A bird in the wetlands...

Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 1:00am

It was a different kind of bird call.

In muggy 80-degree weather Wednesday morning, the Metro Greenways Commission of the Metro Board of Parks and Recreation, in concert with Warner Park Nature Center, opened a small dam at Shelby Bottoms. The groups hope the change in habitat will create an ecosystem suitable for migratory shorebirds.

The dam sets adjacent to a 3-year-old wetland pond at the park. As the water spreads, the pond will be partially drained, creating mud flats habitable to such species as sandpipers, plovers, avocets and phalaropes.

On hand for the water

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