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See you in Spring, 2019!
Many thanks to Tim Carstens, Amy Boggan and Rita St.Clair 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

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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  9 birders/36 species

July 25–Big Bear Shelter  12 birders/43 species

AUGUST, 2018

August 1–Cancelled due to rain

August 8–21 birders/21 species
Naturalist walk along the Greenway with Jason Love. IMG_1732IMG_1726IMG_1729

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 15–Big Bear  15 birders/42 species
Green Heron

 

August 22–Salali Lane  11 birders/36 species

August 29–Public Library  12 birders/37 species

SEPTEMBER, 2018

September 5–Big Bear 16 birders/42 species

September 12–Salali Lane  8 birders/40 species

September 19–Macon County Public Library  16 birders/36 species

September 26 –Big Bear  10 birders/38 species

OCTOBER, 2018–All walks now begin at 8:30!

October 3–Salali Lane  14 birders/41 species
October 10–Macon County Public Library  10 birders/36 species
October 17–Big Bear  16 birders/34 species
October 24–Salali Lane  10 birders/29 species
FINAL GREENWAY WALK FOR 2018–
October 31–Macon County Public Library  16 birders/25 species
See you in Spring, 2019!

 

 

28 thoughts on “Final Greenway Walk

  1. Our final walk for the year 2018 was at the library this morning and we had excellent conditions for viewing and walking. Big blue skies, calm and not too cold air greeted us. I was joined by Tim, Jim, Ellen, Paula, Jean, Ginger, Mike, Rita, Ned, Jean W., George, Marsha, Tom, Jane, and Lisa. Thanks again to Tim for sharing his eBird list. And, thanks to all who joined our bird walks and made them so enjoyable and helped us pay attention to our Franklin birds!

    Little Tennessee River Greenway–Macon County Library
    Oct 31, 2018
    8:31 AM
    Traveling
    1.16 miles
    110 Minutes
    All birds reported? Yes
    Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

    7 Mourning Dove
    1 Belted Kingfisher
    2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    2 Northern Flicker
    4 Eastern Phoebe
    6 Blue Jay
    10 American Crow
    8 Carolina Chickadee
    1 Tufted Titmouse
    3 White-breasted Nuthatch
    7 Carolina Wren
    6 Eastern Bluebird
    2 American Robin
    4 Northern Mockingbird
    8 Cedar Waxwing
    1 House Finch
    14 American Goldfinch
    2 Field Sparrow
    9 White-throated Sparrow
    10 Song Sparrow
    5 Eastern Towhee
    8 Northern Cardinal

    Number of Taxa: 25

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. We had a chilly morning for the ten of us that birded along Salali Lane. I think we started at about 37 degrees, and only got up to about 43. Jim and I were joined by Karen, Tim, Peter, Ginger, Mike, Ted, Tom, and Drew. Among the 29 species that we identified today, we all had very good looks at the Magnolia and the Tennessee warbler.
    Thanks to Tim for keeping the eBird list again for us today.
    Birds identified today included:

    3 Canada Goose
    40 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    1 Mourning Dove
    1 Belted Kingfisher
    2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    2 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    2 Northern Flicker
    2 Eastern Phoebe
    5 Blue Jay
    1 American Crow
    8 Carolina Chickadee
    5 Tufted Titmouse
    4 Carolina Wren
    3 Eastern Bluebird
    30 American Robin
    1 Brown Thrasher
    3 Northern Mockingbird
    2 European Starling
    3 Chipping Sparrow
    1 White-throated Sparrow
    6 Song Sparrow
    2 Eastern Towhee
    1 Tennessee Warbler
    1 Magnolia Warbler
    1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    8 Northern Cardinal
    5 House Finch
    1 Goldfinch

    Number of Taxa: 29

    Join us next week for the final walk of the year. We will meet at the library at 8:30.

  3. 16 bird enthusiasts walked the Big Bear section of the Greenway today. Participants were: Tom Brown, Jim Shelton, Ellen Shelton, Linda Emslie, Karen Lawrence, Ned Kraft, Rita St. Clair, Marsha Luczak, Mike Jumper, Ginger Jumper, Renee Sosslau, Alan Sosslau, George Kaye, Jane Ruemke, Dianne Ellerman and Tim Carstens. Highlights of the day include a Red-shouldered and a Red-tailed Hawk; a flyover by a Bald Eagle and a Common Raven; and Tennessee and Palm Warblers. 34 species were seen.

    Little Tennessee River Greenway
    Oct 17, 2018
    8:19 AM
    Traveling
    1.81 miles
    146 Minutes
    All birds reported? Yes
    Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

    1 Mourning Dove
    1 Great Blue Heron
    4 Black Vulture
    11 Turkey Vulture
    1 Bald Eagle
    2 Red-shouldered Hawk
    1 Red-tailed Hawk
    3 Belted Kingfisher
    3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    3 Downy Woodpecker
    2 Pileated Woodpecker
    1 Northern Flicker
    2 Eastern Phoebe
    9 Blue Jay
    17 American Crow
    1 Fish Crow
    1 Common Raven
    2 Carolina Chickadee
    2 Tufted Titmouse
    3 House Wren
    7 Carolina Wren
    1 Eastern Bluebird
    4 American Robin
    3 Northern Mockingbird
    3 European Starling
    3 American Goldfinch
    8 Song Sparrow
    4 Eastern Towhee
    6 Red-winged Blackbird
    1 Brown-headed Cowbird
    3 Common Grackle
    1 Tennessee Warbler
    1 Palm Warbler
    5 Northern Cardinal

  4. Ten hardy birders braved threatening skies today and enjoyed the bird walk at the library. Jim and I were joined by Tim, Jean H, Jean B, Jean W, Don, Wendy, Ned, and Martha. We had some sprinkles off and on, but were able to identify a total of 36 species today.
    Thanks again to Tim for keeping and providing the eBird list for us.

    7 Canada Goose
    3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    20 Chimney Swift
    1 Osprey
    1 Red-tailed Hawk
    3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1 Downy Woodpecker
    2 Pileated Woodpecker
    3 Northern Flicker
    1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
    6 Eastern Phoebe
    2 White-eyed Vireo
    1 Yellow-throated Vireo
    2 Blue-headed Vireo
    16 Blue Jay
    5 American Crow
    1 Common Raven
    5 Carolina Chickadee
    5 Tufted Titmouse
    3 White-breasted Nuthatch
    6 Carolina Wren
    11 Eastern Bluebird
    1 American Robin
    3 Gray Catbird
    7 Northern Mockingbird
    10 European Starling
    4 Cedar Waxwing
    4 House Finch
    6 Field Sparrow
    4 Song Sparrow
    5 Eastern Towhee
    2 Brown-headed Cowbird
    1 Palm Warbler
    6 Northern Cardinal
    1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    1 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 36

    Join us next week at Big Bear, at 8:30.

  5. We had cool and somewhat misty weather to start our 8:30 walk at Salali Lane this morning. Jim and I were joined by Chris, Susan, Jo, Meryl, Sally, Tim, Pam, Don, Wendy, Jean H, Jean W, and Karen. We identified a total of 41 species. Thanks to Tim for providing the eBird list again today.

    2 Canada Goose
    1 Wood Duck
    39 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    3 Mourning Dove
    2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    2 Belted Kingfisher
    1 Cooper’s Hawk
    1 Red-shouldered Hawk
    1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    3 Downy Woodpecker
    4 Northern Flicker
    3 Eastern Phoebe
    1 Yellow-throated Vireo
    11 Blue Jay
    20 American Crow
    1 Fish Crow
    4 Carolina Chickadee
    3 Tufted Titmouse
    2 White-breasted Nuthatch
    6 Carolina Wren
    7 Eastern Bluebird
    3 Swainson’s Thrush
    1 Wood Thrush
    12 American Robin
    4 Gray Catbird
    3 Northern Mockingbird
    20 Cedar Waxwing
    1 House Finch
    1 American Goldfinch
    3 Song Sparrow
    2 Eastern Towhee
    1 Tennessee Warbler
    3 American Redstart
    1 Northern Parula
    1 Palm Warbler
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler
    3 Scarlet Tanager
    7 Northern Cardinal
    8 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    1 Blue Grosbeak

    Number of Taxa: 41

    Join us next week at 8:30 at the library. It’s a great time of year to be out birding!

  6. 10 birders braved potentially bad weather to bird the Big Bear section of the Greenway today. Jean Brewer, Jean Hunnicutt, Chris Bogardus, Diane Ellerman, Ned Kraft, Pam Higginbotham, Jean Wright, Merle Hubbard, Jo Hubbard and Tim Carstens participated. Light conditions were poor at the beginning of the walk and the group struggled with the identification of backlit birds. But conditions improved as the day progressed and 38 species were eventually identified including a number of migrating warblers. The eBird report of the outing is below:

    Little Tennessee River Greenway, Macon, North Carolina, US
    Sep 26, 2018 8:30 AM – 10:57 AM
    Protocol: Traveling
    1.845 mile(s)
    38 species

    Mallard 1
    Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
    Mourning Dove 3
    Great Blue Heron 2
    Turkey Vulture 20
    Red-shouldered Hawk 1
    Belted Kingfisher 2
    Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
    Downy Woodpecker 1
    Pileated Woodpecker 1 voice alone identification
    Northern Flicker 3
    Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 voice alone identification
    Eastern Phoebe 3
    White-eyed Vireo 2
    Blue Jay 8
    American Crow 9
    Fish Crow 1
    Common Raven 1 voice alone identification
    Carolina Chickadee 2
    Tufted Titmouse 2
    White-breasted Nuthatch 1
    Carolina Wren 4
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
    Eastern Bluebird 5
    Gray Catbird 7
    Brown Thrasher 1
    Northern Mockingbird 5
    European Starling 5
    American Goldfinch 8
    Field Sparrow 2
    Song Sparrow 5
    Eastern Towhee 4
    Red-winged Blackbird 3
    American Redstart 2
    Northern Parula 1
    Magnolia Warbler 1
    Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
    Northern Cardinal 4

  7. We had a very foggy start this morning at the library, and the birds were not very active or vocal for the first hour+. But we persevered, and by the time we finished the walk we had identified 36 species with good looks at the cuckoo, grosbeaks, scarlet tanager, and lots of cedar waxwings. Participants today included Karen, Jean B, Chris, Diane, Pam, Drew, Ned, George, Jean H, Jo, Meryl, Jean W, Tim, and Sally, as well as Jim and me. Thanks to Tim for providing the eBird list for us today.

    Please note that the walks will start at 8:30, starting NEXT week when we meet at Big Bear.

    Little Tennessee River Greenway–Macon County Library
    Sep 19, 2018
    8:00 AM
    1.21 miles
    139 Minutes

    12 Canada Goose
    8 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    3 Mourning Dove
    1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    1 Barred Owl
    1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    2 Downy Woodpecker
    2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
    3 Eastern Phoebe
    1 White-eyed Vireo
    12 Blue Jay
    4 American Crow
    1 Tufted Titmouse
    2 White-breasted Nuthatch
    5 Carolina Wren
    2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    1 Eastern Bluebird
    1 American Robin
    2 Gray Catbird
    4 Brown Thrasher
    4 Northern Mockingbird
    30 Cedar Waxwing
    5 House Finch
    12 American Goldfinch
    2 Field Sparrow
    1 Song Sparrow
    2 Eastern Towhee
    1 Baltimore Oriole
    1 Common Grackle
    1 American Redstart
    1 Northern Parula
    1 Magnolia Warbler
    1 Scarlet Tanager
    7 Northern Cardinal
    3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    2 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 36

  8. Michael Delesantro led a group of 8 along the Greenway near Salali Lane. There was some evidence of fall migration, such as numerous flocks of Robins and some fall warblers. The group consisted of Jean B., Chris, Jean W., Drew, Rita, Dianne, Renee S., and Renee R.

    Little Tennessee River Greenway, Franklin, North Carolina, US (35.175, -83.369)
    Sep 12, 2018
    8:02 AM
    Traveling
    2.42 miles
    138 minutes
    All birds reported? Yes
    Comments:

    23 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    1 Eurasian Collared-Dove
    8 Mourning Dove
    1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    1 Chimney Swift
    4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    5 Downy Woodpecker
    2 Pileated Woodpecker
    3 Eastern Phoebe
    3 White-eyed Vireo
    1 Yellow-throated Vireo
    10 Blue Jay
    8 American Crow
    3 Fish Crow
    5 Carolina Chickadee
    2 Tufted Titmouse
    3 White-breasted Nuthatch
    1 House Wren
    4 Carolina Wren
    3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    3 Eastern Bluebird
    1 Swainson’s Thrush
    21 American Robin
    10 Gray Catbird
    2 Northern Mockingbird
    3 European Starling
    20 Cedar Waxwing
    7 American Goldfinch
    2 Song Sparrow
    2 Eastern Towhee
    1 Tennessee Warbler
    2 American Redstart
    1 Northern Parula
    1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler
    2 Black-throated Green Warbler
    1 Scarlet Tanager
    8 Northern Cardinal
    1 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 40

    Please join us next week in the library parking lot at 8 am September 19 for another Greenway walk.

  9. Sixteen of us birded the Big Bear section of the greenway this morning. Jim and I were joined by Karen, Chris, Ned, Brock, Peter, Pat, Michael, Renee, Sally, Jean B, Rita, Jean H, Marsha, and Tom. Together we identified 42 species of birds, and two otters. We had good looks at the otters as they played and swam just behind the dog run area. In the same area we watched a Great Blue Heron snare a fish larger than its own bill, but was able to swallow it down in the end.

    The species seen and/or heard today were:
    Great Blue Heron
    Green Heron
    Wood Duck
    Mourning Dove
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    Belted Kingfisher
    Red-bellied Woodpecker
    Downy Woodpecker
    Northern Flicker
    Pileated Woodpecker
    E Wood-pewee
    White-eyed Vireo
    Blue Jay
    Common Raven
    Am Crow
    Fish Crow
    Tufted Titmouse
    Carolina Chickadee
    Carolina Wren
    House Wren
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    E Bluebird
    Am Robin
    Gray Catbird
    N Mockingbird
    Brown Thrasher
    European Starling
    Cedar Waxwing
    N Parula
    Tennessee Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Yellow-throated Warbler
    Am Redstart
    Scarlet Tanager
    N Cardinal
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Indigo Bunting
    E Towhee
    Song Sparrow
    Red-winged Blackbird
    Common Grackle
    Am Goldfinch

    Join us next Wed morning at Salali Lane for another birding adventure, 8:00 am

  10. Twelve of us enjoyed another nice morning of birding today. We met at the library and ended up at the area near the community garden to view the new chimney swift towers. We encountered a few mixed feeding flocks with warblers in their confusing fall molt, but we did the best we could and identified a total of 37 species.
    Jim and I were joined by Tim, Jean B, Jean H, Jean W, Ned, Drew, Marsha, Marion, Tom, and Jane.
    Thanks again to Tim for providing the eBird list.

    Aug 29, 2018
    1.36 miles
    152 Minutes

    1 Wild Turkey
    5 Mourning Dove
    1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    7 Turkey Vulture
    2 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
    2 Eastern Phoebe
    1 Eastern Kingbird
    2 White-eyed Vireo
    7 Blue Jay
    10 American Crow
    7 Carolina Chickadee
    3 Tufted Titmouse
    5 White-breasted Nuthatch
    1 House Wren
    5 Carolina Wren
    9 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    6 Eastern Bluebird
    1 American Robin
    2 Gray Catbird
    4 Brown Thrasher
    9 Northern Mockingbird
    4 House Finch
    10 American Goldfinch
    8 Field Sparrow
    7 Song Sparrow
    2 Eastern Towhee
    3 Northern Parula
    1 Magnolia Warbler
    1 Blackburnian Warbler
    1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
    1 Black-throated Green Warbler
    1 Scarlet Tanager
    7 Northern Cardinal
    1 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 37

    Next week we will meet at Big Bear, 8:00.

  11. Eleven of us birded along the Salali Lane section of the greenway today. We found a couple of mixed species feeding flocks that included some warblers, always a fun way to spend a morning. Jim and I were joined by Tim, Jean H, Jo and Merle, Marion, Pam, Chris, Ned, and Tom. Together we identified a total of 36 species. Many thanks to Tim for keeping and providing the eBird list this morning.

    Little Tennessee River Greenway
    Aug 22, 2018
    1.92 miles
    142 Minutes

    2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    2 Mourning Dove
    2 Chimney Swift
    11 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    6 Turkey Vulture
    1 Belted Kingfisher
    2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    3 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Empidonax sp.
    2 Eastern Phoebe
    2 White-eyed Vireo
    3 Red-eyed Vireo
    5 Blue Jay
    8 American Crow
    1 Fish Crow
    3 Carolina Chickadee
    3 Tufted Titmouse
    3 White-breasted Nuthatch
    6 Carolina Wren
    2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    1 Eastern Bluebird
    7 American Robin
    8 Gray Catbird
    1 Brown Thrasher
    1 Northern Mockingbird
    10 European Starling
    7 American Goldfinch
    5 Eastern Towhee
    1 Black-and-white Warbler
    1 Tennessee Warbler
    1 Hooded Warbler
    3 Northern Parula
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler
    1 Black-throated Green Warbler
    1 Scarlet Tanager
    9 Northern Cardinal

    Number of Taxa: 36

    Join us next week at 8 am. We will meet at the library, and walk down to the community garden area and view the new chimney swift towers!

  12. 15 birders walked the Big Bear section of the Greenway on August 15. Participants were: Pam, Amy, Peter, Marion, Jean H., Sally, Rick, Jim, Ellen, Rita, Dianne, Tamara, Ned and Tim. We were also joined by two guests from the greater Daytona Beach, Florida area: Tari Cox and Bruce Remsburg. One highlight of the trip was a mixed feeding flock that included a good selection of fall warblers. The group also had good looks at a female Indigo Bunting at the end of the walk. 42 species were observed.

    Amy Boggan once again provided the eBird list below. She was honored with the gift of a bird club hat at the beginning of the walk and thanked for faithfully keeping our eBird lists this season. Since school is starting, she will no longer be able to join us for the rest of the year.

    2 Wood Duck
    2 Mourning Dove
    1 Chimney Swift
    10 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    1 Great Blue Heron
    2 Green Heron
    4 Turkey Vulture
    2 Belted Kingfisher
    1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1 Downy Woodpecker
    2 Pileated Woodpecker
    1 Eastern Phoebe
    3 White-eyed Vireo
    8 Blue Jay
    2 American Crow
    3 Carolina Chickadee
    4 Tufted Titmouse
    1 White-breasted Nuthatch
    1 House Wren
    4 Carolina Wren
    5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    2 Eastern Bluebird
    2 American Robin
    4 Gray Catbird
    1 Brown Thrasher
    4 Northern Mockingbird
    6 European Starling
    18 Cedar Waxwing
    8 American Goldfinch
    2 Field Sparrow
    4 Song Sparrow
    2 Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed)
    2 Orchard Oriole
    4 Red-winged Blackbird
    1 Common Grackle
    1 Worm-eating Warbler
    1 Tennessee Warbler
    1 Northern Parula
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler
    2 Scarlet Tanager
    3 Northern Cardinal
    3 Indigo Bunting

  13. From Jean Hunnicutt: 8/8 Today’s “Naturalist Walk” with Jason Love was a bit different from our usual walks. Joining Jason were Ellen, Pam, Jean H. Tamara, George, Danna and Greg, Renee S, Tim Ned, Sally, Jean W., Amy, Rita, Renee R., Jo and Merle, Pauleah, Dianne and Tom. Jason led us west of the library to the property recently purchased by Mainspring with the ultimate goal of extending the Greenway to the rec park on the Georgia Road. We started on a woodland trail that was new to many of us. We passed through several plant communities, mainly depending on the acidity of the soil – from rocky open woodland with Eastern Red Cedars to our more common Oak-Hickory forests. Most of us then “bushwhacked” our way down to an open field which Mainspring is planning to restore to its original wetland state. It’ll be a wonderful place for our Greenway bird walks in the future! We saw many interesting and unusual plants, cicadas, butterflies and other critters. The birds were relatively quiet but we identified 21 species – including 2 Yellow-Billed Cuckoos (heard) and 6 Hummingbirds at the Jewelweed in the field. Thanks again to Amy Boggan for the list:

    1 Turkey Vulture
    3 Mourning Dove
    2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    13 Chimney Swift
    6 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    4 Red-eyed Vireo
    1 Blue Jay
    5 Carolina Chickadee
    1 Tufted Titmouse
    2 White-breasted Nuthatch
    3 Carolina Wren
    1 Eastern Bluebird
    5 Field Sparrow
    1 Song Sparrow
    3 Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed)
    3 Northern Cardinal
    1 Indigo Bunting
    5 American Goldfinch

    Number of Taxa: 21

  14. 12 birders walked the Big Bear section of the Greenway today. Participants included: Pam, Amy, Karen, Ellen, Jim, Jean, Diane, Connie, Drew, Rita and Tamara. Thanks once again to Amy Boggan for keeping up the list on eBird. The list of the 43 species seen is included below.

    1 Mallard
    2 Great Blue Heron
    1 Great Egret
    2 Green Heron
    50 Turkey Vulture
    3 Mourning Dove
    4 Chimney Swift
    10 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    2 Belted Kingfisher
    2 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    1 Eastern Phoebe
    5 Eastern Kingbird
    3 White-eyed Vireo
    8 Blue Jay
    6 American Crow
    1 Fish Crow
    3 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    2 Carolina Chickadee
    2 House Wren
    4 Carolina Wren
    1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    4 Eastern Bluebird
    5 American Robin
    7 Gray Catbird
    3 Brown Thrasher
    6 Northern Mockingbird
    13 European Starling
    8 Cedar Waxwing
    1 Black-and-white Warbler
    3 Common Yellowthroat
    1 American Redstart
    1 Northern Parula
    2 Field Sparrow
    7 Song Sparrow
    5 Eastern Towhee
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat
    14 Northern Cardinal
    4 Indigo Bunting
    1 Orchard Oriole
    18 Red-winged Blackbird
    9 American Goldfinch

    Number of Taxa: 43

  15. Yesterday we had 9 birders for our walk from the library. They included Rita, Amy, Pat, Ned, Marion, Peter, Jean W., Brock, and Tom. Below please find our list for the morning.
    thanks!
    Amy

    Little Tennessee River Greenway–Macon County Library, Macon, North Carolina, US
    Jul 18, 2018 7:55 AM – 10:13 AM
    Protocol: Traveling
    1.8 mile(s)
    Comments: Franklin Bird Club
    36 species

    Black Vulture 3
    Turkey Vulture 2
    Mourning Dove 7
    Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
    Chimney Swift 3
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
    Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
    Northern Flicker 1
    Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
    Eastern Phoebe 2
    Eastern Kingbird 1
    White-eyed Vireo 1
    Blue Jay 4
    American Crow 2
    Barn Swallow 2
    Cliff Swallow 6
    Carolina Chickadee 4
    Tufted Titmouse 6
    White-breasted Nuthatch 1
    Carolina Wren 2
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
    Eastern Bluebird 4
    American Robin 4
    Brown Thrasher 1
    Northern Mockingbird 3
    Cedar Waxwing 6
    Black-and-white Warbler 1
    Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
    Field Sparrow 5
    Song Sparrow 7
    Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed) 9
    Yellow-breasted Chat 1
    Northern Cardinal 13
    Blue Grosbeak 1
    Indigo Bunting 3
    House Finch 4

    View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47278257

  16. 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

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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

  28. 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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