CROSSETT, Ark. — Roseate spoonbills and white-faced ibis were documented nesting in Arkansas recently for the first time, wildlife officials said.
“To have something like this happen is rare, but after seeing the location where the birds were found I’m just in awe of the multitudes and variety of birds using this area as a nesting ground,” Karen Rowe, with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, said in a release.
Rowe ventured to the property with Jami Linder, an emergency room nurse and avid nature photographer. Linder was asked to photograph the birds by family and friends who help control the beaver population on the land.
“I’m an emergency room nurse, and we have been told to self-quarantine when we are not at work, so I’ve had a lot of time to get out and explore,” Linder said. “I’ve spent days out there since then taking pictures of all the wonderful birds that come to roost there. It’s a genuine rookery.”
Rowe was amazed.
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