[TN-Bird] Re: Radnor Lake Indigo Bunting

  • From: Scott Somershoe <ssomershoe2001@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: TN-Birds <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 17:56:09 -0700 (PDT)

I have to put in my 2 cents on indigos.  I have found
indigos just about anywhere there is a gap in the
canopy.  They like edges and grown up fields sure, but
I have also found them to be VERY common in extensive
bottomland hardwood forests in Louisiana, canopy gap
or not.  In short, I had 138 point count locations at
my old study site in Louisiana and we recorded indigos
on every point, which included 54 points in mature,
uncut (60+ yrs since harvest), closed canopy forest. 
I found afew around tree falls on Bear Hollow Mountain
WMA this week in Franklin county.  You make a gap and
Indigos will be there.

Scott Somershoe

State Ornithologist
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
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