Winter Bird Watching Opportunities


Happy New Year All,
We know your feeders are busy and lots of you are seeing some nice winter birds like the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Junco's, and even Ruby and Golden-crowned kinglet's.  Some of you are seeing large numbers of goldfinches, as am I.  The Fine Sunflower chips and Finch Blend, that can be used in finch feeders, continues to win praise from customers trying it for the first time.
But away from your bird feeders there are lots of interesting birds being seen in the area.  You may have to work a little to see some of these birds, but what else are you going to do on a winter day?  Get outside and expand your bird watching skills!
So here's a list of recent interesting bird sightings in middle-TN.  And to get daily email messages regarding local and statewide bird sightings go to TN-Bird. Seen very recently at Priest Lake...

White Pelicans Photo by Richard C.

White Pelicans Photo by Richard C.

Common Loon

Common Loon

Common Goldeneye 

Common Goldeneye 

Pacific Loon

Pacific Loon

Common Merganser

Common Merganser

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle


A resident of Montgomery County has a confirmed Black-chinned hummingbird coming to a feeder and back around the 1st of December a Rufous was spotted in Fairview.  Keep a hummingbird feeder at the ready. You may be the next one to see a wintering species of hummingbird.  Good birding!

Black Chinned Hummingbird

Black Chinned Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird