[Bristol-Birds] Easter Birding 4-8-12

  • From: Robert Biller <xyon42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Bristol-birds <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, tn-bird <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2012 18:25:54 -0400

Eastern Sullivan County
4-8-12 Happy Easter

Ron Carrico
Rob Biller

Flatwoods Road
- road that takes off from Hickory Tree area that runs through Cherokee 
National Forest at the base of Holston Mtn. It can be accessed from hwy 44 from 
the Hickory Tree area.

Great Blue Heron 1
Bald Eagle 1
Mourning Dove 1
Barred Owl 1 (Cooking)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Blue-headed Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 17
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 6
Ovenbird 5
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Hooded Warbler 5
Eastern Towhee 9
Scarlet Tanager 4
Northern Cardinal 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 33

Big Creek Rd
-about half way along Holston Mt on Flatwoods Rd becomes Big Creek Rd and it 
continues past Little Oak Campground and along the backside of South Holston 
Lake to Camp Tom Howard Rd. Camp Tom Howard Rd comes back to Hwy 421 on the 
South side of South Holston Lake across from the turn to Jacob's Creek.

Turkey Vulture 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue-headed Vireo 2
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
American Robin 1
Northern Parula 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 13
Yellow-throated Warbler 4
Pine Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 5
Worm-eating Warbler 2
Ovenbird 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Hooded Warbler 3
Eastern Towhee 5
Northern Cardinal 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Little Oak Rd
- road going into Little Oak Campground and including the views of South 
Holston Lake.

Canada Goose 11
Mallard 2
Red-breasted Merganser 5
Common Loon 6
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Blue-headed Vireo 1
American Crow 6
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 3
Pine Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 9

Old Jack's Grocery on Hwy 421

Broad-winged Hawk 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1

South Holston Dam

Canada Goose 3
Rock Pigeon 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Tree Swallow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1

Musick's Campground SHL

Canada Goose 3
Mallard 1
Red-breasted Merganser 10
Common Loon 5
Killdeer 1
Bonaparte's Gull 6
Ring-billed Gull 14
Forster's Tern 3
Tree Swallow 4
Brown Thrasher 1

Observation Knob

Blue Jay 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Song Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 4

Total species for the day = 77

Visited other sites but these were the best spots. Bad timing for the Shrikes 
on Pemberton - House Wren at OB Knob was MIA today at the time of day we 
visited...

Rob Biller
Elizabethton, TN
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