Sometimes, the thrill IS in the hunt. You may not find a lot but it's the camaraderie of the group that saves the day.
So it was for our Saturday Winter Bird WalkAbout. Our goal was to find birds that only spend their winters in the Tennessee Valley; their summers are spent elsewhere.
It was chilly, almost cold. On a walk east of the Visitor Center on the Will Skelton Greenway the only winter bird we managed to find was a single yellow-rumped warbler.
But even so, it was a good day.
The next Winter Bird WalkAbout will be Friday, December 23 at 2 PM. To sign up call 577-4717, ext. 110.
|Yellow-rumped warbler winter plumage|
- Text by Stephen Lyn Bales. Warbler photo by Alan D. Wilson.