As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

For the Birds: Gallinule unexpected sighting at Bristol birding hot spot

Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 12:00 pm

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.

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