I spent the morning birding Austin Springs and Sullivan Cty. water areas. Summary:
Austin Springs--I met up with Brookie and Jean Potter and Rick Knight here. We went our separate ways from Hyder Hill Rd.
Wood Duck 2 D. C Cormorant 1 Great Blue Heron 1 Kingfisher 2Also, a large OTTER on Hyder Hill road. Its hind quarters seemed to be hurt--it crossed the road --back and forth twice--at the first curve by the river. It was agile enough, though, to hurry off the road when a pick-up came down the hill into the curve.
Paddle Creek Killdeer 7 Green Heron 1 S. Holston Lake Dam Overlook Bald Eagle 2 adult Rooty Branch/Pemberton Rds. Wood Duck 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Musick's Campground Bald Eagle 1 imm. Great Blue Heron 2 Green Heron 2 Semipalmated Plover 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Black Tern 2 Kingfisher 1 Roy Knispel Johnson City
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