Saturday 11/19/2011

I went to Cook’s Landing Saturday morning hoping for birds and pictures.  I checked out the dam but settled on the service road due a large number of people.  There were about a hundred Ring-billed Gull at the dam but nothing more interesting.  On the service road, I saw a FOS Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, House Finch, Song Sparrow, and one Fish Crow. I keep thinking, “that’s the last butterfly or dragonfly of the season” and was  surprised to find a single Double-striped Dancer.

Later, about 3PM, I went to the Lake Maumelle spillway and walked the trail there. I saw a number of Bufflehead coming into the sheltered area perhaps for the evening, several Black Vultures, one Pine Warbler.

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