I followed up on Warren's report and went late the next afternoon (Monday).
About 5:40 P.M. I observed a short-eared owl flying over the fields on Hyatt
Lane. I got a close look at it, but did not get a photo until it was farther
away. The distant photo is included in my eBird report.
Randy WinsteadMaryville, Blount County
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Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2017 9:35 PM
Subject: [TN-Bird] Short-eared owl, CadesCove, Great Smoky Mountains NP,
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. Warren