Birders have snowy field trip

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Photographing wildlife | Terry Stanfill, manager of the Eagle Watch Nature Area, watches eagles and other waterfowl through the lens of his camera on Saturday when the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society visited the nature area watching for birds and other wildlife in the snow. About seven people braved the cold and snow to participate in the NWAAS field trip. The group observed more than 25 bald eagles on Saturday morning.

Photographing wildlife | Terry Stanfill, manager of the Eagle Watch Nature Area, watches eagles and other waterfowl through the lens of his camera on Saturday when the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society visited the nature area watching for birds and other wildlife in the snow. About seven people braved the cold and snow to participate in the NWAAS field trip. The group observed more than 25 bald eagles on Saturday morning.
Photo by Randy Moll

It certainly seemed like an unlikely day Saturday for a field trip to watch birds. With temperatures still below freezing and snow 8-10 inches deep, getting to the Eagle Watch Nature Area and parking without getting stuck in the snow was a challenge. But for serious birders, the wintry day was not enough to stop a Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society field trip to Eagle Watch Nature Trail at Gentry.


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News, Pages 12 on 02/09/2011

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