[Bristol-Birds] Greater Yellowlegs, Waterfowl, Swallows, Shrike--Sullivan County

  • From: Roy & Robin Knispel <rknispel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Bristol-birds <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:52:21 -0400

Yesterday (Tues., March 27), Jim Anderson, Debi Campbell, Brenda Richards, John Hay, and I, birded Sullivan County water areas.  Highlights:

Silver Grove Rd.:
Black Vulture                         60
Kingfisher                                2
Pileated Woodpecker                1

Paddle Creek
Blue-winged Teal                     1
Ring-necked Duck                   6
Bufflehead                               3
Pied-billed Grebe                    1
Greater Yellowlegs                 1
Kingfisher                                1
N. Rough-winged Swallow     1
Barn Swallow                          1

Weir Dam:
Bufflehead                             13
Osprey                                     1
Hairy Woodpecker                  1
Raven                                     1

Beaver Pond off Rooty Branch Rd.:
Wood Duck                           3
Gadwall                                 8
Green-winged Teal                4
Blue-winged Teal                  1
N. Rough-winged Swallow   1
Barn Swallow                        1

Pemberton Rd.:
Red-tailed Hawk                    1
Am. Kestrel                            1
Killdeer                                  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker      1
Raven                                     1
Loggerhead Shrike                 1

Hwy 44:
Red-tailed Hawk                   1

Musick's Campground:
Red-breasted Merganser          6
Pied-billed Grebe                     1
Horned Grebe                          7
Eared Grebe                             1
D. C. Cormorant                     10
Osprey                                     2
Ring-billed Gull                      2
Bonaparte's Gull                     2
Pileated Woodpecker              1
Cliff Swallow                         3

Boat Launch at Hwy 421 Bridge:
Common Loon                        3
D. C. Cormorant                     4
Ring-billed Gull                     4
Bonaparte's Gull                    6

Colebrook Rd.:
Chipping Sparrow                  1
Southern Fox Squirrel           1

Big Springs Rd.
Osprey                                   1
Red-headed Woodpecker       1

Middlebrook Lake:
Hooded Merganser                 1
D. C. Cormorant                     1
Coot                                        8
Ring-billed Gull                    24
Kingfisher                               5

We had quite a few Tree Swallows, seen at many of these places. This week we totaled 5 Kingfishers over these areas--last week we had 10 over about the same spots.

Roy Knispel
Johnson City

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