Sunday, November 23, 2014
North Sauty Creek, Hidden Cove Ducks" - November 13, 2014 North Sauty Creek Wildlife Refuge, Scottsboro, Alabama
A non-profit Windows Media Video Produced by Garry Morgan in support of environmental stewardship. Creative Common License for background music by MutherPluckin - "Cry'n in the Delta Wind."
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Fair use for non-profit news and information reporting. Images and graphics courtesy of Wikipedia and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Though the Sandhill Crane is not considered threatened as a species, the three southernmost subspecies are quite rare. While the migratory birds could at least choose secure breeding habitat, the resident populations could not, and many subpopulations were destroyed by hunting or habitat change. However, initially the Greater Sandhill crane proper suffered most from persecution; by 1940 probably fewer than 1,000 birds remained. They have since increased greatly again, though with nearly 100,000 individuals they are still less plentiful than the Lesser Sandhill Crane, which numbers over 400,000 individuals, making the species the most plentiful crane alive today. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandhill_Crane
Status in Tennessee: The Sandhill Crane is an uncommon migrant and locally common winter resident in Tennessee, though numbers appear to be increasing. Fall migration lasts from late October to late December and spring migration is from mid-February through late March. A few thousand cranes have also been wintering at Hop-In Refuge in Obion County, and over ten thousand on and around the Hiwassee Refuge in Meigs County. http://www.tnwatchablewildlife.org/details.cfm?displayhabitat=&sort=aounumber&typename=TENNESSEE'S&uid=09041920365647973&commonname=Sandhill%20Crane
SANDHILL CRANE VIDEO BY GARRY MORGAN
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Summer Phone Photos, "North Sauty Creek Retreat," Storm Clouds on Sand Mountain and Swallow Tails on Zinnias
North Sauty Creek Retreat, Guntersville Lake
Storm Clouds on Sand Mountain, looking southeast from North Sauty Creek
FLOWERS IN MY GARDEN
Yellow Swallowtail on Zinnia
Black Swallowtails on Zinnias
Monday, July 29, 2013
Zinnias and Morning Glory amongst the Tomatoes and Muscadine.
County political leaders speak out about roadway problems, Moore's Mill Road and U.S. Hwy 72.
More Zinnias and a Morning Glory.
Bumble Bee in Morning Glory
Tiger Swallowtail on Zinnia
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Zinnia