[TN-Bird] W Tennessee birding

  • From: Terry Witt <terrywitt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tn-bird <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:11:47 -0700

Reelfoot area:

East side of the lake quiet, loads of swallows on the wires, mostly Purple 
Martins and RW Swallows

Good habitat found at 2 spots on the west side:  Handicapped hunting area of 
Black Bayou, excellent shorebird and wader spot
Lots of mud in the largest pond
About 30 Great Egrets, 1 Little Blue Heron, several hundred shorebirds of 7 
Tiptonville Ferry Landing/City Park, easy access off the levee just south of 
The sand bar opposite the park is completely exposed and always worth a look
I found a LB Curlew here in 1996
Distance is too great to identify small birds
Hundreds of Bank Swallows on the wires here 

Island 13

Good habitat, difficult access through a private road in pretty bad shape
Best bird here: Sanderling
Reuben and Victor Stoll  found this guy and were nice enough to share via 
Chloe and Nolan Walker were also there


Lots of shorebirds at Ensley, (2000??) mostly Least Sandpipers
A few Semipalmated and Western Sandpipers mixed in
There were about 300+ peeps at TVA Lake, all to distant to  ID, looked like 
maybe 2 Stilt Sandpipers as well, not sure

Mud Lake - 2 Great Egrets present, no other waders or Anhingas seen 

More to follow tomorrow

Terry Witt
Murfreesboro Tn

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