[TN-Bird] Walter S Davis Marsh (birds), 27 Apr 12

  • From: Scott Somershoe <Scott.Somershoe@xxxxxx>
  • To: TN-Birds <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:26:08 +0000

I didn't have time to bird this morning, but spent 90 min at the Walter S Davis 
Marsh (Davidson Co.) this morning.  I was rewarded with a good mix of 
shorebirds (for this little spot), a pair of yellow-crowned night-herons that 
flew in, and one sora working the edge of the cattails.  Chimney Swifts were 
photogenic this morning, well as photogenic as swifts can be.  I managed some 
decent photos of them, but it is a shame I had poor exposure settings for part 
of time before I bothered to check them (I blame this on not yet having had any 

If interested, small gallery of images start here:


Abbreviated eBird list with highlights:

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  2

Sora  1

Killdeer  2

Spotted Sandpiper  1

Solitary Sandpiper (Eastern)  10

Greater Yellowlegs  1

Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Wilson's Snipe  3
Eastern Kingbird 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Palm Warbler (Western) 1
Orchard Oriole 3

Good birding,
Scott Somershoe

State Ornithologist
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
615-781-6653 (office)
615-781-6654 (fax)

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