Birding Bedford Lake & Normandy – Saturday, 18 November 2017

bedford_lakeThe next meeting of the Lebanon Birding Club (John W. Sellars Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society) will be Saturday, 18 November 2017. 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 small birds flitting & gleaning in the trees nearby. In years passed 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, among other species, 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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Field Trip to Sumner County Hotspots – Saturday, 21 October 2017

In lieu of an October meeting, the John W Sellers Chapter of TOS will head back to Sumner County on Saturday, 21 October 2017 for some fall birding around Old Hickory Lake. This will be a tour of some of the hotspots around Sumner County, followed by lunch somewhere near the lake.

Stephen Zipperer is mapping out a route that will likely include some of the following: Rockland Recreation Area near the dam, Drakes Creek, Sanders Ferry Park, Cages Bend, Station Camp Creek, and Lock 4. We might also hit a few hotspots in northern Wilson County on our way back home. We will start at 8:00 AM, break for lunch in Gallatin, and wrap up around 2:00 PM.

Meet at the Laguardo Recreation Area at 7:45 AM and we will pull out at 8:00 AM. As always, bring binoculars, a scope if you have one, something to drink and snacks if you wish. If possible, we will carpool from there. It’s going to be fun!

Laguardo Recreation Area
7790 Highway 109
Lebanon, TN  37087

GPS: 36.289943, -86.446714

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Anyone and everyone interested in birding is welcome to participate in this field trip. You do not have to be a member of the Lebanon Birding Club or any other organization to participate in any of our outings.


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