Date: 10/29/18 2:14 pm
From: Bill Thurman <bill.masterofmusic...>
Subject: Re: Thousands!
Great!

On Mon, Oct 29, 2018, 13:57 Jeffrey Short <bashman...> wrote:

> Yesterday afternoon, I saw 8 N. Shovelers following the Ouachita R. about
> 2 miles downstream of Remmel Dam. When they saw me they made a 180. This
> is my first sighting of this species along the river.
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> Jeff Short
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> *From:* The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List [mailto:
> <ARBIRD-L...>] *On Behalf Of *Bill Thurman
> *Sent:* Monday, October 29, 2018 8:59 AM
> *To:* <ARBIRD-L...>
> *Subject:* Thousands!
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> At Wapanocca Wildlife Refuge yesterday late afternoon there were thousands
> and thousands of ducks upon the lake, splashing and carrying on as if in
> the middle of a northern summer.
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> Hundreds of Redwing Blackbirds flew about and sang as if the first
> days of spring.
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> The sunlight angle made it very difficult to ID most of the ducks
> but I did manage Northern Shovelers and Mallards among them.
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> Other highlights :
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> 150+ American Coots
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> 3 Great White Egrets
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> 6 Great Blue Herons
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> 1 Northern Harrier
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> 2 Red Tailed Hawks
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> lots of small dark sparrows that were too fast
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> Just being there made it a great day to be among the living.
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> Bill Thurman
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