[Bristol-Birds] Austin Springs pelagic, Aug 9, 2014

  • From: "david kirschke" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "dkirschke@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC)
  • To: Bristol-birds <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 05:10:13 -0700

I decided to take the kayak out to get ready for the shorebird season at Rankin 
Bottoms.  Not sure if anyone else was able to get on the Laughing Gull that 
Rick Knight reported at Austin Springs earlier.  I saw a gull way in the 
distance as I started paddling from Winged Deer around 11:00-11:30, but by the 
time I rounded the corner hoping to get a better look it was nowhere to be 
found.  Below are links to some photos from my most recent real pelagic trips 
this spring (just got around to going through all the photos) and a brief blog 
post about them.  

Austin Springs, Washington, US-TN
Aug 9, 2014 11:00 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments:     By kayak.
14 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  25
Great Blue Heron  3
Green Heron  6
Osprey  2
Killdeer  4
gull sp.  1     As I started paddling from Winged Deer Park toward Austin 
Springs at about 11:00-11:30 I briefly saw a gull in the distance.  I thought I 
would get a better look when I got closer, but I never saw it again. 
Presumably, this was likely the Laughing Gull reported by Rick Knight earlier 
in the day.
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Belted Kingfisher  5
Eastern Kingbird  10
American Crow  2
Cliff Swallow  10
Eastern Bluebird  4
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  6
American Goldfinch  3

View this checklist online at 

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

David Kirschke
Johnson City, TN


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