[TN-Bird] Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge Update

  • From: Charles Murray <dro_1945@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: TN- BIRD <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 16:55:20 -0800 (PST)

At least 134 visitors from 17 states visited the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in 
Meigs Co. at Birchwood today. Most were hoping to see the hooded crane, but for 
the second day since December 13 the hooded crane was NOT seen. Two juvenile 
whooping cranes were observed. Two adult and four immature bald eagles were 
seen at the point of the slough. The number of sandhill cranes seemed to have 
declined noticeably since yesterday, but there were still thousands at the 
refuge. First-time visitors from Idaho and Kansas boosted the number of states 
that have been represented in the visitor counts to 39, plus the District of 
Columbia. A visitor was present today from London, UK. Total visits to HWR 
since December 13 are now at least 2192.

Charles Murray
Birchwood, TN

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