Date: 5/10/17 8:41 am
From: Bill Shepherd <stoneax63...>
Subject: autocorrect

I want to see your Yellow Breastfed Chat.

(I get some truly hilarious results when I try to write myself notes in either French or German--often the briefest way to say something--in my iPod.)

Enjoyed your music Saturday afternoon.


Bill Shepherd 2805 Linden, Apt. 3 Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-5964 <Stoneax63...> (501) 375-3918

From: The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List <ARBIRD-L...> on behalf of Bill Thurman <bill.masterofmusic...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 9:06 PM
To: <ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: Frazier Pike

Running an errand or two was just something I had to do this morning. I needed a couple of things done in the direction of Roosevelt Rd and I thought to myself, I'll just drive over to Frazier Pike and look around after hearing reports by Cindy Franklin and others. I drove past the Lock and Dam area and way out the fields and woods and farms before coming back in again. I had 26 species of birds altogether, many of them common, but I also had several noteworthy birds on list.

Scissor tail Flycatcher 1
Yellow Breastfed Chat. 1
Indigo Buntings 7
Dickcissels. Everywhere (100s)
E. Kingbirds 3
One Common Yellowthroat singing
One Black Vulture roosting in a tall tree
Cattle Egrets a small flock

Then I drove past a big field not far from the western drive that goes to the Terry Dam Park and saw Bobolinks flying in a small group. I noticed all the white on this mainly black bird. I drove a little further to where there was a farm road and fence and There was a couple of famous birders from central Arkansas, Uta Meyer and Dan Scheiman. Dan said he'd seen hundreds. I actually saw between 1 and 2 dozen. But this is a first for me in Arkansas. It may even be a life bird. I seem to think I saw some back in Mississippi a very long time ago (several decades) but I could be wrong. I'll call the Bobolink a life bird for me.

Bill Thurman

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