Sunday, December 8, 2013

Percy Priest Lake
Dec. 7, 2013

Six birders gathered for the NTOS field trip to Percy Priest Lake. We had a bit of a foggy start at Percy Priest dam, and then went clockwise around the lake. Best birds were a mixed flock of 25 Redheads and 50 Lesser Scaup plus an adult Bald Eagle seen from Anderson Rd Public Use Area. Seven Red-breasted Mergansers were seen at Hamilton Creek Park. A list of species found is below:

43 species

Northern Shoveler-20
Green-winged Teal-8
Lesser Scaup-50
Common Goldeneye-4
Hooded Merganser-15
Red-breasted Merganser-7
Ruddy Duck-2
Common Loon-19
Pied-billed Grebe-4
Horned Grebe-8
Great Blue Heron-3
Black Vulture-30
Bald Eagle-1
Cooper's Hawk-1
Red-tailed Hawk-1
American Coot-78
Bonaparte's Gull-109
Ring-billed Gull-86
Herring Gull-2
Mourning Dove-2
Red-bellied Woodpecker-3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-1
Northern Flicker-2
Blue Jay-22
American Crow-17
Carolina Chickadee-15
Tufted Titmouse-2
Carolina Wren-2
Golden-crowned Kinglet-5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-1
Eastern Bluebird-31
American Robin-19
Northern Mockingbird-1
European Starling-140
Cedar Waxwing-6
Yellow-rumped Warbler-10
Song Sparrow-3
Dark-eyed Junco-11
Northern Cardinal-1
American Goldfinch-2

Chloe Walker
NTOS Field Trip Coordinator