[TN-Bird] Kyker Bottoms Field Trip

  • From: "tom howe" <blountbirder@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'Tennessee Birds'" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 18:58:53 -0400

Kyker Bottoms Refuge, Blount, US-TN

Tom Howe 

Oct 26, 2013 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Field trip of the Knoxville TN Ornithological Society. Pt cloudy, 26-60 deg,
calm. Fifteen participants

54 species

One highlight of this trip was the American Bittern that flushed and landed
in vegetation off the ground affording great views for 15 minutes.


Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  17

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  4

American Wigeon (Anas americana)  17

Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)  2

Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)  12 

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)  1 

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  4 

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  4

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  2     These 2 were together, quite
vocal at about 8 am

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  3

Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)  10

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1 

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  4 

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4 

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  2 

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  4 

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  2 

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  3 

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  3 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2 

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2 

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  3 

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1 

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  2 

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1 

Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)  2 

Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)  2 

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  3 

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  2 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1 

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  7 

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  20 

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)  1 

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  3 

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  3 

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  5 

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  6 

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  3 

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2 

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  5

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)  2     Seen in and along path through a
field above the wetland encountered from the north entrance.

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  1 

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  32 

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)  1

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  41     

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  2 

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  2 

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2 

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  60 

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)  1 

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  3 

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6


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