Wilson’s Phalarope

Wilson's Phalarope 050519 BKNWR
Wilson’s Phalarope

My latest find is a Wilson’s Phalarope at Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge. Here’s a random, but neat fact about the Wilson’s Phalarope: AllAboutBirds.org reports that, unlike most birds, that female phalaropes leave their mates once they’ve laid eggs (they almost always lay exactly four eggs each time). The males end up raising the young while the females look for other males to mate with.

Here’s some other bird photos I took that I just like.

Savannah Sparrow 050519 BKNWR
Savannah Sparrow
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 050519 BKNWR
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Oh Savannah …

Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow

I finally found a Savannah Sparrow and an Eastern Phoebe in Arkansas County as well as a few other well-known additions.

1-13 Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
1-13 Lesser Scaup
Lesser Scaup

1-13 American Coot1
American Coot
1-13 Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee