November 27, 2017, 8:30am - November 27, 2017, 9:30am
Meet at the Mill Creek Parking lot at 8:30am. The Mill Creek Parking lot is not in the park, but close by and we can park there without paying a fee to get into the park. To get to the parking lot (coming from Kingsport) take I-81 to Bristol. Get onto 11W from I-81 taking exit 74A. Go 2.3 miles on 11W and turn right onto TN 126W. You will see Toyota of Bristol on your left. Go 1.1 miles and turn left onto Steele Creek Road. Go about a half mile and the parking lot will be on your right. Do not turn right when you see the Steele Creek Park sign. The parking lot is just before a bridge with a pedestrian crossing. We will walk a mile or two on paved trails.
The Herndon Chapter TOS will host a field trip to Western Washington County on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Interested participants will meet at Ingles just off of 11E in Jonesborough at 8 a.m.
Some members plan to stop for lunch at Mountain View Restaurant (also off of 11E) in Telford after a good morning of birding. So if you are in the mood for more group interaction, feel free to stay for lunch. Bring water, snacks, and appropriate clothing for this time of year.
The cover for the Elizabethton Bird Club's 2018 calendar is being unveiled. The photo of the Red-headed Woodpecker was taken by the club's president, Debi Campbell. If you want a copy, you can go ahead and reserve now. ...
Mike Sanders and Ron Harrington will be presenting a program entitled "Diurnal Raptors of Southwest Virginia" this Thursday, October 26, at the Washington County Public Library in Abingdon, VA. The program begins at 7 p.m and will last about an hour.
They will begin with pictures and identifying information about the diurnal raptors you might find in the region at some time during the year. The second half of the program will focus on the Mendota Hawk Watch and the migration of the Broad-winged hawk. Handouts will be available. The program will include several great photos taken by Mike Sanders and Jennifer Meade. ...
Potential legislation to prevent bird strikes, introduced to the Senate this month, is an important step in helping migrating birds. But where the biggest difference needs to be made may be surprising: rural communities.
After finding a Snow Goose (juvenile) in the town of Richlands (Washington Square Clinic parking lot) on the 17th of November, I decided to check if it had left. The Snow Goose was there and two more great finds were made. A Ross's Goose that was hanging out with (4) hybrid geese. After contacting Roger and Daryl, The decision was made that the best choice was the Canada X Swan Goose Hybrid. ...
This juvenile Snow Goose that Clancey Deel reported earlier in the week is still hanging around with a large flock of Canada Geese in the field near the old Washington Square Clinic in Richlands. Thanks to Mr. Deel for the heads up! ...
I rose early this morning and traveled to the Breaks in hopes of finding some of the waterfowl that David Raines found and photographed a couple of days ago. I did find three Ruddy Ducks and a Pied-billed Grebe, but the others were already gone. The morning was far from a bust though, as I found a large group of Juncos, a Brown Creeper, three Rusty Blackbirds, White-throated and Swamp Sparrows and a dozen or so Yellow-rumpled Warblers at the Beaver Pond. ...
The Lee and Lois Herndon Chapter of Tennessee Ornithological Society has lost a long-time club member.
Reece Donald Jamerson, age 83, of Johnson City, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Community Living Center.
Reece was born in Yancey County, North Carolina to the late W.C. and Nellie Silvers Jamerson. He was a graduate of Ball Creek High School and East Tennessee State University. He was an honorably discharged U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He moved to Jonesborough in 1955 and started a 42-year career in education. He was principal at Asbury Elementary School, Johnson City, and later Gray Elementary and Boones Creek Elementary Schools. Educating children was his passion, and he had an impact on the lives of thousands of children in this community and beyond. In his retirement, Reece was an avid birder and belonged to the Herndon Bird Club of Elizabethton. He also loved traveling, and took every opportunity to see the country and experience new places with his wife Ruth, the love of his life. His favorite pastime was spending time with his beloved family.
Reece was an active member of Midway Baptist Church for 54 years. He was a Sunday School teacher and deacon for most of those years, and loved serving anyone in the church. In addition to his parents, Reece was preceded in death by three sisters, Faye Boone, Pearl Reavis, and Juanita Reavis; and four brothers, Hugh, Van, Columbus, and Carl Jamerson.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ruth Norris Jamerson, Johnson City; one daughter, Sarah Holtz and husband Michael, Knoxville; two sons, Mark Jamerson and wife Melinda, Minneapolis, MN, Russell Jamerson, and wife Holly, Johnson City; three granddaughters, Mallie, Macy, and Leah Jamerson; mother of granddaughter, Leah, Cheri Jamerson, Jonesborough; sister, Edna Marshall and husband, Charles, Johnson City. He is remembered by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The funeral service for Mr. Jamerson will be conducted at 6:00 P.M. Friday, August 4, 2017 at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. William Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. in the sanctuary of the church.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 8:30 A.M. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Midway Baptist Church, Ray Adler, and Eddie Mobley. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 7:50 A.M., to travel in procession to the cemetery.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, and staff of the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN, for their loving care and support of Reece and his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International, P.O Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.appfh.net .
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City is serving the Jamerson family. (423) 928-6111