[TN-Bird] Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge PM Update

  • From: Charles Murray <dro_1945@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:24:59 -0800 (PST)

Following the apparent migration of hundreds of sandhill cranes to the south 
earlier in the day, the overall numbers of sandhills at Hiwassee Wildlife 
Refuge late in the day seemed to be noticeably smaller. However, there were 
still at least hundreds of sandhills present late in the day as viewed from the 
Cherokee Removal Memorial Park in Meigs County at Birchwood. Two whooping 
cranes were definitely identified over Hiwassee Island very late in the day 
(5:30 - 5:40 PM) and a third whooper was likely present, but it was at a great 
distance, and there was too little light left to be certain that it might not 
have been a white pelican or snow goose.

Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN

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