[TN-Bird] Chickamauga Reservoir birds

I birded a series of creek embayments along the Hiwassee River/Chickamauga 
Reservoir today, November 8, 2007.  Below is a select list of birds seen at 
each embayment.  Lake elevation was 677 ft.
 
South Mouse Creek embayment, Bradley County
1. Great blue heron- 3
2. Mallard- 7
3. Killdeer- 27
4. Least sandpiper- 4
5. Wood duck- 4
6. Wilson snipe- 60
 
Candies Creek embayment, Bradley County
1. Great blue heron- 27
2. Great egret- 10
3. Killdeer- 124
4. Sandhill crane- 5
5. Wilson snipe- 9
6. Least sandpiper- 7
7. Bonaparte's gull- 1
 
Sugar Creek embayment, Meigs County
1. Great blue heron- 1
2. American pipit- 9
 
Hiwassee Refuge viewing area, Meigs County
1. Killdeer- 1
2. Sandhill crane- 27
3. Red-shouldered hawk- 1
4. Great blue heron- 6
5. Double crested cormorant- about 140
6. Gadwall- 37
7. Hooded merganser- 41
8. American widgeon- 5
 
Gunstocker Creek embayment, Meigs County
1. Killdeer- 16
2. Great blue heron- 4
3. Great egret- 1
4. Hooded merganser- 12
5. Wilson snipe- 10
6. Lesser yellowlegs- 1
 
Roger's Creek embayment, McMinn County
1. Killdeer- 34
2. Wilson snipe- 26
3. Least sandpiper- 1
 
Price's Creek embayment, Meigs County
1. Killdeer- 16
2. Wilson snipe- 4
 
North Mouse Creek embayment, McMinn County
1. Wilson snipe- 8
2. Killdeer- 61Allan Trently
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