[TN-Bird] Burgess Falls, Fairfield Glade, Kyker Bottoms, Ijams

  • From: John Cyrus <cyrus150@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 01:45:25 +0000

I am in the area from Minnesota visiting family and am squeezing in as much 
birding as possible.  Yesterday, I stopped at Burgess Falls on the way to 
Fairfield Glade.  Highlights at Burgess Falls included a Prothonotary Warbler, 
several Northern Parula, 3 vireo species, a Great-crested Flycatcher, and a 
Scarlet Tanager.  

That evening in Fairfield Glade in Cumberland County  highlights were 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird(male arrived early last week according to family), 
Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow-rumped 
Warbler, and Yellow-throated Warbler.

This morning immediately after the storms highlights were Red-eyed Vireo, 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hooded Warbler, and Yellow-throated Warbler

Later this morning from the gated road(along Big Gully Rd.) at Kyker Bottoms in 
Blount County,  I lucked out to have the Little Blue Heron fly in relatively 
low and land in a marshy area.    Also in this area along the dirt track were 
at least 6 Blue Grosbeaks.   Of these 3 were male, 2 were female, and 1 was 
heard only.  2 of the male were constantly following the 2 female while the 
other bird, a male, was near the heard only bird.  Other highlights along the 
dirt track were Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo,  Common Yellowthroat, 
Northern Parula, several Yellow-breasted Chat, White-throated Sparrow, 
White-crowned Sparrow, and many Indigo Buntings.

At Ijams Nature Center in Knox County highlights were White-eyed Vireo, 
Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, 
Black-throated Green Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, and Scarlet Tanager.

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