Davidson County 5-4-17
With traffic terrible past Old Hickory Blvd on I-65 this afternoon, I exited at
Old Hickory and drove to the dam to see if any of the goodies (or new ones)
I checked out Snow Bunting Peninsula at 5:15 pm and found nothing unusual.
I drove to the end of Singing Bridge Road, arriving at 5:28, rolled my windows
down, and worked my way down the final stretch to the dead end. I heard the
Bobolinks, then found them in a small tree in the field. I drove to the end
and back, then stopped again at the Bobolink tree. I counted a maximum of 9, 4
males and 5 females.
I then checked out the area below the dam and the beach, coming up empty other
than some wet Eastern Kingbirds at the beach and a Barred Owl at the junction
with Swinging Bridge Road.
I returned to Snow Bunting Peninsula at 5:40 pm, and flushed 4 Willets before I
saw them. They stuck around and were still there when I left at 6:10,
occasionally flying and returning to the peninsula. I had a close pass of an
apparent Forster's Tern (I didn't see any black near the wingtips) before I
knew it was there, and then it went to the beach area and circled a few
minutes, but didn't come back by the point.
From: Michael Smith <ms722@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Tn-bird Listserv <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thu, May 4, 2017 8:00 am
Subject: [TN-Bird] Davidson Co. Bobolinks
May 4th, 2017, 7:45 am
There are currently at least half a dozen Bobolinks in the large field at the
dead end of Swinging Bridge Rd in Old Hickory (past the turn-off for the dam).
Also had a Black Tern and 4 Semipalmated Plover drop in at Snow Bunting for a
few minutes during the rain a little earlier, but flew when the rain let up.
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