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Old Aug 31, 2014, 8:32 PM   #1
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Just a few quick shots of some of our late-summer East Tennessee birds...

First, a rather late-nesting American Robin. She chose the rafters of our campground bath house, and put on quite a show for park visitors!
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 8:33 PM   #2
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Was out on the campground trails one morning, leading a hike, when Momma Wood Duck and her young'uns showed up. Could only grab a few snapshots before the excited group of hikers scared them off...
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This young Sharp-Shinned Hawk spent several days patrolling the deep woods near our tent camping area. He'll have red eyes, dark grey wings, and (hopefully) enough sense to be much shier once he grows up!
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Late summer is also Jewelweed season here in East Tennessee. Our abundant jewelweed patches are a hummingbird magnet.
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And the ripening Teasel and Thistle seeds are a Goldfinch magnet!
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Hope you enjoyed a few glimpses of some common East Tennessee late summer birds, and that you'll share your comments and critique!
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The hawk is my favorite of these. The goldfinch is very sharp, and the hummingbird at rest is amazing to capture.
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Once again, thanks. I especially like the Goldfinch and thistle.
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