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The Northern Mockingbird

If you hear a constant string of tens of bird calls outside your window, you might have a Northern Mockingbird on your hands. As the Arkansas state bird, these territorial birds flaunt their white patches to opposing birds and slowly fly around or run at their enemies. 18 more words

Arkansas

The Northern Cardinal

The Northern Cardinal is usually the main reason a birdwatcher first opens a field guide over most other birds, because of its bold color. They’re a perfect combination of style, conspicuousness, and familiarity; a shade of red you can’t take your eyes off of. 61 more words

Arkansas

Rex the King - A Poem by Marc Bolan

Ruffled feathers of a battered boa

Left in place

Left in space

The eyeliner of oblivion

Writes another epitaph to the Glam King of Rock

Rock on!

© Bolan-Beaty Boogie

Afterlife

The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is a sight to behold in Arkansas during the Spring and Summer months, while they migrate as far South as Mexico in the winter. 40 more words

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The Red Bellied Woodpecker

The Red Bellied Woodpecker is a common but breathtaking sight in forests of the East portion of the United States. Contrary to its name, a Red Bellied Woodpecker has a pale brown or tan belly with a red head, but don’t get it mixed up with the slightly rarer Red-Headed Woodpecker.

Arkansas

The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle is has been the national emblem of the United States since 1782 and a spiritual symbol for natives much longer. The Bald Eagle isn’t really bald – but their white heads shine brightly compared to their brown wings. 18 more words

Arkansas