[Bristol-Birds] siskin nest, saw-whet, brewster's & sapsucker

  • From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "tn-bird" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 14:23:14 -0400

12 May 2009
Carver's Gap to Hampton Creek Cove, at Roan Mtn., Carter Co., TN
36 degrees at dawn (brrr).


Pine Siskin - pair feeding 3 young in a nest; 
site is known to local birders as Hummingbird Hill,  where siskins nested in 
2007.
Siskins are present nearly every summer on Roan, so these are not part of this 
winter's irruption.

N. Saw-whet Owl - one calling & seen as it flew across road in moonlight.

Brewster's Warbler - 1, singing typical Golden-wing song;
at Hampton Creek Cove (just past dog pens), where this hybrid has been seen 
most 
years since late 1990s.  What's puzzling to me is their origin, as no 
Blue-wings nest in the
region.  Any thoughts?

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1 male drumming & calling, at 4750 ft elevation; 
scarce breeder in area.
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Also observed:
Alder Flycatcher - 1 each at Carver's Gap & Hampton Creek Cove
Least Flycatcher - 6
Yellow-thr., Blue-hd., & Red-eyed vireos
Veery - 8+
Hermit Thrush - 1 singing at Carver's Gap, where they breed
Golden-wg. Warbler - 3
Yellow Warbler - 10+
Chestnut-sd. Warbler - 8+
Blk-thr. Blue Warbler - 2+
Blk-thr. Green Warbler - 3+
Bay-breasted Warbler - 1  
Am. Redstart - 6+
Ovenbird - 3+
Com. Yellowthroat - 5+
Hooded Warbler - 1
Canada Warbler - 5+
Rose-br. Grosbeak - 3+
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Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN

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