[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 13:31:58 -0700

Sorry, I forgot my name and location on the previous post!

Below is a list of some recent sightings of interest in Gibson
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! The 
last time was in 2010.
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 Road.
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...

Good birding!

Mark Greene
Trenton, TN

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