Thanks for sharing, Randy. I, for one, enjoyed the nostalgic memories and
stories. What a cool thought that you might have actually seen an
ivory-billed woodpecker! Whether real or hoped-for, it's a memory to
treasure and tell the grandkids.
Hamilton County, TN
On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 8:05 PM, Randy Winstead <randywendy@xxxxxxx> wrote:
If I can indulge in a personal, and perhaps boring, note on this: I took
a class under Dr. Jackson (the editor) back in the early to mid 1970's at
Mississippi State University. My wife helped him band red-cockaded
woodpeckers during the same time frame. Her roommate worked for Dr.
Jackson, and my wife helped babysit his kids. Sometimes controversial, he
still is important in the study of the ivory-billed woodpecker, and has had
some interesting encounters with ivory-billed woodpeckers--in Mississippi
and in Cuba--during the 1970's and 1980's. I still harbor the thought, not
provable and perhaps not even likely, that I may have seen one myself as a
child in one of the swamps in the Mississippi Delta in the mid 1960's in
either southern Leflore or northern Holmes County. My sketchy and vague
memories are of a very large woodpecker flying overhead with more white
showing than I had ever remembered seeing on a woodpecker.
In case someone is wondering, I'm not angling for the Coffey publication
and don't want it. It needs to go to a better caretaker of the history of
the birds of Tennessee.
Maryville, Blount County
*From:* Marcia Davis <tennwren@xxxxxxxxx>
I have a copy of The "Mid-south Bird Notes" of Ben B. Coffey, Jr. that I
would like to give to someone.
This is Special Publication No 1 Mississippi Ornithological Society
edited by Jerome A. Jackson.
The publication contains many seasonal accounts, bird studies, banding
records and bird sighting records of Ben and Lula Coffey and other TOS
birders in the Memphis area up until late in 1956. Most of the records
are from West Tennessee and northern Mississippi.
If anyone wants this e-mail me your name and mailing address and I will
mail it to you.
Marcia Davis, Louisville, TN
=================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER=====================
The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with
first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation.
You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds
you report were seen. The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should
appear in the first paragraph.
To post to this mailing list, simply send email to:
To unsubscribe, send email to:
with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society
Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s)
endorse the views or opinions expressed
by the members of this discussion group.
Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN
Assistant Moderator Andy Jones
Assistant Moderator Dave Worley
Assistant Moderator Chris O'Bryan
Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society
web site at http://www.tnbirds.org
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
TN-Bird Net Archives at //www.freelists.org/archives/tn-bird/
Tenn.Counties Map at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/states/tennessee3.gif
Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com