Date: 7/4/17 8:54 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - July 4
Joanna Kelly (OK), Cynthia Woodsong (NC), and Sean Skaggs (CA), and I
surveyed birds today at Red Slough and found 70 species. It started off
overcast and mild, turning partly cloudy and hot by noon. A bad storm
earlier this morning caused flooding around the area including Blackland
Road with water over it in several places. The rain gauge showed a total of
3.2 inches since last Thursday. The two nesting rookeries on Pintail Lake
are full of near fledging young Anhingas and Neotropic Cormorants.
Interestingly, some Cattle Egrets have started nesting in one of the
rookeries. I also saw a recently fledged Green Heron hanging out at one of
the rookeries. The Green Herons have their own rookery in another clump of
trees further back on the lake that is well hidden but their presence has
been very noticeable as they fly in and out of this area for the past few
weeks. Here is our list for today:



Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 6

Wood Duck - 17

Pied-billed Grebe - 10

American White Pelican - 2

Neotropic Cormorant - 10

Anhinga - 32

Least Bittern - 2

Great-blue Heron - 7

Great Egret - 24

Snowy Egret - 12

Little-blue Heron - 18

Cattle Egret - 200

Green Heron - 7

Black-crowned Night-Heron - 1

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 1

White Ibis - 55

Black Vulture - 17

Turkey Vulture - 13

Mississippi Kite - 15

Cooper's Hawk - 1

Red-tailed Hawk - 3

Purple Gallinule - 30 (also a couple broods seen.)

Common Gallinule - 29 (a couple broods also.)

American Coot - 4

Killdeer - 3 (One with a nest in the middle of Blackland Rd.)

Mourning Dove - 5

Rock Pigeon - 1

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 7

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3

Pileated Woodpecker - 1

Acadian Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Phoebe - 1

Great-crested Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 1

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 4

White-eyed Vireo - 11

Bell's Vireo - 3

Yellow-throated Vireo - 1

Red-eyed Vireo - 1

Blue Jay - 4

American Crow - 2

Tree Swallow - 24

Cliff Swallow - 3

Cave Swallow - 1

Barn Swallow - 26

Carolina Chickadee - 2

Tufted Titmouse - 2

Carolina Wren - 7

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 5

Eastern Bluebird - 2

Northern Mockingbird - 3

Northern Parula - 1

Yellow-throated Warbler - 3

Prothonotary Warbler - 1

Kentucky Warbler - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 5

Yellow-breasted Chat - 9

Summer Tanager - 2

Eastern Towhee - 2

Northern Cardinal - 29

Blue Grosbeak - 2

Indigo Bunting - 35

Painted Bunting - 13

Dickcissel - 21

Red-winged Blackbird - 18

Eastern Meadowlark - 2

Common Grackle - 2

Brown-headed Cowbird - 3

Orchard Oriole - 2

House Sparrow - 1





Odonates:





Swamp Darner

Regal Darner

Common Green Darner

Cyrano Darner

Royal River Cruiser

Prince Baskettail

Halloween Pennant

Four-spotted Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Slaty Skimmer

Great-blue Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Blue Dasher

Hyacinth Glider - 5

Wandering Glider

Spot-winged Glider

Red Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags





Herps:



American Alligator

Mississippi Mud Turtle

Red-eared Slider

Orange-striped Ribbon Snake

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Bronze Frog





Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR








 
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