[TN-Bird] Cheatham WMA, two areas

  • From: susan hollyday <shollyday@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tnbird <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Janet Cramer <janetcramer@xxxxxxxxxxx>, susan hollyday <sshollyday@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 22:33:22 +0000 (UTC)

Dyson's Ditch and Sycamore Creek Recreation Area 
near Ashland City TN 

Cheatham WMA 
Cheatham Co 
Sunday Morning 

Canada Goose 
Wood Duck 
Great Blue Heron - heronry with several dozen active nests (to be counted and 
studied on my next visit) 
Black Vulture - many of these birds in the vicinity of the heronry 
Turkey Vulture 
Red-shouldered Hawk 
Red-tailed Hawk 
Mourning Dove 
Belted Kingfisher 
Red-headed Woodpecker 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Downy Woodpecker 
Northern Flicker 
Pileated Woodpecker 
Blue Jay 
American Crow 
Purple Martin 
Cliff Swallow - building nests under the car bridge over Sycamore Creek 
Carolina Chickadee 
Tufted Titmouse 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
Carolina Wren 
Eastern Bluebird 
American Robin 
Northern Mockingbird 
Brown Thrasher 
European Starling 
Eastern Towhee 
Chipping Sparro w 
Field Sparrow 
Vesper Sparrow - a single bird 
Song Sparrow 
Swamp Sparrow 
White-throated Sparrow 
White-crowned Sparrow - five in a bush 
Northern Cardinal 
Red-winged Blackbird 
Eastern Meadowlark 
Common Grackle 
Brown-headed Cowbird 
American Goldfinch 
House Sparrow 

A delightful two hour walk, happy to see the Red-headed Woodpecker and to 
discover the Vesper Sparrow. 

Susan Hollyday 
Nashville TN 

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