|The last thing you seen when a Horned Grebe dives|
But I knew it was going to be rough, but the skies were clear (a first for me in weeks), so I decided to go for it. I parked at Siegler Rd. and headed out the North Causeway for Cell 5. The Huron River was low, with mud exposed all along the north shoreline. I managed several pairs of Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, and a large flock of Forster's and Caspian Terns, and Bonaparte's Gulls. The wind was pushing me so I had very little peddling to deal with.
Whitecaps on the Long Pond and Vermet Unit were unusual, and only the American Coot seemed to ignore the wind. But they scattered a 1/4 mile ahead of me anyway, so there were photos. Lake Erie waterfowl included more coot, Ruddy Ducks, Bufflehead, and a male Common Goldeneye.
It was nice to see about 3 dozen Great Egrets roosting on the island in the Humphries Unit. They were hunkered down out of the wind, so I was unable to verify any potential Cattle Egrets. Cell 3 itself had whitecaps, and with all of the construction equipment and mud it wasn't worth the hike out to the east shoreline dike.
I was glad I did it, but I paid for it. I can barely walk today...