Monday, March 28, 2016

Richland Creek Greenway, Nashville TN
March 26, 2016

Seven birders met at 7 a.m. to bird Richland Creek Greenway. It was a very chilly morning, even so, four of us came an hour earlier to do some owling and one Barred Owl was seen just at daybreak. As the day progressed the temps went from about 37° to a balmy 57°. The skies were clear and there was no wind. Bird of the day, (my opinion) was an early Northern Parula, which was heard but not seen.

We all had a great time of fellowship and fun the whole morning long. Other wildlife seen were grey squirrels, frogs, turtles, fish and one shy rabbit. Many of us got waylaid on the bridge looking at the many species of fish, and with their vivid colors, markings, and behaviors, they are as varied as birds.

We saw and heard 37 species of birds, the list to follow below.

Great Blue Heron
Cooper’s Hawk
Morning Dove
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
American Crow
Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee
Eastern Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Northern Parula
Yellow-Romped Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Dark-eyed Junco
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
House Finch

Tarcila Fox