Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Nashville-Davidson County, TN
April 24, 2013

The regularly-scheduled Wednesday walk sponsored by the Nashville chapter of TOS at Radnor Lake State Natural Area in Nashville-Davidson Co. TN did not take place today, 24 April, due to inclement weather.
 The few birders who gathered at 7:30 headed up the road to the dam before thunder, wind, and rain began in earnest. Along the way they encountered two GREAT-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS calling from trees near the parking lot. The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER that has been present for the last two Wednesdays was heard again in the woods between the parking lot and the lake. This bird was heard singing even in the rain, wind and thunder. A TENNESSEE WARBLER sang repeatedly in the woods near the south end of the dam road and numerous YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were singing as they flitted about. A pair of AMERICAN COOTS swam near the lake shore. At that point a couple rolls of thunder, dark clouds and the sound of approaching rain ended the walk.
 We will just have to hope for better conditions next week.

 Kevin Bowden