Dec 23 2009
04:19 pm

Attention Tennessee Birders:

For those of you who have never been to Radnor Lake State Park, it's typically a great time to go there.

Here's a brief synopsis from the Tennessee Ornithological Society.

Radnor Lake State Natural Area is one of the crown jewels of Tennessee's state park system. The park consists of the 85-acre lake itself, plus the surrounding woodland area. Few major cities in this country can boast of such a pristine environment right in the heart of the city. For birders, Radnor Lake offers one of the best opportunities in the state to observe an incredible variety of species in every season in a very relaxed environment. Of particular interest is the large number of migrant wood-warblers in spring in fall, where lucky observers routinely report upwards of twenty-five species in one morning. Furthermore, Radnor Lake is almost without question the best place in the state to see two of the more elusive warblers during migration - Connecticut and Mourning.

This time of year, a significant number of ducks come to stay for the cold season. There is a decent over-wintering population of ring-necked ducks, lesser scaups, widgeons, gadwalls, canvasbacks, teals, buffleheads, and the occasional hooded merganser.

And we've now seen the appearance of an emergent species, the Wooded Douchebag (Camophilus armada). Dressed in camo and openly carrying an AK-47 pistol, he can be seen wandering the trails when he isn't being detained by our finest state park rangers...

So, for all of you families out for a weekend hike, or the folks out for the day walking your dogs along the road - keep a close eye on your children, and keep your pets on a short leash.

Forewarned is forearmed, as the saying goes.

Mike Cohen's picture

Radnor Lake

I used to go there all the time when I lived in Nashville. A truly beautiful, tranquil place.

If hunters are showing up there I hope they get caught and prosecuted to the max. That cannot be tolerated.

Andy Axel's picture

He's a 2nd amendment cargo

He's a 2nd amendment cargo cultist... excuse me, "gun rights advocate."

He chose a "pistol" which looks enough like an assault rifle to draw attention to himself to prove a political point. His next trip is to Bicentennial Mall.


Calling to the underworld. Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls.

Andy Axel's picture

Oh, and also... Campophilus

Oh, and also...

Campophilus is a woodpecker. So I reckon Camophilus is a peckerwood.

(That might be a bit clever by half. Apologies.)


Calling to the underworld. Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls.

gonzone's picture


I like it!
"If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?"

bizgrrl's picture

Will Leonard Embody and

Will Leonard Embody and those like him some day take over the peoples parks with this type of rebellion? How many people will elect to not go to parks knowing the Leonard Embodys of the Crazy States of America are walking around?

gonzone's picture


Darwinism dictates that this nut will eventually accidentally shoot himself.

"If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?"

sugarfatpie's picture

The only solace to me is

The only solace to me is that every time this guy shows up with the pistol/assault riffle, the cops are going to hassle him. Maybe he'll grow up and get tired of this.
I can't believe he has the gall to complain about bad treatment from the cops. He should be fined for willfully diverting the cops from more important things.

-Sugarfatpie (AKA Alex Pulsipher)

"X-Rays are a hoax."-Lord Kelvin

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