I parked at Mouillee Creek and headed up the Middle Causeway just a little after 7 am. Wanting to see what progress had been made in the Lautenschlager Unit I took the (new) dike trail to the north just inside the Middle Causeway entrance. The ground was soft, and the wind was blowing sufficiently hard that I decided to walk the bike. A few Red-winged Blackbirds and Song Sparrows were flitting about, but that was it. A few patches of flooded field were around but there appeared to be no new 'wetland'.
Given the lousy wind and cloudy skies the Nikon D7100 did a terrific job w/ birds in flight. Focus was sharp, and the Auto-ISO function helped capture birds under very poor conditions.