[Bristol-Birds] Cormorants and night-herons

  • From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 22:39:37 -0400

10 July 2009

Middlebrook Lake
Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN

Double-crested Cormorants  2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1

Central Holston Bridge
TN Rt. 44, South Fork Holston River
Sullivan Co., TN

Black-crowned Night-Heron 1

The cormorants at Middlebrook Lake, probably represents
a bit of wandering rather than post breeding season dispersal
in its classic sense.  This is little more than unstructured
free thought because inland birds disperse after the breeding
season but that usually begins in about a month or so.  Given
breeding cormorants in the upper areas of the Holston River,
it would be difficult to make a convincing discussion that the
birds at Middlebrook Lake, at this early date for fall migration,
are from very far away -- north or south.

The night-herons are likely the beginning of post season 
dispersal.


Let's go birding . . . .

Wallace Coffey
Bristol, TN



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