[TN-Bird] Tundra Swan (Greene Co., TN)

  • From: Alice Loftin / Don Miller <pandion@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: TN-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, butternuts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 21:01:31 -0500 (EST)

March 8, 2010 

I observed a Tundra Swan early Sunday evening, March 7, in Greene County. The 
bird was on a pond located near the southern end of Moon Creek Road in 
Tusculum. (Moon Creek Road intersects Highway 107 twice; its northern 
connection is located near Tusculum Place subdivision, and its southern 
intersection is across 107 from Greenwood Road, about a third of a mile north 
of the Nolichucky River.) 

The owner of the pond has had trouble with trespassers and has forbidden access 
to his land. Part of the pond, which is set well off Moon Creek Road, is 
visible from a very short stretch of the road, but much of it is not. I 
observed the bird from the tiny piece of the road that allows part of the pond 
to be viewed. 

Given the viewing conditions, the chances of finding the bird again were not 
the best, but I visited the area today in hopes of repeating yesterday's good 
fortune. I scanned the pond carefully but found no swan. 

As far as I know, this is Greene County's first Tundra Swan since 2002, when a 
juvenile bird was observed December 17-26 at a pond on the eastern edge of 

Don Miller 
Greeneville, Greene Co., TN 

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