Out with the old and in with the new. New sites and sounds, new lists, new wildlife to see and habitats to explore. We wish you grand adventues, good health and fun in the new year!!
Have you ever considered leaving up or putting back out a hummingbird feeder this winter?? Why in the world would you do that when all our Ruby-throats have flown south? Well that's because in 'winter' in TN we get 'western winter hummers' and you'll never know if you have one of these RARE visitors if you don't have a feeder up. 320+ of your fellow Tennesseans had or are currently hosting a winter hummer since the study began in 1990 when the first winter hummingbird was caught, banded and released near Chattanooga. As of today, December 1st there are currently 12 winter hummers in TN that have been captured, banded, measured and leased. All becoming apart of this ongoing southeastern winter hummer research. For informaation the whys, hows and who to contact if you do get a hummingbird AFTER AT YOUR FEEDER BEFORE MARCH 15TH check out this video for information on
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CRITTER OF THE MONTH
The Dark-eyed Junco, formerly known as the Slate-colored junco and commonly called 'snowbird' is found across Tennessee in the winter however it breeds in the higher elevations of Tennessee's mountains.
Winter has arrived accept up until late temperatures sure didn't indicate such....
Keep watch for typical winter birds and a rare hummingbird report. But don't let the cold keep you indoors. There's much to explore and see!
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