Date: 6/3/19 12:28 pm From: Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...> Subject: Benton County hot spot
I've been sitting at the corner of Cowan Rd and E Insco Rd, Northeast of XNA, seeing and hearing all manner of birds. I was looking for cooperative Painted Buntings, but stopped to try to photograph the Bell's Vireo I was hearing.. Since I stopped, I've ticked off the Vireo, Both Oriole species, Dickvissel, Yellow-breasted Chats, Towhees, Indigos, Eastern Kingbirds, Pewees, Meadowlarks, T Vultures, Carolina Wren, Cardinals, Field Sparrows, Scissor-taileds, RB Woodpecker, and probably a couple of other things that I have forgotten, like Goldfinches. I just realized that there is a huge wild cherry tree here. Bingo! 45 minutes later, and I have yet to see the blasted vireos. I think that they are in cahoots with the Cerulean Warblers, birder-frustration-wise. Good birding, and not that hot.
Karen Garrett Benton County, wondering if I would see the Vireos,if all of these other birds weren't distracting me.