Degray Lake 3/27/2008

I decided to follow the narrative from “A Birder’s Guide to Arkansas” and explore this lake which I had little experience with. It took about an hour from my house to the first stop. It was cloudy and about 65 degrees the entire morning. I started at the lower “reregulating” dam, then went to the main dam, as well as the cut-out for Prairie Warbler, then the Highway 7 Recreation Area where the peninsula beyond the driveway was submerged, then finally the state park where the Green Heron Trail was closed due to high water.

Species seen or heard:
• Turkey Vulture
• American Crow
• Fish Crow
• Carolina Wren
• Northern Flicker
• Blue Jay
• Great Blue Heron
• Double-crested Cormorant
• Red-bellied Woodpecker
• Pileated Woodpecker
• Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
• Carolina Chickadee
• Northern Cardinal
• American Goldfinch
• White-throated Sparrow
• Chipping Sparrow
• Pine Warbler
• Eastern Phoebe
• Dark-eyed Junco
• Yellow-rumped Warbler
• Ruby-crowned Kinglet
• Mallard
• Common Loon
• Horned Grebe
• Canada Goose
• Pied-billed Grebe
• Black-and-White Warbler
• American Coot
• Osprey
• Red-winged Blackbird
• Killdeer

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