[birdky] The Kentucky Bird Line

  • From: "Mark Bennett" <benn5609@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Rhonda Monroe Rothrock" <rsmonroe@xxxxxxx>,"Jane & Pat Bell" <beckhambc@xxxxxxx>,"Fred Mansmith" <Mansmithf@xxxxxxx>,"Garry Ritchison" <gary.ritchison@xxxxxxx>,"BIRDCENTRAL" <BIRDCNTR@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,"BIRDKY" <birdky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 18:28:11 -0600

* Kentucky
* Statewide
* January 10, 2003
* KYKY03.01.10

- Birds Mentioned

Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
Greater White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons
Snow Goose, Chen caerulescens
Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
Merlin, Falco columbarius
Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
Barred Owl, Strix varia
Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike, Lanius ludovicianus
Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
Brown Creeper, Certhia americana
Winter Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes
Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula
American Pipit, Anthus rubescens
Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina
Lapland Longspur, Calcarius lapponicus
Rusty Blackbird, Euphagus carolinus
Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus

- Transcript

Hotline: Kentucky
Sponsor: The Kentucky Ornithological Society,
Date: January 10, 2003
Number: (502) 326-0878
To Report: (502) 326-0878 or benn5609@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Coverage: Kentucky and Southern Indiana
Compiled: 7:00 PM, EST, January 10, 2003
Transcriber/Compiler: Mark Bennett
E-mail: benn5609@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

This is the Kentucky Bird Line, sponsored by the Kentucky Ornithological
Society.  This update is current as of January 10, 2003 at 7:00 PM EST.  The
highlights of this update are:  2 lingering Barn Swallows at the Paradise
Ash Basin, a summary of recently reported Christmas Bird Counts, and a
summary of a US Fish and Wildlife Survey of areas in Hickman County.

2 Barn Swallows remained at the Paradise Ash Basin as recently as January
6th.  The Swallows may occasionally move to nearby lakes so patience may be
needed for an observation attempt.  It should be noted that one of the
Swallows has an extraordinarily light plumage.  It has been mistaken by some
as a Bank Swallow and as an immature Tree Swallow.  This light individual is
presumed to be an abnormally light immature.

Several Christmas Bird Counts have reported results within the last week.
Highlights of these counts are as follows:

*  Falmouth, 57 species including 3 Common Loons, 3 Bald Eagles, 1 Merlin, 1
Winter Wren, and 1 Rusty Blackbird,
*  Natural Bridge,  27 species including 3 Eastern Phoebes, 8 Red-breasted
Nuthatches, 3 Brown Creepers, 70 Golden-crowned Kinglets, and 30 Purple
*  Sorgho,  63 species including unspecified numbers of Bald Eagle, Winter
Wren, Horned Lark, American Pipit, and Lapland Longspur, and
*  Falls of the Rough, 56 species including 100 Black Vultures, 400 Turkey
Vultures, 3 Great Horned Owls, 1 Barred Owl, 1 Loggerhead Shrike, and 1
Marsh Wren.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service conducted an aerial survey of waterfowl in
various locations, primarily in Tennessee on January 8th, 2003.  The primary
location in Kentucky was a part of the Long Point Unit of the Reelfoot
National Wildlife Refuge.  Observed in this unit were approximately 3,000
Greater White-fronted Geese, about 5,300 Canada Geese, 1 Snow Goose, over
31,000 Mallards and smaller numbers of other common waterfowl.  The Long
Point Unit is partially in Tennessee and presumably some of these individual
birds were as well.

In addition to the waterfowl survey, the USFWS surveyed Bald Eagles in
selected locations.  Observed along the Mississippi River between the state
line and Hickman were 15 adult and 1 immature Bald Eagles.

Other birds of possible interest observed recently include 4 Rough-legged
Hawks over rural Ohio County, a Loggerhead Shrike in Paducah, and
Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Chipping Sparrows and Red-breasted Nuthatches at
Jenny Wiley State Park.

Thanks for calling the Kentucky Bird Line.  You may leave a report after the
tone.  Please include your name, the date, the location, and the time of
your observation when filing a report.  If your report contains rare or out
of season species, please send appropriate documentation to the

Lee McNeely, Secretary
Post Office Box 463
Burlington, KY  41005

More information about the KBRC and KOS may be found at the KOS web site at
- End Transcript

Mark Bennett
113 Iroquois Circle
Russellville, KY  42276
Logan County

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