Birding Bedford Lake & Normandy – Saturday, 16 November 2019

bedford_lakeThe next meeting of the Lebanon Birding Club (John W. Sellars Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society) will be Saturday, 16 November 2019. Melissa & Roy Turrentine have graciously invited us to have lunch with them near Normandy. Afterward, we will head to nearby Bedford Lake for some birding.

birdwatchingWe generally scope the lake for wintering waterfowl and perhaps catch a few song birds flitting about & gleaning from the trees nearby. In the past we have seen Bufflehead, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Red-breasted & Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup, and Ring-neck ducks among others, and dozens of songbird species. If time permits, we will visit Normandy Lake just up the road in Coffee County. Last year adult & juvenile Bald Eagles were spotted above the dam. If interested in the casual atmosphere at the Turrentine home, or in joining the group for the birding at Bedford Lake and elsewhere, please contact Melissa or Roy for details. —


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Early Birding, Brief Meeting & More Birding – Saturday, 19 October 2019

The John W Sellars Chapter of the TOS will go birding at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning, 19 October 2019, then meet at 10:00 a.m in WPA Cabin 13 at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. The program will be brief so we can get back to birding on the Big Day.

To go birding before the meeting, meet Stephen Zipperer at the Dixon L. Merritt Nature Center at Cedars of Lebanon State Park at 7:30 a.m. where we will consolidate into as few vehicles as possible and venture into the wilds of Wilson County in search of late fall migrants or anything else that flies.

As always, anyone and everyone interested in birding is invited and welcome to attend our birding field trips and meetings. There is never any pressure to join our organization, but we hope you find something you like and will return.

WPA Cabin 13 is centrally located in the park, but easily overlooked. Once you enter the park continue on past the Park Office (on your right after you enter the park) until you come to a fork in the road. Turn right onto WPA Road and continue on past the old rock Cedar Lodge (also on your right). After crossing two speed bumps on WPA Road, look for the shaded playground on your left. Turn left onto the gravel drive next to the shaded playground, and WPA Cabin 13 will be the first cabin on your right. Look for the Bird Meeting sign by the road.

We hope to see you Saturday, 19 October 2019.


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