[TN-Bird] Re: Birds on the move - Knox

  • From: kde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: Tennessee Birds <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 10:59:10 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 7 Oct 2013, KD Edwards wrote:
> I'm hoping for one last big wave... or maybe yellow-rumps and white-throats.

Well I got 2 of 3.  No white-throats.

Went out on the deck at 6:30 with lots of birds calling as they passed 
overhead, fortunately at a much lower altitude than the previous night.  
For once, there was good variety and not just a deluge of Swainson's 
Thrushes.  Lots of "I don't know"s and "could be"s.  After dawn there was 
good movement as well with 9 warbler species including my first-of-fall 
Yellow-rumped.  At 8:40, a Cooper's Hawk raided the yard making a hit on a 
Mourning Dove which somehow escaped.  That shut things down and allowed me 
to leave for work.  

Highlights below, all from our home in west Knox Co on Black Oak Ridge.  
43 species for the morning.

Nocturnal calls, 6:30-7:20ish

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 2
Veery, 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush, 3+
Swainson's Thrush, 6+ (conservative)
HERMIT THRUSH, 20+ first of fall
Wood Thrush, 15+
American Robin, at least a couple
Scarlet Tanager, 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 10+
unIDed, many dozens

Daylight birding, 7:20-8:40 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, at least 2
Belted Kingfisher, 1 for 4th time in last 5 days which equals my 
previous total yard sightings for this species over the last 11 years
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1
E Wood-Pewee, at least 1
LEAST FLYCATCHER, 1 silent but seen well including very short primary 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2
Swainson's Thrush, ~5
Wood Thrush, 1
Scarlet Tanager, 1
Summer Tanager, 1
Indigo Bunting, ~5

Tennessee, ~5
Nashville, 1
Chestnut-sided, 1
Magnolia, 2
Myrtle Yellow-rumped, 1 first of fall
Black-throated Green, 2
Palm, 6+ first of fall
Bay-breasted, 4+
Am Redstart, 1
10-15 unIDed flybys

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

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