Decatur, Alabama (Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, 7.5 mile radius centering on a point in middle of Tennessee River just off Sively Slough, South shore Decatur to Garth Slough, North shore Whitesides to Blackwell Slough; sloughs managed for waterfowl 32%, woodland borders and brushy areas 32%, lakes, rivers and ponds 10%, short grass 7%, tall grass and farmland 7%, residential 6%, hardwoods 4 %, pine plantations 2%). December 31, 5:50 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Complete overcast, 10 minutes rain; temp. 29¡ to 49¡; wind SE, 6 m.p.h, Ground bare, water open, Tennessee River level very high after 6 inches of rain on December 29 and 30.
Author: Thomas Z. Atkeson, et al.
Volume Number: 3 Year Published: 1955
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 7
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1955/Vol 3 No. 1, 2_1955_p7-8.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1955/Vol 3 No. 1, 2_1955.pdf