Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Nashville-Davidson Co. TN
May 15, 2013

BLACKPOLL WARBLERS and BAYBREASTED WARBLERS were the species of the day for the last of the NTOS-sponsored Spring Wednesday Walks at Radnor Lake State Natural Area. We saw them along the dam and down the lake trail in large numbers, both male and female. A  highlight near the Spillway was a brilliant male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. A lone female BALTIMORE ORIOLE was spotted foraging in the treetops along the dam. Several YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS were also spotted during the walk and on our way back to the parking lot we heard a singing VEERY.

Thanks to all who participated in the walks this spring. A special thanks to those who kept the checklists: Susan Hollyday, Jean Buchanan and Pam Lasley.

Below is the tally of species observed:
61 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 6
Wild Turkey 1
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3
Chimney Swift 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 9
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 19
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 6
Wood Thrush 1
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 15
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 6
Kentucky Warbler 1
American Redstart 5
Northern Parula 3
Magnolia Warbler 3
Bay-breasted Warbler 10
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Blackpoll Warbler 12
 Palm Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 5
Field Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 4
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 1 female
American Goldfinch 2
Kevin Bowden