[TN-Bird] Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Hardin County

  • From: "Jud Johnston" <rivendell@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:46:36 -0500

This morning I found a pair of scissor-tailed flycatchers a short ways below 
Savannah, in Hardin County, near the Tennessee River.  I had gone into this 
flat agricultural habitat in hopes of finding this species.  To reach the site 
where I saw the birds:  Go south out of Savannah on Hwy. 128.  A couple of 
miles south of town, note Hopewell Baptist Church on the right (west).  Turn 
right (west) on Diamond Island Lane 0.3 miles past the church.  A short ways 
in, take the left fork onto Pittsburgh Landing Road.  The pavement expires one 
mile from 128.  At 1.7 miles after the end of pavement, cross Mud Creek with a 
bog on the left.   In another 0.2 miles, the road makes a sharp left at a line 
of trees extending away from the road to the north.  The flycatchers were about 
50 yards from the road in this line of trees at first sighting.  DeLorme p. 17, 

I actually got into the area from the southern end of Pittsburgh Landing Rd in 
the Bethel community.  The turn off 128 is marked as "First Pittsburg Road" on 
the street sign.  While still westbound on this road, I intersected a kettle of 
six Mississippi kites.

Good birding,

Jud Johnston
Waynesboro, TN

Other related posts: