[TN-Bird] Fw: Shorebirds (Baird's, Upland), kites and more...
- From: Mark Greene <greenesnake@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 09:27:26 -0700 (PDT)
Thursday, August 12, 2010 Obion County, TN I visited Reelfoot Indian Creek Number 10 Lake in Obion County (this lake is in northern Obion County near the Kentucky state line west of Woodland Mills) yesterday and found the water levels to be down quite a bit which exposed some mudflats around the outer edge of the lake. There were lots of herons and egrets feeding along with a few shorebirds (including some Baird's Sandpipers): Great Egret - 32 Great Blue Heron - 17 Snowy Egret - 2 Killdeer - 87 Baird's Sandpiper - 4 Least Sandpiper - 3 Western Sandpiper - 1 Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Trenton, Gibson County I had 33 Mississippi Kites feeding over an open field near the Forked Deer River.Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Lake County, TN Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Bessie Bend, Lake County I was working in the Bessie Bend area of northern Lake County on Tuesday and had the following birds of note, mostly along the levee: Mississippi Kites - kites were putting on an impressive show with 37+ feeding along the levee and catching dragonflies right at eye level! Wood Duck - hen with 3 half-grown young Mallard - hen with 4 nearly grown young Black-necked Stilt - 4 Killdeer - 34 Semipalmated Sandpiper - 3 Least Sandpiper - 14 Pectoral Sandpiper - 4 Upland Sandpiper - I heard one calling from a soybean field near the levee. Least Terns - 27 were feeding along the edge of the Mississippi River Bank Swallow - 5000+ were lined up on the power lines and feeding everywhere N. Rough-winged Swallow - 500+ were mixed in with the Bank Swallows Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Jackson. Madison County While at my daughter's soccer practice on McClellan Road in the north part of Jackson, late Tuesday afternoon, I saw 16 Mississippi Kites feeding on dragonflies over the soccer fields. 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 -------------------------------- Assistant Moderator Chris O'Bryan Clarksville, TN __________________________________________________________ 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 _____________________________________________________________
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