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Turquoise-browed Motmot,©Sophie Webb

28 Aug Great Smoky Mountains National Park birds [Thomas Miko ]
28 Aug Test [Mike Sanders ]
28 Aug Northern Shovelers [Stephen Zipperer ]
28 Aug Wilson's Warbler ["Richard Knight" ]
28 Aug Ruddy Turnstone ["Ron Hoff" ]
28 Aug Recent TN Alder Flycatcher reports [Bill Pulliam ]
27 Aug LARK Sparrow at Paddle Creek, Sullivan Cty [Roy & Robin Knispel ]
27 Aug Norris Songbird Trail / Eagle Bend - 8/27 [Shane Williams ]
27 Aug early migrants in Pittman Center []
27 Aug more Radnor Lake migrants, Davidson Co. [Jan Shaw ]
27 Aug Re: (?) Alder Flycatcher Anderson County ["Stefan Woltmann" ]
27 Aug Re: Rankin Bottoms [michael sledjeski ]
26 Aug Rankin Baird's Sandpiper [michael sledjeski ]
26 Aug Birchwood Warblers and Woodpeckers [Charles Murray ]
26 Aug Eagle Bend hatchery shorebirds ["Ron Hoff" ]
26 Aug (?) Alder Flycatcher Anderson County [Thomas Miko ]
26 Aug Greenway banding ["Aborn, David" ]
26 Aug Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery Ruddy Turnstone [Stephany McNew ]
26 Aug Migrants at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co. [Jan Shaw ]
25 Aug Northern Waterthrush on Lookout Mountain - Hamilton County [Dralle ]
25 Aug Rankin Bottoms [michael sledjeski ]
25 Aug migrants - Knox []
25 Aug Rankin Bottoms, Aug 23, 2015 ["david kirschke" ]
24 Aug RFI Ruffed Grouse near Oak Ridge [Thomas Miko ]
24 Aug Re: Wilson County - 24 August 2015 [Greg Tomerlin ]
24 Aug Eagle Bend Ruddy Turnstone??? ["Ron Hoff" ]
24 Aug Wilson County - 24 August 2015 [Greg Tomerlin ]
24 Aug Re: Radnor Lake, Davidson County, 8-22-15 [Chris Sloan ]
24 Aug Radnor Lake, Davidson County, 8-22-15 [Graham ]
24 Aug Greenway banding ["Aborn, David" ]
24 Aug Ruddy Turnstone still at eagle bend [Morton Massey ]
22 Aug Coffee Co. Pond with shorebird potential [Jeannie Swant ]
22 Aug Re: Pied-billed Grebe [Richard Connors ]
21 Aug Eagle Bend hatchery - Closed Saturday ["Ron Hoff" ]
21 Aug Pied-billed Grebe [Jeannie Swant ]
21 Aug Scissortail [Kristy Baker ]
21 Aug Re: Black-and-white Warbler - Davidson county ["Jim Arnett" ]
21 Aug Re: Black-and-white Warbler - Davidson county ["Jim Arnett" ]
21 Aug Re: Black-and-white Warbler - Davidson county [Graham ]
21 Aug Black-and-white Warbler - Davidson county ["Jim Arnett" ]
21 Aug Roan Mtn birds ["Richard Knight" ]
21 Aug yard bird #69 [Chad Smith ]
21 Aug regional migrants - Knox []
21 Aug FOS Migrants in Rutherford County ["Chloe Walker" ]
21 Aug Bark Camp Barrens sod farm, Coffee Co. [Susan McWhirter ]
21 Aug Yard Birds #157-158 [birdchaserrws ]
21 Aug Eagleville Shorebirds (Again) ["Chloe Walker" ]
20 Aug Eagleville Sod farm [Stephen Zipperer ]
20 Aug Am. Avocet, etc. in Lake Co. ["Mark Greene" ]
20 Aug Re: Eastern TN birds next week [Thomas Miko ]
20 Aug Shorebird fallout, Eagleville Sod Farms Rutherford County [Terry Witt ]
20 Aug Eastern TN birds next week [Thomas Miko ]
20 Aug Re: Eagle Bend hatchery - Ruddy Turnstone ["John Obarr" ]
20 Aug 12 Shorebird Species at Eagleville Sod Farms ["Chloe Walker" ]
20 Aug Old Hickory Lake migrants, Davidson Co. [Jan Shaw ]
20 Aug Eagle Bend hatchery - Ruddy Turnstone ["Ron Hoff" ]
20 Aug Re: Wilson's Phalarope at Camp Jordan Park Hamilton County [tim jeffers ]
19 Aug Re: Eagle Bend Willet, Ruddy Turnstone - 8/19 [Shane Williams ]
19 Aug Eagle Bend Willet, Ruddy Turnstone - 8/19 [Shane Williams ]
19 Aug Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Murfreesboro [Matthew Erickson ]
19 Aug Red-necked Phalarope, Wilson's Phalaropes, Marbled Godwit, Black-bellied Plover, etc. Duck River Unit TNWR [birdchaserrws ]
19 Aug Wilson's Phalarope at Camp Jordan Park Hamilton County [Dralle ]
19 Aug Backyard birds, mostly ["Ashley H" ]
18 Aug Shore birds - Hamilton County [Hugh Barger ]
18 Aug Horned Grebe and Black Terns [Michael Sanders ]
18 Aug Coffee Co. Black Terns and Black-bellied Plovers [Susan McWhirter ]
18 Aug Black- neck Stilt [Stephen Zipperer ]
18 Aug Shorebirds at W.R. Grace Ponds Hamilton County [Dralle ]
18 Aug Pectoral Sandpiper Camp Jordan Park Hamilton County [Dralle ]
18 Aug Re: Lake County Birds []
18 Aug Black- necked Stilt Eaglevile Sod Farm [Stephen Zipperer ]
18 Aug Eagle Bend fish hatchery - migration ["Ron Hoff" ]
17 Aug Rankin Bottoms [michael sledjeski ]
17 Aug Marbled Godwits at the Duck River Unit [birdchaserrws ]
17 Aug Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher []
17 Aug Rufous Hummingbird [Stephen Zipperer ]

Subject: Great Smoky Mountains National Park birds
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:29:07 -0400
    
Hi Folks,I am writing this email at the Knoxville Airport while waiting to 
board my flight home to Los Angeles.The info below will be more useful for 
other Tennessee non-natives.After the final exam, this afternoon, I dropped off 
my boss at the airport, then realized that I had hours of free time before my 
flight, so I zipped over to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While driving 
through the park, I noticed the same thing as when I drove through Frozen Head 
state park couple of days ago. There are obvious parking lots, or visitor 
centers, where you park car and then walk around. You have to find a spot on 
the side of the road, park your car, and just randomly find a trail deep into 
the forest. The other thing I noticed (at both places) is that for the first 
part of the hike is that the birds are completely silent, or non existent for 
the first mile or so while you walk these roads. It appears that the birds 
avoid the car traffic, and only live deep inside the forest. I walked long the 
lush, green, dark forest trail, next to a stream(there are streams everywhere 
in this park), literally not seeing or hearing birds, getting more and more 
annoyed, until I was around one mile uphill. Suddenly, I hit a large mixed 
feeding flock of Red eyed Vireos, Tufted Titmice, Black throated Green 
Warblers, Northern Parulas, a Warbling Vireo, Blue headed Vireos, Cardinals, 
Blue gray Gnatcatchers, a Red bellied Woodpecker and a Carolina Wren.A Broad 
winged Hawk circled overhead, while an uncooperative Catharus thrush gave 
partial calls.Of course, I had left my camera in the trunk of the car, because 
 (obviously) it was too dark in the forest to take photos. Out of desperation 
I took photos by holding my cell phone up to my binoculars. The amazing thing 
was this was the only part of the entire forest that had birds. I walked off in 
both directions, and realized that I needed to go back, and just stand at this 
1 spot and let all of them come and visit me.I need to come back to your state, 
and walk around in your forests at 8 o'clock in the morning( I will never be 
able to do that when I am taking classes with the nuclear regulatory 
commission- they are the ones who keep sending me here). If I could do that, I 
would see tons of birds.Tom 



Thomas Geza Miko653 S. Indian Hill Blvd., #CClaremont CA 91711
Http://www.tgmiko.com 
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909.445.1456 


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Subject: Test
From: Mike Sanders <hawk036 AT bvu.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:49:44 -0400
Test

Mike Sanders
Bristol, Va
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Subject: Northern Shovelers
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:42:03 -0500
7/28/15
Hillsboro Pond HWY 41
Coffee County

Stopped by a few places after work this morning. Best spot was the
Hillsboro pond in Coffee Co.  Had 2 Northern Shovelers, first I have seen
this fall, 3 Blue-winged teal, Solitary Sandpiper,  2 Spotted Sandpipers,
Pectoral Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs ,  killdeer, Great Egret, Great Blue
Heron.

Driving  up HWY 50 to Altamont between mile markers 15 and 16 I had 3
Broad-winged Hawks.

Good birding,

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co
Subject: Wilson's Warbler
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:11:13 -0400
28 Aug 2015
Elizabethton linear walkway, Carter Co

Wilson's Warbler - 1
Blue-winged Warbler - 1

also:
Broad-winged Hawk - 1
Spotted Sandpiper - 1

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: Ruddy Turnstone
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:14:52 -0400
Tony King and Denise are at Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery and report seeing the 
Turnstone in the grass between the ponds. 

10:00   Aug.28. 
Ron Hoff
282 Hackworth Ln.
Clinton, TN 37716
Subject: Recent TN Alder Flycatcher reports
From: Bill Pulliam <littlezz AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:43:26 -0500
There have been several reports of Alder Flycatchers in TN via eBird  
in the last week, all ID'd by voice. In one case, playback was used  
to elicit an aggressive response and full song, and it was noted that  
the bird did not respond at all to Willow playback.

So yes they are in TN in late August, and they can be identified by  
voice here. Also I'd add that the usual concerns about playback  
really don't apply to fall migrants who are far from their nesting  
grounds and will be outta here in a few days.

Bill Pulliam
Hohenwald TN

> Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:09:50 +0000 (UTC)
> From: "Stefan Woltmann"  (Redacted  
> sender "harpagus AT yahoo" for DMARC)
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Re: (?) Alder Flycatcher Anderson County
>
> Hi Tom,
> As far as timing goes, Alders (ID'd by call) have been reported  
> from Louisiana for about a week now, so they are certainly moving  
> through Tennessee. But aside from voice (which requires a certain  
> amount of experience with all Empid calls), there is not a  
> *reliable* way to separate Alders and Willows by eye. Even in the  
> hand many are not reliably separated. But Willow/Alder (="Traill's"  
> Flycatcher) is a perfectly fine ID if we can rule out the other  
> eastern Empids.
> Best birding,
> Stefan Stefan Woltmann, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor


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Subject: LARK Sparrow at Paddle Creek, Sullivan Cty
From: Roy & Robin Knispel <rknispel AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:36:34 -0400
Kathy Noblet, Reece Jamerson, and I birded the Austin Springs area and 
water areas in Sullivan County today.  Gil Derouen joined us for birding 
at Musick's Campground and Middlebrook Lake, and Wallace Coffey and 
Brookie and Jean Potter joined us as well at Musick's Campground.  
Highlights:

Austin Springs, Washington Cty.:
Great Blue Heron              1
Killdeer                      1
E. Kingbird                   1

Sullivan Cty.
Pleasant Grove Rd.
Great Blue Heron              1

Paddle Creek:
Osprey                        1
Pied-billed Grebe             1
Killdeer                      1
Spotted Sandpiper             2
LARK SPARROW                  1      (photos available)

Weir Dam:
Green Heron                   1
Cedar Waxwing                 1

S. Holston Lake Dam Overlook:
Great Blue Heron              1
Forster's Tern                2

Rooty Branch Rd. Beaver Pond
Wood Duck                    12
Green Heron                   3

Hwy 421 Boat Ramp area:
Great Blue Heron              2

Musick's Campground:
Great Blue Heron              5
Killdeer                      5
Least Sandpiper               2
Kingfisher                    1

Middlebrook Lake:
Wood Duck                     5
Great Blue Heron              1
D. C. Cormorant               1
Coot                          1
Kingfisher                    1
Cedar Waxwing                 2

Roy Knispel
Johnson City
Subject: Norris Songbird Trail / Eagle Bend - 8/27
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:14:43 -0400
Songbird Trail below Norris Dam(Anderson Co.). Walked along riverside 
portion from north parking lot to middle parking lot and back from 11am 
- 2:10pm. Most warbler activity was in 1 spot just downstream from 
wooden stairs.

Black-and white warbler - 1
Canada warbler - 1
Chestnut-sided warbler - 1
Hooded warbler - 1
Northern parula - 1
Worm-eating warbler - 1
Yellow-throated warbler - 2

Red-eyed vireo - 1
White-eyed vireo - 9
Yellow-throated vireo - 2
Gray-cheeked thrush - 1 (good view checking out berries at edge of 
walnut orchard)
Yellow-billed cuckoo - 1 (near north end catching a cicada)
Summer tanager - 1 fem
Blue-gray gnatcatcher - 2
Eastern wood pewee - 2
Ruby-throated hummingbird - 6

Hairy woodpecker - 1
Red-tailed hawk - 1

Eagle Bend fish hatchery (Clinton) 2:30 -3:30pm:

RUDDY TURNSTONE - 1 continues (2nd row left ponds)
Solitary sandpiper - 1
Spotted sandpiper - 1
Least sandpiper - 5

Blue-winged teal - 1 juv (with Mallard pair)
Green heron - 2
Eastern kingbird - 1

Last time I was here there was a large snake (Northern Watersnake 
maybe?) with a frog sticking out of it's mouth trying to wriggle it's 
way out of the left 3rd row pond nearest the river. Unfortunately I had 
no batteries in my camera. Today there were 2 frogs sitting in the same 
spot. I took a picture to remember them by.

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN






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Subject: early migrants in Pittman Center
From: shaawitya AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:47:18 +0000 (UTC)
I found a small flock of migrants in the yard early this morning that had 7 
warbler species, including early Tennessee and Magnolia Warblers. The list is 
below. 


Home - Private Residence, Sevier, Tennessee, US 
Aug 27, 2015 8:20 AM - 9:00 AM 
Protocol: Traveling 
0.2 mile(s) 
21 species 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3 
Downy Woodpecker 4 
Red-eyed Vireo 1 
American Crow 2 
Carolina Chickadee 5 
Tufted Titmouse 4 
White-breasted Nuthatch 2 
Carolina Wren 3 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 
American Robin 4 
Tennessee Warbler 2 Clearly saw these two plain warblers with slightly olive 
back, black eye line and white line above eye 

Northern Parula 1 
Magnolia Warbler 2 Two different bird showing black streaking on sides, yellow 
breast and belly, tail dipped in ink 

Blackburnian Warbler 1 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3 
Black-throated Green Warbler 4 
Canada Warbler 1 
Song Sparrow 2 
Scarlet Tanager 1 
Northern Cardinal 3 
American Goldfinch 6 

Keith Watson 
Pittman Center, TN 
Subject: more Radnor Lake migrants, Davidson Co.
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:22:36 -0500
8-27-2015
Radnor Lake
Davidson Co.

I walked up to the area near the Education Center again this morning.
Though I didn't see any of the warblers I saw there yesterday, two new ones
showed up: Black-throated Green and Chestnut-sided.

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Re: (?) Alder Flycatcher Anderson County
From: "Stefan Woltmann" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "harpagus@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:09:50 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Tom,
As far as timing goes, Alders (ID'd by call) have been reported from Louisiana 
for about a week now, so they are certainly moving through Tennessee. But aside 
from voice (which requires a certain amount of experience with all Empid 
calls), there is not a *reliable* way to separate Alders and Willows by eye. 
Even in the hand many are not reliably separated. But Willow/Alder (="Traill's" 
Flycatcher) is a perfectly fine ID if we can rule out the other eastern Empids. 

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


 On Wednesday, August 26, 2015 4:57 PM, Thomas Miko  
wrote: 

   

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Subject: Re: Rankin Bottoms
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 06:14:21 -0400
Make that 8/24/15, add Baird's Sandpiper.
MS
 
> Douglas Lake, Cocke county, 4/24/15, 5-8pm, by canoe
> Lake elevation: 985.9 ft.
> 
> Low killdeer numbers (as David Kirschke noted on 8/23), suggesting that a 
falcon had come through, but other shorebirds are arriving. Many were around 
the Gate Pond, out of sight from the shore. 

> 
> Partial list: 
> Wood Duck (8) 
> Dbl. Crested Cormorant (240)
> Great Egret (90)
> Little Blue Heron
> Black-crowned Night-heron (9)
> Green Heron (4)
> Osprey (6)
> Semipalmated Plover (9)
> Killdeer (3)
> Lesser Yellowlegs (12)
> Spotted Sandpiper (4)
> Solitary Sandpiper
> Least sandpiper (27)
> Semipalmated Sandpiper (6)
> Western Sandpiper
> Pectoral Sandpiper (8)
> Sanderling (5)
> Ring-billed Gull (60)
> Caspian Tern
> 
> Michael Sledjeski & Leslie Gibbens
> Del Rio TN
Subject: Rankin Baird's Sandpiper
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:18:42 -0400
I took a closer look at low-light photos from Rankin Bottoms, July 24, and 
found a bird with the long primaries, breast pattern and supraloral spot of a 
Baird's Sandpiper. 

My thanks to Rick Knight for confirming the i.d.
.

Michael Sledjeski
Del Rio TN
Subject: Birchwood Warblers and Woodpeckers
From: Charles Murray <dro1945 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:26:42 -0400
I saw my first two warblers of this migration season at my home in Birchwood 
(Hamilton County) this morning. A Canada warbler was a life bird for me, and I 
also saw an American redstart. After waiting around two years for red-headed 
woodpeckers to return, I'm now hearing or seeing at least two daily - at least 
one adult and at least one first-year bird. They are attracted to peanut butter 
suet in a log feeder. Four other woodpecker species were also observed today, 
including two pileateds, as well as a Northern flicker, red-bellies, and downy 
woodpeckers. 


Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN
 		 	   		  
Subject: Eagle Bend hatchery shorebirds
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:22:36 -0400
TN-birders,

Dollyann & I stopped by the Eagle Bend fish hatchery in Anderson Co. this 
afternoon on the way back from birding Hancock County. Of interest were the 
following: 


Least Sandpiper – 12
Pectoral Sandpiper – 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper – 1
Western Sandpiper – 1
Hooded Warbler – 1, in the far back left corner.

We did NOT see the Ruddy Turnstone.

Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: (?) Alder Flycatcher Anderson County
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:56:42 -0700
Hi Folks
At the Chilton River during my lunch break today I had a strange empid that 
looked like a "wrong" Willow Flycatcher--even accounting for the difference 
between western and eastern Willows. Its head was round, and the bill was 
large, but not large enough for Willow. It was not an Eastern Kingbird, or an 
Eastern Phoebe (had them here today, too). 

Am I allowed to see an Alder Flycatcher here in August (a fall migrant?)???
Tom Miko
Oak Ridge this week
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Subject: Greenway banding
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:09:57 +0000
26 August 2015
Hamilton County, TN

Winds kept banding numbers down today, especially the second half of the 
morning. Nonetheless, I finished with 3 Hooded Warblers and 2 Ovenbirds. There 
were also lots of gnatcatchers around, and I heard a couple of Summer Tanagers 
and a pewee, and saw a Broad-winged Hawk. 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery Ruddy Turnstone
From: Stephany McNew <stephmcnew AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:20:13 -0400
Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery 
Anderson County

The Ruddy Turnstone is currently at Eagle Bend. It is about halfway back, 
working the grassy area between two lined ponds before you get to the low 
unlined pond where people often fish. 


Stephany McNew
Knoxville, TN
Knox Co. 

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Subject: Migrants at Radnor Lake, Davidson Co.
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:00:51 -0500
8-26-2015
Radnor Lake
Davidson Co.

It was great to see some warblers this morning. I walked up the road from
the east end to the Education Center and found several birds coming and
going in one tree where the power lines cross the road.

northern parula
magnolia warbler
black-and-white
blue-winged
golden-winged - beautiful male!
white-eyed vireo
red-eyed vireo
gnatcatcher
hairy woodpecker
summer tanager
pewee

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Northern Waterthrush on Lookout Mountain - Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:47:58 -0400
This afternoon while doing yard work, I heard a waterthrush call note from the 
thicket. A Northern Waterthrush flew down to our rock bird bath and stayed a 
few minutes. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County



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Subject: Rankin Bottoms
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:13:49 -0400
Douglas Lake, Cocke county, 4/24/15, 5-8pm, by canoe
Lake elevation: 985.9 ft.

Low killdeer numbers (as David Kirschke noted on 8/23), suggesting that a 
falcon had come through, but other shorebirds are arriving. Many were around 
the Gate Pond, out of sight from the shore. 


Partial list: 
Wood Duck (8) 
Dbl. Crested Cormorant (240)
Great Egret (90)
Little Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night-heron (9)
Green Heron (4)
Osprey (6)
Semipalmated Plover (9)
Killdeer (3)
Lesser Yellowlegs (12)
Spotted Sandpiper (4)
Solitary Sandpiper
Least sandpiper (27)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (6)
Western Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper (8)
Sanderling (5)
Ring-billed Gull (60)
Caspian Tern

Michael Sledjeski & Leslie Gibbens
Del Rio TN
Subject: migrants - Knox
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:29:13 -0400 (EDT)
A few notes on recent sightings from the yard on Black Oak Ridge in west 
Knox Co.  Still no warblers whose breeding grounds aren't visible out the 
window on a clear day.

Friday, 21 Aug
Golden-winged Warbler in the evening in addition to those reported from 
AM in earlier post

Monday, 24 Aug
N Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler

Tuesday, 25 Aug 
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Worm-eating Warbler 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 
American Redstart, 2 
DICKCISSEL, 2 birds giving their raspy ZRRRT flight calls overhead about 
07:30, close but I could not get eyes on them


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Rankin Bottoms, Aug 23, 2015
From: "david kirschke" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "dkirschke@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 01:19:21 +0000 (UTC)
Spent a couple hours yesterday at Rankin Bottoms by kayak.  The water level 
was still a little high, and shorebirds were hard to come by.  Couldn't even 
find a Killdeer!  Just thought I should keep an eye on the place while Michael 
Sledjeski was off at his songwriter's contest.  

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 Subject: eBird Report - Rankin Bottoms, Aug 23, 2015
   
Rankin Bottoms, Cocke, Tennessee, US
Aug 23, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:    By kayak.
22 species

Canada Goose  15
Wood Duck  8
Mallard  6
Double-crested Cormorant  30
Great Blue Heron  9
Great Egret  40
Green Heron  6
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  5
Bald Eagle  1
Semipalmated Plover  7
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Least Sandpiper  4
Ring-billed Gull  20
Caspian Tern  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Tree Swallow  4
Bank Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  1

View this checklist online at 
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Subject: RFI Ruffed Grouse near Oak Ridge
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:35:43 -0400
    
Hi Folks,It feels (felt) surprisingly birdless around Oak Ridge today. I 
haven't seen a single chimney swift since I got here yesterday afternoon, even 
though according to ebird they are still around.Speaking of ebird, I have been 
looking at it to see if I can find any locations for Ruffed Grouse. That would 
be a life bird for me. If anybody has any suggestions for a location near Oak 
Ridge, I would appreciate it.TomThe butterflies, on the other hand, were 
fantastic today. I'm glad I bought my camera. Tomorrow I'm going to go back to 
the river and take photos of the five unfamiliar butterflies that I saw during 
my lunch break, today. 



Thomas Geza Miko653 S. Indian Hill Blvd., #CClaremont CA 91711
Http://www.tgmiko.com 
Personal cell 909.241.3300Work cell 213.471.6001Office 213.351.7382Home 
909.445.1456 


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Subject: Re: Wilson County - 24 August 2015
From: Greg Tomerlin <cedarbees AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:54:25 -0500
Should have mentioned this was from 8:00 until 10:40 this morning at my
home just south of Lebanon.

Greg
On Aug 24, 2015 2:01 PM, "Greg Tomerlin"  wrote:

> ​Greetings all.​
>
> Although I have been reading TN-Bird for several months, I think this is
> my first post. Nothing rare or uncommon to report but I am itching to jump
> in here with my results this morning. I finally positively identified a
> Broad-winged Hawk this morning when one exploded out of a tree right
> overhead and I saw that single white band on the tail. Also the white
> underwing with the black border around the tip and along the back. This
> made my day (at 8:20 a.m.) but an hour or so later I was watching some
> dingy bluebirds, sparrows and house finches through monoculars when
> suddenly something on fire burst into view and BAM! A Baltimore Oriole goes
> in the log. I was surprised by how much brighter and more vivid the orange
> was on this bird compared to the male (and female) I saw back in May. In
> 160 minutes, this is what I was able to identify.
>
> Wild Turkey - 9
> Black Vulture - 4
> Turkey Vulture - 13
> Broad-winged Hawk - 1
> Red-tailed Hawk - 1
> Mourning Dove - 3
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
> American Kestrel - 1
> Eastern Kingbird - 5
> Blue Jay - 7
> American Crow - 6
> Barn Swallow - 2
> Carolina Chickadee - 3
> Eastern Bluebird - 6
> Northern Mockingbird - 2
> European Starling - 5
> Chipping Sparrow - 2
> Northern Cardinal - 3
> Baltimore Oriole - 1
> House Finch - 5
>
> Best,
>
> Greg Tomerlin
> Wilson County
> 24 August 2015
>
Subject: Eagle Bend Ruddy Turnstone???
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:05:30 -0400
TN-birders,

Dollyann and I had briefly stopped by the Eagle Bend fish hatchery in Anderson 
Co. yesterday, as we noticed the gate was open. We saw the Ruddy Turnstone 
then. 


Today we went out there, arriving at noon. We carefully checked all the areas 
we have been seeing the turnstone but COULD NOT FIND IT. We did have a Bald 
Eagle and a male Blue Grosbeak. 


Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Wilson County - 24 August 2015
From: Greg Tomerlin <cedarbees AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:01:08 -0500
​Greetings all.​

Although I have been reading TN-Bird for several months, I think this is my
first post. Nothing rare or uncommon to report but I am itching to jump in
here with my results this morning. I finally positively identified a
Broad-winged Hawk this morning when one exploded out of a tree right
overhead and I saw that single white band on the tail. Also the white
underwing with the black border around the tip and along the back. This
made my day (at 8:20 a.m.) but an hour or so later I was watching some
dingy bluebirds, sparrows and house finches through monoculars when
suddenly something on fire burst into view and BAM! A Baltimore Oriole goes
in the log. I was surprised by how much brighter and more vivid the orange
was on this bird compared to the male (and female) I saw back in May. In
160 minutes, this is what I was able to identify.

Wild Turkey - 9
Black Vulture - 4
Turkey Vulture - 13
Broad-winged Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Mourning Dove - 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
American Kestrel - 1
Eastern Kingbird - 5
Blue Jay - 7
American Crow - 6
Barn Swallow - 2
Carolina Chickadee - 3
Eastern Bluebird - 6
Northern Mockingbird - 2
European Starling - 5
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Northern Cardinal - 3
Baltimore Oriole - 1
House Finch - 5

Best,

Greg Tomerlin
Wilson County
24 August 2015
Subject: Re: Radnor Lake, Davidson County, 8-22-15
From: Chris Sloan <csloan1973 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:30:38 -0500
They breed at Radnor Lake.  Some of the eBird filters are still not finely
calibrated.


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

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Graham  wrote:

> Davidson County
> August 22, 2015
>
> I spent a couple of hours on a whim out at Radnor on Saturday. Great looks
> at Belted Kingfisher fishing and young Eastern Kingbirds, etc. and the
> usual cast of characters.
>
> Also a beautiful male Yellow-Throated Warbler gleaning on a sycamore right
> near the valve house trail / spillway. I didn't think this was an unusual
> sighting, but it was questioned on ebird, so I figured I might report it
> here as well. I didn't bother with a photo because it was a bit out of
> range to get a "keeper," but the bird was unmistakably a YTWA. Early
> migrant? I thought these birds were local breeders, but I may be putting
> too much stock in range maps.
>
> Graham Gerdeman
> Nashville
>
Subject: Radnor Lake, Davidson County, 8-22-15
From: Graham <grahamgerdeman AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:28:39 -0500
Davidson County
August 22, 2015

I spent a couple of hours on a whim out at Radnor on Saturday. Great looks
at Belted Kingfisher fishing and young Eastern Kingbirds, etc. and the
usual cast of characters.

Also a beautiful male Yellow-Throated Warbler gleaning on a sycamore right
near the valve house trail / spillway. I didn't think this was an unusual
sighting, but it was questioned on ebird, so I figured I might report it
here as well. I didn't bother with a photo because it was a bit out of
range to get a "keeper," but the bird was unmistakably a YTWA. Early
migrant? I thought these birds were local breeders, but I may be putting
too much stock in range maps.

Graham Gerdeman
Nashville
Subject: Greenway banding
From: "Aborn, David" <David-Aborn AT utc.edu>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:09:08 +0000
24 August 2015
Hamilton County, TN

The first day of fall migration banding at Greenway Farms got off to a good 
start; 


Hooded Warbler = 3
Canada Warbler = 3
Kentucky Warbler = 1
White-eyed Vireo = 1

With a cold front expected to pass through today, the rest of the week looks 
promising! 


David Aborn
Chattanooga, TN
Subject: Ruddy Turnstone still at eagle bend
From: Morton Massey <massey6932 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:25:34 -0400
Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery
Aug 24, 2015
8:51 AM
Traveling
1.00 miles
89 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.0 Build 15

7 Canada Goose
12 Mallard
2 Green Heron
2 Osprey
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
18 Killdeer
2 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Ruddy Turnstone -- Continuing bird
2 Least Sandpiper
22 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
17 Mourning Dove
3 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
6 Eastern Kingbird
2 American Crow
4 Barn Swallow
1 Carolina Wren
1 American Robin
32 European Starling
2 Northern Cardinal
3 Eastern Meadowlark
1 House Finch
Sent from my iPhone

Morton Massey 
Knoxville 
Subject: Coffee Co. Pond with shorebird potential
From: Jeannie Swant <jswant AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 13:53:41 -0500
Looked at the Hillsboro pond 2 miles North of the Grundy Co. Line in Coffee Co. 
today on way to Chattanooga. Didn't have our scope with us so couldn't pin down 
the 6-8 smaller sandpipers but an easy get was a beautiful Black-bellied Plover 
along the back side and a Great Egret. This pond has stayed wet for the first 
time in memory across the summer and should be on the route for any birders in 
the area. It's currently holding 5-10 acres of water. 


Dale and Jeannie Swant
Manchester, TN
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Pied-billed Grebe
From: Richard Connors <didymops07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:37:32 -0500
I also had one pied-billed grebe yesterday 8/21 at Duck R unit, TN NWR, 
Humphreys county. 


Richard Connors
Nashville TN

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> On Aug 21, 2015, at 3:34 PM, Jeannie Swant  wrote:
> 
> I saw a Pied-billed Grebe today on a pond just off exit 117 from I-24 in 
Coffee County on Volunteer Pkwy. I pass this pond often and this is definitely 
not a summer resident bird and expect this is an early FOS. 

> 
> Dale Swant
> Manchester, TN
> 
>  
Subject: Eagle Bend hatchery - Closed Saturday
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:17:56 -0400
TN-birders,

Dollyann & I went out the the Eagle Bend fish hatchery in Anderson Co. this 
afternoon to see if the recent weather left anything special out there. The 
RUDDY TURNSTONE was still there. In addition we had a WARBLING VIREO and a 
Hooded Warbler in the far back corner, both our 3rd records for the hatchery. 


We spoke to the hatchery manager and he told us that normally he leaves the 
hatchery gate open on Saturday mornings, but tomorrow he will not be there and 
the hatchery will BE CLOSED TOMORROW, AUGUST 22. It is also normally closed on 
Sundays. 


Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Pied-billed Grebe
From: Jeannie Swant <jswant AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:34:20 -0500
I saw a Pied-billed Grebe today on a pond just off exit 117 from I-24 in Coffee 
County on Volunteer Pkwy. I pass this pond often and this is definitely not a 
summer resident bird and expect this is an early FOS. 


Dale Swant
Manchester, TN

  		 	   		  
Subject: Scissortail
From: Kristy Baker <kristybaker AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:07:10 -0500
Just now at the intersection of Fortress and John Rice in Murfreesboro.  Guess 
it is still there.  


Kristy Baker
Rockvale TN
Rutherford County

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Subject: Re: Black-and-white Warbler - Davidson county
From: "Jim Arnett" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jimboa68@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:31:19 -0500
If so, I was unaware. I did another search of eBird data, and while there 
aren’t a lot of August reports over the years, there are more than came up 
before (not sure what I did differently). I’d be curious to know if there is 
any history of them nesting in Davidson county. Thanks! 


Jim Arnett
Davidson

> On Aug 21, 2015, at 1:17 PM, Graham > wrote: 

> 
> aren't Black and White Warblers summer breeders here? 
> 
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 1:11 PM, Jim Arnett > wrote: 

> Happened upon a Black-and-white Warbler in Percy Warner Park (Nashville) this 
morning. Looking at the eBird data, this seems like quite the early arrival. 
Perhaps other TN-Bird data shows others this early. 

> 
> Jim Arnett
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Subject: Re: Black-and-white Warbler - Davidson county
From: "Jim Arnett" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jimboa68@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:26:32 -0500
If so, I was unaware. I did another search of eBird data, and while there 
aren’t a lot of August reports over the years, there are more than came up 
before (not sure what I did differently). I’d be curious to know if there is 
any history of them nesting in Davidson county. Thanks! 


Jim Arnett
Davidson

> On Aug 21, 2015, at 1:17 PM, Graham  wrote:
> 
> aren't Black and White Warblers summer breeders here? 
> 
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 1:11 PM, Jim Arnett > wrote: 

> Happened upon a Black-and-white Warbler in Percy Warner Park (Nashville) this 
morning. Looking at the eBird data, this seems like quite the early arrival. 
Perhaps other TN-Bird data shows others this early. 

> 
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Subject: Re: Black-and-white Warbler - Davidson county
From: Graham <grahamgerdeman AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:17:05 -0500
aren't Black and White Warblers summer breeders here?

On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 1:11 PM, Jim Arnett 
wrote:

> Happened upon a Black-and-white Warbler in Percy Warner Park (Nashville)
> this morning.  Looking at the eBird data, this seems like quite the early
> arrival.  Perhaps other TN-Bird data shows others this early.
>
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Subject: Black-and-white Warbler - Davidson county
From: "Jim Arnett" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jimboa68@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:11:01 -0500
Happened upon a Black-and-white Warbler in Percy Warner Park (Nashville) this 
morning. Looking at the eBird data, this seems like quite the early arrival. 
Perhaps other TN-Bird data shows others this early. 


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Subject: Roan Mtn birds
From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:52:52 -0400
21 Aug 2015
Carver's Gap on Roan Mtn, Carter Co, TN

highlights:

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Cape May Warbler - 1, early migrant
Yellow-thr. Warbler - 1, unusual at high elevation
Red Crossbill - 8+

plus other usual high elevation birds

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN
Subject: yard bird #69
From: Chad Smith <kingbird09 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:52:36 +0000
Coffee County, near Old Stone Fort Park


A juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker (yard bird #69) showed up at the feeders this 
morning. That's the last woodpecker I hadn't seen in the yard. Very surprised 
and happy to see one, finally. It appears to be taking seeds and sticking them 
in the bark of trees, much like cousins Lewis's and Acorn, so maybe it'll keep 
coming around, now and again. 



This occurred on the heels of a Cerulean Warbler (yard bird #68) yesterday, 
which showed up after a long period of nothing new. 



One last bird of note was a large adult Cooper's Hawk sitting in the tree above 
the feeders yesterday. It was harassed by a squirrel from a couple of feet away 
until finally deciding to charge down the limb, forcing a retreat. The hawk was 
unable to kill anything, but I suspect it'll be back, and successful 
eventually. 



Things certainly seem to be happening again. Glad to see everyone else is 
getting some action, as well. 



Chad Smith

Manchester, TN
Subject: regional migrants - Knox
From: kde AT angst.engr.utk.edu
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:25:03 -0400 (EDT)
A nice number of regionally dispersing migrants in the yard this morning 
(west Knox Co, Fri 21 Aug 2015).

E Wood-Pewee, 2+
Acadian Flycatcher, 1
Red-eyed Vireo, 4-5 local family group
Blue-gray Gnatchatcher, 4
CERULEAN WARBLER, 2-3
American Redstart, 1
Hooded Warbler, 1

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN


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Subject: FOS Migrants in Rutherford County
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:07:25 +0000 (UTC)
 8-21-15
I was pleasantly surprised to have our yard's first migrants of the season this 
morning: a female (or juvenile) Chestnut-sided Warbler, a male Yellow Warbler, 
a Tennessee Warbler, and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. I heard several other warbler 
"zeets", one of which was probably a Magnolia, but none of the birds landed 
within view. Fall migration has certainly begun! 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TN
Subject: Bark Camp Barrens sod farm, Coffee Co.
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:06:02 -0600
Yesterday afternoon  5 Black-bellied Plovers were at Bark Camp Barrens sod
farm. Other shorebirds included 5 Semipalmated Plovers, 40 Pectorals, 5
Short-billed Dowitchers, 1 Solitary,13 Least and 1 Snipe.

Susan McWhirter
McMinnville, TN
Subject: Yard Birds #157-158
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:24:29 -0500
  August 21st 2015
  I had a surprise visit to my yard in Northwestern Perry County last night 
(8/20/15) at dusk. 

  A Yellow-crowned Night-heron was heard flying over towards the South-West, 
barking at regular intervals.  

  Sadly, I couldn't get out in the yard quick enough to see the bird. After I 
got out, he was heard calling twice more in the distance.  

  My buddy Philemon was in the yard at the time, but didn't bother to look up. 
He said "It was just a bird"! 

  He did, however, correctly identify the bird from a long line of playback, 
mostly herons, etc. 

  Then this morning a Least Flycatcher #158 was seen in my orchard with a 
group of migrants.  

  Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN.


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Subject: Eagleville Shorebirds (Again)
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:59:55 +0000 (UTC)
 8-20-15
An evening stop at the sod fields along Highway 99 in Eagleville gave different 
results than our morning list. The Sanderlings, Short-billed Dowitcher, Stilt 
Sandpiper, and Greater Yellowlegs were gone, and the remaining species were 
mostly in lower numbers. New shorebirds included one Ruddy Turnstone and a 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, both in the eastern field (the farthest from the 
highschool). We also saw around thirty Common Nighthawks flying in a line, due 
Southeast...possibly migrating. Our PM shorebird list is below, if interested. 

Semipalmated Plover - 5Killdeer - 100Solitary Sandpiper - 7Lesser Yellowlegs - 
6Ruddy Turnstone - 1Least Sandpiper - 50Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 1Pectoral 
Sandpiper - 100Semipalmated Sandpiper - 15Western Sandpiper - 3 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TN
Subject: Eagleville Sod farm
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:30:05 -0500
8/20/2015
Eagleville Sod Farm
Rutherford Co

Got to the sod farm about 2pm.  Same birds as Terry Witt reported except
missed the Turnstones. Had about 30 semipalmated sandpipers and about 35
least sandpipers.  Also so had a Wilson's.  Snipe. 15 Short-billed
Dowitcher,  3 stilt sandpipers. 2 semipalmated plovers. 300 Pectoral
Sandpiper.

Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co
Subject: Am. Avocet, etc. in Lake Co.
From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:27:30 -0700




Subject: Re: Eastern TN birds next week
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:35:39 -0700
Wow, my cell phone number was incorrect. It is 909.241.3300 
 
From: thomas_miko AT hotmail.com
To: tn-bird AT freelists.org
Subject: [TN-Bird] Eastern TN birds next week
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:17:01 -0700




Hi Folks,
My job is sending me to Oak Ridge, TN, arriving Sunday afternoon. I am studying 
eBird, but would like to get suggestions about: 

 
1. What terns, sandpipers, songbirds etc. will be migrating through eastern 
Tennessee nest week, and... 

 
2. Any shorebird/waterbird migration hotspots within a reasonable driving 
distance of Oak Ridge? 

 
Tom Miko
909.231.3300 cell 1
213.471.6001 cell 2
 
 		 	   		   		 	   		  
Subject: Shorebird fallout, Eagleville Sod Farms Rutherford County
From: Terry Witt <terrywitt AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:16:36 +0000 (UTC)
I spent an hour or so at lunch looking at hundreds of shorebirds.
Most were Pectoral Sandpipers (300+) with loads of Killdeer as well
Also seen:
15 SB Dowitchers3 Stilt Sandpipers4 Ruddy Turnstones in breeding plumageNot 
many peeps, a few Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers1 Solitary SPa few SP 
Plovers 

No sign of the Sanderlings or either yellowlegs seen this morningAlso whiffed 
on W Sandpiper, but it may well still be around 

By far the most shorebirds I have ever seen there.
Cheers
Terry WittMurfreesboro Tn
Subject: Eastern TN birds next week
From: Thomas Miko <thomas_miko AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:17:01 -0700
Hi Folks,
My job is sending me to Oak Ridge, TN, arriving Sunday afternoon. I am studying 
eBird, but would like to get suggestions about: 

 
1. What terns, sandpipers, songbirds etc. will be migrating through eastern 
Tennessee nest week, and... 

 
2. Any shorebird/waterbird migration hotspots within a reasonable driving 
distance of Oak Ridge? 

 
Tom Miko
909.231.3300 cell 1
213.471.6001 cell 2
 
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Eagle Bend hatchery - Ruddy Turnstone
From: "John Obarr" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "jonhop11@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:54:03 -0700
Turnstone continues at Eagle Bend as of 2:50 pm.
Subject: 12 Shorebird Species at Eagleville Sod Farms
From: "Chloe Walker" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:55:02 +0000 (UTC)
8-20-15Sod Fields on Highway 99, Eagleville, TN
My mom, my youngest two siblings, and I took a swing by the sod fields in 
Eagleville this morning. There were LOTS of shorebirds, and I had 12 species, 
the best being 5 SANDERLINGS (photos if needed). A list is below. All of the 
birds were moving back and forth between the two sod fields, but most were in 
the field closest to the highschool. I expect different species could show up 
throughout the day, and we'll probably check again this evening. 

Killdeer - 100Semipalmated Plover - 30Solitary Sandpiper - 1Greater Yellowlegs 
- 9Lesser Yellowlegs - 4Stilt Sandpiper - 1Sanderling - 5Least Sandpiper - 
50Pectoral Sandpiper - 200Semipalmated Sandpiper - 10Western Sandpiper - 
1Short-billed Dowitcher - 1 

Chloe WalkerMurfreesboro, TNwww.chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com 
Subject: Old Hickory Lake migrants, Davidson Co.
From: Jan Shaw <jankshaw1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:45:41 -0500
8-20-15
Snow Bunting Peninsula
Old HIckory Lake
Davidson Co.

I was hoping for Black Terns after the rain last night and was pleased to
see five flying around out from Snow Bunting Peninsula.

Caspian Tern 2
Forster's Tern 1
Black Tern 5
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Semipalmated Plover 1
Western Sandpiper 1
Killdeer 3
Ring-billed Gull 1
Blue-winged Teal 16
Purple Martin 100+ around the light poles at the dam

Jan Shaw
Nashville, TN
Subject: Eagle Bend hatchery - Ruddy Turnstone
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:34:27 -0400
TN-birders,

Thanks to Shane Williams for finding it, Dollyann & I re-found the RUDDY 
TURNSTONE at the Eagle Bend fish hatchery in Anderson Co. this morning about 8 
am. Other shorebirds included 7 Least Sandpipers, 1 Semipalmated Plover, 5 
Spotted Sandpipers, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, and 1 Lesser Yellowlegs. We did not 
find the WILLET that Shane also found yesterday. 


While we were there, a LEAST TERN flew in for our third record ever here.

Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN
Subject: Re: Wilson's Phalarope at Camp Jordan Park Hamilton County
From: tim jeffers <tim.a.jeffers AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:48:54 -0400
8/20/15.

Camp Jordan now (10:45 am) no on the wilsons phalarope, but there is a
WILLET!

Other shorebirds
Solitary sandpiper
Pectoral sandpiper
Least sandpiper
Semi-Palm sandpiper

The Willet was found by jan chadwell

Tim jeffers
Hamilton co



On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Dralle  wrote:

> At 1:00 PM a non-breeding adult Wilson's Phalarope dropped in at the field
> across from the main building.
>
> Bruce Dralle
> Hamilton County
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Subject: Re: Eagle Bend Willet, Ruddy Turnstone - 8/19
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:07:41 -0400


I forgot to list 3 Spotted Sandpipers as well.

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN

On 8/19/2015 8:58 PM, Shane Williams wrote:
>
>
>
> Visited Eagle Bend fish hatchery in Clinton today from 2 - 4 pm. A 
> juvenile? Ruddy Turnstone was around the 1st row of long ponds on the 
> left as you come in. A large shorebird was near some pigeons on the 
> 2nd row of left ponds. I thought it might be a Greater Yellowlegs from 
> a distance until it flew when the pigeons did, revealing the striking 
> wing pattern of Willet. It came back soon enough, and after a rain 
> shower at 3:30 I relocated it in the same area repeatedly picking up a 
> frog, which it spared after realizing it might be a bit tricky getting 
> down. Also of note, I took a distant picture of what I thought was a 
> Semipalmated Plover at the same pond the Turnstone was at. When I got 
> home and reviewed my pics, the bird looked slightly larger-beaked, 
> greener-legged, and darker-backed than the other 2 Semipalmated 
> Plovers I photographed. Of course the pic is digitally zoomed and is 
> quite grainy so I'm not sure what to think but it looks a little like 
> Wilson's Plover. Probably not, as I believe Wilson's is supposed to be 
> paler-backed and I think I would have noticed the larger beak even at 
> the distance. I may try to post some pics in a couple days. I didn't 
> see the Turnstone again on my last pass of the area but it could have 
> been skulking in the grass between ponds. The small black-liner ponds 
> to the left as you come in had many of the shorebirds listed below.
>
> Willet - 1
> Ruddy Turnstone - 1
> Killdeer
> Semipalmated Plover - 2-3
> Least Sandpiper - 10
> Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1
>
> Eastern Kingbird - 2
> Green Heron - 4-5
> Osprey - 1
>
> Shane Williams
> Knoxville, TN


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Subject: Eagle Bend Willet, Ruddy Turnstone - 8/19
From: Shane Williams <shanehwilliams AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:58:28 -0400


Visited Eagle Bend fish hatchery in Clinton today from 2 - 4 pm. A 
juvenile? Ruddy Turnstone was around the 1st row of long ponds on the 
left as you come in. A large shorebird was near some pigeons on the 2nd 
row of left ponds. I thought it might be a Greater Yellowlegs from a 
distance until it flew when the pigeons did, revealing the striking wing 
pattern of Willet. It came back soon enough, and after a rain shower at 
3:30 I relocated it in the same area repeatedly picking up a frog, which 
it spared after realizing it might be a bit tricky getting down. Also of 
note, I took a distant picture of what I thought was a Semipalmated 
Plover at the same pond the Turnstone was at. When I got home and 
reviewed my pics, the bird looked slightly larger-beaked, 
greener-legged, and darker-backed than the other 2 Semipalmated Plovers 
I photographed. Of course the pic is digitally zoomed and is quite 
grainy so I'm not sure what to think but it looks a little like Wilson's 
Plover. Probably not, as I believe Wilson's is supposed to be 
paler-backed and I think I would have noticed the larger beak even at 
the distance. I may try to post some pics in a couple days. I didn't see 
the Turnstone again on my last pass of the area but it could have been 
skulking in the grass between ponds. The small black-liner ponds to the 
left as you come in had many of the shorebirds listed below.

Willet - 1
Ruddy Turnstone - 1
Killdeer
Semipalmated Plover - 2-3
Least Sandpiper - 10
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 2
Green Heron - 4-5
Osprey - 1

Shane Williams
Knoxville, TN

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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Murfreesboro
From: Matthew Erickson <matterickson7 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:53:16 -0500
Thanks to Kristy Baker for the great directions! I drove the route twice and 
but was unable to locate any flycatchers. Following a sighting in e-bird I did 
locate a single bird off Dixie Hwy (41) North of Epps Mill Road East off I-24 
in Murfreesboro. 


Thanks again!

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Subject: Red-necked Phalarope, Wilson's Phalaropes, Marbled Godwit, Black-bellied Plover, etc. Duck River Unit TNWR
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:10:27 -0500
  August 19th 2015,
  Alan Troyer, Victor and I checked out the Duck River Unit, TNWR this 
afternoon in hopes of having something drop in because of the weather.  

  We were not disappointed. 
  Close to the refuge entrance 3 Mississippi Kites were seen. (Two adults, one 
juvenile) 

  Along the wildlife loop we walked through the weeds a little way to get a 
better view of Pool 2, and had a Red-necked Phalarope feeding right in front of 
us with Solitary Sandpipers. 

  At Pool 1 we hiked to the upper end and had all the common shorebirds plus 
the following bonuses: 

Black-bellied Plover 2
Marbled Godwit 1
Stilt Sandpiper 2
Western Sandpiper 6
Wilson's Phalarope 2
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
   That's 19 species of Shorebirds for the day. (Counting an UPSA, PIPL, and 
BNST from Lake County) 

  Also had 2 each Forster's and Black Terns, and the resident Sandhill 
Crane.  

Ruben Stoll, Centerville, TN.





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Subject: Wilson's Phalarope at Camp Jordan Park Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:09:46 -0400
At 1:00 PM a non-breeding adult Wilson's Phalarope dropped in at the field 
across from the main building. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County

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Subject: Backyard birds, mostly
From: "Ashley H" <dmarc-noreply AT freelists.org> (Redacted sender "acheeney@yahoo" for DMARC)
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:59:20 -0500
Hello all,

Most exciting to me in birding as of late the increasing diversity of my 
backyard birds and changes in behavior, off Vaughn's Gap, across from Warner 
Park in DavidsonCty, West Nashville. 


- I was happy to see a Brown Thrasher inching along, bug eating, next to my 
patio early morning one day last week. 


- I regularly hear Towhees close by, and have more recently been waking up to 
their song. Several days last week I observed 1-3 Towhees (female and male) at 
a time hopping around in fallen branches in woods next to my patio. 


- I have a thistle feeder that stayed (to my dismay) full - for May, June and 
July. I would dump the thistle seed in the lawn and watch the finches mainly go 
to the sunflower seed, so I'd scrub out the feeder and refill it. (It's under a 
wood overhang so moisture from rain isn't an issue.) For some reason just this 
past week, all of a sudden, the Carolina Chickadees have been taking turns 3-4 
at a time devouring its seed rapidly from sun up to sun down. I refilled it 
twice in three days. 


- More and more Goldfinches have started visiting my feeders lately. Mourning 
Doves in pairs have begun making a daily stop. 


- I have had a half dozen hummingbirds at a time at my plants and nectar 
feeder, whereas a month ago one or two at time would come at a time. 


- A Blue Gray Gnatcatcher was flitting around my Oak tree branch over my head 
for a good bit one morning, too. 


- Seeing more and more waterfowl fly over - in two's and four's and sometimes 
more - always the same exact flight direction too - from the West from a number 
of location guesses, to the direction of Radnor or Percy Priest lakes. (If 
they're flying back West, either they are taking a different route or I'm just 
missing it.) 


- Occasionally, too, just after dusk, I have heard Whippoorwills. 

Also: 

Wood thrush have been in the woods along creek near the RR tracks at Vaughn's 
Gap Rd/Hwy 100. 


I keep seeing a Kestrel perched high up over the bridge by the Harpeth River 
drop in on Hwy 100, and a Kestrel flying over Old Hickory at Hwy 70. 


And, as I type this, at close to 1 a.m. I hear a Great Horned Owl calling! 

Ashley Heeney
West Nashville
Davidson County

Subject: Shore birds - Hamilton County
From: Hugh Barger <hughbarger AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:22:48 -0400
​About 1:00 pm on Tuesday​ I observed about a dozen pectoral sandpipers and
a spotted sandpiper along with 2 great egrets in flooded areas in the large
field west of the field house at Camp Jordan Park in East Ridge. A few
minutes later, the pectorals relocated to the field house parking lot and
were joined by at least one semi-palmated sandpiper and three least
sandpipers.


-- 
Hugh Barger
Subject: Horned Grebe and Black Terns
From: Michael Sanders <hawk036 AT bvu.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:49:49 -0400
This afternoon and evening I relocated the 2 Horned Grebes I found yesterday, I 
also had Black Terns at the Dam and Cliff Island on separate occasions, while 
heading in I came across a terney or a U of 31 Black Terns. I counted them four 
times at close range. Checked each bird as they circled the boat several times 
for different species, no others were found. A few DC Cormorants were also on 
the lake. 


Mike Sanders
Bristol, VA

Subject: Coffee Co. Black Terns and Black-bellied Plovers
From: Susan McWhirter <snmcwhirter AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:27:21 -0600
A trip through Coffee Co. chasing the rain was worth the effort. I had 5
Black Terns at the farm pond/lake south of Hillsboro along Hiway 41 (west
side of the hiway after Goodwin Rd.).

Then at the sod farm at Bark Camp Barrens there were 7 Black-bellied
Plovers, plus at least 2 Bank Swallows among the hundreds of Cliff
Swallows. The plovers were on the east side of the main drag through the
sod farm, much closer to the woods than the road. They were north of the
northern end of the irrigation booms.

Susan McWhirter
McMinnville, TN
Subject: Black- neck Stilt
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:19:02 -0500
8/18/2015
Eagleville Sod Farm HWY 99
Eagleville, TN
Rutherford Co

Black- neck Stilt still present at the sod farm as of 3:30 pm . Pectoral
Sandpiper,  Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and killdeer and horned Larks
also present. Terry Whitt showed up also. Stilt new county bird for both of
us.

Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co
Subject: Shorebirds at W.R. Grace Ponds Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:16:24 -0400
Shorebirds seen this afternoon at W.R. Grace Ponds in Hamilton County.

Solitary -1
Spotted - 2
Least - 2
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1
Killdeer - 1

Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County

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Subject: Pectoral Sandpiper Camp Jordan Park Hamilton County
From: Dralle <bwdralle AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:56:55 -0400
This afternoon I observed thirty-one Pectoral Sandpipers resting and feeding 
with Killdeers on the soccer fields. 


Bruce Dralle
Hamilton County

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Subject: Re: Lake County Birds
From: <dickpreston AT rittermail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:28:08 -0500
8/18/2015
Lake County, TN

Five hours of birding in Lake and Dyer Counties proved worth the drive. There 
weren’t as many shorebirds as Ruben Stoll had last week (hundreds vice 
thousands), but Island 13 still produced one Neotropic Cormorant, two 
Sanderlings, two Piping Plovers, ten Semipalmated Plovers and an Upland 
Sandpiper. Best viewing is from the southern portion of Flowers Sheep Ridge 
Road. A scope is necessary, unless you have a good imagination. Further south 
on Tiptonville-Obion Levee Road, near Reelfoot Hickory Ridge Road, a small pool 
left by the spring Mississippi River flooding, was filled with dead or dying 
catfish, carp and shad and was packed with herons and egrets. Among them was an 
adult Tricolored Heron. At the intersection of Reelfoot Hickory Ridge Road and 
Hwy 79 another football field size pool hosted several hundred Pectoral and 
Least Sandpipers. Among them were one Ruddy Turnstone and one Sanderling. A 
Lesser Yellowlegs at Moss Island (Dyer Co.) brought the shorebird count to 14 
for the morning. 


Good Birding,

Dick Preston
Munford, TN
Tipton County
Subject: Black- necked Stilt Eaglevile Sod Farm
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:33:08 -0500
8/18/2015
Eagleville  Sod Farm HWY 99
Rutherford Co

Marian Mitchell found and photographed a Black- necked Stilt this morning
around 10 10:30 am at the Eagleville Sod Farm on HWY 99 in Rutherford
County. She said other shorebirds were present. She gave me permission to
post because she can't at the present time and we wanted to get the word
out. She will post the other birds later. I hope to chase this afternoon.

Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co
Subject: Eagle Bend fish hatchery - migration
From: "Ron Hoff" <aves7000 AT bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:35:06 -0400
TN-birders,

Dollyann and I have been checking the Eagle Bend fish hatchery in Anderson 
County the past several days to watch for signs of migration during this rainy 
period we are in at the moment. Over the past few days we have had some 
shorebirds, but mostly Least Sandpipers, some Spotted Sandpipers, 2 Lesser 
Yellowlegs Saturday, and occasionally a Solitary Sandpiper. Today we had a 
couple of Semipalmated Plovers along with a Pectoral Sandpiper. 


Yesterday we had an American Redstart, a Prairie Warbler, and an early 
Chestnut-sided Warbler in the vegetation at the far back left of the hatchery 
property. 


Today we ran into a nice migration feeding flock along the Clinch River that 
included: 


Ruby-throated Hummer – 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee – 2
An unidentified Empidonax flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird – 1
Red-eyed Vireo – 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 5
Gray Catbird – 4
American Redstart – 1 female
Yellow Warbler – 2

Great birding,

Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers
Clinton, TN 
Subject: Rankin Bottoms
From: michael sledjeski <mbsledjeski AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:20:02 -0400
Douglas Lake, Cocke county, 8/17/15, 7-8:30pm, by canoe
Lake elevation: 986.7 ft - mudflats expanding, but viewing from shore limited

Launch delayed by rain, so we couldn't do a complete survey of the area, but 
shorebirds were plentiful - 11 species. 


Partial list:
Wood Duck (28)
Double-crested Comorant (200+)
Great Egret (100+)
Little Blue Heron (2)
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-heron (5)
Green Heron (19)
Osprey (4)
Killdeer (90)
Semipalmated Plover (6) - FOS
Spotted Sandpiper (6)
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs -FOS 
Lesser Yellowlegs (8)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (4) - FOS
Least Sandpiper (45)
Western Sandpiper - FOS
Pectoral Sandpiper (26)
Sanderling - FOS
Ring-billed Gull (4)
Caspian Tern -FOS

Michael Sledjeski & Leslie Gibbens
Del Rio TN

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Subject: Marbled Godwits at the Duck River Unit
From: birdchaserrws <birdchaserrws AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:05:50 -0500
  8/17/15
  My brother Victor and I stopped by the Duck River Unit TNWR this afternoon 
to look for Willets brought down by the rains. (We noticed that Casteel had 
them at Snow-Bunting) 

  We didn't find any Willets, but decided we would settle for 4 Marbled 
Godwits instead.  

  They were in Pool 1 resting and stretching on the island with the pelicans 
and terns.  

  Other good recently arrived birds in Pool 1 were 17 Stilt Sandpipers, 6 
Western Sandpipers, and found in a flock of passerines, a female type 
Blackburnian Warbler.  

Good birding, Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.


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Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
From: kristybaker AT comcast.net
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:47:47 +0000 (UTC)
Hello - Since having surgery a month ago, I really haven't been out much to 
notice the birds, so I can't really give you a reliable update.  I will try to 
give directions for a driving tour for where I've seen the birds this year.  
It may seem like a bit of a drive, but in reality, its not.  I'm guessing 
offspring from the mating pair at New Salem Hwy and St. Andrews may be 
dispersing into the surrounding area and why I see more birds in more locations 
each year.  Since I don't know the direction you are coming from, I will give 
directions as if you were coming from Nashville on I24.  I am also typing one 
handed (with my non-dominant hand), so please forgive typos and spelling 
errors. 

From I 24, take the Medical Center Parkway Exit 76.  Turn left to go over the 
interstate.  Check wires on both sides of the roads as I have seen birds 
here.  When you come to the first stoplight, I think you might be able to do a 
U turn to head back to the interstate.  If not, make the first safe turn to go 
back.  Again, check the wires while heading back over the interstate.  Stay 
straight on this road and it will turn into Fortress.  At the intersection of 
Fortress and John Rice/Manson Pike, check the wires.  I've often seen a bird 
sitting here.  However, there has been a lot of construction here the last few 
weeks, so I'm not sure if the bird will still be around.  (They have built 2 
car lots and are now building a Walmart Supermarket.)  Keep following Fortress 
to the intersection of Fortress and Hwy 96 (aka Franklin Rd).  (Bill and I 
thought we seen a bird farther down this road yesterday, but when we turned 
around to verify, it had left.) Turn right onto Hwy 96 and get in the left 
hand lane.  Start checking the wires.  When you get to Rucker Ln (Publix is 
the landmark), turn left.  We often see a bird perched there as soon as we 
turn.  Continue down Rucker Ln.  Rucker will come to a T at Old Salem Hwy.  
Turn left.  When you get to the intersection of Old Salem Hwy and New Salem 
Hwy (aka Hwy 99).  Look for birds on wires.  (although I haven't seen one 
there this year, I seen one there very late last year.)  Turn left onto New 
Salem.  Keep looking for birds.  At the intersection of New Salem and St 
Andrews is where I have always seen birds.  (They've been there for the last 
7+ years.)  Last year or the year prior, I watched several young birds 
"playing" in the trees in the Publix parking lot.  You may want to pull into 
the Publix shopping center just so you can safely look for birds around that 
area. ( I haven't seen them around lately, but again, I'm home right now most 
of the time because I cant drive right now.)  Continue down New Salem and scan 
for birds.  Once you get to the stoplight at New Salem and River Rock, start 
looking a little harder for the birds as I have seen them between there and the 
next stoplight.  Continue forward to the intersection of Barfield Rd.  Turn 
right.  Keep looking for birds up until you past the churches (I've not seen 
the birds any farther down than that.).  at that point, you can continue on 
the driving tour, or turn around, head back to the intersection and take a 
right to get back onto I24.  If you choose to keep going, continue down 
Barfield until you get to Veterans Pkway.  Turn right.  There is construction 
there, but it isn't any big deal.  Eventually it will go from 2 lanes to 4.  
Start looking for birds again.  I've seen them in various places all along 
this road.  You will go past the intersection of New Salem Hwy  then to Hwy 
96.  I've not seen the birds past Hwy 96.  You have several options at this 
point.  You can continue down Veterans to 840.  840 will take you to I24, I65 
or I40.  Or, you can turn right onto Hwy 96 and follow it I24.  OR, if you 
still haven't seen any birds, turn right onto Hwy 96.  You will go past the 
Publix at Rucker to scan for birds again and then turn left to follow Fortress 
to backtrack and look for birds and end up at your starting point and get onto 
I 24 from there. 

  
Please note there is a location somewhere else in the Rutherford County area 
you can go looking for the birds.  I've never been as I always get to see them 
in the areas I've mentioned above as these are areas by my home and I go by 
them often.  Maybe someone else on the list serv could update you on that 
location.  

  
I hope you get your bird!!!!  Let me know if you have any questions. 
  
Thanks, 
Kristy Baker 
Rockvale, TN 
Rutherford County 

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

From: "Matt Erickson"  
To: kristybaker AT comcast.net, "TN-Bird"  
Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2015 8:15:45 AM 
Subject: Re: [TN-Bird] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 

Any updates on these birds or locations?  I am going chasing Wednesday.  

Thanks, 
Matt Erickson 

On Jul 24, 2015, at 5:02 PM, Kristy Baker < kristybaker AT comcast.net > wrote: 




I seen a scissor-tailed flycatcher around 145p at the intersection of Fortress 
and John Rice Blvd in Murfreesboro (Rutherford Cty).  I've seen one there 
multiple times this week and off and on for a bit.  This seems to be more 
reliable than the birds off Hwy 99/St Andrews and also Hwy 99/Barfield Rd. 


Since these are seen so often here now, I'm not sure if folks are still 
interested in knowing when they've been seen.  I'll continue to post 
periodically just in case. 


Thanks, 

Kristy Baker 
Rockvale TN 
Rutherford County 

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Subject: Rufous Hummingbird
From: Stephen Zipperer <stczipperer AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:42:56 -0500
8/17/2015

Near Tullahoma, TN
Franklin County
Feeder Bird

LouAnn Partington posted on Tennessee Birding Facebook page that she has
had a Rufous  Hummingbird coming to her feeder since yesterday 8/16/2015.
I asked if she was going to tn-bird or ebird. She said she was going to
ebird and that she no longer tn-birded, but I was welcome to post. She also
posted pictures of the bird. Definitely a Rufous Hummingbird.

Good birding

Stephen Zipperer
Rutherford Co