[Bristol-Birds] Roan Mtn. birds

  • From: "Rick Knight" <RKnight@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "TN-bird" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 17:48:17 -0400

28 June 2006
spruce-fir forest atop Roan Mtn.
Carter Co., TN / Mitchell Co., NC

a few species of note:
Sharp-sh. Hawk - 1, carrying prey
Ruffed Grouse - 2 chicks
Alder Flycatcher - 2
Red-br. Nuthatch - 7 (an off year, following poor cone crop last year)
Brown Creeper - 3
Hermit Thrush - 4, singing
Magnolia Warbler - 2, singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1, singing (where reported on week-end by Rob
Biller et al.)
Indigo Bunting - 2, singing (rare at 6000 ft. elevation)
Red Crossbill - 5+
Pine Siskin - 20+

note: a good fir cone crop is developing this year, so seed-eaters
should increase.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN

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