Did the Cades Cove loop today but no harrier. Was mainly trying to add to my
GSMNP list, and managed three, thanks to the reading of Fred Alsop's book. They
were wevi, coye, and ybch. Still need a brown thrasher.
Decades ago, when I first started birding, one could drive in to the fenced
pond near the horse stables, but that gravel road is gated. How do you access
that area? I had a white-winged scoter there once, but usually got several duck
species, pbgr, etc. Was hoping for a green heron today, but never got there.
From: dmarc-noreply <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: tn-bird <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Fri, May 6, 2016 8:49 am
Subject: [TN-Bird] Blount County Pine siskin and Northern harrier
I observed a male Northern harrier hunting the fields near the Elijah Oliver
parking area in Cades Cove on Thursday 5/5/16 and just had a Pine siskin at my
feeder in Maryville this morning.