[TN-Bird] Re: notes on Great White Heron

  • From: "Ben M." <benmooney@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:44:52 -0400

Slight correction.  It was on the 4th not the 3rd of this month that I saw

Ben Mooney
Blount co
On Jul 17, 2011 9:48 AM, "Ben M." <benmooney@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Whether it was great blue white morph or not I dont know but I saw one out
> on my families farm in corryton (knox co) on the 3rd of this month. I
> think much of it because I have seen them from time to time over years
> on our pond. I have pictures somewhere from 98 I believe of about 5 or so
> in one tree.
> As to the one on the 3rd I was not birding and just happen to see it
> off from the pond area.
> Ben Mooney
> Maryville, TN
> Blount co.
> On Jul 16, 2011 6:23 PM, "Richard Knight" <rknight8@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 16 July 2011
>> Nolichucky River, Unicoi Co (but near Washington Co. line), TN
>> Great White Heron - 1
>> Found today by Don Holt, seen & photographed by several others.
>> Typically thought of as a resident of South Florida, this sub-species
>> of the Great Blue Heron has now been reported in Tenn. at least NINE
>> times! Some authorities think it warrants full species status, as it once
> did.
>> This is the 7th record in NE Tenn since 1990, although some may
>> involve returning birds. The earlier sightings were at South Holston Lake
>> and on the South Holston River, as well as on the Watauga River.
>> Other Tenn records come from the Caney Fork River (Putnam & DeKalb
>> Cos.) in fall 2002 and from the Little River (Blount Co.) in winter
> 2006-2007.
>> All of these sites have rocky shores & cool water in common, conditions
>> a Great White is unlikely to find in South Florida.
>> ##############
>> Rick Knight
>> Johnson City, TN

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