The farmland of the Arkansas Delta is wonderful place for migratory birds to stop. The harvested rice fields hold grain that escaped the combine and many farmers let the fields flood with winter rain to attract ducks and geese.

SEA OF GEESE -- Snow geese take over a field in Prairie Co., between Carlisle and Hazen. Thousands of birds filled the winter-dormant farmland at the southern end of their commute down the Mississippi Flyway. Many more fields like this one flanked U.S. 70.

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