May is usually a little late for “snow birding” bald eagles, but this late-stayer was a welcome sight nonetheless. He sat atop a tall cypress in the middle of an old Arkansas River oxbow within sight of Little Rock’s skyline. Such a treat!
Pelicans are birds we usually associate with points south, such as Florida or Louisiana. Even though Arkansas is in the birds’ wintering area, it’s still exciting to see them. Here, white pelicans dot the Arkansas River between Ozark and Altus, the epicenter of the state’s wine country. (Drive-by iPhone photo taken Feb. 17.)
Early morning fog lifts from the Arkansas River near the Terry Lock and Dam. The dam, and the Big Dam Bridge that runs over the dam, are the structures in the distance just visible beneath the shroud.
A day off. Beautiful weather. A great day to be a tourist in our own town. Today’s trip was to Heifer Project’s headquarters, followed by a walk around the Bill Clark wetlands and a stroll across the old Rock Island Railroad bridge.