[TN-Bird] Priest Lake Merlins

  • From: Rconnorsphoto@xxxxxxx
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  • Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 18:29:07 -0500 (EST)

Nov. 11, 2011 Percy Priest Lake, Davidson Co. TN
12:30 - 2:30 PM
I had been planning to check Priest Lake for winter arrivals today  anyway, 
so Terry Witt's Merlin sighting in Murfreesboro yesterday was an  
encouraging sign. Two females Merlins were seen today, one at Bryant Grove  
of Long Hunter SP and one at the traditional spot (in the "Merlin tree")  at 
Anderson Rd. Rec. Area. This is the earliest I have seen one there, but  
timing seems about right.
There was one large raft of ducks west from Anderson Rd Rec Area,  mostly 
Ring-necked Ducks, with some Gadwall and Horned Grebes mixed in  (I was 
without scope) and 20+ Com. Loons. This raft will be broken up by boat  traffic 
tomorrow, but nice to see a bunch of ducks on the lake.
Richard Connors

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