Date: 4/30/18 8:03 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - April 30
It was partly cloudy, warm, and extremely windy on the survey today. 89
species were found. About half way through the survey I ran into John
Sterling and Berlin Heck and they joined me for a couple hours. A lot of
new arrivals. Was surprised to find an adult Tricolored Heron in unit 5.
The mulberry trees at the north and middle parking areas are loaded with
fruit and attracting a lot of birds. Here is my list for today:



Canada Goose - 2

Wood Duck - 11

Blue-winged Teal - 31

Hooded Merganser - 2

Pied-billed Grebe - 5

Neotropic Cormorant - 5 (1 bird sitting on a nest and another nest
building.)

Double-crested Cormorant - 3

Anhinga - 24 (lots sitting on nests now. Males displaying.)

American Bittern - 2

Great-blue Heron - 5

Great Egret - 25

Green Heron - 5

Snowy Egret - 29

Tricolored Heron - 1 adult

Little-blue Heron - 3

White-faced Ibis - 3

Dark Ibis sp. - 7 (too backlit to tell I.D.'s)

Black Vulture - 18

Turkey Vulture - 14

Osprey - 2

Mississippi Kite - 1

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Broad-winged Hawk - 1

Swainson's Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Virginia Rail - 1

Sora - 3

Purple Gallinule - 3 (2 were fighting).

Common Gallinule - 19

American Coot - 31

Greater Yellowlegs - 8

Lesser Yellowlegs - 53

Spotted Sandpiper - 2

Pectoral Sandpiper - 20

Mourning Dove - 11

Belted Kingfisher - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Eastern Phoebe - 1

Great-crested Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 48

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 5

White-eyed Vireo - 14

Bell's Vireo - 3

Warbling Vireo - 6

Red-eyed Vireo - 1

Blue Jay - 1

American Crow - 3

Fish Crow - 6

Purple Martin - 1

Tree Swallow - 40

Bank Swallow - 1

Cliff Swallow - 1

Barn Swallow - 13

Carolina Chickadee - 3

Tufted Titmouse - 3

Carolina Wren - 8

Sedge Wren - 1

Eastern Bluebird - 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 9 (2 nest building.)

Gray Catbird - 1

Northern Mockingbird - 2

Cedar Waxwing - 2

Tennessee Warbler - 5

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5

Yellow Warbler - 3

Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1

Pine Warbler - 1

Prothonotary Warbler - 9

Common Yellowthroat - 11

Northern Waterthrush - 3

Yellow-breasted Chat - 10

Summer Tanager - 1

Eastern Towhee - 4

Savannah Sparrow - 10

Song Sparrow - 2 (two together; seen well; new late date for RS.)

Lincoln's Sparrow - 10

Swamp Sparrow - 2

White-throated Sparrow - 12

White-crowned Sparrow - 10

Northern Cardinal - 18

Indigo Bunting - 18

Painted Bunting - 5

Dickcissel - 25

Bobolink - 5

Red-winged Blackbird - 58

Common Grackle - 3

Brown-headed Cowbird - 6

Orchard Oriole - 3

Baltimore Oriole - 4





Odonates:



Fragile Forktail

Citrine Forktail

Common Green Darner

Baskettail species

Eastern Pondhawk

Painted Skimmer

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Spot-winged Glider

Black Saddlebags





Herps:



American Alligator

Common Snapping Turtle

Green Treefrog

Blanchard's Cricket Frog - calling

Bullfrog - calling







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR
















 
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