Saturday, July 20, 2013

Richland Creek Greenway
Nashville, Davidson Co., TN
July 20, 2013

On Saturday, seven birders arrived at the Richland Creek Greenway for a bit of early morning birding. Avoiding the joggers, bikers, baby strollers, and dogs, we managed to find a nice variety of summer nesters. Through the shaded portion of the trail we heard and saw an INDIGO BUNTING and GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER. At the far end of the walk EASTERN BLUEBIRDs posed for us, while on the walk back to the parking area an EASTERN KINGBIRD fluttered overhead. In all 25 species were seen or heard.

Species found:

Great Blue Heron 1
Rock Pigeon 4
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 18
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 4
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Chickadee 11
Tufted Titmouse  6
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 6
European Starling 24
Northern Cardinal  11
Indigo Bunting  4
Common Grackle  3
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  1

Frank Fekel
NTOS Field Trip Leader

Great Blue Heron - Photo by Mary Zimmerman