[TN-Bird] Gallatin Steam Plant (late report)

  • From: Chris Sloan <chris.sloan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: TN-Bird Listserv <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2008 21:35:59 -0500

I just remembered that I had promised Jan Shaw that I would post this.  
Last Saturday (August 30), I joined the Nashville chapter of TOS on a 
field trip to the Gallatin Steam Plant (Sumner Co.).  About a dozen 
members attended.  We found a decent number of shorebirds in three 
different settling ponds, including:

Semipalmated Plover - 3-4
Lesser Yellowlegs - 2
Stilt Sandpiper - 4
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 25+
Least Sandpiper - 150+

Almost all of the shorebirds were juveniles (although we did find one 
adult Least).

Also of note:
Snowy Egret - 2
Caspian Tern - 8
Blue-winged Teal - 30+
Osprey - 2
Cooper's Hawk - 1

A short stop at Bledsoe Creek State Park (Sumner Co.) yielded one Wild 
Turkey sitting on a branch while we were eating lunch.

Chris Sloan
Nashville, TN

My photos:  http://csloan.smugmug.com

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