For the record (for the sake of that someone browsing these archives years in the future), our mulberry tree is finally in full fruit, at least 2 weeks late. The Cedar Waxwings, American Robins, and N. Mockingbirds are having a feast, without having to compete with Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Swainson's Thrushes, and other migrants.
That reminds me to add this note: Your Ar-birds postings may have some scientific value. I recently searched these archives for the history of some species in Arkansas (like Inca Doves) and found some significant information. So please bear this in mind as you make posts.
On Sunday, 29 April, 2018, 7:14:10 PM GMT-5, Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> wrote:
Last year this time, and the year before that, our mulberry was in full fruit. Only green tiny unripe berries right now. Glad we finished the data collection. Our 10-page paper on mulberry frugivory is in peer-review.
On Sunday 29 April 2018, 6:19:01 PM GMT-5, Jeffrey Short <bashman...> wrote:
We have had many more around than usual this year along the continuation of the Ouachita. Flocks of them flying in packs like American Goldfinches. Sadly, two window strikes and one car strikes.
From: The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List [mailto:<ARBIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Jay Jones
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Mulberries
We logged an Indigo Bunting at Devil’s Den today.
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> On Apr 29, 2018, at 2:04 PM, Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:
> Has anyone seen any mulberry trees in fruit? Sadly, mine are not. Still green nubs. So no grosbeaks or orioles or kingbirds in my yard. Did have a White-crowned Sparrow. The Lincolnshire are gone.
> Do you think this last front is keeping all y'alls Baltimores and Indigos from moving?
> Sandy B