[TN-Bird] Roan Mtn CBC summary

  • From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "tn-bird" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:53:53 -0500

The 64th Roan Mtn CBC was held on 21 Dec 2016 with 6 participants in 2 parties.
Conditions favorable: mild (21-53 degrees), clear, no wind.

A total of 42 species were tallied, slightly below the recent 30-year average 
of 46.
All-time high was 55 species back in 1987.
Despite decent weather, birds were hard to find.

Highlights:
Am. Black Duck - 12
Red-br. Nuthatch - only 1 - very poor cone crop in spruce-fir zone.
Ruby-cr. Kinglet - 1 - not often found on this CBC.
Purple Finch - 2

Notable Misses:
Ruffed Grouse
Hairy Woodpecker
N. Flicker
Brown Creeper
Am. Robin
Cedar Waxwing
E. Towhee
Pine Siskin

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Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN

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