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11/25/20 1:38 pm Em Donahue <emilyrdonahue...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Yes
11/24/20 5:36 pm Gmail <butchchq8...> Christmas lights - berries?
11/24/20 4:30 pm Karen Konarski-Hart <karen...> Re: Saw-whet owl
11/24/20 3:02 pm Carol Meyerdirk <0000019a25042283-dmarc-request...> Saw-whet owl
11/24/20 5:10 am Joseph Neal <joeneal...> FERRUGINOUS HAWK AT PRAIRIE SP (Missouri)
11/23/20 2:47 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough CBC
11/23/20 12:42 pm Harriet Jansma <hjansma...> Re: The Woodpecker and The Squirrel
11/23/20 11:46 am Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Sapsucker tongue-twister
11/23/20 11:41 am Kathie Riedel <00000270674fa8fb-dmarc-request...> The Woodpecker and The Squirrel
11/23/20 11:22 am Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher
11/23/20 10:35 am ladyhawke1 <ladyhawke1...> Location: Long-tailed Duck-Pine Bluff
11/23/20 10:15 am ladyhawke1 <ladyhawke1...> Long-tailed Duck-Pine Bluff
11/23/20 8:11 am Glenn <000001214b3fcb01-dmarc-request...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Yes
11/23/20 7:40 am Mitchell Pruitt <mitchellpruitt24...> Harlan's Red-tailed Hawks RETURN Hindsville, AR
11/23/20 3:27 am Joseph Neal <joeneal...> Rufous/Allen's hummer (Selasphorus sp) in Fayetteville
11/22/20 2:43 pm Joseph Neal <joeneal...> SELASPHORUS HUMMER AT FAYETTEVILLE
11/22/20 12:25 pm plm108 <plm108...> Harris's Sparrow at Lollie Bottoms (Faulkner County)
11/22/20 10:22 am Cody Massery <CodyTheBirder...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher
11/22/20 9:14 am plm108 <plm108...> White-winged Scoter at Beaverfork Lake (Faulkner County)
11/22/20 4:49 am Joseph Neal <joeneal...> Sami longspur influx
11/21/20 2:35 pm ladyhawke1 <ladyhawke1...> Surf Scoter
11/21/20 1:04 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Continues Today
11/21/20 1:02 pm Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Continues Today
11/21/20 11:57 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Continues Today
11/21/20 11:46 am Kay Hodnett <sallyportk...> Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Continues Today
11/21/20 10:20 am plm108 <plm108...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher Continues Today
11/21/20 10:18 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> more purple
11/21/20 8:59 am Kelly Chitwood <kellyannchitwood...> Forked-railed Flycatcher! YES!
11/21/20 8:39 am James Dixon <jamesdixonlr...> Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher
11/20/20 5:06 pm Kelly Chitwood <kellyannchitwood...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher
11/20/20 3:26 pm Gail King <000003a724e104da-dmarc-request...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher present 11/20/20 at 11:15-11:45
11/20/20 2:08 pm plm108 <plm108...> Re: FTFL Sightings
11/20/20 1:52 pm DAN SCHEIMAN <birddan...> Re: FTFL Sightings
11/20/20 1:47 pm Donna Haynes <00000003bd9d64d2-dmarc-request...> Re: FTFL Sightings
11/20/20 1:45 pm Krajcir, Kevin <KrajcirKJ...> FTFL Sightings
11/20/20 9:00 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
11/20/20 8:50 am Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...> Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
11/20/20 7:50 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> hybrids
11/20/20 4:59 am Anderson, Leif E -FS <000002b0bc8b0106-dmarc-request...> 121st Christmas Bird Counts, in strange times. ADDING Pine Bluff
11/19/20 11:13 pm Warbling Vireo <0000001d24760ffa-dmarc-request...> Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
11/19/20 5:41 pm Terry Butler <twbutler1941...> Ross's goose at The Abram ponds in Cleburne county. 50 Swans also.
11/19/20 4:06 pm JFR <johnfredman...> CACKLING GEESE AT BOYD POINT
11/19/20 11:33 am Kelly Chitwood <kellyannchitwood...> Re: Fork-tailed fly catcher
11/19/20 11:18 am Jane Wiewora <janewiewora...> Re: Fork-tailed fly catcher
11/19/20 10:45 am Kelly Chitwood <kellyannchitwood...> Re: Fork-tailed fly catcher
11/19/20 10:45 am Delos McCauley <mccauleydelos...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher Photos
11/19/20 10:02 am Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Re: Fwd: [leasbirds] Saw Whet Owl (in Manhattan)
11/19/20 9:43 am CAMPBELL, MARTIN <campbem...> Fwd: [leasbirds] Saw Whet Owl (in Manhattan)
11/19/20 7:30 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Re: eBird is Back Online
11/19/20 7:19 am plm108 <plm108...> eBird is Back Online
11/19/20 5:38 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> pufi
11/18/20 4:00 pm Joseph Neal <joeneal...> longspurs
11/18/20 3:03 pm Jerry Butler <jerrysharon.butler...> Fork-tailed fly catcher
11/18/20 9:29 am Michael D. Collins <mike...> Ivory-billed Woodpecker: Debunking the Critics
11/18/20 9:04 am Anderson, Leif E -FS <000002b0bc8b0106-dmarc-request...> 121th Christmas Bird Counts, in strange times ADDING a typo correction to the 20th (Sun, not Fri)
11/18/20 8:20 am Glenn <000001214b3fcb01-dmarc-request...> Fork-tailed flycatcher, yes.
11/17/20 9:58 pm Good <theoldcrow...> Say's Phoebe
11/17/20 8:34 pm Anderson, Leif E -FS <000002b0bc8b0106-dmarc-request...> 121th Christmas Bird Counts, in strange times
11/17/20 7:26 pm Karen Holliday <ladyhawke1...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher-County Correction
11/17/20 3:37 pm Barry Haas <bhaas...> Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
11/17/20 2:50 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
11/17/20 2:08 pm Joseph Neal <joeneal...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
11/17/20 12:56 pm Karen Holliday <ladyhawke1...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher-Yes
11/17/20 11:32 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: GPS Location MUCHLY appreciated! Fork-tailed Flycatcher Location
11/17/20 11:16 am <shalom...> <shalom...> GPS Location MUCHLY appreciated! Fork-tailed Flycatcher Location
11/17/20 11:16 am Lyndal York <lrbluejay...> Re: Dickcissel photos
11/17/20 10:41 am plm108 <plm108...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher Location
11/17/20 9:41 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher continues
11/17/20 7:48 am Vivek Govind Kumar <vivekgk3...> Spotted Towhee - Fayetteville
11/17/20 6:41 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher continues
11/17/20 5:19 am Araks O <araks.ohanyan...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher continues
11/16/20 7:57 pm Lyndal York <lrbluejay...> Male Dickcissel photo needed
11/16/20 7:50 pm Lyndal York <lrbluejay...> Help needed on Holla Bend birding
11/16/20 4:04 pm Daniel Scheiman <birddan...> eBird: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Stakeout Hotspot
11/16/20 1:04 pm Michael <mplinz...> Fork-tailed Flycatcher
11/16/20 12:30 pm Kay Hodnett <sallyportk...> Re: Injured bird?
11/16/20 12:29 pm Karen Konarski-Hart <karen...> Re: Injured bird?
11/16/20 12:14 pm Kay Hodnett <sallyportk...> Injured bird?
11/15/20 8:53 am Barry Haas <bhaas...> Gizmodo: Trump Tried to Scoop Up a Popular Birding Preserve for His Border Wall, But You Don’t Mess With Birders
11/15/20 6:54 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> landscaping help
11/14/20 9:23 am Charles H Mills <00000218c727d931-dmarc-request...> Sandhill Cranes
11/13/20 2:58 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Re: USFWS AR refuge hunt schedule
11/13/20 2:49 pm Karen And Jim Rowe <00000131a1cf8fbc-dmarc-request...> USFWS AR refuge hunt schedule
11/13/20 2:23 pm Donna Haynes <00000003bd9d64d2-dmarc-request...> Lawson Elementary Bird Feeding stations
11/13/20 1:40 pm Anderson, Leif E -FS <000002b0bc8b0106-dmarc-request...> Re: Holla Bend
11/13/20 12:25 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Holla Bend
11/13/20 11:48 am Joseph Neal <joeneal...> Birds in the black -- Chesney
11/13/20 9:38 am Mitchell Pruitt <mitchellpruitt24...> Northern Saw-whet Owls Madison County
11/13/20 6:44 am Daniel Scheiman <birddan...> eBird Down for Maintenance, Nov 17-19
11/12/20 6:43 am Joseph Neal <joeneal...> Loon weather (Tenkiller)
11/10/20 3:21 pm Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...> Re: bird feed
11/10/20 2:50 pm Jay Jones <jonesjay62...> Re: bird feed
11/10/20 2:45 pm Jane Wiewora <janewiewora...> Re: bird feed
11/10/20 1:50 pm Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Re: bird feed
11/10/20 1:46 pm Randy <Robinson-Randy...> Re: bird feed
11/10/20 1:07 pm DAN SCHEIMAN <birddan...> Re: bird feed
11/10/20 12:50 pm Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> bird feed
11/9/20 9:33 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Do look back, and look up...
11/9/20 5:54 am Daniel Scheiman <birddan...> ASCA Meeting, Nov 12 - Marshbirds
11/8/20 6:30 pm Ragan Sutterfield <000003499a91e99c-dmarc-request...> Pacific Loon at Lake Maumelle
11/8/20 11:45 am Devin Moon <moondevg...> Surf Scoter Lake Columbia--yes
11/8/20 10:27 am Lea Crisp <leacrisp...> Common Loon
11/7/20 1:46 pm Jeremy Chamberlain <JeremyChamberlain...> SURF SCOTERS on Lake Columbia
11/7/20 12:00 pm Jim and Karen Rowe <00000131a1cf8fbc-dmarc-request...> rubythroat
11/7/20 10:48 am Stacy Clanton <sclanton...> Goldfinches
11/6/20 3:00 pm Joseph Neal <joeneal...> W. GREBE, SURF SCOTER (BEAVER LAKE)
11/6/20 2:02 pm Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> Franklin’s Gulls
11/6/20 2:02 pm Debbie Balicki <debandronb...> A woodpecker kind of day
11/6/20 7:31 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Re: Evening Grosbeaks in Missouri
11/6/20 7:25 am Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> Common Loons on Lake DeGray
11/6/20 6:07 am Michael <mplinz...> Evening Grosbeaks in Missouri
11/5/20 8:36 am Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> Pine Siskins- yard birds FOS
11/5/20 6:38 am Terry Butler <twbutler1941...> Hummer report
11/5/20 6:03 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> dreams and reality...
11/4/20 9:39 am Judy Griffith <9waterfall9...> eBird list
11/3/20 8:01 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - November 3
11/3/20 7:32 pm Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...> Good day birding in Benton County, even a FOC I think.
11/3/20 5:07 pm Joseph Neal <joeneal...> Nelson's at Frog
11/3/20 4:28 pm James Dixon <jamesdixonlr...> FOS Winter Wren
11/3/20 1:38 pm Lyndal York <lrbluejay...> AAS programs
11/3/20 9:15 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> American...
11/2/20 5:16 pm Karen Holliday <ladyhawke1...> Lake Dardanelle Today
11/2/20 4:00 pm Jack and Pam <00000064a46c579c-dmarc-request...> Re: FOS
11/2/20 2:55 pm Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> PUFI - Hot Springs
11/2/20 2:21 pm Charles Anderson <cmanderson...> A good day birding is ...
11/2/20 1:56 pm Delos McCauley <mccauleydelos...> Ruby-throated Hummingbird
11/2/20 12:50 pm Lance Runion <000000d4f8891ec6-dmarc-request...> Purple Finches in Hillcrest
11/2/20 12:09 pm Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> American Bittern Centerton fish hatchery 11/2/20
11/2/20 6:31 am Terry Butler <twbutler1941...> report on Ruby-throated hummingbird
11/1/20 3:52 pm Karen Holliday <ladyhawke1...> Lake Maumelle
11/1/20 1:41 pm Lenore Gifford <elgiffor...> First of Season
11/1/20 1:32 pm Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> for the love of birds...
11/1/20 10:58 am Judy Griffith <9waterfall9...> red crossbills continue
11/1/20 9:28 am Ann Gordon <chesterann...> Re: Purple Finches and Pine Siskins
11/1/20 9:06 am plm108 <plm108...> White-winged Scoter, Lake Dardanelle
11/1/20 8:05 am Sally Jo Gibson <Sjogibson...> FOS
11/1/20 7:50 am Gmail <butchchq8...> Re: Purple Finches and Pine Siskins
11/1/20 7:22 am Donna Haynes <00000003bd9d64d2-dmarc-request...> Re: Purple Finches and Pine Siskins
11/1/20 7:11 am Jeffrey Short <bashman...> FW: DoD Natural Selections Fall 2020 Newsletter
11/1/20 6:53 am Donna Haynes <00000003bd9d64d2-dmarc-request...> Re: Purple Finch
11/1/20 4:59 am Joseph Neal <joeneal...> OUT IN EARLY FOG, COMMON LOONS
10/31/20 4:17 pm Judy Griffith <9waterfall9...> Red Crossbills
10/31/20 2:59 pm Araks O <araks.ohanyan...> Prairie Falcon at Atkins Bottoms
10/31/20 2:59 pm Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> Centerton and Vaughn 10/31/20
10/31/20 2:38 pm Tammy <msiinc...> Common Ground Dove
10/31/20 11:37 am Donna Haynes <00000003bd9d64d2-dmarc-request...> Purple Finch
10/31/20 10:49 am plm108 <plm108...> Re: Sparrowing at Bell Slough WMA (South)
10/31/20 9:27 am plm108 <plm108...> Sparrowing at Bell South
10/31/20 9:15 am Ann Gordon <chesterann...> Pine Siskins
10/31/20 7:30 am Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> Fwd: honk honk
10/31/20 7:26 am Terry Butler <twbutler1941...> Trick or Treat bird
10/31/20 7:09 am Mitchell Pruitt <mitchellpruitt24...> Northern Saw-whet Owls in Madison County
10/31/20 6:40 am Anderson, Leif E -FS <000002b0bc8b0106-dmarc-request...> Trumpeter Swan tracking
10/30/20 4:51 pm plm108 <plm108...> Watching Migration at Night--This Weekend under The Blue Moon
10/30/20 4:16 pm Charles Anderson <cmanderson...> FYI ducks!
10/30/20 3:08 pm Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> Re: Centerton fish hatchery 10/30/20 Virginia Rail - correction
10/30/20 2:39 pm Dottie Boyles <000002f3cfbe18c8-dmarc-request...> Fall 2020 AAS Newsletter-News of Members
10/30/20 1:59 pm Vivek Govind Kumar <vivekgk3...> Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Fayetteville - 10/30
10/30/20 1:31 pm Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> Re: Centerton fish hatchery 10/30/20 Virginia Rail correction
10/30/20 1:19 pm Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> Centerton fish hatchery 10/30/20 Virginia Rail
10/29/20 10:22 pm John Walko <walko...> Sightings Report-Charlie Craig State Fish Hatchery, Benton, Arkansas
10/29/20 5:13 pm Vivek Govind Kumar <vivekgk3...> Brewer's Blackbirds - Fayetteville
10/28/20 2:08 pm Dottie Boyles <000002f3cfbe18c8-dmarc-request...> Lincoln's Sparrow
10/28/20 10:09 am Amy Hall <00000141e1151b9c-dmarc-request...> FOS Dark-eyed Junco (Cabot)
10/28/20 9:16 am Mitchell Pruitt <mitchellpruitt24...> Field Work and Wandering in Ozark National Forest (Pine Siskin, Roadrunner, BH Nuthatches, and More)
10/28/20 8:31 am Terry Butler <twbutler1941...> Hummingbird
10/27/20 8:56 pm David Arbour <arbour...> Red Slough Bird Survey - Oct. 27
10/27/20 8:05 pm Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...> Ducks on the Pond, Moberly Pond, that is
10/27/20 3:00 pm Ed Laster <elaster523...> Kettle of Hawks
10/27/20 10:00 am Jeffrey Short <bashman...> FW: BIrds, Bats and Urban Nature
 
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Date: 11/25/20 1:38 pm
From: Em Donahue <emilyrdonahue...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Yes
The Fork-tailed Flycatcher is still present and actively foraging at the same location, the power lines on the north side of Highway 4. The bird periodically disappears into the trees along the water by the bridge.

Happy birding!

Em Donahue
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Date: 11/24/20 5:36 pm
From: Gmail <butchchq8...>
Subject: Christmas lights - berries?
Has anyone heard of birds pecking at or removing small exterior christmas lights from their sockets and taking them away?

I had a customer today report this behavior among a couple of Cardinals. I couldn't help but wonder if they are mistaking them for berries?

I really hope not.

Butch Tetzlaff
Bentonville, AR
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Date: 11/24/20 4:30 pm
From: Karen Konarski-Hart <karen...>
Subject: Re: Saw-whet owl
It was traveling with social distance. And who else gets such a great birds eye view of Rockefeller Square? Karen Hart.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 24, 2020, at 5:02 PM, Carol Meyerdirk <0000019a25042283-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> Hope you saw the Gazette In The News on the left side of the front page:
> A saw-whet owl was found in the Rockefeller Christmas tree in Manhattan and given a buffet of mice and taken back to the wild.
> WLRCAROL
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Date: 11/24/20 3:02 pm
From: Carol Meyerdirk <0000019a25042283-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Saw-whet owl
Hope you saw the Gazette In The News on the left side of the front page:
A saw-whet owl was found in the Rockefeller Christmas tree in Manhattan and given a buffet of mice and taken back to the wild.
WLRCAROL

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Date: 11/24/20 5:10 am
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: FERRUGINOUS HAWK AT PRAIRIE SP (Missouri)
We make a few annual trips to Prairie State Park, north of Joplin, Missouri. Relatively speaking, if you live in Fayetteville, its in the neighborhood, like driving to Mt Magazine. Yesterdays trip had as objective Smiths Longspur (yes; fly-overs) and Spragues Pipit (no).
Most of the Smiths habitat was recently burned, but in process we got a fine consolation prize a young Ferruginous Hawk. There are a bunch of photos with this eBird list, submitted by Vivek Govind Kumar: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76625055<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS76625055&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cef5d1b3ffd6d4904bab508d8907a45be%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637418202142256378%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=mSptlYH04cqQhjI5E3z2pjSw%2FDu1Yish%2Fp1XzvrfmF4%3D&reserved=0>. This hawk, and others, was seen closely and satisfyingly well, even with masks and social distancing.
If you are thinking of ways to escape covid-19 gloom, let me recommend this trip. We basically had the park to ourselves. And with Bison on the horizon.


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Date: 11/23/20 2:47 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough CBC
The Red Slough Christmas Bird Count will be on Monday December 14th this
year. We will attempt a rail drag for Yellow Rails again. If interested
contact me off this listserve at <arbour...> Also, we will
follow state guidelines for Covid.



David Arbour

De Queen, AR


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Date: 11/23/20 12:42 pm
From: Harriet Jansma <hjansma...>
Subject: Re: The Woodpecker and The Squirrel
We witnessed a startling bird-mammal interaction last week. Just as we were finishing our lunch and gazing out the windows at a squirrel darting back and forth from our woodshed to a large red oak tree, a hawk swooped down and grabbed the squirrel for its lunch. All this happened about 15 feet away from us.

Harriet Jansma
south slope of Mount Sequoyah, Fayetteville
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Subject: The Woodpecker and The Squirrel

Just watched a funny interaction. A pileated woodpecker was backing down a hickory tree outside my front window. A squirrel was headed up. They met in the middle and investigated each other. The woodpecker continued to back d The squirrel started backing down. When the squirrel was on the ground the woodpecker flew off. Tried to get my iPhone to photo but it was over before I could film it. Still way cool.

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Date: 11/23/20 11:46 am
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Sapsucker tongue-twister
How much sap could a sapsucker sip if a sapsucker could sip sap?

You’re welcome.

Sandy B.

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Date: 11/23/20 11:41 am
From: Kathie Riedel <00000270674fa8fb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: The Woodpecker and The Squirrel
Just watched a funny interaction. A pileated woodpecker was backing down a hickory tree outside my front window. A squirrel was headed up. They met in the middle and investigated each other. The woodpecker continued to back d The squirrel started backing down. When the squirrel was on the ground the woodpecker flew off. Tried to get my iPhone to photo but it was over before I could film it. Still way cool.

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Date: 11/23/20 11:22 am
From: Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Yes, still present 1:22 pm.

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Date: 11/23/20 10:35 am
From: ladyhawke1 <ladyhawke1...>
Subject: Location: Long-tailed Duck-Pine Bluff
I forgot to include which pond the LTDU is in. It is the far, large pond with the rock levee in the middle of the pond. This is the pond in the NE corner of the treatment plant where the Eared Grebes like to hang out. Have seen so far 2 Eared Grebes and 3 Horned Grebes. Karen Holliday (Birding in Jefferson Co.)
-------- Original message --------Date: 11/23/20 12:15 PM (GMT-06:00)Subject: Long-tailed Duck-Pine Bluff Becky Wheeler,  John Redman,  and I are looking at a female Long-tailed Duck at the Boyd Point Water-treatmentPlant outside of Pine Bluff.  John Redman took a lot of photos. Karen Holliday (Birding in Jefferson County)

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Date: 11/23/20 10:15 am
From: ladyhawke1 <ladyhawke1...>
Subject: Long-tailed Duck-Pine Bluff
Becky Wheeler,  John Redman,  and I are looking at a female Long-tailed Duck at the Boyd Point Water-treatmentPlant outside of Pine Bluff.  John Redman took a lot of photos. Karen Holliday (Birding in Jefferson County)

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Date: 11/23/20 8:11 am
From: Glenn <000001214b3fcb01-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Yes
The fork-tailed flycatcher is still there as of 10 a.m. Monday morning Nov 23.
Glenn Wyatt

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Date: 11/23/20 7:40 am
From: Mitchell Pruitt <mitchellpruitt24...>
Subject: Harlan's Red-tailed Hawks RETURN Hindsville, AR
In the great eBird shutdown of last week, I forgot to report a cool sighting from 11/18. For the FOURTH year in a row, the female Harlan’s Red-tailed Hawk has returned to the intersection of Highways 412 and 45, near Hindsville in Madison County. She was late this year and I was worried she didn’t make it back. Never fear, she’s here. And this time, she has a much smaller—probable—male in tow. They were perched together on 11/18. Both are dark-morphs; she with a lot of white on the breast, he completely dark.

They are stunning and I have so enjoyed getting to see them in recent years!

Good birding,
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Date: 11/23/20 3:27 am
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: Rufous/Allen's hummer (Selasphorus sp) in Fayetteville
A couple of photographs of the Rufous/Allens (Selasphorus sp) hummingbird found yesterday in Fayetteville by Harriett Sisson are included with this eBird submission: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76585354<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS76585354&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cfb906b6290f14f6241a608d88fa2b65a%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637417276340571230%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=yxKS%2FtvmS8NeP6%2BRYHKu5yE%2FisbKsJxKB2pUofEl%2Bf0%3D&reserved=0>.


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Date: 11/22/20 2:43 pm
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: SELASPHORUS HUMMER AT FAYETTEVILLE
A Selasphorus hummingbird showed up at a feeder at home of Harriet Sisson in Fayetteville today. It is gleaning insects in an Eastern Red Cedar tree, then dropping down to the feeder. It may be a young male green-backed form of Rufous Hummingbird, a likely identification based upon the numbers of Rufous in Arkansas, including northwest Arkansas, over the years. However, a look-alike Allens Hummingbird has ben formally identified in the state. As I understand it, you have to identify for sure by examining tail feathers. Harriet is willing for others to see the bird. Her home is near Gulley Park. You can contact her on her cell 957-5923.


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Date: 11/22/20 12:25 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Harris's Sparrow at Lollie Bottoms (Faulkner County)
Along with dozens of sparrow species including Fox, we located a single HARRIS'S SPARROW on Lollie Rd, just past its turnoff from Sand Gap Rd -- in the weedy field on the right. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners, Conway AR

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Date: 11/22/20 10:22 am
From: Cody Massery <CodyTheBirder...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Still present at 12:20 pm. Same location as previously documented.

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Date: 11/22/20 9:14 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: White-winged Scoter at Beaverfork Lake (Faulkner County)
Last seen in middle of lake, mixed in with large raft of ducks. Female. Note oval patch (vs vertical strip) at front of face. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners, Conway AR

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Date: 11/22/20 4:49 am
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: Sami longspur influx
Kibler bottoms: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76534508<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS76534508&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cf82c8deb551b467476a608d88ee50b29%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637416461665665771%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=231tsoIKyWCtHxX3ybd4L0Cbv9HbSGyEiq8jXcuy1J8%3D&reserved=0>. This is one of Vivek Govind Kumars eBird submissions for yesterdays trip to Arkansas River Valley area south of Kibler. Includes photos. We met Jim Nieting down there. (We all wore masks and maintained social distancing.)
We saw almost 200 Lapland Longspurs in Kibler bottoms, near Alma. Or something like that and even many more if you include American Pipits and Horned Larks in these massive flocks or clouds of small birds in the harvested bean and young wheat fields. Whatever the actual number we did try to count it reflects a considerable influx. Longspurs were all over, but biggest flocks along Crawford Road (about halfway between Westville and Thornhill roads).
I got to thinking about song writer and performer Donna Mulhollan, of the duo Still on the Hill. She and Kelly have for years taught ornithology at Arkansas Audubon Societys Halberg Ecology Camp. A few years ago she told me, in a mostly humorous vein, that Lapland is a kind of perjorative for the Sami homeland. According to Wikipedia, The Smi people are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting Spmi, which today encompasses large northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula within the Murmansk Oblast of Russia. I think Donna has Sami relatives.
So Sami Longspurs have in high numbers now arrived in the river valley. Count them if you can. Besides that, when we got over to Orrick Road, across from Alma Wastewater Treatment plant (closed on Saturday), we saw a flock of 135 Canada Geese, that also included White-fronted Goose (1), Rosss Goose (1), and Cackling Goose (3). Since we earlier had an overflight of Snow Geese, we swept the geese.
Finally, Joe Woolbright told me this week he saw his first Short-eared Owl of the season on one of the Cherokee prairies near Charleston. We saw Northern Harriers (4) along Sharp Chapel Road yesterday. This suggests these big fields, now part of Frog Bayou WMA, may again be a good place to see these open country owls.


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Date: 11/21/20 2:35 pm
From: ladyhawke1 <ladyhawke1...>
Subject: Surf Scoter
The Surf Scoter was still present at Lake Maumelle at 4:00 p.m. today,  Saturday. It had moved from the Hundley Causeway location to the Vista View overlook area. A Red-breasted Merganser was also present.Karen Holliday (Birding in Pulaski County)

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Date: 11/21/20 1:04 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Continues Today
As long as it has insects to eat it should be fine. They are known to be
wanderers. Every winter they’re seen way farther north than Arkansas.
All birds are under stress all the time. Cats, birds of prey, weather, loss
of habitat, irresponsible birdwatchers and so on cause stress.

Sandy B

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 1:46 PM Kay Hodnett <sallyportk...> wrote:

> I haven’t read all the posts, but wondering if anyone has commented on
> what the fate of the bird might be. We are happy to see him (her?) but he
> may be quite distressed
>
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> On Nov 21, 2020, at 12:19 PM, plm108 <plm108...> wrote:
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> 
> Still here with at least two dozen birders watching him. Right now on the
> high utility lines, giving us a great show! (Sorry but this got stuck in my
> Outbox.)
>
> Last seen along the other side of the creek, across from parking area, bug
> nabbing from the trees.
>
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> The Roadrunners
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Date: 11/21/20 1:02 pm
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Continues Today
Please keep posting, I’m planning on taking the long drive from Centerton early Monday morning. Jacque Brown

> On Nov 21, 2020, at 1:56 PM, plm108 <plm108...> wrote:
>
> Doesn't seem to be distressed and tolerates all the onlookers very well. I think it knows how glorious it is...and seems very content to be at this location. It is definitely worth going to see. If it's not visible when you first get there, it'll eventually show up. We last saw it along the other side of the bridge, feeding from the trees and in the shade. It can wander further away but keeps returning to this area, especially in the mornings.
>
> Patty McLean and Michael Linz
> The Roadrunners
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>
> -------- Original message --------
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> Date: 11/21/20 1:46 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: plm108 <plm108...>
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> Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Continues Today
>
> I haven’t read all the posts, but wondering if anyone has commented on what the fate of the bird might be. We are happy to see him (her?) but he may be quite distressed
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Nov 21, 2020, at 12:19 PM, plm108 <plm108...> wrote:
>>
>> 
>> Still here with at least two dozen birders watching him. Right now on the high utility lines, giving us a great show! (Sorry but this got stuck in my Outbox.)
>>
>> Last seen along the other side of the creek, across from parking area, bug nabbing from the trees.
>>
>> Patty McLean and Michael Linz
>> The Roadrunners
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Date: 11/21/20 11:57 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Continues Today
Doesn't seem to be distressed and tolerates all the onlookers very well. I think it knows how glorious it is...and seems very content to be at this location. It is definitely worth going to see. If it's not visible when you first get there, it'll eventually show up. We last saw it along the other side of the bridge, feeding from the trees and in the shade. It can wander further away but keeps returning to this area, especially in the mornings. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners
-------- Original message --------From: <sallyportk...> Date: 11/21/20 1:46 PM (GMT-06:00) To: plm108 <plm108...> Cc: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Continues Today I haven’t read all the posts, but wondering if anyone has commented on what the fate of the bird might be.  We are happy to see him (her?) but he may be quite distressedSent from my iPhoneOn Nov 21, 2020, at 12:19 PM, plm108 <plm108...> wrote:Still here with at least two dozen birders watching him. Right now on the high utility lines, giving us a great show! (Sorry but this got stuck in my Outbox.)Last seen along the other side of the creek, across from parking area, bug nabbing from the trees. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners


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Date: 11/21/20 11:46 am
From: Kay Hodnett <sallyportk...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Continues Today
I haven’t read all the posts, but wondering if anyone has commented on what the fate of the bird might be. We are happy to see him (her?) but he may be quite distressed

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 21, 2020, at 12:19 PM, plm108 <plm108...> wrote:
>
> 
> Still here with at least two dozen birders watching him. Right now on the high utility lines, giving us a great show! (Sorry but this got stuck in my Outbox.)
>
> Last seen along the other side of the creek, across from parking area, bug nabbing from the trees.
>
> Patty McLean and Michael Linz
> The Roadrunners
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Date: 11/21/20 10:20 am
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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Continues Today
Still here with at least two dozen birders watching him. Right now on the high utility lines, giving us a great show! (Sorry but this got stuck in my Outbox.)Last seen along the other side of the creek, across from parking area, bug nabbing from the trees. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners

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Date: 11/21/20 10:18 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: more purple
Watching some purple finches at the feeder today. Where I sit on the couch
is about 15 feet or so from where the feeder is. Decided to put my
binoculars on the purple finches(how could you not?) and I was intrigued by
the differences in the birds. There were what I thought were three females
on one side of the feeder, right by each other so as to provide good side
by side comparison. Other than some differences in streaking, one of them
looked the most ordinary... One bird's rump had something of a yellowish
tinge to it... the other... had the strong eyebrow and strong brown streaks
of a female purple finch... but, it had some hints of red, on the head,
throat, and the rump. Interesting bird...
Has me, as usual, longing for a camera.
I've been wrestling with that issue for a while. I am very picky, worry a
lot about bad choices, and weighing different options drives me NUTS...
Add to some of that(and more) that I'm poor... oy...
I thought I settled on a camera, fuji finepix s1... then I went to see
where to buy it and I could only find a few that were in "good" condition.
I have a hard time thinking about "good" when it comes to used items.
I was leaning towards that after having a few people suggest the canon
powershot sx50... the fuji has weather sealing while most other bridge type
cameras do not.
So then I tried looking up cameras with weather sealing, not finding a lot
that is "affordable." Found a panasonic but the zoom was just 24x and I'd
really prefer a little more.
I've had people pushing me to dslr but I have a few concerns... 1. Will I
be devoted enough to learning how to use one properly??? That's really a
big one. And 2. There's just way too many options to think about. So, I'm
lost on the internet searching for stuff/info while simultaneously watching
birds. I guess it isn't all bad. :)
(any thoughts on the finches?)
Lost in Siloam Springs...
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Daniel Mason

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Date: 11/21/20 8:59 am
From: Kelly Chitwood <kellyannchitwood...>
Subject: Forked-railed Flycatcher! YES!
Several birders are enjoying it right now. Best wishes to rest of you who are on their way!

Kelly Chitwood

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Date: 11/21/20 8:39 am
From: James Dixon <jamesdixonlr...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher
The bird was just seen by a dozen or so birders , 1030 Saturday, at the same location. By the bridge.

Jim Dixon
Little Rock
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Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Look out world, the south Arkansas Cowbirder posse is headed towards the birds location and we will be happy, raucous and wearing bright colors and masks. We can wave from 6 away.

Happy hunting. I hope yall will post live information and sightings if possible!

Regards,

Kelly Chitwood, who is STILL staying close to her inner circle.
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Date: 11/20/20 5:06 pm
From: Kelly Chitwood <kellyannchitwood...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Look out world, the south Arkansas Cowbirder posse is headed towards the bird’s location and we will be happy, raucous and wearing bright colors and masks. We can wave from 6’ away.

Happy hunting. I hope y’all will post live information and sightings if possible!

Regards,

Kelly Chitwood, who is STILL staying close to her inner circle.
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Date: 11/20/20 3:26 pm
From: Gail King <000003a724e104da-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher present 11/20/20 at 11:15-11:45
Observed the Fork-tailed Flycatcher at the stake-out location in Desha County today, 11/20/20, from about 11:15 until it disappeared from sight over the cypress trees along Boggy Bayou. Other birders present have photos that will be on eBird, I am not a photographer. If you are going, we parked in the access to a big field on the south side of the bayou, north of the Clearwater Paper plant at 5982 Hwy. 4 N, near Arkansas City. Coming from the north, pull off just after you cross the bayou, the paper mill will be in sight from there.
Gail King
Memphis, TN
901-268-0035

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Date: 11/20/20 2:08 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: FTFL Sightings
Kevin et al Flycatcher Chasers, I found one eBird report from this morning showing the bird was seen around 11. Michael and I may go back again in the morning...just cuz it'ssuch a cool bird. So hope to see you and others there. Location:- stakeout Fork-tailed Flycatcher, AR-4 (2020), Desha, Arkansas- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-91.258174&<ll...>,-91.258174Patty McLean and Michael Linz The RoadrunnersConway AR
-------- Original message --------From: "Krajcir, Kevin" <KrajcirKJ...> Date: 11/20/20 3:45 PM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: FTFL Sightings
Has anyone gone out today and found the Fork-tailed Flycatcher again? I checked eBird, but it looks like it wasn’t found today/wasn’t reported on any submitted checklists. Just wanted to get an idea before I potentially head out on that long drive tomorrow.
Thanks!




Best,




Kevin Krajcir

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Date: 11/20/20 1:52 pm
From: DAN SCHEIMAN <birddan...>
Subject: Re: FTFL Sightings
Latest checklist is from 11:20 today. Just approved.

Dan

> On 11/20/2020 3:45 PM Krajcir, Kevin <krajcirkj...> wrote:
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> Has anyone gone out today and found the Fork-tailed Flycatcher again? I checked eBird, but it looks like it wasn’t found today/wasn’t reported on any submitted checklists. Just wanted to get an idea before I potentially head out on that long drive tomorrow. Thanks!
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Date: 11/20/20 1:47 pm
From: Donna Haynes <00000003bd9d64d2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: FTFL Sightings
We are planning on heading that way in the morning as well if we can confirm it was seen today. Donna Haynes West Pulaski Co. 

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Date: 11/20/20 1:45 pm
From: Krajcir, Kevin <KrajcirKJ...>
Subject: FTFL Sightings
Has anyone gone out today and found the Fork-tailed Flycatcher again? I checked eBird, but it looks like it wasn’t found today/wasn’t reported on any submitted checklists. Just wanted to get an idea before I potentially head out on that long drive tomorrow. Thanks!

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Date: 11/20/20 9:00 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana)- stakeout Fork-tailed Flycatcher, AR-4 (2020), Desha, Arkansas- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-91.258174&<ll...>,-91.258174Parking is available on the right, immediately past the bridge. Please leave space for farm equipment access. Be mindful of heavy traffic and large trucks. Patty McLean 
-------- Original message --------From: Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...> Date: 11/20/20 10:50 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
Since the flycatcher has been sticking around, would somebody please post directions if it is still around.  I’m thinking of burning a little gas myself.  Many thanks - Joanie





On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 05:37:40 PM CST, Barry Haas <bhaas...> wrote:



Dear ARBIRders,I’d like to add a bit of context to the January 1995 sighting of the first Fork-tailed Flycatcher.  In the olden days the Audubon Society of Central Arkansas used to charter 47-passenger touring buses, one or two depending on demand, to take a large group of birders from Little Rock to Holla Bend NWR for the day.  That day we had a bus group along with one or more private vehicles which either followed the bus along Highways 10, 9 and finally 154, or drove to Holla Bend independently and met up with us there.  That day the bus or buses traveled to Holla Bend on a scenic route by going to and atop Petit Jean Mountain on the back roads, and then down to the lowlands to the west on our way to Holla Bend.  Someone would use the speaker system on the bus to alert everyone on the bus when we saw something worth viewing.  I was the speaker guy at times since I coordinated the sale of seats ($10 I think?) on the bus.  At the and of the day when everyone was weary, the bus would head back to our departure point in Little Rock on I-40 which was a quicker route home.At the end of an enjoyable day at Holla Bend the bus headed north to I-40 while a private vehicle that included Bill Shepherd, Brant Buck, Ragan Sutterfield and one other person I don’t recall headed east on Highway 154.  Not too long after they turned onto Hwy. 154 Ragan said he had seen a Fork-tailed Flycatcher, perched on a sign beside the road as I recall.  Ragan at that time was about 15 years old, and something of a birding prodigy.  The vehicle turned around, and sure enough, Ragan was right!  Imagine that.  Good eyes!For days birders from multiple states burned gas and heated the planet up some more so they could say they had seen the flycatcher.  Check!  After a cold front moved through some days after the initial sighting, there were no more sightings of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher.Two thumbs up to Ragan for his eagle eyes.From the deep woods just west of Little Rock where most of the leaves have fallen,Barry Haas############################To unsubscribe from the ARBIRD-L list:write to: mailto:<ARBIRD-L-SIGNOFF-REQUEST...> click the following link:http://listserv.uark.edu/scripts/wa-UARKEDU.exe?SUBED1=ARBIRD-L&A=1




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Date: 11/20/20 8:50 am
From: Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
Since the flycatcher has been sticking around, would somebody please post directions if it is still around.  I’m thinking of burning a little gas myself.  Many thanks - Joanie
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 05:37:40 PM CST, Barry Haas <bhaas...> wrote:

Dear ARBIRders,

I’d like to add a bit of context to the January 1995 sighting of the first Fork-tailed Flycatcher.  In the olden days the Audubon Society of Central Arkansas used to charter 47-passenger touring buses, one or two depending on demand, to take a large group of birders from Little Rock to Holla Bend NWR for the day.  That day we had a bus group along with one or more private vehicles which either followed the bus along Highways 10, 9 and finally 154, or drove to Holla Bend independently and met up with us there. 

That day the bus or buses traveled to Holla Bend on a scenic route by going to and atop Petit Jean Mountain on the back roads, and then down to the lowlands to the west on our way to Holla Bend.  Someone would use the speaker system on the bus to alert everyone on the bus when we saw something worth viewing.  I was the speaker guy at times since I coordinated the sale of seats ($10 I think?) on the bus.  At the and of the day when everyone was weary, the bus would head back to our departure point in Little Rock on I-40 which was a quicker route home.

At the end of an enjoyable day at Holla Bend the bus headed north to I-40 while a private vehicle that included Bill Shepherd, Brant Buck, Ragan Sutterfield and one other person I don’t recall headed east on Highway 154.  Not too long after they turned onto Hwy. 154 Ragan said he had seen a Fork-tailed Flycatcher, perched on a sign beside the road as I recall.  Ragan at that time was about 15 years old, and something of a birding prodigy.  The vehicle turned around, and sure enough, Ragan was right!  Imagine that.  Good eyes!

For days birders from multiple states burned gas and heated the planet up some more so they could say they had seen the flycatcher.  Check!  After a cold front moved through some days after the initial sighting, there were no more sightings of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher.

Two thumbs up to Ragan for his eagle eyes.

From the deep woods just west of Little Rock where most of the leaves have fallen,
Barry Haas
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Date: 11/20/20 7:50 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: hybrids
I am not sure why I was just thinking about this, other than my 6 year old
was flipping through a field guide asking "did you see this one, or this
one, or how about that one?" :_
I'm kind of mad at the moment...
Mad at myself for not getting all my thousands and thousands of photos
saved somewhere else, and ALL my ebird checklists submitted... and mad at a
person that took my computer. I don't know where it is today and some of
the info on there was priceless. :(

One winter I found a hybrid duck at city lake in Siloam Springs. When
naming hybrids, which birds do you put before and after the X? Is there a
rule for that? I was never sure. I tried searching google and other sources
today but found NO pictures of the hybrid I saw that day. If anyone knows
where I can find a photo to show my kids, let me know. My picture wouldn't
have been great but, it was still something to look at. What bird am I
talking about?
SMALL duck... cinnamon teal... in size, and color... perfect male cinnamon
teal body color. SOLID green mallard's head. One of the most fascinating
birds I've ever seen... and I don't know where my pictures are of it nor
can I find pictures online of such a hybrid. I'm guessing this would be an
uncommon hybrid then. Which makes me that much more upset I don't have my
photos of it. :(

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Date: 11/20/20 4:59 am
From: Anderson, Leif E -FS <000002b0bc8b0106-dmarc-request...>
Subject: 121st Christmas Bird Counts, in strange times. ADDING Pine Bluff
Greetings all,
It's getting close to the coolest (figuratively & literally) birding of the year.

The Christmas Bird Counts are held around the Americas from 12/14 through 1/5. Counts have been done for 121 years - the oldest citizen science bird database in the world.



If you've seen any Audubon bird reports, then you know that the CBC supplied much of the data that made the reports possible. Here is your chance to help the science, building toward future planned reports!

Here are some quotes about COVID19 from the email that National Audubon sent to the compilers: "First and foremost, we hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. We are living through unprecedented times, but the most important things are still those we choose to spend our time with. Due to the COVID19 outbreak, this year's Christmas Bird Count will require a few changes if your count is to take place at all. Audubon will fully support any compiler who decides to cancel their count for this year. If a compiler would like to proceed with the CBC, they must abide by the guidelines below. Option 1: Run a COVID-19 safe and socially distanced CBC, if local rules allow. Cancel all in-person compilation gatherings. Social distancing and/or masking are required at all times in the field. Carpooling may only occur within existing familiar or social "pod" groups. Activities must comply with all current state and municipal COVID-19 guidelines. If you feel it is not safe to move forward with your CBC and choose option 2, please know that Audubon fully supports your decision to cancel. The safety of our compilers and community scientists will always be our top priority. One note: There will be little to no impact on the scientific value of the Christmas Bird Count by missing or altering one count season. So again, we urge you to prioritize your safety and the safety of others when making your decision."

So in Arkansas it will be a very different counting season than normal. Some counts may be canceled, some modified. Some dates may need changed, at the last minute. Some counts will have reduced numbers of volunteers and some may only want counters from their local Audubon chapter. If you feel safe counting by all means contact a compiler for the guidelines for their count. If you would rather sit this year out, by all means do so!

You're welcome to contact me for general information - Leif.anderson "at" usda.gov or leave a message at 479-284-3150 ext 3151.

Here are the count dates I've heard about so far. I'll repost as other dates are set or changed. "at" means "@" in the list below.



Dec 14th Mon:
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE; Chris Cash; c52cash "at" sbcglobal.net Sponsored by Hot Springs Village Audubon



17th Thurs:

SYLAMORE RANGER DISTRICT; (near Mountain View); Idun Guenther; idun.guenther "at" usda.gov Sponsored by US Forest Service.



18th Fri:

MISSISSIPPI RIVER SP (near Marianna); Cara Curtis; cara.curtis "at" arkansas.gov Sponsored by Mississippi River SP

WHITE RIVER NWR; (Near St. Charles) Than Boves; tboves "at" astate.edu



19th Sat:

ARKADELPHIA; Evelyn & Glenn Good; theoldcrow "at" sbcglobal.net

BELLA VISTA/BENTONVILLE/CENTERTON: Butch Tetzlaff; butchchq8 "at" gmail.com

CROOKED CREEK (near Harrison); Alan Gregory; quattro "at" windstream.net

FORT SMITH; Bill Beall; billtoka "at" mynewroads.com (Bill has been compiling for 70 years!!)

LITTLE ROCK; Dan Scheiman; birddan "at" comcast.net Sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central AR

VILLAGE CREEK SP; Heather Runyan; heather.runyon "at" arkansas.gov 870-238-9406 Sponsored by Village Creek SP.



20th Sun:

CONWAY; Maureen McClung; mcclung "at" Hendrix.edu or Cody Massery Codythebirder "at" outlook.com

FAYETTEVILLE; Joe Neal; joeneal "at" uark.edu; Sponsored by NorthWest AR Audubon.

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK; Nathan Charlton; Nathan_charlton "at" nps.gov Sponsored by Hot Springs NP & Garland County Audubon



27th Sun:

LONOKE; Dan Scheiman; birddan "at" comcast.net Sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central AR

WAPANOCCA NWR/SHELBY FOREST; Dick Preston; dickpreston "at" rittermail.com Co-compiler of TN side Van Harris shelbyforester1223 "at" bigriver.net Sponsored by TN Ornithological Society



28th Mon:

PINE BLUFF; Devin Moon; moondevg "at" gmail.com Sponsored by Three Rivers Audubon Society



Jan 1st Fri:

LAKE DARANELLE; Kenny Nichols; kingbird "at" ymail.com



2nd Sat:

POND CREEK NWR; Devin Moon; moondevg "at" gmail.com and Matt Gideon; paulmatthewgideon "at" gmail.com



Please don't get angry with your compilers, they are volunteers also and just passing on the guidance they received. I'm also a volunteer and this covid guidance is from National Audubon, not anything to do with the USFS/USDA.

Hope you can stay safe out there, and have some fun! Leif, volunteer AR regional compiler






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Date: 11/19/20 11:13 pm
From: Warbling Vireo <0000001d24760ffa-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
This is why I was surprised by the first picture I saw of the current sighting, because it’s a mature bird. At the time the first record was here, the experts were shocked that it was a mature bird, because usually the Fork-tailed Flycatchers that ended up in the US were young birds that apparently got turned around and went the wrong way during their first migration.

My recollection is that the first record bird, which was very cooperative, stayed in the same area until a January ice storm came through.

DeLynn Hearn
317 West K Ave.
N. Little Rock, AR 72116
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> On Nov 17, 2020, at 5:36 PM, Barry Haas <bhaas...> wrote:
>
> Dear ARBIRders,
>
> I’d like to add a bit of context to the January 1995 sighting of the first Fork-tailed Flycatcher. In the olden days the Audubon Society of Central Arkansas used to charter 47-passenger touring buses, one or two depending on demand, to take a large group of birders from Little Rock to Holla Bend NWR for the day. That day we had a bus group along with one or more private vehicles which either followed the bus along Highways 10, 9 and finally 154, or drove to Holla Bend independently and met up with us there.
>
> That day the bus or buses traveled to Holla Bend on a scenic route by going to and atop Petit Jean Mountain on the back roads, and then down to the lowlands to the west on our way to Holla Bend. Someone would use the speaker system on the bus to alert everyone on the bus when we saw something worth viewing. I was the speaker guy at times since I coordinated the sale of seats ($10 I think?) on the bus. At the and of the day when everyone was weary, the bus would head back to our departure point in Little Rock on I-40 which was a quicker route home.
>
> At the end of an enjoyable day at Holla Bend the bus headed north to I-40 while a private vehicle that included Bill Shepherd, Brant Buck, Ragan Sutterfield and one other person I don’t recall headed east on Highway 154. Not too long after they turned onto Hwy. 154 Ragan said he had seen a Fork-tailed Flycatcher, perched on a sign beside the road as I recall. Ragan at that time was about 15 years old, and something of a birding prodigy. The vehicle turned around, and sure enough, Ragan was right! Imagine that. Good eyes!
>
> For days birders from multiple states burned gas and heated the planet up some more so they could say they had seen the flycatcher. Check! After a cold front moved through some days after the initial sighting, there were no more sightings of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher.
>
> Two thumbs up to Ragan for his eagle eyes.
>
> From the deep woods just west of Little Rock where most of the leaves have fallen,
> Barry Haas
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Date: 11/19/20 5:41 pm
From: Terry Butler <twbutler1941...>
Subject: Ross's goose at The Abram ponds in Cleburne county. 50 Swans also.


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Date: 11/19/20 4:06 pm
From: JFR <johnfredman...>
Subject: CACKLING GEESE AT BOYD POINT
This morning, I observed and photographed a flock of six Cackling Geese foraging in a field just adjacent to the East levee at the Boyd Point Wastewater Treatment Facility in Pine Bluff. They were near a flock of approx. 30 Canada geese, close but very aloof.
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Date: 11/19/20 11:33 am
From: Kelly Chitwood <kellyannchitwood...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed fly catcher
Thank you to everyone who so kindly responded! I'm shooting for shooting
with my Canon this weekend. Provided the weather permits such activity.
Kelly

On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 1:18 PM Jane Wiewora <janewiewora...> wrote:

> 33.713275, -91.257988
>
> On Nov 19, 2020, at 12:45 PM, Kelly Chitwood <kellyannchitwood...>
> wrote:
>
> Are the coordinates on ebird?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Nov 18, 2020, at 5:03 PM, Jerry Butler <jerrysharon.butler...>
> wrote:
>
> 
> The fork-tailed flycatcher was still perching on power lines along Highway
> 4 north east of McGhee in Desha County..and seen around noon today by five
> birders from across the state.. It was moving back and forth over Opossum
> Fork Creek.
>
> It would disappear into some lower bushes, weeds, and tall grass and
> seemed to be feeding on grasshoppers and small green gnat- sized moths only
> to reappear later on one of the lower electrical lines. We never saw it
> using the tall High Voltage transmission lines that are also in the area,
> it seemed to prefer the local distribution wires only forty feet in the air.
>
> I'm hoping it remains there for many to see. I took pictures but not good
> ones. I'm preparing an article about this bird for publication and would
> like for those who have better images than mine to send me their best pic.
> I can credit, but not pay, the photographers whose pictures the editors
> select.
>
> Peace and Birds Jerry Butler
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Date: 11/19/20 11:18 am
From: Jane Wiewora <janewiewora...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed fly catcher
33.713275, -91.257988

> On Nov 19, 2020, at 12:45 PM, Kelly Chitwood <kellyannchitwood...> wrote:
>
> Are the coordinates on ebird?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>>> On Nov 18, 2020, at 5:03 PM, Jerry Butler <jerrysharon.butler...> wrote:
>>>
>> 
>> The fork-tailed flycatcher was still perching on power lines along Highway 4 north east of McGhee in Desha County..and seen around noon today by five birders from across the state.. It was moving back and forth over Opossum Fork Creek.
>>
>> It would disappear into some lower bushes, weeds, and tall grass and seemed to be feeding on grasshoppers and small green gnat- sized moths only to reappear later on one of the lower electrical lines. We never saw it using the tall High Voltage transmission lines that are also in the area, it seemed to prefer the local distribution wires only forty feet in the air.
>>
>> I'm hoping it remains there for many to see. I took pictures but not good ones. I'm preparing an article about this bird for publication and would like for those who have better images than mine to send me their best pic. I can credit, but not pay, the photographers whose pictures the editors select.
>>
>> Peace and Birds Jerry Butler
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Date: 11/19/20 10:45 am
From: Kelly Chitwood <kellyannchitwood...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed fly catcher
Are the coordinates on ebird?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 18, 2020, at 5:03 PM, Jerry Butler <jerrysharon.butler...> wrote:
>
> 
> The fork-tailed flycatcher was still perching on power lines along Highway 4 north east of McGhee in Desha County..and seen around noon today by five birders from across the state.. It was moving back and forth over Opossum Fork Creek.
>
> It would disappear into some lower bushes, weeds, and tall grass and seemed to be feeding on grasshoppers and small green gnat- sized moths only to reappear later on one of the lower electrical lines. We never saw it using the tall High Voltage transmission lines that are also in the area, it seemed to prefer the local distribution wires only forty feet in the air.
>
> I'm hoping it remains there for many to see. I took pictures but not good ones. I'm preparing an article about this bird for publication and would like for those who have better images than mine to send me their best pic. I can credit, but not pay, the photographers whose pictures the editors select.
>
> Peace and Birds Jerry Butler
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Date: 11/19/20 10:45 am
From: Delos McCauley <mccauleydelos...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Photos
Hazel and I followed Michael and Patty down to see the Fork-tailed
Flycatcher Tuesday. We were not disappointed. We had distant views with
our scopes. Hazel and I went on down the levee past Arkansas City to Lake
Chicot. We came back to the Fork-tailed site and I was able to get closeup
shots. Click on link below for photos.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eW3INdhonIZeVdxkd5UOCV7nAjBNRgN4?usp=sharing

Thanks to Dick Baxter for sharing this with us and to Michael and Patty for
letting us join them again.

Delos McCauley
Pine Bluff

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Date: 11/19/20 10:02 am
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [leasbirds] Saw Whet Owl (in Manhattan)
Thank you. This topic is bird related.

I had shared this story with many independently off of the listserve including Kenny. The tree for Rockefeller’s Center with the owl is a tradition that I think need some new consideration and focus. The tree had provided habitat for wildlife for probably 100 years and would have continued to do so for another 100 years. In less than two months it will be chipped up to occupy a landfill, the memories will fade and millions of people will never consider the tradeoffs or impacts beyond the Center.

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR

From: CAMPBELL, MARTIN
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To: <ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: Fwd: [leasbirds] Saw Whet Owl (in Manhattan)

Good Morning,
I hope I will not be banned from the list, but given our interest in Northern Saw-whet Owls, I though this might be fun. Came from a Texas listserv.
Marty

Martin J. Campbell, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Organic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Henderson State University

1100 Henderson Street
Box 7633
Arkadelphia, AR 71999

870-230-5150



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Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 11:20 AM
Subject: [leasbirds] Saw Whet Owl (in Manhattan)
To: <leasbirds...> <leasbirds...>




Hi,

I'm trusting enough people will find this interesting enough to justify posting it.

Bill Wenthe

A tiny owl was saved after getting stuck in the Rockefeller Center tree: ‘It’s the Christmas miracle of 2020’





A tiny owl was saved after getting stuck in the Rockefeller Center tree:...
A worker setting up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree made an unusual discovery this week: a tiny owl hiding...








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Date: 11/19/20 9:43 am
From: CAMPBELL, MARTIN <campbem...>
Subject: Fwd: [leasbirds] Saw Whet Owl (in Manhattan)
Good Morning,
I hope I will not be banned from the list, but given our interest in
Northern Saw-whet Owls, I though this might be fun. Came from a Texas
listserv.
Marty
Martin J. Campbell, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Organic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
Box 7633
Arkadelphia, AR 71999

870-230-5150


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Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 11:20 AM
Subject: [leasbirds] Saw Whet Owl (in Manhattan)
To: <leasbirds...> <leasbirds...>


Hi,

I'm trusting enough people will find this interesting enough to justify
posting it.

Bill Wenthe

A tiny owl was saved after getting stuck in the Rockefeller Center tree:
‘It’s the Christmas miracle of 2020’
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/19/rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-owl-rescued/>

A tiny owl was saved after getting stuck in the Rockefeller Center tree:...

A worker setting up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree made an unusual
discovery this week: a tiny owl hiding...
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/19/rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-owl-rescued/>

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Date: 11/19/20 7:30 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Re: eBird is Back Online
Anyone build that teleport machine for me yet? Good 5 hours from here in
Siloam Springs... would be pretty tricky for me to pull that off... not
sure my current vehicle would make it... and with my luck it would be gone
when I got there. :(
Anyone want to drive my oldest daughter and I out there this weekend if
it's still there? :)

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> You can submit your eBird reports now. If reporting the FORK-TAILED
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> in "nearby" column.
>
> And if you're considering going, to see the FTFL, "just do it." In
> addition to being a second only documented bird for Arkansas, it is also a
> Code 3 (rarity) for the entire U.S. A must see.
>
> Patty McLean and Michael Linz,
> The Roadrunners
> Conway AR
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Subject: eBird is Back Online
You can submit your eBird reports now. If reporting the FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER in Desha County, please use the "stakeout" hotspot that shows up in "nearby" column. And if you're considering going, to see the FTFL, "just do it." In addition to being a second only documented bird for Arkansas, it is also a Code 3 (rarity) for the entire U.S. A must see. Patty McLean and Michael Linz, The RoadrunnersConway AR 

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Date: 11/19/20 5:38 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: pufi
Up til this morning I had not seen more than one or two purple finches at a
time. One male, or one female. Never more. (as far as watching my feeder
this season goes)
Some birds just flew down to the ground so I'll have to go look out a
window to see what else is happening but, in the last 5 minutes I've had
three male purple finches all at the same time on the feeders... and one
female so far.
Is this a sign of good birding today?
I'll need to stay close to home today and wont get to do much exploring
but... can a person complain while watching purple finches about 15 feet
from them? I don't think so...
Always watching in Siloam Springs...

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Date: 11/18/20 4:00 pm
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: longspurs
I found Lapland Longspurs this morning at two spots in Kibler bottoms. First was at West-Ark Sod, apparently a single bird or two associated with Horned Larks. Later, I found more apparently associated with much more numerous American Pipits, on East Arnold Road -- at least 8 here, perhaps more. FOS for me.

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Date: 11/18/20 3:03 pm
From: Jerry Butler <jerrysharon.butler...>
Subject: Fork-tailed fly catcher
The fork-tailed flycatcher was still perching on power lines along Highway
4 north east of McGhee in Desha County..and seen around noon today by five
birders from across the state.. It was moving back and forth over Opossum
Fork Creek.

It would disappear into some lower bushes, weeds, and tall grass and seemed
to be feeding on grasshoppers and small green gnat- sized moths only to
reappear later on one of the lower electrical lines. We never saw it using
the tall High Voltage transmission lines that are also in the area, it
seemed to prefer the local distribution wires only forty feet in the air.

I'm hoping it remains there for many to see. I took pictures but not good
ones. I'm preparing an article about this bird for publication and would
like for those who have better images than mine to send me their best pic.
I can credit, but not pay, the photographers whose pictures the editors
select.

Peace and Birds Jerry Butler

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Date: 11/18/20 9:29 am
From: Michael D. Collins <mike...>
Subject: Ivory-billed Woodpecker: Debunking the Critics
Since the first published reports of sightings of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in recent decades came from Arkansas, I have posted the occasional update about my work on this forum over the years. For reasons that had nothing to do with science, it took more than a decade to publish my observations, data, and analysis in a series of papers, including one that came out in September. I have also produced a series of lectures about the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. There are links to all of this material at fishcrow.com.
I recently posted this lecture on debunking the critics...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIT5Kw_sY0E
One of the topics covered in that lecture is the analysis of the Luneau video. Much of the debate on that video was centered on a white object that pops out from behind a tree. According to the original interpretation by Fitzpatrick et al., the white object corresponds to the wings folded onto the back of a perched Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Sibley et al. argued that the white object is the underside of the right wing, but the issue wasn't settled in an exchange of letters that appeared in Science. As discussed in the lecture, this issue was easy to resolve by considering the acceleration of the white object (which may be estimated using the known diameter of the tree and the known time interval between frames of the video). It turns out that Sibley et al. were correct in pointing out an error in the original interpretation, but this doesn't shed any light on whether or not the Ivory-billed Woodpecker persists. As discussed in the lecture, the critics haven't come up with anything that sheds light on this issue. I believe the bird in the Luneau video is an Ivory-billed Woodpecker on the basis of the rapid wingbeats and the amount of white that appears on the wings on average (not just in any particular frame). As a scientist, I believe in giving credit wherever it is due, even though others don't always do the same. I applaud David Luneau for spending time in the field and obtaining that video, but much stronger evidence was obtained later. 
By a wide margin, the strongest evidence from Arkansas was a series of sightings by experienced bird watchers who were well prepared for the task. It isn't plausible that such observers could repeatedly mistake the common species (which they observed on a daily basis) for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, a large bird with distinctive and prominent field marks and remarkable fight characteristics. The Luneau video was a distraction that served as a convenient target for those who wanted to discredit the reports from Arkansas. As discussed in the lecture, it is interesting to consider Geoff Hill's opinion of the Luneau video relative to his opinion of the videos that were obtained in Louisiana and Florida. As quoted in Science in 2007, Hill regarded the Luneau video to be one of the most unfortunate things that has ever happened to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. On the other hand, Hill has met with me several times to study the other videos, which he finds "very convincing." No ornithologist has more credibility than Hill when it comes to the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. He led a search in Florida that found Ivory-billed Woodpeckers, and he had one of the sightings. His book on the Ivory-billed Woodpecker is by far the most authoritative and informative book on this bird that has ever been published. Hill is one of the few ornithologists who have risen above the unfortunate nonsense that has plagued this issue. After interacting with other ornithologists, it was like a breath of fresh air to meet Hill in 2006. He immediately struck me as a first-rate scientist. Totally non-political and a truth seeker. Right from the beginning, he acknowledged the significance of my data, and I obtained one of the videos after he invited me to visit his study area the next year. 
I also have the highest opinion of John Fitzpatrick for having the courage to lead the search in Arkansas and publish the results. He was always very gracious in granting me permission to use materials from Cornell in my comparisons. In the interest of transparency, I should mention that one of the other ornithologists on the Arkansas team has been very critical of my work. I won't mention his name, but he has the option of going public with his arguments (if he actually has any), and it is always best to have an open discourse in science. In a recent discussion with other ornithologists, he made some very strong comments in criticizing me for publishing the evidence that I obtained in Louisiana and Florida. This seemed hypocritical since his name appears on a paper that reports evidence (that isn't nearly as strong as mine). He was also very critical that I published an analysis that sheds light on why the Ivory-billed Woodpecker has a unique history of elusiveness. I found it very puzzling that a fellow scientist would be critical of a rock-solid analysis that helps us to understand why nobody has managed to obtain a clear photo and why it is unrealistic to hold out hope that anyone will manage to do so in time to make a difference in the conservation of this bird. 
Mike CollinsAlexandria, Virginia

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Date: 11/18/20 9:04 am
From: Anderson, Leif E -FS <000002b0bc8b0106-dmarc-request...>
Subject: 121th Christmas Bird Counts, in strange times ADDING a typo correction to the 20th (Sun, not Fri)


Greetings all,
It's getting close to the coolest (figuratively & literally) birding of the year.

The Christmas Bird Counts are held around the Americas from 12/14 through 1/5. Counts have been done for 121 years - the oldest citizen science bird database in the world.



If you've seen any Audubon bird reports, then you know that the CBC supplied much of the data that made the reports possible. Here is your chance to help the science, building toward future planned reports!

Here are some quotes about COVID19 from the email that National Audubon sent to the compilers: "First and foremost, we hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. We are living through unprecedented times, but the most important things are still those we choose to spend our time with. Due to the COVID19 outbreak, this year's Christmas Bird Count will require a few changes if your count is to take place at all. Audubon will fully support any compiler who decides to cancel their count for this year. If a compiler would like to proceed with the CBC, they must abide by the guidelines below. Option 1: Run a COVID-19 safe and socially distanced CBC, if local rules allow. Cancel all in-person compilation gatherings. Social distancing and/or masking are required at all times in the field. Carpooling may only occur within existing familiar or social "pod" groups. Activities must comply with all current state and municipal COVID-19 guidelines. If you feel it is not safe to move forward with your CBC and choose option 2, please know that Audubon fully supports your decision to cancel. The safety of our compilers and community scientists will always be our top priority. One note: There will be little to no impact on the scientific value of the Christmas Bird Count by missing or altering one count season. So again, we urge you to prioritize your safety and the safety of others when making your decision."

So in Arkansas it will be a very different counting season than normal. Some counts may be canceled, some modified. Some dates may need changed, at the last minute. Some counts will have reduced numbers of volunteers and some may only want counters from their local Audubon chapter. If you feel safe counting by all means contact a compiler for the guidelines for their count. If you would rather sit this year out, by all means do so!

You're welcome to contact me for general information - Leif.anderson "at" usda.gov or leave a message at 479-284-3150 ext 3151.

Here are the count dates I've heard about so far. I'll repost as other dates are set or changed. "at" means "@" in the list below.



Dec 14th Mon:
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE; Chris Cash; c52cash "at" sbcglobal.net Sponsored by Hot Springs Village Audubon



17th Thurs:

SYLAMORE RANGER DISTRICT; (near Mountain View); Idun Guenther; idun.guenther "at" usda.gov Sponsored by US Forest Service.



18th Fri:

MISSISSIPPI RIVER SP (near Marianna); Cara Curtis; cara.curtis "at" arkansas.gov Sponsored by Mississippi River SP

WHITE RIVER NWR; (Near St. Charles) Than Boves; tboves "at" astate.edu



19th Sat:

ARKADELPHIA; Evelyn & Glenn Good; theoldcrow "at" sbcglobal.net

BELLA VISTA/BENTONVILLE/CENTERTON: Butch Tetzlaff; butchchq8 "at" gmail.com

CROOKED CREEK (near Harrison); Alan Gregory; quattro "at" windstream.net

FORT SMITH; Bill Beall; billtoka "at" mynewroads.com (Bill has been compiling for 70 years!!)

LITTLE ROCK; Dan Scheiman; birddan "at" comcast.net Sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central AR

VILLAGE CREEK SP; Heather Runyan; heather.runyon "at" arkansas.gov 870-238-9406 Sponsored by Village Creek SP.



20th Sun:

CONWAY; Maureen McClung; mcclung "at" Hendrix.edu or Cody Massery Codythebirder "at" outlook.com

FAYETTEVILLE; Joe Neal; joeneal "at" uark.edu; Sponsored by NorthWest AR Audubon.

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK; Nathan Charlton; Nathan_charlton "at" nps.gov Sponsored by Hot Springs NP & Garland County Audubon



27th Sun:

LONOKE; Dan Scheiman; birddan "at" comcast.net Sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central AR

WAPANOCCA NWR/SHELBY FOREST; Dick Preston; dickpreston "at" rittermail.com Co-compiler of TN side Van Harris shelbyforester1223 "at" bigriver.net Sponsored by TN Ornithological Society



Jan 1st Fri:

LAKE DARANELLE; Kenny Nichols; kingbird "at" ymail.com



2nd Sat:

POND CREEK NWR; Devin Moon; moondevg "at" gmail.com and Matt Gideon; paulmatthewgideon "at" gmail.com



Please don't get angry with your compilers, they are volunteers also and just passing on the guidance they received. I'm also a volunteer and this covid guidance is from National Audubon, not anything to do with the USFS/USDA.

Hope you can stay safe out there, and have some fun! Leif, volunteer AR regional compiler






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Date: 11/18/20 8:20 am
From: Glenn <000001214b3fcb01-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fork-tailed flycatcher, yes.
I got to the flycatcher spot about 9:30 am this morning and waited until 10:15 am before it showed up. It flew up to a utility wire, sat for about 5 minutes, then it was gone again, back into the grasses. So cool.
Glenn Wyatt

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Date: 11/17/20 9:58 pm
From: Good <theoldcrow...>
Subject: Say's Phoebe
Just before sunset this afternoon, Glenn and Evelyn Good were birding
along Hasley Road (Hwy 17 ) near the old Reynolds Plant (now Veolia) out
of Gum Springs.  As we stopped to look at  hawk a small bird appeared on
the utility line on the roadside.

It was flying off the line and doing some flycatcher actions and then it
lit on a bare bush long enough for us to get a good look and a photo.  
The bird was  a Say's Phoebe.  The bird was confirmed by a long time
birder as a Say's Phoebe.  We observed the bird for  a

short time as it was flying about and seemed to be feeding; then it
dropped down into the grassy area not to be seen again.





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Date: 11/17/20 8:34 pm
From: Anderson, Leif E -FS <000002b0bc8b0106-dmarc-request...>
Subject: 121th Christmas Bird Counts, in strange times
Greetings all,
It's getting close to the coolest (figuratively & literally) birding of the year.

The Christmas Bird Counts are held around the Americas from 12/14 through 1/5. Counts have been done for 121 years - the oldest citizen science bird database in the world.



If you've seen any Audubon bird reports, then you know that the CBC supplied much of the data that made the reports possible. Here is your chance to help the science, building toward future planned reports!

Here are some quotes about COVID19 from the email that National Audubon sent to the compilers: "First and foremost, we hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. We are living through unprecedented times, but the most important things are still those we choose to spend our time with. Due to the COVID19 outbreak, this year's Christmas Bird Count will require a few changes if your count is to take place at all. Audubon will fully support any compiler who decides to cancel their count for this year. If a compiler would like to proceed with the CBC, they must abide by the guidelines below. Option 1: Run a COVID-19 safe and socially distanced CBC, if local rules allow. Cancel all in-person compilation gatherings. Social distancing and/or masking are required at all times in the field. Carpooling may only occur within existing familiar or social "pod" groups. Activities must comply with all current state and municipal COVID-19 guidelines. If you feel it is not safe to move forward with your CBC and choose option 2, please know that Audubon fully supports your decision to cancel. The safety of our compilers and community scientists will always be our top priority. One note: There will be little to no impact on the scientific value of the Christmas Bird Count by missing or altering one count season. So again, we urge you to prioritize your safety and the safety of others when making your decision."

So in Arkansas it will be a very different counting season than normal. Some counts may be canceled, some modified. Some dates may need changed, at the last minute. Some counts will have reduced numbers of volunteers and some may only want counters from their local Audubon chapter. If you feel safe counting by all means contact a compiler for the guidelines for their count. If you would rather sit this year out, by all means do so!

You're welcome to contact me for general information - Leif.anderson "at" usda.gov or leave a message at 479-284-3150 ext 3151.

Here are the count dates I've heard about so far. I'll repost as other dates are set or changed. "at" means "@" in the list below.



Dec 14th Mon:
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE; Chris Cash; c52cash "at" sbcglobal.net Sponsored by Hot Springs Village Audubon



17th Thurs:

SYLAMORE RANGER DISTRICT; (near Mountain View); Idun Guenther; idun.guenther "at" usda.gov Sponsored by US Forest Service.



18th Fri:

MISSISSIPPI RIVER SP (near Marianna); Cara Curtis; cara.curtis "at" arkansas.gov Sponsored by Mississippi River SP

WHITE RIVER NWR; (Near St. Charles) Than Boves; tboves "at" astate.edu



19th Sat:

ARKADELPHIA; Evelyn & Glenn Good; theoldcrow "at" sbcglobal.net

BELLA VISTA/BENTONVILLE/CENTERTON: Butch Tetzlaff; butchchq8 "at" gmail.com

CROOKED CREEK (near Harrison); Alan Gregory; quattro "at" windstream.net

FORT SMITH; Bill Beall; billtoka "at" mynewroads.com (Bill has been compiling for 70 years!!)

LITTLE ROCK; Dan Scheiman; birddan "at" comcast.net Sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central AR

VILLAGE CREEK SP; Heather Runyan; heather.runyon "at" arkansas.gov 870-238-9406 Sponsored by Village Creek SP.



20st Fri:

CONWAY; Maureen McClung; mcclung "at" Hendrix.edu or Cody Massery Codythebirder "at" outlook.com

FAYETTEVILLE; Joe Neal; joeneal "at" uark.edu; Sponsored by NorthWest AR Audubon.

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK; Nathan Charlton; Nathan_charlton "at" nps.gov Sponsored by Hot Springs NP



27th Sun:

LONOKE; Dan Scheiman; birddan "at" comcast.net Sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central AR

WAPANOCCA NWR/SHELBY FOREST; Dick Preston; dickpreston "at" rittermail.com Co-compiler of TN side Van Harris shelbyforester1223 "at" bigriver.net Sponsored by TN Ornithological Society



Jan 1st Fri:

LAKE DARANELLE; Kenny Nichols; kingbird "at" ymail.com



2nd Sat:

POND CREEK NWR; Devin Moon; moondevg "at" gmail.com and Matt Gideon; paulmatthewgideon "at" gmail.com



Please don't get angry with your compilers, they are volunteers also and just passing on the guidance they received. I'm also a volunteer and this covid guidance is from National Audubon, not anything to do with the USFS/USDA.

Hope you can stay safe out there, and have some fun! Leif, volunteer AR regional compiler






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Date: 11/17/20 7:26 pm
From: Karen Holliday <ladyhawke1...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher-County Correction
My mistake regarding the county the Fork-tailed Flycatcher is being seen
in. It is being seen in Desha County. Dick Baxter, who found the
Flycatcher--his family is a long-time, large landowner in that
country, which is why I always think of it as Baxter County, rather
than Desha County. Oops.Many thanks to Dick's sharp spotting of this
very rare bird, only the second time to be seen in Arkansas!Karen
Holliday (Birding in Desha County in SE Arkansas)
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Date: Nov 17, 2020 2:56 PM
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher-Yes
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Cc:

The Fork-tailed Flycatcher is still being seen as of 3:00 p.m.
spending most of the time sitting on the wires with brief forays
down into the grass.It tends to disappear for 15-20 minutes
periodically. Karen Holliday (Birding in Baxter County)



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Date: 11/17/20 3:37 pm
From: Barry Haas <bhaas...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
Dear ARBIRders,

I’d like to add a bit of context to the January 1995 sighting of the first Fork-tailed Flycatcher. In the olden days the Audubon Society of Central Arkansas used to charter 47-passenger touring buses, one or two depending on demand, to take a large group of birders from Little Rock to Holla Bend NWR for the day. That day we had a bus group along with one or more private vehicles which either followed the bus along Highways 10, 9 and finally 154, or drove to Holla Bend independently and met up with us there.

That day the bus or buses traveled to Holla Bend on a scenic route by going to and atop Petit Jean Mountain on the back roads, and then down to the lowlands to the west on our way to Holla Bend. Someone would use the speaker system on the bus to alert everyone on the bus when we saw something worth viewing. I was the speaker guy at times since I coordinated the sale of seats ($10 I think?) on the bus. At the and of the day when everyone was weary, the bus would head back to our departure point in Little Rock on I-40 which was a quicker route home.

At the end of an enjoyable day at Holla Bend the bus headed north to I-40 while a private vehicle that included Bill Shepherd, Brant Buck, Ragan Sutterfield and one other person I don’t recall headed east on Highway 154. Not too long after they turned onto Hwy. 154 Ragan said he had seen a Fork-tailed Flycatcher, perched on a sign beside the road as I recall. Ragan at that time was about 15 years old, and something of a birding prodigy. The vehicle turned around, and sure enough, Ragan was right! Imagine that. Good eyes!

For days birders from multiple states burned gas and heated the planet up some more so they could say they had seen the flycatcher. Check! After a cold front moved through some days after the initial sighting, there were no more sightings of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher.

Two thumbs up to Ragan for his eagle eyes.

From the deep woods just west of Little Rock where most of the leaves have fallen,
Barry Haas
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Date: 11/17/20 2:50 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
I saw that bird on the last day it was here. I left my two year old with
the babysitter, didn’t go to the lady’s Bible class I usually attended, and
drove from Fort Smith. I found that bird right there on that levee. Fun
stuff.

Sandy B.

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 4:07 PM Joseph Neal <joeneal...> wrote:

> I have been enjoying the reports of what I think will be the second
> Fork-tailed Flycatcher record for Arkansas. I thought some might be
> interested in what I have pasted below. It is from a project, never
> completed, begun with late Doug James and Kim Smith. The following was
> prepared in 2012:
>
>
>
> “The only occurrence of this tropical bird in Arkansas was from 14-17 January
> 1995 along Highway 154 approximately 5 miles west of Pontoon, Yell County
> (AAS No. 867, photograph). It was seen by many but the documentation form was
> prepared by William Shepherd accompanied by Brantly Buck, Ragan Sutterfield,
> and Jeremy Davis. This species strays across eastern North America, a
> result of migrants overshooting South America described by McCaskie and Patten
> (1994). Most of the strays are the subspecies *T**. *s. *savana *that
> nests in southern South America and reach mainly eastern USA in late
> summer and fall when migration should be not northward, but southward to
> nest. Ridgley and Tutor (1994) also commented on northward "overshooting
> austral migrants." These strange misdirected flights have been massive in
> Columbia and Venezuela (Hilty and Brown 1986, Hilty 2002). Inspecting photographs
> of the Arkansas bird obtained by Charles Mills, both Van Remsen and Steve
> Cardiff at the Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton
> Rouge, agreed that the Arkansas subspecies is *T. **s. **rn**o**na**c**hus
> *(pers. comm.), which nests in Middle America. Its subpopulation in
> Mexico migrates southward in winter. The strays observed in Texas also are
> *T. *s. *rnonachus *and are present in winter (McCaskie and Patten, 1994)
> as in the case of the January record in Arkansas. Individuals of this
> race have wandered northward in winter in opposition to the expected autumn
> migratory direction southward.”
>
>
>
> I don’t know if any of this applies to the current bird, but I’ll bet
> there are some really great photographs of it, so perhaps the discussion
> about subspecies can continue.
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Date: 11/17/20 2:08 pm
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher subspecies
I have been enjoying the reports of what I think will be the second Fork-tailed Flycatcher record for Arkansas. I thought some might be interested in what I have pasted below. It is from a project, never completed, begun with late Doug James and Kim Smith. The following was prepared in 2012:



The only occurrence of this tropical bird in Arkansas was from 14-17 January 1995 along Highway 154 approximately 5 miles west of Pontoon, Yell County (AAS No. 867, photograph). It was seen by many but the documentation form was prepared by William Shepherd accompanied by Brantly Buck, Ragan Sutterfield, and Jeremy Davis. This species strays across eastern North America, a result of migrants overshooting South America described by McCaskie and Patten (1994). Most of the strays are the subspecies T. s. savana that nests in southern South America and reach mainly eastern USA in late summer and fall when migration should be not northward, but southward to nest. Ridgley and Tutor (1994) also commented on northward "overshooting austral migrants." These strange misdirected flights have been massive in Columbia and Venezuela (Hilty and Brown 1986, Hilty 2002). Inspecting photographs of the Arkansas bird obtained by Charles Mills, both Van Remsen and Steve Cardiff at the Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, agreed that the Arkansas subspecies is T. s. rnonachus (pers. comm.), which nests in Middle America. Its subpopulation in Mexico migrates southward in winter. The strays observed in Texas also are T. s. rnonachus and are present in winter (McCaskie and Patten, 1994) as in the case of the January record in Arkansas. Individuals of this race have wandered northward in winter in opposition to the expected autumn migratory direction southward.



I dont know if any of this applies to the current bird, but Ill bet there are some really great photographs of it, so perhaps the discussion about subspecies can continue.


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Date: 11/17/20 12:56 pm
From: Karen Holliday <ladyhawke1...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher-Yes
The Fork-tailed Flycatcher is still being seen as of 3:00 p.m. spending
most of the time sitting on the wires with brief forays down into the
grass.It tends to disappear for 15-20 minutes periodically. Karen
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Date: 11/17/20 11:32 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: GPS Location MUCHLY appreciated! Fork-tailed Flycatcher Location
PattySent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: <shalom...> Date: 11/17/20 1:16 PM (GMT-06:00) To: plm108 <plm108...>, <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: GPS Location MUCHLY appreciated! Fork-tailed Flycatcher Location
GPS Location MUCHLY
appreciated!
Thank you
cheryle

On 11/17/2020 12:40 PM, plm108 wrote:



Because eBird is offline for the next several
days, here's the gps location for the FTFL:  33.714218
-91.258337 
Or open link below...


Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana)

- stakeout Fork-tailed Flycatcher, AR-4 (2020),
Desha, Arkansas
-
Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-91.258174&<ll...>,-91.258174


This is on Ark Hwy 4 about 12 miles NE of
McGehee.   


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Date: 11/17/20 11:16 am
From: <shalom...> <shalom...>
Subject: GPS Location MUCHLY appreciated! Fork-tailed Flycatcher Location
GPS Location MUCHLY appreciated!
Thank you
cheryle

On 11/17/2020 12:40 PM, plm108 wrote:
> Because eBird is offline for the next several days, here's the gps
> location for the FTFL:  33.714218 -91.258337
> Or open link below...
>
> Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana)
> - stakeout Fork-tailed Flycatcher, AR-4 (2020), Desha, Arkansas
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-91.258174&<ll...>,-91.258174
> <http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-91.258174&<ll...>,-91.258174>
>
> This is on Ark Hwy 4 about 12 miles NE of McGehee.
>
> Patty McLean and Michael Linz
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Date: 11/17/20 11:16 am
From: Lyndal York <lrbluejay...>
Subject: Re: Dickcissel photos
Thanks to everyone who sent a Dickcissel photo. Lots of outstanding photos.
I have told the newspaper that the Dickcissel is not a bird that one would
likely find on a Christmas Count.

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Date: 11/17/20 10:41 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Location
Because eBird is offline for the next several days, here's the gps location for the FTFL:  33.714218 -91.258337 Or open link below...Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana)- stakeout Fork-tailed Flycatcher, AR-4 (2020), Desha, Arkansas- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-91.258174&<ll...>,-91.258174This is on Ark Hwy 4 about 12 miles NE of McGehee.   Patty McLean and Michael Linz 

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Date: 11/17/20 9:41 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher continues
Bird still present. Please park at pullout at bridge but leave room for field access and take precautions on this segment of the road. Large trucks travel past this area, some carrying lumber. Great find -- and a big congrats to all who see it. Since eBird is down for maintenance, here's a pin for the general location:  33.715, -91.259. Mostly seen on utility line and on northeast side of Hwy 4 (or lefthand side of road if coming from McGehee.)Patty and Michael, The Roadrunners, Conway AR. 
-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 11/17/20 8:41 AM (GMT-06:00) To: Araks O <araks.ohanyan...>, <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: RE: Fork-tailed Flycatcher continues Still at same location. Goes into the field, feeding from small brushes, then drops into the weeds, eventually landing on utility line. PattySent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone-------- Original message --------From: Araks O <araks.ohanyan...> Date: 11/17/20 7:19 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher continues Hello all,Steve Warmack and I just spotted the fork-tailed flycatcher at approximately the same location as yesterday. It’s on the east side of the road just south of the bridge. There’s a pull-off immediately after the bridge on the right  where we both parked. Traffic’s a bit heavy on that side.Happy birding!RoxyRussellville Sent from my iPhone############################To unsubscribe from the ARBIRD-L list:write to: mailto:<ARBIRD-L-SIGNOFF-REQUEST...> click the following link:http://listserv.uark.edu/scripts/wa-UARKEDU.exe?SUBED1=ARBIRD-L&A=1

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Date: 11/17/20 7:48 am
From: Vivek Govind Kumar <vivekgk3...>
Subject: Spotted Towhee - Fayetteville
A female Spotted Towhee is in the honeysuckle hedge behind my apartment right now. It pops out frequently to forage in the leaf litter below my feeder.

Vivek Govind Kumar
Fayetteville

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Date: 11/17/20 6:41 am
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Subject: Re: Fork-tailed Flycatcher continues
Still at same location. Goes into the field, feeding from small brushes, then drops into the weeds, eventually landing on utility line. PattySent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 11/17/20 5:19 am
From: Araks O <araks.ohanyan...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher continues
Hello all,

Steve Warmack and I just spotted the fork-tailed flycatcher at approximately the same location as yesterday. It’s on the east side of the road just south of the bridge. There’s a pull-off immediately after the bridge on the right where we both parked. Traffic’s a bit heavy on that side.

Happy birding!
Roxy
Russellville

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Date: 11/16/20 7:57 pm
From: Lyndal York <lrbluejay...>
Subject: Male Dickcissel photo needed
The Harrison Arkansas newspaper plans an article on the Christmas Counts
and would like several photos to run with the story. Does anyone have a
good photo of a male Dickcissel? You would be credited with the photo .
Should be 1 to 2.5 megs.

Please let me know.

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Date: 11/16/20 7:50 pm
From: Lyndal York <lrbluejay...>
Subject: Help needed on Holla Bend birding
Received the following from Chuck Dovish on birding at Holla Bend.

"We’ve been trying for a week now to make contact with someone at Holla
Bend NWR. Nobody is responding to voicemail messages or emails.

We would like to do a segment out there on the migratory waterfowl..but we
need to know what the numbers are right now & what type of wildlife is
currently present on the refuge.
If you can help us in any way, please email me, text or call— thanks!!

Chuck Dovish
Exploring Arkansas
AR PBS
cell- 501-259-3670"

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Date: 11/16/20 4:04 pm
From: Daniel Scheiman <birddan...>
Subject: eBird: Fork-tailed Flycatcher Stakeout Hotspot
Thanks to Gabrielle, a stakeout hotspot has been created in eBird called
"stakeout Fork-tailed Flycatcher, AR-4 (2020). Please use it. The bird does
not need to be seen at this exact spot to use the hotspot. Thanks.

Dan Scheiman
Little Rock, AR



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Date: 11/16/20 1:04 pm
From: Michael <mplinz...>
Subject: Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Dick Baxter just called and said he had seen a Forked-tailed Flycatcher in Desha County.

It was on the power lines along the fields on Highway 4 between the bridge and the paper mill.

This is NE of McGeehe.

Michael and Patty

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Date: 11/16/20 12:30 pm
From: Kay Hodnett <sallyportk...>
Subject: Re: Injured bird?
Maybe just a female house finch. DOn’t know if grosbeak could get on tune feeder. Hard yo see coloring but no pink bill

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> My sis-in-law in Birmingham says this bird has been on her feeder day and night for 5 days. Maybe She fears she cannot fly? Female Rose-breasted grosbeak? Kay Hodnett
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Date: 11/16/20 12:29 pm
From: Karen Konarski-Hart <karen...>
Subject: Re: Injured bird?
Cant tell the size from photo but it could be female house finch if small. They are very prone to conjunctivitis which blinds them. We had one a number of years ago that had learned where the feeder & water were & managed to hang on till it regained better sight. It’s a very contagious disease so the feeder & water need to be cleaned extremely well. Hope it survives. Karen Hart. Little Rock.

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My sis-in-law in Birmingham says this bird has been on her feeder day and night for 5 days. Maybe She fears she cannot fly? Female Rose-breasted grosbeak? Kay Hodnett

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Date: 11/16/20 12:14 pm
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Subject: Injured bird?
My sis-in-law in Birmingham says this bird has been on her feeder day and night for 5 days. Maybe She fears she cannot fly? Female Rose-breasted grosbeak? Kay Hodnett

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Date: 11/15/20 8:53 am
From: Barry Haas <bhaas...>
Subject: Gizmodo: Trump Tried to Scoop Up a Popular Birding Preserve for His Border Wall, But You Don’t Mess With Birders
Dear ARBIRDers,

I came across an interesting article involving a small but important birding area in south Texas. Here’s a snip:

“ Salineño Wildlife Preserve, a 1.01 ha stretch of Texas so popular among birders that it’s been called “hallowed ground”

And a link to the article:

https://tinyurl.com/y2vvv6tm <https://tinyurl.com/y2vvv6tm>

Note- I would have shared this article no matter the politician or party involved if it involved an important bird area. In my opinion protection of vital avian habitat is a non-partisan issue.

From the deep woods just west of Little Rock,
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Date: 11/15/20 6:54 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: landscaping help
I know I asked this before and it was perhaps answered but it was a while
ago and my memory stinks.
I was recently blessed to have a group of people do some clearing in my
yard. I need to do more clearing of unwanted trees and vines but I also
need to stay on top of what was cleared.
I need to find some SHORT growing grasses for both sun and shade, some
other short groundcover for various areas... and, some trees, shrubs, and
vines that will be great for more birds.
And oh how I'd love to plant a prairie under the power lines... my list of
projects is long but, if anyone would be good to talk to to help come up
with plans for grasses and such, I'd appreciate it. You can contact me off
list or if you just have a suggestion for someone to talk to you can let me
know or pass my contact info to them.
I've let a jungle grow up in the yard which has been good for wildlife but
not so good for the foundation of the house. I need to try harder to find a
good balance between the two.

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Date: 11/14/20 9:23 am
From: Charles H Mills <00000218c727d931-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Sandhill Cranes
Pretty much right on schedule, Sandhil Cranes have returned to eastern Miller County. I saw 2 groups (3, 13) earlier today near Miller County 27 and approximately 24 birds in a field on the west side of Hwy 82 a few miles from Garland City. The airborne group of 13 was within borderline photography distance but the others were 1/2-1 mile distant from my observation position.

Charles Mills
Wake Village TX 75501
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Date: 11/13/20 2:58 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: USFWS AR refuge hunt schedule
Perfect. Thanks Karen.

On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 4:49 PM Karen And Jim Rowe <
<00000131a1cf8fbc-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> You'll find the refuge closures and hunt schedules here:
> https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/XHunt%20Schedule%202020%20_2021_FINAL%20080114%20revised%2011_5(3).pdf
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> Deer season opens in most WMAs on most private land tomorrow so be careful
> and wear orange if you are in the woods.
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> Karen Rowe
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Date: 11/13/20 2:49 pm
From: Karen And Jim Rowe <00000131a1cf8fbc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: USFWS AR refuge hunt schedule
You'll find the refuge closures and hunt schedules here: https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/XHunt%20Schedule%202020%20_2021_FINAL%20080114%20revised%2011_5(3).pdf

Deer season opens in most WMAs on most private land tomorrow so be careful and wear orange if you are in the woods.

Karen Rowe

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Date: 11/13/20 2:23 pm
From: Donna Haynes <00000003bd9d64d2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Lawson Elementary Bird Feeding stations
Hi all! I want to thank everyone who has donated seed, suet, finds and gift cards to keep the feeders at Lawson Elementary supplied with seed and suet! Thanks you your generous donations we probably have enough seed to last the entire school year! I'm thinking of adding a few more feeders since we have the funds to do so! So far we have seen Titmouse,chickadee,cardinal, blue jay, thrasher, red-bellied and downy woodpeckers,nuthatches and house finches on the feeders. We've seen many other birds on the grounds and in the air including a low flyover of a Bald Eagle a few weeks ago! Many of the kids have taken an interest in the birds and enjoy watching them and talking about what they see at home or while hiking or camping with their families. Thank you again for helping to spark an interest in birds for our next generation!Donna HaynesWest Pulaski Co. 

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Date: 11/13/20 1:40 pm
From: Anderson, Leif E -FS <000002b0bc8b0106-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Holla Bend
Greetings all,
At Holla Bend NWR the youth only, modern gun hunt was last weekend. So the refuge is completely open again.

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Subject: Holla Bend

Does anyone know if it’s closed for hunting this weekend?

Thanks,
Sandy

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Date: 11/13/20 12:25 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Holla Bend
Does anyone know if it’s closed for hunting this weekend?

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Date: 11/13/20 11:48 am
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: Birds in the black -- Chesney
The north part of Chesney Prairie Natural Area was burned recently. I made a 2-hour loop through it this morning. Most numerous birds out in the black: meadowlarks (both Eastern and Western), Killdeer, Mourning Doves, Northern Flickers, and a large flock of blackbirds. The bordering edge with some trees and bushes was also burned, and here the birds included White-crowned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, and Dark-eyed Junco. Id hoped for Lapland Longspurs, but didnt see them today. Heres my eBird submission: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76201436<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS76201436&data=04%7C01%7C%7C17991318ed6e4e28d28e08d8880d1ea9%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637408937212009343%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Qg%2FjdvTpbbmDOzVG2vn0l3mfWjJt9sENl2GHtOYn7a0%3D&reserved=0>.


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Date: 11/13/20 9:38 am
From: Mitchell Pruitt <mitchellpruitt24...>
Subject: Northern Saw-whet Owls Madison County
The owls keep coming at my banding site in rural Madison County! Captured
and banded numbers 10 and 11 for the season last night.

Part of the research now is collecting blood samples to study parasite
load. Feast your eyes on the attached: among red blood cells, a
leucocytozooan can be seen. Leucocytozooans are present in many birds and
come from black flies and flat flies (hippoboscid flies). For the most
part, it’s normal for wild animals to have blood parasites. Save for a bird
that is highly infected, it probably has no detrimental effect on health,
though it’s not well-studied.

Photo from project colleague Dr. Ashley Love, a post-doc in the DuRant Lab
at the U of A.

Good owing!
Mitchell Pruitt

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Date: 11/13/20 6:44 am
From: Daniel Scheiman <birddan...>
Subject: eBird Down for Maintenance, Nov 17-19
https://ebird.org/news/database-update-november-17-19-maintenance

eBird is migrating their database. This means eBird will be unavailable
starting 8am ET on 17 November until 8am ET on 19 November. Other affected
services include: eBird APIs, Birds of the World, Bird Academy, Merlin Bird
ID, and the Macaulay Library. You will also not be able to access any
programs that require logging in with your Cornell Lab account during the
outage.

You can still keep checklists using the app, then submit them once eBird is
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Date: 11/12/20 6:43 am
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: Loon weather (Tenkiller)
Very low wind, sunshine, and moderate temps made for a perfect day to observe loons on Tenkiller Lake in eastern Oklahoma. Left Fayetteville at 0600 and observing first loons at 0730 in the lakes upper reaches. Best spot was Standing Rock Landing public use area great views of a big opening and narrower channel. GPS: 35.751435, -94.920215.
Everything a birder could wish: loons (3 species including 46 Common Loons, plus Red-throated Loon and Pacific Loon), American White Pelicans, gulls, numerous duck species, grebes, cormorants, etc. Loons come steaming around this point fairly close close enough in some cases to observe without a spotting scope (though of course a scope is a great asset in an enterprise like this). By 1 pm, after visiting several additional places down near the dam, we had tallied 172 loons.
I realized yesterday that one of the realities that makes a Tenkiller day so attractive is that the drive itself is pleasant. Once overly-busy Northwest Arkansas City is in the rear view mirror, its all old fashion highways through historic village of Cane Hill, forested Ozark hills, farms and fields, then modest Stillwell, OK, with all its Native America-Cherokee influence, then rocky Cookson Hills to Tenkiller. I ate a few ripe persimmons along the way, too.
Lots of loon yodels are great pleasures on such a day. Vivek Govind Kumar submitted this eBird list for Standing Rock: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76151214<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS76151214&data=04%7C01%7C%7C783e4bbfaad6411b130d08d88719548e%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637407890141134996%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=7Lfvy8vEnl2XbnexVi7rKpi4rIVbdxNCoZfoZdOdaUk%3D&reserved=0>.
Final note: Knowledge about big concentrations of wintering loons on Tenkiller apparently dates only to 1989, when late Jeri McMahon and Jimmy Norman counted high numbers during a March visit. Our own Mike Mlodinow joined this group the following year, and years later, Mike showed me around Tenkiller. McMahon published a note about Tenkiller in Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society (March 1991).


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Date: 11/10/20 3:21 pm
From: Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...>
Subject: Re: bird feed
Before I had to stop feeding birds, in winter i used to be able to find a
mix with black oil sunflower striped sunflower, safflower, and millet,
which I wanted for the native sparrows, doves, and squirrels (don't hate;
my feeders were pretty squirrel proof).

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 4:50 PM Jay Jones <jonesjay62...> wrote:

> I think the best for suburban locations is black oil sunflower seeds. No
> mixes need apply. I use sunflower kernels (no hull)...no mess under the
> feeder and it provides a protein and fat shallow for the birds.
>
> Rick Jones
>
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 4:45 PM Jane Wiewora <janewiewora...>
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>> I buy 50# bags of white proso millet at Farmer’s Assoc. In the winter,
>> the sparrows, juncos, towhees, Cardinals, and doves eat it I have it in a
>> feeder and toss it on the ground. In the summer I use less, but it is the
>> favorite food of Painted Buntings- so I always have it out for them.
>> Jane
>> > On Nov 10, 2020, at 2:50 PM, Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> wrote:
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Date: 11/10/20 2:50 pm
From: Jay Jones <jonesjay62...>
Subject: Re: bird feed
I think the best for suburban locations is black oil sunflower seeds. No
mixes need apply. I use sunflower kernels (no hull)...no mess under the
feeder and it provides a protein and fat shallow for the birds.

Rick Jones

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 4:45 PM Jane Wiewora <janewiewora...> wrote:

> I buy 50# bags of white proso millet at Farmer’s Assoc. In the winter,
> the sparrows, juncos, towhees, Cardinals, and doves eat it I have it in a
> feeder and toss it on the ground. In the summer I use less, but it is the
> favorite food of Painted Buntings- so I always have it out for them.
> Jane
> > On Nov 10, 2020, at 2:50 PM, Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> wrote:
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Date: 11/10/20 2:45 pm
From: Jane Wiewora <janewiewora...>
Subject: Re: bird feed
I buy 50# bags of white proso millet at Farmer’s Assoc. In the winter, the sparrows, juncos, towhees, Cardinals, and doves eat it I have it in a feeder and toss it on the ground. In the summer I use less, but it is the favorite food of Painted Buntings- so I always have it out for them.
Jane
> On Nov 10, 2020, at 2:50 PM, Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> wrote:
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Date: 11/10/20 1:50 pm
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Re: bird feed
The experience I have had with wheat as bird feed was when Tractor Supply
Classic Mix Suppliers started adding it as filler. All other seeds would
be eaten and the wheat would germinate in the yard and in the tray feeders
not eaten. The wheat that remained in the log feeders was eaten by deer.
My Opinion is that it may be good in the Dakotas where Pheasants feed but
I do not consider it worth the space in the bag. I wrote Tractor supply
about this but they have refused to change the mix and put more of the
worthwhile seeds in the mix. Others may have a better experience with
wheat but my birds will not eat it.

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs






I went to the local farm supply store to pick up a big bag of black oil
> sunflower seeds and they also had bags of winter wheat. I’ve never seen
> big bags of wheat offered for bird food prior to this.
>
> Has anyone used this for bird seed? They said squirrels would like it,
> which I try to discourage from my yard. But my dog Oz is good at keeping
> squirrels from the feeders.
>
> It was a bit more expensive than the sunflower seed but if it is a
> different food source than I thought it may be worth it to diversify. I
> try to stay away from generic bird food as it tends to be ignored and
> scattered.
>
> Jacque Brown, Centerton
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Date: 11/10/20 1:46 pm
From: Randy <Robinson-Randy...>
Subject: Re: bird feed
I use white proso millet sold at farm supply in 50# bags good for Sparrows and Juncos and others I put on ground around feeders

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> On Nov 10, 2020, at 3:07 PM, DAN SCHEIMAN <birddan...> wrote:
>
> According to National Audubon's guide to bird seed...
>
> MILO, WHEAT, OATS
> These agricultural products are frequently mixed into low-priced birdseed blends. Most birds discard the uneaten seed in favor of other food, which leaves it to accumulate under feeders, where they may attract rodents. In the Southwest, however, milo attracts pheasants, quail, and doves.
>
> Dan Scheiman
> Little Rock, AR
>
>> On 11/10/2020 2:50 PM Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I went to the local farm supply store to pick up a big bag of black oil sunflower seeds and they also had bags of winter wheat. I’ve never seen big bags of wheat offered for bird food prior to this.
>>
>> Has anyone used this for bird seed? They said squirrels would like it, which I try to discourage from my yard. But my dog Oz is good at keeping squirrels from the feeders.
>>
>> It was a bit more expensive than the sunflower seed but if it is a different food source than I thought it may be worth it to diversify. I try to stay away from generic bird food as it tends to be ignored and scattered.
>>
>> Jacque Brown, Centerton
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Date: 11/10/20 1:07 pm
From: DAN SCHEIMAN <birddan...>
Subject: Re: bird feed
According to National Audubon's guide to bird seed...

MILO, WHEAT, OATS
These agricultural products are frequently mixed into low-priced birdseed blends. Most birds discard the uneaten seed in favor of other food, which leaves it to accumulate under feeders, where they may attract rodents. In the Southwest, however, milo attracts pheasants, quail, and doves.

Dan Scheiman
Little Rock, AR

> On 11/10/2020 2:50 PM Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> wrote:
>
>
> I went to the local farm supply store to pick up a big bag of black oil sunflower seeds and they also had bags of winter wheat. I’ve never seen big bags of wheat offered for bird food prior to this.
>
> Has anyone used this for bird seed? They said squirrels would like it, which I try to discourage from my yard. But my dog Oz is good at keeping squirrels from the feeders.
>
> It was a bit more expensive than the sunflower seed but if it is a different food source than I thought it may be worth it to diversify. I try to stay away from generic bird food as it tends to be ignored and scattered.
>
> Jacque Brown, Centerton
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Date: 11/10/20 12:50 pm
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: bird feed
I went to the local farm supply store to pick up a big bag of black oil sunflower seeds and they also had bags of winter wheat. I’ve never seen big bags of wheat offered for bird food prior to this.

Has anyone used this for bird seed? They said squirrels would like it, which I try to discourage from my yard. But my dog Oz is good at keeping squirrels from the feeders.

It was a bit more expensive than the sunflower seed but if it is a different food source than I thought it may be worth it to diversify. I try to stay away from generic bird food as it tends to be ignored and scattered.

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Date: 11/9/20 9:33 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Do look back, and look up...
I'm always saying, the more you look, the more you see.

A few days ago I was at city lake and had a thought... Turn around, don't
frown. (instead of don't drown) A few years back I was at city lake
birding while there were blue-winged teal about. A good raft of them that
was a ways out. This is a small lake and when they get flushed, they fly
around for a while, sometimes landing again, sometimes leaving.
I have this habit of walking backwards once in a while after I've decided
to head back to the car. This time I was a good distance from the water,
halfway back to the car... turned around to see the flushed flock of teal
flying back and forth. Then I saw one that stood out, darker than the rest.
I ran down to the the water's edge and found a male cinnamon teal out
there. There was a female swimming with it but the pictures I got were not
great so I don't know for sure if it was a pair.
I would never have seen this if I wasn't always looking back...(even though
in many areas of life, you're not supposed to look back.)

I was thinking about this the other day because several times I kept
hearing a brown creeper but never saw it. I was headed back and heard it
behind me again so I turned around. Out in the woods I found a *hermit
thrush*, something I hadn't seen in a while so I was pleased.

And I'm ALWAYS thinking(stressing, wondering and worrying?) about how many
birds, how many exciting birds I miss because I'm not everywhere ALL the
time. Even my yard. I've seen birds that have been so amazing and it's made
me wonder, what have I missed?
So late in the afternoon yesterday I decided to go sit in a chair in the
yard to do some passive birding and relax. Then, a *merlin* floated slowly
over my yard, turning his head this way and that observing the landscape.
It did not stick around but it was an unexpected surprise. I've only seen a
merlin 3 or 4 times prior so having one come to me was pretty amazing.

Anyway, if you're like me and can't get out as often as you'd like, pull up
a chair and just see what happens. You might be surprised. And even if
nothing spectacular happens, sometimes just watching a single common bird
can be wonderful. I don't know what could beat the sapsucker that came to
the suet this morning.

Peace, love, and good birding...

-- in Siloam Springs --
Daniel Mason

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Date: 11/9/20 5:54 am
From: Daniel Scheiman <birddan...>
Subject: ASCA Meeting, Nov 12 - Marshbirds
This Thursday, November 12, is Audubon Society of Central Arkansass monthly
meeting at 7 PM. Our speaker will be Gabrielle Hargrove, presenting her
research on marshbirds. It is virtual via Zoom and all are welcome to tune
in. After her talk we will conduct society business, then socialize.

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Date: 11/8/20 6:30 pm
From: Ragan Sutterfield <000003499a91e99c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Pacific Loon at Lake Maumelle
I had a Pacific Loon at Vista Point on Lake Maumelle this evening around 5 PM. I tried Bufflehead Bay earlier and had one Franklin's gull on the water along with some of the usual suspects, but otherwise there were a lot of birds just too distant to ID.

Ragan Sutterfield
Little Rock

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Date: 11/8/20 11:45 am
From: Devin Moon <moondevg...>
Subject: Surf Scoter Lake Columbia--yes
From the south shore landing of Lake Columbia (Columbia Co.), looking west,
2 Surf Scoters are currently present with a raft of Am. Coots and
Pied-billed Grebes less than 100 yards from shore. Continuing from
yesterday's sighting by Jeremy Chamberlain.

Devin

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Date: 11/8/20 10:27 am
From: Lea Crisp <leacrisp...>
Subject: Common Loon
This morning I saw a Common Loon on Lake Brittany in Bella Vista and, for the first time, I got to hear it’s beautiful call. Visible from the dam.

Lea Crisp
Bella Vista

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Date: 11/7/20 1:46 pm
From: Jeremy Chamberlain <JeremyChamberlain...>
Subject: SURF SCOTERS on Lake Columbia
My wife and I spotted two female SURF SCOTERS on the bay west of the south public boat launch at Lake Columbia this afternoon. Plenty of other ducks, grebes and pelicans as well. I have photos and coordinates if anyone wants to chase.

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Date: 11/7/20 12:00 pm
From: Jim and Karen Rowe <00000131a1cf8fbc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: rubythroat
My lone ruby-throated hummingbird is still here feeding on Black and Blue salvia and Lady in Red salvia.  I have never seen it at my feeder.  If I'd known I'd have such a late visitor I would have fertilized my salvia one more time.
Karen Rowe SE Arkansas County

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Date: 11/7/20 10:48 am
From: Stacy Clanton <sclanton...>
Subject: Goldfinches
First goldfinches of the season just now (12:45 pm)—two of them—at a backyard feeder at our house in the northeast corner of Magnolia.

Stacy Clanton

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Date: 11/6/20 3:00 pm
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: W. GREBE, SURF SCOTER (BEAVER LAKE)
Flip Putthoff is Outdoors editor for Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. This morning we were all aboard his fishing boat for a tour of the big open waters area on Beaver Lake. We launched at Rocky Branch and made a leisurely 10-mile loop across the lake to Lost Bridge, including both down and uplake. Warm and calm, with flat water conditions just perfect for birding.
I met Flip for the boat trip at 8 AM, but spent the hour before on shore with spotting scope. No boats on the lake and the water was like glass. Not far out: a long string of Common Loons, with yodels. Behind them, a mixed-species flock of ducks, that included a migrant we see infrequently: Surf Scoter. Then up came first boat of the morning. We never saw any of these birds again.
We made one stop in deep water over the old White River channel, with tall bluffs rising, and crowned by flaming Sugar Maples. Calm lake water on fire with colors.
Across the lake, just out from Slate Gap Road, we encountered a strung-out flock of Horned Grebes, foraging in the shallows. I kept trying to count and finally got to 325, then found more further on. Among them, another grebe, twice their size: Western Grebe. It was calm enough that I collected some decent imagines, even from a boat.
I was surprised later at home to see the dark cap did not cover the red eye. It aroused potential for Clarks Grebe. One of the great things about our birding community is willingness to weigh in on something like this. I emailed photos to Vivek Govind Kumar, David Oakley, Charles Mills, and Kenny Nichols. Consensus is that this type winter plumage is not disagnostic for Clarks, but a yellow bill, as on my bird, means likely Western. Thanks to all of you for taking time from busy schedules to sort one yet another Arkansas bird.
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Date: 11/6/20 2:02 pm
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Franklin’s Gulls
I’m sitting outside at Northside’s football stadium. Hundreds of Franklin’s
Gull are moving over Fort Smith, heading downriver.

Sandy B.

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Date: 11/6/20 2:02 pm
From: Debbie Balicki <debandronb...>
Subject: A woodpecker kind of day
As if the fabulous weather and the beautiful tree colors weren’t enough, I had long visits today from two Pileated Woodpeckers, two Downy Woodpeckers and two Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers. What a joy. To make it even more delightful, I had a robin come to feast on holly berries.

A great day in the Ouachita forest.

Debbie Balicki
Joplin, AR (between Hot Springs and Mount Ida)

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Date: 11/6/20 7:31 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Re: Evening Grosbeaks in Missouri
Part of me wants to be negative and state how unlikely it is... but,
stranger things have happened this year, for sure.
I'll be on the lookout myself. I wish I could afford a quick trip to visit
my family in Massachusetts as they'd be easier to find there, lots of them
being reported up there right now. A good irruption this year.
I've looked at the species maps(set this one for the last 10 years to get a
clearer picture) for this species and I've always found it fascinating how
there's this path up the middle of the country they seem to not like. East
and west of us is more favorable.
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I suspect Eastern Arkansas would be more likely but anywhere is entirely
possible. And I do hope people will report it if one shows up. I'm up in
Benton county, maybe one will stop in my yard. I'll report if one does, and
visitors would be welcome here if, by some miracle, some showed up and
stuck around.
Oh, here's a good question.. during migration, do they have any preferred
habitat? I mean, outside of bird feeders, what might they be looking for?

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 8:07 AM Michael <mplinz...> wrote:

> Evening Grosbeaks are on the move. There are three reports in Missouri.
> Be on the lookout for them in Arkansas especially in north Arkansas. They
> like sunflower seed and travel in groups.
>
> If you see one please report them as soon as possible! They were last
> seen in the state in the early ‘70s.
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> This one is the closest report to Arkansas at Alley Springs, MO on 11/2.
> Other reports due north on there on 11/4.
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Date: 11/6/20 7:25 am
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: Common Loons on Lake DeGray
Larry Hedrick reports that the loons are back in numbers on Lake DeGray. Anyone wishing to hear their haunting calls should plan to be on the lake or lakeshore at daylight. It is a rare treat!
Jerry Wayne Davis
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Date: 11/6/20 6:07 am
From: Michael <mplinz...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeaks in Missouri
Evening Grosbeaks are on the move. There are three reports in Missouri. Be on the lookout for them in Arkansas especially in north Arkansas. They like sunflower seed and travel in groups.

If you see one please report them as soon as possible! They were last seen in the state in the early ‘70s.

This one is the closest report to Arkansas at Alley Springs, MO on 11/2. Other reports due north on there on 11/4.

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Date: 11/5/20 8:36 am
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: Pine Siskins- yard birds FOS
I think for the first time since I’ve lived in Centerton I have Pine Siskins coming to my feeders. I had them when I lived in Bella Vista back in 2007. I actually haven't seen any for several years until Tuesday.
There is a flock of 10 that showed up with some Goldfinches.

Jacque Brown, Centerton
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Date: 11/5/20 6:38 am
From: Terry Butler <twbutler1941...>
Subject: Hummer report
The Ruby-throated hummingbird is still present today here in Pangburn.
Should leave any day.

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Date: 11/5/20 6:03 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: dreams and reality...
They can both be fascinating.
Had a dream this morning of an odd and large hummingbird. I was chasing it
all over trying to get a photo. I think that was part of my fantasy since I
don't have a camera these days :( This hummingbird had purple on the
throat and some almost brick reddish brown on the sides of the head and the
sides of the body. Odd bird. In the dream I flipped through a field guide
and decided it was some form/morph or violetear. HA.

Reality was almost as interesting. Couldn't sleep and eventually went
outside before the kids got up. Had about 22 species if you count the flock
of rusty/brewers blackbirds that flew over. Most interesting that had me
doing a double take was a common loon flying over the yard. That's a first
for this yard...
Well, a first that I've seen. I always go back to the thought of just how
many species, even rare ones, stop by or fly over the yard without ever
being noticed because someone isn't birding the yard 24/7.
This all has me itching to get out and go birding RIGHT NOW(same with the
plovers in Centerton) but responsibility is calling. :(
2ish to 4ish this afternoon I'll be out and about though... possibly city
lake in Siloam Springs. Hopefully the boaters don't scare away anything
interesting.

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Date: 11/4/20 9:39 am
From: Judy Griffith <9waterfall9...>
Subject: eBird list
After groups of 6 to 12 flew through the back yard over the weekend, we searched pine stands for more Red Crossbills, but heard only a single one calling as it flew over on Monday.

Yesterday those same pines harbored several Hermit Thrush making their chup call.

And this morning I finally saw Purple Finches at the feeder, 2 males and 1 female.

Judith
Ninestone, Carroll County

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Date: 11/3/20 8:01 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - November 3
It was mostly clear, starting off cold then turning warm, with a little wind
on the bird survey today. 83 species were found. Highlight of the day was
an Eastern Bewick's Wren. This subspecies is nearly extinct with a few
hanging on in the Ozarks. Purple Finches seemed to be everywhere today and
there was even a few Pine Siskins. Both these species were seen feeding on
Giant Ragweed seeds together. Also of interest today was a Fox Sparrow of
one of the western races. It had a solid dark gray back with a red tail and
I think there was some red in the wings too. The two nestling Neotropic
Cormorants are getting big and our starting to flap there wings. They will
be fledging soon. Here is my list for today:



Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 33

Wood Duck - 23

Gadwall - 140

American Wigeon - 14

Mallard - 85

Northern Shoveler - 25

Northern Pintail - 403

Green-winged Teal - 33

Ring-necked Duck - 631

Hooded Merganser - 2

Ruddy Duck - 7

Pied-billed Grebe - 37

American White Pelican - 20

Neotropic Cormorant - 4 (also one nest with 2 older young.)

Double-crested Cormorant - 35

Great-blue Heron - 4

Great Egret - 17

Little-blue Heron - 8

Cattle Egret - 26

Black-crowned Night-Heron - 1 juvenile

White Ibis - 51 (all juveniles)

Plegadis species - 1

Black Vulture - 13

Turkey Vulture - 28

Northern Harrier - 5

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Cooper's Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Red-tailed Hawk - 1

Merlin - 1

King Rail - 2

Virginia Rail - 3

Common Gallinule - 9

American Coot - 512

Killdeer - 6

Greater Yellowlegs - 3

Wilson's Snipe - 1

Mourning Dove - 2

Barred Owl - 1

Belted Kingfisher - 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 7

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1

Downy Woodpecker - 3

Hairy Woodpecker - 4

Northern Flicker - 26

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Eastern Phoebe - 15

Blue Jay - 11

American Crow - 57

Fish Crow - 9

Carolina Chickadee - 5

Tufted Titmouse - 1

Carolina Wren - 5

Bewick's Wren (Eastern race) - 1

House Wren - 2

Winter Wren - 1

Sedge Wren - 4

Marsh Wren - 4

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5

Eastern Bluebird - 11

American Robin - 46

Gray Catbird - 1

Northern Mockingbird - 2

Brown Thrasher - 7

Cedar Waxwing - 6

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 42

Common Yellowthroat - 2

Eastern Towhee - 4

Field Sparrow - 5

Savannah Sparrow - 1

Fox Sparrow - 6 (including one western race.)

Song Sparrow - 16

Lincoln's Sparrow - 1

Swamp Sparrow - 22

White-throated Sparrow - 9

White-crowned Sparrow - 4

Dark-eyed Junco - 7

Northern Cardinal - 10

Red-winged Blackbird - 331

Eastern Meadowlark - 2

Common Grackle - 4

Purple Finch - 23

Pine Siskin - 7

American Goldfinch - 26



Odonates:



Eastern Pondhawk



Herps:



American Alligator



Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR








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Date: 11/3/20 7:32 pm
From: Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...>
Subject: Good day birding in Benton County, even a FOC I think.
FOC = first of century Northern Pintail, I think.I met Jacque Brown at the
fish hatchery in Centerton to see if my life American Bittern was still
around. We did not see it, but two Sora continue. We picked up a plover
trifecta; Black-bellied, American Golden, and Killdeer. Also several other
waders/pipers, Coots, Shovelers, Ruddy Ducks, Gadwall, and a Pintail.

The highlight for me,however, was coming upon a large mixed flock (200ish)
of various native sparrows, and a bunch of finches. Of the finches, most
were Goldfinches, with at least one Pine Siskin, and two House Finches. The
WC Sparrows and the Goldfinches were quite vocal. After about 15 minutes,
they were gone. I did find a flock of maybe 40 AMGO about a half mile
east. I was unaware that the Goldfinches would get
gather in such a large flock with Sparrows. A stunning Harris Sparrow
tried to get in my car, of his own volition, but once he realized the error
of his way, he sat on a perch about 16 feet away and gave me a great photo
session. Just east was a pond conta8several ducks and a female Hooded
Merganser.

Great day of birding!
Karen Garrett

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Date: 11/3/20 5:07 pm
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: Nelson's at Frog
This headline results from a conversation with Vivek Govind Kumar this afternoon after a trip to the Arkansas River valley, including Kibler bottoms, Alma Wastewater Treatment Facility, and Sharp Chapel Road (part of Frog Bayou WMA). The two most unusual birds from the day included a female Black Scoter at Alma Wastewater (seen with look-alike but much smaller male Ruddy Ducks) and at least the one Nelsons Sparrow at Frog. But we saw lots of interesting birds besides these. Some in particular:
--Western Meadowlarks either singing or calling at several spots in Kibler bottoms;
--Horned Larks and numerous American Pipits, in Kibler bottoms, at and near intersection of Thornhill Road and East Arnold Road, but no Lapland Longspurs yet;
--Eared Grebes (2) at Alma Wastewater;
--a flowing tower of several gull species, mainly Franklins, over Frog;
--several Northern Harriers over the big fields along Sharp Chapel, suggesting this may be a good spot for wintering Short-eared Owls;
--Brewers Blackbirds following cows on King Ranch (across from Alma Wastewater).
We also saw Jim Nieting who had photographed a Vesper Sparrow at King and a Red-shafted Flicker on Sharp Chapel. We didnt get either.
One last discovery: two small Grahams Crayfish Snakes on Sharp Chapel. They have an interesting life history tied directly to wetlands. Dr JD Willson and students in UA-Fayetteville Willson lab have been studying them since they were found at Woolsey Wet Prairie Wildlife Sanctuary in Fayetteville.
Vivek submitted several eBird checklists, including this one for Alma Wastewater and immediate vicinity including photos of Black Scoter: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75800604<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS75800604&data=04%7C01%7C%7C09df04cbcb0144e41ba908d8805df8c5%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637400488388518428%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=YfvJUl8aS9YYRyTGZXBUVeF9c0kuSjgaeMMPaqtAR14%3D&reserved=0> and Sharp Chapel Road including photos of Nelsons: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75800693<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS75800693&data=04%7C01%7C%7C09df04cbcb0144e41ba908d8805df8c5%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637400488388528425%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=UHMXqfwzpF2A%2B3SOJ%2FK6iXFzCRT%2FVI2dyipNgKX%2FflU%3D&reserved=0>.


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Date: 11/3/20 4:28 pm
From: James Dixon <jamesdixonlr...>
Subject: FOS Winter Wren
I saw a Winter Wren in Second Presbyterian Church in West Little Rock today. It flew in through an open door. After a while it landed on my table just two feet away so I could get a good look. Before I could charm it into my hands so I could help it outside it flew down a hallway and I didn't see it again.

Jim Dixon
Little Rock
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Date: 11/3/20 1:38 pm
From: Lyndal York <lrbluejay...>
Subject: AAS programs
Arbirders,
If you missed the presentations at the virtual meeting of the Arkansas
Audubon Society, you can download videos of the presentations from the
arbirds website. Look for the links in the upper right hand corner of the
home page.

Here is a summary of the programs:
The fall meeting of the AAS was conducted via Zoom on October 24th. Our
Saturday evening speaker was a bird guide for High Lonesome Bird Tours and
Rockjumper, who gave a talk on monotypic bird families (i.e., only one
species) of the world.

There were 3 student research presentations and a talk by Marshall
Jackson of the National Audubon Society on grassland birds and the
conservation ranching program.

Lyndal York, AAS Webmaster

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Date: 11/3/20 9:15 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: American...
What's more American than voting(accomplished this morning with no line)?
Maybe the American goldfinches I saw? or the American coots? I guess
birding is patriotic. :)
No political replies please. No matter who wins today, I'll still be
birding tomorrow. And anyone on any side of the party lines is welcome to
be my friend.
happy birding everyone.

(second time sending... forgot to delete the link from my signature the
first time)

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Date: 11/2/20 5:16 pm
From: Karen Holliday <ladyhawke1...>
Subject: Lake Dardanelle Today
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Allan Mueller, Randy Robinson, and I birded Lake Dardanelle today, Monday.  We were looking for the great birds Kenny Nichols found on the lake during the previous 24 hours.  We checked multiple locations around the lake, including from Kenny's property.  Unfortunately, we didn't find hide nor hair of the Black Scoters, the White-winged Scoter, the Long-tailed Duck, or the Red-throated Loon.  We did find a Common Loon, lots of various duck species, Snow Geese, Bald Eagles, and the always present Double-crested Cormorants.  Gull species included lots of Ring-billed and Bonaparte's, a couple of Herring Gulls, and quite a few Franklin's Gulls. 
We visited with a very nice, local, gentleman at the Russelville side of the dam.  He said the construction crew under contract for repairing the flood damage along the river is finishing up at Toad Suck and is scheduled to then start work on the Dardanelle side of the dam.  He said it is okay to park at the top of the hill at the barriers, which leads down to the river on the Dardanelle side, and walk down to the damaged parking area and bird from there.  There is already a crew working on repairs on the Russelville side.  While at the Russelville side, we tried for the Rock Wren, but got no response.
In spite of missing our our target species, we had a fun day!  Great company, lots of sunshine, mild temps, and no wind, all made for a perfect day to go lake birding.Karen Holliday(Birding Pope, Yell, and Logan Counties)

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Date: 11/2/20 4:00 pm
From: Jack and Pam <00000064a46c579c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: FOS
Now that you've introduced birding to the staff and residents in Branson time to do the same for Batesville.  Way to go Sally Jo
Jack
On Sunday, November 1, 2020, 10:05:15 AM CST, Sally Jo Gibson <sjogibson...> wrote:

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This post is being sent from Branson, MO (moving back to Arkansas on Nov. 3 to an assisted living facility in Batesville, AR to be closer to one of my daughters.). Since Branson, MO is so close to the Arkansas line, I think it’s OK to post this info here. It will be my last post to ARBird list serve from Missouri.

A flock of 20+ Pine Siskins showed up at my feeders this morning. Also one DEJU, and one WTSP.  Picture on Facebook.

Sally Jo Gibson

 

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Date: 11/2/20 2:55 pm
From: Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Subject: PUFI - Hot Springs
Purple Finches arrived at my feeders at 4:45 PM, joining the 12 Pine Siskins, White-throated Sparrows and Juncos. No Red-breasted Nuthatches yet.

Jerry Wayne Davis
Hot Springs, AR

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Date: 11/2/20 2:21 pm
From: Charles Anderson <cmanderson...>
Subject: A good day birding is ...
canoeing across a sunny, windless, glassy-watered Lake DeGray into a flock of five Common Loons tag teaming a huge school of minnows and gobbling them up. Then getting to see all again an hour later. Three days, sixty species. So far.

Chuck Anderson

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Date: 11/2/20 1:56 pm
From: Delos McCauley <mccauleydelos...>
Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
We had a female ruby-throated hummingbird at our feeder this morning, fat
as a butterball, and still trying to drain all of our nectar from my feeder.
Delos McCauley
Pine Bluff

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Date: 11/2/20 12:50 pm
From: Lance Runion <000000d4f8891ec6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Purple Finches in Hillcrest
Hillcrest in Little Rock joining the Purple Finch party. One male and one female on the feeder this afternoon.

Lance Runion
LR, AR

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Date: 11/2/20 12:09 pm
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: American Bittern Centerton fish hatchery 11/2/20
I went by the fish hatchery today, I saw two different Plovers, I think one was the Black-bellied Plover that has been mentioned as it was more white overall, and I saw another that was more tan overall so I think it could be an American Golden Plover. plus one seemed smaller than the other. I have photos, it could be two Black-bellied Plovers.

I saw Jim Landrum over by the weedy pond so I was going to tell him about the Black-bellied Plover, he had found an American Bittern. It moved around a bit but since it is brown and the weeds are more red it was fairly easy to follow.

Also in that pond were two Sora's



The large pond most SW of the lower ponds has been drained and there was quite a lot of Shorebirds. They kept flushing as the hatchery employees were activily working in the pond so I couldn’t get a good count on peeps and Killdeer

American-golden Plover , possibly ?

Black-bellied Plover 1 or 2 ?



Least Sandpipers several
Semi-palmated Sandpipers several
Yellowlegs 8
Dowitchers 4
Wilson Snipe 15
Killdeer 50 +

Also
Rusty Blackbirds 5
American Pipit 1

Great Blue Heron 8

Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed hawk 1

Ruddy Duck 1
N Shovelers 14
American Coots 50
Pied-billed Grebe 1

Jacque Brown, Centerton




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Date: 11/2/20 6:31 am
From: Terry Butler <twbutler1941...>
Subject: report on Ruby-throated hummingbird
Still coming to feeder in Pangburn on Nov. 2nd.

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Date: 11/1/20 3:52 pm
From: Karen Holliday <ladyhawke1...>
Subject: Lake Maumelle
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Lynn Christie, Becky Wheeler, and I spent the morning checking Lake Maumelle.  We found a handful of Common Loons, most with quite a bit of breeding plumage, at every observation stop.  Also seen were Ring-billed Gulls, Ruddy Ducks, Horned and Pied-billed Grebes, Gadwall, Canvasback, Scaup, large rafts of American Coots, and a couple of Bald Eagles.  
We also checked the Nursery Pond.  It is completely drained, and from the size of the vegetation, it looks like it hasn't had water for at least 3-4 years.  It looks like great habitat for sparrows, so we will come back with boots and walk the area.  When I crossed the I-430 bridge this morning coming from Maumelle, there was a huge flock of American White Pelicans resting in the inlet.  Looked like at least 300 birds.Karen HollidayMaumelle/Pulaski County


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Date: 11/1/20 1:41 pm
From: Lenore Gifford <elgiffor...>
Subject: First of Season
Had the FOS White-throated Sparrow.

Also have House Finches with color finally. I’ve had a Red-breasted Nuthatch for several weeks.

Lenore
Between the Sardis Community and Shannon Hills, Saline County
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Date: 11/1/20 1:32 pm
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: for the love of birds...
I'm deleting the link from my signature this time so this should go
through. Anyone know if there's anyone that manages all the listservs that
I could ask about this issue?

With that said... it's still been good birding. I was at the hatchery in
Centerton two days ago and got the dunlin I was hoping to see. Then someone
reports a virginia rail the same day so I decided I just had to go back...
So I went yesterday and got the dunlin, 3 long-billed dowitchers, a sora,
and a virginia rail... though it was in the marshy area between upper and
lower ponds. It was a good day. Then I get home and just a while after I
left, someone says they saw black-bellied plovers there. Ack...
So, I chased the rail the other day because I've seen them before but
"needed" one for my Benton county list. (that's a need right)
The black-bellied plover I've seen here before so I chose not to go after
that.j

I have to try to not chase tooooo much. Anyway, I tried to stop by city
lake in Siloam Springs BRIEFLY... Ran into another birder and that turned
into a couple hours past the briefly I intended. Ooops.
Lots of gulls in the water. I counted about 40 ring-billed. Then I went
over to the end with the blind to see if there were ducks down there.
Highlight of the day(if you'd call it that, I wouldn't...) bird poop.
blech. When I got to that side of the lake, I got out of the car and was
looking up up up as there were gulls everywhere. We later counted somewhere
near 100 ring-billed and it was impossible to keep a good count on the
franklin's because not all of them came in and we'd see group after group.
Anyway, standing there next to my car... looking up... splat... right on
the edge of my open mouth. That's a first. I can only assume it was poop.
Something splatted. I spit it out. Had a water bottle in hand and rinsed
and rinsed and rinsed... washed my face down. Then looked in the reflection
of the car window to see where else it got on me. Nowhere. I found no poop
on me anywhere. I never even saw what hit my face but what else could that
have been.
I watched a LOT of gulls pooping the rest of the day hoping none would get
me. Thankfully I remained safe the rest of my visit there.

Despite the hazards that birding can bring, it's still all worth it. :)

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Date: 11/1/20 10:58 am
From: Judy Griffith <9waterfall9...>
Subject: red crossbills continue
Around noon Don saw about a dozen red crossbills fly through the yard again today.

Judith
Ninestone, Carroll County
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Date: 11/1/20 9:28 am
From: Ann Gordon <chesterann...>
Subject: Re: Purple Finches and Pine Siskins
My 7 siskins from yesterday have morphed into 20+ today.

Ann
Northern Crawford County

On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 9:50 AM Gmail <butchchq8...> wrote:

> A dozen Pine Siskins at our feeder this morning. And a Scissor-tailed
> Flycatcher hanging around an open field.
>
> Butch
> Bentonville
>
> On Nov 1, 2020, at 09:22, Donna Haynes <
> <00000003bd9d64d2-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> In addition to the 7 Purple Finches, we have at least 5 Pine Siskins at
> the feeder now.
> Donna Haynes
> West Pulaski Co.
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Date: 11/1/20 9:06 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: White-winged Scoter, Lake Dardanelle

In addition to finding 2 of Kenny Nichols' BLACK SCOTERs, we found one WHITE-WINGED SCOTER straight out from the observation deck at Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center. Kenny also reports a Red-throated Loon off his dock this morning. We haven't found it yet. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners, Conway AR

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Date: 11/1/20 8:05 am
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Subject: FOS
This post is being sent from Branson, MO (moving back to Arkansas on Nov. 3 to an assisted living facility in Batesville, AR to be closer to one of my daughters.). Since Branson, MO is so close to the Arkansas line, I think its OK to post this info here. It will be my last post to ARBird list serve from Missouri.
A flock of 20+ Pine Siskins showed up at my feeders this morning. Also one DEJU, and one WTSP. Picture on Facebook.
Sally Jo Gibson

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Date: 11/1/20 7:50 am
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Subject: Re: Purple Finches and Pine Siskins
A dozen Pine Siskins at our feeder this morning. And a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher hanging around an open field.

Butch
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> In addition to the 7 Purple Finches, we have at least 5 Pine Siskins at the feeder now.
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> This morning we have at least 7 Purple Finches in the yard! The Finch forecasts were right on!
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Date: 11/1/20 7:22 am
From: Donna Haynes <00000003bd9d64d2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Purple Finches and Pine Siskins
In addition to the 7 Purple Finches, we have at least 5 Pine Siskins at the feeder now. Donna HaynesWest Pulaski Co. 

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On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 8:53 AM, Donna Haynes<00000003bd9d64d2-dmarc-request...> wrote: This morning we have at least 7 Purple Finches in the yard! The Finch forecasts were right on!Donna HaynesWest Pulaski Co. 

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Date: 11/1/20 7:11 am
From: Jeffrey Short <bashman...>
Subject: FW: DoD Natural Selections Fall 2020 Newsletter


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The Fall 2020 issue of Natural Selections is here!



In this issue, we focus on resilient military installations across the
country. This newsletter recognizes the substantial efforts that
installations and DoD programs have made to become more resilient in the
face of changing climatic conditions and increased extreme weather events.
Adapting to these changes will allow installations to maintain military
readiness and mitigate detrimental impacts to infrastructure and training
resources while using lands in a more sustainable manner.



This Issue's Headlines:

. Spotlight Article: Camp Lejeune Grows as a Resilient Community

. Message From the NR Program

. The Air Force Wildland Fire Branch

. The Impacts of a Changing Climate to DoD Costal Facilities in the
Tropical Pacific Ocean

. Practicing Climate Adaptation and Enhancing Installation
Resilience

. Resilience of Military Lands Using Herpetofaunal Inventories

. Protecting Installation Resources at Fort Huachuca through the
REPI Challenge

. Taking on Solar Energy Avian Challenges

. The Army is Managing Species at-Risk on the Big Island, Hawaii

. Armed Forces Pest Management Board's One Health Focus

. Opportunities to Promote Conservation through Military Readiness

. DoD Project Highlights

. Upcoming Events, Conferences, Workshops, and Training

. Links of Interest

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Date: 11/1/20 6:53 am
From: Donna Haynes <00000003bd9d64d2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Purple Finch
This morning we have at least 7 Purple Finches in the yard! The Finch forecasts were right on!Donna HaynesWest Pulaski Co. 

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Date: 11/1/20 4:59 am
From: Joseph Neal <joeneal...>
Subject: OUT IN EARLY FOG, COMMON LOONS
Yesterday was a perfect morning for observing loon migration: calm wind, warming temps, and promised sunshine. First stop was in Lost Bridge South Park on north side of Beaver Lake. No loons in view at first. But then, out of fog, a familiar yodel, then another, from a different direction. What a fine addition to a day with brilliant fall leaves and crisp air.
Over two hours we visited three places on Beaver Lake in close proximity, including Lost Bridge South, Lost Bridge North, and the bay visible from Slate Gap Road (looking south, towards Rocky Branch). We didnt hear more yodels, but we eventually counted at least 11 Great Northern Divers, around 120 Horned Grebes, and other waterfowl, including several duck species. You can get a feel for the morning by checking one of several eBird checklists entered by UA-Fayetteville PhD student Vivek Govid Kumar including this one for Slate Gap: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75656864<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS75656864&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cc1fbf8509df84429a6af08d87e65f513%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637398323667313892%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=ggHfS0bql02ajDzMumbtDAdOW8ITObaqnPp9IwWcMyQ%3D&reserved=0>.
Last thing: there were numerous Blue Jays at Lost Bridge South, all very busy collecting small acorns. My friend, the late Kim Smith, would have enjoyed all of those jays, collecting and flying off with all of those acorns. Kim loved everything Blue Jay. He was chief author of the Blue Jay account for Cornells Birds of the world. I cant hear a jay giving one of its trademark pump handle calls without seeing the smile on Kims face.


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Date: 10/31/20 4:17 pm
From: Judy Griffith <9waterfall9...>
Subject: Red Crossbills
I heard them in the pines this morning on my way to let out the chickens. Although I knew I’d heard them before I was caught off-guard on identification.

This afternoon Don Matt and I both heard them again and Don saw the group of 6 rusty colored birds flying through the yard. Don guessed correctly and we confirmed them by playing their songs.

Will continue monitoring for their presence.


Judith
Ninestone, Carroll County

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Date: 10/31/20 2:59 pm
From: Araks O <araks.ohanyan...>
Subject: Prairie Falcon at Atkins Bottoms
Hello all!

I was very excited to finally get my nemesis bird, the Prairie Falcon, at
Atkins Bottoms this morning. It was sitting on a utility pole just west of
the Atkins Bottom Rd/Oakland Dr intersection. Other interesting birds in
the area included a Harlan's Hawk, a handful of Purple Finches, and several
goose species flying over (Snow, Ross's, Greater White-fronted).
Happy Halloween!

Roxy
Russellville

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Date: 10/31/20 2:59 pm
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: Centerton and Vaughn 10/31/20
I went touring the area today looking for Sparrows. at Buckhorn Flats and Rainbow Farm there is a pasture area with multiple pine trees and usually has Sparrows and Bluebirds. Today was no different, I puled up and Sparrows flushed to the trees, first bird I lain bins onwas a Clay-colored Sparrow . yay!

Then they all dropped to the ground again, amounst the pine needles were 8 Dark-eyed Juncos, a flock of about 20 Chipping Sparrows, I finally relocated the Clay-colored Sparrow, it was too shady for photographs. At one point the Clay-colored was in the sun and near the fence but I was too slow with the camera.

Also in the mix were 2 Bluebirds, a Red-bellied Woodpecker, a Flicker, several Goldfinches and some House Finches.

Around the Dairy’s were several smallish flocks of Starlings, I found just aa few Brown-headed Cowbirds, 5 Red-tailed Hawks, 4 Mockingbirds, 1 Loggerhead Shrike, 15 Cardinals, 5 Blue Jays, 4 Gadwall, and 1 all brown Hooded Merganser. Also found a small flock of White-crowned, White-throated, and Field Sparrows.

Holloway Rd is nearly all paved now and I didn’t see much, a few Sparrows that flew back from the fence. Most locations where I can usually find stuff has been ripped out. You still can’t drive past the silage pits.

My backyard in Centerton has picked up with the rain. I had White-crowned, White-throated, DE Juncos, Chipping Sparrows, House Sparrows, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wrens, Titmice, Cardinals, House Finches, Goldfinches, Blue Jays, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Mourning Dove and Euro-collared Doves this morning before I left.

Jacque Brown, Centerton

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Date: 10/31/20 2:38 pm
From: Tammy <msiinc...>
Subject: Common Ground Dove

On Friday, Oct. 30th 2020 One Common Ground Dove was seen on Breachfront Drive in Pine Bluff, Arkansas just past the amphitheater in an area that is usually barricaded off and was left temporarily open. I am not sure but it may be ok to walk in.

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Date: 10/31/20 11:37 am
From: Donna Haynes <00000003bd9d64d2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Purple Finch
This morning I spied a male Purple Finch at one of the feeders! I think this is the earliest I have ever seen one. Donna HaynesWest Pulaski Co. 

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Date: 10/31/20 10:49 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Re: Sparrowing at Bell Slough WMA (South)

My bad. The location is actually Bell Slough (South entrance). Our local abbreviation tripped me up, but thanks to Jane Wiewora for humorously catching it. I've renamed the subject line. Patty McLean Conway AR
-------- Original message --------From: plm108 <plm108...> Date: 10/31/20 11:27 AM (GMT-06:00) To: <ARBIRD-L...> Subject: Sparrowing at Bell South
Today is the last day that the wetlands area at Bell South WMA in Faulkner County will be accessible until after Feb 15. A small group of sparrow chasers braved the cold of the early morning and ventured out. We're glad we did because we saw a nice assortment of sparrows including two HENSLOW'S, two LECONTE's, VESPER and possibly a Nelson's (no photo of this one). And of course an abundance of Song, Savannah, Swamp and Field Sparrows and a good number of Sedge Wrens. New arrivals included Green-winged Teal, American Pipit and PURPLE FINCH. Happy Birding this beautiful weekend. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners, Conway AR

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Date: 10/31/20 9:27 am
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Sparrowing at Bell South

Today is the last day that the wetlands area at Bell South WMA in Faulkner County will be accessible until after Feb 15. A small group of sparrow chasers braved the cold of the early morning and ventured out. We're glad we did because we saw a nice assortment of sparrows including two HENSLOW'S, two LECONTE's, VESPER and possibly a Nelson's (no photo of this one). And of course an abundance of Song, Savannah, Swamp and Field Sparrows and a good number of Sedge Wrens. New arrivals included Green-winged Teal, American Pipit and PURPLE FINCH. Happy Birding this beautiful weekend. Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners, Conway AR

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Date: 10/31/20 9:15 am
From: Ann Gordon <chesterann...>
Subject: Pine Siskins
Seven at my feeders in northern Crawford County. What a Halloween treat!

Ann

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Date: 10/31/20 7:30 am
From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Subject: Fwd: honk honk
Ack... I forgot about this issue I have. I have a link to my website in my
signature and for some reason, this server keeps refusing that. Why? So I
either have to just delete my signature for ALL emails OR, try to remember
to delete that link when I email this listserv every time. I don't like
either option as my memory isn't great. :( Anyway... Let's get this
message sent...

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From: Daniel Mason <millipede1977...>
Date: Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 9:26 AM
Subject: honk honk
To: ARBIRD Listserv <ARBIRD-L...>


I'll start with the subject. Geese. I went to the fish hatchery in
Centerton yesterday. By the time I was exploring the area that Jacque Brown
saw a rail, it was getting tooooo dark to see anything. Gates were closed
and I was on foot. I still had a good day.
but the geese. Shortly after arriving, a small flock flew in. I only saw
Canada geese but, I heard a higher honking with this group. I scanned and
scanned. They even landed in the water where I was trying to count
green-winged teal(about 140). Only Canada. Maybe this one was going through
a Peter Brady voice change?
One honk in the bunch was just higher and I just don't know what that was
about. Unless a bird flew by without me seeing it.
Was not a bad day birding. As it was getting dark, three female pintail
came in.
As I walked around and the sun was going WAY down(pretty skies by the way)
the geese decided to fly away rather than just swim to another part of the
pond they were near. One small group of three birds had some higher honks
again.
I was looking for cackling geese throughout all my counting. At this point,
it was too dark to look at the three by themselves but, while everything
was on the ground and I was counting and searching, they were all for
certain Canada geese. Unless there was something there just wearing a
Canada costume.

At city lake in Siloam Springs I had some good birds this week. Some
interesting gulls... mostly ring-billed but some bonaparte's, franklin's,
and a potential laughing. Lots of good birs including ruddy ducks here and
there. One of the more interesting things at city lake two days ago was at
least 5 common loons. I kept trying to study them. I THOUGHT I saw one
different in there at one point but never could confirm. Pretty confident
on 5 common as they eventually were all together side by side...but for
hours those birds were up and down. You'd say there were 5 there... then,
where'd they go? You'd wait and a bird would pop up on the other side of
the lake. Boy can they hold their breath and swim...

And now I'm trying to convince myself... of what? I'm not sure. I'm either
trying to convince myself I need to head to the hatchery to try and get a
glimpse of that rail or, convince myself I don't "need" to and should save
gas.
Which will win out?

--
Daniel Mason

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Date: 10/31/20 7:26 am
From: Terry Butler <twbutler1941...>
Subject: Trick or Treat bird
Judy and I had a crow dressed as a hummingbird at our feeder this halloween
morning.Hummer still present here in Pangburn.

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Date: 10/31/20 7:09 am
From: Mitchell Pruitt <mitchellpruitt24...>
Subject: Northern Saw-whet Owls in Madison County
After nothing but wet cold fronts since the saw-whet owl banding season started over a week ago, there’s finally been a break! Last night, two healthy hatch-year individuals hit the nets; one a female, the other an unknown sex. Fortunately, I got blood samples, so it won’t be unknown forever :-D

To put this into a regional perspective…a colleague at the Missouri River Bird Observatory to our north, has had one of her best years yet. Thursday was her second best night ever, with 13 owls captured. Just to the west, in Tahlequah, OK, another colleague made a first capture of the season on Thursday night.

To put this into a larger perspective, researchers across the eastern US continue to capture near-record numbers. There is a high proportion of hatch-year owls in the mix. So saw-whet owls had a very productive breeding season, at least in the east, which ultimately manifests into the large number of migrants being captured.

Also on the list for the night were two very vocal Barred Owls and several flocks of Snow Geese flying overhead.

Happy Owl-o-ween,
Mitchell Pruitt

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Date: 10/31/20 6:40 am
From: Anderson, Leif E -FS <000002b0bc8b0106-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Trumpeter Swan tracking
Greetings all,
The Trumpeter Swan Society & the U of Minnesota are doing a new tracking study of Trumpeter Swans. The neck collars are White. In addition to tracking the white collared bids, the society also tracks other marked Trumpeters and un-marked Trumpeters.

The societies website is: https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.trumpeterswansociety.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%<7CARBIRD-L...>%7C45fa092ec4a641ea051908d87da28c4c%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637397484376270844%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=bbSlstjsF1B1qqwoCL%2BRCqpdf2tzeJfGJkw3nOzU638%3D&amp;reserved=0
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The webpage to report a sighting: https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.trumpeterswansociety.org%2Fwhat-we-do%2Ftrumpeter-watch%2Freport-a-swan.html&amp;data=04%7C01%<7CARBIRD-L...>%7C45fa092ec4a641ea051908d87da28c4c%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637397484376270844%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=c2LRXkIIY%2BmzpaMpbaPOuZKr2MGQL6beqR%2F8aeF34xE%3D&amp;reserved=0

In Hector, just had a new arrival of 23 Pine Siskins. , Leif




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Date: 10/30/20 4:51 pm
From: plm108 <plm108...>
Subject: Watching Migration at Night--This Weekend under The Blue Moon

We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe...and able to spend time enjoying their birds. Here's another thing to do this weekend...at night. Predictions are strong for 100+ million more birds to migrate south over the next 3 nights, starting tonight. If you have a scope and can see the moon (which is a "blue moon" because it's the second full moon this month), set it up with the purpose of watching the birds pass across its face. Binoculars are good too but a scope will give you more detail. This is best done as the moon rises or sets...and preferably where ambient light is minimal. My guess is most of our birds will be geese but it's fun and something to delight your heart. I've done this several times during migration and really enjoyed it. Sometimes it's like watching meteors shoot across the sky. And look for bats, insects and witches on this Halloween weekend. Details and more info here: https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbirdcast.info%2Fnews%2Fwhats-that-spooky-pattern-on-radar-on-halloween-weekend-birds%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%<7Carbird-l...>%7C6414764dbbd943bc27e408d87d2eb21d%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637396987093973368%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=BjgfhltY3NV%2FKtFgX9M2PohISIKGAxM5Xk8pa1Fv6eI%3D&amp;reserved=0Patty McLean and Michael Linz The Roadrunners, Conway AR 

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Date: 10/30/20 4:16 pm
From: Charles Anderson <cmanderson...>
Subject: FYI ducks!
Lots of ducks on Lake DeGray. Mixed rafts. Off Derouch Ridge. Really big numbers. Too late and far to ID.

Chuck Anderson

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Date: 10/30/20 3:08 pm
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: Re: Centerton fish hatchery 10/30/20 Virginia Rail - correction
Just in case my e mail was too cryptic for some, the “It" I am referring to in the e mail is the Virginia Rail mentioned in the subject line. Jacque Brown

> On Oct 30, 2020, at 3:18 PM, Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> wrote:
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> I went by the fish hatchery around noon today to see what dropped in after the 4 days of nearly non stop rain.
>
> in the lower ponds, middle pond of the ones on the SE section, NW corner of that pond. The pond has a lot of tall dry weeds on that side.
>
> It was not particularly shy. I waited about an hour for a clear view and was able to get some clear shots. After that I walked up and down the edge of that pond and got a lot of views. in the end it sat out in the open, in the sun, for a good 15 to 20 minutes preening. I left at 3:00.
>
> Other birds
>
> 8 Greater Yellowlegs
> 2 peeps
> 10 Killdeer
> 28 Shovelers
> 2 Ruddy Ducks
> 50 + Canada Geese
> 40 + Coots
> 1 Pied-billed Grebe
>
> 4 or 5 Sora
>
> 2 Ring-billed Gulls
> 10 Franklin’s Gulls
>
> 2 Kestrels
>
> 5 T Vultures

>
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Date: 10/30/20 2:39 pm
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Subject: Fall 2020 AAS Newsletter-News of Members

Dear AAS Members:

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Date: 10/30/20 1:59 pm
From: Vivek Govind Kumar <vivekgk3...>
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Fayetteville - 10/30
A female Rose-breasted Grosbeak was foraging in the hedgerow behind my apartment building this afternoon. As far as I know, this is the latest date for NW Arkansas.

Vivek Govind Kumar
Fayetteville

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Date: 10/30/20 1:31 pm
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: Re: Centerton fish hatchery 10/30/20 Virginia Rail correction
I’m having issues with the listserv today, resending.

adding

6 Wilson’s Snipe
2 DC Cormorants
8 Great Blue Heron


>
>
>> On Oct 30, 2020, at 3:18 PM, Jacque Brown <bluebird2...> wrote:
>>
>> I went by the fish hatchery around noon today to see what dropped in after the 4 days of nearly non stop rain.
>>
>> in the lower ponds, middle pond of the ones on the SE section, NW corner of that pond. The pond has a lot of tall dry weeds on that side.
>>
>> It was not particularly shy. I waited about an hour for a clear view and was able to get some clear shots. After that I walked up and down the edge of that pond and got a lot of views. in the end it sat out in the open, in the sun, for a good 15 to 20 minutes preening. I left at 3:00.
>>
>> Other birds
>>
>> 8 Greater Yellowlegs
>> 2 peeps
>> 10 Killdeer
>> 28 Shovelers
>> 2 Ruddy Ducks
>> 50 + Canada Geese
>> 40 + Coots
>> 1 Pied-billed Grebe
>>
>> 4 or 5 Sora
>>
>> 2 Ring-billed Gulls
>> 10 Franklin’s Gulls
>>
>> 2 Kestrels
>>
>> 5 T Vultures
>>
>>
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Date: 10/30/20 1:19 pm
From: Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Subject: Centerton fish hatchery 10/30/20 Virginia Rail
I went by the fish hatchery around noon today to see what dropped in after the 4 days of nearly non stop rain.

in the lower ponds, middle pond of the ones on the SE section, NW corner of that pond. The pond has a lot of tall dry weeds on that side.

It was not particularly shy. I waited about an hour for a clear view and was able to get some clear shots. After that I walked up and down the edge of that pond and got a lot of views. in the end it sat out in the open, in the sun, for a good 15 to 20 minutes preening. I left at 3:00.

Other birds

8 Greater Yellowlegs
2 peeps
10 Killdeer
28 Shovelers
2 Ruddy Ducks
50 + Canada Geese
40 + Coots
1 Pied-billed Grebe

4 or 5 Sora

2 Ring-billed Gulls
10 Franklin’s Gulls

2 Kestrels

5 T Vultures

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Date: 10/29/20 10:22 pm
From: John Walko <walko...>
Subject: Sightings Report-Charlie Craig State Fish Hatchery, Benton, Arkansas
Charlie Craig State Fish Hatchery, Benton, Arkansas, US
Oct 29, 2020 11:55 AM - 3:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.8 mile(s)
Checklist Comments: The rain continued this morning, 41 - 45 degs. The rain finally stopped at around 1:45 and the sun peeked through the clouds only to bring a cold breeze with it's windchill out of the north.
Birding was slow at first, I was hoping for 20 species on the count, but when the rain stopped it gave me a chance to get out of the vehicle and hike (a cold hike) around the willows and up to the upper pond area that provided me with additional species not seen down below.
34 species

Snow Goose 475 One skein est of 400 at least early on, and then another latter in the day of about 75. all headed to the SE.
Canada Goose 293 68 seen in the upper big grassy area to the west of the kiosk and observation tower, which is partially flooded providing new habitat for waterfowl.
Blue-winged Teal 8
Northern Shoveler 93 Probably more since an eagle flushed the upper ponds mid count before I could get up there and off went a huge number of birds to the south.
Mallard 6
Bufflehead 2 2 f on the flooded area upper ponds
Hooded Merganser 4 1m, 3f
Ruddy Duck 68 Only 2 males out of the whole bunch on the lower ponds. Mixed up with Coots and Shovelers.
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Mourning Dove 1
American Coot 48
Killdeer 5
Dunlin 5 Seen on the upper middle pond, a redtail flew over and one of the Killdeer went into alarm mode and off they all went.
Least Sandpiper 15
Long-billed Dowitcher 3
Wilson's Snipe 7
Lesser Yellowlegs 19 Seen on the lower ponds early in the rain. 1 single and then a flock of 18 came in, with some L Sandpipers a a couple of Killdeer.
Ring-billed Gull 5
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 5
Turkey Vulture 11 Once the rain stopped the birds started to climb and soar about
Bald Eagle 3 First two adults came out of the SW and scattered the count pretty well, they were jousting with each other as they flew to the east over the cows. Third one came from the NE and did not have the same full bright clean white markings of an adult.
Red-tailed Hawk 4 all seen from the upper area levee
Belted Kingfisher 1
American Kestrel 2 Looked like two drowned rats on the wires roadside. In the late afternoon they had dried out and one had a small furry for dinner.
Blue Jay 5
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
American Robin 1
White-throated Sparrow 6
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 1

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Date: 10/29/20 5:13 pm
From: Vivek Govind Kumar <vivekgk3...>
Subject: Brewer's Blackbirds - Fayetteville
A flock of Brewer's Blackbirds (45) flew over my apartment building with Common Grackles this evening. Other migrants seen in the area included Hermit Thrush (2), Tennessee Warbler (1), Orange-crowned Warbler (1) and Yellow-rumped Warbler (7).

https://ebird.org/checklist/S75576126

2 female Purple Finches were seen near my apartment building on 10/25.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S75382761

Vivek Govind Kumar
Fayetteville

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Date: 10/28/20 2:08 pm
From: Dottie Boyles <000002f3cfbe18c8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow
We had a surprise visitor today. A Lincoln's Sparrow.

Only the 2nd one we've recorded in the yard. The first was in April 2018.

Dottie Boyles
Little Rock

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Date: 10/28/20 10:09 am
From: Amy Hall <00000141e1151b9c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: FOS Dark-eyed Junco (Cabot)
Male Dark-eyed Junco in back yard this morning.

Amy HallCabot, AR

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Date: 10/28/20 9:16 am
From: Mitchell Pruitt <mitchellpruitt24...>
Subject: Field Work and Wandering in Ozark National Forest (Pine Siskin, Roadrunner, BH Nuthatches, and More)
This week, rain or shine (mostly rain), I’ve been working on deploying acoustic recording units in pine forest across the western Ozarks. This is in an effort to study occupancy of migrating/wintering Northern Saw-whet Owl at these sites. En route, I’m always looking and listening for birds, of course!

Yesterday took me on a circumnavigation journey of the western Ozarks from Fayetteville, to Mossville south of Boxley Valley, to Redding Recreation Area, to Shores Lake Recreation Area, then back to Fayetteville. Arkansas’ backcountry never ceases to impress.

Along Madison County 1404, west of Arbaugh, a flock of ~200 Pine Siskin were seen foraging in the dirt road and in adjacent trees.

Between Wolf Pen and Redding Recreation Areas, a Greater Roadrunner was seen along Hwy 215 next to the Mulberry River, swollen with recent rain.

At Redding Recreation Area, along Morgan Mountain Road, several Red-breasted Nuthatches tooted in the pines with Golden-crowned Kinglets.

Finally, around Shores Lake Recreation Area, I observed 2 Brown-headed Nuthatches, 4 Red-breasted Nuthatches, Pine Warbler, and Brown Creeper. No crossbills to speak of today, but maybe my recording units will pick some up.

In similar wanderings Monday at Wedington WMA, I observed 3 Pied-billed Grebes on the lake and a House Wren in woods nearby.

Good birding,
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Date: 10/28/20 8:31 am
From: Terry Butler <twbutler1941...>
Subject: Hummingbird
Cold rainy day here in Pangburn. Ruby-throated hummingbird is still
present at the feeder today.

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Date: 10/27/20 8:56 pm
From: David Arbour <arbour...>
Subject: Red Slough Bird Survey - Oct. 27
It was heavy overcast, cool, windy, and misting rain on the bird survey
today. 66 species were found. Land birds were scarce but waterfowl was in
abundance. It looks like the Purple Gallinules have all left but I wouldn't
be surprised if there are still one or two out there still. There are still
2 nestling Neotropic Cormorants being fed in the heronry. King Rails were
pretty vocal this morning early. Here is my list for today:



Black-bellied Whistling Duck - 94

Wood Duck - 99

Gadwall - 549

American Wigeon - 7

Mallard - 161

Blue-winged Teal - 20

Northern Shoveler - 90

Northern Pintail - 155

Green-winged Teal - 100

Canvasback - 8

Ring-necked Duck - 655

Bufflehead - 3

Hooded Merganser - 1 male

Ruddy Duck - 26

Pied-billed Grebe - 36

Neotropic Cormorant - 6 (also one nest with 2 young.)

Double-crested Cormorant - 25

Great-blue Heron - 6

Great Egret - 17

Snowy Egret - 3

Little-blue Heron -2

Cattle Egret - 60

White Ibis - 28

Plegadis species - 9

Black Vulture - 3

Turkey Vulture - 15

Bald Eagle - 1 adult

Northern Harrier - 6

Red-tailed Hawk - 1

American Kestrel - 1

King Rail - 4

Virginia Rail - 5

Common Gallinule - 19

American Coot - 2140

Killdeer - 1

Peep (small) species - 7

Wilson's Snipe - 1

Ring-billed Gull - 9

Belted Kingfisher - 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3

Downy Woodpecker - 3

Hairy Woodpecker - 4

Northern Flicker - 10

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Eastern Phoebe - 8

American Crow - 126

Fish Crow - 1

Tree Swallow - 3

Carolina Chickadee - 1

Carolina Wren - 6

House Wren - 2

Sedge Wren - 3

Marsh Wren - 11

Eastern Bluebird - 7

American Robin - 1

Brown Thrasher - 4

Orange-crowned Warbler - 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5

Common Yellowthroat - 2

Vesper Sparrow - 1

Song Sparrow - 4

Lincoln's Sparrow - 3

Swamp Sparrow - 29

White-throated Sparrow - 5

Northern Cardinal - 16

Red-winged Blackbird - 32





Herps:



Bullfrog





Good birding!



David Arbour

De Queen, AR






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Date: 10/27/20 8:05 pm
From: Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...>
Subject: Ducks on the Pond, Moberly Pond, that is
Finally got a good influx of waterfowl with this rain and cold weather.
Canada Goose numbers were actually way down to only a handful. Today saw
45-50 Am Coots, 2 Pied-billed Grebes, ~30 Gadwall, 35-40 Ring-necked Ducks,
and, a first for me at this location, 9 Wood Ducks, including 4 adult males
and 2 young males, one of which had a really good start on all of the white
borders on his head. The other was just beginning the transition to his
adult duds.

Karen Garrett
Birding not-quite Rogers in
barely Bentonville

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Date: 10/27/20 3:00 pm
From: Ed Laster <elaster523...>
Subject: Kettle of Hawks
I was certainly surprised to see a kettle of hawks lifting through the low cloud bank on Shinall Mountain (West of Chenal Parkway and South of Hwy. 10) about 10:30 this morning. The top of the mountain was in the clouds, they were in a tight thermal and some of them were entering the cloud. I didn’t have binoculars but there were about 12 hawks which I thought were Broad-winged Hawks.

And unusual sight in my experience. Our Checklist says they are possible but at the late end of likely sightings.

Ed Laster
Little Rock
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Date: 10/27/20 10:00 am
From: Jeffrey Short <bashman...>
Subject: FW: BIrds, Bats and Urban Nature
FYEnjoyment



From: Yossi Leshem List
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Leshem
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 6:03 AM
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Subject: BIrds, Bats and Urban Nature



Dear friends,



We hope that you are all well these days.



1. You are is invited to watch two lectures, on bats (including
clarifications regarding the corona ...) and birds, by the two Yossis (Prof.
Yovel & Prof. Leshem) invited by the third Yossi (Dr. Vardi), the Israeli
High-tech Guru, to lecture at DLD TLV LIVE: What we learned from the bats
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2. See a video of a Pelican flock in Emek Hefer, filmed by Eyal Berger using
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3. See a lecture by Amir Balaban, founder of the Gazelle Park and the JBO:
Urban nature through the eyes of a bird photographer and nature painter, and
experiences from around the globe:
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