After a lackluster start early this morning at Radnor Lake in Nashville,
Joël Bruyere, Kevin Bowden, and I had a great turnout of arriving migrants.
We had a BROAD-WINGED HAWK soaring over the area of the spillway, followed
by numerous neotropical passerines along the lake trail, including several
continuing Northern Parulas and Black-throated Green Warblers, a mixed
flock with a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, Blue-Headed Vireo, and a singing PRAIRIE
WARBLER over near the observation deck past grassy point. Continuing on, at
the tangle near long bridge, we had two singing male HOODED WARBLERS which
chased one another out in the open, both White-eyed and Blue-headed Vireos,
and the singing Louisiana Waterthrush in territory near the Barred Owl
Walking back to the way we came, we encountered a singing ORCHARD ORIOLE.
After splitting with Kevin and Joël at the spillway, I continued around
Otter Creek road where there was a continuing Yellow-throated Warbler
singing like it was busking on the corner, and I was able to find the
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER reported the past couple of days, foraging below the
All told, 9 warbler species, including the still very numerous