I headed along the South end of the Walpatich Unit and heard a Dickcissel while a dozen Bobolink scattered from the trail ahead of me. Indigo Buntings were also abundant, but lighting was too low to photograph any of them.
I arrived at the SE corner of the Long Pond Unit and spotted 4 juvenile Greater Yellowlegs foraging next to a Short-billed Dowitcher. Semipalmated Plovers (3) were foraging among a half-dozen Killdeer and several Semipalmated Sandpipers. Decided to keep moving so that I might find a King Rail. I managed to capture a full-magnification video of a juvenile King Rail that appeared for a few minutes before scampering back into cover. The bird was at least 50 yds back along the edge of a small canal near the north east corner of the unit.
As we rode west along the Middle Causeway we ran into Scott, Adam and Phil - no shorebirds of note were being seen. Shorebird habitat at Pt. Mouillee seems scarce these days. Scott reported that the Bad Creek Unit was grown over and not supporting any shorebirds this morning. The Long Pond Unit seems to have the only mud available. They did report a possible Long-billed Dowitcher back at the SE corner of the Long Pond. Andy and I headed in that direction.