[TN-Bird] Recent observations (Greene Co., TN)

December 1-18, 2011 

Greene County: Greeneville, Tusculum, Mosheim, Mohawk, etc. 

Intermittent birding opportunities the last two and a half weeks produced the 
following-- 

Gadwall (9-25, Gravel Woods Rd., Dec. 4 ,10) 
American Wigeon (2-8, Gravel Woods Rd. and Guinn Dr., Dec. 10, 17) 
American Black Duck (1, Gravel Woods Rd., Dec. 10) 
Northern Shoveler (15, Mohawk, Dec. 10) 
Northern Pintail (9-17, Gravel Woods Rd., Dec. 4, 10) 
Green-winged Teal (1-30, Gravel Woods Rd. and Kinser Park, Dec. 4, 10, 17) 
Ring-necked Duck (2-8, Gravel Woods Rd. and Guinn Dr., Dec. 4 ,10) 
Hooded Merganser (2-6, Gravel Woods Rd. and Glenfield Trl., Dec. 4, 17) 
Cooper's Hawk (1, Dec. 10) 
Red-tailed Hawk (1 adult dark-morph, Green Rd., Dec. 10) [first county record 
since Feb. 14, 2004] 
American Coot (1, Guinn Dr., Dec. 17) 
Ring-billed Gull (167, Dec. 10) [sporadic here, generally found in open fields 
or urban parking areas] 
Eurasian Collared-Dove (1, Mosheim, Dec. 4) [90th consecutive month at this 
site] 
Red-headed Woodpecker (1-2, three sites, Dec. 4, 10, 17) 
Horned Lark (1, Baughard Hill Rd., Dec. 10) 
Brown-headed Nuthatch (1, Kinser Park, Dec. 17) 
Brown Creeper (1-2, three sites, Dec. 5, 14, 17-18) 
Winter Wren (1-2, two sites, Dec. 17-18) 
Hermit Thrush (9, Kinser Park, Dec. 17) 
Savannah Sparrow (5, Dec. 17) 
Rusty Blackbird (12-24, Gravel Woods Rd. and Green Rd., Dec. 4, 10) 
Purple Finch (1, Kinser Park, Dec. 17) 

The Brown-headed Nuthatch was present in the pines at the water slide in Kinser 
Park, in approximately the same location where two were present on Dec. 18, 
2010. 

Don Miller 
Greeneville, Greene Co., TN 


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