Long-tailed Duck at Lake Maumelle

I was birding the Lake Maumelle Spillway Sunday morning. Brown Creeper was my target bird. If you are of a certain age, you probably hear “Creeper! Creeper!” in your head and picture Scooby Doo every time you think of that bird. Older or younger that that certain perhaps not. Anyway, as soon as I got close enough to see over the spillway I saw this Long-tailed Duck bobbing up and down. Though rare in Arkansas, I saw one at Lake Dardanelle yesterday and as many as three have been at Lake Beaverfork for about a month. By the way, I had to walk the spillway trail all the way to the end but I did see two Brown Creepers.

 

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