Kyker Bottoms Saturday, November 12, 2011, 7:30 or 8:15 AM Leader: Chuck Nicholson Kyker Bottoms will partially closed on November 15, so this will be our last chance to bird large segments of this site for a few months. KTOS has supported Evan Searfrost's Eagle Scout project to build an additional observation tower at Kyker Bottoms so it will be a chance to see this new structure. Sparrows and rails will be some of the targets of this trip, and in order to see some of them, we will be walking in potentially wet fields, where lots of seeds might stick to us. Wear old shoes and maybe clothes you can throw away afterwards! You don't have to walk through the fields, but can stay to the sides, watching for any birds the rest of us chase into view. For additional information and directions see: http://www.tnbirds.org/birdfinding/KykerBottoms.htm Meet at the Ag School parking lot at 7:30 AM to carpool or at the parking lot by the "old" observation platform at 8:15 AM. Bring water and a snack if you want one.