Date: 8/2/22 3:55 pm
From: Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...>
Subject: Re: White ibises in Centerton
Oddly enough, there are 4 Egyptian Geese at Moberly Pond (Bentonville) this
afternoon, in the middle of the surrounding concrete jungle. Go figure.

On Tue, Aug 2, 2022, 3:41 PM Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> wrote:

> I saw from the eBird reports that there were two juvenile white ibises
> at the hatchery yesterday.
> I'm about 4 days into dealing with covid, and have a couple sick kids at
> home, but just took some cold and flu medicine and went to look anyway.
> I didn't touch anything and I was alone there so, big time social
> distancing.
> When I pulled in I saw people mowing so I just knew I wouldn't have any
> luck.
> They were first reported(assuming by pictures) in the biggest upper pond
> yesterday morning and then it was reported they were in the lower ponds
> later in the day.
> Since you park by the upper ponds, I always go up the hill and scan.
> They weren't there.
> I went down to the lower ponds and the truck that flings fish food out
> was going by all the ponds.
> I definitely wasn't going to have any luck.
>
>
> I was wrong. Two juvenile white ibises were still present even with that
> truck going around. I don't think the mowers had reached those ponds yet
> so I don't know how they'll behave if a mower starts mowing near those
> pond edges. They may stick around or, move on. I'll get pictures up at
> some point. This is my third time seeing white ibises every(unless I saw
> some many years ago while not being a birder and just don't remember,
> which is actually likely.) ALL three times are this year and all in
> Arkansas... three different counties.
>
> Also saw at least 5 or 6 solitary sandpipers... which I sometimes
> chuckle at when I see a few together... solitary, you know.
> Spotted sandpipers... least... I believe a pectoral(have to double check
> my photos) and a buff-breasted. That one was a surprise. I don't see
> those often so that was exciting.
> Also of interest... ELEVEN egyptian geese. I had never seen that many at
> once.
>
> Recovering in Siloam Springs,
> Daniel Mason
>
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