[TN-Bird] Douglas Lake 9/14/08

Cocke county, 9/14/08, 2-5 PM, by car & on foot
Lake elevation: 968.6

We met Don Miller on Brown Hollow Rd. to see what birds might have  
come in to Ten Islands with the wind.  At scope distance, there were  
only great egrets, great blue herons, mallards & Canada Geese on or  
near the water.  Walking along the shoreline, we found a few  
shorebirds hunkering near the debris. like the aftermath of a  
peregrine attack.  Don headed back to Greeneville, & we swung by  
Rankin Bottoms, then drove over to Dutch Bottoms and checked out  
muddy inlets along the old concrete highway.

Partial list :
   (Ten Islands: T, Rankin Bottoms: R, Dutch Bottoms: D)
Osprey (3R)
Bald eagle (1 juvenile -R)
Red-tailed hawk (D)
Semipalmated plover (8T, 1D)
Killdeer (10T, 8D)
Spotted sandpiper (1D)
SANDERLING (2 molting adults - D)
Semipalmated sandpiper (5T, 2D)
Least sandpiper (12T, 42D)
Pectoral sandpiper (3T)
Yellow-rumped warbler (2R - FOS)

Michael Sledjeski & Leslie Gibbens
Del Rio TN


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