Fieldthistle: Spring is also wonderful in East TN. Daily, I see migrating waterfowl, warblers and other birds.
I watch the Tennessee River from my deck. This year already I have seen huge rafts of Buffle Heads, mergansers, the usual mallards and the ubiquitous Canada geese, wood ducks and a huge amount of wardblers that are traveling though. The warblers are difficult for me to identify because they are so small and rarely stay still.
There is a island just a half mile downstream from me and it has a huge rookery of great blue herons that build huge nest in the top of the trees. They are strange pterodoctyle appearing birds that seem to fish 24- while they are nesting and trying to feed mamma and babies.
Spring is super!
Paul E. Smith