[Bristol-Birds] wintering Spotted Sandpiper in Kingsport

  • From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "tn-bird" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 14:26:50 -0500

13 Jan 2008
south fork Holston River in Kingsport
Sullivan Co., TN

Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Black-cr. Night-Heron - 7 

few ducks, only notables:
N. Shoveler - 6
N. Pintail - 3

The Spotted Sandpiper is being seen on the river shore at the
Riverside Restaurant (I think that's the name; it's a good seafood place
on Netherland Dr. under the interstate).
It was recorded on the Kpt. CBC (26 Dec).  This is the third consecutive
winter that 1-2 have wintered there.  Interestingly a single Spotted was 
found on this CBC on 22 Dec 1985 & 3 Jan 1987.
Robinson (1990) cites "about 20" winter records in TN, with most coming
 from the southern third of Tenn.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN

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