Monday, December 28, 2015

Nashville Christmas Bird Count
Dec. 19, 2015

The Nashville CBC was held on Saturday and totaled 74 species, the lowest since 2006. With clear, cold weather and 43 observers, it certainly wasn't for lack of trying. Some of the highlights included 1 Northern Pintail and 2 Green-winged Teal at Radnor Lake, 1 Northern Harrier, 5 American Woodcock, and 1 House Wren at Bells Bend, 6 Bald Eagles (4 at Harpeth East and 2 at Poplar Creek),1 Red-headed Woodpecker at Poplar Creek, 4 Winter Wrens at Harpeth East, Warner Park and West Meade, 21 Hermit Thrushes, 1 Savannah Sparrow at Harpeth West, 3 Fox Sparrows at Bells Bend and Harpeth West, 1 Lincoln's Sparrow at Warner Park, and 2 Purple Finches at Warner Park and Poplar Creek. The 6 Bald Eagles was the highest count ever for this CBC.  It was only the fifth time a Lincoln's Sparrow has been seen, and the sixth time for a House Wren. Some of the misses were Canvasback, Lesser Scaup, Northern Bobwhite, American Coot, and Wilson's Snipe. Thank you so much to all who participated.

To view the full results click on the Bird Count Results in the right side menu.

Jan Shaw, Compiler

Monday, December 14, 2015

Nashville, TN
Dec. 12, 2015

We birded the Metro Center and West Meade areas. Weather was mild, in the 70s most of the day with cloudy overcast skies. Most birding was done from the car. We got out on the Richland Creek Greenway at 22 White Bridge Rd. and walked.

Nothing exciting but a nice morning to be outside.

Here is the list of species:

Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Hooded Merganser
Red-tailed Hawk
Black Vulture
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Morning Dove
Rock pigeon
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
American Crow
Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Northern Cardinal
Dark-eyed Junco
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Common Grackle
House Finch
House Sparrow

Tarcila Fox