Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Nashville-Davidson Co. TN
May 8, 2013

Highlights of today's NTOS-sponsored Wednesday Walk at Radnor Lake included great looks at an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, perching for over 10 minutes in the top branches of a bare tree by the house and spillway as well as a reasonably cooperative WILSON'S WARBLER at the spillway. A brilliant male REDSTART was seen in the same area. The total warbler species count was 15. A few hardy birders remained with the group for a complete circle of the lake where they got nice looks at both SCARLET and SUMMER TANAGER, a good look at a singing LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH and a brief look at a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER. Although a rarity a Radnor, the latter species has been seen regularly this spring leading to speculation that a nesting attempt may be underway.

Below is a tally of today's observations:

59 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 3
Mallard 2
Wild Turkey 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Barred Owl 1
Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 6
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Acadian Flycatcher 5
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
White-eyed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 13
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 11
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7
Eastern Bluebird 1
Swainson's Thrush 6
Wood Thrush 3
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 9
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Tennessee Warbler 5
Nashville Warbler 1
Kentucky Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 11
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 7
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 11
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 2
American Goldfinch 1

Kevin Bowden