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Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends- June 13

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=20|imageid=329|displayname=0|float=left}Last Thursday there were several birds underneath the feeder in the backyard scratching and filling themselves with the bits and pieces of sunflower seeds dropped by the House Finches. Here came the beautiful male and female Cardinal getting beaks full of seed, then stuffing them into the gapping maw of a Cowbird. Was I seeing this correctly? Afraid so, another had been fooled into raising the other Cowbird offspring as if it was their baby. Most likely, since the Cowbird chick hatched first, it pushed its competition, the baby Cardinals, out of the nest to perish below, as there was only one youngster present.

I never thought that I would enjoy the antics of a starling till this past Sunday Afternoon. There was a juvenile starling and a young cowbird feeding together in my back yard as if they might be brothers and sisters. Myself, I've never seen a cowbird compromise a starlings nest. Why would they want to? You remember the old saying, like "Mutt and Jeff," these birds were inseparable. I will look for them tomorrow and will try to get a photo of them.


General Sports

'Tee It Up For Sean" is Monday

Family Campers, located at 101 Southside Park Drive, Lebanon, will donate a $50,000 Palomino Sabre travel camper for the first hole-in-one on No. 13 at Monday's seventh annual Tee it Up for Sean, charity golf tournament at Five Oaks Golf and Country Club. Family Campers General Manager Lewis Whitener is flanked by tournament foundation trustees Troy Putman, left, and Dr. Larry Locke. For registration information, go online at

A few spots remain for scramble teams in the seventh annual Tee it Up for Sean, charity golf tournament set 1 p.m., Monday, June 18, at Lebanons Five Oaks Golf and Country Club.

The event features a 1 p.m. shotgun start with free lunch provided at 11:30 a.m. A recreational nine-hole round of golf is planned earlier in the day for younger golfers.

Chowbay - a man for all seasons

Looking back on the 2011-2012 year in Wilson County prep sports, it's hard to imagine a senior athlete going out with a bigger bang than Mt. Juliet High's Caleb Chowbay.

The Belmont basketball signee enjoyed tremendous success in three varsity sports, a feat almost unheard of in today's era of athletic specialization.

The first Division I signee for the Mt. Juliet boys' basketball program since the legendary Tom Marshall back in the early 1950's, Chowbay could have had his pick of scholarship in either football or baseball had he chosen those paths.

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