Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Nashville-Davidson County, TN
September 21, 2011

Today's light rain showers and cloudy skies discouraged neither birders (@20) nor birds (@48 species) as we enjoyed an unusually productive morning at Radnor Lake for the NTOS-sponsored Wednesday morning walk. We tallied 10 WARBLER SPECIES, including numerous BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS and MAGNOLIA WARBLERS. Some of us got to see A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER again this week and by the Long Bridge we were treated to a fairly cooperative CANADA WARBLER. A HOODED WARBLER was also spotted there. PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were also well-represented this morning. The two DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS were spotted perched high in a dead tree on the opposite side of the lake from the group. A pair of very fine SUMMER TANAGERS were seen in the area behind the house by the spillway.

Thanks to all who participated  by adding their spotting and identification skills. Below  is an accounting of what we observed:

48 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  49
Wood Duck  55
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  2
Green Heron  2
Black Vulture  4
Cooper's Hawk  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Barred Owl  1
Chimney Swift  12
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  9
Downy Woodpecker  10
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Empidonax sp.  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
White-eyed Vireo  1
Philadelphia Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  9
Carolina Chickadee  20
Tufted Titmouse  11
White-breasted Nuthatch  10
Carolina Wren  13
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Eastern Bluebird  5
Swainson's Thrush  14
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  1
Brown Thrasher  1
Blue-winged Warbler  2
Golden-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  12
Tennessee Warbler  5
Hooded Warbler  1
American Redstart  6
Magnolia Warbler  12
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  4
Canada Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Summer Tanager  4
Northern Cardinal  15
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Common Grackle  1
American Goldfinch  1
Summer Tanager