Hulsey Fish Hatchery 9/1/2008

This was my first thorough examination of this fish hatchery near Hot Springs in years. I arrived at 8:10, about 55 minutes after leaving West Little Rock. The signs said no driving on the levees so I gathered up the spotting scope and all my equipment and walked around it. Unfortunately there was not much going on in numbers of species or individuals. The only shorebirds there were Killdeer with the exception of a single small sandpiper that disappeared before I could identify it. I did see Eurasian Collared-Doves which are locally common permanent residents of Arkansas but which I had never seen. I left around 9:45.

Species seen or heard:
• Killdeer
• Canada Goose
• Great Egret
• Pine Warbler
• Carolina Chickadee
• Tufted Titmouse
• American Robin
• Belted Kingfisher
• Eurasian Collared-Dove
• Mallard
• Great Blue Heron
• Green Heron
• Little Blue Heron
• Red-shouldered Hawk
• Snowy Egret
• American Crow
• Pileated Woodpecker
• Turkey Vulture
• White-eyed Vireo
• Northern Mockingbird
• Carolina Wren
• Northern Rough-winged Swallow

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