Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tennessee day 2

Notice the writing in the Cherokee language.
This cemetery is in a town called Brainerd that got gobbled up by the expansion of Chattanooga.  Now the cemetery is surrounded by asphalt.  It is in the middle of a gigantic parking lot for the shopping center and office complex.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
They are annoyingly uncooperative.  This is as close as I could get.  I chased her in circles around the cemetery.

Gravestone of Chief John Ross' grandmother.
This is what the Brainerd Cemetery looks like from all sides.
Tuesday afternoon
Chester Frost State Park
Marty Paige picked me up after class, and took me to Chester Frost State Park, where I got 2 new life birds: Red-headed Woodpecker, and Eastern Towhee.  Other birds seen here:

Great Blue Herons
Cooper's Hawk
Pied-billed Grebes
Ring-necked Ducks
Canada Geese
Ring-billed Gulls
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpeckers
Downy Woodpecker
Tufted Titmouses
Northern Mockingbirds
Northern Cardinals
Eastern Bluebirds
Cedar Waxwings
Common Grackles
Blue Jays
American Crows
Red-winged Blackbirds
White-throated Sparrows
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Chickadees
Carolina Wrens
House Finches

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Tom:

We birded the Chattanooga area in 8/08 - and it was hot! Good birding at Elise Chapin Sanctuary an Audubon place.

Rod Higbie