Date: 7/14/17 8:37 am From: CK Franklin <meshoppen...> Subject: Re: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
My humble apologies. I knew where I was. I blame the humidity.
Joe Hogan hatchery in Lonoke. We also found a family of Western Kingbirds on Rappich Rd that forms the eastern boundary of Joe Hogan. Shorebirds-many Least Sandpipers, 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, & Kildeer. Staff says they've been seeing small terns & Black-necked Stilts are around. We did not see the terns or stilts.
Please remember Joe Hogan is walk-in only these days.
We had a long chat with the manager. He said the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper last year really made an impression. He said he is looking at maybe increasing the mud & shallow pools available to waders as they raise & lower pond levels. I mentioned several folks he might talk to about this.
From: CK Franklin <meshoppen...>
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 9:30:58 AM
To: AR Birds
Subject: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
9 BBWD on 3rd pond in on right from the parking lot on the west side of property. Fishery manager says there are 15-20 here in afternoons. Manager says they have not seen any juveniles this year. They had one brood last year.