Date: 7/10/18 3:02 pm
From: Joseph C. Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: Best of the Valley today
I made a trip this morning to the Arkansas River Valley, covering several spots between Mulberry and Alma. Here are a few highlights:

-- juvenile male Wood Duck swimming through full reflection of a Great Egret, in a still pool along Vine Prairie Road at Mulberry near the Arkansas River
-- Bank Swallow, first of the season, with Barn, Tree, Cliff, and Rough-winged Swallows all perched in an open shed, out of the sun, at Alma Wastewater Treatment Facility
-- Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks: 2 adults with 2 young, 2 adults with 4 young, plus 4 other adults with no visible young, all at a stock pond on private ranch land along Orrick Road near Alma Wastewater
-- Least Sandpiper (1), Semipalmated Sandpiper (1), Spotted Sandpiper (2) at Alma Wastewater
-- Killdeer using a lily pad as a sun shade on a dried up pond near Alma

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