[TN-Bird] W-Ibis and Wood Storks - Memphis

  • From: OLCOOT1@xxxxxxx
  • To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 08:08:59 EDT

Sept. 4-5, 2010
Shelby Co. TN
Tunica Co. MS
Early Saturday, a quick trip to the North Treatment Plant and the MS RV,  
found the water high and the river falling. At the NTP, a couple of Solitary  
Sandpipers and a Wilson's Snipe would be the only ones for the  weekend.
I was joined by three Chattanooga Birders and we scratched together some  
good birds by looking into every nook and cranny. The front had cleaned out 
all  the MS Kites and the only migrating birds were high flying against a 
clear blue  sky. Most of the birds at the "Pits" were just resting but a 
Kestrel quickly  ended that slumber party. Three close BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS in 
juvenile plumage  hung together; giving good studies as one had very short 
that did not  extend past its tail. The best numbers this year for Pectoral 
Sandpipers but  very few were immature birds. We heard Lesser Yellowlegs 
calling from the  clear blue and it took quite a few minutes before 3 briefly 
touched down  before picking up, still talking, and headed South again.
At MUD LAKE just inside the TN Line, Clyde picked up WOOD STORK peering out 
 from behind a Cypress Tree and I found another one sleeping trying to 
blend in  with a Great Blue Heron. We also had a fly-by immature WHITE IBIS but 
no terns  and a few ducks.
At the fish ponds, in Tunica Co, Mississippi, we found 5 immature  AMERICAN 
AVOCETS, 1-f and 4 -m, a single BAIRD'S, and 2 immature  SANDERLING'S plus 
good looks at enough shorebirds to fill out our check  list to 16 WIND BIRD 
species on the day. I added an immature RUDDY TURNSTONE at  the NTP on 
Sunday morning for a grand total of 17, short for this time in  the season.  
Good Birding  !!!

Jeff R. Wilson / TLBA
6300 Memphis-Arlington Road
Bartlett, TN  38135
What is this feathered thing that  lifts my heart to the heavens.

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