[TN-Bird] Cove Lake S.P. - Swainson's Warbler., 06/08/2012

  • From: "Angela Hoffman" <ahoffman07@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 02:32:17 -0400

On Friday afternoon (06.08.2012) between 12:30 - 14:05, I birded Cove Lake
State Park in Campbell County. I walked the entirety of the paved loop trail
and then looked out over the marshy end of the lake at the observation
platform. I went to this location in search of the Swainson's Warblers that
have been reported by Mike Nelson and others. Despite the afternoon heat and
my late start time, I did hear one Swainson's Warbler singing upon getting
out of my car at the circle parking lot in the far back. The bird sang for
about 10 more minutes but was not heard again after that and was never
located visually. Other highlights include at least three singing Wood
Thrush and a Brown Thrasher family with a fledged juvenile. Full list
appears below.


Canada Goose


Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Phoebe

Great Crested Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Tree Swallow

Carolina Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

Eastern Bluebird

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Brown Thrasher

Cedar Waxwing

Swainson's Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Eastern Towhee

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle


Good birding, 


Angela M. Hoffman

Knoxville, TN



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