[TN-Bird] Sightings Report Mon 19 Nov 07, TVA Ponds, Ensley Bottoms area, Memphis, Shelby County

  • From: "John Walko" <walko@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'Rob Peeples'" <wpeeples@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 22:23:56 -0600

Location:     TN 2 Mem,TVA PONDS
Observation date:     11/19/07  1145am-1pm

Notes:     Lots of birds coming and going, to the point of making it hard to
count. Small pond for first time this year was loaded with ducks. Bird of
the day was a pair of Bald Eagles. 1st one seen in the dead wood trees east
of the small pond. This same tree has become a favorite perch for visiting
raptors. Heard what I thought was a second eagle but scanned the skies and
nothing, a couple minutes later out came a second eagle from behind and
below the perched one. It came in about 50ft off the deck and over the
ponds. Once it got over the big pond every duck in town took to the air. So
much for counting ducks.  The eagles circled away over to the treatment
plants fields and ponds and then slowly meandered S-SW.

Number of species:     22


Canada Goose     61

Gadwall     102

American Wigeon     3

Mallard     73

Northern Shoveler     43

Redhead     8

Ring-necked Duck     75

Lesser Scaup     75

Hooded Merganser     16

Pied-billed Grebe     8

Double-crested Cormorant     8

Great Blue Heron     5

Bald Eagle     2   http://www.pbase.com/jwalko/image/89217806/medium

Red-tailed Hawk     1

American Kestrel     1

American Coot     264

Killdeer     5

Ring-billed Gull     5

Mourning Dove     27

Eastern Bluebird     3

Northern Mockingbird     1

European Starling     X



John "Jay" Walko

Collierville, Tn



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