Date: 6/20/18 10:19 am
From: WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <eddlemanw...>
Subject: Re: Bootheel Whistling Ducks/Scissor-tail
Perhaps a yearling? The habitat birth of the road is not far off what you’d expect.

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> On Jun 20, 2018, at 12:05 PM, Ida <idad...> wrote:
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> Black-bellied Whistling Ducks continue, 7 as of this morning (6/20/18), just off Nash Road in Cape County near the Port Authority.
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> The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was also in evidence as reported, 1.5 miles west on Rt. U out of Blodgett, coming from Rt. H. This one puzzles me a bit, as I saw several Scissor-tails last weekend in NW Arkansas, and none were in similar habitat. This one is on a phone wire above short trees, with a starkly-bare plowed field across the road. Perhaps there is a nest, and that nest was built while the field was in a crop? I’ve seen them usually near a plowed meadow environment.
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> Ida Domazlicky
> Cape County
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