I rode the bike along the Middle Causeway from Mouillee Creek entrance and didn't stop until I reached the Banana Unit. Winds were blowing from the south, so the ride eastward wasn't too bad. I reached Cell 3 and found the large group of gulls/terns in the middle of the mudflats, but failed to find either Laughing or Little Gull. I did find a juvenile Horned Lark fly across my view as I scoped the Herring and Ring-billed Gulls, Caspian Terns and Forster's Terns.
It was amusing to see the peeps squabble among the froth, with the smaller Semipalms having no problem chasing the larger White-rumps away. The real bully of the group, however, was the non-breeding Sanderling that kept going after anyone near it.
While this scene was occurring I was also watching another 15 or so Sanderlings moving up and down the Lake Erie shoreline to my right. Three Ruddy Turnstones were also foraging along the beach.
I then headed back to the car, battling the strong winds the entire time. The weight of all those photos in my camera didn't help, either...