[TN-Bird] Recent Gibson County sightings

  • From: "Mark Greene" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "greenesnake@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC)
  • To: TN-Birds Bird <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:25:46 -0700

Below is a list of some recent sightings of interest in Gibson County:

Monday, June 30
I had a singing Lark Sparrow in my yard behind my house along a ditch bank 
amongst all the Indigo Buntings, Dickcissels, and Blue Grosbeaks.

Wednesday, July 2
Macedonia Bottoms, Western Gibson County near the Dyer County line
Anhingas continue in the area of the heron & egret nesting colony. I had a male 
and a female Anhinga and a single Double-crested Cormorant amongst all the 
Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets going to and coming from the nesting colony. 
Still several Mississippi Kites and Fish Crows around as well. There have been 
up to 7 Cattle Egrets in a pasture on Old TN-104 near the area where I scope 
the colony from. I also had a Sharp-shinned Hawk just west of the bottoms along 
Hwy 104 in Dyer County, just west of Hooper Marsh.

Thursday, July 3

Macedonia Bottoms
I had one male Anhinga and a Double-crested Cormorant in the same area 
described above.

Saturday, July 5

I located a Green Heron nest with 3 baby herons in a Sugar Maple tree in my 
yard. The tree is about 20 feet off of the ground and is nowhere near any open 
water. There are a few farm ponds around the area but none in the immediate 
area. This is the 2nd time in 5 years that a Green Heron has nested in my yard 
in the same tree!

Sunday, July 6
Mt. Orange road - 1/2 mile from my house, SW of Trenton
I had a Lark Sparrow flush from the side of the road and land in a nearby field.

Thursday, July 10
Mt. Orange Road at jct. with Hwy 54 (about a mile east of the previous location)
A Lark Sparrow flew from one side of the road and landed on the other side of 
the road for a few seconds before flushing into a corn field.

Old Eaton Road, west of Trenton
A single Lark Sparrow flushed from the side of the road near the jct. of Loop 

Macedonia Bottom, near Dyer County line
A female Anhinga and a Double-crested Cormorant were seen in addition to all 
the Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets going to and coming from the heron & 
egret nesting colony. Three people in the last 2 weeks have got their state 
Anhinga for TN at this location. It should be reliable for a few more days. A 
friend of mine and I are going to try to take a boat in and view the colony 
sometime in the next few days. I also had a Cooper's Hawk in the bottoms today. 
Several Purple Martins were also resting in a big dead Baldcypress tree in the 
bottoms. A few Mississippi Kites & Fish Crows as well...

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