[Bristol-Birds] Pintail, Shoveler, Sandhill Cranes--W. Washington Cty

  • From: "Roy & Robin Knispel" <rknispel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 15:20:27 -0500

Jim D. Anderson and I did some birding in W. Washington Cty this 
morning--Ridges Golf Course, Hales Chapel Rd., Bush Hog Pond, Vest Rd, Opie 
Arnold Rd., and Keebler Rd.

We saw several Red-tailed Hawks and a good number of Kestrels.  Highlights were

N. Shovelers (3) and about 20 Gadwall at Bush Hog Pond

N. Pintail on a pond on the north side of Hwy 75 (Opie Arnold Rd.) between 
Oakland Rd and Gib Broyles lane (where the road has a dogleg).

Sharp-shinned Hawk/ Crow interaction/flyover and a flyover of 15 Sandhill 
Cranes on Keebler Rd.  We briefly relocated the cranes from Berryhill Rd, but 
they were flying south toward the Nolichucky R. and we never caught up with 
them again.

Other highlights were meeting up with Darrel Wilder (Hales Chapel Rd) and with 
Tom Macneil and Cathy Myers (Keebler).  Hope you all continued to have good 

Roy Knispel
Johnson City

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