Date: 1/30/18 8:14 pm
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Re: Long-tailed Duck (Beaver Lake, northwest AR, Benton County)
Anyone try chasing this bird yet? Haven't seen any reports anywhere. 
Nobody wanted to try and head out into the cold on Monday so I stayed
home. Had a few people recovering from some colds or something anyway.
Warmer weather tomorrow so we're thinking about heading that way. I'm
afraid it will be like the one that we chased last year. Could be there
but it's such a huge place with so many coves to hide in. But it will be
warm weather and the kids will enjoy it. They did last year. Maybe we'll
get lucky and find the duck. I guess we'll see what happens.  I love
rarities and love them more when they're nearby. They just torture me
when they don't stay in one spot long enough for me to find them. HA.
If we find it, I'll update the group in case anyone else is wondering.
If I don't find it, I'll try to remember to still update. I forget
things like that pretty easily.

Daniel Mason

On 1/29/2018 5:12 PM, Rod Wittenberg wrote:
> Lost Bridge South is indeed a recreational area located on Beaver Lake
> in northwest AR. I am sorry, I should have specified for our friends
> in other regions. My family and I enjoyed great views of this bird
> yesterday until it finally took flight and followed the lake to the
> west. At one point, it was feeding very actively along the rocky
> shoreline of a narrow cove to the east of the picnic areas.
> I posted two terrible, yet diagnostic, photos on eBird last night
> (Benton County). An eBird post by Nancy Felker (January 21) also
> reported a male Long-tailed Duck on Beaver Lake not too terribly far
> from my sighting. This may very well be the same bird. I hope it
> sticks around for others to see. Karen Garrett, Joe Neal, and perhaps
> others found Long-tailed Ducks at Beaver last winter.

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