[TN-Bird] Bells Bend -- Olive-sided Flycatcher

  • From: Frank Fekel <fekel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:20:20 -0500

Bells Bend -- Old Hickory Blvd
Davidson Co., TN
2017 Aug. 31

My first day of retirement, so I was out birding of course and
eventually came across a nice reward.

This Thursday morning I headed to Snow Bunting Peninsula on Old
Hickory Lake to see if any Hurricane Harvey associated birds might
drop in or perhaps the peninsula would be graced with a brief stop
from some shore birds. The  overnight rain band had moved north by
the time I arrived, and Phillip Casteel and Mike Smith were
leaving having been unsuccessful earlier in a similar quest.

I headed for the Bells Bend sod farm area to look for shore birds
there but found only Killdeer. As I was leaving, perhaps 200-300
yards up the road from the main sod farm field, there were several
birds on the electric wires next to the road, and I stopped to take
a quick look. While 3 were just MOURNING DOVEs, one to my surprise
was an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER. Not the usual dead snag that I have
found them on in the past. It stayed perched for several minutes
before flying to the trees across the road.

Frank Fekel
Bellevue, TN
=================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@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.
_____________________________________________________________ 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
              --------------------------------
              Assistant Moderator Chris O'Bryan
                       Clemson, SC
__________________________________________________________
Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society
             web site at http://www.tnbirds.org
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

                         ARCHIVES
TN-Bird Net Archives at //www.freelists.org/archives/tn-bird/

                      MAP RESOURCES
Tenn.Counties Map at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/states/tennessee3.gif
Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com

_____________________________________________________________


Other related posts:

  • » [TN-Bird] Bells Bend -- Olive-sided Flycatcher - Frank Fekel