Total ducks in the Arkansas Delta number around the usual midwinter average, according to last week's aerial survey, but mallard counts were down.
Specklebellies by the hundreds were settled on a field Sunday in Arkansas County south of Stuttgart. Photo by Jim Harris.
If you're in the right spot, you'll come across good concentrations of waterfowl during these wet days in Arkansas.
Specklebellies were occasionally observered the past week in the Arkansas Delta, but not in the great numbers of this time a year ago.
Mallards made up more than half of the 1.2 million ducks counted last week in the Arkansas Delta during the AGFC's annual December aerial waterfowl survey.
Ducks in good numbers were taking in Hallowell Reservoir in Arkansas County last week.
Waterfowl hunters will find plenty of water in most public hunting areas as duck season resumes Thursday, Dec. 6.