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 > > ############################ > > To unsubscribe from the ARBIRD-L list: > write to: mailto:<ARBIRD-L-SIGNOFF-REQUEST...> > or click the following link: > http://listserv.uark.edu/scripts/wa-UARKEDU.exe?SUBED1=ARBIRD-L&A=1 >