[TN-Bird] Saturday NTOS Field Trip - Bark Camp Barrens WMA

  • From: Jon Mann <dback_jon@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 16:59:13 -0700 (PDT)

Today, 18 members and guests birded Bark Camp Barrens
WMA area in Coffee County.  

Walking through open fields north of the barn yield
multiple singing Henslow's Sparrows, Yellow-breasted
Chats, Common Yellowthroats, Eastern Meadowlarks,
Indigo Buntings, Field Sparrows and Dickcissels.  No
Grasshopper Sparrows were heard.  Northern Bobwhites
were heard calling during much of the walk.

A pair of Blue Grosbeaks were spotted in the woods
between the barn and the road.

We then drove to the Hickerson Road section.  Here,
several singing Henslow's provided close views from
the road.  Prairie Warblers were also heard singing.

A rocket club gathering in the sod farm next to the
WMA blocked the road circling the sod farms, so we
went to Old Stone Fort State Park in Manchester for
lunch, and a short walk around the park.

On the return, we stopped at the Lytle Creek Road
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher location and found THREE
adults.  Two were on wires in a field on the southside
of Wilson Overall Road, about 2/10 mile west of Lytle
Creek Road.  A male was observed in the exact location
I had him last Saturday, on wires near a telephone
pole next to Lytle Creek Road, just north of 3417
Lytle Creek.  

Grasshopper Sparrows were heard singing in the field
on the west side of Lytle Creek Road.

Much thanks to Josh Campbell and Polly Rooker of TWRA
for guiding us on the WMA.

Jon Mann
Nashville, TN

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