Humphreys County, TN
Duck River unit TN NWR
May 12, 2020
Yesterday morning my husband and I birded the Duck River unit of the TN NWR
for a couple of hours in light rain. We finally got a nemesis bird for us,
Mourning Warbler. And we didn't just get it but had amazing prolonged looks
as the gorgeous male fed in the wet foliage on the right near the entrance
to the Pintail Point observation blind. We watched from just several feet
away on the wooden walkway leading into the blind while the bird gave great
looks. If only I had brought a camera!
Had close looks at several Yellow-billed Cuckoos in the same spot but
couldn't find any Black-billed Cuckoos (another nemesis).
Along the trail to the blind we had close views of a few Swainson's
Thrushes and a late Hermit Thrush.
Also of note were a couple of Wilson's Phalaropes feeding with
Semi-palmated Plovers and a few other species of shorebird.
We were looking for Bobolinks and did see and hear a few at a distance in
what we now consider the "usual spot" for these (could try to describe it
if someone is curious).
Lots of Dickcissels were singing everywhere.
Henry County TN