Monday, July 25, 2016

Peeler Park Greenway
July 16, 2016

Four NTOS members met at Peeler Park, Madison, Davidson County TN for our NTOS July 16th Field Trip. Weather was very pleasant for mid-July. It was mostly cloudy, 78°f, with a bit of spitting rain towards the end of the hike. We saw and heard 34 species (listed below). I counted the birds at the last curve of the road before Peeler Park where there is a horse field. A good time was had by all.

Species seen include:
Double-Crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Black Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Morning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downey Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Red-Eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
European Starling 
Yellow-throated Warbler
Summer Tanager
Indigo Bunting
Common Grackle
Orchard Oriole

Other species of interest: Tree Frog, Banded Water Snake, White-tailed Deer

Next month, I hope you will join us for a trip to Edgar Evins State Park on August 20th.
Tarcila Fox