casmerodius (from kosmos, ornament and herodios, a heron) albus (white)
Monday, May 12, 1980 — 4:30 pm
Conway, Arkansas — Sturgis Road
Sally and her mom went into town right after the thunderstorm ended. I hitched a ride part way and got dropped off at the bridge on Sturgis Road. The creek had overflowed and flooded the surrounding cow pastures, making an acres-wide puddle. I hung around the area until the girls returned and picked me up.
I didn’t see many birds while I was there but I did see two Great Egrets. They were flying over the field about 40 feet over the water and continued in a straight line until they disappeared.
Later this evening, Art and Beverly gave us a ride into Little Rock, and we caught the Amtrak at midnight for the trip back to Chicago. We arrived at Union Station early Tuesday afternoon.