May 5th, 2017
Victor and I stopped by Windrow Road at Hatchie NWR in Haywood County
today just before noon to look for the Swainson's Warblers that were
reported by Mike Todd earlier this Spring.
The main Roads are all closed in the area, presumably because of flooding
danger, but we didn't notice any actual flooding so we hiked in anyway.
It took a while to find a singing SWAINSON'S WARBLER we finally did find
one about a half mile past where Windrow Road passes beneath I-40, on the
left side of the road.
There was also a pair of MISSISSIPPI KITES here, perched nearby for great
A male ANHINGA was seen coming up from the swampy forest here and circled
up high before heading toward O'Neal Lake.
After we left Windrow Road, we drove the circle around O'Neal Lake and
had Bank Swallows, Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers, Forster's Tern, and
at the far end of the loop, in scrubby Willows around a section of
Cattails, I found a LEAST BITTERN that flushed up ahead of me when I walked
into the edge of the marsh.
Ruben Stoll, Centerville TN.