Saturday, October 17, 2015

Davidson County
October 17, 2015

There was a change of plans about where we were going this morning. We birded around the Stone Hall property and around the Greenway to Stone’s River Greenway. We then drove to the Lytle farm and birded on the old farm property. To get onto the property we had to get through a locked fence. When we left it was locked again, so it is not open to the public at this time.

We started out frosty cold, with the temp around 39f. By noon it had warmed up but was still only in the high 40s. Everyone had a great time. Best bird of the day (my opinion) was the White-crowned Sparrow. Also fun to watch, were a couple of male Kestrels doing aerial acrobatics and then a female appeared nearby. A couple of Coopers Hawks were circling the thermals, with small birds around them. I couldn’t decide if the Coopers were chasing the small birds for a meal, or if the small birds were mobbing the Coopers.

Thanks to Aaron T. for sharing his Birds-Eye list with me for this report!

Here are the lists:

At the grounds of Stone Hall and the Stones River Greenway. (Davidson County, Nashville TN)

Killdeer 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5  
Mourning Dove 8  
Belted Kingfisher 1  
Downy Woodpecker 1  
Northern Flicker 1  
Blue Jay 3  
Carolina Chickadee  3  
Tufted Titmouse 1  
Carolina Wren 1  
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 75  
Brown Thrasher 1  
Northern Mockingbird  3  
European Starling 12  
Tennessee Warbler 1  
Pine Warbler 1  
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3  
White-throated Sparrow 6  
Northern Cardinal 15  
House Finch 1
Great Blue Heron 1

At the Stones River Farm/Lytle Farm Metro Parks property (Davidson County, Nashville TN)

Wild Turkey  1  
Black Vulture 9  
Turkey Vulture 1  
Cooper's Hawk   2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove 13  
Belted Kingfisher  1  
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1  
American Kestrel 3  
Eastern Phoebe 1  
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3  

Carolina Chickadee 2  
Brown Thrasher 1  
Northern Mockingbird 3  
European Starling 1  
Palm Warbler 3  
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1  
White-crowned Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow 7  
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal 2  
Eastern Meadowlark 1  
House Finch 3 
Tarcila Fox
NTOS Field Trip Coordinator