Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Nashville-Davidson Co. TN
May 11, 2016

Approximately 20 birders turned out for the final Wednesday Walk at Radnor Lake this morning. Overall it was an excellent day both in species count and in overall numbers. The convenient weather we had come through last night probably had something to do with that. 88 Species were seen and a couple of our warbler counts tripped the eBird count filter (which is always my goal ;-) ). The day started a little earlier for me (around 6:30am) personally as the third warbler species I had of the morning was a CONNECTICUT Warbler- just off to the right barely 50 ft into the first trail from the west parking lot. Unfortunately, by the time others arrived we could not hear or see it again. At 7:30 after the group skulked around looking for the Connecticut, we went up the paved road and over the dam, spillway, and eventually to Grassy Point. The highlights of the day were definitely the 8 (at least) BLACKBURNIAN Warblers, which I believe most of the group got stunning elongated views of, a single GOLDEN-WINGED Warbler spotted by Jan Shaw, a  WILSON's warbler, 3 CANADA Warblers, 15+ BAY-BREASTED Warblers, 8(ish) CHESTNUST SIDED Warblers, 12ish BLACKPOLL and BLACK-THROATED GREEN Warblers. Overall 25 species of Warbler were counted. Other highlights were all the expected thrush species and great views at more Philadelphia Vireos. Full list below. Great way to end the Radnor Wednesday season!

NOTE: Full species list compiled from group sightings as well multiple individual sightings.

88 species

Canada Goose  9
Wood Duck 6
Wild Turkey 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3
Barred Owl 1
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 10
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 8
Acadian Flycatcher 9
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Blue Jay 6
American Crow X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee X
Tufted Titmouse X
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 10
Wood Thrush 6
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Cedar Waxwing X
Ovenbird 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Northern Waterthrush 2
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 2
Connecticut Warbler 1
Kentucky Warbler 2
Hooded Warbler 2
American Redstart 5
Cape May Warbler 1
Northern Parula 4
Magnolia Warbler 10
Bay-breasted Warbler 15
Blackburnian Warbler 8
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 8
Blackpoll Warbler 12
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 12
Canada Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 3
Summer Tanager 4
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Orchard Oriole 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch X

Joshua Stevenson