[TN-Bird] major fallout of loons & ducks in northeast Tenn

  • From: "Richard Knight" <rknight8@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "tn-bird" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:15:06 -0500

15 Nov 2018
Boone Lake & South Holston Lake (detailed separately below)
mainly Sullivan Co., TN

The winter storm that moved northeastward through Tenn late yesterday
and into today caused a major fallout of loons & ducks.

Boone Lake

Com. Loon - 1,050 +  - a new high count in the state (but see below)
ducks - 1,200 of 16 species  - that's a lot of ducks for Northeast Tenn., 
including:
Canvasback - 10
Redhead - 375
Lsr Scaup - 360
Surf Scoter - 4
Red-br. Merganser - 20
Ruddy Duck - 170
also:
Com. Tern - 1  - new late date in state
Tree Swallow - 1

South Holston Lake

Com. Loon - 1,025 +

Better still, late yesterday afternoon, Ron Carrico witnessed the actual fallout
of these loons. He counted 2,000 on the water, plus 2-3 thousand more flying
past during an hour.  So, approximately 4-5 thousand total, some of which 
lingered
into today. That number boggles the mind & blows away the previous high count
in the state.

also some ducks were present, but not many & nothing unusual.

Rick Knight
Johnson City, TN

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