[TN-Bird] Kingston Steam Plant

Has anyone else been to the Kingston steam plant this spring?
I was there last Sunday, and as reported last Fall it has changed
considerably.  A new road is very close to the mudflats.  I wonder
how this will affect the shorebirds.  Two Lesser Yellow Legs were
the only shorebirds, except a few Killdeer,present on the flats. 
The river is way down with large areas exposed, which might
be shorebird feeding areas.
There is a Great Blue Heron rookery in the river on the island
next to the Osprey platform nests.  I counted 18 Great Blues
standing on nests.  Another 12 were seen fishing  in the
shallows along the newly expose river edges. 
I didn't see the rookery last year.  Was it there, anyone?
I have never seen this many Great Blues before in the plant area.
Winston A. Walden
Cookeville, TN
wwalden@xxxxxxxxxx
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