[TN-Bird] FW: Recent sightings
- From: "Todd, Michael C." <michael.c.todd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 08:23:00 -0400
______________________________________________ From: Todd, Michael C. Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 5:28 AM To: 'tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: Recent sightings 4/23/09 Ed Davis Fish Farm (Gibson Co) Stopped by for a few minutes on way home from work. Found a big pond that looks like they are just bringing it down. Lots of shorebirds concentrated in end with the small area of flats, including: 2 Spotted Sandpipers 3 Solitary Sandpipers 17 Greater Yellowlegs 90 Lesser Yellowlegs 18 Least Sandpiper 48 Pectoral Sandpipers 1 Stilt Sandpiper Will check this area again over the next few days, hopefully it will get better. 4/24/09 Chickasaw NWR, Great River Rd, Reelfoot area (Dyer, and Lake Co) I spent the morning wandering around Chickasaw NWR, and had good numbers of migrant passerines. Warblers were pretty well represented, with 16 species (counting Chat). Highlights were 20+ Nashvilles, a male Blackburnian, Orange-crowned, and finally Black-throated Green and and a boatload of American Redstarts; singing Blue-winged and Blackpoll stayed out of sight. A few Wood and Swainson's Thrushes were around as well as one singing Gray-cheeked, and Eastern Wood-Pewee's were quite vocal. Indigo Buntings were literally everywhere, practically overnight. Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (all males), were common in groups of 2 or 3, same with both Orioles. Not much happening with shorebirds at Chickasaw, that I could tell, just a lot of Yellowlegs. While driving the Great River Rd north, I had my 1st Cattle Egret at the roadside. Water in the fields is funny this year, usually productive fields are either bone dry, or have a lot of water in them. Wet fields were predominantly weedy, but not much in the way of flats. The only decent habitat I saw was at Phillipy (Lake Co), and the smorgasborg at Long Point Unit, Kentucky (Fulton Co). Only interesting shorebirds on the day were my 1st Semipalmated Sandpiper at Phillipy, two pairs of Black-necked Stilts in Lake Co, and a flock of 27 Long-billed Dowitchers in Lake Co. Another Long-billed Dowitcher was at Long Point just north of the State Line. Long Point had a lot of waders though, with lots of good habitat. I had 35+ Little Blue Herons and a dozen Snowy Egrets, in addition to the multitude of Great Egrets. I had my eye out for an Ibis, but looked to have been a day early. The Ibis Nancy reported could easily have been there, with lots of places for an Ibis to get lost in. Hopefully it hangs agound. 4/25/09 McKenzie area (Henry Co) Got out this morning, and though migrant warblers weren't as numerous as I had hoped, had a good day. 21 species of warblers were seen or heard, counting Chat; mostly local breeders though. I started with singing Swainson's at two of my regular locations. Transient warblers were: Tennessee (numerous), Orange-crowned (can't remember having this scarce spring bird on consecutive days), Nashville (1), Chestnut-sided (1), Yellow-rumped, Palm, and Blackpoll (1). Acadian Flycatcher was a year bird for me, with 3 different birds singing. A pair of Lark Sparrows are back at one of their traditional fields, making my 1st of the spring. Though it seems like I'm the only birder who's been out in west TN the last few days WITHOUT a major rarity, I have added about 30 new shots to my spring 2009 gallery. The 1st new shot starts here: http://www.pbase.com/mctodd/image/111598872 , or the gallery is here: http://www.pbase.com/mctodd/spring_2009 (this gallery has two pages now). I sure wish that Swainson's Jeff found would hang around, maybe being a young bird it won't be in such a hurry to continue north. Can't wait to see what is coming our way next! Good Birding!! 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