Thursday, November 15, 2018

Winter Birds in Tazewell County 2018

Tundra Swans (family) [Falls Mills]

Cooper's Hawk (Richlands)

American Coot [Lincolnshire]

Common Loon [Lincolnshire]
River Otters [Falls Mills]
Loggerhead Shrike [Burkes Garden]
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Falls Mills)
Great Blue Heron (Clinch River)
Belted Kingfisher (Burkes Garden)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Fall Birds in Tazewell County 2018

Check the following for photo updates (2018):

American White Pelican (Falls Mills)

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Burkes Garden)

Osprey (Falls Mills)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Falls Mills)

Double-crested Cormorant (Falls Mills)

Great Blue Heron (Falls Mills)
Bald Eagle (Falls Mills)
Ring-billed Gull (1st year bird @ Falls Mills)

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Summer Birds in Tazewell County 2018

Double-crested Cormorant (Falls Mills Lake)
Semipalmanted Plover (Falls Mills Lake)
Green Heron (Falls Mills Lake)
Solitary Sandpiper (Lake Witten)
Great Egret (Lake Witten)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (injured wing) (Richlands)
Purple Martin (Male) (Falls Mills Lake)
Purple Martin (Female) (Falls Mills Lake)

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Spring Migration 2018

Baltimore Oriole

Yellow Warbler

Scarlet Tanager

Indigo Bunting

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Great Egret

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Swallows in The Cove

They were at a farm pond (a creek causeway) on Cove Road (4/24/2018).
Barn Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Tree Swallow

Lesser Yellowlegs (with one leg)

Lesser Yellowlegs

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

American Black Duck

They look quite similar to female Mallards. But take a second look through a group of brown ducks to notice the dark chocolate-brown flanks, pale grayish face, and olive-yellow bill of an American Black Duck.

Seen at Fall Mills (Mud Fork Creek)

Seen in Russell County (Little River)

Monday, February 19, 2018

Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter Swans are our biggest native waterfowl, stretching to 6 feet in length and weighing more than 25 pounds - almost twice as massive as a Tundra Swan. Getting airborne requires a lumbering takeoff along a 100-yard runway.

A trumpeter Swan was located near Hansonville, VA (Russell County) on February 17th. Due to recent flooding a farm field provided a place for the swan.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle is one of the largest, fastest, nimblest raptors in North America. Lustrous gold feathers gleam on the back of its head and neck; a powerful beak and talons advertise its hunting prowess. Although capable of killing large prey such as cranes, wild ungulates, and domestic livestock, the Golden Eagle subsists primarily on rabbits, hares, ground squirrels, and prairie dogs.

This photo was taken in Burkes Garden on February 6, 2018