Today’s star visitor was this White-breasted Nuthatch. It was one of two that browsed the tree next to our house for food this morning. It might be in Arkansas year-round, according to my Merlin Bird ID app, but it is not a bird I commonly see.
I’m freezing, as usual, and dreaming of spring. I just found these photos from last spring of a Warbling Vireo I saw at the Mammoth Spring State Park. Figured I’d share.
A few years ago, I caught this Northern Mockingbird at dinner-time while visiting Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro! And boy, did it find the mother load of insects.
So…when I took this photo on Sept. 28 at Bald Knob National Wildlife, I thought it was another species of bird. I recently realized I never went through these photos so I began taking a look. Yep, it’s an Olive-sided Flycatcher.
Below is another photo taken that day of a Great Blue Heron that I just like.
The American Kestrel is such a hard bird to photograph – it takes off any time I get too close. However, this one at Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge showed no fear! Another first for me: this pair of Northern Harriers I found together.
Headed home from Little Rock, there were ducks galore in the fields along Highway 64 between Wynne and Bald Knob. Among the ducks found were the above pictured Canvasbacks, Redheads and Greater Scaup.