Once again we parked the truck and walked over to a shelter belt of trees and we could hear some birds in the trees but couldn't locate them. Walking through the trees we came to the pond and got a glimpse of another lifer; Bufflehead. There were two males and four females swimming around. We saw lots of eagle's nest and saw a 2nd year Bald Eagle!
|2nd Year Bald Eagle|
Then we were looking for the birds singing in the trees and saw a Downy Woodpecker, female Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbirds and last but not least a group of American Tree Sparrows. We also saw some Eastern Meadowlark, Double-crested Cormorant, and Gadwall; we also saw plenty of Mallards. Unfortunately we only had a short time to go birding and we could have easily spent a whole day there. If you ever get a chance to go there I hope you have as good a time as we did and have more time to spend.
Later on in the day we were driving down Interstate 40 in Arkansas and we were seeing ducks sitting in about every spot with standing water; and saw some Northern Pintails, which is the prefect end to the day. The Pintails was one of the ducks that we wanted to see at Duck River Unit. Until next time happy birding!!