Date: 11/19/20 10:45 am
From: Kelly Chitwood <kellyannchitwood...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed fly catcher
Are the coordinates on ebird?

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> On Nov 18, 2020, at 5:03 PM, Jerry Butler <jerrysharon.butler...> wrote:
>
> 
> The fork-tailed flycatcher was still perching on power lines along Highway 4 north east of McGhee in Desha County..and seen around noon today by five birders from across the state.. It was moving back and forth over Opossum Fork Creek.
>
> It would disappear into some lower bushes, weeds, and tall grass and seemed to be feeding on grasshoppers and small green gnat- sized moths only to reappear later on one of the lower electrical lines. We never saw it using the tall High Voltage transmission lines that are also in the area, it seemed to prefer the local distribution wires only forty feet in the air.
>
> I'm hoping it remains there for many to see. I took pictures but not good ones. I'm preparing an article about this bird for publication and would like for those who have better images than mine to send me their best pic. I can credit, but not pay, the photographers whose pictures the editors select.
>
> Peace and Birds Jerry Butler
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