[TN-Bird] Sightings Report, Midday report, 6 Nov, Benwood Lake, Crittenden Cty, Ark

  • From: John Walko <walko@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: arbird-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2011 12:18:44 -0600

Windy, brisk wind right out of the south and has turned overcast.
Water continues to recede, shallow water and mud flats making good feeding 
grounds for the shore birds.

Lots of GWF Geese 2500+, 3-4 doz Snow Geese, a doz or so Blue Geese with the 
snows.
Waterfowl: Mallards, N Shovelers, Pintails, Am Wigeon, GW Teal, 1 male Hooded 
Merganser, 35 Am Coots in the middle canal.

Several N. Harriers keeping the shorebirds honest as they swoop in silently. 2 
Kestrels fling around some.
LB Dowitchers, Dunlin, Least Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs, 3 Killdeer, 1 
Black-bellied Plover.
BesT count on the Am Avocets is 28 so far.

6 Great Bl Heron,

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