[TN-Bird] Ensley Update

  • From: OLCOOT1@xxxxxxx
  • To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 21:23:29 EDT

Aug. 8, 2009
Ensley Bottoms
Shelby Co. TN
Today, the pits were in shambles as new construction on the levees  
destroyed the last good wet area where the shorebirds had been since the  rain 
weekend. This same construction emptied the remote area where the  mom 
Black-bellied Whistler had been keeping her brood. The shorebirds were  widely 
scattered and numbers way down. Five adult Black-bellied Whistlers  were 
found across the old levee using another shrinking wet area and the  paired 
adults were hustling JUST 5 youngsters. Two more adult  Black-bellied were seen 
in TVA Lake.
A Cooper's Hawk immature, 2 young Red-tails, Mississippi Kites and the  
adult Peregrine are keeping the birds hunkered. Pray for rain..............  
Good Birding  !!!

Jeff R. Wilson / TLBA
6300 Memphis-Arlington Road
Bartlett, TN  38135
What is this feathered thing that  lifts my heart to the heavens.

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