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In Spring of 2021, our Wednesday Greenway walks were canceled due to Covid. Looking forward to walks returning in Spring/2022.

Check this site for future updates or to review previous walks. Thank you.

15 thoughts on “Greenway Walks Return Spring/2022

  1. Despite some thick fog to start the morning, 14 of us enjoyed the bird walk at the library today. Jim and I were joined by Amy, Pam, Tim, April, Kristin, Renée, Chris, Sally, Jean B (so good to see you!), Richard, Tom, Harshen, and Raunak. Together we identified a total of 38 bird species. Highlights were the scarlet tanagers, including one that was various shades of orange, red, and yellow. Thanks again to Amy for providing the eBird list for us today:

    5 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    2 Mourning Dove
    7 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    2 Turkey Vulture
    1 Red-tailed Hawk
    1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Hairy Woodpecker
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
    2 White-eyed Vireo
    1 Red-eyed Vireo
    4 Blue Jay
    8 American Crow
    4 Carolina Chickadee
    2 Tufted Titmouse
    2 White-breasted Nuthatch
    9 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    5 Carolina Wren
    2 Gray Catbird
    3 Northern Mockingbird
    10 Eastern Bluebird
    2 American Robin
    40 Cedar Waxwing
    8 House Finch
    9 American Goldfinch
    4 Field Sparrow
    2 Song Sparrow
    3 Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed)
    1 Orchard Oriole
    1 Hooded Warbler
    1 Northern Parula
    2 Yellow-throated Warbler
    1 Black-throated Green Warbler
    3 Scarlet Tanager
    4 Northern Cardinal
    1 Blue Grosbeak
    4 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 38

    Please continue to watch this web site for updates on the status of our walks, as the health situation in the county remains fluid.

  2. Our walk at Salali Lane last week was rained out.
    The walk this week on Wednesday August 11th will start at the parking area of the Macon County Public Library at 8 am , unless it’s raining again of course.

  3. 17 birders participated in the walk on the Big Bear section of the Greenway today. Participating were: Jim, Ellen, Chris, Merl, Jo, Amy, Pam, Karen, Michael, Marsha, Ned, Renee, Tom, Dianne, Connie, Jean and Tim. Highlights of the walk in included excellent looks at a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, at 3 Orchard Oriole and at several Warbler species. Listed below are the birds seen on the walk today:

    Little Tennessee River Greenway
    Jul 28, 2021
    7:47 AM
    Traveling
    2.46 miles
    178 Minutes
    All birds reported? Yes
    Comments: Big Bear
    Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3 Build 2.3.7

    1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    3 Mourning Dove
    1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    6 Chimney Swift
    5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    1 Great Blue Heron
    1 Turkey Vulture
    2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    2 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    1 Eastern Phoebe
    2 Eastern Kingbird
    5 White-eyed Vireo
    6 Blue Jay
    15 American Crow
    3 Carolina Chickadee
    2 Tufted Titmouse
    1 White-breasted Nuthatch
    2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    8 Carolina Wren
    44 European Starling
    4 Gray Catbird
    6 Northern Mockingbird
    1 Eastern Bluebird
    5 American Robin
    8 Cedar Waxwing
    5 American Goldfinch
    1 Field Sparrow
    4 Song Sparrow
    3 Eastern Towhee
    3 Orchard Oriole
    2 Red-winged Blackbird
    2 Brown-headed Cowbird
    4 Common Grackle
    2 Common Yellowthroat
    1 American Redstart
    2 Northern Parula
    1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
    5 Northern Cardinal
    2 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 40
    Fully vaccinated people are welcome to join us next week at 8 AM for the club walk at Salali Lane.

  4. Today 14 of us in the bird group walked along the library section of the greenway. Jim and I were joined by Amy, Pam, Karen, Tim, Chris, Ned, Diane E, Michael, Renée, Diane J, Sally, and Tom. Together we identified 35 species, and we all had very nice looks at a pair of blue grosbeaks near the community garden. Special thanks to Amy for keeping the eBird list for us.

    The following species were identified:

    20 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    5 Mourning Dove
    1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    8 Chimney Swift
    2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    1 Red-tailed Hawk
    1 Turkey Vulture
    2 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    2 American Kestrel
    1 White-eyed Vireo
    15 American Crow
    4 Carolina Chickadee
    2 Tufted Titmouse
    2 Barn Swallow
    25 Cliff Swallow — a few nests still active
    6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    2 House Wren
    7 Carolina Wren
    75 European Starling — lined up on a wire
    3 Gray Catbird
    6 Northern Mockingbird
    6 Eastern Bluebird
    2 American Robin
    11 Cedar Waxwing
    4 House Finch
    6 American Goldfinch
    5 Field Sparrow
    7 Song Sparrow
    3 Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed)
    1 Red-winged Blackbird
    1 Northern Parula
    7 Northern Cardinal
    2 Blue Grosbeak
    2 Indigo Bunting

    Next Wed. we will meet at the Big Bear section of the greenway at 8:00, 7/28. All fully vaccinated people are welcome to join us.

  5. Despite some early sprinkles this morning, today we walked along the Salali Lane.section of the Little Tennessee River Greenway. Pam and Amy were joined by Jim, Ellen, Karen, Tim, Sally, Ned, Connie, Michael, Barbara, and Francis. Together we identified 33 species. Special thanks to Pam for recording the list for eBird.

    (35.1755,-83.3699) Salali Lane – Little Tennessee River Greenway
    Jul 14, 2021
    7:42 AM
    Traveling
    2.10 miles
    145 Minutes

    6 Mourning Dove
    1 Chimney Swift
    1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    1 Spotted Sandpiper
    1 Turkey Vulture
    2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    4 Downy Woodpecker
    2 Eastern Phoebe
    1 White-eyed Vireo
    1 Red-eyed Vireo
    8 Blue Jay
    4 American Crow
    1 Fish Crow
    2 Carolina Chickadee
    5 Tufted Titmouse
    2 Barn Swallow
    3 White-breasted Nuthatch
    1 House Wren
    3 Carolina Wren
    1 Gray Catbird
    1 Brown Thrasher
    2 Northern Mockingbird
    1 Eastern Bluebird
    1 Wood Thrush
    4 American Robin
    2 American Goldfinch
    3 Song Sparrow
    5 Eastern Towhee
    1 Orchard Oriole — Female
    1 Common Grackle
    1 Northern Parula
    8 Northern Cardinal
    3 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 33

    Next week, July 21, we will meet at Macon County Library at 8am. All who are fully vaccinated are welcome to join us.

  6. Despite the intermittent sprinkles, ten of us enjoyed birding the Big Bear section of the greenway this morning, and identified a total of 32 species.  Jim and I were joined by Diane, Chris, Ned, Renee, April, Rose, Tori, and Marion.  The following birds were heard and/or seen today:

    12 Mourning Dove
    3 Chimney Swift
    1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    1 Great Blue Heron
    1 Turkey Vulture
    2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1 Hairy Woodpecker
    1 Eastern Phoebe
    3 Eastern Kingbird
    1 White-eyed Vireo
    1 Blue Jay
    1 American Crow
    2 Tufted Titmouse
    3 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    3 Carolina Wren
    55 European Starling
    4 Gray Catbird
    3 Brown Thrasher
    4 Northern Mockingbird
    2 Eastern Bluebird
    8 American Robin
    7 Cedar Waxwing
    4 American Goldfinch
    9 Song Sparrow
    4 Eastern Towhee
    2 Orchard Oriole
    6 Red-winged Blackbird
    2 Common Grackle
    1 Common Yellowthroat
    6 Northern Cardinal
    2 Indigo Bunting

    Next week we will be birding at Salali Lane. All who are fully vaccinated are welcome to us there at 8:00.
    Happy birding-

  7. Fourteen of us enjoyed a nice morning of birding at the library area of the greenway today. Together we identified 44 species. Jim and I were joined by Pat, Chris, Reneé, Pam, Amy, Rita, April, Kristin, Diane, Tom, George, and Marion. The following birds were seen and/or heard today:

    1 Wild Turkey
    2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    8 Mourning Dove
    1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    12 Chimney Swift
    4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    2 Turkey Vulture
    2 Red-tailed Hawk
    1 Killdeer
    2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Northern Flicker
    1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
    2 Eastern Phoebe
    1 White-eyed Vireo
    1 Yellow-throated Vireo
    2 Red-eyed Vireo
    1 Blue Jay
    4 American Crow
    2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    3 Barn Swallow
    100 Cliff Swallow — Nesting under bridge, lots of young in nests
    1 White-breasted Nuthatch
    4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    1 House Wren
    6 Carolina Wren
    25 European Starling
    1 Brown Thrasher
    7 Northern Mockingbird
    8 Eastern Bluebird
    3 American Robin
    19 House Finch
    10 American Goldfinch
    4 Field Sparrow
    4 Song Sparrow
    8 Eastern Towhee
    3 Yellow-breasted Chat
    2 Orchard Oriole
    6 Brown-headed Cowbird
    1 Hooded Warbler
    1 American Redstart
    2 Northern Parula
    4 Northern Cardinal
    4 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 44

    All fully vaccinated people are welcome to join us next week, July 7, 8 am, at Big Bear. Happy birding!

  8. Today, Wednesday, June 23, we walked the Salali Lane.section of the Little Tennessee River Greenway. Today’s participants included Pam, Jim, Ellen, April, Tim, Sally S., Renee, Peter, Chris, Kristin, Ned, Pat, Diane, Tom, and Amy. Together we identified 45 bird species, including several blue grosbeaks. Special thanks to Ellen for recording the list for eBird.

    Little Tennessee River Greenway
    Jun 23, 2021
    7:40 AM
    Traveling
    2.17 miles
    183 minutes
    All birds reported? Yes
    Comments:
    Salali Lane

    1 Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)
    13 Canada Goose
    11 Mourning Dove
    7 Chimney Swift
    1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    1 Black Vulture
    4 Turkey Vulture
    1 Red-shouldered Hawk
    5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    5 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Eastern Phoebe
    3 White-eyed Vireo
    3 Red-eyed Vireo
    11 Blue Jay
    3 American Crow
    1 Fish Crow
    7 Carolina Chickadee
    7 Tufted Titmouse
    10 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    2 Tree Swallow
    4 Barn Swallow
    8 Cliff Swallow
    1 White-breasted Nuthatch
    4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    2 House Wren
    2 Carolina Wren
    3 Gray Catbird
    5 Brown Thrasher
    3 Northern Mockingbird
    5 Eastern Bluebird
    7 American Robin
    3 Cedar Waxwing
    1 House Finch
    3 American Goldfinch
    1 Field Sparrow
    2 Song Sparrow
    3 Eastern Towhee
    1 Red-winged Blackbird
    2 Brown-headed Cowbird
    1 Common Grackle
    2 Black-and-white Warbler
    3 Northern Parula
    8 Northern Cardinal
    3 Blue Grosbeak
    4 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 45

    Next week, June 30, we will meet at Macon County Library at 8am. All who are fully vaccinated are welcome to join us.

  9. 14 birders walked the Big Bear section of the Greenway today. The following people participated: Sally S., April, Kristin, Ellen, Jim, Diana Renee, Amy, Pam, Charlie Kathie, Rita and Tom. 40 species were observed. Thanks to Ellen for keeping the eBird list shown below
    4 Mourning Dove
    3 Chimney Swift
    1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    2 Green Heron
    1 Black Vulture
    7 Turkey Vulture
    3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Northern Flicker
    2 Eastern Kingbird
    1 White-eyed Vireo
    3 Blue Jay
    1 Carolina Chickadee
    4 Tufted Titmouse
    4 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    5 Tree Swallow
    1 White-breasted Nuthatch
    5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    2 Carolina Wren
    7 European Starling
    5 Gray Catbird
    2 Brown Thrasher
    4 Northern Mockingbird
    2 Eastern Bluebird
    7 American Robin
    5 Cedar Waxwing
    4 House Finch
    4 American Goldfinch
    1 Field Sparrow
    9 Song Sparrow
    7 Eastern Towhee
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat
    7 Orchard Oriole
    15 Red-winged Blackbird
    2 Brown-headed Cowbird
    8 Common Grackle
    2 Common Yellowthroat
    2 Northern Parula
    8 Northern Cardinal
    2 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 40
    The next walk will be on Wednesday June 23rd at Salali Lane

  10. Thirteen of us met at the library today and were lucky enough to have clear skies and good birding. Jim and I were joined by Tim, Amy, Dick, Sally, Phyllis, Kathie, Renee, Ned, Tom, Charlie, and Rita. Together we identified a total of 37 species. Thanks to Tim for recording the eBird list for us.

    The following species were seen and/or heard today:
    4 Canada Goose
    4 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    2 Mourning Dove
    6 Chimney Swift
    3 Turkey Vulture
    2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    1 Eastern Phoebe
    2 White-eyed Vireo
    1 Red-eyed Vireo
    2 Blue Jay
    4 American Crow
    5 Carolina Chickadee
    6 Tufted Titmouse
    6 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    8 Tree Swallow
    1 White-breasted Nuthatch
    3 Carolina Wren
    1 Brown Thrasher
    1 Northern Mockingbird
    8 Eastern Bluebird
    3 American Robin
    1 Cedar Waxwing
    4 House Finch
    7 American Goldfinch
    1 Chipping Sparrow
    5 Field Sparrow
    4 Song Sparrow
    4 Eastern Towhee
    2 Yellow-breasted Chat
    1 Orchard Oriole
    3 Brown-headed Cowbird
    2 Hooded Warbler
    2 Northern Parula
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler
    1 Scarlet Tanager
    5 Northern Cardinal
    4 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 37

    Next week, June 16, we will meet at Big Bear, 8 am. If you are fully vaccinated, come join us!

  11. Wednesday, June 2 was our third walk of 2021 at the Salali Lane.section of the Little Tennessee River Greenway. The following people participated: Jim, Ellen, Amy, Tim, Sally S, Kathy, Diane, Don, David, Jo, Merle, Eve, Chris, April, Dick, Sally W, Rita, and Tom. Together we identified 42 species. Special thanks to Ellen for recording the list for eBird.

    Jun 02, 2021
    7:37 AM
    Traveling
    2.13 miles
    198 minutes
    All birds reported? Yes
    Comments:

    6 Canada Goose
    3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    4 Mourning Dove
    1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    3 Chimney Swift
    2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    17 Turkey Vulture
    5 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    3 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    2 Eastern Phoebe
    1 Eastern Kingbird
    4 White-eyed Vireo
    2 Blue Jay
    4 American Crow
    2 Carolina Chickadee
    7 Tufted Titmouse
    4 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    1 Barn Swallow
    8 Cliff Swallow
    4 White-breasted Nuthatch
    1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    4 House Wren
    6 Carolina Wren
    3 Gray Catbird
    3 Brown Thrasher
    1 Northern Mockingbird
    6 Eastern Bluebird
    11 American Robin
    3 Cedar Waxwing
    2 Field Sparrow
    9 Song Sparrow
    7 Eastern Towhee
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat
    1 Orchard Oriole
    3 Brown-headed Cowbird
    2 Common Grackle
    5 Northern Parula
    1 Yellow Warbler
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler
    8 Northern Cardinal
    3 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 42

    Next week, June 9, we will meet at Macon County Library at 8am. All who are fully vaccinated are welcome to join us.

  12. Today the Bird Club did our second walk of 2021 on the Big Bear section of the Greenway. The following people participated: Jim, Ellen, Sally, Phyllis, Dick, Jo, Merle, Kathie, Karen, Ned, Pam, Amy, David, Chris, Don, Marsha, Lois, April, George, Wendy, Tom, Sally S. and Tim. 44 species were identified. Thanks to Ellen for providing the following list of the bird we saw from eBird:

    Canada Goose 7
    Mourning Dove 10
    Chimney Swift 4
    Great Blue Heron 1
    Green Heron 1
    Black Vulture 1
    Turkey Vulture 22
    Red-shouldered Hawk 1
    Belted Kingfisher 1
    Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
    Downy Woodpecker 2
    Northern Flicker 1
    Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
    Eastern Phoebe 2
    Great Crested Flycatcher 2
    Eastern Kingbird 1
    White-eyed Vireo 2
    Blue Jay 5
    American Crow 9
    Carolina Chickadee 2
    Tufted Titmouse 10
    Tree Swallow 4
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
    House Wren 1
    Carolina Wren 4
    European Starling 4
    Gray Catbird 4
    Brown Thrasher 1
    Northern Mockingbird 6
    Eastern Bluebird 5
    American Robin 10
    Cedar Waxwing 5
    American Goldfinch 7
    Song Sparrow 12
    Eastern Towhee 6
    Orchard Oriole 4
    Red-winged Blackbird 8
    Brown-headed Cowbird 6
    Common Grackle 1
    Common Yellowthroat 6
    Northern Parula 4
    Yellow-throated Warbler 1
    Northern Cardinal 10
    Indigo Bunting 4

    Our next walk will begin at 8 AM on Wednesday, June 2nd at the Salali Lane.

  13. It was great to see so many friendly faces at our first FBC bird walk this morning! After a long hiatus, we started the weekly walks again, and 17 of us met at the library. Jim and I were joined by Amy, Pam, Tim, Jo, Chris, Rita, David, Karen, Kathie, Sally, George, Wendy, Tom, Marsha, and Peter.
    Amy kept the eBird list for us today as we identified a total of 44 species. The following were identified:

    Little Tennessee River Greenway–Macon County Library
    May 19, 2021
    7:55 AM
    Traveling
    2.00 miles
    182 Minutes
    All birds reported? Yes
    Comments: Franklin Bird Club
    Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.1 Build 11

    5 Mourning Dove
    1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    3 Turkey Vulture
    1 Red-shouldered Hawk
    3 Red-tailed Hawk
    2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
    2 Downy Woodpecker
    1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
    2 Eastern Phoebe
    3 White-eyed Vireo
    4 Red-eyed Vireo
    3 Blue Jay
    2 American Crow
    1 Carolina Chickadee
    3 Tufted Titmouse
    6 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    8 Tree Swallow
    4 Barn Swallow
    18 Cliff Swallow
    1 White-breasted Nuthatch
    4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    2 House Wren
    5 Carolina Wren
    4 European Starling
    2 Gray Catbird
    2 Brown Thrasher
    3 Northern Mockingbird
    5 Eastern Bluebird
    1 American Robin
    5 House Finch
    6 American Goldfinch
    4 Chipping Sparrow
    6 Field Sparrow
    2 Song Sparrow
    3 Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed)
    1 Yellow-breasted Chat
    1 Orchard Oriole
    4 Brown-headed Cowbird
    2 Common Yellowthroat
    3 Northern Parula
    1 Magnolia Warbler
    1 Yellow-throated Warbler
    6 Northern Cardinal
    3 Indigo Bunting

    Number of Taxa: 44

    Next week, May 26, we will meet at Big Bear at 8:00am. All fully vaccinated participants are welcome to join us.

  14. We won’t be able to join you until May 19th and are really looking forward to getting to know the club members and participate in the activities.

  15. I’m looking forward to birding with all of you; I’ll be there for 3 weeks in July. Yay for vaccine!

    On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 1:51 PM Welcome to the Franklin Bird Club wrote:

    > fbcb11 posted: ” Bird Friends, We’re expecting everyone is fully > vaccinated now and we can begin weekly Greenway walks again on May 12. > Month of May Schedule May 12: We’ll start at the Macon County Public > Library on May 12. Meet at 8:00 am in the parking a” >

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