[TN-Bird] White Pelicans, Rough-winged Swallow - Sumner and Davidson Co.
- From: JanKShaw@xxxxxxx
- To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, mlbierly@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 18:28:35 EST
3-2-08 Old Hickory Lake in Davidson and Sumner counties clay target club in Davidson Co. With this balmy weather, I decided to check out Old Hickory Lake today. Starting at Snow Bunting Peninsula across from the dam off Burnett Rd. in Davidson Co., there were 3 BONAPARTE'S GULLS among the 1000+ Ring-billed Gulls. Other species there included Horned Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, lots of coots, Bufflehead, Mallard, Ruddy Duck, Canada Goose, Bufflehead, Lesser Scaup, and Killdeer. Just below the dam, I walked the nature trail and had 11 PINE WARBLERS and 2 CHIPPING SPARROWS all singing, which gave a good song comparison. Driving down Sanders Ferry Rd. in Sumner Co., I spotted a heronry on an island in Drakes Creek near Drakes Creek Marina. While counting all of the nests and birds, I suddenly noticed there were 3 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS in the water just below the heronry. Distracted by the herons and an interested passerby, I counted approximately 176 nests, with 120 Great Blue Herons and 66 Double-crested Cormorants either on the nests or nearby. In Sanders Ferry Park, there is another island off of Shelter #8 which had 2 nests and 1 GBHE. At lock 3 access off of Walton Ferry Rd., another island had 23 nests but no birds. I was surprised that there were no loons today at Old Hickory Lake. On my way home I stopped off at Cleeces Ferry Rd. but the Whooping Cranes were NOT there. I don't think they've been seen for over a week now. I checked out another GBHE rookery off of Briley Pkwy along the Cumberland River. This is best seen from the clay target club off of Hospital Rd. With the afternoon sun in my eyes, and shot gun blasts going off, I counted 60 nests and 78 GBHE. There was also 1 Red-tailed Hawk nest just above the heronry, with one on the nest and another nearby. As I was leaving, a lone ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW flew over and called. This is an early date for the Nashville Area for that species. The previous date was March 13, 2003 I believe. It was a great day to be out. Jan Shaw Nashville, TN **************Ideas to please picky eaters. Watch video on AOL Living. (http://living.aol.com/video/how-to-please-your-picky-eater/rachel-campos-duffy/ 2050827?NCID=aolcmp00300000002598) =================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER===================== The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation. You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds you report were seen. The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should appear in the first paragraph. _____________________________________________________________ To post to this mailing list, simply send email to: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx _____________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe, send email to: tn-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. ______________________________________________________________ TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s) endorse the views or opinions expressed by the members of this discussion group. Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN wallace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ------------------------------ Assistant Moderator Andy Jones Cleveland, OH ------------------------------- Assistant Moderator Dave Worley Rosedale, VA __________________________________________________________ Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society web site at http://www.tnbirds.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ARCHIVES TN-Bird Net Archives at http://www.freelists.org/archives/tn-bird/ EXCELLENT MAP RESOURCES Topographical Maps located at http://topozone.com/find.asp Tenn.Counties Map at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/states/tennessee3.gif Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com _____________________________________________________________
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