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County: "A Common Raven was seen in the old quarry on Wahoo Valley
Road, about 1 mile below Boone Dam. I scanned for, but saw not evidence of a nest.
Part of the quarry wall is not easily seen. Also, there are some nice cliffs along
the river within sight of this spot. I have seen ravens in this general area several
times in the last 10 year or so (Rick Knight)." Written on April 4, 2003.
"Upon exploring the quarry today (4-12-03), I located one active raven nest. This site is approximately 400 meters (about 1,320 feet). This makes the lowest elevation site in Tennessee on record. The previous record was at the American Limestone Quarry in Carter County, which is approximately 450 meters. The Wahoo nest is the second raven nest for Sullivan County. The first is in Shady Valley. Currently only 13 nest sites have ever been known, at least to my knowledge, in Tennessee. All have been on rock cliffs. Ravens are known to nest in trees and upon man-made structures (Allan Trently)." All the above from post on Tennessee Birding, April 12, 2003.
"Allan Trently: Shady Valley is in Johnson County, Tennessee. The nest near Beaverdam Stream in Shady was the first Johnson County nesting record. The Wahoo nest you found today is the first Sullivan County record (Wallace Coffey)." From a post on Tennessee Birding, April 12, 2003.
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