[TN-Bird] Ash-throated Flycatcher Marion county

  • From: "Tommie Rogers" <Bananaquit1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "TNBird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <TN-Bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 15:18:08 -0400

While birding at Nickajack today in Marion county, I saw and photographed an 
Ash-throated Flycatcher. I took the Hale town exit and drove toward the dam. On 
the left side of the hwy. is a small lake which has water flowing into it from 
the main body of the river. Just past the lake is a small roadside park where 
people usually go to watch the bats which reside in a cave beside the park. The 
gate is usually locked to this park. Today it was open so I drove into the 
park, turned right and stopped beside a large picnic shelter. Several Eastern 
Wood Pewees were in the trees along with other Neotropical migrants. The 
Ash-throated Flycatcher was among the birds staying close to the ground as it 
perched or fed. I believe it is an immature bird because the tail feathers are 
all uneven in length and I did not see a dark tip on the tail which indicates 
an adult. It did not vocalize.

Tommie Rogers
Marion county

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