Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 12:00 pm
BY BRYAN STEVENS
Ducks and other waterfowl are beginning to arrive in the region. Those enjoying a walk on the trails at Bristol, Tennessee’s Osceola Island Recreation Area during the mild weather in the first week of November might have spied a rather unusual bird among some of the ducks.
The Osceola Island is located about a mile from the base of Holston Dam and is one of my favorite birding areas. Through the years I've observed some interesting birds in the woods through which the trails wind, as well as in the waterways surrounding the island. Some of the more interesting birds that have made appearances at this location include white-winged scoter, harlequin duck, canvasback, bald eagle, American woodcock and pileated woodpecker.