Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NTOS Fall Count
September 29, 2012

This year's Nashville Fall Count totaled 126 species, the highest since 2006.  With cool temperatures and partly cloudy skies, it was a great day to be out.  There was a good mix of breeding birds, transient migrants, and early wintering species.  Highlights included 4 Bald Eagles at Cheatham Co. and Warner Parks, a kettle of 8 Broad-winged Hawks at Shelby Bottoms, 1 Peregrine Falcon at Rutherford Co.,1 Sora at Cheatham, 4 Red-headed Woodpeckers at Harpeth East, Bells Bend and Cheatham, 12 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (4 in one tree at Shelby), 1 Olive-sided Flycatcher, 1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and 1 Least Flycatcher all at Shelby, 5 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers in Rutherford Co., 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches at Shelby, a whopping 17 Sedge Wrens (14 at Bells Bend), 6 Marsh Wrens at Bells Bend and Rutherford, 1 Lark Sparrow and 1 Savannah Sparrow at Rutherford, and 7 Swamp Sparrows at Cheatham and Bells Bend.  Thank you to all who participated.

Click Bird Count Results in the right side menu to view all route results.

Jan Shaw