May 17th, 2016
This afternoon I took a kayak two miles up the TN River, then hiked two
more (8 mile round trip) to Sugar Tree Bottoms, a private River bottom
along the Tennessee River in Perry County.
I had a few nice birds through the afternoon. 17 species on the ebird
checklist were flagged as rare!
Five ANHINGAS flew over a mile high headed East, but got close enough for
Several WILLOW and 1 ALDER FLYCATCHER were seen in Willow scrub
alongside a marsh, and a NELSON'S SPARROW and LEAST BITTERN were both found
in the same marsh.
Other "rare" birds were
Hooded Merganser 1
Great Egret 3
Semipalmated Plover 11
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
White-rumped Sandpiper 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper 245
Common Nighthawk 4
Savannah Sparrow 5
Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN