I was able to relocate the Black Scoter from Lock 3 in Hendersonville (Sumner
Co.) around 1:00, and as I was scanning across the lake, a juvenile
Tundra/Trumpeter Swan dropped in. My initial impression was a Tundra given the
black legs and feet, and extensive pink bill with no visible black at the base,
but the distance was so great that I could not make a conclusive ID. After
about 15 minutes, it took off and flew out sight heading northeast. Link to
ebird checklist with AWFUL photos and description are below.
Mike SmithHendersonville, TN
From: Ruben Stoll <birdchaserrws@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:26 AM
Subject: [TN-Bird] Old Hickory Lake Black Scoter
November 12th, 2017 Black Scoter, adult male, first seen from Snow Bunting
Peninsula, flying from Rockland Recreation up lake, later seen briefly from
Lock 3 road. (Bird apparently left, gaining altitude and headed West) No
Eiders were present, best we could tell. Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.