Gillam Park 4/10/2011

I had trouble deciding between going to Bell Slough WMA or Gillam Park in SW Little Rock this morning. Finally I decided on the latter and I’m glad.  I hadn’t gone too far into the park when a Hooded Warbler made an appearance. He was soon joined by a couple more and a Worm-eating Warbler.  Further down, after the second gate I found a Louisiana Waterthrush, a Red-eyed Vireo and single Indigo Bunting.  All five were first of season for me.  I walked all the way down on what I consider the main trail and then back via the orange trail following the creek.   I picked up 35 species in all plus four turtle, two making whoopee, all of the same as yet undetermined species, plus 9 species of butterfly and four species of dragonfly that I need to identify when I get a chance.  Gillam is a great place and I don’t think I have ever been disappointed going there.

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