[TN-Bird] Redhead: Kingston Steam Plant (east Tenn)

June 26
Kingston Steam Plant
Roane County in east Tennessee

After having to postpone a BBS route because of rain and the threat of more 
rain, I headed instead to TVA Kingston (That's what they call it on their 
signs, not Kingston Steam Plant, which is what birders have always called it).

Of note were three BLUE-WINGED TEAL on the large pond. More unexpected was the 
lone male REDHEAD sitting on the shore. I'm sure there are very few records of 
this species at Kingston, and probably none for the summer.

Also seen/heard:
At least 5 OSPREY (including two young in a nest) were seen, with 3 nests in 
the area, including one in a dead tree. Nice to see Osprey nesting in a tree 
instead of a man-made structure.
NORTHERN BOBWHITEs were calling pretty much continuously during the 2-3 hours 
I was there.
WILLOW FLYCATCHER
Lots of CLIFF SWALLOWs.
BLUE GROSBEAK
ORCHARD ORIOLE

No sandpipers, but a couple dozen KILLDEER were present.
No Grasshopper Sparrows were found.

David Trently,
Knoxville, TN

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