[TN-Bird] Re: Bradley Co night calls

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  • Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 10:18:10 -0400 (EDT)

I went out on the deck Sunday morning before dawn for the Knox Co Fall 
Count (9/29) and had a modest thrush flight with some good variety 
including about 25 Swainson's, 4 Gray-cheeked, 4 Wood, and 2 Veery plus 
the usual number of "I don't know"s all in about 20 min starting at 06:30.

Did not try again until this morning (10/3) which was mostly quiet except 
for one little wave with maybe 6 Swainson's (plus 2 or 3 others before 
that) and a few warbler/sparrow chips.  Did have a Swainson's Thrush 
working the woods after daylight.

No Hermit Thrushes heard yet but it is getting about time for them to 
start coming through.

On a side note, thanks to Scott Sommershoe for (privately) pointing out my 
banding code faux pas in a recent email.  At some point I got BTGN and 
BTGY engrained in my mind for Black-throated Green and Grey Warblers 
instead of BTNW and BTYW.  BTGN would be Black-tailed Gnatcatcher.  Now if 
I can just remember if Cedar Waxwing is CEWX or CEDW.

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

On Wed, 2 Oct 2013, Bill Pulliam wrote:

> Yesterday morning (10/1/2013) I had only a single Swainson's Thrush call in
> the pre-dawn listening; winds were mediocre.  After dawn on my morning rounds
> I found myself face-to-face with a Gray-cheeked Thrush almost right after I
> stepped out the door!  The difference between heard pre-dawn and seen in the
> morning continues to surprise me.
> I'll probably try again soon, especially if winds are more favorable and/or
> the weather radar suggests a big push.  Front due through sometime this
> weekend... we hope.
> Bill Pulliam
> Hohenwald (Lewis County) TN
> On Oct 2, 2013, at 5:35 PM, David Chaffin wrote:
> > TN birders,
> > 
> > With the recent posts of Bill and Dean, tried the early morning monitoring
> > of night calls from the deck on 28/29Sep13(Sat/Sun).  The first am, had 12
> > Swainsons and 4 Gray-cheeked, while the next am had 2 and 1 respectively.
> > Would be interested to hear if others have had any hermit or veeries the
> > last few days.  These heard were in addition to a number of " I'm not sure"
> > calls heard.
> > 
> > David Chaffin
> > Cleveland
> > Bradley Co
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