[Bristol-Birds] Report on Herndon Bird Club Field Trip Sat, Feb. 18

  • From: "Roy & Robin Knispel" <rknispel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:38:00 -0500

Members of the Herndon Bird Club spend yesterday morning (Feb. 18) birding 
western Washington Co, TN.  The following is a list of species observed.  Spots 
checked included Bush Hog Pond on Precision Blvd., Henderson Marsh, Bowmantown 
area, Kyker Rd., Westview Pond, Smithdale Rds, Keebler Rd, and other areas 
around Limestone.
Canada Goose
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Am. Kestrel
N. Harrier
Great Blue Heron
Least Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe
Am. Coot 
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
Mourning Dove
Red-headed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
N. Flicker
E. Phoebe
Horned Lark
Blue Jay
C. Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
E. Bluebird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Song Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
E. Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
This is a total of 43 species.  Highlights included 8 Red-tailed Hawks, 5 Am. 
Kestrels, 2 Cooper's Hawks, a Northern Harrier, 27 Wilson's Snipe (at Bush Hog 
Pond), 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, and numerous Horned Larks along Keebler Road.  

The warm, sunny February weather was appreciated by all.  Participants included 
Charles Moore, Brookie and Jean Potter, Rick Knight, Jim and Darla Anderson, 
Reece Jamerson, Jesse Mason, Jacki Hinshaw, Jim D. Anderson, and Roy Knispel.  
Participants had lunch at the Mountain View Restaurant.  Special thanks to Rick 
Knight for leading the trip.

Roy Knispel, Pres.
Lee & Lois Herndon Chapter, TOS
Johnson City, TN

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