As I reached the NE corner I spotted a Black-bellied Plover hiding in the weeds along the shoreline. I carefully grabbed the scope and approached it slowly, trying to get some digiscoped images as it slowy crept out into the open and began to forage. I spent several minutes with the bird, trying to get closer without flushing it.
I did not see the Hudsonian Godwit, but did run into Tom Gass at the NW corner of the unit. We chatted a bit, then headed for the SW corner to continue looking for birds. The lack of birds in the area was telling me that it was time to quit and get some sleep before driving to West Bloomfield to pick up the wife. I said my goodbyes, and headed back to the car.
Great weekend of birding! I'm so glad my honey is coming home. I need someone to keep me in check...