[TN-Bird] Burgess Falls, Fairfield Glade, Kyker Bottoms, Ijams
- From: John Cyrus <cyrus150@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 01:45:25 +0000
I am in the area from Minnesota visiting family and am squeezing in as much birding as possible. Yesterday, I stopped at Burgess Falls on the way to Fairfield Glade. Highlights at Burgess Falls included a Prothonotary Warbler, several Northern Parula, 3 vireo species, a Great-crested Flycatcher, and a Scarlet Tanager. That evening in Fairfield Glade in Cumberland County highlights were Ruby-throated Hummingbird(male arrived early last week according to family), Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Yellow-throated Warbler. This morning immediately after the storms highlights were Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hooded Warbler, and Yellow-throated Warbler Later this morning from the gated road(along Big Gully Rd.) at Kyker Bottoms in Blount County, I lucked out to have the Little Blue Heron fly in relatively low and land in a marshy area. Also in this area along the dirt track were at least 6 Blue Grosbeaks. Of these 3 were male, 2 were female, and 1 was heard only. 2 of the male were constantly following the 2 female while the other bird, a male, was near the heard only bird. Other highlights along the dirt track were Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula, several Yellow-breasted Chat, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, and many Indigo Buntings. At Ijams Nature Center in Knox County highlights were White-eyed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, and Scarlet Tanager.
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