I was out working with Meg Findley, Otto Gutenson and David Ward filming a surprise for you all so I missed this walk but did receive a report from Joe Coleman (below). Definitely sounds like we’re starting our transition of the seasons:
Except for one very surprising highlight, a flyover dark morph SNOW GOOSE, Saturday morning’s walk, led by Mary Ann Good & Joe Coleman, was a bit slower than expected but was still a great deal of fun. The effects of last year’s drought and the lack of recent rain in this area can be clearly seen in the rapidly drying out wetlands. While still not bone dry and somewhat muddy, it is drying out quickly. It was fun to also see several waders including several GREAT EGRETS, GREAT BLUE HERONS, GREEN HERONS, 2 adult BALD EAGLES, a WILSON’S SNIPE, and a few more shorebirds.