[TN-Bird] Swallow-tailed Kite, Washington Co.

  • From: Michael Hodge <tennessee_wulff@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 21:18:00 -0700 (PDT)

Washington County, TN
Eli Masters Road
36.1653°N, -82.5449°W
topozone map: http://tinyurl.com/2bhb94
4:30 pm - 7:20 pm ET

I arrived at the kite location this afternoon at 4:30. After scanning the area 
half an hour I spotted one of the kites over Potato Hill; the prominent knob 0.9
mile to the southeast of the junction with hwy 107 (see map link above). 

I also had a great conservation with Mr. Seale about birds and birding. He owns 
Masters Farm and its 19th century farmhouse where the kites are being seen. He 
excited that the bird was still present and hoped that more people get to see 
He seemed a little surprised that so many people would come from so far to see 

I managed to get a mediocre photo of the bird. It will be posted at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhodge tomorrow.

Other birds seen:
Eastern Kingbird
Great Blue Heron
Cedar Waxwings
Chimney Swifts
Barn Swallow
Carolina Wren 
Turkey Vultures
Red-tailed Hawk
Eastern Bluebird
Am. Crow
Am. Goldfinch
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Canada Geese
Cooper's Hawk
Common Nighthawk

Michael Hodge
Frozen Head Natural Area
Wartburg, TN

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