Adventures in Arkansas Blog Series: Post # 2
On the 2nd anniversary of my sis’s translocation from California to Fairfield Bay, Greers Ferry Lake Arkansas, I lastly entered “The Natural State” to pay her and the rest of the household a long-overdue see. Arkansas is a state with a varied and abundant natural heritage when it comes to its bird life. The state’s place in the south-central United States, together with its different environments, such as forests, fields, mountains, and wetlands, make it a hotspot for birdwatching and preservation.
Anxious to experience what I anticipated to be a terrific early morning getting aquainted with Jan and Gary’s lovely homestead, I was up prior to the daybreak. My sis repaired me a Cup o’ Joe and we rested on the terrace awaiting the dawn chorus to start. Making the most of the cloudless night sky, I handled a shot of the stellar, stellar night with my iPhone 13 Pro Max (click the image to see it complete screen).
Jan and Gary Hartley have actually resided in Fairfield Bay at Greers Ferry Lake for 2 years. The very first bird to sign up with the dawn chorus was a “ cawing” American Crow, signed up with quickly after by Northern Cardinals, Blue Jays, a Red-bellied Woodpecker and a number of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. The “Hartley Wildlife Sanctuary” has spectacular, wide-open views towards Greer’s Ferry Lake with huge Post Oaks and spruce trees along the sides and a hummingbird feeder and a seed feeder at the edge of the deck.
The Morning Species Count 9/17/2023
The 2 hours invested listening, viewing and photographing birds on the deck was absolutely nothing except amazing! While I did not see any brand-new “lifer bird types”, I did include “lifer pictures” of a bird types (Carolina Chickadee) I had actually seen prior to, however never ever photographed. In addition, I changed a couple of dreadful types pictures of a couple of birds with some far better images.
The 2 hours of observations led to an overall of 23 types taped. eBird Checklist Link
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