Date: 3/15/17 1:06 pm From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Subject: Re: eBird: Yellow-headed Blackbird, Charlie Craig State Fish Hatchery
I just happened to see the photo on ebird this morning before the list went through. Took a couple kids out there and got there just a few minutes before 11. No luck. Asked a guy driving b y who said they hadn't seen it since the report. Being next to the building they were all in, they scared it when they went to look at it. I don't know if it moved on but we searched the area for over an hour and a half. No luck. That bird is on my need list and every time it's reported, it's gone before I get a chance to look. Some day. There was a group of ducks on one of the ponds, about 35ish that looked like a mixed group of scaups(greater and lesser) with a female canvasback in there. Blue-winged and green-winged teal as well as mallards and buffleheads on a few other ponds. 1 least sandpiper and 15 pectoral. Saw only 4 when we pulled in but just a while later the group had grown. Also had a harrier fly over for a minute. Counted about 39 species in all so still a good day but still bummed about that blackbird. Some rusties are still there. I've seen people report brewer's there lately but I haven't had any confirmed looks at any yet. Some of those rusties can be very dark it seems and throw me. Speaking of rusties... been a lot lately out at city lake in Siloam as well. A few times I've been there I've seen 50 or more at a time. I've only been doing this a few years but this is the first winter I've seen so many.
On 3/15/2017 12:05 PM, Dan Scheiman wrote: > This good find with photo was posted to eBird today. > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35192407 > > If you don't know how to get to the hatchery or any other location > given in an eBird checklist, just click the Map button next to the > location name to be taken to a Google map. > > Dan Scheiman > Little Rock, AR