Made a trip to Madison Parish today. Took US 65 north to Sharkey Road and went west to one of the branches of Tensas NWR. Didn't find anything that was very unusual except for a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. No images. Needed 10 new parish birds to get to 100. Fell short - only managed 9 new parish birds! So, another long trip is in order in the next few months! No new year birds either. Phooey. But, it was a nice day afield and reasonably pleasant with the passing front. Met a local hunter who was not enamored of bears which are, apparently, doing very well in the area.