville. Hope I spelled that right and Charles Murray from Birchwood. Always 
nice to put faces with names. 


Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Murfreesboro, TN
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Subject: Warblers in my Yard
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 12:09:10 -0500
July 1st, 2016
  With many of the warblers wrapping up their summer duties, they are
beginning to form mixed flocks again, and preparing for fall migration.
  I got the evening off to spend in my Perry County yard and adjacent
areas, and found the following 12 species.
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Kentucky Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 4
Yellow-breasted Chat 9

Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN
Subject: Wood Stork Hamilton County
From: "Libby Wolfe" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "leica2bird" for DMARC)
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 09:56:08 -0400
Cynthia and Jimmy Wilkerson found the Wood Stork this morning at 7:30 am at 
Amnicola Marsh located off of Amnicola Hwy in Chattanooga, Tn. The bird is 
still there as of 9:50 am. 



Also seen, of interest, is a pair of Wood Ducks, an immature Black-crowned 
Night Heron, and a Pectoral Sandpiper. 





Libby Wolfe
Ooltewah, Tn



Subject: Wood Stork
From: Morton Massey <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 09:00:14 -0400
The immature stork was still present this morning 7/3/2016 at Amnicola marsh in 
Chattanooga 


Morton Massey
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Northern Harrier
From: judyf AT dtccom.net
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 20:30:10 -0500 (CDT)

I saw a Northern Harrier this afternoon around the road near my house on
Students Home Road near Smithville and it flew right around my
house.  I haven't seen them here in the summer, but they were always
around here in fall and winter.

Judy Fuson
Smithville, TN
Subject: Wood Stork at Amnicola Marsh-Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 19:13:14 -0400
This evening there was one Wood Stork present with thirteen Great Egrets.

Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County

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Subject: Reelfoot to Memphis Labor Day Weekend Birding Adventure
From: <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 13:28:45 -0500
July 2, 2016

Announcing the second running of the

REELFOOT to MEMPHIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND BIRDING ADVENTURE. 

WHEN:  Saturday, September 3, 2016
START TIME: 7:00 AM
WHERE: Tiptonville, TN at the Marathon Gas Station at the Southeast Corner of 
Carl Perkins Pkwy(TN-78) and Lake Dr. (TN-21) 

LENGTH OF ADVENTURE:  All Day
COST: Whatever it cost you for Transportation, food, water, drinks, lodging. 
It’s up to you. 

SPONSER’s:  NONE
TEE SHIRTS: NONE
AWARDS: NONE
WHAT’s IN IT FOR YOU:  A long great day of birding the Mississippi Flyway. 

HISTORY:

Last year on a whim, I put out and invite on the TENNESSEE BIRDING Facebook 
page to see who would be interested in doing this all day event. We had over 
1000 members on the page and I wanted to see who would go and what would 
happen. I don’t remember the exact number but about 12 individuals from 
Middle and West Tennessee answered the challenge. We had a great day travelling 
and birding from Reelfoot Lake down the Mississippi River and ending up at the 
Pits in Memphis. We saw lots of birds including Least Tern, Alder Flycatcher, 
Caspian Tern, Black-billed Cuckoo, Baird’s Sandpiper, Red Knot just to name a 
few. Several members of the original group ask me to organize this event again. 
They also said they would like it to become and annual event. Well we will see 
about that. I said I would organize it so we are off and running. 


RSVP

If you are interested in this little adventure send me an email at 
stczipperer AT gmail.com and I will and you to the email list and keep you 
apprised of what’s going on. 


All transportation and food and lodging is on you. We meet we bird. Bring your 
Binoculars, Scopes, Cameras, Field Guides, Birding Apps, food, water, 
sunscreen. Whatever you need. All birders welcome. We don’t care if you are a 
beginner or a world travelling UBER birder come and join in on a great day of 
birding. If you don’t have a scope, don’t worry we are glad to share. 

Places we bird will be determined by weather conditions and best habitat at the 
time. 


If you are interested mark your calendars, send me and email with your email 
address, and start making your plans to meet in Tiptonville on September 3, 
2016 for a day long birding adventure. 


Good Birding

Stephen Zipperer



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Subject: Possible Public/Federal Lands Transfer...please act responsibly!!
From: R M J Turrentine <avocet1990 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 12:11:27 -0500
The below was forwarded to my friend by a neighboring TOS Chapter
member...forgive me if this has been sent already but I feel like Birders
need to respond... You will be asked to donate at end but just click
negative if desire...this is VERY CRUCIAL to our birds and other life we
know is important for our survival and theirs...

*Subject:* *Public Lands Transfer*

As you may know, there is an increasing movement by some legislative and
commercial groups (primarily in the West, but gaining support in the East)
to transfer Western public lands (U.S. Forest Service, BLM, etc.) to either
the states or private/commercial interests. The majority of Western states
have already transferred acreages to private and commercial interests
(petroleum, mining, timbering, and real estate) equivalent to the size of
the state of Louisiana.  Additionally, there are militant groups like the
Bundy's who are continuing to operate under the guise of their
interpretation of the Constitution to seize public lands for their own uses.

We need to fight this effort.  It is a slippery slope that will not end
well for sportspersons and other outdoor enthusiasts.  It will be easy for
these groups to convince many Eastern legislators to back the land
transfers because most folks back East do not understand the real issues
and tend to agree with the spin used by land take-over proponents. These
lands are, truly, OUR lands, and we need to protect this irreplaceable
heritage; otherwise, we and our descendants will all lose in the end.

The Link below is to the National Wildlife Federation's new website that
addresses these issues surrounding our public lands.  Very informative set
of pages that you can follow from first to last.  You may have to
right-click the address and open in a separate window, or cut-and-paste the
address into a new window.  Please visit the website and, if you believe
the information is helpful to better understanding the background about
these transfers, please forward the link to others.

http://keepitpublic.nwf.org/

Melissa Turrentine
Bedford County
John Sellars Lebanon Chapter TOS
Subject: Radnor Lake, Caspian Terns
From: Frank Fekel <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 10:05:02 -0500
Radnor Lake State Park
Nashville, Davidson Co., TN
2016 July 2
7-9 am

Arrived at Radnor Lake at about 7 am this Saturday morning. Surprise of
the morning was 3 CASPIAN TERNs circling low over the lake as seen from
the dam area. By the time we walked along the Lake Trail and arrived
at the deck for a closer view, perhaps 10 minutes later, they were
gone. Also had nice eye level views of an ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER. Heard a WOOD THRUSH singing as well. Thus, it was
a very nice morning walk.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Davidson County, Radnor Lake- Black-crowned Night Heron
From: "Ann Inouye" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "cis_135" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:01:15 -0500
Nashville, TN
Davidson County
6-29-2016

My husband and I just returned from a walk around Radnor Lake and saw a 
Black-crowned Night Heron. It was at the "peninsula" where the cormorants perch 
when we first saw it then we saw it fly towards the observation deck. 


One of the regular walkers we talked to this morning saw four River Otters at 
Radnor yesterday. 


~~Ann Inouye 
     Nashville, TN




~~Ann 🌎
Subject: Savannah Sparrows- Claiborne Co 6/23
From: Dan Snell <dan_snell AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:13:07 +0000
06-23-16

Claiborne Co

Just immediately south of Cumberland Gap,TN

Hwy 63- west side of highway (Harrogate, TN)

LMU Fields (Lincoln Memorial University Fields)

Stop Point: N36.5711481 W-83.6540222


All,


During a brief stop along Highway 63, several countersinging Savannah Sparrows 
were heard. I am almost certain this species is nesting in this field right 
now. Also Grasshopper Sparrow (heard) and a Northern Harrier (seen) were noted 
at this spot- along with the plethora of Eastern Meadowlarks and Red-winged 
Blackbirds. This field really looks like a potentially good grassland migrant 
trap as well for Upland Sandpipers, Bobolinks, etc... 



all this was observed in the heat of the 2:45pm afternoon: 92 degrees F, 5-15 
mph winds (which usually greater than 10 mph winds deter some grassland species 
from singing). 



Hopefully someone that lives near here can do a follow up visit


Good Birding,


Dan Snell

Lynchburg, TN
Subject: A Swallow Six-Pack
From: Jay S. <yourcatoliver AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:08:02 +0000
This morning, just after sunrise, I observed all six species of swallow at 
Seven Islands State Birding Park in Knox County (Tree, Barn, Bank, Cliff, N. 
Rough-winged, Purple Martin). All were feeding over the river. It was truly a 
sight to behold. 



In total I had 67 species. Here's my eBird checklist: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30397501 



Jay Sturner

Knoxville
Subject: Little Blue Herons at Amnicola Marsh-Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:24:31 -0400
This evening there were two immature Little Blue Herons feeding with seven 
Great Egrets, three Great Blue Herons and four Green Herons at Amnicola Marsh. 

The marsh habitat looks good for waders.

Bruce Dralle 
Hamilton County TN

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Subject: Osprey high counts
From: rick houlk <rhoulk AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:01:51 +0000
On 08 April 2010 Captain Dave Anderson and I departed on the Blue Moon from 
downtown Chattanooga. We were taking the boat to B&B Marina on the Hiwassee 
River in Bradley County. It was just the two of us and we were cruising at 8-10 
mph. Plenty of time to count birds. We counted 82 Osprey on 40+ nests along the 
main channel of the Hiwassee and Tennessee rivers. The trip covered 47 miles 
and three counties. Hamilton, Meigs and Bradley. 


Rick Houlk
Polk County

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