[TN-Bird] Anhinga, Black & Common Terns at Gibson Co. Lake

August 6, 2008
Gibson County Lake,
East of Trenton,
Gibson County

Drove by Gibson County Lake this morning and immediately saw 2 Black Terns 
flying near the west shore along Sleepy Hollow Road. Way out in the middle of 
the lake I saw an interesting looking bird so I put the scope on the window and 
sure enough my suspicions were right as there was a female ANHINGA in the 
"wing-drying" posture way out on a snag. I drove around to the other side of 
the lake and saw a white tern and thought it would be a Forster's but upon 
closer look it was the less common Common Tern. I did later see a Forster's 
Tern sitting on a post out in the lake - three species of terns in a single day 
anywhere in Gibson Co. is not an easy feat and I've only managed that a couple 
of times before. Other birds of note were a couple of Great Egrets and a couple 
of Double-crested Cormorants. Just west of the lake I had 2 Mississippi Kites 
soaring over the treetops nad later another kite flying over the city of 
Trenton at luch time. Not a bad bunch of
 birds for a hot summer day in the middle of West Tennessee!

Good birding,

Mark Greene
Trenton, TN
Gibson County


      
=================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER=====================

The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with
first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation.
You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds
you report were seen.  The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should
appear in the first paragraph.
_____________________________________________________________
      To post to this mailing list, simply send email to:
                    tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
_____________________________________________________________ 
                To unsubscribe, send email to:
                 tn-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
            with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
______________________________________________________________
  TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society 
       Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s)
        endorse the views or opinions expressed
        by the members of this discussion group.
 
         Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN
                 wallace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                ------------------------------
                Assistant Moderator Andy Jones
                         Cleveland, OH
                -------------------------------
               Assistant Moderator Dave Worley
                          Rosedale, VA
__________________________________________________________
         
          Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society
              web site at http://www.tnbirds.org
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

                          ARCHIVES
 TN-Bird Net Archives at http://www.freelists.org/archives/tn-bird/

                       MAP RESOURCES
Tenn.Counties Map at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/states/tennessee3.gif
Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com

_____________________________________________________________


Other related posts:

  • » [TN-Bird] Anhinga, Black & Common Terns at Gibson Co. Lake