[Bristol-Birds] Oct. 4, 13 warblers & 4 vireos!

  • From: AHoodedWarbler@xxxxxxx
  • To: bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 19:15:05 EDT

The Lee & Lois Herndon Chapter of TOS held the first of its Saturday birds 
walk during October at Sycamore Shoals State Park, Elizabethton, TN.
Attending were Reece Jamerson, Tom and J.T. McNeil, Bryan Stevens, Allan 
Trently and John Tolejko. A total of 10 warbler species and 3 vireo species 

The group enjoyed some great looks at migrating warblers and vireos, 
including Philadelphia Vireo and Blackburnian Warbler.

Others: Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Northern Parula, American 
Redstart, Black-throated Green Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Chestnut-sided 
Magnolia Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler and Yellow-rumped 

Other birds: Wood Duck, Mallard, Canada Geese, Mourning Dove, Rock Pigeon, 
Chimney Swift, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker, 
Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Crow, Blue Jay, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted 
Carolina Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Cardinal, Song Sparrow, 
Red-winged Blackbird and American Goldfinch. Also, one Empid species.

After the walk, Bryan Stevens and Reece Jamerson continued birding behind the 
old Bemberg plant in Elizabethton, adding two warblers (Bay-breasted and 
Palm) as well as a vireo (White-eyed Vireo).

Other birds: Northern Mockingbird, Killdeer, Indigo Bunting, Turkey Vulture, 
Eastern Phoebe.

Once home in Hampton, TN, Bryan Stevens added one more warbler species, a 
male Common Yellowthroat.

A good day for observing migrants!

Bryan Stevens,
Hampton, TN


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