[TN-Bird] Red-necked Phalarope / Ensley Bottoms

  • From: olcoot1@xxxxxxx
  • To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 07:17:30 -0400

Oct. 12, 2007
Ensley Bottoms
Shelby Co. TN

A quick afternoon run around the pits revealed an actively hunting,?adult 
Peregrine and an immature Red-necked Phalarope. The Red-necked was the 3rd of 
the season here along the river, as I found one a few weeks back across the 
river at Wapanocca NWR and a week later another in a wet field off of Highway 
50 not far from the first and it paraded in front of over 20 birders and was a 
life for 15 happy birders.

A few photos were taken before the speedy falcon' again sent every sane 
shorebird,?williy-nilly in every direction. Hopefully more migrants will be 
using the river this weekend and a few rice fields left uncut?might produce 
some more?rails.

Jeff?R.?Wilson
Ol'Coot / TLBA
Bartlett, TN?

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