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White-winged Warbler,©David Sibley

28 Jul The Purple Martins are back [Melinda Welton ]
27 Jul and more [Terry Witt ]
27 Jul TN-Bird Net Requirements ["Wallace Coffey" ]
27 Jul Harpeth River Greenway, Great Egret ["fekel" ]
27 Jul Re: W Tennessee birding [Bill Pulliam ]
27 Jul Re: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron [Kevin Bowden ]
27 Jul Yellow-crowned Night-Heron [Chris Sloan ]
27 Jul Rankin WMA [michael sledjeski ]
26 Jul W Tennessee birding [Terry Witt ]
26 Jul OT - Pictures from recent vacation trip ["Dave Spicer" ]
26 Jul Eagle Bend - Snowy Egret ["Morton Massey" ]
26 Jul Mississippi Kites at the Agricenter, Memphis ["" ]
26 Jul Re: Sightings Report,25 July,2014, Ensley Bottoms and environs, Memphis, Shelby Co ["" ]
25 Jul Sightings Report,25 July,2014, Ensley Bottoms and environs, Memphis, Shelby Co [John Walko ]
25 Jul Bob Hatcher [Steve Routledge ]
25 Jul Re: Canada Geese Diving ["Stefan Woltmann" ]
24 Jul Re: Bob Hatcher [Dev Joslin ]
24 Jul Canada Geese Diving ["Stanley York" ]
24 Jul Bob Hatcher ["Ron Hoff" ]
24 Jul Avocets at Austin Springs ["Richard Knight" ]
24 Jul Re: sapsucker eating at hummingbird feeder ["Daniel Estabrooks" ]
24 Jul Re: sapsucker eating at hummingbird feeder ["Stefan Woltmann" ]
24 Jul Thrashers [Durwood Edwards ]
24 Jul sapsucker eating at hummingbird feeder [Laura Jennings McCall ]
24 Jul ROBERT M. HATCHER obituary [susan hollyday ]
23 Jul Another Bob Hatcher Tribute []
23 Jul Aug 30 Shorebird workshop at "the pits", Memphis [Gaynell Perry ]
23 Jul A tribute to Bob Hatcher [Cynthia Anne Routledge ]
22 Jul IN MEMORY OF BOB HATCHER ["Wallace Coffey" ]
22 Jul Re: Bob Hatcher ["" ]
22 Jul Bob Hatcher [VaRail ]
22 Jul Rock City Peregrine Release ["Aborn, David" ]
22 Jul 'Eagle Lady' presenting at Smoky Mountains Park [Greg Williams K4HSM ]
22 Jul Fall MOS Meeting: Sept. 19-21 with photographer and ID expert Kevin Karlson [Jason Hoeksema ]
21 Jul Snowy Egret - Eagle Bend hatchery ["Ron Hoff" ]
21 Jul Snowy Egret at Eagle Bend [comcast ]
21 Jul (no subject) ["" ]
20 Jul Re: 7 Mississippi Kites, Henry County ["" ]
20 Jul 7 Mississippi Kites, Henry County [Shawna Ellis ]
20 Jul early snowbird in Hampton TN [richard connors ]
20 Jul Joachim Bible WMA, Greene Co. 7-20-14 [Steve Clendenen ]
19 Jul Joachim Bible Refuge - White Ibis [Darrel Wilder ]
19 Jul Yellow-headed Blackbird in Vonore, Monroe County, July 3, 2014 [Marcia Davis ]
18 Jul Blog post: Eagle release honoring Bob Hatcher ["" ]
18 Jul Re: Sighting of Rare Parrot [Lyda Phillips ]
18 Jul Re: Sighting of Rare Parrot [Bill Pulliam ]
18 Jul Re: Sighting of Rare Parrot [Melinda Welton ]
18 Jul A bit of "non" bird news... [Steve Routledge ]
18 Jul Trip into the Macedonia Bottoms Heronry, Gibson County ["Mark Greene" ]
17 Jul Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Marion County ["" ]
16 Jul Re: Sighting of Rare Parrot []
16 Jul TN NWR -Duck River Unit ["wodu1440 tds.net" ]
16 Jul Sighting of Rare Parrot [Charles Nicholson ]
16 Jul NTOS Monthly Meeting [Steve Routledge ]
15 Jul Re: Brown-headed Nuthatch (Cumberland Co.) ["LeGrand family" ]
15 Jul Eagle Bend hatchery - shorebirds ["Ron Hoff" ]
15 Jul Least Sandpipers in Nashville ["fekel" ]
14 Jul Birder Travel Decisions Survey - please take a few minutes for our survey! [Ginger Deason ]
14 Jul Re: Bachman's Sparrow and Bell's Vireo Trip Results - Sunday [Daniel Moss ]
14 Jul Re: Bachman's Sparrow and Bell's Vireo Trip Results - Sunday [Michael Todd ]
13 Jul Bachman's Sparrow and Bell's Vireo Trip Results - Sunday [Daniel Moss ]
13 Jul blue-winged warbler feeding brown-headed cowbird [richard connors ]
13 Jul 1974 record of Brown-headed Nuthatch at Fall Creek Falls [David Vogt ]
13 Jul Re: Brown-headed Nuthatch (Cumberland Co.) ["Richard Knight" ]
12 Jul Brown-headed Nuthatch (Cumberland Co.) [Michael McCloy ]
12 Jul Results from NTOS Field Trip ["Chloe Walker" ]
12 Jul Fwd: Nashville Bald Eagle Release - This Tuesday - Honoring TWRA Veteran Bob Hatcher [VaRail ]
11 Jul Eagle release honoring Bob Hatcher [VaRail ]
11 Jul Barn Owl Predation [Evan Buck ]
11 Jul Little Blue Heron @ Tennessee NWR - Duck River Unit ["Chloe Walker" ]
11 Jul Bachman's Sparrow and Bell's Vireo Field Trip Results [Daniel Moss ]
10 Jul Nesting Cedar waxwings, Blount Couty ["" ]
10 Jul Recent Gibson County sightings ["Mark Greene" ]
10 Jul Recent Gibson County sightings ["Mark Greene" ]
10 Jul Wing tagged Red-tailed Hawk near Reelfoot Lake ["" ]
10 Jul Peregrine Falcons, Nashville []

Subject: The Purple Martins are back
From: Melinda Welton <weltonmj AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:48:04 -0500
A huge Purple Martin roost has already re-formed this year in Nashville,
Davidson County. This roost site was discovered on the banks of I-40 a few
years ago by Scott Somershoe. This is an enormous roost with >10,000 birds
and is the largest roost, to my knowledge, in at least Middle-TN and perhaps
beyond. 

Anyone can view the martins at the intersection of North 1st Street and
Oldham Street, near the Carrion Inn and behind the Restaurant Depot. From
the intersection you should be able to see the entire spectacle without
disturbing the birds. This spot is quite vulnerable to disturbance, and if
you go any closer, and please not in the Depot parking lot, stay in your
car. We are talking about 1,000s of individuals and we wouldn't want to
start a panic.

I'm going out there tonight. The show will start around 7:45pm with clouds
of birds swirling overhead, they'll start swooping into the roost around
8:00 and the show will be over by 8:20.

Melinda Welton
Franklin, TN


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Subject: and more
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:28:27 -0700
July 27, several counties

Ensley, Memphis

About the same numbers and species of shorebirds as yesterday
Most interesting sighting - a duck that I am sure is a hybrid
It was with the Canada/WF Goose flock
Tan head, bill all black, shape and size of bill and head like Canvasback
Black smudge on the chest, body mostly off-white with some darker feathers in 
the tail and vent 

Has anyone else seen it and/or have any thoughts re parentage???

President's Island

2 W Kingbirds 2459 Channel Avenue

Duck River NWR

Not one shorebird seen - even a Killdeer!!
Only waders were Great Egrets and GB Herons
Best habitat is in the pond at the end of Blue Goose Loop to the left with 
Cypress trees, opposite the sign "Secretive Marsh Birds" 

Most unusual sighting - Mississippi Kite soaring over the trees near the river
Looked like an adult, farthest east observation for me

Cheers

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: TN-Bird Net Requirements
From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey AT tricon.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:18:32 -0400


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Subject: Harpeth River Greenway, Great Egret
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:39:18 -0500
Harpeth River Greenway
Bellevue, Davidson Co., TN
2014 July 27

This Sunday morning I walked the greenway past the Morton Mill Road
Lake. To my surprise in addition to the typical Great Blue and Green
Herons, there was a Great Egret at the shallow end of the lake,
which is significantly drying up due to the summer heat. Unlike the
herons, it was not happy even with my distant presence, and flew
away shortly after spotting me. Also a surprise was a female Yellow
Warbler. I'd not seen one at the lake since the beginning of June.
I finished with 28 species for the morning, a number of them different
from my list there yesterday. Hopefully we'll get some rain today to
help replenish the water level here and at Walter S. Davis Blvd.
Marsh near TSU.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Re: W Tennessee birding
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:47:15 -0500
Just a note to thank the TN birding community for all the great eBird  
data that has been coming in lately from northwest TN.  This part of  
the state has been poorly represented in eBird in late summer and  
autumn, which is of course a very exciting and dynamic season in  
these areas!

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN

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Subject: Re: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
From: Kevin Bowden <bnabirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:05:51 -0500
I remember seeing Yellow-crowned Night-Herons there a couple times in the
past (more than 5 years ago), but not recently. You're right, Chris; it is
a postage stamp size wetlands area.

Kevin Bowden
Nashville, TN




On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Chris Sloan  wrote:

> One just flew up out a wet ditch in front of the Walmart at Hundred Oaks
> in Nashville. I was surprised since it's not much in terms of habitat.
>
Subject: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
From: Chris Sloan <csloan1973 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:56:46 -0500
One just flew up out a wet ditch in front of the Walmart at Hundred Oaks in
Nashville. I was surprised since it's not much in terms of habitat.
Subject: Rankin WMA
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:11:08 -0400
Douglas Lake, 7/26/14, 6:30pm-9:00pm, by canoe
Lake elevation: 991.8 ft -  not much shorebird habitat at this level

Partial lists -
Mouth of the Nolichucky River, Hamblen county:
 Wood Duck (18)
 Double-crested Cormorant (8)
 Great Egret (38)
 Green Heron (7)
 Osprey (8)

Rankin Bottoms, Cocke county:
 Wood Duck (35)
 Double-crested Cormorant (ca. 300, roosting along the French Broad)
 Great Egret (125+) - roosting at the south end of the embayment
 LITTLE BLUE HERON (1 adult)
 Black-crowned Night-Heron (15)
 Green Heron (22)
 Osprey (7)
 Spotted Sandpiper (4)
 Solitary Sandpiper (2)
 White-eyed Vireo, vocalizing
 Eastern Kingbird (pair successfully defending nest against a Green Heron)
 Prothonotary Warbler (2)

Michael Sledjeski & Leslie Gibbens
Del Rio TN


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Subject: W Tennessee birding
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:11:47 -0700
Reelfoot area:

East side of the lake quiet, loads of swallows on the wires, mostly Purple 
Martins and RW Swallows 


Good habitat found at 2 spots on the west side: Handicapped hunting area of 
Black Bayou, excellent shorebird and wader spot 

Lots of mud in the largest pond
About 30 Great Egrets, 1 Little Blue Heron, several hundred shorebirds of 7 
species 

Tiptonville Ferry Landing/City Park, easy access off the levee just south of 
town 

The sand bar opposite the park is completely exposed and always worth a look
I found a LB Curlew here in 1996
Distance is too great to identify small birds
Hundreds of Bank Swallows on the wires here

Island 13

Good habitat, difficult access through a private road in pretty bad shape
Best bird here: Sanderling
Reuben and Victor Stoll found this guy and were nice enough to share via 
4-wheelers 

Chloe and Nolan Walker were also there

Memphis:

Lots of shorebirds at Ensley, (2000??) mostly Least Sandpipers
A few Semipalmated and Western Sandpipers mixed in
There were about 300+ peeps at TVA Lake, all to distant to ID, looked like 
maybe 2 Stilt Sandpipers as well, not sure 


Mud Lake - 2 Great Egrets present, no other waders or Anhingas seen

More to follow tomorrow

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn
Subject: OT - Pictures from recent vacation trip
From: "Dave Spicer" <birdsnbflys AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:56:21 -0400
I’ve just finished posting pictures from out recent trip. We visited parts of 
Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa. 


http://www.pbase.com/dspicer/vacation14

Didn’t see as many birds or butterflies as hoped for it was to often cold 
and/or raining and/or very windy. Still a good trip over all. 


Dave Spicer
Ooltewah, Hamilton County
Subject: Eagle Bend - Snowy Egret
From: "Morton Massey" <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:39:09 -0400
I stopped in briefly today, July 26th, at Eagle Bend fish hatchery.  Most of
the emptied pools are now dry and there were no signs of migrating
shorebirds.  The juvenile Snowy Egret continues to be present at the first
pool on the left.  It seems it along with a Great Egret are having no
problems filling their bellies as I saw both take several small fish in the
5 minutes I watched them.

 

Morton Massey

Knoxville, TN

 

 
Subject: Mississippi Kites at the Agricenter, Memphis
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "knoxmartin2@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:22:59 -0400 (EDT)
Late yesterday while I was tending to business at the Mid-South Raptor Center 
on the grounds of the Agricenter International I noticed a tractor disking a 
field nearby. I checked it out for Mississippi Kites and sure enough I counted 
better than 50 individuals working the freshly plowed field for bugs. Largest 
group of kites I have seen this year. 



Knox Martin
Mid-South Raptor Center
Memphis, Shelby County
Subject: Re: Sightings Report,25 July,2014, Ensley Bottoms and environs, Memphis, Shelby Co
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "knoxmartin2@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:19:35 -0400 (EDT)



-----Original Message-----
From: John Walko 
To: Tn-Bird 
Cc: Dick Preston 
Sent: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 10:57 pm
Subject: [TN-Bird] Sightings Report,25 July,2014, Ensley Bottoms and environs, 
Memphis, Shelby Co 




37 species for a quick run down to Ensley areas, Far cry from what Dick Preston 
& Rob Harbin did today in a more comprehensive search 



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

Jul 25, 2014 9:40 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Not a full trip this morning, just a quick run-through the area. Met 
up with Dick Preston and Rob Harbin for awhile. Did not bird pit #4 where 
supposedly alot of birds were sitting early. Weather clear sunny 80's slight 
breeze and dusty from the gravel roads here at the plant. 

25 Species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  37
Greater White-fronted Goose 2 Same two geese that have been hanging out with 
the Canada's all summer. 

Canada Goose  68
Wood Duck  1     mom plus 6 young
Mallard  22
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Black-necked Stilt  14
Killdeer  47
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Least Sandpiper  75
Pectoral Sandpiper  4
Semipalmated Sandpiper  13
Mourning Dove  16
Chimney Swift  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  24
Barn Swallow  2
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  300
Yellow Warbler  2
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Dickcissel  23
Red-winged Blackbird  17
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19219712 



Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TNJul 25, 2014 10:45 AM - 
11:40 AM 

Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Continued my run down here at Ensley Bottoms. Bunting corner to the 
Ash Ponds. 

23 species
Mallard  3
Great Blue Heron  2
Black-necked Stilt  2
Killdeer  7
Least Sandpiper 500 Far north mud flat was loaded with these birds feeding, 
bathing, preening and resting. 

Least Tern (Interior)  2
Mourning Dove  16
Chimney Swift  9
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
American Kestrel  1
Western Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  20
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  45
Yellow-breasted Chat  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  1
Dickcissel  5
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Common Grackle  4
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19219735 




Riverport Rd Ponds / Sloughs, Shelby, US-TN
Jul 25, 2014 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Quick Check on my way out back to work.
9 species
Wood Duck  4
Mallard  32
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  1
Mourning Dove  5
American Kestrel  1
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Red-winged Blackbird  7
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19219746 




















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








Subject: Sightings Report,25 July,2014, Ensley Bottoms and environs, Memphis, Shelby Co
From: John Walko <walko AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:55:59 -0500
37 species for a quick run down to Ensley areas, Far cry from what Dick Preston 
& Rob Harbin did today in a more comprehensive search 


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

Jul 25, 2014 9:40 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: Not a full trip this morning, just a quick run-through the area. Met 
up with Dick Preston and Rob Harbin for awhile. Did not bird pit #4 where 
supposedly alot of birds were sitting early. Weather clear sunny 80's slight 
breeze and dusty from the gravel roads here at the plant. 

25 Species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  37
Greater White-fronted Goose 2 Same two geese that have been hanging out with 
the Canada's all summer. 

Canada Goose  68
Wood Duck  1     mom plus 6 young
Mallard  22
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Black-necked Stilt  14
Killdeer  47
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Least Sandpiper  75
Pectoral Sandpiper  4
Semipalmated Sandpiper  13
Mourning Dove  16
Chimney Swift  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  24
Barn Swallow  2
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  300
Yellow Warbler  2
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Dickcissel  23
Red-winged Blackbird  17
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19219712 


Allen Fossil (Steam) Plant ash ponds, Shelby, US-TNJul 25, 2014 10:45 AM - 
11:40 AM 

Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Continued my run down here at Ensley Bottoms. Bunting corner to the 
Ash Ponds. 

23 species
Mallard  3
Great Blue Heron  2
Black-necked Stilt  2
Killdeer  7
Least Sandpiper 500 Far north mud flat was loaded with these birds feeding, 
bathing, preening and resting. 

Least Tern (Interior)  2
Mourning Dove  16
Chimney Swift  9
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
American Kestrel  1
Western Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  20
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  45
Yellow-breasted Chat  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  1
Dickcissel  5
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Eastern Meadowlark  2
Common Grackle  4
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19219735 


Riverport Rd Ponds / Sloughs, Shelby, US-TN
Jul 25, 2014 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Quick Check on my way out back to work.
9 species
Wood Duck  4
Mallard  32
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  1
Mourning Dove  5
American Kestrel  1
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Red-winged Blackbird  7
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19219746 










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



Subject: Bob Hatcher
From: Steve Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:23:11 -0700
Good Morning,

The following link is the complete obituary for Bob Hatcher.
 
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tennessean/obituary.aspx?n=robert-m-hatcher&pid=171832882&fhid=11637 


Our thoughts are prayers remain with the Hatcher family.

Regards,
Cyndi and Steve Routledge
Montgomery County
Subject: Re: Canada Geese Diving
From: "Stefan Woltmann" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "harpagus@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:27:17 -0700
Stanley, TN Bird,

How interesting you mention that! A few weeks back I watched the same behavior 
at a pond in North Carolina. The diving was exactly as you describe. And I also 
was surprised that I had never seen this before in Canada Geese. 


Best birding,

Stefan


Stefan Woltmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biology
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN 37044
woltmanns AT apsu.edu



On Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:32 PM, Stanley York  
wrote: 

 


July 24, 2014
Montgomery County, TN
Yellow Creek/Highway 149

Personally I've never seen this behavior before, but after doing some quick 
research online it is apparently an uncommon occurrence. 

I was counting a flock of Canada Geese when I noticed one group of 5-6 
individuals started diving out in the middle of the channel. Their dives were 
not very "pretty" but they would stay down for roughly 5-10 seconds at a time. 
Some even acted like cormorants with their body partially submerged for a 
couple seconds. I never could tell if they were eating anything, but that was 
my first thought. I then wondered if it was a Molt issue or maybe they were 
just having fun! 


Birding...you never know what your going to see!

Stanley York
Palmyra/Montgomery County

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Subject: Re: Bob Hatcher
From: Dev Joslin <devjoslin AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:37:30 -0600
Well-put, Ron!
Dev JoslinMonteverde, CR

From: aves7000 AT bellsouth.net
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
Subject: [TN-Bird] Bob Hatcher
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:53:57 -0400





TN-birders,
 
I cant possibly be more eloquent than Melissa Turrentine was, but I do 
have a few words about Bob Hatcher's passing.
 
The Tennessee Ornithological Society cant thank Bob enough for all he did 
for avian wildlife in Tennessee. He joined TOS in 1979 and he always had a 
passion for conserving all forms of wildlife and its habitats. He always 
seemed 

to me to be a mover and a shaker, without really seeming so because he was 
always so pleasant and firm in his beliefs. Many others have listed Bobs 
accomplishments over the years, and they were many and important. What really 
impressed me about Bob was his ability to get stuff done without having to 
resort to heavy-handedness, anger, arm-twisting (although he might have 
employed 

this technique, you never knew it with him!), or berating people. That just 
wasnt Bob. He just worked with what he had and kept moving forward, 
persistently and doggedly, until the result was achieved. A lesson most of us 
could benefit from.
 
His life was a life well lived. He laughed often, lived well as a father, 
husband, and employee, and loved much. It just doesnt get any better than 
that. 

Somehow, I get the feeling that he is out there, somewhere, soaring.
 
God speed, Bob.
 
Ron 
Hoff
President
Tennessee Ornithological 
Society
 		 	   		  
Subject: Canada Geese Diving
From: "Stanley York" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "swy911@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:31:51 -0500
July 24, 2014
Montgomery County, TN
Yellow Creek/Highway 149

Personally I've never seen this behavior before, but after doing some quick 
research online it is apparently an uncommon occurrence. 

I was counting a flock of Canada Geese when I noticed one group of 5-6 
individuals started diving out in the middle of the channel. Their dives were 
not very "pretty" but they would stay down for roughly 5-10 seconds at a time. 
Some even acted like cormorants with their body partially submerged for a 
couple seconds. I never could tell if they were eating anything, but that was 
my first thought. I then wondered if it was a Molt issue or maybe they were 
just having fun! 


Birding...you never know what your going to see!

Stanley York
Palmyra/Montgomery County

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Subject: Bob Hatcher
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:53:57 -0400
TN-birders,

I can’t possibly be more eloquent than Melissa Turrentine was, but I do have 
a few words about Bob Hatcher's passing. 


The Tennessee Ornithological Society can’t thank Bob enough for all he did 
for avian wildlife in Tennessee. He joined TOS in 1979 and he always had a 
passion for conserving all forms of wildlife and it’s habitats. He always 
seemed to me to be a mover and a shaker, without really seeming so because he 
was always so pleasant and firm in his beliefs. Many others have listed Bob’s 
accomplishments over the years, and they were many and important. What really 
impressed me about Bob was his ability to get stuff done without having to 
resort to heavy-handedness, anger, arm-twisting (although he might have 
employed this technique, you never knew it with him!), or berating people. That 
just wasn’t Bob. He just worked with what he had and kept moving forward, 
persistently and doggedly, until the result was achieved. A lesson most of us 
could benefit from. 


His life was a life well lived. He laughed often, lived well as a father, 
husband, and employee, and loved much. It just doesn’t get any better than 
that. Somehow, I get the feeling that he is out there, somewhere, soaring. 


God speed, Bob.

Ron Hoff
President
Tennessee Ornithological Society
Subject: Avocets at Austin Springs
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:44:59 -0400
24 July 2014
Austin Springs, Washington Co., TN

Am. Avocet - 4 adults

Seen on the lakeshore across from Hyder Hill Rd.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Re: sapsucker eating at hummingbird feeder
From: "Daniel Estabrooks" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "hyla514@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:54:54 -0700
Very few field guides show the immature Downy plumage with the red crown, and I 
think that leads to a lot of confusion among relatively inexperienced birders. 


Daniel Estabrooks
Winter Haven, FL


On Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:28 AM, Laura Jennings McCall 
 wrote: 

 


A parent of a student of mine sent me a picture of a sapsucker feeding at her 
hummingbird feeder in Tullahoma (Franklin Co). She says it's been coming all 
summer, sometimes even while the hummers are present. I'm dumbfounded--do you 
think it's breeding here? I really didn't think there would be any sapsuckers 
in TN in the summer outside of maybe the mountains. Are they expanding their 
range? 

Always something new to learn about!
Cheers,
Laura McCall
Lynchburg (Moore Co), TN
Subject: Re: sapsucker eating at hummingbird feeder
From: "Stefan Woltmann" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "harpagus@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:21:34 -0700
Hi Laura,

The attached picture looks to me like a Downy Woodpecker, possible a young male 
(due to how far the red extends). A sapsucker in the lowlands of Tennessee at 
this time of year would be unusual indeed! 



Best birding,

Stefan


Stefan Woltmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biology
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN 37044
woltmanns AT apsu.edu



On Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:28 AM, Laura Jennings McCall 
 wrote: 

 


A parent of a student of mine sent me a picture of a sapsucker feeding at her 
hummingbird feeder in Tullahoma (Franklin Co). She says it's been coming all 
summer, sometimes even while the hummers are present. I'm dumbfounded--do you 
think it's breeding here? I really didn't think there would be any sapsuckers 
in TN in the summer outside of maybe the mountains. Are they expanding their 
range? 

Always something new to learn about!
Cheers,
Laura McCall
Lynchburg (Moore Co), TN
Subject: Thrashers
From: Durwood Edwards <durwoode AT hughes.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:53:53 -0500
July 24 NW Davidson County

The new generation of Brown Thrashers has made its 2014 appearance at my suet 
feeder. The adults have been coming here for several weeks, now, but the juvie 
has come out to sit on the feeder arm to be fed. 

This is the second year that the Thrasher family has a been utilizing my 
generous food source to feed themselves and their young. 


Durwood Edwards
Marrowbone Lake, Joelton,Tennessee
Subject: sapsucker eating at hummingbird feeder
From: Laura Jennings McCall <laurajmccall AT att.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:27:13 -0500
A parent of a student of mine sent me a picture of a sapsucker feeding at her 
hummingbird feeder in Tullahoma (Franklin Co). She says it's been coming all 
summer, sometimes even while the hummers are present. I'm dumbfounded--do you 
think it's breeding here? I really didn't think there would be any sapsuckers 
in TN in the summer outside of maybe the mountains. Are they expanding their 
range? 

Always something new to learn about!
Cheers,
Laura McCall
Lynchburg (Moore Co), TN
Subject: ROBERT M. HATCHER obituary
From: susan hollyday <shollyday AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:48:29 +0000 (UTC)

BOB HATCHER 



Obituary, The Tennessean July 24, 2014 

Robert M. Hatcher 

Brentwood TN 



Age 76, passed away July 22, 2014 



Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Woodlawn 
Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville 37204. A funeral 
service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at Antioch United Methodist 
Church with visitation one hour prior. 




Susan Hollyday 

Nashville TN 

Subject: Another Bob Hatcher Tribute
From: roymel AT cafes.net
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:52:23 -0500
 

Early this morning as I was checking email, news of Bob's passing was
first posted. Forgive me if I repeat any sentiments or words already
stated by others, but I tend to react first by writing immediately to
offer my heartfelt sympathy and words to express my admiration before I
peruse any other postings on such a heartfelt matter. 

It was in 1984 I was first introduced to Bob Hatcher through my dear
birding mentor and friend, Ruth V. McMillan. I was a seasonal at Cedars
of Lebanon and she encouraged me to organize a Bird Celebration Day and
her first suggestion for a speaker was Bob Hatcher. Since then and over
the years, I have kept up with him and Betty, usually through some form
of nature gathering of which he was so passionate in representing. 

Bob's passing is indeed more than just the passing of another birder.
The passing of Bob was the passing of days when you were gentle in your
words but persistent in standing firm in what you believed in, whether
it was his tremendous faith in the Almighty or being the voice of the
silent we know him so well for representing…animals with fur, wings,
and/or feathers. 

Bob was the bridge from the days of those that initiated the
conservation effort to the present day of technology-based efforts in
conservation and preservation of habitats for all creatures to enjoy. He
was not shy as some would be in learning computer skills to promote and
reach the younger generation but whenever you had any dealings with him
(and Betty!) you would have to walk away with the feeling you have just
met the kindest man that is passionate about his job. 

I recall the excitement in our TOS local chapter as we learned of the
encouraging return of the Bald Eagle to Tennessee and how involved Bob
was with the hacking programs all over the state. Other programs or
projects that Bob Hatcher had some role in include so many but here are
a few that come to my mind: the creation of habitat in your own
backyard, the Homecoming Tennessee Campaign with the Bluebird as the
"Coming Home" representative, the Watchable Wildlife Tags with the
bluebird (we in TN were one of the first to join in this drive if not
the initiators…unsure!), establishing Monsanto as a Wildlife Viewing
area, and his most recent passion of representing the American Eagle
Foundation. How wise was this group to seek such a representative…one
that walked the walk and talked the talk at work and in his own life.
Bob Hatcher lived and breathed what he believed in as he so humbly
offered and persuaded others to join in the effort. 

Last, Bob Hatcher and his wife Betty will always remain friends to me.
Roy & I had to miss their wedding anniversary celebration a few years
ago for another commitment but I recall how I was thrilled to be
included in the invite from them personally to join. Some things in life
are never the same but if you met Bob and his wife, you were guaranteed
always a heartfelt hug and greeting that was sincere before catching up
the latest area of our lives. The response in seeing me & my family was
the same always and I knew this was how he & Betty were & lived…no airs
but humble and gentle. 

Some things in life do change; however…we have bluebirds all around
after my grandmother in her dotage reminisced how she loved those little
birds and reckoned they would never return (although I tried to explain
to her they had but wasn't mature enough to realize she probably could
not see them by then!)…we have Bald Eagles on the common status (I
think! Life has been busy for me & I am behind!), Bluebird license
plates encouraged other causes to emerge in the same fashion (side
note…my husband and I throughout all of our travels think our bluebird
is one of the prettiest although we are fond of others) and we are more
conscious of what we plant and how it can encourage native wildlife. Yet
we now will have bigger shoes to try to fill…we must carry on the humble
pride and effort in taking care of those who have no voice…for we all
have the spirit of Bob Hatcher in us if we ever encountered him. Our
lives have been enriched because we have had Bob in our lives. 

Melissa Turrentine 

Normandy TN 

John Sellars Lebanon TOS Chapter 
Subject: Aug 30 Shorebird workshop at "the pits", Memphis
From: Gaynell Perry <gcperry1 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:50:08 -0500
Good morning all,  

Shorebirds are arriving daily at the pits. Yes, some seats are still available 
for the Aug. 30 shorebird workshop! Hope you can make plans to join us. 

However, the Delta WInd BIrds sign-up link has now changed to 
http://www.deltawindbirds.org/events/ (The original link no longer works.) 

Let me know if you have any questions.    Gaynell Perry, Shelby County


						

	MEMPHIS SHOREBIRD WORKSHOP


Want to sharpen your shorebirds-in-basic-plumage I.D. skills? Ever wanted to 
bird "the pits" in Memphis but just weren't sure about going it alone? Or is 
August always just plain high time for some end of summer birding excitement? 


Well, we have THE answer to all these questions. Please join us as the Memphis 
Chapter TOS and Delta Wind Birds co-sponsor a shorebird workshop on August 30, 
2014, at T.E. Maxson Wastewater Treatment Plant, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The 
workshop will be led by University of Mississippi Ornithology Professor and DWB 
President Dr. Jason Hoeksema. 


For the indoor portion we will first review overall anatomy and topography of 
typical shorebirds. We will then cover key ID points (including vocalizations 
in some instances) of most regularly occurring shorebird species migrating 
through our region, plus a few rarities. We will discuss how to distinguish 
adults from juveniles, which is an important starting point for fall 
shorebirding. Well discuss how to separate the peeps that co-occur in our area 
in the fall, including Least, Semipalmated, Western, and Bairds Sandpipers. 
Well then head into the field, where well put our knowledge into action and 
practice what weve discussed. 


There should be some useful information for birders of all levels of 
experience. Participants should definitely bring their own food & drink for 
eating while we bird, as the workshop will likely run through the lunch hour. 
We will shoot for a 4-hour event. We plan to conduct the event rain or shine. 
If it is raining, we will bring a couple of big tailgating tents and bird 
comfortably from underneath them. 


Limit of 25 participants: $30. 	Students & young birders: free. 
Registration page: http://www.deltawindbirds.org/events/

Best of all, you'll be helping a great cause. All proceeds benefit Delta Wind 
Birds, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing habitat for migrating 
shorebirds in the Mississippi Delta. 


Hope to see you there!

Gaynell Perry
Shelby County

Bird checklist eBird Hotspot 
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L131172?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec 


Area info and map from TN Watchable Wildlife website http://is.gd/s5vr2u

Plan your trip http://www.memphistravel.com















Subject: A tribute to Bob Hatcher
From: Cynthia Anne Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:46:08 -0500
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=562057440571058&set=vb.172366839540122&
type=2&theater 

<")
  ( \
  / |`  Cyndi Routledge

Above all we must realize that each of us
  makes a difference with our life.
Each of us impacts the world around us
 every single day.  ~Dr. Jane Goodall
 




Subject: IN MEMORY OF BOB HATCHER
From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey AT tricon.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:44:48 -0400
Bob HATCHER.jpg

 

IN MEMORY OF BOB HATCHER

 

American Eagle Foundation Eagle Consultant

and Retired Eagle Project Leader,
TN Wildlife Resources Agency (1978-2001)
Subject: Re: Bob Hatcher
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "TDPruitt@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:45:48 -0400 (EDT)
Oh no, I hate to hear that. RIP Bob.
 
 
In a message dated 7/22/2014 9:41:58 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
varail AT zoho.com writes:

Betty Hatcher just called me and asked me to let you know that  Bob died 
late this afternoon. They had not yet made any funeral  arrangements.

Mary  Zimmerman
Nashville
Subject: Bob Hatcher
From: VaRail <varail AT zoho.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:40:28 -0500
Betty Hatcher just called me and asked me to let you know that Bob died 
late this afternoon. They had not yet made any funeral arrangements.

Mary Zimmerman
Nashville
Subject: Rock City Peregrine Release
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:21:27 +0000
For those that might have missed Monday's release...


http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/26068167/peregrine-falcons-released-from-rock-city-live-on-channel-3 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: 'Eagle Lady' presenting at Smoky Mountains Park
From: Greg Williams K4HSM <k4hsm AT knology.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:54:18 -0400
FYI:

Article from WATE 6 News.

Doris Maher will be at Ocanaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, NC side of the 
GSMNP Friday discussing birds of prey. 



http://www.wate.com/story/26077702/eagle-lady-presenting-at-smoky-mountains-park 


Greg Williams
k4hsm AT knology.net
Subject: Fall MOS Meeting: Sept. 19-21 with photographer and ID expert Kevin Karlson
From: Jason Hoeksema <jason.hoeksema AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:54:34 -0500
TN-birders,
The Mississippi Ornithological Society (MOS) will hold its *fall meeting*
in Greenwood, MS the weekend of September 19-21, 2014. We really hope
you'll consider a trip south to join us.  Our special guest will be
*photographer
and ID expert Kevin Karlson  *(*The
Shorebird Guide*

), 

who will give presentations on the amazing lives and varieties of
shorebirds as well as his impressionistic approach to bird identification.
In addition, Kevin will lead an interactive 1/2-day field workshop on
Saturday to put shorebird identification to practice and showcase Delta
birding. Meeting events will be scheduled for Friday evening through
Saturday evening with field trips Saturday and Sunday morning. During the
weekend, we expect to find 14+ species of shorebirds (including American
Avocets, Black-necked Stilts, and their more cryptic cousins), along with
thousands of waders (including Wood Stork & Roseate Spoonbill), and migrant
passerines. Delta birding can be fantastic this time of year.

For *additional details* including speaker bio, lodging information, and
itinerary, please visit this page:
http://www.mississippiornithologicalsociety.com/fall_meeting_announcement.pdf

For online (or mail-in) meeting *registration*, please visit this webpage:
http://www.mississippiornithologicalsociety.com/FallMeeting.htm

Also: You can now *join MOS online*. MOS members will receive discounted
registration for this event, are eligible to register for a meet & greet
with Kevin Karlson on Sept. 19, and also will receive discounted
registration for future field trips led by Delta Wind Birds
 (who is co-sponsoring this fall MOS
meeting). To join MOS, please visit this webpage:
http://www.mississippiornithologicalsociety.com/Membership%20info.htm

We hope to see you in Greenwood in September!

best wishes,
Jason Hoeksema & J.R. Rigby
Oxford, MS
Subject: Snowy Egret - Eagle Bend hatchery
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:07:31 -0400
TN-birders,

Following up on Mort Massey’s find of the Snowy Egret, Dollyann and I went 
out to the Eagle Bend fish hatchery in Anderson Co. around 2:30 this afternoon. 
We indeed found the SNOWY EGRET. It was our first ever record at the hatchery 
and an Anderson County bird for us and, bringing our all-time species list at 
the hatchery to 178 species. That’s NOT counting the Long-tailed Jaeger that 
Mike Nelson had out there just after we left a few years ago! 


We also had 61 Killdeer (over 100 there last week), 47 Least Sandpipers, 2 
Great Egrets, and 5 Green Herons. 


Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Snowy Egret at Eagle Bend
From: comcast <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:04:55 -0400
A juvenile snowy egret was at Eagle Bend Fish hatchery today July 21st around 
11 am in Anderson County. There were also 25+ least sandpipers and one 
semipalmated. There was one great egret hunting close by to the snowy. 


Morton Massey
Knoxville


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Subject: Re: 7 Mississippi Kites, Henry County
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Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:00:53 -0400 (EDT)
As I have posted in the past, I was involved with a Mississippi Kite 
reintroduction program for almost 20 years, first at the Memphis Zoo where I 
was coordinator of the Raptor Rehabilitation Program, and later as director of 
the Mid-South Raptor Center also in Memphis. During that period over 300 
juvenile kites were trapped and removed from "problem" nests in Kansas and sent 
to us for reintroduction in their historic habitat along the Mississippi Flyway 
in the Mid-South. While the majority of the birds were released in the lower 
Mid-South around Memphis/Shelby County, almost 100 birds were released in the 
Henry County areas in the neighborhood of Paris Landing State Park. No birds 
have been released in almost ten years so these Henry County birds are 
certainly not from those originally released, but I would like to think (hope!) 
that maybe they are descendants of some of those original released Kansas 
birds. I am sorry to say that we have never received a single band return on 
any of the originally released birds so I have no way of knowing if any 
survived the long migration to South America in the fall and then the return to 
the US the following spring, but hopefully some did. The instances of kite 
sightings by MTOS members and others have increased from only a few in a season 
in the 50's and 60's to hundreds a season now. I have personally seen flocks in 
the Agricenter area where the raptor center is located of over 100 on several 
occasions, and one flock had well over 150 individuals. Hopefully the 
reintroduction program had a small part in this dramatic increase in the 
numbers of this special bird. 



Knox Martin
Mid-South Raptor Center
Memphis, Shelby County



-----Original Message-----
From: Shawna Ellis 
To: Tn Bird List 
Sent: Sun, Jul 20, 2014 5:30 pm
Subject: [TN-Bird] 7 Mississippi Kites, Henry County


7-19-14
about 9:00 am
Henry County

A family we know who has had Mississippi Kites regularly at their home
this year and last year called yesterday to say that they had SEVEN
kites in their yard. Six birds were in one tree and one was in
another. I drove out to the location, but some of the birds had left
and there were only 4 still present. I did, however, see photos from
my friend of six birds in the tree at one time, and they pointed out
where the other bird had been perched.

My own photos were quite bad, as the birds were backlit and in
terrible light. The included photo shows two of the three birds which
were in one dead tree.

These birds are not very skittish and remain perched in the tree for
long periods when they are there, so might be good subjects for
photography in good lighting. My friends have said that if anyone
wishes to come and photograph the birds, they may do so. They live in
a subdivision with a large cul de sac and the dead tree where the
birds usually perch is quite near the cul de sac, so one could
photograph them from their vehicle without even getting on the
homeowners' property or disturbing traffic flow. I took photos in bad
light with a very basic 300 millimeter lens, so a longer lens and good
lighting could render some great photos.

 Of course one never knows when the birds will be there, but if you
are interested in giving it a try just email me and I will give
specific directions to the home, and can perhaps check with the owner
to see if the birds are present at that time. It could potentially be
very hit and miss. Two birds were present at about 12:30 today but
left shortly after the owners came home, and we were visiting there
for a few hours afterward and the birds did not return during that
time. So who knows when they may reappear? The general location of the
home is in the Stonebrook subdivision off of Country Club Road, which
is off of Highway 79 North just outside of Paris.

It is wonderful to see these birds so consistently in Henry County!

Shawna Ellis
Paris, Henry County

 
Subject: 7 Mississippi Kites, Henry County
From: Shawna Ellis <yodergoat AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:29:14 -0500
7-19-14
about 9:00 am
Henry County

A family we know who has had Mississippi Kites regularly at their home
this year and last year called yesterday to say that they had SEVEN
kites in their yard. Six birds were in one tree and one was in
another. I drove out to the location, but some of the birds had left
and there were only 4 still present. I did, however, see photos from
my friend of six birds in the tree at one time, and they pointed out
where the other bird had been perched.

My own photos were quite bad, as the birds were backlit and in
terrible light. The included photo shows two of the three birds which
were in one dead tree.

These birds are not very skittish and remain perched in the tree for
long periods when they are there, so might be good subjects for
photography in good lighting. My friends have said that if anyone
wishes to come and photograph the birds, they may do so. They live in
a subdivision with a large cul de sac and the dead tree where the
birds usually perch is quite near the cul de sac, so one could
photograph them from their vehicle without even getting on the
homeowners' property or disturbing traffic flow. I took photos in bad
light with a very basic 300 millimeter lens, so a longer lens and good
lighting could render some great photos.

 Of course one never knows when the birds will be there, but if you
are interested in giving it a try just email me and I will give
specific directions to the home, and can perhaps check with the owner
to see if the birds are present at that time. It could potentially be
very hit and miss. Two birds were present at about 12:30 today but
left shortly after the owners came home, and we were visiting there
for a few hours afterward and the birds did not return during that
time. So who knows when they may reappear? The general location of the
home is in the Stonebrook subdivision off of Country Club Road, which
is off of Highway 79 North just outside of Paris.

It is wonderful to see these birds so consistently in Henry County!

Shawna Ellis
Paris, Henry County
Subject: early snowbird in Hampton TN
From: richard connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:45:42 -0500
My friend in the Hampton, Simerly Creek, area of Carter Co. has a Dark-eyed
Junco coming to her feeding platform. She is at about 2500 feet in elev.,
but this still a big elevation difference from the top of Roan Mt.  or
Unaka Mt., where they should still be this time of year. She has not had
them this time of year before. From her photo it appears to be an adult.
Would this be in the range of normal dispersal time for them?

Richard Connors
Nashville, Davidson Co. TN
Subject: Joachim Bible WMA, Greene Co. 7-20-14
From: Steve Clendenen <clendenen77 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:53:27 -0400
Darrel Wilder's juv. White Ibis is still at the shallow ponds SE of the
barn & silo at 10:30 a.m.  Sunday.  Five female Wood Ducks flew in.
Steve & Gail Clendenen
Farragut, Knox County
Subject: Joachim Bible Refuge - White Ibis
From: Darrel Wilder <darrelw AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:58:11 -0400

7/19/2014, P.M.
Joachim Bible Refuge, Greene Co., TN

White Ibis (1) juv. - In one of the shallow ponds in the eastern part of the 
refuge, between the barn and silo at the end of Guy Mathews Rd. and S. Mohawk 
Rd. 

 
also:
Spotted Sandpiper (1)
Least Sandpiper (17)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Loggerhead Shrike (1)

Darrel Wilder
Johnson City, TN

















Subject: Yellow-headed Blackbird in Vonore, Monroe County, July 3, 2014
From: Marcia Davis <tennwren AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:03:13 -0400
Yellow-headed Blackbird in Vonore, Monroe County, July 3, 2014

   Dave Langner and his wife Bonnie, who live in Vonore, Monroe County, 
emailed me 2 photos of a yellow-headed blackbird visiting a feeder 
hanging from an arbor in their backyard on July 3.
   The two photos, taken with a cell phone from a distance, are 
attached. Im sending them exactly as I received them as some of you may 
do better enlarging the bird than I did.
    The Langners described the bird to me as a black bird with a yellow 
head and white wing patches. They used a field guide to figure out what 
it was. They have not seen the bird again since July 3 but they have not 
gone out and looked around elsewhere in their community which has three 
ponds and thus possibly some good wetland habitat in a nearby subdivision.
    I have not gone down there but someone might want to go birding in 
Vonore and look around the wetland pond areas and elsewhere as the bird 
could possibly still be hanging around.
    Driving South on Hwy 411 from Maryville turn left onto Niles Ferry 
Road after passing Depot Street in Vonore. To reach the area where the 
bird was originally sighted turn left onto Meadow Lane and go to the 
hilltop section of South Rolling Ridge Lane. The people who sighted the 
bird do not want anyone coming to their yard, door etc. unannounced. 
Contact me if you wish to contact them.
    To explore the pond area continue past Meadow Lane and take the next 
right off of Niles Ferry into Lakeview Farms Subdivision. There are 
ponds on either side of the entrance road and a third pond in the back 
part of the subdivision.
    Several years ago another reader of my bird column reported a 
yellow-headed blackbird but there was no photo and no one could ever 
relocate the bird although several people tried.


Marcia Davis
Knox County, Tennessee
-- 
Marcia Davis

BIRDLIFE COLUMN
Knoxville News Sentinel, (865) 539-3558 , tennwren AT gmail.com
www.knoxnews.com/staff/marcia-davis/





Subject: Blog post: Eagle release honoring Bob Hatcher
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "viclcsw@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:21:31 -0400 (EDT)
For those of you who were unable to attend the Bald Eagle release honoring Bob 
Hatcher in Nashville, I have published a blog post that includes information 
provided in the American Eagle Foundation public invitation along with 
photographs taken by Cyndi Routledge who was present at the ceremony and 
release on Tuesday, July 15th. 




http://vickiehenderson.blogspot.com/2014/07/bob-hatcher-honored-with-aef-bald-eagle.html 



Since I was unable to attend, it was a pleasure to see Cyndi's images and 
receive a report of the activities. I thought it might also be appreciated by 
some of you who also could not attend. 



Vickie Henderson
Knoxville TN
Knox County
Subject: Re: Sighting of Rare Parrot
From: Lyda Phillips <lydap AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:35:23 -0500
One of my favorites!

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


CC: cpnicholson53 AT gmail.com; tn-bird AT freelists.org
From: littlezz AT gmail.com
Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Sighting of Rare Parrot
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:18:48 -0500
To: weltonmj AT earthlink.net


I would have expected sightings of this species to occur most frequently in 
very early April... 

Bill PulliamHihenwald TN
On Jul 18, 2014, at 11:47 AM, Melinda Welton wrote: For those unaware, this 
species was found resting very near this same location a few decades ago. 

 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDnpjOSLCR2hE&v=npjOSLCR2hE
 
 Melinda Welton
 Franklin, TN
 
 
 From: Chuck Nicholson 
 Reply-To: Chuck Nicholson 
 Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:54:48 -0400
 To: tnbird 
 Subject: [TN-Bird] Sighting of Rare Parrot
 
 Slightly off topic, but the hardcore twitchers among you may be interested to 
know that there has been a verified sighting of the very rare Norwegian Blue 
Parrot in London (UK, not KY). Based on the bird's behavior, local experts 
expect it to remain in the same area for at least several days. See 
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/watch-monty-pythons-giant-dead-3861605. 

 
 Chuck Nicholson
 Norris, TN
 
 
    
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Sighting of Rare Parrot
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:18:48 -0500
I would have expected sightings of this species to occur most  
frequently in very early April...

Bill Pulliam
Hihenwald TN

On Jul 18, 2014, at 11:47 AM, Melinda Welton wrote:
>
> For those unaware, this species was found resting very near this  
> same location a few decades ago.
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDnpjOSLCR2hE&v=npjOSLCR2hE
>
> Melinda Welton
> Franklin, TN
>
>
> From: Chuck Nicholson 
> Reply-To: Chuck Nicholson 
> Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:54:48 -0400
> To: tnbird 
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Sighting of Rare Parrot
>
> Slightly off topic, but the hardcore twitchers among you may be  
> interested to know that there has been a verified sighting of the  
> very rare Norwegian Blue Parrot in London (UK, not KY).  Based on  
> the bird's behavior, local experts expect it to remain in the same  
> area for at least several days.  See http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv- 
> news/watch-monty-pythons-giant-dead-3861605.
>
> Chuck Nicholson
> Norris, TN
>

Subject: Re: Sighting of Rare Parrot
From: Melinda Welton <weltonmj AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:47:48 -0500
For those unaware, this species was found resting very near this same
location a few decades ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDnpjOSLCR2hE&v=npjOSLCR2hE

Melinda Welton
Franklin, TN



From: Chuck Nicholson 
Reply-To: Chuck Nicholson 
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:54:48 -0400
To: tnbird 
Subject: [TN-Bird] Sighting of Rare Parrot

Slightly off topic, but the hardcore twitchers among you may be interested
to know that there has been a verified sighting of the very rare Norwegian
Blue Parrot in London (UK, not KY). Based on the bird's behavior, local
experts expect it to remain in the same area for at least several days. See
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/watch-monty-pythons-giant-dead-3861605.

Chuck Nicholson
Norris, TN


Subject: A bit of "non" bird news...
From: Steve Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:52:58 -0700
Good Morning!

Many thanks to everyone who joined us last night at the NTOS monthly meeting. 
And a special thanks to Dick Preston for the wonderfully informative and fun 
program on Ethiopia. 


Please mark your calendars for next month's meeting...Thursday, August 
21st...7:15 pm Radnor Lake Visitor's Center, (unless you hear otherwise..we're 
still waiting on a date when renovations will begin). 

Dr. David Pitts, long time TOS member and friend will join us to present 
"Hummingbird Nests in Your Yard.." 

This is sure to be a wonderful program!

I've had some inquiries about the scholarship the Tennessee Wildlife Resource 
Foundation has set up in tribute to Bob Hatcher.The firstscholarship will be 
awarded this fall to a student majoring in Wildlife Biology with an emphasis in 
Ornithology. If you are wanting to donate to the scholarship fund all 
donations should be made out to and sent directly to TWRF at 5000 Linbar Drive, 
Nashville, TN 37211. Make note in the memo that it is for Bob Hatcher's 
scholarship and enclose a note as well. All donations are totally tax 
deductable and 100% percent of the donation will go directly to the 
scholarship. If you need more information please contact me privately. 


Lastly, the new visitor's center across from Britton Ford will hold it's grand 
opening tomorrow, Saturday July 19th.If you can't make it out forthe 
celebrations do plan a visit really soon. It's a fantastic facility! 


As always,
Good Birding!

Cyndi Routledge
Montgomery County
Subject: Trip into the Macedonia Bottoms Heronry, Gibson County
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:18:43 -0700
July 17, 2014
Macedonia Bottoms Heronry
Western Gibson County

I got permission from the landowner and Eugene Stephens and I took a boat into 
the heron & egret nesting colony in the Macedonia Bottoms in western Gibson 
County yesterday afternoon. As we were putting our boat in the water, I 
immediately noticed three Anhingas and four Double-crested Cormorants sitting 
in a tree. As we went into the area where we could see better, I was surprised 
at the number of Anhingas that we saw. The following is a rough estimate of 
numbers in the colony: 


Anhinga - we had sixteen birds! We had at least 4 adult males, and 6 adult 
females. The remainder of the birds were juveniles. We did not see any birds in 
any of the nests but several looked like they were recently fledged and one of 
the birds still had down feathers, was unable to fly and looked like it had 
very recently crawled out of the nest. 


Double-crested Cormorant - We had at least 10 adults and 5 juveniles around the 
colony - none were seen in nests. 


Great Blue Heron - still quite a few birds in and around the nests and all the 
young birds we saw were the size of the adults. 


Great Egret - same as for the Great Blues, still several large young sitting in 
and near nests. 


Little Blue Heron - saw one flying over the colony but none in or around. I do 
not think they nested here. 


Green Heron - we had eight birds, including 5 in one tree. They were off to 
themselves, away from the main nesting colony. They were in some smaller, 
thicker trees. They may have nested in the outskirts of the colony but we saw 
no nests. 


All the nests were in Baldcypress trees. At this late date, there were many 
empty nests. Probably only about 30% were still occupied. There are at least 
200 total nests in the colony. We did not do an exact count as we did not want 
to get too close and disturb the birds. We stayed well away from the colony in 
a boat and tried to look from a safe distance. This made it very difficult to 
see all the nests with the foliage on the trees. At this time there seemed to 
be more Great Egrets than Great Blue Herons, maybe 60-70% Great Egrets. 


On the way back to Eugene's house a Lark Sparrow flew up from beside the road 
on Midway 25 Road, west of Dyer. 


Good birding,

Mark Greene
Trenton, TN
Gibson County
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Marion County
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "leica2bird@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:17:34 -0400 (EDT)
Jonnie Sue Lyons spotted a female Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and one young on 
Canyon Road near Nickajack Dam around 1:30 pm today. 



Canyon Road is where the Eagle has nested for several years. 


 Go to the end of the road (dead ends), and check the poles and wires. This is 
the first time she has seen the flycatchers. She checks this road weekly during 
the breeding season due to her Bluebird trail. 



Libby Wolfe
Ooltewah, TN
Subject: Re: Sighting of Rare Parrot
From: <dickpreston AT rittermail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:40:08 -0500
Hi Chuck,

Thanks for passing this along. I fondly remember seeing my first NOBP in the 
late 1960’s, one of the last free-dying ones still remaining in the wild at 
the time. Exciting to see they are making a comeback. Maybe there’s hope for 
the Ivory-billed yet. 


Cheers,

Dick Preston
Munford, TN.


Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:54 PM
Subject: [TN-Bird] Sighting of Rare Parrot

Slightly off topic, but the hardcore twitchers among you may be interested to 
know that there has been a verified sighting of the very rare Norwegian Blue 
Parrot in London (UK, not KY). Based on the bird's behavior, local experts 
expect it to remain in the same area for at least several days. See 
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/watch-monty-pythons-giant-dead-3861605. 



Chuck Nicholson

Norris, TN
Subject: TN NWR -Duck River Unit
From: "wodu1440 tds.net" <wodu1440 AT tds.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:09:59 -0500
TN NWR
Duck River Unit
Pool 3
Humphreys County
07/16/14

Observed a wood stork flying over Pool 3.  I was pretty sure I had seen one
in the same area also flying 2 - 3 weeks ago but I was on a tractor without
binocs.  By the time I got back in and went looking for it I could not find
it.  Got a good long look at it today with binoculars.

Clayton Ferrell
Subject: Sighting of Rare Parrot
From: Charles Nicholson <cpnicholson53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:54:48 -0400
Slightly off topic, but the hardcore twitchers among you may be interested
to know that there has been a verified sighting of the very rare Norwegian
Blue Parrot in London (UK, not KY).  Based on the bird's behavior, local
experts expect it to remain in the same area for at least several days.
See
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/watch-monty-pythons-giant-dead-3861605.

Chuck Nicholson
Norris, TN
Subject: NTOS Monthly Meeting
From: Steve Routledge <routledges AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:16:27 -0700
Good Afternoon Tn-birders!
 If you live or will happen to be in the Nashville area you are cordially 
invited to join us this Thursday, July 17that the monthly meeting of the 
Nashville Chapter of TOS. Our meeting will begin at 7:15 pm. We will meet as 
usualat Radnor Lake Visitor's Center...(construction has not yet begun). 

We'll have a short business meeting...sure toinclude the latest updates on the 
100th Anniversary Celebration and a recap of the wonderful eaglet release 
honoringand celebrating our dear friendBob Hatcher. As an aside...you 
cansee a picture and read all about itat the following link: 
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/environment/2014/07/15/eagle-release-honors-tireless-tennessee-advocate/12704021/ 


Our program forThursdays meeting will be presented by Dick Preston former TOS 
President and world traveler. 

So we hope you'll join us.

See you Thursday, July 17th!!

CyndiRoutledge
Program Chair
Subject: Re: Brown-headed Nuthatch (Cumberland Co.)
From: "LeGrand family" <elegrand AT frontiernet.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:42:11 -0500
Mike,

 

Very nice find! No other Brown-headed Nuthatches are currently known to be
in Cumberland County. Stephen Stedman's bird website
http://iweb.tntech.edu/sstedman/NuthatchBrown-headedUCR.htm has details for
the Upper Cumberland region.

 

Ed LeGrand

Cumberland Co., TN

 

From: tn-bird-bounce AT freelists.org [mailto:tn-bird-bounce AT freelists.org] On
Behalf Of Richard Knight
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:16 AM
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Brown-headed Nuthatch (Cumberland Co.)

 

Mike,

Brown-headed Nuthatch was first reported in Cumberland Co on 28 Feb 1990

at Fairfield Glade (Migrant 61:62).

 

Rick Knight

 

 

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

From: Michael McCloy   

To: tn-bird AT freelists.org  

Sent: 7/12/2014 6:36:10 PM 

Subject: [TN-Bird] Brown-headed Nuthatch (Cumberland Co.)

 

While conducting vegetation surveys this morning on Catoosa WMA (Cumberland
Co., TN) I was surprised to hear and then see a Brown-headed Nuthatch in the
stand I was working in (Fox Place, western half of Catoosa, UTMs 691358
3994234). This stand is part of the UT oak savanna restoration project, and
has been burned several years ago. The canopy is sparse, dominated by
scattered burned snags (both pines and oaks) with an occasional living oak
as well. Being new to TN I am not extremely familiar with this species'
status and distribution in the state, but a quick search of Ebird and a few
other online resources indicates that Brown-headed Nuthatch is a good find
in this area at any time of the year. In fact, this may be the first record
of this species listed on Ebird in Cumberland County (correct me if I'm
wrong). Any other intel or discussion would be appreciated! 
 
Good birding all- 



Mike McCloy

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Tennessee- Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

mmccloy AT vols.utk.edu  

(910)690-3142

 
Subject: Eagle Bend hatchery - shorebirds
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:25:58 -0400
TN-birders,

Dollyann and I went out to the Eagle Bend fish hatchery in Anderson County this 
afternoon, hoping the cool front brought in some early returning shorebirds. It 
did. There are several ponds that have no water in them and a couple had some 
nice mud for the birds. Not much else around. 


Killdeer - 80
Spotted Sandpiper – 5
Solitary Sandpiper – 1
Least Sandpiper – 24

Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Least Sandpipers in Nashville
From: "fekel" <fekel AT evans.tsuniv.edu>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:51:39 -0500
Walter S. Davis Blvd Marsh
Nashville, Davidson Co., TN
2014 Jul. 15

Following the Monday afternooon and evening rains, I stopped at the
Walter S. Davis Blvd Marsh early this Tuesday morning. Previously,
the lake area had essentially dried up except for a couple of
very small streams that wander out into it. But the rains produced
some wet area. On the far side of the dry lake area along with the
KILLDEER were 6 LEAST SANDPIPERs, looking for breakfast.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
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Subject: Birder Travel Decisions Survey - please take a few minutes for our survey!
From: Ginger Deason <ggdeason AT ncsu.edu>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:03:01 -0400
Dear Birder,



As a Tennessee Birder and someone who cares about birds, I would like to
invite you to take part in the Birder Travel Decision Survey
!



This study is being conducted by the Tourism Extension office at NC State
University. Study results will be used to redesign an outreach program that
helps local businesses better attract and serve birders, like you, as
clientele.



If you travel frequently for birding, the survey should take about 20
minutes to complete. If you don’t travel frequently for birding, the survey
should only take a few minutes. Participation in the study is voluntary and
all answers are confidential.



At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you would like to be entered
into a drawing to win a North Carolina Birding Trail guide.



You can access the survey here
.



If you have any questions about this survey, please feel free to email me (
ggdeason AT ncsu.edu) or Dr. Erin Seekamp (erin_seekamp AT ncsu.edu).



Thanks in advance for sharing your valuable opinions!



Sincerely,



Ginger Deason, Doctoral Research Assistant

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

College of Natural Resources

North Carolina State University

-- 
PhD Student/Research Assistant
Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
College of Natural Resources
North Carolina State University


Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and
the last fish has been caught, will we realize that we cannot eat money.
~ 19th century Cree saying

Hasta que el último árbol sea cortado, el último río sea contaminado y el
último pescado sea atrapado; solo entonces nos daremos cuenta que el dinero
no se puede comer.
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Subject: Re: Bachman's Sparrow and Bell's Vireo Trip Results - Sunday
From: Daniel Moss <dmoss5 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:34:59 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Appreciate the nice words Mike. I’m really pleased I have the opportunity to 
escort birders like you and others in to see some of these rare species on the 
installation. Hopefully the populations of these declining grassland birds will 
continue to benefit from the prescribed burning and military training, and 
remain stable into the future. 


I'm also still hoping to guide folks in to see a Snowy Owl some winter!

Daniel Moss
Pleasant View, TN


-----Original Message-----
>From: Michael Todd 
>Sent: Jul 14, 2014 5:18 AM
>To: tn-bird AT freelists.org, dmoss5 AT earthlink.net
>Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: Bachman's Sparrow and Bell's Vireo Trip Results - 
Sunday 

>
>It's been said before, but I just wanted to thank Daniel one more time for the 
great service he does TN Birders with fascilitating entry to the great 
grasslands of Fort Cambpell. To have the opportuntity to basically drive up and 
see a Bachman's Sparrow in TN at this point is practically a miracle! I hadn't 
seen this species in over 10 years in the state before Sunday, and the last 
time I did it involved a solid day of driving around on the southern edge of 
the state looking for the right habitat. This was typically the case with 
Bachman's. Bell's Vireo likewise.....So thanks again Daniel for all the special 
trips you've arranged over the years for people to see a great number of good 
birds you've found up that way! 

>
>Good Birding!!
>
>Mike Todd
>McKenzie, TN
>birder1 AT bellsouth.net
>www.pbase.com/mctodd
>
>--------------------------------------------
>On Sun, 7/13/14, Daniel Moss  wrote:
>
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Bachman's Sparrow and Bell's Vireo Trip Results - Sunday
> To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
> Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 8:37 PM
> 
> 13 July 2014
> Fort Campbell
> Montgomery Cty, TN
> 
> The Bachman's Sparrow did not disappoint again this morning
> for the 11 birders who came out....matter of fact it was
> perched and singing in just about the exact same spot as
> Friday. Also, the Bell's Vireo heard on Friday was still
> singing almost continuously in the same spot. This vireo
> proved just as elusive visually today, however a few birders
> did get brief looks at the bird. We also had another 2 or 3
> Bell's Vireos singing in a territory that was quiet on
> Friday. Again we had great or good looks at Henslow's
> Sparrow, Willow Flycatcher, Grasshopper Sparrow, and
> Dickcissel. 
> 
> It was a real pleasure to get folks out to see these
> birds...and to see old birding friends and meet new ones! 
> 
> Daniel Moss
> Pleasant View, TN
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Subject: Re: Bachman's Sparrow and Bell's Vireo Trip Results - Sunday
From: Michael Todd <birder1 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:18:59 -0700
It's been said before, but I just wanted to thank Daniel one more time for the 
great service he does TN Birders with fascilitating entry to the great 
grasslands of Fort Cambpell. To have the opportuntity to basically drive up and 
see a Bachman's Sparrow in TN at this point is practically a miracle! I hadn't 
seen this species in over 10 years in the state before Sunday, and the last 
time I did it involved a solid day of driving around on the southern edge of 
the state looking for the right habitat. This was typically the case with 
Bachman's. Bell's Vireo likewise.....So thanks again Daniel for all the special 
trips you've arranged over the years for people to see a great number of good 
birds you've found up that way! 


Good Birding!!

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

--------------------------------------------
On Sun, 7/13/14, Daniel Moss  wrote:

 Subject: [TN-Bird] Bachman's Sparrow and Bell's Vireo Trip Results - Sunday
 To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
 Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 8:37 PM
 
 13 July 2014
 Fort Campbell
 Montgomery Cty, TN
 
 The Bachman's Sparrow did not disappoint again this morning
 for the 11 birders who came out....matter of fact it was
 perched and singing in just about the exact same spot as
 Friday. Also, the Bell's Vireo heard on Friday was still
 singing almost continuously in the same spot. This vireo
 proved just as elusive visually today, however a few birders
 did get brief looks at the bird. We also had another 2 or 3
 Bell's Vireos singing in a territory that was quiet on
 Friday. Again we had great or good looks at Henslow's
 Sparrow, Willow Flycatcher, Grasshopper Sparrow, and
 Dickcissel. 
 
 It was a real pleasure to get folks out to see these
 birds...and to see old birding friends and meet new ones! 
 
 Daniel Moss
 Pleasant View, TN
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Subject: Bachman's Sparrow and Bell's Vireo Trip Results - Sunday
From: Daniel Moss <dmoss5 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:37:17 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
13 July 2014
Fort Campbell
Montgomery Cty, TN

The Bachman's Sparrow did not disappoint again this morning for the 11 birders 
who came out....matter of fact it was perched and singing in just about the 
exact same spot as Friday. Also, the Bell's Vireo heard on Friday was still 
singing almost continuously in the same spot. This vireo proved just as elusive 
visually today, however a few birders did get brief looks at the bird. We also 
had another 2 or 3 Bell's Vireos singing in a territory that was quiet on 
Friday. Again we had great or good looks at Henslow's Sparrow, Willow 
Flycatcher, Grasshopper Sparrow, and Dickcissel. 


It was a real pleasure to get folks out to see these birds...and to see old 
birding friends and meet new ones! 


Daniel Moss
Pleasant View, TN
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Subject: blue-winged warbler feeding brown-headed cowbird
From: richard connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:57:35 -0500
Harpeth River SP, Narrows of the Harpeth section, Cheatham Co. TN
July 11, 2014

Out at the Narrows last Friday I observed a Blue-winged Warbler (or a pair)
feeding a juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird (photo attached). Slightly
depressing thought, but it's probably not that unusual. It just makes me
wonder how long the eastern songbirds like the BWWA can sustain their
populations with the onslaught of cowbird parasitism, combined with habitat
loss, etc.

Cheers,

Richard Connors
Nashville, Davidson Co. TN
Subject: 1974 record of Brown-headed Nuthatch at Fall Creek Falls
From: David Vogt <dfvogt41 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:21:51 -0400
I regard to the thread regarding BHNU on the Cumberland Co.: while not
quite Cumberland Co.  there was a record of this species in nearby Bledsoe
Co. as early as 1974 according to Robinson.  The bird whose name escapes me
is from Giles Co..

David Vogt
Chattanooga
Subject: Re: Brown-headed Nuthatch (Cumberland Co.)
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:16:23 -0400
Mike,
Brown-headed Nuthatch was first reported in Cumberland Co on 28 Feb 1990
at Fairfield Glade (Migrant 61:62).

Rick Knight


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Michael McCloy 
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
Sent: 7/12/2014 6:36:10 PM 
Subject: [TN-Bird] Brown-headed Nuthatch (Cumberland Co.)


While conducting vegetation surveys this morning on Catoosa WMA (Cumberland 
Co., TN) I was surprised to hear and then see a Brown-headed Nuthatch in the 
stand I was working in (Fox Place, western half of Catoosa, UTMs 691358 
3994234). This stand is part of the UT oak savanna restoration project, and has 
been burned several years ago. The canopy is sparse, dominated by scattered 
burned snags (both pines and oaks) with an occasional living oak as well. Being 
new to TN I am not extremely familiar with this species' status and 
distribution in the state, but a quick search of Ebird and a few other online 
resources indicates that Brown-headed Nuthatch is a good find in this area at 
any time of the year. In fact, this may be the first record of this species 
listed on Ebird in Cumberland County (correct me if I'm wrong). Any other intel 
or discussion would be appreciated! 

 
Good birding all- 



Mike McCloy
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Tennessee- Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
mmccloy AT vols.utk.edu
(910)690-3142
Subject: Brown-headed Nuthatch (Cumberland Co.)
From: Michael McCloy <prothonotarywarbler AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:35:13 -0400
While conducting vegetation surveys this morning on Catoosa WMA (Cumberland 
Co., TN) I was surprised to hear and then see a Brown-headed Nuthatch in the 
stand I was working in (Fox Place, western half of Catoosa, UTMs 691358 
3994234). This stand is part of the UT oak savanna restoration project, and has 
been burned several years ago. The canopy is sparse, dominated by scattered 
burned snags (both pines and oaks) with an occasional living oak as well. Being 
new to TN I am not extremely familiar with this species' status and 
distribution in the state, but a quick search of Ebird and a few other online 
resources indicates that Brown-headed Nuthatch is a good find in this area at 
any time of the year. In fact, this may be the first record of this species 
listed on Ebird in Cumberland County (correct me if I'm wrong). Any other intel 
or discussion would be appreciated! 

 
Good birding all- 


Mike McCloy
Graduate Research AssistantUniversity of Tennessee- KnoxvilleKnoxville, 
TNmmccloy AT vols.utk.edu(910)690-3142 


  		 	   		  
Subject: Results from NTOS Field Trip
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:22:32 -0700
It was a wonderful morning for birding at Bowie Nature Park in Fairview, with a 
total of five birders who saw/heard 43 species. The Red-headed Woodpeckers 
stole the show today,for weobservedeleven, stunning individuals throughout 
the park. A special surprise was a Willow Flycatcher flycatching in the willow 
treesnear the pond. We enjoyed watching Pine Warblers forage for insects to 
give to their young, and we got decent looks at a Yellow-throated Warbler in a 
Sweet Gum. A pair of Hairy Woodpeckers was also a nice treat. Thank you to all 
who participated in today's walk. A complete checklist can be found below. 


43 species

Canada Goose - x
Mallard - x
Killdeer - 1
Mourning Dove - 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2
Red-headed Woodpecker - 11
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Hairy Woodpecker - 3
Northern Flicker - 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 2
Acadian Flycatcher - 2
Willlow Flycatcher - 1
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Eastern Kingbird - 2
Red-eyed Vireo - 1
vireo sp. - 1
Blue Jay - 2
American Crow - 2
Purple Martin - 45+
Carolina Chickadee - 9
Tufted Titmouse - 6
White-breasted Nuthatch - 4
Carolina Wren - 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
Eastern Bluebird - 1
American Robin - 15
European Starling - 30
Northern Parula - 2
Yellow-throated Warbler - 5
Pine Warbler - 12
Eastern Towhee - 2
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Field Sparrow - 1
Summer Tanager - 2
Northern Cardinal - 7
Indigo Bunting - 1
Common Grackle - 1
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
House Finch- 1
American Goldfinch - 3

***Get it on your calendars! The next NTOS field trip will be at 7:00 A.M. on 
August 23, 2014, at Radnor Lake in Nashville. 


Stay cool,

Chloe Walker 
Murfreesboro, TN
Subject: Fwd: Nashville Bald Eagle Release - This Tuesday - Honoring TWRA Veteran Bob Hatcher
From: VaRail <varail AT zoho.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:36:53 -0500
The AEF sent me the following information which I thought I'd share. The 
eagle to be released will be named "Hatcher's Legacy."

Mary Zimmerman
Nashville, TN
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*/Nashville Bald Eagle Release to Honor Tennessee Wildlife Resources 
Agency Veteran Bob Hatcher/*

The American Eagle Foundation (AEF, at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) 
in cooperation with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will 
be releasing a Bald Eagle near the Cumberland River in 
Nashville on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. This release will honor Robert M. 
Hatcher, who initiated Tennessee's Bald Eagle recovery efforts in the 
early 1980s.

In the 1960s and '70s, Bald Eagles were on the brink of extinction, with 
only about 400 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states and no known eagle 
nests in Tennessee. Since then, strict protection laws, the banning of 
DDT, and the dedicated restoration and recovery efforts of concerned 
citizens and conservation groups have helped restore 
this majestic species to America's skies. As of January 2014, there are 
about 143 successful Bald Eagle nests in Tennessee. From these nests, 
around 250 eaglets fledged in 2013. As of today, the TWRA, AEF, and 
other partners have released 358 captive-hatched or translocated eaglets 
into the wilds of Tennessee.

The AEF and TWRA will be conducting this special eagle release to honor 
and thank 76-year-old Bob Hatcher for his dedication in helping bring 
our nation's living symbol, the Bald Eagle, back from the brink of 
extinction. He served as the Non-Game & Endangered Species Coordinator 
for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency from 1987 to 2001, but 
served TWRA for a total of 38 years.

Since the mid-80s, Hatcher has been a mentor and close friend of Al 
Cecere, Founder and President of the American Eagle Foundation (Est. in 
1985). Hatcher is one of the main reasons the AEF exists, 
having generously volunteered thousands of hours of time and expertise 
to the cause.

TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter, AEF President Al Cecere, and Mr. 
Hatcher's Wife, Daughter, Son, family, and friends will attend the 
ceremony to recognize and honor this exemplary individual. Mr. Carter 
will announce an annual scholarship named in Mr. Hatcher's honor, the 
"Robert M. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship." Singer/Songwriter and 
Entertainer James Rogers will also be there to perform his signature 
song "Fly Eagle Fly."

The Bald Eagle to be released on Tuesday will be appropriately named 
"Hatcher's Legacy."

Mr. Hatcher is dearly loved and respected by friends, colleagues, and 
conservation representatives all over Tennessee and the country. He is 
the epitome of selflessness, integrity, patience, passion, and humility. 
He has gone above and beyond the call of duty for the sake of Bald Eagle 
and endangered species conservation. He has always been a big promotor 
of "symbiotic relationships," focusing on what people could achieve by 
working cooperatively together and sharing the credit. Thus, he has 
humbly never taken the full credit that his friends and colleagues all 
know that he so greatly deserves. He /is/ a legacy.

Bob is currently fighting cancer that has spread throughout his body. We 
are prayerful that he will miraculously recover. His family, friends, 
and  supporters have high hopes that medical arrangements can be made so 
that he may briefly attend the release ceremony on Tuesday (but we are 
not certain he will be able to do so).

Through this release, we hope that the public will truly understand the 
impact Mr. Hatcher has made not only on endangered and threatened 
species conservation, but on the thousands of people he has taken the 
time and patience to individually speak to, teach, and mentor throughout 
his life. More importantly, however, we hope /Mr. Hatcher /will /truly 
understand/ how grateful we all are for his lifelong selfless dedication.


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/*Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

*/Location: /* Bell's Bend Outdoor Center
                4187 Old Hickory Blvd
                Nashville, TN 37218

*/Time:/* Please arrive by 9:30 am. The ceremony and release will take 
place shortly after.

*Julia M. M. Cecere*
/
/
/Social Media, Marketing, & Public Relations Coordinator/
/American Eagle Foundation/
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Subject: Eagle release honoring Bob Hatcher
From: VaRail <varail AT zoho.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:09:42 -0500
Betty Hatcher has asked me to tell you that Al Cecere, of the American 
Eagle Foundation, will be releasing an eagle at Bell's Bend. The eagle 
will be released in honor of Bob Hatcher as he continues to deals with 
his on-going health problems. The event will be at Bell's Bend Outdoor 
Center (4187 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37218) on Tuesday, July 
15th at 9:30 a.m.

Mary Zimmerman
Nashville, TN
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Subject: Barn Owl Predation
From: Evan Buck <evanbuck64 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:32:27 -0500
This morning I found a large patch of barn owl feathers under a tree branch
on the edge of my yard. I did not find a carcass, and a few feathers were
stuck on the branch. I have never had a barn owl on this property over the
several years I have been here, and I spend a lot of time outside, both day
and night. It is too bad to find evidence of one this way! My guess is that
a great horned owl caught the barn owl and plucked it on the tree branch. I
think it was most likely a young, inexperienced barn owl trying to find
a new territory. There is an old barn, a hay field, and some early
successional cover all within 1/4 mile of the site. It seems unlikely that
a mammalian predator would take prey up in a tree to eat it; there are not
other remains as would be likely if a mammal killed it. Does anyone think
otherwise, or have any other information on this topic? Two photos are
included below:

Here are some of the feathers:


Here is the sassafras branch (about 12 feet off the ground). Note the
feathers on the branch.


Thanks,

Evan Buck
Lincoln County
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Subject: Little Blue Heron @ Tennessee NWR - Duck River Unit
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:08:16 -0700
My dad, brother, and I briefly checked Duck River around noon today. There were 
no shorebirds present other than Killdeer, and the numbers of Great Egrets, 
Great Blue Herons, and Green Herons were as high as to be expected.However, 
while we were on theBlue Goose loop we were treated toour FOYflyover adult 
Little Blue Heron. 


A few other somewhat notable species include:
American White Pelican - 41
Osprey - 6 
Cattle Egret - 6+ in the cow pasturenear the intersection of Hickman Road and 
Refuge Lane 

Hooded Merganser - 1 imm. female



Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN
Subject: Bachman's Sparrow and Bell's Vireo Field Trip Results
From: Daniel Moss <dmoss5 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:59:24 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Friday 11 July 2014
Fort Campbell
Montgomery Cty, TN

A total of 13 birders showed up this morning for the field trip. We were all 
able to hear and see the Bachman's Sparrow for about 15-20 minutes as it sang 
and perched up in a tree for pretty good looks (it was still singing as we 
left). Then we moved locations and were only partially successful on the Bell's 
Vireo. After coming up empty at 2 territories we were able to hear a Bell's 
Vireo singing at a 3rd location, but the bird never did become visible for 
looks. A few bonus birds hopefully made up for the loss: Henslow's Sparrows, 
Willow Flycatcher, Grasshopper Sparrow, and many Dickcissels. 


The trip for Sunday is still a go....I could probably still take a few more 
people. 


Daniel Moss
Pleasant View, TN
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Subject: Nesting Cedar waxwings, Blount Couty
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "birdglass44@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:12:55 -0400 (EDT)
This morning while doing a bird walk at Blackberry Farms in Blount County I 
found a pair of Cedar waxwings building a nest in a Black walnut tree. I also 
heard a Yellow-billed cuckoo and saw a Worm-eating warbler. 



Warren Bielenberg
Maryville
Subject: Recent Gibson County sightings
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:31:58 -0700
Sorry, I forgot my name and location on the previous post!

Below is a list of some recent sightings of interest in Gibson
County:

Monday, June 30
I had a singingLark Sparrowin my yard behind my house along a
ditch bank amongst all the Indigo Buntings, Dickcissels, and Blue Grosbeaks.

Wednesday, July 2
Macedonia Bottoms,
Western Gibson County near the Dyer County line
Anhingascontinue in the area of the heron &
egret nesting colony. I had a male and a female Anhinga and a single
Double-crested Cormorant amongst all the Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets
going to and coming from the nesting colony. Still several Mississippi Kites
and Fish Crows around as well. There have been up to 7 Cattle Egrets in a
pasture on Old TN-104 near the area where I scope the colony from. I also had 
aSharp-shinned Hawkjust west of the bottoms along Hwy 104 

in Dyer County, just west of Hooper Marsh.


Thursday, July 3
Macedonia Bottoms
I had one maleAnhingaand a Double-crested Cormorant in the
same area described above.

Saturday, July 5
I located a Green
Heron nest with 3 baby herons in a Sugar Maple tree in my yard. The tree is
about 20 feet off of the ground and is nowhere near any open water. There are a
few farm ponds around the area but none in the immediate area. This is the 2nd
time in 5 years that a Green Heron has nested in my yard in the same tree! The 
last time was in 2010. 


Sunday, July 6
Mt. Orange road - 1/2
mile from my house, SW of Trenton
I had aLark Sparrowflush from the side of the road and
land in a nearby field.

Thursday, July 10
Mt. Orange Road at
jct. with Hwy 54 (about a mile east of the previous location)
ALark Sparrowflew from one side of the road and
landed on the other side of the road for a few seconds before flushing into a
corn field.

Old Eaton Road, west
of Trenton
A singleLark Sparrowflushed from the side of the road near
the jct. of Loop Road.

Macedonia Bottom, near
Dyer County line
A femaleAnhingaand a Double-crested Cormorant were
seen in addition to all the Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets going to and
coming from the heron & egret nesting colony. Three people in the last 2
weeks have got their state Anhinga for TN at this location. It should be
reliable for a few more days. A friend of mine and I are going to try to take a
boat in and view the colony sometime in the next few days. I also had a 
Cooper's 

Hawk in the bottoms today. Several Purple Martins were also resting in a big
dead Baldcypress tree in the bottoms. A few Mississippi Kites & Fish Crows
as well...

Good birding!

Mark Greene
Trenton, TN
Subject: Recent Gibson County sightings
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:25:46 -0700
Below is a list of some recent sightings of interest in Gibson County:

Monday, June 30
I had a singing Lark Sparrow in my yard behind my house along a ditch bank 
amongst all the Indigo Buntings, Dickcissels, and Blue Grosbeaks. 


Wednesday, July 2
Macedonia Bottoms, Western Gibson County near the Dyer County line
Anhingas continue in the area of the heron & egret nesting colony. I had a male 
and a female Anhinga and a single Double-crested Cormorant amongst all the 
Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets going to and coming from the nesting colony. 
Still several Mississippi Kites and Fish Crows around as well. There have been 
up to 7 Cattle Egrets in a pasture on Old TN-104 near the area where I scope 
the colony from. I also had a Sharp-shinned Hawk just west of the bottoms along 
Hwy 104 in Dyer County, just west of Hooper Marsh. 


Thursday, July 3

Macedonia Bottoms
I had one male Anhinga and a Double-crested Cormorant in the same area 
described above. 


Saturday, July 5

I located a Green Heron nest with 3 baby herons in a Sugar Maple tree in my 
yard. The tree is about 20 feet off of the ground and is nowhere near any open 
water. There are a few farm ponds around the area but none in the immediate 
area. This is the 2nd time in 5 years that a Green Heron has nested in my yard 
in the same tree! 


Sunday, July 6
Mt. Orange road - 1/2 mile from my house, SW of Trenton
I had a Lark Sparrow flush from the side of the road and land in a nearby 
field. 


Thursday, July 10
Mt. Orange Road at jct. with Hwy 54 (about a mile east of the previous 
location) 

A Lark Sparrow flew from one side of the road and landed on the other side of 
the road for a few seconds before flushing into a corn field. 


Old Eaton Road, west of Trenton
A single Lark Sparrow flushed from the side of the road near the jct. of Loop 
Road. 


Macedonia Bottom, near Dyer County line
A female Anhinga and a Double-crested Cormorant were seen in addition to all 
the Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets going to and coming from the heron & 
egret nesting colony. Three people in the last 2 weeks have got their state 
Anhinga for TN at this location. It should be reliable for a few more days. A 
friend of mine and I are going to try to take a boat in and view the colony 
sometime in the next few days. I also had a Cooper's Hawk in the bottoms today. 
Several Purple Martins were also resting in a big dead Baldcypress tree in the 
bottoms. A few Mississippi Kites & Fish Crows as well... 
Subject: Wing tagged Red-tailed Hawk near Reelfoot Lake
From: "" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "knoxmartin2@aol.com" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:41:51 -0400 (EDT)
Tennessee State Parks Naturalist David Haggard reported seeing a wing tagged 
Red-tailed Hawk on the River Road near Reelfoot Lake in Lake County earlier 
today. The bird had a green wing tag with the white numbers 338. I have emailed 
the USF & WS Bird Banding Office to see if they have any information on the 
bander, however this may be a private study. Has anybody run across a similar 
tagged raptor recently? Any thoughts as to who might be doing the study? 



Knox Martin
Mid-South Raptor Center
Memphis, Shelby County
Subject: Peregrine Falcons, Nashville
From: jonathan.m.gendzier AT gmail.com
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:22:43 +0000
A pair of Peregrine Falcons just flew past my office window along the 
Cumberland River through downtown Nashville. They were wheeling over the Shelby 
St. Pedestrian Bridge and then worked their way back over downtown. 

Count the barn swallows and chimney swifts as upset. 

Jonathan Gendzier
Davidson County


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