Eureka Nature

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Sunday birds, a good find

Well it's a pretty dead time of year for birding, but then a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher shows up. The Arkansas checklist has it as rare migrant. It was below the bathhouse in the semi-open space by the big cat-tail patch right where Mulladay creek enters the lake. Another interesting thing was a flock of half a dozen Great Crested Flycatchers. I think our local birds are gone, and these were likely migrants from further north. Lots of Parulas, a single Kentucky still. White-eyed and Red-eyed Vireos still thick. Found a new dragonfly too, but I haven't run down the ID yet, a clubtail, I believe, with clear wings that had a thin yellow leading edge. A big puppy too, almost four inches. I'll get that together tomorrow.


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