Date: 8/3/22 12:23 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Possible REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County)
I thought Little Blue right off too. The photos weren’t clear enough in my
opinion to ID as Reddish.

Sandy B

On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 11:04 AM plm108 <plm108...> wrote:

> Michael and I checked the area and other spots along the lake again this
> morning with no new info to share other than the bird in their photo
> strongly favors a Little Blue Heron.
>
> Patty McLean
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: plm108 <plm108...>
> Date: 8/2/22 8:32 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> Subject: RE: REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County)
>
> Several folks including me, Michael and Jeremy Chamberlain searched for
> the Reddish Egret late this afternoon with no luck. But we were lucky to
> meet Drew Harvey and Katheryn Watson, the couple who found the egret this
> morning. We saw their digiscoped photos of the bird and encouraged them to
> drop it into their eBird report. Drew is a biologist working at Logoly
> State Park and Katheryn is a wildlife professor ar SAU. They recently moved
> to Arkansas from Texas and are welcome newcomers to our birding community.
>
> The specific area where they saw the Reddish Egret (which, when confirmed,
> will be a first state record) is across the highway from the Northeast end
> of the lake. This area is swampy and shallow. There's a parking area there,
> south of the bridge.
>
> We plan to look again in the morning before returning to Conway and will
> report if we relocate the bird.
>
> Patty McLean
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: plm108 <plm108...>
> Date: 8/2/22 2:59 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> Subject: REDDISH EGRET
>
> Someone (birder from Texas) has posted a REDDISH EGRET at Lake Columbia.
> No photo but description is solid. Anyone down that way who can check it
> out? We're planning to go down but will take us 3 hours to get there.
>
> Patty McLean and Michael Linz
> The Roadrunners of Faulkner and White Counties
>
>
>
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