I just returned from Lake Maumelle. I started at the Hundley Road Causeway where we’ve seen Pacific, Red-throated, and even Yellow-billed Loons in recent years. No exotics there today but I did see 16 Common Loons and about as many Ring-billed Gulls.
Then I headed east and decided to stop at the old marina between the causeway I was just at and Loon Point. There I saw about 60 Ring-billed Gulls getting ready to roost on a sandbar. I also saw about 6 Horned Grebe and about 10 Greater Scaup. A few minutes later a juvenile Bald Eagle started harassing the scaup but gave up before too long.
Finally I stopped at Loon Point which lived up to its name giving me a view of about 5 Common Loons.
The seeing was better than usual with little or no heat shimmers on the water.