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It’s summer and there is no shortage of birds filling the Greenway. Join the Franklin Bird Club as they visit old favorites and add to their list of life birds.  No special skills required, just an interest in learning more about birds.  Walking shoes, water and binoculars suggested.  Make new friends, enjoy the birds and a quiet walk along the Greenway every Wednesday morning.  Check below for where our walk will start each week.
Many thanks to Tim Carstsens and Amy Boggan for adding their photos to the walks.

April 4–Macon County Library–10 birders/32 species

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow–Tim

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher–Tim

Field Sparrow

Field Sparrow–Tim

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Chipping Sparrow–Amy

April 11–Big Bear Shelter–10 birders/35 species

Swamp Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow–Tim

April 18–Salali Lane–12 birders/39 species

April 25–20 birders/37 species

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler–Tim

Brown Creeper-1

Brown Creeper–Tim

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler–Tim

Blue-headed Vireo--Tim

Blue-headed Vireo–Tim

No Greenway Walk instead join John and Cathy Sill for a bird walk in the Standing Indian area.

Northern Parula

Northern Parula–Tim

American Redstart

American Redstart–Tim

MAY, 2018

May 2–Big Bear Shelter–14 birders/56 species

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler–Tim

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak–Tim

Black Vulture

Black Vulture–Tim

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird–Tim

May 9–Salali Lane–11 birders/51 species

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female)–Amy

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Pileated Woodpecker–Amy

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat–Tim

May 16–Macon County Library–cancelled due to rain

May 23–Big Bear Shelter–18 birders/43 species

May 30Salali Lane–cancelled due to rain

JUNE, 2018

June 6–Macon County Library–19 birders/42 species

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Song sparrow–Amy

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Field sparrow–Amy

June 13–Big Bear Shelter–18 birders/50 species

June 20Salali Lane–17 birders/40 species

June 27–Macon County Library–16 birders/48 species

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler–Tim

JULY, 2018

July 4–Salali Lane  18 birders/42 species

July 11Big Bear Shelter  17 birders/44 species

July 18–Macon County Library

July 25–Big Bear Shelter

AUGUST, 2018

August 1Salali Lane

August 8–Macon County Library

August 15–Big Bear Shelter

August 22Salali Lane

August 29–Macon County Library

 

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “Greenway Walk 7/11 44 species

  1. Seventeen birders walked the Greenway at Big Bear today. Participants were: Tim, Pam, Karen, Amy, Ellen, Jim, Sally, Renee, Michael, Sarah, Drew, Louise, Jean W, Renee, Rita, Barbara and Connie. 44 species were identified. The list of species seen appears below. Thanks again to Amy for providing the eBird list for us.

    Little Tennessee River Greenway
    Jul 11, 2018
    7:23 AM
    Traveling
    2.00 miles
    177 Minutes
    All birds reported? Yes
    Comments: Franklin Bird Club
    Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

    3 Wood Duck
    1 Great Blue Heron
    3 Green Heron
    4 Turkey Vulture
    1 Red-shouldered Hawk
    8 Mourning Dove
    2 Chimney Swift
    3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    2 Belted Kingfisher
    1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    2 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Northern Flicker
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    1 Eastern Kingbird
    2 White-eyed Vireo
    8 Blue Jay
    3 American Crow
    3 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    2 Carolina Chickadee
    5 Tufted Titmouse
    2 White-breasted Nuthatch
    3 Brown-headed Nuthatch
    3 Carolina Wren
    1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    3 Eastern Bluebird
    1 Wood Thrush
    3 American Robin
    3 Gray Catbird
    2 Brown Thrasher
    2 Northern Mockingbird
    7 European Starling
    5 Cedar Waxwing
    1 Black-and-white Warbler
    2 Common Yellowthroat
    1 Northern Parula
    2 Field Sparrow
    6 Song Sparrow
    7 Eastern Towhee
    10 Northern Cardinal
    3 Indigo Bunting
    14 Red-winged Blackbird
    3 Brown-headed Cowbird
    4 Common Grackle
    5 American Goldfinch

    Number of Taxa: 44

  2. Eighteen of us started July 4th off with a bird walk at Salali Lane today. Jim and I were joined by Pam, Renée, Michael, Sally, Tim, Amy, Chase, Drew, Louise, Diane, Jean W, Rita, Marsha, Sarah, Tom, and Connie. Together we identified 42 species. Thanks again to Amy for providing the eBird list for us.

    Jul 4, 2018 7:25 AM – 10:27 AM
    1.5 mile(s)
    42 species

    Green Heron 1
    Black Vulture 1
    Turkey Vulture 3
    Red-shouldered Hawk 1
    Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 12
    Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
    Mourning Dove 4
    Chimney Swift 2
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
    Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
    Downy Woodpecker 2
    Eastern Phoebe 3
    Eastern Kingbird 5
    White-eyed Vireo 3
    Blue Jay 4
    American Crow 5
    Fish Crow 2
    Barn Swallow 2
    Carolina Chickadee 4
    Tufted Titmouse 5
    White-breasted Nuthatch 3
    House Wren 1
    Carolina Wren 4
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
    Wood Thrush 2
    American Robin 6
    Gray Catbird 1
    Brown Thrasher 1
    Northern Mockingbird 2
    European Starling 2
    Cedar Waxwing 3
    Ovenbird 1
    Northern Parula 3
    Song Sparrow 5
    Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed) 6
    Yellow-breasted Chat 1
    Northern Cardinal 5
    Indigo Bunting 4
    Orchard Oriole 1
    Brown-headed Cowbird 4
    Common Grackle 6
    American Goldfinch 4

    Join us next week at Big Bear, 8:00, for the next bird walk!

  3. Sixteen of us enjoyed birding at the library today. We all started out by wondering if we would be rained out, but despite a tiny sprinkle, the morning turned out just fine and we identified a total of 48 species. Jim and I were joined by Amy, Pam, Renée, Michael, Tamara, Tim, Connie, Rita, Marion, George, Tom, Barbara, Chris, and Diane. Thanks to Amy again for posting and providing the eBird list, and thanks to all the good ears and eyes that helped us identify along the way.

    Little Tennessee River Greenway–Macon County Library, Macon, North Carolina, US
    Jun 27, 2018 7:29 AM – 10:16 AM
    Protocol: Traveling
    1.4 mile(s)
    Comments: Franklin Bird Club
    48 species

    Wild Turkey 2
    Great Blue Heron 2
    Black Vulture 2
    Turkey Vulture 6
    Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
    Mourning Dove 5
    Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
    Chimney Swift 4
    Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
    Downy Woodpecker 2
    Pileated Woodpecker 2
    Eastern Phoebe 3
    Eastern Kingbird 2
    White-eyed Vireo 1
    Blue Jay 3
    American Crow 4
    Northern Rough-winged Swallow 21 about 17 in one flyover near library
    Purple Martin 3
    Tree Swallow 1
    Cliff Swallow 26 nesting under bridge
    Carolina Chickadee 7
    Tufted Titmouse 3
    White-breasted Nuthatch 1
    House Wren 3
    Carolina Wren 2
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
    Eastern Bluebird 5
    American Robin 3
    Gray Catbird 1
    Brown Thrasher 3
    Northern Mockingbird 6
    European Starling 1
    Cedar Waxwing 4
    Black-and-white Warbler 1
    Hooded Warbler 1
    Northern Parula 2
    Field Sparrow 6
    Song Sparrow 2
    Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed) 13
    Yellow-breasted Chat 7
    Northern Cardinal 8
    Blue Grosbeak 1
    Indigo Bunting 1
    Orchard Oriole 4
    Red-winged Blackbird 1
    Brown-headed Cowbird 3
    House Finch 7
    American Goldfinch 5

    As next Wednesday is July 4, be sure to watch for Jean’s email regarding our meeting time and place for next week.

  4. We had seventeen birders at Salali Lane this morning, including four new folks. Our group included Tim, Amy, Pam, Chris, Jean B, Jean H, Renée R, Michael, Rita, Sally, Renée S, Jim, Ellen, Lynn, Fred, Drew, and Tamara. Together we identified a total of 40 birds. Thanks go out again to Amy for providing the eBird list for us.

    The report for this morning is:
    Jun 20, 2018 7:22 AM – 10:02 AM
    Great Blue Heron 4
    Green Heron 2
    Turkey Vulture 5
    Red-shouldered Hawk 1
    Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8
    Mourning Dove 6
    Chimney Swift 2
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
    Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
    Downy Woodpecker 2
    Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
    Eastern Phoebe 3
    Eastern Kingbird 1
    White-eyed Vireo 1
    Blue Jay 2
    American Crow 2
    Fish Crow 1
    Northern Rough-winged Swallow 7
    Tree Swallow 5
    Barn Swallow 6
    Carolina Chickadee 2
    Tufted Titmouse 7
    House Wren 5
    Carolina Wren 2
    Wood Thrush 2
    American Robin 3
    Gray Catbird 1
    Northern Mockingbird 3
    European Starling 18
    Northern Parula 1
    Song Sparrow 6
    Eastern Towhee 5
    Yellow-breasted Chat 3
    Northern Cardinal 7
    Indigo Bunting 3
    Red-winged Blackbird 1
    Brown-headed Cowbird 4
    Common Grackle 2
    House Finch 1
    American Goldfinch 2

    40 species

    Join us next week on June 27 at the Macon Co Library at 8:00 for our next bird walk.

  5. 18 birders walked the Big Bear Section of the Franklin Greenway today. The birders were: Tim Carstens, Amy Boggan, Pete Hall, Ellen Shelton, Jim Shelton, Judy Bentley, Joe Beilev, Chris Bogardus, Renee Rubin, Michael Delesantro, Jean Hunnicutt, Ned Kraft, Marsha Luczak, Jean Brewer, Renee Sosslau, Rita St Clair, and Diane Ellerman. Highlights of the trip included looks at the White-eyed Vireo, the Indigo Bunting and several of the Woodpeckers. 50 species were observed. Thanks to Amy Boggan for keeping the eBird list.

    Little Tennessee River Greenway, Macon, North Carolina, US
    Jun 13, 2018 7:35 AM – 10:43 AM
    Protocol: Traveling
    2.0 mile(s)
    Comments: Franklin Bird Club
    50 species

    Great Blue Heron 1
    Green Heron 2
    Black Vulture 4
    Turkey Vulture 9
    Cooper’s Hawk 1
    Red-shouldered Hawk 1
    Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
    Mourning Dove 4
    Chimney Swift 2
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
    Belted Kingfisher 1
    Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
    Downy Woodpecker 1
    Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
    Pileated Woodpecker 1
    Eastern Phoebe 2
    Eastern Kingbird 1
    White-eyed Vireo 3
    Blue Jay 5
    American Crow 9
    Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
    Tree Swallow 2
    Barn Swallow 1
    Carolina Chickadee 4
    Tufted Titmouse 2
    White-breasted Nuthatch 1
    House Wren 2
    Carolina Wren 2
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
    Eastern Bluebird 6
    Wood Thrush 1
    American Robin 3
    Gray Catbird 1
    Brown Thrasher 2
    Northern Mockingbird 4
    European Starling 7
    Cedar Waxwing 3
    Common Yellowthroat 2
    Northern Parula 1
    Field Sparrow 1
    Song Sparrow 9
    Eastern Towhee 7
    Yellow-breasted Chat 2
    Northern Cardinal 14
    Indigo Bunting 4
    Orchard Oriole 4
    Red-winged Blackbird 13
    Brown-headed Cowbird 9
    Common Grackle 12
    American Goldfinch 8

  6. Nineteen birders viewed birds in the woods and along the Greenway near the Macon County Library. Birders were: Pam, Amy, Diane, Renee R., Michael D., Georgia, Jean B., Peter, Chase, Jean H., Jo, Merle, Sarah, Rita, Marsha, Tom, Ginger, Mike J., and Renee S. A total of 42 species were seen. Highlights included a singing Blue Grosbeak and a skulking Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Thank you to Amy for the following list.

    Little Tennessee River Greenway–Macon County Library, Macon, North Carolina, US
    Jun 6, 2018 7:30 AM – 10:14 AM
    Protocol: Traveling
    1.5 mile(s)
    Comments: Franklin Bird Club
    42 species

    Green Heron 1
    Turkey Vulture 1
    Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
    Mourning Dove 7
    Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
    Chimney Swift 2
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
    Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
    Downy Woodpecker 2
    Eastern Phoebe 1
    Red-eyed Vireo 2
    Blue Jay 5
    American Crow 2
    Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
    Purple Martin 6
    Tree Swallow 5
    Barn Swallow 1
    Cliff Swallow 5
    Carolina Chickadee 5
    Tufted Titmouse 14
    White-breasted Nuthatch 6
    House Wren 1
    Carolina Wren 4
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
    Eastern Bluebird 7
    Wood Thrush 1
    Northern Mockingbird 3
    European Starling 1
    Cedar Waxwing 2
    Hooded Warbler 1
    Northern Parula 3
    Field Sparrow 6
    Song Sparrow 4
    Eastern Towhee 5 singing
    Yellow-breasted Chat 2
    Northern Cardinal 6
    Blue Grosbeak 2
    Indigo Bunting 1
    Orchard Oriole 3
    Brown-headed Cowbird 4
    House Finch 2
    American Goldfinch 5

    Please join us for a presentation about Chimney Swifts at 7 pm Monday, June 11, at the Macon County Library.
    Join us next Wednesday, June 13, at 8 am for our next bird walk on the Big Bear section of the Greenway.

  7. Eighteen of us birded the greenway starting at Big Bear today. Our group consisted of Pam H, Karen, Amy, Peter, Sean, William, Ned, Tom, Jane, Rita, Sarah, Jo, Merle, Ginger, Mike, Don, Jim and Ellen. All together we identified 43 species.

    Thanks to Amy for providing the eBird report and list for us today.

    May 23, 2018

    18 Canada Goose
    1 Mallard
    1 Black Vulture
    4 Turkey Vulture
    5 Mourning Dove
    3 Chimney Swift
    1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    2 Downy Woodpecker
    2 Northern Flicker
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
    2 Eastern Phoebe
    1 Eastern Kingbird
    2 White-eyed Vireo
    4 Blue Jay
    7 American Crow
    1 Fish Crow
    5 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    4 Tree Swallow
    2 Carolina Chickadee
    3 Tufted Titmouse
    1 House Wren
    3 Carolina Wren
    1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    5 Eastern Bluebird
    1 American Robin
    1 Gray Catbird
    1 Brown Thrasher
    5 Northern Mockingbird — 2 fledglings in playground area
    4 Cedar Waxwing
    2 Northern Parula
    2 Field Sparrow
    6 Song Sparrow
    5 Eastern Towhee
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat
    12 Northern Cardinal
    1 Blue Grosbeak
    2 Indigo Bunting
    2 Orchard Oriole
    8 Red-winged Blackbird
    2 Common Grackle
    10 American Goldfinch

    Number of Taxa: 43

    Join us next week at Salali Lane, 8:00.

  8. Eleven happy birders enjoyed a nice morning at Salali Lane today. Jim and I were joined by Tim, Amy, Ned, Lewis, Rita, Marsha, Renee, Michael, and Sarah. Together we identified 51 species by sight and/or sound, and one beaver.
    Thanks go to Amy for providing the following eBird list for the morning:

    Number of Taxa: 51

    Checklists included in this summary:
    (1): Nantahala National Forest, Franklin US-NC (35.1753,-83.3703)
    Date: May 9, 2018 at 7:25 AM

    17 Canada Goose — (1)
    4 Turkey Vulture — (1)
    3 Spotted Sandpiper — (1)
    4 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) — (1)
    7 Mourning Dove — (1)
    1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo — (1)
    3 Chimney Swift — (1)
    1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird — (1)
    3 Red-bellied Woodpecker — (1)
    4 Downy Woodpecker — (1)
    1 Pileated Woodpecker — (1)
    3 Eastern Phoebe — (1)
    1 Great Crested Flycatcher — (1)
    3 White-eyed Vireo — (1)
    2 Red-eyed Vireo — (1)
    5 Blue Jay — (1)
    1 American Crow — (1)
    3 Fish Crow — (1)
    1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow — (1)
    2 Tree Swallow — (1)
    3 Barn Swallow — (1)
    30 Cliff Swallow — (1)
    2 Carolina Chickadee — (1)
    3 Tufted Titmouse — (1)
    1 Brown-headed Nuthatch — (1)
    3 House Wren — (1)
    2 Carolina Wren — (1)
    10 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher — (1)
    2 Eastern Bluebird — (1)
    4 American Robin — (1)
    1 Gray Catbird — (1)
    1 Brown Thrasher — (1)
    3 Northern Mockingbird — (1)
    2 European Starling — (1)
    3 Cedar Waxwing — (1)
    3 Hooded Warbler — (1)
    3 American Redstart — (1)
    2 Northern Parula — (1)
    1 Yellow Warbler — (1)
    6 Yellow-rumped Warbler — (1)
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler — (1)
    2 Field Sparrow — (1)
    12 Song Sparrow — (1)
    8 Eastern Towhee — (1)
    3 Yellow-breasted Chat — (1)
    26 Northern Cardinal — (1)
    5 Indigo Bunting — (1)
    2 Brown-headed Cowbird — (1)
    5 Common Grackle — (1)
    4 House Finch — (1)
    6 American Goldfinch — (1)

    Join us next Wed. morning, 8 am, at the library for our next regular Greenway walk, In addition, the birding group will be meeting in Walnut Gap on Tuesday, May 15, for a bird walk in my neighborhood which is a higher elevation habitat. Contact Jean Hunnicutt for sign up and details.

  9. 14 birders walked the Big Bear section of the Greenway today. Karen, Jean H, Mike, Ginger, Ned, Renee, Michael, Jim, Ellen, Rita, Sarah, George and Diane participated. Highlights of the trip included looks at the Yellow and Prairie Warblers, Yellow-breasted Chat, Eastern Kingbird and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

    A list of species seen appears below:

    Little Tennessee River Greenway
    May 2, 2018
    7:46 AM
    Traveling
    25.00 miles
    185 Minutes
    All birds reported? Yes
    Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

    5 Canada Goose
    2 Wood Duck (seen by Tim before the start of the group walk)
    4 Mallard
    1 Great Blue Heron
    1 Great Egret
    2 Turkey Vulture
    3 Red-shouldered Hawk
    1 Spotted Sandpiper
    2 Solitary Sandpiper
    4 Mourning Dove
    2 Chimney Swift
    2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    2 Belted Kingfisher
    4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    2 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Northern Flicker
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    2 Eastern Phoebe
    3 Eastern Kingbird
    5 White-eyed Vireo
    1 Red-eyed Vireo
    6 Blue Jay
    7 American Crow
    7 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    17 Tree Swallow
    7 Carolina Chickadee
    4 Tufted Titmouse
    1 White-breasted Nuthatch
    4 Carolina Wren
    6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    14 Eastern Bluebird
    5 American Robin
    2 Gray Catbird
    1 Brown Thrasher
    1 Northern Mockingbird
    1 European Starling
    2 Common Yellowthroat
    2 Northern Parula
    2 Yellow Warbler
    4 Palm Warbler
    3 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    3 Yellow-throated Warbler
    2 Prairie Warbler
    1 Field Sparrow
    1 White-throated Sparrow
    6 Song Sparrow
    4 Eastern Towhee
    3 Yellow-breasted Chat
    15 Northern Cardinal
    1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    4 Indigo Bunting
    2 Orchard Oriole
    20 Red-winged Blackbird
    1 Common Grackle
    1 House Finch
    5 American Goldfinch

    Number of Taxa: 56

  10. In lieu of the regular Wednesday morning bird walk along the greenway today, we were fortunate to have Cathy and John Sill lead about 20 of us on a special walk in the Standing Indian area. Despite the off and on drizzle (ok, rain) and the chilly temperatures, we all had a great morning and identified a total of 37 species. This included eleven warbler species, and a pair of Brown Creepers.

    The following birds were identified by sight and/or sound:
    Turkey Vulture
    Black Vulture
    Broad-winged Hawk
    Mourning Dove
    Downy Woodpecker
    Northern Flicker
    Least Flycatcher
    Red-eyed Vireo
    White-eyed Vireo
    Blue-headed Vireo
    Blue Jay
    Common Raven
    American Crow
    Tufted Titmouse
    Carolina Chickadee
    Brown Creeper
    American Robin
    Wood Thrush
    N Mockingbird
    Brown Thrasher
    N Parula
    Golden-winged Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Blackburnian Warbler
    Yellow-throated Warbler
    Black and White Warbler
    American Redstart
    Ovenbird
    Common Yellowthroat
    Hooded Warbler
    N Cardinal
    E Towhee
    Song Sparrow
    Dark-eyed Junco
    Red-winged Blackbird
    American Goldfinch

    Thanks, Cathy and John, for your good ears and eyes and help finding so many birds!

    Join us next Wednesday back on the greenway. We will meet at Big Bear Shelter area at 8 am.

  11. It was great to be back on the greenway, birding with our Franklin friends again.
    Jim and I were joined by Sarah, Rita, Jean H , Karen, Sally, Mary, Janice, David, Dwight, and Tom. We saw a total of 39 species, including some migrants that must have been fairly new arrivals. Another surprise was a red-breasted merganser on the river, right at the end of the walk.

    Our species today were:
    Canada Goose
    Red-breasted Merganser
    Black Vulture
    Cooper’s Hawk
    Red-shouldered Hawk
    Mourning Dove
    Rock Pigeon
    Red-bellied Woodpecker
    Downy Woodpecker
    Northern Flicker
    Eastern Phoebe
    Eastern Kingbird
    Blue Jay
    American Crow
    N Rough-wing Swallow
    Tree Swallow
    Barn Swallow
    Cliff Swallow
    Tufted Titmouse
    Carolina Chickadee
    Carolina Wren
    Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    Eastern Bluebird
    American Robin
    Gray Catbird
    Northern Mockingbird
    Northern Parula
    Yellow-rumped Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Yellow-throated Warbler
    Hooded Warbler
    Northern Cardinal
    Eastern Towhee
    Field Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Song Sparrow
    Brown-headed Cowbird
    American Goldfinch

    Next week we will have a special bird walk at Standing Indian with Cathy and John Sill leading the group. Join us at the old K-Mart parking lot at 8:00, April 25, and we will car-pool to the location.

    Happy birding!

  12. Ten birders birded the Big Bear section of the Greenway. Birders were Karen, Jean Hunnicutt , Mary Szorosy, Jean Brewer, Don, Marsha, Rita, Louis Schweizer , Trudi Massaro and Tim. Highlights of the trip included nice views of the male and female Wood Duck and 2 Swamp Sparrows in the wetlands. Blue-winged Teal, a female Bufflehead and a Pied-billed Grebe were seen on the river. At the end of the trip some of us saw a Palm Warbler in full breeding plumage. 35 species were observed.

    The complete list of species is below:

    Little Tennessee River Greenway
    Apr 11, 2018
    8:01 AM
    Traveling
    1.45 miles
    126 Minutes
    All birds reported? Yes
    Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

    6 Canada Goose
    2 Wood Duck
    2 Blue-winged Teal
    1 Bufflehead
    1 Pied-billed Grebe
    1 Great Blue Heron
    1 Green Heron
    18 Turkey Vulture
    1 Spotted Sandpiper
    3 Mourning Dove
    2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    2 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Northern Flicker
    2 Pileated Woodpecker
    1 White-eyed Vireo
    1 Blue Jay
    3 American Crow
    12 Tree Swallow
    6 Carolina Chickadee
    6 Carolina Wren
    4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    8 Eastern Bluebird
    2 American Robin
    2 Brown Thrasher
    2 Northern Mockingbird
    1 Palm Warbler
    1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    4 White-throated Sparrow
    8 Song Sparrow
    2 Swamp Sparrow
    5 Eastern Towhee
    8 Northern Cardinal
    14 Red-winged Blackbird
    4 Brown-headed Cowbird
    8 American Goldfinch

    Number of Taxa: 35

  13. Thanks to Tim for sharing his eBird list with us for our first April 2018 walk. Ten of us showed up on a misty cool windy morning: Jean H., Tim, Peter, Rita, Jean B., Merry S., Sarah, Tom B., Chris and myself.

    Little Tennessee River Greenway–Macon County Library
    Apr 4, 2018
    8:04 AM
    Traveling
    1.45 miles
    111 Minutes
    All birds reported? Yes
    Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

    4 Canada Goose
    2 Black Vulture
    1 Turkey Vulture
    1 Osprey
    1 Mourning Dove
    5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Northern Flicker
    4 Eastern Phoebe
    5 Blue Jay
    3 American Crow
    4 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    3 Tree Swallow
    3 Carolina Chickadee
    9 Tufted Titmouse
    8 Carolina Wren
    2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    5 Eastern Bluebird
    1 American Robin
    1 Brown Thrasher
    4 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    2 Chipping Sparrow
    3 Field Sparrow
    5 White-throated Sparrow
    4 Savannah Sparrow
    8 Song Sparrow
    3 Eastern Towhee
    4 Northern Cardinal
    5 Brown-headed Cowbird
    6 House Finch
    5 American Goldfinch

    Number of Taxa: 32

    Sent from my iPhone

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