Bald Knob NWR and Treadway’s Fish Farm 8/9/2008

Arrived at BKNWR at 8 AM, the temperature a very nice 70 F (about 13 degrees cooler than when I arrived at a similar time last weekend). I went to the ponds along Coal Chute Road and saw herons, egrets, and some shore birds, nothing extraordinary. I hoped for spoonbills. After a couple hours in the NWR, I decided to check out Treadway’s where I had not been yet this season. I determined, I could get there by driving to Beebe and taking 67B to 31 to 13 and 13 the rest of the way. Unfortunately, I could find only one pond there that was even a little low. I saw plenty of herons and egrets and swallows but the only shorebirds I saw at Treadway’s were about 20 Semipalmated Plovers and one Killdeer. Left Treadway’s at 11:50.

Species encountered:
BKNWR
• Indigo Bunting
• Mourning Dove
• Red-winged Blackbird
• Red-tailed Hawk
• Killdeer
• Semipalmated Plover
• Great Egret
• Snowy Egret
• Great Blue Heron
• Little Blue Heron
• Black-necked Stilt
• Canada Goose
• Pectoral Sandpiper
• Barn Swallow
• Buff-breasted Sandpiper
• Greater Yellowlegs
• Lesser Yellowlegs
• Least Sandpiper
• American Coot
• Mallard
• Eastern Meadowlark

Treadway’s Fish Farm
• Semipalmated Plover
• Great Egret
• Snowy Egret
• Great Blue Heron
• Little Blue Heron
• Bank Swallow
• Tree Swallow
• Barn Swallow
• Cliff Swallow
• Mourning Dove
• Turkey Vulture
• Red-tailed Hawk
• Carolina Chickadee
• American Crow
• Carolina Wren
• Red-winged Blackbird
• Killdeer

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