[TN-Bird] slow day at Hiwassee

  • From: Robin Barrow <braveladyrobin@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: TN-Bird <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 10:53:33 -0500

3 members of KTOS spent a very cold afternoon at Hiwassee Refuge in
Meigs Co. We expected to see the usual thousands of Sandhill Cranes
and were surprised to only find 250, and none of those landing within
site of the refuge observation deck. Our best views of the Sandhills
were along Blythe Ferry Rd at a cornfield, where we had great views of
80 cranes, and at a private pond on a large estate where 220 cranes
came in to roost. From the Cherokee Memorial we could see a Bald Eagle
at a distance, and we had a Northern Harrier at the refuge. The most
surprising bird of the day was a tame peacock in the middle of the
road on Charles Rd, north of the river.

Robin Barrow
Knox Co.
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