The pair of adult Common Mergansers are still in the Pittman Center/Greenbrier
area of Sevier County and last seen on 3/6 in Greenbrier. They have been in the
area since January 30th and ranging a distance of 12 river miles from near
Sevierville and observed numerous locations in the river along Hwy 416 into
Pittman Center. They seem to have been favoring a more southerly position
closer to Greenbrier recently. That is, if this is the same pair. Last year,
another distinct pair showed up in early May, but didn't stay.
Hopefully, in the coming weeks, we'll have better observations on their
activities in Greenbrier if this is where they decide to nest.
Pittman Center, TN