Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Radnor Lake State Natural Area,
Nashville-Davidson County,TN
September 14, 2011

Twenty birders attended the first of the Wednesday Walks for Fall 2011 at Radnor Lake State Natural Area. Things started slowly but activity began at the the Spillway. There a confusing fall warbler coyishly teased us until it finally came out in full view. The consensus was a first-year YELLOW WARBLER. A short distance later on the Lake Trail was a hot spot with both GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER and BLUE-WINGED WARBLER. A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER appeared nearby as well as a NORTHERN PARULA. BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were well-represented this morning. We also spotted a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH near the Long Bridge. In addition to the numerous BLUE-WINGED TEAL on the lake were three female NORTHERN SHOVELERS seen at close range.

44 species

Canada Goose 33
Wood Duck 48
Blue-winged Teal 200
Northern Shoveler 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 4
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Common Nighthawk 1
Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 8
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 14
American Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 9
Carolina Wren 17
Eastern Bluebird 3
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 7
American Robin 11
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 3
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 4
American Redstart 2
Northern Parula 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 15
Common Grackle 1
American Goldfinch 2

We will meet again next Wednesday, September 21 in at the Visitor's Center.