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Old Feb 10, 2015, 7:29 PM   #1
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Just a few snapshots of a few East Tennessee winter birds...

Eastern Bluebirds are year-round residents here in East Tennessee, but their numbers swell in the wintertime. That's because we are also a destination for the Eastern Bluebirds that are migrating south. And this mud puddle at the forest edge was a popular "water hole" with a Bluebird flock on a recent sunny day.
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There were more males than females in this group.
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But we did see some of both, and neither were particularly shy.
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The home park lake is a favorite winter destination for American Coots. This "old coot" always looks forward to seeing them feeding on the lake plants. Here are a few views - showing those amazing coot feet.
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Fewer folks camping mean that birds in the home park campground become bolder during the winter months. Here's a Nuthatch busy with insect eggs on a campground oak tree.
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And a Red Bellied Woodpecker working a campsite hickory tree.
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Will end with one of my favorite winter birds. White Throated Sparrows are common here all winter long. This one was kind enough to pose just outside my back door.
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Hope you enjoyed these glimpses of some winter feathered friends. Thanks in advance for your comments & critique!
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Very nice shots Mole, small birds and my cameras don't get along, must be me
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Wonderful shots, mole! Thanks for sharing. Those bluebirds are really wonderful to see. The nuthatches are always fun as they work their way down a tree.
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