[TN-Bird] Mossy Creek waders

  • From: Carole Gobert <cpgobert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Tennessee Bird List <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 21:57:16 -0400

Went to Mossy Creek WVA in Jefferson County this evening hoping to see the 
immature White Ibis found there July 20 by Michael Sledjeski and Leslie 
Gibbons.  Figured it would be long gone but not so.  Only wader in sight when I 
arrived at 6:15 pm was a Great Egret.  Then shortly before 7pm the immature 
Little Blue Heron appeared followed a minute or so later by the White Ibis.  A 
second Great Egret turned up briefly and one chased the other away.  The Ibis 
and Little Blue were still there when I left at 7:45.  They were easily seen, 
feeding along the grassy edge.  The place is teeming with Red-Winged 
Blackbirds; two other blackbirds popped up in the tall grass next to the walk 
and briefly perched--a male/female pair of Orchard Orioles.  My list follows:

Location:     Mossy Creek WVA
Observation date:     8/2/09
Number of species:     24

Wood Duck     3

Mallard     5

Great Blue Heron     1

Great Egret     2

Little Blue Heron     1    

White Ibis     1    


Turkey Vulture     2

Killdeer     2

Mourning Dove     3

Belted Kingfisher     1

Eastern Kingbird     1

Blue Jay     2

American Crow     2

Tree Swallow     4     


Barn Swallow     3

Carolina Wren     1

American Robin     1 

Northern Mockingbird     1

European Starling     65

Song Sparrow     1

Northern Cardinal     1

Red-winged Blackbird     200

Orchard Oriole     2     


American Goldfinch     10

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Carole Gobert, Knoxville, TN


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