[TN-Bird] Re: Iceland Gull Update

  • From: "chloe" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "chloebelle119@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC)
  • To: "tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 17:06:03 -0600

It's the same spot that you mentioned, but the area is definitely not as good 
for viewing as it used to be. You basically have to look back into it rather 
than straight at it since they have built up a long mound beside the road where 
birders used to stand. The gulls seem fine with it though! (I'd estimate 5000 
Ring-bills and no fewer than 50 Herrings hang out there.)

Chloe Walker
Murfreesboro, TN

> On Feb 4, 2015, at 4:53 PM, Daniel Estabrooks (Redacted sender 
> "hyla514@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Where are people birding at the landfill nowadays? When I was there in 
> December, the cell where all the gulls used to be at the base of Landfill Rd. 
> was built up and didn't look like good habitat anymore.
> Daniel Estabrooks
> On Wednesday, February 4, 2015 4:39 PM, Chloe Walker 
> <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It has been decided that the bird is a first-cycle "Kumlien's" Iceland Gull.
> We returned to the Middlepoint Landfill (Rutherford county) this afternoon to 
> try to re-find the bird, but with no luck. The majority of the gulls were on 
> the flat ground hidden from view by an orange construction fence, and others 
> were circling around dumped trash. Yesterday they were on the side of the 
> hill, making the viewing much easier. We'll probably give it another shot in 
> the next few days. The best spot to search is from Landfill Road, just off 
> East Jefferson Pike near Highway 231.
> Chloe Walker
> Murfreesboro, TN
> http://chloesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/

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