[Bristol-Birds] Raptors, Shrikes--Western Washintgon Cty, TN

  • From: Roy & Robin Knispel <rknispel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Bristol-birds <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 20:22:01 -0500

Jim Anderson and I spent some time this afternoon birding Western Washington County. Highlights:

Red-tailed Hawks--two (an apparent pair) on Blalock Rd.

Cooper's Hawk--one on McInturff Rd.--it came tearing out of nowhere into a large flock (~200 or so) Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds feeding near the road in manure-covered feedlot. The flock exploded and scattered--the hawk caught nothing--not sure if it was hunting or just harassing the flock

Northern Harriers--2 on Keebler Rd (4-4:30 p.m.) one brown female or immature, one gray/silver male

Am. Kestrels--at least seven on at least 4 different roads--3 on Keebler Rd.

Loggerhead Shrikes--one on David Ward Road--one or two have been seen here regularly the past 2 months just past the barn on the left just off Hwy 75
--one on O. J. Campbell Rd.--haven't seen one on this road for a number of years

the Great Egret was still at Bush Hog Pond

Roy Knispel
Johnson City

fn:Roy Knispel

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