25 Feb 2017.
Elizabethton area: Sycamore Shoals SP, Eliz. linear trail.
Rasar Farm area, Wilbur Lake; all in Carter Co.
The field trip held by the Herndon Chapter of TOS yielded
pretty good results despite some early morning rain which
quit about 9:30. About a dozen birders attended.
Gadwall - 8, Watauga River
Lsr. Scaup - 7, Wilbur Lake
Bufflehead - ca. 100
Bald Eagle - 1 ad, Wilbur Lake
Wilson's Snipe - 5, Watauga River
Great Horned Owl - 2 downy young, Bee Cliff (difficult to see due to distance)
Ruby-cr. Kinglet - 1, Eliz. linear trail
Hermit Thrush - 1, Eliz. Linear trail
Orange-cr. Warbler - 1, wintering bird on Eliz. linear trail
Palm Warbler - 2, Lincoln Dr, only seen by a few
Chipping Sparrow - 25+, Lincoln Dr.
White-cr. Sparrow - 2, Lincoln Dr.
Johnson City, TN