[Bristol-Birds] Little Blue Heron, Warbling Vireo, Prothonotary Warbler, etc. (Cocke Co., TN)

  • From: Alice Loftin / Don Miller <pandion@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: TN-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, butternuts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2009 23:28:18 -0400 (EDT)

June 6, 2009 

Cocke County: Rankin Bottoms and vicinity 

Observers: Leslie Gibbens, Don Miller, Michael Sledjeski, and five others whose 
names I did not get 

Highlights this morning while canoeing from Rankin Bridge to the coal tipple at 
Rankin Bottoms and back-- 

Wood Duck (9) 
Wild Turkey (4, in flooded trees at RB; unusual location) 
Double-crested Cormorant (42) 
Great Egret (2) 
Little Blue Heron (immature, seen briefly in flight at Rankin Bridge) 
Osprey (9--7 adults and 2 young in nest (total of 4 nests seen)) 
Red-shouldered Hawk 
Red-headed Woodpecker 
Yellow-throated Vireo (3) 
Warbling Vireo (3) 
Cliff Swallow (326 seen; Michael reported that he and Leslie counted 
approximately 1000 active nests a few days ago at Rankin Bridge) 
Prairie Warbler 
Prothonotary Warbler (44 - sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet) 
Summer Tanager 
Orchard Oriole (12) 
Baltimore Oriole (2) 

Don Miller 
Greeneville, Greene Co., TN 

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