While on KTOS field trip this afternoon, 8 birders observed a Short-eared owl
flying over fields from Hyatt Hill in Cades Cove. 29 additional species were
observed including Wood duck, Gadwall, Ring-necked duck, Bufflehead, Hooded
mergansers and American coot on the sewage ponds, great views of 3 Fox
sparrows, Hermit thrush, Winter wren and 4 Northern harriers.