Kenn Kaufman's predictions for the upcoming week.
The marshland surrounding the boardwalk was alive with American Coot, Northern Shovelers, Red-winged Blackbirds, Blue-winged Teal, Hooded Mergansers, Gadwall, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, and American Tree Swallows. I heard one Swamp Sparrow on the drive in. Ducks were moving on Lake Erie, but I didn't go over to check out the assortment.
Some of the birds heard or seen at great distances included: Common Grackles (everywhere), Golden-crowned Kinglets, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Wood Ducks, Sora (sorry, that was a European Starling doing a great impression - unless Sora are found in tree-tops), Rufous-sided Towhees, Yellow-rumped Warblers (too far to photograph, but singing already), Carolina and Winter Wren, and Fox Sparrows. Lots of Fox Sparrows...
It was nice to see a Bald Eagle nest over the parking lot at the boardwalk area. Hopefully the crowds in the upcoming weeks won't be a distraction. Gonna be fun!
Human sightings included Kenn Kaufman, Sherrie Duris, and Paul Cypher. Sherrie would later find a Louisiana Waterthrush at post #23.