[TN-Bird] Re: Yesterday's Birding

  • From: kde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: Kevin Burke <Kevin.Burke@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:46:15 -0400 (EDT)


Are you sure they were Am Black Ducks?  MOTTLED Ducks have been expanding 
their range and, believe it or not, a pair of Mottled Ducks in TN this 
time of year would probably be more likely than a pair of Am Black Ducks.  
Of course you also should rule out male Mallards in eclipse plumage.  Did 
you get any photos?  

This could be a very noteworthy find and worth folks checking up on 

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

On Tue, 26 Jun 2012, Kevin Burke wrote:

> Keith Watson and I decided to go to Little Elder Island on Woods Reservoir to 
> try to see the Heron and Egret Rookery.  We stopped off at Bark Camp Barrens 
> first to try to locate a Henslow's Sparrow with no luck!  We headed on 
> Hickerson road south and just as it crosses Asbury road we located a LARK 
> SPARROW on the power line.  The bird was on Hickerson road in between Asbury 
> Road and Old Airport Road about ? mile from the Asbury Road intersection.
> That made up for missing the Henslow's  Sparrow!
> On little Elder Island we had
> 250 Cattle Egrets(lots of chicks in the nests)
> 20 Little Blue Herons (8 Adults and 12 White Juveniles)
> 1 Snowy Egret
> 15 Great Egrets
> 20 Great Blue Herons
> 20 Black-crowned Night Herons
> 2 Yellow-crowned Night Herons (Juveniles)
> 75 Double-crested Cormorants
> And interestingly late was a pair of American Black Ducks
> It was a long drive from Gatlinburg, but well worth it!
> Good Birding,
> Kevin Burke
> Gatlinburg, TN
> Kevin Burke
> Assistant Store Manager | Nantahala Outdoor Center Gatlinburg
> 1138 Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN 37738
> 865.436.1159 | www.noc.com<http://www.noc.com/>
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