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Mid-South Rarities

I've been fortunate in finding and documenting over 30 first state records here in the Mid-south during 30 years of birding.

Now, I'm having to reorganize and rescan hundreds of slides and reworking even more digital shots, all because of a burgulary at my home that scattered and dislocated thousands of images. Going through these are bringing back a lot of memories of good times in the field here in the mid-south and I thought I'd share some of the more unusual or record sightings that I've been lucky enough to find and document over my years of birding.

I've thrown in a few unusual nestings. As I rescan old slides I'll add other shots from time to time but I may never finish this task.

The Snowy Plover, Limpkin (Hatchie sighting) and the Curlew Sandpiper were found by others but I think many birders will enjoy seeing the only photos taken of these three birds in Tennessee. All the others were stumbled across in my wanderings here in the mid-south. Hope they bring back a few memories for those of you that have shared with me some of these great birds.

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Western Kingbird - 6-6-04  First nest  for Mississippi
Western Kingbird - 6-6-04 First nest for Mississippi
Mottled Duck- First for TN - Oct. 4-5-6, 2003
Mottled Duck- First for TN - Oct. 4-5-6, 2003
California Gull - TN - 2-25-04
California Gull - TN - 2-25-04
Thayers Gull - TN - Feb-04
Thayers Gull - TN - Feb-04
Curlew Sandpiper--TN - female alt. pl. - June 3-4, 1996
Curlew Sandpiper--TN - female alt. pl. - June 3-4, 1996
Ruff - immature - 2nd record TN-Sept. 7 1987
Ruff - immature - 2nd record TN-Sept. 7 1987
Reeve - Ensley Bottoms
Reeve - Ensley Bottoms
White-faced Ibis - 2nd in TN, LakeCo.
White-faced Ibis - 2nd in TN, LakeCo.
Spotted Towhee - Ensley Bottoms - TN
Spotted Towhee - Ensley Bottoms - TN
Yellow-billed Loon - immature  3-6-04
Yellow-billed Loon - immature 3-6-04
Snowy Plover - Dyer Co. TN.
Snowy Plover - Dyer Co. TN.
Cave Swallow -TN-First Photo Documented - Mud island 9-30-06
Cave Swallow -TN-First Photo Documented - Mud island 9-30-06
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