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8/8/22 5:32 pm Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...> Brown Pelicans at Frog Bayou
8/8/22 5:26 pm Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> Re: comment on centerton turnstone
8/8/22 5:07 pm Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> comment on centerton turnstone
8/8/22 2:50 pm Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...> Fw: ONSC Family Day and Open House - Aug 20, 10am-4pm
8/8/22 10:08 am Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...> Re: Unknown bird in our yard
8/8/22 8:49 am DAVID PARHAM <000004014062b2df-dmarc-request...> Re: Unknown bird in our yard
8/8/22 8:21 am Janet Massey <janetmassey02...> Unknown bird in our yard
8/8/22 8:10 am Janet Massey <janetmassey02...> Unknown bird in our yard
8/8/22 6:59 am DAN SCHEIMAN <birddan...> ASCA Meeting, Aug 11, How Native Plants Benefit from Fire
8/7/22 9:36 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: Bald Knob NWR -- Recent Sightings
8/7/22 8:51 am David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Birding Convention
8/6/22 8:28 pm David Arbour <arbour...> A Birder's Guide to the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area
8/6/22 4:23 pm JFR <johnfredman...> SHOREBIRDS AT BOYD POINT
8/5/22 3:22 pm plm108 <plm108...> Bald Knob NWR -- Recent Sightings
8/5/22 3:10 pm Julie Gowing Hayes <juliehayesart...> Yellow-throated Warbler
8/5/22 11:07 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Re: Centerton
8/5/22 10:52 am Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> Re: Centerton
8/5/22 10:38 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Centerton
8/4/22 7:03 pm Daniel Scheiman <birddan...> eBird: New treatment of exotic and introduced species
8/4/22 9:17 am David Luneau <mdluneau...> More on US Fish & Wildlife and the Ivory-billed Woodpecker
8/4/22 9:04 am Lyndal York <lrbluejay...> Brown Booby
8/4/22 6:34 am Joseph Neal <joeneal...> Re: NWA Audubon Website down?
8/3/22 3:33 pm Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Re: NWA Audubon Website down?
8/3/22 3:29 pm Joseph Neal <joeneal...> Re: NWA Audubon Website down?
8/3/22 2:14 pm Betty Evans <betty_evans...> NWA Audubon Website down?
8/3/22 12:44 pm Charles H Mills <00000218c727d931-dmarc-request...> Re: Possible REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County)
8/3/22 12:29 pm Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Re: Possible REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County)
8/3/22 12:23 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: Possible REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County)
8/3/22 9:04 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: Possible REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County)
8/3/22 8:58 am Sarah Morris <saraha.morris1...> Great-tailed Grackle
8/3/22 7:46 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> River Valley birding 2 August
8/2/22 6:46 pm plm108 <plm108...> Re: REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County)
8/2/22 6:33 pm plm108 <plm108...> Re: REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County)
8/2/22 3:55 pm Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...> Re: White ibises in Centerton
8/2/22 1:41 pm Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> White ibises in Centerton
8/2/22 12:59 pm plm108 <plm108...> REDDISH EGRET
8/1/22 7:16 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> Least Flycatcher in my yard
7/29/22 4:47 pm Jeremy Chamberlain <JeremyChamberlain...> Limpkin still present at Bois D'Arc WMA
7/29/22 10:32 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: TRICOLORED HERON at Bald Knob NWR
7/29/22 8:57 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: TRICOLORED HERON at Bald Knob NWR
7/29/22 8:04 am plm108 <plm108...> TRICOLORED HERON at Bald Knob NWR
7/29/22 7:56 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> MIKI nest in Fort Smith
7/28/22 3:29 pm plm108 <plm108...> Re: Bald Knob NWR Shorebirds and Waders
7/28/22 2:21 pm Julie McCaghey <julesemccaghey...> Limpkin sighting
7/28/22 2:04 pm Ruth Rowe <ruth.rowe...> Re: Bald Knob NWR Shorebirds and Waders
7/28/22 12:14 pm plm108 <plm108...> Bald Knob NWR Shorebirds and Waders
7/27/22 6:08 pm Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...> Re: Birders Live in A Word Of Wounds
7/27/22 9:02 am hilltower12 <000001ab5bb2c0b4-dmarc-request...> NOT A BIRD ARTICLE BUT EXCELLENT STORY ABOUT BIRD HABITAT
7/26/22 4:00 pm plm108 <plm108...> Re: Birders Live in A Word Of Wounds
7/26/22 10:12 am Sara Caulk <0000006993f5a594-dmarc-request...> Re: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
7/26/22 8:12 am Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Birders Live in A Word Of Wounds
7/25/22 4:21 pm Robin Buff <robinbuff...> Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
7/25/22 4:11 pm Ian MacGregor <00000489141846bd-dmarc-request...> Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
7/25/22 3:55 pm Ian MacGregor <00000489141846bd-dmarc-request...> Swallow-tailed Kite
7/25/22 2:15 pm Cheryl Johnson <cjbluebird...> Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
7/25/22 9:50 am Ed Laster <elaster523...> Northwest Arkansas welcomes bird refuge
7/25/22 9:45 am Ed Laster <elaster523...> Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
7/25/22 9:20 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
7/25/22 9:16 am Adam Schaffer <000000135bd342dd-dmarc-request...> Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
7/25/22 8:49 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
7/25/22 8:18 am Cheryl Johnson <cjbluebird...> Northwest AR bird refuge
7/24/22 2:22 pm Terry Butler <twbutler1941...> BKNWR
7/24/22 6:50 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> eBird developer moves to Fayetteville
7/24/22 5:38 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> Re: BIRDING INFERNO ENDS AT SAMOSAS
7/23/22 5:01 pm Joseph Neal <joeneal...> BIRDING INFERNO ENDS AT SAMOSAS
7/22/22 3:24 pm Barry Haas <bhaas...> Wood Duck Goings On
7/22/22 10:40 am Joan Reynolds <joanreynolds...> Re: Hummer on concrete
7/22/22 7:52 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> Re: Farewell event for Dr. Vivek Govind Kumar
7/21/22 3:30 pm Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Re: Hummer on concrete
7/21/22 3:20 pm Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> Re: Hummer on concrete
7/21/22 2:40 pm Joan Reynolds <joanreynolds...> Re: Hummer on concrete
7/21/22 1:39 pm Terry Butler <twbutler1941...> BKNWR
7/21/22 1:18 pm Terry Butler <twbutler1941...> Hummer on concrete
7/20/22 4:37 pm Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Re: Mexican Violetear
7/20/22 8:41 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> Re: TENT REVIVAL FOR BIRDS ALONG LITTLE WILDCAT CREEK
7/20/22 8:29 am Erin Sauer <erinsauer10...> Support USFWS proposed ban on lead use on National Wildlife Refuges
7/20/22 6:19 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> Re: Mexican Violetear
7/19/22 8:18 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - July 19
7/19/22 7:36 pm Michael Linz <mplinz...> Mexican Violetear
7/19/22 2:46 pm Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Re: A heart warming conservation story
7/19/22 2:26 pm Judy Griffith <9waterfall9...> Re: A heart warming conservation story
7/19/22 1:09 pm JANINE PERLMAN <jpandjf...> Re: A heart warming conservation story
7/19/22 12:57 pm Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> A heart warming conservation story
7/19/22 10:12 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> Re: ARE ARKANSAS VIOLETEARS OVERSHOT MIGRANTS?
7/19/22 9:02 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Re: ARE ARKANSAS VIOLETEARS OVERSHOT MIGRANTS?
7/19/22 8:55 am Joseph Neal <joeneal...> ARE ARKANSAS VIOLETEARS OVERSHOT MIGRANTS?
7/18/22 8:06 pm Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Re: Farewell event for Dr. Vivek Govind Kumar
7/18/22 5:58 pm plm108 <plm108...> Limpkin in Ohio
7/18/22 5:50 pm plm108 <plm108...> Re: Mexican Violetear
7/18/22 4:51 pm Allan Mueller <akcmueller...> Mexican Violetear
7/18/22 3:10 pm Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...> Bluebirds and cuckoos
7/18/22 3:08 pm Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...> Lake Sequoyah and Alma Wastewater - White Ibis and Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
7/18/22 7:26 am Glenn <000001214b3fcb01-dmarc-request...> Rare bird question
7/18/22 6:52 am Ann Gordon <chesterann...> Re: Farewell event for Dr. Vivek Govind Kumar
7/18/22 6:09 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> Farewell event for Dr. Vivek Govind Kumar
7/17/22 1:16 pm Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Re: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
7/17/22 12:19 pm Randy <Robinson-Randy...> Re: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
7/17/22 12:13 pm plm108 <plm108...> Re: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
7/17/22 10:41 am laura davis <000000177bab20ae-dmarc-request...> Re: Mexican Violetear Hours Today
7/17/22 10:23 am Sarah Morris <saraha.morris1...> Re: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
7/17/22 10:03 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
7/17/22 5:59 am Joseph Neal <joeneal...> NORTHWEST ARKANSAS BIRD CALENDAR 2023
7/17/22 5:58 am James Dixon <jamesdixonlr...> Re: Mexican Violetear Hours Today
7/17/22 5:56 am Mitchell Pruitt <mitchellpruitt24...> Mexican Violetear Hours Today
7/16/22 9:19 pm Daniel Scheiman <birddan...> Stakeout Hotspot for Violetear
7/16/22 7:51 pm plm108 <plm108...> Re: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
7/16/22 6:07 pm Gail King <000003a724e104da-dmarc-request...> Fw: Fwd: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
7/16/22 5:03 pm Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> Re: Found: White ibis
7/16/22 5:01 pm John Walko <walko...> Re: White ibis
7/16/22 4:59 pm Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> Re: White ibis
7/16/22 4:53 pm Sarah Morris <saraha.morris1...> Found: White ibis
7/16/22 4:28 pm Sarah Morris <saraha.morris1...> White ibis
7/16/22 10:17 am Michael <mplinz...> Fwd: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
7/16/22 9:14 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> Re: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
7/16/22 9:05 am Jeremy Cohen <jeremy3cohen...> Re: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
7/16/22 8:43 am Jim Dixon <jamesdixonlr...> Re: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
7/16/22 7:16 am plm108 <plm108...> Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
7/16/22 4:49 am Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> Re: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
7/16/22 3:51 am Joseph Neal <joeneal...> MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
7/15/22 5:32 pm Adam Schaffer <000000135bd342dd-dmarc-request...> Re: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
7/14/22 11:12 am Steve Marak <samarak...> Re: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
7/14/22 4:58 am Robin Buff <robinbuff...> Re: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
7/14/22 3:53 am Harriet Jansma <hjansma...> Re: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
7/13/22 9:01 pm jonathanperry24 <jonathanperry24...> Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
7/13/22 6:58 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - July 13
7/13/22 3:27 pm Charles H Mills <00000218c727d931-dmarc-request...> Re: WHITE IBIS JUVS CONTINUE AT LAKE SEQUOYAH IN FAYETTEVILLE
7/13/22 2:01 pm Judy Griffith <9waterfall9...> Re: WHITE IBIS JUVS CONTINUE AT LAKE SEQUOYAH IN FAYETTEVILLE
7/13/22 1:38 pm Joseph Neal <joeneal...> WHITE IBIS JUVS CONTINUE AT LAKE SEQUOYAH IN FAYETTEVILLE
7/13/22 6:33 am Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> PUMAs at Sunnymede
7/13/22 5:55 am Harriet Jansma <hjansma...> Re: not rare, but fun to observe
7/13/22 5:47 am Dons Ipad <9waterfall9...> Re: not rare, but fun to observe
7/13/22 5:35 am Harriet Jansma <hjansma...> not rare, but fun to observe
7/11/22 8:12 pm Lynn Risser <lynnkrisser...> Re: Bird Viewing Platform for Lake Sequoyah, Fayetteville
7/11/22 3:20 pm Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Re: Bird Viewing Platform for Lake Sequoyah, Fayetteville
7/11/22 10:27 am Kenneth Younger <kyounger...> Re: Bird Viewing Platform for Lake Sequoyah, Fayetteville
7/11/22 9:22 am Betty Evans <betty_evans...> Bird Viewing Platform for Lake Sequoyah, Fayetteville
7/10/22 5:48 pm Jeremy Cohen <jeremy3cohen...> White Ibis in fayetteville
7/10/22 10:33 am Daniel Scheiman <birddan...> ASCA Meeting, July 14, The 7th Continent
7/10/22 7:25 am Joseph Neal <joeneal...> BIRDS AND BEES AT CHESNEY PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA
 
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Date: 8/8/22 5:32 pm
From: Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Brown Pelicans at Frog Bayou
Saturday Donald and I saw Brown Pelicans flying overhead along the river, fairly near the boat dock at Frog Bayou.  I have never seen them in Arkansas before.  We also saw a juvenile Forster's Tern and a Least Tern.  We discovered that the best way to see birds over the river was to take turns using the spotting scope, and keep scanning.  I had vaguely thought that there was some mysterious location along the river where terns were to be more easily seen, and perhaps there is.  However, perhaps not.  Maybe it is just a matter of looking through a scope for a long time.  Anyway, I recommend this approach, for who know what birds may show up, using the river as a bird highway.
We also spent time walking the units.  They were dry, with little water.  We saw no birds in the shrunken ponds, and did not cover the whole area.  We went to Sharp Chapel, but did not stay long, due to a small boat with a very big, very loud motor.  A week day might have avoided this. 

Next time, if this dry, we will focus on the river, spend less time at the units, and have time left over to visit Kibbler.

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Date: 8/8/22 5:26 pm
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: Re: comment on centerton turnstone
My other AR Ruddy Turnstone was 5/22/2015 at the Centerton Hatchery. So I have one going North, and one going South it seems. Jacque.





> On Aug 8, 2022, at 7:07 PM, Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> wrote:
>
> Other than still being upset I missed it... :(
>
> I got to thinking, I've only been birding about 8 years and I've heard of just a couple in this area and they've always been in May. So, I just went and looked at the eBird reports for this county(Benton) and all of the sightings have been at the hatchery(this is one of those times where I'll then think about how BIG the county is and how much empty space there is and, how many others have come through that nobody ever saw... but that's another discussion)
>
> With the exception of a few reports in early June, and some in October in the early 1980's, all other reports were in May. So this was, if I'm looking at it correctly, a first for August for this area.
> I don't know if that's an interesting story or not... but it reminds me that you never know what will show up where or when.
>
> Still mildly delirious from being sick(covid is likely over, possibly have bronchitis, finally on meds)
> In Siloam Springs,
> Daniel Mason
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Date: 8/8/22 5:07 pm
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: comment on centerton turnstone
Other than still being upset I missed it... :(

I got to thinking, I've only been birding about 8 years and I've heard
of just a couple in this area and they've always been in May. So, I just
went and looked at the eBird reports for this county(Benton) and all of
the sightings have been at the hatchery(this is one of those times where
I'll then think about how BIG the county is and how much empty space
there is and, how many others have come through that nobody ever saw...
but that's another discussion)

With the exception of a few reports in early June, and some in October
in the early 1980's, all other reports were in May. So this was, if I'm
looking at it correctly, a first for August for this area.
I don't know if that's an interesting story or not... but it reminds me
that you never know what will show up where or when.

Still mildly delirious from being sick(covid is likely over, possibly
have bronchitis, finally on meds)
In Siloam Springs,
Daniel Mason

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Date: 8/8/22 2:50 pm
From: Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fw: ONSC Family Day and Open House - Aug 20, 10am-4pm


ONSC is having a special event on August 20.  Here is a  chance to get to know ONSC, its staff and its superb surroundings.  All are welcome.  I hope to see many of you there.

Join us on August 20th for ONSC's family day and open house. The day will include two special dedication ceremonies: 
- the Tom Edmiston Accessible Trail, 11am
- the Dr. Kim Smith Education Building, 1pm
The event is free and open to all. Please sign up at https://www.onsc.us/events-1/onsc-family-day



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Ozark Natural Science Center
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Date: 8/8/22 10:08 am
From: Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...>
Subject: Re: Unknown bird in our yard
Indeed. I'm jealous!

Karen Garrett

On Mon, Aug 8, 2022, 10:21 AM Janet Massey <janetmassey02...> wrote:

> Is this bird a Yellow-billed Cuckoo? I have seen it several times.
> Thanks, Janet Massey, Bonnerdale
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Date: 8/8/22 8:49 am
From: DAVID PARHAM <000004014062b2df-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Unknown bird in our yard
Fledgling mourning dove.

David Parham

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> On Aug 8, 2022, at 10:10 AM, Janet Massey <janetmassey02...> wrote:
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> Can anyone identify this bird that landed on the ground in our yard? I was working in my garden and noticed the bird falling from the sky and landed on the top of the roof of an out building then falling to the ground.
> Thanks, Janet Massey Bonnerdale
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Date: 8/8/22 8:21 am
From: Janet Massey <janetmassey02...>
Subject: Unknown bird in our yard
Is this bird a Yellow-billed Cuckoo? I have seen it several times.
Thanks, Janet Massey, Bonnerdale

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Date: 8/8/22 8:10 am
From: Janet Massey <janetmassey02...>
Subject: Unknown bird in our yard
Can anyone identify this bird that landed on the ground in our yard? I was
working in my garden and noticed the bird falling from the sky and landed
on the top of the roof of an out building then falling to the ground.
Thanks, Janet Massey Bonnerdale

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Date: 8/8/22 6:59 am
From: DAN SCHEIMAN <birddan...>
Subject: ASCA Meeting, Aug 11, How Native Plants Benefit from Fire
This Thursday August 11 at 7 PM is Audubon Society of Central Arkansas's monthly meeting. This month's presenter is Virginia McDaniel with the US Forest Service and AR Native Plant Society. She will combine her knowledge, field experience and high-energy to tell us about using fire and thinning to restore woodlands on the Ouachita National Forest. This will include a look back on the historic landscape and a delve into the native plants that benefit from fire.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://audubon.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdOCtqjMuGtGqLN6P4PUoqNkG2FFwvwj_

Or register through this page https://ar.audubon.org/events/how-native-plants-benefit-fire

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Dan Scheiman
Little Rock, AR

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Date: 8/7/22 9:36 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: Bald Knob NWR -- Recent Sightings
Not much new activity at BKNWR today other than a single continuing juvenile White Ibis on the first cell...and, of course, lots of herons. egrets and Black-necked Stilt. After the rains come this week, it should get active again. Patty
-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 8/5/22 5:22 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: Bald Knob NWR -- Recent Sightings There have been several interesting reports from the refuge this past week including:Black-bellied Whistling DuckAnhingaWhite Ibis (juveniles)Tricolored Heron (last seen a week ago)Black-crowned Night-heronSemipalmated PloverAmerican Golden PloverRuddy TurnstoneUpland SandpiperSemipalmated SandpiperWestern SandpiperLaughing Gull (juvenile)Black TernLeast TernMost have been seen along the gravel road that runs on the north end of the ponds/cells off Coal Chute and parallels Huntsman Rd. The Anhinga and Night-herons were seen at Birch Pond which is on the road just before the low water bridge that runs south off Huntsman Rd. Continue on this road for about a mile to the first side road, which is currently very muddy. If you have on boots, you could walk this muddy road to an opening on the left (maybe 100 yds up). Migration is definitely underway and this refuge should be appealing to birds and birders with numbers of both picking up over the upcoming weeks/months. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners of White and Faulkner Counties 

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Date: 8/7/22 8:51 am
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Birding Convention
There's been some interest and talk about getting the Red Slough Birding
Convention back up and going if there is enough interest. If there is
interest out there let us know. Send me a reply at
<mailto:<arbour...> <arbour...> .



David Arbour

De Queen, AR




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Date: 8/6/22 8:28 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: A Birder's Guide to the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area
A Birder's Guide to the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area is now available
for viewing and printing at the following link:



https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ouachita/landmanagement/resourcemanagement/?c
id=fseprd1043423
<https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ouachita/landmanagement/resourcemanagement/?
cid=fseprd1043423&fbclid=IwAR0t3m6gj1OEUE1dW1Ean2tktNgQDsrRSZnJ8Mi0K8KXGQ3Gr
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&fbclid=IwAR0t3m6gj1OEUE1dW1Ean2tktNgQDsrRSZnJ8Mi0K8KXGQ3GrxDbrpsXI5s



David Arbour

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Date: 8/6/22 4:23 pm
From: JFR <johnfredman...>
Subject: SHOREBIRDS AT BOYD POINT
For the past year shorebird migration, both the fall of 2021 and this spring, has yielded very birds at the Boyd Point Wastewater Treatment Facility in Pine Bluff. However, this past week has been encouraging. Species observed and photographed include:
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Wilson’s Phalarope
Semipalmated Plover
John Redman
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Date: 8/5/22 3:22 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Bald Knob NWR -- Recent Sightings
There have been several interesting reports from the refuge this past week including:Black-bellied Whistling DuckAnhingaWhite Ibis (juveniles)Tricolored Heron (last seen a week ago)Black-crowned Night-heronSemipalmated PloverAmerican Golden PloverRuddy TurnstoneUpland SandpiperSemipalmated SandpiperWestern SandpiperLaughing Gull (juvenile)Black TernLeast TernMost have been seen along the gravel road that runs on the north end of the ponds/cells off Coal Chute and parallels Huntsman Rd. The Anhinga and Night-herons were seen at Birch Pond which is on the road just before the low water bridge that runs south off Huntsman Rd. Continue on this road for about a mile to the first side road, which is currently very muddy. If you have on boots, you could walk this muddy road to an opening on the left (maybe 100 yds up). Migration is definitely underway and this refuge should be appealing to birds and birders with numbers of both picking up over the upcoming weeks/months. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners of White and Faulkner Counties 

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Date: 8/5/22 3:10 pm
From: Julie Gowing Hayes <juliehayesart...>
Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler
I was surprised to see a Yellow-throated Warbler eating peanut suet just
off my deck this afternoon. I’ve never seen them at any feeders before. Is
this common? Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera handy.
Julie Hayes
Bella Vista
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Date: 8/5/22 11:07 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Re: Centerton
Ebird shows someone was out there this morning and the white ibises we're
still there as well as a stilt sandpiper. No turnstone.
Seems every year one is reported there it's gone really quickly. Don't
"need" one for my life list but would be a state bird for me.

On Fri, Aug 5, 2022, 12:52 PM Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> wrote:

> Karen Garrett went yesterday after I posted about the Ruddy Turnstone and
> she didn’t see the White Ibis, Terns, or the Turnstone but it was getting
> late. It was pretty easy to see once I started looking at the Peeps. And
> it was really Humid and only 77 degrees when I was there at 2:00. It
> feels like 100 out now.
>
>
>
>
> On Aug 5, 2022, at 12:37 PM, Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> wrote:
>
> I'm seeing reports from yesterday that I wish I saw yesterday. Anyone been
> out there today? I'm still feeling quite sick but I'll drag myself out
> there if that turnstone is still around.
>
> Danie Mason
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Date: 8/5/22 10:52 am
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: Re: Centerton
Karen Garrett went yesterday after I posted about the Ruddy Turnstone and she didn’t see the White Ibis, Terns, or the Turnstone but it was getting late. It was pretty easy to see once I started looking at the Peeps. And it was really Humid and only 77 degrees when I was there at 2:00. It feels like 100 out now.




> On Aug 5, 2022, at 12:37 PM, Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> wrote:
>
> I'm seeing reports from yesterday that I wish I saw yesterday. Anyone been out there today? I'm still feeling quite sick but I'll drag myself out there if that turnstone is still around.
>
> Danie Mason
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Date: 8/5/22 10:38 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Centerton
I'm seeing reports from yesterday that I wish I saw yesterday. Anyone been
out there today? I'm still feeling quite sick but I'll drag myself out
there if that turnstone is still around.

Danie Mason

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Date: 8/4/22 7:03 pm
From: Daniel Scheiman <birddan...>
Subject: eBird: New treatment of exotic and introduced species
https://support.ebird.org/en/support/solutions/articles/48001218430-exotic-and-introduced-species-in-ebird



You may have noticed new icons associated with introduced and exotic species that indicate their status as naturalized, provisional, or escapee. Plus species maps use orange for exotic populations. This is the start of a new treatment of such species. “Because correctly tallying personal birding lists with respect to exotic species affects how the birding community reports these birds, eBird has developed a revised process and policy to encourage monitoring and facilitate tracking of exotic birds. The eBird Exotic Species Policy supports these goals by incentivizing data collection and ensuring high quality data on exotic species while also supporting the expectations of birders.”



As the rollout proceeds, your lists (life, state, trip, etc.) will be segregated so that escapees will not count. Thus you can report that Chukar that shows up at your feeder. It won’t count on your lists (as it will be classified as Escapee), but it’ll let scientists track what could be the start of the next newly established exotic species. Report all free-flying escapee and provisional species wherever you find them. However, the existing rule continues - never submit captive birds and free-roaming pets. No zoo specimens. No parrots in a cage. No Helmeted Guineafowl or Indian Peafowl. No falconers’ birds.



Note that a species can have more than one classification in a region. A relevant example for AR is Mute Swan. Currently I am treating ALL Mute Swan records as escapees. This will be the default assignment for future submissions. If, however, you are able to submit a sighting with sufficient evidence that the birds you saw possibly or definitely came from an established (i.e. naturalized) population up north, then I can set your particular record to provisional or naturalized without affecting the status of other records. Similarly, Egyptian Goose has been classified as Provisional – it is breeding in the wild but the Bird Records Committee does not yet consider it established. If and when that happens, all records going forward will be classified as Naturalized, while past records will remain Provisional.



Dan Scheiman

Little Rock, AR


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Date: 8/4/22 9:17 am
From: David Luneau <mdluneau...>
Subject: More on US Fish & Wildlife and the Ivory-billed Woodpecker
For those of you following the USFWS's attempt to remove the IBWO from the
Endangered Species List and declare it extinct, I will share a few related
links with you.



The first one is a 34-minute Capitol and Scott
<https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/capitol-scott-searching-for-the-ivory
-billed-woodpecker/id1598173824?i=1000571375458> podcast I did last week
with Lara Farrar of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. We discuss various pieces
of evidence and more about the bird.



There was an article in yesterday's (August 3, 2022) Dem-Gaz about Bobby
Harrison's October 2020 video. It's on the front page if you have access to
the paper.



If you want to see Bobby give a thorough analysis of his video, here is a
link to a 1 hr 54 min interview
<https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/conservation/exclusive-video-evidenc
e-ivory-billed-woodpecker/> he did with Matt Mendenhall of Birdwatching
magazine.



And, finally, there is a group called Mission Ivorybill that has a weekly
Zoom meeting to discuss sightings and evidence, legal issues, and basically
all things Ivorybill. They asked me to give a presentation of the analysis
of my 2004 video, which I did a couple of months ago. You can see that
presentation as well as presentations by John Fitzpatrick, Jim Tate, and
others at the Mission Ivorybill YouTube channel
<https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmLnB5_tJEtlLVn5NdNcRoA/featured> .



Enjoy!



M. David Luneau, Jr., P.E.
Associate Professor of Electronics
Department of Engineering Technology
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, AR 72204




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Date: 8/4/22 9:04 am
From: Lyndal York <lrbluejay...>
Subject: Brown Booby
A Brown Booby was reported sitting on rocks on the Northeast end of Lake
Maumelle on Aug.1. Confirming photos submitted. Perhaps it is still
around.

Lyndal York
Curator, AAS

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Date: 8/4/22 6:34 am
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: Re: NWA Audubon Website down?
Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society web site is back up and open for "bidness":

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Add website description in this area
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Subject: NWA Audubon Website down?


I was hoping to check some information on the places to bird page, http://www.nwarkaudubon.org/placestobird.htm, of NWA Audubon website and I am getting errors that say the site is not working. The home page of the site is also not working for me.

Does someone on this list maintain that site or know who to contact to find out about the site? Has the address changed and I am just unaware?

Thanks,

Betty

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Date: 8/3/22 3:33 pm
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Re: NWA Audubon Website down?
I was going to say, "ask Joe" but then decided I'd give some time for
someone to respond.  :)  (glad it's getting sorted)


While waiting, if you have any questions about places to bird around
here, there are plenty of us NW Arkansas birders here that are happy to
answer questions.


In Siloam Springs,
Daniel Mason



On 8/3/2022 5:28 PM, Joseph Neal wrote:
> That's correct, Betty. We are having some kind of problem. Our web
> manager Richard Stauffacher is on it. Thanks for this message. I will
> respond again when we have it sorted.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List
> <ARBIRD-L...> on behalf of Betty Evans
> <betty_evans...>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:14 PM
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>
> I was hoping to check some information on the places to bird page,
> http://www.nwarkaudubon.org/placestobird.htm, of NWA Audubon website
> and I am getting errors that say the site is not working.  The home
> page of the site is also not working for me.
>
> Does someone on this list maintain that site or know who to contact to
> find out about the site?  Has the address changed and I am just unaware?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Betty
>
>
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Date: 8/3/22 3:29 pm
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: Re: NWA Audubon Website down?
That's correct, Betty. We are having some kind of problem. Our web manager Richard Stauffacher is on it. Thanks for this message. I will respond again when we have it sorted.
________________________________
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Subject: NWA Audubon Website down?


I was hoping to check some information on the places to bird page, http://www.nwarkaudubon.org/placestobird.htm, of NWA Audubon website and I am getting errors that say the site is not working. The home page of the site is also not working for me.

Does someone on this list maintain that site or know who to contact to find out about the site? Has the address changed and I am just unaware?

Thanks,

Betty

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Date: 8/3/22 2:14 pm
From: Betty Evans <betty_evans...>
Subject: NWA Audubon Website down?
I was hoping to check some information on the places to bird page, http://www.nwarkaudubon.org/placestobird.htm, of NWA Audubon website and I am getting errors that say the site is not working. The home page of the site is also not working for me.

Does someone on this list maintain that site or know who to contact to find out about the site? Has the address changed and I am just unaware?

Thanks,

Betty

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Date: 8/3/22 12:44 pm
From: Charles H Mills <00000218c727d931-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Possible REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County)
Having been seen in 30+ states and at least 2 Canadian provinces, they also have a well documented propensity to wander.

Charles Mills
Wake Village TX

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> On Aug 3, 2022, at 2:29 PM, Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> wrote:
>
> 
> Reddish egrets are found mostly in salt marshes.
>
> Jerry Wayne Davis
>
> From: Sandy Berger
> Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:22 PM
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> 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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Date: 8/3/22 12:29 pm
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Re: Possible REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County)
Reddish egrets are found mostly in salt marshes.

Jerry Wayne Davis

From: Sandy Berger
Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:22 PM
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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


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Date: 8/2/22 8:32 PM (GMT-06:00)
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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


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Date: 8/2/22 2:59 PM (GMT-06:00)
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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
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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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Date: 8/3/22 9:04 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: Possible REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County)
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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Date: 8/3/22 8:58 am
From: Sarah Morris <saraha.morris1...>
Subject: Great-tailed Grackle
I was excited to find two Great-tailed Grackles at the Prescott truck stop.
This is my first time to see them.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S116269587


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Date: 8/3/22 7:46 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: River Valley birding 2 August
Joe and I had one final "Vivek fix" before he left for Indiana by scouting Frog Bayou, Alma, and Kibler bottoms yesterday. Highlights of the hot and humid morning include: 
A Western Kingbird in Kibler area interacting so closely with a Scissor-tail that we first thought it was a hybrid. A Stilt Sandpiper in Arnold Road. If it was the same bird seen 23 July, it has molted off its rusty cheeks.Upland and Buff-breasted Sandpipers in the sod fields and surrounding areas.A Black Tern in the Arkansas River, seen thanks to "Carolyn", my new scope named after its wonderful former owner.An immature Yellow-crowned Night-heron at the bayou.4 Swainson's Hawks kettling with vultures.
We ended with 77 species in 4 hours.
KannanFt. Smith

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Date: 8/2/22 6:46 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County)
This is the original eBird checklist with the Reddish Egret. They have added their distant photos. https://ebird.org/checklist/S116220192Patty McLean
-------- Original message --------From: Jeremy Cohen <jeremy3cohen...> Date: 8/2/22 8:35 PM (GMT-06:00) To: plm108 <plm108...> Subject: Re: REDDISH EGRET on Lake Columbia (Columbia County) Can you send the checklist? Thanks!On Tue, Aug 2, 2022, 8:33 PM plm108 <plm108...> wrote: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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Date: 8/2/22 6:33 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
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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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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Date: 8/2/22 1:41 pm
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: White ibises in Centerton
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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Date: 8/2/22 12:59 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
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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Date: 8/1/22 7:16 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Least Flycatcher in my yard
There was an actively foraging Least Flycatcher in my yard this morning. They are rare in early August here.  The only August records in eBird from Ft. Smith seem to be Bill Beall's from late August of 1985 and 1986.
I saw the species this July here too. Sandy told me that she too saw them in her yard this July.
KannanFt. Smith

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Date: 7/29/22 4:47 pm
From: Jeremy Chamberlain <JeremyChamberlain...>
Subject: Limpkin still present at Bois D'Arc WMA
The previously reported limpkin could easily be seen from the cypress trees at Kidd Landing right near the boat launch. My students and I saw the bird at 3:05 pm this afternoon before storms rolled in.

Jeremy Chamberlain

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Date: 7/29/22 10:32 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: TRICOLORED HERON at Bald Knob NWR
No luck relocating but likely still in the refuge. Patty
-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 7/29/22 10:57 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: RE: TRICOLORED HERON at Bald Knob NWR He flew off and we've been unable to relocate. Will post again if we find him. Patty-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 7/29/22 10:03 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: TRICOLORED HERON at Bald Knob NWR There's a juvenile Tricolored Heron on Cell #1 -- Coal Chute Rd. Take the unnamed gravel (before Huntsman Rd) rd, go west and the cell will be on your left. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners of White and Faulkner Counties 

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Date: 7/29/22 8:57 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: TRICOLORED HERON at Bald Knob NWR
He flew off and we've been unable to relocate. Will post again if we find him. Patty
-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 7/29/22 10:03 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: TRICOLORED HERON at Bald Knob NWR There's a juvenile Tricolored Heron on Cell #1 -- Coal Chute Rd. Take the unnamed gravel (before Huntsman Rd) rd, go west and the cell will be on your left. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners of White and Faulkner Counties 

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Date: 7/29/22 8:04 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: TRICOLORED HERON at Bald Knob NWR
There's a juvenile Tricolored Heron on Cell #1 -- Coal Chute Rd. Take the unnamed gravel (before Huntsman Rd) rd, go west and the cell will be on your left. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners of White and Faulkner Counties 

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Date: 7/29/22 7:56 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: MIKI nest in Fort Smith
This morning while walking in my neighborhood, I found an active nest of Mississippi Kite high up on an oak tree. The parents were busy flying about provisioning at least one chick in the nest. They caught cicadas in midair and brought them by feet to the nest. Both parents vocalized a lot and the chick(s) were heard begging. I got some audios. A friend in Kentucky tells me that these nesting birds attack people in parks. I am glad that wasn't the case this morning.eBird Checklist - 29 Jul 2022 - 9604 Weddington Dr. - 1 species


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Date: 7/28/22 3:29 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: Bald Knob NWR Shorebirds and Waders
Two updates.1. Glenn Wyatt reminded me he had a Semipalmated Plover yesterday, so that's another fun bird to look for.2. Location of Black-crowned Night-herons: Take Huntsman Rd west of the silos. Turn on the first drivable gravel rd on the left (just before the low water bridge). Go almost a mile to where the larger trees come close to the road on the left -- where Cypress Trees and their knees are visible. Shortly past this area is a grassy dirt road on the left. It will be very muddy with these rains, so I suggest you park here and walk on the road for about 75-100 yards. Keep an eye out for birds flying out from the small bushy area in the swamp on your left. Soon you'll begin to see the water area in the center of these bushes. This is where the night-herons have recently been seen. They are very shy and will likely fly out and toward the Cypress in the back of this area. Please keep in mind that others may want to see these birds too and disturbing them too much may cause all of them to disappear into the back trees for an extended time, resulting in others not being able to enjoy them too. So a short, quiet visit may be best. We have hiked out there a few times and have had no problem with ticks or chiggers, but repellent is recommended. Patty McLean 
-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 7/28/22 2:14 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: Bald Knob NWR Shorebirds and Waders The refuge has some good feeding areas for us birders to look for migrants. Michael and I went this morning after the rain and noticed a big uptick in shorebirds and waders. Nothing super rare but still fun to see, particularly...100+ Black-necked Stilt12 Stilt Sandpipers1 Wilson's Phalarope3 Western Sandpiper1-2 Semipalmated SandpiperMany Long and Short-billed Dowitchers, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, Pectoral and Least Sandpipers and Killdeer2 White Ibis (juveniles)Many Great Blue, Great, Little Blue and Snowy Egrets/Herons4 handsome Black Tern2 Bank Swallow8-9 Black-crowned Night-heronThings should pick up even more after the rains. Hope you get a chance to go over the upcoming days/weeks. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners of White and Faulkner Counties 

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Date: 7/28/22 2:21 pm
From: Julie McCaghey <julesemccaghey...>
Subject: Limpkin sighting
I saw this beautiful Limpkin today, late morning, at Bois D'Arc Creek
Wildlife management Area at Kidd Landing. He came out of the grass on the
left side of the landing and walked across the parking lot.

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Date: 7/28/22 2:04 pm
From: Ruth Rowe <ruth.rowe...>
Subject: Re: Bald Knob NWR Shorebirds and Waders
So excited for the rains!! We just got an excellent downpour here in NLR.

Where is everyone seeing the black-crowned night heron contingent? We live
far enough away that we don't get too long to explore BK when we're
there... and have only seen yellow-crowneds thus far. Would love to see the
black crowneds!

Ruth and Jake

On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 2:14 PM plm108 <plm108...> wrote:

> The refuge has some good feeding areas for us birders to look for
> migrants. Michael and I went this morning after the rain and noticed a big
> uptick in shorebirds and waders. Nothing super rare but still fun to see,
> particularly...
>
> 100+ Black-necked Stilt
> 12 Stilt Sandpipers
> 1 Wilson's Phalarope
> 3 Western Sandpiper
> 1-2 Semipalmated Sandpiper
> Many Long and Short-billed Dowitchers, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs,
> Pectoral and Least Sandpipers and Killdeer
>
> 2 White Ibis (juveniles)
> Many Great Blue, Great, Little Blue and Snowy Egrets/Herons
>
> 4 handsome Black Tern
>
> 2 Bank Swallow
>
> 8-9 Black-crowned Night-heron
>
> Things should pick up even more after the rains. Hope you get a chance to
> go over the upcoming days/weeks.
>
> Patty McLean and Michael Linz
> The Roadrunners of White and Faulkner Counties
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Date: 7/28/22 12:14 pm
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Subject: Bald Knob NWR Shorebirds and Waders
The refuge has some good feeding areas for us birders to look for migrants. Michael and I went this morning after the rain and noticed a big uptick in shorebirds and waders. Nothing super rare but still fun to see, particularly...100+ Black-necked Stilt12 Stilt Sandpipers1 Wilson's Phalarope3 Western Sandpiper1-2 Semipalmated SandpiperMany Long and Short-billed Dowitchers, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, Pectoral and Least Sandpipers and Killdeer2 White Ibis (juveniles)Many Great Blue, Great, Little Blue and Snowy Egrets/Herons4 handsome Black Tern2 Bank Swallow8-9 Black-crowned Night-heronThings should pick up even more after the rains. Hope you get a chance to go over the upcoming days/weeks. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners of White and Faulkner Counties 

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Date: 7/27/22 6:08 pm
From: Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Birders Live in A Word Of Wounds
Jerry, this certainly hit home.   My heart is constantly breaking because I see too much damage too often when I bird.  Yet I also see great wonders.  And at the Aegis Camp the past two weeks, I felt joy when I witnessed the awareness in the teenage participants.  It felt good experiencing that bright, enthusiastic, caring energy.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 10:12:54 AM CDT, Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> wrote:


Living And Working In A World Of Wounds

Jerry Wayne Davis

July 25, 2022

Aldo Leopold in A Sand County Almanac wrote “One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise.”

As birders, ecologists, and wildlife biologists, we live and see the world of wounds. Some close their eyes and try to live in denial and wish it away. Others try to solve the problems and doctor and heal the land. The constant barrage on what we love and care about generates stress and anxiety. We often see and feel hopelessness at times as we work to heal the wounds on the land and our declining natural resources. This condition has been termed "Eco-grief" and others can include "Eco-anxiety" "climate grief" and solastalgia “which is an emerging form of depression or distress caused by environmental change, such as from climate change, natural disasters, extreme weather conditions, and/or other negative or upsetting alterations to one's surroundings or home”. Our loss of 3 billion birds since 1967 and the accelerating bird decline of 4% per year, the loss of a billion birds per year to window strikes and another billion to feral and free-roaming cats, and many other causes have some trying to do what they can. The disappearance of birds in our yards and once familiar at our favorite birding sites has gotten the attention of others. Michelle Doen says that “healthcare and mental health professionals have documented encountering “compassion fatigue” in their work”. Professionals on the front line of wildlife conservation, climate change, and environmental protection, experience similar fatigue.

Those on the front lines of major causes, whether it be environmental, social, medical, or political, are on the edge of burnout and dropping into serious mental and emotional struggles. It is important that this is recognized and we get this into our conversations and support. Understanding the stresses, frustration, and grief and getting it out there to look at and talk about, can help with the healing and recovery process. Research shows that only one person in 100 actively does something to overcome recognized ecological and resource problems that can be generating Eco-grief and Eco-anxieties. We cannot afford to lose the ones that are trying to make a difference. Talking to others with similar challenges and attacking similar problems and causes, can help. Those that are not active on the front lines can recognize and encourage the efforts of those that are. You can show your appreciation for what is being done. When people are appreciated, the brain shifts its thinking from scarcity thinking to having or being enough. A grateful brain gives off dopamine and serotonin that tell the body that things will be OK. This helps to recharge the mind and body energy to continue the fight against environmental and other injustices that need to be dealt with. Everyone can help by being actively involved on the front lines of environmental actions, and listening to and cheering those that are. You can, directly and indirectly, make a difference positively.


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Date: 7/27/22 9:02 am
From: hilltower12 <000001ab5bb2c0b4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: NOT A BIRD ARTICLE BUT EXCELLENT STORY ABOUT BIRD HABITAT
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/07/climate-change-tree-planting-preserve-grass-grasslands/670583/I enjoyed this article about grasslands from the 7/25/22 issue of "The Atlantic".Barry BennettFayetteville

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Date: 7/26/22 4:00 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: Birders Live in A Word Of Wounds
Brilliant and right on point. Patty McLean Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Date: 7/26/22 10:12 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: Birders Live in A Word Of Wounds


Living And Working In A World Of
Wounds
Jerry Wayne Davis
July 25, 2022
Aldo Leopold in A Sand County Almanac wrote “One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one
lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite
invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe
that the consequences of science are none of his business or he must be the
doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and
does not want to be told otherwise.”
As birders, ecologists, and wildlife biologists, we live and
see the world of wounds. Some close their eyes and try to live in denial and
wish it away. Others try to solve the problems and doctor and heal the land. The
constant barrage on what we love and care about generates stress and anxiety. We
often see and feel hopelessness at times as we work to heal the wounds on the
land and our declining natural resources. This condition has been termed
"Eco-grief" and others can include "Eco-anxiety" "climate grief" and solastalgia
“which is an emerging form of depression or
distress caused by environmental change, such as from climate change, natural
disasters, extreme weather conditions, and/or other negative or upsetting
alterations to one's surroundings or
home”. Our loss of 3 billion birds
since 1967 and the accelerating bird decline of 4% per year, the loss of a
billion birds per year to window strikes and another billion to feral and
free-roaming cats, and many other causes have some trying to do what they can.
The disappearance of birds in our yards and once familiar at our favorite
birding sites has gotten the attention of others. Michelle Doen says that
“healthcare and mental health professionals have documented encountering
“compassion fatigue” in their work”. Professionals on the front line of wildlife
conservation, climate change, and environmental protection, experience similar
fatigue.
Those on the front lines of
major causes, whether it be environmental, social, medical, or political, are on
the edge of burnout and dropping into serious mental and emotional struggles. It
is important that this is recognized and we get this into our conversations and
support. Understanding the stresses, frustration, and grief and getting it out
there to look at and talk about, can help with the healing and recovery process.
Research shows that only one person in 100 actively does something to overcome
recognized ecological and resource problems that can be generating Eco-grief and
Eco-anxieties. We cannot afford to lose the ones that are trying to make a
difference. Talking to others with similar challenges and attacking similar
problems and causes, can help. Those that are not active on the front lines can
recognize and encourage the efforts of those that are. You can show your
appreciation for what is being done. When people are appreciated, the brain
shifts its thinking from scarcity thinking to having or being enough. A grateful
brain gives off dopamine and serotonin that tell the body that things will be
OK. This helps to recharge the mind and body energy to continue the fight
against environmental and other injustices that need to be dealt with. Everyone
can help by being actively involved on the front lines of environmental actions,
and listening to and cheering those that are. You can, directly and indirectly,
make a difference
positively.


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Date: 7/26/22 10:12 am
From: Sara Caulk <0000006993f5a594-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
"Our" Barred Owls on Mt. Sequoyah converse at great lengths. About a month ago they carried on non-stop for a couple minutes. We sure are enamored of them and look forward to their visits. It's not unusual to see them at any time of day ... or nite. They have just discovered (or we have just discovered their discovery) how nice it is to perch protected from the elements on the skychair stand or a maple stump both in the shade of our covered porch. 
Last nite around 7 they stopped in for happy hour each drinking while standing in their own birdbath. These birdbaths are within 10 feet of the house. In this good lighting I noticed that one's feathers were much darker than the other's, and the darker of the two seemed to be a bit larger. Age? Sex? Sub-species? I'd seen them together before, but not with such perfect lighting or long enough to be able to make a comparison. They are magnificent! 
After about 10 minutes they flew off and landed facing each other side by side on a branch outside a bedroom window.  I was watching them when the one with his back to me sort of dipped or bounced 4 or 5 times like they do when vocalizing, so I waited for the sound which didn't happen.  Then they leaned in toward each other and it looked like they were doing some heavy-duty kissing.  I know.......!  I'm assuming that something was regurgitated and shared. Maybe?
So my question is this: What's going on? Do they feed each other? I can see sharing a piece of meat torn from prey like hawks do, but that seems odd when the birds are this age. I doubt if there is any sharing of a regurgitated pellet!  

I looked at Cornell's Birds of the World to find an explanation for this behavior and found there really is precious little info at all on Barred Owls compared to the data for many of the other species.
Can anyone shed some light on this for me, please?
Sara CaulkSouth side of Mt. Sequoyah looking Northin Fayetteville


On Friday, July 15, 2022 at 07:32:33 PM CDT, Adam Schaffer <000000135bd342dd-dmarc-request...> wrote:

I saw juveniles begging at Coler im the daytime I think the last few days of June. 
Adam SchafferBentonville

On Jul 14, 2022, at 2:12 PM, Steve Marak <samarak...> wrote:




Jonathan,

A long time ago now, more than 20 years, I'm sure, Cathy and I went on an owl prowl led by a local guy here in NW Arkansas who could do a great Barred Owl call.

He started calling, and within 5 minutes or so got an owl to respond. But as soon as it did, a second owl also responded, and the two started an intense and rapid conversation for a minute or so, then ... nothing. Our leader wasn't able to get either to respond again.

He said - paraphrasing of course - "that sometimes happens, if a couple of owls are around, they start talking, then apparently fly off arm in arm or something". So he'd heard that before, but I don't think he really knew what kind of behavior it was.

I hear Barred Owls here (west Springdale) regularly if I'm outside late at night and sometimes hear a couple of them from different directions, and I know they can hear each other, but I've never heard that kind of interaction again.

Steve

On 7/13/2022 11:01 PM, jonathanperry24 wrote:


Okay, this may not interest many of you.  But I've been in my study in our house in the East Oaks neighborhood of Fayetteville, and just less than ten minutes ago heard this:
First Barred Owl: Hoot hootie hoot
Okay, we all know that.  But then, after several iterations--
Second Barred Owl: Hoot hoot hoot hoot
And this went on for about a minute.  Which, if you check with your smart phone, is a really long time.  
So: socializing? mating? challenging? congregating? friending? 
I've never heard this before in our neighborhood or anywhere else, though I will say that Barred Owls are actually pretty frequent callers in our neighborhood, one of the blessings of living amongst trees.
Y'all be good. 
Jonathan Perry, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Date: 7/26/22 8:12 am
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Birders Live in A Word Of Wounds
Living And Working In A World Of Wounds

Jerry Wayne Davis

July 25, 2022

Aldo Leopold in A Sand County Almanac wrote “One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise.”

As birders, ecologists, and wildlife biologists, we live and see the world of wounds. Some close their eyes and try to live in denial and wish it away. Others try to solve the problems and doctor and heal the land. The constant barrage on what we love and care about generates stress and anxiety. We often see and feel hopelessness at times as we work to heal the wounds on the land and our declining natural resources. This condition has been termed "Eco-grief" and others can include "Eco-anxiety" "climate grief" and solastalgia “which is an emerging form of depression or distress caused by environmental change, such as from climate change, natural disasters, extreme weather conditions, and/or other negative or upsetting alterations to one's surroundings or home”. Our loss of 3 billion birds since 1967 and the accelerating bird decline of 4% per year, the loss of a billion birds per year to window strikes and another billion to feral and free-roaming cats, and many other causes have some trying to do what they can. The disappearance of birds in our yards and once familiar at our favorite birding sites has gotten the attention of others. Michelle Doen says that “healthcare and mental health professionals have documented encountering “compassion fatigue” in their work”. Professionals on the front line of wildlife conservation, climate change, and environmental protection, experience similar fatigue.

Those on the front lines of major causes, whether it be environmental, social, medical, or political, are on the edge of burnout and dropping into serious mental and emotional struggles. It is important that this is recognized and we get this into our conversations and support. Understanding the stresses, frustration, and grief and getting it out there to look at and talk about, can help with the healing and recovery process. Research shows that only one person in 100 actively does something to overcome recognized ecological and resource problems that can be generating Eco-grief and Eco-anxieties. We cannot afford to lose the ones that are trying to make a difference. Talking to others with similar challenges and attacking similar problems and causes, can help. Those that are not active on the front lines can recognize and encourage the efforts of those that are. You can show your appreciation for what is being done. When people are appreciated, the brain shifts its thinking from scarcity thinking to having or being enough. A grateful brain gives off dopamine and serotonin that tell the body that things will be OK. This helps to recharge the mind and body energy to continue the fight against environmental and other injustices that need to be dealt with. Everyone can help by being actively involved on the front lines of environmental actions, and listening to and cheering those that are. You can, directly and indirectly, make a difference positively.

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Date: 7/25/22 4:21 pm
From: Robin Buff <robinbuff...>
Subject: Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
I was in on the initial meeting with Mrs. Henshaw, her daughter, and two representatives from the Land Trust. We walked down the side of Little Wildcat Creek and I found it to be quite birdy. I also mentioned that local schools could use a stream to use for aquatic studies. After we walked around, we went up to the house and met Mrs. Henshaw. She was dressed in a crisp white shirt, pants, and comfortable flats. We were served refreshments while Mrs. Henshaw shared her bird list with me, which was quite long. I chatted with her about how excited I was about the possibility of having a bird sanctuary in this area. Years ago, this area was my Christmas bird count area and I have been infatuated with the two spring-fed ponds that are part of this count area. Mrs. Henshaw was happy to meet me but really wanted to meet Joe Neal, who is legendary. The land trust talked to us about the different possibilities for making her land donation into a bird sanctuary. It was an extremely pleasant experience.

Robin Buff
NWAAS, President

> On Jul 25, 2022, at 4:15 PM, Cheryl Johnson <cjbluebird...> wrote:
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> Thanks for the help and sorry I had missed the “Tent Revival” report from earlier. Will enjoy sitting down to savor reading all.
>
> Sent from cjbluebird
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>> On Jul 25, 2022, at 11:45 AM, Ed Laster <elaster523...> wrote:
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>> Today’s Democrat-Gazette, Monday 7/25/22, discusses the land donation in the Arkansas section. Note: this is the Central Arkansas edition, so you may not have seen it in the NW Arkansas edition.
>> Ed Laster
>>
>>> On Jul 25, 2022, at 10:28 AM, Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> <mailto:<0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>> wrote:
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>>> Cheryl, forwarding recent postings on the subject.
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>>> Wed, 20 Jul at 10:41 am
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>>> What a legacy she leaves behind! Very inspiring. Thanks to Sandy Berger who shared this article with me.
>>>
>>> 97-year-old pays forward with bird sanctuary <https://www.umnews.org/en/news/97-year-old-pays-forward-with-bird-sanctuary?mkt_tok=MDc4LUpYUS02NDMAAAGFl5z4c0T02OWLJ8C8_qpruGjU1LChIJDAlBv4J4Jg1y9ncyh0cpIL0ez-K9gmeepAyPHQy3adMIrJGN7CEzvtZPMEhipgNxGOfKOLw4CtHYloujM>
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>>> Betty Hinsaw, a United Methodist, recently donated 25 acres to the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, which will res...
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>>> On Friday, 3 June, 2022 at 11:12:49 am GMT-5, robinbuff <robinbuff...> <mailto:<robinbuff...>> wrote:
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>>>
>>> Joe, I am so glad you were able to meet Mrs. Renshaw. I was a poor substitute for you when we had our initial meeting with the land trust. She really wanted to meet Joe Neal. I have to think that you and your work has had a positive impact on her. You are a rock star to her.
>>>
>>> Your reporting of the event is outstanding. You done good, Joe. I am so proud to be your friend.
>>>
>>> Robin Buff
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>>>
>>>
>>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone
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>>> From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...> <mailto:<joeneal...>>
>>> Date: 6/3/22 7:51 AM (GMT-06:00)
>>> To: ARBIRD listserve <arbird-l...> <mailto:<arbird-l...>>
>>> Subject: TENT REVIVAL FOR BIRDS ALONG LITTLE WILDCAT CREEK
>>>
>>> Dawn Hinshaw welcomes me to her family’s Rocking Chair Ranch at Tontitown. Behind her: a tent, platform with podium, and rows of chairs. Occasion: celebration and dedication of her mother’s donation, with family support, of 25-acres along Little Wildcat Creek.
>>>
>>> Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary is now part of Northwest Arkansas Land Trust. Thursday’s occasion is an official ribbon-cutting.
>>>
>>> And there is Betty herself, age 96, slim, informal and agile, behaving like healthy 70. During husband Jerry E. Hinshaw’s lifetime, she raised her children there. Rocking Chair was a poultry and later cattle operation. Part of it now is for the birds, and other creatures, like pollinators. It's her gift to her children and the future.
>>>
>>> Scissor-tailed Flycatchers work the fences. I hear Summer Tanagers singing in the mature oaks.
>>>
>>> The event was on Thursday evening, June 2. Access to the ranch was across a mowed field, with help from Tontitown police. Barbed wire fencing is covered with Barn Swallows, Rough-winged Swallows, Eastern Kingbirds. The big fields are alive with singing Dickcissels.
>>>
>>> A crowd slowly filters in across the pasture. It’s like a Hinshaw family reunion since some have come a long way for this moment. Lots of Hinshaws and relations are in the tent.
>>>
>>> Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is ambitious. It involves restoring native grasses to the fields and a special area of native plants to attract pollinators. Marson Nance, Director of Land Stewardship and Research, outlines plans, “…to improve and preserve the quality of life for all the people in our region through the permanent protection of land.”
>>>
>>> Amen to that Brother Nance! In the fields I see yellow sulphur butterflies. Suddenly, as on cue, a Varigated Fritillary flies into the tent to check out the flowers on the podium.
>>>
>>> Betty has a few remarks, humorous and poetic, about her love for the land. She opens her remarks saying the climate crisis “is real and our birds are in trouble.” A few Purple Martins are chasing bugs in the field behind. A newly elected Mayor of Tontitown is in attendance.
>>>
>>> I am also reminded of tent revivals of my youth because we have gospel music. Gospel in that Kelly and Donna Mulhollan, the duo “Still on the Hill,” perform three original bird songs. They also teach birds to kids that attend Arkansas Audubon Society’s Halberg Ecology Camp.
>>>
>>> Reverend Dr Andrew Thompson, Senior Pastor at First United Methodist in Springdale, has a few remarks and a closing prayer, mentioning that with acts like Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary “… winged creatures of the earth could be bountiful and multiply.” He praised Betty’s “far-sighted vision.”
>>>
>>> A Baltimore Oriole flies across the field behind him. And then it is mostly done. I hear a Fish Crow down by Little Wildcat Creek.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Monday, 25 July, 2022 at 10:18:10 am GMT-5, Cheryl Johnson <cjbluebird...> <mailto:<cjbluebird...>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> I would be interested to hear comments from northwest Arkansas Birders about the plans for a 25-acre bird sanctuary along Wildcat Creek.
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Date: 7/25/22 4:11 pm
From: Ian MacGregor <00000489141846bd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Swallow-tailed Kite
No. It was actual heading was a little bit north of due east, 98 degrees. It also held its wings in a slightly arched position vs. the very flat wing position of a Mississippi. Of course that maybe something it was doing at that time

It was pure luck I saw it at all.
Ian MacGregor. Benton

On Mon, Jul 25, 2022 at 6:02 PM, Carol Joan Patterson <joanie.patterson...> wrote:

> How thrilling! Have you seen it since?
>
> On Monday, July 25, 2022 at 05:54:47 PM CDT, Ian MacGregor <00000489141846bd-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> I just had, about 15 minutes ago, a swallow-tailed Kite overfly my house. It was headed east and gliding at a good speed. I had no binoculars as I was weeding at the time. At first I thought it was going to be one of the Mississippi, but it was larger , white-bodied with a deeply forks tail. The tail was party opened, The tail was black. Most of the wings were black ad well. I only saw for a minute as it passed overhead so as more detailed description I cannot. gave you. I wanted to get this out.
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> I live on Holcombe Ln in Bella Vista. Nova . Perhaps the Kite will find Chaucer Drive enticing or it may just keep heading east
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Date: 7/25/22 3:55 pm
From: Ian MacGregor <00000489141846bd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite
I just had, about 15 minutes ago, a swallow-tailed Kite overfly my house. It was headed east and gliding at a good speed. I had no binoculars as I was weeding at the time. At first I thought it was going to be one of the Mississippi, but it was larger , white-bodied with a deeply forks tail. The tail was party opened, The tail was black. Most of the wings were black ad well. I only saw for a minute as it passed overhead so as more detailed description I cannot. gave you. I wanted to get this out.

I live on Holcombe Ln in Bella Vista. Nova . Perhaps the Kite will find Chaucer Drive enticing or it may just keep heading east

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Date: 7/25/22 2:15 pm
From: Cheryl Johnson <cjbluebird...>
Subject: Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
Thanks for the help and sorry I had missed the “Tent Revival” report from earlier. Will enjoy sitting down to savor reading all.

Sent from cjbluebird



> On Jul 25, 2022, at 11:45 AM, Ed Laster <elaster523...> wrote:
>
> Today’s Democrat-Gazette, Monday 7/25/22, discusses the land donation in the Arkansas section. Note: this is the Central Arkansas edition, so you may not have seen it in the NW Arkansas edition.
> Ed Laster
>
>> On Jul 25, 2022, at 10:28 AM, Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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>> Cheryl, forwarding recent postings on the subject.
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>> What a legacy she leaves behind! Very inspiring. Thanks to Sandy Berger who shared this article with me.
>>
>> 97-year-old pays forward with bird sanctuary
>>
>> 97-year-old pays forward with bird sanctuary
>> Betty Hinsaw, a United Methodist, recently donated 25 acres to the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, which will res...
>>
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>> On Friday, 3 June, 2022 at 11:12:49 am GMT-5, robinbuff <robinbuff...> wrote:
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>>
>> Joe, I am so glad you were able to meet Mrs. Renshaw. I was a poor substitute for you when we had our initial meeting with the land trust. She really wanted to meet Joe Neal. I have to think that you and your work has had a positive impact on her. You are a rock star to her.
>>
>> Your reporting of the event is outstanding. You done good, Joe. I am so proud to be your friend.
>>
>> Robin Buff
>>
>>
>>
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>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
>> Date: 6/3/22 7:51 AM (GMT-06:00)
>> To: ARBIRD listserve <arbird-l...>
>> Subject: TENT REVIVAL FOR BIRDS ALONG LITTLE WILDCAT CREEK
>>
>> Dawn Hinshaw welcomes me to her family’s Rocking Chair Ranch at Tontitown. Behind her: a tent, platform with podium, and rows of chairs. Occasion: celebration and dedication of her mother’s donation, with family support, of 25-acres along Little Wildcat Creek.
>>
>> Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary is now part of Northwest Arkansas Land Trust. Thursday’s occasion is an official ribbon-cutting.
>>
>> And there is Betty herself, age 96, slim, informal and agile, behaving like healthy 70. During husband Jerry E. Hinshaw’s lifetime, she raised her children there. Rocking Chair was a poultry and later cattle operation. Part of it now is for the birds, and other creatures, like pollinators. It's her gift to her children and the future.
>>
>> Scissor-tailed Flycatchers work the fences. I hear Summer Tanagers singing in the mature oaks.
>>
>> The event was on Thursday evening, June 2. Access to the ranch was across a mowed field, with help from Tontitown police. Barbed wire fencing is covered with Barn Swallows, Rough-winged Swallows, Eastern Kingbirds. The big fields are alive with singing Dickcissels.
>>
>> A crowd slowly filters in across the pasture. It’s like a Hinshaw family reunion since some have come a long way for this moment. Lots of Hinshaws and relations are in the tent.
>>
>> Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is ambitious. It involves restoring native grasses to the fields and a special area of native plants to attract pollinators. Marson Nance, Director of Land Stewardship and Research, outlines plans, “…to improve and preserve the quality of life for all the people in our region through the permanent protection of land.”
>>
>> Amen to that Brother Nance! In the fields I see yellow sulphur butterflies. Suddenly, as on cue, a Varigated Fritillary flies into the tent to check out the flowers on the podium.
>>
>> Betty has a few remarks, humorous and poetic, about her love for the land. She opens her remarks saying the climate crisis “is real and our birds are in trouble.” A few Purple Martins are chasing bugs in the field behind. A newly elected Mayor of Tontitown is in attendance.
>>
>> I am also reminded of tent revivals of my youth because we have gospel music. Gospel in that Kelly and Donna Mulhollan, the duo “Still on the Hill,” perform three original bird songs. They also teach birds to kids that attend Arkansas Audubon Society’s Halberg Ecology Camp.
>>
>> Reverend Dr Andrew Thompson, Senior Pastor at First United Methodist in Springdale, has a few remarks and a closing prayer, mentioning that with acts like Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary “… winged creatures of the earth could be bountiful and multiply.” He praised Betty’s “far-sighted vision.”
>>
>> A Baltimore Oriole flies across the field behind him. And then it is mostly done. I hear a Fish Crow down by Little Wildcat Creek.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Monday, 25 July, 2022 at 10:18:10 am GMT-5, Cheryl Johnson <cjbluebird...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I would be interested to hear comments from northwest Arkansas Birders about the plans for a 25-acre bird sanctuary along Wildcat Creek.
>>
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Date: 7/25/22 9:50 am
From: Ed Laster <elaster523...>
Subject: Northwest Arkansas welcomes bird refuge
Hopefully this link will show the article in today’s paper.
Ed Laster
Little Rock



Please see 'Northwest Arkansas welcomes bird refuge' at https://digital.olivesoftware.com/olive/odn/ardemocrat/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=ARDEMOCRAT%2F2022%2F07%2F25&entity=Ar01002&sk=C615F969&mode=text <https://digital.olivesoftware.com/olive/odn/ardemocrat/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=ARDEMOCRAT%2F2022%2F07%2F25&entity=Ar01002&sk=C615F969&mode=text>



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Date: 7/25/22 9:45 am
From: Ed Laster <elaster523...>
Subject: Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
Today’s Democrat-Gazette, Monday 7/25/22, discusses the land donation in the Arkansas section. Note: this is the Central Arkansas edition, so you may not have seen it in the NW Arkansas edition.
Ed Laster

> On Jul 25, 2022, at 10:28 AM, Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> What a legacy she leaves behind! Very inspiring. Thanks to Sandy Berger who shared this article with me.
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> On Friday, 3 June, 2022 at 11:12:49 am GMT-5, robinbuff <robinbuff...> wrote:
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> Joe, I am so glad you were able to meet Mrs. Renshaw. I was a poor substitute for you when we had our initial meeting with the land trust. She really wanted to meet Joe Neal. I have to think that you and your work has had a positive impact on her. You are a rock star to her.
>
> Your reporting of the event is outstanding. You done good, Joe. I am so proud to be your friend.
>
> Robin Buff
>
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone
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>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
> Date: 6/3/22 7:51 AM (GMT-06:00)
> To: ARBIRD listserve <arbird-l...>
> Subject: TENT REVIVAL FOR BIRDS ALONG LITTLE WILDCAT CREEK
>
> Dawn Hinshaw welcomes me to her family’s Rocking Chair Ranch at Tontitown. Behind her: a tent, platform with podium, and rows of chairs. Occasion: celebration and dedication of her mother’s donation, with family support, of 25-acres along Little Wildcat Creek.
>
> Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary is now part of Northwest Arkansas Land Trust. Thursday’s occasion is an official ribbon-cutting.
>
> And there is Betty herself, age 96, slim, informal and agile, behaving like healthy 70. During husband Jerry E. Hinshaw’s lifetime, she raised her children there. Rocking Chair was a poultry and later cattle operation. Part of it now is for the birds, and other creatures, like pollinators. It's her gift to her children and the future.
>
> Scissor-tailed Flycatchers work the fences. I hear Summer Tanagers singing in the mature oaks.
>
> The event was on Thursday evening, June 2. Access to the ranch was across a mowed field, with help from Tontitown police. Barbed wire fencing is covered with Barn Swallows, Rough-winged Swallows, Eastern Kingbirds. The big fields are alive with singing Dickcissels.
>
> A crowd slowly filters in across the pasture. It’s like a Hinshaw family reunion since some have come a long way for this moment. Lots of Hinshaws and relations are in the tent.
>
> Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is ambitious. It involves restoring native grasses to the fields and a special area of native plants to attract pollinators. Marson Nance, Director of Land Stewardship and Research, outlines plans, “…to improve and preserve the quality of life for all the people in our region through the permanent protection of land.”
>
> Amen to that Brother Nance! In the fields I see yellow sulphur butterflies. Suddenly, as on cue, a Varigated Fritillary flies into the tent to check out the flowers on the podium.
>
> Betty has a few remarks, humorous and poetic, about her love for the land. She opens her remarks saying the climate crisis “is real and our birds are in trouble.” A few Purple Martins are chasing bugs in the field behind. A newly elected Mayor of Tontitown is in attendance.
>
> I am also reminded of tent revivals of my youth because we have gospel music. Gospel in that Kelly and Donna Mulhollan, the duo “Still on the Hill,” perform three original bird songs. They also teach birds to kids that attend Arkansas Audubon Society’s Halberg Ecology Camp.
>
> Reverend Dr Andrew Thompson, Senior Pastor at First United Methodist in Springdale, has a few remarks and a closing prayer, mentioning that with acts like Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary “… winged creatures of the earth could be bountiful and multiply.” He praised Betty’s “far-sighted vision.”
>
> A Baltimore Oriole flies across the field behind him. And then it is mostly done. I hear a Fish Crow down by Little Wildcat Creek.
>
>
>
> On Monday, 25 July, 2022 at 10:18:10 am GMT-5, Cheryl Johnson <cjbluebird...> wrote:
>
>
> I would be interested to hear comments from northwest Arkansas Birders about the plans for a 25-acre bird sanctuary along Wildcat Creek.
>
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Date: 7/25/22 9:20 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
I'm not sure how many NW Arkansas birders know anything about the plans.
Outside of what the article that was shared mentions. Says there was an
event there and Joe Neal was there, so he might have some insight.
The Land Trust doesn't list that property on their website yet. My guess
is that it will be a while before this is a place that's open to the public.
The link Kannan shared mentions what they plan to do. I have a feeling
that's about the most info you'll find right now.

Just did a little searching... they're saying it will open this fall.
I'm looking forward to it. I will say, however, that they're not always
on time with their openings. There's a small place not far from me that
it took a LOT longer than they said to get it opened. So we'll see.
Here's the Land Trust's facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/NWALandTrust/
They have something about it there. Nothing on their website yet but you
can probably contact them to get on their email list that will often ask
for money but will update about what they're working on.

Thinking about birding in the heat again,
Daniel Mason

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Date: 7/25/22 9:16 am
From: Adam Schaffer <000000135bd342dd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
I’ve never birded that area per se, but it is on some cycling routes I’ve frequented often. The little lakes along the road there and the surrounding area has seemed fairly birdy. I’m looking forward to exploring there at walking speed with binoculars. On an unrelated note, the signal to my cycling computer would always get disrupted there. It’s the only stretch of road I’ve had that happen on. Obviously some government conspiracy going on there so likely the birds aren’t real. Haha! Seriously though, the more protected spaces we can get in Northwest Arkansas City, the better. Hooray!

Adam Schaffer
Bentonville

> On Jul 25, 2022, at 10:28 AM, Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> What a legacy she leaves behind! Very inspiring. Thanks to Sandy Berger who shared this article with me.
>
> 97-year-old pays forward with bird sanctuary
>
> 97-year-old pays forward with bird sanctuary
> Betty Hinsaw, a United Methodist, recently donated 25 acres to the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, which will res...
>
>
>
> Hide original message
> On Friday, 3 June, 2022 at 11:12:49 am GMT-5, robinbuff <robinbuff...> wrote:
>
>
> Joe, I am so glad you were able to meet Mrs. Renshaw. I was a poor substitute for you when we had our initial meeting with the land trust. She really wanted to meet Joe Neal. I have to think that you and your work has had a positive impact on her. You are a rock star to her.
>
> Your reporting of the event is outstanding. You done good, Joe. I am so proud to be your friend.
>
> Robin Buff
>
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
> Date: 6/3/22 7:51 AM (GMT-06:00)
> To: ARBIRD listserve <arbird-l...>
> Subject: TENT REVIVAL FOR BIRDS ALONG LITTLE WILDCAT CREEK
>
> Dawn Hinshaw welcomes me to her family’s Rocking Chair Ranch at Tontitown. Behind her: a tent, platform with podium, and rows of chairs. Occasion: celebration and dedication of her mother’s donation, with family support, of 25-acres along Little Wildcat Creek.
>
> Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary is now part of Northwest Arkansas Land Trust. Thursday’s occasion is an official ribbon-cutting.
>
> And there is Betty herself, age 96, slim, informal and agile, behaving like healthy 70. During husband Jerry E. Hinshaw’s lifetime, she raised her children there. Rocking Chair was a poultry and later cattle operation. Part of it now is for the birds, and other creatures, like pollinators. It's her gift to her children and the future.
>
> Scissor-tailed Flycatchers work the fences. I hear Summer Tanagers singing in the mature oaks.
>
> The event was on Thursday evening, June 2. Access to the ranch was across a mowed field, with help from Tontitown police. Barbed wire fencing is covered with Barn Swallows, Rough-winged Swallows, Eastern Kingbirds. The big fields are alive with singing Dickcissels.
>
> A crowd slowly filters in across the pasture. It’s like a Hinshaw family reunion since some have come a long way for this moment. Lots of Hinshaws and relations are in the tent.
>
> Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is ambitious. It involves restoring native grasses to the fields and a special area of native plants to attract pollinators. Marson Nance, Director of Land Stewardship and Research, outlines plans, “…to improve and preserve the quality of life for all the people in our region through the permanent protection of land.”
>
> Amen to that Brother Nance! In the fields I see yellow sulphur butterflies. Suddenly, as on cue, a Varigated Fritillary flies into the tent to check out the flowers on the podium.
>
> Betty has a few remarks, humorous and poetic, about her love for the land. She opens her remarks saying the climate crisis “is real and our birds are in trouble.” A few Purple Martins are chasing bugs in the field behind. A newly elected Mayor of Tontitown is in attendance.
>
> I am also reminded of tent revivals of my youth because we have gospel music. Gospel in that Kelly and Donna Mulhollan, the duo “Still on the Hill,” perform three original bird songs. They also teach birds to kids that attend Arkansas Audubon Society’s Halberg Ecology Camp.
>
> Reverend Dr Andrew Thompson, Senior Pastor at First United Methodist in Springdale, has a few remarks and a closing prayer, mentioning that with acts like Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary “… winged creatures of the earth could be bountiful and multiply.” He praised Betty’s “far-sighted vision.”
>
> A Baltimore Oriole flies across the field behind him. And then it is mostly done. I hear a Fish Crow down by Little Wildcat Creek.
>
>
>
> On Monday, 25 July, 2022 at 10:18:10 am GMT-5, Cheryl Johnson <cjbluebird...> wrote:
>
>
> I would be interested to hear comments from northwest Arkansas Birders about the plans for a 25-acre bird sanctuary along Wildcat Creek.
>
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Date: 7/25/22 8:49 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Northwest AR bird refuge
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Hide original messageOn Friday, 3 June, 2022 at 11:12:49 am GMT-5, robinbuff <robinbuff...> wrote:

Joe, I am so glad you were able to meet Mrs. Renshaw. I was a poor substitute for you when we had our initial meeting with the land trust. She really wanted to meet Joe Neal. I have to think that you and your work has had a positive impact on her. You are a rock star to her.
Your reporting of the event is outstanding. You done good, Joe. I am so proud to be your friend.
Robin Buff


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

-------- Original message --------From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>Date: 6/3/22 7:51 AM (GMT-06:00)To: ARBIRD listserve <arbird-l...>Subject: TENT REVIVAL FOR BIRDS ALONG LITTLE WILDCAT CREEK

Dawn Hinshaw welcomes me to her family’s Rocking Chair Ranch at Tontitown. Behind her: a tent, platform with podium, and rows of chairs. Occasion: celebration and dedication of her mother’s donation, with family support, of 25-acres along Little Wildcat Creek.

Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary is now part of Northwest Arkansas Land Trust. Thursday’s occasion is an official ribbon-cutting.

And there is Betty herself, age 96, slim, informal and agile, behaving like healthy 70. During husband Jerry E. Hinshaw’s lifetime, she raised her children there. Rocking Chair was a poultry and later cattle operation. Part of it now is for the birds, and other creatures, like pollinators. It's her gift to her children and the future.

Scissor-tailed Flycatchers work the fences. I hear Summer Tanagers singing in the mature oaks.

The event was on Thursday evening, June 2. Access to the ranch was across a mowed field, with help from Tontitown police. Barbed wire fencing is covered with Barn Swallows, Rough-winged Swallows, Eastern Kingbirds. The big fields are alive with singing Dickcissels.

A crowd slowly filters in across the pasture. It’s like a Hinshaw family reunion since some have come a long way for this moment. Lots of Hinshaws and relations are in the tent.

Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is ambitious. It involves restoring native grasses to the fields and a special area of native plants to attract pollinators. Marson Nance, Director of Land Stewardship and Research, outlines plans, “…to improve and preserve the quality of life for all the people in our region through the permanent protection of land.”

Amen to that Brother Nance! In the fields I see yellow sulphur butterflies. Suddenly, as on cue, a Varigated Fritillary flies into the tent to check out the flowers on the podium.

Betty has a few remarks, humorous and poetic, about her love for the land. She opens her remarks saying the climate crisis “is real and our birds are in trouble.” A few Purple Martins are chasing bugs in the field behind. A newly elected Mayor of Tontitown is in attendance.

I am also reminded of tent revivals of my youth because we have gospel music. Gospel in that Kelly and Donna Mulhollan, the duo “Still on the Hill,” perform three original bird songs. They also teach birds to kids that attend Arkansas Audubon Society’s Halberg Ecology Camp.

Reverend Dr Andrew Thompson, Senior Pastor at First United Methodist in Springdale, has a few remarks and a closing prayer, mentioning that with acts like Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary “… winged creatures of the earth could be bountiful and multiply.” He praised Betty’s “far-sighted vision.”

A Baltimore Oriole flies across the field behind him. And then it is mostly done. I hear a Fish Crow down by Little Wildcat Creek.


On Monday, 25 July, 2022 at 10:18:10 am GMT-5, Cheryl Johnson <cjbluebird...> wrote:

I would be interested to hear comments from northwest Arkansas Birders about the plans for a 25-acre bird sanctuary along Wildcat Creek.



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Date: 7/25/22 8:18 am
From: Cheryl Johnson <cjbluebird...>
Subject: Northwest AR bird refuge
I would be interested to hear comments from northwest Arkansas Birders about the plans for a 25-acre bird sanctuary along Wildcat Creek.



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Date: 7/24/22 2:22 pm
From: Terry Butler <twbutler1941...>
Subject: BKNWR
I went through BKNWR this afternoon saw 50+ Black-necked Stilts, a
couple of Long-billed Dowitchers, a few Snowy Egrets, 25+ Great Blue
Herons, 25+ Little Blue Herons, 100+ Great Egrets, 25+ Pectrols, half dozen
Least Sandpipers, a few Mississippi Kites, both Lesser and Greater
Yellowlegs, 1 pied billed Grebe and 3 Spotted Sandpipers. The
Juvenile White Ibis still remains on the backside of the refugee, about
where the Eagle nest used to be. Also saw 10 juvenile Black-crowned Night
Herons in the swamp.They are nesting again in that area after two or three
years after the plane sprayed and killed all the vegetation in the swamp. I
didn't know if the Black-crowned Night Herons would start nesting again in
that area after the vegetation grew back.

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Date: 7/24/22 6:50 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: eBird developer moves to Fayetteville
Taylor Long compiled a nice trip report for the Vivek farewell outing: https://ebird.org/tripreport/68641
I take this chance to welcome Taylor back to Arkansas. Taylor has moved to Fayetteville where his roots are. He is one of the front-end developers of eBird for Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For more on Taylor, see: Taylor Long
At Cornell, Taylor works with Dr. Amanda Rodewald, my former grad school buddy in UA. His mom DeDe helped us develop our study abroad Belize course, when she was running the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange in UA until she retired recently.  


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On Saturday, 23 July, 2022 at 07:01:25 pm GMT-5, Joseph Neal <joeneal...> wrote:

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Today was a field trip of fare-the-well and good luck in honor of our friend, Dr Vivek Govind Kumar, who will soon depart UA-Fayetteville for his post-doc position at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His choice was Kibler bottoms and the Arkansas River Valley, one of his favorite birding spots during his years here.

Predicted temp 99 F (“feels like” 103). Leader was UA-Fort Smith Dr Ragupathy Kannan, a birding friend of Vivek’s father, also a birder, and the one who championed Vivek’s coming to UA for his PhD.

We tallied over 80 species, including White Ibises (3), a family group of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, three tern species (Caspian, Forster’s, Least) on the Arkansas River at Frog Bayou WMA, front end of the southbound shorebird migration (Least Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, etc), a family group of Lark Sparrows (4), and Upland Sandpipers (2-3) at West-Ark Sod. A very good day of birding, even in the inferno. 

As usual, Vivek kept the “official” list submitted to eBird. He has submitted a bunch during his years in Arkansas.

At the end, and before the whole world, us included, caught on fire, we retired to AC, the India Restaurant at Dyer exit, and some welcome Samosas.



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Date: 7/24/22 5:38 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: BIRDING INFERNO ENDS AT SAMOSAS
Taylor Long compiled a nice trip report for this outing: https://ebird.org/tripreport/68641
I take this chance to welcome Taylor back to Arkansas. Taylor has moved to Fayetteville where his roots are. He is one of the front-end developers of eBird for Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For more on Taylor, see: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/staff/taylor-long/At Cornell, Taylor works with Dr. Amanda Rodewald, my former grad school buddy in UA. His mom DeDe helped us develop our study abroad Belize course, when she was running the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange in UA until she retired recently.  
On Saturday, 23 July 2022, 07:01:25 PM GMT-5, Joseph Neal <joeneal...> wrote:


Today was a field trip of fare-the-well and good luck in honor of our friend, Dr Vivek Govind Kumar, who will soon depart UA-Fayetteville for his post-doc position at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His choice was Kibler bottoms and the Arkansas River Valley, one of his favorite birding spots during his years here.

Predicted temp 99 F (“feels like” 103). Leader was UA-Fort Smith Dr Ragupathy Kannan, a birding friend of Vivek’s father, also a birder, and the one who championed Vivek’s coming to UA for his PhD.

We tallied over 80 species, including White Ibises (3), a family group of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, three tern species (Caspian, Forster’s, Least) on the Arkansas River at Frog Bayou WMA, front end of the southbound shorebird migration (Least Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, etc), a family group of Lark Sparrows (4), and Upland Sandpipers (2-3) at West-Ark Sod. A very good day of birding, even in the inferno. 

As usual, Vivek kept the “official” list submitted to eBird. He has submitted a bunch during his years in Arkansas.

At the end, and before the whole world, us included, caught on fire, we retired to AC, the India Restaurant at Dyer exit, and some welcome Samosas.



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Date: 7/23/22 5:01 pm
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: BIRDING INFERNO ENDS AT SAMOSAS
Today was a field trip of fare-the-well and good luck in honor of our friend, Dr Vivek Govind Kumar, who will soon depart UA-Fayetteville for his post-doc position at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His choice was Kibler bottoms and the Arkansas River Valley, one of his favorite birding spots during his years here.
Predicted temp 99 F (feels like 103). Leader was UA-Fort Smith Dr Ragupathy Kannan, a birding friend of Viveks father, also a birder, and the one who championed Viveks coming to UA for his PhD.
We tallied over 80 species, including White Ibises (3), a family group of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, three tern species (Caspian, Forsters, Least) on the Arkansas River at Frog Bayou WMA, front end of the southbound shorebird migration (Least Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, etc), a family group of Lark Sparrows (4), and Upland Sandpipers (2-3) at West-Ark Sod. A very good day of birding, even in the inferno.
As usual, Vivek kept the official list submitted to eBird. He has submitted a bunch during his years in Arkansas.
At the end, and before the whole world, us included, caught on fire, we retired to AC, the India Restaurant at Dyer exit, and some welcome Samosas.


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Date: 7/22/22 3:24 pm
From: Barry Haas <bhaas...>
Subject: Wood Duck Goings On
Dear ARBIRDers,

This has been an unusual year re our wood duck fledglings and related events. It started on March 23 when I reported on 18 wood ducklings having fledged from one of our two nest boxes. We weren’t sure which nest box they emerged from since we didn’t see them come out. We had reason to believe adult female woodies at the time were sitting on eggs in both boxes. Then just nine days later on April 1 we reported 8 more having fledged from our other nest box.

Fast forward to June 6 when we spotted 11 or 12 more wood duck fledglings on our small pond. That was our third and final sighting of the season. We most likely missed the other late season fledging event in late May or early June. Usually that’s the end of Duck Season for us until early the following year when adult woodies start showing up on our pond prior to mating and nesting to start the cycle anew.

But this year starting in late June we started having a number of hatch year adult females showing up almost every day. Since then the hatch year females showed up in both the mornings and evenings for a week or so, and then just in the evenings. We have had as many as six a number of times.

We have no way of knowing for sure, but we are thinking these hatch year woodies may be some of our March 23 or April 1 fledglings. We don’t know if the drought that took hold here after our last rain on June 10 has anything to do with the sudden appearances of so many hatch year birds when we’ve not witnessed that before. It has been a treat to see the hatch year females hanging around as if to thank us for providing their housing at a non-inflated price.

From the deep woods just west of Little Rock,
Barry Haas


P.S. For those who may not have come across this 1-minute video on CNN of rare red-hooded grebes mating ritual, you are in for a treat: https://tinyurl.com/5fz56zf7
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Date: 7/22/22 10:40 am
From: Joan Reynolds <joanreynolds...>
Subject: Re: Hummer on concrete
Here's the link:. Hot, Bothered, and Parasite-free: Why Birds Sun
Themselves | Audubon
<https://www.audubon.org/news/hot-bothered-and-parasite-free-why-birds-sun-themselves#:~:text=This%20behavior%20is%20called%20sunbathing,warmth%2C%20he%20understood%2C%20but%20he>

Sorry about that!

On Thu, Jul 21, 2022, 4:41 PM Joseph Neal <joeneal...> wrote:

> No link with the post.
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> *Sent:* Thursday, July 21, 2022 4:40 PM
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> Here's a link to an article explaining how heat helps rid birds of feather
> live.
>
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2022, 3:18 PM Terry Butler <twbutler1941...> wrote:
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> I've never seen it before. I was watching a Hummer Bird out the window at
> the feeder when it flew down on a concrete patio and landed in the full sun
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> another Hummer off the feeded.
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Date: 7/22/22 7:52 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Farewell event for Dr. Vivek Govind Kumar
A gentle reminder of the birding and samosas event honoring Vivek tomorrow. The meeting place at 7am is the parking lot of the only McDonald's in Alma (247 Highway 71). See you all there!Kannan
On Monday, 18 July, 2022 at 08:09:40 am GMT-5, Ragupathy Kannan <greathornbill...> wrote:
"Can you please help me put this kidon the right track? He is a super genius.  Really.  I want to get himto Arkansas before someone else snatches him. He also is a great birder,but he wants to keep that as a hobby :( "



 I sent the above email with the subject "Agreat potential recruit" on 27 April 2017 to some professors inFayetteville. The shortest recommendation letter I ever wrote! The profs actedpromptly and brought him in. The rest is history. With 7 papers incomputational biophysics and some more in the pipeline, I am sure they are gladthey got him. And he has been such a blessing to the ornithology of Arkansas!


 Our friend and birding buddy Dr. Vivek GovindKumar has accepted a post-doc position at Purdue University. He will begin hisduties there by mid-August. Those who would like to participate in a farewellbirding expedition are invited to join Vivek, Joe, and me in the river valleythis Saturday, July 23. It will be HOT-HOT-HOT, so we are planning to start at7 AM and end at 11 AM, then adjourn to the India Restaurant in the truck stopat 1107 Georgia Ridge Drive in Mulberry by 11:30. Vivek loves their hot samosas! The meeting spot at 7 AM is the big parking lot behind theAlma McDonald’s at 35.486839,-94.226828. India Restaurant is at35.512771,-94.113877. If you need to call, my cell is 479 926 6048, Joe's 479 5211858, and Vivek's 479 935 5883.

Kannan
Fort Smith

 

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Date: 7/21/22 3:30 pm
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Re: Hummer on concrete
My hummers do the same thing on hot sand.

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR



On 2022-07-21 3:21 pm, Terry Butler wrote:
> I've never seen it before. I was watching a Hummer Bird out the
> window at the feeder when it flew down on a concrete patio and landed
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> then flew up and ran another Hummer off the feeded.
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Date: 7/21/22 3:20 pm
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: Re: Hummer on concrete
I took photos of a Hummer sunbathing on a clump of dried grass a few years ago. It happened several days in a row. It was pretty awesome. Jacque Brown



> On Jul 21, 2022, at 4:40 PM, Joan Reynolds <joanreynolds...> wrote:
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> Here's a link to an article explaining how heat helps rid birds of feather live.
>
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2022, 3:18 PM Terry Butler <twbutler1941...> <mailto:<twbutler1941...>> wrote:
> I've never seen it before. I was watching a Hummer Bird out the window at the feeder when it flew down on a concrete patio and landed in the full sun (100.8 degrees) . It sat there for about five minutes, then flew up and ran another Hummer off the feeded.
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Date: 7/21/22 2:40 pm
From: Joan Reynolds <joanreynolds...>
Subject: Re: Hummer on concrete
Here's a link to an article explaining how heat helps rid birds of feather
live.

On Thu, Jul 21, 2022, 3:18 PM Terry Butler <twbutler1941...> wrote:

> I've never seen it before. I was watching a Hummer Bird out the window at
> the feeder when it flew down on a concrete patio and landed in the full sun
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> another Hummer off the feeded.
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Date: 7/21/22 1:39 pm
From: Terry Butler <twbutler1941...>
Subject: BKNWR
I went to BKNWR this morning, and saw a lot of Egrets, Herons, Lesser and
Greater Yellowlegs.. I saw over a hundred Black-necked stilts. In the swamp
I saw 15 or 20 Black-crowned Night-herons (only one adult). On the back
side I saw a few Least Sandpipers, 20+ Pectrols, a few Spotted Sandpipers
and JuvnileWhite Ibis.

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Date: 7/21/22 1:18 pm
From: Terry Butler <twbutler1941...>
Subject: Hummer on concrete
I've never seen it before. I was watching a Hummer Bird out the window at
the feeder when it flew down on a concrete patio and landed in the full sun
(100.8 degrees) . It sat there for about five minutes, then flew up and ran
another Hummer off the feeded.

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Date: 7/20/22 4:37 pm
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Re: Mexican Violetear
First, @ Dan Scheiman, might you reach out to the OK reviewer and
suggest making a stakeout spot like you did? That OK bird has dots all
over the neighborhood.

I regret looking at my pictures, or all the pictures, because then I end
up with a bit of envy... if only I moved in closer... or, had a better
lens and knew how to use it. :(  75-300mm kit lens on a canon T7... and
someone that's not a photographer using it... aiming at a bird that did
NOT sit still.  Oh well.
I looked at both birds and, I feel like just looking at the OK bird, it
looked different in different photos. I'm wondering how much of that is
simply body posture.
If this, and the other year that Kannan mentioned, were not sightings of
the same bird around the same time... this would suggest that whenever
they're seen, it may just be a good time for that species to go
exploring the country? Maybe if you ever see reports of one in a nearby
state, start really monitoring feeders, or setting feeders up?

If anyone else wants to feel cross-eyed...  You can browse MOST of the
AR bird's photos here:
https://media.ebird.org/catalog?regionCode=US-AR-015&sort=rating_rank_desc&daysSinceUp=7&beginMonth=6&endMonth=7&beginYear=2022&endYear=2022

A couple of people still could(or need to?) move their checklists to the
stakeout spot. But those are all the photos from the stakeout spot.

Since there's no stakeout spot for the OK bird, I grouped this by the
county and selected July of this year for the range so you should see
mostly birds from that immediate area when the violetear was in OK:
https://media.ebird.org/catalog?regionCode=US-OK-119&sort=rating_rank_desc&beginMonth=7&endMonth=7&beginYear=2022&endYear=2022

Looking at them, I feel I can see white behind the eye, for either eye.
I would say the bird looks different but, I wont swear to it. :)

overthinking and rambling in Siloam Springs,

Daniel Mason


On 7/19/2022 9:36 PM, Michael Linz wrote:
> I have seen a lot of speculation about the Violetear in Oklahoma possibly being the one in Arkansas due to the dates.
> I took a few minutes and looked at my photos and compared them to pictures posted with ebird list for the Oklahoma bird. I noticed that the Oklahoma bird had a very noticeable white spot behind the left eye. My pictures showed only a small white dot. Also the face pattern on my pictures looked much different that the Oklahoma pictures. This leads me to think they may be different birds.
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> My question is those that got pictures, if you compare your pictures to the Oklahoma bird do you see the same differences or do the birds look the same to you?
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Date: 7/20/22 8:41 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: TENT REVIVAL FOR BIRDS ALONG LITTLE WILDCAT CREEK
What a legacy she leaves behind! Very inspiring. Thanks to Sandy Berger who shared this article with me.
https://www.umnews.org/en/news/97-year-old-pays-forward-with-bird-sanctuary?mkt_tok=MDc4LUpYUS02NDMAAAGFl5z4c0T02OWLJ8C8_qpruGjU1LChIJDAlBv4J4Jg1y9ncyh0cpIL0ez-K9gmeepAyPHQy3adMIrJGN7CEzvtZPMEhipgNxGOfKOLw4CtHYloujM

On Friday, 3 June, 2022 at 11:12:49 am GMT-5, robinbuff <robinbuff...> wrote:

Joe, I am so glad you were able to meet Mrs. Renshaw. I was a poor substitute for you when we had our initial meeting with the land trust. She really wanted to meet Joe Neal. I have to think that you and your work has had a positive impact on her. You are a rock star to her.
Your reporting of the event is outstanding. You done good, Joe. I am so proud to be your friend.
Robin Buff


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-------- Original message --------From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...> Date: 6/3/22 7:51 AM (GMT-06:00) To: ARBIRD listserve <arbird-l...> Subject: TENT REVIVAL FOR BIRDS ALONG LITTLE WILDCAT CREEK

Dawn Hinshaw welcomes me to her family’s Rocking Chair Ranch at Tontitown. Behind her: a tent, platform with podium, and rows of chairs. Occasion: celebration and dedication of her mother’s donation, with family support, of 25-acres along Little Wildcat Creek.

Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary is now part of Northwest Arkansas Land Trust. Thursday’s occasion is an official ribbon-cutting.

And there is Betty herself, age 96, slim, informal and agile, behaving like healthy 70. During husband Jerry E. Hinshaw’s lifetime, she raised her children there. Rocking Chair was a poultry and later cattle operation. Part of it now is for the birds, and other creatures, like pollinators. It's her gift to her children and the future.

Scissor-tailed Flycatchers work the fences. I hear Summer Tanagers singing in the mature oaks.

The event was on Thursday evening, June 2. Access to the ranch was across a mowed field, with help from Tontitown police. Barbed wire fencing is covered with Barn Swallows, Rough-winged Swallows, Eastern Kingbirds. The big fields are alive with singing Dickcissels.

A crowd slowly filters in across the pasture. It’s like a Hinshaw family reunion since some have come a long way for this moment. Lots of Hinshaws and relations are in the tent.

Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is ambitious. It involves restoring native grasses to the fields and a special area of native plants to attract pollinators. Marson Nance, Director of Land Stewardship and Research, outlines plans, “…to improve and preserve the quality of life for all the people in our region through the permanent protection of land.”

Amen to that Brother Nance! In the fields I see yellow sulphur butterflies. Suddenly, as on cue, a Varigated Fritillary flies into the tent to check out the flowers on the podium.

Betty has a few remarks, humorous and poetic, about her love for the land. She opens her remarks saying the climate crisis “is real and our birds are in trouble.” A few Purple Martins are chasing bugs in the field behind. A newly elected Mayor of Tontitown is in attendance.

I am also reminded of tent revivals of my youth because we have gospel music. Gospel in that Kelly and Donna Mulhollan, the duo “Still on the Hill,” perform three original bird songs. They also teach birds to kids that attend Arkansas Audubon Society’s Halberg Ecology Camp.

Reverend Dr Andrew Thompson, Senior Pastor at First United Methodist in Springdale, has a few remarks and a closing prayer, mentioning that with acts like Betty Hinshaw Bird Sanctuary “… winged creatures of the earth could be bountiful and multiply.” He praised Betty’s “far-sighted vision.”

A Baltimore Oriole flies across the field behind him. And then it is mostly done. I hear a Fish Crow down by Little Wildcat Creek.



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Date: 7/20/22 8:29 am
From: Erin Sauer <erinsauer10...>
Subject: Support USFWS proposed ban on lead use on National Wildlife Refuges
Hello Arkansas birders,

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is currently accepting comments on a
proposal to open or expand hunting and/or sport fishing on 19 National
Wildlife Refuges. In addition, they are proposing to ban the use of lead on
these newly opened refuge lands. This ban on lead would include upland game
hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing. Lead poisoning is a major
source of direct human-caused mortality in birds, poisoning an estimated 16
million birds <https://abcbirds.org/program/pesticides/lead/>
annually, particularly
eagles
<https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2022/04/12/new-study-shows-nearly-half-of-bald-eagles-affected-by-chronic-lead-poisoning/#:~:text=The%20study%20showed%20that%2046,over%20long%20periods%20of%20time.>.
These poisonings could easily be prevented by switching to
non-lead ammunition and fishing weights.

You can register your support for banning lead ammunition and lead fishing
tackle on National Wildlife Refuges. Comments will be accepted through
August 8th. Follow the link below to see the text of the proposed
regulation change. In the upper left corner of the page, there is a
"Comment" button that will take you to a page where you can voice your
support for banning lead ammunition on the newly opened refuge lands.

https://www.regulations.gov/document/FWS-HQ-NWRS-2022-0055-0001

Thank you,
Erin
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Date: 7/20/22 6:19 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Mexican Violetear
The same thing happened in 1990. The Rogers bird appeared shortly after the disappearance of a Newton County bird, 60 miles away, leading to speculation that they were the same individual. But bill length and other factors proved that they were different birds. Here too, a tiny white spot near the eye was present in one and not the other.
On Tuesday, 19 July, 2022 at 09:36:23 pm GMT-5, Michael Linz <mplinz...> wrote:

I have seen a lot of speculation about the Violetear in Oklahoma possibly being the one in Arkansas due to the dates.
I took a few minutes and looked at my photos and compared them to pictures posted with ebird list for the Oklahoma bird.  I noticed that the Oklahoma bird had a very noticeable white spot behind the left eye.  My pictures showed only a small white dot.  Also the face pattern on my pictures looked much different that the Oklahoma pictures.  This leads me to think they may be different birds.

My question is those that got pictures, if you compare your pictures to the Oklahoma bird do you see the same differences or do the birds look the same to you?

Michael Linz

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Date: 7/19/22 8:18 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - July 19


Chris Lynch (OK) and I surveyed birds today and found 44 species. It was
partly cloudy and hot, with a light wind. Very little singing today. Rock
trucks were running in and out of the reservoirs re-rocking the graveled
levee road which affected my survey some. Best highlight were the
continuing Limpkins of which we found 3 today. A few shorebirds are
starting to show up. Here is our list for today:



Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 13

Wood Duck - 7

Pied-billed Grebe - 5

Neotropic Cormorant - 8

Anhinga - 60

Great-blue Heron - 4

Great Egret - 15

Snowy Egret - 34

Little-blue Heron - 71

Cattle Egret - ~10,000

Green Heron - 11

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 11

White Ibis - 629

Black Vulture - 48

Turkey Vulture - 16

Purple Gallinule - 60

Common Gallinule - 36

American Coot - 1

Limpkin - 3

Killdeer - 2

Solitary Sandpiper - 1

Least Sandpiper - 6

Pectoral Sandpiper - 1

Mourning Dove - 2

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2

Great-horned Owl - 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 2

White-eyed Vireo - 3

American Crow - 2

Tree Swallow - 3

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 1

Cliff Swallow - 12

Barn Swallow - 10

Carolina Wren - 5

Northern Mockingbird - 1

Common Yellowthroat - 5

Eastern Towhee - 1

Northern Cardinal - 4

Indigo Bunting - 11

Painted Bunting - 4

Dickcissel - 2

Red-winged Blackbird - 100

Common Grackle - 23





Odonates:



Blue-fronted Dancer

Common Green Darner

Royal River Cruiser

Slaty Skimmer

Eastern Pondhawk

Common Whitetail

Blue Dasher

Wandering Glider



Herps:



Red-eared Slider

Broad-banded Watersnake

Blanchard's Cricket Frog







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR














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Date: 7/19/22 7:36 pm
From: Michael Linz <mplinz...>
Subject: Mexican Violetear
I have seen a lot of speculation about the Violetear in Oklahoma possibly being the one in Arkansas due to the dates.
I took a few minutes and looked at my photos and compared them to pictures posted with ebird list for the Oklahoma bird. I noticed that the Oklahoma bird had a very noticeable white spot behind the left eye. My pictures showed only a small white dot. Also the face pattern on my pictures looked much different that the Oklahoma pictures. This leads me to think they may be different birds.

My question is those that got pictures, if you compare your pictures to the Oklahoma bird do you see the same differences or do the birds look the same to you?

Michael Linz

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Date: 7/19/22 2:46 pm
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Re: A heart warming conservation story
We enjoyed the trip with you to Refugio Paz de Las Aves and thanks for sharing the story. We helped them financially but did not know the story behind the financial need. Many of the Birding Travel groups around the world also added the gofundme need to their weekly mailings. I am Happy we made the goal to save this property and the legacy that they share with the world will continue.

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR

From: Ragupathy Kannan
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Subject: A heart warming conservation story

If you want a heart warming conservation success story that involved Arkansas birders, please read on.

In Ecuador, there is this magical place where the spectacular Cock-of-the Rocks aggregate in leks. But the place is more known for being the home of the antpitta whisperer. Long ago, a farmer tilling his land noticed that antpittas, shy and skulking birds of the rainforest understory, would venture out furtively to pick earthworms exposed by his activities. Eventually, they responded to his voice and whistles and became more and more bold. Today, scores of birders from around the world go there to see 3 species of antpittas. Some quails too got into the action. This has been a hotspot for birders for 17 years.

The place was owned by the matriarch of the family, who passed away recently, leaving the property to her 9 children. However, the antpitta whisperer and another brother were the only ones who wanted to preserve the land for wildlife. The others had their family obligations and wanted to sell the property to raise cattle. So, this enchanting place faced a clear and present existential threat.

The antpitta whisperer and his friends started a Gofundme campaign to raise the $155,000 needed to buy the land and protect it for posterity. They had four months from April 8, 2022, to raise this money. It seemed formidable.

But birders from around the world pitched in. In March 2018, I had taken a group of AR-birders to this place as part of an AAST fundraising tour. I sent an appeal to all of them. Many of us contributed.

We did it! The goal was surpassed today. Over 1,300 people contributed to raise $156,020 and counting.

For colorful photos of antpittas and other birds from this place, see: eBird Checklist - 19 Mar 2018 - Refugio Paz de las Aves (Angel Paz) - 50 species

For more on this Gofundme campaign: https://gofund.me/0c693f78


Cheers,
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Date: 7/19/22 2:26 pm
From: Judy Griffith <9waterfall9...>
Subject: Re: A heart warming conservation story
That’s wonderful!


> On Jul 19, 2022, at 2:57 PM, Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> If you want a heart warming conservation success story that involved Arkansas birders, please read on.
>
> In Ecuador, there is this magical place where the spectacular Cock-of-the Rocks aggregate in leks. But the place is more known for being the home of the antpitta whisperer. Long ago, a farmer tilling his land noticed that antpittas, shy and skulking birds of the rainforest understory, would venture out furtively to pick earthworms exposed by his activities. Eventually, they responded to his voice and whistles and became more and more bold. Today, scores of birders from around the world go there to see 3 species of antpittas. Some quails too got into the action. This has been a hotspot for birders for 17 years.
>
> The place was owned by the matriarch of the family, who passed away recently, leaving the property to her 9 children. However, the antpitta whisperer and another brother were the only ones who wanted to preserve the land for wildlife. The others had their family obligations and wanted to sell the property to raise cattle. So, this enchanting place faced a clear and present existential threat.
>
> The antpitta whisperer and his friends started a Gofundme campaign to raise the $155,000 needed to buy the land and protect it for posterity. They had four months from April 8, 2022, to raise this money. It seemed formidable.
>
> But birders from around the world pitched in. In March 2018, I had taken a group of AR-birders to this place as part of an AAST fundraising tour. I sent an appeal to all of them. Many of us contributed.
>
> We did it! The goal was surpassed today. Over 1,300 people contributed to raise $156,020 and counting.
>
> For colorful photos of antpittas and other birds from this place, see: eBird Checklist - 19 Mar 2018 - Refugio Paz de las Aves (Angel Paz) - 50 species <https://ebird.org/checklist/S43889155>
>
> For more on this Gofundme campaign: https://gofund.me/0c693f78
>
> Cheers,
> Kannan
>
>
> eBird Checklist - 19 Mar 2018 - Refugio Paz de las Aves (Angel Paz) - 50...
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Date: 7/19/22 1:09 pm
From: JANINE PERLMAN <jpandjf...>
Subject: Re: A heart warming conservation story
This is fabulous, Kannan!  What a great victory for the land and its precious inhabitants.Hearty congratulations, and huge thanks!!
-Janine

On Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 02:57:27 PM CDT, Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> wrote:

If you want a heart warming conservation success story that involved Arkansas birders, please read on. 
In Ecuador, there is this magical place where the spectacular Cock-of-the Rocks aggregate in leks. But the place is more known for being the home of the antpitta whisperer.  Long ago, a farmer tilling his land noticed that antpittas, shy and skulking birds of the rainforest understory, would venture out furtively to pick earthworms exposed by his activities. Eventually, they responded to his voice and whistles and became more and more bold. Today, scores of birders from around the world go there to see 3 species of antpittas. Some quails too got into the action. This has been a hotspot for birders for 17 years.
The place was owned by the matriarch of the family, who passed away recently, leaving the property to her 9 children. However, the antpitta whisperer and another brother were the only ones who wanted to preserve the land for wildlife. The others had their family obligations and wanted to sell the property to raise cattle. So, this enchanting place faced a clear and present existential threat. 
The antpitta whisperer and his friends started a Gofundme campaign to raise the $155,000 needed to buy the land and protect it for posterity. They had four months from April 8, 2022, to raise this money. It seemed formidable. 
But birders from around the world pitched in. In March 2018, I had taken a group of AR-birders to this place as part of an AAST fundraising tour. I sent an appeal to all of them. Many of us contributed. 
We did it!  The goal was surpassed today. Over 1,300 people contributed to raise $156,020 and counting. 
For colorful photos of antpittas and other birds from this place, see: eBird Checklist - 19 Mar 2018 - Refugio Paz de las Aves (Angel Paz) - 50 species
For more on this Gofundme campaign: https://gofund.me/0c693f78
Cheers,Kannan


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Date: 7/19/22 12:57 pm
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: A heart warming conservation story
If you want a heart warming conservation success story that involved Arkansas birders, please read on. 
In Ecuador, there is this magical place where the spectacular Cock-of-the Rocks aggregate in leks. But the place is more known for being the home of the antpitta whisperer.  Long ago, a farmer tilling his land noticed that antpittas, shy and skulking birds of the rainforest understory, would venture out furtively to pick earthworms exposed by his activities. Eventually, they responded to his voice and whistles and became more and more bold. Today, scores of birders from around the world go there to see 3 species of antpittas. Some quails too got into the action. This has been a hotspot for birders for 17 years.
The place was owned by the matriarch of the family, who passed away recently, leaving the property to her 9 children. However, the antpitta whisperer and another brother were the only ones who wanted to preserve the land for wildlife. The others had their family obligations and wanted to sell the property to raise cattle. So, this enchanting place faced a clear and present existential threat. 
The antpitta whisperer and his friends started a Gofundme campaign to raise the $155,000 needed to buy the land and protect it for posterity. They had four months from April 8, 2022, to raise this money. It seemed formidable. 
But birders from around the world pitched in. In March 2018, I had taken a group of AR-birders to this place as part of an AAST fundraising tour. I sent an appeal to all of them. Many of us contributed. 
We did it!  The goal was surpassed today. Over 1,300 people contributed to raise $156,020 and counting. 
For colorful photos of antpittas and other birds from this place, see: eBird Checklist - 19 Mar 2018 - Refugio Paz de las Aves (Angel Paz) - 50 species
For more on this Gofundme campaign: https://gofund.me/0c693f78
Cheers,Kannan


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Date: 7/19/22 10:12 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: ARE ARKANSAS VIOLETEARS OVERSHOT MIGRANTS?
Continuing on your “wild” speculation, Joe, we can predict that these inexperienced extralimital birds may eventually try to nest in North America. Now wouldn’t that be something to add to the evidence of climate change and northward expansion of ranges.
On Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 10:55:41 AM GMT-5, Joseph Neal <joeneal...> wrote:

 
We now have seven good records for Mexican Violetear in Arkansas. These span the period from early June to mid-September, but 5 of 7 records involve second week of July to second half of August, with July most (3 records July 7-21).  

I had formerly assumed these must be birds wandering north after the breeding season, but now I’m not so sure, especially after reading what I have pasted below. It seems possible birds that reach Arkansas may be associated with the northernmost populations of Mexican Violetears that migrate north to their breeding areas in July. I was especially impressed that most of the Arkansas records are from the forested Ozarks that may in some respects resemble possible breeding habitat for inexperienced birds that overshoot in migration. This is all just wild speculation on my part. But interesting …  

The following is from Wilson Bulletin (now Wilson Journal of Ornithology), vol 57, no. 3 (September 1946) “NOTESONTHE LIFEHISTORY MEXICAN VIOLET-EAR” by HELMUTH 0. WAGNER:  

“TheMexican Violet-ear (Colibrithalassinus) is primarilya bird of the mountainforest. Its breeding habitat in the mountains surrounding the Vallede Mexico is the oak-pine-cypress forest.Since the destruction of the forest and the cultivationof the land, the Violet-ear has adapted itself in some degree to the new environment. Inits northern range the MexicanViolet-ear is in part a migratory bird.The females, the young, and a varyingpercentage of the adult males go south inOctober and earlyNovember andreturn totheir breeding range in July… Environmentalconditions greatly influence the percentage of males that migrate; as wellas the time that migration takes place.According to reports from1873 and 1874, all Violet-ears then migrated in winter.The non-migratory males usually stay as vagrants inthe fir forest(2,900to 3,500meters) at places where there are flowering plants even in winter. Indry winters, however, all the males leave the area by the second half of February. Immediatelyafter their returnin July, the females begin building the nest.”  



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Date: 7/19/22 9:02 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Re: ARE ARKANSAS VIOLETEARS OVERSHOT MIGRANTS?
Interesting... Added side note, with an added side note...
The recent sightings ALMOST have me wanting to put up feeders for
hummers. But, I am really bad about keeping up with things and have
read, over the years, that it's important to maintain their feeders
well. I am not convinced that I would keep up with that faithfully so, I
have not put up hummingbird feeders over the years. I do have a wild
jungle of a yard that does seem to please at least a few ruby-throated...
But, I was just thinking yesterday...  I wonder what the violetear's
favorite flowers are... and then, either planting them(or something
closely resembling it, or building feeders that look like it. That way
if any of those stray migrants wanders past my yard, it will be lured in
for my viewing. :)
Yes, I'm a dreamer. I know I'm not the only one though.
If I had more money, and a gardener, I'd be living in a pretty fantastic
yard...  maybe some day.


Daniel Mason


On 7/19/2022 10:55 AM, Joseph Neal wrote:
>
> We now have seven good records for Mexican Violetear in Arkansas.
> These span the period from early June to mid-September, but 5 of 7
> records involve second week of July to second half of August, with
> July most (3 records July 7-21).
>
> I had formerly assumed these must be birds wandering north after the
> breeding season, but now I’m not so sure, especially after reading
> what I have pasted below. It seems possible birds that reach Arkansas
> may be associated with the northernmost populations of Mexican
> Violetears that migrate north to their breeding areas in July. I was
> especially impressed that most of the Arkansas records are from the
> forested Ozarks that may in some respects resemble possible breeding
> habitat for inexperienced birds that overshoot in migration. This is
> all just wild speculation on my part. But interesting …
>
> The following is from Wilson Bulletin (now Wilson Journal of
> Ornithology), vol 57, no. 3 (September 1946) “NOTESONTHELIFEHISTORY
> MEXICANVIOLET-EAR” by HELMUTH 0. WAGNER:
>
> “TheMexicanViolet-ear(Colibrithalassinus) is primarilyabird of the
> mountainforest.Its breeding habitat in the mountains surrounding the
> Vallede Mexico is the oak-pine-cypress forest.Since the destruction of
> the forest and the cultivationof the land, the Violet-ear has adapted
> itself in some degree to the new environment. Inits northern range the
> MexicanViolet-earis in part a migratory bird.Thefemales, the young,
> and a varyingpercentage of the adult males go south inOctober
> andearlyNovember andreturntotheir breeding range in July …
> Environmentalconditions greatlyinfluence the percentage of males that
> migrate; as wellas the time thatmigrationtakes place.According to
> reports from1873 and 1874, all Violet-ears then migrated in winter.The
> non-migratorymales usuallystay as vagrants inthe firforest(2,900to
> 3,500meters)at places where there are flowering plants even in
> winter.Indry winters, however, all the males leave the area by the
> second half of February. Immediatelyafter their returnin July,the
> females begin building the nest.”
>
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Date: 7/19/22 8:55 am
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: ARE ARKANSAS VIOLETEARS OVERSHOT MIGRANTS?

We now have seven good records for Mexican Violetear in Arkansas. These span the period from early June to mid-September, but 5 of 7 records involve second week of July to second half of August, with July most (3 records July 7-21).
I had formerly assumed these must be birds wandering north after the breeding season, but now Im not so sure, especially after reading what I have pasted below. It seems possible birds that reach Arkansas may be associated with the northernmost populations of Mexican Violetears that migrate north to their breeding areas in July. I was especially impressed that most of the Arkansas records are from the forested Ozarks that may in some respects resemble possible breeding habitat for inexperienced birds that overshoot in migration. This is all just wild speculation on my part. But interesting
The following is from Wilson Bulletin (now Wilson Journal of Ornithology), vol 57, no. 3 (September 1946) NOTESON THE LIFE HISTORY MEXICAN VIOLET-EAR by HELMUTH 0. WAGNER:
The Mexican Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus) is primarily a bird of the mountain forest. Its breeding habitat in the mountains surrounding the Valle de Mexico is the oak-pine-cypress forest. Since the destruction of the forest and the cultivation of the land, the Violet-ear has adapted itself in some degree to the new environment. In its northern range the Mexican Violet-ear is in part a migratory bird. The females, the young, and a varying percentage of the adult males go south in October and early November and return to their breeding range in July Environmental conditions greatly influence the percentage of males that migrate; as well as the time that migration takes place. According to reports from 1873 and 1874, all Violet-ears then migrated in winter. The non-migratory males usually stay as vagrants in the fir forest (2,900to 3,500 meters) at places where there are flowering plants even in winter. In dry winters, however, all the males leave the area by the second half of February. Immediately after their return in July, the females begin building the nest.


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Date: 7/18/22 8:06 pm
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Re: Farewell event for Dr. Vivek Govind Kumar
If I wasn't going to be busy with some of the kids that day, I'd be
there. I've had the pleasure of birding with Vivek on several
occasions.  One of them was when there was a Cape may warbler at lake
Fayetteville and when I reached out, he said he'd stay there and wait
while I made the approximately 30 minute drive to go find it.
I don't know how many people I'd get along with on a personal level...
but as far as birding goes, Vivek, it's been a pleasure. I wish you well
in your new path.

Daniel Mason

On 7/18/2022 8:09 AM, Ragupathy Kannan wrote:
>
> "/Can you please help me put this kid on the right track? He is a
> super genius. Really.  I want to get him to Arkansas before someone
> else snatches him. He also is a great birder, but he wants to keep
> that as a hobby :(/ "
>
> I sent the above email with the subject "A great potential recruit" on
> 27 April 2017 to some professors in Fayetteville. The shortest
> recommendation letter I ever wrote! The profs acted promptly and
> brought him in. The rest is history. With 7 papers in computational
> biophysics and some more in the pipeline, I am sure they are glad they
> got him. And he has been such a blessing to the ornithology of Arkansas!
>
> Our friend and birding buddy Dr. Vivek Govind Kumar has accepted a
> post-doc position at Purdue University. He will begin his duties there
> by mid-August. Those who would like to participate in a farewell
> birding expedition are invited to join Vivek, Joe, and me in the river
> valley this Saturday, July 23. It will be HOT-HOT-HOT, so we are
> planning to start at 7 AM and end at 11 AM, then adjourn to the India
> Restaurant in the truck stop at 1107 Georgia Ridge Drive in Mulberry
> by 11:30. Vivek loves their hot samosas! The meeting spot at 7 AM is
> the big parking lot behind the Alma McDonald’s at
> 35.486839,-94.226828. India Restaurant is at 35.512771,-94.113877. If
> you need to call, my cell is 479 926 6048, Joe's 479 521 1858, and
> Vivek's 479 935 5883.
>
> Kannan
> Fort Smith
>
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Date: 7/18/22 5:58 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Limpkin in Ohio
Interesting report from Ohio. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ABArare/permalink/5517160885011176/Patty McLean Conway AR

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Date: 7/18/22 5:50 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: Mexican Violetear
Gone, yes. Since yesterday morning.. No one currently knows where at the moment. Patty McLean 
-------- Original message --------From: Allan Mueller <akcmueller...> Date: 7/18/22 6:51 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: Mexican Violetear Is the Mexican Violetear gone?-- Allan Mueller20 Moseley Lane, Conway, ARHome of the Arkansas State Champion Winged Elm501-339-8071BLOG  birdsnonsense.blogspot.com


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Date: 7/18/22 4:51 pm
From: Allan Mueller <akcmueller...>
Subject: Mexican Violetear
Is the Mexican Violetear gone?

--
Allan Mueller
20 Moseley Lane, Conway, AR
Home of the Arkansas State Champion Winged Elm
501-339-8071
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Date: 7/18/22 3:10 pm
From: Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bluebirds and cuckoos
We have been seeing more Yellow-billed Cuckoos than usual, one was even at "downtown"
Goshen, near the gas stations.  On the other hand, we have seen hardly any Eastern Bluebirds.

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Date: 7/18/22 3:08 pm
From: Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Lake Sequoyah and Alma Wastewater - White Ibis and Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
White Ibis immatures were still at Lake Sequoyah on Friday, south of bridge.  American Lotus fragrance much nicer than chicken houses, who seem to be making themselves more known than usual  in this hot weather.  On trail, there were flowers blooming that looked like small brown-eyed Susans.  Does anybody know what these are?
Both these flowers were also blooming today at the Alma Wastewater Plant.  Many Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were present, and one White-winged Dove in a tree across the street.  Lily pond was about dry.

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Date: 7/18/22 7:26 am
From: Glenn <000001214b3fcb01-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Rare bird question
There seems to be a number of rare birds in our state lately, especially the limpkins. A few years ago there was a Caracara here, but it seemed to be flying randomly because it was sick. So that got me to thinking. There was a limpkin at Bald Knob NWR Saturday but wasn't seen Sunday.  We are going up there today. What if we spot a carcass of an expired limpkin? Is there a procedure for rare bird bodies?  Is there somebody we notify because they are doing a study on birds that have left their usual area? I surely hope that doesn't happen, but I thought it might be something good to know - just in case.
Glenn Wyatt

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Date: 7/18/22 6:52 am
From: Ann Gordon <chesterann...>
Subject: Re: Farewell event for Dr. Vivek Govind Kumar
Farewell Dr. V! Indiana doesn't know yet what a treasure we are sending to
them! (I love those samosas, too.)

Ann
Mountainburg

On Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 8:10 AM Ragupathy Kannan <
<0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> "*Can you please help me put this kid on the right track? He is a super
> genius. Really. I want to get him to Arkansas before someone else
> snatches him. He also is a great birder, but he wants to keep that as a
> hobby :(* "
>
> I sent the above email with the subject "A great potential recruit" on
> 27 April 2017 to some professors in Fayetteville. The shortest
> recommendation letter I ever wrote! The profs acted promptly and brought
> him in. The rest is history. With 7 papers in computational biophysics and
> some more in the pipeline, I am sure they are glad they got him. And he has
> been such a blessing to the ornithology of Arkansas!
>
> Our friend and birding buddy Dr. Vivek Govind Kumar has accepted a
> post-doc position at Purdue University. He will begin his duties there by
> mid-August. Those who would like to participate in a farewell birding
> expedition are invited to join Vivek, Joe, and me in the river valley this
> Saturday, July 23. It will be HOT-HOT-HOT, so we are planning to start at 7
> AM and end at 11 AM, then adjourn to the India Restaurant in the truck stop
> at 1107 Georgia Ridge Drive in Mulberry by 11:30. Vivek loves their hot
> samosas! The meeting spot at 7 AM is the big parking lot behind the Alma
> McDonald’s at 35.486839,-94.226828. India Restaurant is at
> 35.512771,-94.113877. If you need to call, my cell is 479 926 6048, Joe's
> 479 521 1858, and Vivek's 479 935 5883.
>
> Kannan
> Fort Smith
>
>
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Date: 7/18/22 6:09 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Farewell event for Dr. Vivek Govind Kumar

"Can you please help me put this kidon the right track? He is a super genius.  Really.  I want to get himto Arkansas before someone else snatches him. He also is a great birder,but he wants to keep that as a hobby :( "

 I sent the above email with the subject "Agreat potential recruit" on 27 April 2017 to some professors inFayetteville. The shortest recommendation letter I ever wrote! The profs actedpromptly and brought him in. The rest is history. With 7 papers incomputational biophysics and some more in the pipeline, I am sure they are gladthey got him. And he has been such a blessing to the ornithology of Arkansas!


 Our friend and birding buddy Dr. Vivek GovindKumar has accepted a post-doc position at Purdue University. He will begin hisduties there by mid-August. Those who would like to participate in a farewellbirding expedition are invited to join Vivek, Joe, and me in the river valleythis Saturday, July 23. It will be HOT-HOT-HOT, so we are planning to start at7 AM and end at 11 AM, then adjourn to the India Restaurant in the truck stopat 1107 Georgia Ridge Drive in Mulberry by 11:30. Vivek loves their hot samosas! The meeting spot at 7 AM is the big parking lot behind theAlma McDonald’s at 35.486839,-94.226828. India Restaurant is at35.512771,-94.113877. If you need to call, my cell is 479 926 6048, Joe's 479 5211858, and Vivek's 479 935 5883.

Kannan
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Date: 7/17/22 1:16 pm
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Re: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
My thoughts, for what they're worth...
I don't know enough about Bald Knob. I've birded there just once. Does
it have the kind of mollusk population that would cause the bird to
stay? Why have the limpkins in Tulsa stayed so long while the ones in
Fayetteville seemed to have disappeared? Particular habitat? food
supply? I know in general Bald Knob seems an AWESOME place for birds...
but I can't speak to whether it's quite right for limpkins. I can't help
but wonder if that might factor in.

As far as people chasing goes... I'd hate to see people drive long
distances to come up empty handed...  but, it's a cool place even if you
don't find them. :)
I can say that the place is HUGE and that it would be impossible to see
every bird that's there. On the one hand, having not been seen after
multiple people have looked at various times, I'm guessing it may have
moved on... on the other hand, it might have found some well hidden
corner with plenty to eat and is still very present.
I'd suspect that, if it's there, someone would catch a glimpse of it
feeding at some point... but who knows.
All that to say, good luck, sincerely. I hope those that give chase will
be rewarded. :)
(or drive to Tulsa?  aside from those limpkins sticking around for so
long, you can do a little more birding from the shade there.)

Daniel Mason

On 7/17/2022 2:13 PM, plm108 wrote:
> I've heard from several folks that they've had no luck finding the
> Limpkin today (even as early as 7:30 this morning). Yesterday it was
> first spotted around 8:30/9a and soon disappeared into the tall
> grasses between the first and second cells. It wasn't sighted again
> until late afternoon, and by 6p was actively feeding in the open in
> cell 2. So, if anyone has the chance to go this evening, that may be a
> better option. Hopefully it will stick around at least until the
> dreadful heat descends upon us next week.
>
> Patty McLean
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: plm108 <plm108...>
> Date: 7/17/22 12:03 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> Subject: RE: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
>
> Has anyone searched for the Limpkin today,  Sun July 17?
>
> Patty McLean
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: plm108 <plm108...>
> Date: 7/16/22 9:51 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> Subject: RE: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
>
> The Limpkin was still being seen this evening, feeding along the
> Eastern edge of the SE corner of cell/pond #2 along Huntsman Rd. Easy
> to see from the top of the levee.
>
> Will update this eBird report with Michael's much better photos when
> available. Apparently it was hiding in the tall weeds along the levee
> for most of the day.
>
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S115219741
>
> Patty McLean
>
>
>
> Patty
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: plm108 <plm108...>
> Date: 7/16/22 9:16 AM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> Subject: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
>
> Ken Graves just texted me that he saw a LIMPKIN on the 2nd cell at
> BKNWR this morning. Huntsman Rd.
>
> Patty McLean
> White County
>
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Date: 7/17/22 12:19 pm
From: Randy <Robinson-Randy...>
Subject: Re: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
Terry Butler Kenny Nations and I looked from 6:30 to 10:15 no luck

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> On Jul 17, 2022, at 2:13 PM, plm108 <plm108...> wrote:
>
> 
> I've heard from several folks that they've had no luck finding the Limpkin today (even as early as 7:30 this morning). Yesterday it was first spotted around 8:30/9a and soon disappeared into the tall grasses between the first and second cells. It wasn't sighted again until late afternoon, and by 6p was actively feeding in the open in cell 2. So, if anyone has the chance to go this evening, that may be a better option. Hopefully it will stick around at least until the dreadful heat descends upon us next week.
>
> Patty McLean
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: plm108 <plm108...>
> Date: 7/17/22 12:03 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> Subject: RE: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
>
> Has anyone searched for the Limpkin today, Sun July 17?
>
> Patty McLean
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: plm108 <plm108...>
> Date: 7/16/22 9:51 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> Subject: RE: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
>
> The Limpkin was still being seen this evening, feeding along the Eastern edge of the SE corner of cell/pond #2 along Huntsman Rd. Easy to see from the top of the levee.
>
> Will update this eBird report with Michael's much better photos when available. Apparently it was hiding in the tall weeds along the levee for most of the day.
>
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S115219741
>
> Patty McLean
>
>
>
> Patty
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: plm108 <plm108...>
> Date: 7/16/22 9:16 AM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> Subject: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
>
> Ken Graves just texted me that he saw a LIMPKIN on the 2nd cell at BKNWR this morning. Huntsman Rd.
>
> Patty McLean
> White County
>
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Date: 7/17/22 12:13 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
I've heard from several folks that they've had no luck finding the Limpkin today (even as early as 7:30 this morning). Yesterday it was first spotted around 8:30/9a and soon disappeared into the tall grasses between the first and second cells. It wasn't sighted again until late afternoon, and by 6p was actively feeding in the open in cell 2. So, if anyone has the chance to go this evening, that may be a better option. Hopefully it will stick around at least until the dreadful heat descends upon us next week.Patty McLean 
-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 7/17/22 12:03 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: RE: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR Has anyone searched for the Limpkin today,  Sun July 17? Patty McLean -------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 7/16/22 9:51 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: RE: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR The Limpkin was still being seen this evening, feeding along the Eastern edge of the SE corner of cell/pond #2 along Huntsman Rd. Easy to see from the top of the levee. Will update this eBird report with Michael's much better photos when available. Apparently it was hiding in the tall weeds along the levee for most of the day. https://ebird.org/checklist/S115219741Patty McLean PattySent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 7/16/22 9:16 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR Ken Graves just texted me that he saw a LIMPKIN on the 2nd cell at BKNWR this morning. Huntsman Rd. Patty McLean White County

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Date: 7/17/22 10:41 am
From: laura davis <000000177bab20ae-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Mexican Violetear Hours Today
Bird hasn't been seen since 6am today

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On Sun, Jul 17, 2022 at 7:58 AM, James Dixon<jamesdixonlr...> wrote: My daughter is headed up there now. They told her 9 to 12 today. 
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Subject: Mexican Violetear Hours Today Is anyone planning to go for the violetear today? Or heard from the landowners? I sent an email yesterday and haven’t heard back regarding if/when it’s okay to come today.
I’m reluctant to just show up on a Sunday!
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Date: 7/17/22 10:23 am
From: Sarah Morris <saraha.morris1...>
Subject: Re: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
I’m leaving now with no luck. Another birder I spoke also had not seen it
as of a few minutes ago.

On Sun, Jul 17, 2022 at 12:03 PM plm108 <plm108...> wrote:

> Has anyone searched for the Limpkin today, Sun July 17?
>
> Patty McLean
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: plm108 <plm108...>
> Date: 7/16/22 9:51 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> Subject: RE: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
>
> The Limpkin was still being seen this evening, feeding along the Eastern
> edge of the SE corner of cell/pond #2 along Huntsman Rd. Easy to see from
> the top of the levee.
>
> Will update this eBird report with Michael's much better photos when
> available. Apparently it was hiding in the tall weeds along the levee for
> most of the day.
>
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S115219741
>
> Patty McLean
>
>
>
> Patty
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: plm108 <plm108...>
> Date: 7/16/22 9:16 AM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
> Subject: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
>
> Ken Graves just texted me that he saw a LIMPKIN on the 2nd cell at BKNWR
> this morning. Huntsman Rd.
>
> Patty McLean
> White County
>
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Date: 7/17/22 10:03 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
Has anyone searched for the Limpkin today,  Sun July 17? Patty McLean 
-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 7/16/22 9:51 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: RE: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR The Limpkin was still being seen this evening, feeding along the Eastern edge of the SE corner of cell/pond #2 along Huntsman Rd. Easy to see from the top of the levee. Will update this eBird report with Michael's much better photos when available. Apparently it was hiding in the tall weeds along the levee for most of the day. https://ebird.org/checklist/S115219741Patty McLean PattySent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 7/16/22 9:16 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR Ken Graves just texted me that he saw a LIMPKIN on the 2nd cell at BKNWR this morning. Huntsman Rd. Patty McLean White County

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Date: 7/17/22 5:59 am
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: NORTHWEST ARKANSAS BIRD CALENDAR 2023
Michele Warsaws son Quin has been busy taking pictures of birds around northwest Arkansas. NORTHWEST ARKANSAS BIRD CALENDAR 2023 incorporates his photographs of local birds. This is his first calendar. They are $20 each and $5 of that is donated to Northsong Wild Bird Rehabilitation. He also donates all his photography from releases of rehabbed birds to Northsong. These calendars are currently available from The Bluebird Shed in Bella Vista, 648 W. Lancashire Blvd, open 9-4, except closed Thursday and Sundays. Many of you may know Butch Tetzlaff of The Bluebird Shed for his involvement/leadership in NWA birding activities, among them sponsorship of the new Bella Vista/Centerton Christmas Bird Count and the popular event at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Birds and Breakfast.


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Date: 7/17/22 5:58 am
From: James Dixon <jamesdixonlr...>
Subject: Re: Mexican Violetear Hours Today
My daughter is headed up there now. They told her 9 to 12 today.

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Is anyone planning to go for the violetear today? Or heard from the landowners? I sent an email yesterday and havent heard back regarding if/when its okay to come today.

Im reluctant to just show up on a Sunday!

Thanks!
Mitchell Pruitt

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Date: 7/17/22 5:56 am
From: Mitchell Pruitt <mitchellpruitt24...>
Subject: Mexican Violetear Hours Today
Is anyone planning to go for the violetear today? Or heard from the
landowners? I sent an email yesterday and haven’t heard back regarding
if/when it’s okay to come today.

I’m reluctant to just show up on a Sunday!

Thanks!
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Date: 7/16/22 9:19 pm
From: Daniel Scheiman <birddan...>
Subject: Stakeout Hotspot for Violetear
eBirders,



I have created a stakeout hotspot for this bird called “stakeout Mexican Violetear, Rabbit Hole, Eureka Springs (2022).” It should be publicly available by tomorrow. Please merge your personal locations into this hotspot.



Dan Scheiman

Little Rock, AR





On 7/16/22, 12:16 PM, "The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List on behalf of Michael" <ARBIRD-L...> on behalf of <mplinz...> wrote:





The Mexican Violetear continued this morning, giving frequent however brief views to eager birders. The homeowner said the bird is less frequent in the middle of the day. Today they offered viewing from 10a-7p. Those times may vary daily to meet the homeowners’ schedules, so please follow their requested protocol at the email address Joe referenced below before going.



It is a good idea to copy the directions from the rare bird Facebook page as it can be a little tricky getting there.



Michael and Patty (The Roadrunners…running in north Arkansas)



On Jul 16, 2022, at 5:51 AM, Joseph Neal <joeneal...> wrote:



A Mexican Violetear is visiting feeders in Carroll County, just a few miles south of Eureka Springs. The bird showed up on July 11. Judy Griffith, Vivek Govind Kumar, and I saw it late yesterday. This is about the seventh record for Arkansas and apparently first documented one Arkansas in two decades.

Judy emailed me video grabs of the big hummer taken by the homeowners. I shared them with Vivek. When I saw them, some very old brain cells unused for 30 years screamed “Green Violetear,” an old name for a bird I had seen in 1990, when in August and September it visited a feeder east of Rogers.

The old Green Violetear is now recognized as Mexican Violetear and Lesser Violetear. Vivek realized this must be Mexican Violear.

The homeowners, Laura and Kevin Wood, have a fine hummingbird feeder set up. When we arrived at their place (5:20 PM) we had the big green hummer in just a few minutes. I do mean big – a giant compared to a dozen Ruby-throated Hummingbirds visiting same feeders.

Mexican Violetears nest in upland pine-oak forests and edge with clearings in southern Mexico and Central America. The Wood place is upland forest, with mature shortleaf pine and mixed hardwood species. The Woods are building a home in a relatively small clearing enclosed by this forest habitat.

Post-breeding season dispersal as documented in eBird reports for Mexican Violetears are scattered mainly across the eastern US, including well north and east of Arkansas. They cross state and national boundaries without walls, and with ease and no paperwork!

Laura and Kevin Wood welcome other birders who are respectful of the land. If interested: <goodwinwood...>





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Date: 7/16/22 7:51 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
The Limpkin was still being seen this evening, feeding along the Eastern edge of the SE corner of cell/pond #2 along Huntsman Rd. Easy to see from the top of the levee. Will update this eBird report with Michael's much better photos when available. Apparently it was hiding in the tall weeds along the levee for most of the day. https://ebird.org/checklist/S115219741Patty McLean PattySent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 7/16/22 9:16 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR Ken Graves just texted me that he saw a LIMPKIN on the 2nd cell at BKNWR this morning. Huntsman Rd. Patty McLean White County

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Date: 7/16/22 6:07 pm
From: Gail King <000003a724e104da-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fw: Fwd: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
The MEXICAN VIOLETEAR continues this afternoon, July 16, appearing briefly every 30 minutes or so, while I was there today from about 2:30 and 4 p.m. Thank you to Kevin and Laura Wood, the gracious homeowners who allow visitors, and to Arkansas birders who got the word out, for me to see this beauty, my 634th species in the continental US! And thank you to Scott King, for doing the driving on this successful chase! 
Information about contacting the owners for directions is below, and on the Facebook page for Arkansas Rare Birds. As always, it’s good to see fellow birders; Daniel Mason and Sara Morris there when we arrived, and Dan and Samantha Scheiman got there while we were waiting between sightings. The landowners have some chairs out for folks who needed them, you might consider bringing a cushion or folding stool. The subject bird was skittish, coming to the feeders briefly; I got my best look of it perched, in trees behind the feeders. Patience required, especially if you want pictures! 
Gail Kinghappy visitor from Memphis, <TN901-268-0035kings4birds...>


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On Saturday, July 16, 2022, 12:17 PM, Michael <mplinz...> wrote:




The Mexican Violetear continued this morning, giving frequent however brief views to eager birders. The homeowner said the bird is less frequent in the middle of the day.  Today they offered viewing from 10a-7p. Those times may vary daily to meet the homeowners’ schedules, so please follow their requested protocol at the email address Joe referenced below before going.
It is a good idea to copy the directions from the rare bird Facebook page as it can be a little tricky getting there.
Michael and Patty (The Roadrunners…running in north Arkansas)

On Jul 16, 2022, at 5:51 AM, Joseph Neal <joeneal...> wrote:





A Mexican Violetear is visiting feeders in Carroll County, just a few miles south of Eureka Springs. The bird showed up on July 11. Judy Griffith, Vivek Govind Kumar, and I saw it late yesterday. This is about the seventh record for Arkansas and apparently first documented one Arkansas in two decades.

Judy emailed me video grabs of the big hummer taken by the homeowners. I shared them with Vivek. When I saw them, some very old brain cells unused for 30 years screamed “Green Violetear,” an old name for a bird I had seen in 1990, when in August and September it visited a feeder east of Rogers.

The old Green Violetear is now recognized as Mexican Violetear and Lesser Violetear. Vivek realized this must be Mexican Violear.

The homeowners, Laura and Kevin Wood, have a fine hummingbird feeder set up. When we arrived at their place (5:20 PM) we had the big green hummer in just a few minutes. I do mean big – a giant compared to a dozen Ruby-throated Hummingbirds visiting same feeders.

Mexican Violetears nest in upland pine-oak forests and edge with clearings in southern Mexico and Central America. The Wood place is upland forest, with mature shortleaf pine and mixed hardwood species. The Woods are building a home in a relatively small clearing enclosed by this forest habitat.

Post-breeding season dispersal as documented in eBird reports for Mexican Violetears are scattered mainly across the eastern US, including well north and east of Arkansas. They cross state and national boundaries without walls, and with ease and no paperwork!

Laura and Kevin Wood welcome other birders who are respectful of the land. If interested: <goodwinwood...> 



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Date: 7/16/22 5:03 pm
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: Re: Found: White ibis
Woohoo!

On Sat, Jul 16, 2022, 6:53 PM Sarah Morris <saraha.morris1...> wrote:

> Thanks for the quick response and help! I’ve found them.
>
> On Sat, Jul 16, 2022 at 6:28 PM Sarah Morris <saraha.morris1...>
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>> Where are the white ibis located on Lake Sequoyah? Could someone tell me
>> where to go to see them?
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>> Sarah M
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Date: 7/16/22 5:01 pm
From: John Walko <walko...>
Subject: Re: White ibis
Once you cross over the one lane bridge coming from the west you will see the marina on your left to your right is an entrance to a gravel parking lot.
End of the lot is an info kiosk, past that a small trail with a couple of picnic tables, once you walk past the last picnic table about ten yard or so there is a little cut path to the right. BE CAREFULL this is a down hill path the the ledge of the lake, that’s right Ledge.
Look out from here across to a island of mud and greenery and some water Lillie’s. Bono’s will do but a scope is best.
Further down the trail is a couple more little cut paths to lookout points. Looking more to the eastern part of the lake.
Good luck. Don’t forget your bug spray.

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> On Jul 16, 2022, at 6:28 PM, Sarah Morris <saraha.morris1...> wrote:
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Date: 7/16/22 4:59 pm
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: Re: White ibis
Hi Sarah, I've included a map here of where to park (the star), the general
path to follow (blue line), and the generally whereabout the overlook (the
blue loop). The red dots are places I've seen them in a couple times I've
gone.

Hope it helps. Good luck! I had them there this morning.

Thanks,
-Kenny Younger (Fayetteville)



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> where to go to see them?
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> Sarah M
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Date: 7/16/22 4:53 pm
From: Sarah Morris <saraha.morris1...>
Subject: Found: White ibis
Thanks for the quick response and help! I’ve found them.

On Sat, Jul 16, 2022 at 6:28 PM Sarah Morris <saraha.morris1...>
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> Sarah M
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Date: 7/16/22 4:28 pm
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Subject: White ibis
Where are the white ibis located on Lake Sequoyah? Could someone tell me
where to go to see them?

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Date: 7/16/22 10:17 am
From: Michael <mplinz...>
Subject: Fwd: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS

> The Mexican Violetear continued this morning, giving frequent however brief views to eager birders. The homeowner said the bird is less frequent in the middle of the day. Today they offered viewing from 10a-7p. Those times may vary daily to meet the homeowners’ schedules, so please follow their requested protocol at the email address Joe referenced below before going.
>
> It is a good idea to copy the directions from the rare bird Facebook page as it can be a little tricky getting there.
>
> Michael and Patty (The Roadrunners…running in north Arkansas)
>
>>> On Jul 16, 2022, at 5:51 AM, Joseph Neal <joeneal...> wrote:
>>>
>> 
>> A Mexican Violetear is visiting feeders in Carroll County, just a few miles south of Eureka Springs. The bird showed up on July 11. Judy Griffith, Vivek Govind Kumar, and I saw it late yesterday. This is about the seventh record for Arkansas and apparently first documented one Arkansas in two decades.
>>
>> Judy emailed me video grabs of the big hummer taken by the homeowners. I shared them with Vivek. When I saw them, some very old brain cells unused for 30 years screamed “Green Violetear,” an old name for a bird I had seen in 1990, when in August and September it visited a feeder east of Rogers.
>>
>> The old Green Violetear is now recognized as Mexican Violetear and Lesser Violetear. Vivek realized this must be Mexican Violear.
>>
>> The homeowners, Laura and Kevin Wood, have a fine hummingbird feeder set up. When we arrived at their place (5:20 PM) we had the big green hummer in just a few minutes. I do mean big – a giant compared to a dozen Ruby-throated Hummingbirds visiting same feeders.
>>
>> Mexican Violetears nest in upland pine-oak forests and edge with clearings in southern Mexico and Central America. The Wood place is upland forest, with mature shortleaf pine and mixed hardwood species. The Woods are building a home in a relatively small clearing enclosed by this forest habitat.
>>
>> Post-breeding season dispersal as documented in eBird reports for Mexican Violetears are scattered mainly across the eastern US, including well north and east of Arkansas. They cross state and national boundaries without walls, and with ease and no paperwork!
>>
>> Laura and Kevin Wood welcome other birders who are respectful of the land. If interested: <goodwinwood...>
>>
>>
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Date: 7/16/22 9:14 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
The 1990 bird kept visiting the same feeder in Rogers for over a month (4 Aug - 5 Sep). 
On Saturday, 16 July 2022, 11:05:25 AM GMT-5, Jeremy Cohen <jeremy3cohen...> wrote:

The violetear has been seen consistently all morning

On Sat, Jul 16, 2022, 10:43 AM Jim Dixon <jamesdixonlr...> wrote:


If anyone from central Arkansas is thinking about chasing this bird tomorrow, Sunday, let me know please.  I can’t go but my daughter Sam is interested in chasing it. 

 

Thanks

 

 

Jim Dixon
Little Rock
www.jamesdixon.us
"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after." — Thorin

 

From: The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List <ARBIRD-L...> On Behalf Of Ragupathy Kannan
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 6:46 AM
To: <ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS

 

Joe, this evoked pleasant memories from 1990. See my notes in.... 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S22921220

 

Using photos taken of this bird, Doug James figured out a clever way to ID confusing colibri hummers using indirect measurements.

https://scholarworks.uark.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2151&context=jaas

 

Kannan

 

On Saturday, 16 July, 2022 at 05:51:14 am GMT-5, Joseph Neal <joeneal...> wrote:

 

 

A Mexican Violetear is visiting feeders in Carroll County, just a few miles south of Eureka Springs. The bird showed up on July 11. Judy Griffith, Vivek Govind Kumar, and I saw it late yesterday. This is about the seventh record for Arkansas and apparently first documented one Arkansas in two decades.

Judy emailed me video grabs of the big hummer taken by the homeowners. I shared them with Vivek. When I saw them, some very old brain cells unused for 30 years screamed “Green Violetear,” an old name for a bird I had seen in 1990, when in August and September it visited a feeder east of Rogers.

The old Green Violetear is now recognized as Mexican Violetear and Lesser Violetear. Vivek realized this must be Mexican Violear.

The homeowners, Laura and Kevin Wood, have a fine hummingbird feeder set up. When we arrived at their place (5:20 PM) we had the big green hummer in just a few minutes. I do mean big – a giant compared to a dozen Ruby-throated Hummingbirds visiting same feeders.

Mexican Violetears nest in upland pine-oak forests and edge with clearings in southern Mexico and Central America. The Wood place is upland forest, with mature shortleaf pine and mixed hardwood species. The Woods are building a home in a relatively small clearing enclosed by this forest habitat.

Post-breeding season dispersal as documented in eBird reports for Mexican Violetears are scattered mainly across the eastern US, including well north and east of Arkansas. They cross state and national boundaries without walls, and with ease and no paperwork!

Laura and Kevin Wood welcome other birders who are respectful of the land. If interested: <goodwinwood...>  

 

 

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Date: 7/16/22 9:05 am
From: Jeremy Cohen <jeremy3cohen...>
Subject: Re: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
The violetear has been seen consistently all morning

On Sat, Jul 16, 2022, 10:43 AM Jim Dixon <jamesdixonlr...> wrote:

> If anyone from central Arkansas is thinking about chasing this bird
> tomorrow, Sunday, let me know please. I can’t go but my daughter Sam is
> interested in chasing it.
>
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
>
> Jim Dixon
> Little Rock
> www.jamesdixon.us
> "There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You
> certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite
> the something you were after." — Thorin
>
>
>
> *From:* The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List <ARBIRD-L...>
> *On Behalf Of *Ragupathy Kannan
> *Sent:* Saturday, July 16, 2022 6:46 AM
> *To:* <ARBIRD-L...>
> *Subject:* Re: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
>
>
>
> Joe, this evoked pleasant memories from 1990. See my notes in....
>
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S22921220
>
>
>
> Using photos taken of this bird, Doug James figured out a clever way to ID
> confusing colibri hummers using indirect measurements.
>
> https://scholarworks.uark.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2151&context=jaas
>
>
>
> Kannan
>
>
>
> On Saturday, 16 July, 2022 at 05:51:14 am GMT-5, Joseph Neal <
> <joeneal...> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> A Mexican Violetear is visiting feeders in Carroll County, just a few
> miles south of Eureka Springs. The bird showed up on July 11. Judy
> Griffith, Vivek Govind Kumar, and I saw it late yesterday. This is about
> the seventh record for Arkansas and apparently first documented one
> Arkansas in two decades.
>
> Judy emailed me video grabs of the big hummer taken by the homeowners. I
> shared them with Vivek. When I saw them, some very old brain cells unused
> for 30 years screamed “Green Violetear,” an old name for a bird I had seen
> in 1990, when in August and September it visited a feeder east of Rogers.
>
> The old Green Violetear is now recognized as Mexican Violetear and Lesser
> Violetear. Vivek realized this must be Mexican Violear.
>
> The homeowners, Laura and Kevin Wood, have a fine hummingbird feeder set
> up. When we arrived at their place (5:20 PM) we had the big green hummer in
> just a few minutes. I do mean big – a giant compared to a dozen
> Ruby-throated Hummingbirds visiting same feeders.
>
> Mexican Violetears nest in upland pine-oak forests and edge with clearings
> in southern Mexico and Central America. The Wood place is upland forest,
> with mature shortleaf pine and mixed hardwood species. The Woods are
> building a home in a relatively small clearing enclosed by this forest
> habitat.
>
> Post-breeding season dispersal as documented in eBird reports for Mexican
> Violetears are scattered mainly across the eastern US, including well north
> and east of Arkansas. They cross state and national boundaries without
> walls, and with ease and no paperwork!
>
> Laura and Kevin Wood welcome other birders who are respectful of the land.
> If interested: <goodwinwood...>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 7/16/22 8:43 am
From: Jim Dixon <jamesdixonlr...>
Subject: Re: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
If anyone from central Arkansas is thinking about chasing this bird tomorrow, Sunday, let me know please. I can’t go but my daughter Sam is interested in chasing it.



Thanks





Jim Dixon
Little Rock
www.jamesdixon.us
"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after." — Thorin



From: The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List <ARBIRD-L...> On Behalf Of Ragupathy Kannan
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 6:46 AM
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Subject: Re: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS



Joe, this evoked pleasant memories from 1990. See my notes in....

https://ebird.org/checklist/S22921220



Using photos taken of this bird, Doug James figured out a clever way to ID confusing colibri hummers using indirect measurements.

https://scholarworks.uark.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2151 <https://scholarworks.uark.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2151&context=jaas> &context=jaas



Kannan



On Saturday, 16 July, 2022 at 05:51:14 am GMT-5, Joseph Neal <joeneal...> <mailto:<joeneal...> > wrote:





A Mexican Violetear is visiting feeders in Carroll County, just a few miles south of Eureka Springs. The bird showed up on July 11. Judy Griffith, Vivek Govind Kumar, and I saw it late yesterday. This is about the seventh record for Arkansas and apparently first documented one Arkansas in two decades.

Judy emailed me video grabs of the big hummer taken by the homeowners. I shared them with Vivek. When I saw them, some very old brain cells unused for 30 years screamed “Green Violetear,” an old name for a bird I had seen in 1990, when in August and September it visited a feeder east of Rogers.

The old Green Violetear is now recognized as Mexican Violetear and Lesser Violetear. Vivek realized this must be Mexican Violear.

The homeowners, Laura and Kevin Wood, have a fine hummingbird feeder set up. When we arrived at their place (5:20 PM) we had the big green hummer in just a few minutes. I do mean big – a giant compared to a dozen Ruby-throated Hummingbirds visiting same feeders.

Mexican Violetears nest in upland pine-oak forests and edge with clearings in southern Mexico and Central America. The Wood place is upland forest, with mature shortleaf pine and mixed hardwood species. The Woods are building a home in a relatively small clearing enclosed by this forest habitat.

Post-breeding season dispersal as documented in eBird reports for Mexican Violetears are scattered mainly across the eastern US, including well north and east of Arkansas. They cross state and national boundaries without walls, and with ease and no paperwork!

Laura and Kevin Wood welcome other birders who are respectful of the land. If interested: <goodwinwood...> <mailto:<goodwinwood...> .





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Date: 7/16/22 7:16 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Limpkin at Bald Knob NWR
Ken Graves just texted me that he saw a LIMPKIN on the 2nd cell at BKNWR this morning. Huntsman Rd. Patty McLean White County

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Date: 7/16/22 4:49 am
From: Ragupathy Kannan <0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
Joe, this evoked pleasant memories from 1990. See my notes in.... https://ebird.org/checklist/S22921220

Using photos taken of this bird, Doug James figured out a clever way to ID confusing colibri hummers using indirect measurements.https://scholarworks.uark.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2151&context=jaas

Kannan
On Saturday, 16 July, 2022 at 05:51:14 am GMT-5, Joseph Neal <joeneal...> wrote:

#yiv0706355187 P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}
A Mexican Violetear is visiting feeders in Carroll County, just a few miles south of Eureka Springs. The bird showed up on July 11. Judy Griffith, Vivek Govind Kumar, and I saw it late yesterday. This is about the seventh record for Arkansas and apparently first documented one Arkansas in two decades.

Judy emailed me video grabs of the big hummer taken by the homeowners. I shared them with Vivek. When I saw them, some very old brain cells unused for 30 years screamed “Green Violetear,” an old name for a bird I had seen in 1990, when in August and September it visited a feeder east of Rogers.

The old Green Violetear is now recognized as Mexican Violetear and Lesser Violetear. Vivek realized this must be Mexican Violear.

The homeowners, Laura and Kevin Wood, have a fine hummingbird feeder set up. When we arrived at their place (5:20 PM) we had the big green hummer in just a few minutes. I do mean big – a giant compared to a dozen Ruby-throated Hummingbirds visiting same feeders.

Mexican Violetears nest in upland pine-oak forests and edge with clearings in southern Mexico and Central America. The Wood place is upland forest, with mature shortleaf pine and mixed hardwood species. The Woods are building a home in a relatively small clearing enclosed by this forest habitat.

Post-breeding season dispersal as documented in eBird reports for Mexican Violetears are scattered mainly across the eastern US, including well north and east of Arkansas. They cross state and national boundaries without walls, and with ease and no paperwork!

Laura and Kevin Wood welcome other birders who are respectful of the land. If interested: <goodwinwood...> 



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Date: 7/16/22 3:51 am
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: MEXICAN VIOLETEAR NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS
A Mexican Violetear is visiting feeders in Carroll County, just a few miles south of Eureka Springs. The bird showed up on July 11. Judy Griffith, Vivek Govind Kumar, and I saw it late yesterday. This is about the seventh record for Arkansas and apparently first documented one Arkansas in two decades.
Judy emailed me video grabs of the big hummer taken by the homeowners. I shared them with Vivek. When I saw them, some very old brain cells unused for 30 years screamed Green Violetear, an old name for a bird I had seen in 1990, when in August and September it visited a feeder east of Rogers.
The old Green Violetear is now recognized as Mexican Violetear and Lesser Violetear. Vivek realized this must be Mexican Violear.
The homeowners, Laura and Kevin Wood, have a fine hummingbird feeder set up. When we arrived at their place (5:20 PM) we had the big green hummer in just a few minutes. I do mean big a giant compared to a dozen Ruby-throated Hummingbirds visiting same feeders.
Mexican Violetears nest in upland pine-oak forests and edge with clearings in southern Mexico and Central America. The Wood place is upland forest, with mature shortleaf pine and mixed hardwood species. The Woods are building a home in a relatively small clearing enclosed by this forest habitat.
Post-breeding season dispersal as documented in eBird reports for Mexican Violetears are scattered mainly across the eastern US, including well north and east of Arkansas. They cross state and national boundaries without walls, and with ease and no paperwork!
Laura and Kevin Wood welcome other birders who are respectful of the land. If interested: <goodwinwood...>


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Date: 7/15/22 5:32 pm
From: Adam Schaffer <000000135bd342dd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
I saw juveniles begging at Coler im the daytime I think the last few days of June.

Adam Schaffer
Bentonville

> On Jul 14, 2022, at 2:12 PM, Steve Marak <samarak...> wrote:
>
>  Jonathan,
>
> A long time ago now, more than 20 years, I'm sure, Cathy and I went on an owl prowl led by a local guy here in NW Arkansas who could do a great Barred Owl call.
>
> He started calling, and within 5 minutes or so got an owl to respond. But as soon as it did, a second owl also responded, and the two started an intense and rapid conversation for a minute or so, then ... nothing. Our leader wasn't able to get either to respond again.
>
> He said - paraphrasing of course - "that sometimes happens, if a couple of owls are around, they start talking, then apparently fly off arm in arm or something". So he'd heard that before, but I don't think he really knew what kind of behavior it was.
>
> I hear Barred Owls here (west Springdale) regularly if I'm outside late at night and sometimes hear a couple of them from different directions, and I know they can hear each other, but I've never heard that kind of interaction again.
>
> Steve
>
> On 7/13/2022 11:01 PM, jonathanperry24 wrote:
>> Okay, this may not interest many of you. But I've been in my study in our house in the East Oaks neighborhood of Fayetteville, and just less than ten minutes ago heard this:
>>
>> First Barred Owl: Hoot hootie hoot
>>
>> Okay, we all know that. But then, after several iterations--
>>
>> Second Barred Owl: Hoot hoot hoot hoot
>>
>> And this went on for about a minute. Which, if you check with your smart phone, is a really long time.
>>
>> So: socializing? mating? challenging? congregating? friending?
>>
>> I've never heard this before in our neighborhood or anywhere else, though I will say that Barred Owls are actually pretty frequent callers in our neighborhood, one of the blessings of living amongst trees.
>>
>> Y'all be good.
>>
>> Jonathan Perry, Ph.D.
>> Licensed Psychologist
>> Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Date: 7/14/22 11:12 am
From: Steve Marak <samarak...>
Subject: Re: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
Jonathan,

A long time ago now, more than 20 years, I'm sure, Cathy and I went on
an owl prowl led by a local guy here in NW Arkansas who could do a great
Barred Owl call.

He started calling, and within 5 minutes or so got an owl to respond.
But as soon as it did, a second owl also responded, and the two started
an intense and rapid conversation for a minute or so, then ... nothing.
Our leader wasn't able to get either to respond again.

He said - paraphrasing of course - "that sometimes happens, if a couple
of owls are around, they start talking, then apparently fly off arm in
arm or something". So he'd heard that before, but I don't think he
really knew what kind of behavior it was.

I hear Barred Owls here (west Springdale) regularly if I'm outside late
at night and sometimes hear a couple of them from different directions,
and I know they can hear each other, but I've never heard that kind of
interaction again.

Steve

On 7/13/2022 11:01 PM, jonathanperry24 wrote:
> Okay, this may not interest many of you.  But I've been in my study in
> our house in the East Oaks neighborhood of Fayetteville, and just less
> than ten minutes ago heard this:
>
> First Barred Owl: Hoot hootie hoot
>
> Okay, we all know that.  But then, after several iterations--
>
> Second Barred Owl: Hoot hoot hoot hoot
>
> And this went on for about a minute.  Which, if you check with your
> smart phone, is a really long time.
>
> So: socializing? mating? challenging? congregating? friending?
>
> I've never heard this before in our neighborhood or anywhere else,
> though I will say that Barred Owls are actually pretty frequent
> callers in our neighborhood, one of the blessings of living amongst trees.
>
> Y'all be good.
>
> Jonathan Perry, Ph.D.
> Licensed Psychologist
> Fayetteville, Arkansas
>
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Date: 7/14/22 4:58 am
From: Robin Buff <robinbuff...>
Subject: Re: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
We have been hearing a pair every night for the past week just west of
Fayetteville. We have a mature hardwood forest canopy. They seem to prefer
the Who-all version of the call. I look forward to it every night.

Robin Buff
Clabber Creek Woods

On Wed, Jul 13, 2022, 11:01 PM jonathanperry24 <jonathanperry24...>
wrote:

> Okay, this may not interest many of you. But I've been in my study in our
> house in the East Oaks neighborhood of Fayetteville, and just less than ten
> minutes ago heard this:
>
> First Barred Owl: Hoot hootie hoot
>
> Okay, we all know that. But then, after several iterations--
>
> Second Barred Owl: Hoot hoot hoot hoot
>
> And this went on for about a minute. Which, if you check with your smart
> phone, is a really long time.
>
> So: socializing? mating? challenging? congregating? friending?
>
> I've never heard this before in our neighborhood or anywhere else, though
> I will say that Barred Owls are actually pretty frequent callers in our
> neighborhood, one of the blessings of living amongst trees.
>
> Y'all be good.
>
> Jonathan Perry, Ph.D.
> Licensed Psychologist
> Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Date: 7/14/22 3:53 am
From: Harriet Jansma <hjansma...>
Subject: Re: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
We hear them often. Two years ago they had a nest nearby, likely in our woods. We were able to hear the cries of the hatchlings asking to be fed. Not sure we've heard the exact call that you describe, Jonathan, but we do hear them calling back and forth. There's a lot of wooded unbuilt land south of us, good habitat for many birds and other critters.
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Subject: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville

Okay, this may not interest many of you. But I've been in my study in our house in the East Oaks neighborhood of Fayetteville, and just less than ten minutes ago heard this:

First Barred Owl: Hoot hootie hoot

Okay, we all know that. But then, after several iterations--

Second Barred Owl: Hoot hoot hoot hoot

And this went on for about a minute. Which, if you check with your smart phone, is a really long time.

So: socializing? mating? challenging? congregating? friending?

I've never heard this before in our neighborhood or anywhere else, though I will say that Barred Owls are actually pretty frequent callers in our neighborhood, one of the blessings of living amongst trees.

Y'all be good.

Jonathan Perry, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Date: 7/13/22 9:01 pm
From: jonathanperry24 <jonathanperry24...>
Subject: Barred Owls in east Fayetteville
Okay, this may not interest many of you. But I've been in my study in our
house in the East Oaks neighborhood of Fayetteville, and just less than ten
minutes ago heard this:

First Barred Owl: Hoot hootie hoot

Okay, we all know that. But then, after several iterations--

Second Barred Owl: Hoot hoot hoot hoot

And this went on for about a minute. Which, if you check with your smart
phone, is a really long time.

So: socializing? mating? challenging? congregating? friending?

I've never heard this before in our neighborhood or anywhere else, though I
will say that Barred Owls are actually pretty frequent callers in our
neighborhood, one of the blessings of living amongst trees.

Y'all be good.

Jonathan Perry, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Date: 7/13/22 6:58 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - July 13


It was mostly clear, brutally hot (heat index of 110+), with a slight wind
on the bird survey today. 53 species were found. Very little singing was
heard today and Passerines were scarce. I started in the dark around 5:00
a.m. hoping for some nightjars and owls but only found one owl and some
bats. Caught the morning flight out of the heronry but numbers were down on
ibis', Great Egrets and Little-blue Herons. No storks this week. The big
highlight of the day was finding 4 Limpkins feeding together on Push Creek.
Also got to see a Purple Gallinule karate kick a Cattle Egret in the chest
with both feet when it landed to close to its young and sent it flying away.
Also, if you want to see Least Bitterns and King Rails, the observation
platform/photo blind on Pintail Lake is the place to be early in the
morning. Got great close-up looks at both species. The King Rail crossed
the gravel road by the platform a couple times with pauses and a Least
Bittern was putting on a show in the cattails next to the platform. Here is
my list for today:



Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 11

Canada Goose - 5

Wood Duck - 12

Pied-billed Grebe - 15

Neotropic Cormorant - 13 (4 on nests.)

Anhinga - 31 (numerous near fledging young.)

Least Bittern - 3

Great-blue Heron - 5

Great Egret - 9

Snowy Egret - 20

Little-blue Heron - 55

Cattle Egret - ~10,000

Green Heron - 8

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - 6

White Ibis - 274

Black Vulture - 1

Turkey Vulture - 60

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1

Cooper's Hawk - 1

King Rail - 2

Purple Gallinule - 83 (also 7 broods of young.)

Common Gallinule - 63 (also numerous broods of young.)

Limpkin - 4

Killdeer - 3

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 4

Barred Owl - 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1

Belted Kingfisher - 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Hairy Woodpecker - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 2

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 2

White-eyed Vireo - 2

American Crow - 4

Fish Crow - 4

Purple Martin - 1

Tree Swallow - 3

Barn Swallow - 8

Carolina Wren - 4

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1

European Starling - 22 (flyover flock)

Louisiana Waterthrush - 2

Common Yellowthroat - 3

Yellow-breasted Chat - 1

Summer Tanager - 2

Northern Cardinal - 6

Indigo Bunting - 6

Painted Bunting - 1

Dickcissel - 1

Red-winged Blackbird - 87

Common Grackle - 129

Brown-headed Cowbird - 1





Odonates:



Halloween Pennant

Four-spotted Pennant

Slaty Skimmer

Eastern Pondhawk

Blue Dasher

Black Saddlebags





Herps:



American Alligator

Green Treefrog

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Green Frog







Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR












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Date: 7/13/22 3:27 pm
From: Charles H Mills <00000218c727d931-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: WHITE IBIS JUVS CONTINUE AT LAKE SEQUOYAH IN FAYETTEVILLE
The transition of White Ibis from primarily uncommon to rare late summer and fall visitors to common breeders and rare winter residents in southern Arkansas perhaps began with a spate of records from Jefferson County in the mid-1980’s. When specified, these reports involved immatures. The mid-June or earlier reports were described as ‘early’ but I suspect that, instead, they resulted from an unknown breeding population. Then, during the spring of 1990, adults began a continuous presence at Millwood Lake, Hempstead County, with young of the year appearing by late June/early July. Given the proximity to nearby large, multiple species rookeries, local breeding was also suspected in this case as well. Confirmed breeding would not occur until 1996 in Clark County. From that point on, reports and counts of individuals have mushroomed in many sections of Arkansas but especially in the southern half of the state.

Charles Mills
Wake Village TX 75501

> On Jul 13, 2022, at 3:37 PM, Joseph Neal <joeneal...> wrote:
>
> “Something’s happening here,
> what it is ain’t exactly clear”
> – Buffalo Springfield (1967)
>
> Some of you older folks may remember Buffalo Springfield from the 1960s. Of course, they were singing about the political and cultural milieu of the 1960s, but for me it also applies to what’s going on in the bird world. In this regard, I appreciated the extensive exploration of the Limpkin situation by Jerry Butler in the July 11, 2022, Arkansas Democrat Gazette (“Shell Game,” page 1D).
>
> But what’s on my mind this morning are White Ibises in the Ozarks of western Arkansas, where they are unexpected and always of great interest. White Ibises are common nesting birds in the wooded swamps of extreme southern Arkansas, but they are totally unexpected in the forested uplands of northern Arkansas. Nevertheless, by mid to late summer, we usually see a few (1-2), often juveniles that have wandered north after the nesting season.
>
> Most of our local observations are from the Arkansas River Valley in places like Frog Bayou WMA. So it was a wonderful surprise when on Sunday July 10, juvenile White Ibises (9) were observed by Wendy McBride in swampy Lake Sequoyah in Fayetteville and then seen by others.
>
> Back in 2009, National Audubon did an analysis of how rising temperatures would impact various bird species. Arkansas data lead to the prediction that White Ibiseswould extend range 100 miles north. Here we are, 13 years later.
>
> Dr Vivek Govind Kumar and I spent an hour at Lake Sequoyah this morning. We relocated 5 of the original 9 ibises. This is the same area where Todd Ballinger found Limpkins (2) in mid-May. Vivek and I picked up 48 species in 1-hour this morning. Among them early, southbound shorebird migrants. Besides the locally nesting Killdeer: Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper.
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Date: 7/13/22 2:01 pm
From: Judy Griffith <9waterfall9...>
Subject: Re: WHITE IBIS JUVS CONTINUE AT LAKE SEQUOYAH IN FAYETTEVILLE
Wonderful!


> On Jul 13, 2022, at 3:37 PM, Joseph Neal <joeneal...> wrote:
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> “Something’s happening here,
> what it is ain’t exactly clear”
> – Buffalo Springfield (1967)
>
> Some of you older folks may remember Buffalo Springfield from the 1960s. Of course, they were singing about the political and cultural milieu of the 1960s, but for me it also applies to what’s going on in the bird world. In this regard, I appreciated the extensive exploration of the Limpkin situation by Jerry Butler in the July 11, 2022, Arkansas Democrat Gazette (“Shell Game,” page 1D).
>
> But what’s on my mind this morning are White Ibises in the Ozarks of western Arkansas, where they are unexpected and always of great interest. White Ibises are common nesting birds in the wooded swamps of extreme southern Arkansas, but they are totally unexpected in the forested uplands of northern Arkansas. Nevertheless, by mid to late summer, we usually see a few (1-2), often juveniles that have wandered north after the nesting season.
>
> Most of our local observations are from the Arkansas River Valley in places like Frog Bayou WMA. So it was a wonderful surprise when on Sunday July 10, juvenile White Ibises (9) were observed by Wendy McBride in swampy Lake Sequoyah in Fayetteville and then seen by others.
>
> Back in 2009, National Audubon did an analysis of how rising temperatures would impact various bird species. Arkansas data lead to the prediction that White Ibises would extend range 100 miles north. Here we are, 13 years later.
>
> Dr Vivek Govind Kumar and I spent an hour at Lake Sequoyah this morning. We relocated 5 of the original 9 ibises. This is the same area where Todd Ballinger found Limpkins (2) in mid-May. Vivek and I picked up 48 species in 1-hour this morning. Among them early, southbound shorebird migrants. Besides the locally nesting Killdeer: Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper.
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Date: 7/13/22 1:38 pm
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: WHITE IBIS JUVS CONTINUE AT LAKE SEQUOYAH IN FAYETTEVILLE
Somethings happening here,

what it is aint exactly clear

Buffalo Springfield (1967)



Some of you older folks may remember Buffalo Springfield from the 1960s. Of course, they were singing about the political and cultural milieu of the 1960s, but for me it also applies to whats going on in the bird world. In this regard, I appreciated the extensive exploration of the Limpkin situation by Jerry Butler in the July 11, 2022, Arkansas Democrat Gazette (Shell Game, page 1D).


But whats on my mind this morning are White Ibises in the Ozarks of western Arkansas, where they are unexpected and always of great interest. White Ibises are common nesting birds in the wooded swamps of extreme southern Arkansas, but they are totally unexpected in the forested uplands of northern Arkansas. Nevertheless, by mid to late summer, we usually see a few (1-2), often juveniles that have wandered north after the nesting season.
Most of our local observations are from the Arkansas River Valley in places like Frog Bayou WMA. So it was a wonderful surprise when on Sunday July 10, juvenile White Ibises (9) were observed by Wendy McBride in swampy Lake Sequoyah in Fayetteville and then seen by others.
Back in 2009, National Audubon did an analysis of how rising temperatures would impact various bird species. Arkansas data lead to the prediction that White Ibises would extend range 100 miles north. Here we are, 13 years later.
Dr Vivek Govind Kumar and I spent an hour at Lake Sequoyah this morning. We relocated 5 of the original 9 ibises. This is the same area where Todd Ballinger found Limpkins (2) in mid-May. Vivek and I picked up 48 species in 1-hour this morning. Among them early, southbound shorebird migrants. Besides the locally nesting Killdeer: Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper.


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Date: 7/13/22 6:33 am
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: PUMAs at Sunnymede
Purple Martins have started early staging along the Arkansas River here in
Fort Smith. I counted 75 at Sunnymede Park this morning. It was 6:15. Most
of them were sitting on wires preening. I think they just woke up.
Sadly, for the first time ever, I saw a male House Sparrow sitting and
chirping on a bluebird box. I went to investigate and sure enough found two
dead baby Tree Swallows. The parents had been feeding them last week. HOSPs
are a rarity in the park. I hope this doesn’t turn into a new thing.

Sandy B

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Date: 7/13/22 5:55 am
From: Harriet Jansma <hjansma...>
Subject: Re: not rare, but fun to observe
I think that is also what we are seeing: they chat constantly when they show up in groups. We haven't seen them close up to identify young and old.
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Our House Finches have a new batch of fledglings. And they are such chatty families!
J

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On Jul 13, 2022, at 7:35 AM, Harriet Jansma <hjansma...><mailto:<hjansma...>> wrote:

House Finches show up early and late at our bird bath. Last evening a female swooped in to compete with a Catbird, sipping for several minutes until the Catbird flapped to send her away. The finches often sip in small groups and stay and chat.

After the Catbird sent the Finch away, a squirrel did the same to the Catbird. Water is scarce up on our hill, and we must fill the basin every morning ahead of the high evaporation rate of our very hot July days. We all want and need rain.

Harriet Jansma
south slope of Mount Sequoyah, Fayetteville

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Date: 7/13/22 5:47 am
From: Dons Ipad <9waterfall9...>
Subject: Re: not rare, but fun to observe
Our House Finches have a new batch of fledglings. And they are such chatty families!
J

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> On Jul 13, 2022, at 7:35 AM, Harriet Jansma <hjansma...> wrote:
>
> House Finches show up early and late at our bird bath. Last evening a female swooped in to compete with a Catbird, sipping for several minutes until the Catbird flapped to send her away. The finches often sip in small groups and stay and chat.
>
> After the Catbird sent the Finch away, a squirrel did the same to the Catbird. Water is scarce up on our hill, and we must fill the basin every morning ahead of the high evaporation rate of our very hot July days. We all want and need rain.
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> Harriet Jansma
> south slope of Mount Sequoyah, Fayetteville
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Date: 7/13/22 5:35 am
From: Harriet Jansma <hjansma...>
Subject: not rare, but fun to observe
House Finches show up early and late at our bird bath. Last evening a female swooped in to compete with a Catbird, sipping for several minutes until the Catbird flapped to send her away. The finches often sip in small groups and stay and chat.

After the Catbird sent the Finch away, a squirrel did the same to the Catbird. Water is scarce up on our hill, and we must fill the basin every morning ahead of the high evaporation rate of our very hot July days. We all want and need rain.

Harriet Jansma
south slope of Mount Sequoyah, Fayetteville

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Date: 7/11/22 8:12 pm
From: Lynn Risser <lynnkrisser...>
Subject: Re: Bird Viewing Platform for Lake Sequoyah, Fayetteville



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> On Jul 11, 2022, at 5:20 PM, Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> wrote:
>
> 
> There are some birds that are only going to be viewable by boat, like where the limpkins hung out most of the time. So, you'll still miss quite a bit but, I think it's a great idea. I'm not sure the best place, or how to go about any of it but I do know it will take someone very determined to head it up... Either someone independently willing to work with the town, etc... or, pulling in some Audubon people that might carry a little more influence. :)
> If you get a couple people interested, I might suggest organizing a field trip for people to go and bird and also discuss ideas and even volunteer if they'd like.
> That's my 2 cents anyway.
> I've only birded there maybe 5 or 6 times total in the last 4 years or so. It's about 45 minutes from me and, the further something is from me the less likely I am to do it. ha. But it is a really cool place that has had some really good birds. So, I do hope something can happen. :)
>
> Daniel Mason
>
> On 7/11/2022 11:22 AM, Betty Evans wrote:
>> Good morning,
>>
>> I had the opportunity to see the Ibis this morning at Lake Sequoyah and now am offering an idea for improving the viewing opportunities there.
>>
>>
>>
>> A large variety of waterfowl and shorebirds are often visible from the high bank area on the north shore of Lake Sequoyah, east of the bridge. Unfortunately, the paths to get to the beaten down places we call overlooks are steep and rough. And, once you get to the overlook you are facing a steep drop to the water.
>>
>> I would like to suggest that the local birding community come together to work with the city to install a floating platform (dock) for bird viewing. The platform I envision would be placed along the highest part of the bank and have two levels. You would enter the platform at the top level via a ramp to the high bank and there would be stairs within the platform to the water level. Viewing would be available at both levels. (Fishermen might want to utilize the lower level also.)
>>
>> I just have the idea, I am not well connected in Fayetteville to the parks department or to sources of funds. I just know that I am apprehensive every time I go to the viewing areas along that part of the lake and I would like to see a safer, more easily accessible birding spot. I hope there is someone out there on this list who likes this idea and has the right connections and/or is willing to lead the charge to make it happen. I will be happy to provide support in any way I can.
>>
>> Betty Evans
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Date: 7/11/22 3:20 pm
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Re: Bird Viewing Platform for Lake Sequoyah, Fayetteville
There are some birds that are only going to be viewable by boat, like
where the limpkins hung out most of the time. So, you'll still miss
quite a bit but, I think it's a great idea. I'm not sure the best place,
or how to go about any of it but I do know it will take someone very
determined to head it up... Either someone independently willing to work
with the town, etc... or, pulling in some Audubon people that might
carry a little more influence. :)
If you get a couple people interested, I might suggest organizing a
field trip for people to go and bird and also discuss ideas and even
volunteer if they'd like.
That's my 2 cents anyway.
I've only birded there maybe 5 or 6 times total in the last 4 years or
so. It's about 45 minutes from me and, the further something is from me
the less likely I am to do it. ha.  But it is a really cool place that
has had some really good birds. So, I do hope something can happen. :)

Daniel Mason

On 7/11/2022 11:22 AM, Betty Evans wrote:
>
> Good morning,
>
> I had the opportunity to see the Ibis this morning at Lake Sequoyah
> and now am offering an idea for improving the viewing opportunities there.
>
>
> A large variety of waterfowl and shorebirds are often visible from the
> high bank area on the north shore of Lake Sequoyah, east of the
> bridge.  Unfortunately, the paths to get to the beaten down places we
> call overlooks are steep and rough.  And, once you get to the overlook
> you are facing a steep drop to the water.
>
> I would like to suggest that the local birding community come together
> to work with the city to install a floating platform (dock) for bird
> viewing.  The platform I envision would be placed along the highest
> part of the bank and have two levels. You would enter the platform at
> the top level via a ramp to the high bank and there would be stairs
> within the platform to the water level.  Viewing would be available at
> both levels. (Fishermen might want to utilize the lower level also.)
>
> I just have the idea, I am not well connected in Fayetteville to the
> parks department or to sources of funds.  I just know that I am
> apprehensive every time I go to the viewing areas along that part of
> the lake and I would like to see a safer, more easily accessible
> birding spot.  I hope there is someone out there on this list who
> likes this idea and has the right connections and/or is willing to
> lead the charge to make it happen.  I will be happy to provide support
> in any way I can.
>
> Betty Evans
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Date: 7/11/22 10:27 am
From: Kenneth Younger <kyounger...>
Subject: Re: Bird Viewing Platform for Lake Sequoyah, Fayetteville
Hi Betty,

I was there yesterday and ran into two other birders and we had the
same conclusion. We even commented we'd be willing to contribute
time/money/effort to a platform/blind. I'm not versed in how it would
work either, but I'm happy to help!

Also, a general hello to everyone on the list. I just moved to
Fayetteville from Fort Worth, TX, and hope to meet many of the birders
in the area.

Good birding!
-Kenny

Kenny Younger
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@kenny

On Mon, Jul 11, 2022 at 11:22 AM Betty Evans <betty_evans...> wrote:
>
> Good morning,
>
> I had the opportunity to see the Ibis this morning at Lake Sequoyah and now am offering an idea for improving the viewing opportunities there.
>
>
> A large variety of waterfowl and shorebirds are often visible from the high bank area on the north shore of Lake Sequoyah, east of the bridge. Unfortunately, the paths to get to the beaten down places we call overlooks are steep and rough. And, once you get to the overlook you are facing a steep drop to the water.
>
> I would like to suggest that the local birding community come together to work with the city to install a floating platform (dock) for bird viewing. The platform I envision would be placed along the highest part of the bank and have two levels. You would enter the platform at the top level via a ramp to the high bank and there would be stairs within the platform to the water level. Viewing would be available at both levels. (Fishermen might want to utilize the lower level also.)
>
> I just have the idea, I am not well connected in Fayetteville to the parks department or to sources of funds. I just know that I am apprehensive every time I go to the viewing areas along that part of the lake and I would like to see a safer, more easily accessible birding spot. I hope there is someone out there on this list who likes this idea and has the right connections and/or is willing to lead the charge to make it happen. I will be happy to provide support in any way I can.
>
> Betty Evans
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Date: 7/11/22 9:22 am
From: Betty Evans <betty_evans...>
Subject: Bird Viewing Platform for Lake Sequoyah, Fayetteville
Good morning,

I had the opportunity to see the Ibis this morning at Lake Sequoyah and now am offering an idea for improving the viewing opportunities there.


A large variety of waterfowl and shorebirds are often visible from the high bank area on the north shore of Lake Sequoyah, east of the bridge. Unfortunately, the paths to get to the beaten down places we call overlooks are steep and rough. And, once you get to the overlook you are facing a steep drop to the water.

I would like to suggest that the local birding community come together to work with the city to install a floating platform (dock) for bird viewing. The platform I envision would be placed along the highest part of the bank and have two levels. You would enter the platform at the top level via a ramp to the high bank and there would be stairs within the platform to the water level. Viewing would be available at both levels. (Fishermen might want to utilize the lower level also.)

I just have the idea, I am not well connected in Fayetteville to the parks department or to sources of funds. I just know that I am apprehensive every time I go to the viewing areas along that part of the lake and I would like to see a safer, more easily accessible birding spot. I hope there is someone out there on this list who likes this idea and has the right connections and/or is willing to lead the charge to make it happen. I will be happy to provide support in any way I can.

Betty Evans

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Date: 7/10/22 5:48 pm
From: Jeremy Cohen <jeremy3cohen...>
Subject: White Ibis in fayetteville
Nine juvenile white ibis are currently being seen at Lake Sequoyah in
Fayetteville, a 3rd Washington county record and first in 31 years. Found
this morning by Wendy Mcbride and refound by my wife and I at 6:30pm. Two
snowy egrets as well.

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Postdoctoral Researcher
Yale Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
*Website <http://www.jeremycohenecologist.com> *●* Google Scholar
<https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=sq-uvqAAAAAJ>*
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Date: 7/10/22 10:33 am
From: Daniel Scheiman <birddan...>
Subject: ASCA Meeting, July 14, The 7th Continent
This Thursday July 14 at 7 pm is Audubon Society of Central Arkansas’s monthly meeting. All are welcome to tune in via Zoom. This month’s presenter is Karen Holliday, who will share tales from her trip to Antarctica and Chile. Details at https://ar.audubon.org/events/7th-continent-adventures-bottom-world. Register in advance at https://audubon.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUofuuspzopHtz4ie4Fjm-lpf5zkiMBE19t?fbclid=IwAR1EpQ-jmIK-nepCZSYlsKZ2TJ4CHY9IbmPS8vrVvzAFfs2iegpOxhicueE After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Dan Scheiman

Little Rock, AR




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Date: 7/10/22 7:25 am
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: BIRDS AND BEES AT CHESNEY PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA
Yesterdays Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society field trip to Chesney Prairie Natural Area began when it wasnt actually cool at 7:30 and ended by 10 when it was indisputably insufferable. We mainly slow-walked 1-mile on a mowed trail (many thanks to Land Steward Joe Woolbright of Ozark Ecological Restoration, Inc).
Yellow-billed Cuckoos singing in the heat. Scissor-tailed Flycatchers overhead in formation. Blue Grosbeaks in adjoining fields. Mainly a grand party of Dickcissels, with many adults carrying food like grasshoppers in their beaks to fledglings hidden in rising native grasses. 30+ species overall. Dr Vivek Govind Kumar, who will soon be leaving Arkansas for his post-doc position, submitted this eBird list:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S114749784<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS114749784&data=05%7C01%<7Carbird-l...>%7C8591e548563d4096203908da62800477%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637930599208158592%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=so%2FhP7vMYd7uybLuDstfHS67xBdl4ZcrwmwVyDu%2BVXE%3D&reserved=0>
We have been doing a Chesney trip around second week in July for over a decade. It is the time of unimaginable glories of a Tallgrass Prairie gesturing towards ultimates, accompanied by all manner of pollinating creatures. Blazing Stars (Liatris species, AKA Gayfeathers) are in early bloom. Ashy Sunflowers are starting.
Native prairies thrive in the intense solar radiation. Watching pollinators going about assigned tasks, my heat-addled brain drifted back to a field trip, July 11, 2011, attended by Amber Tripodi, who back then was a PhD candidate studying bumblebees. She told us many just called her the bee gal. She shared with us her enthusiasms for pollinators, including several bumblebee species. It made a very suitable addition to the informal agenda of this field trip. We are still looking.


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